STIR CRAZY

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 2013

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 202 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Those colored squares have to be mixed as BLUE across and RED down to get THE COLOR PURPLE.
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Across Down
1. "You Send Me" singer : SAMCOOKE
9. Adams with the 1991 hit "Get Here" : OLETA
14. Hippie's wear : BEADS
19. Evergreen with aromatic blooms : OLEANDER
20. Jazz club highlights : SOLOS
21. Tailored sleeve detail : GUSSET
22. Chattered on and on and on : TALKEDABLUESTREAK
24. One who works at home? : UMPIRE
25. Thought : IDEA
26. Upright : ERECT
27. Ruler divs. : CMS
28. Early second-millennium year : MIV
29. Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
32. Like many thrones : GILT
33. Theme of many a country song : LOSTLOVE
35. Extremely exasperated : BLUEINTHEFACE
38. 1990 Steve Martin/Rick Moranis comedy : MYBLUEHEAVEN
39. According to : PER
40. Part of a wedding celebration : HORA
41. ___ hers : HISOR
43. Its last word is "zyxt": Abbr. : OED
44. Aqua : SEABLUE
46. Blazers, e.g., in brief : SUVS
48. Young cow : HEIFER
50. You can believe it : ISM
53. One of the little things in life? : AMEBA
55. Title song of a 1970 Van Morrison album : MOONDANCE
58. K-12, in education : ELHI
59. A guitar may be connected to it : AMP
61. Final exam handout : BLUEBOOK
62. Formal military attire : DRESSBLUES
65. Phase associated with Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" : BLUEPERIOD
69. Substitute currency : SCRIP
71. Best : SURPASS
72. Board, as a carousel : HOPONTO
73. "You're ___ one, Mr. Grinch" : AMEAN
75. Fluffy neckwear : BOA
76. "What's going ___ there?" : ONIN
77. Imagined series of events : SCENARIOS
81. Final non-A.D. year : ONEBC
85. Sleuth, in slang : TEC
86. Brutal castle dweller in folk tales : BLUEBEARD
88. Thomas Gainsborough masterpiece, with "The" : BLUEBOY
90. 1929 Ethel Waters hit whose title is a question : AMIBLUE
91. Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
92. Brown ermine : STOAT
95. Coal unit : LUMP
97. In the past : AGO
98. Works overtime, say : STAYSLATE
102. One of four items worn by a bride, traditionally : SOMETHINGBLUE
105. Having the necessary work credentials : HIREABLE
106. "I Got ___" (silly children's song with the line "Why is everyone laughing at me?") : APEA
107. Hardly fancy? : HATE
108. Sugary ending : OSE
109. Fella : BUB
110. Infection fighter : TCELL
111. Calls to Bo Peep : BAAS
114. Navy pilot putting on a show : BLUEANGEL
116. Alice Walker novel ... or a hint to 12 squares in this puzzle : THECOLORPURPLE
121. Reverses : UNDOES
122. Alvar who designed Finlandia Hall : AALTO
123. Wind-driven craft : SAILBOAT
124. Minor, in law : PETIT
125. Wrap one's brain around : GRASP
126. Wall Street workers : ANALYSTS
1. One going [hic!] : SOT
2. Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
3. Blend : MELD
4. Encrust, as mud might : CAKEON
5. Terrestrial : ONEARTH
6. Quirky : ODD
7. Mauna ___ : KEA
8. Flubbed it : ERRED
9. Seven-foot runner : OSTRICH
10. Rhine siren : LORELEI
11. Opt : ELECT
12. Just so : TOAT
13. "Shoot" : ASK
14. Crummy advice : BUMSTEER
15. Medium ability, for short : ESP
16. "Puzzles of the Black Widowers" author : ASIMOV
17. Draw (from) : DERIVE
18. Tyler of rock : STEVEN
21. Sleuth, in slang : GUMSHOE
23. ___ Genesis : SEGA
27. Prepared, as apples for baking : CORED
30. Fraternity letters : RHOS
31. Lab fluid : SERUM
33. Kind of poetry : LYRIC
34. Knickers wearer : LAD
35. Exchange for cash : REDEEM
36. "Dies ___" : IRAE
37. Likely to win : FAVORED
38. Faucet brand : MOEN
39. Smokey the Bear spot, e.g., for short : PSA
42. More iffy : SHAKIER
45. Snoopy's archenemy : REDBARON
47. Cries a river : SOBS
49. A.T.F. agents, e.g. : FEDS
50. "Casablanca" role : ILSA
51. Tatters : SHREDS
52. Pageant title : MISS
54. Forest Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
56. "Fuggedaboutit!" : NOCANDO
57. Puccini's "Nessun ___" : DORMA
58. Dalí's homeland, to Dalí : ESPANA
60. Amount at stake : POT
63. Barbecue application : RUB
64. Suffix with smack : EROO
65. Super-popular : REDHOT
66. Corn bread : PONE
67. "The Far Pavilions," for one : EPIC
68. One tablet, maybe : DOSE
70. Matched (up) : PAIRED
74. Magnanimous : NOBLE
78. Social division : CASTE
79. One-named designer : ERTE
80. Go ___ (deteriorate) : SOUTH
82. Web periodical : EMAG
83. Nickname for Secretariat : BIGRED
84. Belief system : CREDO
86. Visibly embarrassed : REDASABEET
87. Songbirds in "The Rubáiyát" : BULBULS
89. Jewish males' org. : YMHA
91. Pastrami go-with : RYE
93. Features : ASPECTS
94. Skating move : TOELOOP
96. Relentless fighter : PITBULL
98. Strengthened : SHOREDUP
99. Herbal brew : TISANE
100. Hannah who wrote "Men in Dark Times" : ARENDT
101. Priestly robe : ALB
103. Promenade : MALL
104. Close : NEARBY
106. Amtrak bullet train : ACELA
110. "There's gold in them ___ hills!" : THAR
112. Mil. addresses : APOS
113. Chair piece : SLAT
115. "... the grace of God ___" : GOI
116. There may be a high price on it : TAG
117. She-bear: Sp. : OSA
118. Oversaw : RAN
119. ___ mater : PIA
120. U.F.O. crew : ETS

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