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New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 2009

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QX} Scrabble average: 1.72 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "La Vie en Rose" singer : PIAF
5. Hastings, ___, where Kool-Aid was invented: Abbr. : NEBR
9. Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
13. Geneses : ONSETS
19. At home, abroad : ENFAMILLE
21. Homer's hangout : MOES
22. Chap : FELLOW
23. ChapStick alternative : PETROLEUMJELLY
25. Airport where 91-Down flies : NARITA
26. W.W. I battle site in Belgium : YPRES
27. Sing "The Moon Got in My Eyes," e.g. : CROON
28. Blood of the gods, in Greek myth : ICHOR
30. Clothes line : HEM
31. Ogle : STAREAT
33. Bygone Coney Island attraction : PARACHUTEJUMP
36. Red states?: Abbr. : SSRS
38. Cousin of a crow : DAW
39. Price production : OPERA
40. Computer programs, for short : APPS
44. Onetime Ritz rival : HIHO
46. Initials, perhaps : OKS
48. Printerr's misteaks? : TYPOS
52. Trick : PRACTICALJOKE
56. Track runner : TROLLEY
58. Oscar-winning role for Meryl Streep : SOPHIE
59. Backers and bankers : MONEYMEN
61. ___ Bridge, historic 1874 span across the Mississippi : EADS
62. Org. with an Office of Water : EPA
63. Manhattan area next to Chinatown : TRIBECA
66. One with a burning desire : ARSONIST
68. Start of the third qtr. : JUL
70. Deli receptacle : PICKLEJAR
73. "Hellboy" star Perlman : RON
74. Talks monotonously : DRONESON
77. Mercury, e.g. : ELEMENT
79. Tie-up : JAM
82. Circus cries : OOHS
83. Residency requirement, for some : MDDEGREE
86. "Hubba hubba!" : OOLALA
88. Foreign correspondents? : PENPALS
90. One of the former Big Three in news : PETERJENNINGS
93. German city whose name means "to eat" : ESSEN
94. Invitation to a visitor : SIT
95. Room in una residencia : SALA
96. Deck material : TEAK
97. Maritime : NAVAL
100. "Barbara ___" : ANN
103. Life partner? : LIMB
105. Comeuppance : POETICJUSTICE
110. Some car shoppers : LEASERS
115. Good times : UPS
116. Cut : SHARE
117. Motown singer Terrell : TAMMI
119. Christopher who directed "The Dark Knight" : NOLAN
120. Where "amo, amas, amat" is learned : LATINI
122. Dole offering : PINEAPPLEJUICE
125. Rain, briefly : PRECIP
126. Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
127. Challenge : TALLORDER
128. Bass holders, maybe : STEINS
129. Moist : DEWY
130. Triumphant cries : YAYS
131. Noted Spanish muralist : SERT
1. 1666 London fire chronicler : PEPYS
2. Klutzy : INEPT
3. Broadcast worker's union : AFTRA
4. Ending with way or sea : FARER
5. Goose egg : NIL
6. Exciting : ELECTRIC
7. Confuse : BLUR
8. Wash again, as the floor : REMOP
9. Egyptian god of the universe : AMENRA
10. Co. with a triangular logo : AOL
11. You can dig it : RELIC
12. Whack jobs : PSYCHOS
13. Significant : OFNOTE
14. Closer by : NEARERTO
15. Canon type, in brief : SLR
16. Grant's first secretary of state ___ Washburne : ELIHU
17. Symbol on a pole : TOTEM
18. Overwhelm : SWAMP
20. Exodus figure : MOSES
24. Fictional Tom : JOAD
29. March word : HUP
32. More pallid : ASHIER
34. Came to : AWOKE
35. "Headlines" presenter : JAYLENO
37. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
40. Recess at Notre Dame : APSE
41. Set piece : PROP
42. Pizza Hut competitor : PAPAJOHNS
43. Auburn, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
45. Ancient Mexican people : OLMEC
47. Significant : KEY
49. Hardly a beauty queen : PLAINJANE
50. They start A-B, C, D-E, etc. : OEDS
51. Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
53. "Pajama Party," e.g. : TITLE
54. Musclehead : JOCK
55. Ready for action : ONALERT
56. Land at Orly? : TERRE
57. "ER" extras, for short : RNS
60. Word said while tipping one's hat : MAAM
64. Receivers of some downloads : IPODS
65. Tie up : BIND
67. "Loot" playwright : ORTON
69. Like money in the bank : UNSPENT
71. Robt. ___ : ELEE
72. Pans in comedy clubs : JEERS
74. Info : DOPE
75. Some deer : ROES
76. Tee sizes, on signs : SML
78. Average Joe, e.g. : NONAME
80. Aquatic organism : ALGA
81. Jim Carrey film, with "The" : MASK
84. Dermal opening? : EPI
85. Intimate : GETAT
87. Soused : LIT
89. Who wrote "The only abnormality is the incapacity to love" : ANAISNIN
91. Flier to 25-Across, for short : JAL
92. Prozac maker : ELILILLY
94. Didn't drink daintily : SLURPED
98. Means of parental control : VCHIPS
99. 1977 double-platinum jazz-rock album : AJA
101. Bistro, informally : NITERY
102. College World Series org. : NCAA
104. Hand-picked thing : BANJO
105. Dime novels and such : PULPS
106. Eye-popping canvases : OPART
107. Popular women's fragrance : ESTEE
108. Stop working, as an engine, with "up" : SEIZE
109. Meaningless : EMPTY
111. Some whiskey drinks : SOURS
112. Pass over : ELIDE
113. Indy entrant : RACER
114. Hägar's dog : SNERT
118. Film-rating org. : MPAA
121. Where you are on a Métro map? : ICI
123. Just out : NEW
124. Dallas center? : ELS

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