NAME THAT PHRASE

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 2008

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Small amount of power : WATT
5. Where opposite sides meet : DEBATE
11. Fireplace tool : TONGS
16. Be bold enough : DARE
20. Eponym of a North Carolina "-ville" : ASHE
21. Skeptical response : DREAMON
22. Use TurboTax, perhaps : EFILE
23. Particular : ITEM
24. Mother of Cronus : GAEA
25. Like Rudner's audiences after a good joke? : ROLLINGINTHEAISLES
28. "Stormy" seabird : PETREL
30. Zool. or ecol. : SCI
31. Drama that uses masks : NOH
32. Supremely macho : ALLMAN
33. Treat for Damone? : VANILLAICECREAM
37. Northern star? : SANTA
39. Drool catchers : BIBS
40. Volkswagen coupe convertible : EOS
41. Runners may round them : BASES
42. Like fries, typically : SALTED
43. Sunlit ledge : SILL
44. Google search result : URL
45. Delhi-to-Madras dir. : SSE
47. Author Dinesen : ISAK
49. Exist : ARE
50. Attack vigorously : WADEIN
52. Where Paul stays when performing in New York? : LOWEREASTSIDE
58. Carol ending? : INE
59. Hindu honorific : SRI
61. Once known as : NEE
62. "Heroes" actress Larter : ALI
63. It's said for stress : IREPEAT
67. Chewed out : SCATHED
69. Comes in dramatically, like West? : MAKESANENTRANCE
72. Baghdad's ___ City : SADR
73. More furtive : SLIER
75. Threshold : VERGE
76. Needing air freshener : MUSTY
77. Better-suited : APTER
79. Funny frame : CEL
80. Largest U.S. movie theater chain : REGAL
83. "___ Millions" (Eugene O'Neill play) : MARCO
86. The rite place? : ALTAR
89. Black, in a way : SOOTY
91. "The Neverending Story" author : ENDE
95. McAn's favorite novel? : THEHOUSEOFMIRTH
99. Astronomical collision results : CRATERS
101. Tyrrhenian Sea port : SALERNO
102. Dict. tag on "tzar" : VAR
103. It may be radical : ION
104. Duped : HAD
105. Op. ___ : CIT
106. Odds of Alda winning an Oscar? : ASLIKELYASNOT
110. Take on : TACKLE
112. Piece of software, for short : APP
115. Patron saint of goldsmiths : ELOI
116. Sign of a champ : VEE
117. Unwrap, in verse : OPE
119. Sound : HALE
120. Knave : VARLET
123. ___ a customer : ONETO
126. Gilbert and Sullivan princess : IDA
127. Tinnitus causes : DINS
128. Kiss on the cheek, perhaps : GREET
129. Putting in a row, like Sampras's rackets? : PLACINGENDTOEND
133. More affordable : ONSALE
135. Conductance unit : MHO
136. Suffix with fail : URE
137. Person of learning : SAVANT
139. Court case where Ripken is one of many plaintiffs? : CLASSACTIONLAWSUIT
143. Trickle : SEEP
145. ___ tape : DEMO
146. Don't fold or call : RAISE
147. Banishes to Elba, e.g. : ENISLES
148. Light brown : ECRU
149. Spotted : SEEN
150. Nautical measure : KNOTS
151. Recipients : DONEES
152. Having similar genetics : AKIN
1. Boxer's approval : WAG
2. "Quickly," quickly : ASAP
3. Horror film enjoyed by Turner? : THEEVILDEAD
4. It holds a service : TEATABLE
5. More whimsical : DROLLER
6. Fish with toxic blood : EEL
7. Trees with soft wood : BALSAS
8. ___ curiae (friends of the court) : AMICI
9. Mixer : TONIC
10. Official lang. of Mauritius : ENG
11. Roy Orbison and Marvin Gaye, e.g. : TENORS
12. Musical that inspired Redding? : OFTHEEISING
13. Agcy. with the Office of Disease Prevention : NIH
14. Scintillate : GLEAM
15. It's on the back of the $1 bill : SEAL
16. Bleak : DISMAL
17. Home of the world's largest aquarium : ATLANTA
18. What a stamped hand may allow you to do : REENTER
19. Typography units : EMS
21. Cologne trio : DREI
26. Viracocha worshiper : INCA
27. Rick's love, in film : ILSA
29. Bedside workers, often: Abbr. : RNS
34. Relax : LOLL
35. Hairstylist José : EBER
36. P.D.A. part: Abbr. : ASST
38. Humorist George : ADE
39. Woman in "Othello" : BIANCA
42. Sidestep : SKIRT
43. Cheese with eyes : SWISS
44. Turmoil : UNREST
45. Say "#@%!" : SWEAR
46. Try to unearth : SEEK
48. Spelling clarification : ASIN
51. -like, alternatively : ISH
53. "Take a Chance ___" (Abba song) : ONME
54. Tripod, sometimes : EASEL
55. Banned chemical : ALAR
56. Skin layer : DERMA
57. Shoulder frill : EPAULET
60. Going nowhere : IDLE
64. Half 19-Down : ENS
65. Fill in (for) : ACT
66. "The Daughter of Time" author : TEY
68. Choking spot : TRACHEA
70. "... if ___ saw one!" : EVERI
71. Tulip chair designer Saarinen : EERO
74. "Dies ___" : IRAE
78. Standard partner : POORS
79. Accord rival : CAMRY
81. Clearly impress : ETCH
82. Take turns? : GYRATE
83. Parts of a range: Abbr. : MTS
84. "The light has dawned!" : AHA
85. Seminary subj. : REL
87. Flower typically given to Neeson? : LOVEINAMIST
88. Brand of nonstick cookware : TFAL
89. "W." director : STONE
90. "This can't be!" : OHNO
92. How Goldin and her rivals finish in photography competitions? : NECKANDNECK
93. Boring things : DRILLS
94. Cosmetics magnate Lauder : ESTEE
96. Available, in a way : UNLET
97. Dirty : SOIL
98. Levitate : RISE
100. Mathematician Lovelace : ADA
107. The Gang's leader : KOOL
108. ___ lady : AVON
109. Sarah Palin's husband : TODD
111. Taiwan's setting : CHINASEA
112. Mean: Abbr. : AVG
113. One just out : PAROLEE
114. Georgia or Virginia, e.g. : PRENAME
118. Dupes : PATSIES
121. Teacher's teaching : LESSON
122. Airport monitor info, for short : ETAS
124. Comes back the same : ECHOES
125. Common noun ending : TION
126. Really existing : INESSE
127. Part of R&D: Abbr. : DEV
129. State tree of Texas : PECAN
130. Organic fertilizer : GUANO
131. Physicist Schrödinger : ERWIN
132. Trotter fodder : OATS
134. Brownish songbird : LARK
138. Actress Polo : TERI
139. Contents of jewel cases : CDS
140. Uncle, in Uruguay : TIO
141. Played a heart, say : LED
142. Little: Suffix : ULE
144. 86-Across, e.g. : PUN

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