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New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 2006

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Relaxed : ATPEACE
8. Co. that makes Band-Aids : JANDJ
13. Pivots : FULCRA
19. Dish ladled out hot or cold : BORSCHT
20. Draw out : ELICIT
22. Dominant dogs : ALPHAS
23. In myth, killer of his own mother, Clytemnestra : ORESTES
24. Chinese symbols on Santa's vehicle? : SLEIGHDRAGONS
26. Do some tailoring : RESEAM
27. Snooker need : CUE
28. Fortuneteller's opening : ISEE
29. Baseball's Moises : ALOU
30. Paleontological wonder at a natural history museum : TREX
31. Part of old French Indochina : LAOS
33. Punching devices : AWLS
35. "March of the Penguins" director ___ Jacquet : LUC
36. 8-Down, with "the" : SON
37. Rolling rock : LAVA
38. Itsy-bitsy door decoration? : PEEWEEWREATH
43. Like some chiefs : TRIBAL
45. Variety : ILK
46. Second string : BTEAM
47. Refuges : OASES
49. Spoke at great length : SPIELED
52. 1994 sci-fi writer's memoir : IASIMOV
56. Makings of a coup : PLOT
57. Some 1960's coupes : GTOS
58. "Get ___ get out" : INOR
60. Chemical ending : ANE
61. Home's counterpart : OFFICE
63. Sold out, in a way : RATTEDON
67. In use : TAKEN
69. Hearst's San ___ castle : SIMEON
70. Delay : TIMELAG
71. Scratch : DOREMI
72. Tremor : SEISM
73. Relief provider : REDCROSS
74. Dispatch boats : AVISOS
75. Spigot site : URN
76. Common green house gift : FERN
77. A long, long time : EONS
79. "___ Rollo" (popular Mexican variety show) : OTRO
80. Big test : MIDTERM
83. Opposite of should : OUGHTNT
87. Whitish : ASHEN
88. "Don't get any ___" : IDEAS
90. ___-Caps : SNO
91. Hot dog : WEENIE
93. Sunburnt Santa? : LOBSTERCLAUS
97. Greek height : OSSA
98. Dandy : FOP
101. River of Devon : EXE
102. Kind of terrier : SKYE
103. ___ speak : SOTO
104. Bog down : MIRE
105. Big top? : AFRO
107. Sight from Messina : ETNA
109. It might leave tracks : MUD
110. "Peter Pan" writer : BARRIE
112. Santa reindeer-turned-zombie? : DONNERTHEDEAD
116. Fetch : SELLFOR
117. Three in one : TRIUNE
118. Celebrates : EXALTS
119. Woman in Sartre's "No Exit" : ESTELLE
120. Texas city : ODESSA
121. Goodwill : AMITY
122. Sauntered : MOSEYED
1. Cancels : ABORTS
2. One who might grab the bull by the horns : TORERO
3. Gifts you only think about giving? : PRESENTSOFMIND
4. Hedingham Castle locale : ESSEX
5. Court minutes : ACTA
6. Place to get a reaction in school? : CHEMLAB
7. Venusians, e.g. : ETS
8. Manger figure : JESUS
9. Everything, on the Ems : ALLE
10. Never, in Nürnberg : NIE
11. Early seventh-century year : DCII
12. Christmas gift easily identifiable by shaking? : JIGSAW
13. Away's partner : FAR
14. Suffix with form : ULA
15. Kraft Nabisco Championship org. : LPGA
16. Spiny cactus : CHOLLA
17. Expired : RANOUT
18. Per se : ASSUCH
21. Amazon's home : THEWEB
25. Cross-out : DELETION
27. Handler of gifts for the kids on the "naughty" list? : COALPORTER
32. Call at sea : AVAST
34. Attest : SWEAR
37. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
38. Mincemeat ___ : PIE
39. Corner piece : ELL
40. Stretch (out) : EKE
41. Dorm overseers, for short : RAS
42. Popular record label : EMI
44. Adjusts, as laces : RETIES
47. Pogo, e.g. : OPOSSUM
48. Italian tragic poet Vittorio : ALFIERI
50. Stern parent's reply : ISAIDNO
51. Played some songs, say : DIDASET
53. Throws a Christmas tree? : MAKESTHEFIRFLY
54. "Encore!" : ONEMORE
55. Hunter's meat : VENISON
57. Star wearer: Abbr. : GEN
59. Christmas quaffs set atop a board? : NOGSONWOOD
62. Dot follower : COM
64. Film buff's cable channel : TMC
65. Thrice, in Rx's : TER
66. Grp. with the 1977 hit "Do Ya" : ELO
67. "Mazel ___!" : TOV
68. Melodic pieces : ARIOSI
71. "Law & Order" figs. : DAS
73. Sell to a new audience, say : REMARKET
76. Rescues : FREES
78. Military trial, briefly : NTEST
81. "___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
82. N.J. summer setting : EDT
84. G8 member : USA
85. Serengeti grazer : GNU
86. Christmas laughs : HOS
87. Tokyo-based carrier : ANA
89. Father Time prop : SCYTHE
92. 1962 Paul Anka hit : ESOBESO
93. Precede : LEADTO
94. Stephen Hawking's alma mater : OXFORD
95. Comedian ___ Mac : BERNIE
96. Kansas City suburb : LENEXA
99. Brooks Robinson, e.g. : ORIOLE
100. Squinted (at) : PEERED
103. Like dishwater : SUDSY
104. 1957 hit for the Bobbettes : MRLEE
106. Obligation : ONUS
108. Genesis man : ADAM
109. QB Hasselbeck : MATT
111. Hgts. : ALTS
113. U.S.N. officer : ENS
114. Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
115. Samuel's teacher, in the Bible : ELI
116. Two qtrs. : SEM

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