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New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 2013

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 174 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Coating on some facial tissues : ALOEVERA
9. Typical Busby Berkeley film : MUSICAL
16. They're often wasted : SOTS
20. Drove fast : BARRELED
21. Athena turned her into a spider : ARACHNE
22. Riverbank basker, informally : CROC
23. What faking a stomachache might entail? : CREATIVEWRITHING
25. At any point : EVER
26. "Blueberries for ___" (classic children's book) : SAL
27. With 91-Across, 1976 album with a palindromic title : OLE
28. Fluoride, for one : ION
29. Ship that sailed "the ocean blue" : NINA
30. Gun belts, holsters and nightstick straps? : THELEATHEROFTHELAW
38. In advance : UPFRONT
41. Contend : VIE
42. Loan-insuring org. : FHA
43. Architectural designer Maya : LIN
44. QB with a statue at Sun Life Stadium : MARINO
45. Dismounts like an expert gymnast? : GETSOFFLITHELY
50. Uses a keyless entry system? : BREAKSIN
52. Promise : ASSURANCE
53. They go places : ROADS
54. "___ Andy's Ballyhoo" ("Show Boat" song) : CAPN
56. Move briskly : TROT
57. Engaged in battle : HADAT
61. Group with a Grand Lodge : ELKS
62. Bach's "___, meine Freude" : JESU
63. Contraction in a patriotic song : OER
64. Actress Wright of "Mrs. Miniver" : TERESA
65. Growth ring? : LEI
66. Women's pants with pictures of wood shop tools? : LATHEBLOOMERS
70. Word before pole or jump : SKI
71. Sci-fi author ___ del Rey : LESTER
73. Take to sleep with, say : BED
74. Good at scheming : WILY
75. Four-legged newborn : FOAL
76. Drained of color : ASHEN
77. Time for TV debuts : FALL
79. City near Turin : ASTI
80. Author/media observer Michael : WOLFF
81. They don't face the street : SIDEDOORS
84. 1992 Olympic tennis gold medalist : CAPRIATI
86. Become a new person by washing up? : BATHEANDSWITCH
90. "I've got something to say" : LISTEN
91. See 27-Across : ELO
92. Pres. advisory grp. : NSC
93. Buddy : BRO
94. Men in a lineup : BATTERS
95. Unpopular ophthalmologist's implement? : ASCYTHEFORSOREEYES
101. What a fist might represent : ROCK
102. Wall St. event : IPO
103. Sound of frustration : GRR
104. It had a hub at J.F.K. : TWA
107. Founding member of OPEC : IRAN
108. What the giggling supporter of the Salem witch trials was told? : NOLAUGHINGMATHER
115. Defender of the West : NATO
116. It keeps things moving : INERTIA
117. Squad leader : SERGEANT
118. Make mouseholes, maybe : GNAW
119. Retiree's accumulation : NESTEGG
120. Arsenic ___ (ratsbane) : TRIOXIDE
1. Elementary school group? : ABCS
2. Pasternak heroine : LARA
3. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
4. Disco ___ : ERA
5. Hound doc : VET
6. Certain Ivy Leaguer : ELI
7. Rise up : REVOLT
8. One-named singing star with the surname Adkins : ADELE
9. Render imperfect : MAR
10. Central Swiss canton : URI
11. "Gymnopédies" composer : SATIE
12. Blood of the Greek gods : ICHOR
13. Trouser fabric : CHINO
14. ___ Taylor : ANN
15. Journey segment : LEG
16. All-too-public spat : SCENE
17. First name in aviation : ORVILLE
18. Painted thing, sometimes : TOENAIL
19. Lacking meat : SCRAWNY
24. Use a flying shuttle : WEAVE
30. Common chords : TRIADS
31. Rush-hour din : HONKS
32. Grandson of Adam and Eve : ENOS
33. Moon larger than Mercury : TITAN
34. Physiology Nobelist Walter Rudolf ___ : HESS
35. E equivalent : FFLAT
36. Watery : THIN
37. Cooks up : HATCHES
38. Sidewalk cafe sight : UMBRELLA
39. New releases? : PAROLEES
40. Bizarre : FREAKISH
45. Grind : GNASH
46. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
47. Plows leave them : FURROWS
48. Back again : FRO
49. Catch : HEAR
51. "Law & Order: SVU" actor : ICET
55. Historic multistory dwellings : PUEBLOS
58. Like ghost towns : DESOLATE
59. Show polite interest in, say : ASKAFTER
60. They were big in the '50s : TAILFINS
62. Place for tips : JAR
63. Seasoned : OLD
64. Seriously annoy : TRY
66. Willing to let things slide : LENIENT
67. In the hold, say : BELOW
68. Gymnast Gaylord : MITCH
69. "Essays of ___" : ELIA
72. "Music in the Key of Love" composer : TESH
75. Forces (upon) : FOISTS
77. One standing around the house, maybe : FENCE
78. Mention parenthetically : ADD
79. Bygone Chevy van : ASTRO
80. Form letters : WRITE
82. Recipe amount : DASH
83. Saucy fare : RIBS
85. Be in the game : PLAY
86. Comportment : BEARING
87. Late finisher : ALSORAN
88. Many a Bach composition : TOCCATA
89. Long little doggie : CORGI
94. Thomas who wrote "Little Big Man" : BERGER
96. "... see what I mean?" : YKNOW
97. Cabinet members? : FILES
98. Some MoMA works : OPART
99. Maze answer : ROUTE
100. Bond villain ___ Stavro Blofeld : ERNST
104. Cuisine with curry : THAI
105. Proceed : WEND
106. Funny Johnson : ARTE
108. "Little Birds" author : NIN
109. Possible lunch hour : ONE
110. Massive memory unit, informally : GIG
111. Miss America she's not : HAG
112. Noninvasive med. procedure : MRI
113. In former days : AGO
114. Cowpoke moniker : TEX

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