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New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 2008

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Pep rally shout : GOTEAM
7. Sics on : LETSAT
13. More than a favorite : SUREBET
20. Program begun under Kennedy : APOLLO
21. Digs : ISINTO
22. Single advancement : ONEBASE
23. Plea made to a chimney sweep? : SAYITAINTSOOT
25. Holding one's own : NOWORSE
26. Topic in a golf lesson : STANCE
27. Pancho's pal : CISCO
29. Colonial John : ALDEN
30. Moving : ASTIR
32. ___ hole in (corrodes) : EATSA
35. Graduation deliveries : ORATIONS
37. Jobs for some underwriters, for short : IPOS
38. Distribute equal amounts? : ALLOTTHESAME
41. "The Daughter of Time" novelist, 1951 : TEY
42. Friendliness : WARMTH
44. "___ Mucho" (1944 #1 hit) : BESAME
45. 1968 live folk album : ARLO
47. Humorist Sedaris : AMY
48. Sub : HOAGIE
51. Maximum extent : HILT
53. Pushover : SOFTY
56. Vote involved in a 15th wedding anniversary? : CRYSTALBALLOT
59. Recipient of a lettera amorosa : CARO
60. Missile Command maker : ATARI
63. Floors : KOS
64. Sounds from a hot bath : AHS
65. Subject to loss on a laptop : UNSAVED
67. Follies : LUNACIES
69. Genetic letters : RNA
70. Have no accomplices : ACTALONE
71. Done : ATANEND
72. Three times a day, on an Rx : TID
73. Thurman of "The Avengers" : UMA
74. Title role for Streisand : YENTL
75. Mire : MUCK
76. Narrow-minded affairs? : BIGOTBUSINESS
80. Kitchen appliance brand : OSTER
82. When doubled, an old sitcom sign-off : NANU
83. Blasts from the past, briefly : NTESTS
84. Payroll fig. : SSN
87. N.B.A. star Lamar ___ : ODOM
89. Act as a go-between : LIAISE
91. Main lines : AORTAE
93. Peter Pan rival : JIF
95. Teacher's pet? : SCHOOLMARMOT
99. Commercial prefix with jet : AERO
100. One making an impression : ENGRAVER
102. Poet who wrote "She walks in beauty, like the night" : BYRON
103. Belong : FITIN
104. Blacksmith, often : SHOER
105. Race of Norse deities : AESIR
108. Picks up : LEARNS
110. More like a bubble bath : SUDSIER
112. Stop to admire one's pillaging? : LOOTANDBEHOLD
117. Hams : EMOTERS
118. World capital said to have been founded by King Midas : ANKARA
119. Muse of astronomy : URANIA
120. "Hmmm ..." : LETSSEE
121. Theater annoyance : BEEPER
122. Manages : GETSBY
1. Oomph : GAS
2. W.W. II agcy. : OPA
3. Movie with the repeated line "To infinity, and beyond!" : TOYSTORY
4. Snobbery : ELITISM
5. Site of many kisses : ALTAR
6. Sound from a dungeon : MOAN
7. Hereditary : LINEAL
8. Around 1,000, e.g.: Abbr. : EST
9. Word repeated in Emily Dickinson's "___ so much joy! ___ so much joy!" : TIS
10. Winter vehicles with treads : SNOCATS
11. Yours, in Nemours : ATOI
12. Day care charges : TOTS
13. State in the Sierra Madre : SONORA
14. Game with Wild Draw Four cards : UNO
15. Runs the hose over again : REWATERS
16. Stopping place in a Carlo Levi title : EBOLI
17. Sexiest bell ringer? : BARDOTOFAVON
18. Ancient Jewish ascetic : ESSENE
19. Lilliputian : TEENSY
24. Home of the world's northernmost capital: Abbr. : ICEL
28. "I Never Played the Game" writer : COSELL
30. Sanyo competitor : AIWA
31. ___ blocker : SPAM
33. "This Boy's Life" author Wolff : TOBIAS
34. Nerve material? : STEEL
36. Health org. : AMA
38. Stern cry? : AHOY
39. "Very funny!" : HAHAHA
40. Oscar winner Jannings and others : EMILS
43. Again and again? : THRICE
46. Spots : LOCALES
49. Showed hospitality at the door : ASKEDIN
50. Bygone muscle cars : GTOS
52. They have substantial bills : TOUCANS
54. Sen. Lott : TRENT
55. Mountain air : YODEL
56. Got started, with "up" : CRANKED
57. Alternative to a hotel, briefly : BANDB
58. Cable channel whose first showing was "Gone With the Wind" : TNT
60. John Wayne film, with "The" : ALAMO
61. "Swan Lake" garb : TUTUS
62. Part of a Beckett play? : ANACTOFGODOT
66. Makes an assertion : SAYSSO
68. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 ___ minor : INB
69. Mass, for one : RITUAL
70. Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
72. "Pagliacci" clown : TONIO
73. Guam, e.g.: Abbr. : USTERR
77. Aplenty : GALORE
78. Take back : UNSAY
79. Ministre d'___ : ETAT
81. You can count on them : ROSARIES
84. Texas toppers : STETSONS
85. Delhi wrap : SARI
86. Bygone Dodge : NEON
88. Early 12th-century year : MCV
90. What turned-out pants pockets may signify : IMBROKE
92. Slicker accessory : RAINHAT
93. Toastmaster General of old comedy : JESSEL
94. Bury : INHUME
96. Last ride? : HEARSE
97. Hungarian playwright known for "Liliom" : MOLNAR
98. Like a line, briefly : ONED
101. Pauses : RESTS
103. Partner in a French firm, maybe : FRERE
106. Hunk : SLAB
107. Actress Skye : IONE
109. Put ___ in one's ear : ABUG
111. Prior to, in verse : ERE
113. Select : TAP
114. We may precede this : ARE
115. Ad ___ : LIB
116. Box on a calendar : DAY

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