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JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 2008

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 131, Blocks: 72 Missing: {BQVZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Some clues are missing so you need to "follow the instructions." For example, 11 Across is UPSIDE followed by the DOWN answer CAKES, so UPSIDE DOWN CAKES. Similarly, 29 Across is PICKED UP SPEED, 34 Down is TWO LEFT FEET, and 41 Down is EXTREME RIGHT WING, etc. All nine such clues are modified appropriately in the answers below.

The print version had different grid numbers. Here's a hand-solved grid from Linda G's old blog.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 21,271 )
Across
1
Artist's digs, maybe : LOFT
5
Totally accurate : DEADON
11
Pineapple desserts : UPSIDEDOWNCAKES
18
"___, gorgeous!" (Fanny Brice's comment to herself when looking in the mirror) : HELLO
19
One of wine's Gallo brothers : ERNEST
20
Autobiographical short story by Edgar Allan Poe : ELEONORA
21
Marisa of "What Women Want" : TOMEI
22
1974 Mocedades hit : ERESTU
23
Careful consideration : HARDLOOK
24
Men's fashion accessories : TIECLIPS
26
Cork shooter : POPGUN
28
"Biography" network : AANDE
29
Accelerated : PICKEDUPSPEED
30
Threw off the scent : MISLED
31
Check list? : PAYEES
32
Canonized mlle. : STE
33
More encouraging : ROSIER
34
Third word of "America" : TIS
35
Blue Devils' and Tigers' org. : ACC
38
Contact lens solutions : SALINES
40
They're better than one : TWOHEADS
45
Elton's johns : LOOS
47
Blind element : SLAT
48
Stereotypical reaction to Elvis : SWOON
50
Magneto's adversaries, in comic books : XMEN
51
Lugs : LOUTS
53
Spread in a spread : OLEO
56
Passé : STALE
59
Classic Toyota sports cars : SUPRAS
61
___ Bradshaw, "Sex and the City" role : CARRIE
62
Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIAD
63
Turf, as opposed to surf : STEAK
64
Dancer Alvin : AILEY
65
Malodorous : SMELLY
67
Become part of : JOININ
68
Imp : GREMLIN
71
Place to get dates? : OASIS
72
Fronded plant : FERN
73
Fictional submariner : NEMO
75
Civil rights march site, 1965 : SELMA
76
Family : CLAN
78
Wise : SAGE
81
Repeated John Gielgud role : KINGLEAR
83
Popular song from Broadway's "The Wiz" : EASEONDOWNTHEROAD
86
Titanic message : SOS
87
Arctic diver : AUK
88
Runs : SPATES
90
Eponymous German electrophysicist : OHM
92
Begets : SPAWNS
96
Things on strings : PEARLS
97
Deterge : CLEANSE
101
Prefix with -zoic : PALEO
102
Sitcom title role for Brandy Norwood : MOESHA
103
1997 Jim Carrey film : LIARLIAR
104
What a man and a woman become in marriage : ONEFLESH
106
Two-wheeled covered carriage : HANSOM
108
Hops-drying kilns : OASTS
109
Establishing a business : SETTINGUPSHOP
110
Hero of Bellini's "I Puritani" : ARTURO
111
Anticipate : AWAIT
112
Mary Tyler Moore co-star : EDASNER
113
Seinfeld, for one : STANDUPCOMIC
114
Feast : DINE
Down
1
Sainted pope of A.D. 683 : LEOII
2
Ancient Mexican people : OLMEC
3
Evidence of dandruff : FLECKS
4
Facilities : TOILETS
6
Slips : ERRS
7
Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
8
Execrate : DESPISE
9
Bone formation : OSTOSIS
10
Mathematical sequence of unknown length : NTUPLE
11
___ Bator : ULAN
12
A pop : PER
13
Na2CO3 : SODAASH
14
Dental filling : INLAY
15
Literature's Lorna : DOONE
16
Lose little by little : ERODE
18
U.R.L. lead-in : HTTP
20
Israeli P.M. Olmert : EHUD
25
They may be funny or bright : IDEAS
27
Neighbor of Switz. : GER
30
Educator Maria : MONTESSORI
31
Subatomic particle that is a nuclear binder : PION
33
Mideast money : RIAL
34
Bad dancer's handicap : TWOLEFTFEET
35
"Enough!" : ALLRIGHTALREADY
36
Collected : COOL
37
Mistress : COURTESAN
39
Bridges in Hollywood : LLOYD
40
The "ten" in "hang ten" : TOES
41
Reactionary : EXTREMERIGHTWING
42
Flower also called a naked lady : AMARYLLIS
43
Hero maker : DELI
44
Old dirk : SNEE
46
Unblemished : STERLING
48
Lineage : STRAIN
49
Failings : WEAKNESSES
52
Breezes (through) : SAILS
54
Quite wrong : OUTINLEFTFIELD
56
Business position : SALES
58
Word before and after "after" : DAY
60
Cross product : PEN
61
Geom. figure : CIR
64
Disco term meaning "galore" : AGOGO
65
Punch : SOCK
66
French Sudan, today : MALI
67
Raspberry : JEER
69
"___ Angel," 1933 film : IMNO
70
Scratch sheet listings : NAGS
72
Slams : FLAK
74
Fannie ___ (securities) : MAES
77
Jupiter or Mars : DEUS
79
___ Gay, W.W. II bomber : ENOLA
82
Ointment ingredient : LANOLIN
83
Subject of the book "Last Flight" : EARHART
84
Setting for "Driving Miss Daisy" : ATLANTA
88
Call, or call on : SEE
89
Turkish pooh-bahs : PASHAS
91
Lake ___, third-largest lake in Africa : MALAWI
92
Imagine, informally : SPOSE
93
Sectioned, as a window : PANED
94
Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
95
Tapestry threads : WEFTS
98
Month before Iyar : NISAN
99
"Socrate" composer : SATIE
100
First, in Frankfurt : ERST
102
Relig. title : MSGR
103
Lady's man : LORD
105
Anchorage-to-Fairbanks dir. : ENE
107
Great ball of fire : SUN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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