THEM'S THE BREAKS

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 2010

Author: Adam Fromm
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Fromm. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Colorful bird : MACAW
6. Beguiled, maybe : LEDON
11. Seven-card melds : CANASTAS
19. Shortly : INABIT
21. "All systems ___" : AREGO
22. Zoo home for gibbons : APEHOUSE
23. Goes from walk to trot and trot to gallop? : DOUBLESPACES
25. Lever in a trunk : TIREIRON
26. "You're on!" : ITSADEAL
27. Flinch, say : REACT
29. Tend to a hole : DARN
30. Visit : SEE
31. S-s-s-subject of a 1918 hit song : KATY
33. The "her" in the lyric "I met her in a club down in old Soho" : LOLA
35. Change south of the border : PESOS
38. Teaches a ceramics class? : TRAINSPOTTERS
43. Outline clearly : ETCH
44. Greeting of respect : SALAAM
47. Pour on the love : DOTE
48. Where Haiku is : MAUI
50. "Was ___ blame?" : ITO
51. Word-processing acronym : WYSIWYG
53. Dutch construction : DIKE
56. Not easily stirred : STOLID
58. Carrier whose name means "skyward" : ELAL
59. Frist's successor as Senate majority leader : REID
63. Vote in Versailles : NON
64. Bulwark : SHIELD
65. Chow : EATS
66. One of two by Liszt : CONCERTO
68. James who was C.I.A. director under Clinton : WOOLSEY
69. Monitors food orders to go? : POLICESTAKEOUTS
72. Piscivorous flier : PELICAN
75. Election problem : MISCOUNT
76. Founder of New York's Public Theater : PAPP
80. "Onward!," in Italy : AVANTI
81. Narrator in Kerouac's "On the Road" : SAL
82. The blond Monkee : TORK
83. Potentially going into screen saver mode : IDLE
84. Less mellow : TENSER
85. Albatross : ONUS
87. International food company based in Paris : YOPLAIT
90. Ky. neighbor : IND
91. Unable to decide : TORN
93. Doesn't quite go straight : YAWS
97. "The Five Orange Pips" sleuth : HOLMES
98. ___ buco : OSSO
100. Illuminates a Halloween display? : LIGHTSWITCHES
104. San Diego's region, for short : SOCAL
106. Melville work : OMOO
107. Book after Chronicles : EZRA
108. Group defeated in '65 : CSA
111. Eighty-sixes : AXES
113. Bridge declaration : IPASS
115. Wardrobes : ARMOIRES
119. Ingredient in furniture polishes : JAPANWAX
122. Puts hats on display? : SHOWSTOPPERS
124. Music Appreciation 101, perhaps : ELECTIVE
125. Calms : TAMES
126. Pre-euro coin : PESETA
127. Big snafu : DISASTER
128. Any member of 4-Down : SWEDE
129. Insurance holder's burden : COPAY
1. Not-quite-ankle-length skirts : MIDIS
2. Make ___ of : ANOTE
3. Free Tibet, e.g. : CAUSE
4. "Chiquitita" group : ABBA
5. Natural : WILD
6. Santa's traditional home, to some : LAPLAND
7. Procter & Gamble laundry brand : ERA
8. Crack, in a way : DECRYPT
9. S-curve : OGEE
10. Dietary restriction : NOSALT
11. Ones promoting brand awareness? : CATTLEMEN
12. Bee: Prefix : API
13. Brainiac's put-down : NERD
14. Oodles : AHEAP
15. Big do : SOIREE
16. Prepares to play Scrabble? : TURNSTILES
17. Japanese volcano : ASO
18. D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
20. Casual top : TEE
24. "The Open Window" writer : SAKI
28. "M*A*S*H" prop : COT
32. General on a menu : TSO
34. Coach Parseghian : ARA
36. 45-degree wedge : OCTILE
37. Substandard : SHODDY
38. Closely follows secret banking information? : TAILSPINS
39. Like some emotions : RAW
40. Funnywoman Sedaris : AMY
41. U.K. reference : OED
42. Solve, in British slang : SUSSOUT
44. ___' Pea : SWEE
45. "The Clan of the Cave Bear" heroine : AYLA
46. It includes a sect. of logic games : LSAT
49. "Some Like ___" : ITHOT
52. Common place for a pull : GROIN
54. Whole : INTACT
55. Gold-certified debut album of Debbie Harry : KOOKOO
57. Makes drugs easier to swallow? : OILSPILLS
60. S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
61. Nickname for Björn Borg : ICEMAN
62. Big production company in 1950s-'60s TV : DESILU
66. Hair care brand since 1931 : CLAIROL
67. N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. : RTS
68. Knowledgeable on arcane details of a subject : WONKY
70. Maids a-milking in a Christmas song, e.g. : OCTET
71. It borders the Atl. : EUR
72. House add-ons : PATIOS
73. Be that as it may : EVENSO
74. Manages to grab some bullfight attire? : LANDSCAPES
77. First of all? : ADAM
78. Bend for Baryshnikov : PLIE
79. Strokes : PETS
81. Recording engineer, sometimes : SONGMIXER
86. ___ admin : SYS
88. Cry from one who just got the joke : OHH
89. "Eldorado" poet : POE
92. Kia model : RIO
94. "Like, totally cool!" : AWESOME
95. Michael Jackson film, with "The" : WIZ
96. German street : STRASSE
99. Mexican state south of Veracruz : OAXACA
101. Jump #1 in a triple jump : HOP
102. Parts of many celebrations : TOASTS
103. Haul : CART
105. Fast times? : LENTS
108. Skeevy sort : CREEP
109. Sealy competitor : SERTA
110. Evaluate : ASSAY
112. Houlihan player on TV : SWIT
114. Only man to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar : SHAW
116. Swab : MOP
117. Its HQ are in Austria, which isn't a member : OPEC
118. ___ facto : IPSO
119. One of the Beverly Hillbillies : JED
120. Lighter of the Olympic flame in Atlanta : ALI
121. Constitution in D.C., e.g. : AVE
123. Hitch up with : WED

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