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New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 2008

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
Le Bateau Le Bateau
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 132 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When this puzzle is done, read the circled letters in the top half of the puzzle clockwise starting with the last letter of 66-Across; and read the circled letters in the bottom half of the puzzle clockwise starting with the second letter of 77-Across.
JimH notes: Click the thumbnail above for a larger image of Le Bateau, the Matisse masterpiece that inspired this puzzle.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dr. Seuss character with a red hat : SAMIAM
7. Train stop? : ALTAR
12. Not useless, as clothing : WEARABLE
20. British noble, for short : ARISTO
21. Football Hall-of-Fame coach Greasy ___ : NEALE
22. Earmarked (for) : ALLOTTED
23. Leader of the Fauvist movement : HENRIMATISSE
25. Title of a work by 23-Across : LEBATEAU
26. Publicity : INK
27. Fictional spread : TARA
28. Hip in the '60s : MOD
29. Hideout : LAIR
30. Agcy. overseeing reactor safety : NRC
31. It's deep : BASS
33. Winter protection : EARLAP
35. Metric weight : TONNE
36. Vegetable with yellow pods : WAXBEAN
38. Nurse : SIP
39. Intense aversions : ODIUMS
44. Somewhat reduced : LOWISH
47. Academic area : SCIENCES
50. Debate (with) : SPAR
51. Whirling : INASPIN
53. Nabokov novel : ADA
54. Flying grp. since 1918 : RAF
56. ___ Accords of 1993 : OSLO
57. Workout target : LATS
58. "On&On" singer Erykah ___ : BADU
61. Special ___ : OPS
63. Say "Final answer," say : COMMIT
65. Will be now? : ARE
66. Double-layer breads : PITAS
67. First name in spydom : MATA
69. Paris's ___ la Paix : RUEDE
70. Suppliers of greetings : CARDSTORES
73. What Ramona wore in a 1966 Chuck Berry song : TIGHTDRESS
76. Year Super Bowl XXXVII was played : MMIII
77. Ziegfeld Follies designer : ERTE
79. Scuffles : FRAYS
80. Morning deposit : DEW
81. Individual : PERSON
83. Al Kaline, in uniform : SIX
84. Son, at the Sorbonne : FILS
85. It's cultivated in the Andes : COCA
86. Stone in a 2008 Olympic medal : JADE
87. Rejections : NOS
89. Invoice amount : NET
91. Carted off : LEDAWAY
93. Auspices: Var. : EGIS
94. Cushion user? : BANKSHOT
98. Brags about : VAUNTS
99. More cool : NEATER
102. Canterbury can : LOO
103. Boardinghouse boarders : ROOMERS
105. Florence attraction : DAVID
107. Musical for which Ben Vereen won a Tony : PIPPIN
108. Those, to Muñoz : ESAS
112. See 106-Down : AFB
115. Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
116. Big D player : MAV
117. Visiting the U.S. capital : INDC
119. Sportage maker : KIA
120. 25-Across, e.g. : PAINTING
122. 23-Across, e.g. : FRENCHARTIST
125. Factor in a restaurant rating : AMBIENCE
126. Skylit areas : ATRIA
127. Like the return of swallows to Capistrano : YEARLY
128. Cupid, e.g. : REINDEER
129. Fiber-yielding plant : SISAL
130. Volleyball position : SETTER
1. Old term of respect : SAHIB
2. Concert venue : ARENA
3. Otter cousins : MINKS
4. Home of the Ramon Crater: Abbr. : ISR
5. Scuffling : ATIT
6. N.Y.C. cultural event : MOMAEXHIBITION
7. Brightest star in Scorpius : ANTARES
8. Tiki bar offering : LEI
9. Devil's home? : TASMANIA
10. Onetime political columnist Joseph : ALSOP
11. Sax player's need : REED
12. Cleanup hitter, e.g. : WALLOPER
13. Like the earliest Olympic festivals : ELEAN
14. Animal oddity : ALBINO
15. Had a big laugh : ROARED
16. Long-distance letters : ATT
17. Revolutionary 1930s bomber : BTEN
18. Duke of Cornwall's father-in-law, in Shakespeare : LEAR
19. Part of H.E.W.: Abbr. : EDUC
24. Show horse : ARAB
32. Like the mathematician Euler : SWISS
34. Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
35. Personal quirk : TIC
37. Horned viper : ASP
38. Reply to irritably : SNAPAT
40. Compound variant : ISOMER
41. How 25-Across appeared at a 6-Down in 1961 : UPSIDEDOWN
42. Kipling short story, with "The" : MALTESECAT
43. Low-cost accommodations, briefly : SRO
44. Reddish purple : LILAC
45. Angrily crusading : ONARAMPAGE
46. Styles of 25-Across and the like : WATERMEDIA
48. Ancient land near the Dead Sea : EDOM
49. Pouch : SAC
52. Spain joined it in 1982 : NATO
55. How long 25-Across was 41-Down before being noticed and fixed : FORTYSEVENDAYS
59. Be bold enough : DARE
60. Web browsers : USERS
62. Unreasonable, pricewise : STIFF
64. Oozy mixtures : MUDS
66. Fraternity letters : PSIS
68. Prefix with chemical : AGRI
71. Most urgent : DIREST
72. Well-oiled : STINKO
74. Concert venue : HALL
75. Brings around : SWAYS
78. Brad and 86-Down, e.g. : EXES
82. San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
85. Touch off : CAUSE
86. See 78-Down : JEN
88. "The Laughing Man" author : SALINGER
90. Prospering ones : THRIVERS
92. ___ es Salaam : DAR
95. Make a slip : NOD
96. "Alley ___" : OOP
97. Current : TOPICAL
100. Worked on a Life sentence? : EDITED
101. Coulee : RAVINE
104. Ho Chi ___ : MINH
106. With 112-Across, Okla. military area : VANCE
107. First installment : PARTI
109. Get around : SKIRT
110. Bridal path : AISLE
111. Butterfly variety : SATYR
112. On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
113. Celebrity : FAME
114. Andersson of "Wild Strawberries" : BIBI
116. Some 6-Down curators: Abbr. : MFAS
118. Canadian natives : CREE
121. "Ladders to Fire" writer : NIN
123. Long in films : NIA
124. Make lace : TAT

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