BYWORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 2012

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Side-by-side circled words combine with "by" to form new phrases like KNEW by HEART.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sewer, at times : MENDER
7. Dregs of society : SCUM
11. "I'm not doing so well" : AHME
15. ___ it up (dress flamboyantly) : GLAM
19. Sherpa's tool : ICEAXE
20. Kind of street : THRU
21. Accurse : DAMN
22. Grams : NANA
23. Drank quickly : DOWNED
24. Allocated dollars for digs : RENTMONEY
26. &&& : ANDS
27. "___ time now" : ANY
28. Smoker's convenience : CIGARSTAND
30. Toiling away : ATWORK
32. Santa's bootblack? : SOOT
34. "___ ever!" : DOI
35. Paisley refusals : NAES
37. Gets up : RISES
38. Density symbol : RHO
40. Anti-apartheid org. : ANC
42. 1970 hit for Neil Diamond : SHILO
43. De novo : ANEW
44. Lies in the hot sun : BAKES
46. Shacks : LEANTOS
48. Marine rescue grp. : USCG
50. Fancified : ORNATE
52. Really desire, with "over" : DROOL
53. Precipitate : LEADTO
57. House of the speaker? : STEREO
58. Writer : PENNER
60. Big guns : MORTARS
61. F = ma formulator : NEWTON
62. Very wide shoe spec : EEEE
63. Text changes : EDITS
65. Rocket center, once : YAO
66. ___ admin : SYS
67. "Not doable" : CANT
68. Govt. money guarantor : FDIC
69. Its capital is Sydney: Abbr. : NSW
70. "O Sole ___" : MIO
71. Just ___ ... or "Just '___" : CAUSE
73. Crones : HAGS
74. From way back : AGEOLD
77. It's needed for self-checkout : BARCODE
79. Alternative to broadband : DIALUP
81. Fixed rate : SETFEE
82. Capital north of Cyprus : ANKARA
83. Mat material : SISAL
84. Not yet out of the closet? : UNWORN
85. Attach a handle to : NAME
87. Preceded : FORERAN
89. Give a rude awakening, say : ROUST
90. Flexible, electrically : ACDC
92. Derby features : BRIMS
94. Turn blue, say : DYE
95. Do wrong : ERR
96. Bubbling up : ABOIL
97. Ruination : BANE
98. Leonard Nimoy's "___ Not Spock" : IAM
100. "Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
103. Rapper who played Brother Sam on "Dexter" : MOSDEF
105. 1996 Olympian noted for performing on an injured ankle : KERRISTRUG
110. Form letters? : IRS
111. "No ___" ("Don't ask me") : IDEA
112. Basically : INESSENCE
114. Breaks one's back : SLAVES
116. Boston player, for short : CELT
117. Triple Crown winners must lead their league in these : RBIS
118. Too-good-to-be-true offer, often : SCAM
119. Roman tragedy writer : SENECA
120. Florida's Sanibel, e.g. : ISLE
121. Zebra feature : MANE
122. They're run up : TABS
123. Like some dough : YEASTY
1. Unhappy king of legend : MIDAS
2. Prefix with -metrics : ECONO
3. Vegas casino : NEWYORKNEWYORK
4. Roseanne's husband on "Roseanne" : DAN
5. Suit : EXEC
6. Made de novo : REDID
7. Certain baby food : STRAINEDPEAS
8. So-called "Goddess of Pop" : CHER
9. Samovars : URNS
10. It's part this, part that : MUTT
11. Whom Shelley wept for : ADONAIS
12. "Water Music" composer : HANDEL
13. Fr. title : MME
14. "Watermark" vocalist : ENYA
15. Really bugging : GNAWINGAT
16. Woolly : LANOSE
17. English royal : ANDREW
18. Covers up : MASKS
25. Street opening : MANHOLE
29. Sports announcer's scream : GOAL
31. Lost-parcel inquiries : TRACERS
33. Newspaper section : THEARTS
36. It's almost nothing : SOU
39. Prefix with -porosis : OSTEO
41. Took turns recklessly : CAREENED
42. Things may be written in it : STONE
44. Cap'n's mate : BOSN
45. Kind of well : ARTESIAN
47. Piece for nine : NONET
49. Hockey area in front of the crease : SLOT
51. Seemingly forever : EON
54. Long-running TV show featuring the Hortons and the Bradys : DAYSOFOURLIVES
55. Fishing boats : TRAWLERS
56. South American zoo animal : OSO
59. Revolutionary 1960s Chinese youth : REDGUARD
60. Open ___ : MIC
64. They're often behind glass : DISPLAYITEMS
67. Prompt : CUE
68. Apocryphal : FALSE
69. ABC, for one : NETWORK
70. Wall St. credential : MBA
71. Small boat made of wickerwork : CORACLE
72. "___ / Had 'em" (classic two-line poem about fleas) : ADAM
73. Quibblers split them : HAIRS
74. The Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
75. Sci-fi or western : GENRE
76. Result of a bang-up job? : DENT
78. One running : CANDIDATE
80. Beta carotene and others : ISOMERS
86. Go out : EBB
87. Trick-winning attempt in bridge : FINESSE
88. ___ beer : NEAR
90. Dwellings : ABODES
91. TV announcer who broke the news of John Lennon's murder : COSELL
93. Earn hand over fist : RAKEIN
96. Firenze friends : AMICI
99. Rumpled : MUSSY
101. Put up : ERECT
102. Lamb specialty : ESSAY
104. Unwilling to budge : FIRM
106. Kick back : REST
107. People conquered by the Spanish : INCA
108. Wound protector : SCAB
109. Much merriment : GLEE
113. Heat org. : NBA
115. Got ___ (did great) : ANA

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