Minggu, 16 Januari 2011

01.16 Sun

S U N D A Y (calendar)
January 16, 2011
Merl Reagle

[Note: This is the puzzle that appears in the Sunday L.A. Times newspaper. If you don't get the paper, you can find the puzzle here. Scroll down to see today's syndicated puzzle.]

Theme: "Spoonerism Anthology" — Spoonerisms!

Theme answers:
  • 23A: Frustrated chess player's cry? (I COULD BITE A ROOK).
  • 32A: Reality show about a rich bachelor who pokes people in the eye? (MOE JILLIONAIRE).
  • 42A: Heavyset hayseeds? (STOCKY HICKS).
  • 50A: Easter egg hotline? (BUNNY PHONE).
  • 60A: Avoiding part of your workout? (this one's a triple) (SHIRKING THE WEIGHTLIFT).
  • 78A: Home-repair superhero who never caught on? (PLASTERMAN).
  • 84A/90A: Murphy's brainstorm? (HANG YOUR BED AGAINST THE WALL).
  • 104A: Extra-light tennis product made from mattresses? (SIMMONS WAFTBALL).
Everything Else—1A: Gordon of space (FLASH); 6A: Cross words? (SPAT); 10A: "Esq." user, briefly (ATTY.); 14A: Pennant quests (RACES); 19A: "I'll have a venti half-caff skinny peppermint mocha ___, please" (LATTE); 20A: Fiend's intro (ARCH); 21A: Muenster Mrs. (FRAU); 22A: Roundish (OVATE); 26A: The speed of sound (MACH I); 27A: End of a series (XYZ); 28A: With 59 Down, a kitchen assistant (SOUS); 29A: Like some personalities (DUAL); 30A: Boost the bulk of (FATTEN); 31A: Ivan's jet (MIG); 36A: Colorado city (DURANGO); 40A: Move along, as clouds (SCUD); 41A: "File not found," e.g. (ERROR); 44A: Coat on Santa's coat (SOOT); 45A: Bill's 1996 foe (BOB); 48A: Cattle raisers of Kenya (MASAI); 49A: "That ___ it should be" (IS AS); 53A: "Pygmalion" penner (SHAW); 54A: Evening, to Yves (SOIR); 55A: Sign of spring? (ARIES); 56A: Monday in Mexico (LUNES); 57A: 2010 film, "Black ___" (SWAN); 58A: Horse pace (TROT); 59A: Heart opening? (CARDIO-); 67A: "Pleased ___ you" (TO MEET); 68A: Steed shade (ROAN); 69A: Miss of psychic fame (CLEO); 70A: Paris pupil (ÉLÈVE); 71A: Bridge supports (PIERS); 73A: Music hall great (PIAF); 74A: Agreement (PACT); 80A: Pail pile (SAND); 81A: Country music guitar (DOBRO); 82A: A wd. from Roget (SYN.); 83A: Go hog-wild (RIOT); 86A: Charlize and Al's co-star in "The Devil's Advocate" (KEANU); 88A: "Stop dawdling!" (MOVE); 89A: Looked (at) scornfully (SNEERED); 95A: Not right (ODD); 96A: Get close, in a way (CUDDLE); 97A: Pt. of PTA (ASSN.); 98A: ___ Romeo (ALFA); 100A: Playbill paragraph (BIO); 103A: Palindromic Muslims (IMAMI); 108A: D'Artagnan's creator (DUMAS); 109A: Free, in a way (ON ME); 110A: Florence's river (ARNO); 111A: Slipped away (EBBED); 112A: Laid out (SPENT); 113A: Intro to -ene, or a Ukrainian river (STYR); 114A: Hefty TV son (HOSS); 115A: Fabric meas. (SQ. YDS.); 1D: Slangy movies (FLIX); 2D: Delicate, in a way (LACY); 3D: Completely (A TO Z); 4D: Name that's an alphabetic trio (STU); 5D: Cold capital (HELSINKI); 6D: "Elephant Boy" star (SABU); 7D: Light splitter (PRISM); 8D: Work in a studio (ACT); 9D: "Clear ___!" (THE DECKS); 10D: Frightened (AFRAID); 11D: Folklore creature (TROLL); 12D: Eastern ideal (TAO); 13D: Laugh (it up) (YUK); 14D: Big cheese on TV (ROMANO); 15D: James Cameron epic (AVATAR); 16D: Tucson sights (CACTI); 17D: Upper regions (ETHER); 18D: Paris divider (SEINE); 24D: Pet, affectionately (DOGGY); 25D: Served in its natural gravy (AU JUS); 30D: Thieves total (FORTY); 31D: Brilliant talker? (MACAW); 33D: 2010 honor for "Up" (OSCAR); 34D: Oater reinventor (LEONE); 35D: Leg shackles (IRONS); 36D: Mil. awards (DSM'S); 37D: Home of Labyrinth Canyon (UTAH); 38D: Sub ___ (secretly) (ROSA); 39D: Orville or Wilbur, e.g. (OHIOAN); 43D: "Of Thee" follower (I SING); 44D: Hotel upgrade (SUITE); 45D: Actress Beulah (BONDI); 46D: "___ by land ..." (ONE IF); 47D: Stupefy with drink (BESOT); 50D: Christmas song parson (BROWN); 51D: Academy founder (PLATO); 52D: Toss (HURL); 54D: "Hot Lips" portrayer (SWIT); 55D: Sectors (AREAS); 57D: Clay-pigeon sport (SKEET); 58D: Paw pain (THORN); 59D: See 28 Across (CHEF); 60D: Instruction list (STEPS); 61D: Wreath greenery (HOLLY); 62D: Clarifier's intro (I MEAN); 63D: Cranks up the V-8 (REVS); 64D: Unexpected pleasure (TREAT); 65D: Cake topper (ICING); 66D: Mary Pickford's real name (GLADYS); 71D: Computer command (PRINT); 72D: Poker player's last words (I'M OUT); 73D: Discussion group (PANEL); 74D: Studied, with "over" (PORED); 75D: Eng., e.g. (ABBR.); 76D: Canadian Indian (CREE); 77D: Sondheim character (TODD); 79D: Wipe out (ERASE); 80D: Treeless plain (SAVANNAH); 81D: Deadlines (DUE DATES); 84D: "In what way?" ("HOW SO?"); 85D: Switch positions (ON/OFF); 86D: "Cold Mountain" co-star (KIDMAN); 87D: Gather, as volunteers (ENLIST); 88D: Hypnotist Franz (MESMER); 90D: Tummy upsetters (ACIDS); 91D: Spoil, slangily (GUM UP); 92D: What "there is nothin' like" (A DAME); 93D: Like an emoter (HAMMY); 94D: Manicured expanses (LAWNS); 99D: Near-homophone of Seoul's anagram (LAOS); 100D: Pamper (BABY); 101D: "Where Is the Life That Late ___?" (I LED); 102D: Former GM make (OLDS); 104D: Cry for help (SOS); 105D: QB's mistake (INT.); 106D: Sellout sign (SRO); 107D: ___ beef (BBQ).

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