QUESTION BOX

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 2013

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Rosen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 82 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: When this puzzle is done, take the answers to the 10 starred clues and arrange them across and down in crossword fashion in the central 5x5 box. The resulting five-letter word spelled out diagonally by the circles will answer the question asked at 23-, 34-, 91- and 107-Across.
JimH notes: Answers in the central 5x5 box can be arranged in two ways. The circled letters are the same in either case.
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. *Some boat covers : TTOPS
6. Exorbitant : HIGH
10. Eye liner? : BROW
14. Climbed : ROSE
18. "Climb onto Papa's lap!" : HOPUP
19. Beau's girl : AMIE
20. A lot of the Beatles' "She Loves You" : YEAHS
22. 1960s TV boy : OPIE
23. Start of a trivia question : IFAGIRAFFEHASFOURTEEN
27. Patriots' org. : NFL
28. Wallops : KOS
29. Wallops : THUMPS
30. Constellation next to Gemini : TAURUS
31. Brooklyn athlete : NET
32. Latin phrase at the end of a list : ETALII
33. Three-part : TRINARY
34. Trivia question, part 2 : MORETHANAWALRUSAND
39. Joint czar with Peter I : IVANV
40. Drink that's stirred : NOG
41. "If only you could ___ now" : SEEME
42. Maritime letters : HMS
45. Assess, with "up" : SIZE
46. France's Académie ___ Beaux-Arts : DES
47. Grp. involved in back-to-school night : PTA
49. Stitch : RIOT
50. Rhyming honor : ODE
51. Ding, say : MAR
57. Symbol of remoteness : SIBERIA
59. Vocal fanfare : TADA
61. Romeo and Juliet, e.g. : ELOPERS
62. Insincere earnestness : SMARM
66. Shul reading : TORAH
67. India's ___ Coast : MALABAR
71. Garden : PLOT
73. Rocky Mountain tribe : ARAPAHO
75. ___ cable (TV hookup) : AUX
76. Cause for plastic surgery, maybe : SAG
79. PC game sensation of the early 2000s, with "The" : SIMS
80. Certain drive-thru convenience : ATM
82. Three-point line, e.g. : ARC
83. Complete loser : ZERO
84. "___ boy!" : HOO
85. Tammany Hall problem : GRAFT
89. "N.B.A. on ___" : TNT
90. Like the earth and some apples : CORED
91. Trivia question, part 3 : ASQUIRRELHASHALFAS
96. Betrays : RATSOUT
99. Razzers : GIBERS
100. Italian for 95-Down : ORA
101. Texas oil city : ODESSA
102. Company whose logo has a diagonal red arrow : SUNOCO
103. Explorer or Escape, in brief : SUV
104. J.F.K.'s historic ___ Flight Center : TWA
107. End of the trivia question : MANYASAPIGWHATARETHEY
111. Journalist/writer Herbert : AGAR
112. Ryan of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : IRENE
113. Info for airport greeters : ETAS
114. Maine-to-Florida rte. : USONE
115. Captain ___ : NEMO
116. They're tapped : KEGS
117. Some deli buys : RYES
118. *Cruise stops : PORTS
1. Flimsy, as an excuse : THIN
2. British fop : TOFF
3. Gemstone for most Libras : OPAL
4. Lap dog breed : PUG
5. Channel starting in 2003 : SPIKETV
6. Tennis great Tommy : HAAS
7. Espionage agcy. with a leader played by Tom Cruise : IMF
8. Present need? : GIFTTAG
9. Nashville-based variety show, 1969-92 : HEEHAW
10. With lots of room to spare : BYAMILE
11. Breathe : RESPIRE
12. Lugs : OAFS
13. "Doctor ___" : WHO
14. Big around the middle : ROTUND
15. *Works : OPERA
16. French lord : SIEUR
17. Wee : EENSY
21. Kama ___ : SUTRA
24. Horror director Eli : ROTH
25. Polynesian entertainments : HULAS
26. Game stopper : RAIN
31. Protected goose : NENE
32. Biblical son begat by a 105-year-old father : ENOS
33. Sleeping sickness carrier : TSETSE
34. Protein-rich soup : MISO
35. Poet banished in A.D. 8 : OVID
36. Level : RAZE
37. *End of ___ : ANERA
38. Official in a mask : UMP
42. One taking applications : HIRER
43. Kelly of "The West Wing" : MOIRA
44. *What's in store : STASH
46. June honoree : DAD
48. Be moribund, say : AIL
49. *Move, as a plant : REPOT
51. Black ___ : MAMBA
58. Wrinkle remover : BOTOX
59. *Sandy spots, maybe : TRAPS
62. *Chart-topper : SMASH
63. Novelist Puzo : MARIO
64. Dollar rival : ALAMO
68. It's said when a light bulb goes on : AHA
69. Cheap booze : ROTGUT
71. *Auto shop inventory : PARTS
72. Jean-___ Picard of "Star Trek: T.N.G." : LUC
76. Lord's worker : SERF
77. ___ 51 (conspiracy theory subject) : AREA
78. Mercury and Saturn : GODS
81. Dr.'s order : MRI
82. Literary olios : ANAS
83. "Les Trois Villes" novelist : ZOLA
86. At it : ARGUING
87. Features of some cowboy shirts : FRINGES
88. QB Tim : TEBOW
89. Guttural : THROATY
90. Partition into multiple bits : CARVEUP
91. ___-Babylonian (ancient Semitic language) : ASSYRO
92. Major-leaguer with three 60+ home run seasons : SOSA
93. Sort of : QUASI
94. Ogling type : LECHER
95. Part of a day : HOUR
96. Type type : ROMAN
97. Cliché, often : ADAGE
98. *Late office opening, say : TENAM
102. "Pursuit of the Graf ___" (1956 war film) : SPEE
103. Lip : SASS
104. Old satellite-launching rocket : THOR
105. Gave out : WENT
106. Motion carriers : AYES
108. Shul fixture : ARK
109. ___ kwon do : TAE
110. General on Chinese menus : TSO

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