TURNING BACK

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 2010

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 67 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Math class, for short : CALC
5. Future doc's exam : MCAT
9. Its slogan begins "15 minutes could save you ..." : GEICO
14. How stocks may be sold : ATPAR
19. Snack with a floral design : OREO
20. Ship written about by Apollonius of Rhodes : ARGO
21. International relief org. : OXFAM
22. Went for : CHOSE
23. Taking the dimensions of busybodies? : MEASURINGSNOOPS
26. Encircle : HEMIN
27. Medicare add-on : PARTB
28. Fair : SOSO
29. Short-billed rail : CRAKE
31. Starting material in coal formation : PEAT
32. Some wedding guests : AUNTS
34. Image format : JPEG
36. Her feast day is Jul. 11 : STOLGA
38. Eminem song that samples Dido's "Thank You" : STAN
41. ___ germ : OAT
42. Done swimming? : OUTOFTHEPOOL
45. Giving an award to the wrong person? : PRIZESLIPUP
48. Capital of Albania : TIRANE
49. Freshen, in a way : AERATE
50. Lipstick hue : CORAL
52. Tofu base : CURD
53. Add (up) : TOT
56. Indian guy in National Lampoon's "Van Wilder" movies : TAJ
57. Get on : AGE
59. Sense : INTUIT
61. Italian sculptor Nicola : PISANO
63. Follower of White or Red : SOX
65. "That feels good!" : AAH
67. Wielder of the sword Tizona : ELCID
69. More likely to get gifts from Santa : NICER
70. Slandering a Thanksgiving dish? : TURKEYTORT
74. Othello, before Act V, Scene II? : LIVINGMOOR
76. "Enoch ___," Tennyson poem : ARDEN
77. Plum relatives : SLOES
79. Palindromic preposition : ERE
80. Map abbr. before 1991 : SSR
81. Many Maurice Sendak characters : BEASTS
83. Kazakh land feature : STEPPE
86. Large cask : TUN
88. Professional org. with a House of Delegates : AMA
90. It has a big mouth but can't speak : URN
91. Friendship ender : RIFT
93. Loy of "The Thin Man" : MYRNA
95. Custom-make : TAILOR
97. Awaited judgment : PENDED
99. Comment in a women's mag? : COSMOREMARK
101. Summary of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? : INDIANARECAP
105. Like Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata : INA
106. January 13, e.g. : IDES
107. So far : TODATE
108. Site of the oldest university in South America : LIMA
109. Joins : WELDS
111. Letter opener : SIRS
112. Fervent : RABID
115. Character in "I, Claudius" : NERO
117. Carne ___ (roasted meat dish) : ASADA
121. Marion's "La Vie en Rose" character : EDITH
123. Pious spouse's ultimatum? : LOVEMELOVEMYGOD
126. Bank manager? : LEVEE
127. Hyundai sedan : AZERA
128. Had a hunch : KNEW
129. Drink in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : OUZO
130. Wand waver, old-style : FAERY
131. Like Ymir : NORSE
132. Ymir, for one : OGRE
133. One-eighties : UEYS
1. Give for free : COMP
2. Word with gray or rest : AREA
3. The Duke of Albany's father-in-law : LEAR
4. Surname of TV's George, Frank and Estelle : COSTANZA
5. Disfigure : MAR
6. Champagne often mentioned in hip-hop songs : CRISTAL
7. Undecided, in a way : AGNOSTIC
8. Getup : TOGS
9. Suffix for shapes : GON
10. Antiship missile used in the Falklands War : EXOCET
11. "It slipped my mind" : IFORGOT
12. Cloak, in Córdoba : CAPA
13. Siberian city : OMSK
14. "Mein Gott!" : ACH
15. Wearer of a famous ring : THEPOPE
16. Fruit with a thick rind : POMELO
17. Crumbly cheese : ASIAGO
18. Netflix movie : RENTAL
24. "___ Roi" (Alfred Jarry play) : UBU
25. Brief stay : SOJOURN
30. F equivalent : ESHARP
33. Bouquet of flowers : NOSEGAY
35. Metamorphose, as a larva : PUPATE
37. Keeping an eye on : TENDING
38. It may cause a scene : SPAT
39. One who keeps one's balance? : TREASURER
40. Sneaker with a Jumpman logo : AIRJORDAN
43. Made-up : FICTIVE
44. Hit 1989 biographical play : TRU
46. Z follower : ETA
47. Samoan dish : POI
51. Put to sleep : LULL
53. Dish with greens and ground beef : TACOSALAD
54. A nonzero amount : ONEORMORE
55. Unit of pressure : TORR
58. Grub : EATS
60. "___ on parle français" : ICI
62. Family of games : SIMS
64. Classic Jags : XKES
66. Piece keeper? : HOLSTER
68. Reputation ruiner : DIRT
70. Brand advertised as "the forbidden fragrance" : TABU
71. Beseech : ENTREAT
72. Go to waste : ROT
73. Overflow : TEEM
75. Gray, e.g. : NEUTRAL
78. Cuckold's purchase, perhaps : SPYCAM
82. Confessional user : SINNER
84. Charcoal alternative : PROPANE
85. One-point Scrabble tiles : ENS
87. "Me, ___ cheerful twinkle lights me": Robert Burns : NAE
89. Torah holders : ARKS
92. Agcy. that may order recalls : FDA
94. "Is it not so?" : AMIWRONG
96. Sweetheart's telephone comment : IMISSYOU
97. Egyptian coin : PIASTER
98. Rescue : DELIVER
100. Bogey : ONEOVER
101. "... is fear ___" : ITSELF
102. "Search me" : NOIDEA
103. Certain PC storage area : DDRIVE
104. Apple products : CIDERS
110. Roosevelt or Hoover : DAM
113. Mathematician Turing : ALAN
114. Doofus : BOZO
116. City in Nevada : ELKO
118. Flu symptom : AGUE
119. Ready for a nap : DOZY
120. Big deals : ADOS
122. "Get your hands off me!" : HEY
124. Popular middle name for a girl : MAE
125. Shorn female : EWE

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