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New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 2007

Author: Bob Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cause for a massage : ACHE
5. K.G.B. predecessor : OGPU
9. Crookspeak : ARGOT
14. Blog comments : POSTS
19. Crony : CHUM
20. Look : MIEN
21. Risibility : MIRTH
22. Poet who wrote "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal" : ELIOT
23. Tax relief, e.g. : CAMPAIGNPROMISE
26. Churchillian trademark : CIGAR
27. Chapter : ERA
28. Lies : STORIES
29. Subject of a Boito opera : NERO
31. "Down ___" (Janis Joplin song) : ONME
32. Be too tight : PINCH
34. Doc's wife in "Come Back, Little Sheba" : LOLA
35. Timeline breaks : GAPS
37. December laughs : HOS
38. "___ the morning!" : TOPO
39. Mary Shelley subtitle, with "The" : MODERNPROMETHEUS
44. Moved purposefully : STRODE
46. Windsurfers' mecca : MAUI
47. Using one's shirtsleeve as a napkin, e.g. : COARSE
48. Big letter : EPISTLE
52. Free, in a way : UNPEG
55. "Fish Magic" and "Twittering Machine" : KLEES
56. Fig. in TV's "Third Watch" : EMT
58. TV star who directed the 1999 documentary "Barenaked in America" : JASONPRIESTLEY
61. Thingumbob : GIZMO
63. Consume piggishly : ENGLUT
64. Piggy : TOE
65. Lhasa ___ : APSO
69. "The End of the Affair" author, 1951 : GREENE
71. Miracle-___ : GRO
72. "___ Crazy" (1977 Paul Davis hit) : IGO
74. Car body strengtheners : STRUTS
76. Answers, for short : SOLS
77. Sot spot : PUB
79. Stately old dance : PAVANE
82. Father of Henry II : EDSEL
83. Fall event, usually : SEASONPREMIERE
87. Doc bloc: Abbr. : HMO
88. Palatable : SAPID
91. Live in the past? : DWELT
92. World's biggest city built on continuous permafrost : YAKUTSK
94. Priority system : TRIAGE
96. Short notes : IOUS
98. Branch of Islam : SHIISM
101. Matter of W.W. II secrecy : MANHATTANPROJECT
107. Mindful of : ONTO
108. Special ___ : OPS
109. Rank and file : ROWS
110. Dudley Do-Right's love : NELL
111. Permanently : INPEN
112. CAT scan units : RADS
114. Cheese ___ : NIPS
116. Transverse rafter-joining timber : TIEBEAM
118. Reading and others: Abbr. : RRS
119. Comment made while crossing the fingers : IHOPE
121. Serigraph : SILKSCREENPRINT
124. Skyscraper : TOWER
125. Batch of Brownies : TROOP
126. Back then, back when : ERST
127. Bleu hue : AZUR
128. ___ cards (ESP testers) : ZENER
129. They're the pits : SEEDS
130. Short ways to go? : RTES
131. "The Mysterious Island" captain : NEMO
1. Countenances : ACCEPTS
2. Early racer : CHARIOT
3. Contortionist : HUMANPRETZEL
4. Ottoman, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP
5. Jump over : OMIT
6. "Just a ___" (Marlene Dietrich's last film) : GIGOLO
7. 1914 Booth Tarkington novel : PENROD
8. Disentangle : UNPILE
9. "Under the Pink" singer Tori : AMOS
10. Circular edge : RIM
11. Put on a happy face : GRIN
12. Lake that James Fenimore Cooper called Glimmerglass : OTSEGO
13. First sign : THERAM
14. Lifter's rippler : PEC
15. Salmagundi : OLIO
16. Words of endorsement : SIGNHERE
17. Robert Burns poem : TOAMOUSE
18. Italicizes, e.g. : STRESSES
24. Burning issue : ASH
25. Give up on détente : REARM
30. Barrel org. : OPEC
33. It's for the birds : COOP
36. Stir up : STOKE
39. Broad terrace with a steep side : MESA
40. World's smallest island nation : NAURU
41. Castigatory : PUNITIVE
42. Fully ready : RIPE
43. Flag raiser : HALYARD
45. Côte d'Or's capital : DIJON
49. Chinese philosopher Chuang-___ : TSE
50. Nonmechanized weapon : LONGBOW
51. Boeing worker: Abbr. : ENGR
53. European Union member since 2004 : ESTONIA
54. Car that "beats the gassers and the rail jobs" in a 1964 hit : GTO
56. Adam and Eve, at a diner : EGGS
57. "Harlequin's Carnival" painter : MIRO
59. Initial sounds of a relief effort? : PLOPPLOP
60. Good name for a minimalist? : LES
62. Handel oratorio : MESSIAH
66. Russian literary award established in 1881 : PUSHKINPRIZE
67. Glass bottom : STEM
68. Where the Storting sits : OSLO
70. energystar.gov grp. : EPA
73. Slightly tainted : GAMY
75. Bridge supports : TEETH
78. Alternative to the euro: Abbr. : USD
80. Pianist Rubinstein : ARTUR
81. Hair-raising cry : EEK
84. Mystery award : EDGAR
85. Kurt denial? : NEIN
86. Sign of neglect : RUST
88. Swiss resort with the Cresta Run : STMORITZ
89. Ally of the Cheyenne : ARAPAHOE
90. Gets to commit : PINSDOWN
93. Capital of Valais canton : SION
95. Where Huxley taught Orwell : ETON
97. Kind of barrier : SONIC
99. It sticks to the ribs : STERNUM
100. The whale in "Pinocchio" : MONSTRO
102. New wrinkles : TWISTS
103. Reach for the stars : ASPIRE
104. Vocal opponent : JEERER
105. Second-highest mountain in the lower 48 states : ELBERT
106. Q player in "Die Another Day" : CLEESE
111. Devilkin : IMP
113. Admiral who went down with the Scharnhorst : SPEE
115. ___-eyed : SLOE
116. Recipe measures: Abbr. : TSPS
117. Social workers : ANTS
120. Muff : ERR
122. Sent sprawling : KOD
123. Turned yellow, maybe : RAN

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