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New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 2014

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 212 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Elizabeth C. Gorski notes: When asked how he amassed his massive fortune, financier T. Boone Pickens said: 'the first billion is the hardest.' That's always been my philosophy ... and, coincidentally, that's our solving strategy ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Nice concept today, ten theme entries containing the word CENT, with the C of CENT doubling as a cent sign. Additionally, the cent sign looks like an 'I' atop a 'C,' so crossing words use the vertical line within ... more
JimH notes: Elizabeth Gorski's comments are always great and if you sign up at Crossword Nation you get her puzzles and her stories every week. Ravishly recently interviewed Ms. Gorski in their Ladies we Love section. And yes we do!
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Letter-shaped opening in a machine shop : TSLOT
6. Sticky stuff : GOOP
10. Mature : RIPEN
15. Not playing with a full deck : DAFT
19. Goonlike : APISH
20. River that drains the western Pyrenees : EBRO
21. Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
22. "House of Frankenstein" director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
23. 2014, for Doublemint gum : CENTENNIAL
25. Mexican president of the early 2000s : VICENTEFOX
27. Triangle part : LEG
28. Tyler Perry, to Katy Perry, e.g. : NORELATION
30. Churning, as the stomach : UPSET
31. Draw (from) : DERIVE
33. Kitchenette cooker : HOTPLATE
36. Happy refrain : TRALA
37. One with home protection? : SNAIL
40. Middle-of-the-road : CENTRIST
44. Like mother-of-pearl : IRIDESCENT
46. When repeated, White Rabbit's cry : IMLATE
48. Nonalcoholic brew : TEA
49. ___ souci (carefree) : SANS
50. White-crested ducks : SMEWS
52. Game in a forest : ELK
53. Former political divs. : SSRS
54. Car ad fig. : MPG
55. Country whose name is an anagram of another country's capital : MALI
57. Part of i.o.u. : IOWE
59. Extra wager : SIDEBET
62. Took for booking : RANIN
63. Podiatrist's concern : TARSI
65. Southern university whose newspaper is the Hullabaloo : TULANE
66. Several days ago, say : RECENTPAST
70. Bugs that technically are misnamed : CENTIPEDES
72. Burn up : ENRAGE
73. Butler of book or film : RHETT
75. Prepares to be shot : POSES
76. Suggest : PROPOSE
78. "Dies ___" : IRAE
79. In : AMID
80. ___-pitch : SLO
83. Mountains have developed over them : EONS
84. Soul: Fr. : AME
86. "Foreign Affairs" author Alison : LURIE
88. Whoop-de-do : STIR
89. Blood-typing letters : ABO
90. Bully : HARASS
93. Agent's cut : PERCENTAGE
96. Total value of the symbols created by the special crossings in this puzzle : TENCENTS
98. Doctor's orders : TESTS
100. "___ has no age": Picasso : YOUTH
101. Sand, maybe : SMOOTHEN
103. Fast crowd : JETSET
104. Floored : INAWE
107. Flaxseed or quinoa, e.g. : HEALTHFOOD
111. Opus ___ : DEI
113. Something square to eat? : DECENTMEAL
116. Defendant's cry : IMINNOCENT
118. Mythological subject of a Michelangelo painting : LEDA
119. Hair extension : WEAVE
120. Of Peter O'Toole's eight Oscar nominations, how many he won : NONE
121. Scruffs : NAPES
122. Broadway singer Linda : EDER
123. Venomous snake : ADDER
124. Cries (for) : ASKS
125. One for the books : ENTRY
1. Dangerous part of an alligator : TAIL
2. Where many tickets are distributed : SPEEDTRAP
3. Not going away : LINGERING
4. German direction : OST
5. Agatha Christie mystery setting : THENILE
6. Type : GENRE
7. Theater award : OBIE
8. Kind of fixation : ORAL
9. Film legend Negri : POLA
10. Entree item with crimped edges : RAVIOLI
11. Chowderhead : IDIOT
12. Percocet, for one : PAINPILL
13. Suffix with ethyl : ENE
14. Partisan leader? : NON
15. More profound : DEEPER
16. Pounds' sounds : ARFS
17. Moving ice : FLOE
18. Message with an emoji, maybe : TEXT
24. Bright stars : NOVAS
26. "Così Fan ___" : TUTTE
29. Summer weather stat. : THI
32. Dangerous units : RADS
34. Blabs, say : LEAKS
35. Crawler on an M. C. Escher Möbius strip : ANT
37. It may be a credit to you : SEMINAR
38. Mobile-to-Birmingham dir. : NNE
39. Nervously excited : ATWITTER
41. "Things are not looking good" : ITSBAD
42. Untroubled : SERENE
43. Samples : TASTES
44. System of beliefs : ISM
45. Town on the south shore of Long Island : ISLIP
47. Reagan attorney general : MEESE
51. "___ man walks into a bar ..." : SOA
53. Youngest-ever French Open winner, 1990 : SELES
55. Fruit with a flat pit : MANGO
56. Pot collection : ANTES
58. Articles in a paper : WRITEUPS
60. Formal reply to "Who's there?" : ITISI
61. Snookered : DUPED
62. Harvests : REAPS
64. Two by two : INPAIRS
66. Shampoo instruction : REPEAT
67. Clothe : ENROBE
68. Like some patches : IRONON
69. Starts : SHIES
71. Actress who co-starred in "The Lincoln Lawyer" : TOMEI
74. Chess champ Mikhail : TAL
77. Keep an ___ the street : EARTO
80. Hillary Clinton's domain, once: Abbr. : STATEDEPT
81. Summer hair product : LIGHTENER
82. Some freight cargo : ORE
85. Times table? : MASTHEAD
87. Abbr. in many an officer's title : RET
88. N.B.A. coach Jackson and others : STUS
90. Muscle builders : HEMEN
91. Year in Madrid : ANO
92. One who's taking inventory? : STEALER
94. "Keep your ___ the prize!" : EYEON
95. Half-baked, maybe : NOTDONE
97. "Honest!" : ISWEAR
99. Make bigger: Abbr. : ENL
102. Emit, as a big sigh : HEAVE
103. Craving : JONES
104. Not lifting a finger : IDLE
105. Craving : NEED
106. Right hand : AIDE
108. Funny Fey : TINA
109. Certain co. plans : HMOS
110. Informant : FINK
112. Wee, informally : ITSY
114. Pan Am rival : TWA
115. T-shirt size: Abbr. : MED
117. Actor McKellen : IAN

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