SWAPPING PARTNERS

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 2011

Author: Kelsey Blakley
Editor: Will Shortz
Kelsey Blakley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Secretaries, e.g. : DESKS
6. Modern record holder? : IPOD
10. Bucks : CLAMS
15. Take ___ (doze) : ANAP
19. Dow Jones industrial with the N.Y.S.E. symbol "AA" : ALCOA
20. Cataract site : NILE
21. "The Ten Commandments" role : AARON
22. ___ contendere (court plea) : NOLO
23. Anaïs Nin, e.g.? : DIARYQUEEN
25. Seizure at Sing Sing? : PRISONGRAB
27. Title girl in a 1979 Fleetwood Mac hit : SARA
28. Reverse : UNDO
29. Cause for a kid's grounding : SASS
30. Heavenly: Prefix : URANO
31. Tech marvel of the 1940s : ENIAC
33. "Adam-12" call, briefly : APB
34. Pioneering : EARLYDAY
37. Rice may be served in it : BED
39. Heavenly voice of conscience? : INTERNALANGEL
43. Figure in Raphael's "School of Athens" : EUCLID
45. Going to hell : DOOMED
46. Verbally attack, with "at" : LASHOUT
51. Old switch attachment? : EROO
52. Wrong : AMISS
54. Due : OWED
56. House of ___ (European dynasty) : ESTE
57. Sailors' spars : BOWSPRITS
59. Specialty of a couples therapist? : MARITALARTS
62. "___ see it my way" (Beatles lyric) : TRYTO
63. Razzed : GIBED
64. Adams and Falco : EDIES
65. Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
68. Dear : TREASURED
71. Capital and largest city of Ghana : ACCRA
72. Gathering of spies : INTEL
73. Fjord, e.g. : INLET
74. Very good, in slang : BOFFO
76. Courtroom jacket? : TRIALBLAZER
79. Work in a chamber, say : LEGISLATE
83. Scrutinizer : EYER
84. Prone to acne, say : OILY
85. Food item prized in French cuisine : MOREL
86. De Matteo of "Desperate Housewives" : DREA
87. Put right : RESTORE
89. "Yeah, r-i-i-ight!" : MYFOOT
92. Hypnotist Franz : MESMER
94. Circus performer in makeup? : ROUGEELEPHANT
97. Fashion inits. : YSL
98. Starts, as a big meal : DIGSINTO
102. Business partner, often : SON
103. Reciprocal function in trig : COSEC
105. Very sore : IRATE
106. Island hopper? : FROG
108. No voter : ANTI
110. Herr's her : FRAU
113. Storyteller for Satan? : DEVILSLIAR
116. Improvement of a Standardbred's gait? : TROTREFORM
118. "The ___ lama, he's a priest": Nash : ONEL
119. Biology lab stain : EOSIN
120. Dense : SLOW
121. Rend : RIPUP
122. Moolah : KALE
123. Prefix with history : ETHNO
124. Gorilla skilled in sign language : KOKO
125. Kicks back : RESTS
1. Many Little League coaches : DADS
2. "Popular Fallacies" writer : ELIA
3. One starting a stampede, maybe? : SCAREDCOW
4. Much-read collection of verses : KORAN
5. Suppose : SAY
6. Rub with ointment, as in a religious ceremony : INUNCT
7. Skewbald : PIED
8. Bread spread : OLEO
9. Burrow, for some : DEN
10. Qualified : CAPABLE
11. "___ and the Real Girl" (2007 movie) : LARS
12. Up : ARISEN
13. Criminal patterns, briefly : MOS
14. Hostess ___ Balls : SNO
15. Up in arms : ANGRY
16. "WarGames" grp. : NORAD
17. "The George & ___ Show" (old talk series) : ALANA
18. Submarine : POBOY
24. Dilemma : QUANDARY
26. Sets to zero : NULLS
29. Name sung over and over in a Monty Python skit : SPAM
32. The last Pope Julius : III
33. Década divisions : ANOS
35. Decorative tip on a lace : AGLET
36. ___-thon (literary event) : READA
37. English channel, familiarly, with "the" : BEEB
38. Mark's replacement : EURO
40. Counterpart of advertising : EDITORIAL
41. Antarctica's ___ Ice Shelf : ROSS
42. Votary : ADORER
44. Became discouraged : LOSTHEART
47. NyQuil targets : HEADCOLDS
48. "Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
49. Downright : UTTER
50. Nickname for Theresa : TESSA
53. "Leather," in baseball : MITT
55. Generous leeway : WIDEBERTH
58. Onetime Procter & Gamble shampoo : PRELL
59. Churl : MISER
60. Be contiguous to : ABUT
61. Pages (through) : LEAFS
63. Kind of force : GALE
65. Corner joint : MITER
66. How some sandwiches are made : ONRYE
67. Wallowing sites : STIES
69. Cause of a breakdown : ENZYME
70. ___ of Venice : DOGE
75. Movie genre : FILMNOIR
77. Element used for shielding nuclear reactors : BORON
78. Rank below capt. : LIEUT
79. Möbius strip, e.g. : LOOP
80. Troops' harvest? : ARMYCROPS
81. Athletic supporters? : TEES
82. Title below marquis : EARL
85. Big name in faucets : MOEN
88. Balcony window : ORIEL
90. "What's it gonna be?" : YESORNO
91. Whip : FLOG
93. Some "Men in Black" characters, for short : ETS
95. Card game akin to Authors : GOFISH
96. Time for the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet" : ACTTWO
98. Managed : DIDOK
99. "The Faerie Queene" character : IRENA
100. It may punctuate a court order : GAVEL
101. Fence straddler : STILE
104. Annual advertising award : EFFIE
107. It may come in buckets : RAIN
108. First name at Woodstock : ARLO
109. Barnes & Noble electronic reader : NOOK
111. Stuck in ___ : ARUT
112. Tag callers? : UMPS
114. "Get it?" : SEE
115. Bunch : LOT
116. Reproachful cluck : TSK
117. Mess up : ERR

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