CAR TALK

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 2007

Author: Seth A. Abel
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Marx's collaborator on "The Communist Manifesto" : ENGELS
7. It's beyond repair : TOTALLOSS
16. Abbr. on a food package : NTWT
20. Await : LOOKTO
21. So that one might : INORDERTO
22. Fort ___, captured by U.S. forces in 1814 : ERIE
23. Ford purchased online? : INTERNETEXPLORER
25. It's measured in degrees : BURN
26. Generic comic strip diner : JOES
27. Word with night or right : ALL
28. Quick outing on the links : NINE
29. Consumes : USES
30. Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
31. French spread : PATE
33. It's needed to find the right key : EAR
36. Like some diets : NOSALT
38. Honda owned by one of the Simpsons? : HOMERSODYSSEY
42. Errs : STRAYS
44. ___ Bien Phu, Vietnam : DIEN
45. Group of the same race or culture : ETHNOS
47. Parts of the lunar landscape : MESAS
49. Wool source : ALPACA
52. Bump : JAR
53. Major oil source : ARABIA
56. Michelin Guide listing : INN
57. "Avast!" : CEASE
58. City dweller's Acura? : URBANLEGEND
60. Fast www hookup : DSL
61. Bring in : EARN
62. Kind of kick : ONSIDE
63. Lolling : ATEASE
65. Old Jewish villages : SHTETLS
67. Standard : GAUGE
70. Home pregnancy checker, e.g. : TESTKIT
73. Camera components : IRISES
75. Bet : RISKED
77. It's set partly at the Temple of Vulcan : AIDA
78. When doubled, a much-married celebrity : ZSA
80. Genuine Isuzu? : REALTROOPER
83. Like a pop fly : ARCED
84. Not feel oneself : AIL
85. Uncut : ENTIRE
86. Made (off) : RAN
87. Tots' wheels : TRIKES
88. ___-Roman : GRECO
90. Traduce : MALIGN
92. Not safe to skate on, say : THIN
93. Go downhill fast : SCHUSS
96. Tiny Volkswagen? : MINIATUREGOLF
101. Hanukkah treats : LATKES
103. Board honcho : CEO
104. Wall St. debuts : IPOS
105. Ore. neighbor : CAL
106. Sleep ___ : ONIT
108. O.T. book : EZEK
110. Broadway's Hagen : UTA
111. S. Amer. land : ECUA
112. All ears : RAPT
113. One of the first Buicks to roll off the line? : TWENTIETHCENTURY
119. Religious statue locale : APSE
120. 1983 Stephen King thriller : CHRISTINE
121. Bad way to be caught : INALIE
122. What a rake may do : LEER
123. Party throwers : HOSTESSES
124. Took home : NETTED
1. He ascended to heaven in a whirlwind, in II Kings : ELIJAH
2. Emphatic refusal : NONONO
3. Stadium cheer : GOTEAM
4. Makes (out) : EKES
5. Photocopier tray size: Abbr. : LTR
6. ___ of God : SON
7. Like nobles : TITLED
8. Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
9. Study of poisons: Abbr. : TOX
10. Dadaist Jean : ARP
11. "Bad" cholesterol, initially : LDL
12. Nuevo ___, Mexican state bordering Texas : LEON
13. Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
14. They listen to dictators : STENOS
15. Most upset : SOREST
16. Space clouds : NEBULAE
17. Reliable Suzuki? : TRUSTYSIDEKICK
18. Booby trap component : WIRE
19. Second place from the right : TENS
24. Big name in stationery : EATON
31. Compare the costs of : PRICE
32. Steaming along, maybe : ASEA
33. Paved road: Sp. : ESTRADA
34. Burning issue? : ASH
35. Kidney-related : RENAL
37. Admirals' commands : ARMADAS
39. Emmy winner for "Roots" : EDASNER
40. Size approximation : YEABIG
41. Time long past : YORE
43. Without : SANS
46. Overdrawn account? : SAGA
48. Weekly 90-min. show : SNL
49. Nails : ACES
50. Rachel's older sister : LEAH
51. Half-assembled Mitsubishi? : PARTIALECLIPSE
52. III preceders: Abbr. : JRS
54. Improve : BETTER
55. "___ to Wake Up," 2006 Oscar-winning song by Melissa Etheridge : INEED
58. Oust : UNSEAT
59. Prefix with science : NEURO
62. Either sister starring in 2004's "New York Minute" : OLSEN
64. Kind of contest : STARING
66. Exhaust : TIREOUT
68. Genoa's Palazzo San ___ : GIORGIO
69. Sevilla's home : ESPANA
71. What Descartes thought of? : IDEE
72. Squirts : TADS
74. Meager : SLIM
76. Understanding : KEN
78. Turn back : ZAG
79. Dear ___ : SIRS
81. Cable carrier? : TRAM
82. Thing of the past : RELIC
83. Old Dodge : ARIES
87. Poetic preposition : THRO
89. Teeth do it : CHATTER
91. Suffix with serpent : INE
92. Rapper ___ Shakur : TUPAC
94. Rendering, say : SKETCH
95. Question following "Oh, yeah?!" : SEZWHO
97. Service charges? : TITHES
98. Cabalistic : OCCULT
99. Performance artist Anderson : LAURIE
100. Skinned : FLAYED
102. They may have a ball : SEERS
106. Voiced : ORAL
107. Pick-up spot? : NAPE
109. Furrow : KNIT
110. ___ Reader : UTNE
111. Ministre d'___ : ETAT
114. Lao-___ : TSE
115. "___ magic!" : ITS
116. Winter autobahn hazard : EIS
117. Hamburger's one : EIN
118. Wichita-to-Omaha dir. : NNE

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