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New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 2013

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: "Back down" answers are read backwards to the beginning and then down from there.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Drummer's accompanier : FIFER
6. Best-selling author who served as a nurse in the Civil War : ALCOTT
12. Made up : UNTRUE
18. Hardens : INURES
20. Fever cause : MALARIA
21. Most bass : LOWEST
22. Back down : BEATAHASTYRETREAT
24. Back down : CAPITULATE
25. Sinuous swimmer : EEL
26. Grub : EATS
27. Card game declaration : MELD
28. Show off one's "guns" : FLEX
29. Some seen in mirrors? : ARS
30. Foul mood : SNIT
31. Floor vote : AYE
32. Leaning : BIAS
33. Humdinger : PIP
36. Bakers' measures: Abbr. : TSPS
38. Mrs. Miniver's husband in "Mrs. Miniver" : CLEM
40. Scope : EXTENT
42. Sprinkler conduit : HOSE
43. Back down : HEADFORTHEHILLS
46. Run out : ELAPSE
48. Quarters used in Greenland : IGLOO
50. Kegler's org. : PBA
51. Honeyed drink : MEAD
53. Back down : PULLOUT
54. Detour signalers : PYLONS
56. The left, informally : LIBS
58. Parts of galaxies : NEBULAE
60. Siberian city : OMSK
61. Jacket decoration : EPAULET
64. Handles receptions, say : CATERS
65. Back down : LOSEONESNERVE
68. Gather in bundles : SHEAVE
72. Joint committee? : STONERS
73. [How dare you?!] : SLAP
77. Talks without sincerity : PALTERS
79. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
80. Like some firs : ALPINE
82. Back down : WITHDRAW
83. Variety : SORT
86. Pascal's law : LOI
87. Ball partner : ARNAZ
88. Downgrade, perhaps : RERATE
90. Back down : GIVESOMEGROUND
94. Father of Phobos : ARES
95. "Welcome Back, Kotter" guy : VINNIE
97. La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
98. Treasures : GEMS
101. Made one : WED
102. Tough situation : BIND
103. Company making arrangements, for short : FTD
105. PBS has a big one : BIRD
107. When repeated, eager : RAH
108. Staffs : MANS
109. Winged : ALAR
110. "I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
111. Big name in '60s peace activism : ONO
112. Back down : CRYUNCLE
115. Back down : WAVETHEWHITEFLAG
118. Sheen, in Sheffield : LUSTRE
119. Advent : ARRIVAL
120. Like some oil refineries : YEMENI
121. Clearly marks : ETCHES
122. Mark, e.g. : GOSPEL
123. Boxer nicknamed "Hands of Stone" : DURAN
1. Try to shoot : FIREAT
2. Lays to rest : INTERS
3. Slick ones? : FUELSPILLS
4. Go wrong : ERR
5. Four-time baseball All-Star Jose : REYES
6. Itch scratcher's utterance : AAH
7. "Is Your Mama a ___?" (children's book) : LLAMA
8. Capable of seeing in the dark : CATEYED
9. Certain grilling : ORALEXAM
10. One to one, for example : TIED
11. It's left on a keyboard : TAB
12. Loudly lament : ULULATE
13. Dos but not don'ts : NOTES
14. Mars candy : TWIX
15. Good name, informally : REP
16. Miss ___ : USA
17. Common abbr. after a comma : ETC
19. Cut off : STANCH
20. What's the big idea? : MASTERPLAN
23. Circus support : STILT
28. Vertical stabilizer : FIN
32. "The Hostage" playwright, 1958 : BEHAN
33. Blooming tree : POPLAR
34. Publishes : ISSUES
35. Slightest complaint : PEEP
37. Lost, as a tail : SHOOK
39. ___ strip : MOBIUS
41. Rounds begin on the first one : TEE
42. Berry of "Perfect Stranger" : HALLE
44. Ages : EON
45. Apologues : FABLES
47. Yahoo : LOUT
48. Yahoo! had one in 1996: Abbr. : IPO
49. Kind of rat : GYM
52. Inside look? : DECOR
55. Dish out : SERVE
57. Actress Berger : SENTA
59. Model material, often : BALSA
62. Pressure group? : PEERS
63. Play a flute : TOOTLE
66. Lay to rest : ENTOMB
67. Postseason football game played in Mobile, Ala. : SENIORBOWL
68. World : SPHERE
69. Extreme aversion : HATRED
70. Author Canetti : ELIAS
71. Silver's is 107.87: Abbr. : ATWT
73. Garnish, possibly : SPRIG
74. Keep at awhile : LINGEROVER
75. Got ___ on (nailed) : ANA
76. Candy since 1927 : PEZ
78. Healthy : SOUND
81. Where you gotta go? : LAV
82. Take a card : DRAW
84. Actor Silver : RON
85. Frivolous types : TRIFLERS
89. Demonstrates : EVINCES
91. Be rewarded for good service : GETATIP
92. Quai d'Orsay setting : SEINE
93. Coarse : EARTHY
96. Entrances : INS
99. Procrastinator's response : MANANA
100. Welcome through the door : SHOWIN
102. Ballet dancer's support : BARRE
104. A disk can be slipped in one : DRIVE
106. Was a little too fond : DOTED
108. Paul Bunyan, e.g. : MYTH
109. Do with a pick, maybe : AFRO
112. French key : CLE
113. Crackpot : NUT
114. N.C.A.A.'s Gamecocks : USC
115. Not keep up : LAG
116. Prince of Broadway : HAL
117. Native of Australia : EMU

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