MAKING HISTORY

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 2009

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 82 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 133 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This crossword celebrating Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election briefly held the record for the most rebus squares of any puzzle in the database — 28.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Box in many dens : TIVO
5. Insignificant : PUNY
8. Rap : HIPHOP
14. Second-largest city of Rhode Island : WARWICK
19. "___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
20. "This round's ___" : ONME
21. Set, as a gem : ENCHASE
22. Art shop offering : LITHO
23. Flier to Omsk : AEROFLOT
25. Song with the lyric "We salute him, one and all" : HAILTOTHECHIEF
27. Most coll. applicants : SRS
28. Thrown for ___ : ALOSS
30. Suitable for service : ONEA
31. Wyoming Senator Mike : ENZI
32. More petite : TEENIER
34. Exhaustive : TIRING
38. By means of : VIA
40. Drop a brick : ERR
41. Green's songwriting partner in old musicals : COMDEN
42. Reddish-brown horses : SORRELS
46. With 90-Across, what the 28 circled squares in this puzzle represent : STATESWONBYBARACKOBAMA
52. See 45-Down : HITS
53. Compass heading : ENE
54. "The Great Ziegfeld" co-star, 1936 : LOY
55. Organic compounds : ENOLS
56. Patriotic displays : AMERICANFLAGS
59. Record holder? : FELON
61. Alice's cat in "Alice in Wonderland" : DINAH
62. Jazz Age figure : FLAPPER
63. Kid's rejoinder : ARETOO
65. White House family of the 1840s : TYLERS
66. First U.S. chief justice : JOHNJAY
68. Butterfly's title : MADAMA
74. Rock salt : HALITE
77. Like many campgrounds at night : FIRELIT
78. Source of late election returns, with "the" : COAST
83. Seat of Ward County, N.D. : MINOT
84. White House tour highlight : OVALOFFICE
86. Daly TV role : LACEY
87. Pilot, e.g. : PEN
88. Oslo Accords grp. : PLO
89. Zaragoza's river : EBRO
90. See 46-Across : INTHEPRESIDENTIALELECTION
97. James Joyce short story : THEDEAD
98. "Running on Empty" actress : LAHTI
99. Nobel physicist Tamm : IGOR
100. Youngster : LAD
101. "d" preceder : MAITRE
103. Debater's ploy : EVASION
107. Over-the-shoulder wrap : SARI
110. Kitchen tool with a tube : ICER
112. Favored, with "on" : SMILED
114. Old German rocket : VTWO
115. Political insider : CONVENTIONGOER
120. N.F.L. coach with the most career wins : DONSHULA
122. Plumbing, e.g. : PIPAGE
123. Some college donors : ALUMNAE
124. "The Simpsons" character whose last name has 18 letters : APU
125. Lying, in a way : ABED
126. "Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
127. Behind : LOSING
128. Citizenship Day mo. : SEP
129. Citi Field team, starting in 2009 : METS
1. A goner : TOAST
2. Possible answer to "Where are you?" : INHERE
3. Chapter's partner : VERSE
4. First word of Montana's motto : ORO
5. Pre-election workers : POLLERS
6. Set adrift : UNMOOR
7. Some Security Council vetoes : NYETS
8. Snicker sound : HEH
9. Member of an empire that ended in the 16th century : INCA
10. Dr. ___ : PHIL
11. Hang one's ___ (trust in) : HATON
12. "Sesame Street" tune, with "The" : OSONG
13. Fountain in New Orleans : PETE
14. Corduroy ridge : WALE
15. Quaker Oats product : RICEARONI
16. Outside's opposite : WITHIN
17. At the home of: Fr. : CHEZ
18. Diplomat Annan : KOFI
24. Laissez-___ : FAIRE
26. Devastation : HAVOC
29. Pits : STONES
33. Former big name in browsers : NETSCAPE
35. Popular film Web site, briefly : IMDB
36. Spanish monarch : REY
37. Schubert's "Symphony No. 8 ___ Minor" : INB
39. Put out : IRKED
41. Workplace for Reps. and Dems. : CONG
42. Decline : SAYNO
43. Like heaven's vault, in a Shelley poem : EBON
44. Song syllables : LALA
45. With 52-Across, what angels pray for : SMASH
46. Mine part : SHAFT
47. Opportune : TIMELY
48. Like some chambers : ATRIAL
49. Sport : WEAR
50. Possible location for a back door : ALLEY
51. Etymologist's interest : ROOT
57. "Talk of the Nation" airer : NPR
58. Carnal subject : FLESH
59. Certain engine : FANJET
60. Reagan-___ : ERA
64. "___ babbino caro" (Puccini aria) : OMIO
66. Islamic spirit : JINNI
67. "___ be in England": Browning : OHTO
69. Lab noise? : ARF
70. Some exiles : DEFECTORS
71. Out : ALIBI
72. Introduction to economics? : MICRO
73. Used as a dining surface : ATEON
75. Energized : AMPED
76. Tells it like it isn't : LIES
77. Arctic sight : FLOE
78. Country singer Black : CLINT
79. Inauguration recital : OATH
80. Yearn (for) : ACHE
81. Newly sprouted trees : SEEDLINGS
82. Impatient sort : TYPEA
84. Numbers? : OPIATES
85. Frankie with a falsetto : VALLI
91. Parts of forearms : RADII
92. Where a torpedo may be made : DELI
93. Turner of note : NAT
94. By way of: Abbr. : THR
95. Cheer : LIVENUP
96. "OMG!," quaintly : EGADS
101. The Wizard of ___ Park : MENLO
102. Io's guardian, in Greek myth : ARGUS
103. Not wait for the parents' blessing, say : ELOPE
104. Bit of I.C.U. equipment : IVTUBE
105. Barn young 'un : OWLET
106. PBS policy : NOADS
107. Elbowroom : SCOPE
108. Ear part : ANVIL
109. Give back : REPAY
111. West Virginia resource : COAL
113. ___ touch : MIDAS
116. Kicker's aid : TEE
117. Old Dodge : OMNI
118. Suffix with Caesar : EAN
119. Quick rule? : REG
121. Something often cured : HAM

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