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FIGURE IT OUT

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 2011

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: In some squares of this crossword (as indicated by slashes), the Across and Down answers do not actually cross. Write both parts in the squares. Then use the central Across answer to interpret them properly to spell an appropriate final word.
Jim Horne notes:

Reading the associated letters in numerical order reveals the answer NWODTNUOC. Hmmm.

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A
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1120 ( 22,657 )
Across
1
___ World Tour (sports circuit) : ATP
4
Stew : FRET
8
Comedian Nora : DUNN
12
School hall feature : LOCKER
18
Rank in kendo : DAN
19
Article's start, to a journalist : LEDE
20
Former New York governor Cuomo : MARIO
21
Like some moving estimates : INHOME
22
Justice Fortas : ABE
23
Computer animation option : 3DGRAPHICS
25
Some harvesters : DEERES
26
Calculator symbol : PLUS
28
The "B" of B&N : BARNES
29
Lincoln ___ (L.A. neighborhood) : HTS
31
"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
32
Fill-in : TEMP
33
Teeing off : IRING
34
Mountain in Deuteronomy : HOREB
36
X-ray units : RADS
37
Settee settings : FOYERS
39
Gourmet's treat : DELICACY
41
Paid, with "up" : PONIED
42
Within the grace period? : PREMEAL
45
Thuggish sorts : BRUTES
49
Armored truck company : BRINKS
50
Is persistent at an auction : REBIDS
51
Alternately : BYTURNS
52
Ill-gotten gains : SWAG
53
Signs : OMENS
54
Dieter's unit: Abbr. : CAL
55
The Great Commoner : PITT
56
Front of a coin: Abbr. : OBV
59
Aunt ___ ("Star Wars" character) : BERU
60
Lead-in to 1812 or attrition : WAROF
62
Stat that may be "adjusted" : ERA
63
How to get this puzzle's final word : PUTNINELETTERSINORDER
69
Suffix with malt : OSE
70
You can believe it : TENET
71
Way off : EXIT
72
Furthermore : TOO
73
Burned out : DIED
75
You go by one in Québec : NOM
76
Strike down : SMITE
77
Season Pass offerer : TIVO
81
Some ninths : INNINGS
83
Rattlesnake, at times : COILER
84
Singer Morissette : ALANIS
86
2011 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee : AGASSI
87
Bob Marley's group, with "the" : WAILERS
88
Vodka source : POTATO
89
Not ethereal : TANGIBLE
91
County northwest of San Francisco : SONOMA
92
Traumatize : SCAR
95
Men in the middle of the peerage : EARLS
96
Takes a bit off : PARES
99
La Città Eterna : ROMA
101
Trojan War figure : PARIS
103
"I'd never have suspected!" : GEE
104
Veep before Spiro : HUBERT
105
Gurus' titles : SRIS
106
Oscar winner for "Cocoon," 1985 : AMECHE
108
"My sources say no" source : MAGIC8BALL
111
Years, to Yves : ANS
112
Word with note or case : MENTAL
113
Like some accents : ACUTE
114
Item to thrust : EPEE
115
"Details forthcoming": Abbr. : TBA
116
Pants : SLACKS
117
Prudential Center team : NETS
118
- : LESS
119
"___ questions?" : ANY
Down
1
Make fit : ADAPT
2
Dinner date request : TABLEFOR2
3
Zithromax treats it : PNEUMONIA
4
Sitcom waitress : FLO
5
Cardinals : REDBIRDS
6
Awards with a "Best Fact Crime" category : EDGARS
7
Will's ex-wife on "Glee" : TERRI
8
Morse bits : DAHS
9
Swiss canton : URI
10
Seasonal saint : NICHOLAS
11
Hole in the head : NOSTRIL
12
Cap : LID
13
Fit to be called up : ONEA
14
Fruit-flavored soft drink : CHERRY7UP
15
Emperor Taejo united it : KOREA
16
Correct : EMEND
17
Is quiet : RESTS
20
Video file format : MPEG
24
"Dear ___ Landers" : ANN
27
Watching without being watched : SPYINGON
30
Jiffy : SEC
34
Minds : HEEDS
35
Sci-fi series set in the 23rd century : BABYLON5
38
"Yikes!" : EEK
39
It was first broken in 1954 : 4MINUTEMILE
40
Monitor inits. : CRT
41
"Independent Lens" network : PBS
42
Puzzler : PROBLEM
43
Come back from adjournment : REMEET
44
"Awake in the Dark" author : EBERT
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Wasn't lackadaisical : TRIED
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Chi Cygni, for one : SSTAR
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Italian province or seaport : BARI
54
Desk chair features : CASTERS
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Short while : BIT
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One step up from a four-cylinder : V6ENGINE
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King, for example : WRITER
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
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Politicians' supporters, sometimes : PODIA
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Incorporating : USING
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Singer Marie : TEENA
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Send away : EXILE
68
Certain muscles : ROTATORS
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Oscar-nominated sci-fi film of 2009 : DISTRICT9
76
Besmirches : SOILS
78
Ladylove : INAMORATA
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Thiamine : VITAMINB1
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Intel interpreter, for short : NSA
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TV award discontinued in 1997 : CABLEACE
84
Ardent adherents : APOSTLES
85
Actor Chaney : LON
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Electrical worker : WIREMAN
90
Conversation stopper : GAG
91
Over-the-shoulder garment : SERAPE
92
Sends millions of unwanted messages, say : SPAMS
93
Animal crackers animal : CAMEL
94
Georgia Dome, e.g. : ARENA
96
Color whose name is French for "flea" : PUCE
97
Blood type system : ABO
98
Rise up : REBEL
100
Appraise : ASSAY
102
Most-quoted author in the O.E.D.: Abbr. : SHAK
104
#1's, e.g. : HITS
107
Chicago trains : ELS
109
Kind of course : GUT
110
CBS's Moonves : LES

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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