WHATS-ITS

New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 2010

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. *Your tongue : BITEIT
7. Trip preparation : LSD
10. Early 10th-century year : CMII
14. *Uncle : SAYIT
19. "Lemme!" : IWANNA
20. Sloping : ATASLANT
22. Gland: Prefix : ADENO
23. *An idea : COMETOTHINKOFIT
25. *The picture : GETIT
26. Identify : NAME
27. 1986 parody of a Sylvester Stallone film series : ROCKYVI
28. First name among the Axis powers : BENITO
29. Not going anywhere? : INPARK
31. Direct to the exit : LEADOUT
34. It often follows you : ARE
36. Summer coolers : ICETEAS
38. Dragon roll ingredient : EEL
39. Spots : ADS
42. Greek high spot : MTOSSA
44. Gambler's hangout, for short : OTB
45. Retro upholstery material : BARKCLOTH
48. Dressing choice : OIL
49. Contract winner, often : LOWBID
52. Leave in a hurry : BOLT
53. Opera ___ (complete works: Lat.) : OMNIA
54. TV "Miss" : ELLIE
56. Story accompanier : ART
57. "A Beautiful Mind" star : CROWE
58. You, in Yucatán : USTED
59. Tool for making eyelets : STILETTO
61. Old-fashioned clothes presser : FLATIRON
63. Org. with an oath : BSA
64. California's ___ Valley : NAPA
65. Created : WROUGHT
67. Old buffalo hunter : OTOE
69. Closed-captioning problem : LAG
71. Expanse : OPENAREA
73. Surgeon's tool : HEMOSTAT
77. Kind of ring : ONION
79. Rube of bygone funnies : ABNER
80. Common cricket score : NIL
81. Cause of a pain in the neck : NOOSE
82. Yawn producer : ENNUI
83. Pouches : SACS
84. Curly pasta : ROTINI
86. Writer Anaïs : NIN
87. Like cornstalks after about six weeks : WAISTHIGH
89. Weapon carried in a speakeasy : GAT
90. Accommodations with low overhead? : ATTICS
92. Abbr. in many a Québec address : STE
93. Fighter with a shuffle : ALI
94. Math operations that yield remainders : MODULOS
97. Shaker ___, Oh. : HTS
98. Field tools : SCYTHES
100. Moses at the Red Sea, e.g. : PARTER
102. "In the Bedroom" actress, 2001 : SPACEK
106. Rare announcement after balloting : ITSATIE
108. Slams : RIPS
111. *Crow : EATIT
112. *A message : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
116. Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
117. Didn't get a good deal : OVERPAID
118. Name associated with fire : STELMO
119. *The light : SEEIT
120. Putter (around) : MESS
121. Sot's woe : DTS
122. *Face : LOSEIT
1. Inexpensive pen : BIC
2. Joyful cry : IWON
3. Author Janowitz : TAMA
4. Exes, sometimes : ENEMIES
5. One ___ (long odds) : INTEN
6. Eastern path : TAO
7. Home of Shalimar Gardens : LAHORE
8. *The point : STICKTOIT
9. Like dungeons, typically : DANK
10. Some garlic : CLOVES
11. Scorsese subject : MAFIA
12. ___ Kamoze of reggae : INI
13. Big corp. in defense contracts : ITT
14. Bob ___, narrator on TV's "How I Met Your Mother" : SAGET
15. Present-day site of the ancient port city Eudaemon : ADEN
16. Hirsute Himalayan : YETI
17. J. Edgar Hoover used one: Abbr. : INIT
18. Fictional terrier : TOTO
21. 1973 NASA launch : SKYLAB
24. Gillette's ___ II : TRAC
28. Major portion : BULK
30. Former Chinese Communist military leader Lin ___ : PIAO
32. *A deck of cards : DEALWITHIT
33. Olympic discus great Al : OERTER
34. Not straight : ATILT
35. *The aisles : ROLLINGINIT
37. Announcement at a terminal, in brief : ETD
39. Poor support : ALMS
40. *Sure loser : DONTBETONIT
41. Sloppy spots : STIES
42. ___ Southwest Grill (restaurant chain) : MOES
43. *A pillow : SLEEPONIT
45. Ticket site : BOOTH
46. *An abacus : COUNTONIT
47. "Humpty Dumpty ___ great fall" : HADA
50. Angkor ___ (Cambodian temple) : WAT
51. *Lunch : BROWNBAGIT
52. Actress Sonia : BRAGA
55. Wharf workers' org. : ILA
57. Crossword creator, at times : CLUER
60. Water source : TAP
61. Course calls : FORES
62. Part of a tuba sound : OOM
66. Dressing choice : RANCH
68. Spanish bear : OSO
69. Theater mogul Marcus : LOEW
70. Kournikova and others : ANNAS
72. Without breaking a sweat : EASILY
74. 2010 Denzel Washington title role : ELI
75. Athletic shoe brand : ASICS
76. Second place? : TENS
78. River of York : OUSE
80. *Snuff : NOTUPTOIT
84. Far out : RAD
85. G.O.P. elephant originator : NAST
88. Commit a computer crime : HACK
89. Dirt : GOSSIP
91. Does very well : THRIVES
94. They may be fed downtown : METERS
95. Scots with lots : LAIRDS
96. City SSW of Moscow : OREL
98. Tuned to : SETAT
99. Ups : HIKES
101. Classical sister : ERATO
102. Seven ___ : SEAS
103. Washed out : PALE
104. Suit to ___ : ATEE
105. Field opening? : CITI
107. Not much : ATAD
109. Soccer immortal : PELE
110. California's ___ Valley : SIMI
112. Nursery rhyme boy who "stole a pig, and away he run" : TOM
113. N.Y.C.'s A, B, C or D : AVE
114. Night sch. class : ESL
115. Rug rat : TOT

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