THE CRUCIVERBALIST

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 2009

Author: Barry C. Silk & Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 78 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Silk. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Put to sleep : BORE
5. They keep you from passing : EFFS
9. Pro or con : SIDE
13. Animate : PEPUP
18. It takes the cake : OVEN
19. ___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
20. Pussycat : HONEY
21. Get a load of : AMASS
22. "Hamlet" star, 1990 : MELGIBSON
24. Animal that eats while floating on its back : OTTER
25. Belgian city in W.W. I fighting : YPRES
26. Cruciverbalist's Step 1 : BRAINSTORMTHEMEIDEAS
29. Suburb of Minneapolis : EDINA
30. They're not buying it : RENTERS
31. Geometric fig. : CIR
32. Chinchilla, e.g. : RODENT
34. Grieve : MOURN
35. World's top-selling car model starting in 1997 : COROLLA
39. Step 2 : DEVELOPBESTENTRIES
43. Org. with the Red Auerbach Trophy : NBA
46. Chem., for one : SCI
47. They, to Thérèse : ILS
48. Negative conjunction : NOR
49. Fluctuates wildly : YOYOS
52. Molecular biology topic : RNA
54. Like rams and lambs : OVINE
57. Pet ___ : PEEVE
59. Step 3 : CONSTRUCTSUITABLEGRID
63. "I Saw ___ Again" (1966 hit for the Mamas & the Papas) : HER
64. Popular women's fragrance : ESTEE
65. Significant time : ERA
66. Step 4 : RESEARCHANDWRITECLUES
76. Cat Stevens's faith : ISLAM
77. 1969 Dustin Hoffman role : RATSO
78. Spring locale : SPA
79. Word with duty or set : HEAVY
80. Fort Meade org. : NSA
81. Deface : MAR
82. Kitchen gadget company : OXO
84. Walletful : WAD
85. Step 5 : SENDPUZZLETOEDITOR
95. Fanatical : EXTREME
96. 2003 Afghani film that won a Golden Globe : OSAMA
97. Turned bad : SOURED
101. Typing speed stat. : WPM
102. They have loads to do : WASHERS
104. Memory principle : MNEME
105. Step 6 (the payoff) : SEEBYLINEINNEWSPAPER
110. Product once pitched by Bill Cosby : JELLO
111. "___ we all?" : ARENT
112. Night crawler : EARTHWORM
113. Driver of a 72-Down : CABBY
114. "___ bien!" : MERCI
115. Crack up : SLAY
116. One edition of the Wall Street Journal : ASIA
117. Cafeteria supply : TRAYS
118. To be, to Claudius : ESSE
119. Pound the keys : TYPE
120. Long-distance call? : YELL
1. B-2 or B-52 : BOMBER
2. Gild the lily : OVERDO
3. Fixed, as tiles : RELAID
4. Twin-___ aircraft : ENGINED
5. Dwindles : EBBS
6. Slug follower? : FEST
7. Elevator stop : FLOOR
8. Riviera resort : SANREMO
9. "Hah!" : SOTHERE
10. Some residents : INTERNS
11. Judges : DEEMS
12. Brontë heroine : EYRE
13. The mother lode : PAYDIRT
14. Napoleon, for one : EMPEROR
15. Law firm aide, for short : PARA
16. Functions : USES
17. Letter addenda: Abbr. : PSS
20. Jacuzzi : HOTTUB
23. Cockeyed : INANE
27. Alphabetical foursome : MNOP
28. Desktop array : ICONS
33. DVD adjuncts : TVS
35. Page-oner : CELEB
36. Sharply hit baseball : LINER
37. Pope after John X : LEOVI
38. Comparable to a rose? : ASRED
40. Stocking shade : ECRU
41. ___ Hayes of "The Mod Squad" : LINC
42. Turner of records : TINA
43. "Annie" song with the lyric "Too busy / Too crazy / Too hot / Too cold / Too late / I'm sold" : NYC
44. Response to a bad call : BOO
45. Author Rand : AYN
50. Milo of "The Verdict," 1982 : OSHEA
51. Pressing need? : STEAM
53. Troubled : ATEAT
54. Better : OUTDO
55. Penthouse feature : VIEW
56. Anatomical passages : ITERS
57. Twig, to a bird : PERCH
58. French equivalent : EGALE
60. Elementary school trio : RRR
61. Payroll IDs : SSNS
62. Virginia's historic ___ Highway : LEE
66. Shampoo directive : RINSE
67. Hedingham Castle locale : ESSEX
68. Inclination : SLANT
69. The twist, once : CRAZE
70. Germany's __ National Park : HARZ
71. Song holder : IPOD
72. Modern advertising medium : TAXI
73. Labor grp. since 1935 : UAW
74. Actress ___ Marie Saint : EVA
75. Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
81. Boris Karloff title role, with "the" : MUMMY
83. N.F.L. tiebreakers : OTS
86. '70s small-screen role for Robert Young : DRWELBY
87. Big auto parts chain : PEPBOYS
88. Auto shop offerings : LOANERS
89. Gist : ESSENCE
90. Setting for Melville's "Omoo" : TAHITI
91. Soothsayer's subject : OMEN
92. Purposeful : EARNEST
93. Zip : OOMPH
94. Target of a youth outreach program : RUNAWAY
98. Rest : REPOSE
99. "___ Live," longtime Food Network show : EMERIL
100. Skin-related : DERMAL
102. Some money transfers : WIRES
103. Simmons competitor : SEALY
105. Brown : SEAR
106. Island off Tuscany : ELBA
107. Unconvincing : LAME
108. Finish shooting : WRAP
109. Lid irritation : STYE
110. Where I's cross?: Abbr. : JCT

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