TH-TH-TH-THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

New York Times, Sunday, July 29, 2007

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Basis for the first commercially successful video game : PINGPONG
9. Just folks? : MAANDPA
16. Mugger? : HAM
19. They may have smiles and frowns : EMOTICONS
21. Athlete's slump : OFFYEAR
22. Grosse-___, Québec : ILE
23. Somebody else's soaking dentures? : NOTONESCUPOFTEETH
25. Tour stop : GIG
26. Outstanding : DUE
27. Aviation pioneer Eugene : ELY
28. Palm Beach County city, for short : BOCA
29. One who might stand in front of a map : TEACHER
31. Prefix with sphere : STRATO
33. Life stories : MEMOIRS
36. Yellowish brown : TAWNY
37. Ghost in a battery? : CATHODEWRAITH
41. Experimental figures : DATA
42. Wing: Prefix : PTER
44. Their mascot is Handsome Dan : ELIS
45. Was wistful : SIGHED
47. Thataway : YON
48. Comedian Jay : MOHR
49. Thin opening : SLIT
50. Vegetarian's credo : NOMEAT
52. Prefix with metric : ISO
53. Actress Barbara : BAIN
54. Whence the phrase "Brevity is the soul of wit" : HAMLET
58. Love, in Livorno : AMORE
61. Former pol. div. : SSR
62. Avoid being captured by guitarist Richards? : ESCAPEKEITH
64. 1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
65. Neighbor of a Pole : SLOVAK
67. Fluttering sound : TRILL
68. Deity featured on California's state seal : ATHENA
69. Fed-up cry : IQUIT
70. Baby twins? : DOUBLEYOUTH
74. Bar fig. : ATT
75. Some NCO's : SSGTS
76. Isolate : ENISLE
77. Possessive on Chinese menus : TSOS
78. One of the "Magnificent Seven" : LEE
79. Skywalker portrayer : HAMILL
81. Circle : LOOP
82. Middles: Abbr. : CTRS
83. One of the Bushes : JEB
85. Ballade endings : ENVOIS
88. In a jiffy : SOON
89. Joyous sounds : AAHS
90. Org. with the motto "The power to make it better" : AARP
92. Sherlock at the Space Needle? : SEATTLESLEUTH
95. Drub : CREAM
97. "Unh-unh" : NOSIREE
98. Repeated sounds in "Hey Jude" : NANANA
102. Poet Omar : KHAYYAM
105. "Can that be true?" : ITIS
106. PC linkup : LAN
107. ___ cit. : LOC
108. Magazine with a fold-in : MAD
109. Billionaire's last dollar? : BOTTOMOFTHEWEALTH
114. "What Is ___?" (Tolstoy essay) : ART
115. "Gather Together in My Name" writer : ANGELOU
116. Get set : ORIENTATE
117. ___ degree : NTH
118. Start of a trip in a bathysphere : DESCENT
119. Made blue : SADDENED
1. Remains undecided : PENDS
2. Poker player's declaration : IMOUT
3. Observant one : NOTER
4. Classic muscle car : GTO
5. Batter's material : PINETAR
6. Nocturnal feline : OCELOT
7. Too inquisitive : NOSY
8. Vitamin supplements store : GNC
9. Farm animal, in kidspeak : MOOCOW
10. Tabloid fodder : AFFAIRS
11. In the back : AFT
12. "The Eyes of ___" (public TV science show) : NYE
13. Bug spray ingredient : DEET
14. Cracker spread : PATE
15. Nirvana attainer : ARHAT
16. Good eating and clean living? : HIGHWAYTOHEALTH
17. Not recognizable by : ALIENTO
18. "You've Got Mail" co-star : MEGRYAN
20. Change, as a manuscript, in Britain : SUBEDIT
24. Quinces, e.g. : POMES
30. Heel : CAD
32. Great server : ACER
33. Character actor Alfred : MOLINA
34. Thor Heyerdahl craft : RAI
35. Official seal : SIGNET
38. Spiral: Prefix : HELIC
39. Egyptian god of wisdom : THOTH
40. Something that's turned up : HEM
42. Some residents, by census classification : POSSLQS
43. Very detailed scope? : THOROUGHBREADTH
46. Shortages : DEARTHS
48. Wife, colloquially : MISSIS
49. Its cap. is Regina : SASK
51. Asian nurse : AMAH
53. Comment made with a shrug : BEATSME
54. Garden output : HERBS
55. "A View to ___" : AKILL
56. Ruckus : MELEE
57. One of TV's Munsters : LILY
59. Highly opinionated sorts : RANTERS
60. Lifts up : ELATES
63. Spitting sound : PTUI
66. "La Dolce ___" : VITA
68. Above : ATOP
70. Go (into) : DELVE
71. Borrowed : ONLOAN
72. "Becket" star : OTOOLE
73. Route from Me. to Fla. : USONE
80. Connections : INS
81. Gets bounced by : LOSESTO
82. "Call Me Irresponsible" lyricist : CAHN
83. Actor Hugh of "X-Men" : JACKMAN
84. First woman to earn the Distinguished Flying Cross : EARHART
86. "Am ___ believe this?" : ITO
87. Apostle known as "the Zealot" : STSIMON
88. Line of text? : SERIF
89. Done : ATANEND
91. Reward : PAY
93. Left hurriedly : LITOUT
94. Not impressed : UNAWED
96. "Oops!" : MYBAD
99. Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN
100. Dark time in Italy : NOTTE
101. Suffered : ACHED
103. Rook's spot on a chessboard : AONE
104. Board events: Abbr. : MTGS
106. Fictional princess : LEIA
110. P.I. : TEC
111. World Cup chant : OLE
112. Time sheet abbr. : HRS
113. Put away : ATE

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