ON A ROLL

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 2010

Author: Ben Pall
Editor: Will Shortz
Ben Pall
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 73 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pall. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: This puzzle may be solved in Across Lite or the Java applet as a normal crossword. However, since it contains bonus elements that cannot be rendered electronically, we encourage solvers to print out the PDF that is also being offered.
JimH notes: Here's the PDF. There is an especially elegant aspect of this puzzle that shouldn't be missed. When every O inside the die shape is colored in, the spots on each side are properly oriented, but notice that the sides themselves are correctly aligned as well. So, for example, each pair of opposite sides adds up to seven, as they should.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hearty drinks : QUAFFS
7. Midwest city named for an Indian tribe : OMAHA
12. More sentimental : SAPPIER
19. Major diamond exporter : ANGOLA
20. Closing to some letters : ASEVER
21. Trapped : INAHOLE
22. It makes the hair stand on end : TERROR
23. First step of instructions for what to do with this finished puzzle : CUTONBOLDLINES
25. N.Y.C.'s ___ of the Americas : AVE
26. Goal of a screen test : PART
28. Many an extra on "Star Trek": Abbr. : ENS
29. Vacation conveniences, for short : RVS
30. Vitamin C source : LIME
31. Raise a big stink? : REEK
33. Kids : JESTS
35. "___ Us," 1995 Joan Osborne hit : ONEOF
37. Path of enlightenment : ZEN
38. European leader? : INDO
39. Black : EBON
40. Flavor : SAPOR
42. Part of PIN: Abbr. : IDENT
44. Make up : INVENT
46. "Where does it ___?" : HURT
47. Is : EXISTS
48. '60s-'70s 114-Across locale : NAM
51. Web browser provider : AOL
52. ___ fide : BONA
53. Part of every month : IDES
54. Reveals : OPENS
56. Instructions, part 2 : SHADETHECIRCLES
63. Prohibition's start : DONOT
64. ___ Little, "The Wire" gangster : OMAR
65. Old Philadelphia stadium, informally, with "the" : VET
66. Earthen pot : OLLA
67. Bygone Starfire, e.g., informally : OLDS
68. ___ Rebellion of 1857-59 : SEPOY
70. Evicts : BOOTS
72. Org. in 2005's Oscar-winning "Crash" : LAPD
73. Hightail it : FLEE
74. Alternative to plata : ORO
75. Cellar item : CASK
76. Bedouin : NOMAD
77. Instructions, part 3 : FOLDALONGDASHES
82. Demagnetize, say : ERASE
83. St. in a children's rhyme : IVES
84. Coupling : LINK
85. Previously : AGO
87. Half of many a business partnership : SON
88. Ticks off : PEEVES
91. Plug's place : CORD
92. It's between green and black : OOLONG
95. Viceroy, e.g. : RULER
96. Snap : PHOTO
97. Aware of : ONTO
98. Nile biters : ASPS
102. "We shun it ___ it comes": Emily Dickinson : ERE
103. "Beat it!" : SCRAM
105. Little bit : SHRED
106. Moolah : GELT
107. Except for : SAVE
109. Certain tankful : AIR
110. ___ alai : JAI
112. Some funerary ware : URNS
114. See 48-Across : WAR
115. Last step of the instructions : USETAPEONEDGES
119. Tie up : ENLACE
121. Cell phone plan units : MINUTES
122. "Pick me! Pick me!" : OHOHOH
123. Long fights : SIEGES
124. Least puzzling : EASIEST
125. Pedestal toppers : BUSTS
126. Barrels along : SPEEDS
1. Doha native : QATARI
2. Lopsided : UNEVEN
3. Said "yea" : AGREED
4. The Beatles' "___ No One" : FOR
5. Edsel : FLOP
6. 1984 Olympics site : SARAJEVO
7. The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. : OSU
8. Portions : METES
9. Connecticut town named for an English river : AVON
10. Coop group : HENS
11. Wall St. worker : ARB
12. Second place : SILVER
13. "___ it goes" : ANDSO
14. Bud : PAL
15. Dr. ___ : PHIL
16. Charges, in a way : IONIZES
17. Honda model : ELEMENT
18. Begrudges : RESENTS
20. Follows through with : ACTSON
24. Ripley's last words? : ORNOT
27. Insurgent group : REBELS
32. Pond fish : KOI
34. Acme product in Road Runner cartoons : TNT
35. Long-running hit TV show based in Chicago : OPRAH
36. ___-upper : FIXER
40. Farrier : SHOER
41. Polly of literature, e.g. : AUNT
43. Fade, maybe : DISCOLOR
45. Condé ___ : NAST
47. Revises : EDITS
48. Doze : NODOFF
49. Artemis' twin : APOLLO
50. Pea observer : MENDEL
52. Time for a party, in brief : BDAY
53. Rapper with the 1988 platinum album "Power" : ICET
55. Plummet : NOSEDIVE
57. Board : HOPON
58. Latin lover's word : AMO
59. Elicit : EVOKE
60. Alpaca relatives : LLAMAS
61. Home of minor-league baseball's Diablos : ELPASO
62. Depress : SADDEN
68. Undersides : SOLES
69. Greek god whose name is one letter off from 118-Down : EROS
70. Soak up rays : BASK
71. Second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan : OSH
75. "No problemo" : CANDO
76. "On tap" sign, sometimes : NEON
78. Affirms : AVERS
79. Depressing darkness : GLOOM
80. Scuttlebutt : DIRT
81. Device for winter sidewalks : SALTER
86. Virtue : GOODNESS
88. Take for granted : PRESUME
89. Superstate in Orwell's "1984" : EURASIA
90. Good rolls in craps : ELEVENS
91. One-named singer/actress : CHARO
92. "___-la-la!" : OOH
93. Stampede : ONRUSH
94. [That's awful!] : GAG
96. The rite person? : PRIEST
99. Waste : SEWAGE
100. Finished second : PLACED
101. Gray hair producer, they say : STRESS
104. Superman's closetful? : CAPES
105. Vista : SIGHT
108. Pin holder : ETUI
110. King in II Kings : JEHU
111. Brouhahas : ADOS
113. Trim : SNIP
116. Packed away : ATE
117. Head, in slang : NOB
118. Greek goddess whose name is one letter off from 69-Down : EOS
120. Virginia's ___ Highway : LEE

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