FRANKLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2012

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. One to take a complaint to: Abbr. : MGR
4. It can get the blood flowing : STENT
9. Like calves at a rodeo : LASSOED
16. Crush, e.g. : POP
19. Some soft words : COO
20. Lost deliberately : THREW
21. Wave receiver : ANTENNA
22. Card game with stakes : LOO
23. Subject of three Oliver Stone films, informally : NAM
24. Fixed-term agreement : LEASE
25. Marseille mothers who are not goddesses? : MEREMORTALS
27. Half-court game? : ALAI
29. Sailing : ATSEA
31. Barber's challenge : MANE
32. Hawaiian coffees : KONAS
33. Back-to-school purchase : BINDER
35. Sense : INTUIT
37. Hot ___ : TAMALE
38. "Easy" : BEGENTLE
40. Working on one's biceps and triceps in Toulon? : TRAININGBRAS
43. On the up and up : LEGIT
44. Soldier under Braxton Bragg, for short : REB
45. Female suffix : ENNE
46. Org. with badges : BSA
48. Country whose name means "he that strives with God" : ISRAEL
50. [That's awful!] : BARF
52. Quality that produces taste : SAPOR
57. Stinging insect : REDANT
59. Cowardly end in Cannes? : YELLOWFIN
62. Innocent one : BABE
63. Issue (from) : ARISE
64. Tiara component : GEM
65. It may contain traces of lead : ERASER
66. Tony winner Schreiber : LIEV
67. Less refined : CRASSER
69. Like an infant's fingers, typically : PUDGY
71. Matisse masterpiece : LADANSE
73. Actress Bosworth : KATE
74. Pathetic group : SADLOT
76. The limbo, once : FAD
78. Turkey's third-largest city : IZMIR
79. John Maynard Keynes's alma mater : ETON
80. Bordeaux bear cub? : ONEOFOURS
82. Indians' shoes : CLEATS
83. "Phooey!" : NERTS
85. Fiji competitor : NAYA
86. Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
88. Nevada county : NYE
89. Spy, at times : TAIL
91. With 98-Down, "Mad Money" host : JIM
92. First capital of Alaska : SITKA
94. Online feline in Lyon? : INTERNETCHAT
100. Who said "I owe the public nothing" : JPMORGAN
103. Dead ringers? : NOOSES
104. ___ Inn : RAMADA
106. Home of Gannon Univ. : ERIEPA
107. Short-tailed weasel : STOAT
108. Crib side part : SLAT
110. First college frat to charter a chapter in all 50 states : SIGEP
112. Environmental portmanteau : SMOG
113. Nine to five, generally, in Grenoble? : OFFICETEMPS
116. Certain work of subway art : MURAL
118. Word with salad or roll : EGG
119. Mauna ___ Observatory : LOA
120. Surround with shrubbery : HEDGEIN
121. Rocks for Jocks, most likely : EASYA
122. Eleanor Roosevelt ___ Roosevelt : NEE
123. Take a wrong turn : ERR
124. "What's it gonna be?" : YESORNO
125. What to wear : DRESS
126. Healy who created the Three Stooges : TED
1. QB Donovan : MCNABB
2. Net guard : GOALIE
3. Prizefighter in a Parisian novel? : ROMANGLADIATOR
4. The Rams, on sports tickers : STL
5. Expert at brewing oolong in Orléans? : THEARTIST
6. Q.E.D. part : ERAT
7. Mysterious Scottish figure, informally : NESSIE
8. Many an "iCarly" fan : TWEEN
9. Hasty flight : LAM
10. Weakness : ANEMIA
11. Layers of clouds : STRATI
12. On TV, say : SEEN
13. "Got a Hold ___" (1984 top 10 hit) : ONME
14. "Lux" composer Brian : ENO
15. Lost time? : DARKAGES
16. Two-dimensional : PLANAR
17. "De-e-eluxe!" : OOLALA
18. Entourages : POSSES
26. Indiana Jones venue : TOMB
28. ___ fixe : IDEE
30. Comic Dave : ATTELL
34. Ramjets, e.g. : ENGINES
36. Populous area : URB
37. Country music channel : TNN
39. Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
41. Some foam toys : NERFS
42. Area close to home : INFIELD
44. Put on the job again : REEMPLOY
46. Large fern : BRACKEN
47. Toothed : SERRATE
49. 58-Down 29-Across : AYE
50. "Star Trek" villains : BORG
51. Not present at : AWAYFROM
53. Flaming : ABLAZE
54. Overseeing of a Bayonne bakery? : PAINMANAGEMENT
55. Issue for Michelle Obama : OBESITY
56. R in a car : REVERSE
58. Go-ahead : ASSENT
60. Showed, as a seat : LEDTO
61. Org. for big shots? : NRA
64. Family nickname : GRANNIE
68. That, to Tomás : ESO
70. Tucson school, briefly : UOFA
72. Eye surgeon's instrument : DILATOR
75. Was concerned (with) : DEALT
77. Cretin : ASS
81. QB legend nicknamed "the Golden Arm" : UNITAS
82. French-speaking country where illegal activity runs rampant? : CRIMEPAYS
84. Elastic : STRETCHY
87. It's more than a pinch: Abbr. : TSP
90. Interview seg. : ANS
91. What a photocopier light may indicate : JAM
93. "American Idol" winner Allen : KRIS
94. Relief for plantar fasciitis : INSOLE
95. Against : NOTFOR
96. Outside of walking distance, say : TOOFAR
97. Actor Morales : ESAI
98. See 91-Across : CRAMER
99. Millinery item : HATPIN
100. Operating system between Puma and Panther : JAGUAR
101. Most distant point : APOGEE
102. Rode hard : NAGGED
105. Nickel-and-___ : DIMED
108. E.P.A. issuances: Abbr. : STDS
109. Kind of brick : LEGO
111. The language Gàidhlig : ERSE
114. Shoe width : EEE
115. ___-Seal (leather protector) : SNO
117. ___ Palmas, Spain : LAS

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