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New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 2014

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 185 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: Another fun one from the master. This theme plays on the awkward -ER answers often seen in crosswords like TENTER or HAILER (person who tents, person who hails). Patrick takes snappy phrases and interprets them as ... more
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Across Down
1. Improvisational music : JAM
4. Brick color : MAROON
10. Bibliographical abbr. : ETAL
14. Indigenous people known for their tattoos : MAORI
19. NPR journalist Shapiro : ARI
20. 1986 girl's-name song by Boston : AMANDA
21. "Catch-22" profiteer Minderbinder : MILO
22. DuPont trademark of 1941 : ORLON
23. Clumsy pharmacist, at times? : MEDICINEDROPPER
26. Easily misled : NAIVE
27. String section members : BASSES
28. Dressage rider, at times? : COLTREVOLVER
30. Smidgen : TAD
31. Suffix with social : ISM
34. ___ suit : ZOOT
35. Maintain : ASSERT
36. Grant for a filmmaker? : CARY
38. Indonesian tourist haven : BALI
39. London ___ (British Ferris wheel) : EYE
40. Reminiscent of : LIKE
41. Tucked away : ATE
42. Some supplies for Hershey's : ALMONDS
44. Overzealous sorts : MANIACS
47. Old-fashioned barber, at times? : FOAMRUBBER
49. Missile launched at Goliath : STONE
51. National Book Mo. : OCT
53. Circus performer Kelly : EMMETT
54. Inexperienced shucker, at times? : OYSTERCRACKER
58. Low pair : TWOS
60. Out of fashion : PASSE
61. Subject of a van Gogh series : SEINE
62. Software user's shortcut : MACRO
65. No-limit Texas hold'em player, at times? : ALLBETTER
69. People may be down on them : KNEES
70. TWA competitor : USAIR
71. Dual-sport athlete Sanders : DEION
72. Answers that may anger : SASS
74. Farmer, at times? : CHICKENTENDER
78. Unfettered : LOOSED
82. Knowledge : KEN
83. "Shall we proceed?" : READY
84. Sleeping sunbather, at times? : BACKBURNER
87. Buyer's final figure : NETCOST
90. Spirits in Scandinavia : ABSOLUT
91. New Haven alum : ELI
92. Breaks down : ROTS
93. Stanford rival, informally : CAL
95. Job everyone wants : PLUM
96. Sound at a horror film : GASP
97. Florentine dynasty name : MEDICI
100. "Cut that out!" : DONT
101. West African vegetable : YAM
102. Double-handed cooking vessel : WOK
103. Dieter, at times? : SNACKCOUNTER
106. Fall stopper : GROUND
109. French : merci :: German : ___ : DANKE
110. Person getting out of a tub, at times? : BATHROOMSLIPPER
114. Transpire : OCCUR
115. Memo opener : INRE
116. Detestable : ODIOUS
117. Something that may be amalgamated : ORE
118. Manual parts? : STEPS
119. Giants or Titans : TEAM
120. Porcelain purchase, perhaps : TEASET
121. As matters stand : NOW
1. Entrance side : JAMB
2. Department : AREA
3. Current location? : MIDSTREAM
4. Brought to tears, possibly : MACED
5. "Time's Arrow" novelist Martin : AMIS
6. Took off : RAN
7. Wedded : ONE
8. Unconventional : ODD
9. Person moving against traffic? : NARC
10. Bring on : EMPLOY
11. Go quietly : TIPTOE
12. Fully attentive : ALERT
13. Some hand-me-downs? : LORE
14. Snowboard relative : MONOSKI
15. Polluted Asian lake : ARALSEA
16. Peridot color : OLIVE
17. Vehicle on Mars : ROVER
18. Lifeless : INERT
24. "Goodness me!" : ISAY
25. Exudes : OOZES
29. Less humble : VAINER
31. One of four in "As I Was Going to St. Ives" : IAMB
32. Problematic roomie : SLOB
33. Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause" : MINEO
36. Lunch spot : CAFE
37. Thing that might decay : ATOM
38. Bearded comic strip bully : BLUTO
40. Old cavalrymen : LANCERS
42. Illustrations, e.g. : ARTWORK
43. In need of spicing up, say : DRY
44. -- --- .-. ... . : MORSE
45. News analyst Roberts : COKIE
46. Word on a clapperboard : SCENE
48. Like some measuring units : METRIC
49. Right away : STAT
50. It's got problems : TEST
52. Valéry's "very" : TRES
55. Disburse : SPEND
56. Goes to court? : ASKSOUT
57. Offensive line striker : CENSOR
59. Melancholy : SADNESS
62. Flood residue : MUCK
63. Ghostly : ASHEN
64. "The Ipcress File" star, 1965 : CAINE
66. "___ c'est moi" : LETAT
67. Told stories : LIED
68. Way too thin : BONY
73. Not a single thing? : ALBUM
75. Blue : EROTIC
76. Diminish : EBB
77. Opposite of smooth : RASPY
79. Take by surprise : SNEAKUPON
80. Mud ___ (bottom-dwelling fish) : EELS
81. Total bore : DRIP
85. Slurpee flavor : COLA
86. Supermodel Heidi : KLUM
88. Dress in fancy duds : TRICKUP
89. Long-eared dogs, informally : COCKERS
90. Reshape : ALTER
93. Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense member : CONTRA
94. It's played in ballparks : ANTHEM
96. Viscous substance : GOOP
97. PC platform of old : MSDOS
98. Ratify : ENACT
99. The Harlem Shake or the Dougie : DANCE
100. One of the Allman Brothers : DUANE
102. Flick site? : WRIST
104. Expiration notice : OBIT
105. Fundamental part : ROOT
106. Modelist's need : GLUE
107. Julio-Claudian dynasty ruler : NERO
108. Attracted : DREW
111. Horatian ___ : ODE
112. Hamm of soccer : MIA
113. Signal that replaced "CQD" : SOS

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