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New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 2012

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Drop : FALL
5. Diagnostic test, of a sort : SCAN
9. Crosswise, when 18-Across : ABEAM
14. ___ bean : FAVA
18. See 9-Across : ASEA
19. Augusta National Golf Club, for the Masters : HOME
20. Class, abroad : CASTE
21. SST component : SONIC
22. Golf club repositioning? : CHANGEOFADDRESS
25. "I bet I'll know it" : TRYME
26. Botanical holder : TENDRIL
27. Stock price movement : TICK
28. Yonder : THERE
30. Cloths with repeating patterns : CALICOS
32. When to get in, briefly : ETA
34. Three-time Best Director in the 1930s : CAPRA
37. Jennifer of tennis : CAPRIATI
40. Hole in one? : STROKEOFLUCK
44. Take out ___ (get some assistance at the bank) : ALOAN
45. Stance : VIEW
47. According to : PER
48. Shoot two under : EAGLE
49. Comment after hitting a tee shot out of bounds? : BYEBYEBIRDIE
53. Insect named for the Virgin Mary : LADYBUG
55. Multiuse W.W. II vessel : LST
56. Where tumblers can be found : LOCK
57. Brightest star in Orion : RIGEL
60. "I do" : YES
61. Ex-Jet Boomer : ESIASON
64. Pilfer : SWIPE
66. Uniform: Prefix : ISO
69. Wedge shot from a worn-out practice range platform? : ACHIPOFFTHEOLDBLOCK
75. Equal : ARE
76. Continental coins : EUROS
77. Disappearance of 7/2/1937 : EARHART
79. Wait to play : SIT
82. 100 kopecks : RUBLE
84. Like 20% of Israel : ARAB
86. Start of an attention-getting call : YOO
87. Put through : PROCESS
90. Use one club for all 18 holes? : PUTTERAROUND
95. "That's ___!" : AWRAP
96. Topper : CAP
99. Old-time actress Talbot or Naldi : NITA
100. Words to the left of the White House flag on a $20 bill : INGOD
101. Course not listed in the guidebooks? : MISSINGLINKS
104. Ones on a circuit : RACECARS
107. Untrue : NOTSO
108. Robert Frost's middle name : LEE
109. "Now We Are Six" author : AAMILNE
111. Like some columns : IONIC
113. Spelling aid? : WAND
115. Newly districted : REZONED
119. Fragment : SHARD
122. Woods stowed in the rear of a golf cart? : BACKSEATDRIVERS
125. Action Man : U.K. :: ___ : U.S. : GIJOE
126. Long Island airport site : ISLIP
127. Legislative excess : PORK
128. Any of seven Danish kings : ERIC
129. Revenuer : TMAN
130. Loses : SHEDS
131. Sleighful : TOYS
132. Reagan and others : RONS
1. There are 336 dimples on a typical golf ball, for instance : FACT
2. 1970s Wimbledon victor over Connors : ASHE
3. Meager : LEAN
4. Terrestrial decapod : LANDCRAB
5. Aussie chick : SHEILA
6. "Chill!" : COOLIT
7. Inits. in bowling lanes : AMF
8. Swell : NEATO
9. Operating in either of two ways : ACDC
10. Carnival worker : BARKER
11. Suffix with Milan : ESE
12. On the line : ATSTAKE
13. Protection from bug bites : MESH
14. Duffer's shots? : FOREPLAY
15. Whichever : ANY
16. Enthusiasm : VIM
17. Whiz : ACE
21. Attacked from the air : STRAFED
23. Not fine : GRAINY
24. Knocked : DISSED
29. Prefix with management : ECO
31. ___ center : CIVIC
33. Shirt : TOP
35. Sport named for a British boarding school : RUGBY
36. "I haven't ___" : ACLUE
37. TV option : CABLE
38. Milano of "Charmed" : ALYSSA
39. Like works of Kipling and Browning : POETIC
41. Light start? : TWI
42. Director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
43. They might help produce a blowout : KEGS
46. Annoy : IRK
50. Secretive couple : ELOPERS
51. Pro ___ : BONO
52. Iroquois foes : ERIES
54. Cassim's brother in a classic tale : ALIBABA
58. Investors' news, briefly : IPO
59. Come together : GEL
62. "Caught you!" : AHA
63. Military title? : SIR
64. Pharynx affliction : STREP
65. One-word query : WHO
67. Certain 35mm camera : SLR
68. "Lo-o-ovely!" : OOH
70. Second of 12: Abbr. : FEB
71. Suffix with ear or arm : FUL
72. Valued : DEAR
73. ___ Lake (one of New York's Finger Lakes) : CAYUGA
74. Swedish coins : KRONOR
78. Lincoln in-laws : TODDS
79. Often-filtered material : SPAM
80. Shaw who wrote "Rich Man, Poor Man" : IRWIN
81. Location of many organs : TORSO
83. Org. with boats : USCG
84. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
85. Violate a peace treaty, maybe : REARM
88. Club thrown in disgust? : CASTIRON
89. Installment : EPISODE
91. Anonymous: Abbr. : UNK
92. Herbal tea : TISANE
93. Early Wagner opera : RIENZI
94. Quick survey : ONCEOVER
97. Like a real-estate deal that doesn't involve a mortgage : ALLCASH
98. Crusty one : PIE
102. Oui's opposite : NON
103. Object of curiosity on the first day of school : NEWKID
105. Put on the line : AIRDRY
106. Some postal workers : CLERKS
110. Novelize, e.g. : ADAPT
112. University of Miami mascot : IBIS
114. Egyptian menaces : ASPS
116. Nephew of Caligula : NERO
117. Country in a Thomas Moore poem : ERIN
118. Mil. awards : DSCS
119. ___ Pepper : SGT
120. That guy : HIM
121. Hit Steely Dan album : AJA
123. The Indians, on sports tickers : CLE
124. As well : TOO

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