CLOSING THE DEAL

New York Times, Sunday, March 22, 2009

Author: Joon Pahk and Matt Matera
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. pahk. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Matera. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Eye affliction : STYE
5. Wearing a long dress and a collar buttoned to the top, maybe : PRIM
9. Was : LIVED
14. Raise hell : ACTUP
19. Évian and others : EAUX
20. Harried : RODE
21. Manuscript marks noting possible errors : OBELI
22. Go on and on : PRATE
23. Corps veterans : EXMARINES
25. Painful prod : REDHOTPOKER
27. Engagement gift : DIAMONDSOLITAIRE
29. Turned on the waterworks : WEPT
30. In Sicily it's about 10,920 ft. high : MTETNA
31. After-Christmas sale shoppers, e.g. : MOBS
33. Papier-___ : MACHE
37. Shows in a theater : SCREENS
43. ___ Nurmi, the Flying Finn : PAAVO
46. Penne ___ vodka : ALLA
47. Traveler's alternative to 90-Down : JFK
50. Conflict of 1973 : YOMKIPPURWAR
52. Bygone party attire : ZOOTSUITS
55. Part of a family : SPECIES
56. Munic. official : ALD
57. Showcase Showdown prize, perhaps : DINETTESET
59. Stripe : SORT
60. Down : BLUE
61. Help desk sign : ASKME
62. See 84-Down : THIS
65. Star of 1950s TV's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" : LEEAAKER
67. Fancy salad ingredients : ARTICHOKEHEARTS
72. Easily beat all the competition : DOMINATE
75. Petty : MERE
76. Man with cups and pieces : REESE
80. River separating continents : URAL
81. Singular praise? : KUDO
83. Speakeasy supply : BATHTUBGIN
87. H.S. class : ENG
88. Montréal-___ International Airport : MIRABEL
91. Fair-haired : TOWHEADED
92. Subject of a nursery rhyme that has only eight different words : LONDONBRIDGE
95. English poet laureate Henry : PYE
96. Singular : LONE
97. Energy source : STEAM
98. Having only the forepart visible, as a beast in heraldry : ISSUANT
100. ___ nerve (funny bone tingler) : ULNAR
101. Untouchable, say : TMAN
103. "A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a ___; what else does a man need to be happy?": Albert Einstein : VIOLIN
107. Historian's Muse : CLIO
109. Big name in real estate : CENTURYTWENTYONE
119. Classic name in chain restaurants : PIZZERIAUNO
121. Like, with "to" : ANALOGOUS
122. Spinning : AREEL
123. Untagged, in tag : NOTIT
124. Michelangelo's David, e.g. : NUDE
125. Princess of literature : OZMA
126. "Alas ..." : SADLY
127. "On the Beach" author : SHUTE
128. Showed disdain, in a way : SPAT
129. Gray side : REBS
1. Origin : SEED
2. Get ready to take off : TAXI
3. Desert in the Southwest : YUMA
4. This is a test : EXAM
5. It may be fine or fine art : PRINT
6. Typeface imitative of handwriting : RONDE
7. Words of explanation : IDEST
8. Quark/antiquark pairs : MESONS
9. "Full House" actress Loughlin : LORI
10. "Su-u-ure" : IBET
11. Sacred Hindu text : VEDA
12. K-12 : ELHI
13. Christian of the cloth? : DIOR
14. Killer ___ : APP
15. One with prier engagements? : CROWBAR
16. Leaves : TAKESAWALK
17. Sch. near the Rio Grande : UTEP
18. Cheeky : PERT
24. Where 51-Down was martyred : ROME
26. Pro ___ : TEM
28. Like some petticoats : LACY
32. Symphony, e.g. : OPUS
33. "Zoom-zoom" sloganeer : MAZDA
34. Eponymous Dr. Alzheimer : ALOIS
35. Dull, hollow sound : CLONK
36. Often-anonymous intimidation technique : HATEMAIL
38. Author Asquith of children's books : ROS
39. Hirohito's title: Abbr. : EMP
40. Scratches (out) : EKES
41. Designer Miller : NICOLE
42. Flowering shrub : SPIREA
44. "x" in an equation : VALUE
45. "At-ten-SHUN!," e.g. : ORDER
47. Protrude : JUT
48. "Bah!" : FIE
49. 24 of them = 100%: Abbr. : KTS
51. "Quo vadis?" speaker : PETER
53. Rear of a galley : STERN
54. Rogen of "Knocked Up" : SETH
58. ___ Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead : THOM
60. Brave activity : BASEBALL
63. Alibi ___ (Ring Lardner character) : IKE
64. Balkan native : SERB
66. Based on ___ story : ATRUE
68. "___ Care of Business" (1974 hit) : TAKIN
69. Pianist José : ITURBI
70. Los Angeles's ___-Sinai Medical Center : CEDARS
71. Basic cooking instruction : HEAT
72. They're often scheduled at noon : DUELS
73. "... then again, I could be wrong" : ORNOT
74. Made more attractive? : MAGNETIZED
77. Thomas Hardy's ___ Heath : EGDON
78. Home of St. Catherine : SIENA
79. Rear-___ : ENDER
82. Sometimes-satin items of apparel : OBIS
84. With 62-Across, comic's challenge : TOP
85. Certain m.p.g. rating: Abbr. : HWY
86. French beverage : THE
88. Home of Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie Woogie" : MOMA
89. Part of an academic address : EDU
90. Traveler's alternative to 47-Across : LGA
93. Young woman, old-style : DAMOZEL
94. Green-eyed monster : ENVY
99. Nashville 11 : TITANS
100. "___ the Sons" (Gay Talese best seller) : UNTO
102. Big A.T.M. maker : NCR
104. Accept responsibility : OWNUP
105. ___ double life : LEADA
106. Fjord, for example : INLET
107. Ones working on columns, for short : CPAS
108. Old Italian bread : LIRA
110. Fünf minus vier : EINS
111. Sodium hydroxide, chemically : NAOH
112. Peace Nobelist from South Africa : TUTU
113. Second, e.g. : UNIT
114. Mechanical : ROTE
115. "Son of Frankenstein" role : YGOR
116. Squishy stuff : OOZE
117. Feeling no pain : NUMB
118. Juan's "those" : ESAS
120. Ron of "Tarzan" : ELY

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