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This puzzle appeared on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
"MY TREAT"
by Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun 4/14/2013"MY TREAT"
ECHOBOINGBASEDSON
ALOUINNIESEDTYANNI
RATSTENANTLOOSEROCK
LUFTTISOUTGROWKOO
ODOTEDGABRIELISPUR
BIRTHRATEAASSPHERE
EATERSENSIGNSOARTO
ENOWEXOTICFED
CIAWELDRICOTTAOCHS
DNCNEOWTSNOAMWHAT
RAHMTUSHGIGISOHO
ONEISISISNOOLECAP
MERLYEWTREEONYXOSS
KLMEERIERRIAL
BIGTOPSCALDSOTTAWA
OHOHOHRAUYOUBETTER
NOTIOPENSEASRIDENC
PRSNUDGERSJANEDDA
BEETAYLORSKEINSARID
ISALLLEIEMILIORONI
TOLETSSAESTANLPGA
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Parrot : ECHO
5.Jumping-on-a-mattress sound : BOING
10.What hist. and econ. majors get : BAS
13.Pelé's given name : EDSON
18.Jesus, for one : ALOU
19.Some navels : INNIES
21.It starts every March in N.Y.C. : EDT
22.New Age pianist : YANNI
23."Bummer!" : RATS
24.One paying a flat rate : TENANT
25.Mountain-climbing hazard : LOOSEROCK
27.Actress Lorna : LUFT
28.Contracted agreement : TIS
29.No longer fit in : OUTGROW
31."Kitchy-___!" : KOO
32.Lead-in to meter : ODO
33.2012 film title character who was computer-generated : TED
34.Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni : GABRIELI
35.Provoke : SPUR
37.It's high in West Africa : BIRTHRATE
40.Some rechargeables : AAS
41.Worldly figure? : SPHERE
43.Odor-___ : EATERS
44.Naval flier : ENSIGN
47.Reach, as new heights : SOARTO
48.Sufficient, in "Macbeth" : ENOW
49.Other-worldly? : EXOTIC
50.Govt. agent : FED
51.Surveillance org. : CIA
53.Join, in a way : WELD
55.Lasagna cheese : RICOTTA
58."Love Me, I'm a Liberal" singer : OCHS
62.Party org. : DNC
63."The Matrix" hero : NEO
64.Lb. and oz. : WTS
65.Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
66."Say that again?" : WHAT
67.Chicago mayor Emanuel : RAHM
69.Sitting area? : TUSH
71.Broadway title role for Audrey Hepburn : GIGI
72.TriBeCa neighbor : SOHO
73."The ___ Love" (R.E.M. hit) : ONEI
74."Of course, señor!" : SISI
75.___ Balls (bygone snack cakes) : SNO
77.Sevilla cheer : OLE
79.Topper : CAP
80.Blackbird : MERL
81.Archer's wood source : YEWTREE
83.Panther figurine material : ONYX
84.51-Across forerunner : OSS
85.Carrier to Amsterdam : KLM
87.More spine-tingling : EERIER
89.OPEC nation currency : RIAL
91.Circus tent : BIGTOP
94.Burns in the kitchen, maybe : SCALDS
95.Pontiac's tribe : OTTAWA
98."I know the answer!" : OHOHOH
99.Writer Santha Rama ___ : RAU
100.Response to "I promise I will" : YOUBETTER
102.Words of denial : NOTI
103.Where cruisers cruise : OPENSEAS
107.Free : RID
108.Pkg. insert : ENC
109.Phone pad letters : PRS
110.Pushy types? : NUDGERS
111.Dutch painter Vermeer : JAN
112.Collection of Norse tales : EDDA
113.Aunt of 1960s TV : BEETAYLOR
115.Knitter's stash : SKEINS
117.Dry as a bone : ARID
118."The pleasure ___ mine" : ISALL
119.Fragrant necklace : LEI
120.Estevez of Hollywood : EMILIO
121.Rice-A-___ : RONI
122.Apartment rental sign : TOLET
123.Benefits agcy. : SSA
124."They are," in Spanish class : ESTAN
125.Org. for some good drivers : LPGA
1.Ring site : EARLOBE
2.Lady Bird Johnson's real first name : CLAUDIA
3.1984 "educational" Van Halen song : HOTFORTEACHER
4.Bump : OUST
5.1998 Grammy-nominated song by the Verve : BITTERSWEETSYMPHONY
6.New York native : ONEIDA
7.Quaint stopovers : INNS
8.Actress Long : NIA
9.Paganini's birthplace : GENOA
10.Setting of Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible" : BELGIANCONGO
11.Idolizes : ADORES
12.It can have three or four legs : STOOL
13.Lump of coal, to Frosty : EYE
14.2012 film starring Johnny Depp as a bloodsucker : DARKSHADOWS
15.Buttinsky : SNOOPER
16.Like many basketball drills : ONCOURT
17.No-good end? : NIK
20.Theater keepsake : STUB
26.Classic novel subtitled "Adventures in a Desert Island," with "The" : SWISSFAMILYROBINSON
30."How sad" : TRAGIC
33.Discombobulated : THROWN
34.MTV's early fan base : GENX
36.Vintage vehicle : REO
38.A VHF channel : TEN
39.Ready, with "up" : TEED
42."The Black Cat" writer : POE
45.Collate : SORT
46.Medical suffix : ITIS
51.Flat storage site : CDROM
52.Daft : INANE
54.When repeated, a 1963 #2 hit : LOUIE
56.French 101 pronoun : TOI
57.Attach : TAGON
59.Kiss alternative ... or a hint to the starts of 3-, 5-, 10-, 14-, 26-, 64- and 68-Down : CHOCOLATEDROP
60.Good laughs : HAHAS
61.Points on a bus route : STOPS
64.Light, fruity alcoholic drink : WHITESANGRIA
68.Flowering plant used to treat liver ailments : MILKTHISTLE
70.Waco-to-Austin dir. : SSW
75.Vial fluids : SERA
76.Actor ___ Patrick Harris : NEIL
78.Got off the stage : EXITED
82.Step aside, judicially : RECUSE
83.Approximately : ORSO
86.John, to Elton John : LOO
88.Breyers competitor : EDYS
90."The Good Wife" fig. : ATT
91.Kind of voyage? : BON
92."With any luck!" : IHOPESO
93.Stopped playing games : GOTREAL
96.Making, as one's way : WENDING
97.Place of peace and simplicity : ARCADIA
99.Makes over : REDOES
101.Muse of astronomy : URANIA
104.Plays tug of war : PULLS
105.Scot's language : ERSE
106."I'll answer your questions" : ASKME
111.Spurn, as a lover : JILT
112.Monroe of the N.B.A. : EARL
113.Comedy routine : BIT
114.___-rock : ALT
116."___ for Evidence" : EIS

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