WUNDERBAR!

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 2011

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 185 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Blacks squares in this grid are either isolated or clumped together in linear groups of three. Such groups, in each case, represent BAR, which completes each theme answer.
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© 2011, The New York Times
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1. Words before a discounted price : YOUPAY
7. TV network force : ADREPS
13. Pickle juices : BRINES
19. Go-getter : DYNAMO
20. Hometown of old radio's Fibber McGee and Molly : PEORIA
21. Noted parent in tabloids : OCTOMOM
23. Not level : SLOPED
24. Did sleight of hand with : PALMED
25. Food often dipped in soy sauce : SASHIMI
26. Band whose 1998 song "One Week" was #1 for one week : ENAKEDLADIES
29. Tennis's Ivanisevic : GORAN
30. Astrologer to the rich and famous : OMARR
33. Softens : EASES
34. More furtive : SLYER
36. PC key : ALT
37. Lab instructor? : DOGHANDLER
39. Reduced amount? : QTY
40. 1950s pinup queen ___ Page : BETTIE
42. Spartan walkway : STOA
43. Bridge position : EAST
44. ___ generis : SUI
45. "After you" : GOAHEAD
46. Pear variety : TLETT
48. Milky Way, for one : CHOCOLATE
50. Didn't accept, with "on" : PASSED
53. One way for drivers to turn : ONRED
55. NASA recruiting site : MIT
56. In the past, once : ERST
60. "Give ___ rest!" : ITA
61. ___-ray Disc : BLU
63. Gift from above : GODSEND
65. Shreve who wrote "The Pilot's Wife" : ANITA
66. Onetime head of the Medellín drug cartel : PABLOESCO
69. Mattel announced their breakup in 2004 : BIEANDKEN
71. Name in 2000 headlines : ELIAN
72. Set up : ARRANGE
76. Alphabet trio : RST
77. Tapping site : KEG
78. Big name in lens care : RENU
79. Dernier ___ : CRI
80. Sandler's "Spanglish" co-star : LEONI
82. With good order : TIDILY
84. Classic western slugfest : ROOMBRAWL
87. It's just below a B : SPACE
89. Really use an opportunity well : MAKEHAY
92. CPR pro : EMT
93. Slinky, e.g. : COIL
94. Togo's capital : LOME
98. Writer/philosopher Hannah : ARENDT
99. General name on a menu? : TSO
100. Three-stringed instruments : BALALAIKAS
102. Roman 1,002 : MII
103. Children's song refrain : EIEIO
105. "Death of a Salesman" role : LOMAN
106. Best Buy buy : TVSET
107. Wars, in ancient Rome : BELLA
109. Plan on ordering a drink, say : BELLYUPTOTHE
112. Loose : ATLARGE
114. Actress Dolores of the silent era : DELRIO
115. Brand advertised with a cow : BORDEN
119. Member of an assaulting party : STORMER
120. Leveling tool : EVENER
121. Blue boys? : SMURFS
122. Fervid : ARDENT
123. Choir supports : RISERS
124. Currency replaced by the euro : PESETA
1. Rushing stat: Abbr. : YDS
2. Popeye's gal : OYL
3. Juan's one : UNO
4. New Year's Eve wear : PAPERHATS
5. Egyptian god of the universe : AMENRA
6. "Star Wars" guru : YODA
7. Beseeches : APPEALSTO
8. Resolved : DEADSET
9. Suitcase convenience : ROLLER
10. "Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
11. Multicolored : PIED
12. Really mean : SADISTIC
13. Giving orders : BOSSY
14. Pioneer in quadraphonic records : RCA
15. "I love this!" : ITSGREAT
16. Big Apple neighborhood : NOHO
17. Gulf state : EMIRATE
18. Civil war locale beginning in 1991 : SOMALIA
22. Made, as money : MINTED
27. Sharply reprimanded : KEDAT
28. Just : ELY
30. Takes too much : ODS
31. Witty saying : MOT
32. Fifth word of the Gettysburg Address : AGO
35. W.W. II craft : EBOAT
38. Etui item : NEEDLE
39. Jails, in British slang : QUODS
41. Finis : THEEND
44. Drop : SHED
45. Quiet transportation : GLIDER
47. Simon of Duran Duran : LEBON
48. ___-Magnon : CRO
49. Present opener? : OMNI
50. Parade tootler : PIPER
51. Dickens title opener : ATALE
52. Vaccine pioneer : SABIN
54. "The Killing Fields" actor Haing S. ___ : NGOR
57. "___-Tikki-Tavi" : RIKKI
58. Word with plate or plant : STEEL
59. Like grapefruit juice : TANGY
62. Grp. whose seal has the words "This we'll defend" : USARMY
64. Irving Bacheller novel "___ Holden" : EBEN
65. Caper : ANTIC
67. Ralph ___ né Lifshitz : LAUREN
68. Steal : CRIB
70. Equal in height : ASTALL
73. Avis alternative : ALAMO
74. Lizard look-alike : NEWT
75. Football score abroad : GOL
79. South American animal with a snout : COATI
81. Quarantine advocates : ISOLATORS
83. Part of the next-to-last line of the Lord's Prayer : DELIVERUS
85. "My stars!" : OHDEARME
86. Mend, in a way, as a metal joint : RESOLDER
88. Lounge in many a hotel : PIANO
89. Fearsome snakes : MAMBAS
90. Mozart's "Un bacio di mano," e.g. : ARIETTA
91. Garrison in Minnesota : KEILLOR
93. More like Bette Midler stage shows : CAMPIER
95. Green-lights : OKS
96. Common middle name for a girl : MAE
97. Biblical verb ending : EST
99. Cravat holder : TIE
100. Recurring Matt Damon title role : BOURNE
101. Not out : ATHOME
104. "The Great Movies" author : EBERT
105. Actor Waggoner and others : LYLES
108. Product of fatback : LARD
110. Italian author Primo : LEVI
111. Recipe abbr. : TBSP
113. Brig. ___ : GEN
116. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
117. Little amphibian : EFT
118. Hush-hush grp. : NSA

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