ADDING INSULT

New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 2016

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 112 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: Add-some-letters puzzle, DIS appended for kooky results. (DIS)BAND ON THE RUN provided some fun imagery, as did TABLE OF (DIS)CONTENTS. Sure, the latter really ought to be 'malcontents,' but sometimes kooky theme ... more
JimH notes: Jeff's right, humor is personal. I found these amusing. We've seen similar ideas before, and in fact three of the theme answers are identical to puzzles past: these two in the same grid from 2009, and this one from ... more
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Across Down
1. Ornamental projection on some 1950s cars : TAILFIN
8. Like the Pantheon : DOMED
13. Dugout figure : BATBOY
19. City with a Penn State campus : ALTOONA
20. Luna's Greek counterpart : SELENE
21. Stick : ADHERE
22. Damage a St. Louis team's reputation? : DISCREDITCARDS
24. Southern constellation that holds the second-brightest star in the night sky : CARINA
25. "Comin' ___!" : ATYA
26. Resort island in the Firth of Clyde : ARRAN
27. "God forbid!" : IHOPENOT
29. Ones giving the waiter a hard time? : TABLEOFDISCONTENTS
34. Smartphone feature : CAMERA
37. Most NPR stations : FMS
38. Nitty-gritty : MEAT
39. Sugar suffix : OSE
40. Were now? : ARE
41. "___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
43. According to : PER
44. Sadists, e.g. : HURTERS
48. Harlequin exhibitions? : DISPLAYSFORAFOOL
53. 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
54. Assess : RATE
55. Take some time to think about : SLEEPON
56. Sushi order : TUNAROLL
58. Serengeti grazer : ELAND
60. Orthodox Jewish honorific : REB
61. "What a tragedy!" : SOSAD
62. Something that's charged : FEE
63. Flee in separate directions? : DISBANDONTHERUN
69. Bottom of a column : SUM
72. Concert mementos : STUBS
73. With 74-Across, coastal flier : SEA
74. See 73-Across : EAGLE
78. St. Patrick's Day quaff : IRISHALE
80. Monroe or Taylor : ACTRESS
84. "___ Flux" (Charlize Theron film) : AEON
85. Year that Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" was published : MDXC
86. Result of the Queen of Scat's backup group messing up? : ELLADISENCHANTED
89. Childish : PUERILE
91. Subj. of David Foster Wallace's "The Pale King" : IRS
92. Small talk : CHAT
93. 1945 battle site, for short : IWO
94. Jardin ___ Plantes (Paris botanical garden) : DES
95. Brashness, informally : TUDE
97. Hollywood's locale: Abbr. : FLA
99. Gold medalist : WINNER
101. Jewel heist outcome? : CAMEODISAPPEARANCE
106. It's not busy : OPENLINE
107. Bypasses : OMITS
108. Major in astronomy? : URSA
112. New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
113. Question harshly after not allowing to practice? : DISBARANDGRILL
118. Nevada tribe : PAIUTE
119. Past the cutoff age : TOOOLD
120. Neighborhood guide : AREAMAP
121. Pair for a pairs competition : SKATES
122. Sandwich spec : ONRYE
123. Pet guinea pig food, typically : PELLETS
1. "There!" : TADA
2. Settled (on) : ALIT
3. Teeny : ITSY
4. Track down : LOCATE
5. Pro : FOR
6. Suffix with elephant : INE
7. Djokovic rival : NADAL
8. Some orders with dessert : DECAFS
9. Charlie Chan portrayer Warner : OLAND
10. Boulogne-sur-___ (city on the English Channel) : MER
11. Bottom of the ninth, say : END
12. "The Bicycle Thief" director Vittorio : DESICA
13. Burger topper : BACON
14. International traveler's convenience : ADAPTOR
15. Like top ratings from Michelin : THREESTAR
16. Require : BEINNEEDOF
17. "... then again, I might be wrong" : ORNOT
18. Poet who originated the phrase "no country for old men" : YEATS
20. Longtime senator Thurmond : STROM
23. "You can't make me do it!" : IREFUSE
28. Nursery locale : HOTHOUSE
30. Name on a Kazakh map : ARAL
31. Rum-soaked cakes : BABAS
32. "Er ... um ..." : IMEAN
33. Lowly worker : SERF
34. Tight group : CADRE
35. Popular typeface : ARIAL
36. Legendary Washington hostess : MESTA
42. Olive ___ : OYL
43. Schnozzola : PROBOSCIS
45. Kind of nerve : ULNAR
46. Perturb : RILE
47. Event that's taking off? : SALE
49. Remain undecided : PEND
50. Maidenhair and others : FERNS
51. Feature usually near readers' letters : OPED
52. Quick "however" : OTOH
57. Together, musically : ADUE
59. DirecTV requirement : DISH
61. Rubberneck : STARE
64. "Delphine" author Madame de ___ : STAEL
65. News flash : BULLETIN
66. Third man : ABEL
67. Barclays Center team : NETS
68. Indian flatbread : NAAN
69. Nitwit : SIMP
70. Language that gave us "khaki" : URDU
71. Hybrid art technique : MIXEDMEDIA
75. Receive an acceptance letter : GETIN
76. "My Fair Lady" composer : LOEWE
77. Where King Saul consulted a witch : ENDOR
79. Exclude, as undesirable things : SCREENOUT
80. Person of account, informally? : ADREP
81. Bygone online reference : ENCARTA
82. N.Y.U. or M.I.T. : SCH
83. William ___, longtime editor of The New Yorker : SHAWN
87. New York Met performance 1,000+ times : AIDA
88. Ending with idiom or axiom : ATIC
90. Cut off : ISOLATE
96. Experienced with : USEDTO
97. Like about half of all deliveries? : FEMALE
98. Scottish landowner : LAIRD
100. Kind of network : NEURAL
101. U.S.M.C. member? : CORPS
102. Vertically, to a sailor : APEAK
103. Cousins of levees : DIKES
104. N'awlins sandwich : POBOY
105. Something easy : ASNAP
109. Frosty coating : RIME
110. Crib part : SLAT
111. Locale for 10 Winter Olympics : ALPS
114. Something that's charged : ION
115. Campus Greek grp. : SOR
116. Dr. featured in 2015's "Straight Outta Compton" : DRE
117. Come together : GEL

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