STATE QUARTERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 2012

Author: Byron Walden
Editor: Will Shortz
Byron Walden
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: States are divided into quarters with perfect symmetry. This grid breaks the previous record for most rebus entries.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Entourage, in slang : POSSE
6. Hide pokers : AWLS
10. *Patriot Caesar Rodney on horseback : DELAWARE
14. Person running the show : HOST
18. "___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
19. *The Great Lakes : MICHIGAN
20. Parallel, e.g. : LINE
21. "It's the Hard-Knock Life" musical : ANNIE
23. Some dabblers : TEALS
24. Snake predators named for their calls : LAUGHINGFALCONS
27. *Scissor-tailed flycatcher with wildflowers : OKLAHOMA
28. D-backs, e.g. : NLERS
29. P.R. problem : BADREP
30. Beach lotion abbr. : SPF
31. Ones getting away : ELUDERS
34. Battery type : CCELL
37. Zales rival : KAY
38. Reduce to a symbol : ICONIFY
40. Hosiery shade : TAUPE
41. Irons, in Paris : FERS
42. "The Goodbye Kiss" author Massimo : CARLOTTO
44. Much-quoted line from Edgar in "King Lear" : RIPENESSISALL
48. Royal title that means "great house" : PHARAOH
49. Common sweetener : CORNSYRUP
50. Go by : ELAPSE
53. Lacking rhyme or reason : RANDOM
54. Versatile delivery vehicles : PANELVANS
55. Outlets in a chemistry lab : GASTAPS
56. Island province of the Roman Empire : BRITANNIA
58. Nonauthoritarian : DEMOCRAT
59. *Covered wagon next to Chimney Rock : NEBRASKA
63. Concerning : ANENT
64. United in purpose : ASONE
66. *Rice stalks, a diamond and a mallard : ARKANSAS
67. Old comic book cowboy : REDRYDER
69. Eager reporter : NEWSHOUND
71. Venture to postulate : DARESAY
72. Nassau residents : BAHAMIANS
74. "Lose Yourself" rapper : EMINEM
79. The Perfesser's nephew in the comic strip "Shoe" : SKYLER
80. Party hat? : LAMPSHADE
81. Beauty contest since 1952 : MISSUSA
82. Civil defense devices : AIRRAIDSIRENS
84. Help in a bind : RECOURSE
85. Simpson girl : LISA
87. Author Jorge : AMADO
88. Sui ___ : GENERIS
89. With 95-Down, "The Royal Family of Broadway" star, 1930 : INA
90. Postcard in a barrel, perhaps : ENTRY
91. Expose : UNCOVER
94. Old French coin : ECU
97. Tennis's Stefan : EDBERG
99. Result of failing banks? : FLOOD
100. *Statehouse dome : MARYLAND
101. French Baroque artist who painted "The Fortune Teller" : GEORGESDELATOUR
106. "Get Smart" robot : HYMIE
107. Film composer Morricone : ENNIO
108. 110-Across set in Egypt : AIDA
109. *Abraham Lincoln : ILLINOIS
110. See 108-Across : OPERA
111. Fair sight : TENT
112. *Racehorse in front of the Federal Hill mansion : KENTUCKY
113. "A madness most discreet," per Romeo : LOVE
114. Not flabby : TONED
1. "Wanderings: Chaim ___ Story of the Jews" : POTOKS
2. Quarter-mile, for many tracks : ONELAP
3. Noted exile of 1979 : SHAHOFIRAN
4. Home to the National Voting Rights Museum : SELMA
5. Hosp. zones : ERS
6. "Thanks ___!" : AMIL
7. Father of the Blues : WCHANDY
8. Outgrowth from the base of a grass blade : LIGULE
9. Birth control pioneer Margaret : SANGER
10. Handlers of brats : DELIS
11. Stretched out : LAIN
12. Designer Vera : WANG
13. Island protector : REEF
14. Islamic analogue of kosher : HALAL
15. Like many music reissues : ONCD
16. Military jacket with a furry hood : SNORKELPARKA
17. What a poor listener may have : TINEAR
22. Athletic awards since 1993 : ESPYS
25. Some baseball scores: Abbr. : HRS
26. Salts : ABLESEAMEN
31. Inter : ENTOMB
32. Neighbor of Poland: Abbr. : LITH
33. ET carrier : UFO
34. ___ belli (war-provoking act) : CASUS
35. Transition point : CUSP
36. Prefix with center : EPI
39. *Rocky Mountains : COLORADO
40. Arctic ___ (pole-to-pole migrator) : TERN
41. Part of many a freight train : FLATCAR
42. E.M.T. application : CPR
43. Bingo alternative? : AHA
44. Saint in a Sir Walter Scott title : RONAN
45. "___ my garment and my mantle": Ezra 9:3 : IRENT
46. *"Commonwealth" statue and a keystone : PENNSYLVANIA
47. Too : ALSO
49. Do dos, say : CATER
51. Goes across : SPANS
52. "Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
54. Like the scent of many cleaners : PINEY
55. Homo, for one : GENUS
57. Area that's frequently swept? : RADARRANGE
58. "Lorna ___" : DOONE
59. Uncool types : NERDS
60. Spring ___ : BREAK
61. Severely parched : ASDRYASABONE
62. Part of Russia next to Finland : KARELIA
64. Like the eastern part of Russia : ASIAN
65. Herring varieties : SHADS
68. Belgian river : YSER
69. *Old Man of the Mountain rock formation : NEWHAMPSHIRE
70. Winter solvent : DEICER
72. Villain : BADDY
73. "I ___ bored!" : AMSO
75. *Lewis and Clark and the Gateway Arch : MISSOURI
76. Greenhouse workers : NURSERYMEN
77. Sinuous character : ESS
78. ___ West : MAE
80. Fabulist : LIAR
81. Word repeated before "tekel" in biblical writing on the wall : MENE
83. Billing fig. : AMT
84. Race, as an engine : REV
85. Lord or vassal : LIEGE
86. Move toward the middle : INDENT
88. "Boris ___" : GODUNOV
90. Cereal killer? : ERGOT
91. Suffix with form : ULA
92. Kind of farming that doesn't disturb the soil : NOTILL
93. "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper : COOLIO
95. See 89-Across : CLAIRE
96. Like zombies : UNDEAD
98. Ireland : ERIN
99. Unreliable : FLAKY
100. "I want my ___!" (old advertising catchphrase) : MAYPO
102. Benefit : SAKE
103. Force : DINT
104. Cabinet dept. since 1979 : EDUC
105. Go up : RISE
106. Scorching : HOT

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