SUBTLETIES

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 2010

Author: Cathy Allis
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Blubber : SOB
4. Updates electrically : REWIRES
11. Liturgical reference : MISSAL
17. Ivanhoe's lady : ROWENA
20. Spiritedly, in scores : ANIMATO
21. Santiago is its patron saint : ESPANA
22. Slip hider : ERASER
23. Dr. Westheimer telling it like it is? : GODSHONESTRUTH
25. Grammar class exercise : PARSING
27. Chief Ouray's tribe : UTE
28. Fourth word in the "Star Wars" opening crawl : AGO
29. Angel, e.g., for short : ALER
30. Something an office worker might file : NAIL
31. All you need to brew a lot of coffee? : RIGHTURNONLY
36. Huge opponents : GOLIATHS
38. Aging vessels? : VATS
39. Whence the phrase "sour grapes" : AESOP
43. Healthful husks : BRAN
45. Educ. group : PTA
46. Kind of talk : PEP
47. Male symbol components : ARROWS
48. What you might bow your head to get : LEI
49. Result of a plumbing disaster in the apartment above? : TOILETRAINING
54. Pitcher plant victim : FLY
55. Viscera : INNARDS
57. Playmate of Piglet : ROO
58. ___ Gillis of 1960s TV : DOBIE
59. Spade, e.g., for short : TEC
60. Rapper's retinue : POSSE
61. Father of Ariadne : MINOS
63. Abbr. after many a capt.'s name : RET
64. Essence : PITH
65. Tome that makes a pub owner feel nostalgic? : THEBOOKOFLOSTALES
70. "Hard ___!" : ALEE
72. Pol Paul : RON
73. Cel : FRAME
74. Great trait : ASSET
77. Eighth or ninth word in the "Star Wars" opening crawl : FAR
78. Law school course : TORTS
80. 1977 Sex Pistols song ... or their first record label : EMI
81. Longtime Buick model : CENTURY
83. Scottish seaport : AYR
84. Where to find a best-selling CD? : ONTHEFASTRACK
87. "Ghost Whisperer" skill : ESP
88. Bleach brand : CLOROX
90. Cabbage batch? : WAD
91. Julio to julio : ANO
92. Sacrament, e.g. : RITE
93. Tea leaves alternative : TAROT
94. Help, wrongly : ABET
96. "The Office" city : SCRANTON
99. Something kids might very well tune out? : THEPARENTRAP
102. Orange-roofed establishment, in brief : HOJO
104. Inter ___ : ALIA
107. Author Deighton : LEN
108. Married mujer: Abbr. : SRA
109. Scoldings : EARFULS
112. Advice to Tin Man costume designers? : DONTRUSTANYONE
117. "Good Guys Wear Black" star, 1979 : NORRIS
118. Strapped : INNEED
119. Topsy-turvy : UPENDED
120. Hickman who played 58-Across : DWAYNE
121. Subject of a Scottish mystery, informally : NESSIE
122. Good outcome : SUCCESS
123. Carpenter ___ : ANT
1. Recording period : SESSION
2. "Anna Christie" playwright : ONEILL
3. Web site for Charlotte : BARN
4. Paper that dishes dirt : RAG
5. "Knock it off!" : ENOUGH
6. Lumber dimensions : WIDTHS
7. "No more, thanks" : IMSET
8. Shout at a bowl : RAH
9. W.W. II command area : ETO
10. Voiced, in phonetics : SONANT
11. Quark/antiquark particle : MESON
12. Suffix with cruciverbal : IST
13. Exterminator, often : SPRAYER
14. Handel oratorio king : SAUL
15. Starting stake : ANTE
16. Bert who was a Leo, aptly : LAHR
17. Name on the street : REP
18. Algerian port : ORAN
19. Debugger's mission? : WARAGAINSTERROR
24. Stars can have big ones : EGOS
26. Free : GRATIS
32. Romance lang. : ITAL
33. Eye layer : UVEA
34. Galloping : RAPID
35. Living ___ : LARGE
37. Touch, e.g. : IPOD
40. Damage to a paperback edition? : SOFTISSUEINJURY
41. Nocturnal fledgling : OWLET
42. College course, briefly : PSYCH
43. Radar image : BLIP
44. City near old silver mines : RENO
46. Scan for slips : PROOFREAD
47. "West Side Story" girl : ANITA
49. ___ of Souls, Na'vi temple in "Avatar" : TREE
50. Composer Satie : ERIK
51. Like a ___ bricks : TONOF
52. Language from which "sky" and "egg" are derived : NORSE
53. Skeptical rejoinder : IBET
56. Arthur with a racket : ASHE
61. Shevat or Sivan : MONTH
62. Poetry contests : SLAMS
64. Exterminator's target : PEST
66. ___ Zoo : BRONX
67. ___ cloud (solar system outlier) : OORT
68. Cross out : OMIT
69. Opposite of stout : LANK
70. "Is that ___?" : AFACT
71. Eric Clapton love song : LAYLA
75. Once, formerly : ERST
76. Variety : TYPE
78. Its crown is in your head : TOOTH
79. Waste line : SEWER
81. Cocktail party serving : CANAPE
82. College course, briefly : ECON
85. Karma : FATE
86. ___ avis : RARA
89. Pivots : ROTATES
92. Attic scurrier : ROOFRAT
94. Galoots : APES
95. Ethnic group including Zulus : BANTUS
96. Walked boldly : STRODE
97. Port sights : CRANES
98. Nonplussed : THROWN
100. Duck : ELUDE
101. "This I Promise You" band, 2000 : NSYNC
103. Ken of "thirtysomething" : OLIN
104. Good situation for a server : ADIN
105. Unattended : LONE
106. Imarets, e.g. : INNS
110. "___ partridge in ..." : ANDA
111. V.I.-to-Trinidad dir. : SSE
113. King, in Portuguese : REI
114. Toon for which Hank Azaria won a 1998 Emmy : APU
115. Japanese I.T. giant : NEC
116. Mag. team : EDS

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