PERFECT JOBS

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 2009

Author: Oliver Hill
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bob Jones Award org. : USGA
5. "The straight path" : ISLAM
10. ___ cloud : ION
13. Audacity : NERVE
18. Stations : STOPS
20. Girl's name meaning "night" in Arabic : LEILA
21. Completely unthinking : BRAINDEAD
23. Perfect job for Dustin? : HOUSEKEEPER
25. Perfect job for Warren? : MERCENARY
26. Better : ENRICH
27. Went scubaing : DIVED
29. NaOH : LYE
30. Carter and Grant : AMYS
31. Symbol of Communism : REDSTAR
33. Kick-around pants : DENIMS
35. Is bound (to) : HAS
37. Sportage, for one : KIA
39. Woodworker's double boiler : GLUEPOT
41. Dr. Seuss' "___ Ran the Zoo" : IFI
44. Perfect job for Rowan? : OLYMPICCANOER
51. Errs badly : BLOWSIT
53. Dove, for one : COOER
54. Lotto variation : KENO
55. Spam, say : MASSEMAILS
57. Japanese gateway : TORII
58. Mischievous one : GREMLIN
60. Manche department capital : STLO
61. Relative of the cha-cha-cha : MERENGUE
65. Perfect job for Robin? : MASTERTHIEF
68. Steinway & ___ : SONS
69. Target of core workouts : ABS
70. Child's cry of pain : OWIE
71. Perfect job for Darren? : STUNTDOUBLE
76. Excessively : INSPADES
80. "My bad" : OOPS
81. One hanging out around shoppers : MALLRAT
83. Stately : REGAL
85. Pre-Civil War abolitionist : FREESOILER
88. Deli spread : MAYO
91. Dictionary info : USAGE
92. "Just married" car decoration : TINCANS
93. Perfect job for Landon? : AIRPLANEPILOT
96. Letter after teth : YOD
97. Clean : DETERGE
99. Appetite : YEN
100. Band with the #1 album "Monster" : REM
101. Refuse container : ASHCAN
104. Nickname of the N.B.A.'s David Robinson, with "the" : ADMIRAL
110. Gin flavoring : SLOE
113. CN Tower's home: Abbr. : ONT
115. Emperor son of Vespasian : TITUS
117. Last, in León : ULTIMO
118. Perfect job for Brandon? : COWHERDER
121. Perfect job for Holden? : POKERPLAYER
123. Half of a longtime comedy duo : ANNEMEARA
124. New Year's month, overseas : ENERO
125. Beast with twisted horns : ELAND
126. Whatchamacallit: Var. : GISMO
127. Early English playwright Thomas : KYD
128. 98, e.g. : SEDAN
129. 98, e.g. : OLDS
1. Concert hall employee : USHER
2. Backgammon playing piece : STONE
3. Common dried decoration : GOURD
4. Orbital point : APSIS
5. Québec's ___ de Montréal : ILE
6. Symbol of regeneration : SEED
7. Fat : LIPID
8. Naproxen, commercially : ALEVE
9. Italian town where Napoleon won a historic 1800 battle : MARENGO
10. Big Blue : IBM
11. Ultimatum closer : ORELSE
12. Not : NARY
13. Little Rock-to-St. Louis dir. : NNE
14. Author Ferber and others : EDNAS
15. Stationery order : REAM
16. Diversify : VARY
17. "Slow Churned" brand : EDYS
19. Shia, e.g. : SECT
22. Opening for winter fishing : ICEHOLE
24. Dull yellowish brown : KHAKI
28. Moral posers : DILEMMAS
32. "Casablanca" bistro owner : RICK
34. Some Egyptian pyramid art : MURALS
36. Quantum mechanics model : ATOM
38. Whiz-bang : ACE
40. Jim Lehrer presentation : PBSNEWS
41. Judas's question : ISITI
42. "La ___ du Régiment" (Donizetti opera) : FILLE
43. "___ no importance" : ITSOF
44. Birth month for most Libras: Abbr. : OCT
45. Be on the horizon : LOOM
46. The olden days : YORE
47. Predecessor of Rabin : MEIR
48. Confession receiver : PRIEST
49. Religious figure, to Pierre : ANGE
50. Here-there connector : NOR
52. Scrub : WASH
56. Squash : SITON
59. Particle of a dwindling campfire : EMBER
62. Assent : NOD
63. Writer of aphorisms : GNOMIST
64. Typical : USUAL
66. Shred : RIP
67. Shred : TEARUP
69. "Oh, yeah!" : ALLRIGHT
71. Sentimentalist : SOFTY
72. "Road ___" (Hope/Crosby film) : TORIO
73. Topple : UPEND
74. Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
75. Dims : BLEARS
76. Typesetter's choice: Abbr. : ITAL
77. Arnaz of 1950s TV : DESI
78. The same to vous? : EGAL
79. Steamed pudding ingredient : SAGO
82. One could go up to 11 in "This Is Spinal Tap" : AMP
84. Tennis call : LET
86. Nigerian-born singing star : SADE
87. Plea to a performer : ONEMORE
89. "Wahoo!" : YAY
90. ___ Day : ONEA
94. They're sometimes secret : RECIPES
95. Result : ENDUP
98. Bistro : EATERY
100. Fix, as a skirt : REHEM
102. In concord (with) : ATONE
103. Prepared, as frozen foods, maybe : NUKED
105. Lille girl: Abbr. : MLLE
106. ___-Turkish War, in which the first aerial bombs were used : ITALO
107. Saudi Arabian currency : RIYAL
108. Fix : AMEND
109. Royal court members : LORDS
110. Heroin, slangily : SCAG
111. Actress Anderson : LONI
112. Controls completely : OWNS
114. Home of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
116. Hospital fluids : SERA
119. Genre of Fall Out Boy : EMO
120. Supercool : RAD
122. Harry Potter pal : RON

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