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This puzzle appeared on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
STIR CRAZY
by Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun 6/2/2013STIR CRAZY
SAMCOOKEOLETABEADS
OLEANDERSOLOSGUSSET
TALKEDABSTREAKUMPIRE
IDEAERECTCMSMIV
ORRSGILTLOSTLOVE
BINTHEFACEMYBHEAVEN
PERHORAHISOROED
SEABSUVSHEIFERISM
AMEBAMOONDANCEELHI
AMPBBOOKDRESSBS
BPERIODSCRIPSURPASS
HOPONTOAMEANBOA
ONINSCENARIOSONEBC
TECBBEARDBBOYAMIB
RAUSTOATLUMPAGO
STAYSLATESOMETHINGB
HIREABLEAPEAHATE
OSEBUBTCELLBAAS
BANGELTHECOLORPURPLE
UNDOESAALTOSAILBOAT
PETITGRASPANALYSTS
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: Those colored squares have to be mixed as BLUE across and RED down to get THE COLOR PURPLE.
1."You Send Me" singer : SAMCOOKE
9.Adams with the 1991 hit "Get Here" : OLETA
14.Hippie's wear : BEADS
19.Evergreen with aromatic blooms : OLEANDER
20.Jazz club highlights : SOLOS
21.Tailored sleeve detail : GUSSET
22.Chattered on and on and on : TALKEDABLUESTREAK
24.One who works at home? : UMPIRE
25.Thought : IDEA
26.Upright : ERECT
27.Ruler divs. : CMS
28.Early second-millennium year : MIV
29.Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
32.Like many thrones : GILT
33.Theme of many a country song : LOSTLOVE
35.Extremely exasperated : BLUEINTHEFACE
38.1990 Steve Martin/Rick Moranis comedy : MYBLUEHEAVEN
39.According to : PER
40.Part of a wedding celebration : HORA
41.___ hers : HISOR
43.Its last word is "zyxt": Abbr. : OED
44.Aqua : SEABLUE
46.Blazers, e.g., in brief : SUVS
48.Young cow : HEIFER
50.You can believe it : ISM
53.One of the little things in life? : AMEBA
55.Title song of a 1970 Van Morrison album : MOONDANCE
58.K-12, in education : ELHI
59.A guitar may be connected to it : AMP
61.Final exam handout : BLUEBOOK
62.Formal military attire : DRESSBLUES
65.Phase associated with Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" : BLUEPERIOD
69.Substitute currency : SCRIP
71.Best : SURPASS
72.Board, as a carousel : HOPONTO
73."You're ___ one, Mr. Grinch" : AMEAN
75.Fluffy neckwear : BOA
76."What's going ___ there?" : ONIN
77.Imagined series of events : SCENARIOS
81.Final non-A.D. year : ONEBC
85.Sleuth, in slang : TEC
86.Brutal castle dweller in folk tales : BLUEBEARD
88.Thomas Gainsborough masterpiece, with "The" : BLUEBOY
90.1929 Ethel Waters hit whose title is a question : AMIBLUE
91.Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
92.Brown ermine : STOAT
95.Coal unit : LUMP
97.In the past : AGO
98.Works overtime, say : STAYSLATE
102.One of four items worn by a bride, traditionally : SOMETHINGBLUE
105.Having the necessary work credentials : HIREABLE
106."I Got ___" (silly children's song with the line "Why is everyone laughing at me?") : APEA
107.Hardly fancy? : HATE
108.Sugary ending : OSE
109.Fella : BUB
110.Infection fighter : TCELL
111.Calls to Bo Peep : BAAS
114.Navy pilot putting on a show : BLUEANGEL
116.Alice Walker novel ... or a hint to 12 squares in this puzzle : THECOLORPURPLE
121.Reverses : UNDOES
122.Alvar who designed Finlandia Hall : AALTO
123.Wind-driven craft : SAILBOAT
124.Minor, in law : PETIT
125.Wrap one's brain around : GRASP
126.Wall Street workers : ANALYSTS
1.One going [hic!] : SOT
2.Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
3.Blend : MELD
4.Encrust, as mud might : CAKEON
5.Terrestrial : ONEARTH
6.Quirky : ODD
7.Mauna ___ : KEA
8.Flubbed it : ERRED
9.Seven-foot runner : OSTRICH
10.Rhine siren : LORELEI
11.Opt : ELECT
12.Just so : TOAT
13."Shoot" : ASK
14.Crummy advice : BUMSTEER
15.Medium ability, for short : ESP
16."Puzzles of the Black Widowers" author : ASIMOV
17.Draw (from) : DERIVE
18.Tyler of rock : STEVEN
21.Sleuth, in slang : GUMSHOE
23.___ Genesis : SEGA
27.Prepared, as apples for baking : CORED
30.Fraternity letters : RHOS
31.Lab fluid : SERUM
33.Kind of poetry : LYRIC
34.Knickers wearer : LAD
35.Exchange for cash : REDEEM
36."Dies ___" : IRAE
37.Likely to win : FAVORED
38.Faucet brand : MOEN
39.Smokey the Bear spot, e.g., for short : PSA
42.More iffy : SHAKIER
45.Snoopy's archenemy : REDBARON
47.Cries a river : SOBS
49.A.T.F. agents, e.g. : FEDS
50."Casablanca" role : ILSA
51.Tatters : SHREDS
52.Pageant title : MISS
54.Forest Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
56."Fuggedaboutit!" : NOCANDO
57.Puccini's "Nessun ___" : DORMA
58.Dalí's homeland, to Dalí : ESPANA
60.Amount at stake : POT
63.Barbecue application : RUB
64.Suffix with smack : EROO
65.Super-popular : REDHOT
66.Corn bread : PONE
67."The Far Pavilions," for one : EPIC
68.One tablet, maybe : DOSE
70.Matched (up) : PAIRED
74.Magnanimous : NOBLE
78.Social division : CASTE
79.One-named designer : ERTE
80.Go ___ (deteriorate) : SOUTH
82.Web periodical : EMAG
83.Nickname for Secretariat : BIGRED
84.Belief system : CREDO
86.Visibly embarrassed : REDASABEET
87.Songbirds in "The Rubáiyát" : BULBULS
89.Jewish males' org. : YMHA
91.Pastrami go-with : RYE
93.Features : ASPECTS
94.Skating move : TOELOOP
96.Relentless fighter : PITBULL
98.Strengthened : SHOREDUP
99.Herbal brew : TISANE
100.Hannah who wrote "Men in Dark Times" : ARENDT
101.Priestly robe : ALB
103.Promenade : MALL
104.Close : NEARBY
106.Amtrak bullet train : ACELA
110."There's gold in them ___ hills!" : THAR
112.Mil. addresses : APOS
113.Chair piece : SLAT
115."... the grace of God ___" : GOI
116.There may be a high price on it : TAG
117.She-bear: Sp. : OSA
118.Oversaw : RAN
119.___ mater : PIA
120.U.F.O. crew : ETS

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