TALKING HEADS

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 2007

Author: Ben Tausig
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Tausig. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pirate spirits : RUMS
5. Jarhead's rank: Abbr. : PFC
8. Presidential candidate born in Hawaii : OBAMA
13. Kids may take them to school in boxes : JUICES
19. Authors' list ender : ETAL
20. Corn product : OIL
21. Japanese apples named for a mountain : FUJIS
22. Like Bollywood films : INDIAN
23. Writer Steel : DANIELLE
25. Al's impressions? : FRANKENSENSE
27. "What did Bill do to earn this check, anyway?"? : WHYPAYMAHER
29. Unaided perception : NAKEDEYE
30. Sum in English : IAM
31. Protected by law : VESTED
32. "À la Recherche du Temps Perdu" author : PROUST
34. 1960 Pirates World Series hero, familiarly : MAZ
35. Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
36. First name in beauty products : ESTEE
37. Natural riser : HEAT
38. Flirt : TEASE
40. It might make you sick : GERM
42. Bit : TAD
43. Capital of Lorraine : METZ
44. Flavorful seed source : DILL
46. Half of an athletic pair : SNEAKER
48. Bill's biography? : LIFEOFOREILLY
53. Deutsch article : DER
54. Flair, e.g. : PEN
55. Carnatic pieces : RAGAS
56. Sequel's sequel : III
57. Lonely trucker, perhaps : CBER
59. Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
62. Have a bawl : SOB
63. Go postal : SNAP
64. "And tonight's guest is ... Ann!"? : YOUREGETTINGCOULTER
68. Old English bard : SCOP
69. 2007 Hall of Fame inductee Ripken : CAL
70. Seconded : ECHOED
71. Ages and ages : EONS
72. Lou Gehrig's disease: Abbr. : ALS
73. Andrea ___ : DORIA
75. "___ time" : ITS
76. Ger. neighbor : BEL
77. Dance like Rush? : DOTHELIMBAUGH
81. Excites : FIRESUP
85. "Just ___!" : ASEC
86. Boring : BLAH
87. Many a fed. holiday : MON
88. When doubled, a Robin Williams character's catchphrase : NANU
89. As a friend, in France : ENAMI
92. Set of Web pages : SITE
93. Hawaiian staple vegetables : TAROS
95. ___-X : GEN
96. Chem. unit : MOL
97. Rags' opposite : RICHES
100. Judd of "Numb3rs" : HIRSCH
101. Mantel piece : URN
102. Like the era of highest sheet music sales : PRERADIO
104. Phoning Phil and hanging up immediately? : DONAHUEDARE
106. Don's parting words? : IMUSBEOFFNOW
109. Number revealer : CALLERID
110. Disconcert : RATTLE
111. Spinning : AREEL
112. "Helping doctors help patients" org. : AMA
113. Singer Braxton : TONI
114. Comes after : ENSUES
115. Laughs heartily : ROARS
116. Sunday delivery: Abbr. : SER
117. An NCO : SSGT
1. Joe Louis Arena team : REDWINGS
2. Tony winner for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : UTAHAGEN
3. Frequent end of an anniversary toast : MANYMORE
4. Boo-boo : SLIP
5. A synthetic : POLYESTER
6. Clooney or Rooney : FILMSTAR
7. Like baseball shoes : CLEATED
8. Iced : OFFED
9. Power-driven shop tool : BURR
10. 1977 double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
11. Clock div. : MIN
12. Beginning of a noted political admonition : ASKNOT
13. High ___ : JINKS
14. Perturbs : UNSETTLES
15. Carded : IDED
16. The silver screen : CINEMA
17. What Astrophysics and Advanced Calculus probably aren't : EASYAS
18. Reaction to pepper, maybe : SNEEZE
24. Overhang : EAVE
26. Mer filler : EAU
28. Snicker syllable : HEE
32. Red Rose : PETE
33. Triple-header, maybe : RAZOR
37. Magazine exec in a robe, familiarly : HEF
39. ___ Lilly : ELI
41. Partner of kissed : MADEUP
43. Wee : MINUTE
44. Be a benefactor : DOGOOD
45. Ex-Yankee Hideki : IRABU
47. "The Galloping Gourmet" host Graham : KERR
48. Riga resident : LETT
49. Roman symbol of power : FASCES
50. Sheet material : LINEN
51. Yarn spinners : LIARS
52. Litter cry : YIP
54. Qualifying round, informally : PRELIM
57. Pedicab alternative : CYCLO
58. Back : BOOST
59. Mushroom with an umbrella cap : AGARIC
60. Wrestler Flair famous for the figure four leglock : RIC
61. Where angels come from : ONHIGH
63. Hot : STOLEN
65. Word before primaire or secondaire : ECOLE
66. Style with dark clothes and heavy eyeliner : GOTH
67. Look like a creep? : LEER
68. Deplorable : SAD
73. Pleasing : DESIRABLE
74. Hoffman who once backed a pig for president : ABBIE
76. Like human vision : BINOCULAR
78. Cut-up : HAM
79. Hgts. : ALTS
80. Ajman's home: Abbr. : UAE
81. "Tsk!" : FORSHAME
82. Arizona state flowers : SAGUAROS
83. Perfect : UNERRING
84. What the puzzlemaker did to the name in each of this puzzle's theme answers? : PUNNEDIT
87. Position in a rhythm band : MARACAS
89. See 90-Down : EMPIRE
90. With 89-Down, historic part of NW Europe : NORMAN
91. Some seal hunters : ALEUTS
92. Rabbi's instrument : SHOFAR
93. Material for a whitesmith : TIN
94. Illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
98. They may come to une tête : IDEES
99. A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
100. Laughs heartily : HOWLS
103. Set before V : RSTU
104. Action figure? : DOER
105. Some "CSI" figs. : DETS
107. Black pride cut, informally : FRO
108. PBS supporter : NEA

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