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New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 2011

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Natives of the land known as Aotearoa : MAORI
6. One with eyes for a cook? : SPUD
10. Implied : TACIT
15. Silken construction : WEB
18. Pasty : ASHEN
19. Share a view : OPINE
20. Split : HALVE
21. Plant's grain-bearing part : EAR
22. Dislike of the son of Mary, Queen of Scots? : KINGJAMESAVERSION
25. Prefix with bar : ISO
26. It's hard to understand : ESOTERICA
27. Heavy metal rock? : ORE
28. Springtime calendar hunk : MRAPRIL
30. Suffragist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
31. Catwalk no-show? : RUNAWAYMODEL
33. March sisters' creator : ALCOTT
37. Threatened ferociously : ROAREDAT
39. Conservative : TORY
40. Take the plunge : LEAP
41. Southwest natives : ZUNIS
42. "No introduction needed" phrase : WEMET
45. Soft-spoken prayer ending? : GENTLEAMEN
48. Build a publishing empire? : AMASSMEDIA
53. Mosaicist, e.g. : ARTISAN
54. First Arab country to have sanctions imposed on it by the Arab League : SYRIA
56. Poet Pablo : NERUDA
57. Radioactivity unit : CURIE
59. Mag space seller, e.g. : ADREP
62. Golf cup name : RYDER
63. Not just my : OUR
66. Practical joke used on squirrels? : PEPPERACORN
70. Things may be picked up with this : ESP
71. Cohesion : UNITY
74. Brown, maybe : SAUTE
75. Highlighter colors, often : NEONS
78. Catholic university in Philly : STJOES
80. County on one side of the Golden Gate Bridge : MARIN
83. Hauled, in a way : TRUCKED
87. What sweaty dancers create at an annual awards show? : TONYAROMAS
90. Rush to get on the train? : DARTABOARD
92. Jewish mourning period : SHIVA
93. Dwarf with a purple hat : DOPEY
94. Arm part : ULNA
95. Mein ___ : HERR
98. Like some cookware : ENAMELED
101. "Lumber" collector in a park : BATBOY
103. Where worms don't last long? : AROUNDROBINS
106. It's found between the shoulders : ROAD
108. Rubber man? : MASSEUR
109. Lunch inits. : BLT
110. "Consider it done!" : NOPROBLEM
115. Air pump setting: Abbr. : PSI
116. What black holes swallow to bulk up? : ANABOLICASTEROIDS
119. "Horatio, thou art ___ as just a man ..." : EEN
120. "___ ride" : LETIT
121. 10E and 40 long, e.g. : SIZES
122. Former Red Sox star Garciaparra : NOMAR
123. Lines with crossings: Abbr. : RRS
124. Utopias : EDENS
125. Mai ___ (drinks) : TAIS
126. Purchase that's canceled : STAMP
1. Fashion : MAKE
2. "No guarantees" : ASIS
3. "Yikes!" : OHNO
4. Mil. unit below a division : REGT
5. Give a shot : INJECT
6. A to Z, e.g. : SPECTRUM
7. University of ___, where Andrea Bocelli earned a law degree : PISA
8. Italian article : UNA
9. Engulfs : DEVOURS
10. It may get stuck in an eye : THREAD
11. Small batteries : AAS
12. Desert and rain forest : CLIMATES
13. Material in old mah-jongg sets : IVORY
14. Common break hour : TENAM
15. Kook : WEIRDO
16. Less stressful : EASIER
17. Brit's bumbershoot : BROLLY
19. Neglect : OMIT
23. Trapped like ___ : ARAT
24. Shore bird : ERNE
29. Some terra cotta : POTTERY
31. Precipitating : RAINY
32. Drink for a toddler : WAWA
33. Unwanted swimming pool bit : ALGA
34. What rakes may do : LEER
35. Tilt : CANT
36. Kind of disc : OPTIC
38. Unidentified people : ONES
41. Marx Brothers, e.g. : ZANIES
43. Yahoo! alternative : MSN
44. FEMA part: Abbr. : EMER
46. The Tigers of the N.C.A.A. : LSU
47. Tombstone figure : EARP
48. 2000 musical with the song "Every Story Is a Love Story" : AIDA
49. Singer Anthony : MARC
50. Bro : DUDE
51. 13th, at times : IDES
52. 40 million-member org. founded in 1958 : AARP
55. Not so prevalent : RARER
58. Cleanup org. : EPA
60. Gigayear : EON
61. Fairly : PRETTY
63. Unseat : OUST
64. "For ___ us a child ..." : UNTO
65. Rembrandt van ___ : RIJN
67. Shoe named for a cat : PUMA
68. LAX data : ETAS
69. Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
72. Geoffrey the Giraffe's store : TOYSRUS
73. "I suppose so" : YEAH
76. Core : NUB
77. Paid sports spectator : SCOUT
79. Title of veneration : SRI
81. Justin Bieber and others : IDOLS
82. Ponytail locale : NAPE
84. Newsman Marvin or Bernard : KALB
85. Cube creator Rubik : ERNO
86. When Juno and Gold Beach were assaulted : DDAY
88. Think too much of : OVERRATE
89. "Look ___ hands!" : MANO
91. They're often sold by the dozen : REDROSES
93. One who works with canines : DENTIST
95. Hold back : HAMPER
96. It gets the lead out : ERASER
97. Prepares a bow, with "up" : ROSINS
99. Monastery heads : ABBOTS
100. Casting locale : MILL
101. Naked : BARE
102. Festoons : ADORNS
104. Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
105. Like much of Fire Island's shore : DUNED
107. Decides : OPTS
110. Foe in the first Indiana Jones film : NAZI
111. Unseat : BOOT
112. Certain bean : LIMA
113. Dutch cheese town : EDAM
114. Car sticker letters : MSRP
117. Coal container : BIN
118. "Three Days of the Condor" org. : CIA

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