GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 2008

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 117 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Shaded squares outline planetary orbits in the print version of this puzzle. (Across Lite used circles since it can't do shading.) Each of the eight rings hides a planet name in order of mean distance from the Sun. See the Wordplay blog for information about a couple of hidden Easter eggs as well.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Harry's pal at Hogwarts : RON
4. Hit 2004 film with many sequels : SAW
7. What this puzzle's eight concentric rings (uncircled and circled) represent : ORBITS
13. Wooden peg : DOWEL
18. Pressed for time : INARUSH
20. 1968 N.B.A. All-Star Dick : BARNETT
22. ___ Adler of Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" : IRENE
23. Georgia's Fort ___, site of an 1862 surrender : PULASKI
24. Malevolent look : EVILEYE
25. Rubber gasket : ORING
26. Gratis : ASAGIFT
27. Lincoln Town Car, for one : SEDAN
28. Patriots' Day mo. : APR
30. Big ox : LUG
31. Prefix with political : GEO
32. ___ dance : BELLY
33. Six-Day War combatants : ISRAELIS
35. Entrance : GATE
38. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
40. "Nascar Now" channel : ESPN
42. Medevac worker : EMT
43. Way to go : ROAD
44. Dog biscuits and such : TREATS
47. Formulator of the Three Principles of the People : SUNYATSEN
52. Gopher-wood construction : ARK
53. Submarine egress : HATCH
54. Ruination : BANE
55. Infra's opposite : SUPRA
56. King famous for frightening people : STEPHEN
59. Like some campaign ads : NEGATIVE
62. Pomeranian's bark : YIP
63. Sic ___ (bibliographical term) : PASSIM
64. Elementary particle : MESON
65. Actress/model Connie : SELLECCA
68. On land : ASHORE
70. Appropriate center for this puzzle : SUN
71. Frozen food company : OREIDA
72. Exterior decorator? : TATTOOER
74. Beautify : ADORN
76. Let one's anger show : VENTED
79. E-mail address ender : EDU
80. Treasure sought in "Titanic" : NECKLACE
82. Heavy metal band? : MANACLE
83. Stuck in the mud : MIRED
86. Storm : FURY
87. No longer working : KAPUT
89. Cuff feature : HEM
90. Satisfies, as baser instincts : PANDERSTO
92. Husband, in Hidalgo : ESPOSO
93. "___ 911!" (comedy series) : RENO
94. Fed. purchasing org. : GSA
95. Long-range weapon, briefly : ICBM
97. According to : PER
98. The Auld Sod : ERIN
99. Childhood skin affliction : IMPETIGO
103. Goes around : ROAMS
106. Where a pin may be made : MAT
108. Greenwich Village campus, for short : NYU
109. Poorly : ILL
110. Volkswagen model : JETTA
111. BBC panel show regular Phill : JUPITUS
115. Brand of basketball : ELTON
117. Something it's not always wise to share : OPINION
119. Generally : ASARULE
120. Grace ___ ("Jane Eyre" character) : POOLE
121. 1960 Bobby Rydell hit : WILDONE
122. Electricians : WIREMEN
123. Ready to play, you might say : TUNED
124. One of these can be found reading counterclockwise somewhere in each concentric ring : PLANET
125. Behave : ACT
126. Go down : SET
1. Philbin's "Live" co-host : RIPA
2. Responsibility : ONUS
3. Simba's mate in "The Lion King" : NALA
4. The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little ___" : SUSIE
5. Make impossible demands : ASKFORTHEMOON
6. Little bit : WHIT
7. Scale-busting : OBESE
8. "Gaspard de la Nuit" composer : RAVEL
9. Tack room items : BRIDLES
10. Veneer patterns : INLAYS
11. First-time driver, often : TEEN
12. Porker's pen : STY
13. Museum displays : DIORAMAS
14. Yossarian's tentmate in "Catch-22" : ORR
15. "Mack the Knife" songwriter : WEILL
16. Lassitude : ENNUI
17. Pantyhose brand : LEGGS
19. Worn out : RAGGED
21. Bigelow beverages : TEAS
29. Rodent, to a raptor : PREY
32. Red food dye source : BEET
33. All together : INUNISON
34. Roman rebuke : ETTU
35. Comprehend : GRASP
36. Trunk in your trunk : AORTA
37. Plays : TAKESATURN
39. Ireland's ___ Islands : ARAN
41. Exam for H.S. jrs. : PSAT
45. Retin-A treats it : ACNE
46. Region near Mount Olympus : THESSALY
48. "In a pig's eye!" : NEVER
49. Controversial 1987 exposé by ex-MI5 agent Peter Wright : SPYCATCHER
50. Cartman's first name on "South Park" : ERIC
51. Bay Area county : NAPA
54. Oatcakes popular in Scotland : BANNOCKS
57. Discreet attention-getter : PSST
58. Exclamation in "The Farmer in the Dell" : HIHO
60. Semisoft cheese from Holland : GOUDA
61. Tunes that might make you want to get out on the floor? : ELEVATORMUSIC
64. Romeo's reckless friend : MERCUTIO
66. Legal claim on property : LIEN
67. Writer Ferber : EDNA
69. Hull scrapers : REEFS
72. Desk-borrowing worker : TEMP
73. Top 10 hit for Sarah McLachlan : ADIA
75. Harvest : REAP
77. Nicholas Gage memoir : ELENI
78. Possessor? : DEMON
81. Ray a k a the Hamburger King : KROC
82. Poet's inspiration : MUSE
84. Sharpness : EDGE
85. Preordained : DESTINED
88. Bursts open : POPS
91. Pedestrian safety feature : RAIL
92. What Mr. Spock suppressed : EMOTION
93. Leave one's post, possibly : RETIRE
96. Lee with the 1960 #1 hit "I'm Sorry" : BRENDA
99. Bungling : INEPT
100. "Skip to ___" : MYLOU
101. Hoax : PUTON
102. ___ stick (trick-or-treater's accessory) : GLOW
104. Make up (for) : ATONE
105. Painter of a Zola portrait : MANET
107. In different places : APART
110. Jack's partner in rhyme : JILL
111. Cloak-wearing "Star Wars" race : JAWA
112. Rolaids rival : TUMS
113. Big-screen beekeeper : ULEE
114. Propelled : SENT
116. ___ Miss : OLE
118. Domino dot : PIP

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