XW Info

Sunday, December 30, 2012
PLUS TEN
by Steve Savoy
Sun 12/30/2012PLUS TEN
UPTIMEDROPGPSBOUT
NORMALMULLALLYLOFTY
CLASSIFIEDADIOSELFIN
OIDCOLTSTODDROOTLE
ICEWATERSEREWEIGHER
LEDERWINEANDIODINE
LAOCPRORYACNE
ABCSDIORAMAQUEENHOW
NAOHDCVLOLASOVATE
EROAMAINROTOATERS
WILDCARDIOPACKRATIOS
TIRANETNTROARSOHO
WOOEDITTOOIPAATOP
INCSTUDIOMUFFINSSTS
ZEUSISEATOTSK
STUMPORATORIOTURFS
MITOSISAVONCATAPULT
AVOWEDAMOSTASERAAA
NOMARCURIORENTEVENTS
GREGSPRODUCESNEEDLE
EYRELADPASOASSAYS
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Working hours : UPTIME
7.Bit of a trickle : DROP
11.Rental car add-on : GPS
14.Series of rounds : BOUT
18.Unlikely to surprise : NORMAL
19.Megan of "Will & Grace" : MULLALLY
21.High : LOFTY
22.Sign-off for Spanish spies? : CLASSIFIEDADIOS
24.Wee : ELFIN
25.Suffix with human : OID
26.Peyton Manning's former teammates : COLTS
27.Chuck of NBC News : TODD
28.Grub around : ROOTLE
29.Zero-calorie cooler : ICEWATER
31.Parched : SERE
32.Scale : WEIGHER
33.Hosen material : LEDER
34.Two bottled liquids kept in a cabinet? : WINEANDIODINE
37.Language that is mostly monosyllabic : LAO
39.Lifeguard's skill, for short : CPR
40.Suffix with direct : ORY
41.Some red spots : ACNE
44.Early education : ABCS
47.Champion model maker at the county fair? : DIORAMAQUEEN
53.Know-___ : HOW
54.Drain cleaner, chemically : NAOH
55.Early seventh-century year : DCV
56.Singer Falana and others : LOLAS
57.Ellipsoidal : OVATE
59.Handel's "___ e Leandro" : ERO
60.At full speed : AMAIN
62.Blather : ROT
63.Movies often with shootouts : OATERS
65.Wacky exercise regimen? : WILDCARDIO
68.20 cigarettes per unit and 10 units per carton, e.g.? : PACKRATIOS
71.World capital that's home to Zog I Boulevard : TIRANE
72.Volatile stuff : TNT
74.Lions' din : ROARS
75."Well, looky there!" : OHO
76.Sweet-talked, maybe : WOOED
77.Have one's cake and eat ___ : ITTOO
79.Hoppy pub quaff : IPA
80.Covering : ATOP
81.Forbes competitor : INC
82.Green room breakfast item? : STUDIOMUFFIN
86.Onetime high fliers : SSTS
87.God holding a thunderbolt : ZEUS
89.Expert finish? : ISE
90.From ___ Z : ATO
91.Tiny chastisement : TSK
93.Musical composition about a lumberjack's seat? : STUMPORATORIO
99.Home territories : TURFS
103.Division of biology : MITOSIS
105.Paperback publisher since 1941 : AVON
106.Siege weapon : CATAPULT
108.Swore : AVOWED
109.Wally of cookie fame : AMOS
110.Stunner : TASER
111.Its employees might have jumper cables: Abbr. : AAA
112.Shortstop Garciaparra : NOMAR
113.Try-before-you-buy opportunities at knickknack stores? : CURIORENTEVENTS
116.Golfer Norman and others : GREGS
117.Fabricates : PRODUCES
118.Part of an applause-o-meter : NEEDLE
119.Brontë heroine : EYRE
120.Sonny : LAD
121.El ___ : PASO
122.Analyzes, in a way : ASSAYS
1.Straighten out : UNCOIL
2.Some baton wielders : POLICE
3.Like stocks : TRADED
4.Modern communications, for short : IMS
5.Purse item : MASCARA
6."Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
7.Mendeleev who created the periodic table : DMITRI
8.Regrets : RUES
9.Timeworn : OLD
10.Heavy-duty protection : PLATEARMOR
11.Went smoothly : GLIDED
12.Go laboriously : PLOD
13.The "S" of OS: Abbr. : SYS
14.Eponymous Italian city : BOLOGNA
15.Like Ben-Hur and company when not racing? : OFFTHECHARIOTS
16.Handy : UTILE
17.Jazz pianist McCoy ___ : TYNER
20.Prettify : ADORN
21.Pope Agatho's successor : LEOII
23.Whizzed : FLEW
28.Fix the coloring of, say : REDYE
30.Cymric : WELSH
31.Petal pusher? : SEPAL
32.Dragged (on) : WORE
35.A.T.M. maker : NCR
36.Alternatives to chips, say : IOUS
38.One out? : ODDMAN
42.Poor : NOTSOHOT
43.One having a little lamb : EWE
44.Over : ANEW
45.Figaro in "The Barber of Seville," e.g. : BARITONE
46."Gangsta's Paradise" buyer? : COOLIOCUSTOMER
48.Empathetic response : ICARE
49."Time, the devourer of all things" writer : OVID
50.Skewed to one side : ALOP
51.It juts into the Persian Gulf : QATAR
52.Less : NOTAS
58.Examine carefully : VET
60.Insts. of learning : ACADS
61.Capone henchman : NITTI
63.Elusive African animal : OKAPI
64.Unmitigated : ARRANT
66.Dr. ___ : DRE
67."I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
69.Do : COIF
70.Pacifiers : SOPS
73.Grilled cheese sandwich go-with : TOMATOSOUP
76."Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" musical, with "The" : WIZ
77.Logical start? : IDEO
78.___ a limb : OUTON
80.Invite to the penthouse suite, say : ASKUP
83.Retiring : TIMID
84.Mail letters : USPS
85.Pro : FOR
88.Hold stuff : STOWAGE
92.Goes without nourishment : STARVES
94.Detox patients : USERS
95.Gunner's tool : RAMROD
96.Skirt : AVOID
97."Just watch me!" : ICANSO
98.Hops dryer : OAST
100.Bantu language : RUANDA
101.One way to deny something : FLATLY
102.Equilibria : STASES
103.Skin disorder : MANGE
104.White shade : IVORY
107.Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
109.Glow : AURA
110.Morse dashes : TEES
113.Mil. team leader : CPL
114.Panasonic competitor : RCA
115.Certain util. workers : EES

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