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New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 2007

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {WXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Literary slips : ERRATA
7. Lost : MISLAID
14. Grade school administration, maybe : IQTEST
20. Joint : REEFER
21. Former Acura model : INTEGRA
22. Fashion's Bartley : LUELLA
23. Start of a holiday verse : SANTASHADANEASYSEASON
26. Locks : TRESSES
27. 10% : TITHE
28. "___ Gold" (1997 film) : ULEES
29. Suffix with respond : ENT
30. Way overdue to take off? : OBESE
32. Former Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
34. "Being and Nothingness" writer : SARTRE
38. About : ANENT
39. Area for a reupholsterer : ARMREST
43. Comment made with a nod : ISEE
44. "___ alternative ..." : ASAN
45. "Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
46. Insect repellent : DEET
48. Verse, part 2 : LYINGINHISBIGRECLINER
54. Author Deighton : LEN
55. ___ the mistletoe : UNDER
56. Audibly : ALOUD
57. Expiate, with "for" : ATONE
58. Nicholas and others: Abbr. : STS
59. Ticks off : IRES
60. Church part : SPIRE
61. Intrinsically : PERSE
62. A.A.A. recommendations: Abbr. : RTES
63. Sandwich shop orders : PITAS
64. Lumber : PLOD
66. "The Sandbox" playwright : ALBEE
69. "What to do? What to do?" feeling : PANIC
70. Brown : SEAR
71. Young amphibian : EFT
74. Flora and fauna : BIOTA
75. Some sorority sisters : IOTAS
76. Implied : TACIT
77. Christmas ___ : PIE
78. Verse, part 3 : IFYOUASKHIMFORAREASON
82. Archer William : TELL
83. Fannie ___ (investing options) : MAES
84. Theodemocratic state : IRAN
85. Up ___ good : TONO
86. Porters : REDCAPS
88. Popular cuisine : CAJUN
90. Unemotional type, slangily : ICEMAN
92. Certain soldier : ANT
93. "Little Miss Sunshine" co-star : ARKIN
94. Mentalist Geller : URI
95. Dangerous seepage : RADON
99. Decorative gateway in Japan : TORII
101. Classic role played by Gérard Depardieu in "The Man in the Iron Mask" : PORTHOS
106. End of the verse : EVERYTOYISMADEINCHINA
111. Jack of "The Apartment" : LEMMON
112. Fruitcake and plum pudding, e.g. : EDIBLES
113. Tickles : ELATES
114. Source of "we three kings" : ORIENT
115. Puts a new bottom on : RESOLES
116. Blocks : DETERS
1. Once, old-style : ERST
2. Where the bag of gifts is stowed on a sleigh : REAR
3. Auberjonois of "The Christmas Star" : RENE
4. Times in classifieds : AFTS
5. Promo, perhaps : TEASER
6. Fictional detective Lupin : ARSENE
7. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
8. Home of Christmas Lake Village: Abbr. : IND
9. RR stop : STA
10. Of fast times? : LENTEN
11. Discriminating sort, in a way : AGEIST
12. Heated : IRATE
13. Word repeated in "Now ___ away! ___ away! ___ away ...!" : DASH
14. French pronoun : ILS
15. Line former : QUEUER
16. Green-blue : TEAL
17. "Anything ___?" : ELSE
18. Blue-black berrylike fruit : SLOE
19. Whips : TANS
24. F.D.R.'s successor : HST
25. Longed (for) : YEARNED
30. Studio sign : ONAIR
31. Uncle ___ : BENS
33. Univ. QB, perhaps : BMOC
34. Grammy and Emmy-winning soprano : SILLS
35. Until now : ASYET
36. Straps in a sleigh : REINS
37. Number of lords a-leaping : TEN
38. Grate-ful? : ASHES
39. Based on ___ story : ATRUE
40. Made a long story short? : EDITED
41. Title in Toledo : SENOR
42. Difficult period : TEENS
44. Big range : ANDES
45. Stravinsky and others : IGORS
47. Christmas ___ : TREE
49. Garfield's assassin : GUITEAU
50. Memo starter : INRE
51. Initiation rite : BAPTISM
52. Kind of artery : ILIAC
53. French-named city on Galveston Bay : LAPORTE
60. Mideast desert : SINAI
62. Like the Christmas story, often : RETOLD
63. What snow shovels may produce : PATHS
64. Christmas cookie ingredient : PECAN
65. Cub's place : LAIR
66. Some : ABIT
67. Career soldier : LIFER
68. Peter of "Everybody Loves Raymond" : BOYLE
69. Elbows : POKES
70. It's a wrap : SARAN
71. ___ salts : EPSOM
72. Singer Apple : FIONA
73. Joint part : TENON
75. Will likely : ISAPTTO
76. "Born ___" : TORUN
79. "Walk Like ___" : AMAN
80. Part of Captain Cook's explorations : FIJI
81. Had : ATE
87. Rafting area : CANYON
88. Big pickle? : CRISIS
89. Out-elbowed? : AKIMBO
90. Pressed : IRONED
91. Group : CIRCLE
93. Take for ___ : ARIDE
94. News source, for short : UPI
95. Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
96. Swear : AVER
97. Moore of "G.I. Jane" : DEMI
98. "Coffee, Tea ___?" : ORME
100. Court hearing : OYER
102. "Take ___!" : THAT
103. Author Shere : HITE
104. Lulu : ONER
105. Lip : SASS
107. Big bang maker : TNT
108. Word left off the end of the clue at 13-Down : ALL
109. Poor grade : DEE
110. Satisfactory grade, in kindergarten : ESS

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