OVERHEARD IN NEW ENGLAND

New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 2013

Author: Norm Guggenbiller
Editor: Will Shortz
Norm Guggenbiller
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Guggenbiller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: Nice example of the 'change a sound to produce wacky results' type theme. These types of puzzles ought to have strong consistency (each base phrase transformed in the exact same manner) and this one does just ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Boxes up : ENCASES
8. Hidden : CACHED
14. Astronomer Halley : EDMOND
20. Sheer, informally : SEETHRU
21. Individually : APIECE
22. Not get gratis : PAYFOR
23. Clan garb : TARTANS
24. A "Star Trek" officer and a physician are going to board a plane? : SPOCKSWILLFLY
26. Attack, as ramparts : STORM
27. Cracker topper : PATE
29. German Dadaist Hannah : HOCH
30. Makes stronger? : LACES
31. Kind of court : APPELLATE
34. Without ___ in the world : ACARE
36. Atlantic fishery auditors? : CODCOUNTERS
39. "Galatea of the Spheres" and others : DALIS
41. Comcast media holding : NBC
44. Ones giving their addresses : ORATORS
45. Hedge shrub : PRIVET
47. Dog command : STAY
48. Non-Eur. U.S. ally : ISR
49. Baseball features : SEAMS
53. French article : UNE
54. To boot : ASWELL
56. Minute : LITTLE
59. Work agreeably in a greenhouse? : POTONGOODTERMS
62. It's opposite julio on a calendario : ENERO
63. "No challenge at all" : TOOEASY
64. "Dat ___" (classic jazz song) : DERE
65. Called the shots : DIRECTED
67. Dead-doornail connection : ASA
68. Delicate first-date topic : POLITICS
72. Moon feature : MARE
73. Aristocratic practice : ELITISM
75. Bacteriologist Julius : PETRI
76. "Happy Birthday" on a cake, e.g.? : GOBBLEDMESSAGE
80. Naysayer : DENIER
81. Reproductive parts of flowers : OVULES
82. Folk rocker DiFranco : ANI
83. Ball game : BOCCE
85. Québec place name starter : STE
86. Buster Brown's dog, in old comics : TIGE
87. Verizon competitor : SPRINT
90. Positions oneself to hear better, say : LEANSIN
93. Wood-shaping tool : ADZ
94. Reagan attorney general : MEESE
95. Sexy operators? : HOTSURGEONS
99. Cell part : ANODE
101. Femmes fatales : MANEATERS
102. Bank heist, e.g. : CAPER
104. Lion portrayer : LAHR
107. Word with sea or seasoned : SALT
108. Bar, legally : ESTOP
112. Where frogs shop? : HOPPERSBAZAAR
115. Religious recluse : EREMITE
117. Consternation : UNEASE
118. O.K. to serve : EDIBLE
119. Medication for a narcoleptic : RITALIN
120. Cabernet Sauvignon alternative : MERLOT
121. Ran out : LAPSED
122. Immediately : SOONEST
1. They're probably close: Abbr. : ESTS
2. Undiluted : NEAT
3. Large sport fish : CERO
4. Draw : ATTRACT
5. Hotel amenity : SHAMPOO
6. Directional suffix : ERN
7. Hitchcock genre : SUSPENSE
8. Common aquarium feature : CASTLE
9. Show up : APPEAR
10. Grp. in a 1955 merger : CIO
11. "Wag the Dog" actress : HECHE
12. Fashion designer Marc : ECKO
13. Family tree listing: Abbr. : DESC
14. Prefix with dermis : EPI
15. Longtime home of the Cotton Bowl : DALLAS
16. Reflective material : MYLAR
17. Unbalanced : OFFCENTER
18. Florida State player, casually : NOLE
19. Prohibitionists : DRYS
25. Oil source : WHALE
28. Model Carol : ALT
32. Clutch, e.g. : PURSE
33. Recipe amt. : TSP
35. Stronghold : CITADEL
36. Tortile : COILED
37. Italian princely family name : ORSINI
38. Sand ___ (perchlike fish) : DARTER
39. Drab-looking : DINGY
40. Bygone Chevrolet : AVEO
42. Salve : BALM
43. Engine specification: Abbr. : CYLS
46. Drinks now, pays later : RUNSATAB
47. Make more enticing : SWEETEN
50. Footless creature : APOD
51. Barnyard sound : MOO
52. Enters furtively : STEALSIN
55. Chevron : STRIPE
57. Exhibit fear, in a way : TREMBLE
58. Quarter : LOCALE
60. Green spot : OASIS
61. 1960s-'70s pitcher Blue Moon : ODOM
63. Ticked (off) : TEED
66. Locked? : TRESSED
68. One 60-trillionth of a min. : PSEC
69. "True" : ITISSO
70. Dimwit : CRETIN
71. Charmers : SIRENS
73. Start of a choosing rhyme : EENIE
74. "Can ___ now?" : IGO
76. "___ light?" : GOTA
77. "Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
78. Sight at many a barbecue : BUGZAPPER
79. Setting of the 2012 film "John Carter" : MARS
80. Combine name : DEERE
84. Hoarders' problems : CLUTTERS
88. Rinds : PEELS
89. Fourth Arabic letter : THA
91. Go along with : AGREETO
92. "WKRP in Cincinnati" news director Les ___ : NESSMAN
94. To a greater extent : MORESO
96. Reduced : ONSALE
97. Got emotional, with "up" : TEARED
98. Baseball's Bando : SAL
100. Mountainous land : NEPAL
101. Postal symbol, once : MRZIP
102. Bud : CHUM
103. Super-duper : AONE
105. Uncle of Enoch : ABEL
106. "I ___ thought" : HADA
109. Part of a space shuttle's exterior : TILE
110. ___ & Carla (1960s duo) : OTIS
111. Cooped (up) : PENT
113. No longer playing: Abbr. : RET
114. They may improve in crunch time : ABS
116. Birthplace of the bossa nova : RIO

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