DOWNRIGHT TRICKY!

New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 2014

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 21, Columns: 22, Words: 141, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Byron Walden notes: This puzzle had two distinct geneses. The first was CHIVALRY IS DEAD, which I had liked as a potential entry for, oh, 7 or 8 years. 14-letter entries can sit on the shelf a long time. At some point, much more recently, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Nice change of pace today, six theme answers, all three words starting with C I D and 'turning a corner' to create an L-shape. All with the revealer... EL CID! Clever. I'm not sure how many people know El Cid but he's ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It may be cut by an uppercut : CHIN
5. Drink cooler : ICECUBE
12. Map feature : SCALE
17. Nurse : SIP
20. "From Here to Eternity" setting : OAHU
21. Stage-diving locale : MOSHPIT
22. More than willing : EAGER
23. For : PRO
24. Stoker of fear? : BRAM
25. Not flat or sharp : ONPITCH
26. Lay ___ : ANEGG
27. Politician with a like button? : IKE
28. Adorns : BEDECKS
30. Minnesota player, familiarly : VIKE
31. Microwaveable snack : HOTPOCKET
33. Dress that drapes : SARI
34. Hall-of-___ : FAMER
35. Highly desirable to Uncle Sam? : ONEA
36. Wine list heading : REDS
37. Competitor in some county fairs : HOGCALLER
40. Offer to buy unspecified stocks, say : BLINDBID
42. Lean meat source : EMU
44. Shortstop-turned-ESPN analyst Garciaparra : NOMAR
45. "Thanks a ___!" : MIL
46. Stylebook concern : USAGE
49. Area with XY coordinates? : MANCAVE
51. Routine checkup : YEARLYPHYSICAL
57. Desire : ITCH
58. Stay inactive over the summer : ESTIVATE
60. Paris street : RUE
61. Vend : SELL
62. Moderator of the first Obama/McCain and Obama/Romney debates : LEHRER
64. Early Chinese dynasty : HSIA
65. Graph's x-coordinate : ABSCISSA
67. Statement after long deliberation : IVEMADEADECISION
72. Relayed : PASSEDON
75. Son of Aphrodite : EROS
76. Common pool or store posting : NODOGS
80. Word with house or boy : FRAT
81. Type : ILK
82. "The Education of a Golfer" autobiographer : SAMSNEAD
85. What might give you a big head? : AFRO
86. Hollywood and Bollywood, e.g. : FILMINDUSTRIES
89. Material in the hats of Buckingham Palace guards : BEARFUR
91. Byes : TATAS
92. Litter member : PUP
93. Do-nothing : IDLER
95. Grp. battling consumer fraud : BBB
96. 1980s video game spinoff : MSPACMAN
100. Drag staple : PADDEDBRA
103. Et ___ : ALII
105. Surf sound : ROAR
106. Ones trapped in boxes of their own making? : MIMES
107. Connecticut Ivy : YALE
109. Southern grocery chain : WINNDIXIE
111. Harry Potter mark : SCAR
112. Downloader's directive : INSTALL
115. Agents' org. : FBI
116. Black ___ : ASINK
117. Post-Weimar period : NAZIERA
119. Terrace farming pioneers : INCA
120. Mantel piece : URN
121. "Walk Away ___" (1966 hit) : RENEE
122. "Absolutely Fabulous," e.g. : BRITCOM
123. "JAG" spinoff : NCIS
124. Fail to keep up : LAG
125. Beyond piqued : ANGRY
126. Allow to continue : CONDONE
127. H.S. proficiency exams : GEDS
1. ___ salad : COBB
2. Proverbial speedsters : HARES
3. "That's what my Spidey sense told me" : IHADAHUNCH
4. Quince, e.g. : NUMERO
5. Reassuring reply : IMOK
6. Reasons to say no : CONS
7. Subj. of a thought experiment : ESP
8. Lament about modern men : CHIVALRYISDEAD
9. When computers work : UPTIME
10. Trade cross words : BICKER
11. C4H10O : ETHER
12. European coastal plant once thought to be an aphrodisiac : SEAHOLLY
13. Pachelbel classic, familiarly : CANONIND
14. When Tatum O'Neal won her Oscar : AGETEN
15. Part of a hockey goalie's equipment : LEGPAD
16. "Cogito, ___ sum" : ERGO
17. Ray-finned fishes of the Southwest U.S. : SPIKEDACES
18. Ticked off : IRKED
19. Versifiers : POETS
29. Health care giant with a Tree of Life logo : CIGNA
32. Major African humanitarian concern of the 2000s : CRISISINDARFUR
34. Hollywood setting: Abbr. : FLA
38. Like the contents of many attics : COVEREDINDUST
39. Traitor Aldrich : AMES
40. Nastiness : BILE
41. Tour transport : BUS
42. Actor Jannings : EMIL
43. Chess ending : MATE
45. '80s TV star who later pitched Snickers : MRT
47. Some square dancers : GALS
48. "___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
50. 1982 holiday country hit by Alabama : CHRISTMASINDIXIE
52. 1960s pop singer Sands : EVIE
53. Tiny battery : AAAA
54. Laud : PRAISE
55. LAX, O'Hare and others : HUBS
56. "Of course!" : YESINDEED
59. Grammy-nominated 1998 hit for Alanis Morissette : THANKU
63. New Year's ___ : EVE
66. Bill's partner : COO
68. Jell-O maker : MOLD
69. Actress Moore : DEMI
70. Highland tongue : ERSE
71. "Right away, boss" : CONSIDERITDONE
72. Kaput : PFFT
73. "Celeste Aida," for one : ARIA
74. Enterprise for Morton : SALTMINING
77. Bad way to be caught : OFFBALANCE
78. Eats : GRUB
79. Collect on the surface, in chemistry : SORB
82. Floor : STUN
83. Dadaism pioneer : ARP
84. Up to snuff : ABLE
87. AOL, e.g., for short : ISP
88. Item for a houseguest : SPAREKEY
90. Fast-food chain with the Ultimate Angus sandwich : ARBYS
94. One who drills, fills and bills: Abbr. : DDS
97. Up : ARISEN
98. Directing a shell : COXING
99. Down Easter : MAINER
100. Rogue : PICARO
101. The ___ Mets : AMAZIN
102. Half a star, maybe : RATING
103. Label for pans? : AWFUL
104. House entered near the autumnal equinox : LIBRA
106. "All In" network : MSNBC
108. Spanish hero whose 113-Down is represented enigmatically six times in this puzzle : ELCID
110. ___ Torres, four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist : DARA
112. Press : IRON
113. Moniker : NAME
114. Colleen : LASS
118. Green: Prefix : ECO

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