PLAY BARGAINING

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 2010

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 141 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Grinder toppings : ONIONS
7. Supreme Court justice nominated by Reagan : SCALIA
13. Real-life actor Joe who is a character in Broadway's "Jersey Boys" : PESCI
18. Bunny's covering? : SKISUIT
19. Bent nails : TALONS
20. Furniture retailer ___ Allen : ETHAN
21. Put a few monarchs on the scale? : WEIGHTHREEKINGS
23. "Orlando" novelist : WOOLF
24. Sister of Charlotte and Emily : ANNE
25. All wrong : AWRY
26. Huggies rival : LUVS
28. Gaza Strip org. : PLO
29. Wrinkly dog holder? : SHARPEIPEN
33. Espresso topping : CREMA
35. Engage in debate : SPAR
36. "I said - ___!" : NOW
37. Firecracker's trajectory : ARC
38. Obama whose Secret Service code name is "Rosebud" : SASHA
40. Snobbery : ELITISM
42. Location for a fall : TRAPDOOR
45. Bank claims : LIENS
47. Location for the Fall : EDEN
48. Helped with the laundry : IRONED
50. Political appointee : CZAR
51. Cords behind a computer, often : TANGLE
54. Word with a German request : BITTE
57. Blew by a drummer, maybe : FIFED
59. Played the tourist : SIGHTSAW
61. Hurting : ACHY
62. Smoking character : JOECAMEL
65. Relative in the barrio : TIO
66. The golden ratio : PHI
67. Line score letters : RHE
68. Gel : HARDEN
69. Golfers' wear : VISORS
71. N.B.A. All-Star Artest : RON
72. Tractor-trailer : RIG
73. One with a pupil : EYE
74. Amsterdam air hub : SCHIPHOL
76. Puppeteer Tony : SARG
77. Company that merged with Sony in 2001 : ERICSSON
80. Brunonian rival : YALIE
81. Compromise of 1877 president : HAYES
82. 1996 Grammy winner for the album "The Road to Ensenada" : LOVETT
83. Camper's rental : RAFT
85. Alternate road : DETOUR
88. Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER
89. Poll answer choice : AGREE
91. Famed Fokker flier : REDBARON
95. Toward the middle : CENTRIC
98. "Why is this happening to me?!" : AARGH
100. Its cap. is Beirut : LEB
101. Prefix with tour : ECO
102. Mensa and others: Abbr. : ORGS
103. With honor : NOBLY
105. Floral garland for whoever? : GENERALLEI
108. Kangaroo ___ : RAT
109. Character with a prominent back : IGOR
110. Gillette model : ATRA
111. Many P.T.A. members : DADS
112. Duel overseer in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
114. Indecisive wolf's question? : TOBAYORNOTTOBAY
120. John Mason ___, English priest who wrote "Good King Wenceslas" : NEALE
121. Accustoms : INURES
122. Hair-texturizing tool : CRIMPER
123. Heretofore : ASYET
124. Overage : EXCESS
125. Observation : ESPIAL
1. Battle site of 1945 : OKINAWA
2. River on the Benin border : NIGER
3. -like equivalent : ISH
4. Available for purchase : OUT
5. Biomedical research agcy. : NIH
6. Secure, with "in" : STRAP
7. Breastbone-related : STERNAL
8. Clumped : CAKY
9. "Prince ___" ("Aladdin" song) : ALI
10. Basketball coach Kruger : LON
11. Hearth : INGLE
12. Take as a given : ASSUME
13. Sunday seats : PEWS
14. W.W. II zone: Abbr. : ETO
15. Mist from a mall? : SHOPPINGSPRAY
16. Leonard Bernstein called her "The Bible of opera" : CALLAS
17. Enlighten : INFORM
18. Brazilian mister : SENHOR
21. "I ___ ready!" : WASNT
22. Things shepherds shepherd : EWES
27. Miss who parks cars? : VALETGIRL
30. Military chaplain : PADRE
31. Suffix with stink : EROO
32. Only thing between you and an open window? : ICON
33. In hell? : CHEZDEVIL
34. ___ close second (almost won) : RANA
35. Arterial implant : STENT
39. "Attack!" : SICEM
41. Baking spuds : IDAHOS
43. "The scavenger of misery," per Shaw : PITY
44. Served seconds, say : REFED
46. Yearbook signers: Abbr. : SRS
49. Cuts up, in a way : DICES
52. Punjabi capital : LAHORE
53. Oil family of TV : EWINGS
54. Oil unit : BARREL
55. First player to hit an inside-the-park home run during an All-Star Game, 2007 : ICHIRO
56. Generous carhop's prop? : THEGIVINGTRAY
58. Brawl at a ball? : FANCYFRAY
60. "Am ___ fat?" : ITOO
62. Leno's necklace? : JAYSTRING
63. Mousse pie ingredient, maybe : OREO
64. Oily substance : LIPID
68. Prynne of "The Scarlet Letter" : HESTER
70. Absolute : SHEER
75. Hardly a fan : HATER
76. ___ Lee bakery : SARA
78. Bird and others, once : CELTS
79. Publisher of Shooting Illustrated, for short : NRA
81. When doubled, "I like!" : HUBBA
84. "___ in Calico" (jazz standard) : AGAL
86. Prefix with copier : TELE
87. River to the Baltic : ODER
90. Game in which it's easy to make a mess : EGGTOSS
92. Change tags on : RELABEL
93. Mop brand that "makes your life easier" : OCEDAR
94. Whooping : NOISY
95. Dos Equis competitor : CORONA
96. Clears : ERASES
97. Louse : COOTIE
99. Austrian title : HERR
104. Where hip-hop was born, with "the" : BRONX
106. F.D.R. veep John ___ Garner : NANCE
107. Parkinson's battler : LDOPA
109. Entertainer born Tracy Marrow : ICET
110. Cries made in passing? : AYES
113. Saint-Martin, e.g. : ILE
115. Winning Super Bowl XXXVII gridder : BUC
116. Exist : ARE
117. Surgery sites, for short : ORS
118. 20%, maybe : TIP
119. "I didn't need to know that," in modern lingo : TMI

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