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MAKING HISTORY

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 2009

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 82 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 133 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This crossword celebrating Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election briefly held the record for the most rebus squares of any puzzle in the database — 28.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0111 ( 21,614 )
Across
1
Box in many dens : TIVO
5
Insignificant : PUNY
8
Rap : HIPHOP
14
Second-largest city of Rhode Island : WARWICK
19
"___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
20
"This round's ___" : ONME
21
Set, as a gem : ENCHASE
22
Art shop offering : LITHO
23
Flier to Omsk : AEROFLOT
25
Song with the lyric "We salute him, one and all" : HAILTOTHECHIEF
27
Most coll. applicants : SRS
28
Thrown for ___ : ALOSS
30
Suitable for service : ONEA
31
Wyoming Senator Mike : ENZI
32
More petite : TEENIER
34
Exhaustive : TIRING
38
By means of : VIA
40
Drop a brick : ERR
41
Green's songwriting partner in old musicals : COMDEN
42
Reddish-brown horses : SORRELS
46
With 90-Across, what the 28 circled squares in this puzzle represent : STATESWONBYBARACKOBAMA
52
See 45-Down : HITS
53
Compass heading : ENE
54
"The Great Ziegfeld" co-star, 1936 : LOY
55
Organic compounds : ENOLS
56
Patriotic displays : AMERICANFLAGS
59
Record holder? : FELON
61
Alice's cat in "Alice in Wonderland" : DINAH
62
Jazz Age figure : FLAPPER
63
Kid's rejoinder : ARETOO
65
White House family of the 1840s : TYLERS
66
First U.S. chief justice : JOHNJAY
68
Butterfly's title : MADAMA
74
Rock salt : HALITE
77
Like many campgrounds at night : FIRELIT
78
Source of late election returns, with "the" : COAST
83
Seat of Ward County, N.D. : MINOT
84
White House tour highlight : OVALOFFICE
86
Daly TV role : LACEY
87
Pilot, e.g. : PEN
88
Oslo Accords grp. : PLO
89
Zaragoza's river : EBRO
90
See 46-Across : INTHEPRESIDENTIALELECTION
97
James Joyce short story : THEDEAD
98
"Running on Empty" actress : LAHTI
99
Nobel physicist Tamm : IGOR
100
Youngster : LAD
101
"d" preceder : MAITRE
103
Debater's ploy : EVASION
107
Over-the-shoulder wrap : SARI
110
Kitchen tool with a tube : ICER
112
Favored, with "on" : SMILED
114
Old German rocket : VTWO
115
Political insider : CONVENTIONGOER
120
N.F.L. coach with the most career wins : DONSHULA
122
Plumbing, e.g. : PIPAGE
123
Some college donors : ALUMNAE
124
"The Simpsons" character whose last name has 18 letters : APU
125
Lying, in a way : ABED
126
"Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
127
Behind : LOSING
128
Citizenship Day mo. : SEP
129
Citi Field team, starting in 2009 : METS
Down
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A goner : TOAST
2
Possible answer to "Where are you?" : INHERE
3
Chapter's partner : VERSE
4
First word of Montana's motto : ORO
5
Pre-election workers : POLLERS
6
Set adrift : UNMOOR
7
Some Security Council vetoes : NYETS
8
Snicker sound : HEH
9
Member of an empire that ended in the 16th century : INCA
10
Dr. ___ : PHIL
11
Hang one's ___ (trust in) : HATON
12
"Sesame Street" tune, with "The" : OSONG
13
Fountain in New Orleans : PETE
14
Corduroy ridge : WALE
15
Quaker Oats product : RICEARONI
16
Outside's opposite : WITHIN
17
At the home of: Fr. : CHEZ
18
Diplomat Annan : KOFI
24
Laissez-___ : FAIRE
26
Devastation : HAVOC
29
Pits : STONES
33
Former big name in browsers : NETSCAPE
35
Popular film Web site, briefly : IMDB
36
Spanish monarch : REY
37
Schubert's "Symphony No. 8 ___ Minor" : INB
39
Put out : IRKED
41
Workplace for Reps. and Dems. : CONG
42
Decline : SAYNO
43
Like heaven's vault, in a Shelley poem : EBON
44
Song syllables : LALA
45
With 52-Across, what angels pray for : SMASH
46
Mine part : SHAFT
47
Opportune : TIMELY
48
Like some chambers : ATRIAL
49
Sport : WEAR
50
Possible location for a back door : ALLEY
51
Etymologist's interest : ROOT
57
"Talk of the Nation" airer : NPR
58
Carnal subject : FLESH
59
Certain engine : FANJET
60
Reagan-___ : ERA
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"___ babbino caro" (Puccini aria) : OMIO
66
Islamic spirit : JINNI
67
"___ be in England": Browning : OHTO
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Lab noise? : ARF
70
Some exiles : DEFECTORS
71
Out : ALIBI
72
Introduction to economics? : MICRO
73
Used as a dining surface : ATEON
75
Energized : AMPED
76
Tells it like it isn't : LIES
77
Arctic sight : FLOE
78
Country singer Black : CLINT
79
Inauguration recital : OATH
80
Yearn (for) : ACHE
81
Newly sprouted trees : SEEDLINGS
82
Impatient sort : TYPEA
84
Numbers? : OPIATES
85
Frankie with a falsetto : VALLI
91
Parts of forearms : RADII
92
Where a torpedo may be made : DELI
93
Turner of note : NAT
94
By way of: Abbr. : THR
95
Cheer : LIVENUP
96
"OMG!," quaintly : EGADS
101
The Wizard of ___ Park : MENLO
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Io's guardian, in Greek myth : ARGUS
103
Not wait for the parents' blessing, say : ELOPE
104
Bit of I.C.U. equipment : IVTUBE
105
Barn young 'un : OWLET
106
PBS policy : NOADS
107
Elbowroom : SCOPE
108
Ear part : ANVIL
109
Give back : REPAY
111
West Virginia resource : COAL
113
___ touch : MIDAS
116
Kicker's aid : TEE
117
Old Dodge : OMNI
118
Suffix with Caesar : EAN
119
Quick rule? : REG
121
Something often cured : HAM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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