FIGURE IT OUT

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 2011

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: In some squares of this crossword (as indicated by slashes), the Across and Down answers do not actually cross. Write both parts in the squares. Then use the central Across answer to interpret them properly to spell an appropriate final word.
JimH notes: Reading the associated letters in numerical order reveals the answer NWODTNUOC. Hmmm.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ World Tour (sports circuit) : ATP
4. Stew : FRET
8. Comedian Nora : DUNN
12. School hall feature : LOCKER
18. Rank in kendo : DAN
19. Article's start, to a journalist : LEDE
20. Former New York governor Cuomo : MARIO
21. Like some moving estimates : INHOME
22. Justice Fortas : ABE
23. Computer animation option : 3DGRAPHICS
25. Some harvesters : DEERES
26. Calculator symbol : PLUS
28. The "B" of B&N : BARNES
29. Lincoln ___ (L.A. neighborhood) : HTS
31. "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
32. Fill-in : TEMP
33. Teeing off : IRING
34. Mountain in Deuteronomy : HOREB
36. X-ray units : RADS
37. Settee settings : FOYERS
39. Gourmet's treat : DELICACY
41. Paid, with "up" : PONIED
42. Within the grace period? : PREMEAL
45. Thuggish sorts : BRUTES
49. Armored truck company : BRINKS
50. Is persistent at an auction : REBIDS
51. Alternately : BYTURNS
52. Ill-gotten gains : SWAG
53. Signs : OMENS
54. Dieter's unit: Abbr. : CAL
55. The Great Commoner : PITT
56. Front of a coin: Abbr. : OBV
59. Aunt ___ ("Star Wars" character) : BERU
60. Lead-in to 1812 or attrition : WAROF
62. Stat that may be "adjusted" : ERA
63. How to get this puzzle's final word : PUTNINELETTERSINORDER
69. Suffix with malt : OSE
70. You can believe it : TENET
71. Way off : EXIT
72. Furthermore : TOO
73. Burned out : DIED
75. You go by one in Québec : NOM
76. Strike down : SMITE
77. Season Pass offerer : TIVO
81. Some ninths : INNINGS
83. Rattlesnake, at times : COILER
84. Singer Morissette : ALANIS
86. 2011 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee : AGASSI
87. Bob Marley's group, with "the" : WAILERS
88. Vodka source : POTATO
89. Not ethereal : TANGIBLE
91. County northwest of San Francisco : SONOMA
92. Traumatize : SCAR
95. Men in the middle of the peerage : EARLS
96. Takes a bit off : PARES
99. La Città Eterna : ROMA
101. Trojan War figure : PARIS
103. "I'd never have suspected!" : GEE
104. Veep before Spiro : HUBERT
105. Gurus' titles : SRIS
106. Oscar winner for "Cocoon," 1985 : AMECHE
108. "My sources say no" source : MAGIC8BALL
111. Years, to Yves : ANS
112. Word with note or case : MENTAL
113. Like some accents : ACUTE
114. Item to thrust : EPEE
115. "Details forthcoming": Abbr. : TBA
116. Pants : SLACKS
117. Prudential Center team : NETS
118. - : LESS
119. "___ questions?" : ANY
1. Make fit : ADAPT
2. Dinner date request : TABLEFOR2
3. Zithromax treats it : PNEUMONIA
4. Sitcom waitress : FLO
5. Cardinals : REDBIRDS
6. Awards with a "Best Fact Crime" category : EDGARS
7. Will's ex-wife on "Glee" : TERRI
8. Morse bits : DAHS
9. Swiss canton : URI
10. Seasonal saint : NICHOLAS
11. Hole in the head : NOSTRIL
12. Cap : LID
13. Fit to be called up : ONEA
14. Fruit-flavored soft drink : CHERRY7UP
15. Emperor Taejo united it : KOREA
16. Correct : EMEND
17. Is quiet : RESTS
20. Video file format : MPEG
24. "Dear ___ Landers" : ANN
27. Watching without being watched : SPYINGON
30. Jiffy : SEC
34. Minds : HEEDS
35. Sci-fi series set in the 23rd century : BABYLON5
38. "Yikes!" : EEK
39. It was first broken in 1954 : 4MINUTEMILE
40. Monitor inits. : CRT
41. "Independent Lens" network : PBS
42. Puzzler : PROBLEM
43. Come back from adjournment : REMEET
44. "Awake in the Dark" author : EBERT
46. Wasn't lackadaisical : TRIED
47. ___ nous : ENTRE
48. Chi Cygni, for one : SSTAR
51. Italian province or seaport : BARI
54. Desk chair features : CASTERS
57. Short while : BIT
58. One step up from a four-cylinder : V6ENGINE
60. King, for example : WRITER
61. Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
63. Politicians' supporters, sometimes : PODIA
64. Incorporating : USING
65. Singer Marie : TEENA
66. Grandson of Adam : ENOS
67. Send away : EXILE
68. Certain muscles : ROTATORS
74. Oscar-nominated sci-fi film of 2009 : DISTRICT9
76. Besmirches : SOILS
78. Ladylove : INAMORATA
79. Thiamine : VITAMINB1
80. Spanish bear : OSO
82. Intel interpreter, for short : NSA
83. TV award discontinued in 1997 : CABLEACE
84. Ardent adherents : APOSTLES
85. Actor Chaney : LON
87. Electrical worker : WIREMAN
90. Conversation stopper : GAG
91. Over-the-shoulder garment : SERAPE
92. Sends millions of unwanted messages, say : SPAMS
93. Animal crackers animal : CAMEL
94. Georgia Dome, e.g. : ARENA
96. Color whose name is French for "flea" : PUCE
97. Blood type system : ABO
98. Rise up : REBEL
100. Appraise : ASSAY
102. Most-quoted author in the O.E.D.: Abbr. : SHAK
104. #1's, e.g. : HITS
107. Chicago trains : ELS
109. Kind of course : GUT
110. CBS's Moonves : LES

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