# ON A ROLL

### New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 2010

 Author: Ben Pall Editor: Will Shortz
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 73 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pall. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: This puzzle may be solved in Across Lite or the Java applet as a normal crossword. However, since it contains bonus elements that cannot be rendered electronically, we encourage solvers to print out the PDF that is also being offered.
JimH notes: Here's the PDF. There is an especially elegant aspect of this puzzle that shouldn't be missed. When every O inside the die shape is colored in, the spots on each side are properly oriented, but notice that the sides themselves are correctly aligned as well. So, for example, each pair of opposite sides adds up to seven, as they should.
 1Q 2U 3A 4F 5F 6S 7O 8M 9A 10H 11A 12S 13A 14P 15P 16I 17E 18R 19A N G O L A 20A S E V E R 21I N A H O L E 22T E R R O R 23C U T O N B 24O L D L I N E S 25A V E 26P A 27R T 28E N S 29R V S 30L I M E 31R E E 32K 33J E S 34T S 35O N E O 36F 37Z E N 38I N D O 39E B O N 40S 41A P O R 42I 43D E N T 44I 45N V E N T 46H U R T 47E X I S T S 48N 49A 50M 51A O L 52B O N A 53I D E S 54O P E 55N S 56S 57H 58A D E T H 59E C I R C 60L 61E 62S 63D O N O T 64O M A R 65V E T 66O L L A 67O L D S 68S 69E P O Y 70B 71O O T S 72L A P D 73F L E E 74O R O 75C A S K 76N O M A D 77F O L D 78A L O N 79G 80D A S H E 81S 82E R A S E 83I V E S 84L I N K 85A 86G O 87S O N 88P 89E 90E V E S 91C O R D 92O 93O L O N 94G 95R U L E R 96P H O T O 97O N T O 98A 99S 100P 101S 102E R E 103S 104C R A M 105S H R E D 106G E L T 107S A V 108E 109A I R 110J 111A I 112U R N 113S 114W A R 115U S E T 116A P E O 117N E D G 118E S 119E N 120L A C E 121M I N U T E S 122O H O H O H 123S I E G E S 124E A S I E S T 125B U S T S 126S P E E D S
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 Across Down 1. Hearty drinks : QUAFFS7. Midwest city named for an Indian tribe : OMAHA12. More sentimental : SAPPIER19. Major diamond exporter : ANGOLA20. Closing to some letters : ASEVER21. Trapped : INAHOLE22. It makes the hair stand on end : TERROR23. First step of instructions for what to do with this finished puzzle : CUTONBOLDLINES25. N.Y.C.'s ___ of the Americas : AVE26. Goal of a screen test : PART28. Many an extra on "Star Trek": Abbr. : ENS29. Vacation conveniences, for short : RVS30. Vitamin C source : LIME31. Raise a big stink? : REEK33. Kids : JESTS35. "___ Us," 1995 Joan Osborne hit : ONEOF37. Path of enlightenment : ZEN38. European leader? : INDO39. Black : EBON40. Flavor : SAPOR42. Part of PIN: Abbr. : IDENT44. Make up : INVENT46. "Where does it ___?" : HURT47. Is : EXISTS48. '60s-'70s 114-Across locale : NAM51. Web browser provider : AOL52. ___ fide : BONA53. Part of every month : IDES54. Reveals : OPENS56. Instructions, part 2 : SHADETHECIRCLES63. Prohibition's start : DONOT64. ___ Little, "The Wire" gangster : OMAR65. Old Philadelphia stadium, informally, with "the" : VET66. Earthen pot : OLLA67. Bygone Starfire, e.g., informally : OLDS68. ___ Rebellion of 1857-59 : SEPOY70. Evicts : BOOTS72. Org. in 2005's Oscar-winning "Crash" : LAPD73. Hightail it : FLEE74. Alternative to plata : ORO75. Cellar item : CASK76. Bedouin : NOMAD77. Instructions, part 3 : FOLDALONGDASHES82. Demagnetize, say : ERASE83. St. in a children's rhyme : IVES84. Coupling : LINK85. Previously : AGO87. Half of many a business partnership : SON88. Ticks off : PEEVES91. Plug's place : CORD92. It's between green and black : OOLONG95. Viceroy, e.g. : RULER96. Snap : PHOTO97. Aware of : ONTO98. Nile biters : ASPS102. "We shun it ___ it comes": Emily Dickinson : ERE103. "Beat it!" : SCRAM105. Little bit : SHRED106. Moolah : GELT107. Except for : SAVE109. Certain tankful : AIR110. ___ alai : JAI112. Some funerary ware : URNS114. See 48-Across : WAR115. Last step of the instructions : USETAPEONEDGES119. Tie up : ENLACE121. Cell phone plan units : MINUTES122. "Pick me! Pick me!" : OHOHOH123. Long fights : SIEGES124. Least puzzling : EASIEST125. Pedestal toppers : BUSTS126. Barrels along : SPEEDS 1. Doha native : QATARI2. Lopsided : UNEVEN3. Said "yea" : AGREED4. The Beatles' "___ No One" : FOR5. Edsel : FLOP6. 1984 Olympics site : SARAJEVO7. The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. : OSU8. Portions : METES9. Connecticut town named for an English river : AVON10. Coop group : HENS11. Wall St. worker : ARB12. Second place : SILVER13. "___ it goes" : ANDSO14. Bud : PAL15. Dr. ___ : PHIL16. Charges, in a way : IONIZES17. Honda model : ELEMENT18. Begrudges : RESENTS20. Follows through with : ACTSON24. Ripley's last words? : ORNOT27. Insurgent group : REBELS32. Pond fish : KOI34. Acme product in Road Runner cartoons : TNT35. Long-running hit TV show based in Chicago : OPRAH36. ___-upper : FIXER40. Farrier : SHOER41. Polly of literature, e.g. : AUNT43. Fade, maybe : DISCOLOR45. Condé ___ : NAST47. Revises : EDITS48. Doze : NODOFF49. Artemis' twin : APOLLO50. Pea observer : MENDEL52. Time for a party, in brief : BDAY53. Rapper with the 1988 platinum album "Power" : ICET55. Plummet : NOSEDIVE57. Board : HOPON58. Latin lover's word : AMO59. Elicit : EVOKE60. Alpaca relatives : LLAMAS61. Home of minor-league baseball's Diablos : ELPASO62. Depress : SADDEN68. Undersides : SOLES69. Greek god whose name is one letter off from 118-Down : EROS70. Soak up rays : BASK71. Second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan : OSH75. "No problemo" : CANDO76. "On tap" sign, sometimes : NEON78. Affirms : AVERS79. Depressing darkness : GLOOM80. Scuttlebutt : DIRT81. Device for winter sidewalks : SALTER86. Virtue : GOODNESS88. Take for granted : PRESUME89. Superstate in Orwell's "1984" : EURASIA90. Good rolls in craps : ELEVENS91. One-named singer/actress : CHARO92. "___-la-la!" : OOH93. Stampede : ONRUSH94. [That's awful!] : GAG96. The rite person? : PRIEST99. Waste : SEWAGE100. Finished second : PLACED101. Gray hair producer, they say : STRESS104. Superman's closetful? : CAPES105. Vista : SIGHT108. Pin holder : ETUI110. King in II Kings : JEHU111. Brouhahas : ADOS113. Trim : SNIP116. Packed away : ATE117. Head, in slang : NOB118. Greek goddess whose name is one letter off from 69-Down : EOS120. Virginia's ___ Highway : LEE

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