THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 2011

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Thanksgiving staple : PIE
4. "Big ___," 1995 Notorious B.I.G. hit : POPPA
9. Some special deals : TWOFERS
16. Entanglement : WEB
19. Beer buyers' needs : IDS
20. Low profile maintainer : ALIAS
21. Purifies : REFINES
22. Exclusively : ALL
23. Manic desire to make sweaters when the weekend starts? : SATURDAYKNITFEVER
26. Certain corp. takeover : LBO
27. Musical virtuosity : CHOPS
28. Uncharitable : MEAN
29. One side of a shutout : NIL
30. Put away : STOW
31. "I shouldn't have done that" : OOPS
32. Contents of the Visine Gazette? : EYEWHITENESSNEWS
37. Empty words : PAP
38. Spot for a stream : GLEN
39. Half brother of Athena : ARES
40. Naval need of old : TAR
41. Like the narrowest of wins : ONEPOINT
43. Mends : DARNS
45. Hardly surprising : NORMAL
48. Parts of many cheerleading uniforms? : SLIGHTSKIRTS
50. Where brown and white meet : TANLINE
51. Music category : SOUL
52. Bit of chicken feed : OAT
53. Plumbing, e.g. : TRADE
55. Sticky sticks : GUM
56. Disastrous : FATAL
59. Chock-a-block : SOLID
61. Author in the 1950s "angry young men" movement : AMIS
62. "True Blood" network : HBO
63. Addison's "___ to Creation" : ODE
64. Cleanup crew's goal? : ZIPPOLITTER
67. Badge material : TIN
68. Caterer's vessel : URN
69. Part of a code : GENE
70. Photography problem : GLARE
71. "Ghosts of the ___" (James Cameron documentary about the Titanic) : ABYSS
73. Whither Cain fled : NOD
74. Furnishes : LENDS
76. Musician Brian : ENO
77. ___ Rosada (Argentine presidential manor) : CASA
79. Dandy things? : TIEPINS
81. Punchophobic? : AFRAIDOFHITS
86. Layers : STRATA
87. Asks for help, in a way : PRAYS
88. Getting help, in a way : ONRELIEF
90. London's Old ___ : VIC
91. Unwelcome stocking stuffer : COAL
92. Like some highlighter colors : NEON
93. 2006 Verizon acquisition : MCI
94. Company whose motto is "Our pilots are moderately intelligent"? : BRIGHTISHAIRWAYS
100. Black : EBON
101. Repetition : ROTE
102. "Giant" in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" : ANT
103. Layer : COAT
104. All-too-public tiff : SCENE
105. Org. that supports water fluoridation : ADA
106. "That thar was an appropriate thing to say!"? : THEMSFITTINGWORDS
111. Many a hand sanitizer : GEL
112. Undeniable success : HOMERUN
113. Major-league manager Joe : TORRE
114. Urban rollers : ELS
115. Message in a bottle : SOS
116. Bringing forth young, as sheep : YEANING
117. Springe : SNARE
118. Batiking need : DYE
1. Sinatra portrayer on "S.N.L." : PISCOPO
2. Residents of Canyon County : IDAHOANS
3. Legal impediment : ESTOPPEL
4. Three, four and five, usually : PARS
5. Outdated : OLD
6. ___ mater (cranial membrane) : PIA
7. Checks, e.g. : PAYMENTS
8. Not straight : ASKEW
9. Singer Lopez : TRINI
10. Like some snow : WET
11. Vacationing : OFF
12. Voldemort's portrayer in the Harry Potter films : FIENNES
13. Begrudges : ENVIES
14. Reacts to a shock : REELS
15. Div. of a former union : SSR
16. Cronkite when at the top of the ratings? : WALTERMIGHTY
17. The radius extends from it : ELBOW
18. Explodes : BLOWS
24. Boom markets : UPS
25. "On second thought, forget it" : NAH
30. Tie-up : SNARL
32. Root of diplomacy : ELIHU
33. Musical featuring "The Way He Makes Me Feel" : YENTL
34. Like crab apples : TART
35. John Steinbeck's middle name : ERNST
36. Top-grossing concert act of 1989, '94 and '05, with "the" : STONES
38. "The Government Inspector" playwright : GOGOL
42. Home of Galileo Galilei Airport : PISA
43. ___ box (computer screen pop-up) : DIALOG
44. Big guns : ARTILLERY
45. Most hopeless moment : NADIR
46. Jackal-headed god : ANUBIS
47. Nonstarters? : LEMONS
49. Reagan-era surgeon general : KOOP
50. Unexciting : TAME
54. Insurance quote : RATE
56. Water sources : FOUNTS
57. Dexterous : ADROIT
58. Easily damaged major organs? : TENDERVITALS
59. Tore : SPED
60. "___ Story," 1989 best seller : DIANAS
64. Ethan Frome's sickly wife : ZEENA
65. Wayhouses : INNS
66. Half-human counselor on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
69. Program problem : GLITCH
71. Drained of blood : ASHEN
72. Help (out) : BAIL
75. ___ Hughes, 2002 Olympic skating gold medalist : SARAH
77. Brooklyn's ___ Island : CONEY
78. "Hair" hairstyles : AFROS
80. Baseball Hall-of-Famer with the autobiography "Maybe I'll Pitch Forever" : PAIGE
82. 1940s White House dog : FALA
83. Political caller's request : DONATION
84. Covered with trees : TIMBERED
85. "For another thing ..." : SECONDLY
87. They deliver : POSTMEN
89. Savoir-faire : FINESSE
91. Industry built around shooting stars? : CINEMA
94. Talks big : BRAGS
95. Barrel racing venue : RODEO
96. Chevy S.U.V. : TAHOE
97. Winter windshield problem : ICING
98. Cheap booze : ROT
99. Light figures? : WATTS
100. Sphere or system starter : ECO
104. "Little ___' Pea" (1936 cartoon) : SWEE
106. Your alternative : THY
107. Mumbai Mr. : SRI
108. Beer and skittles : FUN
109. Big D.C. lobby : NRA
110. Dog's sound : GRR

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