IT'S TAXING

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 2014

Author: Dan Schoenholz
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Schoenholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Dan Schoenholz notes: One of the things I enjoy about constructing is finding ways to weave my personal interests into my puzzles. One was named after the German city where I lived for a time ('A Whiff of Cologne'); another ... more
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Across Down
1. Crazy places : ZOOS
5. Supply (with) : ARM
8. Yogi in the New Jersey Hall of Fame : BERRA
13. Give up on : SCRAP
18. Neutral zone, say : SAFEAREA
20. Geneva's ___ des Nations : PALAIS
21. It's organized in a family : CRIME
22. Fragile decoration : ARTGLASS
23. Elevated : ONHIGH
24. Hangovers at home? : EAVES
25. Agreement for an amount to be taken from one's salary? : WITHHOLDINGCONSENT
28. Samoan capital : APIA
31. Glow : AURA
32. Soil : EARTH
33. What C.P.A.'s wish for their clients? : MANYHAPPYRETURNS
39. Reactor : PILE
43. For : PRO
44. "We shun it ___ it comes": Dickinson : ERE
45. Guest book, e.g. : LOG
46. Purim villain : HAMAN
47. First name of the first female Supreme Court justice : SANDRA
49. C.P.A.'s advice for lowering future-year liabilities? : ROLLTHECREDITS
55. Serious overcharging : ROBBERY
57. Place in trust : ESCROW
58. Tony-winning Robert Morse role : TRU
59. Fast : RAPID
62. European wheels? : EDAMS
64. Alley ___ : OOP
65. Match : PAIR
66. Ample, informally : ENUF
67. Chart used to calculate a married couple's taxes? : TABLEFORTWO
70. ___ Reader : UTNE
71. Have a series of sudden inspirations? : PANT
72. General mailing address?: Abbr. : APO
73. Night hunter : ORION
74. Let loose : FREED
75. What pop-ups do : ARC
76. Websites of interest? : EBANKS
79. First name among Mouseketeers : ANNETTE
81. I.R.S. update? : SCHEDULECHANGE
84. Soccer team : ELEVEN
88. Three-time '70s World Series champs : THEAS
89. Alpine stream : AAR
90. Milk : USE
91. Halves of zygotes : OVA
92. GPS component: Abbr. : SYST
93. Last-minute way to reduce tax for a desperate filer? : EMERGENCYSHELTER
100. Deadline time appropriate to this puzzle : APRIL
102. "Sad to say ..." : ALAS
103. Choice word? : EENY
104. C.P.A.'s masterstroke? : BRILLIANTDEDUCTION
112. "Vive ___!" : LEROI
113. South American land : TIERRA
114. Troublemakers : HELLIONS
118. Triatomic oxygen molecule : OZONE
119. Strengthen : ANNEAL
120. Certain fund-raiser : TELETHON
121. Ebbed : WANED
122. Certain tracks : SONGS
123. Foxy : SLY
124. Wail : YOWL
1. When repeated, one of the Gabors : ZSA
2. Galley sight : OAR
3. Time and again : OFT
4. Modern two-wheeler : SEGWAY
5. "How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
6. Alter, as a form : RESHAPE
7. Digital olio : MASHUP
8. Tour group? : BAND
9. K-12 : ELHI
10. Parade spoiler : RAIN
11. Sailor, sometimes : RIGGER
12. Waste place : ASHCAN
13. Perfume : SCENT
14. Where to land for the night : CRASHPAD
15. Break apart : RIVE
16. "___, brother!" : AMEN
17. Nudnik : PEST
19. "Aladdin" prince : ALI
20. Like some opposites : POLAR
26. Suffix with deposit : ORY
27. Choice words : ORS
28. Hypes (up) : AMPS
29. Chute opener? : PARA
30. Hip to : INON
34. Judean ruler : HEROD
35. 19-Down, e.g. : ARAB
36. Wing : ELL
37. Gift for many a PBS donor : TOTE
38. Lousy "reviews" : UGHS
40. Ape : IMITATE
41. Division head? : LATRINE
42. Double-checked, e.g. : ENSURED
46. Conform (to) : HEW
48. Go with the flow : DRIFT
49. Breed of hunting dog : REDBONE
50. Like some traditions : ORAL
51. ___ disease : LYME
52. Transition area from deciduous to evergreen, e.g. : ECOTONE
53. ___ Plaza (hotel chain) : CROWNE
54. El ___ (cheap cigar, slangily) : ROPO
56. "Do me one favor ..." : BEAPAL
59. Important parts of Thanksgiving and Easter : REPASTS
60. "There is no greater evil than ___": "Antigone" : ANARCHY
61. They might be pulled : PUNCHES
63. Airport on a bay, for short : SFO
65. Food processor setting : PUREE
67. Classic perfume : TABU
68. Algerian port : ORAN
69. Call up : RING
74. Army base near Petersburg, Va. : FTLEE
76. S.A.S.E. recipients : EDS
77. 1980s Chrysler offering : KCAR
78. Retrieve and throw back, in baseball practice : SHAG
80. Syndicated radio host John : TESH
82. What to "never" do, according to the title of a 2005 best seller : EATALONE
83. Exist : ARE
85. Raise one's hand, say : VOTE
86. Tied up : EVEN
87. ___ a one : NARY
90. Co. with the longtime stock symbol "X" : USSTEEL
93. Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
94. Alternatives to Mustangs : MIATAS
95. Pacific current event? : ELNINO
96. 2008 Olympic tennis gold medalist : NADAL
97. Actor Gulager of old TV : CLU
98. Settings for "Skyfall" and "Casino Royale" : YACHTS
99. Laxness : LENITY
101. Engaged in, as a trade : PLIED
104. Sudden misfortune : BLOW
105. Shah ___ Pahlavi : REZA
106. Wood alternative : IRON
107. Where Davy Crockett was born: Abbr. : TENN
108. Last little bit : DREG
109. Memorable times : ERAS
110. In a bad way : ILLY
111. "Bravo!" : OLE
115. Cry of discovery : OHO
116. Partner of again : NOW
117. ___ Digital Short : SNL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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