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New York Times, Sunday, July 3, 2011

Author: Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the circles will contain five different letters of the alphabet. Connect each set of circles containing the same letter, without crossing your line, to make a simple closed shape. The resulting five closed shapes together will form a picture of a 117-Across. The five letters can be arranged to name a good place to get a 117-Across.
JimH notes: The circled letters can be arranged to spell DINER. Click the graphic for a larger view.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Essence : MEAT
5. Start of a nursery rhyme : ABCD
9. "I won't bore you with the rest" : ETC
12. Actress Davis : GEENA
17. They're often deep-fried : OKRAS
19. 1964 title role for Tony Randall : DRLAO
21. ___-jongg : MAH
22. Indy 500 legend : UNSER
23. 1950s NBC icon : BERLE
24. Spanish for "rope" : REATA
25. Some versions of a 117-Across : BROWNCOWS
27. Ingredient in a 117-Across : SELTZERWATER
30. "How is this possible?" : CANITBE
31. Repeat : DOAGAIN
32. Green lights : SAYSOS
34. "___, danke" : NEIN
35. Reversal of sorts : PURL
36. "Top Chef" host Lakshmi : PADMA
40. Trouble's partner, in Shakespeare : TOIL
41. Kimchi-loving land : KOREA
42. "___ honor" : ITSAN
44. Some cuts : LOINS
46. "___ straight!" : DAMN
48. DKNY competitor : YSL
49. 1960s campus grp. : SDS
51. "In case you weren't listening ..." : ISAID
53. Amazon's business, e.g. : ETAIL
55. Whence spiderlings emerge : EGGSACS
59. Ingredient in a 117-Across : FLAVOREDSYRUP
64. Suffix with meth- : ANE
65. Island visited by Captain Cook in 1778 : KAUAI
67. Year Columbus died : MDVI
68. French kings' coronation city : RHEIMS
69. Imprudent : RASH
71. David of television : LARRY
73. Brawl : SETTO
75. Thin Japanese noodle : SOBA
76. Salsa seller : ORTEGA
78. Ready, with "up" : TEED
80. Broadway lights : NEONS
82. Word with black or stream : JET
83. Utensil for a 117-Across : FLEXIBLESTRAW
86. Sugary drinks : NECTARS
88. ___ nothing : ALLOR
89. Like the buildings at Machu Picchu : INCAN
91. Watched : SAW
92. ___ Fields : MRS
95. Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
96. Senator Hatch : ORRIN
98. ___ nova (1960s dance) : BOSSA
102. Characters in "The Hobbit" : RUNES
104. "Web ___" (ESPN segment showing great fielding plays) : GEMS
107. Sniggled : EELED
109. A stake, metaphorically : SKIN
110. Holly genus : ILEX
111. Attack fervently : ASSAIL
113. Doing some cartoon work : VOICING
115. Cruise, say : SEATRIP
117. Something delicious to drink : ICECREAMSODA
121. Version of a 117-Across : COKEFLOAT
123. What a graph may show : TREND
124. Baltimore and Philadelphia : PORTS
126. Come to ___ : ANEND
127. "Catch-22" bomber pilot : ORR
128. "Later, alligator!" : SEEYA
129. Versatile utensil : SPORK
130. Whizzes at quizzes? : NERDS
131. Name connector : NEE
132. Pizazz : ELAN
133. Influence : SWAY
1. Fellas in "Goodfellas," e.g. : MOB
2. Barely manages : EKESOUT
3. Bad thing to be in : ARREARS
4. Container for a 117-Across : TALLGLASS
5. Cortisol-secreting gland : ADRENAL
6. Family member, in dialect : BRER
7. Construction crane attachment : CLAW
8. It's crunched : DATA
9. Baby baby? : EMBRYO
10. Besmirch : TAR
11. Like many a 117-Across : CHOCOLATE
12. Private eye Peter of old TV : GUNN
13. "___ Man" (1992 movie) : ENCINO
14. Obscure things : ESOTERY
15. Neophytes : NEWBIES
16. Manchester United rival : ARSENAL
18. Bristle : SETA
20. Wild ones may be sown : OATS
26. Lived and breathed : WAS
28. Pizazz : ZIP
29. Gobble up : EAT
31. Meas. of screen resolution : DPI
33. Valuable iron ore : SIDERITE
37. Possible response to "You've got spinach between your teeth" : DOI
38. Fails : MISFIRES
39. Excessively orderly, informally : ANAL
41. Jewish deli order : KNISH
43. State straddling two time zones: Abbr. : NDAK
45. Thailand, once : SIAM
47. West Coast evergreens : MADRONES
50. Like mountains and computer images : SCALABLE
52. Burned things : DVDS
54. Caustic cleaners : LYES
55. ___ corn : EAROF
56. Twisty tree feature : GNARL
57. "Beau ___" : GESTE
58. ___ sponte (of its own accord) : SUA
60. Pots and pans for baking : OVENWARE
61. Spanish wine : RIOJA
62. It may be burnt : UMBER
63. Hurdles for high-school jrs. : PSATS
66. Main lines : ARTERIES
70. Six: Prefix : HEXA
72. Mountain sighting, maybe : YETI
74. Mountain : TON
77. Breathing aids : GILLS
79. Movie villain who sought to disrupt a space launch : DRNO
81. Union opponent : SCAB
84. Utensil for a 117-Across : LONGSPOON
85. Field unit : ACRE
87. Quantity of a key ingredient in a 117-Across : TWOSCOOPS
90. Scoreless score : NIL
92. Inside look? : MRISCAN
93. The primary instruction : RULEONE
94. Bit of gymwear : SNEAKER
97. Winnemucca resident, e.g. : NEVADAN
99. Low-rent district : SKIDROW
100. Artist whose name is an anagram of "artisan" : SINATRA
101. Director Lee : ANG
103. Offer, as a hand : EXTEND
105. French teacher : MAITRE
106. It may come after a typo : SIC
108. ___ Pérignon : DOM
111. Need nursing, say : AIL
112. Rents out : LETS
114. Cos. that offer access : ISPS
116. Old U.S.P.S. routing codes : RFDS
118. Manitoba tribe : CREE
119. Pull (in) : REEL
120. "And Winter Came ..." artist : ENYA
122. Is for two or more? : ARE
125. Shade of blue : SKY

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