WHAT THE H?

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 2008

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Town at the eighth mile of the Boston Marathon : NATICK
7. 1971 Tom Jones hit : SHESALADY
16. Dict. fill : WDS
19. Charlie Chan player J. ___ Naish : CARROL
20. Acted briefly : HADACAMEO
21. Online activity : CHAT
22. V.I.P. in a limo? : WHEELEDAUTHORITY
24. Penn Station inits. : LIRR
25. Sycophant's reply : YES
26. Articles by nonstaffers : OPEDS
27. Singer Winehouse : AMY
28. Glass-enclosed porches : SOLARIA
30. 1999 film with the tagline "Fame. Be careful. It's out there" : EDTV
32. Way of the East : TAO
33. Open : FRANK
35. Dirty : SOILED
36. Stories about halting horses? : TALESOFWHOA
39. Kisses, on paper : XES
41. Team building? : ARENA
42. 1954 event code-named Castle Bravo : HTEST
43. Swedish Chemistry Nobelist Tiselius : ARNE
45. Detailed, old-style : ITEMED
47. Produce for show : TROTOUT
51. Roundabout : ROTARY
53. Corduroy feature : RIB
56. Certain guy, in personals shorthand : SWM
58. Causes of meteorological phenomena? : WEATHERWHYS
60. "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are ___!" (hit 1978 album) : DEVO
61. Eponymous German brewer Eberhard : ANHEUSER
63. Says, in teenspeak : GOES
64. Stir : THECAN
66. They're in control of their faculties : DEANS
67. Etc. and ibid., e.g. : ABBRS
69. Unequaled : ALONE
70. Missile's course : VECTOR
72. Trudge (through) : PLOD
73. Baton wavers : MAESTROS
76. Miffs : IRKS
77. Iceland? : ISLEOFWHITE
81. Fully or partially: Abbr. : ADV
82. French-Belgian border river : LYS
83. Start of a sign on a gate : BEWARE
84. Scatterbrain : AIRHEAD
86. National League East player : MARLIN
88. Kind of atty. : DIST
90. Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
94. MDX and RDX maker : ACURA
96. National League East player : MET
98. Barrier Ahab stands behind? : WHALINGWALL
102. Literally, "back to back" : DOSIDO
104. Lure : DECOY
106. 60-Across producer : ENO
107. Long-distance swimmer Diana : NYAD
108. Something little girls may play : DRESSUP
110. Fifth pillar of Islam : HAJ
111. Body layer : DERMA
113. Internet address letters : WWW
114. "What are you, some kind of ___?" : ANUT
115. Cry after writing a particularly fun column? : THEEDITORIALWHEE
119. Office note : MEMO
120. Settle : DETERMINE
121. Arab League V.I.P.'s : AMEERS
122. Eur. carrier : SAS
123. Small plane, perhaps : ONESEATER
124. Common town sign : MAINST
1. "Treasure Island" illustrator, 1911 : NCWYETH
2. Showed delight over : AAHEDAT
3. River crosser : TRESTLE
4. Eng. neighbor : IRE
5. U.S.A.F. Academy site : COLO
6. One who lifts a lot : KLEPTO
7. Little stubble : SHADOW
8. Residence on the Rhein : HAUS
9. Summer setting in MA and PA : EDT
10. Extremely arid : SAHARAN
11. In ___ (really out of it) : ACOMA
12. Pitch maker? : LARYNX
13. "___ losing it, or ...?" : AMI
14. Investigators: Abbr. : DETS
15. Goes up and down : YOYOS
16. 45, e.g.? : WHIRLEDRECORD
17. Connecticut town where "The Stepford Wives" was filmed : DARIEN
18. Italian road : STRADA
21. Sen. McCaskill of Missouri : CLAIRE
23. "Are you ___?!" : DEAF
29. Like some good soil : LOAMY
31. Clergy attire : VESTMENTS
33. Out into view : FORTH
34. Rock's Richards and Moon : KEITHS
37. Orchestra sect. : STR
38. High, in the Alps : HAUT
40. Legal suspension : STAY
44. Overthrowing, e.g. : ERROR
46. Lead-in to while : ERST
48. Cutting remarks? : OWS
49. Slogan holder, often : TEE
50. It has a blade : OAR
52. Is shy : OWES
54. 1887 Chekhov play : IVANOV
55. Tomb raider's find : BONES
56. Derisive : SNEERY
57. Where ax murderers' weapons are on display? : WHACKSMUSEUMS
59. Lines on a musical staff : EGBDF
60. 1973 Helen Reddy #1 hit : DELTADAWN
61. Tylenol rival : ADVIL
62. Troupe org. : USO
65. Calls one's own : HAS
67. Ray, e.g., in brief : ALER
68. Like the bad guy : BOOED
71. Phnom Penh money : RIEL
72. Shaved, in a way : PLANED
73. Bygone station : MIR
74. Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
75. Indication of big shoes to fill? : EEE
78. Dip : SWIM
79. Wishy-___ : WASHY
80. Words with snag or home run : HITA
83. Carpenter's supply : BRADS
85. Dow Jones fig. : AVG
87. Blue blood, informally : ARISTO
89. "Flags of Our Fathers" setting : IWOJIMA
91. Pourer's comment : SAYWHEN
92. Catfight participants : CLAWERS
93. Boot Hill setting : OLDWEST
94. Title family name on TV : ADDAMS
95. Eye part : CORNEA
97. Tiny laughs : TEHEES
99. One with bad looks? : LEERER
100. Letters on a cross : INRI
101. Polite turndown : NOMAAM
103. Best : OUTDO
105. Training staff : CADRE
109. Fen-___ (banned diet aid) : PHEN
111. Exhausted : DONE
112. Michigan town or college : ALMA
116. Season for les vacances : ETE
117. Little bird : TIT
118. Third-century Chinese dynasty : WEI

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