SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 2009

Author: Mike Shenk
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Shenk
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The words in the shaded spaces will spell a quotation from Linus Pauling.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Intrinsically : ATHEART
8. Purple-flowering tree : PAPAW
13. Intensify : DEEPEN
19. Rows of buttons : TOOLBARS
21. Superior group : ELITE
22. ___ Nehru Gandhi : INDIRA
23. Setting setting : TABLETOP
24. "That's patently ridiculous!" : DONTBESTUPID
26. The Beatles' "___ Loser" : IMA
27. He played Dr. Kildare in 1930s-'40s films : LEWAYRES
29. Apartment manager, familiarly : SUPE
30. Leviathan's home : SEA
31. Atkins diet no-no : CARB
33. Artoo-___ : DETOO
34. TV networks, e.g. : AIRERS
36. Caper : ANTIC
38. Cariou of Broadway's "Sweeney Todd" : LEN
39. Victim of Achilles : HECTOR
41. Muppet with a goldfish named Dorothy : ELMO
45. Swabbies : TARS
47. Remote possibility? : CABLE
48. Kind of butterfly : SOCIAL
50. Giovanni of "Lost in Translation" : RIBISI
53. It borders the Brooklyn Botanic Garden : FLATBUSHAVENUE
56. Unstressed : ATONIC
57. Olive in the funny pages : OYL
58. Wishful thinker of story : ALADDIN
59. Band with the 1998 #1 hit "Iris" : GOOGOODOLLS
62. Set the price at : ASK
64. Where a flock flocks : LEA
65. 300-cubit-long craft : ARK
66. Activity for good-looking people? : HIDEANDSEEK
69. Femur terminus : HIP
72. Carol contraction : TIS
75. Muttonhead : ASS
76. Rich blue stone : LAPISLAZULI
79. Hold back : STINTON
82. Carry the day : WIN
83. Easily identifiable : ICONIC
84. All out : WITHAVENGEANCE
89. Birthplace of Jules Verne : NANTES
90. White Rabbit's lament : IMLATE
91. Spring site : OASIS
92. Piddling : MERE
93. College freshman, usually : TEEN
94. Turned informer : RATTED
96. Night "The Wild Wild West" was shown in 1960s TV: Abbr. : FRI
98. Pulitzer category : DRAMA
102. Seeks water, in a way : DOWSES
104. Related groups : CLANS
106. Dry cleaner's challenge : SPOT
107. Sculpting medium : ICE
110. Junket : TRIP
111. Western accessories : BOLOTIES
114. Wrecking ball alternative : TNT
115. Cause of Irish emigration in the 1840s-'50s : POTATOFAMINE
118. Churlish : IMPOLITE
120. Dish often served folded over : OMELET
121. Mouth feature : DELTA
122. Is around longer than : OUTLIVES
123. Yen : DESIRE
124. Business that makes the cut? : SALON
125. Frequent Security Council topic : MIDEAST
1. Region of Greece containing the capital : ATTICA
2. Without exception : TOAMAN
3. Tasmania's capital : HOBART
4. Perpendicular wing : ELL
5. Early shepherd : ABEL
6. Like bonds and movies : RATED
7. Helps in planting : TROWELS
8. Director Almodóvar : PEDRO
9. Sunscreen additive : ALOE
10. They may be bowled over : PINS
11. Brief writer, in brief : ATT
12. Net assets? : WEBSITES
13. Riot police goal : DISPERSAL
14. Key in : ENTER
15. Part of a dean's address : EDU
16. Deck spots : PIPS
17. Niagara River's source : ERIE
18. Squat : NADA
20. Sudden rush : SPATE
25. 100 cents : EURO
28. Over there : YON
32. Heavily satirical : BITING
34. "Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself" org. : ACLU
35. Break off : SECEDE
37. Digital watch brand : CASIO
39. Skimmer, e.g. : HAT
40. Lose intensity : EBB
42. She won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing a man : LINDAHUNT
43. Haleakala National Park setting : MAUI
44. Author Robert ___ Butler : OLEN
46. Big name in copiers : RICOH
47. Lily variety : CALLA
49. Amphitheater shape : OVAL
50. Ravi Shankar performance : RAGA
51. "Believe ___ Not!" : ITOR
52. Spine feature : BOOKTITLE
53. Nutritionists' topics : FOODS
54. Actor Waggoner and others : LYLES
55. Codlike fishes : HAKES
60. Lane in Hollywood : DIANE
61. Long-running NBC show, for short : SNL
62. Meat-stock jelly : ASPIC
63. The Pont Neuf spans it : SEINE
67. Begins : DAWNS
68. "In & Out" star, 1997 : KLINE
70. Netman Nastase : ILIE
71. Snaps : PICS
73. Under control : INHAND
74. "Now!" : STAT
77. Have ___ up one's sleeve : ACARD
78. Members of some city commissions : ZONERS
79. "M*A*S*H" co-star : SWIT
80. Proctor's call : TIME
81. Replaced, on a hard drive : OVERWROTE
85. List holders : NOTEPADS
86. G-men's weapons : GATS
87. Jargon ender : ESE
88. Support : AID
92. Low point : MINIMUM
95. "Like that'll ever happen!" : ASIF
96. Sitcom waitress : FLO
97. Numerical comparison : RATIO
99. I.B.M. computer of the 1990s : APTIVA
100. Peaks, to Pedro : MONTES
101. Bear witness : ATTEST
103. Web-footed mammal : OTTER
104. All washed up? : CLEAN
105. Three more than quadri- : SEPTI
107. It can carry a tune : IPOD
108. Turn up : COME
109. Busy times on the French Riviera : ETES
111. Platypus part : BILL
112. Aboard : ONTO
113. Cry accompanied by a gavel rap : SOLD
116. 2001 biopic : ALI
117. ___ culpa : MEA
119. Creative story : LIE

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