GRIN AND PARROT

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 2011

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: none – this is a pangram Scrabble average: 1.73 This is puzzle # 151 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dancing misstep : TRIP
5. Time's 1981 Man of the Year : WALESA
11. Churchill item : CIGAR
16. Chattering bird : JAY
19. Subject of a blurry photo, maybe : YETI
20. Some terminals : ANODES
21. Mild 11-Across : CLARO
22. Ice climber's tool : AXE
23. Ride : RAZZ
24. Détente as a means of self-preservation? : DEFENSIVEPAX
26. World Factbook publisher, in brief : CIA
27. Floored by : AMAZEDAT
29. Some extra bills, maybe : TIP
30. Symbols of a budding romance : SPARKS
32. Big name in office supplies : AVERY
33. "The ___ Bride" (Rimsky-Korsakov opera) : TSARS
36. Take ___ (rest) : ANAP
37. Like most churches : SPIRED
40. Make a homie's turf unfit for habitation? : POISONTHEHOOD
44. Adjust : ALTER
45. "Today" rival, for short : GMA
47. Veep Agnew : SPIRO
48. Off : AWRY
49. Thai money : BAHTS
50. Dissertation : PAPER
53. Where the 34th Infantry Division fought: Abbr. : ETO
54. Joint legislative assemblies : PLENA
55. Israel's Weizman : EZER
56. Seven, for one : NATURAL
58. Songs for one : SOLI
60. Eye part : ROD
61. Diminutive of a common Russian man's name : ALEXI
63. Antiulcer pill : ZANTAC
65. Juice component : PULP
67. Lay out some newspaper copy the old-fashioned way? : PASTEONATRUESTORY
71. Debating two options, say : TORN
72. Whine : SNIVEL
73. Barrel part : STAVE
75. Match closers, for short : KOS
78. Tucson sch. : UOFA
80. Quickly : INAWINK
82. "While you ___ out ... " : WERE
84. Go off : ERUPT
86. They're laid by aves : OVA
88. Shiny, hollow paperweight : GEODE
89. Prefix with venous : INTRA
90. Star men? : MAGI
91. Churchgoers : FLOCK
93. Electoral map shade : RED
94. Blender maker : OSTER
95. Rhombus on an award? : PLAQUEDIAMOND
99. Taking drugs : ONMEDS
100. Dead letter? : RUNE
101. Concert for ___ (2007 event) : DIANA
102. Highflier's home? : AERIE
104. Derailleur settings : SPEEDS
106. Cartoon character whose last name is Höek : REN
107. Dressing place : SALADBAR
111. P : RHO
112. What a mysterious restaurant critic has? : SECRETPALATE
116. 1968 live folk record : ARLO
117. Company with Patch Media : AOL
118. Sourpusses : CRABS
119. Precipitation prediction : INCHES
120. Something special : LULU
121. Many a shampoo : GEL
122. Court nobleman in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
123. Bottoms : NADIRS
124. "Mr. Roboto" band, 1983 : STYX
1. Banks raking in the money? : TYRA
2. Criticize severely, with "out" : REAM
3. Chichén ___ (Mayan ruins) : ITZA
4. Getaway where Italian pies are consumed? : PIZZARETREAT
5. Crumpled (up) : WADDED
6. Close to, in poetry : ANEAR
7. Skyscraping : LOFTY
8. Dutch city : EDE
9. Mailed : SENTTO
10. Setting of the castle Rocca Maggiore : ASSISI
11. Early third-century year : CCV
12. France's Belle-___-en-Mer : ILE
13. Vacancies : GAPS
14. Foe of the Pawnee : ARAPAHO
15. Cyrano de Bergerac wooed her : ROXANE
16. Strength required to lift a car? : JACKPOWER
17. Revolutionary line : AXIS
18. What a raised hand may mean : YEA
25. "Can't beat that contract" : IPASS
28. Duke ___, Rocky's manager/trainer : EVERS
31. 1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
34. Weapon in Clue : ROPE
35. Ticked-off states : SNITS
37. "Quién ___?" ("Who knows?") : SABE
38. Shopping center : PLAZA
39. What PC gurus provide : ITHELP
40. Some New Guineans : PAPUANS
41. Army units : TROOPS
42. "Yes ___?" : ORNO
43. Couple : DYAD
45. Scholastic measure: Abbr. : GPA
46. Seder serving : MATZO
51. Title character in love with Elvira : ERNANI
52. Snitch's activity : RATTING
54. Light on the stove : PILOT
56. Drag-racing fuel : NITRO
57. Grubs, e.g. : LARVAE
59. Ukrainian city : LUTSK
62. Obliterates : XSOUT
64. Last thing a fellow actor says, maybe : CUEWORD
66. Awards won by shrimps? : PRAWNSMEDALS
68. Surround : ENFOLD
69. Drop a letter or two : ELIDE
70. Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
74. Dropped the ball : ERRED
75. Dole's running mate of 1996 : KEMP
76. Like some contraception : ORAL
77. Where your opinion on "One lump or two?" counts? : SUGARPOLL
79. Skirt : AVOID
81. Nascar Hall-of-Famer Jarrett : NED
83. Spots for hammers and anvils : EARS
85. Sharp irritation : PIQUE
87. Berry in some energy boosters : ACAI
89. Slice of old Turkey? : IONIA
91. Bird hangouts : FEEDERS
92. Target competitor : KMART
96. Intl. humanities group : UNESCO
97. Bowler's target : ONEPIN
98. Refrain bit : NANANA
99. End of a pricing phrase : ORLESS
102. Japanese beer : ASAHI
103. Fire-___ (carnival performer) : EATER
104. Home for a certain old woman : SHOE
105. Tattoo removal reminder : SCAR
108. Like some sparkling wines : BRUT
109. Side (with) : ALLY
110. Sauce thickener : ROUX
111. Car wash need : RAG
113. A single may get you one, briefly : RBI
114. PC key : ESC
115. Like some flat-screen panels, for short : LCD

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