DOUBLE DOWN

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 2015

Author: Don Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor: Will Shortz
Don Gagliardo
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Zhouqin Burnikel
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Gagliardo. This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes: DON: The German physician Franz Mesmer inspired this theme. The name MESMER has always intrigued me, and I noticed that it nearly repeats itself except for the last letter. I started looking for other similar ... more
Jeff Chen notes: C.C. and Don's Sunday debut! And what a devious idea, a rebus variant that I haven't quite seen before. There have been ones which require you to read the rebus answers twice (in different ways), some where the ... more
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Penny-pinching : CHEAP
6. Place of business: Abbr. : MKT
9. Shoot the breeze : CHIN
13. Mini revelation? : THIGH
18. Requests a table for one, say : EATSALONE
20. Company behind the Hula-Hoop craze : WHAMO
21. Source of the line "They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind" : HOSEA
22. Private things that are embarrassing : DIRTYLINEN
23. Moving in a nice way : HEARTWARMING
25. Hungarian city : EGER
26. Not caged : FREERANGE
28. Things in cages : ROOSTS
29. Regarding : ASTO
31. Mal de ___ (French woe) : TETE
32. Pulitzer winner for "Seascape" : ALBEE
34. Mystifying Geller : URI
37. Canine command : HEEL
39. Get hitched : SAYIDO
41. Disagreement : RIFT
45. Actress Elke : SOMMER
47. Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
49. Three Stooges laugh sound : NYUK
51. Prefix with -morphism : ENDO
52. How some stocks are sold : ATPAR
53. A piano has 36 of them : EBONIES
55. Inverse trig function : ARCSIN
57. Friendly : GOODNATURED
59. Warning just before a cutoff of service : FINALNOTICE
62. Misdo something : ERR
63. Some grillings : ORALS
64. Quick cut : SNIP
65. Hair option : BUN
66. Was unfaithful : STRAYED
69. Bit of exercise, in Britain : PRESSUP
72. Iranian pilgrimage city : QUM
73. Aid to Zen meditation : KOAN
76. Flavor : SAPOR
78. Title TV character who was over 200 years old : ALF
80. Celebratory event for a new company or product : LAUNCHPARTY
83. Venus : EVENINGSTAR
86. Shakespearean king : ALONSO
87. Changes the placement of in a tournament bracket : RESEEDS
89. Neutral shade : BEIGE
90. Indian bread : ROTI
91. Long-tailed monkey : TITI
94. That girl, in Genoa : ESSA
95. Tell on : RATOUT
96. Graduation V.I.P. : DEAN
97. Ewe two? : BAABAA
99. Yew, too : TREE
101. Atari 7800 competitor, briefly : NES
102. Bridge writer Charles : GOREN
105. Life ___ know it : ASWE
107. Scruggs on a banjo : EARL
109. Bass role in a Gilbert & Sullivan opera : MIKADO
112. Order at a Mexican grill : TACOSALAD
115. Product with a Lubrastrip : ATRA
119. Plus-size model? : STATIONWAGON
121. Hard evidence a lawyer follows : PAPERTRAIL
123. Kind of pain : ROYAL
124. Prisoners' wear : IRONS
125. Hammed it up : OVERACTED
126. Investigation : PROBE
127. Whups : TANS
128. Something grown - or eaten - in rows : EAR
129. Powerhouse in African soccer : GHANA
1. Give up : CEDE
2. Secretary of state under Reagan : HAIG
3. Peut-___ (perhaps: Fr.) : ETRE
4. Stars, in a motto : ASTRA
5. One way to complete an online purchase : PAYPAL
6. "Candle in the Wind" dedicatee : MONROE
7. Place for a brace : KNEE
8. Part of a platform : TENET
9. Number two of 43 : CHENEY
10. Den ___ (home of the International Criminal Court) : HAAG
11. "Let's do this thing" : IMREADY
12. Later : NOTNOW
13. Sharp pain : THROE
14. Old man? : HOMOERECTUS
15. Mideast grp. : ISIS
16. Hat tipper, maybe : GENT
17. Some Halloween costumes : HAGS
19. Ending with shop or weight : LIFTER
20. Question ending a riddle : WHATAMI
24. Hedge fund pro : ARB
27. Smooths over : RESANDS
30. Princess of Power : SHERA
33. Pro wrestler Albano : LOU
34. What an electric meter measures : USAGE
35. Fans have them : ROTORS
36. Certain trade barrier : IMPORTQUOTA
38. Many a Seeing Eye dog : LABRADOR
40. Living ___ : INSIN
42. Sly suggestion : INSINUATION
43. Initialism on a bank door : FDIC
44. Muscle ___ : TONE
46. Lunatic : MADMAN
48. Follower of 21-Across : JOEL
50. Big brand of dog food : KALKAN
53. Largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland : EUREKA
54. Poor grades : EFS
56. Holds up : ROBS
58. Hula-Hoop, e.g. : TOY
60. Went for, puppy-style : NIPPEDAT
61. They come with strings attached : APRONS
67. Drinking now, paying later : RUNNINGATAB
68. Some movie theaters : AMCS
70. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
71. One of 10 in Exodus : PLAGUE
74. Sunlit spaces : ATRIA
75. Big name in antiscience debunking : NYE
76. Fluctuates wildly : SEESAWS
77. Greetings of old : AVES
79. Bars of music? : FRETS
80. Pie crust ingredient, maybe : LARD
81. Staple of skin care : ALOE
82. Asian stew often eaten with a dipping sauce : HOTPOT
84. Pro hoopster : NBAER
85. "Go" preceder : GETSET
88. TV units : SEASONS
92. "May ___ frank?" : IBE
93. Bit of fanfare : TANTARA
95. Kindle, e.g. : READER
98. ___ Rebellion (event of 1676) : BACONS
100. Farm machine : REAPER
103. "Swan Lake" figure : ODILE
104. Milne young 'un : ROO
106. Author of "MS. Found in a Bottle," for short : EAPOE
108. Conifer that loses its leaves in the fall : LARCH
109. Window sticker fig. : MSRP
110. "Click ___ ticket" : ITOR
111. Floor : KAYO
113. Ancient Greek contest : AGON
114. Coulee's contents : LAVA
116. "S'long" : TATA
117. "De ___" ("You're welcome": Fr.) : RIEN
118. Gershwin portrayer in "Rhapsody in Blue" : ALDA
120. Dunderhead : NITWIT
122. Motley : RAGTAG

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