WORDS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 2010

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Trusted one : PAL
4. Dairy Queen order : SPLIT
9. W.W. II threats : UBOATS
15. F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
19. Eggs : OVA
20. Its national anthem is "La Dessalinienne" : HAITI
21. Unbiased : NOSPIN
22. Untouched : ASIS
23. Anatomical pouch / Run on TV / Consume / Feel sick / Oral history : SACAIREATAILLORE
26. "Big Love" setting : UTAH
27. Appropriately named monthly of the National Puzzlers' League, with "The" : ENIGMA
28. Former Mississippi senator : LOTT
29. Mamet play revived on Broadway in 2009 : OLEANNA
31. Periodic table fig. : ATNO
32. "Whew!" : BOY
34. Washington and ___ University : LEE
36. Robert Ripley's specialty : ODDITIES
39. Joins the team : SIGNSON
41. Cry after discovering the furniture's been chewed, maybe : BADDOG
43. Roman goddess of agriculture : CERES
44. Christmas season / Greet a villain / Speak aloud / Query / Monthly payment : YULEHISSSAYASKRENT
48. A fist might represent A or S in it: Abbr. : ASL
51. Early: Prefix : PALEO
52. Asian observance : TET
53. ___ kwon do : TAE
54. "___ and Prosperity" (Eisenhower slogan) : PEACE
56. Forum wear : SANDAL
58. Union, of a sort : WEDLOCK
62. Open : UNCORK
64. Barrel of laughs : RIOT
65. Indian tea : CHAI
66. Mideast inits. : UAE
67. Least smart / Kitchen worker / Towel word / ___ Fein : DUMBESTCHEFHERSSINN
71. French article : UNE
72. Scottish refusals : NAES
73. Crate part : SLAT
74. Music genre that often includes an accordion : TEJANO
76. Frisk : PATDOWN
78. Peloponnesian power : SPARTA
80. Corporate department : SALES
81. Japanese tie : OBI
82. U.S.S.R. member: Abbr. : UKR
83. Blue Cross competitor : AETNA
85. Traffic warning : SLO
86. Trash / Victories / "Get it?" / Do some math / Runs smoothly : JUNKWINSSEEADDHUMS
93. "___ directed" : USEAS
94. Strand : ENISLE
95. Egg foo yung and others : OMELETS
99. Obama economic adviser Summers : LAWRENCE
102. Never, in Berlin : NIE
103. McSorley's Old ___ House, New York landmark since 1854 : ALE
104. North Carolina county : ASHE
105. World Series manager of 1981 and '88 : LASORDA
107. Grayish : DRAB
109. Fraternity hopeful : RUSHEE
111. Blue Bonnet, e.g. : OLEO
113. Most shaggy / Hotel offering / Actress Goldie : HAIRIESTROOMHAWN
116. Watered down : WEAK
117. Pickup capacity, sometimes : ONETON
118. Accumulated, as debts : RANUP
119. Mens ___ (guilty mind) : REA
120. "My ___" (Clinton autobiography) : LIFE
121. "You ___ kidding!" : WERENT
122. Accumulate : AMASS
123. "Washington Week" airer : PBS
1. Pretend to be : POSEAS
2. Forward, in 7-Down : AVANTI
3. Ice skate part : LACING
4. Thin wedge : SHIM
5. What's represented by x2 = 4py : PARABOLA
6. "I cannot tell a ___" : LIE
7. See 2-Down : ITALY
8. A Jackson : TITO
9. What you'll get if you read aloud 23-, 44-, 67-, 86- or 113-Across : UNITEDSTATESPRESIDENT
10. Neighbor of Braz. : BOL
11. ___ Accords of 1993 : OSLO
12. "My bad," for one : APOLOGY
13. Ready for bed : TIRED
14. Three-time Masters champ : SNEAD
15. Amble : SAUNTER
16. "Shall We Dance" dancer : ASTAIRE
17. Inlet : RIA
18. Memento of an old flame? : ASH
24. "There is no greater ___ than bearing an untold story inside you": Maya Angelou : AGONY
25. Brother of Prometheus : ATLAS
30. Where 67-Across's face appears : NICKEL
33. Law school newcomers : ONELS
35. Son - or father - of Henry : EDSEL
37. Contraction before "now" : EEN
38. Former part of the British Airways fleet, for short : SST
40. Topnotch : SUPERB
41. Science of duplicating nature : BIONICS
42. It may be made into a meal : OAT
45. Buck up : HEARTEN
46. Rampaging, after "on" : ATEAR
47. Hannibal Lecter, e.g. : SADIST
48. Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
49. Satirize : SENDUP
50. Blank space : LACUNA
55. Cupid's teammate : COMET
57. Cry accompanying a head slap : DOH
58. Sharpened : WHETTED
59. Holder of the alphabet : OUIJA
60. Shortcuts for ships : CANALS
61. Setter sitter? : KENNEL
63. Skywalker's friend : KENOBI
65. 1963 Audrey Hepburn thriller : CHARADE
68. Admitted to the foyer : SAWIN
69. Ga. neighbor : FLA
70. Cracker seed : SESAME
75. Bear, in Baja : OSO
77. Emulates a rhabdomantist : DOWSES
78. Entanglement : SKEIN
79. Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
82. Org. for Jimmy Carter, once : USN
84. Many : NUMEROUS
86. Birth mo. for Coolidge, Ford and G. W. Bush : JUL
87. Cable channel : USA
88. Fresh start, metaphorically : NEWLEAF
89. Bar activity : KARAOKE
90. More run-down : SEEDIER
91. Yanks and others : ALERS
92. Playable character in Guitar Hero III : SLASH
96. Equivalent to F : ESHARP
97. Surfer's place : THEWEB
98. Regarded to be : SEENAS
100. Not in any way : NOHOW
101. Stretch, in a way : CRANE
103. The "A" of James A. Garfield : ABRAM
106. Prado displays : ARTE
108. Grooming brand : ATRA
110. Ones near bases : UMPS
111. Friend of Pooh : OWL
112. Kona keepsake : LEI
114. Charged bit : ION
115. ___ high : ONA

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