CRITICAL PERIODS

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 2010

Author: Robert W. Harris
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert W. Harris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
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1. Ready for publication : EDITED
7. Flag : COLORS
13. Certain Internet connection: Abbr. : DSL
16. Things refs raise their arms for : TDS
19. Full chromosome set : GENOME
20. Pairs' debarking point : ARARAT
21. Joy : ELATION
23. 234, as of July 4, 2010? : ACCEPTEDUSAGE
25. Cash in the music business : ROSANNE
26. 1950 noir film : DOA
27. Perfect specimens : TENS
28. Divided : TORN
30. ___ Bros. : WARNER
31. Unit of force : DYNE
32. Workers in a global peace organization? : THEUNEMPLOYED
35. Hard look? : SQUINT
38. Pass off as genuine : FOIST
39. Hip : COOL
40. Unconventional : OUTRE
41. Remove from a talent show, maybe : GONG
42. Come under criticism : TAKEFLAK
47. What gumshoes charge in the City of Bridges? : PITTSBURGHPIRATE
52. Kid : JAPE
53. Native Coloradan : UTE
54. Some court evidence : TAPES
55. Signs of spoilage : ODORS
56. Group following a star? : POSSE
57. Left at sea : PORT
59. Drinker's problem, for short : DTS
60. Word that comes from the Greek for "indivisible" : ATOM
61. Not stay long for shots? : BARHOP
62. Symmetrical power conductor for appliances? : BILATERALACCORD
67. Hole : CAVITY
70. Makes holes : DIGS
71. Sounds of understanding : AHS
72. Wrapped garment : SARI
76. Nimble : AGILE
77. Any singer of "Hotel California" : EAGLE
79. "Stop!" : AVAST
81. Grp. of connected PCs : LAN
82. What's borne at a funeral : PALL
83. Too much guitar work by a professor's helper? : EXCESSIVETARIFFS
86. Like some English muffins : PRESPLIT
88. Scullers' needs : OARS
89. Best : ELITE
90. Aquatic shockers : EELS
91. "The Addams Family" co-star : ASTIN
93. Most easily sunburned, maybe : PALEST
94. "Pay in cash and your second surgery is half-price"? : STRANGEORDEAL
99. Small islands : AITS
100. Nuevo Laredo store : TIENDA
101. Get along : FARE
102. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
103. Galoot : APE
106. Second : INSTANT
108. Typical termite in a California city? : COMMONLABORER
112. Inactive state : LATENCY
113. Using fraudulently altered checks : KITING
114. Sharpie alternatives : FLAIRS
115. Preceder of 116-Across : ESS
116. Follower of 115-Across : TEE
117. Pack rat : STORER
118. "Opening" word : SESAME
1. "Good grief!" : EGAD
2. Art ___ : DECO
3. Quechua speaker : INCA
4. Low digit : TOE
5. What many older parents face : EMPTYNEST
6. Locking lever : DETENT
7. Rogues : CADS
8. Tulsa sch. : ORU
9. ___ Cruces : LAS
10. Elocutes : ORATES
11. Seasoned stew : RAGOUT
12. Harsh : STERN
13. "___ Fuehrer's Face" (1942 Disney short) : DER
14. Dawdler : SLOWPOKE
15. Explorer who claimed Louisiana for France : LASALLE
16. Thin-toned : TINNY
17. Recipient : DONEE
18. Bergen's foil : SNERD
22. Poi ingredient : TARO
24. General dir. of Sal Paradise's return trip in "On the Road" : ENE
29. Peach ___ : NECTAR
31. Gossip : DIRT
32. Grillers' grabbers : TONGS
33. On dope : HIGH
34. Things that drawbridges bridge : MOATS
35. Absorb : SOPUP
36. Headquarters of the Union of South American Nations : QUITO
37. Speak : UTTER
38. "Hansel and Gretel" setting : FOREST
41. CNN's Sanjay : GUPTA
43. Northern inlets : FJORDS
44. Any tail in a cat-o'-nine-tails : LASH
45. Lhasa ___ : APSO
46. Not spoil : KEEP
48. Not well : BADLY
49. Thick soups : POTAGES
50. Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, e.g. : IDOLS
51. Tomato type : ROMA
56. Hole number : PAR
58. Some short-term investments, briefly : TBILLS
60. Seed coverings : ARILS
61. ___ nova : BOSSA
63. Adherent: Suffix : ITE
64. Advantage : EDGE
65. Site of some paintings : CAVERN
66. Informal exchanges : CHATS
67. Li'l Abner creator : CAPP
68. Food thickener : AGAR
69. Loathsome : VILE
73. 1967 Dionne Warwick hit : ALFIE
74. Some constructions on "Survivor" : RAFTS
75. Certain detail : INSET
77. Bobby Fischer, once : EXILE
78. Words before "kindness" and "the Apostles" : ACTSOF
79. Be of use : AVAIL
80. Like diabetes : TREATABLE
83. Refinement : ELEGANCE
84. Tiny bit : IOTA
85. Woes : ILLS
87. Cross or star, often : PENDANT
91. Dexterous : ADROIT
92. Apparently do : SEEMTO
93. Rice dishes : PILAFS
94. Steps that a farmer might take : STILE
95. Brown and Turner : TINAS
96. "The defense ___" : RESTS
97. Stake : ANTE
98. Prepares to play pool, say : RACKS
99. Tie indicator : ALL
102. Many an M.I.T. grad : ENGR
103. "Che gelida manina," e.g. : ARIA
104. Salon option : PERM
105. Celtic tongue : ERSE
107. Nautical rope : TYE
109. Novy ___, Russian literary magazine : MIR
110. Low digit : ONE
111. International grp. since 1948 : OAS

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