LET'S TALK ABOUT ME

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 2009

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 63 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Added (on) : TACKED
7. Schisms : RIFTS
12. Says "Two 19-Across," e.g. : BIDS
16. One of the Big Three, for short : FDR
19. See 12-Across : HEARTS
20. More than is required : UNDUE
21. Home of Rainbow Bridge National Monument : UTAH
22. "Riddle-me-___" : REE
23. "Pardon me" : ERRORMESSAGE
25. Late 1920s to around 1950 : RADIOERA
27. North Carolina town that's home to Appalachian State University : BOONE
28. Summer comfort stat : THI
29. "Save me" : MASSAPPEAL
31. Seeding org. : USTA
32. Statement of fact : ITISSO
35. "My best soldiers," according to Douglas MacArthur : WACS
36. In shape : TRIM
37. A.A.A. recommendation: Abbr. : RTE
38. "Feed me" : COUNTERPLEA
40. Physicist Bohr : NIELS
41. Exactly right, in British lingo : BANGON
43. "The Thorn Birds" and others : SAGAS
44. Stops on the road : INNS
45. Kind of column or committee : STEERING
48. Put the kibosh on : BAN
49. It has strong jaws : VISE
51. Modern trivia competition locale : PUB
54. "For me?" : RECEIVINGLINE
57. Irishman who was a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2005 : BONO
58. ___ ligation : TUBAL
61. Ones entering rehab : USERS
62. Enters gradually : EASESINTO
64. Snorkeling sites : ATOLLS
66. Break off : END
67. Plug : WAD
68. Gets no answers wrong on the test : ACESIT
69. 1993 TV western starring Kenny Rogers and Travis Tritt : RIODIABLO
71. Invites to one's apartment, say : HASUP
73. Scott Turow's first book was about them : ONELS
74. Nevada city : ELKO
75. "Shoot me" : FILMDIRECTION
78. Mo. with Natl. Grandparents' Day : SEP
79. ___ Dubos, humanist who said "Think globally, act locally" : RENE
80. Old verb suffix : ETH
81. Superlative on "Top Chef" : TASTIEST
85. Fearsome Foursome team : RAMS
87. Like some grain : OATEN
89. Rough shelter : LEANTO
90. N.C.A.A. women's basketball powerhouse : UCONN
92. "Lean on me" : TENDEROFFER
96. Herd of whales : GAM
97. Pickup place for pets : NAPE
98. Airline mentioned in "Back in the U.S.S.R." : BOAC
99. Former Miss America host : RONELY
100. Al dente : FIRM
101. "Make me" : CROSSWORDS
104. Actress Hagen : UTA
105. Singing Simon : CARLY
106. Bartender's announcement : LASTCALL
107. "Kiss me" : PECKINGORDER
111. Friend ___ friend : OFA
112. Draft status : ONEA
113. Where Jean-Claude Killy practiced : ALPES
114. Theater area : RIALTO
115. Lighting director's choice : GEL
116. Bank bailout acronym : TARP
117. Big success : SMASH
118. Child often having special responsibilities : ELDEST
1. Where many commuters live, informally : THEBURBS
2. Balloon or blimp : AEROSTAT
3. Sweet potato nutrient : CAROTENE
4. Icelandic money : KRONA
5. To be abroad : ETRE
6. British mil. decoration : DSM
7. Enter quickly : RUSHIN
8. Won't take no for an answer : INSISTS
9. Org. overseeing trials : FDA
10. Port pusher : TUG
11. Come across as : SEEM
12. Holders of body lubricating fluids : BURSAE
13. Lake ___, source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
14. Pops in the nursery : DADAS
15. Send : SHIP
16. "It's on me" : FREERESPONSE
17. Go off track : DERAIL
18. What kings rule : REALMS
24. Classical rebuke : ETTU
26. Choose to participate : OPTIN
30. Cobblers' needs : AWLS
32. Like some bonds : IONIC
33. Stilt, e.g. : SEABIRD
34. Eyes and ears : ORGANS
38. Arcangelo ___, Italian violin master : CORELLI
39. Sign of hunger : PANG
40. Tonga-to-Hawaii dir. : NNE
42. Daytime talk show starting in 1987 : GERALDO
44. "___ little silhouetto of a man" ("Bohemian Rhapsody" lyric) : ISEEA
46. Big word in German ads : NEU
47. Ballet set in the Rhineland : GISELLE
49. Word that led to the "Why a duck?" routine by the Marx brothers : VIADUCT
50. Walk-___ : INS
52. Before : UNTIL
53. Cans : BOOTS
55. Nasty words : VENOM
56. Housing arrangement : LEASE
57. Congressional terms, e.g. : BIENNIA
58. Scale weights : TARES
59. Functional : UTILE
60. "Write me" : BOOKPROPOSAL
63. Child's wheels : SCOOTER
65. Bank holdings? : SAFES
67. Battle star : WARHERO
70. Hamper : BIN
71. Batsman : HITTER
72. Mom-and-pop org. : PTA
76. Very, very tired : DEAD
77. Singing brothers' surname : ISLEY
79. Presidential inits. : RMN
82. Wrap around : ENGIRDLE
83. Hollywood hopefuls : STARLETS
84. Flapdoodle : TOMMYROT
86. "___ of robins ..." : ANEST
87. Ready for a drive? : ONCD
88. Protest cry : NONUKES
90. Get moving again, in a way : UNCLOG
91. Wine order : CARAFE
92. Mechanic : TOOLER
93. Cap attachment : EARLAP
94. Obsession : FETISH
95. Sweet treat : FLAN
98. Safari leader : BWANA
100. Unit of capacitance : FARAD
102. Resident of the Land of Cakes : SCOT
103. Places to unwind : SPAS
105. Thing to wind : COIL
108. Hardwood source : ELM
109. One who knows one's liabilities : CPA
110. E.T.S. offering : GRE

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