PREDICTABLE PARTINGS

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 2014

Author: John Lampkin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

John Lampkin notes: When I started constructing six years ago my goal was to land a Sunday NYT. At last! My success is no doubt due to the fact that I recently gave up all impure thoughts. It might also be due to the 12 theme ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Fun Sunday puzzle, using 'parting lines' clued for the appropriate profession. My favorite was [The demolitionist ...] BLEW THE JOINT. [The civil engineer...] HIT THE ROAD also made me chuckle, although I would ... more
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Across Down
1. Docks : PIERS
6. Fill : SATE
10. Where auto racers retire? : PITS
14. Bayonets, say : STABS
19. "That Old Black Magic" composer : ARLEN
20. Bit of riding gear : CROP
21. Big acronym in energy : OPEC
22. Actress Parker : POSEY
23. The paparazzo ... : WASGONEINAFLASH
26. Día de San Valentín flowers : ROSAS
27. Catchy pop ditties : EARCANDY
28. Back from vacation, say : RESTED
30. "Santa Baby" singer : KITT
31. New York City's ___ River : EAST
32. Bad points : CONS
33. Division in biology : MITOSIS
35. The demolitionist ... : BLEWTHEJOINT
40. Fund-raising event : BENEFIT
41. Simple tune : AIR
42. Roll in a disaster supply kit : DUCTTAPE
44. Christmas wrapper? : ELF
45. High-toned : CLASSY
49. U.P.S. driver assignments: Abbr. : RTES
50. Knock down a peg : ABASE
52. Knock over : ROB
55. The civil engineer ... : HITTHEROAD
57. Grab (onto) : GLOM
58. One heading to the cape? : TORO
59. Kitchen tool : RICER
60. The lingerie manufacturer ... : SLIPPEDAWAY
63. Queen, e.g. : MONARCH
66. Emulate Harry Connick Jr. : CROON
68. ___ City, 1939 film locale : EMERALD
69. The chicken farmer ... : FLEWTHECOOP
71. "___ around around around around" (repeated line in Dion and the Belmonts' "The Wanderer") : IROAM
72. Suffers : AILS
73. Supporting force : ALLY
74. The sound technician ... : MADETRACKS
79. Scale part : SOL
80. "The Jungle Book" bear : BALOO
82. Gala : FETE
83. Fund for a third party : ESCROW
84. "Whew!" : MAN
85. Faultless : UNERRING
88. Dubai's federation: Abbr. : UAE
89. Maximally hip : COOLEST
92. The film director ... : QUITTHESCENE
96. Range of understanding : PURVIEW
97. Prankster's patsy : BUTT
98. Between continents, say : ASEA
99. Magazine founder Eric : UTNE
100. Execute perfectly : DOTOAT
102. Motivates : INSPIRES
106. Some hibernators : TOADS
108. The soda jerk ... : RANLICKETYSPLIT
111. Instruct : TUTOR
112. Twosome : DUET
113. Comic's sidekick : FOIL
114. Free-for-all : MELEE
115. Trial figure : STENO
116. Houston pro, informally : STRO
117. Just : ONLY
118. Showplace? : STAGE
1. Pet door opener : PAW
2. Roman "of wrath" : IRAE
3. "Lohengrin" lady : ELSA
4. Greened up, perhaps : REGREW
5. Winter vehicle : SNOCAT
6. Like many candles : SCENTED
7. Xeric : ARID
8. Commercial tiger's name : TONY
9. Oil spill-monitoring org. : EPA
10. Cornmeal dish : POLENTA
11. "Not for me" : IPASS
12. Trial : TEST
13. Word with color or rhyme : SCHEME
14. Origin of a stream: Abbr. : SPR
15. The ecdysiast ... : TOOKOFF
16. Birthplace of the Franciscan order : ASSISI
17. The percussionist ... : BEATIT
18. Operating procedures: Abbr. : SYSTS
24. Poet who wrote "So Thomas Edison / Never drank his medicine" : NASH
25. Leads, as a band : FRONTS
29. More than snacks : DINES
32. In a footnote, say : CITED
34. Prefix with -port : TELE
35. "St. John Passion" composer : BACH
36. Actress Taylor of "Mystic Pizza" : LILI
37. Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
38. Panel member : JUROR
39. Twice tetra- : OCTA
40. Monk's grooves : BEBOP
43. "America by Heart" author, 2010 : PALIN
46. Drawn things : STRAWS
47. Polo, e.g. : SHIRT
48. Exclamation said before sticking out the tongue : YECCH
51. Current amount : AMPERE
52. Prime seating area : ROWA
53. Kind of tradition : ORAL
54. William who played Hopalong Cassidy : BOYD
56. Mend after further injury : REHEAL
57. Mop's commercial partner : GLO
58. Place for a touchdown : TARMAC
60. Bribe : SOP
61. Hardly be deadpan : EMOTE
62. Little angels : DEARS
63. Pratt Institute degs. : MFAS
64. Bunch of stuff : OLIO
65. Dickens orphan : NELL
66. Two points : COLON
67. Baseball great Campanella : ROY
70. Political muscle : CLOUT
71. PIN part: Abbr. : IDENT
74. Basis for promotion : MERIT
75. Going ___ : ATIT
76. Mötley ___ : CRUE
77. Paradox to be meditated on : KOAN
78. "Little ___' Pea" : SWEE
80. Hindu part of Indonesia : BALI
81. Have ___ for : ANEED
82. Tutti-___ : FRUTTI
84. The van driver ... : MOVEDON
86. Capable of handling : EQUALTO
87. Horrifying : GHASTLY
89. The paper doll maker ... : CUTOUT
90. Baroque : ORNATE
91. Some canapé picks : SWORDS
93. Spot : ESPY
94. Tremors : SEISMS
95. Cover completely : CARPET
96. Short strokes : PUTTS
97. Big boo-boo : BONER
101. Not relaxed : TAUT
102. Religious figure: Var. : IKON
103. Simon of Broadway : NEIL
104. That señorita : ELLA
105. Victory, to Wagner : SIEG
107. Hit show sign : SRO
109. Fiscal exec : CFO
110. One may have a ball at the country club : TEE

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