MAGIC WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 2007

Author: David Kwong and Kevan Choset
Editor: Will Shortz
David Kwong
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Kevan Choset
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Kwong. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: David Kwong who co-constructed Magic Words is a working magician.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Treat for a dog : TBONE
6. California's ___ Woods National Monument : MUIR
10. Near eternity : AEONS
15. Runner's place : SLED
19. Moses' brother : AARON
20. "___ cost to you!" : ATNO
21. Civil War signature : RELEE
22. Sinatra's "Meet Me at the ___" : COPA
23. Organisation des ___ Américains : ETATS
24. Calls the shots? : REFS
25. Einstein's asset? : GREATBRAIN
27. Acerbic rock/folk singer? : BITINGCROSBY
30. Plenty : OPULENCE
31. Like some garages : ONECAR
32. Jim Palmer, notably : ORIOLE
34. Graf ___ : SPEE
35. "___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
37. Interminably : NOEND
39. Shell alternative : SUNOCO
43. Protest gone bad? : DEADLYSITIN
48. The Henry who founded the Tudor line : VII
50. Faulkner character ___ Varner : EULA
51. Little ___ : UNS
52. Manche's capital : STLO
53. 15 minutes of tightrope walking and animal acts? : SHORTCIRCUS
57. Sign up for more : RENEW
60. By and by : SOON
62. 1993 Super Bowl M.V.P. : AIKMAN
63. Worked (up) : HET
64. 1986 self-titled soul album : ARETHA
66. Done in : SLAIN
68. Con : ANTI
70. Magic words ? or a hint to the other long answers in this puzzle : NOWYOUSEEITNOWYOUDONT
77. Fashion : MODE
78. Percolate : LEACH
79. Heretofore : ERENOW
80. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
83. Copy illegally : PIRATE
86. Greeting with a salute : HEIL
88. "Baloney!" : NOTSO
89. Certain NASA probes? : SUNVISITORS
92. Not docked : ASEA
94. In the know : HIP
95. Eastern royal : RANI
96. Way-off : FAR
97. Deer season hairdo? : HUNTINGPERM
101. End of an act, maybe : SCENEV
104. Person at court : BARON
106. France ___ (Parisian daily) : SOIR
107. Library indexing abbr. : ETAL
109. Engine capability, slangily : HORSES
112. Not stay alert : DROWSE
116. Post-accident inquiry : AREYOUOK
120. Troupe of suspects from "The Fugitive"? : ONEARMEDBAND
122. Tennessee offense and defense? : TITANLINES
124. Lead-in to girl : ATTA
125. "___ Dream" ("Lohengrin" piece) : ELSAS
126. Space: Prefix : ASTR
127. Chocolate, e.g. : TREAT
128. Fed : TMAN
129. Fix, as a bow : RETIE
130. Sore, with "off" : TEED
131. Ones picking up things? : SEERS
132. Psychiatrist's appt. : SESS
133. Detect, in a way : SMELL
1. Modern workout system : TAEBO
2. Bring home? : BATIN
3. Make a delivery : ORATE
4. Saw : NOTICED
5. Tangle up : ENSNARL
6. French film director Allégret : MARC
7. Unborn, after "in" : UTERO
8. About to receive : INFOR
9. "The Barber of Seville" composer : ROSSINI
10. Sock pattern : ARGYLE
11. Ending with ballad : EER
12. Cooking staple : OLEO
13. Certain tides : NEAPS
14. Cons : SETUPS
15. Airport worker : SCREENER
16. Cadger's request : LOAN
17. Anthony Mann's "The Fall of the Roman Empire," e.g. : EPIC
18. Any King Christian I-X : DANE
26. French flag color : BLEU
28. Lady Jane and Zane : GREYS
29. Blessings : BOONS
33. Ballade ending : ENVOI
36. Onetime French fleet : SSTS
38. Dagger : DIRK
40. "Yow!" : OUCH
41. Word in many a Nancy Drew title : CLUE
42. Hops-drying oven : OAST
43. Boxer nicknamed "Hands of Stone" : DURAN
44. Año starter : ENERO
45. Good ___ : ASNEW
46. Admission of defeat : ILOSE
47. "A Confederacy of Dunces" author : TOOLE
49. "___ come as no surprise ?" : ITMAY
54. Title woman in a Woody Allen film : HANNAH
55. River rental : CANOE
56. Sequentially : INTURN
58. Dict. info : ETYM
59. First name in comedy : WHOOPI
61. Hammer user : NAILER
65. Some German imports : AUDIS
67. Relative of -ian : ITE
69. Logical start? : IDEO
71. Font feature : SERIF
72. Where an echograph is used in measuring : OCEAN
73. Tricks are played in it : WHIST
74. Words with house or move : ONTHE
75. Polite refusal : NOSIR
76. Soap time, maybe : TWOPM
80. Georgia and others, once: Abbr. : SSRS
81. Sen. McCarthy ally : HUAC
82. "___ of the Thousand Days" (1969 film) : ANNE
84. Run ___ (owe) : ATAB
85. Literally, "instruction" : TORAH
87. Rings of plumerias, e.g. : LEIS
90. Napa sight : VINEYARD
91. Cut off : SHORN
93. + part : ANODE
98. Defeats, in a way : UNSEATS
99. Beams : GIRDERS
100. "No ___!" : PROBLEM
102. ___ Society (English debating group) : ETON
103. Jumps : VAULTS
105. Hen cages : ROOSTS
108. Tours can be found on it : LOIRE
110. Wonderland cake message : EATME
111. Sp. women : SRTAS
113. Devastate : WASTE
114. Slowpoke : SNAIL
115. Citation of 1958 : EDSEL
116. Rat follower? : ATAT
117. Progress : RISE
118. Suffix with major : ETTE
119. Orthopedic specialty : KNEE
121. Staffs : MANS
123. What barotrauma affects : EAR

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