WINTER FIGURE

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 2007

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 91 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 157 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The 16 circled letters, starting in square #34 and proceeding roughly counterclockwise, ending at #38, spell the opening lyric of a popular song. If you use your imagination, you can see a snowman in the pattern.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Land of 300+ islands : FIJI
5. Not straight : ARCED
10. Words: Abbr. : VOCAB
15. Eclipse feature : HALO
19. Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
20. N.F.L. team for which Barry Sanders played : LIONS
21. "Dancing With the Stars" winner ___ Ohno : APOLO
22. Shortly : ANON
23. Wright wings : ELLS
24. Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
25. Not familiar with : NEWTO
26. Nuptial exchange : IDOS
27. Shed some light on? : SOLARIZE
29. Deli offering : PASTRAMI
31. Artificial heat? : TOYGUN
32. Pull : INFLUENCE
40. Like some folders : TABBED
41. Cadaverous : ASHEN
42. Class in factories : PROLETARIAT
44. Oil by the barrel : CRUDE
45. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
47. Avalons, e.g. : TOYOTAS
48. Have ___ (be innocent, maybe) : ANOUT
50. Date with a Dr. : APPT
52. No fancy threads : RAGS
54. Piece of soap : CAKE
56. Poker great Ungar and others : STUS
59. Breaches : GAPS
60. Gets a move on : SCOOTS
63. Rain forests and grasslands, e.g. : BIOMES
65. R.N.'s locale : HOSP
66. Ice cream maker Joseph : EDY
67. Clarinetist's purchase : REED
68. Scatter : STREW
70. Smidgen : IOTA
72. Cultural funding org. : NEA
73. "___ big deal!" : ITSNO
75. 13 : BAKERSDOZEN
78. Dec. holiday plans? : RANDR
80. Pump room? : SHOESTORE
82. Five-min. periods, maybe : OTS
83. A wee hour : ONEOCLOCK
85. Without slack : TAUTLY
86. "Jurassic Park" actress : DERN
88. Advantages : PROS
90. Lord's worker : VASSAL
91. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
92. Cen. parts : YRS
94. Yule ___ : LOG
95. No longer working: Abbr. : RET
96. Bourg's department : AIN
97. Before, in verse : ERE
98. Ginger treats : SNAPS
100. Cole Porter's "You Don't Know ___" : PAREE
102. Hitches : RIDES
104. Fraternity letters : PSIS
107. Provider of an old silk hat, e.g. (as depicted at the top of this puzzle) : HABERDASHER
110. Rugged wheels, briefly : ATVS
114. Lyric, part 5 : ANDTWOEYESMADEOUTOFCOAL
119. Rustic setting : LEA
120. Ear-relevant : AURAL
121. State one's views : OPINE
122. J.F.K. alternative : LGA
123. "The Oath" author Frank : PERETTI
125. Horizontal molding pieces : FASCIAS
131. Wolves : MASHERS
133. Mountain ridge : ARETE
134. Lyric, part 3, after "With a" : CORNCOBPIPE
137. Contents of some scrolls : TORAH
138. Kind of track : TENURE
140. Wound (up) : TIGHTENED
141. Herbal tea : TISANE
142. Loses ground? : ERODES
143. Crawl (with) : TEEM
144. Lord's worker : SERF
145. New Year's Eve parties, e.g. : EVENTS
146. Wood measure : STERE
147. ___ Accords : OSLO
148. News agency started in 1925 : TASS
149. "Endymion" poet : KEATS
1. Holiday party : FIESTA
2. Homes that may have tunnel entrances : IGLOOS
3. Lyric, part 2, after "Was a" : JOLLYHAPPYSOUL
4. Cheater hunters, maybe : IRSAGENTS
5. French chef Ducasse : ALAIN
6. Luxuriousness : RITZ
7. One who can't have everything? : COHEIR
8. Rocker Brian : ENO
9. Certain computer connection, briefly : DSL
10. Sliding door place : VAN
11. "Set ___ the doors, O soul!": Whitman : OPE
12. Forage plant : COWPEA
13. Sask. neighbor : ALTA
14. Leg up : BOOST
15. Snarl unsnarler : HAIRBRUSH
16. Lyric, part 4 : ANDABUTTONNOSE
17. Arose : LOOMED
18. Kind of kick : ONSIDE
28. Giant successes? : RUNS
30. Shell food? : TACO
33. "I beg to differ!" : NOTSO
34. "Kiss my grits" lady : FLO
35. Writer Willy who popularized spaceflight : LEY
36. ___-Aztecan language : UTO
37. "Have some!" : EAT
38. Second Amendment advocacy grp. : NRA
39. "The ___ Kid" : CISCO
42. Part of many a test : PLACEBO
43. "Here!" : TAKEONE
46. Highlands tongue : ERSE
49. Cardinal's home : NEST
50. Favorers of the young : AGEISTS
51. Dish with stir-fried rice noodles : PADTHAI
53. "Passion" director : GODARD
55. French treaty city of 1802 : AMIENS
57. Accord of 1985? : USEDCAR
58. What icicles do : SPARKLE
61. Literary inits. : TSE
62. Bully : STRONGARM
63. It may be fit for a king : BEDSPREAD
64. 1945 battle site, for short : IWO
67. Long Island Rail Road station : ROSLYN
69. Alphabet trio : RST
71. Esoteric : ARCANE
74. End up with : NET
76. Fall (over) : KEEL
77. "The ___ Cat" (Tom and Jerry short) : ZOOT
79. Pacino and others : ALS
81. Banks on a runway : TYRA
84. Horace contemporary : OVID
87. Bobstays, e.g. : ROPES
89. Kyle ___, "The Terminator" hero : REESE
93. Globular : SPHERIC
96. When the show must go on : AIRTIME
98. Grounded flier : SST
99. "Don't ___ word!" : SAYA
101. Dietary abbr. : RDA
102. Start another tour : REUP
103. Animal pouch : SAC
104. Feel one's way around? : PALPATE
105. High-hats : SNEERERS
106. Timid words : IDARENOT
108. Places for tolls : BELFRIES
109. 1986 Gene Hackman film : HOOSIERS
111. Not narrow : TOLERANT
112. Tramps : VAGRANTS
113. 1/2 and 1/3 parts : SLASHES
115. Sprinkler : WATERER
116. Heavily sedated : OUT
117. ___ trial basis : ONA
118. Holidayish : FESTIVE
124. "Revolutionary" piece by Chopin : ETUDE
126. Harpist, of sorts : ANGEL
127. Nobody : SCHMO
128. Visitor's sleeping spot, maybe : COT
129. "So ___ be on my way / In the early mornin' rain" (Gordon Lightfoot lyric) : IBEST
130. Sleep problem : APNEA
132. Old Testament prophet : HOSEA
135. Dr. Octavius, Spider-Man foe : OTTO
136. Some E-mail attachments : PDFS
139. Legal conclusion? : ESE
141. Shatner's "___War" : TEK

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