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New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 2014

Author: Daniel C. Bryant
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Bryant. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Daniel C. Bryant notes: Although a number of my puzzles have been published over the years, I'm only now realizing there are sites for constructor comments. I'm a retired physician with, like many physicians (witness Roget of the ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Ah, THERE'S the Fourth of July puzzle I was expecting! An homage to THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER today. One aspect that I really enjoyed about this puzzle was a post-solve analysis of the notes. Check out how much ... more
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Across Down
1. Serving edges : ADINS
6. Husband one's energy, say : RESTUP
12. General servant : FACTOTUM
20. Salle de bain fixture : BIDET
21. Enunciate slowly : INTONE
22. Get to : IRRITATE
23. First U.S. multimillionaire : ASTOR
24. Lawyer who wrote 65-Across : FRANCISSCOTTKEY
26. Land's end? : SCAPE
27. Throw up : LOFT
28. Sound of expiration : AHH
29. Skiing destination Val d'___ : ISERE
30. Year 24-Across wrote 65-Across : EIGHTEENFOURTEEN
35. Any knight : SIR
36. Jan. 1 till now : YTD
37. Crayola color akin to fern : SEAGREEN
40. What the music to 65-Across was, originally : BRITISHPUBSONG
47. Some American Indian homes : ADOBES
51. As it happens : LIVE
52. Better to a rapper, worse to a patient : ILLER
53. Herbal Essences shampoo company : CLAIROL
54. Standoffish : ICY
55. Fixed things? : ASSETS
57. James Douglas Muir ___ (TV host's birth name) : LENO
60. Looking up : ROSY
61. Sun: Sp. : SOL
62. Ancient walkway : STOA
63. Four-time N.B.A. All-Star Pau ___ : GASOL
64. Farm female : SOW
65. This puzzle's theme, whose first notes are indicated by shaded squares : THESTARSPANGLEDBANNER
72. Camus, to Sartre, for many years : AMI
73. Blood-related : HEMIC
74. Sports org. founded in 1906 : NCAA
75. Book jacket staple : BIO
76. It's bound to be turned : PAGE
78. Beginner for a while? : ERST
79. Star in the Summer Triangle : ALTAIR
81. "I should ___ die with pity, / To see another thus": Shak. : EEN
82. Country whose national currency is the U.S. dollar : ECUADOR
85. French evenings : SOIRS
86. "Essays of ___" : ELIA
87. What the curious may do : PEERIN
88. Performer who gave a memorable rendition of 65-Across in 1991 : WHITNEYHOUSTON
93. Setting of James Clavell's "Gai-Jin" : YOKOHAMA
95. G.O.P. org. : RNC
96. Gator's tail? : ADE
99. Mission that 24-Across was on when he wrote 65-Across : PRISONEREXCHANGE
107. He prophesied the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem : MICAH
110. N.Y.C. subway inits. : IRT
111. Cloth for a man of the cloth? : ROBE
112. "The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
113. Where 24-Across was inspired to write 65-Across : BALTIMOREHARBOR
117. It handles lettres : POSTE
118. Later : INAWHILE
119. Best Actor nominee for "Venus," 2006 : OTOOLE
120. Vanilla : PLAIN
121. Inked : TATTOOED
122. Symbols of change : DELTAS
123. Gossip : YENTA
1. Demean : ABASE
2. They're thrown in decathlons : DISCI
3. It may have a pet name : IDTAG
4. Greenhorn : NEOPHYTE
5. Overlapping fugue motifs : STRETTI
6. Long arm : RIFLE
7. "America's most innovative company" prior to its bankruptcy in 2001 : ENRON
8. Locale for this puzzle's shaded squares : STAFF
9. Sidekick of TV and film : TONTO
10. Where Michael Jordan played college ball: Abbr. : UNC
11. Louvre pyramid designer : PEI
12. Bit of spawn : FISHEGG
13. Sagittarius, with "the" : ARCHER
14. ___-Magnon : CRO
15. New World monkey : TITI
16. Giant Mel and Pirate Ed : OTTS
17. Film units : TAKES
18. Birth places? : UTERI
19. ___ Wolfsheim, gambler in "The Great Gatsby" : MEYER
25. Old Nick : SATAN
31. MS. managers : EDS
32. Initialism in a Beatles title : USSR
33. Old car company based in Lansing, Mich. : REO
34. Oscar-winning Patricia : NEAL
38. Author LeShan : EDA
39. Wrinkle-free, say : NOIRON
40. Second-rate : BLIST
41. Big copier maker : RICOH
42. Penn station? : IVYLEAGUE
43. Their, singularly : HISORHER
44. Crowd-___ : PLEASER
45. Last: Abbr. : ULT
46. Wanna-___ : BES
48. High level in karate : BROWNBELT
49. Counterpart of Aurora : EOS
50. Winking, maybe : SLY
53. Money in hand : COLDCASH
55. Italian province or its capital : ASTI
56. "Come ___?" (Italian greeting) : STA
57. Tarry : LAG
58. Immigrant's subj. : ESL
59. "Stay out" : NOENTRY
63. Health supplement co. : GNC
64. River of western Germany : SAAR
66. Like mascara in the rain : SMEARY
67. Some natl. leaders : PMS
68. River isle : AIT
69. Political writer Matt : BAI
70. Farm refrain : EIEIO
71. Farrow of MSNBC : RONAN
76. Oomph : PEP
77. See 79-Down : ACE
79. Get an ___ (77-Down) : AON
80. Bit of flimflam : LIE
83. God: It. : DIO
84. Peeling potatoes, perhaps : ONKP
85. Title name in a 2000 Eminem hit : STAN
86. Salad green : ESCAROLE
88. Sounded like a fan : WHIRRED
89. Speed : HASTE
90. Texter's qualification : IMO
91. "The Hobbit" figure : ORC
92. Blue : UNHAPPY
94. Player in orange and black : ORIOLE
96. Scope : AMBIT
97. Princess played by Naomi Watts : DIANA
98. Brilliance : ECLAT
100. Flynn of old film : ERROL
101. Metal worker? : ROBOT
102. Menace named after an African river : EBOLA
103. City whose name was the source of the word "sherry" : XERES
104. Jewish month : NISAN
105. "See?" : GETIT
106. Justice Kagan : ELENA
108. Periodic table abbr. : ATWT
109. Sunshine cracker : HIHO
114. "O Sole ___" : MIO
115. Brick transporter : HOD
116. Absorbed : ATE

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