THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 2016

Author: Paolo Pasco
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Pasco. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Paolo Pasco notes: Cool, my first Sunday New York Times Crossword! Did you notice the nine-letter bonus answer? If you haven't gotten it, I'll give you time to look for it before you read on. For the longest time I shied away ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Paolo's Sunday debut! I like how he's been stretching himself as a constructor, first doing themelesses, then early week, and now a Sunday 21x. Very cool to see a person push and stretch themselves. The ... more
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Across Down
1. Ditch : SCRAP
6. See-through clothing material : MESH
10. Listens to Shakespeare? : HARKS
15. Taiping Rebellion general : TSO
18. Tourist's report : TRAVELOGUE
20. Ring or sphere : ARENA
21. Mail : SHIP
22. Reason to scream "Why won't this damn thing locate airplanes!"? : RADARANGER
23. Honorary title in Wisconsin? : DAMECHEESE
25. ___ Aduba of "Orange Is the New Black" : UZO
26. Insect that shorted out an early computer, spawning the term "computer bug" : MOTH
27. "Ciao" : BYEBYE
29. Surmise : INFER
30. Hamiltons : TENS
32. Domain of "Hamilton" : THEATER
34. City with 500 attractions? : DAYTONA
36. Takes in : HAS
38. Bay ___ : AREA
39. Section of "Aida," e.g. : SCENA
41. Letters after CD : ROM
42. "Hey, let's gather 100 people to enact laws and ratify treaties"? : SENATEIDEA
46. Fired (up) : KEYED
47. Glow : AURA
48. Get by : ELUDE
49. Super ___ : NES
50. Listen to violinist Itzhak's music? : HEARPERLMAN
52. Like blue moons : RARE
53. Norm: Abbr. : STD
54. California missionary Junípero ___ : SERRA
55. "Ready to relieve 'em of a ___ or two" ("Les Misérables" lyric) : SOU
56. Stamp incorrectly, in a way : MISDATE
58. Group that appeared in the movie "Grease" : SHANANA
60. Oscars grp. : AMPAS
64. Out of gas, informally : ONE
65. Soft drink favored by the Marines? : SPRITEDECORPS
68. Stephen of "Interview With the Vampire" : REA
69. Sticky spots? : NESTS
71. Cathedral feature : STEEPLE
72. Blazing successes : METEORS
74. "Oh, you're funny-y-y-y ..." : HAR
76. Indian wear : SARIS
77. Super ___ : PAC
78. Setting for the beginning of "The Book of Mormon" : UTAH
79. Church response that's taken as a given? : ASSUMEDAMEN
83. Lead-in to Pablo or Carlos : SAN
84. Like Navy SEALs : ELITE
85. "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" sounds : BAAS
86. "Got it" : ROGER
87. Newspaper essay on why not to go outdoors? : INSIDEOPED
89. Skit show, for short : SNL
90. E-cigarette output : VAPOR
91. Frat boy types : BROS
92. Assn. : ORG
93. Top of the agenda : ITEMONE
95. Fastener with a ring-shaped head : EYEBOLT
97. Cries of approval : YAYS
101. Tennis's King of Clay : NADAL
102. Cry from comic book civilians : SAVEUS
105. Futile : VAIN
107. Meadow : LEA
108. Woody playing a medieval baron? : THANEALLEN
110. Books written entirely in chat rooms? : IMEDNOVELS
113. Robert of "Airplane!" : HAYS
114. Singer LaBelle : PATTI
115. TLC and Destiny's Child : GIRLGROUPS
116. Most "Doctor Who" characters, for short : ETS
117. "What if ...," informally : SPOSE
118. ___ cone : NOSE
119. On edge : ANTSY
1. Walk with pride : STRUT
2. Crosswords in 1924-25, e.g. : CRAZE
3. Home inspector's concern : RADON
4. "Selma" director DuVernay : AVA
5. Locks in place for a while? : PERM
6. What the "1" of "1/2" represents : MONTH
7. Intellectual : EGGHEADED
8. Litigate : SUE
9. Home remedy drink : HERBTEA
10. Bill of "Trainwreck" : HADER
11. Aladdin, e.g. : ARAB
12. "Ratatouille" rat : REMY
13. Embroiled (in) : KNEEDEEP
14. Biological pouch : SAC
15. Los Angeles Lakers' home until 1999 : THEFORUM
16. Assent to a married mujer : SISENORA
17. 89-Across character played by Adam Sandler : OPERAMAN
19. "Tao Te Ching" philosopher : LAOTSE
21. Mailed : SENT
24. "Howdy" : HIYA
28. "___, verily" : YEA
31. Gray, say : SHADED
33. Mythical father of Harmonia, strangely enough : ARES
35. Southern chain : ANDES
37. Took in : ATE
39. America's Cup, e.g. : SEARACE
40. Rostand protagonist ___ de Bergerac : CYRANO
42. Sunday delivery : SERMON
43. Bush labor secretary Chao : ELAINE
44. Sips : NURSES
45. Puts under : INTERS
46. Bits of truth : KERNELS
47. Name on many a college hall, informally : ALUM
50. One easily bowled over? : HEADPIN
51. Laugh-filled broadcast : ROAST
53. Racer's brand : STP
54. More see-through : SHEERER
57. Noted tea locale : ASSAM
58. The Titanic, e.g. : STEAMER
59. Gucci competitor : ARMANI
61. Bit of expert advice : PROTIP
62. Fill with gas : AERATE
63. Like pageant contestants, typically : SASHED
66. "Full speed ahead!" : ITSAGO
67. Push-up muscle, informally : PEC
70. "That means ..." : THUS
73. Passing remarks? : EULOGY
75. Showed over : RERAN
77. Nisan observances : PASSOVERS
79. Green spirit : ABSINTHE
80. Something felt at Christmas : SANTAHAT
81. Post-Christmas events : SALEDAYS
82. Hit upside the head, in slang : DOPESLAP
83. Snoot : SNOB
84. Eternally, to poets : EER
87. Words of concession : IRESIGN
88. Liable to spoil? : DOTING
90. Cousin of a lemming : VOLE
91. Sch. whose honor code includes chastity : BYU
94. Staffs : MANS
95. Start of a few choice words? : EENIE
96. Big dipper : LADLE
98. Native of Alaska : ALEUT
99. Goes "Ow, ow, ow!" : YELPS
100. Like the response "Talk to the hand!" : SASSY
103. Adele, voicewise : ALTO
104. Spot checkers? : VETS
106. One of Asta's masters : NORA
109. College-level H.S. courses : APS
111. "Dios ___!" : MIO
112. The "V" of fashion's "DVF" : VON

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