INSIDE DOPE

New York Times, Sunday, December 20, 2009

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crib cry : WAAH
5. N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Thomas : ISIAH
10. Like some waves : TIDAL
15. Pillow cover : SHAM
19. Jessica of "Fantastic Four" : ALBA
20. Where to go for the big bucks? : RODEO
21. Item on a toothpick : OLIVE
22. La ___, Calif. : MESA
23. It has a large canopy : RAINFOREST
25. Average Joes : PLAINFOLKS
27. Connected with : TIEDINTO
28. Rugby action : SCRUM
30. Where 7-Eleven is headquartered : DALLAS
31. Counter view? : STOOLS
33. Christmas sounds : HOS
34. "Finished!" : ALLDONE
35. Republicans in 2008 : MCCAINFOLLOWERS
40. See 104-Across : SEATS
41. William ___, longtime editor of The New Yorker : SHAWN
42. Increase : GOUP
43. Mastroianni's co-star in "La Dolce Vita" : EKBERG
45. V.I.P. locale : DAIS
46. Six-Day War hero : DAYAN
48. "Me too" : SODOI
50. Battery option : AAA
53. Bruin great : ORR
54. Lab inspector? : VET
55. Busboy's assignment : NAPKINFOLDING
59. Lincoln trademark : STOVEPIPE
62. One who might be left holding the bag? : AIDE
63. Sesame Street resident : ERNIE
64. Lay to rest : INTER
65. N, E, W and S : PTS
66. Title role for Arnold Schwarzenegger : CONAN
69. French seaport : BREST
72. Not orig. : IMIT
74. "You bet" : OKEYDOKEY
78. Stop a trip? : REGAINFOOTING
82. Avenue ___ Champs-Élysées : DES
83. Charlotte of "Diff'rent Strokes" : RAE
84. Big name in kitchen utensils : OXO
85. Boy's name that means "the king" : ELROY
86. Horace, e.g. : ODIST
88. Goes to hell : ROTS
89. Attack, bear-style : CLAWAT
92. British gun : STEN
93. ___ Vivien, British poet known as the Muse of the Violets : RENEE
94. Makeup boo-boo : SMEAR
96. Rafael Nadal specialty : TOPSPINFOREHAND
101. Associate : CONSORT
103. "Gotcha!" : AHA
104. With 40-Across, some Election Day prizes : SENATE
105. Wild : UNTAME
106. Lead-in to phobia : AGORA
108. "Fa la la la la la la la la" and others : REFRAINS
112. Expect, everything considered : BARGAINFOR
114. Unite : JOINFORCES
116. Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
117. Army of the Potomac commander during the Civil War : MEADE
118. Seething : ABOIL
119. Put in the ground, in a way : SOWN
120. Director Vittorio De ___ : SICA
121. Prize for Paganini : STRAD
122. Country singer Travis : MERLE
123. Tolkien tree creatures : ENTS
1. Target of salicylic acid : WART
2. Jai ___ : ALAI
3. Title fellow in a 1922 Broadway hit : ABIE
4. Shop tools : HANDSAWS
5. Like some transfers : IRONON
6. In a way : SORTOF
7. Communism, for one : IDEOLOGY
8. Two-time loser to D.D.E. : AES
9. Intense attraction, with "the" : HOTS
10. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc., on a standard keyboard : TOPROW
11. Mistreatment : ILLUSE
12. Geom. measure : DIAM
13. Prefix with fauna : AVI
14. Three-time U.S. Open champion : LENDL
15. Barely contain one's anger : SMOLDER
16. "Oh, you're back" : HELLOAGAIN
17. Obliquely : ASKANT
18. Hoi polloi, with "the" : MASSES
24. Belong : FITIN
26. Like some starts : FALSE
29. Dice : CHOP
32. Everett of "Citizen Kane" : SLOANE
34. Request from : ASKOF
35. Windows precursor : MSDOS
36. Patient record : CHART
37. Home of the mask of King Tutankhamen : CAIRO
38. Old Coney Island's ___ Park : LUNA
39. Frequent Borat target : REDNECK
44. Library section, for short : BIO
46. State, e.g.: Abbr. : DEPT
47. Play to ___ : ATIE
48. Takes to the hills? : SKIS
49. Meteor trailer? : OID
51. "Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
52. Obituary datum : AGE
54. 20-ounce coffee size : VENTI
56. Page of music : PATTI
57. Does Rudolph's job : LEADS
58. 1962 film set partly on Crab Key : DRNO
60. Discover alternative : VISA
61. Before : PRIORTO
65. "A woman's ___ often opens the door to love": Henry Ward Beecher : PITY
67. Lib. references : OEDS
68. Dmitri's denial : NYET
69. Good pal : BRO
70. Reagan White House dog : REX
71. Having I trouble? : EGOCENTRIC
73. Jersey call : MOO
74. Nash and others : OGDENS
75. Money in Malmö : KRONA
76. Put away : EATEN
77. Was sycophantic to : YESED
79. Just out : NEW
80. Scruggs's partner in bluegrass : FLATT
81. "Don't look at me!" : NOTI
87. Second-rate : INFERIOR
88. Run through : REHEARSE
90. Trattoria offering : LASAGNA
91. Kitchen draw : AROMA
92. Lock horns (with) : SPAR
93. Back in : RETRO
94. Explores with a tank : SCUBAS
95. French term of address : MONAMI
97. Taoists' locale : PAGODA
98. Held (up) : SHORED
99. Low soccer score : ONENIL
100. Fund-raising option : RAFFLE
102. Old French coronation city : REIMS
106. Miles off : AFAR
107. Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
109. Che Guevara, e.g. : ICON
110. House speaker between Tom and Dennis : NEWT
111. Some employment records: Abbr. : SSNS
113. It's not gross : NET
115. U.K. award : OBE

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