CAN I CHANGE PLACES?

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 2010

Author: Daniel A. Finan
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel A. Finan
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "This can't be happening!" : OHGOD
6. Apple's instant-messaging program : ICHAT
11. Headquartered : BASED
16. Anatomical pouch : SAC
19. Spanish fowl : POLLO
20. Headquarters : NERVECENTER
22. Inquire about private matters : PRY
23. Lewis and Clark expedition, for the 1800s? : TRAILOFTHECENTURY
25. "Monsters, ___" : INC
26. Student : ENROLLEE
27. Elite group, with "the" : CHOSEN
28. Like some exams : ORAL
29. Turn red, say : DYE
30. "___ you!" ("Just try it!") : IDARE
32. Search the heavens : STARGAZE
35. Spoiler of a parade for Ahmadinejad? : TEHRANRAIN
40. Racing boat : SCULL
41. Charlie Brown's curly-haired pal : FRIEDA
44. January birthstone : GARNET
46. Attaches with string : TIESON
49. Like most city blocks: Abbr. : RECT
50. Parisian possessive : TES
53. Andrea ___ (lost ship) : DORIA
54. Like some kicks : ONSIDE
55. "___ From Hawaii," 1973 Elvis album : ALOHA
57. Top butcher's title? : THELOINKING
60. Pull : TOW
61. WXY buttons : NINES
62. Sultan's group : HAREM
63. Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. : ENE
64. Blemish : WART
65. Hosiery shade : ECRU
66. "Climb ___ Mountain" : EVRY
67. ___ en scène (stage setting) : MISE
69. Her: Ger. : IHRE
70. "Independence Day" fleet : UFOS
71. Singer DiFranco : ANI
72. Brewery sights : OASTS
73. South American shrubs with potent leaves : COCAS
75. T-shirt sizes, in short : SML
76. Destroyers of les forêts? : FRENCHFIRES
79. Glide : SKATE
80. Aplenty : GALORE
82. Surgeon's procedure : GRAFT
83. Super ___ (game console) : NES
85. Minute fraction of a min. : NSEC
86. Cave dwellers : APEMEN
87. Menu option : SAVEAS
89. Upbeat : CHEERY
91. Chocolate substitute : CAROB
93. What a family court judge enforces? : MARITALLAW
96. Where sharks are in their food chain : ATTHETOP
99. Plant ___ of doubt : ASEED
100. Glimpsed à la Tweety Bird : TAW
103. Luke's princess sister : LEIA
104. Yellowish-brown : SIENNA
109. Convert, as metal into a melt? : SCRAMBLE
111. Prefix with skeleton : EXO
112. Admonishment at a Surrealist museum? : DONTTOUCHTHATDALI
115. Delivery means : VAN
116. "West Side Story" fight scene prop : SWITCHBLADE
117. More awesome, to a rapper : ILLER
118. Slalom figure : ESS
119. Lab holder? : LEASH
120. Darling : SUGAR
121. Like many mosaics : TILED
1. Went (for) : OPTED
2. ___ toad : HORNY
3. Cold look : GLARE
4. Grab bag : OLIO
5. Moved on wheels, as a movie camera : DOLLIED
6. Afraid : INFEAR
7. Et ___ : CETERA
8. Regal letters : HRH
9. Opposite of sans : AVEC
10. Practical school, for short : TECH
11. Uncle ___ : BENS
12. Pennies are small ones : ANTES
13. Staples of action scenes : STUNTS
14. Poetic contraction : EER
15. Humorless : DRY
16. Decorative piece of George Harrison tour equipment? : SPIRALSITARCASE
17. Ball's partner : ARNAZ
18. Spring, summer, fall and winter, e.g. : CYCLE
21. Big suit : CEO
24. Stale : OLDHAT
28. Eyes : OGLES
31. Grade school subj. : ENG
33. Play opener : ACTONE
34. Wishing undone : RUING
35. Restrains : TETHERS
36. Boo ___, recluse in "To Kill a Mockingbird" : RADLEY
37. Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
38. Crucifix letters : INRI
39. Unlikely response to "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" : NEIN
41. Actress Drescher : FRAN
42. Chart showing highs and lows : RELIEFMAP
43. Paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and the like? : ICONCOLLECTIONS
45. Rests : TAKESTEN
47. Shoe insert : ODOREATER
48. Grown-up eft : NEWT
51. Anesthetic gas : ETHENE
52. Sharpener residue : SHAVINGS
56. Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
58. Screw up : ERR
59. Actually : INESSE
64. Words said with a shrug : WHOKNEW
67. Tiki bar order : MAITAI
68. Medit. state : ISR
69. Suffix with robot : ICS
70. Grp. concerned with courses : USGA
71. Playground retort : ARENOT
72. Volunteer : OFFER
74. Cabinet member: Abbr. : SECY
76. Parisian business partner, maybe : FRERE
77. Squeeze (in) : CRAM
78. "___ Nagila" (Hebrew folk song) : HAVA
81. Site of the College World Series : OMAHA
84. Cornea neighbor : SCLERA
88. RR stop : STA
90. Didn't shrink from the challenge : HADATIT
92. 1990s war site : BOSNIA
94. Member of the prosecutor's office: Abbr. : ASSTDA
95. Fyodor Karamazov, for one : LECHER
96. Advil rival : ALEVE
97. U.S.S. ___, first battleship to become a state shrine : TEXAS
98. ZaSu of film : PITTS
100. Peewee slugger's sport : TBALL
101. Tree-lined walk : ALLEE
102. Kooky : WEIRD
105. Permanently mark : ETCH
106. Japanese drama : NOH
107. Gists : NUBS
108. Rights org. : ACLU
110. Year Boris Godunov was born : MDLI
112. Broadband letters : DSL
113. Be behind : OWE
114. Witch : HAG

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