XW Info

Sunday, March 31, 2013
SPECIAL FEATURES
by Caleb Madison
Sun 3/31/2013SPECIAL FEATURES
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ERROLSELHADESERASE
ABASESTAREWARSAORTA
LATTEARGONSNEATWORK
SNOWVOYAGERSHEL
EEKYUPMCMKAI
CAGESTINGININTHERAIN
AWAKEEMERIPOSTENDS
BATEMANFOREVERSAFEST
IRONONSNATURAL
NERDDEBCDCNAYLUSH
CEREBRONATASHA
CACTUSDRAWNOFTHEDEAD
INHOTMIENASIACIRRI
TEENCOMMANDMENTSESPN
EWWOREMYAADS
BAREREGALGENIUS
GRAINMANENRAGEPINTO
LOCKEEASTEREGGOGDEN
ULCERONENDLIUTHING
MEANSNOTASEPSTANS
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: The special squares added to the feature films have been dyed blue so you can see what they spell.
1.One-on-ones : DUELS
6.Justice Dept. branch : ATF
9.Gyllenhaal of "Brokeback Mountain" : JAKE
13.1983 film debut of Bill Maher : DCCAB
18.Documentarian Morris : ERROL
19.It's found in la mer : SEL
20.Cerberus guards its gates, in myth : HADES
21.Wipe out : ERASE
22.Lower : ABASE
23.Movie about ... an intense blinking contest? : STAREWARS
25.It comes from the heart : AORTA
26.Steaming beverage : LATTE
27.Atoms in some light bulbs : ARGONS
28.... a housecleaner? : NEATWORK
30.... a sled racer? : SNOWVOYAGER
32.Children's author Silverstein : SHEL
33."Yikes!" : EEK
34."You betcha" : YUP
37.Year "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" came out : MCM
38.China's Chiang ___-shek : KAI
41.Part of a pound : CAGE
44.... a bee during a downpour? : STINGININTHERAIN
51.Up : AWAKE
53.Part of E.M.S.: Abbr. : EMER
54.Wall St. Journal listings : IPOS
55.Handles : TENDS
56.... actor Jason's fan club? : BATEMANFOREVER
59.Least volatile, perhaps : SAFEST
60.Some patches : IRONONS
61.Expert despite little training : NATURAL
63.Brainy person, and proud of it : NERD
64.One might have a ball : DEB
66.Public health agcy. : CDC
67.Senate vote : NAY
68.Verdant : LUSH
72.Device Professor X wears over his head in "X-Men" : CEREBRO
74.Pop singer Bedingfield : NATASHA
76.Low-maintenance potted plant : CACTUS
80.... Jerry Garcia's band's portraits? : DRAWNOFTHEDEAD
84.___ water : INHOT
85.Air : MIEN
86.It's west of the International Date Line : ASIA
87.High clouds : CIRRI
88.... a parent's edicts? : TEENCOMMANDMENTS
92.___ Zone : ESPN
93."Gag me!" : EWW
94.Certain extraction : ORE
95.One-named R&B singer : MYA
96.Pitches : ADS
98.Stripped : BARE
100.... a king's brilliance? : REGALGENIUS
108.... a harvester? : GRAINMAN
112.Get hot : ENRAGE
113.Kind of bean : PINTO
114.Who wrote "Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins" : LOCKE
115.Hidden DVD feature ... which can be found, literally, in the answers to the italicized clues : EASTEREGG
117.City south of Brigham City : OGDEN
118.Peptic ___ : ULCER
119.Nonstop : ONEND
120.Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
121.Object : THING
122.Wherewithal : MEANS
123.Part of N.B. : NOTA
124.Back-to-school mo. : SEP
125.Laurel and Lee : STANS
1.Starts of some games : DEALS
2.___ Outfitters, clothing retailer : URBAN
3.Mythological figure often depicted holding a kithara : ERATO
4.1945 Best Picture winner, with "The" : LOSTWEEKEND
5.Album holder : SLEEVE
6.Evaluate : ASSAY
7.Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
8.Recurring Stephen King antagonist Randall ___ : FLAGG
9.Vise parts : JAWS
10.___ Lovelace, computer pioneer : ADA
11."The Way You Look Tonight" composer : KERN
12.De bene ___ (legal phrase) : ESSE
13.Music genre of Possessed and Deicide : DEATHMETAL
14.Hollywood's Russell : CROWE
15.Two-time Emmy-winning actress for "Taxi" : CAROLKANE
16.Observatory subj. : ASTR
17.Bill : BEAK
20.English king who was a son of William the Conqueror : HENRYI
24.Smelt ___ : ROE
29.Noted American writer in Yiddish : ASCH
31.Signs off on : OKS
35.Computer used to predict the 1952 presidential election : UNIVAC
36.Chemical dropper : PIPET
37.The 57-Down, e.g. : MTS
39.Supports : AIDS
40.M.I.T. part: Abbr. : INST
41.Airplane area : CABIN
42.Sentient : AWARE
43.Big snapper? : GATOR
45.More wound up : TENSER
46.World banking org. : IMF
47.Prefix with noir : NEO
48.[I'm not happy about this ...] : GRR
49.Like some stockings and baseball games : NORUN
50.Gridiron figure : REF
52.Music related to punk rock : EMO
57.Aconcagua setting : ANDES
58.Fund : ENDOW
59.Just what the doctor ordered? : SAYAH
62.Vituperate : RANTAT
65.Darken : BEDIM
66.Nook : CRANNY
68.Weekly bar promotion, maybe : LADIESNIGHT
69.___ manual : USERS
70.Exactly : SHARP
71.Allowed to enter : HADIN
72.Wasn't exacting : CUTCORNERS
73.Pond fish : BREAM
75.Sam Spade, e.g., for short : TEC
76.Île de la ___ : CITE
77.Once again : ANEW
78.Solo companion : CHEWBACCA
79.Slew : TON
81.Subject of the Pentagon Papers, informally : NAM
82.Sugar suffix : OSE
83.Word at the end of many French films : FIN
85.Fr. title : MME
89.City SSE of 117-Across : OREM
90.Son-of-a-gun : DARNED
91.Yield to weariness : SAG
97.Stations : DEPOTS
99.Poet Conrad : AIKEN
101.Mess up : ERR
102.Ones who wrote in the Ogham alphabet : GAELS
103.New Mexico State athlete : AGGIE
104.Helping hand, paradoxically : LEGUP
105.World powerhouse in cricket : INDIA
106.Knoxville sch. : UTENN
107.Fake-book material : SONGS
108.Down : GLUM
109.Part of a play : ROLE
110.Many ages : AEON
111.iPod ___ : NANO
112.Home of Typhon, in myth : ETNA
116.___ for life : SET

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