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New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 2008

Author: Oliver Hill
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Be sure to see 65 Across for an explanation of this unusual puzzle.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Program executors, for short : CPUS
5. Miracle-___ : GRO
8. Tribal council makeup, often : ELDERS
14. Casual attire : LEVIS
19. Like the carol "Away in a Manger," originally : LUTHERAN
21. Wine sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon : MERLOT
22. Be : EXIST
23. Turn away : ALIENATE
24. Foot, slangily : TOOTSY
25. 2% alternative : WHOLE
26. *Long, long time : MILLENIUM
28. Loot : SPOILS
30. Yank or Tiger : ALER
31. Half-baked : DOPY
32. *Stick with a needle, maybe : INNOCULATE
34. *Absence at a nudist colony? : EMBARASSMENT
41. What a Tennessee cheerleader asks for a lot? : ANE
42. Stuck : INAJAM
43. Neighbor of Ga. : ALA
44. *Bugs : HARRASSES
50. Jazzy Jones : NORAH
51. *Wee : MINISCULE
54. Below par : ILL
55. X-ray ___ : SPEX
56. "What a moron I am!" : DOH
57. Gawk at : OGLE
58. Whatchamacallit : GIZMO
60. Monterrey mister : SENOR
62. Suffix not seen much in London : IZE
63. Least bold : MEEKEST
65. Like the answers to the 10 asterisked clues, more often than any other English words, according to a 1999 study : IMPROPERLYSPELLED
69. Narrative : ACCOUNT
71. ___ choy (Chinese vegetable) : BOK
72. Contract specifics : TERMS
73. Luster : SHEEN
74. Tip of the Arabian Peninsula : OMAN
76. Massage target? : EGO
77. Spicy cuisine : THAI
81. Debt acknowledgment : IOU
82. *Conspicuous : NOTICABLE
86. Trying period for a doctoral student : ORALS
87. *Supplant : SUPERCEDE
91. Clean air org. : EPA
92. Baseball's ___ league : PEEWEE
93. Gen ___ : XER
94. *Doggedness : PERSEVERENCE
97. *Oblige : ACCOMODATE
103. Commotion : STIR
104. Series of rounds : BOUT
105. Is undecided : WAVERS
107. *Event : OCCURENCE
113. Root used in perfumery : ORRIS
115. Farmer's ___ : MARKET
117. Attempts : HASAGOAT
118. T-shirt style : VNECK
119. Follows : ENSUES
120. Like some pens : ERASABLE
121. Swift's "A Modest Proposal," e.g. : ESSAY
122. Plain : STEPPE
123. Alternative to dial-up : DSL
124. French noblemen : DUCS
1. Symbol of happiness : CLAM
2. Long-haired sheepdog : PULI
3. Regulated bus. : UTIL
4. Writer/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
5. Mustang competitor : GRANDAM
6. Photoshop options : RATIOS
7. Tops : ONEUPS
8. Ambulance figure: Abbr. : EMT
9. Many August babies : LEOS
10. Disarming words? : DROPIT
11. Rocker John : ELTON
12. Violinist's need : ROSIN
13. Pen, to Pierre : STYLO
14. 1950s Braves All-Star pitcher Burdette : LEW
15. Relaxes, in a way : EXHALES
16. It's bowed : VIOLA
17. Archipelago part : ISLET
18. Cubic meter : STERE
20. Laredo-to-Galveston dir. : ENE
27. "Bro!" : MYMAN
29. Cliff : SCAR
33. Spanish "a" : UNA
34. Karl Marx's one : EINS
35. Alphabet quartet : MNOP
36. Expose : BARE
37. Product with TV's first advertising jingle, 1948 : AJAX
38. Word of encouragement : RAH
39. QB Manning : ELI
40. "Illmatic" rapper : NAS
44. Most massive : HUGEST
45. The whole wide world : ALL
46. Show up again : REEMERGE
47. Judged, with "up" : SIZED
48. They're seen in many John Constable paintings : ELMS
49. ___ machine : SLOT
51. Orator's no-no : MONOTONE
52. Restaurant chain since 1958 : IHOP
53. Close, as a relationship : COZY
56. Laura of "Jurassic Park" : DERN
58. Some shampoos : GELS
59. Running mate with Dick : IKE
60. Like cotton candy : SPUN
61. Commercial come-on : REBATE
62. Type : ILK
64. Ticklish one? : ELMO
65. Freeze : ICEUP
66. Target of many a Bart Simpson prank call : MOE
67. Rice-A-___ : RONI
68. Marmalade component : PEEL
69. Without adjustments : ASIS
70. Dynasty of Confucius and Lao-tzu : CHOU
75. Trendy : MOD
77. Olive or apple : TREE
78. Goldie of "Cactus Flower" : HAWN
79. Actor Baldwin : ALEC
80. "Ah, yes" : ISEE
83. O.K. mark : CEE
84. When Earth Day is celebrated: Abbr. : APR
85. ___ profundo : BASSO
86. Anthem contraction : OER
88. Rare imports, maybe : EXOTICA
89. Crucial sleep stage : REM
90. Cock-a-doodle-doo : CROW
92. Examination : PERUSAL
94. Opposite of "nod off" : PERKUP
95. Marked permanently : ETCHED
96. Parish priests : VICARS
97. Previously mentioned : ABOVE
98. Toes' woes : CORNS
99. Parish priests : CURES
100. Matriarchs : DAMES
101. ___-garde : AVANT
102. Brusque : TERSE
106. Ooze : SEEP
108. Dorm heads, for short : RAS
109. "Heavens!" : EGAD
110. International chain of fusion cuisine restaurants : NOBU
111. Course after trig : CALC
112. Somme times : ETES
114. Heavens : SKY
116. Literary inits. : TSE

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