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New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 2011

Author: Kay Anderson
Editor: Will Shortz
Kay Anderson
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 65 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Ten answers have to be read by going around a corner. So, for example, at 1 Across, "Nitty Gritty, as of negotiations" should be parsed as BRASSTACKS.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nitty-gritty, as of negotiations : BRASSTACKS
6. Boater : STRAWHAT
11. Sponge (up) : SOP
14. Title figure in an Aesop fable : GRASSHOPPER
19. Royal African capital : RABAT
20. Something plighted : TROTH
21. Co. once owned by Howard Hughes : TWA
22. "L'shanah ___!" (Rosh Hashana greeting) : TOVAH
23. Amtrak train : ACELA
24. Emulated the phoenix : ROSEAGAIN
26. New Mexico county : OTERO
27. Roughly plan : SKETCHOUT
29. Effects : THINGS
31. Losing casino roll : CRAP
32. Not included : SKIPPED
34. James ___, duettist on the 1982 #1 hit "Baby, Come to Me" : INGRAM
36. It might be French, Swiss or Italian : ALP
37. Insipid writing : PAP
40. Globular : SPHERIC
42. Fight (off) : STAVE
43. "Well, that's odd" : GEE
44. Go ___ great length : ONAT
46. More placid : SERENER
48. Boss : OVERSEER
50. Corporate owner : PARENT
52. Passé : DATED
54. Term of address in Dixie : YALL
55. Susan of NPR : STAMBERG
58. Work on at a desk, say : HUNCHOVER
60. Shot up : SOARED
64. Death, in Dresden : TOD
65. Thief : CROOK
67. Take no action regarding : SITON
69. Bale binder : TWINE
70. Settled down : ALIT
72. Grunts may come out of them : STIES
74. Author Shute of "On the Beach" : NEVIL
76. Throw out : SPEW
77. Bracket shape : RIGHTANGLE
79. Mini-tantrums : SNITS
81. Barrio babies : NENES
83. Eavesdrop, maybe : PRY
84. Exactly like : SAMEAS
86. Log holder : GRATE
88. What Chesapeake dogs are trained to do : RETRIEVE
90. Golden rule word : UNTO
92. Leader of Abraham? : ALEPH
94. Time of lament : SADDAY
95. Ayn Rand protagonist : JOHNGALT
99. "I have been half in love with ___ Death": "Ode to a Nightingale" : EASEFUL
102. Locus : SITE
103. "Il était ___ fois ..." (French fairy-tale starter) : UNE
104. Ancient kingdom in Asia Minor : LYDIA
106. Incredibly stupid : MORONIC
108. Newsman Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : TED
109. Kitten's cry : MEW
110. Fishermen with pots : EELERS
112. Onetime weight-loss drug : MERIDIA
114. Exclamation after a workout : PHEW
116. Convertible : RAGTOP
118. The dot on the "i" in the Culligan logo : WATERDROP
122. ___ acid : IODIC
124. Alabama speedway locale : TALLADEGA
126. 2011 revolution locale : CAIRO
127. Crazy : NUTSO
128. Britney Spears's "___ Slave 4 U" : IMA
129. More judicious : SAGER
130. Stimulant : UPPER
131. Really feel for? : GROPE
132. Ia. neighbor : NEB
133. Stellate : star :: xiphoid : ___ : SWORD
134. Artery opener : STENT
1. Some intimates : BRAS
2. Billiards need : RACK
3. Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
4. See 87-Down : SALTS
5. Library area : STACKS
6. Poetic stanza : STROPHE
7. Many a vaudevillian : TROUPER
8. Listed : ROSTERED
9. Polished off : ATE
10. Question from one in another room : WHAT
11. Bad marks : STAINS
12. Because of : OWINGTO
13. Roast go-with : PANGRAVY
14. The "it" in the lyric "turn it on, wind it up, blow it out" : GTO
15. Campus drillers : ROTC
16. C : AVERAGE
17. Frozen food brand : SARALEE
18. Ad-filled weekly : SHOPPER
25. 4 on a phone : GHI
28. Cool sorts : HIPSTERS
30. Computer option for a document : SAVEAS
33. Singer Washington : DINAH
35. Ernest and Julio Gallo product : MERLOTWINE
37. Regulars on VH1 : POPSTARS
38. Asia Minor : ANATOLIA
39. Model : PARADIGM
41. The Whale constellation : CETUS
45. Pro ___ : TEM
47. Enzyme regulating blood fluid and pressure : RENIN
49. Cabbage dishes : SLAWS
51. Original "Wagon Train" network : NBC
53. Classic McDonnell Douglas aircraft : DCTEN
56. Goes bad : ROTS
57. Usual amount to pay : GOINGRATE
59. Act like a protective mother : HOVER
61. Hit one out of the park, say : RIPPEDIT
62. Sap : ENERVATE
63. Innocent : DEWYEYED
66. Actress Knightley : KEIRA
68. "The ___ Tailors," Dorothy L. Sayers mystery : NINE
71. N.Y.C. landmark : THEUN
73. Trite : STALE
75. Ignore, in a way : LETSLIDE
78. Fishing line fiasco : TANGLE
80. Tick off : STEAM
82. Monterrey Mrs. : SRA
85. One with endurance : STAYER
87. With 4-Down, MgSO4.7H2O : EPSOM
89. Fingers, for short : IDS
91. Source of many English words that come to us via French : OLDLATIN
93. "Strap yourselves in, kids ..." : HEREWEGO
95. Part of a boxer's training : JUMPINGROPE
96. Time it takes to develop a set of photos, maybe : ONEHOUR
97. Scrupulously followed, as the party line : HEWEDTO
98. No-win situation? : TIEGAME
100. One living off the land, maybe : FORAGER
101. One-piece garment : UNITARD
105. Where kids get creative in school : ARTLAB
107. It's pitched for a large audience : CIRCUSTENT
111. Fifth of eight : SOL
113. Learn to get along : ADAPT
115. Bit of smoke : WISP
117. Common secret : PASSWORD
119. Smelly : RIPE
120. Israeli conductor Daniel : OREN
121. After-dinner drink : PORT
123. Iowa college : COE
125. Margery of rhyme : DAW

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