AIN'T HE SWEET?

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 2011

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 99 Missing: none – this is a pangram Grid has mirror symmetry Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 190 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
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1. Arthur Honegger's "A Christmas ___" : CANTATA
8. Staring intently : AGAZE
13. "Scrooged" actor Robert : MITCHUM
20. Add a musical track to, e.g. : OVERDUB
21. Destroyed : INRUINS
23. Noted bride of 1969 : YOKOONO
24. Model for an art class, say : BAREALL
25. "Stop stalling!" : DOITNOW
26. Approach like an eagle : SWOOPIN
27. Baptism, e.g. : RITE
28. Kid's block : LEGO
30. Cozy footwear : MOC
31. "I could ___ horse!" : EATA
33. Japanese stringed instrument : KOTO
34. Journalist Joseph : ALSOP
36. Clearly happy : ALLSMILES
39. Goes for the gold? : MINES
40. Spice organizers : RACKS
43. Lose intensity : ABATE
44. Fencing position : SIXTE
47. Crunchy snack bit : CORNCHIP
50. Storage units : BYTES
51. Piccadilly movers : TRAMCARS
55. Roman "olive" : OLEA
56. "Make ___!" : ITSO
58. "Unto us ___ is given" : ASON
59. Salt flats locale : UTAH
60. Carnivore's love : REDMEAT
62. Components : FACTORS
68. Getaway planner? : CAPTIVE
70. Newfangled : MODERN
71. Actress Andie : MACDOWELL
73. Like some lines : DOTTED
74. Pola of the silents : NEGRI
76. Decoration on a 91-/100-Across : ICING
77. Mistreat : ABUSE
79. Predispositions : BENTS
82. Score after deuce : ADIN
84. "Hairspray" role : EDNA
86. Young business partner? : ERNST
90. Bay Area airport, in shorthand : SFO
91. With 100-Across, image revealed by connecting the circled letters alphabetically : GINGERBREAD
95. Mozart's birthplace: Abbr. : AUS
96. "Miracle on 34th Street," e.g. : MOVIE
99. Medium skill : ESP
100. See 91-Across : MAN
101. Cold war fighter : MIG
102. 2001 film in which 91-/100-Across is a character : SHREK
104. Horsed around? : TROTTED
106. Shake up : AGITATE
109. Special ___ : EFFECTS
111. Chess champ Mikhail : TAL
112. "Honey in the Horn" trumpeter : HIRT
113. "___ framed!" : IWAS
115. Some toy batteries : AAS
116. Beta preceder : PHI
119. Tone quality, in music : TIMBRE
121. Stuck : INAFIX
123. Wall St. deal : LBO
126. Singer Mitchell : JONI
128. Bronx and Central Park attractions : ZOOS
129. ___ good turn : DOA
132. Prepare, as eggnog : STIR
133. Partridge's preferred tree : PEAR
134. Navigational aid : STARMAP
136. Fictional planet in "Flash Gordon" : MONGO
138. "Incidentally ..." : BYTHEBY
140. Drive-thru sandwich order : MCRIB
141. Crudités platter centerpiece : CHEESEDIP
145. Delicious : TASTY
146. Org. in Tom Clancy novels : CIA
147. Maternity ward figures : NEWMOMS
149. Coffee order : NOSUGAR
151. Stipulations : IFS
153. Pacino and Bundy : ALS
154. Eponymic town of Cambridgeshire : STILTON
155. Mediterranean capital : TRIPOLI
156. Skip across the water's surface : DAP
157. Certain pass: Abbr. : TKT
158. Radio abbr. : KHZ
159. Guinness suffix : EST
160. 1-Down's warning : SSS
161. Mandatory coll. course : REQ
162. Capt.'s guess : ETA
1. Hooded menace : COBRA
2. Benefit : AVAIL
3. "Drat!" : NERTS
4. 91-/100-Across, often : TREEORNAMENT
5. Nabokov novel : ADA
6. Rock's Jethro ___ : TULL
7. Proficient : ABLE
8. Year in San Juan : ANO
9. "The Little Mermaid" fellow : GRIMSBY
10. Cafeteria variety : AUTOMAT
11. Mineral in healing crystals : ZINCITE
12. Rocker Brian : ENO
13. Video game island : MYST
14. W.W. II battleship : IOWA
15. Ref's decision : TKO
16. Aid for making a 91-/100-Across : COOKIECUTTER
17. Cyclist's offer : HOPON
18. Merge : UNITE
19. Vintage records : MONOS
21. Fan's fixation : IDOL
22. Popeye's ___' Pea : SWEE
29. Fun-house sounds : GASPS
32. Elves, to Santa: Abbr. : ASSTS
35. ___-12 : PAC
37. Part of many a science course : LAB
38. "___ Misérables" : LES
39. '70s TV production co. : MTM
41. Mao contemporary : CHIANG
42. "Santa Baby" singer : KITT
45. Camaro ___-Z : IROC
46. Paradise : XANADU
47. Bulbous plant part : CORM
48. Butter alternative : OLEO
49. Actor Foxx : REDD
52. Bickering : ATIT
53. High praise : RAVE
54. Storage unit : SHED
57. Friend ___ friend : OFA
58. Deaf talk: Abbr. : ASL
61. You are: Sp. : ERES
63. Serving well? : ACING
64. Public health agcy. : CDC
65. French pronoun : TOI
66. Have : OWN
67. Composer Max : REGER
69. Sit still? : POSE
71. Calf-length dresses : MIDIS
72. Hawaiian porch : LANAI
75. Stormed : RAGED
78. Star of "Gunsmoke"? : BADGE
79. Cellar, in classifieds : BSMT
80. Get an ___ effort : EFOR
81. De ___ (anew) : NOVO
83. How Santa's reindeer are harnessed : INPAIRS
85. Slights, say : DEMEANS
87. Buster? : NARC
88. Winter bird feeder food : SUET
89. Terse reproofs : TSKS
92. Radiate : EMIT
93. Mob turncoat : RAT
94. ___ B'rith : BNAI
97. Cousin ___ : ITT
98. Californie, e.g. : ETAT
102. Tunisian seaport : SFAX
103. Males : HES
105. 16th-century monarch credited with presenting 91-/100-Acrosses to guests : ELIZABETH
107. Sr.'s test : GRE
108. Light head? : TWI
110. "The 91-/100-Across," for one : FAIRYTALE
112. "John Adams" airer : HBO
114. Plopped down on Santa's lap, e.g. : SAT
116. Slumber party togs : PJS
117. Relaxer for Santa : HOTMILK
118. Recovering after injury, say : INACAST
120. Swab : MOP
122. White lie : FIB
123. Small boat danger : LEETIDE
124. Some pudginess : BABYFAT
125. Arm extension? : ORY
127. Sale item abbr. : IRR
129. Fails to : DOESNT
130. Carry-___ : ONS
131. Spies, e.g. : AGENTS
133. Chem. class measures : PHS
135. Capital of Belarus : MINSK
136. Boss's notes : MEMOS
137. Bouquets : ODORS
139. Iraq's Aziz : TARIQ
141. Roman 950 : CML
142. Table d'___ : HOTE
143. Nile deity : ISIS
144. Baby boxer, e.g. : PUP
146. Bopper : CAT
148. Maven : WIZ
150. Brit's oath : GOR
152. Masseur employer : SPA

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