PUT IT TOGETHER

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 2005

Author: Eric Berlin and Craig Kasper
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric Berlin
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 100 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Berlin. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Diner option : BOOTH
6. Rice University mascot : OWL
9. Place to perform : VENUE
14. Top of the line : SUPERB
20. Certain scholar : RABBI
21. Top of a clock dial : XII
22. Puts into action : EXERTS
24. Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
25. First-stringers : ATEAM
26. Football amts. : YDS
27. Mrs. John Quincy Adams : LOUISA
28. Do worse than : LOSETO
29. Solidify : GEL
30. "Now ___ it!" : IGET
31. Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS
32. Tire holders : RIMS
34. Sellers's foil, in the "Pink Panther" movies : LOM
35. Give life to : ANIMATE
38. 1966 film western set in Texas : WACO
40. Cassio's rival : IAGO
41. Ripped : TORE
42. 143A + 144A : CHINACABINETCONTENTS
47. Grp. with eligibility requirements : NCAA
49. Certain supports : IBARS
50. Unloading site : PIER
51. Fast-moving piano piece : RAG
52. 14A + 6A : FOOTBALLCHAMPIONSHIP
57. Completely : ALL
58. Old video game inits. : NES
59. Channels: Abbr. : STNS
60. Many of the Marshall Islands : ATOLLS
64. "Follow me" : DOASIDO
67. Slowly : ADAGIO
71. Sixth-grader, usually : PRETEEN
72. Craggy peak : TOR
73. Amtrak train : ACELA
74. Called across the field : MOOED
77. You might shake on it : DEAL
78. 146A + 9A : THOROUGHFAREINNEWYORK
83. Percolate : SEEP
84. Tricky billiards shot : MASSE
85. "L'Arlésienne" composer : BIZET
86. "The One I Love" group : REM
87. Stadium parking lot habitué : SCALPER
89. Some French wines, informally : RHONES
91. Bests at the dinner table : OUTEATS
95. Caught a glance of : ESPIED
96. "Take one" : HERE
98. Where a water mint grows : FEN
99. Sound of support : RAH
100. 1A + 145A : GRAVEYARDINDODGECITY
108. Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
109. Rank above viscount : EARL
110. Classic theater : ODEON
111. Percolate : OOZE
112. 20A + 142A : OLDTELEVISIONANTENNA
118. ___ Point Lighthouse, on Buzzards Bay : NEDS
119. Abbé de l'___, sign language pioneer : EPEE
120. Instruction to an equestrian : TROT
121. Séance holders : MYSTICS
125. Mad. ___ : AVE
126. Moonshine mix : MASH
127. Buddy : MAC
128. Acronym since 1960 : OPEC
130. Lake Okeechobee's state: Abbr. : FLA
131. Bought out the store, say : BINGED
133. Eyepiece : OCULAR
136. Rattle : JAR
137. Lift : STEAL
139. Withstand : ENDURE
140. Gary of "CSI: NY" : SINISE
141. Louisville museum subject : ALI
142. Outpouring from ducts : TEARS
143. Movie preview : TEASER
144. Bad habits : VICES
145. "___ bite!" : ILL
146. Hood's place : PARKA
1. Actress Sonia : BRAGA
2. Like granola : OATEN
3. Symbols marking spurious passages in old manuscripts : OBELI
4. Not yet decided: Abbr. : TBA
5. Half of an everyday duo : HIM
6. About 21% of the atmosphere : OXYGEN
7. Off, as a pitch : WIDE
8. It's just one thing after another : LIST
9. M.p.h. : VEL
10. Head-turning experience? : EXORCISM
11. Synapse neighbor : NEURON
12. "Trinity" author : URIS
13. Some characters in "The X Files," for short : ETS
14. Gravlax base : SALMON
15. Spanish ones : UNOS
16. A.P.B. broadcasters : PDS
17. By and by : ERELONG
18. Many a zinger : RETORT
19. Ecological units : BIOMES
23. Crusaders' enemies : SARACENS
30. "Lord, is ___?" : ITI
33. Stravinsky and others : IGORS
36. Future doc's exam : MCAT
37. Queequeg's captain : AHAB
38. Crib cry : WAAH
39. "East of Eden" woman : ABRA
40. Suffix with exped- : ITION
41. Old White House scandal : TEAPOTDOME
43. Has a temperature, say : AILS
44. Toronto media inits. : CBC
45. Perfectly illustrate : EPITOMIZE
46. Played out : TRITE
47. Court plea, for short : NOLO
48. Carbonated choice : COLA
52. Rage : FAD
53. Perseus' wife, in myth : ANDROMEDA
54. Writer Rosten : LEO
55. Pressure unit: Abbr. : PSI
56. Achieved through great effort : HARDWRUNG
61. What a rake may do : LEER
62. Little hole, maybe : LEAK
63. NBC offering, in brief : SNL
65. They turn at busy intersections : STOPLIGHTS
66. Super ending? : IOR
67. German cries : ACHS
68. Postponements : DEFERRALS
69. Taking after : ALA
70. "___ Talks" (1984 movie) : GARBO
71. Capital of Poland : PEE
73. Ashcroft and Reno, e.g.: Abbr. : AGS
75. Snake eyes : ONES
76. Mich. neighbor : ONT
78. P.I.'s : TECS
79. Pile : HEAP
80. Former Mideast inits. : UAR
81. German article : EIN
82. Even so : YET
83. Burlington-to-Brattleboro dir. : SSE
88. Inherently : PERSE
90. 5-Down's partner : HER
91. Ref. staple : OED
92. London Bridge's home now: Abbr. : ARIZ
93. Poet laureate of 1700 : TATE
94. Short : SHY
96. Junkings : HEAVEHOS
97. High nest: Var. : EYRIE
98. Helvetica is one : FONT
101. Number twos : VEEPS
102. Entrance frame : DOORCASE
103. "___ idea!" : IDNO
104. Straight, or straightened : NEAT
105. Slip on : DON
106. Long periods : EONS
107. Checked item : COAT
108. Extras : ADDENDA
112. For money : ONABET
113. Ted of "Monk" : LEVINE
114. Column one story : LEADER
115. Leaning to the right : ITALIC
116. Food Network name : EMERIL
117. Home of Times Sq. and Columbus Cir. : NYC
122. "Alas ..." : IFEAR
123. University in Worcester, Mass. : CLARK
124. Lively dance : SALSA
126. Insignificant : MERE
127. Tax-free bond, briefly : MUNI
128. City east of Santa Barbara : OJAI
129. Gloomy atmosphere : PALL
132. Gloomy guy : GUS
134. Kind of engr. : CIV
135. ___ gestae : RES
137. Racing car product : STP
138. Sri Lanka export : TEA

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