LABORATORY MAZE

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, solve the maze in the grid, traveling through the openings in the squares, beginning at 69-Across, ending at 103-Down...and passing over the word spelled at 71-Across 18 times. As you proceed, the consecutive letters of 71-Across will always be in their correct order, in straight lines reading forward, backward, up or down.
JimH notes: This puzzle has a visual aspect not included in the website version.
See this PDF of Clues and Grid on a single page, or this PDF of the Grid only in a larger size.

Mr. Merrell has provided this PDF which elegantly shows the complete answer.
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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Speaking sites : ROSTRA
7. D.C. lobbying grp. : NRA
10. Olympian Griffith Joyner, familiarly : FLOJO
15. One covering the infield : TARP
19. Elocuted : ORATED
20. Like most magazine personality tests : SELFRATED
22. Melville work : OMOO
23. Passé : DEMODE
24. Smell victory, in a lab maze? : FOLLOWONESNOSE
26. Attempted activity in "The Barber of Seville" : ELOPING
28. Suffix with ideal : ISM
29. Eye lasciviously : LEERAT
30. Org. with a key-holding eagle in its logo : NSA
31. Cheat, in a lab maze? : GOOVERTHEWALL
37. See to : TEND
39. Computer woe : VIRUS
40. "The Confessions of ___ Turner" : NAT
41. Rights grp. : ACLU
45. Double curve : ESS
48. "Miss ___ Thompson," 1953 musical film : SADIE
50. Part of a food pyramid : STARCHES
53. Hit a dead end mazewise? : GETCAUGHTINAMOUSETRAP
58. Term : DURATION
59. Set : GEL
60. Mark and Shania : TWAINS
61. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
62. Assent in les Alpes : OUI
64. Feather holder : HEADDRESS
66. Thither : YON
67. Jazz guitarist Montgomery : WES
69. Begin : START
71. Lab maze runner : RAT
72. Pit sight : TAR
75. Works around town? : STREETART
78. ___ milk : SOY
80. Stuffed food : PITA
81. Materialize : APPEAR
83. Article of the Constitution about the judiciary : III
84. Dove : PEACENIK
87. Get weary solving  a lab maze? : GROWTIREDOFTHERATRACE
92. Salute site : FOREHEAD
93. Done in : SLAIN
94. Make, in arithmetic : ARE
95. Recipe info: Abbr. : AMTS
96. Sch. where Samuel Morse was a professor of art : NYU
98. End of MGM's motto : ARTIS
100. Mag. sales info : CIRC
104. Does some lab maze-solving? : MAKESATESTRUN
109. Book after Ezr. : NEH
110. Head post : TOPJOB
114. Epitome of simplicity : ABC
115. Go over again : ITERATE
117. Solve a lab maze almost inaudibly? : BARELYSQUEAKBY
123. Brave cover : TEEPEE
124. "My Fair Lady" is based on his work : SHAW
125. Foundations : SUBSTRATA
126. Cars known for backfiring? : EDSELS
127. Options for traders : PUTS
128. High lands : MESAS
129. "Tasty!" : YUM
130. Clue for a car mechanic : RATTLE
1. Maze participant : RODENT
2. Veiled threat : ORELSE
3. Austronesian language : SAMOAN
4. 'Vette option : TTOP
5. Make a new excavation : REDIG
6. Gland prefix : ADENO
7. Bounced check letters : NSF
8. Olds mobile : REO
9. Accompanier of thumbs and ears : ALL
10. Frat rushees, often : FROSH
11. Pros with cons : LAWMEN
12. Plains Indian : OTO
13. Actress Aniston, familiarly : JEN
14. Scott who wrote "Island of the Blue Dolphins" : ODELL
15. Soap made by Dial : TONE
16. Marc Antony's love : AMOR
17. Parks in Alabama : ROSA
18. "Every man will be a ___ if he can": Thoreau : POET
21. Arrives suddenly without formality : FLITSIN
25. Pommes frites seasoning : SEL
27. State biggie : GOV
32. One of a Hindu trinity : VISHNU
33. Q.E.D. part : ERAT
34. Designer Gernreich : RUDI
35. Had passed its expiration date : WASOLD
36. Outermost of the Aleutians : ATTU
38. Transfer : DECAL
41. Play the role of : ACTAS
42. Garbo film "Queen ___" : CHRISTINA
43. Trim : LEAN
44. Deliverer of many pkgs. : USPS
46. Didn't play : SAT
47. ___ generis (unique) : SUI
49. Anticipatory : EAGER
51. Stars, in Kansas' motto : ASTRA
52. Stop from getting dry : REWET
53. Mate's hello : GDAY
54. International coin : EURO
55. Convey : TRANSPORT
56. One taking a gander? : GOOSE
57. Different cuts : MEATS
63. "Let me repeat …" : ISAID
64. What a tipper tips : HAT
65. Tumbler : DRYER
67. Anger : WRATH
68. Unexplainable : EERIE
70. Chamber groups : TRIOS
73. Suffix with axiom : ATIC
74. Pile maker : RAKE
76. Lauren of "The Love Boat" : TEWES
77. Hand-color, in a way : TIEDYE
79. Gift-giver's urging : OPENIT
80. French writer Georges : PEREC
81. Kodak competitor : AGFA
82. Spring event : PROM
85. Org. with an emergency no. : AAA
86. Geom. point : CTR
88. Captain, e.g. : RANK
89. Freight carrier : FLATCAR
90. Unloaded truck's weight : TARE
91. Home page visits : HITS
97. Olympics chant : USAUSA
99. ___ Lanka : SRI
101. Steamed : INAPET
102. Pass along, as gossip : RETELL
103. Maze reward : CHEESE
104. Unit of matter: Abbr. : MOL
105. Bottomless pit : ABYSM
106. Helps do wrong : ABETS
107. Complete : UTTER
108. "___ lift?" : NEEDA
110. 1/16 of a cup: Abbr. : TBSP
111. Diamond Head's home : OAHU
112. Burlesque landing spot : PRAT
113. Jacob and Abraham, e.g. : JEWS
116. Break : REST
118. Go after : SUE
119. Passers, briefly : QBS
120. "___ Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge" : KAY
121. A.C. unit : BTU
122. Verb for Popeye : YAM

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