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New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 2009

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
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1. Fish : ANGLE
6. Walk away with : WIN
9. ___ Wagner, player on an ultrarare baseball card : HONUS
14. Fictional inspector Dalgliesh : ADAM
18. Sounded soft and sweet : COOED
19. Name after "you" : JANE
20. Gulf Stater : OMANI
21. Willing : GAME
22. Bret and Robert's treatise on acid reflux? : HARTEBURNS
24. Nathanael and Jack's travel guide about Heathrow's environs? : WESTLONDON
26. Prove it : THEOREM
27. It includes the line "The True North strong and free!" : OCANADA
29. Maxima : PEAKS
30. To-do : FLAP
31. Diminutive drum : TABOR
32. Team on the Thames : CREW
34. Faux pas : GAFFE
37. Jonathan and Alice's account of a pedestrian in a hurry? : SWIFTWALKER
40. "___ hoppen?" : WHA
43. Prefix with metric : ISO
44. "Guys and Dolls" song : SUEME
45. Old dancing duo : ASTAIRES
47. C. P. and E. B.'s essay on purity? : SNOWWHITE
50. South Dakota, to Pierre : ETAT
53. Admission of ineptitude : ISTINK
54. Apportion : METEOUT
55. "Come on, help me out" : BEADEAR
57. Nightmare figure : OGRE
58. ___ Treaty, establishing the 49th parallel as a U.S. border : OREGON
59. Caleb and Robert B.'s novel about valet service? : CARRPARKER
62. Went undercover : HID
63. Hunk's pride : BOD
64. Flag holder : POLE
65. Drop ___ (start to strip) : TROU
66. Small island : AIT
68. Six-footer from Australia : EMU
70. Richard and Thomas's book about a robot? : STEELEMANN
73. Golf ball feature : DIMPLE
76. Advance : LEND
78. Very tense and excited : WIREDUP
79. Went by Saturn, say : MOTORED
80. Make a commitment : SAYIDO
82. British tax : CESS
83. Rex and Stephen's biography of Henry VIII? : STOUTKING
85. Ally of the Cheyenne : ARAPAHOE
87. Another ally of the Cheyenne : SIOUX
88. Ltd., in Paris : CIE
89. With 100-Across, Naples opera house Teatro di ___ : SAN
90. Oscar and Isaac's profile of Little Richard? : WILDESINGER
94. Dells : GLENS
96. Abbr. before a date : ESTD
97. Hindu soul : ATMAN
98. He was born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus : NERO
100. See 89-Across : CARLO
103. Big newspaper company, informally : SCRIPPS
105. Stuck : INASPOT
109. Dan and Virginia's story of a dark-colored predator? : BROWNWOOLF
111. Ezra and Irving's memoir of a stand-up comic? : POUNDSTONE
113. Italian isle : ELBA
114. ___ ligation : TUBAL
115. Breather : LUNG
116. Plays the banjo, e.g. : PICKS
117. Looking good : ROSY
118. Coordinate geometry calculation : SLOPE
119. Sentence shortener, for short : ETC
120. Stations : STOPS
1. Berlin octet : ACHT
2. Preparer for a flood : NOAH
3. Colosseum spectacle : GORE
4. Freed : LETOFF
5. Gertrude ___, first woman to swim the English Channel : EDERLE
6. Declaration of 1941 : WAR
7. Very quickly : INNOTIME
8. Food brand name with an accent : NESCAFE
9. Question to a brown cow : HOWNOW
10. Golf champ Mark : OMEARA
11. Former stock regulating org. : NASD
12. Removes from a bulletin board : UNTACKS
13. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
14. For whom Safire wrote the words "nattering nabobs of negativism" : AGNEW
15. Early vocabulary word : DADA
16. Madly : AMOK
17. Department store department : MENS
19. One-piece outfit : JUMPSUIT
23. Emmy-winning Arthur : BEA
25. They're on the Met schedule : OPERAS
28. Co. that dances at the Met : ABT
33. Go to bed : RETIRE
34. Gadget : GISMO
35. "Fort Apache, The Bronx" actor : ASNER
36. Horton and John's podiatry journal article? : FOOTEBUNYAN
38. Sweaty : WET
39. In the future : LATERON
40. Richard and Reynolds's bargain hunting manual? : WRIGHTPRICE
41. Artist Rousseau : HENRI
42. Posed : ASKED
44. Keep away : SHUN
46. Judge who presided over 1995's most celebrated trial : ITO
48. "And away ___!" : WEGO
49. Some drivers : WOODS
50. Sonnet ending : EER
51. Typist's sound : TAPTAP
52. Give ___ (care) : ADARN
55. Holstein and Hereford : BREEDS
56. When repeated, a Thor Heyerdahl title : AKU
59. Browbeaten : COERCED
60. Parisian walk : ALLEE
61. Grammy winner Bonnie : RAITT
64. Javits Center architect : PEI
67. Response to "How are you?" : IMOK
68. "___ Dream" from "Lohengrin" : ELSAS
69. Stiller and ___ : MEARA
71. Like a really good game for a pitcher : TWOHIT
72. R&B and C&W: Abbr. : MUS
73. Very sweet, as Champagne : DOUX
74. Big Red : LENIN
75. Noses out : EDGES
77. Temporary falloff : DIP
79. Sad time : MOURNING
81. Former capital of the Yukon : DAWSON
83. Leaves with notice : SIGNSOUT
84. ___ loop (skating move) : TOE
86. King Cole, e.g. : OLDSOUL
87. Brand that has "Real Facts" on its products : SNAPPLE
91. Bit of winter protection : EARLAP
92. Archie Bunker's plea to Edith : STIFLE
93. Baby-sitter's headache : IMP
94. Absorbs : GRASPS
95. Blew one's top : LOSTIT
96. Stanford QB drafted #1 in 1983 : ELWAY
99. Boundary : END
100. Semi conductor? : CBER
101. Janis's comics partner : ARLO
102. Fleeces, perhaps : ROBS
104. Detroit's ___ Center : COBO
106. Little, in La Scala : POCO
107. Cleaning up a mess, maybe : ONKP
108. Mrs. Dick Tracy : TESS
110. Pkg. stats : WTS
112. A.C.C. school : UNC

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