CRUNCH TIME

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 2013

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fancy footwear : SPATS
6. Turning point at the station? : GASCAP
12. Remote control abbr. : VOL
15. Banned apple spray : ALAR
19. American Dance Theater founder : AILEY
20. Planets and notes in the musical scale : OCTADS
21. Agitated : INASTATE
23. Early entrepreneurial efforts : LEMONADESTANDS
25. Argued against : REBUTTED
26. California's old Fort ___ : ORD
27. Turn (off) : SHUT
28. Florentine attraction : STATUEOFDAVID
30. Small African antelopes : ORIBIS
33. When repeated, an engine sound : PUTT
35. Feudal laborer : ESNE
36. Serpent's tail? : INE
37. Running with scissors and others : NONOS
38. Show-offs : HOTDOGS
40. Kind of tax : ESTATE
43. Food to go? : STEWEDPRUNES
45. Santa's landing spot : ROOF
48. Not so important : MINOR
49. Court hearing : OYER
50. Persevered : KEPTATIT
52. Obama's birthplace : OAHU
55. Traditional : OLDLINE
59. Priest, in an Ogden Nash poem : ONELLAMA
63. Spanish precious metal : PLATA
65. Writer Gordimer : NADINE
67. Syrup source : TREESAP
68. Johannesburg-born golf champion : ELS
69. Birthplace of Harry Houdini : BUDAPESTHUNGARY
73. "Survivor" construction : HUT
74. On the fence : NOTSURE
76. Jerks : SCHMOS
77. Jobs in technology : STEVE
79. Doubters : SKEPTICS
81. "Friends" co-star : LEBLANC
84. River to the North Sea : YSER
85. Whenever : ASSOONAS
87. Not give ___ : ARAP
89. Defense grp. that disbanded in 1977 : SEATO
92. Something said before grace? : YOUR
93. Big name in feminism : BETTYFRIEDAN
99. Sign of stress : ACCENT
101. Ogre, to a kid : BEASTIE
103. Arab League headquarters : CAIRO
104. German : Strasse :: French : ___ : RUE
105. Designer Gernreich : RUDI
108. Carson's predecessor : PAAR
109. Blue Ribbons and others : PABSTS
110. Just makes the 7:47, perhaps : CATCHESATRAIN
114. Toledo tidbit : TAPA
116. Subject of the 1998 biography "King of the World" : ALI
117. Cute : ADORABLE
118. Does spy work : GOESUNDERCOVER
122. George W. Bush acquisition of 2008 : SONINLAW
123. Homes up high : AERIES
124. Developed : AROSE
125. G.I. rations : MRES
126. That, in Tijuana : ESA
127. Makes an assertion : SAYSSO
128. Hunt for water, say : DOWSE
1. Old gunfight locales : SALOONS
2. French pantomime character : PIERROT
3. How trout may be prepared: Var. : ALMONDINE
4. After-dinner order : TEA
5. Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
6. "Oh my!" : GOSH
7. Start to give trouble to : ACTUPON
8. It needs a signature : STATUTE
9. Fire : CAN
10. Augments : ADDSTO
11. "Hey!" : PSST
12. Good qualities : VIRTUES
13. Situation after a leadoff single : ONEON
14. Charge for bloodwork, say : LABFEE
15. Boy or girl lead-in : ATTA
16. Neighbor of a Belarussian : LATVIAN
17. Corroded : ATEINTO
18. Alberta's third-largest city, named after an animal : REDDEER
22. Amérique du ___ : SUD
24. Soccer header? : ESS
29. Noted taleteller : AESOP
31. Withdrew : BOWEDOUT
32. Old Cosby show : ISPY
34. Some successful plays, for short : TDS
38. Pitch : HURL
39. Nursery gift? : GREENTHUMB
41. Grinning symbols : SMILEYS
42. Championship : TITLE
44. Vintage wheels : REO
46. Native Nebraskan : OTO
47. Crush competitor : FANTA
50. Deli offerings : KNISHES
51. Okla. or Oreg., once : TERR
52. Certain tournaments : OPENS
53. Perfectly fine : ALLOK
54. Precipitousness : HASTE
56. What makes you you? : DNA
57. Pool activity : LAPS
58. "Well, well!" : IDECLARE
60. Word before and after "to," in a religious phrase : ASHES
61. Purple shade : MAUVE
62. More suitable : APTER
64. Touches : ABUTSON
66. Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
70. 20th-century novelist whose first name is an anagram of 66-Down : URIS
71. Part of a trap : DECOY
72. Fed. property overseer : GSA
75. Flurry : SPATE
78. Universal recipient designation : TYPEAB
80. ___ Canals : SOO
82. "Great" kid-lit detective : NATE
83. You might have a good one after a breakup : CRY
86. Nile Valley region : NUBIA
88. Isak Dinesen novel setting : AFRICA
89. Cutting comments : SARCASM
90. World's leading exporter of bananas : ECUADOR
91. Nail polish remover component : ACETONE
93. Eagles' org. : BSA
94. ___ d'Amérique : ETATSUNIS
95. Harangues : TIRADES
96. Renounce : DISAVOW
97. Naïve : ARTLESS
98. "Fuhgeddaboudit!" : NOSIREE
100. High pitch : TREBLE
102. Sleep problem, to Brits : APNOEA
106. 50-page book, maybe? : USATLAS
107. ___ blank (had no idea) : DREWA
109. What's expected : PAR
111. Sportscaster Collinsworth : CRIS
112. Chinese dynasty during the time of Christ : HAN
113. Certain supermarkets : IGAS
115. Durango dinero : PESO
119. Suffix with trick : ERY
120. Ungentlemanly sort : CAD
121. Spanish precious metal : ORO

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