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This puzzle appeared on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
FRANKLY SPEAKING
by Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sun 11/4/2012FRANKLY SPEAKING
MGRSTENTLASSOEDPOP
COOTHREWANTENNALOO
NAMLEASEMEREMORTALS
ALAIATSEAMANEKONAS
BINDERINTUITTAMALE
BEGENTLETRAININGBRAS
LEGITREBENNE
BSAISRAELBARFSAPOR
REDANTYELLOWFINBABE
ARISEGEMERASERLIEV
CRASSERPUDGYLADANSE
KATESADLOTFADIZMIR
ETONONEOFOURSCLEATS
NERTSNAYANOSTRANYE
TAILJIMSITKA
INTERNETCHATJPMORGAN
NOOSESRAMADAERIEPA
STOATSLATSIGEPSMOG
OFFICETEMPSMURALEGG
LOAHEDGEINEASYANEE
ERRYESORNODRESSTED
© 2012, The New York Times
1.One to take a complaint to: Abbr. : MGR
4.It can get the blood flowing : STENT
9.Like calves at a rodeo : LASSOED
16.Crush, e.g. : POP
19.Some soft words : COO
20.Lost deliberately : THREW
21.Wave receiver : ANTENNA
22.Card game with stakes : LOO
23.Subject of three Oliver Stone films, informally : NAM
24.Fixed-term agreement : LEASE
25.Marseille mothers who are not goddesses? : MEREMORTALS
27.Half-court game? : ALAI
29.Sailing : ATSEA
31.Barber's challenge : MANE
32.Hawaiian coffees : KONAS
33.Back-to-school purchase : BINDER
35.Sense : INTUIT
37.Hot ___ : TAMALE
38."Easy" : BEGENTLE
40.Working on one's biceps and triceps in Toulon? : TRAININGBRAS
43.On the up and up : LEGIT
44.Soldier under Braxton Bragg, for short : REB
45.Female suffix : ENNE
46.Org. with badges : BSA
48.Country whose name means "he that strives with God" : ISRAEL
50.[That's awful!] : BARF
52.Quality that produces taste : SAPOR
57.Stinging insect : REDANT
59.Cowardly end in Cannes? : YELLOWFIN
62.Innocent one : BABE
63.Issue (from) : ARISE
64.Tiara component : GEM
65.It may contain traces of lead : ERASER
66.Tony winner Schreiber : LIEV
67.Less refined : CRASSER
69.Like an infant's fingers, typically : PUDGY
71.Matisse masterpiece : LADANSE
73.Actress Bosworth : KATE
74.Pathetic group : SADLOT
76.The limbo, once : FAD
78.Turkey's third-largest city : IZMIR
79.John Maynard Keynes's alma mater : ETON
80.Bordeaux bear cub? : ONEOFOURS
82.Indians' shoes : CLEATS
83."Phooey!" : NERTS
85.Fiji competitor : NAYA
86.Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
88.Nevada county : NYE
89.Spy, at times : TAIL
91.With 98-Down, "Mad Money" host : JIM
92.First capital of Alaska : SITKA
94.Online feline in Lyon? : INTERNETCHAT
100.Who said "I owe the public nothing" : JPMORGAN
103.Dead ringers? : NOOSES
104.___ Inn : RAMADA
106.Home of Gannon Univ. : ERIEPA
107.Short-tailed weasel : STOAT
108.Crib side part : SLAT
110.First college frat to charter a chapter in all 50 states : SIGEP
112.Environmental portmanteau : SMOG
113.Nine to five, generally, in Grenoble? : OFFICETEMPS
116.Certain work of subway art : MURAL
118.Word with salad or roll : EGG
119.Mauna ___ Observatory : LOA
120.Surround with shrubbery : HEDGEIN
121.Rocks for Jocks, most likely : EASYA
122.Eleanor Roosevelt ___ Roosevelt : NEE
123.Take a wrong turn : ERR
124."What's it gonna be?" : YESORNO
125.What to wear : DRESS
126.Healy who created the Three Stooges : TED
1.QB Donovan : MCNABB
2.Net guard : GOALIE
3.Prizefighter in a Parisian novel? : ROMANGLADIATOR
4.The Rams, on sports tickers : STL
5.Expert at brewing oolong in Orléans? : THEARTIST
6.Q.E.D. part : ERAT
7.Mysterious Scottish figure, informally : NESSIE
8.Many an "iCarly" fan : TWEEN
9.Hasty flight : LAM
10.Weakness : ANEMIA
11.Layers of clouds : STRATI
12.On TV, say : SEEN
13."Got a Hold ___" (1984 top 10 hit) : ONME
14."Lux" composer Brian : ENO
15.Lost time? : DARKAGES
16.Two-dimensional : PLANAR
17."De-e-eluxe!" : OOLALA
18.Entourages : POSSES
26.Indiana Jones venue : TOMB
28.___ fixe : IDEE
30.Comic Dave : ATTELL
34.Ramjets, e.g. : ENGINES
36.Populous area : URB
37.Country music channel : TNN
39.Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
41.Some foam toys : NERFS
42.Area close to home : INFIELD
44.Put on the job again : REEMPLOY
46.Large fern : BRACKEN
47.Toothed : SERRATE
49.58-Down 29-Across : AYE
50."Star Trek" villains : BORG
51.Not present at : AWAYFROM
53.Flaming : ABLAZE
54.Overseeing of a Bayonne bakery? : PAINMANAGEMENT
55.Issue for Michelle Obama : OBESITY
56.R in a car : REVERSE
58.Go-ahead : ASSENT
60.Showed, as a seat : LEDTO
61.Org. for big shots? : NRA
64.Family nickname : GRANNIE
68.That, to Tomás : ESO
70.Tucson school, briefly : UOFA
72.Eye surgeon's instrument : DILATOR
75.Was concerned (with) : DEALT
77.Cretin : ASS
81.QB legend nicknamed "the Golden Arm" : UNITAS
82.French-speaking country where illegal activity runs rampant? : CRIMEPAYS
84.Elastic : STRETCHY
87.It's more than a pinch: Abbr. : TSP
90.Interview seg. : ANS
91.What a photocopier light may indicate : JAM
93."American Idol" winner Allen : KRIS
94.Relief for plantar fasciitis : INSOLE
95.Against : NOTFOR
96.Outside of walking distance, say : TOOFAR
97.Actor Morales : ESAI
98.See 91-Across : CRAMER
99.Millinery item : HATPIN
100.Operating system between Puma and Panther : JAGUAR
101.Most distant point : APOGEE
102.Rode hard : NAGGED
105.Nickel-and-___ : DIMED
108.E.P.A. issuances: Abbr. : STDS
109.Kind of brick : LEGO
111.The language Gàidhlig : ERSE
114.Shoe width : EEE
115.___-Seal (leather protector) : SNO
117.___ Palmas, Spain : LAS

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