NINE OF DIAMONDS

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 2011

Author: Kurt Mueller
Editor: Will Shortz
Kurt Mueller
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mueller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crackerjack : ACE
4. Org. fighting pirates? : ASCAP
9. Pink shade : CORAL
14. Wyle and Webster : NOAHS
19. Man of mystery : MRX
20. Stylish : SMART
21. Mountain ridge : ARETE
22. Hit TV show that ended in 2011 : OPRAH
23. Cuts in a cardboard container? : BOXSCORES
25. American-born Japanese : NISEI
26. Prefix with meter or methylene : TETRA
27. Tax lawyer's find : LOOPHOLE
28. Heel : RASCAL
29. 7'1" former N.B.A. star : ONEAL
30. Feminine suffix : ENNE
31. Yelled initially? : CALLEDOUTATFIRST
34. Nursery noise : WAH
36. Empty : INANE
37. 26 of the 44 U.S. presidents: Abbr. : ATTYS
38. Instruction part : STEP
40. Beach site, maybe : CAPE
42. It might be skipped : ROPE
44. So-so formal dance? : FAIRBALL
46. Went far too slowly during the 10K? : WALKEDINARUN
54. State symbols of North Dakota and Massachusetts : ELMS
55. Leader who said "All reactionaries are paper tigers" : MAO
56. Slight : SLENDER
57. "Use the Force, ___" : LUKE
58. Arizona is the only state to have one : ZEE
59. Attach to : PINON
61. "Rocks" : ICE
62. Certain helicopter : COBRA
63. Piece of black-market playground equipment? : SWINGFORTHEFENCES
69. Cousin of kerplunk : SPLAT
71. ___ for life : SET
72. Purple shade : LILAC
73. Press : INK
76. It comes out in the wash : ODOR
77. Northernmost borough of London : ENFIELD
81. Freud's one : EIN
82. Antlered animal : STAG
83. Wool or cotton purchase request? : BATTINGORDER
85. Disgusting advice? : FOULTIPS
87. Way out : DOOR
88. 24 hrs. ago : YEST
90. Isle of the Inner Hebrides : IONA
91. Brown-___ : NOSER
94. New York's historic ___ Library : ASTOR
97. Top of a ladder?: Abbr. : CEO
98. Whiskey bottle dregs? : BOTTOMOFTHEFIFTH
103. Courtroom entry : PLEA
107. Corporate shake-up, for short : REORG
108. Beyond ___ : BELIEF
109. People whose jobs include giving tours : REALTORS
111. To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
112. "I don't give ___!" : ADARN
113. Nobleman after a banquet? : FULLCOUNT
114. Rita Hayworth's femme fatale title role of 1946 : GILDA
115. Effects of many waterfalls : MISTS
116. Felt bad : AILED
117. Bind : TIE
118. Toothpaste brand once advertised as having the secret ingredient GL-70 : GLEEM
119. Not settled : ANTSY
120. Hits and runs : STATS
121. Rev.'s address : SER
1. Mosey : AMBLE
2. Perform Hawaiian music, say : CROON
3. Shell alternative : EXXON
4. "Uncle Moses" novelist Sholem : ASCH
5. Smack : SMOOCH
6. French first lady ___ Bruni-Sarkozy : CARLA
7. Staggering : AREEL
8. Game tally: Abbr. : PTS
9. It was invaded in the War of 1812 : CANADA
10. Prayer : ORISON
11. Airlift, maybe : RESCUE
12. Really bugged : ATEAT
13. Orphan girl in Byron's "Don Juan" : LEILA
14. Seldom : NOTOFTEN
15. Urging at a birthday party : OPENIT
16. I-5 through Los Angeles, e.g. : ARTERY
17. Heckle, e.g. : HARASS
18. Thou follower? : SHALT
24. Some volcanoes : SPEWERS
28. Doesn't stop, in a way : RENEWS
32. Pitcher part : LIP
33. Animal with a snout : TAPIR
35. Urgent transmission, for short : APB
38. Result of a pitch, perhaps : SALE
39. Schedule opening : TIMESLOT
40. Trolley sound : CLANG
41. Distant : ALOOF
42. Side in checkers : RED
43. Metered praise : ODE
44. Tasseled topper : FEZ
45. Leader exiled in 1979 : AMIN
47. Not much : ALITTLE
48. Nobelist Walesa : LECH
49. Queen's request, maybe : KNEEL
50. Skin cream ingredient : ALOE
51. Adds insult to injury, say : RUBSITIN
52. Land on the Sea of Azov: Abbr. : UKR
53. Cultural org. : NEA
59. Stomach area : PIT
60. Deferential denial : NOSIR
62. Junk bond rating : CCC
64. Something on a hog? : WART
65. Stalk by a stream : REED
66. Feudal lands : FIEFS
67. Ex-governor Spitzer of New York : ELIOT
68. When repeated, a TV sign-off : NANU
69. Kind of story : SOB
70. Hi-tech organizer : PDA
74. Sonoma neighbor : NAPA
75. Metric wts. : KGS
77. Vast, in verse : ENORM
78. Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
79. "What ___?" : FOR
80. Towel : DRYOFF
82. Reach at a lower level : STOOPTO
84. Emoticon, e.g. : IDEOGRAM
86. See 102-Down : LIE
89. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
91. Words following see, hear and speak : NOEVIL
92. 1972 Best Actor nominee for "The Ruling Class" : OTOOLE
93. Winning length in a horse race : STRIDE
94. Finally : ATLAST
95. Side in a pickup game : SHIRTS
96. Minute : TEENSY
97. Swiss quarters? : CHALET
98. Confederate general who won at Chickamauga : BRAGG
99. Noted 1991 Harvard Law grad : OBAMA
100. Supplied, as data : FEDIN
101. Slot machine symbols, often : FRUIT
102. With 86-Down, what Washington purportedly could not do : TELLA
104. Boors : LOUTS
105. Banks who was known as Mr. Cub : ERNIE
106. Late bloomer : ASTER
110. Some notebook screens, for short : LCDS
113. Fourth notes : FAS

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