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HAVING ASPIRATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 132, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 110 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Perfect title, HAVING ASPIRATIONS hinting at a W changing to a WH, as if aspirating (producing a sound by exhalation). I liked many of the themers, THE ROYAL WHEE really amusing. GET OUT ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/15/15 ( No. 24,113 )
Across
1
Animals at a football game : MASCOTS
8
Antithesis of brashness : TIMIDITY
16
One carrying a spiked club, maybe : OGRE
20
Case for a lawyer : ATTACHE
21
Lay bare : UNCLOTHE
22
Worker hardly making a living wage : PEON
23
"So You Think You Can Dance," say? : THEWHIRLEDSERIES
25
School for James Bond : ETON
26
Plenty : TONS
27
East German secret police : STASI
28
Some letter enclosures, for short : SASES
29
A or B, but not O : NOTE
30
Punk offshoot : EMO
31
Kigali native : RWANDAN
33
A mean Amin : IDI
34
Toni Morrison novel : SULA
35
One with monthly payments : LESSEE
37
Shakespeare's Claudius and others : DANES
39
Added on, botanically : GRAFTED
41
Roller coaster shout from Queen Elizabeth? : THEROYALWHEE
45
Geezers : COOTS
46
Sprinkling on a deviled egg : PAPRIKA
49
Nuevo ___, state in Mexico : LEON
50
Klingon on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : WORF
51
It may lead to an unearned run : ERROR
52
Make out : NECK
56
Sad sack : LOSER
58
AOL competitor : MSN
61
Actor Hirsch of "Into the Wild" : EMILE
62
Without doubt : CLEARLY
65
Antique photo : TINTYPE
67
___ Ration (old dog food brand) : KENL
68
"Did you mean Doom or Dolittle?"? : WHICHDOCTOR
70
Tools for cobblers : AWLS
71
Inverse trig function : ARCSINE
73
Succinctly : INAWORD
74
Battlefield cry : IMHIT
75
Literary inits. : TSE
76
Actress Streep : MERYL
78
Coolness, in modern slang : SWAG
79
Lisa, to Patty and Selma, on "The Simpsons" : NIECE
80
One-___ (old ball game) : OCAT
82
Is sick : AILS
85
Made an effort : ESSAYED
87
Easily : BYFAR
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Mob Boss Hall of Fame? : WHACKSMUSEUM
93
Like some jeans and apartment buildings : LOWRISE
95
Onetime place for Saddam Hussein's image : DINAR
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Elite groups : ALISTS
100
Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
101
Camouflaged : HID
103
Snowbird's destination : SUNBELT
105
Wisk competitor : ERA
106
Sci-fi/historical fiction writer Stephenson : NEAL
107
Decorative moldings : OGEES
110
John ___, "The House of Blue Leaves" playwright : GUARE
111
"Argo" setting : IRAN
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Some salad greens : KALE
113
Making a complaint at a restaurant? : WHININGANDDINING
116
Iowa State locale : AMES
117
Trigger autocorrect, say : MISSPELL
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Beat to the finish : OUTRACE
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Eighty-six : TOSS
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Traps in a net : ENMESHES
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You may want to stop reading when you see this : SPOILER
Down
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Hot Wheels maker : MATTEL
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In : ATHOME
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"Mad Men" extras : STENOS
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Crows' cries : CAWS
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"Gee," in Glasgow : OCH
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"Meet the Press" competitor : THISWEEK
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Company that encourages people to lie? : SERTA
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Mardi Gras time : TUESDAY
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Locale of the Battle of Tippecanoe : INDIANA
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Runs the show, briefly : MCS
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Dots in la mer : ILES
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___ Maar (Picasso's muse) : DORA
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Formal identification : ITISI
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Bono bandmate : THEEDGE
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Answer with a salute : YESSIR
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Precedes at a concert : OPENSFOR
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"That milky liquid belongs to me!"? : GETOUTOFMYWHEY
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Cousin of a tendril : ROOTLET
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Baseball or Supreme Court lineups : ENNEADS
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Calrissian of "Star Wars" films : LANDO
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Put back on the payroll : REHIRE
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Dudley Do-Right's love : NELL
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Moseys along : STROLLS
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E.U. member not in NATO: Abbr. : SWE
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Part of a winter stash : ACORN
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One with brand loyalty? : RANCHER
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"Oh ... my ... God!" : HOLYCOW
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Brian who wrote the score for "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" : ENO
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Glimpse on the sly : PEEKAT
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Munitions suppliers : ARMERS
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One in line to rule the ocean? : PRINCEOFWHALES
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Peter who directed "Picnic at Hanging Rock" : WEIR
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Man's name that's Hebrew for "my God" : ELI
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1970 hit with the lyric "I'm down on my knees, / I'm begging you please to come home" : CECILIA
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Roger who wrote "The Boys of Summer" : KAHN
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Stick-in-the-mud types : STODGES
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Edit some film : SPLICE
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Like measuring cups, often : NESTED
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Nutritional fig. : RDA
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Cattle calls : LOWS
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___ Trail (Everglades highway) : TAMIAMI
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PBS station in the Big Apple : WNET
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Chorus line leader? : TRA
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Japanese porcelain : IMARI
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Dis but not dat? : INSULT
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"Fargo" assent : YAH
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Negligent : CARELESS
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Screen abbr. : LCD
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Things found between the poles? : SKIS
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Closed tight : SEALEDUP
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Show some dumbfoundedness about : BLINKAT
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Declaration on Día de San Valentín : YOTEAMO
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Add one's two cents : WEIGHIN
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Get cozy : SNUGGLE
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Books often not read : MANUALS
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Built-up : URBAN
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"Prove it!" : SHOWME
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Kind of number : SERIAL
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Cataleptic state : TRANCE
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Margaret who founded Planned Parenthood : SANGER
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Jefferson's religious belief : DEISM
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Mathematician who was the subject of the book "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers" : ERDOS
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Start of the Bay State's motto : ENSE
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Nurses at a bar : SIPS
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Calvary inscription : INRI
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Book before Esth. : NEH
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Skater Midori : ITO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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