LAUGHING ALL THE WAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 2008

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68 Missing: {FQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 164 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hog lovers : BIKERS
7. Cheesy snack : NACHO
11. Bad sport : SORELOSER
20. Kind of valve in the heart : AORTIC
21. Potato source : IDAHO
22. Begin : ORIGINATE
23. Like some chocolat : SUISSE
24. Prefix with -logy : PATHO
25. Witnesses giving written testimony : DEPONENTS
26. Barbecue sound : SSS
27. Wrap up by : ENDAT
29. Round dances : HORAS
31. Bother no end : EATAT
32. Symbol of strength : OAKTREE
34. Repeat calls? : ECHOES
36. N.F.L. coach with a perfect 17-0 record in 1972 : SHULA
38. Like preowned cars : RESOLD
40. Spin-producing tennis shot : CHOP
41. Like Silly Putty : SHAPABLE
44. Neat as ___ : APIN
46. Oslo's land: Abbr. : NOR
47. Wave off : SHOOAWAY
49. Fulminate (against) : RAIL
50. Gets ready to go out in the cold : BUNDLESUP
53. Book in which the destruction of Samaria is foreseen : HOSEA
54. Gang brawl : RUMBLE
56. Violent behavior, in British slang : AGGRO
57. It means a lot to Jorge : MUCHO
59. Oktoberfest souvenir : STEIN
61. Candied holiday serving : YAM
62. Former Toyota : CELICA
64. Pacific salmon : COHOS
66. Invited to one's penthouse, say : HADUP
68. "Hooked on Classics" record company : KTEL
69. Cry when a surprise guest arrives : LOOKWHOSHERE
73. Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
77. Having bristles : SETAL
79. View from a beach house : SHORE
80. Elizabeth Ann and others : SETONS
82. With 83-Down, early learning aid : ABC
85. Greases : LARDS
87. Egypt's Mubarak : HOSNI
89. Like some fireplaces : TILED
90. Warm blanket material : MOHAIR
92. Virile : MACHO
94. Answered the phone : SAIDHELLO
97. G.M. or G.E. : CORP
98. Top-Sider, e.g. : BOATSHOE
101. 1501, on a monument : MDI
102. TV's Science Guy and others : NYES
103. Abscond : SKIPTOWN
105. Sound: Prefix : PHON
106. Memorable parties : BLASTS
108. Cracks up : SLAYS
109. Regis Philbin, e.g. : COHOST
111. Stretchy : ELASTIC
114. Admit : LETIN
116. Bug-B-Gon maker : ORTHO
117. Beginning : ONSET
119. Code-cracking org. : NSA
120. Without delay : IMMEDIATE
123. Venerable : HOARY
125. Georges Braque, for one : CUBIST
127. Fruitcake flavorings : AMARETTOS
128. Wanderers : HOBOS
129. Throat soother : TROCHE
130. Boot camp pals : MESSMATES
131. Landing spot for 74-Down : HOUSE
132. Plumbers' drain openers : SNAKES
1. Banquo in Verdi's "Macbeth," e.g. : BASSO
2. 2008 documentary about the national debt : IOUSA
3. December 25 answer to 69-Across? : KRISKRINGLE
4. U.F.O. fliers : ETS
5. Choir supports : RISERS
6. Act opener : SCENEONE
7. Basketry palm : NIPA
8. "We've got ___!" : ADATE
9. Rum Tum Tugger, for one : CAT
10. Greeting from 74-Down : HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO
11. Tabs in the fridge? : SODAS
12. Buried treasures : ORES
13. Open indelicately : RIP
14. Maniacal leader? : EGO
15. Schedule of TV programs : LINEUP
16. Mild chili designation : ONEALARM
17. Song whose subject is encouraged to "hurry down the chimney tonight" : SANTABABY
18. Singer James : ETTA
19. What remains : REST
28. Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
30. Towers' attachments : REPOS
33. Grape graspers : TENDRILS
35. Includes in an e-mailing : CCS
36. ___ Na Na : SHA
37. Rustic excursions : HAYRIDES
39. Bongo, e.g. : DRUM
41. Wrap fully : SWATHE
42. Country singer McCann : LILA
43. K-6 sch. designation : ELEM
44. By surprise : ABACK
45. Sound of the Northwest : PUGET
48. D.D.E. opponent : AES
51. ___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
52. One reaching a goal? : PUCK
55. "Burma Looks Ahead" author : UNU
58. Bossy types? : COWS
60. Listener : EAR
63. Mass production figure? : ALTARBOY
65. C.I.S. members, once : SSRS
67. Whom psychiatrists see : PATIENTS
70. Stick in the water? : OAR
71. Pops : OLDMAN
72. Three French ___ : HENS
74. December 25 answer to 69-Across? : JOLLYSTNICK
75. Anoint with sacred oil, old-style : ANELE
76. Early PC interface : MSDOS
78. QB Manning : ELI
81. Archaic verb ending : ETH
82. Javelins and Hornets, e.g. : AMCS
83. See 82-Across : BOOK
84. Father ___ : CHRISTMAS
86. Succeeded at musical chairs : SAT
88. Poet's foot : IAMB
91. Paintbrushes and such : APPLIERS
93. It's worth 100 smackers : CSPOT
95. Lays off : IDLES
96. Manners of speaking : DIALECTS
99. Cries of pain : OWS
100. U.S.N. rank : ENS
104. A couple of people may work in it : TANDEM
107. Subject for Galileo : SATURN
109. Leaves for a buffet? : CRESS
110. Ring figures : TOROS
112. Joe Jackson's "___ Really Going Out With Him?" : ISSHE
113. Phoebe of "Gremlins" : CATES
114. Neeson of "Rob Roy" : LIAM
115. Single-named supermodel : EMME
116. Siouan speaker : OTOE
118. It's closed on Dec. 25 : NYSE
121. "Let's call ___ night" : ITA
122. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
124. "Aladdin" monkey : ABU
126. Neck wrap : BOA

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