TOASTING THE NEW YEAR

New York Times, Sunday, December 27, 2009

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 139, Blocks: 80 Missing: {XYZ} Grid has mirror symmetry There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 173 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Common toast : CHEERS
7. Be ___ (constantly complain) : ACRAB
12. Sounds accompanying toasts : CLINKS
18. Make sacred : HALLOW
19. Actress Tierney : MAURA
20. Neighborhood in Queens : HOLLIS
21. Store : ARSENAL
23. Cousins of Drama Desk Awards : OBIES
24. Most hopeful : ROSIEST
25. Purported cry from 100-Across upon discovering this puzzle's subject : IAMDRINKINGTHESTARS
28. Bygone Dodge : OMNI
29. Vietnamese leader ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
30. Help out in a bad way : ABET
31. Tries : STABS
35. "Livin' Thing" band, for short : ELO
37. Honor society character : PHI
38. Prepare for a bodybuilding competition : OILUP
43. Actress Skye : IONE
44. 11:59 p.m., e.g. : ONETO
46. ___ double life : LEADA
48. Summer shades : TANS
49. Later : NOTNOW
51. Cream puffs : SISSIES
53. Joint seal : GASKET
55. Sutherland of "24" : KIEFER
57. Titleholder : CHAMP
58. Beverage brewed naturally : SUNTEA
59. Hoity-toity : LAHDIDAH
61. Once more: Abbr. : AGN
62. Follows the path of 19th-century pioneers : GOESWEST
64. Nail the test : ACEIT
65. Sweet talk : COO
67. Sine ___ non : QUA
68. Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Eagles : AERIE
69. Person on the alert for snow? : NARC
70. Late choreographer Cunningham : MERCE
72. Swindle : BUNKO
74. Mechanic's ___ : LIEN
75. Alternative to 1-Across : BOTTOMSUP
77. Connoisseur of this puzzle's subject : WINELOVER
79. Dressed up, maybe : INHEELS
80. C : AVERAGE
81. Name of seven Norwegian kings : MAGNUS
84. Thai's neighbor : LAO
85. Beatty of "Superman" : NED
86. Ex-lib, perhaps : NEOCON
90. "___ can survive everything but a misprint": Oscar Wilde : APOET
91. Al dente : FIRM
92. Terriers' warnings : ARFS
94. ___ Lodge : ECONO
95. Bad end : DOOM
96. Symbol of strength : OAK
97. Pay back? : OLA
99. Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
100. See 25-Across : DOMPIERREPERIGNON
108. Fakes : PHONIES
110. Restrained : BATED
111. Italian dumplings : GNOCCHI
114. Genetic material with no known function : JUNKDNA
115. Japanese porcelain : IMARI
116. Become enraged, as a comic book figure : HULKOUT
117. Miss, e.g. : SHE
118. Alcatraz, for one: Abbr. : ISL
119. Common overseas toast : SALUT
120. General name on menus : TSO
121. Jump into a pool? : BET
1. When said three times, a dance : CHA
2. Spy Mata ___ : HARI
3. Mrs. Albert Einstein : ELSA
4. Na, Ne, Ni or No : ELEM
5. Some Mozart works : RONDOS
6. Hive mentality? : SWARM
7. Berserk : AMOK
8. Part of a plane : CABIN
9. Having certain misgivings : RUING
10. "All systems ___" : AREGO
11. Rope fiber : BAST
12. Went with : CHOSE
13. Was beaten by : LOSTTO
14. 1998 Olympic figure skating gold medalist ___ Kulik : ILIA
15. D-back, e.g. : NLER
16. New Year's Eve action : KISS
17. Grounded flier : SST
22. Napkins and such : LINEN
24. Up an offer, e.g. : REBID
26. "Frasier" role : NILES
27. What the Laugh Factory produces : HAHAS
31. Do bad : SIN
32. Skipped the subway, say : TOOKACAB
33. Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment," e.g. : ANTIHERO
34. 100-Across, for one : BENEDICTINEMONK
36. Of the ears : OTIC
37. Slightest protest : PEEP
39. Cry before "Happy New Year!" : ITSTWELVEOCLOCK
40. Discovery of the explorer Louis Joliet : LAKEERIE
41. More restless : UNEASIER
42. LAX setting : PST
44. Due : OWED
45. Workplace watchdog grp. : OSHA
46. Describe : LIMN
47. The chills : AGUE
50. The wonder ___ all : OFIT
52. Wise : SAGE
54. Looped handle, in archaeology : ANSA
56. Flower arrangement : RACEME
58. Super ___ (water shooter) : SOAKER
59. Office PC hookup : LAN
60. Equine : HORSELIKE
62. Pursued tenaciously : GUNNEDFOR
63. Big ___ : TEN
66. Of the eyes : OCULAR
67. It may be taken with a bow : QUIVER
70. ___ scale : MOHS
71. English Derby site : EPSOM
72. Swahili honorific : BWANA
73. "The Good Earth" wife : OLAN
76. Carpentry fastener : TNUT
78. S-shaped molding : OGEE
81. "Are you ___?" : MAD
82. Mil. address part : APO
83. "Funny!" : GOODONE
87. Biodegradable pipe material : CORNCOB
88. Lennon's lady : ONO
89. French vote : NON
91. Former Saudi king : FAISAL
93. Cold-shoulder : SLIGHT
96. Taps, in a way : OPENS
98. "___ Dei" : AGNUS
101. Skirt length : MIDI
102. Diamond stats : RBIS
103. "___ Lama Ding Dong" (1961 hit) : RAMA
104. Series ender: Abbr. : ETAL
105. Arequipa is its second-largest city : PERU
106. Make a long story short? : EDIT
107. Start of a plea : NOLO
108. Comfy evening wear : PJS
109. "You talkin' to me?" : HUH
112. Shade : HUE
113. Cousin ___ of "The Addams Family" : ITT

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