JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 2008

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 131, Blocks: 72 Missing: {BQVZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Some clues are missing so you need to "follow the instructions." For example, 11 Across is UPSIDE followed by the DOWN answer CAKES, so UPSIDE DOWN CAKES. Similarly, 29 Across is PICKED UP SPEED, 34 Down is TWO LEFT FEET, and 41 Down is EXTREME RIGHT WING, etc. All nine such clues are modified appropriately in the answers below. The print version had different grid numbers. Here's a hand-solved grid from Linda G's old blog.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Artist's digs, maybe : LOFT
5. Totally accurate : DEADON
11. Pineapple desserts : UPSIDEDOWNCAKES
18. "___, gorgeous!" (Fanny Brice's comment to herself when looking in the mirror) : HELLO
19. One of wine's Gallo brothers : ERNEST
20. Autobiographical short story by Edgar Allan Poe : ELEONORA
21. Marisa of "What Women Want" : TOMEI
22. 1974 Mocedades hit : ERESTU
23. Careful consideration : HARDLOOK
24. Men's fashion accessories : TIECLIPS
26. Cork shooter : POPGUN
28. "Biography" network : AANDE
29. Accelerated : PICKEDUPSPEED
30. Threw off the scent : MISLED
31. Check list? : PAYEES
32. Canonized mlle. : STE
33. More encouraging : ROSIER
34. Third word of "America" : TIS
35. Blue Devils' and Tigers' org. : ACC
38. Contact lens solutions : SALINES
40. They're better than one : TWOHEADS
45. Elton's johns : LOOS
47. Blind element : SLAT
48. Stereotypical reaction to Elvis : SWOON
50. Magneto's adversaries, in comic books : XMEN
51. Lugs : LOUTS
53. Spread in a spread : OLEO
56. Passé : STALE
59. Classic Toyota sports cars : SUPRAS
61. ___ Bradshaw, "Sex and the City" role : CARRIE
62. Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIAD
63. Turf, as opposed to surf : STEAK
64. Dancer Alvin : AILEY
65. Malodorous : SMELLY
67. Become part of : JOININ
68. Imp : GREMLIN
71. Place to get dates? : OASIS
72. Fronded plant : FERN
73. Fictional submariner : NEMO
75. Civil rights march site, 1965 : SELMA
76. Family : CLAN
78. Wise : SAGE
81. Repeated John Gielgud role : KINGLEAR
83. Popular song from Broadway's "The Wiz" : EASEONDOWNTHEROAD
86. Titanic message : SOS
87. Arctic diver : AUK
88. Runs : SPATES
90. Eponymous German electrophysicist : OHM
92. Begets : SPAWNS
96. Things on strings : PEARLS
97. Deterge : CLEANSE
101. Prefix with -zoic : PALEO
102. Sitcom title role for Brandy Norwood : MOESHA
103. 1997 Jim Carrey film : LIARLIAR
104. What a man and a woman become in marriage : ONEFLESH
106. Two-wheeled covered carriage : HANSOM
108. Hops-drying kilns : OASTS
109. Establishing a business : SETTINGUPSHOP
110. Hero of Bellini's "I Puritani" : ARTURO
111. Anticipate : AWAIT
112. Mary Tyler Moore co-star : EDASNER
113. Seinfeld, for one : STANDUPCOMIC
114. Feast : DINE
1. Sainted pope of A.D. 683 : LEOII
2. Ancient Mexican people : OLMEC
3. Evidence of dandruff : FLECKS
4. Facilities : TOILETS
6. Slips : ERRS
7. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
8. Execrate : DESPISE
9. Bone formation : OSTOSIS
10. Mathematical sequence of unknown length : NTUPLE
11. ___ Bator : ULAN
12. A pop : PER
13. Na2CO3 : SODAASH
14. Dental filling : INLAY
15. Literature's Lorna : DOONE
16. Lose little by little : ERODE
18. U.R.L. lead-in : HTTP
20. Israeli P.M. Olmert : EHUD
25. They may be funny or bright : IDEAS
27. Neighbor of Switz. : GER
30. Educator Maria : MONTESSORI
31. Subatomic particle that is a nuclear binder : PION
33. Mideast money : RIAL
34. Bad dancer's handicap : TWOLEFTFEET
35. "Enough!" : ALLRIGHTALREADY
36. Collected : COOL
37. Mistress : COURTESAN
39. Bridges in Hollywood : LLOYD
40. The "ten" in "hang ten" : TOES
41. Reactionary : EXTREMERIGHTWING
42. Flower also called a naked lady : AMARYLLIS
43. Hero maker : DELI
44. Old dirk : SNEE
46. Unblemished : STERLING
48. Lineage : STRAIN
49. Failings : WEAKNESSES
52. Breezes (through) : SAILS
54. Quite wrong : OUTINLEFTFIELD
56. Business position : SALES
58. Word before and after "after" : DAY
60. Cross product : PEN
61. Geom. figure : CIR
64. Disco term meaning "galore" : AGOGO
65. Punch : SOCK
66. French Sudan, today : MALI
67. Raspberry : JEER
69. "___ Angel," 1933 film : IMNO
70. Scratch sheet listings : NAGS
72. Slams : FLAK
74. Fannie ___ (securities) : MAES
77. Jupiter or Mars : DEUS
79. ___ Gay, W.W. II bomber : ENOLA
82. Ointment ingredient : LANOLIN
83. Subject of the book "Last Flight" : EARHART
84. Setting for "Driving Miss Daisy" : ATLANTA
88. Call, or call on : SEE
89. Turkish pooh-bahs : PASHAS
91. Lake ___, third-largest lake in Africa : MALAWI
92. Imagine, informally : SPOSE
93. Sectioned, as a window : PANED
94. Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
95. Tapestry threads : WEFTS
98. Month before Iyar : NISAN
99. "Socrate" composer : SATIE
100. First, in Frankfurt : ERST
102. Relig. title : MSGR
103. Lady's man : LORD
105. Anchorage-to-Fairbanks dir. : ENE
107. Great ball of fire : SUN

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