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New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 2011

Author: Daniel A. Finan
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel A. Finan
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Rows: 21, Columns: 22, Words: 147, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Rides : NAGS
5. Nickname for Joseph Haydn : PAPA
9. Part of a girl scout's uniform : SKIRT
14. Home for 22-Across : JAPAN
19. Needle case : ETUI
20. Tender areas : SORES
21. Fix, as a hem : RESEW
22. Pitcher Hideki ___ : IRABU
23. Capris? : LONGSHORTS
25. Dweller along the Tigris : IRAQI
26. Ending with sea : FARER
27. See 66-Across : SNL
28. Kind of intake : CALORIC
30. Domes to let in London? : ROUNDFLATS
32. Southern city known as the Horse Capital of the World : OCALA
34. It may bring a tear to your eye : WASABI
36. Squeezes (out) : EKES
37. Verizon forerunner : GTE
38. Pre-2004 purchase from G.M.? : NEWOLDS
41. "___ Only Had a Brain" : IFI
42. Cruise stops: Abbr. : ISLS
43. Convention conclusion? : GOER
44. "Spaceballs" and the like : SPOOFS
47. Sour notes? : FAULTYSOUNDS
50. "___ Poetica" : ARS
53. Accustom : ENURE
54. Toy rocket company since 1958 : ESTES
55. Verdi aria "___ tu" : ERI
56. Fractions of acres? : LITTLELOTS
59. Boston Tea Party issue : TAX
60. He wrote "None but the brave deserves the fair" : DRYDEN
63. Towers in the high country? : TBARS
64. "Flashdance" actor Michael : NOURI
66. "King ___," song premiered on 27-Across on 4/22/78 : TUT
67. Month before Tishri : ELUL
69. "___ Do Is Dream of You" : ALLI
70. Shabby wares sold at an expo? : BADFAIRGOODS
74. Featured singer on Eminem's "Stan" : DIDO
75. Shipwreck site : REEF
76. Org. whose functions follow forms? : IRS
77. "___ evil ..." : SEENO
78. Lead singer of the fictional Pussycats : JOSIE
79. Famous answer giver : TREBEK
81. HBO's ___ G : ALI
83. What socialists campaign for? : LEFTRIGHTS
86. Pokey : CAN
87. Unkempt types : SLOBS
89. First player listed in "Total Baseball" : AARON
90. Shakespearean assents : AYS
91. B and O, for presidents #43 and #44? : LASTINITIALS
95. Battlefield sorting system : TRIAGE
97. Spanish pot : OLLA
98. Crucifix letters : INRI
99. Batter's need : EGG
101. Career criminals? : PROCONS
105. Eastern wrap : OBI
106. Actor Robert who played the villain in "Licence to Kill" : DAVI
107. Rick who sang "Never Gonna Give You Up" : ASTLEY
110. Overly air-conditioned room, facetiously : IGLOO
111. Material for a biographer with a recorder? : TAPEDLIVES
114. Monkeys : SIMIANS
117. Disco ___ : ERA
118. ___ Gay : ENOLA
119. Church gift : TITHE
121. Best-looking rear ends? : TOPBOTTOMS
123. ___-dink : RINKY
124. Key key : ENTER
125. Sub-sub-players : CTEAM
126. Blind piece : SLAT
127. Some encls. : SASES
128. "Great Scott!" : EGADS
129. Pianist Myra : HESS
130. Numbers game : KENO
1. Hold on a mat : NELSON
2. Chop-chop : ATONCE
3. N.R.A. concern : GUNLAW
4. Mr., in Milano : SIG
5. March Madness activity : POOL
6. Lane marking : ARROW
7. Millennia-old Jordanian city that's a World Heritage Site : PETRA
8. St. Clare's home : ASSISI
9. Asian title : SRI
10. Walsh with 2004 and 2008 gold medals in beach volleyball : KERRI
11. Golf's Aoki : ISAO
12. D.J.'s considerations : REQUESTS
13. Like stars at night : TWINKLY
14. Secs : JIFFS
15. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
16. Ideal : PARAGON
17. Covered for, maybe : ABETTED
18. Baby bottles : NURSERS
20. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
24. Masked people wield them : SCALPELS
29. ___ latte : CAFFE
31. Courses people look forward to? : DESSERTS
33. Part of L.A. : LOS
35. Radial alternative : BIASTIRE
39. Through : DONE
40. "O my prophetic ___!": Hamlet : SOUL
42. Genus of holly : ILEX
43. One in a harness : GUIDEDOG
45. Palm features : FRONDS
46. ___ circumstances : SETOF
48. Actress Hagen : UTA
49. Suffix with audit : ORY
50. Union locale : ALTAR
51. Barbecued bit : RIBLET
52. More clichéd : STALER
57. Ambitious track bet : TRIFECTA
58. ___ sponte (legal term) : SUA
60. Fizzler : DUD
61. Actress Cuthbert of "24" : ELISHA
62. Reason for a TV-MA rating : NUDITY
65. Sense of humor : RISIBLES
66. How some practical jokes go : TOOFAR
68. Windblown soil : LOESS
70. Like House elections : BIENNIAL
71. Animal shelter? : ARK
72. Pomade alternative : GEL
73. ___ a time : ONEAT
78. International bully : JINGOIST
80. Actress ___ Ling of "The Crow" : BAI
81. Et ___ : ALII
82. "Long," in Hawaii : LOA
84. Lead-in to -meter : TRIP
85. Jet's noise : ROAR
87. Giving it 110%, so to speak : STRIVING
88. Certain N.C.O.'s : SSGTS
91. Targets of martial law : LOOTERS
92. Modern locale of ancient Illyria : ALBANIA
93. Loafers, e.g. : SLIPONS
94. One asked to R.S.V.P. : INVITEE
96. Heart meas. : ECG
100. Snag : GLITCH
102. Fútbol cheer : OLEOLE
103. Oklahoma city : NORMAN
104. In order that one might : SOASTO
106. Pivotal times : DDAYS
107. Incinerated : ASHED
108. Express shock or happiness, say : EMOTE
109. "Great Scott!" : YIPES
112. Sommer in Southern California : ELKE
113. Jazzy James or Jones : ETTA
115. "___ le roi!" : ABAS
116. Athos, Porthos or Aramis : NOM
120. Signs of ineloquence : ERS
122. Utterance of a finger wagger : TSK

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