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Sunday, March 18, 2012
REAR-END COLLISIONS
by Mike Nothnagel and Byron Walden
Sun 3/18/2012REAR-END COLLISIONS
CHICASETCETERAPACKAIA
DEMOTETHREECARIMEANIT
TAMLINCRUNCHTMTURNSTO
DUELSHEMHOOGIST
MONSTERABCBREEITSI
EVELSENDSUPPRESSCNEEC
RETAGHOETETRAPOKES
CROWDPESRSQUEEZEPAECU
SIRSACUFFALESLAP
STAMENSTSLOTINFANT
PANCAKEBEKATTNTSEARCH
ALTARSUMOSARIASATEIT
NEEDLEXERCLUTCHPROMNE
AENEIDGAPESINASPOT
FIRMGASSOLIDSMUT
IRECRUMPLEZNCOMPACTDS
RAVEDEARNSTHYLAILA
SQUASHBOSMEKESOUTMALL
TIEROUISINCPREEMIE
ARESDOATANANNAN
ROADMAPPINCHRNECLERGY
ACTUATEENTHUSEDTAXIED
JAMSSINCOVENTRYSITARS
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Spanish girls : CHICAS
7.Label for unmentionables? : ETCETERA
15.Burro, e.g. : PACKANIMAL
22.Lower : DEMOTE
23.Like some collisions : THREECAR
24."For real!" : IMEANIT
25.Hero of an old Scottish ballad : TAMLIN
26.When the pressure's on : CRUNCHTIME
27.Avails oneself of : TURNSTO
28.Face-offs : DUELS
29.Bottom line? : HEM
30.Yoo follower : HOO
31.Heart : GIST
32.Godzilla, e.g. : MONSTER
34.Epitome of simplicity : ABC
36.One of the "Desperate Housewives" : BREE
37.Formal/informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSI
41.Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
42.Lampoons : SENDSUP
45.Big media event : PRESSCONFERENCE
47.Hike the price of, perhaps : RETAG
49.Cultivate, in a way : HOE
50.Four front? : TETRA
52.Snoops (around) : POKES
53.Widely popular shows, say : CROWDPLEASERS
55.Bunting is part of it : SQUEEZEPLAY
59.Old French coin : ECU
60.Beknighted souls? : SIRS
61.Roy of country music : ACUFF
62.Draft pick? : ALE
63.An affront : SLAP
64.Sources of pollen grains : STAMENS
68.Letter-shaped opening in some pistons : TSLOT
69.Diaper wearer : INFANT
71.Some morning fund-raisers : PANCAKEBREAKFASTS
73."The Closer" airer : TNT
74."___ me!" : SEARCH
78.Last place you'll see a bachelor : ALTAR
79.Jumbo combatants : SUMOS
80.Meyerbeer output : ARIAS
82.Suffered a financial setback, slangily : ATEIT
83.Irk : NEEDLE
85.Gen ___ : XER
86.Late rallies : CLUTCHPERFORMANCES
88.It involves a trip to the underworld : AENEID
90.Stares slack-jawed : GAPES
91.Stuck : INASPOT
92.Al dente, say : FIRM
95.It's not liquid : GAS
96.It's not liquid : SOLID
97.Blue material : SMUT
98.Dander : IRE
99.Car safety feature : CRUMPLEZONE
101.Data storage device : COMPACTDISC
106.Was manic : RAVED
108.Pulls down : EARNS
109.Decalogue possessive : THY
110.Boxer Ali : LAILA
111.Mexican cooking ingredients called "flores de calabaza" in Spanish : SQUASHBLOSSOMS
115.Barely gets : EKESOUT
118.___ rat : MALL
119.Echelon : TIER
120.Arles affirmatives : OUIS
121.Murder, ___ : INC
122.Special delivery : PREEMIE
124.Half brother of Athena : ARES
125.1950 film in which Frank Bigelow investigates his own murder : DOA
128.Hawaiian souvenir? : TAN
130.Kofi of the U.N. : ANNAN
131.Driver's aid : ROADMAP
135.Diamond substitute : PINCHRUNNER
137.First estate : CLERGY
139.Put into motion : ACTUATE
