SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY I KNOW

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 2008

Author: Merl Reagle
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 88 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Reagle. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This amazing puzzle has a direct tie-in to the episode of The Simpsons that aired the same day. Both the show and the crossword are self-contained but key plot elements are hidden in this puzzle. See the Wordplay blog post.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Doodled, e.g. : DREW
5. Elvis film "___ Scarum" : HARUM
10. Attorney's favorite sweets? : TORTES
16. Reign : RULE
17. "Loverboy" actress who made the cast sick? : MARISAPTOMAINE
20. It's love, in Lille : AIME
21. Séance-loving crime writer? : RAYMONDCHANNELER
23. Adjustment means on a radio : KNOB
24. Yards, e.g. : AREAS
25. Obi-Wan Kenobi, for one : JEDI
26. Uris hero ___ Ben Canaan : ARI
27. Market closing? : EER
28. Abbr. after Ted Kennedy's name : DMASS
29. Kind of tape : VCR
31. Earthquake : SEISM
33. Meshed foundation in lace : RESEAU
35. Exclamation from a blockhead : DOH
36. Show too much feeling? : EMOTE
39. "O.S.S." star, 1946 : LADD
40. Hall of Fame golfer who invented the all-plastic club? : ARNOLDPOLYMER
45. Alla ___ (pasta style) : ROMANA
48. Planned site of the Geo. W. Bush Presidential Library : SMU
49. Piece that gets riveted : IBEAM
50. Young wife (age 18) of Charlie Chaplin (age 54) : OONA
51. Restraints : IRONS
52. Egg ___ yung : FOO
53. All-telling gossip queen who repeats everything she hears? : RONAPARROT
55. Letters of commerce : GATT
56. Laying-on of hands? : BACKRUB
59. "You're such ___ for helping" : ADEAR
60. Ronny & the Daytonas hit : GTO
61. Eccentric : KOOK
62. Acapulco gold : ORO
63. Long (for) : ACHE
65. Letters of sizes : SML
67. Yul Brynner died the same day as ___ Welles (odd fact) : ORSON
69. Relatives of TV host Tom : SNYDERS
71. Everest setting : ASIA
72. Avant-garde composer who sat around a lot? : ERIKSETTEE
76. Linger in the hot sun : FRY
77. Loses on purpose? : DIETS
78. Y-axis, for one : LINE
79. Handy places to shop : MARTS
80. Army type, for short : NCO
81. Prima donna Norman : JESSYE
82. Passionate tennis star? : MONICAZEALOUS
85. Yaw relative, on an aircraft : ROLL
86. Some etiquette rules : NONOS
87. Online address : URL
88. "Rats!" : OHHELL
91. Regular writing : PROSE
94. York, e.g.: Abbr. : SGT
95. Hollywood's Téa : LEONI
97. Eye the bull's-eye : AIM
99. Trip-planning org. : AAA
100. Option for a sandwich : PITA
103. Lower than: It. : SOTTO
104. Disney pirate, 1953 : SMEE
105. Moscow V.I.P. who liked to cook on a ship? : NIKITACRUISECHEF
110. Eban of Israel : ABBA
111. "I have no face cards" actress? : LINDSAYLOWHAND
112. Near Eastern port : ADEN
113. Easter ___ (period up to Pentecost Sunday) : SEASON
114. European resort Monte ___ : CARLO
115. Driving alternative in S.F. : BART
1. Explorer Francis : DRAKE
2. Destroyer : RUINER
3. Author Leonard : ELMORE
4. Hall of Fame coach Ewbank : WEEB
5. U.S. president after Grant : HAYES
6. Noriega's weapons : ARMAS
7. Delgado's rivers : RIOS
8. Rear admiral's org. : USN
9. Extremely upset : MAD
10. Detestable one : TOAD
11. Former Dodge : OMNI
12. Operated : RAN
13. Reason for overtime : TIE
14. Top Chinese Zhou : ENLAI
15. Your future is their business : SEERS
17. Freeboot : MARAUD
18. Old IBM offering : PCJR
19. Useful article : THE
21. Red Roof rival : RAMADA
22. Lip : RIM
28. Entertainer Martin and others : DEANS
29. Teutonic name part : VON
30. Tenor, perhaps : CHOIRBOY
31. Enos Slaughter's team for 13 yrs. : STL
32. Roo's donkey friend : EEYORE
34. Slope : SLANT
35. "Wagon Master" actress Joanne : DRU
36. Heaven on earth : EDEN
37. Assigner of G's and R's: Abbr. : MPAA
38. Tuba sounds : OOMPAHS
40. Wild : AMOK
41. Action on Wall St. : LBO
42. Swamps : MORASSES
43. Monstrousness : ENORMITY
44. "You dirty ___!" : RAT
45. Patrick Macnee's 1960s TV co-star Diana : RIGG
46. Opus with singing : ORATORIO
47. Interstate sight : MOTORINN
48. Nonmatching item, maybe : SOCK
52. Toy store ___ Schwarz : FAO
54. Add-on for Gator : ADE
56. Guy who digs fossils, slangily : BONEMAN
57. American Beauty pest : ROSESLUG
58. Inspiration for Keats : URN
61. Nails but good : KOS
63. Old aviation magazine ___ Digest : AERO
64. Have a bawl : CRY
66. Reshape a cornea, say : LASE
68. Items for knitters : SKEINS
70. Gallantry-in-war medals: Abbr. : DFCS
71. House of Representatives divider : AISLE
72. Tree with serrate leaves : ELM
73. Big name in tea : TAZO
74. Ocho minus cinco : TRES
75. US Airways datum: Abbr. : ETA
77. Vacation destination for sandwich lovers? : DELHI
80. It's void in Vichy : NUL
81. English duke ___ Gaunt : JOHNOF
83. Runner Sebastian : COE
84. Odd morsel : ORT
85. Rummaged : ROOTED
89. Sorority letter : LAMBDA
90. Iron Man co-creator Larry : LIEBER
91. Mythical piper : PAN
92. Pullman supports : RAILS
93. "Song of the Islands" co-star Jack : OAKIE
94. Old Testament king : SAUL
95. Not express : LOCAL
96. Intro with centric : ETHNO
98. Connoted : MEANT
100. Hit by Marty Robbins, "El ___" : PASO
101. Eager beaver's assertion : ICAN
102. Really test : TRY
103. Ilse's "very" : SEHR
104. Swedish import : SAAB
106. Hell ___ handbasket : INA
107. Y. A. Tittle scores : TDS
108. Org. with a five-ring logo : IOC
109. United competitor: Abbr. : SWA

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