WISHFUL THINKING

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 2009

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "My People" writer : ABBAEBAN
9. Its motto is "Under God, the people rule": Abbr. : SDAK
13. ___ Errol, main character in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" : CEDRIC
19. Violent behavior due to excessive use of banned athletic substances : ROIDRAGE
20. Humana competitor : AETNA
22. Time's 1986 Woman of the Year : AQUINO
23. Start of a wish by 112-Across on 9/21/09 : MYGOALINLIFEIS
25. Big name in tires : DUNLOP
26. ___ bark beetle (pest) : ELM
27. Nita of silents : NALDI
28. Wish, part 2 : TOBEACLUE
30. ___ of the Guard : YEOMEN
34. Actress Merrill : DINA
36. Like the best wallets? : FATTEST
37. Working hours : UPTIME
40. Lucy's guy : DESI
42. Big wheels : UTES
43. Wish, part 3 : INTHENEWYORKTIMES
47. [Yuck ... that's awful!] : GAG
50. Parliament output? : ASH
51. Toward the quiet side : ALEE
52. It seemingly never ends : EON
53. Page, e.g. : AIDE
54. Malia's sister in the White House : SASHA
57. Wish, part 4 : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
63. Table scrap : ORT
65. Oxford, e.g. : SHOE
66. Paragons : EPITOMES
67. Garage container : TOOLBOX
71. Wish, part 5 : IVE
73. ___ the Laborer, patron saint of farmers : ISIDORE
74. Hell's Angels, e.g. : OXYMORON
76. Aside from that : ELSE
79. Prince ___ Khan, third husband of Rita Hayworth : ALY
80. Wish, part 6 : NEVERTOLDANYONE
84. Transition : SEGUE
88. Words of agreement : AYES
89. Musical sense : EAR
90. Not in operation : IDLE
92. Christmas hours in N.Y.C. : EST
93. Law, in Lima : LEY
94. Magazine for which 112-Across writes : SPORTSILLUSTRATED
101. Refuse : SCUM
102. What can one do? : SOLO
103. Actor who said "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" : PACINO
104. Tropical grassland : SAVANNA
107. Astronomer's sighting : NOVA
109. Minotaur feet : HOOVES
112. NBC football analyst/reporter and longtime writer : PETERKING
114. Flavor : SAPOR
117. Sudan neighbor: Abbr. : ETH
118. Kind of penguin : ADELIE
119. End of the wish : THATBUTITSTRUE
124. More massive : VASTER
125. Magical symbol : SIGIL
126. Take for a spin : TESTRIDE
127. Infiltrates, say : ENTERS
128. Ballet jump : JETE
129. Soda bottle size : ONELITER
1. Dick who was once House majority leader : ARMEY
2. Danny who directed "Slumdog Millionaire" : BOYLE
3. Windbags : BIGMOUTHS
4. Whirl : ADO
5. Long, long time : ERA
6. ___ Harbour (Miami suburb) : BAL
7. Sayin' no to : AGIN
8. "99 Luftballons" pop group : NENA
9. Got hitched : SAIDIDO
10. Noah Webster, for one : DEFINER
11. "I already ___" : ATE
12. Pullover, e.g. : KNIT
13. Middle-school Girl Scout : CADETTE
14. Draws a parallel between : EQUATES
15. Boneheads : DUNCES
16. Streamlets : RILLS
17. Kind of tray : INOUT
18. Hack it : COPE
21. Starting from : ASOF
24. Obama's honorary deg. from Notre Dame : LLD
29. Creator of Oz : BAUM
31. Dashboard stat : MPH
32. "L'heure d'___" (2008 Juliette Binoche film) : ETE
33. Historic ship whose real name was Santa Clara : NINA
35. Cockeyed : ASKEW
38. Nickname of the Spice Girls' Sporty Spice : MELC
39. Porcelain containers, maybe : EWERS
41. Poem with the lines "Nobody'll dare / Say to me, / 'Eat in the kitchen'" : ITOO
43. "___ in ice" : IAS
44. Hush-hush org. : NSA
45. Michelle of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : YEOH
46. Memo intro : INRE
47. Contraption : GIZMO
48. Freud disciple Alfred : ADLER
49. Canada ___ : GEESE
53. Chemical coloring : AZODYE
55. Famous deerstalker wearer : HOLMES
56. Shady spot : ARBOR
58. "___ thought" : SOI
59. John Elway, for the Broncos : SEVEN
60. Printer resolution meas. : DPI
61. Piazza dei Miracoli town : PISA
62. Monthly expenditures: Abbr. : UTILS
64. Battery, e.g. : TORT
67. Like most music : TONAL
68. It has ray flowers : OXEYE
69. "Sheesh!" : OYVEY
70. Losing tic-tac-toe combo : XOO
72. Bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
75. Member of the Brew Crew, e.g. : NLER
77. Dirty : SOIL
78. Land, eventually : ENDUP
81. "___ all!" ("Fini!") : DATS
82. Hot topic in insurance : ARSON
83. ___ Schneider, villainess in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" : ELSA
85. "Stop your moping!" : GETOVERIT
86. Capitalize on : USE
87. Flight board fig. : ETD
91. Impress permanently : ETCH
94. More hairy : SCARIER
95. Some Warped Tour attendees : PUNKERS
96. Big name in hotels : OMNI
97. Lame excuse for missing homework : ILOSTIT
98. Endearing : LOVABLE
99. 2016 Olympics locale : RIO
100. It's got mayo : ANO
101. Thin : SVELTE
104. Alternative to a wagon : SEDAN
105. Secret event of '45 : ATEST
106. Harvesters, e.g. : ANTS
108. "Much ___ About Nothing" ("The Simpsons" episode) : APU
110. Practice piece : ETUDE
111. Like some stockings : SHEER
112. Asphalt, e.g. : PAVE
113. Run of letters : GHIJ
115. Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
116. Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
120. Subject of many lies : AGE
121. K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
122. The Gateway to the West: Abbr. : STL
123. Prefix with valent : TRI

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