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New York Times, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Author: Julian Lim
Editor: Will Shortz
Julian Lim
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Julian Lim notes: This puzzle started life with CHAI EUONYM as part of the theme set. Will didn't think many people would know what a EUONYM was, so we went to PRAGUE AIOLI (changing CHATEAU OIL to OILS), and I refilled the grid ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Good workout today from Julian, theme phrases which all contain some arrangement of AEIOU across two words. He uses a pattern today which often facilitates easier filling, having two theme entries run vertically ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shade of brown : MOCHA
6. Javert's portrayer in 2012's "Les Misérables" : CROWE
11. Rice, e.g., informally : CARB
15. Come (from) : HAIL
19. All-time leader in R.B.I.'s : AARON
20. Vegetables also known as lady's-fingers : OKRAS
21. Common quatrain form : ABAA
22. Indian tourist destination : AGRA
23. Paintings of French estates? : CHATEAUOILS
25. Spin, of a sort : MEDIABIAS
27. Tanning aid : SUNLAMP
28. Carrier for Casanovas? : ROUEAIRLINES
30. Time of one's life? : ERA
31. Thanksgiving, e.g.: Abbr. : THU
33. Having failed to ante up, say : NOTINIT
34. Italian tourist destination in the Mediterranean : ELBA
37. "Anything you can do I can do better" and others : BOASTS
39. Supreme Court justice known for his trenchant dissents : SCALIA
43. Spurs : GOADS
45. Relative of mono- : UNI
46. Medium for body art : HENNA
50. Roman roads : ITERS
51. "So pret-t-ty!" : OOH
52. Aid for a submarine séance? : UNDERSEAOUIJA
56. Google : Android :: Apple : ___ : IOS
57. Quarreled : SPARRED
59. When scores are settled? : POSTGAME
60. Cake with a kick : BABA
61. "That's clear" : ISEE
62. Venus de ___ : MILO
63. Post production locale? : NEWSROOM
65. Kings and queens: Abbr. : SOVS
66. Achieve nirvana : FINDPEACE
69. Having little give : TAUT
70. Skiing maneuver at a bend in the course : STEPTURN
72. Like cutting in line : RUDE
73. Savoir-faire : TACT
74. Glorify : LAUD
75. Navigation hazards : SANDBARS
78. Dish Network competitor : DIRECTV
81. 4x4, e.g. : ATV
82. Hawaiian wine lover? : MAUIOENOPHILE
84. Get behind : OWE
85. Vice ___ : VERSA
87. Big name in batteries : DELCO
88. Substantial shoe spec : EEE
89. Figure with horns : DEMON
91. Untrustworthy sorts : SNEAKS
93. Odin's home : ASGARD
95. Time off : REST
96. "That'll never happen!" : GETREAL
100. Scrape (out) : EKE
101. Moo ___ pork : SHU
103. Last words from a coxswain? : ADIEUOARSMAN
107. American alternative : CHEDDAR
111. "Stay cool!" : DONTPANIC
112. Garlicky sauce in central Europe? : PRAGUEAIOLI
115. English princess : ANNE
116. Food item often seasoned with cilantro : TACO
117. Like some patches : SEWON
118. Sporty car roofs : TTOPS
119. High land : MESA
120. 6'9" or 72% free throw avg. : STAT
121. Swift composition : ESSAY
122. "Narcissus and Goldmund" author : HESSE
1. One side in a computer rivalry : MACS
2. Home of the Waianae Range : OAHU
3. Start of some blended juice names : CRAN
4. Gunfire, in slang : HOTLEAD
5. Not far from, in poetry : ANEAR
6. Putsch : COUP
7. Studio behind "Suspicion" and "Notorious" : RKO
8. "... ___ quit!" : ORI
9. Whiskered creature : WALRUS
10. International gas brand : ESSO
11. Stan Lee's role in many a Marvel film : CAMEO
12. Skip ___ : ABEAT
13. They come from the center : RADII
14. Wee ones : BAIRNS
15. Living room? : HABITAT
16. Not supportin' : AGIN
17. "Dies ___" : IRAE
18. Girl in tartan : LASS
24. Docs united : AMA
26. Keys with tunes : ALICIA
29. Turn out : UNSEAT
31. Muscle ___ : TONE
32. Extremely sharp : HAIRPIN
34. Self centers : EGOS
35. Lariat part : LOOP
36. All the writings of a Persian faith? : BAHAIOEUVRE
37. Fictional Billy : BUDD
38. Hit show with many hits : THESOPRANOS
40. "Happily ever after" with Han Solo? : LEIAOUTCOME
41. 2004 movie set in 2035 : IROBOT
42. Indian state known for its tea : ASSAM
44. Most reliable : SUREST
47. Seasonal beverage : NOG
48. Small difference : NUANCE
49. Girl's name meaning "loved" : AIMEE
53. Word between last names : NEE
54. Convinced : SOLD
55. Wailing Wall pilgrim : JEW
58. Got back to, in a way : RSVPD
60. Support : BRACE
62. Toon with a polka-dot hair bow : MINNIE
64. Goggled : STARED
65. New York's ___ Island : STATEN
66. Charlatan : FRAUD
67. 100 cents : EURO
68. "Operators are standing by" and "Call now!," e.g. : ADSPEAK
70. Many Eastern Europeans : SLAVS
71. "WWE Raw" airer : USA
73. Up to, informally : TIL
76. "Almighty" item: Abbr. : DOL
77. Quiet : BECALM
78. Was mortified, hyperbolically : DIED
79. What chopsticks come in : TWOS
80. Hole in the wall : VENT
82. Kind of exam or kit : MAKEUP
83. "Is this the spot?" : HERE
86. Hot herbal beverage : SAGETEA
90. Learned : ERUDITE
92. Brown weasels : STOATS
94. History and biography : GENRES
97. Pressed charges against? : RANAT
98. Actress Durance who played Lois Lane on "Smallville" : ERICA
99. Fancy neckwear : ASCOT
101. "And ___ Was" (1985 Talking Heads single) : SHE
102. ___ bar : HEATH
103. Singer Lambert : ADAM
104. Cry made while wiping the hands : DONE
105. Some stopovers : INNS
106. Recess : APSE
107. Big Apple sch. : CUNY
108. Ski-___ (snowmobiles) : DOOS
109. Challenge for Hannibal : ALPS
110. Quit lying : RISE
113. Sounds by a crib, perhaps : AWS
114. Indian tourist destination : GOA

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