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New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 2012

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cover-up : COAT
5. ___ machine (restaurant fixture) : LATTE
10. Crossroads of the West : UTAH
14. Green eyes, e.g. : TRAIT
19. "Alice in Wonderland" character : DODO
20. Like a land baron : ACRED
21. O.K. : SOSO
22. Yields : EARNS
23. Disappointing "Who's with me?" response? : SHOWOFHAND
25. Work to maintain a C average? : HITTHEBOOK
27. Certain Ivy Leaguer : ELI
28. Bit of a TV reviewer's review : CLIP
30. Film credits list : LOCATIONS
31. Mention that you know a secret? : SPILLTHEBEAN
36. It's cast and landed : ROLE
37. Digs : PAD
38. Downed subs, e.g. : ATE
39. Mauna ___ : LOA
41. Rarely photographed half of the moon : FARSIDE
46. Thought better of : RUED
48. Grunt no more : EXGI
51. One who's read an encyclopedia's first volume? : MANOFLETTER
53. Give ___ (let off) : APASS
55. Again : ONCEMORE
57. Old gold coin : DUCAT
58. Podunk's directory? : YELLOWPAGE
61. Think about it : IDEA
63. It might be surrounded by a sash : PANE
64. Grandfathers of III's: Abbr. : SRS
65. Pay one's dues again, say : REUP
66. James of "Las Vegas" : CAAN
69. Some French wines : RHONES
71. Having finished just one month of a job? : WETBEHINDTHEEAR
75. Trendy : MODISH
78. Star of the most-watched TV episode ever : ALDA
79. Formic acid sources : ANTS
80. Overalls part : BIB
83. Wasted no time : SPED
84. Abbr. before a year : ESTD
87. What one with a small nest egg enjoys? : GOLDENYEAR
90. Islander, e.g. : NHLER
92. Least refined : CRASSEST
95. South American invention : TANGO
96. Despot's concession? : BILLOFRIGHT
98. Milked : USED
101. Sulu's superior : KIRK
102. It no longer sells maize or mulberry : CRAYOLA
103. Throughout, in poetry : OER
104. Gun, as an engine : REV
106. It came between Kennedy and Bouvier : NEE
107. Composition of only four different notes : TAPS
109. Occasional klutz? : BUTTERFINGER
114. Rail supports : CROSSTIES
119. Actor Jay : MOHR
120. What's that, in Tijuana? : ESA
121. Beginning magician's arsenal? : BAGOFTRICK
123. Go on a brief youthful binge? : SOWONESOAT
128. Low-cost prefix : ECONO
129. "The Grapes of Wrath" figure : OKIE
130. Test cheats : CRIBS
131. Pisa's river : ARNO
132. Truck rental name : RYDER
133. Prying : NOSY
134. "Little" comics girl : ANNIE
135. Flaw in logic : LEAP
1. They're shiny even after being burned : CDS
2. "Could be a problem" : OOH
3. Hustle or bustle : ADO
4. Beach item : TOWEL
5. Privateer Jean : LAFITTE
6. Hamburg grr? : ACH
7. Draw over : TRACE
8. Dumbbell weight abbr. : TENLB
9. Money or Murphy : EDDIE
10. Seat, informally : USH
11. Labor : TOIL
12. Nancy ___, first female member of the British Parliament : ASTOR
13. Sign on a sidewalk food cart : HOTCOFFEE
14. Went back and forth on a decision : TEETERED
15. 1944 Nobel physicist Isidor : RABI
16. Suffix with buck : AROO
17. Informed of : INON
18. Sounds that may accompany head-shaking : TSKS
24. Stewpot : OLLA
26. Jew : kosher :: Muslim : ___ : HALAL
29. ___ d'Or (Cannes award) : PALME
31. Decorative flower arrangements : SPRAYS
32. Have-not : PAUPER
33. High standards : IDEALS
34. Curse : HEX
35. Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
40. Prepare for sacrifice, in a way : ANOINT
42. Daze : STUPOR
43. "Happens sometimes" : ITCAN
44. Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
45. Some collectible Deco drawings : ERTES
47. Internet hookup letters : DSL
49. Blow a fuse : GOAPE
50. Participle suffix : ING
52. California's historic Fort ___ : ORD
54. Tender spots : SORES
56. Seasick sea serpent of cartoons : CECIL
59. "___ people ..." : WETHE
60. Locale for tapping, toping and tipping : PUB
62. Mountain ridge : ARETE
67. "___ how!" : AND
68. "Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
70. Is without : HASNT
71. All over : WIDELY
72. Tried : HADAGO
73. Suspends : HALTS
74. Suspend : END
75. Fox News competitor : MSNBC
76. Biblical land of wealth : OPHIR
77. Reese of "Touched by an Angel" : DELLA
80. Actress Annette : BENING
81. "No argument here" : IAGREE
82. Deal maker : BROKER
85. Heavy recyclables : SCRAPIRON
86. Prefix with athlete : TRI
88. Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
89. Shaggy animal : YAK
91. Cheers on : ROOTSFOR
93. "The Purple People Eater" singer ___ Wooley : SHEB
94. Fiddle with a lute, say : STRUM
97. Scruggs's bluegrass partner : FLATT
99. Muff : ERR
100. One side in court : DEFENSE
105. Jaws on a table : VISE
108. Bulova competitor : SEIKO
110. Puccini's Floria ___ : TOSCA
111. Runic letter for "th" : THORN
112. General Rommel : ERWIN
113. Kind of cavity : NASAL
114. "Good buddy" : CBER
115. Somewhat blue : RACY
116. Hymn starter : OGOD
117. Loudness unit : SONE
118. Biol. and others : SCIS
122. Set of answers : KEY
124. Eastern sash : OBI
125. Danish coins : ORE
126. Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
127. Outdo : TOP

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