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MY TREAT

New York Times, Sunday, July 3, 2011

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the circles will contain five different letters of the alphabet. Connect each set of circles containing the same letter, without crossing your line, to make a simple closed shape. The resulting five closed shapes together will form a picture of a 117-Across. The five letters can be arranged to name a good place to get a 117-Across.
Jim Horne notes:

The circled letters can be arranged to spell DINER. Click the graphic for a larger view.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0703 ( 22,517 )
Across
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Essence : MEAT
5
Start of a nursery rhyme : ABCD
9
"I won't bore you with the rest" : ETC
12
Actress Davis : GEENA
17
They're often deep-fried : OKRAS
19
1964 title role for Tony Randall : DRLAO
21
___-jongg : MAH
22
Indy 500 legend : UNSER
23
1950s NBC icon : BERLE
24
Spanish for "rope" : REATA
25
Some versions of a 117-Across : BROWNCOWS
27
Ingredient in a 117-Across : SELTZERWATER
30
"How is this possible?" : CANITBE
31
Repeat : DOAGAIN
32
Green lights : SAYSOS
34
"___, danke" : NEIN
35
Reversal of sorts : PURL
36
"Top Chef" host Lakshmi : PADMA
40
Trouble's partner, in Shakespeare : TOIL
41
Kimchi-loving land : KOREA
42
"___ honor" : ITSAN
44
Some cuts : LOINS
46
"___ straight!" : DAMN
48
DKNY competitor : YSL
49
1960s campus grp. : SDS
51
"In case you weren't listening ..." : ISAID
53
Amazon's business, e.g. : ETAIL
55
Whence spiderlings emerge : EGGSACS
59
Ingredient in a 117-Across : FLAVOREDSYRUP
64
Suffix with meth- : ANE
65
Island visited by Captain Cook in 1778 : KAUAI
67
Year Columbus died : MDVI
68
French kings' coronation city : RHEIMS
69
Imprudent : RASH
71
David of television : LARRY
73
Brawl : SETTO
75
Thin Japanese noodle : SOBA
76
Salsa seller : ORTEGA
78
Ready, with "up" : TEED
80
Broadway lights : NEONS
82
Word with black or stream : JET
83
Utensil for a 117-Across : FLEXIBLESTRAW
86
Sugary drinks : NECTARS
88
___ nothing : ALLOR
89
Like the buildings at Machu Picchu : INCAN
91
Watched : SAW
92
___ Fields : MRS
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Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
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Senator Hatch : ORRIN
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___ nova (1960s dance) : BOSSA
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Characters in "The Hobbit" : RUNES
104
"Web ___" (ESPN segment showing great fielding plays) : GEMS
107
Sniggled : EELED
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A stake, metaphorically : SKIN
110
Holly genus : ILEX
111
Attack fervently : ASSAIL
113
Doing some cartoon work : VOICING
115
Cruise, say : SEATRIP
117
Something delicious to drink : ICECREAMSODA
121
Version of a 117-Across : COKEFLOAT
123
What a graph may show : TREND
124
Baltimore and Philadelphia : PORTS
126
Come to ___ : ANEND
127
"Catch-22" bomber pilot : ORR
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"Later, alligator!" : SEEYA
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Versatile utensil : SPORK
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Whizzes at quizzes? : NERDS
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Name connector : NEE
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Influence : SWAY
Down
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Fellas in "Goodfellas," e.g. : MOB
2
Barely manages : EKESOUT
3
Bad thing to be in : ARREARS
4
Container for a 117-Across : TALLGLASS
5
Cortisol-secreting gland : ADRENAL
6
Family member, in dialect : BRER
7
Construction crane attachment : CLAW
8
It's crunched : DATA
9
Baby baby? : EMBRYO
10
Besmirch : TAR
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Like many a 117-Across : CHOCOLATE
12
Private eye Peter of old TV : GUNN
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"___ Man" (1992 movie) : ENCINO
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Obscure things : ESOTERY
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Neophytes : NEWBIES
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Manchester United rival : ARSENAL
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Bristle : SETA
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Wild ones may be sown : OATS
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Lived and breathed : WAS
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Pizazz : ZIP
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Gobble up : EAT
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Meas. of screen resolution : DPI
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Valuable iron ore : SIDERITE
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Possible response to "You've got spinach between your teeth" : DOI
38
Fails : MISFIRES
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Excessively orderly, informally : ANAL
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Jewish deli order : KNISH
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State straddling two time zones: Abbr. : NDAK
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Thailand, once : SIAM
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West Coast evergreens : MADRONES
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Like mountains and computer images : SCALABLE
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Burned things : DVDS
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Caustic cleaners : LYES
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___ corn : EAROF
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Twisty tree feature : GNARL
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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___ sponte (of its own accord) : SUA
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Pots and pans for baking : OVENWARE
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Spanish wine : RIOJA
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It may be burnt : UMBER
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Hurdles for high-school jrs. : PSATS
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Main lines : ARTERIES
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Six: Prefix : HEXA
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Mountain sighting, maybe : YETI
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Mountain : TON
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Breathing aids : GILLS
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Movie villain who sought to disrupt a space launch : DRNO
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Union opponent : SCAB
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Utensil for a 117-Across : LONGSPOON
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Field unit : ACRE
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Quantity of a key ingredient in a 117-Across : TWOSCOOPS
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Scoreless score : NIL
92
Inside look? : MRISCAN
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The primary instruction : RULEONE
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Bit of gymwear : SNEAKER
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Winnemucca resident, e.g. : NEVADAN
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Low-rent district : SKIDROW
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Artist whose name is an anagram of "artisan" : SINATRA
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Director Lee : ANG
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Offer, as a hand : EXTEND
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French teacher : MAITRE
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It may come after a typo : SIC
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___ Pérignon : DOM
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Need nursing, say : AIL
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Rents out : LETS
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Cos. that offer access : ISPS
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Old U.S.P.S. routing codes : RFDS
118
Manitoba tribe : CREE
119
Pull (in) : REEL
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"And Winter Came ..." artist : ENYA
122
Is for two or more? : ARE
125
Shade of blue : SKY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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