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New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 2015

Author: Dan Schoenholz
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Schoenholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Dan Schoenholz notes: Drop-a-letter and add-a-letter themes have been done so often that it's tough to get traction with editors for this type of puzzle. Consequently, I don't construct many of them. I made the exception here ... more
Jill Denny notes: A tidy Sunday grid with an eat theme. Er, rather, a neat theme. Ow, we're cooking with gas! Drop-a-letter themes are common enough, so the burden is on the constructor to choose clever, colorful theme entries. ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Even with his crossword-friendly vowel/consonant alternation, Milton OBOTE is vastly outnumbered by Idi AMIN in terms of Shortz-era appearances, at a score of 7 to 44. If only he had changed his name to BOTE. Or TESS.
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Schnozzolas : BEAKS
6. More reserved : SHYER
11. Mali, mostly : SAHARA
17. Variety of primrose : OXLIP
18. New York Giants founder who's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame : TIMMARA
20. Jacks or better, say, in poker : OPENERS
22. Philadelphia's ___ Ross Bridge : BETSY
23. Arctic hideaway? : ANOOKOFTHENORTH
25. Take for a ride : SCAM
26. Higgledy-piggledy : AMOK
27. Nonviolent protests : SITINS
28. Mother of Hermes : MAIA
29. Strikes : REDLINES
32. R&B's Peniston : CECE
33. Restrained : BATED
34. Neck-stretching yoga position? : EARTOONESHEART
37. Haymakers? : BALERS
38. Constellation next to Scorpius : ARA
39. Hound : NAG
40. Many a candidate, briefly : POL
41. Hersey novel setting : ADANO
43. Took over : SEIZED
45. Big win for a prominent TV financial adviser? : ORMANCONQUEST
51. Where Bill and Hillary Clinton met, briefly : YALEU
52. ___ Domenici, longtime New Mexico senator : PETE
54. Benefit offsetter : COST
55. Old carrier name : USAIR
56. ___ score (newborn health measure) : APGAR
58. Original Beatles bassist Sutcliffe : STU
59. Padre's hermano : TIO
61. Something a GPS recalculates: Abbr. : RTE
62. Monk's hood : COWL
65. Like makers of one-way street signs? : ARROWMINDED
69. High point : APEX
70. Exclamation accented on the second syllable : AHA
71. Entry-level position, for short? : CPA
72. High-level, as a farm team : AAA
73. Bit of folk wisdom : ADAGE
75. Parts of a kingdom : PHYLA
77. Thai money : BAHT
79. Certain bond, for short : MUNI
81. Hardly Mr. Right : CREEP
85. Environmentalists' concern in northern France? : OISEPOLLUTION
88. Classic joke target : BLONDE
89. Either half of a diphthong : VOWEL
90. 1970s sitcom production co. : MTM
91. Eminem producer, informally : DRE
92. Dead end? : DEE
93. Descendant of a son of Noah : HAMITE
96. Igloo, e.g.? : ICEPIECEOFWORK
101. Milton who led Uganda to independence : OBOTE
102. "The race ___!" : ISON
103. Melees : FRACASES
104. State that borders three Can. provinces : MONT
105. Locale of a 1984 industrial disaster : BHOPAL
107. Shuffle, e.g. : IPOD
108. Lend, slangily : SPOT
111. One sending money from France or Germany? : EUROTRANSMITTER
114. Bayer brand : ALEVE
115. Winter vehicle : SNOWCAT
116. Sneak previews : TEASERS
117. Roman harvest goddess : CERES
118. Completely strip : DENUDE
119. Starting words of some 120-Across : OLORD
120. See 119-Across : HYMNS
1. Some haircuts : BOBS
2. C.O.O., e.g. : EXEC
3. Communion spot : ALTARRAIL
4. Fate : KISMET
5. Sleeper, maybe : SPY
6. Takes part in a joint session? : SMOKESPOT
7. Kaiser, e.g., for short : HMO
8. Jabbers : YAKS
9. Beethoven's Third : EROICA
10. Whitewater enthusiast : RAFTER
11. Herr's heirs? : SOHNE
12. Humans' cousins : APES
13. Brooder : HEN
14. Irregular : ANOMALOUS
15. Adjust at Moody's, say : RERATE
16. Not so conventional : ARTIER
18. Petruchio's task vis-à-vis Katharina : TAMING
19. ___ sense : INONE
21. Herring relatives : SHADS
24. Mini mints : TICTACS
26. Take ___ off : ALOAD
30. Beautified : DONEUP
31. Sandpiper's domain : SHORE
33. Whom the witches deem "lesser than Macbeth, and greater" : BANQUO
34. "Hold on there, cowboy!" : EASY
35. Domain : AREA
36. American ___ : ELM
37. Shut out : BAN
42. Epitome of attention to detail : DOTTEDI
44. Passion : ZEAL
46. Opening on Broadway : ACTI
47. One might appear next to an article : NOUN
48. Tombstone figure : EARP
49. Something in a bookmarks tab : SITE
50. Image in the "Jurassic Park" logo, familiarly : TREX
52. "The Prodigal Son," for one : PARABLE
53. Screw up : ERR
57. Feature of the Nixon tapes : GAP
58. Wee, in Dundee : SMA
60. First lady McKinley : IDA
62. Guitar accessory : CAPO
63. "What a surprise to run into you!" : OHHI
64. Means : WAYS
66. Island that may have an apostrophe in its name : OAHU
67. Light amount? : WATT
68. Martial arts level : DAN
69. Plane-related : AERO
71. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" novelist : CAPOTE
74. Heads of staff? : GCLEFS
76. Archetypal postwar suburb : LEVITTOWN
78. ___ Janney, four-time "West Wing" Emmy winner : ALLISON
79. Theme : MOTIF
80. Coming from out of nowhere, as an insult : UNMERITED
82. Nourishment for a plant embryo : ENDOSPERM
83. Hessian river : EDER
84. Hide-and-seek no-no : PEEK
86. Be behind : OWE
87. Angel's opposite : IMP
88. Overarching : BROAD
91. Looks inside a house : DECORS
93. Subjects of some loans : HOMES
94. Teem : ABOUND
95. "The Prince and the Showgirl" co-star, 1957 : MONROE
97. Admits : COPSTO
98. Canine protector : ENAMEL
99. Bit of monkey business : CAPER
100. John who founded Methodism : WESLEY
102. "___ to break the news ..." : IHATE
105. Little nail : BRAD
106. Chinese dynasty of a thousand years ago : LIAO
109. ___-ready : OVEN
110. Hardy heroine : TESS
112. The Horned Frogs of the Big 12 Conf. : TCU
113. Original Dungeons & Dragons game co. : TSR
114. Berlin cry : ACH

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