CUED UP

New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 2009

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} Scrabble average: 1.73 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Government pubs., say : DOCS
5. Twine holder : SPOOL
10. Amateur publication, for short : ZINE
14. What a migraine might feel like : VISE
18. Moonfish : OPAH
19. Primary stratagem : PLANA
20. Like much music : TONAL
21. Old alpaca wool gatherer : INCA
22. Delighted exclamation? : SQUEALOFAPPROVAL
25. Cough cause : SMOG
26. Sail extender : SPRIT
27. Inventive type : IDEAMAN
28. Bit of attire for a carriage ride : SHAWL
29. Pitcher's feat : ONEHITTER
32. One all, say : TIED
33. Tame : GENTLE
34. "Tamerlane" dramatist Nicholas : ROWE
35. V-chip target : SEX
36. Part of an Irish playwright's will? : WILDEBEQUEST
38. Museum worker : GUARD
40. Bank statement entry : DEBIT
42. It came up from Down Under : EMU
43. Tom of "The Tomorrow Show" : SNYDER
45. Fish-and-chips fish : COD
46. Sultan's land : OMAN
49. Aquafina competitor : EVIAN
54. Impertinent sort : SNIP
56. TV character often seen in a Metallica T-shirt : BEAVIS
58. Pipe attachment : FLANGE
59. Needle problem : SKIP
62. Tests the water? : SIPS
64. "Don't fight" : BENICE
66. Game grp. : NCAA
67. Many curves, in math : LOCI
68. Carsick passenger? : QUEASYRIDER
70. Bon mot : QUIP
71. Babylon's site, today : IRAQ
72. Conventions : USAGES
73. Starting point : GERM
74. Some pieces in an archaeological museum : URNS
75. Bratislava's river : DANUBE
77. "Come on, guys!" : LETSGO
79. "Jour de Fête" star, director and writer, 1949 : TATI
81. Neighbor of a shift key : ENTER
82. "Little Women" woman : BETH
83. Iranian supreme leader ___ Khamenei : ALI
85. New Zealand's discoverer : TASMAN
89. 49-Across, e.g. : EAU
91. Red leader? : INFRA
93. Spanish girl : CHICA
94. Causing uneasiness? : QUALMSGIVING
101. Not safe : OUT
103. Schools of thought : ISMS
104. Drawers, e.g. : UNDIES
105. Plain and simple : MERE
106. Darjeeling, e.g. : INDIANTEA
108. White as a sheet : ASHEN
109. Germane : APROPOS
111. Last stage of insect development : IMAGO
112. Believe : FEEL
113. Carryin' on, in olden times? : QUAINTMISBEHAVIN
117. Gambling game enjoyed by Wyatt Earp : FARO
118. Paunch : BELLY
119. Wake Island, e.g. : ATOLL
120. Turn over : CEDE
121. Irish ___ : STEW
122. Put in stitches : SLAY
123. Poet who wrote "An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you / Ef you / Don't / Watch / Out!" : RILEY
124. Walked : TROD
1. Bobs and such : DOS
2. Alphabetic trio : OPQ
3. Florida Keys connector : CAUSEWAY
4. Anger at losing one's flock? : SHEPHERDSPIQUE
5. Gymnastic feat : SPLITS
6. Conspired : PLOTTED
7. Unlikely ballet dancer : OAF
8. Sign warning people to be quiet : ONAIR
9. Columbo's employer, for short : LAPD
10. Whizzed along : ZOOMED
11. Maraud : INVADE
12. Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
13. Head of lettuce? : ELL
14. Krishna is one of his avatars : VISHNU
15. One surrounded by cell walls : INMATE
16. Looks sore : SCOWLS
17. Bald baby? : EAGLET
20. Bring up the rear : TRAIL
23. N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
24. ___ four : PETIT
28. "The Dark Knight," for one : SEQUEL
29. Assns. : ORGS
30. It may be declined : NOUN
31. Suit : EXEC
33. Absolute beauty : GEM
36. Call on a pitch : WIDE
37. Nebraska senator Nelson : BEN
39. Easy chair site : DEN
41. Narrator of "How I Met Your Mother" : BOBSAGET
44. Blue : RISQUE
46. Superior to : OVER
47. It may feature a windmill : MINIGOLF
48. "Don't Be Cruel" vis-à-vis "Hound Dog" : ASIDE
50. Subjugation? : VANQUISHINGACT
51. Bring about : INCUR
52. Time's partner : AGAIN
53. Some tides : NEAPS
55. Name shared by 12 popes : PIUS
57. Big gulf : ABYSS
58. French mathematician who pioneered in the theory of probability : FERMAT
59. Water park feature : SLIDE
60. Sura source : KORAN
61. "Impossible!" : ICANT
63. Positive thinking proponent : PEALE
65. Legal writ, in brief : CERT
69. Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
76. German city where Beck's beer is brewed : BREMEN
78. "Our ___" : GANG
80. Certain X or O : TAC
82. Programming problem : BUG
84. Wood alternative : IRON
86. Get fogged up : MISTOVER
87. Greatest flowering : ACME
88. Astronaut's insignia : NASA
90. Dolt : ASS
91. Like a butterfingers : INEPT
92. Within earshot : AUDIBLE
94. Hearty drafts : QUAFFS
95. Prevent from being reelected : UNSEAT
96. Cleave : ADHERE
97. Try to avoid detection : LIELOW
98. Chevy model : IMPALA
99. Forsooth : VERILY
100. It may be dramatic : IRONY
102. Opportune : TIMELY
106. Matthew 26 question : ISITI
107. Sound at a spa : AAH
109. "The Clan of the Cave Bear" author : AUEL
110. Baseball G.M. Minaya : OMAR
113. Montana and others, for short : QBS
114. Helios' counterpart : SOL
115. It may be said before a kiss : IDO
116. ___ Land of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" : NED

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