REVEREND SPOONER, U.S.P.S.

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQ} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 140 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: The NYT published this correction: The crossword on March 13 provided an erroneous clue for 93-Across, seeking the answer "Nausea." The clue should have read, "Sartre novel" — not "Novel for which Sartre declined the Nobel Prize." (The award he declined in 1964 was for his body of work, not for that particular novel.)
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Roast V.I.P.'s : MCS
4. Overall composition? : DENIM
9. Military funeral concluder : TAPS
13. Cars with floor-mounted ignitions : SAABS
18. Density symbol, in physics : RHO
19. By itself : ALONE
20. Kaaba visitor's faith : ISLAM
22. Say grudgingly : ADMIT
23. "I suppose it might seem odd that a reverend like myself would suddenly begin ___ ..." : MARRYINGTHEKALE
26. Top-___ (golf ball brand) : FLITE
27. "Dirt cake" ingredients : OREOS
28. Equine-related : HORSY
29. Gun it : SPEEDUP
31. "... but I've always thought ___ had a more fun job than I do" : MOSTPASTORS
35. "For an avid philatelist like me, sorting envelopes is thrilling - I might spot a ___!" : STAIRRAMP
37. Kind of ceremony : AWARDS
38. Show no modesty : BOAST
39. Marvin of "Cat Ballou" : LEE
40. Friday's rank: Abbr. : SGT
43. Had : ATE
44. Poor writer's scribblings? : IOUS
45. Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
48. "When a man is nervous about shipping breakables, I tell him, '___ carefully, sir' ..." : CRACKYOURPATE
52. Domino's order : PIE
53. Whirlybird : CHOPPER
54. Actress Peeples : NIA
55. Big name in rum : BACARDI
59. Round-trippers, in sports lingo : HOMERS
60. "... and I write '___' on the box, which seems to reassure him" : CANDLEWITHHAIR
64. Cambridgeshire's ___ Cathedral : ELY
65. Viking's destination : MARS
66. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
67. "___ had enough" : IVE
68. "The best part of the job, of course, is when I'm out on the street ___" : RAKINGMYMOUNDS
73. Drawers of war? : BOWMEN
76. Mesabi Range export : IRONORE
77. Tee-___ : HEE
78. Remote place : NOWHERE
79. Food label no. : RDA
80. "I'm a bit leery of dogs - it's unsettling to enter a yard and hear some ___ at me ..." : GROUNDHOWLING
84. From scratch : AFRESH
87. Lover of light : MOTH
88. Distress : AIL
89. Old inits. in telecommunication : GTE
90. Vegas casino hotel, with "the" : RIO
91. The Bahamas' Great ___ Island : ABACO
93. Novel for which Sartre declined the Nobel Prize : NAUSEA
96. "... but dogs can't spoil how much I enjoy driving around in the ___" : TRAILMUCK
99. "Homeowners get excited when they see me opening their ___ ..." : BETTERLOCKS
104. Least bright : DENSEST
105. Eighty-eight : PIANO
107. Dry out : PARCH
108. "The Hot Zone" topic : EBOLA
109. "... and when I hand-deliver a package, the recipients are positively ___ - it's very satisfying!" : CHILLEDWITHFEAR
114. Fountain drinks : COKES
115. Berry of "Frankie and Alice" : HALLE
116. Histrionics : DRAMA
117. Poetic preposition : ERE
118. Daisy variety : OXEYE
119. Ugly situation : MESS
120. Matches timewise, informally : SYNCS
121. Acid : LSD
1. 1983 Michael Keaton comedy : MRMOM
2. Single-named "Hollywood Squares" regular : CHARO
3. Results of chafing : SORES
4. Place to get a facial : DAYSPA
5. Film director Roth : ELI
6. Tours turndown : NON
7. Having one sharp : ING
8. Manner : METHOD
9. Ziggurat features : TIERS
10. Interviews : ASKS
11. Finishes : PLAYSOUT
12. ___ ammoniac : SAL
13. More guarded : SAFER
14. Onetime Freud collaborator : ADLER
15. Queen in the "Star Wars" saga : AMIDALA
16. Asphalt ingredient : BITUMEN
17. Open terrain : STEPPES
21. Desert landforms : MESAS
24. Flummery : ROT
25. ___ de combat : HORS
30. It comes from the heart : PITAPAT
32. Comes to : AWAKES
33. Forest flutist : SATYR
34. Palm phone : TREO
36. Hit with a charge : TASE
38. Flapper's wrap : BOA
40. Bookish type : SCHOLAR
41. Soviet foreign affairs minister during the Cuban missile crisis : GROMYKO
42. Answering machine insert : TAPE
44. 2010 Apple release : IPAD
46. Rolling in green : RICH
47. Triumphant cry : YEAH
49. Revivalism? : CPR
50. Leave weaponless : UNARM
51. Bygone Tide rival : RINSO
53. French sweetie : CHERI
55. Industry, slangily : BIZ
56. Wardrobe items : RAIMENT
57. Fork : DIVERGE
58. Dunne of "My Favorite Wife" : IRENE
60. Small island : CAY
61. It's closeted : LINEN
62. Put the kibosh on : ENDED
63. Film director Craven : WES
65. Title for de Staël: Abbr. : MME
69. On the subject of : INRE
70. Moves a head? : NODS
71. Golden ___ (General Mills product) : GRAHAMS
72. "Forget it!" : UHUH
73. Striking player : BOWLER
74. Symbol of Athena : OWL
75. Lincoln while in Congress, e.g. : WHIG
78. Babel : NOISE
80. Car financing inits. : GMAC
81. Where prisoners swing picks : ROCKPILE
82. Ear: Prefix : OTO
83. ___ monde : HAUT
84. Like the GE Building : ARTDECO
85. Locomotive furnace : FIREBOX
86. Lost Colony's island : ROANOKE
92. Companion of Rex and Rover : BUTCH
93. Bird that may nest on volcanic ash : NENE
94. Unable to agree : ATODDS
95. Pack leaders : ALPHAS
97. R&B's ___ Brothers : ISLEY
98. Car dealer's offering : LEASE
99. Farmland rolls : BALES
100. Bungling fool : OAF
101. Fishing accoutrement : CREEL
102. 1980s-'90s Chrysler offerings : KCARS
103. Iota : SHRED
106. Woes : ILLS
110. Mugger on stage : HAM
111. Not straight : WRY
112. Novelist McEwan : IAN
113. Station for cinephiles : TMC

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