BREATH-TAKING

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 2012

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lascivious : WOLFISH
8. They have flat tops : MESAS
13. Most excellent, in modern slang : BADDEST
20. Set forth : ENOUNCE
21. Kind of wine : BLUSH
22. Heir, usually : ALIENEE
23. French farewell : BONSOIR
24. *Male pattern baldness? : AIRLINETRAVEL
26. Content of a 2003 decryption : GENOME
28. With 78-Down, character commemorated in the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : ELIZA
29. Muddy : ROIL
30. Japanese consent : HAI
32. *Baying? : NIGHTOWLS
36. Transfers, as funds : REMITS
38. Title words before "Easy" for Linda Ronstadt and "Hard" for John Lennon : ITSSO
41. Coach : TRAIN
42. Walk in the park, say : AMBLE
44. Menu heading : SALADS
46. French 101 verb : ETRE
47. Thumbing of the nose : SNOOK
48. E-mail address ending : EDU
51. *Cardiologist's concern? : STATEOFTHEART
54. Bridge responses : AYEAYES
56. Sen. Daniel Inouye, for one : NISEI
57. Bridge response : IPASS
59. Hit on the noggin : BEAN
60. Saw to it : MADESURE
63. The Lion, not the Witch or the Wardrobe : ASLAN
65. Discovery medium : CABLE
66. Fingers : IDS
67. *Caries? : ARMTOTHETEETH
71. VCR button : REW
72. Pretty up : ADORN
74. Tony's relatives : OBIES
75. Occupants of the lowest circle of Dante's hell : TRAITORS
77. Zig or zag : SLUE
78. Had haddock, say : DINED
80. Dispenser item : STRAW
81. Citation : MENTION
83. *Marriage in 2004, divorce in 2011? : SEVENYEARITCH
90. Mix (in) : ADD
91. Inventor after whom a Yale residential college is named : MORSE
93. Soviet author Ehrenburg : ILYA
94. View from a control tower : RUNWAY
95. Sweet drink : JULEP
96. They have pointed tops : PEAKS
98. Bel ___ cheese : PAESE
99. Twist spinoff : WATUSI
102. *Conduct classes? : OLDSCHOOL
106. "What ___ thou art, act well thy part" : EER
107. Heaps : ATON
108. "God helps ___ ..." : THOSE
110. Pitcher of coffee? : VALDEZ
113. *Petrified wood? : FORESTOFARDEN
118. Any of the Brontë sisters : POETESS
121. Necessitates : ENTAILS
122. Prime cut : TBONE
123. Steep slopes : ESCARPS
124. Application enclosures, often : RESUMES
125. Ecclesiastical council : SYNOD
126. Vituperates : RAILSAT
1. It's a trap : WEB
2. Singer whose name sounds like a cry : ONO
3. *Endless bagpipe tune? : LONGISLANDSOUND
4. Item in a box in the basement : FUSE
5. ___ a secret : INON
6. Heir, often : SCION
7. St. Benedict, e.g. : HERMIT
8. Kellogg offering, briefly : MBA
9. Clint : the Good :: ___ : the Ugly : ELI
10. South of Mexico : SUR
11. Heaps : ASLEW
12. Con man's plant : SHILL
13. "We Shall Overcome" singer : BAEZ
14. *Stable hands? : ALTARBOYS
15. Broadway bigwig: Abbr. : DIR
16. "This isn't going well at all!" : DEARME
17. Poetic ending : ENVOI
18. Catch on : SEEIT
19. Squeals : TELLS
25. Passover month : NISAN
27. Snowy Floridian? : EGRET
30. Audible reproof : HISS
31. Rat-___ : ATAT
33. Owns, in the Bible : HATH
34. It can be balanced and biased simultaneously : TIRE
35. Fit to serve : ONEA
37. Actress Sommer : ELKE
39. French composer of "Vexations" : SATIE
40. 87-Down, e.g., by birth : ODESSAN
43. Extinct emu-like birds : MOAS
45. Frère's sibling : SOEUR
47. Parade figure, informally : STPAT
48. *Gold-plated forceps? : EYEBROWTWEEZERS
49. Man of the house? : DEALER
50. Onetime Time competitor, briefly : USNEWS
52. Tighten (up) : FIRM
53. Works (up) : RILES
55. See 103-Down : ABA
58. Work without ___ : ANET
60. Corrupting atmosphere : MIASMA
61. Like many a ditz : ADDLED
62. Prime Minister David Cameron's alma mater : ETON
63. "There is ___ in the affairs of men ..." : ATIDE
64. 1965 title role for Ursula Andress : SHE
65. Birdsong : CHIRRUP
68. Supersized : OBESE
69. Language from which "clan" comes : ERSE
70. Dweller along the Volga : TATAR
73. Abbr. after many an officer's name : RET
76. 2001-02 Nickelodeon sitcom : TAINA
78. See 28-Across : DOOLITTLE
79. Dictator's first words? : INRE
82. "Morning" person : IMUS
84. Bigwigs : VIPS
85. A.C. or D.C. : ELEC
86. When repeated, a child's taunt : NYAH
87. Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
88. Job for the Hardy Boys : CASE
89. Actress Martha who played Sinatra's love interest in "Some Came Running" : HYER
92. "S.N.L." specialty : SPOOF
95. Gold prospector Joe with a state capital named after him : JUNEAU
97. "Days," for one : SOAPER
99. Nabisco offering : WAFER
100. Agreeing (with) : ATONE
101. They may produce suits : TORTS
103. Early hurdles for 55-Down members: Abbr. : LSATS
104. Annual May event : DERBY
105. 2010 Nobelist Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
109. "Bonanza" role : HOSS
111. Prefix with bel : DECI
112. Name dropper's notation? : ETAL
114. ___ card : SIM
115. Slip on : DON
116. Musician Brian : ENO
117. Springfield's Flanders : NED
119. Steamboat Springs, Colo., for one : SPA
120. European streaker, once, in brief : SST

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