CHANGE OF PROGRAM

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Author: Dan Schoenholz
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Schoenholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Dan Schoenholz notes: This was a fun puzzle to create, kind of a personal journey through a lifetime of TV watching. From a construction standpoint, I got lucky: nine theme answers based on well-known shows that just happened to ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Today we get TV shows with one word homophonically changed, thus CHANGE OF PROGRAM. I liked the fact that Dan chose a wide variety of shows from all walks of life. A soap opera, a sci-fi, a sitcom, a drama — ... more
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Across Down
1. Part of a rainbow : INDIGO
7. Blanket : SMOTHER
14. Rear admiral's rear : STERN
19. Invader of 1066 : NORMAN
20. Comment upon heading off : AWAYWEGO
21. Catch ___ (surf) : AWAVE
22. Like farmland : ARABLE
23. Stoners' memoirs? : DAZEOFOURLIVES
25. ___ New Guinea : PAPUA
26. Freud disciple Alfred : ADLER
27. Coaches : TRAINERS
28. Leverage in divorce negotiations? : THEEXFILES
30. Mixologist : BARKEEP
32. Went from black to red, say : DYED
33. Home with a view : AERIE
34. Whinny : NEIGH
38. Sound in a hot tub : AAH
41. Mallard relative : TEAL
44. Berth : SLIP
45. Theater opening : SCENEI
46. Dumbstruck duo? : THEAWEDCOUPLE
50. Moolah : SHEKELS
51. Blemished : MARRED
52. Admit (to) : COP
53. Calculus calculation : SLOPE
55. Makes the connection : SEES
56. Zero-star movie : BOMB
57. Balkan capital : SOFIA
59. ___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
61. Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
62. Tale of metropolitan religious diversity? : SECTSANDTHECITY
67. Word before or after "down" : PAT
70. Yam or turnip : ROOT
71. They're big in barns : DOORS
72. Huskers' targets : EARS
75. '12 or '13, now : ALUM
77. Western followers? : POSSE
80. Wire service inits. : UPI
81. Some lapses : ERRATA
83. Like many men's ties : STRIPED
85. Grant Wood portrayal? : AMERICANIDYLL
88. "The Canterbury Tales" inn : TABARD
89. Yemeni port : ADEN
90. Wrapped (up) : SEWN
91. Conciliatory gesture : SOP
92. Kitchen drawer? : AROMA
93. Some sites for sightseers : RUINS
94. Eke ___ living : OUTA
97. Maltreated : ILLUSED
99. Having trouble slowing down? : BRAKINGBAD
105. Like radon among all gaseous elements : HEAVIEST
108. Popped up : AROSE
109. "Appointment in Samarra" novelist : OHARA
110. Cobbler's heirloom? : AWLINTHEFAMILY
113. Bet : STAKED
114. Aplomb : POISE
115. "Spamalot" writer and lyricist : ERICIDLE
116. Forward : RESEND
117. Heavens : SKIES
118. Clear-cuts, e.g. : DENUDES
119. Off course : ASTRAY
1. Not on point : INAPT
2. Jones of jazz : NORAH
3. Hang (over) : DRAPE
4. Saturated : IMBUED
5. Samsung smartphone : GALAXY
6. With 10-Down, certain punch : ONE
7. Marshy lowland : SWALE
8. Features of many kids' place mats : MAZES
9. Legal hearing : OYER
10. See 6-Down : TWO
11. Star of reality TV's "The Girls Next Door," briefly : HEF
12. Immodest display : EGOTRIP
13. Oscar nominee for "The Wrestler" : ROURKE
14. Highlight : SALIENCE
15. Double takes? : TWINPEEKS
16. Gutter site : EAVE
17. One with a home away from home : RVER
18. Crime-fighting Eliot : NESS
20. Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
24. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
26. Mentored, e.g. : AIDED
29. Celebrated : FETED
30. Poe poem, with "The" : BELLS
31. "The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
33. Hieroglyphic symbol : ASP
35. "___ Love," 1987 LL Cool J hit : INEED
36. Stylist's goop : GELEE
37. ___ fit : HISSY
38. Rest stop convenience, for short : ATM
39. 1956 Gregory Peck role : AHAB
40. "Don't be a ___!" : HERO
42. Confronts : ACCOSTS
43. Certain back-scratcher : LOOFA
45. "The Rapture of Canaan" author Reynolds : SHERI
47. See 49-Down : ARMS
48. Big name in barbecue grills : WEBER
49. With 47-Down, angry : UPIN
50. Building needs, informally : SPECS
54. Not straight up : OVERICE
57. Tolerated : STOOD
58. Focusing problem, for short : ADD
60. Ferrell's cheerleading partner on "S.N.L." : OTERI
63. Dealt (with) : COPED
64. A musical might be on one : TOUR
65. Neighbors of Navajos : HOPIS
66. Sale site, maybe : YARD
67. Popular pre-marathon meal : PASTA
68. Wedding site : ALTAR
69. Engine booster : TURBO
73. Tropicana Field team : RAYS
74. W.W. II invasion site : STLO
76. Tight spot in South Florida? : MIAMIVISE
78. ___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
79. Correct : EMEND
81. Taedium vitae : ENNUI
82. View from Lake Como : ALP
84. Relatives of turtles : PRALINES
86. Neon frame? : ENS
87. Stirred : AWOKE
89. Spare : AUSTERE
93. In a hurry : RUSHED
95. Govt. securities : TNOTES
96. Left open-mouthed, say : AGHAST
98. Rent : LET
99. Wedding sight : BRIDE
100. Fancy wheels, familiarly : ROLLS
101. "... so long ___ both shall live?" : ASYE
102. Part of an old military alphabet : BAKER
103. Big band's booking : ARENA
104. Pops : DADDY
105. Comes to pass, old-style : HAPS
106. "Star Wars" furball : EWOK
107. Others, to Ovid : ALII
108. In : AMID
111. End of un film : FIN
112. Puncture preceder : ACU
113. Mme.'s cousin : SRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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