CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 2006

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric Berlin
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 87 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The eight theme answers in this puzzle are clues to common words. When the grid has been filled, guess these missing words, whose letters correspond to the numbers shown. Every number from 1 to 25 is used exactly twice. When you’re done, arrange the letters in order from 1 to 25 to reveal a bit of advice about getting ahead.
JimH notes: This puzzle has an embedded grid. This PDF file shows how the crossword appeared in the NYT Magazine.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Father of Magnus the Good : OLAF
5. "Uh-huh" : YUP
8. Pressure: Prefix : BARO
12. "There ___ goes ..." : SHE
15. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
18. Auto with a trident logo : MASERATI
20. Far from home, perhaps : OVERSEAS
22. "If only ___ listened ..." : HED
23. 17-20-24-12-8-9-13 : NOSYORINQUISITIVE
25. Latin 101 word : AMO
26. Suffix with violin : IST
27. Radio advice-giver : DRLAURA
28. "Outta here" : GONE
29. Quarrel : SPAR
30. Corp. bigwig : CEO
31. 5% of a C-note : FIN
32. Like many adherents to 55-Down : MIDEASTERN
34. 17-9-19-10-2-12-22-7 : WINDOWCOVERINGS
39. Loonies : KOOKS
40. Smells : ODORS
41. Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
42. English exclamation : ISAY
43. Foot soldiers: Abbr. : INF
44. Classic gas brand : ESSO
45. Level : TIER
46. Baby kisser, maybe, in brief : POL
47. Hard times : ORDEALS
51. Fraction of a min. : MSEC
53. Parisian article : UNE
54. "___ Baby" ("Hair" song) : ABIE
55. Suffix of approximation : ISH
58. Seize : TAKE
60. Like many sports interviews : POSTGAME
62. Place for Us and Them : SCOREPAD
64. How bananas are bought : UNPEELED
65. Breaking news : LATEWORD
66. Mighty boss's opposite : PEON
67. River at Ghent : LYS
68. Actor Guinness : ALEC
69. "Brat Farrar" mystery writer : TEY
70. Turning point? : KNOB
72. Place on a TV? : MELROSE
74. Woman in a personal ad: Abbr. : SWF
77. Hang : PEND
79. Road ___ : RAGE
83. Good times : FUN
84. Code in which many Web pages are written: Abbr. : HTML
85. Suffix with Capri : OTE
86. Bit of Gothic architecture : GABLE
87. Bite-the-bullet type : STOIC
89. 1-15-6-11-5-22 : HEADOFTHEPRISON
92. Followers of philosopher René : CARTESIANS
94. Make like : APE
95. Youngster : LAD
96. Common conjunctions : ANDS
97. Joker, e.g. : CARD
98. Roils : STIRSUP
100. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
103. Original "King Kong" studio : RKO
104. 25-14-2-19-7 : DOTSINTHENIGHTSKY
107. Hosp. readout : EEG
108. Ethiopian river : BLUENILE
109. Discharge into the air : EMISSION
110. Crown maker: Abbr. : DDS
111. Mormons: Abbr. : LDS
112. Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
113. Like some ears : TIN
114. Leisure : EASE
1. Popular hotel chain : OMNI
2. Vientiane's land : LAOS
3. Secy. : ASST
4. Whimsical : FEY
5. Peter who wrote "Puff the Magic Dragon" : YARROW
6. Elec., e.g. : UTIL
7. Garment worn like an apron : PINAFORE
8. Ludlum protagonist : BOURNE
9. Reebok rival : AVIA
10. Lawyer's thing : RES
11. Something that gets copied : ORIGINAL
12. Fishing nets : SEINES
13. ___ cow : HAVEA
14. Compass point : ESE
15. 24-8-20-16-11 : SHAPEOFABALL
16. Observation : REMARK
17. Prettifies : ADORNS
19. Places for clowns : RODEOS
21. Hip's opposite : STODGY
24. Arrow's place : QUIVER
29. It started about 2 1/2 million years ago : STONEAGE
30. Storage medium : CDROM
32. Japanese soup : MISO
33. It may leave its mark : SKID
34. The "vey" of "oy vey!" : WOE
35. They often have photos : IDS
36. Rebuffs : NOS
37. Red squirrel named for the sound it makes : CHICKAREE
38. Upholstery problem : RIP
45. 4-23-14-10-3-18-25 : TEAPOTS
47. How many proposals are delivered : ONONEKNEE
48. 15-21-13-1-18-6 : RESPOND
49. British tar : LIMEY
50. Burpee product : SEEDS
52. Slow-cooked meal : STEW
53. Start of Superman's catchphrase : UPUP
55. See 32-Across : ISLAM
56. Reach the top of : SCALE
57. 4-23-16-21-5-3 : HOTELFORDOGS
59. Vortex : EDDY
61. "___'clock scholar" : TENO
63. New members : RECRUITS
71. Weave : BRAID
73. Some time ago : ONCE
74. Subs : STANDINS
75. One rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq: Abbr. : WMDS
76. "Alice" waitress : FLO
77. Baked entree : POTPIE
78. Kind of cable for a computer : ETHERNET
80. Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
81. Day-___ : GLO
82. Poetic time of day : EEN
84. Car known for its storage space : HEARSE
86. Staples of annual reports : GRAPHS
87. One way to run : SCARED
88. Bloody drunk : TANKED
89. Break : HIATUS
90. "Our ___ ...." : FATHER
91. Connect, in a way : PLUGIN
93. Say "tsk" to : SCOLD
98. Historic Normandy town : STLO
99. California's ___ Valley : SIMI
100. Three oceans touch it : ASIA
101. Ring wins, briefly : TKOS
102. Actress Daly : TYNE
104. Two-bagger: Abbr. : DBL
105. Biomed. group : NIH
106. Lao-___ : TSE

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