TEE TIME

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 2010

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pitch evaluators : UMPS
5. Children's illustrator Harrison ___ : CADY
9. "The great aphrodisiac," per Henry Kissinger : POWER
14. Easily broken : FRAIL
19. Bathing beauty at a swimming facility? : POOLCUTIE
21. Nicholas Gage memoir : ELENI
22. Something thrown for a loop? : LASSO
23. Armistice signed on December 25? : CHRISTMASTREATY
25. Leave-taking : ADIEU
26. Important match : SEMI
27. Easily attached : SNAPON
28. Allergy medication brand : ACTIFED
30. Poultry delicacies : CAPONS
32. Bear Lake State Park locale : IDAHO
33. Excellent summers, for short? : CPAS
37. Grp. that entertains troops : USO
38. Scottish body of water with beverage concentrate added? : LOCHNESTEA
43. Awful illustration from cartoonist William? : HANNABARBARITY
48. Mideast capital : TEHRAN
49. "Return of the Jedi" moon : ENDOR
50. Something not to be missed? : PAYMENT
51. Lone player : SOLOIST
52. ___ Field (former name of Minute Maid Park) : ENRON
53. Discover : FINDOUT
55. Reasons to cry : WOES
56. Opting not to sunbathe? : KEEPINGPASTY
60. Readies, as a firearm : COCKS
63. Reagan-era program, in brief : SDI
64. Some of this may be picked up at a beach : COLOR
65. Better at scheming : SLIER
66. Union opposer: Abbr. : CSA
69. ___ Tribunal (international court) : HAGUE
70. Exactness in giving orders to toymaking elves? : SANTACLARITY
74. Remote button : PLAY
77. Japanese ruler : EMPEROR
79. First lady after Bess : MAMIE
80. Crankcases' bases : OILPANS
83. Civil code entry : STATUTE
86. Minneapolis neighbor : EDINA
87. Brazilian beach resort : OLINDA
88. What a bunny buyer at a pet shop might want? : RABBITWARRANTY
90. Choice of songs at a piano bar? : HITORMISTY
92. It's lode-bearing : ORE
93. Pinkish : ROSE
94. R&B singer Marie : TEENA
95. 12th-century Crusader state : EDESSA
98. Sets free : UNBINDS
101. Actor Haley Joel ___ of "The Sixth Sense" : OSMENT
103. Use a cell phone outside one's local calling area : ROAM
107. ___ rima (verse form for Dante) : TERZA
108. Hybrid sheepdog that moves ver-r-ry slowly? : TORTOISESHELTIE
113. Oscar : United States :: ___ : Mexico : ARIEL
114. Rack up : INCUR
115. Drinking and dancing instead of sleeping? : UPTOPARTY
116. Punks : HOODS
117. "You good to go?" : READY
118. "Nascar Now" broadcaster : ESPN
119. Conventional explanation for a tragic event : FATE
1. Scanned lines, for short : UPC
2. Hardness scale inventor : MOHS
3. Tiny perforation : PORE
4. Unpromising, as a chance : SLIM
5. Director's cry : CUT
6. Device at a drive-thru : ATM
7. Large-scale flight : DIASPORA
8. Phrased for a quick answer : YESNO
9. Lawbreakers : PERPS
10. Tub filler : OLEO
11. Remove gradually from, with "off" : WEAN
12. Med. specialty : ENT
13. City that's home to King Fahd Road : RIYADH
14. Like some boots : FLATHEEL
15. Rush jobs? : RADIOSHOWS
16. Like : ASIF
17. Neutral reaction to a revelation : ISEE
18. Easily picked up, say : LOUD
20. TV program set in Vegas : CSI
24. Light earth tone : TAN
29. Division of an Edmund Spenser work : CANTO
30. Tiny tiger : CUB
31. With all haste : ASAP
32. Bitterly cold : ICY
33. Where some hooks connect : CHEEKS
34. Had nothing good to say about : PANNED
35. Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
36. One who's in your business? : SNOOP
38. Swinging dance : LINDY
39. Sharkey of TV's "C.P.O. Sharkey" : OTTO
40. Chamber group, often : TRIO
41. Lessen, as pain : EASE
42. Unpaid workers? : ANTS
44. Yellow-flowered perennial : ARNICA
45. Overwhelmingly : BYFAR
46. "House of Meetings" novelist, 2006 : AMIS
47. Ripped : RENT
51. Follower of the philosopher Epictetus : STOIC
54. Pac-10 competitor : UCLA
57. Drink from a bowl : NOG
58. Puts together, in a way : GLUES
59. It may be measured by a meter : POEM
61. Animator's sheet : CEL
62. John ___, villain in the "Saw" films : KRAMER
65. Look-at-me walk : STRUT
66. "Heaven's Gate" director : CIMINO
67. Is parsimonious : STINTS
68. Roger on a ship : AYEAYE
69. Open to suggestions, say : HYPNOTIZED
70. Kept for future use : SETBY
71. Burnoose wearer : ARAB
72. Response to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
73. Speedster's undoing : RADAR
74. "That's just silly!" : POOH
75. Actress Taylor : LILI
76. Settled on a branch : ALIT
78. H.S. exam : PSAT
81. Epinephrine-producing glands : ADRENALS
82. Identified : NAMED
84. Some Scott Joplin compositions : TWOSTEPS
85. Prominent parts of a George W. Bush caricature : EARS
88. Cape Town's home: Abbr. : RSA
89. Stephen of "Stuck" : REA
91. Doing time : INSTIR
95. The Eagles of the N.C.A.A. : EMORY
96. "Ad majorem ___ gloriam" (Jesuit motto) : DEI
97. Follow : ENSUE
98. ___ Beach (D-Day site) : UTAH
99. Historical subject of a Boito opera : NERO
100. Vigor : BRIO
101. Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
102. Small earring : STUD
103. Sales force member : REP
104. Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
105. Razor brand : ATRA
106. Necessity when playing hardball : MITT
109. Together : ONE
110. Maker of fuel additives : STP
111. Turtledove : HON
112. Smiley dot : EYE

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