TAKE IT FROM THE TOP

New York Times, Sunday, October 23, 2011

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Onetime propaganda source : TASS
5. Portmanteau : BAG
8. Obstruct : DAMUP
13. Brings in : REAPS
18. Funny Johnson : ARTE
19. See 6-Down : AGO
20. Queen City of the Rockies : HELENA
21. Prefix with light or sound : ULTRA
22. Holiday purchase, informally : XMASTREE
24. Tone setters for conductors : OPENINGNOTES
26. Item in a certain e-mail folder : SENTMESSAGE
28. A couple of Spaniards? : DOS
29. E-mail alternatives : IMS
30. Source of the Amazon : ANDES
31. South Carolina's state bird : WREN
32. Neurotic Martin Short character : EDGRIMLEY
35. Not discounted : LIST
36. Give up : QUIT
38. Start of a 1957 hit song : DAYO
40. Press and fold, say : KNEAD
41. Pecking order? : EAT
42. Oxidized : RUSTY
43. Agree (with) : SIDE
44. Cousin who's "altogether ooky" : ITT
45. Vague early afternoon time : ONEISH
47. Like certain investments : NORISK
49. Soaked : HOSED
53. To the point, to lawyers : ADREM
55. Times ___ : ROMAN
57. Succeed : ENSUE
59. Bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
60. Go back and forth : SEESAW
62. Some are cohesive : UNITS
64. Territory : TURF
65. 1985 film based on "King Lear" : RAN
66. How some games finish : INATIE
67. How some cars screech : TOAHALT
69. Plant known as "seer's sage" because of its hallucinatory effect : SALVIA
71. Loser : ASS
72. Skinny : NEWS
74. Screenwriter Ephron : DELIA
75. Somme place : AMIENS
76. Prefix with magnetic : GEO
77. Old fishing tool : SPEAR
79. An instant : SANKA
81. Blowup, of a sort : INSET
82. "... but possibly untrue" : ORNOT
84. Peeper protector : EYELID
86. Wield : EMPLOY
88. Uncorking noise : POP
90. His debut album was "Rhyme Pays" : ICET
91. Grating : RASPY
92. W. Hemisphere grp. : OAS
95. Queen's land : SHEBA
97. Like average folks, in Britain : NONU
98. Enthralled : AGOG
99. ___ Park, classic Coney Island amusement locale : LUNA
100. V formation? : PEACESIGN
102. Shop chopper : ADZE
104. Bounce (off) : CAROM
105. Mil. officers : LTS
106. Avg. level : STD
107. Change quickly : TURNONADIME
110. Incredibly nice : ASSWEETASPIE
115. Matter in statistical mechanics : IDEALGAS
116. Bulldog : YALIE
117. Dispatch boats : AVISOS
118. Neighbor of Oman: Abbr. : UAE
119. "Pride and Prejudice" actress Jennifer : EHLE
120. 9-Down holder : STEIN
121. Pickup line? : GETIN
122. One of the Chaplins : SYD
123. Underworld route : STYX
1. Transference of property to pay assessments : TAXSALE
2. Asian republic : ARMENIA
3. Gets up for the debate? : STANDSTOREASON
4. Certain poetic output : SESTET
5. Reveal : BARE
6. With 19-Across, far back : AGES
7. Beats it and won't explain why? : GOESWITHOUTSAYING
8. Proof that a "Jersey Shore" character has an incontinence problem? : DEPENDSONTHESITUATION
9. Heady stuff : ALE
10. Entire "Reservoir Dogs" cast, e.g. : MEN
11. Athlete's attire, informally : UNI
12. Pampers maker, informally : PANDG
13. Arrests an entire crime syndicate? : RUNSINTHEFAMILY
14. Inits. in '70s and '80s rock : ELO
15. Slayer of his brother Bleda : ATTILA
16. Like some majors : PREMED
17. Impudent : SASSY
20. Longtime ESPN football analyst Merril ___ : HOGE
23. Protected images, for short : TMS
25. Russian novelist Maxim : GORKI
27. Fancified, say : ARTY
32. Singer Gorme : EYDIE
33. Eschews Mensa material when going to parties? : DOESNTTAKEAGENIUS
34. "Drag ___ Hell" (2009 movie) : METO
36. "Star Wars" character ___-Gon Jinn : QUI
37. SALT party : USSR
39. Dashboard choice : AIR
42. Contents of Lenin's Tomb, e.g.? : REMAINSTOBESEEN
46. Settle in : NEST
47. Aquatic nymph : NAIAD
48. The Wildcats of the N.C.A.A. : KSU
50. Merits at least a 20% tip? : SERVESYOURIGHT
51. "Airplane!" woman : ELAINE
52. King or queen : DYNAST
53. Hard Italian cheese : ASIAGO
54. Slower to pick up : DENSER
56. Phone button trio : MNO
58. ___ Minor : URSA
61. Break down : WEEP
63. A bar may offer it : SALAD
68. One-dimensional: Abbr. : LIN
70. Flat flooring : LINO
73. Minute : WEE
78. Scout's mission : RECON
80. Assertive comeback : AMSO
83. 118-Across is in it : OPEC
85. Super Bowl IV M.V.P. Dawson : LEN
87. Scoring stat for N.B.A.'ers : PPG
89. Wallop : PASTE
91. Motorola phone line : RAZR
93. Departure from the norm : ANOMALY
94. Untraditional, as some marriages : SAMESEX
95. Charges : SETSAT
96. Give a hard time : HASSLE
99. Soup kitchen implements : LADLES
100. They're shown by X's, O's and arrows : PLAYS
101. Luggage attachment : IDTAG
103. Some annual bills : DUES
104. Major org. representing entertainers and athletes : CAA
108. Anita of jazz : ODAY
109. Desideratum : NEED
111. ___ Fit : WII
112. Brooklyn's Flatbush, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
113. Go unused : SIT
114. Symbol for electric flux : PSI

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