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New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 2013

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: The special squares added to the feature films have been dyed blue so you can see what they spell.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. One-on-ones : DUELS
6. Justice Dept. branch : ATF
9. Gyllenhaal of "Brokeback Mountain" : JAKE
13. 1983 film debut of Bill Maher : DCCAB
18. Documentarian Morris : ERROL
19. It's found in la mer : SEL
20. Cerberus guards its gates, in myth : HADES
21. Wipe out : ERASE
22. Lower : ABASE
23. Movie about ... an intense blinking contest? : STAREWARS
25. It comes from the heart : AORTA
26. Steaming beverage : LATTE
27. Atoms in some light bulbs : ARGONS
28. ... a housecleaner? : NEATWORK
30. ... a sled racer? : SNOWVOYAGER
32. Children's author Silverstein : SHEL
33. "Yikes!" : EEK
34. "You betcha" : YUP
37. Year "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" came out : MCM
38. China's Chiang ___-shek : KAI
41. Part of a pound : CAGE
44. ... a bee during a downpour? : STINGININTHERAIN
51. Up : AWAKE
53. Part of E.M.S.: Abbr. : EMER
54. Wall St. Journal listings : IPOS
55. Handles : TENDS
56. ... actor Jason's fan club? : BATEMANFOREVER
59. Least volatile, perhaps : SAFEST
60. Some patches : IRONONS
61. Expert despite little training : NATURAL
63. Brainy person, and proud of it : NERD
64. One might have a ball : DEB
66. Public health agcy. : CDC
67. Senate vote : NAY
68. Verdant : LUSH
72. Device Professor X wears over his head in "X-Men" : CEREBRO
74. Pop singer Bedingfield : NATASHA
76. Low-maintenance potted plant : CACTUS
80. ... Jerry Garcia's band's portraits? : DRAWNOFTHEDEAD
84. ___ water : INHOT
85. Air : MIEN
86. It's west of the International Date Line : ASIA
87. High clouds : CIRRI
88. ... a parent's edicts? : TEENCOMMANDMENTS
92. ___ Zone : ESPN
93. "Gag me!" : EWW
94. Certain extraction : ORE
95. One-named R&B singer : MYA
96. Pitches : ADS
98. Stripped : BARE
100. ... a king's brilliance? : REGALGENIUS
108. ... a harvester? : GRAINMAN
112. Get hot : ENRAGE
113. Kind of bean : PINTO
114. Who wrote "Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins" : LOCKE
115. Hidden DVD feature ... which can be found, literally, in the answers to the italicized clues : EASTEREGG
117. City south of Brigham City : OGDEN
118. Peptic ___ : ULCER
119. Nonstop : ONEND
120. Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
121. Object : THING
122. Wherewithal : MEANS
123. Part of N.B. : NOTA
124. Back-to-school mo. : SEP
125. Laurel and Lee : STANS
1. Starts of some games : DEALS
2. ___ Outfitters, clothing retailer : URBAN
3. Mythological figure often depicted holding a kithara : ERATO
4. 1945 Best Picture winner, with "The" : LOSTWEEKEND
5. Album holder : SLEEVE
6. Evaluate : ASSAY
7. Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
8. Recurring Stephen King antagonist Randall ___ : FLAGG
9. Vise parts : JAWS
10. ___ Lovelace, computer pioneer : ADA
11. "The Way You Look Tonight" composer : KERN
12. De bene ___ (legal phrase) : ESSE
13. Music genre of Possessed and Deicide : DEATHMETAL
14. Hollywood's Russell : CROWE
15. Two-time Emmy-winning actress for "Taxi" : CAROLKANE
16. Observatory subj. : ASTR
17. Bill : BEAK
20. English king who was a son of William the Conqueror : HENRYI
24. Smelt ___ : ROE
29. Noted American writer in Yiddish : ASCH
31. Signs off on : OKS
35. Computer used to predict the 1952 presidential election : UNIVAC
36. Chemical dropper : PIPET
37. The 57-Down, e.g. : MTS
39. Supports : AIDS
40. M.I.T. part: Abbr. : INST
41. Airplane area : CABIN
42. Sentient : AWARE
43. Big snapper? : GATOR
45. More wound up : TENSER
46. World banking org. : IMF
47. Prefix with noir : NEO
48. [I'm not happy about this ...] : GRR
49. Like some stockings and baseball games : NORUN
50. Gridiron figure : REF
52. Music related to punk rock : EMO
57. Aconcagua setting : ANDES
58. Fund : ENDOW
59. Just what the doctor ordered? : SAYAH
62. Vituperate : RANTAT
65. Darken : BEDIM
66. Nook : CRANNY
68. Weekly bar promotion, maybe : LADIESNIGHT
69. ___ manual : USERS
70. Exactly : SHARP
71. Allowed to enter : HADIN
72. Wasn't exacting : CUTCORNERS
73. Pond fish : BREAM
75. Sam Spade, e.g., for short : TEC
76. Île de la ___ : CITE
77. Once again : ANEW
78. Solo companion : CHEWBACCA
79. Slew : TON
81. Subject of the Pentagon Papers, informally : NAM
82. Sugar suffix : OSE
83. Word at the end of many French films : FIN
85. Fr. title : MME
89. City SSE of 117-Across : OREM
90. Son-of-a-gun : DARNED
91. Yield to weariness : SAG
97. Stations : DEPOTS
99. Poet Conrad : AIKEN
101. Mess up : ERR
102. Ones who wrote in the Ogham alphabet : GAELS
103. New Mexico State athlete : AGGIE
104. Helping hand, paradoxically : LEGUP
105. World powerhouse in cricket : INDIA
106. Knoxville sch. : UTENN
107. Fake-book material : SONGS
108. Down : GLUM
109. Part of a play : ROLE
110. Many ages : AEON
111. iPod ___ : NANO
112. Home of Typhon, in myth : ETNA
116. ___ for life : SET

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