EASE-E DOES IT

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 2010

Author: Yaakov Bendavid
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bendavid. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ miss : NEAR
5. Oil holder : DRUM
9. It's often vaulted : APSE
13. Pact of '94 : NAFTA
18. Mrs. Shakespeare : ANNE
19. Shakespearean schemer : IAGO
20. Bummer : DRAG
21. Stop overseas : ARRET
22. Inappropriate on a honeymoon? : NOTFORTHEWEEKOFHEART
26. Parkgoer's charge : USERFEE
27. Italian home of the Basilica of San Francesco : ASSISI
28. Mark Harmon action drama : NCIS
30. One side in the Pro Bowl: Abbr. : AFC
31. Some bank deposits : SILTS
33. Health club lineup : LOCKERS
36. Item at a golf boutique? : AROMATICTEE
40. "Imitation is the sincerest form of television" quipster : FREDALLEN
42. "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" actress : TOMEI
43. Shade of green : MOSS
44. With a run-down look : SEEDILY
45. Sperm targets : OVA
46. Camera-ready page : REPRO
48. Microphone tester, perhaps : ROADIE
49. Stub-tailed cat : MANX
53. Phnom ___ : PENH
55. Summer next door to the nudist camp? : PEEKSEASON
57. Solar sails material : MYLAR
58. Set right : AMEND
60. Things often put in in twos : CENTS
61. "Butterfly" actress, 1981 : ZADORA
62. Hampered : STYMIED
65. Develops an open spot? : BALDS
66. Datum on an employment contract : BASEPAY
67. Some space missions : PROBES
68. Über ___ (above everything: Ger.) : ALLES
69. "Falstaff" soprano : ALICE
70. Late-late-night offering : RERUN
71. What a pursued perp might do? : FLEECOLLAR
73. Eastern noble : RANI
77. River deliberately flooded in W.W. I : YSER
78. Frequent gangster portrayer : BOGART
79. Annual awards announced in New York's East Village : OBIES
81. Chaney of "The Phantom of the Opera" : LON
82. Struggling artists' places : GARRETS
84. ___-chef : SOUS
85. Explosive event of '54 : HTEST
87. Desert drivers : CAMELEERS
90. The point when Fido's master starts walking? : ATIMETOHEEL
92. They may be tickled : IVORIES
93. Filthy quarters : STIES
94. Mountain treasure : ORE
95. Idea's start : GERM
96. City near Bethlehem : EASTON
99. Film or sculpture : ARTFORM
103. Bit of advice when packing anglers' lunches? : REELMENDONTEATQUICHE
108. Possible flight delayer : SLEET
109. Proceeds : TAKE
110. Grand : THOU
111. Itinerary segments: Abbr. : RTES
112. These, in Madrid : ESTOS
113. Convention handout, for short : SKED
114. Showed : CAME
115. Lows : MOOS
1. TV alien's word : NANU
2. Son of Seth : ENOS
3. Kick in, say : ANTE
4. Change the focus of, as an argument : REFRAME
5. Face-to-face : DIRECT
6. Bank quote : RATE
7. Zero-star restaurant review? : UGH
8. Baseballer and O.S.S. spy Berg : MOE
9. Carol opener : ADESTE
10. Basketball tactic : PRESS
11. Pseudonym of H. H. Munro : SAKI
12. Teamwork thwarters : EGOS
13. "Uh-uh" : NAH
14. The Who's "Who ___ You" : ARE
15. Buck's candid conversation opener? : FRANKLYMYDEER
16. Onetime Toyota model : TERCEL
17. Outfit : ATTIRE
23. Like some TV interviewers' questions : OFFAIR
24. Land with a red dragon on its flag : WALES
25. Entered, as a classroom : FILEDIN
29. W-2 datum: Abbr. : SSN
31. Made it home safely : SCORED
32. "There there" : ITSOK
34. Dog in a cat comic : ODIE
35. Nev. neighbor : CAL
36. On : ATOP
37. Go all over : ROVE
38. Yemen neighbor : OMAN
39. Loom : IMPEND
40. Dinners likely to have leftovers : FEASTS
41. Some major changes : REDOS
44. Scoundrel : SOANDSO
47. Alternatives to foils : EPEES
48. Send back to the Hill, say : REELECT
50. Crooked : ALOP
51. Former Japanese capital : NARA
52. Airport security measure : XRAY
54. Dating service in a northern German city? : HAMBURGERMEET
56. Dental hygienists, at times : SCALERS
57. Pronoun designation: Abbr. : MASC
59. Bearing : MIEN
61. 1990s war locale : ZAIRE
62. Agile, for a senior : SPRY
63. Los ___ Reyes Magos : TRES
64. Days of old : YORE
65. Flock sounds : BLEATS
66. Mathematician Pascal : BLAISE
68. Rags-to-riches author Horatio : ALGER
69. iPod heading : ALBUMS
71. Divine : FORESEE
72. Sarge's superior : LOOIE
74. Direction at sea : ALEE
75. Narrow margin : NOSE
76. Like many conglomerates: Abbr. : INTL
78. One of the housewives on "Desperate Housewives" : BREE
80. Thumb's middle? : SHORTU
83. 2001 biopic : ALI
84. Be sparing : STINT
86. John Grisham best seller : THEFIRM
87. Smoke : CIG
88. Disinclined : AVERSE
89. Gourmet mushrooms : MORELS
90. Made up (for) : ATONED
91. It's measured in pound-feet : TORQUE
93. Feed : STOKE
97. Line at a picnic? : ANTS
98. Neb. neighbor : SDAK
99. Accelerated bit : ATOM
100. Prefix with mom : OCTO
101. Current: Prefix : RHEO
102. Quagmire : MESS
104. "The West Wing" chief of staff ___ McGarry : LEO
105. McKinley and Washington: Abbr. : MTS
106. And other things: Abbr. : ETC
107. "So that's it!" : AHA

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