CLOSING BELL

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 2009

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Ashley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Low-I.Q. : DIM
4. Slender amount : WISP
8. Letterman airer : CBSTV
13. Venerable : AGEOLD
19. Gasteyer of stage and screen : ANA
20. He's less than a gentleman : ROUE
21. Broadcast element : AUDIO
22. Carnival sight : VENDOR
23. Goal of Sun-Maid's marketing department? : RAISINBRANDING
26. You might give this a gun : ENGINE
27. Conclude by : ENDAT
28. Shower with force : PELT
29. Go back to square one : STARTANEW
31. Office holder, of sorts : DESK
32. Willow twigs : OSIERS
35. Word with interface or option : USER
36. Part of a brake : SHOE
39. Salad bar activity? : GREENSFEEDING
45. Hot air : GAS
48. Composer Thomas : ARNE
50. Beat poet Cassady : NEAL
51. Actress Lotte : LENYA
52. Book on how to repair rodent damage? : OFMICEANDMENDING
58. Immigrant's course, for short : ESL
59. Dwellers on the Strait of Hormuz : IRANIS
60. Overseas news source, in brief : VOA
61. Pays down incrementally : AMORTIZES
64. Murphy's "48 HRS." co-star : NOLTE
65. Seeped : OOZED
68. "Drat!" : DARN
69. Reason that nothing's growing on the farm? : LONGTIMENOSEEDING
75. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
76. Rugby play : SCRUM
77. Units of sweat : BEADS
80. Subject for 48-Across : BRITANNIA
85. Athos, to Aramis : AMI
86. Dish served ranchero-style : HUEVOS
87. Take a powder : RUN
88. Question from a campaign committee? : AINTWEGOTFUNDING
92. Old Apple laptop : IBOOK
95. Push : GOAD
96. Company founded in 1940 as Standard Games : SEGA
97. Bottom line : NET
98. Exercise for beginning yoga students? : GENTLEBENDING
103. Hang around : LOLL
105. Push too hard, maybe : RILE
106. Was gaping : STARED
108. Aloha Tower site : OAHU
112. Porous kitchen utensils : COLANDERS
117. Throws together : RIGS
118. Eight-time Canadian skating champion : ORSER
119. Repay : AVENGE
120. Tardy illustrator's assurance? : DRAWINGPENDING
124. Be on the brink : TEETER
125. Up time : ATBAT
126. Broadway columnist Wilson : EARL
127. Whiz : ACE
128. Position player's stat : ERRORS
129. Baron Cohen who created 25-Down : SACHA
130. Cart for heavy loads : DRAY
131. Lead character on "Pushing Daisies" : NED
1. Took a chance : DARED
2. For the birds : INANE
3. Ones who'll straighten you up? : MAIDS
4. Formal order : WRIT
5. Cloud chamber particle : ION
6. Form of 4-Down : SUBPOENA
7. P.M. preceded and succeeded by Shamir : PERES
8. Easy gallop : CANTER
9. Chum : BUD
10. Reagan cause: Abbr. : SDI
11. Pantry array : TINS
12. Science fiction author A. E. van ___ : VOGT
13. Against, with "to" : AVERSE
14. Well-bred : GENTEEL
15. Cry before waving the hand : ENGARDE
16. Ruler of the Aesir : ODIN
17. Isolated : LONE
18. Had no play in crazy eights : DREW
24. Retailer beginning in 1867 : SAKS
25. Alter ego of Borat and Brüno : ALIG
30. Start of a German goodbye : AUF
33. Haitian president Préval : RENE
34. In the public eye : SEEN
37. Home south of the border : HACIENDA
38. Gemstone sources : ORES
40. Zilch : NADA
41. Spare : SLIM
42. Deadly 1966 hurricane : INEZ
43. Closing bell place: Abbr. : NYSE
44. Hoedown participants : GALS
45. Enter : GOIN
46. Early Michael Jackson style : AFRO
47. Petty : SMALL
49. End of a ballade : ENVOI
53. Really engrossed : INTOIT
54. Something often thought of as impending : DOOM
55. Lab challenges : MAZES
56. Branching point : NODE
57. Diploma holder : GRAD
62. Court of justice : TRIBUNAL
63. Destitute : INNEED
66. S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
67. Informal headwear : DORAG
70. Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
71. Novelist Morrison : TONI
72. Sport of a rikishi : SUMO
73. Sends out : EMITS
74. San Francisco mayor Newsom : GAVIN
78. Ready, in the kitchen : DONE
79. U.S. Army E-6 : SSGT
80. Naval lockup : BRIG
81. Bumpkin : RUBE
82. ___ a secret : INON
83. Pulitzer playwright of 1953 : INGE
84. Heaps : ATON
86. Science fiction prize : HUGO
89. Lots of moolah : WADS
90. Switch lines, say? : EDIT
91. Mineral that crystallizes from magma : FELDSPAR
93. Town on the SE tip of Italy that's the title setting for a Horace Walpole novel : OTRANTO
94. "M*A*S*H" corporal : KLINGER
99. Council members : ELDERS
100. One using a comb : BEE
101. Tokyo's airport : NARITA
102. Meaning of the emoticon :-D : GRIN
104. Whom a thane attended : LORD
107. Pushed, with "on" : EGGED
109. Broad style of cuisine : ASIAN
110. From this time : HENCE
111. Pushed : URGED
112. Actress Blanchett : CATE
113. Much-repeated word in air traffic control : OVER
114. Creepy look : LEER
115. Vitamin bottle info, for short : RDAS
116. Mex. miss : SRTA
118. Right turn ___ : ONLY
121. Symbol of simplicity : ABC
122. When doubled, a musical effect : WAH
123. Prohibition, e.g. : ERA

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