GETTING A LITTLE R AND R

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 2008

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 160 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Place for bluegrass : MEADOW
7. #1 on the charts : SMASH
12. Blast : GOODTIME
20. Kia sedan : OPTIMA
21. Café con ___ : LECHE
22. Certify : ACCREDIT
23. Broad comedies involving hogs? : PORKERFARCES
25. Like traditional Catholic Masses : LATINATE
26. N.H.L.'s Tikkanen : ESA
27. Entertainment center at many a sports bar : LCDTV
28. Where bluejackets go : ASEA
30. Movement that inspired '60s fashion : OPART
31. Good viewing spot for a canyon : AERIE
32. Bickering : ATIT
33. Bookcase lineup : SPINES
34. Beautifully illustrated report of a computer failure? : PRETTYCRASHACCOUNT
39. Clark's partner : LEWIS
40. It's put on some houses : LIEN
41. "It'll ___ you" : COST
42. Stockholm-bound carrier : SAS
45. First-year J.D. student : ONEL
46. Makes eyes at : OGLES
49. All-time top-selling Atari video game : ASTEROIDS
51. Cake maker's boast? : TORTEBRAG
53. Short-legged, thick-set horse : COB
55. Not badgering, say : SOFTON
56. Flood survivor : NOAH
57. Nursery rhyme call sung to an old French melody : BAABAA
60. Short breaks : NAPS
61. French director's comment about his submission to a film festival? : IGAVEITMYBRESTSHORT
67. Wide-headed fastener : TNUT
68. Smears : LIBELS
69. Ang Thong resident : THAI
70. How some kids spend the summer : ATCAMP
73. "Peer Gynt" mother : ASE
74. Bird call on a farm? : CROWCHIRP
79. They're developed by a muscleman : PECTORALS
82. Lip cover : GLOSS
83. Nebraska county with an Indian name : OTOE
84. Super Bowl XLII M.V.P. Manning : ELI
85. Gen. Lee, in brief : ROBT
86. Loyal : TRUE
88. Lobster claw : CHELA
89. A Simpson without access to his volume of the "Odyssey"? : HOMERAWAYFROMHOMER
94. Rocker Morissette : ALANIS
96. Till compartment : TENS
97. Succulents that soothe : ALOES
98. Easy wins : ROMPS
99. Starter starter? : SELF
100. Sign that's often lit : ONAIR
101. Film editor's job : CUT
104. Most heterogeneous : MOTLIEST
106. Former Tennessee senator's Halloween costumes? : FRISTFRIGHTS
109. Prestigious : ESTEEMED
110. Curt : TERSE
111. Name on some euros : ESPANA
112. Sources of a cosmetics oil : TEATREES
113. King in 1 B.C. : HEROD
114. Body-sculpting undergarment : SHAPER
1. Be down : MOPE
2. Narrative writing : EPOS
3. Razor brand : ATRA
4. Cartoonist Browne : DIK
5. Breakfast menu heading : OMELETS
6. Brave words? : WARCRY
7. Mason of a sort : SLATER
8. Griffin who loved game shows : MERV
9. Virginia is in it: Abbr. : ACC
10. Cover : SHEATHE
11. Redcoat's ally : HESSIAN
12. Do for a V.I.P.? : GALA
13. South American tuber : OCA
14. Creatures with three hearts : OCTOPUSES
15. Opening remarks at a coffee makers' convention? : DRIPINTRO
16. Paying guest : TENANT
17. "Do ___?" : IDARE
18. Baseball catchers : MITTS
19. Time on la Côte d'Azur : ETE
24. Banking initialism : FDIC
29. "... to name just a few": Abbr. : ETC
31. Not straight : ATILT
32. Seller's terms : ASIS
33. Symbol of blackness : SOOT
34. Coup start : PLOT
35. Clinton's attorney general : RENO
36. Pitcher : EWER
37. Give ___ up : ALEG
38. Also addresses, as with an e-mail : CCS
42. Long-necked instrument : SITAR
43. Opposite of reject : ADOPT
44. Payroll dept. ID's : SSNS
46. Light wind? : OBOE
47. Sacred cup : GRAIL
48. Christine of "Running on Empty" : LAHTI
49. French cleric : ABBE
50. ___ consequence : OFNO
52. Check holder: Abbr. : ENV
53. Monthly charge : CABLE
54. Couple in a rowboat : OARS
57. Tournament passes : BYES
58. ___ Boy, classic figure in Japanese anime : ASTRO
59. One of Dumas's Musketeers : ATHOS
61. "___ Inside" (slogan) : INTEL
62. Louis Vuitton competitor : GUCCI
63. Rat-___ : ATAT
64. Some Wharton alums : MBAS
65. Tooth holders : SAWS
66. Hawaiian Punch rival : HIC
67. Sticky stuff : TAPE
71. Where a dope unloads a ship ? : MORONPIER
72. Words on a deathbed, maybe : PROMISEME
74. Bass ___ : CLEF
75. Popular snack cakes : HOHOS
76. Talked-about twosome : ITEM
77. Part : ROLE
78. Tree in bloom in a Van Gogh painting : PEAR
80. Five-dollar bills, slangily : ABES
81. Photocopier option: Abbr. : LTR
82. Fraternity members : GUYS
86. Highest grade : TWELFTH
87. Was not cooped up : RANFREE
88. Love : CHERISH
89. Whence the line "To sleep: perchance to dream" : HAMLET
90. Stopped fasting : ATE
91. Vented : RANTED
92. Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
93. Fabrics that shimmer : MOIRES
94. Stood : AROSE
95. Led Zeppelin's "Whole ___ Love" : LOTTA
99. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
100. ___ buco : OSSO
101. Bloke : CHAP
102. ___ Reader : UTNE
103. Bygone autocrat : TSAR
104. Touched : MET
105. "Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
107. Clearance rack abbr. : IRR
108. Valedictorian's pride, for short : GPA

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