A GIANT CROSSWORD

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 2012

Author: David Steinberg and Barry Haldiman
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Steinberg. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Haldiman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hip bones : ILIA
5. Safecracker : YEGG
9. Zip : PEP
12. When things aren't going right : OFFDAY
18. Terrific, in slang : BOSS
19. Jai ___ : ALAI
20. Web app platform : JAVA
21. Title heroine of a Gustave Charpentier opera : LOUISE
22. Doctrines : ISMS
23. Domino's most important part? : PIZZAOVEN
25. Highest taxonomic rank : DOMAIN
26. Successors' spots : STEADS
28. Host : EMCEE
29. P.M. part : AFT
31. Speak raucously : BLAT
32. Game played with a rope : CLUE
33. Monk's wear : FROCK
34. French possessive : AMOI
35. Director Wertmüller : LINA
36. Grandpa Munster portrayer : ALLEWIS
38. Coastal indentations : RIAS
40. City on the Somme : AMIENS
42. Rudely interrupts : BUTTSIN
43. Wish one ___ (rue) : HADNT
44. It may be cured : MEAT
45. Suffix with peck or puck : ISH
46. Certain elective surgery, for short : LIPO
48. ___ es Salaam : DAR
49. Vest opening : ARMHOLE
53. Like strongmen : BEEFY
56. Careful wording, maybe : TACT
58. The White House's ___ Room : EAST
60. Suit : BEFIT
61. Obsolescent belt attachment : BEEPER
63. Nautical pronoun : HER
65. Cousin ___ : ITT
67. Actor Eric of "Troy" : BANA
68. Beam over : TELEPORT
70. "Help wanted" inits. : EEO
71. 2000 Ricky Martin hit : SHEBANGS
73. One small step : ATOB
74. It's separated from N.B. by the Northumberland Strait : PEI
75. Barrister's deg. : LLB
76. One letting off steam : KETTLE
77. Half a Yale cheer : BOOLA
79. "Of course, Señor!" : SISI
81. Kind of sch. : ELEM
83. Two long parts of the body : ULNAS
86. Experience : UNDERGO
88. Mauna ___ : LOA
90. Skin soother : ALOE
92. Day-___ : GLO
93. ___ v. Ashcroft (2004 privacy case) : ACLU
94. Coming up : ONTAP
96. Opens, in a way : UNROLLS
99. Sign with an arrow : DETOUR
101. Bygone ruler : TSAR
102. First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
103. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Conner : BART
104. Coins that disappeared during the French Revolution : ECUS
106. Onetime billionaire investor Laurence : TISCH
108. Certain ones, in Brooklyn : DESE
109. "Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
110. Write : PEN
111. ___ Lumpur, Malaysia : KUALA
112. "That is so funny - not!" : HARHAR
114. Appear as such : SEEMSO
116. Eastern Conference N.B.A. city : CHARLOTTE
119. "I ___ confused" : AMSO
120. Androgynous "S.N.L." skit turned into a 1994 movie : ITSPAT
121. Escapade : LARK
122. Ersatz : SHAM
123. New Mexico county or its seat : TAOS
124. Gambling games : LOTTOS
125. Addition, of a sort : ELL
126. Dickens's Uriah : HEEP
127. Feminine suffix : ENNE
1. Long-billed bird : IBIS
2. Hopeless situation : LOSTCAUSE
3. With 50-Down, cry made in [the circled letters] after the starts of 54-, 33-, 30- and 14-Down : ISMELLTHEBLOOD
4. Blitzkrieg, e.g. : ASSAULT
5. Goes on and on : YAPS
6. Biblical name meaning "high" : ELI
7. Ones with telescopes : GAZERS
8. Thingamajig : GIZMO
9. Smooth, in a way : PAVE
10. Saint Agnes' ___ (January 20) : EVE
11. Worldport airline : PANAM
12. Vet : OLDTIMER
13. Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
14. Make a mistake : FUMBLETHEBALL
15. Try to reach headquarters, say : DIALIN
16. More than 50% of humanity : ASIANS
17. Busybody : YENTA
20. 1972 Eastwood western : JOEKIDD
24. African port of 2.2 million : ACCRA
27. Couple of buddies? : DEES
30. Exhibit apoplexy : FOAMATTHEMOUTH
33. Oil, for one : FINITERESOURCE
34. Per aspera ad ___ : ASTRA
37. Actor Wheaton of "Stand by Me" : WIL
39. Septic tank worker? : ANAEROBE
41. One foot in a line : IAMB
42. Kind of overalls : BIB
43. Ad ___ : HOC
47. Sequel : PARTII
50. See 3-Down : OFANENGLISHMAN
51. Suffix with duck : LING
52. Airport data : ETAS
54. Not much of a try : FEEBLEATTEMPT
55. "You betcha!" : YEP
57. Football pride of Detroit : THELIONS
59. Half of an old film duo : SISKEL
62. Daddy-o : POP
64. California's ___ River : EEL
66. New Year abroad : TET
68. Forbidden perfume? : TABU
69. ___ Dorney, locale of 2012 Olympic rowing : ETON
72. A/C meas. : BTU
78. With the bow, musically : ARCO
80. Casino draws : SLOTS
82. Common place for something to drop : LAP
84. Versatile kind of tire : ALLSEASON
85. Response to a sinking feeling? : SOS
87. Arts and crafts supplies : GLUEPOTS
89. Istanbul's ___ Airport : ATATURK
91. Wrap up : END
95. Sans-serif typeface : ARIAL
97. The scarlet letter : REDA
98. Phone billing plan : ONERATE
99. Think that maybe one can : DARETO
100. William ___ Henley, "Invictus" poet : ERNEST
102. Denounce harshly : SCATHE
103. Pesto part : BASIL
105. 1960s TV spy org. : UNCLE
107. Start of a spill : SLOSH
111. Designer Lagerfeld : KARL
112. Rope material : HEMP
113. Symbol of Aphrodite : ROSE
115. ___ Paulo : SAO
117. Nonhuman villain of a classic 1968 film : HAL
118. ___ kwon do : TAE

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