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New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 2009

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 99 Missing: none – this is a pangram Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The original NYT Across Lite file inadvertently had a circle in each rebus square. The print version was correctly SIR-cle-less.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Do well in the Olympics : MEDAL
6. Choose to take part : OPTIN
11. Modern storage sites : DISKS
16. Sky Chief company : TEXACO
17. Satisfactory : UPTOSNUFF
21. Low soccer score : ONENIL
23. Place in trust : ESCROW
24. Stabilizing track : GUIDERAIL
25. Weaver's supply : SKEINS
26. Word with mail or letter : CHAIN
27. Actor Edward James ___ : OLMOS
28. 2001 headline maker : ENRON
30. It's worth its weight in gold : INGOT
31. PC linkup : LAN
32. Tweaks : NIPS
33. Michael of "Juno" and "Superbad" : CERA
34. "Ixnay" : NAH
35. Bygone leaders : KAISERS
38. Fathers : SIRES
40. Norse pantheon : AESIR
41. Another name for 72-Across : DOGSTAR
45. Center : NUB
46. A Marx brother : CHICO
48. Thither : YON
50. Longtime Susan Lucci role : ERICA
52. ___-Caps (candy) : SNO
53. Tulsa sch. : ORU
54. Largest moon of Saturn : TITAN
55. Subject of a tipster's tip : NAG
56. Joe Montana or Jerry Rice, informally : NINER
57. Windsor's home: Abbr. : ONT
58. Additions to a musical staff : BARLINES
60. ___ but when : NOTIF
62. Blissful : BEATIFIC
64. Crackerjack : ACE
65. Expressed a welcome : SAIDHELLO
68. Org. with spring playoffs : NHL
69. Dried seaweed popular in Japanese cuisine : KOMBU
72. Part of Canis Major : SIRIUS
73. Boot camp affirmative : YESSIR
75. Fanatic : ULTRA
79. Be more than a dream : EXIST
80. Lite : LOFAT
82. Clip, e.g. : VIDEO
83. Bring up, perhaps : REHEM
84. Suffix with magnet : ICS
85. 7'6" Ming : YAO
87. Green-eyed : ENVYING
89. ___ in Charlie : CAS
91. Wall-E's love in "Wall-E" : EVE
92. One side of an exchange : TAT
93. It may be bid : ADIEU
95. Big band instrument : SAX
96. It comes in volumes: Abbr. : ENCYC
98. Cartoon pooch : REN
99. Slugger's stat : HRS
100. Tandoor flatbreads : NANS
101. Popular : DESIRED
103. Prefix with sphere : IONO
104. Galley figure : OAR
105. Bones may be found in it : STOCK
107. Cousin of a clog : SABOT
109. Oscar winner Patricia and others : NEALS
111. It's found near the tongue : UVULA
113. Achilles and Hector : FOES
115. Clothes rack abbr. : IRR
116. Gridiron scores: Abbr. : FGS
117. Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
118. Crown covering : ENAMEL
120. "Did you start without me?" : AMILATE
124. Rachmaninoff's "___-tableaux" : ETUDES
127. Island where Sundanese and Madurese are spoken : JAVA
128. Take too much of, briefly : ODON
131. Windbag's output : GAS
132. Golfer Aoki : ISAO
135. Certain infection : STYE
136. Operatic heroine wooed by Beckmesser : EVA
137. 1963 animated film with the song "Higitus Figitus," with "The" : SWORDINTHESTONE
141. ___ Gold, character on "Entourage" : ARI
142. Stanford's Big Game rival : CAL
143. 1998 animated film featuring the voice of Pierce Brosnan : QUESTFORCAMELOT
144. Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
145. Notwithstanding that, for short : THO
146. ___ jure (legal term) : IPSO
147. "The Canterbury Tales" traveler : FRIAR
148. Gun for hire : MERC
149. Loser at Gettysburg : LEE
150. Heir, perhaps : SON
151. Org. in Clancy's "Red Storm Rising" : NSA
152. Gives birth to a kid : YEANS
153. Bit of cheer : RAH
154. Road twist : ESS
1. Work together : MESH
2. 1981 film in which Helen Mirren plays a sorceress : EXCALIBUR
3. Onetime MTV animated title character and others : DARIAS
4. With 12-Down, 1889 Twain novel : ACONNECTICUTYANKEE
5. Weathercast figure : LOW
6. Slothful : OTIOSE
7. Underwater families : PODS
8. Japanese market: Abbr. : TSE
9. Memo header : INRE
10. Subtlety : NUANCE
11. Things first on the way up? : DOS
12. See 4-Down : INKINGARTHURSCOURT
13. Perceived to be : SEENAS
14. With 76-Down, 1953 Ava Gardner film ... as depicted elsewhere in this puzzle? : KNIGHTSOF
15. ___-Japanese : SINO
16. Gumshoe : TEC
17. Relative of a grapefruit : UGLI
18. Does some heavy lifting : PUMPSIRON
19. Red alert? : FIRESIREN
20. Bilbao bloom : FLOR
22. W.W. II vessel : LST
27. Kind of inspection : ONSITE
29. ___ Gordimer, Literature Nobelist : NADINE
35. Aid in finding a station : KNOB
36. Magical glow : AURA
37. River that flows past more than 40 castles : RHINE
39. Bishop's group : SYNOD
40. 1973 Rolling Stones #1 hit : ANGIE
42. Davy Jones's locker : OCEAN
43. Years in old Rome : ANNI
44. Drilling grp. : ROTC
47. One of Iago's victims : CASSIO
49. Words of commitment : OATH
51. Five-carbon sugar : RIBOSE
59. Culture areas? : LABS
60. Passover month : NISAN
61. Arrive by air : FLYIN
63. "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
66. Pot-___ (French stew) : AUFEU
67. Overhang : LEDGE
69. Conductor Lockhart and others : KEITHS
70. Rustic transport : OXCART
71. 2001 Anjelica Huston miniseries, with "The" : MISTSOFAVALON
72. Some steaks : SIRLOINS
74. Hot desert winds : SIROCCOS
76. See 14-Down : THEROUNDTABLE
77. Magic trick's climax : REVEAL
78. Supreme Egyptian deity : AMENRA
81. Soap box? : TVSET
82. One of Santa's reindeer : VIXEN
86. Drilling grp. : ADA
88. Chairman Arafat : YASIR
90. ___ Rand, developer of Objectivism : AYN
94. Lou's "La Bamba" co-star : ESAI
97. Rocker Lofgren : NILS
101. Temple structure? : DORM
102. Quick : DEFT
106. Result of going out? : COMA
108. 1971 Peace Nobelist from Germany : BRANDT
110. AARP concern : AGEISM
112. "Parlez-___ français?" : VOUS
114. Delays : SLOWUPS
117. Heroine in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
118. Gives the heave-ho : EJECTS
119. Arizona native : NAVAHO
121. Not pick up : IGNORE
122. Highest worship in Catholicism : LATRIA
123. Antisub weapon : ASHCAN
125. Cliff homes: Var. : EYRIES
126. Takes by force : SEIZES
129. ___ number on : DOESA
130. About : ORSO
133. What an inflectional ending is added to : STEM
134. Certain netizen : AOLER
137. Area meas. : SQIN
138. Up in the air : IFFY
139. Canal sites : EARS
140. Emulate some of Goya's work : ETCH

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