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Sunday, January 13, 2013
MAGIC SQUARE
by Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun 1/13/2013MAGIC SQUARE
CONJOBHOOKSUPBLUESY
ASLOPEAPPEASEOOLITE
THREEFIVESEVENBONGOS
TABSOMARPERCYSAHIB
CRANEDEAVETCU
MATHEMATICALNETCOST
RAIMITETRAGREEN
UNREADSAUSAGETALESE
BIENNIALMAIISAT
TATI816INCNITA
INFLIGHT357REAREXIT
BUOYOOH492ARLO
EDUCNLETALLTEES
TERESARIBCAGEYLEVEL
NEALSCAPRABAILS
BRISTLEHORIZONTALLY
RANAYESDETOUR
ATEONSTEPSTOILALKA
WITHITADDUPTOFIFTEEN
LOWISHINFIDELPLANET
SNOOTYNASTASESADDLE
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Sting : CONJOB
7.Makes a love connection? : HOOKSUP
14.Like Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" : BLUESY
20.Inclined : ASLOPE
21.Mollify : APPEASE
22.Limestone variety : OOLITE
23.Middle row : THREEFIVESEVEN
25.Ones getting hit on at salsa clubs? : BONGOS
26.File extensions : TABS
27.Gen. Bradley : OMAR
28.Sledge who sang "When a Man Loves a Woman" : PERCY
30.Master : SAHIB
31.Stretched, in a way : CRANED
33.Nesting place for a bird : EAVE
35.Horned Frogs' sch. : TCU
36.Like magic squares : MATHEMATICAL
42.Investor's bottom line : NETCOST
44."Spider-Man" director Sam : RAIMI
45.Numerical prefix : TETRA
46.Eco-conscious : GREEN
47.Like letters marked "Return to sender" : UNREAD
49.Pizza topper : SAUSAGE
51.Author of "Unto the Sons" : TALESE
54.Poison hemlock or Queen Anne's lace : BIENNIAL
56.When the Festival de Cannes opens : MAI
58."Peace ___ hand" : ISAT
59.Comic actor Jacques : TATI
63.Company closing? : INC
64.Silent screen star Naldi : NITA
65.Winging it? : INFLIGHT
70.Back door : REAREXIT
72.Lift : BUOY
73."I'm impressed!" : OOH
75.Woodstock artist Guthrie : ARLO
76.P.T.A.'s concern: Abbr. : EDUC
77.Atlanta Braves' div. : NLE
78.Knee-length hip-hop shirts : TALLTEES
83.Mother who was a Nobelist : TERESA
85.Skeleton section : RIBCAGE
91.Rotating surveying tool : YLEVEL
92.Hollywood's Patricia and others : NEALS
94."It Happened One Night" director : CAPRA
95.Abruptly calls off plans, say : BAILS
96.Show some irritation : BRISTLE
98.See 119-Across : HORIZONTALLY
102.Published : RAN
103.Chorus after "All in favor" : AYES
105.Road sign that may elicit a groan : DETOUR
106.Used, as a dinner tray : ATEON
108.Dance instruction : STEPS
112.Ditch-digging, e.g. : TOIL
113.___-Seltzer : ALKA
117.Hip : WITHIT
119.With 98-Across, 34-Down and 48-Down, what each line in the center square should do : ADDUPTOFIFTEEN
122.Like some unexciting bids : LOWISH
123.One who's beyond belief? : INFIDEL
124.Revolutionary figure? : PLANET
125.High-hat : SNOOTY
126.Tennis Hall-of-Famer born in Bucharest : NASTASE
127.Get ready to ride, with "up" : SADDLE
1.Women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
2.Workplace welfare org. : OSHA
3.Workplace rights org. : NLRB
4."Eat at ___" (classic sign) : JOES
5.Unlock, to a poet : OPE
6.One of two photos in an ad : BEFORE
7.Where Ponce de León died : HAVANA
8.Bernstein's "Candide," for one : OPERETTA
9.Black ___ : OPS
10.Stay fresh : KEEP
11.Pitcher's datum : SAVE
12.Friendly introduction? : USER
13.Parts of pounds : PENCE
14.Short cut : BOB
15.Leaves out of the bag? : LOOSETEA
16.Bone connected to the oblique cord : ULNA
17.Top row : EIGHTONESIX
18.Ancient Greek school : STOICS
19.Start of an agreement that's not really an agreement : YESBUT
24.Muslim leader : IMAM
29.Light side : YANG
31.Tuscan export : CHIANTI
32.Prie-___ (kneeling bench) : DIEU
34.See 119-Across : VERTICALLY
36.Gershwin's "The ___ Love" : MANI
37.Suffix with zillion : AIRE
38.Fed. agents : TMEN
39.Price abbr. : CTS
40.Coach Parseghian : ARA
41.Trail : LAG
43.Singer Dion : CELINE
44.Hitch : RUB
48.See 119-Across : DIAGONALLY
49.Snake along : SLITHER
50.Oil-rich land : EMIRATE
52.H.S. senior's exam, once : SATI
53.Division politique : ETAT
55.Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
57.Beginning of ___ (watershed moment) : ANERA
65."Yeah, that'll happen" : IBET
66.Many a Rubens subject : NUDE
67.Bottom row : FOURNINETWO
68.Parisian schools : LYCEES
71.Sports car feature : ROLLBAR
79.Greenish shade : TEAL
80.84-Down's doings : EVIL
81.Slippery : EELY
82.Mercedes models : SLS
84.Worshiper with a pentagram : SATANIST
86.German pronoun : ICH
87.Steamed bun in Chinese cookery : BAO
88.E.M.T. training : CPR
89.Drought-prone : ARID
90.Newspapers : GAZETTES
93.Dates : SEES
96.Donnybrooks : BRAWLS
97.Mete out : RATION
99.Co-star of "The Stunt Man" : OTOOLE
100."There Is ___ ..." (song by the Cure) : NOIF
101.Monet's Dutch subjects : TULIPS
104.Laundry problem : STAIN
107.The Wright brothers' home : OHIO
109."Hairspray" role : EDNA
110.Some e-mail attachments : PDFS
111.Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
113.Somewhat : ATAD
114.Impart : LEND
115.Bow attachment : KEEL
116.Price to play : ANTE
118.Commandment adjective : THY
120.Hand-held organizer, in brief : PDA
121.Hollywood's home: Abbr. : FLA

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