KEEP AN EYE ON IT!

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 2010

Author: Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Tony Orbach
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Orbach. This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite

Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

My second Sunday came about through meeting Patrick Blindauer's close friend and collaborator. Tony Orbach is the one of the most beloved people in Crossworld. So funny and lots of fun ... so we tried to come up with fun bouncy phrases where we added an "I". I wanted just phrases that ENDED with I, like, AREWETHEREYETI and OPENWIDEANDSAYAHI, so you could REALLY "hear" the additional i. But Tony liked to mix it up a little, like MARTINI AND LEWIS and TAXI EVASION. Again, I had to bow to collaboration and for the umpteenth time, they were proved right!

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ol' Blue Eyes : SINATRA
8. Forlorn : BEREFT
14. Chatty Cathy : GASBAG
20. Overdress, maybe : SMOTHER
21. "Yours" alternative : ASEVER
22. "Bam!" chef : EMERIL
23. Sorcerer behind Amin's rise to power? : THEWIZARDOFIDI
25. Brand X : NONAME
26. Sage : SOLON
27. "Top Gun" planes : MIGS
28. Sore : TENDER
30. "Come ___?" ("How are you?," in Italy) : STA
31. Military wear : KHAKI
33. Dodging midtown traffic? : TAXIEVASION
35. ___ 101, world's tallest building, 2004-07 : TAIPEI
38. Suicide squeeze result, for short : RBI
40. "___ Means I Love You" (1968 Delfonics hit) : LALA
41. 1964 Cassius Clay announcement? : YOUCANCALLMEALI
46. Aspiring atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
50. Put in : ADDED
51. Kind of tour, for short : USO
52. Coach Parseghian : ARA
53. Something under a tired eye, maybe : POUCH
54. Suffix on era names : ZOIC
55. Calls of port? : AYS
57. Average karate instructor? : COMMONSENSEI
61. The Jackson 5 had five : AFROS
63. "The Black Cat" writer : POE
64. Long-distance call letters : ATT
65. "48___" : HRS
66. "Yummy! Here comes your tuna sashimi!"? : OPENWIDEANDSAYAHI
71. Taylor of apparel : ANN
73. It's just below les yeux : NEZ
74. "Catch-22" bomber pilot : ORR
75. Boston-to-Washington speedster : ACELA
76. Lightsaber-wielding hillbilly of TV? : JEDICLAMPETT
80. CD predecessors : LPS
81. Place to watch Truffaut, e.g. : CINE
85. Get up : ARISE
86. Private eye : TEC
87. Conditions : IFS
89. "Cheers!" : SKOAL
90. ___-Rooter : ROTO
91. Invitation to cocktails with pianist Ramsey? : MARTINIANDLEWIS
95. Film character known for her buns : LEIA
98. Hoff who wrote and illustrated "Danny and the Dinosaur" : SYD
99. Like medieval Europe : FEUDAL
100. Rotisserie on a Hawaiian porch? : LANAITURNER
106. Solzhenitsyn topic : GULAG
108. Equal: Prefix : ISO
109. Judge of Israel, in Judges : GIDEON
110. Eye ___ : TEST
111. It might hold the solution : FLASK
116. Graceful women : SYLPHS
118. Cranky question on the Himalayan trail? : AREWETHEREYETI
121. Pigtails, e.g. : PLAITS
122. Out for someone on the inside : PAROLE
123. 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics host : AUSTRIA
124. Don Quixote's squire : SANCHO
125. Ran off : SHOOED
126. Showy streakers : METEORS
1. Jet-setters' jets, once : SSTS
2. Blogger's preface : IMHO
3. "The Seven Joys of Mary," e.g. : NOEL
4. Part of Lawrence Welk's intro : ATWO
5. Popular laptop : THINKPAD
6. Tract for a tribe, briefly : REZ
7. "The Passion of the Christ" language : ARAMAIC
8. Donna Summer #1 hit : BADGIRLS
9. Those muchachos : ESOS
10. Call, as a game : REF
11. "On This Night of a Thousand Stars" musical : EVITA
12. UPS rival : FEDEX
13. Certain Caribbean, for short : TRINI
14. Home of the Palace of Nations : GENEVA
15. Like the stranger in Camus's "The Stranger" : AMORAL
16. D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
17. Luca ___, "The Godfather" character : BRASI
18. "We ___ please" : AIMTO
19. Collect slowly : GLEAN
24. 7'4" former N.B.A. star Smits : RIK
29. ___ meat : DELI
32. Farm layer : HEN
33. Comic Conway : TIM
34. Art exhibition hall : SALON
35. List heading : TODO
36. Autobahn auto : AUDI
37. Global warming panel concern : ICECAP
39. Faction : BLOC
41. 1960s-'80s Red Sox nickname : YAZ
42. Too, in Toulon : AUSSI
43. Former Irish P.M. ___ de Valera : EAMON
44. Having heat? : ARMED
45. Thai neighbor : LAO
47. Offering at some bars : SUSHI
48. Taiwanese computer maker : ACER
49. "Get ___!" : THIS
53. Corolla part : PETAL
55. Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
56. "Holy cow!" : YOWZA
58. Eye-twisting display : OPART
59. Civil rights org. : NAACP
60. Sights on sore eyes? : STYES
62. One running a hot business? : FENCE
66. Bit of gossip : ONDIT
67. One who may have red eyes : DOPER
68. At attention : ERECT
69. Chip dip : SALSA
70. Got in illicitly : HACKED
71. Almost closed : AJAR
72. Lancelot portrayer, 1967 : NERO
77. Capri, e.g. : ISOLA
78. N.Y.C. bus insignia : MTA
79. Baby : TINY
82. "The Bridges of Madison County" setting : IOWA
83. Get exactly right : NAIL
84. Loop loopers : ELS
88. Had ants in one's pants : FIDGETED
89. High-scoring baseball game : SLUGFEST
91. Adams of "Octopussy" : MAUD
92. Land that's largely desert: Abbr. : ISR
93. Lions or Bears : NFLTEAM
94. Narc's org. : DEA
96. Pizza slice, usually : EIGHTH
97. "Yes, indeed" : ITISSO
100. Features of Castilian speech : LISPS
101. Refuges : ASYLA
102. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" family name : NOLAN
103. Brings in : REAPS
104. Jones who sang "Sunrise / Looks like morning in your eyes" : NORAH
105. January, in Jalisco : ENERO
107. Seat, slangily : USH
110. Marketing leader? : TELE
112. Suffix with electro- : LYTE
113. Sleek, for short : AERO
114. Ado : STIR
115. Big Korean exports : KIAS
117. It may have redeye : PIC
119. Try to win : WOO
120. Morgue, for one : RUE

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