LET'S PLAY BINGO

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 2009

Author: Todd Gross
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd Gross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 97 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gross. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This unusual grid has a Bingo card in the center. See this grid image or this PDF of the entire puzzle.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mark your card! : BSEVEN
7. Items in an ed.'s in-box : MSS
10. Covered, in a way : PAID
14. Briefly, after "in" : AWORD
19. 1960s-'70s Ford muscle car : TORINO
20. On one's ___ : OWN
21. Companion of Artemis whom Zeus changed into a spring : AURA
22. It comes after a "long time" : NOSEE
23. The Pequod, e.g. : WHALER
24. Giggle syllable : HEE
25. Mark your card! : GFORTYNINE
27. Slacken (off) : EASE
28. Sign off on : AGREETO
31. Emperor who married his stepsister : NERO
32. Child of the '70s, in brief : XER
33. Third year in 31-Across's reign : LVI
34. Like any channel between 30 and 300 MHz : VHF
35. Plumbing or heating : TRADE
37. Endangered Everglades mammal : MANATEE
39. Starbucks size bigger than grande : VENTI
41. Diagram used for brainstorming : IDEAMAP
43. Other side : ENEMY
44. Manfred ___, 1967 Chemistry Nobelist : EIGEN
45. Classic Disney film that includes "The Nutcracker Suite" : FANTASIA
47. Gravy holder : BOAT
50. Hulu, e.g. : NETTV
52. Enter : COMEINTO
56. Pair : DYAD
59. The Equality State: Abbr. : WYO
60. Mark your card! : ISIXTEEN
61. See 54-Down : DEPOSITS
63. Parking lot mishap : DENT
64. Lose luster : TARNISH
65. State with the least populous capital : VERMONT
70. Raison d'___ : ETRE
72. Thrown off course : DERAILED
73. Mark your card! : BFIFTEEN
77. Genetic stuff : RNA
78. Tailors : SEWS
79. What "prn" on a prescription means : ASNEEDED
80. Muscular Charles : ATLAS
82. Any trump : SUIT
83. Worry words : OHMEOHMY
89. The "it" in the 1990s slogan "Gotta have it" : PEPSI
93. Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
97. Opposite of charge : RETREAT
98. Exposed sandbar, maybe : ISLET
99. Prodded : NEEDLED
101. Pigs : SLOBS
102. Golfer Michelle : WIE
104. Org. headquartered in Detroit : UAW
105. Cover girl Carol : ALT
106. Placed : LAID
108. Vaughn's co-star in "The Break-Up," 2006 : ANISTON
110. "This round's ___" : ONME
111. Mark your card! : ISEVENTEEN
114. Deuce, e.g. : TIE
115. Paris couturier Pierre : CARDIN
117. Occasional 1960s protest : LIEIN
118. Prefix with directional : OMNI
119. What an aurilave cleans : EAR
120. Affirm, with "to" : ATTEST
121. Elates : SENDS
122. Horse of a different color? : ROAN
123. Genetic stuff : DNA
124. Mark your card! : NFORTY
1. Mark your card! : BTWELVE
2. "Me too" : SOHAVEI
3. Writing's opposite : ERASING
4. Depraved : VILE
5. Chemical suffix : ENE
6. Singer Jones : NORAH
7. Jay who once hosted "Last Comic Standing" : MOHR
8. Better, as an offer : SWEETEN
9. Mock : SNEERAT
10. Places of worship : PAGODAS
11. "___ Wiedersehen" : AUF
12. Monopoly token : IRON
13. Statement of self-confidence : DAREME
14. "Who wants to go next?" : ANYONE
15. With 49-Down, order at a Chinese restaurant : WON
16. Mark your card! : OSIXTYONE
17. "Walk Away ___" (1966 hit by the Left Banke) : RENEE
18. Combine that makes combines : DEERE
26. Second-most common Vietnamese family name, after Nguyen : TRAN
29. Mark your card! : GFIFTYTHREE
30. Novelist Janowitz : TAMA
34. Hollywood crosser : VINE
36. Prefix with center : EPI
38. Circuit : AMBIT
40. Bone attachment : TENDON
42. World Economic Forum host city : DAVOS
46. Base's opposite : ACID
48. Put away : ATE
49. See 15-Down : TON
51. Sick : TWISTED
53. Mark your card! : OSEVENTYTWO
54. With 61-Across, prospectors' targets : MINERAL
55. The 13th item in a baker's dozen : EXTRA
56. Banned insecticide : DDT
57. Vote for : YEA
58. Mo. when the Civil War started : APR
62. Number of wonders of el mundo antiguo : SIETE
66. Department store department : MISSES
67. Roar for a toreador : OLE
68. Untested : NEW
69. Football stat. : TDS
71. Within: Prefix : ENDO
72. Soap opera, e.g. : DRAMA
73. Undergrad degs. : BAS
74. The A.C.C.'s Seminoles : FSU
75. Mark your card! : ININETEEN
76. Celebrated in style : FETED
81. "... blackbirds baked in ___" : APIE
84. Baseball stat. : HRS
85. Skin colorer : MELANIN
86. School near Windsor Castle : ETON
87. Went around : ORBITED
88. German mercenary : HESSIAN
90. Spoils : PLUNDER
91. Sailor's vision obstructer : SEAMIST
92. Mark your card! : ITWENTY
94. Popular 1940s radio show "___ Alley" : ALLENS
95. Get ready to fall, maybe : LEAN
96. Star employee : EDITOR
99. Does perfectly : NAILS
100. ___ Janis, star of Broadway's "Puzzles of 1925" : ELSIE
103. Like some pyramids : INCAN
107. Try it out : DEMO
109. Trillion: Prefix : TERA
110. "___ put it another way ..." : ORTO
112. YouTube clip, for short : VID
113. Bambi's aunt : ENA
116. Agcy. regulating guns : ATF

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