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This puzzle appeared on Sunday, November 4, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
WHAT THE ...
by Michael Sharp and Caleb Madison
Sun 10/28/2012WHAT THE ...
KIWIATOPPARDPISCES
IRANLEDAISAWAPOLLO
LATHELADYLATHEROSIER
EENYJPEGMELTONCE
SPRATSOAVESBOYCOTTS
CAPTAINBLITHEOBIT
ADAIMASODSUTHANT
BURGLARWAITANDSEETHE
SAKEDESERTMIAMOLE
MAECRUELCABLEMEN
MAGTITHEBREAKERSSRS
SKELETALAANDEATA
NINOPOTTAURUSPROF
BREATHECHEESEPITBULL
CASTROKAZBOZOMOA
HONGWRITHENEWYORK
SAFEWORDAREOLENERDY
ONEBROUEISNTFILM
ATTLEESCYTHEOFRELIEF
PICONETHAIYULEELMO
SCHWASSOWSSTUDDLIX
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Auckland native : KIWI
5.Surmounting : ATOP
9.Dude ranch handle : PARD
13.Sign of sensitivity? : PISCES
19.Setting for the 2012 film "Argo" : IRAN
20.Title partner of "the Swan" in a Yeats poem : LEDA
21."___ Her Standing There" : ISAW
22.Creed of the "Rocky" series : APOLLO
23."Come on, woman, shape that wood!"? : LATHELADYLATHE
26.Brighter : ROSIER
27.Start of a choosing rhyme : EENY
28.Uploaded pic, often : JPEG
29.Go weak in the knees : MELT
31.In the past : ONCE
32.Jack ___ : SPRAT
34.Dry white wines : SOAVES
36.Some protests : BOYCOTTS
38.Cheerful superhero? : CAPTAINBLITHE
41.Facts of life? : OBIT
42.Oklahoma birthplace of Oral Roberts : ADA
43."___ surprised as you are!" : IMAS
44.Cases for E.M.T.'s : ODS
46.Onetime U.N. leader : UTHANT
50.Guard dog's target : BURGLAR
52.Take a patient approach to revenge? : WAITANDSEETHE
56.Benefit : SAKE
57.Abandon : DESERT
59."Mamma ___!" : MIA
60.Sleeper agent : MOLE
61.Sallie ___ : MAE
63.Barbaric : CRUEL
65.Some electrical workers : CABLEMEN
68.Stand offering, briefly : MAG
71.Ones who stop giving to their church? : TITHEBREAKERS
74.Future grads: Abbr. : SRS
75.Emaciated : SKELETAL
77."Hoarders" airer : AANDE
78.___ loss : ATA
80.Hombre, formerly : NINO
81.Everyone's bets : POT
83.Ford sedan : TAURUS
85.T.A.'s overseer : PROF
89.Softly exhale cheap sentiment? : BREATHECHEESE
93.Tenacious sort : PITBULL
95.San Antonio mayor Julián, keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic convention : CASTRO
96.1978-79 CBS detective drama : KAZ
97.Fool : BOZO
98.Big bygone bird : MOA
99.___ Kong : HONG
101.Mad scientist's sadistic exclamation upon attacking the Empire State? : WRITHENEWYORK
106."Popsicle," in "Fifty Shades of Grey," for one : SAFEWORD
110.Anatomical ring : AREOLE
111.Like a 12-Down : NERDY
112.First-floor apartment, maybe : ONEB
113.Rake : ROUE
115.Ain't correct? : ISNT
116.Canon fodder? : FILM
117.Prime minister of 1945 : ATTLEE
119.What the Grim Reaper's backup carries? : SCYTHEOFRELIEF
124.Evan-___ (women's clothing brand) : PICONE
125.Its alphabet has 44 consonants : THAI
126.Log time : YULE
127.Sailors' saint : ELMO
128.Ends of Alaska? : SCHWAS
129.Farm females : SOWS
130.Macho man : STUD
131.1,000 years before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I : DLIX
1.Metric distance: Abbr. : KIL
2.Author Levin : IRA
3.Summer recreation area : WATERPARK
4.Ready to mate : INHEAT
5.Confederate : ALLY
6.Genteel gathering : TEA
7.Tasks around the house : ODDJOBS
8.Web site with a "Send Money" tab : PAYPAL
9.Psychologist Jean : PIAGET
10.P.R. hours : AST
11.First name in Chicago politics : RAHM
12.Weenie : DWEEB
13.Coach for dancing? : PARTYBUS
14.Wall St. opening : IPO
15."If you don't like my anger, do something about it!"? : SOSOOTHEME
16.Black in country music : CLINT
17.Vote in : ELECT
18.Results of lying too much? : SORES
24.Involve : ENTAIL
25.___ Johnston, former fiancé of Bristol Palin : LEVI
30.London facilities : LOO
32.Replacement refs, maybe? : SCABS
33."The Taming of the Shrew" setting : PADUA
34.Backbeat component, often : SNARE
35.Drink to throw back : SHOT
37.Recognize as a source : CITE
39.Cry on arrival : IMADEIT
40.Big wheel at a reception? : EDAM
45.Snide response : SNICKER
47.Smithereens : ATOMS
48.Red Wing or Blackhawk : NHLER
49.Cold temps : TEENS
51.Bijou : GEM
52."___ #1!" : WERE
53.Carnival Cruise Lines stop : ARUBA
54.Go over again : ITERATE
55.Christine ___, "The Phantom of the Opera" girl : DAAE
58.Junk : SCHLOCK
62.Killed a hero? : ATE
64.Horne and Olin : LENAS
66.It's measured in cups : BRASIZE
67.W.W. II craft: Abbr. : LST
68."Your Business" airer : MSNBC
69.Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
70.Family inheritance : GENES
72.Finish line, often : TAPE
73.Together, in music : ADUE
76.Hate coke? : LOATHEBLOW
79."Dragnet" message, for short : APB
82.Spring phenomenon : THAW
84.Winning by a small margin : UPONE
86.Dirt spreader : RUMORMILL
87.Psalm starter : OLORD
88.Unreliable : FLAKY
90.Suppose, to Shakespeare : TROW
91.They're often toasted : HONOREES
92.Cornell who founded Western Union : EZRA
94.Off-campus local : TOWNIE
97.Really sing : BELTOUT
100.Miracle-___ : GRO
102.It might cause photophobia : IRITIS
103."One World" musician John : TESH
104.Flatters : HONEYS
105.Hollered : YELLED
106.Wet bars? : SOAPS
107.Prankster-like : ANTIC
108."Get on the stick!"? : FETCH
109.Tidies up, in a way : DUSTS
114.Come back : ECHO
116.Durst of Limp Bizkit : FRED
118.Disney doe : ENA
120.Deviate from the course : YAW
121.Bird ___ : FLU
122.Owner of Abbey Road Studios : EMI
123.Babe : FOX

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