SHIFTY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 2009

Author: Jeremy Newton
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeremy Newton
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Newton. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The circles outline a shift pattern for a five-speed standard transmission.
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Across Down
1. As weird as they come : ODDEST
7. Where an M.I.A. might be : POWCAMP
14. Parts of Fiji : ISLETS
20. "Beats me" : NOIDEA
21. Biological rings : AREOLAE
22. 1950 University of Havana grad : CASTRO
23. Tightly stacked, as ice trays : NESTED
24. Con artist : SCAMMER
25. "Alrighty" : OKTHEN
26. Like Tylenol PM: Abbr. : OTC
27. It might be dropped : NAME
29. Foot, to a zoologist : PES
30. Crypt alternatives : URNS
32. Suffix with floor or roof : ING
33. Teacher's question at the start of show-and-tell : WHOSFIRST
35. Anticipate heading home : GOTOTHIRDBASE
38. Endings for Shakespeare : FIFTHACTS
40. ___ Reuters, media giant : THOMSON
42. New York tribe : ONEIDAS
44. Some early paintings : CAVEART
47. Prefix with ribonucleic : DEOXY
49. They're learning the ropes : NOVICES
53. Bless : ANOINT
54. Color Me ___, 1990s R&B group : BADD
55. "Friday the 13th" prop : FACEMASK
56. Inning stretcher, maybe : RAINDELAY
58. Sequel to "Typee" : OMOO
61. Audibly upset, as a bull : SNORTY
62. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
63. Long-snouted swimmer : GAR
64. Oil bigwig? : CRISCO
66. Thing absorbed by the ozone layer, for short : UVRAY
67. Doesn't care either way : TAKESANEUTRALSTANCE
70. Way to go on dates : DUTCH
74. Pet store category : EXOTIC
75. Not big, in a small way : LIL
76. Diminish : BATE
80. Leaning, in a way : ITALIC
82. All-inclusive : ATOZ
83. Bruce Wayne and Batman, e.g. : ALTEREGOS
85. Place for matches at home : GAMEROOM
87. "Calm down" : EASY
89. Drilling devices : AUGERS
90. Massage technique : SHIATSU
91. Pole in sailing : SPRIT
93. Che Guevara's real first name : ERNESTO
94. Big Apple daily, in brief : NYTIMES
96. Verbally assaults : RAILSAT
98. At once : THISSECOND
101. Some summer feasts in the U.S. : JULYFOURTHBBQS
103. Where to sign a credit card, e.g. : REVERSESIDE
107. A bather may want one : TAN
108. Blind part : SLAT
110. Grand ___ (wine designation) : CRU
111. Per diem worker : TEMP
113. UPS option, briefly : COD
114. Hopped up, in a way : ONDOPE
116. Rashly : INHASTE
119. "Men in Black" figures : ALIENS
121. Negative influence : POISON
122. Gets fixed : NEUTERS
123. Texas/Louisiana border river : SABINE
124. You take it lying down : SIESTA
125. Views wide-eyed : GAPESAT
126. It's bound to be used in a service : HYMNAL
1. Available for viewing : ONNOW
2. "A merry heart ___ good like a medicine": Proverbs : DOETH
3. Boogie, Bee Gees-style : DISCO
4. D.C. summer clock setting : EDT
5. Witnessed : SEENFIRSTHAND
6. "Brilliant, ain't I?!" : TADA
7. Bygone Toyotas : PASEOS
8. Frodo foe : ORC
9. Gave missiles to : WEAPONED
10. Finish last on "Jeopardy!" : COMETHIRD
11. Donation receptacle : ALMSBOX
12. Oda ___ Brown (Oscar-winning role) : MAE
13. Look over : PERUSE
14. Clicked pic : ICON
15. It opened in Manhattan in 1924 : SAKSFIFTHAVENUE
16. W.W. II craft for getting troops ashore : LST
17. Set of moral rules : ETHIC
18. Rock singer Reznor : TRENT
19. Billboard listings : SONGS
28. Corp. leadership : MGMT
31. Isabella II, por ejemplo : REINA
34. Oktoberfest souvenirs : STEINS
36. Currently : TODAY
37. ___ minute : ANY
39. "Foundation" trilogy writer : ASIMOV
41. Old El Paso competitor : ORTEGA
43. E.R. folk : DOCS
44. They get tired : CARS
45. Biol. subject : ANAT
46. Empty : VOID
48. It freshens the air : ODORNEUTRALIZER
50. Baker v. ___, landmark 1962 Supreme Court case : CARR
51. Spanish for "are" : ESTA
52. Big name in vodka : SKYY
54. Practice requirement? : BAREXAM
55. As the center of attention : FOCALLY
57. Summer camp locale : LAKE
59. Other: Abbr. : MISC
60. Direction from Hannover to Berlin : OST
64. Roman who declared "Carthage must be destroyed" : CATO
65. Taking care of business : ONIT
67. TV advertising staple : THIRTYSECONDSPOT
68. Lush : SOT
69. Unclogs : CLEARS
70. Quarters, informally : DIGS
71. Home of Rainbow Bridge National Monument : UTAH
72. Suspense novelist ___ Hoag : TAMI
73. Empties, with "out" : CLEANS
76. Fathers : BEGETS
77. A long time : AGES
78. Suit basis : TORT
79. Canadian station name : ESSO
81. Sell for : COST
83. Take ___ at (attempt) : ASTAB
84. Trick the defensive line, maybe : RUNAREVERSEPLAY
86. Kind of board : OUIJA
88. Double-deckers in the sky, maybe : AIRBUSES
91. Overseas seasoning : SEL
92. Energize : PSYCHUP
93. "Anything ___?" : ELSE
95. Silencing : MUTING
97. Brightness detector : IQTEST
98. Features of some 'Vettes : TTOPS
99. Former enemy capital : HANOI
100. Sundance entry, often : INDIE
102. Hardly commendable : FOURTHRATE
104. Trap during winter, maybe : ICEIN
105. Title girl in a Ritchie Valens hit : DONNA
106. Flop in a lot : EDSEL
109. Actress Olin : LENA
112. Reduce to a pulp : MASH
115. Org. in the 1946 film "Cloak and Dagger" : OSS
117. Class-based society?: Abbr. : NEA
118. La-la lead-in : TRA
120. Creator of the chess champion Deep Blue : IBM

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