GET READY TO ROLL

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 2011

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 29, Columns: 17, Words: 162, Blocks: 90 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: In this bowling theme, a ball spins down the alley, avoiding the gutters, in an attempt to knock out the remaining pins split two per side.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ornate : BUSY
5. Spreads : REPASTS
12. Old pol. entity : SSR
15. Like some skiing : ALPINE
16. Dark patch on a distant sun : STARSPOT
17. Niña accompanier : PINTA
18. Roams : GADS
19. Century in Amer. politics : USSENATE
20. Pony : NAG
21. Yenta's habit : SNOOPING
23. River to the North Sea : YSER
24. Bally enthusiasts : PINBALLERS
26. Off-white pottery : CREAMWARE
28. Sharp-tongued : TART
29. Land in a stream : AIT
31. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
32. Temper : MOOD
34. Galumph : TROMP
36. They may get people talking : INTROS
38. Jazz style : SCAT
42. General Assembly figure, for short : UNREP
43. Mine, to Marie : AMOI
45. Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
46. Underlying : BASAL
47. Dutch brews : AMSTELS
50. Ticket presenter : BALLOT
51. Shred : TEARUP
53. Period of the Cenozoic Era : NEOGENE
55. Meditate (on) : CHEW
58. Like much of New Orleans's French Quarter : GASLIT
60. Beaver's home : LODGE
61. Shankar piece : RAGA
62. ___ acid : OLEIC
63. Hoedown seating : HAY
64. Pooh's pal : TIGGER
66. What you used to be? : THOU
68. Bickering : ATIT
72. "I like your thinking" : NOTABADIDEA
76. "Cat ___," 1965 film : BALLOU
77. Red-haired film princess : FIONA
79. Olds sedan : ALERO
80. Shot source : BBGUN
82. Exchange fig. : AVG
83. Citrusy cocktail mixer : LIMECORDIAL
86. Focus of a class action? : TEST
88. Novelist Hoag : TAMI
89. Cancún, e.g. : RESORT
92. Flap : ADO
94. Drink with tempura, maybe : ASAHI
97. "Howards End" role : EVIE
98. Centipede maker : ATARI
101. Singular : UNIQUE
102. Balancing acts? : BALLETS
103. Kaplan course, briefly : SATPREP
105. Waited longer than : OUTSAT
107. Drillmaster's call : HUP
108. Called : KNOWNAS
110. Rhodes of the Rhodes scholarships : CECIL
114. M.P.G. watcher : EPA
115. "make.believe" sloganeer : SONY
116. ___ guisada, Tex-Mex stew : CARNE
117. Kind of gun : NERF
119. Continue : KEEPON
123. Twin Cities sch. : UMINN
124. Waikiki wear : LEIS
126. Yellow pool items : ONEBALLS
128. That, in Toledo : ESO
129. Sophocles title hero : AJAX
131. Station line : ALLABOARD
134. ___ del Carmen, Mexico : PLAYA
135. Told stories : LIED
136. Norwegian king called "the 77-Down" : OLAFII
139. Clear : RID
140. Station identification : CALLSIGN
143. Tie up : MOOR
144. Pixar robot with a female voice : EVE
145. London daily : THETIMES
146. Rot : BUNK
147. Letter in 145-Across : ZED
148. Cheat : SHYSTER
149. Cheers : OLES
1. Luggage : BAGS
2. Asian capital name starter : ULAN
3. P.R. people : SPINDOCTORS
4. ___ no : YESOR
5. Some N.F.L.'ers : RTS
6. Runaway : EASYWIN
7. Make ready for a winter storm, as a highway : PRESALT
8. Ed heard in "Up" : ASNER
9. Bit of free time : SPAREMOMENT
10. Onesie wearer : TOT
11. Enter : STEPINTO
12. Game piece : SPINNER
13. "Go" square in Monopoly, e.g. : START
14. Cinderella's wear, at home : RAGS
16. Darling : SUGAR
22. Hawaiian pizza topping : PINEAPPLE
25. Minstrel songs : BALLADS
27. Month before juin : MAI
29. Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
30. Soap opera creator Phillips : IRNA
33. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
35. Ambulance, slangily : MEATWAGON
37. One in a maze : RAT
39. Schemed together : CABALLED
40. For ___ (cheaply) : ASONG
41. Alexander, to Aristotle : TUTEE
44. Sardegna, e.g. : ISOLA
47. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
48. What writer's block may block : MUSE
49. 5-4 ruling, e.g. : SPLITDECISION
52. Assembly area : AGORA
54. Spanish food brand : GOYA
55. Old PC part : CRT
56. O.K., in Osaka : HAI
57. Ones with the Christmas spirit? : EGGNOGS
59. Mariner of note : ICHIRO
63. Steel or bronze : HUE
65. Card catalog abbr. : ETAL
67. Tracker's aid : ODOR
69. Child-sized mitt : TBALLGLOVE
70. Promise to pay : IOU
71. Large cask : TUN
73. The Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
74. Bass lover? : ALEMAN
75. Irish Rose's beau : ABIE
77. See 136-Across : FAT
78. "___ had it!" : IVE
81. Nine : BASEBALLTEAM
84. Skater Midori : ITO
85. Exsiccates : DRIES
87. Campsite sight : TARP
90. Slowing, in mus. : RIT
91. French possessive : TES
93. Highlands daggers : DIRKS
95. Water color : AQUA
96. "Survivor" homes : HUTS
98. More than pale : ASHEN
99. Hosiery color : TAUPE
100. How some shares are sold : ATPAR
101. Suited to a person's strengths : UPONESALLEY
104. Edible mushroom : ENOKI
106. Charge : ACCUSAL
109. Fork : WYE
111. Said "No fair!" : CRIEDFOUL
112. They have rates and ratings : INNS
113. Jay who jests : LENO
118. Tongue-lash : FLAY
120. Engage in a 1920s fad : POLESIT
121. One way to turn : ONADIME
122. Cornhusker St. : NEB
125. Draws out : EXACTS
127. Clowns' toys : BALLOONS
129. Still in the game : ALIVE
130. Spent : JADED
132. Merry-go-round music : LILTS
133. Sly type? : RAMBO
134. W. or Bam : PREZ
137. Actress Skye : IONE
138. Nettles : IRKS
141. Sound at a spa : AHH
142. Neth. neighbor : GER

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