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KEEP AN EYE ON IT!

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 2010

Author:
Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Orbach. This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite
Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

My second Sunday came about through meeting Patrick Blindauer's close friend and collaborator. Tony Orbach is the one of the most beloved people in Crossworld. So funny and lots of fun ... so we tried to come up with fun bouncy phrases where we added an "I". I wanted just phrases that ENDED with I, like, AREWETHEREYETI and OPENWIDEANDSAYAHI, so you could REALLY "hear" the additional i. But Tony liked to mix it up a little, like MARTINI AND LEWIS and TAXI EVASION. Again, I had to bow to collaboration and for the umpteenth time, they were proved right!

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0131 ( 21,999 )
Across
1
Ol' Blue Eyes : SINATRA
8
Forlorn : BEREFT
14
Chatty Cathy : GASBAG
20
Overdress, maybe : SMOTHER
21
"Yours" alternative : ASEVER
22
"Bam!" chef : EMERIL
23
Sorcerer behind Amin's rise to power? : THEWIZARDOFIDI
25
Brand X : NONAME
26
Sage : SOLON
27
"Top Gun" planes : MIGS
28
Sore : TENDER
30
"Come ___?" ("How are you?," in Italy) : STA
31
Military wear : KHAKI
33
Dodging midtown traffic? : TAXIEVASION
35
___ 101, world's tallest building, 2004-07 : TAIPEI
38
Suicide squeeze result, for short : RBI
40
"___ Means I Love You" (1968 Delfonics hit) : LALA
41
1964 Cassius Clay announcement? : YOUCANCALLMEALI
46
Aspiring atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
50
Put in : ADDED
51
Kind of tour, for short : USO
52
Coach Parseghian : ARA
53
Something under a tired eye, maybe : POUCH
54
Suffix on era names : ZOIC
55
Calls of port? : AYS
57
Average karate instructor? : COMMONSENSEI
61
The Jackson 5 had five : AFROS
63
"The Black Cat" writer : POE
64
Long-distance call letters : ATT
65
"48___" : HRS
66
"Yummy! Here comes your tuna sashimi!"? : OPENWIDEANDSAYAHI
71
Taylor of apparel : ANN
73
It's just below les yeux : NEZ
74
"Catch-22" bomber pilot : ORR
75
Boston-to-Washington speedster : ACELA
76
Lightsaber-wielding hillbilly of TV? : JEDICLAMPETT
80
CD predecessors : LPS
81
Place to watch Truffaut, e.g. : CINE
85
Get up : ARISE
86
Private eye : TEC
87
Conditions : IFS
89
"Cheers!" : SKOAL
90
___-Rooter : ROTO
91
Invitation to cocktails with pianist Ramsey? : MARTINIANDLEWIS
95
Film character known for her buns : LEIA
98
Hoff who wrote and illustrated "Danny and the Dinosaur" : SYD
99
Like medieval Europe : FEUDAL
100
Rotisserie on a Hawaiian porch? : LANAITURNER
106
Solzhenitsyn topic : GULAG
108
Equal: Prefix : ISO
109
Judge of Israel, in Judges : GIDEON
110
Eye ___ : TEST
111
It might hold the solution : FLASK
116
Graceful women : SYLPHS
118
Cranky question on the Himalayan trail? : AREWETHEREYETI
121
Pigtails, e.g. : PLAITS
122
Out for someone on the inside : PAROLE
123
1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics host : AUSTRIA
124
Don Quixote's squire : SANCHO
125
Ran off : SHOOED
126
Showy streakers : METEORS
Down
1
Jet-setters' jets, once : SSTS
2
Blogger's preface : IMHO
3
"The Seven Joys of Mary," e.g. : NOEL
4
Part of Lawrence Welk's intro : ATWO
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Popular laptop : THINKPAD
6
Tract for a tribe, briefly : REZ
7
"The Passion of the Christ" language : ARAMAIC
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Donna Summer #1 hit : BADGIRLS
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Those muchachos : ESOS
10
Call, as a game : REF
11
"On This Night of a Thousand Stars" musical : EVITA
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UPS rival : FEDEX
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Certain Caribbean, for short : TRINI
14
Home of the Palace of Nations : GENEVA
15
Like the stranger in Camus's "The Stranger" : AMORAL
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Luca ___, "The Godfather" character : BRASI
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"We ___ please" : AIMTO
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Collect slowly : GLEAN
24
7'4" former N.B.A. star Smits : RIK
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___ meat : DELI
32
Farm layer : HEN
33
Comic Conway : TIM
34
Art exhibition hall : SALON
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List heading : TODO
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Autobahn auto : AUDI
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Global warming panel concern : ICECAP
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Faction : BLOC
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1960s-'80s Red Sox nickname : YAZ
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Too, in Toulon : AUSSI
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Former Irish P.M. ___ de Valera : EAMON
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Having heat? : ARMED
45
Thai neighbor : LAO
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Offering at some bars : SUSHI
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Taiwanese computer maker : ACER
49
"Get ___!" : THIS
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Corolla part : PETAL
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Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
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"Holy cow!" : YOWZA
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Eye-twisting display : OPART
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Civil rights org. : NAACP
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Sights on sore eyes? : STYES
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One running a hot business? : FENCE
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Bit of gossip : ONDIT
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One who may have red eyes : DOPER
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At attention : ERECT
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Chip dip : SALSA
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Got in illicitly : HACKED
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Almost closed : AJAR
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Lancelot portrayer, 1967 : NERO
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Capri, e.g. : ISOLA
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N.Y.C. bus insignia : MTA
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Baby : TINY
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"The Bridges of Madison County" setting : IOWA
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Get exactly right : NAIL
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Loop loopers : ELS
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Had ants in one's pants : FIDGETED
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High-scoring baseball game : SLUGFEST
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Adams of "Octopussy" : MAUD
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Land that's largely desert: Abbr. : ISR
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Lions or Bears : NFLTEAM
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Narc's org. : DEA
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Pizza slice, usually : EIGHTH
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"Yes, indeed" : ITISSO
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Features of Castilian speech : LISPS
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Refuges : ASYLA
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"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" family name : NOLAN
103
Brings in : REAPS
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Jones who sang "Sunrise / Looks like morning in your eyes" : NORAH
105
January, in Jalisco : ENERO
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Seat, slangily : USH
110
Marketing leader? : TELE
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Suffix with electro- : LYTE
113
Sleek, for short : AERO
114
Ado : STIR
115
Big Korean exports : KIAS
117
It may have redeye : PIC
119
Try to win : WOO
120
Morgue, for one : RUE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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