CAGEY ANSWERS

New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 2011

Author: Yaakov Bendavid
Editor: Will Shortz
Yaakov Bendavid
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bendavid. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chickens, e.g. : BIRDS
6. Workers with hammers : SMITHS
12. Punch relative : ADE
15. Captain of fiction : NEMO
19. Enthusiastically accepted : ATEUP
20. Facing : TOWARD
21. Coffeehouse fixture : URN
22. Take ___ (go swimming) : ADIP
23. Not secure : RISKY
24. How organized philosophers deal with ideas? : ONETHINKATATIME
27. Like about 20% of the world's land area : ASIAN
28. Gillette product : ATRA
29. Bronchodilator user : ASTHMATIC
30. Highway S-curve? : KINKOFTHEROAD
34. Vex : RILE
35. Composer Charles : IVES
36. Playbook figures : XSANDOS
39. Pulled off : DID
42. Reinforcing bracket : GUSSET
45. Bygone copy : MIMEO
48. Suffix with Ecuador : EAN
49. Software basis : CODE
50. Spanish article : UNA
51. Countess bankrupts St. Louis N.H.L. team? : LADYSINKSTHEBLUES
55. Some 35mm cameras : SLRS
57. Actor Wilson : OWEN
58. Digital communication?: Abbr. : ASL
59. Words on an "Animal House" cake float : EATME
60. Legendary Onondaga chief : HIAWATHA
63. Alien craft : UFOS
66. Cackler : HEN
67. Warning before driving past the town dump? : THISMAYSTINKALITTLE
73. Some Windows systems : NTS
74. Start of a selection process : EENY
75. Break up : DISSOLVE
77. Down time : RANDR
80. 100% : ALL
82. Marvel Comics hero : XMAN
84. Denials : NOES
85. Wayne Gretzky? : THELORDOFTHERINKS
91. Soph. and jr. : YRS
92. Holder of a runoff? : EAVE
93. French river or department : AIN
94. Reliever : EASER
95. Must : NEEDTO
97. Fr. holy title : STE
98. Ancient Cretan writing system : LINEARA
100. ___ Pictures : SONY
101. Readily recite, with "off" : REEL
103. Being too large to fail? : BIGBANKTHEORY
110. Onetime Robin Williams co-star : PAMDAWBER
114. So-called Mother of Presidents : OHIO
115. "Shucks!" : OHGEE
116. Singles bar pickup strategy? : AWINKANDAPRAYER
119. Flying monster of film : RODAN
120. "Baywatch" actress ___ Lee Nolin : GENA
121. Rocket from China : YAO
122. Notice : DETECT
123. Bit of Weather Channel news : ALERT
124. By all ___ : ODDS
125. Kind of card : SIM
126. Chucks : TOSSES
127. Pick up : SENSE
1. Israel's Ehud : BARAK
2. Grammatically proper identification : ITISI
3. Nail polish ingredient : RESIN
4. Loser of 1988 : DUKAKIS
5. "Casino Royale," for one : SPYNOVEL
6. Animals with black-tipped tails : STOATS
7. One of a dozen : MONTH
8. "If ___ you ..." : IWERE
9. Subject of Genghis Khan : TATAR
10. Princely abbr. : HRH
11. Arms race inits. : SDI
12. Diving seabirds : AUKS
13. "Nuts!" : DRAT
14. Make a queen, e.g. : ENTHRONE
15. Present at birth : NATAL
16. Deleted : EDITEDOUT
17. Maurice Chevalier song : MIMI
18. Ecuador and Venezuela are in it : OPEC
25. Zilch : NADA
26. Friends of François : AMIS
31. Crumbly cheese : FETA
32. Symbols of strength : OXEN
33. Dilbert co-worker : ASOK
37. Safari equipment : NETS
38. "Matilda" author, 1988 : DAHL
40. As above, in a footnote : IDEM
41. Not those, in Brooklyn : DESE
42. Ooh and aah : GUSH
43. Dark : UNLIT
44. Hebrew matriarch : SARAH
45. Classic song that begins "And now the end is near" : MYWAY
46. Vapour trail? : ISE
47. Jiffy : MINUTE
49. Ike or Billy at the O.K. Corral : CLANTON
52. Qatar's capital : DOHA
53. Prince Albert's home: Abbr. : SASK
54. Root crop : BEETS
56. Con : SWINDLE
61. N.L. Central player : ASTRO
62. Co. ID's : TMS
64. Flipper : FIN
65. Biblical breastplate stones : ONYXES
66. Part of 10-Down, maybe : HIS
68. Mirror image? : SELF
69. Old ballad "Robin ___" : ADAIR
70. Philatelist George, founder of the largest weekly newspaper for stamp collectors : LINN
71. Frank ___, two-time Oscar-winning director : LLOYD
72. Turn outward : EVERT
76. Onetime Texaco competitor : ESSO
77. GPS options: Abbr. : RTES
78. Answer to the old riddle "What lies flat when empty, sits up when full?" : AHAT
79. "Forget I said anything" : NEVERMIND
80. Score right before a win, maybe : ADIN
81. Unique : LONE
83. G.I.'s food : MRE
86. Train systems : RAILWAYS
87. Actress Hatcher : TERI
88. Den ___, Nederland : HAAG
89. Cluster : KNOT
90. Wives in São Paulo : SENHORAS
96. Mask feature : EYEHOLE
98. Puddle producer, perhaps : LEAK
99. Incantation opener : ABRA
100. Hybrid clothing for women : SKORTS
102. Actresses Best and Purviance : EDNAS
104. Marina sights : BOATS
105. "Now I see" : AHYES
106. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, to J.F.K. : NIECE
107. City south of Brigham City : OGDEN
108. Raises : REARS
109. "Fiddler on the Roof" role : YENTE
110. When doubled, a Samoan port : PAGO
111. Wowed : AWED
112. Start of some congregation names : BNAI
113. Land in Genesis : EDOM
117. Summer hours in L.A. : PDT
118. Auto monogram : REO

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