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New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 2012

Author:
Daniel A. Finan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel A. Finan

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 65 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Theme answers go back to the start. Append the first three letters to the end for the answers to make sense.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0226 ( 22,755 )
Across
1
Bulb holders : LAMPS
6
Part of the name of many a Spanish restaurant : LACASA
12
Confabs : GABFESTS
20
Stern taking a bow (in two senses) : ISAAC
21
Demands (from) : EXACTS
22
Eternally : EVERMORE
23
Aide for a V.I.P. customer : PERSONALSHOPPER
25
Multiple Grammy winner who was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" : TONIBRAXTON
26
Paper nautilus, e.g. : OCTOPOD
27
Words mouthed to a TV camera : HIMOM
29
Like the pen or pencil you might reach for : NEAREST
30
P.T.A. interest : EDUC
32
One of two options at a fast food restaurant : EATIN
34
Sample : TRY
35
Prozac, for one : ANTIDEPRESSANT
40
W.C. : LAV
42
"Oh baby!" : YOWZA
46
Eve's opposite : MORN
47
Work assignment : STINT
48
Gore in fiction : VIDAL
50
Dirty : SOIL
51
Kind of switch : ONOFF
53
Special ___ : OPS
54
It may be popped for fun : WHEELIE
56
Metro area : URB
57
X X X lover? : KEGLER
59
Freudian concept : PLEASUREPRINCIPLE
62
Lie about : LAZE
63
The "L" of S.L.R. : LENS
64
Trample : TREADON
65
Inverness native : SCOT
67
Funeral stands : BIERS
69
Run out : LAPSE
72
"Tell ___ lies" : MENO
73
Jimmie Rodgers or Tex Owens, musically : YODELER
75
Bun contents : HAIR
76
Make ___ dash : AMAD
78
Mountains, rivers, plains, etc. : PHYSICALGEOGRAPHY
82
More sinister : DARKER
85
Blackjack decision : HIT
86
"The Magnificent Seven" co-star : MCQUEEN
87
Suffix with human : OID
89
Actor Hill of "Moneyball" : JONAH
90
Mind : OBEY
92
Spanish winds : AIRES
93
Distilled vis-à-vis tap : PURER
95
Gospel singer Winans : CECE
96
Like the "ng" sound : NASAL
98
"___ who?!" : SEZ
99
Fancy salad ingredient : ARTICHOKEHEART
101
Org. making grants to museums : NEA
103
Big faucet maker : DELTA
105
University in North Carolina : ELON
106
Rear : BACKEND
110
Genealogical study : ROOTS
112
Articles aren't found in it : ADSPACE
117
London transportation : UNDERGROUND
119
Marlon Brando film : ONTHEWATERFRONT
121
Set free : RELEASED
122
"Cheers" bartender Sam : MALONE
123
Movie droid : ARTOO
124
Fastener patented in 1939 : TWISTTIE
125
Pivoted : SLEWED
126
___-Japanese : RUSSO
Down
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Alternative to dieting, informally : LIPO
2
"Just ___!" : ASEC
3
Bartering locale : MART
4
___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
5
Checked (out) : SCOPED
6
Antecede : LEADUPTO
7
___ Rose : AXL
8
Bills, e.g. : CASH
9
Most 17-Down : ACHIEST
10
Plant pores : STOMAS
11
"You missed ___" : ASPOT
12
Grok : GET
13
Sir Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of ___ : AVON
14
Pulitzer winner for "John Brown's Body" : BENET
15
Brother's place : FRIARY
16
Early life forms? : EMBRYOS
17
See 9-Down : SORE
18
Refrain syllables : TRAS
19
Send some pixxx? : SEXT
24
Network connections : NODES
28
Environs : MILIEU
31
Incapacitate : CRIPPLE
33
Subject of the documentary "An Unreasonable Man" : NADER
35
Helter-skelter : AMOK
36
Bar ___ : NONE
37
Cavemen : TROGLODYTES
38
Blows up : INFLATES
39
Eve who wrote "The Vagina Monologues" : ENSLER
41
Has parked : VALETS
43
South Dakota memorial site : WOUNDEDKNEE
44
Modern December birthstone : ZIRCON
45
White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
48
TiVo precursor : VHS
49
"Eavesdrop" from across the room, say : LIPREAD
52
It's felt on the head : FEZ
54
"Time ___ ..." : WAS
55
Poetic preposition : ERE
58
Only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture : REBECCA
60
Minnesota twins? : ENS
61
Song that starts "A winter's day in a deep and dark December" : IAMAROCK
65
Draw (off): Var. : SYPHON
66
Premium Cuban cigar brand : COHIBA
68
Nationals whose flag declares "God is great" : IRAQIS
69
What echoes do : LAG
70
Clear the atmosphere of : AIROUT
71
Sod house locale : PRAIRIE
74
Min. or max. : LIM
75
Sweets : HON
77
Capt.'s superior : MAJ
79
Drew in : LURED
80
Old-timer : GEEZER
81
Some M.I.T. grads : EES
83
Per : EACH
84
Korea's Syngman ___ : RHEE
88
Like some housecats : DECLAWED
91
"Gone With the Wind" bad guys : YANKEES
93
Yammer : PRATTLE
94
First TV show to debut at #1 in the Nielsen ratings : RHODA
97
Eye up and down : LEERAT
99
Discordant : ATONAL
100
General Motors subsidiary : ONSTAR
102
Feeling pervading Brat Pack movies : ANGST
104
Towers : LOOMS
106
Reynolds of "Boogie Nights" : BURT
107
From the top : ANEW
108
Mid fifth-century year : CDLI
109
Hofbräuhaus crowd? : DREI
111
Place after place : SHOW
113
Home of the Norte Chico civilization : PERU
114
Part of 101-Across : ARTS
115
Corp. money types : CFOS
116
Switch attachment? : EROO
118
Metered praise : ODE
120
Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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