BYPASSING SECURITY

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 2012

Author: Caleb Rasmussen
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Rasmussen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: This puzzle's grid represents a sealed vault and its well-guarded surroundings. After completing the crossword, start in the upper-left corner and find a safe path to an important item. Then determine where to use this item to access the vault and its contents.

To enter the contest, identify the following 10 things: a) the name of the "important item," b) where to use it, c) seven hazards to avoid, and d) the contents of the vault. Each of these things is named by a single word.

When you have found the 10 words, send them in an e-mail to: crossword@nytimes.com. Fifty correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles 2013 Weekly Planner Calendar (Andrews McMeel). Only one entry per person, please. The answer grid will appear next week. The winners' names will appear in the issue of Nov. 4.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Carne ___ (burrito filling) : ASADA
6. Times when the French fry? : ETES
10. Chess champion Mikhail : TAL
13. Highland fling participants : LASSES
19. Gave props on Facebook : LIKED
20. Big drop : NOSEDIVE
22. Inveigle : ENTICE
23. Husky relative : AKITA
24. Not entirely real, as a photo : DOCTORED
25. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" poet : GOETHE
26. Footwear preserver : SHOETREE
28. Poetic basis for an N.F.L. team name : THERAVEN
30. It has a light bark : ASPEN
31. Go back over : RETRACE
33. Affix, as a patch : SEWON
34. Move, in real-estate lingo : RELO
35. Soft scent : JASMINE
38. Actress Davis of "The Matrix Reloaded" : ESSIE
39. Warner who played Charlie Chan : OLAND
40. Oodles : ALOT
41. Bands seen at Japanese weddings : OBIS
42. Football figs. : YDS
43. Carnivorous plant : FLYTRAP
44. Christopher Robin's last name : MILNE
45. Ripken with a 17-year consecutive game streak : CAL
46. Org. with a wing and a globe in its logo : FAA
49. ___ B : PLAN
51. BlackBerry features : KEYBOARDS
53. Secretary of labor who became a Supreme Court justice : GOLDBERG
58. He wrote "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." : ORWELL
62. Rom-___ (some film fare) : COMS
63. Clearheaded : SOBER
64. Franklin output : ALMANAC
65. One with a reduced term? : PREEMIE
68. Skipping syllables : TRALA
69. Scheduled : SLOTTED
70. ___ Palace : CAESARS
71. Caper ... or going around the wrong way, in Britain? : ANTIC
72. Owlish : WISE
73. Do a line of shots? : STRAFE
74. Gabrielle of volleyball and modeling : REECE
75. Kind of barometer : ANEROID
79. Fossil-rich location : TARPIT
81. ___ Pepper : SGT
82. Kind of dye : AZO
83. Warren site : BRIER
86. Jazzman Jones : THAD
90. Fan noise : RAH
93. Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity establishment : IHOP
94. Bodybuilder's count : REPS
95. Get ___ on : AMOVE
96. Skirt : EVADE
99. Presumptuous, say : RUDE
100. Elephantlike walker in "The Empire Strikes Back" : ATAT
101. Former capital of 10+ million : LAGOS
102. Historical figure in Isabel Allende's novel "Inés of My Soul" : PIZARRO
104. Pet food container : TIN
105. Digital problem : HANGNAIL
107. Like a winning X Games trick, maybe : INSANEST
111. "Harrumph!" : INEVER
113. Inopportune : ILLTIMED
115. Island entertainer : DONHO
116. Persuasive Dr. Seuss character : SAMIAM
117. Pod : SEEDCASE
118. Daughter of King Triton : ARIEL
119. Retro light sources : LAVALAMPS
120. Boasts : HAS
121. Predatory insect : ANTLION
122. Pirate's moniker : REDBEARD
1. Sighed line? : ALAS
2. Guru's disciple, maybe : SIKH
3. Toyota exec ___ Toyoda : AKIO
4. Concludes : DETERMINES
5. "It's ___!" ("You're on!") : ADATE
6. Orson Scott Card's "____ Game" : ENDERS
7. Not a challenge at all : TOOEASY
8. F1 neighbor : ESC
9. Sofas : SETTEES
10. Gets bored with : TIRESOF
11. Diplomat W. ___ Harriman : AVERELL
12. What a handcuffed person may be : LEDAWAY
13. There's one surrounding Atlantis : LEGEND
14. Before long : ANON
15. Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
16. Rest awhile : SITASPELL
17. Tier : ECHELON
18. Reader's direction : SEENOTE
21. "Stupid me!" : DOH
27. Postal abbr. : RTE
29. Musical family name : VONTRAPP
32. "Cantar de Mio ___" (Spanish epic) : CID
34. Runoff, perhaps : RAINWATER
35. Crop holder : JOCKEY
36. Basic rhyme scheme : ABAB
37. Crop holder : SILO
44. New World monkey : MARMOSET
46. How a rocket launch is usually viewed : FROMAFAR
47. Fan : ADMIRER
48. Stubborn ones : ASSES
50. Lying about : LOLLING
52. Scores 100 : ACESATEST
53. Reward for one who 52-Down? : GOLDSTAR
54. Lifted : BORNE
55. Cash back from an online purchase : EBATE
56. Museum holding : RELIC
57. Beginning of many a meal : GRACE
59. Tolkien's Treebeard, e.g. : ENT
60. Port from which Amelia Earhart left on her last flight : LAE
61. TV type : LCD
64. ___ expected (predictably) : ASWAS
65. Windows users : PCS
66. Tattler : RAT
67. Always, if the meter requires it : EER
76. Waikiki locale : OAHU
77. Brand associated with a crocodile logo : IZOD
78. Dummy : DOPE
80. Fictional Miss Jane : PITTMAN
83. Central European capital : BRATISLAVA
84. ___ detachment : RETINAL
85. Rio de Janeiro neighborhood : IPANEMA
87. Gluttonous : HOGGISH
88. Setting of "Anne of Green Gables" : AVONLEA
89. University in Center Valley, Pa. : DESALES
90. The statue of David in Florence, e.g. : REPLICA
91. Bird: Prefix : AVI
92. Least defined : HAZIEST
93. Steel mill input : IRONORE
95. Some cellphone settings : ALARMS
97. Certain salad green : DANDELION
98. Triage locales, for short : ERS
103. Trooper's tool : RADAR
105. Great deal : HEAP
106. "___ be a pleasure" : ITD
108. "Idylls of the King" wife : ENID
109. Mama grizzly : SHEBEAR
110. Ordered : TOLD
112. Pep : VIM
114. "Bambi" villain : MAN

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