BABY TALK

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 2008

Author: Stella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Daily. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Venzke. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Come on ... be good, kids" : NOWNOW
7. Kind of jacket : FLAK
11. Actor Gulager : CLU
14. Occurs to, with "on" : DAWNS
19. Emulate Earhart : AVIATE
20. Bean town? : LIMA
21. Alley ___ : OOP
22. Traditional whale hunter : ALEUT
23. Like some titmice : TUFTED
24. Went too far : OVERSHOT
26. Pretty cool : NIFTY
27. Mark who won the Masters and British Open in 1998 : OMEARA
28. The old frontier you and I don't remember? : WESTWEFORGET
30. Is covered in dew, perhaps : GLISTENS
32. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, e.g. : IRANI
33. Longtime Bob Hope broadcaster : NBC
35. ___ d'amore : OBOE
37. Like some traffic : THRU
38. Donkey Kong, for one : APE
39. Place to gamble in N.Y.C. : OTB
41. Job ad abbr. : EOE
43. Center of success? : CEE
44. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
45. Climate that's copy-protected by law? : PATENTWEATHER
49. Ralph Nader and Ross Perot : ALSORANS
52. Brought on : LEDTO
53. Sound from a fan : WHIRR
54. ___ Tunes : LOONEY
55. U.K. record label : EMI
57. Richness : OPULENCE
60. Like some grasses : AWNED
61. Porridge ingredients : PEASE
63. Scratches (out) : EKES
64. Took too many pills, briefly : ODED
65. Merlin on an Imax screen? : GIANTWIZARD
67. Fall mos. : OCTS
71. Currency whose symbol is "$" : PESO
72. Like Java man : ERECT
73. Lose one's marbles : GOMAD
78. What to follow in the forest : FOOTPATH
80. Stat for Warren Spahn: Abbr. : ERA
81. Pull out formally : SECEDE
82. F.B.I. director appointed by Clinton : FREEH
83. Jimmy of DC Comics : OLSEN
87. Bond poster : BAILSMAN
89. Eyelid moistener at a museum? : ARTWINKWETTER
93. Some colas, familiarly : RCS
94. Small wts. : OZS
95. "Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
96. Asian school of thought : ZEN
97. U.S.O. show attendees : GIS
98. Cuddly sci-fi critter : EWOK
100. Algonquian tongue : CREE
101. Court call : LET
103. Twangy : NASAL
105. Mover left or right : ARROWKEY
107. Rouse a beloved English queen? : WAKEVICTORIA
110. Nocturnal insect : EARWIG
113. Buggy drivers : AMISH
115. In the world : EXISTENT
116. National airline of Afghanistan : ARIANA
117. Coca-Cola trademark : FANTA
118. Singer Des'___ : REE
119. 10-year host of "Entertainment Tonight" : TESH
120. Boasts of : VAUNTS
121. Seventh-grader, often : TWEEN
122. Many, many mos. : YRS
123. Pamplona shouts : OLES
124. Tangle up (in) : ENMESH
1. Group with a secy. gen. : NATO
2. Certain gamete : OVUM
3. Better half takes the stage? : WIFEGOESON
4. Christmas on Capri : NATALE
5. "S.N.L." alum Cheri : OTERI
6. Married in error? : WEDASTRAY
7. Scent maker : FLOWER
8. Add pep to : LIVENUP
9. "What ___!" ("This place needs cleaning!") : AMESS
10. Go-___ : KART
11. Able to be followed : COHERENT
12. Bath scrubber : LOOFA
13. So far : UPTONOW
14. "Goll-lee!" : DANG
15. Many a "Star Trek" character : ALIEN
16. Tush made of shuttle thread? : WEFTBEHIND
17. Bit of trail mix : NUT
18. Pork place? : STY
25. Grabbed surreptitiously : SWIPED
29. Graduation or confirmation : RITE
31. Following : THEN
34. Not just ask : COERCE
35. Florida county seat : OCALA
36. Not on deck : BELOW
38. Had something : ATE
40. Go "waaaah!" : BAWL
42. Got things wrong : ERRED
44. Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
46. Elite : ALIST
47. Didn't walk or go by subway, say : TOOKACAB
48. ___ Epstein, Red Sox G.M. starting in 2002 : THEO
50. Mr. Right, with "the" : ONE
51. Enjoy the theater : SEEASHOW
56. Word before and after "a" : MANO
58. Prell competitor : PERT
59. Currency exchange abbr. : USD
61. Painter Mondrian : PIET
62. Milk source : EWE
63. Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
65. 3.5, e.g.: Abbr. : GPA
66. Actress Papas : IRENE
67. Viscera : OFFAL
68. Rodeo locale : CORRAL
69. Stick one's foot in Chardonnay? : TOETHEWINE
70. Good winter entree : STEW
73. Some toothpastes : GELS
74. Where to get a mil. commission : OCS
75. Development of amnesia? : MEMORYWANE
76. In ___ (stunned) : ADAZE
77. None too bright : DENSE
79. Illustrator for Charles Dickens : PHIZ
81. Fabric that needs serious mending? : SICKWEAVE
84. Bequests : LEGACIES
85. Circus props : STILTS
86. Supposed makers of crop circles : ETS
88. Suffix with buck : AROO
90. Bird whose name sounds like its soft call : NENE
91. Tricks : KNAVERY
92. Get more soap suds out of : RERINSE
99. Angers : WRATHS
100. Metal that may ignite if scratched : CERIUM
102. Try : TASTE
104. Dr. J was one : SIXER
105. Spinning dizzily : AREEL
106. Part of DKNY : KARAN
108. Tribal chief : KHAN
109. "The Simpsons" bus driver : OTTO
111. They're not good for QB's : INTS
112. Nasty wound : GASH
113. Back : AFT
114. Big mouth : MAW

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