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New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 2009

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
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1. Figure in "Lost Horizon" : LAMA
5. Intelligent, creative sort, supposedly : VIRGO
10. Fancy wheels : LIMO
14. Pet protector, for short : ASPCA
19. Monthly bill: Abbr. : ELEC
20. "___ Gold" : ULEES
21. ___ Sea, 2,000-square-mile saltwater lake : ARAL
22. Singer Collins and others : PHILS
23. *Boondocks : MIDDLEOFNOWHERE
26. Former presidential candidate in the Forbes 400 : PEROT
27. Standing by : ONICE
28. Symbol of modesty : VIOLET
29. Away with an O.K. : ONLEAVE
31. PBS funder : NEA
32. Mobile-to-Birmingham dir. : NNE
34. *Ambulance destination : MEDICALCENTER
37. Group of genetically related organisms : BIOTYPE
40. "Buy ___ regular price, get ..." : ONEAT
41. Directional suffix : ERN
42. It's within your grasp : PALM
44. With 51-Down, cry of sorrow : WOE
45. Specter in the Senate : ARLEN
48. Emulates AZ or T.I. : RAPS
50. *Imam or priest : SPIRITUALLEADER
54. 1986 Indy winner Bobby : RAHAL
57. Vacation itinerary : SITES
58. Literary heroine whose best friend is a goatherd : HEIDI
59. Copy : ACTLIKE
61. Looney Tunes nickname : TAZ
62. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
65. Straighten out : UNCOIL
68. G or R issuer: Abbr. : MPAA
69. *When the heavens and earth were created : BEGINNINGOFTIME
72. Car driven by James Bond in "Octopussy," for short : ALFA
75. Forward : RESEND
76. "Sweet" stream in a Burns poem : AFTON
77. Roadie's armful : AMP
80. Noisy but comfy chair : BEANBAG
82. Wallop : BASTE
84. First name in skin care : ESTEE
86. Material with a distinctive diagonal weave : SERGE
87. *Deputy : SECONDINCOMMAND
92. Serving in the navy : ASEA
94. Tweets, e.g. : TEXTS
95. Grandfathers of III's : SRS
96. Unpaid debt, e.g. : ONUS
97. Let go : CAN
99. Strait-laced : RIGID
101. Field for a fault-finder? : GEOLOGY
103. *Week after Christmas : ENDOFDECEMBER
108. G, musically : SOL
109. Lead-in to calculus : PRE
112. 1, to a trucker : LOWGEAR
113. Love sign : CARESS
115. Dog-___ : EARED
117. Actor Jannings and others : EMILS
118. *Lights out in New York City : BROADWAYCLOSING
122. Bathroom fixture : BIDET
123. "Yeah, right!" : IBET
124. Children : ISSUE
125. Part of a French opera : ACTE
126. Open stars? : SEEDS
127. Tops : LIDS
128. Like mesh : NETTY
129. Bartlett, e.g. : PEAR
1. A mechanic might see it a lot : LEMON
2. Flared dress : ALINE
3. Publicity push : MEDIABLITZ
4. Group with the 22x platinum album "Back in Black" : ACDC
5. Saturn offering : VUE
6. P.S. in a Beatles song : ILOVEYOU
7. Mortgage adjustment, for short : REFI
8. Subject of some modern maps : GENOME
9. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
10. "Chicago Hope" actress : LAHTI
11. Choler : IRE
12. Nick, say : MAR
13. World Cup shout : OLEOLE
14. Small, fruity dessert : APPLETART
15. Luster : SHEEN
16. Worrisome sight on the Spanish Main : PIRATESHIP
17. Bee's target : CLOVER
18. Back on board : ASTERN
24. O'Brien's predecessor : LENO
25. Get together : WED
30. Birthplace of James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson: Abbr. : NCAR
33. Abbr. on a cereal box : NTWT
35. Like most dorms nowadays : COED
36. ___ Page, woman in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" : ANNE
38. 1950s Hungarian premier ___ Nagy : IMRE
39. Birds with showy mates : PEAHENS
42. "Hey there!" : PSST
43. Pacific capital : APIA
45. Foreman foe : ALI
46. Pleonastic : REDUNDANT
47. "The Divided Self" author R. D. ___ : LAING
49. Former Swedish P.M. Olof ___ : PALME
51. See 44-Across : ISME
52. Director Sergio : LEONE
53. Bonnie in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : RAITT
55. Wanted poster letters : AKA
56. Field of green : LEA
60. Sister of Erato : CLIO
63. Indian tourist locale : AGRA
64. Cover girl Cheryl : TIEGS
66. Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
67. Something to play : OFFENSE
69. Forehead coverer : BANGS
70. Desk tray : INBOX
71. Memory: Prefix : MNEM
72. They may be crunched : ABS
73. Wrangler rival : LEE
74. All over : FARANDWIDE
77. No matter the cost : ATANYPRICE
78. ___ items : MENU
79. Those hoofing it : PEDS
81. Events that are barrels of fun? : BEERFESTS
83. '60s radical grp. : SDS
85. Eye irritant : SMOG
88. Suffix with diet : ETIC
89. Relinquish : CEDE
90. Kind of saw : CROSSCUT
91. Peace Prize city : OSLO
93. Verdi's "Celeste ___" : AIDA
97. A-listers : CELEBS
98. Breakdown of social norms : ANOMIE
100. Playful rodent : GERBIL
101. Payola, e.g. : GREASE
102. Promise, for one : OLEO
104. Gave the once-over : OGLED
105. Exams for future docs : MCATS
106. Uncooperative : BAD
107. Field Marshal Rommel : ERWIN
110. ___-car : RENTA
111. Lawn tool : EDGER
114. Method: Abbr. : SYST
116. "Hurry!" : ASAP
119. Result of bringing someone home, for short : RBI
120. Etymologist's ref. : OED
121. Science writer Willy : LEY

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