COMPOUND FRACTURES

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 2009

Author: Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Pete Muller
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174/18/20069/8/20136
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tops : CAPS
5. Quilt filler : BATT
9. Detest : ABHOR
14. Some I.R.A.'s : CDS
17. Some extra books : APOCRYPHA
19. Softly : PIANO
20. Post a modern status update : TWEET
22. Eyewear providing hindsight? : RETROSPECTACLES
24. French town : VILLE
25. Restrain : BATE
26. Game in which a player may be schneidered : SKAT
27. Repeated a Benjamin Franklin electrical experiment : FLEWAKITE
29. Peanut-loving ghost? : ELEPHANTOM
32. Intermittent revolutionary? : SPORADICAL
33. Afflicts : AILS
34. "___ Can Cook" (onetime PBS show) : YAN
35. Leader against the Aztecs : CORTES
36. Hearing aids, briefly : PAS
37. Christianity, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
38. Bluff bit : CRAG
40. Desert stream : WADI
41. Emulate a grandparent, maybe : DOTE
43. Rare mushroom? : PSYCHEDELICACY
47. "Uh-uh" : NODICE
51. Backrub response : AAH
52. It comes before the carte : ALA
53. Put away : EAT
55. Some sushi bar orders : MISOS
56. Give up smuggled goods? : CONTRABANDON
62. Guards against chapping : LIPBALMS
64. Area code 801 area : UTAH
65. Swamp thing : SEDGE
66. Use www.irs.gov, say : EFILE
68. Not exciting : TAME
69. 1989 Madonna hit : OHFATHER
71. High-school athletic star at a casino? : ROULETTERMAN
74. ___ area : METRO
75. Indian government of 1858-1947 : RAJ
77. Word from Antony to Cleopatra : AMO
78. Parisian roll call response : ICI
79. Barack Obama, for one : ORATOR
81. Noble Les Paul? : GUITARISTOCRAT
88. "As ___ Dying" : ILAY
90. Man's name meaning "young man" : SVEN
91. Coward with a pen : NOEL
92. ___ gratification : EGO
93. Boombox button : REC
95. Hannibal of "The Silence of the Lambs" : LECTER
97. Old TWA hub: Abbr. : STL
98. Three or four : AFEW
99. "Maybe" music? : PERHAPSODY
101. Dreams that don't die? : FOREVERIES
104. 1946 John Hersey book : HIROSHIMA
105. Runner Budd : ZOLA
106. Simile words : ASAN
107. Japanese financial center : OSAKA
108. Bug that never takes a ride? : CENTIPEDESTRIAN
113. Deux of these are better than one : TETES
114. "As You Like It" setting : ARDEN
115. Hustle : MAKEHASTE
116. 60 minuti : ORA
117. "This I Promise You" group, 2000 : NSYNC
118. "Bill ___ History of the United States" : NYES
119. Détente : THAW
1. Limo, e.g. : CAR
2. Form of the Egyptian god Thoth : APE
3. Paunch : POTBELLY
4. Gives up on : SCRAPS
5. What "two" meant, historically : BYSEA
6. iPhone download : APP
7. Broadway, say : THESTAGE
8. Append : TACKON
9. Give ___ on the back : APAT
10. Inexpensive pen : BIC
11. Greatly reduced : HALFPRICE
12. Trading unit : ONELOT
13. Fairy tale sister : ROSERED
14. Sporty Toyota : CELICA
15. River areas named for their shape : DELTAS
16. Mettle or metal : STEEL
18. "The Human Stain" novelist : ROTH
20. Big Super Bowl expense : TVAD
21. Like online medical advice for kids? : WIKIPEDIATRIC
23. Pompom holder : TAM
28. Had as a base : WASON
29. One of three brothers in the Old West : EARP
30. White ones are little : LIES
31. Swimmer Diana : NYAD
32. Fountain order : SODA
35. Kind of bean : CACAO
38. Blacken : CHAR
39. Go over and over : REHASH
40. Director, writer and actor in "The Woman in Red," 1984 : WILDER
42. Age-old robbers' target : TOMB
44. Vegetable that gives you an emotional release? : CATHARTICHOKE
45. Eng. or Span. : LANG
46. "Lux et Veritas" collegian : YALIE
48. Belief of about 1 1/2 billion : ISLAM
49. Pause producer : COMMA
50. City near Düsseldorf : ESSEN
54. Bias : TILT
56. New York politico Andrew : CUOMO
57. Follower of each or no : OTHER
58. Source of a "giant sucking sound," according to Ross Perot : NAFTA
59. Common cause of a 3-Down : BEER
60. Not fun at all : ADRAG
61. Mad man? : NEUMAN
63. Opposite of plus : PETITE
67. "Dona ___ and Her Two Husbands" : FLOR
70. Lever or level : TOOL
72. "The Big Country," for one : OATER
73. Sci. specialty : ECOL
76. Peachy-keen : JUSTDANDY
80. "Happy Days" role : RALPH
82. Poker star Phil : IVEY
83. Like some stock market highs and lows : INTRADAY
84. Lone : SOLE
85. Strip, sand and stain : REFINISH
86. Tommie of the Amazins : AGEE
87. Tugboat services : TOWS
89. Sammy Davis Jr. autobiography : YESICAN
93. Hunt's "Mad About You" co-star : REISER
94. Slips : ERRATA
96. They've got promise : COMERS
97. Like many an oath : SOLEMN
98. Dormant Turkish volcano : ARARAT
99. Candid, maybe : PHOTO
100. Botanist Gray and others : ASAS
101. Popinjay : FOP
102. Mings, e.g. : VASES
103. Job precursor: Abbr. : ESTH
105. 97.5% of a penny : ZINC
109. X : TEN
110. Manage, with "out" : EKE
111. ___ premium : ATA
112. Mint : NEW

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