WHAT'S MY LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 2014

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Randolph Ross notes: The idea for this puzzle came from one of my favorite clues that I originally used in a themeless puzzle — 'Subway line' (answer EAT FRESH.) I also had a similar clue waiting to be used in a puzzle ... more
Jeff Chen notes: 101 puzzles! Impressive. Scan through Randy's constructor page, especially noting how many Sundays he's made. It's hard enough to get a single puzzle into the NYT, even harder to get a Sunday, and he now has 45 of ... more
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Across Down
1. Sandwiches with toothpicks : BLTS
5. Corner key : CTRL
9. Refuse : CHAFF
14. Alternative to texted : IMED
18. European capital, to natives : PRAHA
19. Discipline : AREA
20. Jimmy ___, "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoonist : HATLO
21. "Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
22. Telephone line : SORRYWRONGNUMBER
25. "___ Eyes" (1975 Eagles hit) : LYIN
26. "Let ___" : ITGO
27. Dash : RACE
28. Union gain? : INLAW
29. Gut feeling? : AGITA
30. Cruise line : SHOWMETHEMONEY
33. Like one's favorite radio stations, typically : PRESET
34. Perfect, e.g. : TENSE
35. Sarcastic retort : IBET
36. Played out : TRITE
37. San ___, Calif. : RAMON
40. "Double" or "triple" feat : AXEL
41. Special somethings : DOOZIES
43. Late actor Wallach : ELI
44. Vinyl-roofed car : LANDAU
48. Butler's quarters? : TARA
49. Tickle Me Elmo maker : TYCO
51. Like : DIG
52. Story line : ONCEUPONATIME
56. First two words of "Dixie," often : OHI
57. Longtime baseball union exec Donald : FEHR
59. Loudmouth's talk : YAP
60. Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
61. ___ de Champlain, founder of Quebec : SAMUEL
63. Like the Marx Brothers : ANTIC
65. Pinched : RIPPEDOFF
69. Interprets : READS
70. Car featured in the "Transformers" movies : CAMARO
72. Country with the most all-time medals in Olympic baseball : CUBA
73. Pathet ___ (old revolutionary group) : LAO
75. Fit of fever : AGUE
76. Capt.'s prediction : ETA
77. Finish line : THATSALLFOLKS
82. Draft pick : ALE
83. Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
85. Email virus, power outage, etc. : WOES
86. Formal confession : ITWASI
87. Iraq War danger, for short : IED
88. Maze feature : DEADEND
90. Shake off : SHED
92. Names hidden in Al Hirschfeld drawings : NINAS
94. Gown accessory : STOLE
95. Politician's goal : SEAT
96. Hunt in "Mission: Impossible" : ETHAN
99. Small pellets of noodle dough in Jewish cuisine : FARFEL
101. Fault line : ITSNOTYOUITSME
106. Foreign princes : EMIRS
107. Hogan contemporary : SNEAD
108. Road shoulder : BERM
109. Stove cover : HOOD
110. Old Venetian V.I.P. : DOGE
111. Laugh line : TAKEMYWIFEPLEASE
114. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" singer/songwriter : OCHS
115. Bayer brand : ALEVE
116. Picture problem : BLUR
117. Some spinners, informally : PRMEN
118. Chris who played Mr. Big on "Sex and the City" : NOTH
119. Lets go of : CEDES
120. Gallic greeting : ALLO
121. Spanish 3 + 3 : SEIS
1. Stock : BROTH
2. Slow : LARGO
3. Target, as a football receiver : THROWTO
4. Approximately : SAY
5. Cartier units : CARATS
6. Throat soother : TROCHE
7. Name meaning "born again" : RENEE
8. Trail : LAG
9. French connection? : CHUNNEL
10. Exemplar of indecision : HAMLET
11. How an angry dog should be kept : ATBAY
12. Zipped : FLEW
13. Endorsing : FOR
14. Help line : ILLGETIT
15. Date line : MAYISEEYOUAGAIN
16. A-list : ELITE
17. Robert who played filmdom's Mr. Chips : DONAT
18. Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
23. House ___ : WREN
24. Weeper of myth : NIOBE
29. Only non-Southern state won by the G.O.P. in '64 : ARIZ
31. College in Atherton, Calif. : MENLO
32. Confusion : MIXUP
33. Some charity events : PROAMS
36. Famous Amos : TORI
37. Embarrassed : REDFACED
38. Put off : ALIENATED
39. Power line : MIGHTMAKESRIGHT
40. Org. with the Sullivan Award for character, leadership and sportsmanship : AAU
41. Baud measurement : DATAFLOW
42. I.R.S. form with a line for "Casualty and Theft Losses" : SCHEDULEA
45. "___ calls?" : ANY
46. Birthplace of Pres. Polk : NCAR
47. Drew : DEPICTED
48. Starch source : TARO
50. Canola, soybean and peanut : OILSEEDS
53. Former center of Los Angeles : ONEAL
54. Affirmative action : NOD
55. Listen here : EAR
58. Coastline feature : RIA
62. Start of an apology : MEA
64. PC component : CRT
66. Mug : PUSS
67. Alley org. : PBA
68. F.D.R.'s Scottie : FALA
71. "There's always next time!" : OHWELL
74. Initials, in a way : OKS
78. Bang-up : AONE
79. Almost stop with the head facing the wind, as a ship : LIETO
80. Blooming business? : FTD
81. 1967 war locale : SINAI
84. Subway line : EATFRESH
89. Executes : DOES
90. Bagel toppers : SESAMES
91. Good to have around : HANDY
93. Pitched right over the plate : INTHERE
95. Work on the docks : STEEVE
96. Hottie : EYEFUL
97. Ring leader? : TORERO
98. Something to get over : HUMP
99. Had for a meal : FEDON
100. Discontinued gas brand : AMOCO
101. Signed : INKED
102. Govt. security : TBILL
103. "Me, too!" : SOAMI
104. Law man : MOSES
105. Fall setting : EDEN
107. Closing act? : SALE
111. Part of a winning combination : TAC
112. Ring org. : WBA
113. Discophile's collection : LPS

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