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ELEMENT OF SURPRISE

New York Times, Sunday, June 24, 2012

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
Carbon footprint

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 195 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Connect the atomic symbols for Carbon to see the shape of a footprint.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0624 ( 22,874 )
Across
1
Went easy on : SPARED
7
Went 90, say : SPED
11
Pop's relative? : BANG
15
Nurse : SIP
18
18th-century Russian emperor : PETERII
20
"___ homo" : ECCE
21
Media executive Bob : IGER
22
Mobile info organizer : PDA
23
Every chemical element has one : ATOMICSYMBOL
25
Stalks in a soup kitchen : CELERIES
27
"Tough-actin'" medication : TINACTIN
28
Ginger cookie : SNAP
30
Eye salaciously : LEERAT
31
Bare : STARK
32
2012 Mark Wahlberg comedy : TED
34
Load to bear : ONUS
36
Present from birth : INNATE
37
Antlered animal : ELK
38
Goggled : GAZED
40
Worrisome Arctic and Antarctic developments : OZONEHOLES
42
___ anglais (English horn) : COR
43
Congratulations indicator : PAT
45
Have loans : OWE
46
Sue Grafton's "___ for Outlaw" : OIS
47
Popular Caribbean destination, informally : STBARTS
51
"___ 1138" (1971 sci-fi film) : THX
53
Search with a fine-tooth comb : SCOUR
55
Realm : SPHERE
56
Sommelier's pick : CLARET
59
Drapery adornments : TASSELS
63
Backup procedure : PLANB
64
Chorus line leader? : TRA
65
Seeing someone socially : ONADATE
67
Fan sound : RAH
68
Cost : RANTO
69
Conservationist's catchphrase : SAVEWATER
71
Slope : GRADE
73
Pose : ASK
74
Falls for married women? : NIAGARA
76
Roker and Pacino : ALS
77
Supermarket datum : AISLE
78
To date : THUSFAR
80
Like puns among all forms of humor, it's said : LOWEST
82
In the arms of Morpheus : ASLEEP
83
Place : POSIT
85
___ Diego : SAN
86
Harangues : SCREEDS
88
Arm of the U.S. Cong. : GAO
89
Big tippler : SOT
91
Financial page abbr. : YTD
93
Some nods : OKS
94
Arborist's catchphrase : PLANTATREE
98
Gemini and Virgo : SIGNS
100
Exchange purchase: Abbr. : STK
103
Dutch exports : TULIPS
104
Sight on an Alaskan cruise : ORCA
106
Animal pouch : SAC
107
Transnational cash : EUROS
109
Farm machines : BALERS
110
N.Y.C. home of van Gogh : MOMA
112
Cause panic in a theater, perhaps : YELLFIRE
114
Seltzer bottle capacity : ONELITER
117
Environmentalist's catchphrase : CONSERVEFUEL
119
Hubbub : ADO
120
Neighbor of Sask. : NDAK
121
Band with a juiced-up name? : ACDC
122
Tokenish : NOMINAL
123
Vacation acquisition, maybe : TAN
124
Edible root : TARO
125
___ Hashana : ROSH
126
Flirtatious lot : VIXENS
Down
1
Tiffs : SPATS
2
Tiny : PETITE
3
Like much avant-garde music : ATONAL
4
Comment : REMARK
5
Dampier of the N.B.A. : ERICK
6
Webster's ref. : DICT
7
Theological inst. : SEM
8
Potential landfill pollutants, for short : PCBS
9
Car opener? : ECONO
10
Presidential middle name : DELANO
11
Signature piece? : BIC
12
Century, say : AGE
13
Nervous ___ : NELLIE
14
Atmospheric worries : GREENHOUSEGASES
15
Pasta shapes : SPIRALS
16
Brainstorm : IDEATE
17
Wallops : PASTES
19
Question to a museum visitor : ISITART
24
California's Santa ___ Mountains : YNEZ
26
"Girl With a Hoop" and "The Umbrellas" : RENOIRS
29
"The Last Don" author : PUZO
33
Bank statement abbr. : DEP
35
Farm females : SOWS
38
45th American vice president : GORE
39
Processed material : DATA
41
Fruity drinks : NECTARS
42
Global warming calculation whose shape is suggested by connecting 14 squares in this puzzle in a closed loop based on the appropriate 23-Across : CARBONFOOTPRINT
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Kind of society that is careless of the environment : THROWAWAY
47
Éclat : SPLASH
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1998 Alanis Morissette hit : THANKU
49
Out of line? : BENT
50
Beanpole : SCRAG
52
Woman warrior : XENA
54
Nibble for Dobbin : OAT
55
Jack who's a picky eater : SPRAT
57
Montreal suburb : LAVAL
58
Farewells : TATAS
60
Cleared : ERASED
61
Soup servers : LADLES
62
Followers : SHEEP
64
Like pre-1917 Russia : TSARIST
66
Shoulder muscles, in gym-speak : DELTS
70
Love personified : EROS
72
Antagonize : RILE
75
___ in igloo : IAS
79
Droopy-eared pet : SPANIEL
81
Tolkien forest creatures : ENTS
82
Scroll holders : ARKS
84
One frequently being waved at : TORO
87
Worry : CONCERN
88
Part of the Spanish Armada : GALLEON
90
Semester, e.g. : TERM
92
Put down : DIS
94
Mosquito fleet vessel : PTBOAT
95
Angola's capital : LUANDA
96
"Law & Order" figure: Abbr. : ASSTDA
97
Green vehicle : ECOCAR
99
Marvin who sang "Let's Get It On" : GAYE
100
Follow-up letters? : SUFFIX
101
Father, Son and Holy Spirit : TRIUNE
102
Seoul soul : KOREAN
105
Old brand whose logo featured a torch : AMOCO
107
Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
108
Unloads : SELLS
111
English connections : ANDS
113
Ukrainian city, formerly : LVOV
115
Bud holder : EAR
116
"King Kong" studio : RKO
118
Educ. facility : SCH

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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