TWO-BY-FOURS

New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 2013

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 176 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York Times
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1. Mustard variety : DIJON
5. Go beyond : PASS
9. Tired : STALE
14. Upper-tier academics : PHDS
18. Rescue mission, briefly : EVAC
19. Get off the highway : EXIT
20. In current times : TODAY
21. Put in an appearance : SHOWUP
22. Comic strip about the Patterson family : FORBETTERORFORWORSE
25. Food in the Bible : MANNA
26. Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
27. Des ___, Iowa : MOINES
28. Repudiates : DISOWNS
29. Checkpoint needs : PAPERS
31. Periodic payments : DUES
32. Star : CELEB
33. Like birds of prey : TALONED
34. Coffee containers : URNS
35. Give one's address? : ORATE
37. Baseball card stat : RBI
40. SeaWorld performers : ORCAS
41. Mortarboard tosser : GRAD
42. "Really useful engine" of children's books : THOMAS
43. Wilson of Hollywood : OWEN
44. "What nonsense!" : POOH
45. #1 on the American Film Institute's "Greatest Movie Musicals" list : SINGININTHERAIN
47. Tech media Web site founded in 1994 : CNET
48. John at a piano : ELTON
49. Basis of some ticket discounts : AGE
50. Patient mover : GURNEY
51. Computer user's shortcut : MACRO
52. Viewed with contempt : DETESTED
54. What's expected : NORM
55. Confers : BESTOWS
56. Sentence unit : YEAR
57. Like nougat : CHEWY
59. Toot one's own horn : BOAST
60. Where Arab Bank is headquartered : AMMAN
62. [Gone ... instantly!] : POOF
63. Home of Hannibal : CARTHAGE
67. Be relevant to : BEARON
68. Withdraw : BOWOUT
70. Over the hill : OLD
71. Former Indiana senator Bayh : EVAN
72. Gas in a vacuum tube : ARGON
73. German-born Emmy winner of 1960s TV : WERNERKLEMPERER
75. Not just a tiff : FEUD
76. Untrustworthy sort : LIAR
77. Breaking developments? : PIECES
78. "Regrets" and others : NOES
79. "Exactly right!" : BINGO
80. Wrangler rival : LEE
81. Went (for) : OPTED
82. Gulf war missile : SCUD
83. Company of two? : MERGER
84. Makes a go of it : TRIES
86. Really impresses : AWES
87. Palmed off : FOISTED
88. Hold the fort, say : DEFEND
90. Holders of addl. thoughts : PARENS
92. Existential anxiety : ANGST
93. Welcome sight after a flood : ARARAT
94. Various things : THISTHATANDTHEOTHER
99. Tweeters : BIRDS
100. Unalaska native : ALEUT
101. Beam from one end to the other : KEEL
102. Patriarch who lived 950 years : NOAH
103. Horrorful : SCARY
104. Tired : WEARY
105. Sideways : AWRY
106. French or Italian bread : EURO
1. Cool, in hip-hop slang : DEF
2. English war poet Gurney : IVOR
3. Hardly a slow poke : JAB
4. 1942 Cary Grant comedy : ONCEUPONAHONEYMOON
5. Besieger's bomb : PETARD
6. Rink jumps : AXELS
7. "Dear" one : SIR
8. What a gutter may lead to : STORMDRAIN
9. Made-up alibis : STORIES
10. Stops on a whistle-stop tour : TOWNS
11. Love : ADORE
12. Subject of many a Burns ballad : LASS
13. Size up : EYE
14. Something to grow out of : PHASE
15. Elocution phrase : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
16. Musical duo Brooks & ___ : DUNN
17. They have springs : SPAS
21. All ___ : SMILES
23. Fruit growers : TREES
24. Setting up : FOUNDING
28. Hold for questioning : DETAIN
29. Early release : PAROLE
30. One of the authors in the game Authors : ALCOTT
32. Procter & Gamble soap : CAMAY
33. Drank to excess : TOPED
34. Pressed : URGED
35. Award won by Alice Munro and Stephen King : OHENRY
36. Pulitzer-winning composer Ned : ROREM
38. Some drafts : BEERS
39. Krakauer's "___ the Wild" : INTO
41. Zesty staple of Asian cuisine : GINGER
42. Martial arts move : THROW
45. Old Nick : SATAN
46. Melodious : TUNEFUL
47. Initiates a conflict : CASTSTHEFIRSTSTONE
51. Entree, often : MEAT
53. Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
55. Line on a map : BORDER
57. Recoiled fearfully : COWERED
58. Catchy parts of pop songs : HOOKS
59. Farm machines : BALERS
60. Hard-to-reach nest : AERIE
61. Classic name in crossword puzzles : MARGARETFARRAR
62. Puerto Rican port : PONCE
63. Got through difficulties : COPED
64. Get retribution for : AVENGE
65. Guesstimated : GAUGED
66. Ewoks' home in "Star Wars" : ENDOR
67. Socialite's party : BALL
68. Green ___ : BERETS
69. Like some stores of years gone by : TENCENT
73. Erased, as a tape : WIPED
74. Eggplant casserole : MOUSSAKA
77. Lifts a finger? : POINTS
79. Soft shade : BEIGE
82. Betraying nervousness, in a way : SWEATY
83. How utility bills are usually paid : MONTHLY
85. Set preceder? : READY
86. 1981 comedy or its 2011 remake : ARTHUR
87. Volume control on a soundboard : FADER
88. Small dollops : DABS
89. "Spamalot" writer Idle : ERIC
90. Untidy stack : PILE
91. Out of port : ASEA
94. Détente : THAW
95. State-of-the-art : NEW
96. Biblical pronoun : THOU
97. Shucked item : EAR
98. Density symbol, in physics : RHO

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