LIGHT THINKING

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 2006

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 141, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 145 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The rebus entries should all be read OFF horizontally and ON vertically.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Exodus" hero : ARI
4. Film director Petri : ELIO
8. "Pow!" : WHAM
12. Chicago's ___ Aquarium : SHEDD
17. Novel by Toni Morrison : SULA
19. Coquette : MINX
20. View from Mauna Kea : HILO
21. Frighten away : SCAREOFF
22. Winning it is a sweet victory : PILLSBURYBAKEOFF
25. Many an archaeological site : PALACE
26. Lock, stock and barrel : INTOTO
27. Overdoes it : EMOTES
28. Eats at home : DINESIN
29. Goes over again : REREADS
31. River in Irkutsk : OKA
32. Meddle : INTRUDE
33. Big name in ice cream : EDY
34. Cheapskate : PIKER
36. Latin case : DATIVE
40. Lo-___ : RES
41. TV show since 1/6/75 : WHEELOFFORTUNE
43. Treasury : COFFERS
45. Imported wheels : AUDI
48. D.C. bigwig : SEN
49. "À votre ___!" : SANTE
50. Signature piece? : BIC
51. Emulated a cat burglar : CREPT
53. West Indies isle : TOBAGO
55. Deflected : FENDEDOFF
59. Gradually decline : TAPEROFF
61. Car wash sight : RAG
62. Stern who saved Carnegie Hall : ISAAC
64. Whopper : LIE
65. Music producer Brian : ENO
66. Add light, or not (and do this 13 more times to solve this puzzle) : USETHEONOFFSWITCH
69. Ocean State sch. : URI
70. Put down, on the street : DIS
71. Gushes forth: Var. : SPUES
72. Owns : HAS
73. Criminal : OFFENDER
75. Not in the middle : OFFCENTER
77. Something's brewing here : TEASET
80. Accompanies to the airport : SEESOFF
81. Film buff's cable choice : AMC
82. Nut tree : BEECH
84. Never, to Mozart : NIE
86. Followers: Suffix : ISTS
87. Sweeping : LARGE
90. Concealable weapon : SAWNOFFSHOTGUN
93. Prefix with friendly : ECO
94. 1960's TV western : LAREDO
95. Lowermost ship deck : ORLOP
96. Abbr. in a personal ad : SWF
99. Like some student housing : OFFCAMPUS
102. Subject of a May tribute : MOM
104. License : EMPOWER
106. Bad state to be in : ARREARS
107. Security holder : BAILEE
110. Bacteriologist's study : AEROBE
111. Sound of a willow in the wind : RUSTLE
112. End-of-meal serving : DESSERTANDCOFFEE
114. More beloved : DEARER
115. Make up for : OFFSET
116. Needlepoint shop purchase : ETUI
117. One of two bath towels : HERS
118. Popular mixer maker : OSTER
119. Commuter map points: Abbr. : STAS
120. Some 20th-century art : DADA
121. Aug. clock setting : DST
1. Have big plans (to) : ASPIRE
2. Like an imploded soufflé : RUINED
3. "Well, here goes ?" : ILLTRY
4. Personifies : EMBODIES
5. Lucy of "Ally McBeal" : LIU
6. Regarding, to counsel : INRE
7. Deafening silence, e.g. : OXYMORON
8. "Bummer!" : WHATADRAG
9. Word just before a snap : HIKE
10. Orders at McSorley's : ALES
11. Skylight? : MOON
12. Barely enough : SCANT
13. More strapping : HALER
14. Elimination : ERASURE
15. Judge : DECIDER
16. Quality of cooking : DONENESS
18. Spiky plant : ALOE
21. Resoluteness : SPINE
23. Hospital danger : STAPH
24. ___ choy (Chinese vegetable) : BOK
28. Intentional loss, in boxing : DIVE
30. Trapshooting : SKEET
35. Where gringos live : ELNORTE
37. "___ cost to you" : ATNO
38. King in 1922 news : TUT
39. Follower of Paul? : INE
41. Use a towel : WIPE
42. Show Me State river : OSAGE
43. Pieces of cake : CINCHES
44. How Elvis albums are rereleased : ONCD
45. Followed, as advice : ACTEDON
46. Pertaining to element 92 : URANIC
47. Boot out : DEPOSE
50. Statue of Liberty attraction : BEACON
52. "I'm not making this up!" : TRUSTME
54. Skeptics' remarks : BAHS
55. Corpulent : FAT
56. Dodges : ELUDES
57. Most hopeless : DIREST
58. Little-used clubs : ONEIRONS
60. How many magazine articles are written : ONSPEC
62. "As ___ saying ?" : IWAS
63. "Yes sir!," south of the border : SISENOR
67. Land on the other side of the Atl. : EUR
68. Figures in Iranian history : SHAHS
74. "No, mein Herr" : NEIN
76. Badger : NAG
77. Shepherd : TEND
78. Commerce department staffers : ECONOMISTS
79. "The Da Vinci Code," e.g. : TITLE
82. High jump need : BAR
83. Collie's charge : EWE
85. "I" trouble : EGOMANIA
87. "Portrait of a Musician" artist, familiarly : LEONARDO
88. Earns over time : ACCRUES
89. Loudly enjoys, as a joke : ROARSAT
90. Freshness : SASS
91. Hit one out of the park : HOMERED
92. Raised : UPPED
94. Siren : LURER
96. Reacted to a heartthrob : SWOONED
97. Works of artist Max : WEBERS
98. Least restricted : FREEST
100. Oxford measure : METRE
101. Needing more sun : PALER
103. Hurrah for El Farruco : OLE
105. N.Y. Philharmonic, e.g. : ORCH
107. Trump : BEST
108. Voyaging : ASEA
109. Singer James : ETTA
112. Gets into : DONS
113. Place for a meeting: Abbr. : AUD

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