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New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 171 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Striped pet : TABBY
6. Befuddled : ATSEA
11. Mr. ___ (old soft drink name) : PIBB
15. Variety show overseers : MCS
18. Antipasto tidbit : OLIVE
19. Simulate : FEIGN
20. Old photo's tone : SEPIA
21. Loop locale, informally : CHI
22. Entry in a metalworker's personal planner? : WELDTUESDAY
24. Roast a red-breasted bird? : COOKROBIN
26. Gall : IRK
27. Like movies and bonds : RATED
28. Pounds and pence? : LONDONJACK
29. Exercised caution : TOOKCARE
32. Copies from CD to PC : RIPS
33. Distresses : AILS
34. What misbehaving kids must have inherited from their parents? : WILDERGENE
37. Funnywoman Boosler : ELAYNE
40. Nose wrinkler : ODOR
42. They might not be on the charts : ISLES
43. Holds up : ROBS
44. Napoleon, e.g., prior to exile? : FRENCHVICTOR
48. Stuff : SATE
49. Suffix with fatal : ISM
52. W. Hemisphere alliance : OAS
53. Soprano role in "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
54. Fishing spear? : BASSLANCE
56. Verizon forerunner : GTE
57. Where many last names start with "O" : ERIN
58. Shirt front clip-on : IDTAG
60. Like superfans : AVID
61. Has a capacity of : HOLDS
63. Timid swearword : DARN
65. Bit of news : ITEM
67. Spoke to one's flock? : BAAED
68. Small sandwich : OREO
69. "___ that" : ROGER
71. Undergo : HAVE
73. 1975 TV debut, briefly : SNL
74. Moocher's most valuable acquaintance? : RICHBUDDY
78. Sent texts to, in bygone days : TELEXED
80. Hard water : ICE
81. Meaning reverser : NOT
82. Claim findings : ORES
83. The Salt, in Arizona? : PHOENIXRIVER
85. Forum wear : TOGA
86. ___ Cassidy, 1970s teen heartthrob : SHAUN
87. High-flown poetry : ODES
88. Furnace worker : STOKER
90. Coffee from Big Sky Country? : MONTANAJOE
94. Coxswain's teammates : OARS
95. It's suitable for framing : PANE
96. Number one priority? : EGOMANIA
100. Smarmy preprandial blessing? : SLICKGRACE
104. California's San ___ County : MATEO
106. Filmmaker Lee : ANG
107. Official seal on a Havana cigar? : CUBANMARK
108. Beverage made by squeezing fruit-filled cookies? : NEWTONJUICE
111. Partook of : ATE
112. Wind chime location : EAVES
113. Lagoon encloser : ATOLL
114. Benevolent Narnia denizen : ASLAN
115. ___ judicata : RES
116. Oklahoma city : ENID
117. Looked bad in comparison : PALED
118. "The Christmas That Almost ___" (1966 holiday film) : WASNT
1. Specifically : TOWIT
2. Last Oldsmobile to be made : ALERO
3. Conniving sergeant of 1950s TV : BILKO
4. Hanes competitor : BVD
5. Up to now : YET
6. Frightened, in dialect : AFEARD
7. Proctor's charge : TESTEE
8. Debating choice : SIDE
9. "Holy cats!" : EGAD
10. More than none : ANY
11. Low class : PEONS
12. Device with a click wheel : IPOD
13. Soweto uprising figure : BIKO
14. Stock holder : BARN
15. Ed who wrote the 87th Precinct novels : MCBAIN
16. Chewing gum ingredient : CHICLE
17. Goes under : SINKS
20. Checks (out) : SCOPES
23. It flows through Orsk : URAL
25. "Love Train" group, with "the" : OJAYS
28. Passenger ship : LINER
30. Tae ___ do : KWON
31. Venn diagram sets, usually : CIRCLES
32. Trade magazines? : RELOAD
35. ___ law (acronymic 1970 measure) : RICO
36. Minor suit? : GSTRING
37. Timeline divisions : ERAS
38. Plenty : LOTS
39. Early fratricide victim : ABEL
40. Sacred piece : ORATORIO
41. Click again, maybe : DESELECT
44. Turn signal? : FOGHORN
45. "Have You Seen ___" (1971 hit) : HER
46. Word written across a bad check : VOID
47. Central parts : INNARDS
48. Certain female grouse : SAGEHEN
49. Like biopsies : INVASIVE
50. Logical things to study? : SCIENCES
51. Busybody : MEDDLER
54. Try for a hit : BAT
55. Minor-league classification : AAA
59. Exhaust : TIREOUT
62. Cry from Homer : DOH
64. Country's Acuff or Clark : ROY
66. Ankle-length : MAXI
67. Rest area : BEDROOM
70. Petroleum component : ETHANE
72. Tick off : VEX
75. Portable diversion : BOOK
76. Longing : URGE
77. Honey : DEAR
79. "Girls" creator Dunham : LENA
83. One called upon to talk? : PHONE
84. Suspicion : IDEA
85. "Vissi d'arte" opera : TOSCA
86. Loud osculations : SMACKS
88. Private action? : SALUTE
89. Iroquois factions : TRIBES
91. Source of irritation : NETTLE
92. Timeworn : AGEOLD
93. "Benny & ___" (1993 rom-com) : JOON
94. Player's trophy : OSCAR
95. Lessened : PARED
97. Barrelful at a hardware store : NAILS
98. Like Cuzco's builders : INCAN
99. Insurance seller : AGENT
101. Place to rest a guitar : KNEE
102. Fibbie : GMAN
103. Musician Shankar : RAVI
104. Carpal or tarsal starter : META
105. Unable to pass muster, say : AWOL
108. Refresher : NAP
109. Uppercut target : JAW
110. G8 nation : USA

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