CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 2015

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: I was curious why this puzzle was so difficult — my usual Sunday solving time is 20ish minutes, and this one took me twice that. Amazing to see it's a 132 word puzzle. The number won't mean anything to most ... more
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Across Down
1. Small drums : TABORS
7. Leaves of grass : BLADES
13. Folded like a fan : PLICATE
20. East Coast national park : ACADIA
21. Early stone tool : EOLITH
22. Go wild : RUNRIOT
23. Ancient Peruvian using Netflix? : STREAMINGINCA
25. Washington post? : EMBASSY
26. Newbie: Var. : TIRO
27. Senator Mike from Wyoming : ENZI
28. 1965 hitmakers Dino, ___ & Billy : DESI
30. Start to lose it : SLIP
31. Exactly 72, maybe : EVENPAR
33. "No fishing here!"? : CASTELSEWHERE
38. Be up : BAT
39. Ending with Vietnam : ESE
40. Vietnam ___ : WAR
41. Like the headline "ELVIS FATHERED MY ALIEN BABY" : LURID
42. Sheer : UTTER
44. Lines from Homer and Erasmus : ADAGES
47. Some art projections : RELIEFS
51. Dog whose rocket went off course? : DEEPSPACECANINE
55. Make the podium : MEDAL
56. Some black-tie events : SOIREES
57. Refrain syllable : TRA
58. "Network," for one : SATIRE
59. Never : NOTONCE
62. "Is that so?" : DOESIT
64. A minimus is a little one : TOE
65. Comment to an annoying blackjack dealer? : YOUMAKEMEWANNACASHOUT
71. TV ET : ALF
72. Pub fixture : ALETAP
73. "Ta-da!" : ITWORKS
74. Up-to-the-minute : LATEST
77. Letters after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's name : DNY
78. Less deserving of a laugh, say : CORNIER
81. Sealer, maybe : ALEUT
82. Part of a jumbo trail mix? : REALLYBIGCASHEW
87. Sorry sort : SADCASE
89. Lit : SAUCED
90. Marie Antoinette, par exemple : REINE
91. First name on the "America's Got Talent" panel : HEIDI
93. State on the Miss. : ILL
94. Bouncer's concern : AGE
96. AAA offering: Abbr. : RTE
97. Agent for Bogart's partner? : BACALLHANDLER
102. Wild : BERSERK
104. Declare : AVER
105. Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
106. Hold it! : HILT
108. "When I was ___ ..." : ALAD
109. President John Tyler's wife : LETITIA
111. "12-Point Type: A History"? : THELIFEOFPICA
116. Tied up : TRUSSED
117. They might grab some food before a flight : TALONS
118. Hard and unyielding : FLINTY
119. Bar order that's not drunk : OYSTERS
120. "Me as well!" : IDOTOO
121. Isn't completely truthful : FUDGES
1. It may be on the tip of your tongue : TASTEBUD
2. Put in play : ACTIVATE
3. It holds a lock in place : BARRETTE
4. Classic theater : ODEON
5. Marshy place, perhaps : RIA
6. Identical to : SAMEAS
7. Auto pioneer Karl : BENZ
8. "When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of ___": Dale Carnegie : LOGIC
9. Will Smith biopic : ALI
10. When repeated, a child's meal : DIN
11. Yadda, yadda, yadda : ETC
12. Tangerine or peach : SHADE
13. Force divided by area, in physics : PRESSURE
14. ___ brothers, inventors of the motion picture (1895) : LUMIERE
15. Having five sharps : INB
16. Cause of a great loss? : CRASHDIET
17. Option for a quick exit : AISLE
18. Quaint letter opener : TOSIR
19. Classic British Jaguar : ETYPE
24. Concerning : INRE
29. Sharp turn : ELL
32. Projected image : PERSONA
34. High-tech surveillance acronym : AWACS
35. Major account : SAGA
36. Site of a 1776 George Washington victory in the Revolutionary War : TRENTON
37. ___ Rudolph, U.S. sprinter who won three golds in the 1960 Olympics : WILMA
43. British racetrack site : EPSOM
44. ___ Hardware : ACE
45. It's in the 60s : DEE
46. Rock singer? : SIREN
48. Photoshop user, e.g. : EDITOR
49. Egyptian king overthrown in a 1952 revolution : FAROUK
50. Wintry mixes : SLEETS
52. Barely touch, as a meal : PICKAT
53. Visibly stunned : AREEL
54. Grp. with a launch party? : NASA
58. Criticism : STATIC
59. Spiral-horned antelopes : NYALAS
60. "C'est magnifique!" : OOLALA
61. Like some titmice : TUFTED
62. Fist bump, in slang : DAP
63. It might say "Happy Birthday!" : ICING
66. Ancient Assyrian foe : MEDE
67. Old lab burners : ETNAS
68. Ambushed : WAYLAID
69. One calling foul? : SWEARER
70. Mess (around) : HORSE
75. Catholic rite : EUCHARIST
76. "Delphine" author Madame de ___ : STAEL
78. Waxing and waning, e.g. : CYCLE
79. U.K. honour : OBE
80. Free : RID
82. Thomas Jefferson and Calvin Coolidge, e.g. : REDHEADS
83. Quiet period : LULL
84. Menial : HIRELING
85. Showstopper? : ENTRACTE
86. When school's open : WEEKDAYS
88. More slapstick : SILLIER
92. Novelist McEwan : IAN
94. ___-bodied : ABLE
95. Board's opposite : GETOFF
97. Maryland's largest city, informally : BALTO
98. ___ Fisher Hall, longtime venue at Lincoln Center : AVERY
99. Whale constellation : CETUS
100. Capone henchman : NITTI
101. Something you might get a charge out of : RHINO
103. Tasty : SAPID
107. "In that case ..." : IFSO
110. China's Lao-___ : TSE
112. Suffered from : HAD
113. Jeff Lynne's band, for short : ELO
114. Patch of land : LOT
115. ___ season : FLU

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