GRID-IRONY

New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 2009

Author: Victor Fleming and Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. To-do : STIR
5. Symptoms for a car mechanic : HUMS
9. Some : ABITOF
15. Big shots? : BELTS
20. Decorated in ceramic, say : TILED
22. 1980s hit-makers with a geographical name : ASIA
23. Hispanic "Sesame Street" character : ROSITA
24. Cousin of an aster : OXEYE
25. Holden's little brother in "The Catcher in the Rye" : ALLIE
26. Fire : ZEAL
27. Liquefied : MOLTEN
28. Agreeing (with) : ATONE
29. Fully constituted, as a session of Congress : PLENARY
31. Cool : HIP
33. *Airline for Lucille? : BALLCARRIER
35. Envoy : LEGATE
36. Locales for some paintings : CAVES
38. Name repeated in Woody Allen's "___ and ___" : MELINDA
39. Epoch : ERA
40. *Corned beef stains? : HASHMARKS
43. Competitor of Chambers, for short : OED
44. "54-40 or fight" candidate : POLK
48. Alternative to cable : DSL
49. Home of the War in the Pacific National Historic Park : GUAM
50. ___ dixit : IPSE
53. Unwrap impatiently : RIPOPEN
55. Subject for Hume : MORALS
58. The Globe and others : THEATRES
61. Feudal superior : LIEGE
62. *Caution when boiling a 60-Down? : TWOMINUTEWARNING
65. Dwindle : RUNLOW
66. Like movies and hotels : RATED
67. ___ the Great, leader of 1462-1505 : IVAN
68. Inattention : NEGLECT
70. Have ___ with : ANIN
71. Two tablets, say : DOSE
73. Punch : SOCK
76. "Bleah!" : ICK
77. Not quite right : OFF
80. Swear words? : IDO
81. Setting for the answers to the 10 starred clues : SUPERBOWLSUNDAY
85. Natural do : FRO
86. Go for the bronze? : TAN
87. Tick (off) : TEE
88. Present opener? : OMNI
89. Godfather's voice, maybe : RASP
90. Come from ___ : AFAR
91. Tycoons, slangily : FATCATS
94. Mech. ___ : ENGR
96. Hollywood figure : AGENT
97. Some golf fund-raisers : PROAMS
100. *Chaperon's job? : PASSINTERFERENCE
105. Proto-seed : OVULE
106. Might : STRENGTH
107. They put on shows : AIRERS
108. "I think we should say no" : LETSNOT
110. Score before winning a game, maybe : ADIN
111. 5 for B or 6 for C : ATNO
112. Something to contribute to, for short : IRA
115. European tongue : ERSE
116. It may be tapped : KEG
118. *Tersely edited epilogues? : TIGHTENDS
122. Roman power : VIS
123. Avon and others : STREAMS
127. Agronomists' samples : SOILS
128. Museum supporters : EASELS
130. *Where everyone wears beige? : NEUTRALZONE
134. Kind of sequencing : DNA
135. "Great Expectations" girl : ESTELLA
136. "No go" : IXNAY
137. Some of the knights in Wagner's "Tannhäuser" : TENORS
139. ___ the boards (acted) : TROD
141. Word sung twice before "to you and you and you" : ADIEU
142. Dish name : PETRI
143. It borders France : IBERIA
144. "Holy cow!" : EGAD
145. 1983 Streisand role : YENTL
146. "Kenilworth" author : SCOTT
147. Packing a punch : POTENT
148. Flout : DEFY
149. Pause : REST
1. Bound, in a way : STAPLED
2. Boat steerers : TILLERS
3. *Rolling past a stop sign? : ILLEGALMOTION
4. Spain's Isabel I, e.g. : REINA
5. Vague, as a recollection : HAZY
6. Milk : USE
7. Hall-of-Fame forward : MIAHAMM
8. Mouth watering? : SALIVA
9. Branch : ARM
10. Half-wit : BOOB
11. What a crescent symbolizes : ISLAM
12. Lord, e.g. : TITLE
13. Verdi masterpiece : OTELLO
14. Lovers : FANCIERS
15. Daily meals : BOARD
16. *Added comment? : EXTRAPOINT
17. First pope called "the Great" : LEOI
18. ___ and Wear (English county) : TYNE
19. Sibyl : SEER
21. Its stroke is "as a lover's pinch, which hurts, and is desired," per Cleopatra : DEATH
30. "An American Life" autobiographer : REAGAN
32. ___ se : PER
34. "You ___" (1982 Eddie Rabbitt hit) : ANDI
36. Castigate : CHASTISE
37. Mogul negotiator : SKIER
41. Takei's "Star Trek" role : SULU
42. Month or year : SPAN
45. European car : OPEL
46. Kind of block : LEGO
47. Had down pat : KNEW
51. Ruckuses : STINKS
52. White-tailed bird : ERNE
54. Having gumption : PLUCKY
56. Shooting star, maybe : OMEN
57. Relieved (of) : RID
58. Old "Up, up and away" sloganeer : TWA
59. Cab's ancestor : HANSOM
60. See 62-Across : EGG
62. Quality : TRAIT
63. Country singer Jackson : WANDA
64. "Did I ___!" : EVER
65. Sum up : RECAP
69. They close at night : LIDS
71. 1993 triple-platinum Frank Sinatra album : DUETS
72. The U.A.E. is in it : OPEC
74. Totally dominate : OWN
75. Lawyer's need : CLIENT
77. *"That dress makes you look fat," e.g.? : OFFENSIVELINE
78. F, monetarily : FRANC
79. F, musically : FORTE
81. Anther's place : STAMEN
82. Pushed (around) : BOSSED
83. Spur : URGE
84. Talks through a film : NARRATES
90. Golden ___ : AGER
91. *Onset of a lie? : FALSESTART
92. Just right : APT
93. Scarlett's true love : TARA
95. Ultimate : NTH
96. It may come after you : ARE
97. Barber's emblem : POLE
98. KOA campground user : RVER
99. Loopholes : OUTS
101. Pique : SNIT
102. Flavius's fire : IGNIS
103. Eero Saarinen, by birth : FINN
104. Diminishes bit by bit : ERODES
106. Boot option : STEELTIP
109. Member of the mallow family : OKRA
111. How U.S. senators are elected : ATLARGE
113. Small creeks : RILLETS
114. Onslaught : ASSAULT
117. Site of many an outdoor wedding : GAZEBO
119. "My ___!" : GOD
120. Suggested : HINTED
121. Asian appetizer : SATAY
124. "Have some!" : TRYIT
125. London Parliament series painter : MONET
126. Noise at night : SNORE
129. Meal in Nisan : SEDER
130. Barely defeats : NIPS
131. Board member : EXEC
132. A law ___ itself : UNTO
133. Moran of "Happy Days" : ERIN
135. Mini-whirlpool : EDDY
138. Pre-coll. exam : SAT
140. Blockhead : OAF

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