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New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 2012

Author: Michael Sharp and Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Sharp
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Caleb Madison
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Sharp. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Auckland native : KIWI
5. Surmounting : ATOP
9. Dude ranch handle : PARD
13. Sign of sensitivity? : PISCES
19. Setting for the 2012 film "Argo" : IRAN
20. Title partner of "the Swan" in a Yeats poem : LEDA
21. "___ Her Standing There" : ISAW
22. Creed of the "Rocky" series : APOLLO
23. "Come on, woman, shape that wood!"? : LATHELADYLATHE
26. Brighter : ROSIER
27. Start of a choosing rhyme : EENY
28. Uploaded pic, often : JPEG
29. Go weak in the knees : MELT
31. In the past : ONCE
32. Jack ___ : SPRAT
34. Dry white wines : SOAVES
36. Some protests : BOYCOTTS
38. Cheerful superhero? : CAPTAINBLITHE
41. Facts of life? : OBIT
42. Oklahoma birthplace of Oral Roberts : ADA
43. "___ surprised as you are!" : IMAS
44. Cases for E.M.T.'s : ODS
46. Onetime U.N. leader : UTHANT
50. Guard dog's target : BURGLAR
52. Take a patient approach to revenge? : WAITANDSEETHE
56. Benefit : SAKE
57. Abandon : DESERT
59. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
60. Sleeper agent : MOLE
61. Sallie ___ : MAE
63. Barbaric : CRUEL
65. Some electrical workers : CABLEMEN
68. Stand offering, briefly : MAG
71. Ones who stop giving to their church? : TITHEBREAKERS
74. Future grads: Abbr. : SRS
75. Emaciated : SKELETAL
77. "Hoarders" airer : AANDE
78. ___ loss : ATA
80. Hombre, formerly : NINO
81. Everyone's bets : POT
83. Ford sedan : TAURUS
85. T.A.'s overseer : PROF
89. Softly exhale cheap sentiment? : BREATHECHEESE
93. Tenacious sort : PITBULL
95. San Antonio mayor Julián, keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic convention : CASTRO
96. 1978-79 CBS detective drama : KAZ
97. Fool : BOZO
98. Big bygone bird : MOA
99. ___ Kong : HONG
101. Mad scientist's sadistic exclamation upon attacking the Empire State? : WRITHENEWYORK
106. "Popsicle," in "Fifty Shades of Grey," for one : SAFEWORD
110. Anatomical ring : AREOLE
111. Like a 12-Down : NERDY
112. First-floor apartment, maybe : ONEB
113. Rake : ROUE
115. Ain't correct? : ISNT
116. Canon fodder? : FILM
117. Prime minister of 1945 : ATTLEE
119. What the Grim Reaper's backup carries? : SCYTHEOFRELIEF
124. Evan-___ (women's clothing brand) : PICONE
125. Its alphabet has 44 consonants : THAI
126. Log time : YULE
127. Sailors' saint : ELMO
128. Ends of Alaska? : SCHWAS
129. Farm females : SOWS
130. Macho man : STUD
131. 1,000 years before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I : DLIX
1. Metric distance: Abbr. : KIL
2. Author Levin : IRA
3. Summer recreation area : WATERPARK
4. Ready to mate : INHEAT
5. Confederate : ALLY
6. Genteel gathering : TEA
7. Tasks around the house : ODDJOBS
8. Web site with a "Send Money" tab : PAYPAL
9. Psychologist Jean : PIAGET
10. P.R. hours : AST
11. First name in Chicago politics : RAHM
12. Weenie : DWEEB
13. Coach for dancing? : PARTYBUS
14. Wall St. opening : IPO
15. "If you don't like my anger, do something about it!"? : SOSOOTHEME
16. Black in country music : CLINT
17. Vote in : ELECT
18. Results of lying too much? : SORES
24. Involve : ENTAIL
25. ___ Johnston, former fiancé of Bristol Palin : LEVI
30. London facilities : LOO
32. Replacement refs, maybe? : SCABS
33. "The Taming of the Shrew" setting : PADUA
34. Backbeat component, often : SNARE
35. Drink to throw back : SHOT
37. Recognize as a source : CITE
39. Cry on arrival : IMADEIT
40. Big wheel at a reception? : EDAM
45. Snide response : SNICKER
47. Smithereens : ATOMS
48. Red Wing or Blackhawk : NHLER
49. Cold temps : TEENS
51. Bijou : GEM
52. "___ #1!" : WERE
53. Carnival Cruise Lines stop : ARUBA
54. Go over again : ITERATE
55. Christine ___, "The Phantom of the Opera" girl : DAAE
58. Junk : SCHLOCK
62. Killed a hero? : ATE
64. Horne and Olin : LENAS
66. It's measured in cups : BRASIZE
67. W.W. II craft: Abbr. : LST
68. "Your Business" airer : MSNBC
69. Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
70. Family inheritance : GENES
72. Finish line, often : TAPE
73. Together, in music : ADUE
76. Hate coke? : LOATHEBLOW
79. "Dragnet" message, for short : APB
82. Spring phenomenon : THAW
84. Winning by a small margin : UPONE
86. Dirt spreader : RUMORMILL
87. Psalm starter : OLORD
88. Unreliable : FLAKY
90. Suppose, to Shakespeare : TROW
91. They're often toasted : HONOREES
92. Cornell who founded Western Union : EZRA
94. Off-campus local : TOWNIE
97. Really sing : BELTOUT
100. Miracle-___ : GRO
102. It might cause photophobia : IRITIS
103. "One World" musician John : TESH
104. Flatters : HONEYS
105. Hollered : YELLED
106. Wet bars? : SOAPS
107. Prankster-like : ANTIC
108. "Get on the stick!"? : FETCH
109. Tidies up, in a way : DUSTS
114. Come back : ECHO
116. Durst of Limp Bizkit : FRED
118. Disney doe : ENA
120. Deviate from the course : YAW
121. Bird ___ : FLU
122. Owner of Abbey Road Studios : EMI
123. Babe : FOX

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