LOVE STORY

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 2012

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "___ Mucho" (#1 oldie) : BESAME
7. Sublime, in hip-hop slang : ILL
10. Former Mercury model : CAPRI
15. ___ Grand : MGM
18. Dragon slayer of myth : APOLLO
19. Stick on a table : CUE
20. Prayer opener : OLORD
21. Big Apple baseball name : AROD
23. An elderly woman was having dinner with her husband and was ... : SIPPINGONAGLASSOFWINE
27. Biblical verb endings : ETHS
28. Pen pal? : INK
29. At sea : LOST
30. Guilty ___ : ASSIN
31. ___ polloi : HOI
32. Africa's bygone ___ Empire : MALI
34. Big tug : YANK
35. Big shots they're not : BBS
37. Geom. shapes : SQS
38. She said "After all these years ..." : IMSTILLCRAZYABOUTYOU
43. Foursomes : TETRADS
44. Squeeze (out) : EKE
45. Big name in makeup : LANCOME
46. Supped : ATE
47. Spanish bear : OSO
48. Destination NW of LAX : SFO
50. Colorful moths : IOS
51. Then she remarked "..." : ICANTLIVEWITHOUTYOU
58. Clock sound : TOCK
60. Verbalized : SAID
61. Be sociable, say : MIX
62. Barack Obama's mama : ANN
63. Jug part : EAR
64. Card game similar to écarté : WHIST
66. Domestic : HOUSEMAID
69. Old despots : TSARS
71. Bribe : OIL
72. Med. plan : HMO
74. ___ kiss : AIR
75. St. Pete stadium, with "the" : TROP
77. She, in Siena : ESSA
78. Her husband asked "...?" : DOYOUREALLYMEANTHAT
83. Diplomat: Abbr. : AMB
84. "Home away from home" grp. : USO
85. Halftime staples : ADS
86. Game cry : BOO
87. One whose star is dimmed : HASBEEN
90. Hit sign : SRO
91. Places to find people lying : SOLARIA
95. Then he asked "Or ...?" : ISTHATTHEWINETALKING
99. Dr. Jekyll creator's monogram : RLS
100. Single : ONE
101. Botanical balm : ALOE
102. Word with free or bound : DUTY
103. Average : PAR
104. Architect Saarinen : ELIEL
106. Reminder of a sort : SCAR
107. Have : OWN
108. ___ dixit : IPSE
109. The woman replied "..." : ITSMETALKINGTOTHEWINE
115. Terse denial : NOTI
116. Sci-fi film with an android named Ash : ALIEN
117. "What am ___ do?" : ITO
118. "As good as done" : IMONIT
119. L.A. hours : PST
120. Man with a mission, maybe : PADRE
121. Go-ahead : NOD
122. Serenaded : SUNGTO
1. Single, say : BASEHIT
2. Perfect example : EPITOME
3. Skillful reasoner : SOPHIST
4. Bernese ___ : ALPS
5. Mid 11th-century year : MLI
6. Long stretch : EON
7. Like Steve Jobs, e.g. : ICONIC
8. Blockhead : LUNK
9. Grazing ground : LEA
10. Maryland, once : COLONY
11. Skagway locale : ALASKA
12. Blogger's bit : POST
13. They make 39-Down: Abbr. : RRS
14. Courtroom words : IDO
15. Gaping mouths : MAWS
16. Gil ___, original lead role on "CSI" : GRISSOM
17. Winner of 2009's Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Precious" : MONIQUE
22. Places to relax : DENS
24. Underwater breathing aids : GILLS
25. Smooth finish : GLAZE
26. Quick end to a boxing match? : FASTCOUNT
32. Mazda roadster : MIATA
33. Pilgrims John and Priscilla : ALDENS
34. Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
35. It's a wrap : BOA
36. Toe woe : BUNION
39. They sometimes divide neighborhoods : TRACKS
40. Some royalties : RESIDUALS
41. Printing problem : BLOT
42. Baseball manager Ned : YOST
47. Grab bag : OLIO
48. Make some waves : SWIM
49. Obsessed about : FIXATEDON
51. With no warmth : ICILY
52. Deep border lake : TAHOE
53. Board that's disposable : EMERY
54. Sported : HADON
55. Alcohol producer : YEAST
56. Dinghy duo : OARS
57. ___ Minor : URSA
58. Lacking depth, in brief : TWOD
59. Cairo's river : OHIO
65. Bowling ball feature : THUMBHOLE
67. Titan's place : SILO
68. Portfolio options, for short : IRAS
70. Beach debris also known as rockweed : SEAOAK
73. Comic British character who rarely speaks : MRBEAN
76. J.F.K. transport : PTBOAT
79. Hops dryer : OAST
80. Petunia Dursley, to Harry Potter : AUNT
81. Raymond's mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond" : MARIE
82. Christmas decoration : HOLLY
87. Toboggan ride's starting point : HILLTOP
88. Stat for Steve Nash : ASSISTS
89. When to tour Tours? : ETE
90. Like 14-Down : SWORN
91. Knievel feat : STUNT
92. Lacing (into) : RIPPING
93. Perturbed : INASNIT
94. Sign off on : AGREETO
96. Virus carrier, maybe : HACKER
97. Musical star Paige who played the original Evita : ELAINE
98. 1994 biopic : EDWOOD
99. Pull (in) : REIN
105. Let out : EMIT
106. Declined a bit : SLID
107. ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
108. Game cry : IWON
110. Select : TAP
111. ___ française : ALA
112. Game cry : GIN
113. How-dos : HIS
114. Australian runner : EMU

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