PLUS TEN

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 2012

Author: Steve Savoy
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Savoy
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {JX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Savoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Working hours : UPTIME
7. Bit of a trickle : DROP
11. Rental car add-on : GPS
14. Series of rounds : BOUT
18. Unlikely to surprise : NORMAL
19. Megan of "Will & Grace" : MULLALLY
21. High : LOFTY
22. Sign-off for Spanish spies? : CLASSIFIEDADIOS
24. Wee : ELFIN
25. Suffix with human : OID
26. Peyton Manning's former teammates : COLTS
27. Chuck of NBC News : TODD
28. Grub around : ROOTLE
29. Zero-calorie cooler : ICEWATER
31. Parched : SERE
32. Scale : WEIGHER
33. Hosen material : LEDER
34. Two bottled liquids kept in a cabinet? : WINEANDIODINE
37. Language that is mostly monosyllabic : LAO
39. Lifeguard's skill, for short : CPR
40. Suffix with direct : ORY
41. Some red spots : ACNE
44. Early education : ABCS
47. Champion model maker at the county fair? : DIORAMAQUEEN
53. Know-___ : HOW
54. Drain cleaner, chemically : NAOH
55. Early seventh-century year : DCV
56. Singer Falana and others : LOLAS
57. Ellipsoidal : OVATE
59. Handel's "___ e Leandro" : ERO
60. At full speed : AMAIN
62. Blather : ROT
63. Movies often with shootouts : OATERS
65. Wacky exercise regimen? : WILDCARDIO
68. 20 cigarettes per unit and 10 units per carton, e.g.? : PACKRATIOS
71. World capital that's home to Zog I Boulevard : TIRANE
72. Volatile stuff : TNT
74. Lions' din : ROARS
75. "Well, looky there!" : OHO
76. Sweet-talked, maybe : WOOED
77. Have one's cake and eat ___ : ITTOO
79. Hoppy pub quaff : IPA
80. Covering : ATOP
81. Forbes competitor : INC
82. Green room breakfast item? : STUDIOMUFFIN
86. Onetime high fliers : SSTS
87. God holding a thunderbolt : ZEUS
89. Expert finish? : ISE
90. From ___ Z : ATO
91. Tiny chastisement : TSK
93. Musical composition about a lumberjack's seat? : STUMPORATORIO
99. Home territories : TURFS
103. Division of biology : MITOSIS
105. Paperback publisher since 1941 : AVON
106. Siege weapon : CATAPULT
108. Swore : AVOWED
109. Wally of cookie fame : AMOS
110. Stunner : TASER
111. Its employees might have jumper cables: Abbr. : AAA
112. Shortstop Garciaparra : NOMAR
113. Try-before-you-buy opportunities at knickknack stores? : CURIORENTEVENTS
116. Golfer Norman and others : GREGS
117. Fabricates : PRODUCES
118. Part of an applause-o-meter : NEEDLE
119. Brontë heroine : EYRE
120. Sonny : LAD
121. El ___ : PASO
122. Analyzes, in a way : ASSAYS
1. Straighten out : UNCOIL
2. Some baton wielders : POLICE
3. Like stocks : TRADED
4. Modern communications, for short : IMS
5. Purse item : MASCARA
6. "Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
7. Mendeleev who created the periodic table : DMITRI
8. Regrets : RUES
9. Timeworn : OLD
10. Heavy-duty protection : PLATEARMOR
11. Went smoothly : GLIDED
12. Go laboriously : PLOD
13. The "S" of OS: Abbr. : SYS
14. Eponymous Italian city : BOLOGNA
15. Like Ben-Hur and company when not racing? : OFFTHECHARIOTS
16. Handy : UTILE
17. Jazz pianist McCoy ___ : TYNER
20. Prettify : ADORN
21. Pope Agatho's successor : LEOII
23. Whizzed : FLEW
28. Fix the coloring of, say : REDYE
30. Cymric : WELSH
31. Petal pusher? : SEPAL
32. Dragged (on) : WORE
35. A.T.M. maker : NCR
36. Alternatives to chips, say : IOUS
38. One out? : ODDMAN
42. Poor : NOTSOHOT
43. One having a little lamb : EWE
44. Over : ANEW
45. Figaro in "The Barber of Seville," e.g. : BARITONE
46. "Gangsta's Paradise" buyer? : COOLIOCUSTOMER
48. Empathetic response : ICARE
49. "Time, the devourer of all things" writer : OVID
50. Skewed to one side : ALOP
51. It juts into the Persian Gulf : QATAR
52. Less : NOTAS
58. Examine carefully : VET
60. Insts. of learning : ACADS
61. Capone henchman : NITTI
63. Elusive African animal : OKAPI
64. Unmitigated : ARRANT
66. Dr. ___ : DRE
67. "I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
69. Do : COIF
70. Pacifiers : SOPS
73. Grilled cheese sandwich go-with : TOMATOSOUP
76. "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" musical, with "The" : WIZ
77. Logical start? : IDEO
78. ___ a limb : OUTON
80. Invite to the penthouse suite, say : ASKUP
83. Retiring : TIMID
84. Mail letters : USPS
85. Pro : FOR
88. Hold stuff : STOWAGE
92. Goes without nourishment : STARVES
94. Detox patients : USERS
95. Gunner's tool : RAMROD
96. Skirt : AVOID
97. "Just watch me!" : ICANSO
98. Hops dryer : OAST
100. Bantu language : RUANDA
101. One way to deny something : FLATLY
102. Equilibria : STASES
103. Skin disorder : MANGE
104. White shade : IVORY
107. Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
109. Glow : AURA
110. Morse dashes : TEES
113. Mil. team leader : CPL
114. Panasonic competitor : RCA
115. Certain util. workers : EES

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