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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 2009

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Political comedian with the 1973 album "Sing a Song of Watergate" : MORTSAHL
9. Breakfast dishware : EGGCUPS
16. Whispered message lead-in : PSST
20. Agreements : TREATIES
21. Major-league manager who won World Series in both leagues : LARUSSA
22. Stat. for 1-Down : ELEV
23. Article written by an early American patriot? : SAMUELADAMSESSAY
25. Line formed at a barbershop? : PART
26. Ticked (off) : TEED
27. Active military conflicts : HOTWARS
28. "No way, no how!" : NEVER
29. Farm worker : ANT
32. Record label for Bill Haley and His Comets : DECCA
34. Enemy in the 1980s arcade game Arabian : ROC
35. Alfred of "The Da Vinci Code" : MOLINA
36. Ditty, e.g. : POEM
38. Japanese drama : NOH
39. Dental problem for a boxing promoter? : DONKINGDECAY
42. When repeated, gleeful student's cry : IKNOW
44. Chinese dynasty of 1,000 years ago : LIAO
46. Obstruct : DAMUP
47. Desire to be more like an actress of Greek descent? : NIAVARDALOSENVY
52. Shrubby expanse : HEATH
56. Godzilla contemporary that was a a giant flying turtle : GAMERA
57. One rewarded for good behavior, perhaps : PAROLEE
58. Like gymnasts' bodies : WIRY
59. Saturate : IMBUE
61. Company that makes Styrofoam : DOW
62. Dance club V.I.P.'s : DJS
65. Silent signal : NOD
66. Adorable child of an edgy filmmaker? : QUENTINTARANTINOCUTIE
73. Link letters : URL
74. "___ to Joy" : ODE
75. Cut (off) : LOP
76. So-called art silk : RAYON
77. Gulf of ___, modern pirates' realm : ADEN
79. Become a sailor : GOTOSEA
82. Hidden : COVERT
86. "D'Artagnan Romances" author : DUMAS
88. Tent used by a Latin musician? : TITOPUENTETEPEE
90. Theme : MOTIF
92. Literary pen name : ELIA
93. Attack tactic : SIEGE
94. Television award given to a Surrealist? : MAXERNSTEMMY
100. Alias indication : AKA
102. List : LEAN
103. Inception : OUTSET
104. "___ note to follow ..." : LAA
105. Asian film genre : ANIME
107. Foxlike : SLY
108. Safari weapon : SPEAR
109. Oyster bed diver : PEARLER
112. R&B singer Hendryx : NONA
114. Noirish : DARK
115. Rodent named for a 20th-century novelist? : KURTVONNEGUTCAVY
120. Name beside a harp on euro coins : EIRE
121. Getting ready for a hand : ANTEING
122. Car air freshener shape : PINETREE
123. Brothers : FRAS
124. Less lenient : STERNER
125. Draws : ATTRACTS
1. Range: Abbr. : MTS
2. 3,600 secondi : ORA
3. "Stand" band : REM
4. Stretched to the limit : TAUT
5. The Black Stallion, e.g. : STEED
6. Actress Quinn : AILEEN
7. Cause of congestion : HEADCOLD
8. Deadhead's supply : LSD
9. Red-haired PBS star : ELMO
10. Intestinal opening? : GASTRO
11. Slowly started pleasing : GREWON
12. John of "High Fidelity" : CUSACK
13. "Back in the ___" : USSR
14. Smokey Bear spots, for short : PSAS
15. Express : SAY
16. Looney Tunes lothario : PEPELEPEW
17. Like much of the Danube's territory : SLAVIC
18. First name at Wimbledon : SERENA
19. Dish setting for watching satellite programs? : TVTRAY
24. Brainstorming cry : AHA
28. "Ob-vi-ous-ly!" : NODUH
29. Copying : APING
30. Mobile phone giant : NOKIA
31. Latish wake-up time : TENAM
33. Animal that leaves when it's cared for? : CHIAPET
35. "Singin' in the Rain" studio : MGM
37. Get closer : MOVEIN
39. Clue game board space : DOOR
40. "If only ___ known ..." : IDVE
41. Parliament vote : NAY
43. Begin liking : WARMTO
45. Like : ALA
48. Overly enthusiastic : RABID
49. Crush, e.g. : SODAPOP
50. Southern Conference school : ELON
51. Salamandridae family member : NEWT
53. "___ Got No" ("Hair" song) : AINT
54. Empath on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
55. London's ___ Park : HYDE
60. A, in Armentières : UNE
62. Forensic ID : DNA
63. Bloomsday honoree : JOYCE
64. Skedaddles : SCOOTS
66. Campus space : QUAD
67. Asian tongue : URDU
68. Something on a table: Abbr. : ELEM
69. Heaps : ALOT
70. ___-Rooter : ROTO
71. Member of a modern theocracy : IRANIAN
72. Debut : UNVEIL
78. III, IV and V, maybe : NAMESAKES
79. Shower need : GIFT
80. Chop ___ : SUEY
81. Electric ___ : EEL
83. Modern pentathlon equipment : EPEES
84. Imperial : REGAL
85. Wee : TEENY
87. More likely to snap : SORER
88. "America" contraction : TIS
89. Turning the other cheek : TAKINGIT
91. Blast producer : TNT
94. "The Ecstatic" rapper : MOSDEF
95. Household helper : AUPAIR
96. Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
97. Someone offering a lift? : ELATER
98. Boxing champ Hagler : MARVIN
99. Court great Karl : MALONE
101. Check line : AMOUNT
105. Prince Valiant's son : ARN
106. Write in : ENTER
109. Kick : PUNT
110. Single-named artist : ERTE
111. Bldg. planner : ENGR
113. ___ Senatus (old Roman records) : ACTA
115. ___ in kangaroo : KAS
116. "Go Green!" newsletter org. : EPA
117. Bow : ARC
118. Nov. parade figure : VET
119. Intercom response : YES

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