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New York Times, Sunday, April 20, 2008

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 104 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When the puzzle is done, the letters in the following squares spell a bonus phrase: 7A - 3rd letter, 31A - 5th, 65A - 4th, 104A - 6th, 136A - 3rd, 151A - 1st, 149A - 4th, 133A - 4th, 100A - 1st, 62A - 1st, 29A - 6th
JimH notes: Following the convoluted notepad instructions yields the bonus phrase SOLAR SYSTEM. Note that the planets spelled out in the circles are listed in order of mean distance from the sun.

The instructions in the print version of the puzzle are far more elegant. The squares indicated in the notepad are shaded light grey and the clue for 9 Down reads "Center of many revolutions (whose first letter starts a bonus phrase reading clockwise around the shaded squares.)"
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Thing in a case : RES
4. 1960s-'80s Red Sox legend, informally : YAZ
7. In the cellar : LAST
11. Org. that promotes adoption : SPCA
15. "Poor venomous fool," in "Antony and Cleopatra" : ASP
18. Pumpkin-picking time: Abbr. : OCT
19. "Sons and Lovers" Oscar nominee Mary : URE
20. Expected : USUAL
22. King of comedy : ALAN
23. Going rate?: Abbr. : MPH
24. 1941 Henry Luce article that coined a name for an era : THEAMERICANCENTURY
28. Barcelona Olympics prize : ORO
29. Tevye creator ___ Aleichem : SHOLOM
30. Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
31. Protein acid, informally : AMINO
32. Have ___ to pick : ANIT
33. Celine Dion's "I'm Your Angel" duet partner : RKELLY
34. Closeout come-on : EVERYTHINGMUSTGO
39. Designated driver's drink : SODA
40. Badges, e.g., in brief : IDS
41. ___ candy (some pop tunes) : EAR
42. Work of Seigneur de Montaigne : ESSAI
43. "Your Moment of ___" ("The Daily Show" feature) : ZEN
45. Truncated cones, in math : FRUSTA
49. Streaming : AFLOW
52. Novel that ends "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody" : THECATCHERINTHERYE
61. Not to mention : ALSO
62. Atlas section : EUROPE
63. "Roll Over Beethoven" band, for short : ELO
64. 1990s-2000s English tennis star Tim : HENMAN
65. Rocky Mountains resort : VAIL
66. Wide-eyed : AGOG
67. First principles : AXIOMS
70. "I'm king of the world!," e.g. : BOAST
71. Exceeded the speed limit? : ODED
72. "Tancredi" composer : ROSSINI
75. Artful deception : SMOKEANDMIRRORS
78. State quarters? : DORM
80. Actress Ullmann : LIV
81. Suffix with billion : AIRE
82. 1972 Harry Nilsson hit : JUMPINTOTHEFIRE
90. Windsor, e.g. : NECKTIE
95. Switch finish? : EROO
96. Absorb a loss : EATIT
97. 1984 Heisman winner : FLUTIE
99. Orient : EAST
100. Chickadees' kin : TITS
101. Laughing gas and water, chemically : OXIDES
103. Mess up : ERR
104. Lover in "The Merchant of Venice" : PORTIA
106. Genuine: Ger. : ECHT
107. Prime eatery : FIVESTARRESTAURANT
111. Sloughs off : SHEDS
113. You can't take it with you : ESTATE
114. Upstate N.Y. sch. : RPI
115. Tribute in jest : ROAST
118. Managed : RAN
119. Sneak a peek : SPY
121. Boot part : HEEL
125. Stanley Cup finalists of 1982 and 1994 : VANCOUVERCANUCKS
131. Couple : PAIRUP
133. Long-legged wader : IBIS
134. He played Krupa in "The Gene Krupa Story" : MINEO
135. "You did it!" : YAY
136. Lorenz Hart specialty : LYRICS
137. Pricey sports car, informally : JAG
