FITTING REARRANGEMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 2013

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Postal ID : IDAHO
6. Memphis belle? : AIDA
10. Raspberry : JEER
14. Kind of form : RARE
18. Cobbler's job : SOLING
20. So that one might : INORDERTO
22. Black shade : EBON
23. Stevedore, at times : LOADER
24. College student's place : DORMITORY
25. Dial competitor : ZEST
26. British soccer powerhouse : ARSENAL
28. "Got it" : ISEE
29. Fish with a long neck : SEAHORSE
31. Procrastinators' enablers : SNOOZEALARMS
34. Shark, maybe : LENDER
35. Beat at a Nathan's hot dog contest, say : OUTEAT
36. Snake in "The Jungle Book" : KAA
39. Salad bar items : BEETS
40. "Le ___ de Monte-Cristo" : COMTE
42. Visa offering : DEBITCARD
47. Of ___ (servicing) : USETO
48. Mayo containers? : ANOS
49. Turned : GONEBAD
50. "China Beach" actress Helgenberger : MARG
52. Novelist who had two spouses simultaneously : NIN
53. Abbr. on car sellers' license plates : DLR
54. N. African land : MOR
55. "Decision Points" author : GEORGEBUSH
58. Repeats : DOESOVER
61. Vague response to "When?" : SOON
62. Marsh of detective fiction : NGAIO
65. ___ City, Miss. : YAZOO
66. Gecko's gripper : SETA
69. Turbulence : MOIL
71. Local bird life : ORNIS
73. "Bye Bye Bye" band : NSYNC
75. Onetime sunblock agent : PABA
77. BB shooter : AIRRIFLE
79. Galileo, for one : ASTRONOMER
83. Electric ___ : EYE
84. Mishandle something, say : ERR
85. One of the M's of 3M: Abbr. : MFG
88. Electric car : TRAM
89. Football misdirection : REVERSE
91. Hipster's pad : CRIB
92. Charioteer's place : ARENA
94. Apt anagram for 42-Across : BADCREDIT
96. Beat it : BONGO
97. Name on a museum plaque : DONOR
98. Memphis-to-Nashville dir. : ENE
99. Opera character who sings "Largo al factotum" : FIGARO
101. "The ___ Show" (best-selling album of 2002) : EMINEM
103. "Great" 1666 conflagration : FIREOFLONDON
109. Birthday suit enthusiast : NATURIST
112. Passage : DUCT
113. Video store penalty : LATEFEE
115. Medical suffix : ITIS
116. Apt anagram for 24-Across : DIRTYROOM
119. Designer Picasso, daughter of Pablo : PALOMA
120. Coastal niche : COVE
121. They're on the left in Britain : SLOWLANES
122. "South Pacific" protagonist and namesakes : EMILES
123. Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
124. Dustup : TODO
125. Baffled : LOST
126. 1978 Peace Prize recipient : SADAT
1. Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
2. Coupe's couple : DOORS
3. Apt anagram for 31-Across : ALASNOMOREZS
4. Places to hole up after holdups : HIDEOUTS
5. Unvarying : ONENOTE
6. Grant, e.g. : AID
7. How things are generally stir-fried : INOIL
8. Backs, anatomically : DORSA
9. Munitions supplier : ARMER
10. Black shade : JET
11. Lover of Psyche : EROS
12. To be in Paris? : ETRE
13. Buckingham Palace resident : ROYAL
14. Alters to allow development, maybe : REZONES
15. Scotland's "Granite City" : ABERDEEN
16. English poet who co-founded the Pre-Raphaelites : ROSSETTI
17. Begins, as a journey : ENTERSON
19. Scratch the surface of, maybe : GRAZE
21. Per ___ : DIEM
27. Galena and cerussite : LEADORES
30. Apt anagram for 55-Across : HEBUGSGORE
32. Egyptian sun deity : ATEN
33. Reggae precursor : SKA
37. Georgia neighbor : ARMENIA
38. Not much, as of paint : ADAB
40. Fleetwood or Eldorado, informally : CADDY
41. Checked out : ONLOAN
43. Ask for change : BEG
44. "How can ___ sure?" : IBE
45. Hometown of TV's McCloud : TAOS
46. PC insert : CDROM
49. Alternative to "com" : GOV
51. Banker's concern : RUN
54. Apt anagram for 79-Across : MOONSTARER
56. Hot tar, e.g. : GOO
57. Mata ___ : HARI
59. Good protein source : SOYA
60. 1984 title role for Emilio Estevez : REPOMAN
63. Apt anagram for 103-Across : INFERNOOFOLD
64. Offshore installation : OILRIG
67. Sun : TAN
68. Multiple-choice choices : ABORC
70. Order during an M.R.I. : LIESTILL
72. Croatian leader? : SERBO
74. Municipal facility: Abbr. : CTR
76. U.S.A. part: Abbr. : AMER
78. Alternative to white : RYE
80. "Hurlyburly" writer David : RABE
81. Tomorrow's is tonight : EVE
82. Like Mars : RED
85. Was congenial : MADENICE
86. Completely : FROMATOZ
87. Like the word "curiae" in "amicus curiae" : GENITIVE
90. Melodic phrase : RIFF
91. Legendary queen of the Britons immortalized by Shakespeare : CORDELIA
93. Teetotaler : NONUSER
95. Cool, in slang : DEF
96. Small chickens : BANTAMS
100. Lose it : GOAPE
102. Heart : MIDST
104. Short pastoral piece : IDYL
105. Not built up : RURAL
106. Prefix with car : ECONO
107. Some Siouans : OTOES
108. Where Hercules slew the lion : NEMEA
110. Minuteman's location : SILO
111. Stepped : TROD
114. Big ___ (sports conference) : EAST
117. Moses Malone, on the 76ers : TWO
118. N.M. setting : MST

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