SPACE INVASION

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 2012

Author: Zoe Wheeler
Editor: Will Shortz
Zoe Wheeler
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Downer, for short : TRANQ
6. Big break : SCHISM
12. Something to seek in court : DAMAGES
19. ___ pork (Asian dish) : MOOSHU
20. Did ordinary writing : PROSED
21. Renowned : EMINENT
22. Namibia neighbor : ANGOLA
23. Old AMC car that came fully loaded? : HORNETOFPLENTY
25. Belgian river to the North Sea : YSER
26. Minnesota Fats's player in "The Hustler" : GLEASON
28. Writer Ernie : PYLE
29. Before, in brief : TIL
30. Good locale for adoptions? : BIRTHMARKET
32. Play to ___ : ATIE
33. Mysterious figure : YETI
34. Windy City trains : ELS
35. Berlin article : EINE
36. Scrape : SKIN
37. Highlanders : GAELS
38. Trim : PARE
39. Ammo that's still on the store shelf? : SITTINGBULLET
43. ___ Khan (villain in "The Jungle Book") : SHERE
45. Getting on the board : SCORING
46. Root word? : OLE
47. Pitchers : EWERS
48. Nuts : LOONIES
49. Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
50. Orch. section : STR
53. Some bleating? : RACKETOFLAMB
55. Little victory celebration : HIGHFIVE
57. Dying words, in Shakespeare : ETTU
58. "Put ___ on it!" : ALID
59. It may be drawn at night : BATH
60. For fear that : LEST
61. Salsa ingredient : CHIPOTLE
63. Excitement over some presidential selections? : CABINETFEVER
67. Gumshoe : TEC
68. Gold units: Abbr. : KTS
69. Many-banded displays? : PARADES
70. Have a loan from : OWETO
71. "Shallow ___" (Jack Black film) : HAL
72. He-man's nickname : MUSCLES
73. Bind tightly : TRUSS
74. Avoid a scalping? : ESCAPEHATCHET
78. Sackcloth material : HEMP
79. "Grease" singer : VALLI
80. 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
81. Alone, as a female on stage : SOLA
82. A/C meas. : BTU
85. Fort ___, Ontario : ERIE
86. Feds : GMEN
87. ID for a certain band member? : TRUMPETCARD
91. Go out for a while? : NAP
92. Show, quickly : DEMO
93. Jump on the ice : TOELOOP
94. "___ Child" (Margaret Atwood poem) : ASAD
95. Earth, in "Independence Day"? : PLANETOFATTACK
98. ___ hours : OFFICE
100. Kind of exercise : AEROBIC
101. Infant's shoe : BOOTEE
102. One rummaging : RIFLER
103. Take a fresh look at : RETHINK
104. "... Baby One More Time" singer : SPEARS
105. Lock : TRESS
1. Lump in the throat : TONSIL
2. Dancer Ginger : ROGERS
3. Of ___ (somewhat) : ASORT
4. People wear masks in this: Abbr. : NHL
5. Sticking point? : QUAGMIRE
6. Field : SPHERE
7. Kick the bucket : CROAK
8. Basketball shooting game : HORSE
9. Playground retort : ISNOT
10. Caught : SEEN
11. Summer hrs. in Denver : MDT
12. Challenging : DEFYING
13. Sufficient : AMPLE
14. Runner's unit : MILE
15. Good "Wheel" buy for WHERE'S THE BEEF : ANE
16. Refined : GENTEEL
17. Authorize : ENTITLE
18. Salon worker : STYLIST
19. Third of three choices : MAYBE
24. Going (for) : OPTING
27. "Penny ___" : LANE
31. Last ride? : HEARSE
32. Actor Claude of "Lobo" : AKINS
33. Alma mater of presidents #41, 42 and 43 : YALE
36. Moundsman Dave : STIEB
37. Deep ravine : GULCH
38. Get excited : PERKUP
39. Shrew : SCOLD
40. College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
41. Barber's job : TRIM
42. Accepted as true : BOUGHT
43. Wrap up : SWATHE
44. Rushed : HECTIC
45. 1992 Liv Ullmann film : SOFIE
47. Be constructive? : ERECT
48. Hangs out : LOLLS
49. Some Millers : LITES
50. Strainers : SIEVES
51. Tellies : TVSETS
52. Like wide belts, fashionwise : RETRO
54. Rat : TATTLE
55. Brand name on a waistband : HANES
56. Took off, as a bird : FLEWUP
59. Bathroom fixture : BIDET
62. Striped safari sight : OKAPI
63. Brutus abettor : CASCA
64. Move up, as an eyebrow : ARCH
65. Christian of "The Dark Knight Rises" : BALE
66. Providing of questions for answers on "Jeopardy!," e.g. : FORMAT
69. Vladimir of Russia : PUTIN
71. Fit : HALE
72. Comprising : MADEOF
73. Use a futuristic mode of transit : TELEPORT
74. Golf round result : EVENPAR
75. Frozen food brand : SARALEE
76. Illustrator's shortcut : CLIPART
77. Good place to 91-Across : HAMMOCK
78. ___-my-thumb : HOPO
81. Lights up : SMOKES
82. Some herbs : BASILS
83. Remnants : TRACES
84. Something to milk for all its worth? : UDDER
86. Be admitted : GETIN
87. Head-___ : TOTOE
88. Rodeo rope : REATA
89. Bad feeling in the pit of one's stomach? : ULCER
90. ___ latte : CAFFE
92. Actress Mazar : DEBI
93. Sports car option : TTOP
96. Eastern drama : NOH
97. Things used during crunch time? : ABS
99. Christmas purchase : FIR

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