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New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 2011

Author:
Kay Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kay Anderson

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 65 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Ten answers have to be read by going around a corner. So, for example, at 1 Across, "Nitty Gritty, as of negotiations" should be parsed as BRASSTACKS.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 22,587 )
Across
1
Nitty-gritty, as of negotiations : BRASSTACKS
6
Boater : STRAWHAT
11
Sponge (up) : SOP
14
Title figure in an Aesop fable : GRASSHOPPER
19
Royal African capital : RABAT
20
Something plighted : TROTH
21
Co. once owned by Howard Hughes : TWA
22
"L'shanah ___!" (Rosh Hashana greeting) : TOVAH
23
Amtrak train : ACELA
24
Emulated the phoenix : ROSEAGAIN
26
New Mexico county : OTERO
27
Roughly plan : SKETCHOUT
29
Effects : THINGS
31
Losing casino roll : CRAP
32
Not included : SKIPPED
34
James ___, duettist on the 1982 #1 hit "Baby, Come to Me" : INGRAM
36
It might be French, Swiss or Italian : ALP
37
Insipid writing : PAP
40
Globular : SPHERIC
42
Fight (off) : STAVE
43
"Well, that's odd" : GEE
44
Go ___ great length : ONAT
46
More placid : SERENER
48
Boss : OVERSEER
50
Corporate owner : PARENT
52
Passé : DATED
54
Term of address in Dixie : YALL
55
Susan of NPR : STAMBERG
58
Work on at a desk, say : HUNCHOVER
60
Shot up : SOARED
64
Death, in Dresden : TOD
65
Thief : CROOK
67
Take no action regarding : SITON
69
Bale binder : TWINE
70
Settled down : ALIT
72
Grunts may come out of them : STIES
74
Author Shute of "On the Beach" : NEVIL
76
Throw out : SPEW
77
Bracket shape : RIGHTANGLE
79
Mini-tantrums : SNITS
81
Barrio babies : NENES
83
Eavesdrop, maybe : PRY
84
Exactly like : SAMEAS
86
Log holder : GRATE
88
What Chesapeake dogs are trained to do : RETRIEVE
90
Golden rule word : UNTO
92
Leader of Abraham? : ALEPH
94
Time of lament : SADDAY
95
Ayn Rand protagonist : JOHNGALT
99
"I have been half in love with ___ Death": "Ode to a Nightingale" : EASEFUL
102
Locus : SITE
103
"Il était ___ fois ..." (French fairy-tale starter) : UNE
104
Ancient kingdom in Asia Minor : LYDIA
106
Incredibly stupid : MORONIC
108
Newsman Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : TED
109
Kitten's cry : MEW
110
Fishermen with pots : EELERS
112
Onetime weight-loss drug : MERIDIA
114
Exclamation after a workout : PHEW
116
Convertible : RAGTOP
118
The dot on the "i" in the Culligan logo : WATERDROP
122
___ acid : IODIC
124
Alabama speedway locale : TALLADEGA
126
2011 revolution locale : CAIRO
127
Crazy : NUTSO
128
Britney Spears's "___ Slave 4 U" : IMA
129
More judicious : SAGER
130
Stimulant : UPPER
131
Really feel for? : GROPE
132
Ia. neighbor : NEB
133
Stellate : star :: xiphoid : ___ : SWORD
134
Artery opener : STENT
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Some intimates : BRAS
2
Billiards need : RACK
3
Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
4
See 87-Down : SALTS
5
Library area : STACKS
6
Poetic stanza : STROPHE
7
Many a vaudevillian : TROUPER
8
Listed : ROSTERED
9
Polished off : ATE
10
Question from one in another room : WHAT
11
Bad marks : STAINS
12
Because of : OWINGTO
13
Roast go-with : PANGRAVY
14
The "it" in the lyric "turn it on, wind it up, blow it out" : GTO
15
Campus drillers : ROTC
16
C : AVERAGE
17
Frozen food brand : SARALEE
18
Ad-filled weekly : SHOPPER
25
4 on a phone : GHI
28
Cool sorts : HIPSTERS
30
Computer option for a document : SAVEAS
33
Singer Washington : DINAH
35
Ernest and Julio Gallo product : MERLOTWINE
37
Regulars on VH1 : POPSTARS
38
Asia Minor : ANATOLIA
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Model : PARADIGM
41
The Whale constellation : CETUS
45
Pro ___ : TEM
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Enzyme regulating blood fluid and pressure : RENIN
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Cabbage dishes : SLAWS
51
Original "Wagon Train" network : NBC
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Classic McDonnell Douglas aircraft : DCTEN
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Goes bad : ROTS
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Usual amount to pay : GOINGRATE
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Act like a protective mother : HOVER
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Hit one out of the park, say : RIPPEDIT
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Sap : ENERVATE
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Innocent : DEWYEYED
66
Actress Knightley : KEIRA
68
"The ___ Tailors," Dorothy L. Sayers mystery : NINE
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N.Y.C. landmark : THEUN
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Trite : STALE
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Ignore, in a way : LETSLIDE
78
Fishing line fiasco : TANGLE
80
Tick off : STEAM
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Monterrey Mrs. : SRA
85
One with endurance : STAYER
87
With 4-Down, MgSO4.7H2O : EPSOM
89
Fingers, for short : IDS
91
Source of many English words that come to us via French : OLDLATIN
93
"Strap yourselves in, kids ..." : HEREWEGO
95
Part of a boxer's training : JUMPINGROPE
96
Time it takes to develop a set of photos, maybe : ONEHOUR
97
Scrupulously followed, as the party line : HEWEDTO
98
No-win situation? : TIEGAME
100
One living off the land, maybe : FORAGER
101
One-piece garment : UNITARD
105
Where kids get creative in school : ARTLAB
107
It's pitched for a large audience : CIRCUSTENT
111
Fifth of eight : SOL
113
Learn to get along : ADAPT
115
Bit of smoke : WISP
117
Common secret : PASSWORD
119
Smelly : RIPE
120
Israeli conductor Daniel : OREN
121
After-dinner drink : PORT
123
Iowa college : COE
125
Margery of rhyme : DAW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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