COMMON ENDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2007

Author: Bob Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ring regulator: Abbr. : WBA
4. State secrets : BLAB
8. Argosy : ARMADA
14. "The Perfect Fool" composer : HOLST
19. Cupcake : HON
20. Anise-flavored apéritif popular in Turkey and the Balkans : RAKI
21. Tan shades : BEIGES
22. Have because of : OWETO
23. Best Picture of 1954 : ONTHEWATERFRONT
26. Four-time Indy winner : UNSER
27. Not turned up : ONLOW
28. Half-Betazoid on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
29. Olympic troublemaker : ERIS
31. Asian honorific : SRI
32. Skin : PEEL
33. In addition to : OVERANDABOVE
37. Boise-to-Billings dir. : ENE
38. One whose business is taking off? : STRIPPER
40. It's done : DEED
41. Burlesques : SATIRES
43. Descry : DETECT
45. Nursery nappy : DIDY
47. Doll in "A Doll's House" : NORA
48. Biblical name meaning "laughter" : ISAAC
51. "Hollywood Squares" line : OOO
53. Six-pointer, perhaps : STAG
55. It's spotted on a ranch : PINTO
58. Swampy : MIRY
59. High-end version of a product : DELUXEMODEL
63. Berenstain of kid-lit's Berenstain Bears : STAN
64. L.A. summer setting : PDT
65. Took one's first steps : TODDLED
66. Ring Lardner title character : ALIBIIKE
68. "Sweet ___" (1937 Oscar song) : LEILANI
70. Worry : ANGST
73. "Anne of Green Gables" setting : AVONLEA
74. True : ACCURATE
76. Looked for : AWAITED
78. First name in chillers : LON
79. Casual denials : NAHS
80. Singer with the 1996 #1 hit "You're Makin' Me High" : TONIBRAXTON
83. Row between houses? : FEUD
84. Lovers' plight : TROTH
86. Reign : RULE
87. Lose liquidity : GEL
88. Topping made with pine nuts : PESTO
89. It should be even : KEEL
91. Snap : FOTO
93. Zigzag : SLALOM
96. French mime : PIERROT
99. Master of the double take? : NOAH
101. Showy climber : CLEMATIS
105. Oh of Cologne : ACH
106. Role for Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor : OBIWANKENOBI
109. Receiver of a brush-off? : LINT
110. At birth : NEE
111. Transcontinental bridge, e.g.: Abbr. : ISTH
112. City near Carson National Forest : TAOS
113. Gut feeling : SENSE
114. Full speed ahead : AMAIN
116. Broadcast with Baba Booey, with "The" : HOWARDSTERNSHOW
121. Champagne department : MARNE
122. French "White House" : ELYSEE
123. Jerk : YOYO
124. Bath suds : ALE
125. Starting pay? : ANTES
126. One on a quest : SEEKER
127. For the second time : ANEW
128. Key of cartooning : TED
1. Cousin of "uh-oh" : WHOOPS
2. British hood : BONNET
3. Buck topper : ANTLER
4. Steep : BREW
5. Bar code? : LAW
6. Sometimes called : AKA
7. Arctic : BITTERCOLD
8. Out of the country : ABROAD
9. Tasteful : REFINED
10. Salyut 7's successor : MIR
11. What "syne" means : AGO
12. With Altair and Vega, it forms the Summer Triangle : DENEB
13. Colt .45s, today : ASTROS
14. Santa's landing site : HOUSETOP
15. To have and to hold : OWN
16. Where to find the Windward and Leeward Islands : LESSERANTILLES
17. "A Sentimental Journey" author : STERNE
18. Disraeli and Churchill : TORIES
24. Eve's follower : HOLIDAY
25. Go off : ERR
30. One of the Brothers Karamazov : IVAN
33. Elect : OPT
34. Civic center? : VEE
35. Voltaire's religious view : DEISM
36. Heighten : ADDTO
39. Iron pumper's target : PEC
42. In film, gradual appearance of an image through an expanding circle : IRISIN
44. Bride in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : TOULA
46. When repeated twice, et cetera : YADA
48. Fix firmly : IMPLANT
49. Brandy + orange liqueur + lemon juice : SIDECAR
50. Fancy salad ingredient : ARTICHOKEHEART
52. Symbols of strength : OXEN
54. Tuscan treat : GELATO
56. Sign inside a restaurant : TAKEOUT
57. Common baseball count : ONEANDO
59. Oscar winner as Mr. Chips : DONAT
60. Copy righter? : EDITOR
61. Annual literary prize since 1946 : EDGAR
62. Jazz (up) : LIVEN
65. Salt : TAR
67. Physique, slangily : BOD
69. Brilliance : LUSTER
71. Boodle : SWAG
72. Subject of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution : TAXES
75. Ample, to Li'l Abner : ENUF
77. "You're gonna pay!" : ITLLCOSTYA
81. Moviedom's Massey : ILONA
82. Back : BETON
83. Misses, e.g. : FEMALES
85. Batgirl and Wonder Woman : HEROINES
88. Brit, to an Aussie : POM
90. Soft shots : LOBS
92. Symbol of strength : OAKTREE
94. Neighbor of Greece: Abbr. : ALB
95. Kona keepsake : LEI
96. Summer topper : PANAMA
97. Block buster? : ICEMAN
98. Gives religiously? : TITHES
100. Tumble : HEADER
102. Doughboy's topper : TINHAT
103. Oxford pad : INSOLE
104. Stinko : STEWED
107. Intact : WHOLE
108. Rebuffs : NOS
113. Bamboozle : SNOW
115. Carol ending? : INE
117. Ex follower : WYE
118. It's all you have to do sometimes : ASK
119. Slice of history : EON
120. Deli slice : RYE

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