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New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 2012

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Course preparer : CHEF
5. Close shave : SCRAPE
11. John Lennon song that ends "I love you, yeah, yeah, now and forever" : WOMAN
16. Deck (out) : TOG
19. Tops : AONE
20. Like some church matters : LAICAL
21. Monster slain by Hercules : HYDRA
22. Lead-in to meter : ODO
23. Chocolat, say? : TREATOFVERSAILLES
26. Shorten, with "off" : LOP
27. In the limelight : ONSTAGE
28. HBO competitor : STARZ
29. Emphatic denial : ISAIDNO
31. Home to the Minutemen, informally : UMASS
33. When repeated, an old New Orleans tune : IKO
35. Word repeated four times in the last line of Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" speech : SANS
36. Polyester fabric : DACRON
39. Macho drag queen? : ASTUDINSCARLET
46. Shield border : ORLE
47. Make, as a copy of a CD : BURN
48. Stop on a line : DEPOT
49. Dockworkers' org. : ILA
50. Like literary classics? : GOODANDREAD
54. Call to the bar? : BEERBELL
56. Weirdo : NUT
57. Earth goddess : GAEA
58. Bobby who sang "Take Good Care of My Baby" : VEE
60. Hall-of-Fame pitcher Joss : ADDIE
61. Unsurprisingly : ASUSUAL
63. Skinny? : DERMAL
65. Discreet signal : NOD
68. Like a centaur? : PARTANIMAL
70. "Don't let that youngster get off without paying!"? : BILLTHEKID
75. Rural setting : LEA
76. Had way too much of : ODEDON
78. Words from a con man : TRUSTME
79. Given a number, maybe : RATED
83. Flushed : RED
84. Baseball's strikeout king : RYAN
85. Go (for) : OPT
86. Unbiased account? : FAIRTALE
89. Announcement made by a transplant surgeon, perhaps? : LIVERSTABLE
92. British isle : AIT
93. Allan-___ (figure in the Robin Hood legend) : ADALE
95. Omelette ingredient : OEUF
96. Middling grades : CEES
97. Stigmatize a "great" king? : BRANDALEXANDER
100. Hankering : THIRST
102. Salon selection : UPDO
103. Twin killings, on a diamond: Abbr. : DPS
104. Went off course : YAWED
106. Part of the inn crowd? : LODGERS
110. Access requirement, maybe : LOGIN
114. Old-fashioned ingredient : BITTERS
118. Big collection agcy. : IRS
119. Two reasons to avoid a dog kennel? : THESOUNDANDTHEFUR
122. Apt name for a 1-Across? : STU
123. Unenthusiastic : TEPID
124. Maximum : ALLOUT
125. Bar mixer : SODA
126. Rx amt. : TSP
127. Wonderland message : EATME
128. "Are you kidding me?" : REALLY
129. Ocho minus cinco : TRES
1. Roman censor : CATO
2. Game ender, at times : HORN
3. Chemical endings : ENES
4. Given prominence : FEATURED
5. "A diamond is forever," e.g. : SLOGAN
6. Saint-Germain-des-Prés sights : CAFES
7. Ohio or Colorado: Abbr. : RIV
8. Some tennis winners : ACES
9. Head line? : PART
10. Lanchester on the screen : ELSA
11. Little genius : WHIZKID
12. Olive ___ : OYL
13. Mid 16th-century year : MDLI
14. God with a shield : ARES
15. Launch party? : NASA
16. Was duplicitous : TOLDALIE
17. Former co-host of "The View" : ODONNELL
18. Lose it : GOPOSTAL
24. ___-shanter : TAMO
25. Of no interest : ARID
30. See 32-Down: Abbr. : ISR
32. Native of 30-Down : SABRA
34. It's solid yellow : ONEBALL
36. Take a peke? : DOGNAP
37. Excitement : AROUSAL
38. Debate ender : CLOTURE
40. Do more than threaten, say : SUE
41. Pilgrim : TRAVELER
42. Anesthetized : UNDER
43. Tore : SPED
44. Like some dorms : COED
45. Title town of a Longfellow poem : ATRI
51. Chihuahua drink : AGUA
52. Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
53. Where heroes are made : DELI
55. Elaine of "Seinfeld" : BENES
59. Represented : EMBODIED
62. Outlaw Belle who is said to have harbored Jesse James : STARR
63. Many a Little League coach : DAD
64. River to the Rhône : AIN
66. When many German steins are lifted : OKTOBER
67. They get bigger when you smile : DIMPLES
69. Hit the runway : MODELED
71. Astronomical distance: Abbr. : LTYR
72. Refrain syllables : TRAS
73. Easter activity : HUNT
74. Abhor : DETEST
77. Actor Alain : DELON
80. Barely : ATAD
81. "I did it!" : TADA
82. It's grounded every Saturday : ELAL
84. Prepare, as some Mexican-style beans : REFRY
86. Aesop, notably : FABULIST
87. Places for gates : AIRPORTS
88. "That makes sense" : ITADDSUP
90. Saturn S.U.V. : VUE
91. Conclusive trial : ACIDTEST
94. Lose it : EXPLODE
98. Holiday quaff : NOG
99. Not worth ___ : ASOU
100. Singer of the 1958 #1 hit "It's Only Make Believe" : TWITTY
101. The first "H" in Hanukkah : HETH
105. Former TV judge : ABDUL
107. Suffix with cigar : ETTE
108. Cousin of an ostrich : RHEA
109. Back-to-sch. time : SEPT
111. Growl : GNAR
112. Sitting on one's hands : IDLE
113. Simba's mate : NALA
115. ___ effort : EFOR
116. Tactless : RUDE
117. Mmes., over the border : SRAS
120. Actor Alastair : SIM
121. Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL

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