THE WISH

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 2010

Author: Karen Young Bonin
Editor: Will Shortz
Karen Young Bonin
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {FJKQW} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Bonin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lady Bird Johnson's middle name : ALTA
5. Butt : STUB
9. Wolf : MASHER
15. Year the emperor Frederick II died : MCCL
19. Phony : SHAM
20. Dancer's duds : TUTU
21. Last word of Kansas' motto : ASPERA
22. Wings on an avis : ALAE
23. Tempo for a stringed instrument? : HARPSPEED
25. Nine Muses after dieting? : THINSISTERS
27. Madrileño's home : ESPANA
28. Cartonfuls of eggs : DOZENS
30. Indian musician's collection : SITARS
31. Stop on many a Caribbean cruise : NASSAU
32. River forming the borders of parts of five states : OHIO
33. Maid's supply : LINEN
34. Alien attackers' goal? : GLOBALHARMING
39. 22 of the 26 letters of the alphabet, in D.C. : STS
42. Part of an Egyptian headpiece : ASP
45. The Destroyer, in Hinduism : SIVA
46. Part of a presidential motorcade : ESCORT
47. Kind of committee : ADHOC
49. Many unopened letters : SPAM
51. Birthplace of cuneiform writing : SUMER
53. Is heartbroken : ACHES
55. Architect Saarinen : EERO
56. Draped item : SARI
57. Poor, as security : LAX
58. Decisive time : DDAY
59. Most likely to succeed : ABLEST
61. Windpipe : TRACHEA
64. Étienne's mine : AMOI
66. Falling apart : DECREPIT
68. Rush hour control? : HASTEMANAGEMENT
71. Forlorn, say : DESERTED
74. Turner of Hollywood : LANA
75. Chicken for dinner : BROILER
79. Actress de Ravin of "Roswell" and "Lost" : EMILIE
80. Showy coat? : GILT
82. ___ Red Seal (classical music label) : RCA
84. Score component : NOTE
85. Blast : BALL
86. Royal of 27-Across : REINA
88. Mushroom-to-be : SPORE
90. Ambition : GOAL
91. Forcibly divides : RIVES
93. Soul singer James with the 1990 #1 hit "I Don't Have the Heart" : INGRAM
95. "I got ___ ..." : AGAL
97. Work at : PLY
98. Stout, for one : ALE
99. Choice of the right door on "Let's Make a Deal"? : HINGEDVICTORY
102. Lorelei's locale : RHINE
104. "The Time Machine" people : ELOI
105. Battlefield activity : TRIAGE
110. Hawke and Allen : ETHANS
112. Word before "a will" and "a way" : THERES
115. "The Sopranos" roles : HITMEN
116. Like tuned-in listeners? : READYTOHEAR
118. Orlando team water boy, e.g.? : MAGICHAND
121. Roberts's "Pretty Woman" co-star : GERE
122. Fictitious Plaza resident : ELOISE
123. A reed : OBOE
124. Medicinal plant : ALOE
125. Billfold fillers : ONES
126. Just missed a birdie : PARRED
127. Accident reminder : SCAR
128. No longer carrying current : DEAD
1. Extremely pale : ASHEN
2. Capital city whose name means "place of the gods" : LHASA
3. Rain checks? : TARPS
4. Oscars org. : AMPAS
5. Popular German beer, informally : STPAULIS
6. Voting day: Abbr. : TUE
7. Salt Lake City player : UTE
8. The Enlightened One : BUDDHA
9. Manischewitz products : MATZOHS
10. 1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
11. Turn in many a kids' game : SPIN
12. Layers : HENS
13. R.N.'s work in them : ERS
14. Gingerbread man's eye, maybe : RAISIN
15. Photo finish : MATTE
16. Flock after a rainstorm? : CLEANSHEEP
17. Caleb who wrote "The Alienist" : CARR
18. Subtracting : LESS
24. Hiccups, so to speak : SNAGS
26. ___ different tune : SINGA
29. Edmonton N.H.L.'er : OILER
32. See 50-Down : OBAMA
33. Lo-cal : LITE
35. Produce an egg : OVULATE
36. Evangeline, for one : ACADIAN
37. Cabo da ___, westernmost spot in continental Europe : ROCA
38. Robert Louis Stevenson title character : MRHYDE
40. Trunks : TORSI
41. Ivanhoe's creator : SCOTT
42. ___ prof. : ASST
43. Nautical pole : SPAR
44. Law office worker, informally : PARA
48. Taking out : DELETING
50. With 32-Down, first lady who graduated from Harvard Law : MICHELLE
52. End-of-semester event : EXAM
54. Holy, to Horace : SACER
58. Robert who played Mr. Chips : DONAT
60. Czech city : BRNO
62. Mata ___ : HARI
63. Poly- follower : ESTER
65. Pond denizen : MALLARD
67. Blockade : EMBARGO
69. Trim : EDGING
70. John Irving title character : GARP
71. Winger of "Urban Cowboy" : DEBRA
72. Texting alternative : EMAIL
73. Tortoise's opponent after finishing second? : SILVERHARE
76. Coil : LOOP
77. List-ending abbr. : ETAL
78. Depend : RELY
81. "Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
83. Ring-tailed animal : COATI
87. German article : EINE
88. Say "cheese," say : SMILE
89. Not so genteel : EARTHIER
92. Polished : SHINY
94. Stated : AVERRED
96. Part of songwriting : LYRIC
100. Synchronized (with) : INSTEP
101. Earth and beyond : COSMOS
103. Persephone's abductor : HADES
106. "___ to Be You" : ITHAD
107. "I Was ___ War Bride" : AMALE
108. Columbus called it home : GENOA
109. Was over : ENDED
110. Logician's word : ERGO
111. High schooler : TEEN
112. God with a day of the week named after him : THOR
113. Son or daughter, typically : HEIR
114. Luxury : EASE
117. Suffix with pay : OLA
119. Symbol of simplicity : ABC
120. Indian state once owned by Portugal : GOA

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