THE END IS IN SIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 2011

Author: Daniel A. Finan
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel A. Finan
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Rows: 21, Columns: 22, Words: 147, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.71 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Punch : JAB
4. Birthstones whose name starts with the same letter as their month : OPALS
9. Senescence : OLDAGE
15. Puzzle : ADDLE
20. Advantage : USE
21. "Chasing Pirates" singer Jones : NORAH
22. "Stop that!" : COOLIT
23. Matt in the morning : LAUER
24. It means nothing : NIL
25. Parting words from the busy type : PLACESTOGOPEOPLETO
28. Whom a guy might hang with when he's not with the guys : GALPAL
30. Isn't shy with an opinion : SPEAKSUP
31. Area in a 1969 Elvis Presley hit : GHETTO
32. "The Chosen" author Chaim : POTOK
34. Cabinet dept. since 1965 : HUD
35. Pottery base : CLAY
36. Hans Christian Andersen story : THEPRINCESSANDTHE
43. Kind of shot : FLU
46. Critter with foot-long teeth : HIPPO
47. Dipped sticks? : OARS
48. Island known for having "the wettest spot on Earth" (450+" of rain per year) : KAUAI
49. French Revolution figure : MARAT
51. Adrien of cosmetics : ARPEL
52. Iraq war subj. : WMD
53. Hardly breaking a sweat : WITHRELATIVE
55. Goldenrod, e.g. : WEED
56. Article for Lil Wayne : THA
57. Eastern sect : ZEN
58. Appears gradually on the screen : FADESIN
59. One of 15, once: Abbr. : SSR
60. Major upset, say : SHOCKER
62. See 72-Across : MAE
65. Monster of Norse myth : KRAKEN
66. End of a command at the Battle of Bunker Hill : THEWHITESOFTHEIR
69. Symbol of strength, to the Maya : JAGUAR
72. With 62-Across, Whoopi's "Ghost" role : ODA
73. Granter of an honorary degree to George Washington in 1776 : HARVARD
74. Farmer's ___ : TAN
77. Where K-I-S-S-I-N-G happens : INATREE
79. Hydroxide, e.g. : ION
80. C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
81. Palm variety : SAGO
82. "Godspeed!" : BESTOFLUCKTO
86. Water ____ (dental product company) : PIK
87. How some stock is purchased : ATPAR
88. City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
89. Pianist Albéniz : ISAAC
90. TV part : TELE
91. Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
92. Place with snorts : STY
93. End of a Benjamin Franklin aphorism : HEALTHYWEALTHYAND
96. Bring to a ___ : BOIL
98. 9/ : SEP
99. Pacifist's protest : LIEIN
100. The Jackson 5's first major label : MOTOWN
103. Most clueless : DITSIEST
108. Papal legate : NUNCIO
111. 2009 fantasy film based on a best-selling book : WHERETHEWILDTHINGS
114. Goof : ERR
115. Former U.N. leader Kofi : ANNAN
116. Key of the "Odense" Symphony : AMINOR
117. "Swan Lake" maiden : ODILE
118. Arm of a starfish : RAY
119. Has over : HOSTS
120. Tree with fan-shaped leaves : GINKGO
121. Grill brand : WEBER
122. Cause for a TV-MA rating : SEX
1. Contemporary of Freud : JUNG
2. See 96-Down : ASIA
3. Vegetable on a vine : BELLPEPPER
4. Cruising the beat : ONPATROL
5. Hoi ___ : POLLOI
6. Coach Parseghian : ARA
7. Varnish resins : LACS
8. Jesus, to Christians : SHEPHERD
9. Quarterfinal groups, e.g. : OCTADS
10. "The way I see it ..." : LOOK
11. See 15-Down : DOGS
12. Jesús, for one : ALOU
13. Notre Dame football legend : GIPP
14. Time to enjoy le soleil : ETE
15. With 11-Down, leaders : ALPHA
16. Chicago mayor before Emanuel : DALEY
17. Number with two : DUET
18. Riga resident : LETT
19. Switch ending : EROO
26. Creator of Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose : SEUSS
27. Watch on the beach, maybe : OGLE
29. Like bubble gum and questions : POPPED
33. Skills : KNOWHOW
35. Main : CHIEF
36. Détentes : THAWS
37. Classic root beer brand : HIRES
38. 1980s lightweight boxing champ : CAMACHO
39. Of the same sort : AKIN
40. D.C. baseballer : NAT
41. "Ya think?!" : DUH
42. Stuff in a pit : TAR
43. Give a body check : FRISK
44. "C'est ___" : LAVIE
45. Vols' school : UTENN
49. Where Julio Iglesias was born : MADRID
50. Rampaging, after "on" : ATEAR
53. Had been : WERE
54. They moved from Minnesota to Los Angeles in 1960 : LAKERS
56. 1994 Denis Leary/Kevin Spacey flick : THEREF
57. Sorority letter : ZETA
60. Stone in Hollywood : SHARON
61. Word repeated in "I ___! I ___!" : KID
62. Bellyache : MOAN
63. Home of the 46-Across: Abbr. : AFR
64. "Ta-da!" : ETVOILA
66. "Così fan ___" : TUTTE
67. "Buzz off!" : SHOO
68. Eddie on "Leave It to Beaver" : HASKELL
69. Dovetails : JIBES
70. Emily Dickinson poem "For Every Bird ___" : ANEST
71. Bombastic : GASSY
74. Some clickers : TAPDANCERS
75. Over : AGAIN
76. Military group headquartered in Colo. Spgs. : NORAD
78. Architect Saarinen : ELIEL
79. Hankering : ITCH
81. "___ Alive" : STAYIN
83. Today preceder : USA
84. "Silent" one : CAL
85. Krazy ___ : KAT
86. Something to watch when there's nothing on? : PEEPSHOW
87. Big name in brewing : ANHEUSER
90. Modern update : TWEET
93. Clue : HINT
94. San ___, Calif. : YSIDRO
95. Little thrill : TINGLE
96. 2006 comedy title character from western 2-Down : BORAT
97. Buck in the Country Music Hall of Fame : OWENS
100. [Kiss] : MWAH
101. "Yikes!" : OHNO
102. Perfect specimens : TENS
103. Half: Prefix : DEMI
104. Cry after hitting a jackpot : IWIN
105. "Peter Pan" fairy, for short : TINK
106. Struggle (through) : SLOG
107. Surfer's concern : TIDE
109. "Dies ___" : IRAE
110. Serengeti antelope : ORYX
112. Witch : HAG
113. Point of writing? : NIB

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