140.Rah-rah : ENTHUSED
141.Crossed the tarmac : TAXIED
142.Occasions to try out riffs : JAMSESSIONS
143.Peeping Tom's home : COVENTRY
144.Raga instruments : SITARS
1.OK setting in the summer : CDT
2.Go (to) : HEADOVER
3.Protected against : IMMUNETO
4.Clambake dish : COLESLAW
5.Skewed : ATILT
6.Picks up : SENSES
7.Impress clearly : ETCH
8.Sewing machine parts : THREADERS
9.Orts : CRUMBS
10.Poetic period : EEN
11.High-___ : TECH
12.Letter after delta : ECHO
13.Tangent, e.g. : RATIO
14.French weapon : ARME
15.Feels for : PITIES
16.Entertains : AMUSES
17.Diploma, e.g.: Abbr. : CERT
18.Neighbor of Mo. : KAN
19.Manchester's St. ___ Church : ANNS
20."Nobody else is coming" : IMIT
21.Choir voice : ALTO
31.E.T.S. offering : GRE
32.Former Ford offering, for short : MERC
33.Runs through : REHEARSES
35.Doesn't get taught a lesson? : CUTSCLASS
36.Aberdeen hillside : BRAE
37.Dirt : INFO
38.Storytelling Studs : TERKEL
39.New York lake : SENECA
40.Freezes over : ICESUP
43.They might be held at a sewage plant : NOSES
44.Members of a Connecticut tribe : PEQUOTS
45.Aisle or window, e.g.: Abbr. : PREF
46.Part of a medical bill : COPAY
48.Pharmaceutical company that developed Metamucil and Dramamine : GDSEARLE
51.Clump of grass : TUFT
54.Toy piano sound : PLINK
56.Remedy for acid reflux : ZANTAC
57.Seasonal helper : ELF
58.Petitions : PLEAS
61.Request : ASKFOR
63.Unmoving machine parts : STATORS
64.Cross : SPAN
65.88-Across, for one : TALE
66.Part of a.m. : ANTE
67.Scottish inventor and road builder John Loudon ___ : MCADAM
68.Hooked (up) : TEAMED
69.J.F.K., e.g. : INITS
70.Very serious, as an accident : NEARFATAL
72.Habitual teeth grinding : BRUXISM
73.Aligned : TRUED
75.Change, as keyboard keys : REMAP
76.Dos + tres : CINCO
77.Newsworthy 1950s trial, informally : HTEST
80.Item of winter sports equipment : ALPINESKI
81.Climb, as a rope : SHIMMYUP
84.Road designer, e.g.: Abbr. : ENGR
86.Italian turnover : CALZONE
87.Confine : PENUP
89.Water in the Oise : EAU
90.Attendee : GOER
92.Primarily : FIRST
93.Syrian's neighbor : IRAQI
94."Side by Side by Sondheim," e.g. : REVUE
96.Poetry contests : SLAMS
97.Area near Little Italy : SOHO
99.Bank offerings, in brief : CDS
100.Change in Mexico : PESOS
101.It can help you get inside someone's head : CTSCANNER
102.Followed : CAMENEXT
103.Jamaican coffee liqueur : TIAMARIA
104.Bonnie and Clyde contemporary : DILLINGER
105.Item at a bakery : SCALE
107.Corn unit : EAR
112.Hamlet confidant : HORATIO
113.Many Bics : BLUEPENS
114.Medical suffix : OSIS
116.Put in someone's care : ENTRUST
117.Political writings : TRACTS
123.Zhou ___ : ENLAI
124.Collect : AMASS
125.Cartoon character voiced by Mel Blanc : DINO
126.Airing : ONTV
127.Yearn (for) : ACHE
129.Unhip : NERDY
131.Rule that ended in 1947 : RAJ
132.South American tuber : OCA
133.Bills are in it: Abbr. : ATM
134.Italian actress Eleonora : DUSE
135.Bencher's target : PEC
136.Barbarian : HUN
138.Gridiron figs. : YDS

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