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New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 2011

Author: David Levinson Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Thicken : COAGULATE
10. Pirates' home : PNCPARK
17. Venezuelan's "very" : MUY
20. 1994 biography of Calvin Klein : OBSESSION
21. 1937 Cole Porter tune : ROSALIE
22. Serpent's tail? : INE
23. Be willing to apprehend Mr. Bradley at any cost? : WANTEDDEADORALIVE
25. Original "I Love Lucy" airer : CBS
26. "What ___!" : AMESS
27. Doo-wop syllable : DUM
28. "Oh, baloney!" : PSHAW
30. One awaiting a shipment, maybe : NARC
31. Punish Mr. Harris in a medieval way? : BURNEDATTHESTAKE
39. Person with a mortgage, e.g. : LIENEE
41. Menotti's "Lullaby," for one : ARIA
42. Epitome of thinness : REED
43. Get Mr. Koch addicted to a modern reading method? : HOOKEDONPHONICS
48. Fashion's Gucci : ALDO
49. To the point : TERSE
50. "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
51. Down a submarine, say : EAT
53. Evade : SIDESTEP
57. Barrel in a bar : ALEKEG
61. Kind of wave : TIDAL
65. Hungarian city known for its thermal baths : EGER
66. Preside over Mr. O'Neill's baptism? : BLESSEDEVENT
69. ___ Long, Union general in the Civil War : ELI
70. "___ Carter III," best-selling album of 2008 : THA
71. Smallest member of the European Union : MALTA
72. Idle : NOTON
73. Criminalize : BAN
74. Letters on Ozzie Smith's cap : STL
75. Do Mr. Sullivan's stand-up material? : CRACKEDJOKES
79. French weapon : ARME
80. Montaigne work : ESSAI
82. "That seems to be the case" : SOISEE
83. Act of coming out : EMERSION
85. Madre's hermano : TIO
87. Fur fighters? : PETA
89. Opinion pieces : OPEDS
90. Made in France? : FAIT
93. Prohibit Mr. McMahon from ever socializing again? : GROUNDEDFORLIFE
100. Pool organism : ALGA
101. 12-Down soldiers, for short : REBS
102. Set as a goal : AIMFOR
103. Perform brain surgery on Mr. Begley? : TOUCHEDINTHEHEAD
108. Mgr.'s aide : ASST
112. Singer ___ Khan : CHAKA
113. Virginia ___ : HAM
114. Military march : ETAPE
115. Suffix with Ecuador or Euclid : EAN
116. Put Mr. Meese in an Armani suit? : DRESSEDTOTHENINES
125. Mauna ___ : LOA
126. Treater's phrase : ITSONME
127. Where the stars might be pointing? : FOOTNOTES
128. Longtime 25-Across president Moonves : LES
129. Brand name that used to be spelled out in commercials : NESTLES
130. Star Alliance member : AIRCANADA
1. Lee of NBC News : COWAN
2. U.S. president whose mother's first name was Stanley : OBAMA
3. 109-Down portrayer in 2003's "Elf" : ASNER
4. Approaches : GETSCLOSER
5. Purposes : USES
6. "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" subject : LSD
7. Give a leg up : AID
8. Part of Italy where Cape Spartivento is : TOE
9. Disney doe : ENA
10. Haughty : PROUD
11. "The Divorcee" actress Shearer : NORMA
12. Civil War org. : CSA
13. Bud : PAL
14. Noted Cosell interviewee : ALI
15. Colorado, e.g.: Abbr. : RIV
16. Doesn't give up : KEEPS
17. One of the Jackson 5 : MICHAEL
18. Not yet in the oven : UNBAKED
19. One side's retort to "No, you don't!" : YESWEDO
24. R.M.N. served under him : DDE
29. Some clouds : STRATI
31. Apiphobiac's fear : BEE
32. Grand Forks sch. : UND
33. Auto last made in 1936 : REO
34. "99 Luftballons" singer, 1984 : NENA
35. Noted John Boehner feature : TAN
36. Prefix with Cities : TRI
37. Souse's sound : HIC
38. Slip (into) : EASE
40. Mike and ___ (some jellybeans, informally) : IKES
43. Brooklyn ___ : HEIGHTS
44. Trying experiences : ORDEALS
45. Mom-and-pop grps. : PTAS
46. Fit : HALE
47. Linear : ONED
49. "Mogambo" threat : TSETSE
52. Fax cover sheet abbr. : ATTN
54. Transport on a slope : TBAR
55. Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
56. Retailer with a cat and dog in its logo : PETCO
58. Numbers game : KENO
59. Call up : EVOKE
60. "___ while they're hot!" : GETEM
62. Interrogate, in a way : DEBRIEF
63. Dessert menu phrase : ALAMODE
64. Sheets and such : LINENS
67. "Esmé" writer : SAKI
68. Beak or beat : NOSE
71. Early 12th-century year : MCII
76. Sister company of ABC : ESPN
77. Title : DEED
78. Ballet leap : JETE
79. Hope : ASPIRATION
81. Take the offensive : ATTACK
84. Caramel-filled treat : ROLO
86. Figure in Tom Thumb tales : OGRE
88. Wife of Esau : ADAH
90. Adipocyte : FATCELL
91. Elvis sings it in "Blue Hawaii" : ALOHAOE
92. Household pets that need ultraviolet light in their cages : IGUANAS
94. Buttons on the big screen : RED
95. Geisha's accessory : OBI
96. "Top Gun" org. : USN
97. Disgusted cry : FIE
98. Medical suffix : OMA
99. "Mayberry ___" : RFD
104. Welcomed, as a guest at the door : HADIN
105. Motif : THEME
106. Epitome of hotness : HADES
107. 911 responder : EMT
109. See 3-Down : SANTA
110. 1994 action flick with the tagline "Get ready for rush hour" : SPEED
111. "The Constant Gardener" heroine : TESSA
114. Sicilian city : ENNA
117. Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
118. Un-P.C. suffix : ESS
119. Souse : SOT
120. TV show filmed at 30 Rock : SNL
121. ___ sort : OFA
122. You: Fr. : TOI
123. Not vert. : HOR
124. And the rest: Abbr. : ETC

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