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New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 2013

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
Horse Head

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 203 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Complete the puzzle. Then connect the circled letters alphabetically from A to S to get an image related to the puzzle's theme.
Jim Horne notes:

Ms. Gorski is the inventor and still the master of this ingenious connect-the-dots puzzle form. Is that an eye or maybe even a blinder on the horse? And reins?

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 23,224 )
Across
1
Insect's feeler : PALP
5
Double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
8
Kitten's sound : MEW
11
Sharp as ___ : ATACK
16
Like some stimuli : AURAL
17
Participated in a derby : RAN
18
One of several Louises : ROI
19
___ Lauro (hijacked ship of 1985) : ACHILLE
21
Fountain site : PLAZA
22
Slightest idea : INKLING
24
Temple in Hollywood : SHIRLEY
25
Colorless sort : ALBINO
27
Parts of un archipel : ILES
28
Polite helper's question : MAYI
30
Coup d'___ : ETAT
31
Like 64-Across, in sports annals : CELEBRATED
33
Keep thinking about, as a victory : SAVOR
34
Bette Midler, e.g. : DIVA
35
Assessor : EYER
36
Nevertheless, briefly : THO
37
Lift : HIKEUP
38
Biblical dry measure : OMER
39
Rises up on two legs : REARS
41
Frankfurt's river : ODER
42
Like some Braten : SAUER
44
Lassie and Marmaduke, e.g. : PETDOGS
48
Circus employees : TAMERS
50
Super Bowl div. : QTR
51
Home of Odysseus : ITHACA
52
Star in the Swan constellation : DENEB
53
___ neutrino : TAU
55
Parapsychological subj. : ESP
58
Pan handlers : CHEFS
59
Crosses : MEETS
60
Raw meat dish : CARPACCIO
63
Not duped by : ONTO
64
95-Across who made the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated in the same week : SECRETARIAT
66
CD-___ : ROMS
67
They may be left by the side of the road : TIREMARKS
69
Like marshes : REEDY
70
Pats on the back, maybe : BURPS
71
Grade school subj. : SCI
72
Now or never: Abbr. : ADV
73
Some woods greenery : FERNS
74
Move like a penguin : WADDLE
75
The Eagles, on a scoreboard : PHI
77
Charlene who played Lucy on "Dallas" : TILTON
79
Stereotypical neighbors : JONESES
80
Third base coach's urging, maybe : SLIDE
82
"Ben-Hur," for one : EPIC
83
"Catch you later" : ADIOS
85
Jazz trumpeter Baker : CHET
86
Lack : DEARTH
88
"Regrets, ___ had a few" ("My Way" lyric) : IVE
89
Tit for tat? : SWAP
93
Bridge feature : ARCH
94
Set pieces? : GAMES
95
Time and Newsweek's cover description of 64-Across : SUPERHORSE
98
Bold Ruler, to 64-Across : SIRE
99
Those, to Jorge : ESOS
100
Mort who said "My life needs editing" : SAHL
101
Most peeved : SOREST
102
Out of this world? : INORBIT
104
Morale-boosting mil. event : USOSHOW
107
Bull or Celtic : NBAER
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Units of force : NEWTONS
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"Marry ___ Little" (Sondheim song) : MEA
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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"Same here" : DITTO
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"Like it ___ ..." : ORNOT
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Prominent part of Mickey Mouse : EAR
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Hardly a knockout : HAG
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Bonn exclamations : ACHS
Down
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Dumbwaiter part : PULLEY
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Fit to be tilled : ARABLE
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Less industrious : LAZIER
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Alternative : PLANB
5
Name that's Hebrew for "lion" : ARI
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Key employee? : JANITOR
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Lowdown joint? : ANKLE
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Drs. may order them : MRIS
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Many a doctor's office wait, seemingly : EON
10
Expert with locks? : WIGMAKER
11
Yellowfin tuna, on menus : AHI
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Wearied : TIREDOUT
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What 64-Across holds in the three legs of 46-Down : ALLTIMERECORDS
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One on the chopping block : CLEAVER
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Hybrid musical instrument with a shoulder strap : KEYTAR
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Quickly : APACE
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"___ wish" : ASYOU
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Smoke detector sounds when the battery runs low : CHIRPS
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Was winning : LED
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Taco sauce brand : ORTEGA
29
Declares : AVERS
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Puzzle solvers' cries : AHAS
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Backtrack? : SIDEB
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Straightaway for 64-Across : HOMESTRETCH
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Giants of the sky, in myth : ROCS
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Turns this way and that : STEERS
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A pastel : AQUA
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Embroidery loops : PICOTS
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Italian or Irish : ETHNIC
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What 64-Across won on June 9, 1973 : THETRIPLECROWN
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"Daybreakers" actor Willem : DAFOE
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Not post- : ANTE
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Really wallop : DECK
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Dumbwaiter item : TRAY
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On point : APT
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"No sweat!" : SIMPLE
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Rap stars often have them : POSSES
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"Jeopardy!" creator Griffin : MERV
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Richard of Rambo movies : CRENNA
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Teleprompters, for speakers : AIDS
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It needs refinement : CRUDE
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Sorry : SAD
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Commercial prefix with postale : AERO
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Cleaner : MAID
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Some dictators' proclamations : BANS
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Moves like a moth : FLITS
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Beaus : WOOERS
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Until now : HITHERTO
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Words from a Latin lover : TEAMO
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"Supposedly" : IPRESUME
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Baloney : JIVE
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Certain templegoer : SHRINER
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Enter stealthily : EDGEIN
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Academic paper? : DIPLOMA
85
Game involving matching cards on the table : CASINO
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Some bridge players : EASTS
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___ acid (food preservative) : SORBIC
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Victory wear for 64-Across : WREATH
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They're worth something : ASSETS
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___-Canada (northern gas station chain) : PETRO
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Flier to Bergen : SAS
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"Yep" : UHHUH
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Passport producer : HONDA
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Rise rapidly : SOAR
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Ending with spam : BOT
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Briny : SEA
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Jokester : WAG

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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