CHICK LIT

New York Times, Sunday, March 20, 2011

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 145 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dinner party : POTLUCK
8. Accompanied on a ticket : RANWITH
15. ___ Works : KRUPP
20. Biofuel option : ETHANOL
21. Size of a football field, roughly : ONEACRE
22. "Wyoming Outlaw," e.g. : OATER
23. Chick lit book #1 (1992) : THEPELICANBRIEF
25. Italy's longest river : THEPO
26. ___ Pie Island (artist commune on the Thames) : EEL
27. Turned right : GEED
28. The Browns, on sports tickers : CLE
29. Headline : STARIN
30. A nut might go on one : RAMPAGE
33. Chick lit book #2, with "The" (1843) : UGLYDUCKLING
36. Bear witness : ATTEST
37. ___ Franco (watch brand) : GINO
38. "Down with thee!" : FIE
39. Chick lit book #3 (1965) : THESTERILECUCKOO
44. ___ D. Young (Time's Man of the Year in 1929) : OWEN
48. Two-time N.B.A. M.V.P. Steve : NASH
49. Kerfuffles : ADOS
50. Emphatic acceptance : DOI
51. Italian city where pizza was invented : NAPOLI
53. Mich. neighbor : ONT
54. Clumsy handler : PAWER
56. P.R. locale : ATL
58. Brand introduced by Philip Morris in 1975 : MERIT
59. Chick lit book #4 (1974) : SIXDAYSOFTHECONDOR
64. Iron Man co-creator : STANLEE
67. Where 76-Across may be worn : EAR
68. Affixes on : GLUESTO
69. Chick lit book #5 (1960) : TOKILLAMOCKINGBIRD
74. "A Dog of Flanders" writer : OUIDA
75. Pip of "Great Expectations," e.g. : LAD
76. 67-Across jewelry : HOOPS
77. Fold member : EWE
80. Says : UTTERS
82. Theater with fans : NOH
84. Political commentator Colmes : ALAN
85. Nerve cell projection : AXON
86. Opponent of Napoleon : TSAR
87. Chick lit book #6 (1930) : THEMALTESEFALCON
92. Start to production? : PRE
93. Tel Aviv's ___ Park : MEIR
94. Refer (to) : ALLUDE
95. Chick lit book #7 (1985) : LONESOMEDOVE
101. Group in "Sex and the City," e.g. : GALPALS
103. Some washers and dryers : AMANAS
104. Wine container : TUN
105. Philadelphia's ___ Whitman Bridge : WALT
106. Environmental pollutant, for short : PCB
108. Snarl : RAVEL
109. Chick lit book #8 (1967) : WHEREEAGLESDARE
114. Bracelet attachment : CHARM
115. Christmas or Yom Kippur : HOLYDAY
116. Spread, as rumors : BRUITED
117. Some church overhead? : HALOS
118. Bony : OSSEOUS
119. Game highlights shower : ESPNEWS
1. Rose high in some people's estimation : PETE
2. Besides : OTHERTHAN
3. Gossip fodder : THELATEST
4. Down, with "up"? : LAP
5. Mille & ___ Roses (Lancôme perfume) : UNE
6. School in the Patriot League : COLGATE
7. Stage light : KLIEG
8. Artery : ROAD
9. True-crime writer Rule : ANN
10. Home of Agate Fossil Beds Natl. Monument : NEB
11. First horse to compete in all three Triple Crown races : WARCLOUD
12. With cold feeling : ICILY
13. Stuck : TREED
14. Famous bathrobe wearer, informally : HEF
15. Folk guitarist Leo : KOTTKE
16. 1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
17. Wombs : UTERI
18. ___ the Short, early king of the Franks : PEPIN
19. Power cord feature : PRONG
24. Chess opening? : CEE
29. "What moves you" sloganeer : SCION
31. Mosquito protection : MESH
32. Reno setting: Abbr. : PST
33. 180s : UIES
34. Vitamin and supplement chain : GNC
35. Night light? : UFO
36. ___ time (never) : ATNO
37. Old or morning follower : GLORY
40. Harsh treatment : RAWDEAL
41. "If at first, the ___ is not absurd, then there is no hope for it": Einstein : IDEA
42. Ulster or Norfolk : COAT
43. Friends and neighbors : KITH
44. Broached : OPENED
45. A quarrel : WORDS
46. "A Cooking Egg" poet : ELIOT
47. Dodge S.U.V. : NITRO
52. Affairs : AMOURS
54. Part of a support group : PILLAR
55. Skating maneuver : AXEL
57. Femur or tibia : LEGBONE
59. Rock singer Dee : SNIDER
60. "Just a ___" : SEC
61. Bookcase material : OAK
62. When most movies open: Abbr. : FRI
63. YouTube selection : CLIP
64. Bar selection : STOUT
65. Hypes : TOUTS
66. Dog named after a Japanese prefecture : AKITA
70. Werewolf feature : MANE
71. Lakers star Lamar : ODOM
72. Flame, e.g. : NHLER
73. Impersonate, in a way : GOAS
77. Clear of charges : EXCULPATE
78. Carpentry fastener : WOODSCREW
79. -ess alternative : ENNE
81. 2005 World Series team, for short : STROS
83. Classic sandwich : HAMONRYE
84. End in ___ : ATIE
85. Part of many ristorante dish names : ALLA
88. Shift's end? : HEM
89. Book before Num. : LEV
90. Hesitates : FALTERS
91. Locale for many a gondola : ALP
92. Whence the phrase "I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep" : PSALMS
95. Conifer with durable wood : LARCH
96. Home of ConAgra : OMAHA
97. Seagoing : NAVAL
98. Día de los Reyes month : ENERO
99. Group think? : ETHOS
100. Pacers' contests? : DUELS
101. [blech!] : GAG
102. "Let's ___ There" (old NBC slogan) : ALLBE
105. Maze choices : WAYS
107. Tanning salon fixtures : BEDS
109. Doctor ___ from the planet Gallifrey : WHO
110. Samurai's home : EDO
111. Évian, e.g. : EAU
112. "Yo!" : SUP
113. Hue and cry : DIN

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