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New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 2011

Author: Paul Hunsberger
Editor: Will Shortz
Paul Hunsberger
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} Scrabble average: 1.73 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bryn ___ College : MAWR
5. Often-parched gully : WADI
9. Goal of phishing : SCAM
13. Where the Baha'i faith originated : IRAN
17. It entered circulation in 2002 : EURO
18. "My heavens!" : EGAD
19. 1997 best seller subtitled "Her True Story" : DIANA
20. Lifted : STOLE
21. Result of being badly beaned? : GREATDAZE
23. Scraping kitchen gadget with nothing in it? : EMPTYZESTER
25. Big name in root beer : AANDW
26. Drill attachment with teeth : SAWBIT
28. Offered a shoulder to cry on, say : SOLACED
29. Cry after a series of numbers : HIKE
32. ___ Meir Tower, Israel's first skyscraper : SHALOM
34. CBS's "The ___ Today" : NFL
35. "Author! Author!" star, 1982 : ALPACINO
39. Broadly speaking : ASARULE
41. Leonine movie star of old : LAHR
45. Pale yellow-shelled sea creature? : MAIZELOBSTER
47. Differ : DISAGREE
49. Contraction before boy or girl : ATTA
50. October haul : TREATS
51. Year the Paris Métro opened : MCM
52. Front-wheel alignment : TOEIN
53. Vlasic pickles mascot : STORK
55. That babies come from a 53-Across, e.g. : MYTH
56. Gather : REAP
57. English weight : TONNE
58. Return address info : SENDER
60. View the effects of a big lunch in court? : SEEJUSTICEDOZE
63. Promise of a sort : IOU
65. Person with a headset, maybe : HAM
66. A bit slow : DIM
67. Fluorescent candy? : HIGHLIGHTERPEZ
75. Materialize : APPEAR
80. Register, to a Brit : ENROL
81. It's an imposition : LEVY
82. Show shock, in a way : REEL
84. Land of King George Tupou V : TONGA
85. Memorable mission : ALAMO
86. ___ in ink : IAS
87. Jewelry setting : COLLET
89. Alternative to Ole or Edvard : OLAV
90. "R" card in Uno, in effect : REVERSER
92. "Cheers" spinoff mania? : FRASIERCRAZE
94. Stanch : STEM
95. Eases the misgivings of : ASSURES
97. Star-struck entourage : GROUPIES
98. Funny Poehler : AMY
100. Allies have one : TREATY
102. Post-solstice celebration : YULE
103. Kind of tape : MASKING
107. Arrives : GETSIN
109. Crew : POSSE
113. Hapless Roman ruler? : EMPERORZERO
115. Taser for children? : KIDZAPPER
118. Campfire treat : SMORE
119. Hit ___ note : ASOUR
120. Tiny-scissors holder : ETUI
121. Cone former : LAVA
122. Desire, with "the" : HOTS
123. "Buddenbrooks" novelist : MANN
124. Trickle : SEEP
125. They can be prying or crying : EYES
1. Very, informally : MEGA
2. Charismatic effect : AURA
3. St. Paul's architect : WREN
4. Downed power lines, e.g. : ROADHAZARD
5. Bonded : WED
6. Turkish V.I.P. : AGA
7. Häagen-___ : DAZS
8. Things to think about : IDEAS
9. Almost matching : SIMILAR
10. Polyphemus, to Odysseus : CAPTOR
11. Kind of colony : ANT
12. Giant who made "The Catch," 1954 : MAYS
13. "No worries" : ITSALLGOOD
14. Mil. educators : ROTC
15. Sheltered : ALEE
16. Quiz bowl lover, say : NERD
19. Corrupts : DEBASES
20. Mirror image : SELF
22. Over again : TWICE
24. Daydreams, with "out" : ZONES
27. "Why not!" : WHATTHEHEY
30. Black Watch soldier's garb : KILT
31. Vast, old-style : ENORM
33. Scavenging Southern food fish : MUDCAT
35. Stockpile : AMASS
36. Foamy mugful : LATTE
37. Climbing aid : PITON
38. Falls into line : OBEYS
40. Clear : LIMPID
42. "The only rule is that there ___ rules" : ARENO
43. Pittsburgh-based food giant : HEINZ
44. Soprano Fleming : RENEE
46. Glut : SATE
48. Take a whack at : ATTEMPT
51. My, in Bretagne : MES
54. Garrulous Garrison : KEILLOR
56. Entrees sometimes prepared in crockpots : RUMPROASTS
59. Charles, e.g. : ROI
61. Tipping point? : JAR
62. Subj. of the 2005 Pulitzer-winning book "Ghost Wars" : CIA
64. Hags, e.g. : UGLIES
67. Picks up : HEARS
68. Possible lagoon entrance : INLET
69. Serious : GRAVE
70. Unemployed persons with full-time jobs : HOMEMAKERS
71. California's ___ Castle : HEARST
72. O.T.B. conveniences : TVS
73. Slender fish : EELS
74. 1983 Woody Allen film : ZELIG
76. Less fortunate : POORPEOPLE
77. China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
78. Visually transfixed : AGAZE
79. Reviewers' comments on book jackets, typically : RAVES
83. Distrustful : LEERY
87. God, with "the" : CREATOR
88. Cut-off pants? : TROU
91. Not consent : SAYNO
92. Like some chickens : FREERUN
93. Mea ___ : CULPA
96. Cheer for : URGEON
99. Swamp : MIRE
101. "My heavens!" : YIKES
103. Mosquito protection : MESH
104. Cartridge filler : AMMO
105. "Great" red feature of Jupiter : SPOT
106. Fat unit : GRAM
108. The ___ Owl, "L.A. Confidential" coffee shop : NITE
110. Fix : SPAY
111. Golf great Ballesteros : SEVE
112. Timeline segments : ERAS
114. When repeated, name in old Hollywood : ZSA
116. Outstanding : DUE
117. Goose egg : ZIP

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