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New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 2012

Author: Daniel A. Finan
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel A. Finan
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 65 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Theme answers go back to the start. Append the first three letters to the end for the answers to make sense.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bulb holders : LAMPS
6. Part of the name of many a Spanish restaurant : LACASA
12. Confabs : GABFESTS
20. Stern taking a bow (in two senses) : ISAAC
21. Demands (from) : EXACTS
22. Eternally : EVERMORE
23. Aide for a V.I.P. customer : PERSONALSHOPPER
25. Multiple Grammy winner who was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" : TONIBRAXTON
26. Paper nautilus, e.g. : OCTOPOD
27. Words mouthed to a TV camera : HIMOM
29. Like the pen or pencil you might reach for : NEAREST
30. P.T.A. interest : EDUC
32. One of two options at a fast food restaurant : EATIN
34. Sample : TRY
35. Prozac, for one : ANTIDEPRESSANT
40. W.C. : LAV
42. "Oh baby!" : YOWZA
46. Eve's opposite : MORN
47. Work assignment : STINT
48. Gore in fiction : VIDAL
50. Dirty : SOIL
51. Kind of switch : ONOFF
53. Special ___ : OPS
54. It may be popped for fun : WHEELIE
56. Metro area : URB
57. X X X lover? : KEGLER
59. Freudian concept : PLEASUREPRINCIPLE
62. Lie about : LAZE
63. The "L" of S.L.R. : LENS
64. Trample : TREADON
65. Inverness native : SCOT
67. Funeral stands : BIERS
69. Run out : LAPSE
72. "Tell ___ lies" : MENO
73. Jimmie Rodgers or Tex Owens, musically : YODELER
75. Bun contents : HAIR
76. Make ___ dash : AMAD
78. Mountains, rivers, plains, etc. : PHYSICALGEOGRAPHY
82. More sinister : DARKER
85. Blackjack decision : HIT
86. "The Magnificent Seven" co-star : MCQUEEN
87. Suffix with human : OID
89. Actor Hill of "Moneyball" : JONAH
90. Mind : OBEY
92. Spanish winds : AIRES
93. Distilled vis-à-vis tap : PURER
95. Gospel singer Winans : CECE
96. Like the "ng" sound : NASAL
98. "___ who?!" : SEZ
99. Fancy salad ingredient : ARTICHOKEHEART
101. Org. making grants to museums : NEA
103. Big faucet maker : DELTA
105. University in North Carolina : ELON
106. Rear : BACKEND
110. Genealogical study : ROOTS
112. Articles aren't found in it : ADSPACE
117. London transportation : UNDERGROUND
119. Marlon Brando film : ONTHEWATERFRONT
121. Set free : RELEASED
122. "Cheers" bartender Sam : MALONE
123. Movie droid : ARTOO
124. Fastener patented in 1939 : TWISTTIE
125. Pivoted : SLEWED
126. ___-Japanese : RUSSO
1. Alternative to dieting, informally : LIPO
2. "Just ___!" : ASEC
3. Bartering locale : MART
4. ___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
5. Checked (out) : SCOPED
6. Antecede : LEADUPTO
7. ___ Rose : AXL
8. Bills, e.g. : CASH
9. Most 17-Down : ACHIEST
10. Plant pores : STOMAS
11. "You missed ___" : ASPOT
12. Grok : GET
13. Sir Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of ___ : AVON
14. Pulitzer winner for "John Brown's Body" : BENET
15. Brother's place : FRIARY
16. Early life forms? : EMBRYOS
17. See 9-Down : SORE
18. Refrain syllables : TRAS
19. Send some pixxx? : SEXT
24. Network connections : NODES
28. Environs : MILIEU
31. Incapacitate : CRIPPLE
33. Subject of the documentary "An Unreasonable Man" : NADER
35. Helter-skelter : AMOK
36. Bar ___ : NONE
37. Cavemen : TROGLODYTES
38. Blows up : INFLATES
39. Eve who wrote "The Vagina Monologues" : ENSLER
41. Has parked : VALETS
43. South Dakota memorial site : WOUNDEDKNEE
44. Modern December birthstone : ZIRCON
45. White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
48. TiVo precursor : VHS
49. "Eavesdrop" from across the room, say : LIPREAD
52. It's felt on the head : FEZ
54. "Time ___ ..." : WAS
55. Poetic preposition : ERE
58. Only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture : REBECCA
60. Minnesota twins? : ENS
61. Song that starts "A winter's day in a deep and dark December" : IAMAROCK
65. Draw (off): Var. : SYPHON
66. Premium Cuban cigar brand : COHIBA
68. Nationals whose flag declares "God is great" : IRAQIS
69. What echoes do : LAG
70. Clear the atmosphere of : AIROUT
71. Sod house locale : PRAIRIE
74. Min. or max. : LIM
75. Sweets : HON
77. Capt.'s superior : MAJ
79. Drew in : LURED
80. Old-timer : GEEZER
81. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
83. Per : EACH
84. Korea's Syngman ___ : RHEE
88. Like some housecats : DECLAWED
91. "Gone With the Wind" bad guys : YANKEES
93. Yammer : PRATTLE
94. First TV show to debut at #1 in the Nielsen ratings : RHODA
97. Eye up and down : LEERAT
99. Discordant : ATONAL
100. General Motors subsidiary : ONSTAR
102. Feeling pervading Brat Pack movies : ANGST
104. Towers : LOOMS
106. Reynolds of "Boogie Nights" : BURT
107. From the top : ANEW
108. Mid fifth-century year : CDLI
109. Hofbräuhaus crowd? : DREI
111. Place after place : SHOW
113. Home of the Norte Chico civilization : PERU
114. Part of 101-Across : ARTS
115. Corp. money types : CFOS
116. Switch attachment? : EROO
118. Metered praise : ODE
120. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. : ENE

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