FADE-OUTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 2008

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 86 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: With this puzzle, 15-year-old Caleb Madison became the youngest ever constructor of a Sunday NYT crossword, breaking the record set the previous January by 17-year-old Natan Last. (This record was subsequently broken by 14-year-old Ben Pall on Nov. 23, 2009.)
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Across Down
1. Edges at the track : TIPS
5. Scores 100 on a test : ACESIT
11. Mother and wife of Uranus: Var. : GAIA
15. Suffix with electron : ICS
18. It surrounds a lens : UVEA
19. Sugar in tea, e.g. : SOLUTE
20. Pointer on a poster : UNCLESAM
22. Seat site : PANTS
24. Movie about a "Sopranos"-like actress from the Mediterranean? : THEMALTESEFALCO
26. Many a Turk : ANATOLIAN
28. Simile part : ASA
29. Oscar and Tony winner Mercedes : RUEHL
30. Movie adaptation of "L.A. Law"? : CALIFORNIASUIT
34. The original Jefferson Airplane, e.g. : SEXTET
35. Rift : GAP
36. Back-to-work time: Abbr. : MON
37. Hardware store section : SAWS
39. Movie about a time-share? : THREEDAYSOFTHECONDO
48. Add or delete, say : EDIT
50. 2000 title role for Richard Gere : DRT
51. English 8-Down : IAM
52. Popular movie house name : ODEON
53. Middle of many German names : VON
54. As a friend, to François : ENAMI
56. Comparable to a beet? : ASRED
58. Crowd in Berlin? : DREI
59. Movie about the coming of difficult times? : AHARDDAYSNIGH
63. Nearest the heart : INMOST
65. Notes from short people? : IOUS
66. Spike TV, once : TNN
67. Former Voice of America org. : USIA
68. Together : INSYNC
71. Movie about one of Dumbo's parents? : THEELEPHANTMA
77. Room in la casa : SALA
78. Meat Loaf's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" role : EDDIE
81. Highest score achievable by a single dart in darts : SIXTY
82. Der Blaue Reiter artist : ARP
83. Polo alternatives : IZODS
85. Recovery grps. : AAS
86. I, to Claudius : EGO
87. Advertiser's "magic word" : FREE
88. Movie about a narco's worst dream? : NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEA
95. Bank quote : RATE
96. "The Matrix" role : NEO
97. Person in a tree: Abbr. : REL
98. Bagel topping : SHMEAR
102. Movie about a bus. on Rodeo Drive? : BEVERLYHILLSCO
110. Causing a ruckus : NOISY
111. Job spec. : EOE
112. Canonized Norwegian king : SAINTOLAF
113. Movie about the zoo's most punctual simian? : ACLOCKWORKORANG
118. ___-jazz (music style) : AVANT
119. Goes wild : RUNSAMOK
120. Upholsterer's sample : SWATCH
121. Rock's end : ETTE
122. Linguistic suffix : ESE
123. They connote disapproval : TSKS
124. Information technology giant : UNISYS
125. Pull (in) : REIN
1. Rapper with the 1996 nine-time platinum album "All Eyez on Me" : TUPAC
2. Trump's first : IVANA
3. Kind of colony : PENAL
4. Didn't make a move : SATTIGHT
5. Moving : ASTIR
6. George who was nicknamed "the man who owned Broadway" : COHAN
7. 1985 Peter Yates-directed movie : ELENI
8. Latin 51-Across : SUM
9. "Make ___ double" : ITA
10. Abbr. on a business card : TEL
11. "Saturday Night Live" has a new one every week : GUESTSTAR
12. Handle, in archaeology : ANSA
13. Whack : ICE
14. Like a picnic : ALFRESCO
15. Cay : ISLET
16. Pirate's secret : CACHE
17. Young salmon : SMOLT
21. French waters : EAUX
23. Until now : SOFAR
25. Mai ___ : TAI
27. Canter : LOPE
31. Actress Adams, star of 2007's "Enchanted" : AMY
32. Cry when going down? : SOS
33. One in Oaxaca : UNO
34. Neighbor of Nor. : SWE
38. Words of woe : AHME
39. Turner of records : TINA
40. Writer Buchanan and others : EDNAS
41. Strong cart : DRAY
42. Screen sites : ATMS
43. Angle : FISH
44. One who's out : ODDMAN
45. "I, Claudius" role : NERO
46. Impersonates : DOES
47. "I'll do that right away!" : ONIT
48. "Deliver Us From ___" (2003 film) : EVA
49. "Dumb, dumb, dumb!" : DOH
54. Bring out : EDUCE
55. Words before dark or black : INTHE
56. Keats's "The Eve of St. ___" : AGNES
57. Gossiping : DISHY
60. Oil capital : RIYADH
61. Get into : DON
62. Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
64. Actress Vardalos : NIA
67. "Oil!" author Sinclair : UPTON
68. "... as it ___ heaven" : ISIN
69. "Casablanca" extra : NAZI
70. Toil : SLOG
71. Nickname on "The Addams Family" : TISH
72. Schreiber of "The Manchurian Candidate" : LIEV
73. W.W. II vet, e.g. : EXGI
74. "Gone With the Wind" setting : TARA
75. Soldier's food, for short : MRE
76. Impersonate : APE
79. Potty : DAFT
80. Meeting planners : DATEBOOKS
84. Lost Persian, e.g. : STRAYCAT
87. Toppled : FELLOVER
89. Regatta trophy : OAR
90. P.O. delivery : ENV
91. Novelist Harper : LEE
92. Super finish? : IOR
93. Expression for the Joker : GRIN
94. Buildup around the mouth : DELTA
98. Take in : SNARE
99. ___-pocus : HOCUS
100. Author who wrote "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" : MILNE
101. Those, in Tijuana : ESOS
103. Always, poetically : EER
104. Aspiring attys.' hurdles : LSATS
105. Old TV's "___ Derringer" : YANCY
106. Thrills : HIGHS
107. Ballot listing : SLATE
108. "Oh, pretty please?" : CANTI
109. Time and again : OFTEN
111. "Star Wars" critter : EWOK
114. Tour de France units: Abbr. : KMS
115. The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. : KSU
116. Not lease, say : OWN
117. Vessel for Thor Heyerdahl : RAI

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