MS. CONCEPTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 2010

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 178 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. New ___, N.Y. : PALTZ
6. W.W. II beachhead south of Rome : ANZIO
11. "Amen!" : YEAH
15. Battle of Normandy site : STLO
19. Japanese porcelain : IMARI
20. Washington zoo attraction : GIANTPANDA
22. Squares for breakfast : CHEX
23. Programming tool created by Grace Hopper (1906-92) : COBOLCOMPUTERLANGUAGE
26. In that capacity : ASSUCH
27. Stimpy's pal : REN
28. ___ World : DISNEY
29. Item of apparel created by Mary Phelps Jacob (1891-1970) : THEMODERNBRASSIERE
36. Kissers : MUGS
39. River of St. Petersburg : NEVA
40. Mexican wrap : SERAPE
41. Active Japanese volcano : ASO
42. Pet food brand : IAMS
44. Like slanted type : INITALICS
50. Medical discovery of Gertrude Elion (1918-99) : DRUGFORLEUKEMIA
56. Having no talent for : BADAT
57. Rocky's love : ADRIAN
58. It's south of Eur. : AFR
59. Songlike : ARIOSE
60. Really prospered : MADEAMINT
64. Woodworking tool created by Tabitha Babbitt (1784-1853) : CIRCULARSAW
68. Block : EMBAR
70. 2008 Wimbledon champ : NADAL
71. Office item created by Bette Nesmith Graham (1924-80) : LIQUIDPAPER
77. Practice game : SCRIMMAGE
83. Chaperons, typically : ADULTS
84. ___ king : ALA
86. Singer Kitt : EARTHA
87. Actress Téa : LEONI
88. Driving convenience created by Mary Anderson (1866-1953) : WINDSHIELDWIPER
94. Slightly faster than moderately slow : ANDANTINO
96. Ramblers and Hornets : AMCS
97. Cape ___ : ANN
98. Like some companies' day care facilities : ONSITE
101. Pike, e.g. : ROAD
103. Music and dance, e.g. : ARTS
104. Rock group whose name is an appropriate alternative title for this puzzle : MOTHERSOFINVENTION
111. Fly : AVIATE
112. Money machine co. : NCR
113. First family starting in 2009 : OBAMAS
117. Food formula created by Ruth Wakefield (1903-77) : TOLLHOUSECOOKIERECIPE
124. Lunar effect : TIDE
125. Entry-level carpentry jobs? : FRONTDOORS
126. Proctor ___ (small appliance brand) : SILEX
127. Shangri-la : EDEN
128. Twists the truth : FIBS
129. Act badly? : EMOTE
130. Journal jotting : ENTRY
1. Common type : PICA
2. Old Testament prophet : AMOS
3. Bell ___ : LABS
4. Whitlings, e.g. : TROUTS
5. Zippo : ZILCH
6. Before now : AGO
7. Pilfer, old-style : NIM
8. Microwave : ZAP
9. Accustom : INURE
10. Frolickers by a stream : OTTERS
11. Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
12. Copy ctr. blowup : ENL
13. Lead role in "The Piano" : ADA
14. Telephone part : HANDSET
15. "Pardon me, Arturo ..." : SCUSI
16. Banquo, e.g. : THANE
17. "La Grande Parade" artist Fernand : LEGER
18. Yellow-and-white flower : OXEYE
21. Tubular pasta : PENNE
24. Julie of "The Early Show" : CHEN
25. Joe and Jane : GIS
30. "Golda's Balcony" subject : MEIR
31. Roundish : OVAL
32. Agatha Christie title : DAME
33. Sombrero part : BRIM
34. Eastern princess : RANI
35. Where Polynesian Airlines is based : APIA
36. ___ Speaker : MADAM
37. F.D.A. guideline : USRDA
38. Primitive percussion instrument : GOURD
43. "Don Giovanni" aria "Dalla ___ pace" : SUA
45. Start of a spell : ABRA
46. Home in the woods : LAIR
47. Bride and groom exchange : IDOS
48. Jorge's house : CASA
49. Crock pot dinner : STEW
51. Donate, to Burns : GIE
52. LAX watchdog : FAA
53. Popping pills : ONMEDS
54. Letters on a bucket : KFC
55. Celtic land : ERIN
59. On the same side : ALLIED
61. Little rascal : IMP
62. Court grp. : NBA
63. Beer source : TAP
65. Dorm V.I.P.'s : RAS
66. Public health agcy. : CDC
67. Former Mideast inits. : UAR
69. Interpret : READ
71. Refrain syllables : LALA
72. Esquire in "Henry VI, Part 2" : IDEN
73. "Eris ___ sum" ("You will be what I am") : QUOD
74. Forearm part : ULNA
75. "Put ___ writing!" : ITIN
76. Literary inits. : RLS
78. Gaping mouth : MAW
79. Brief look inside? : MRI
80. Stock phrase : ATPAR
81. War of 1812 treaty site : GHENT
82. Takes in : EARNS
85. "Brilliant!" : AHA
88. First part of a record : WINS
89. Preceder of many words? : INSO
90. "There Is ___ ..." (song by the Cure) : NOIF
91. Hungarian patriot Nagy : IMRE
92. Coll. major : ECON
93. Future atty.'s challenge : LSAT
95. Removed with force : TOREOFF
99. Add a hint of color to : TINCT
100. Make secret : ENCODE
102. Midnight Poison maker : DIOR
103. Relief pitcher? : ANACIN
104. Having a dull surface : MATTE
105. Egglike : OVOID
106. What appears above a piñata? : TILDE
107. Rock's Van ___ : HALEN
108. Land in East 58-Across: Abbr. : ETH
109. Drag race sound : VROOM
110. Like many a sumo wrestler : OBESE
114. Jazz vibraphonist Jackson : MILT
115. Impressionist : APER
116. Like a hottie : SEXY
118. Swiss canton : URI
119. Have a good cry : SOB
120. Nav. rank : ENS
121. "Koochie-___!" : KOO
122. Subway line to Columbia U. : IRT
123. Needle point? : ESE

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