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STATE QUARTERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 2012

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

States are divided into quarters with perfect symmetry. This grid breaks the previous record for most rebus entries.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 22,846 )
Across
1
Entourage, in slang : POSSE
6
Hide pokers : AWLS
10
*Patriot Caesar Rodney on horseback : DELAWARE
14
Person running the show : HOST
18
"___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
19
*The Great Lakes : MICHIGAN
20
Parallel, e.g. : LINE
21
"It's the Hard-Knock Life" musical : ANNIE
23
Some dabblers : TEALS
24
Snake predators named for their calls : LAUGHINGFALCONS
27
*Scissor-tailed flycatcher with wildflowers : OKLAHOMA
28
D-backs, e.g. : NLERS
29
P.R. problem : BADREP
30
Beach lotion abbr. : SPF
31
Ones getting away : ELUDERS
34
Battery type : CCELL
37
Zales rival : KAY
38
Reduce to a symbol : ICONIFY
40
Hosiery shade : TAUPE
41
Irons, in Paris : FERS
42
"The Goodbye Kiss" author Massimo : CARLOTTO
44
Much-quoted line from Edgar in "King Lear" : RIPENESSISALL
48
Royal title that means "great house" : PHARAOH
49
Common sweetener : CORNSYRUP
50
Go by : ELAPSE
53
Lacking rhyme or reason : RANDOM
54
Versatile delivery vehicles : PANELVANS
55
Outlets in a chemistry lab : GASTAPS
56
Island province of the Roman Empire : BRITANNIA
58
Nonauthoritarian : DEMOCRAT
59
*Covered wagon next to Chimney Rock : NEBRASKA
63
Concerning : ANENT
64
United in purpose : ASONE
66
*Rice stalks, a diamond and a mallard : ARKANSAS
67
Old comic book cowboy : REDRYDER
69
Eager reporter : NEWSHOUND
71
Venture to postulate : DARESAY
72
Nassau residents : BAHAMIANS
74
"Lose Yourself" rapper : EMINEM
79
The Perfesser's nephew in the comic strip "Shoe" : SKYLER
80
Party hat? : LAMPSHADE
81
Beauty contest since 1952 : MISSUSA
82
Civil defense devices : AIRRAIDSIRENS
84
Help in a bind : RECOURSE
85
Simpson girl : LISA
87
Author Jorge : AMADO
88
Sui ___ : GENERIS
89
With 95-Down, "The Royal Family of Broadway" star, 1930 : INA
90
Postcard in a barrel, perhaps : ENTRY
91
Expose : UNCOVER
94
Old French coin : ECU
97
Tennis's Stefan : EDBERG
99
Result of failing banks? : FLOOD
100
*Statehouse dome : MARYLAND
101
French Baroque artist who painted "The Fortune Teller" : GEORGESDELATOUR
106
"Get Smart" robot : HYMIE
107
Film composer Morricone : ENNIO
108
110-Across set in Egypt : AIDA
109
*Abraham Lincoln : ILLINOIS
110
See 108-Across : OPERA
111
Fair sight : TENT
112
*Racehorse in front of the Federal Hill mansion : KENTUCKY
113
"A madness most discreet," per Romeo : LOVE
114
Not flabby : TONED
Down
1
"Wanderings: Chaim ___ Story of the Jews" : POTOKS
2
Quarter-mile, for many tracks : ONELAP
3
Noted exile of 1979 : SHAHOFIRAN
4
Home to the National Voting Rights Museum : SELMA
5
Hosp. zones : ERS
6
"Thanks ___!" : AMIL
7
Father of the Blues : WCHANDY
8
Outgrowth from the base of a grass blade : LIGULE
9
Birth control pioneer Margaret : SANGER
10
Handlers of brats : DELIS
11
Stretched out : LAIN
12
Designer Vera : WANG
13
Island protector : REEF
14
Islamic analogue of kosher : HALAL
15
Like many music reissues : ONCD
16
Military jacket with a furry hood : SNORKELPARKA
17
What a poor listener may have : TINEAR
22
Athletic awards since 1993 : ESPYS
25
Some baseball scores: Abbr. : HRS
26
Salts : ABLESEAMEN
31
Inter : ENTOMB
32
Neighbor of Poland: Abbr. : LITH
33
ET carrier : UFO
34
___ belli (war-provoking act) : CASUS
35
Transition point : CUSP
36
Prefix with center : EPI
39
*Rocky Mountains : COLORADO
40
Arctic ___ (pole-to-pole migrator) : TERN
41
Part of many a freight train : FLATCAR
42
E.M.T. application : CPR
43
Bingo alternative? : AHA
44
Saint in a Sir Walter Scott title : RONAN
45
"___ my garment and my mantle": Ezra 9:3 : IRENT
46
*"Commonwealth" statue and a keystone : PENNSYLVANIA
47
Too : ALSO
49
Do dos, say : CATER
51
Goes across : SPANS
52
"Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
54
Like the scent of many cleaners : PINEY
55
Homo, for one : GENUS
57
Area that's frequently swept? : RADARRANGE
58
"Lorna ___" : DOONE
59
Uncool types : NERDS
60
Spring ___ : BREAK
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Severely parched : ASDRYASABONE
62
Part of Russia next to Finland : KARELIA
64
Like the eastern part of Russia : ASIAN
65
Herring varieties : SHADS
68
Belgian river : YSER
69
*Old Man of the Mountain rock formation : NEWHAMPSHIRE
70
Winter solvent : DEICER
72
Villain : BADDY
73
"I ___ bored!" : AMSO
75
*Lewis and Clark and the Gateway Arch : MISSOURI
76
Greenhouse workers : NURSERYMEN
77
Sinuous character : ESS
78
___ West : MAE
80
Fabulist : LIAR
81
Word repeated before "tekel" in biblical writing on the wall : MENE
83
Billing fig. : AMT
84
Race, as an engine : REV
85
Lord or vassal : LIEGE
86
Move toward the middle : INDENT
88
"Boris ___" : GODUNOV
90
Cereal killer? : ERGOT
91
Suffix with form : ULA
92
Kind of farming that doesn't disturb the soil : NOTILL
93
"Gangsta's Paradise" rapper : COOLIO
95
See 89-Across : CLAIRE
96
Like zombies : UNDEAD
98
Ireland : ERIN
99
Unreliable : FLAKY
100
"I want my ___!" (old advertising catchphrase) : MAYPO
102
Benefit : SAKE
103
Force : DINT
104
Cabinet dept. since 1979 : EDUC
105
Go up : RISE
106
Scorching : HOT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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