PARTING THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 2008

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Having chutzpah : BRASH
6. Home of the Braves: Abbr. : ATL
9. Hale-___ (comet seen in 1997) : BOPP
13. Take a chance : RISKIT
19. Page facing a verso : RECTO
20. Arthur Miller play about the Salem witch trials, with "The" : CRUCIBLE
22. Enigmas : ARCANA
23. Take heat from? : UNARM
24. Downhill racer : TOBOGGAN
25. Poet John who wrote "Lives of X," an autobiography in verse : CIARDI
26. Last request, part 1 : TODIEQUIETLYINMYSLEEP
29. Rains in Spain : AGUAS
30. Twigs, perhaps : TINDER
31. Animal more closely related to the mongoose than the dog : HYENA
32. Inhuman : BESTIAL
35. Groundbreaking inventions? : HOES
36. Cabinet inits. since 1979 : HHS
38. Part of a range: Abbr. : MTN
39. Records : ENTERS
40. Not maj. : MIN
41. Endorsers, typically : PAYEES
44. Election ending? : EER
45. Request, part 2 : LIKEMYGRANDFATHER
52. Barney's buddy, in cartoondom : FRED
54. Veiled comment? : IDO
55. "Sense and Sensibility" author : AUSTEN
56. "Thumbs way up!" review : RAVE
57. Unlike drive, reverse has just one : GEAR
59. Lord's land : DEMESNE
61. With 95-Across, chef whose recipes are used on the International Space Station : EMERIL
63. National Institutes of Health location : BETHESDA
65. Request, part 3 : NOT
66. How good investors invest : SHREWDLY
68. Profitless : ATCOST
69. Bill : INVOICE
71. On Soc. Sec., typically : RETD
72. "The King and I" setting : SIAM
73. Park ___ : AVENUE
76. Disfigure : MAR
77. God, in Granada : DIOS
79. Request, part 4 : SCREAMINGINTERROR
84. ___ culpa : MEA
85. Actress Mimieux of "Where the Boys Are" : YVETTE
86. Supply in a loft : HAY
87. Alludes (to) : REFERS
89. Lambert airport's home: Abbr. : STL
92. "___ pig's eye!" : INA
93. Created : BORN
95. See 61-Across : LAGASSE
96. ___ ballerina : PRIMA
98. Salma Hayek, for one : LATINA
101. 1970s Renault : LECAR
102. End of the request : LIKETHEPEOPLEINHISCAR
108. European carrier : IBERIA
109. Part of many an autobiography's author credit : ASTOLDTO
110. Morticia, to Fester, on "The Addams Family" : NIECE
111. Gander : goose :: tercel : ___ : FALCON
112. More chic : CLASSIER
113. Clothing retailer Bauer : EDDIE
114. Erica Jong's phobia, ostensibly : FLYING
115. "Yonder window," according to Romeo : EAST
116. Uno + due : TRE
117. Actions : DEEDS
1. Very dry : BRUT
2. Only female attorney general : RENO
3. Sch. known for its discipline : ACAD
4. Having grooves : STRIATE
5. 'Hood inhabitant : HOMEGIRL
6. Existing : ACTUAL
7. Crowd in Calais? : TROIS
8. Grease up : LUBE
9. Propaganda technique introduced by Hitler in "Mein Kampf" : BIGLIE
10. M.D.'s who deliver : OBGYNS
11. What dead men don't wear, per a 1982 film title : PLAID
12. Tasty tubes : PENNE
13. Suggestive : RACY
14. W.W. I's so-called "U-Boat Alley" : IRISHSEA
15. Reptilian, in a way : SCALY
16. ___ Abdul-Jabbar : KAREEM
17. Tab, e.g. : INDENT
18. "Shogun" sequel : TAIPAN
21. Soft : COTTONY
27. Not exactly : QUASI
28. One of two title roles (in the same film) for Spencer Tracy : MRHYDE
32. Bellyache : BEEF
33. Peppy : ENERGETIC
34. Desire, for one : STREETCAR
35. Sign in the stands : HIMOM
37. Noted bunny lover : HEFNER
40. Jason's jiltee : MEDEA
41. Matador's move : PASE
42. Social worker : ANT
43. Scattered (about) : STREWED
46. Pirate whose treasure is recovered in Poe's "The Gold-Bug" : KIDD
47. Keeper of a flame? : GASOVEN
48. Total : RUNTO
49. Dickens's shortest novel : HARDTIMES
50. Bad guys : EVILDOERS
51. Count (on) : RELY
53. Benin, until 1975 : DAHOMEY
58. Matter of law : RES
60. Lassitude : ENNUI
62. Deep bleu sea : MER
63. Bigmouth, for one : BASS
64. Pollen producer : STAMEN
66. Hair-raising : SCARY
67. Ein Berliner, often : HERR
69. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
70. Clarifying words : IMEAN
74. ESPN sportscaster Dick : VITALE
75. Treebeard, e.g. : ENT
78. Manuscript encl. : SASE
80. Ace's specialty : AVIATION
81. Slaves : THRALLS
82. Spinachlike plant : ORACH
83. Won back : REGAINED
88. Unseen part of the moon : FARSIDE
89. Marijuana cigarette, slangily : SPLIFF
90. Like some Afghan leaders : TRIBAL
91. In the cards : LIKELY
93. Ecological groupings : BIOTAS
94. Not AWOL : ONPOST
95. Poe poem that ends "From grief and groan to a golden throne beside the King of Heaven" : LENORE
97. Word of thanks : MERCI
99. Quickly : APACE
100. Edison rival : TESLA
101. Cubic decimeter : LITER
103. Spend time (with) : HANG
104. Cut, say : EDIT
105. Give up : CEDE
106. Aspirin, e.g. : ACID
107. Roger who won the Best Actor Tony for "Nicholas Nickleby" : REES

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