138. Head of a special government inquiry : INDEPENDENTCOUNSEL
143. Hard wood : ASH
144. Math. class : GEOM
145. Actress Watts : NAOMI
146. Home on "Gilligan's Island" : HUT
147. Inflation meas. : CPI
148. On the other hand : YET
149. Charles de Gaulle alternative : ORLY
150. Varsity QB, e.g. : BMOC
151. Sign at a smash : SRO
152. Possessed : HAD
1. "Number 10" Abstract Expressionist : ROTHKO
2. Made a comeback? : ECHOED
3. "A Streetcar Named Desire" role : STELLA
4. "Dee-lish!" : YUMMY
5. "These ___ the times that ..." : ARE
6. Closed (in on) : ZEROED
7. Money : LUCRE
8. Botanist Gray : ASA
9. Center of many revolutions : SUN
10. Certain X or O : TAC
11. Subbed (for) : SATIN
12. Dive : PLUNGE
13. Glances : CAROMS
14. "___ takers?" : ANY
15. Spanish sherry : AMONTILLADO
16. Offshoot : SPRIG
17. Snap : PHOTO
21. Mother of Judah : LEAH
25. Popular portal : AOL
26. Kupcinet and Cross : IRVS
27. Application letters : NMI
29. Some namesakes: Abbr. : SRS
32. Without obligation : ASAFAVOR
35. Change of a mortgage, slangily : REFI
36. Paul Bunyan story : YARN
37. Ministry of ___, in "1984" : TRUTH
38. Ryder Cup team : USA
40. Time ___ : INC
43. Tase : ZAP
44. When many get a St.-Tropez tan : ETE
46. Biblical queendom : SHEBA
47. Joint part : TENON
48. Royal Navy foe of 1588 : ARMADA
50. Willow used in basketry : OSIER
51. Hills of Yorkshire : WOLDS
52. Spree : TEAR
53. Monster hurricane of 1989 : HUGO
54. Libido : EROS
55. Lowly workers : COGS
56. Do voodoo on : HEX
57. Skull and Bones members : ELIS
58. Latitude : ROOM
59. Bleeth of "Baywatch" : YASMINE
60. Unabridged : ENTIRE
67. Executive's charter, maybe : AIRTAXI
68. Infiltrator : MOLE
69. Flat-bottomed boat : SKIFF
73. Despot ___ Amin : IDI
74. Lead-in to "the above" or "your business" : NONEOF
76. Like some twins : EVIL
77. ___ center : REC
79. Mystery element : MOTIVE
82. Leaps across the ballet stage : JETES
83. "Vega$" star Robert : URICH
84. Nick Nolte movie based on a Kurt Vonnegut novel : MOTHERNIGHT
85. Some advanced researchers, for short : POSTDOCS
86. Traditional almanac data : TIDES
87. Bikini blast : HTEST
88. Sorry sort : RUER
89. Parisian "to be" : ETRE
91. Jean who wrote "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" : KERR
92. "So long, dahling" : TATA
93. "The fix ___" : ISIN
94. Virginie ou Pennsylvanie : ETAT
98. Subject of the book "Many Unhappy Returns": Abbr. : IRS
102. ___ Zagora, Bulgaria : STARA
104. Infant's food : PAP
105. "Certainement!" : OUI
108. Mussorgsky's "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
109. Contact lens solution brand : RENU
110. Venture : TRY
112. ___ Miguel, Azores island : SAO
116. Sting's last name : SUMNER
117. "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus, for one : TVIDOL
119. 32-card game : SKAT
120. Charges (up) : PSYCHS
121. "Into the Wild" actor Emile : HIRSCH
122. Home of Gannon Univ. : ERIEPA
123. Author of the "Elements," ca. 300 B.C. : EUCLID
124. Past records? : LPS
125. Singh on the links : VIJAY
126. Demean : ABASE
127. Bad guys : ENEMY
128. Name : REP
129. Filmmaker Joel or Ethan : COEN
130. Jaded figure : CYNIC
131. 2006 neologism meaning "to demote" : PLUTO
132. Author Rand : AYN
138. "May ___ now?" : IGO
139. Bust : NAB
140. ___ Pérignon : DOM
141. Comic Philips : EMO
142. "___ Father ..." : OUR

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