11.22.09 -- Career

Brigitte Bardot, actress
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Sunday, November 22, 2009
CAREER DAY SPEAKER SCHEDULE, Puzzle by Patrick Merrell, edited by Will Shortz
This Sunday’s interrelated group redefined career day speakers -- TICKET AGENT (23A. Career Day Speaker #1: Meter maid?); SOCIAL WORKER (28A. #2: Tea server?); DRIVING INSTRUCTOR (38A. #3: Golf pro?); BRANCH MANAGER (58A. #4: Tree surgeon?); FILE CLERK (70A. #5: Manicurist?); UNION OFFICIAL (82A. #6: Justice of the peace?); MARKETING DIRECTOR (103A. #7: Grocery store owner?); RECORD KEEPER (111A. #8: Disc jockey?); NOVEL WRITER (119A. Career of the parent who typed up the Career Day schedule?). Anecdote anyone?
Other entries of length include AGREES WITH (53D. Seconds), BROW-BEATS (118A. Bullies), TURNS RED (24D. Blushes), SABER SAW (80D. Hand-held cutter), SMOOTH OUT (25A. Unwrinkle) and TIDAL BASIN (32D. Large body in Washington, D.C.).
Seven-letter -- ACT FIVE (99D. When Juliet says “O happy dagger!”); AGITATE (52A. Perturb); BAKLAVA (4D. Honeyed pastry); EXTORTS (10D. Shakes down); PEN NAME (90A. Literary creation); REMATCH (12D. The Thrilla in Manilla, for one); SI SENOR (97D. Approval for Juan Valdez); SKEETER (95D. Pesky biter).
Six -- 64D. San ANTONE, Lone Star State city; ARABLE (50A. Growing-friendly); ASTROS (18D. Club that began as the Colt .45s); AVERSE (101D. Unwilling); BARDOT (63A. Sex symbol once married to Vadim); EGESTS (104D. Disgorges); 98A. ELAINE Chao, only cabinet member to serve through George W. Bush’s entire administration); GERBIL (100D. Animal in an exercise wheel); GRUELS (17D. Meager bowlfuls); IN SITU (11D. Untouched); IT’LL DO (105D. “I can get by with that”); KENOBI (91A. Skywalker’s cohort); LOOKIE (16D. “Hey, see what I got!”); NACRES (67A. Button materials); SEA DOG (6D. Old salt); SEDANS (45A. Many four-doors); STACKS (48D. Library section); SYSTEM (75. Gambler’s holy grail); TACOMA (102D. City in Mount Rainier’s shadow).
Five -- ARCHI, ASIDE, AVIAN, BAMBI, EDSEL, ENARM, ERMAS, ESSEX, EYERS, HANOI, HERES, ILIAD, INAIR, INLET, IREST, LEDGE, MEESE, MISUSE, MOMMA, NECCO, ONELB, ONEND, ORGAN, RATSO, REINA, SMOKE, STERS, SYSTEM, TREVI, UTILE, YEARS.
Short stuff -- ALI, AKIN, ASOF, ATOP, BIT, CEE, CIRE, DENT, EAR, ECOL, EGOS, ESC, ENS and ESS, ERST, ESTS, ETTA, EVA and EVAN, FEAR, FISH, FRAY, GAT, HARM, HRS, IDEA, IES, IRAN, ISM, ISUP, KALE, KENS and KENT, KILO, LAFF, LAT, LAUD, LEA, LGA, LII and LIL, LIMB, MIC, MSG, NEDS, NHL, ORS, OSE, RBIS, RHEA, RITT, RNS, ROLO, RONA, RYNE, SCOW, SEER, SHE, SILO, TEAM, TEEN, THIS, TIA, TIFF, VET, WAY.
Career? Driving instructor!
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Remaining clues -- Across: 1. White-tailed movie star; 6. Barbecue byproduct; 11. “Many good nights, my lord: ___ your servant”: Shak.; 16. N.Y.C. airport; 19. Literary work in which Paris is featured; 20. County abutting London; 21. Candy wafer company; 22. Hosp. workplaces; 27. Talk up; 30. Blues musician Baker; 33. Chocolate-and-caramel brand; 36. Filmmaker Martin; 37. Big bin; 44. Swan’s shape; 46. 1985-88 attorney general; 47. Toast starter; 49. Mendes of “2 Fast 2 Furious”; 50. Rap’s ___ Wayne; 57. Suffix with pant or aunt; 66 Flightless bird; 68. First landfall north of Oman; 74. Reeve or Reeves role; 78. They take the bait; 79. Warranty invalidator; 86. Long. Partner; 87. ___-wolf; 93. “No ___!”; 94. “Aunt ___ Cope Book”; 96. Play byplay; 100. Dilllinger’s derringer, e.g.; 106. 2007 Steve Carell title role; 108. I’s; 109. Job bidding figs.; 110. First of two choices; 116. “___-A-Lympics” (old TV cartoon series); 125. Conclusion for many believers?; 126. Bay, for one; 127. Sideways up; 128. Of interest to ornithologists; 129 Grazing ground; 130. Dump and road endings; 131. “Midnight Cowboy” nickname; 132 College classes. Down: 1. Iota; 2. Larter of “Heroes”; 3. Amp plug-in; 5. Start of a plan; 7. Bouillon cube ingredient, usually; 8. Sugar suffix; 9. Boy toys?; 13 Reforestation subj.; 14. Garbage hauler; 15. Emerald City visitor; 26. Over-the-wall wallops: Abbr.; 29. Glazed fabric; 30. It debuted on “E Day”; 31. Fountain in front of the Palazzo Poli; 34. Appendage; 35. 16 oz.; 39. Where Key’s bombs burst; 40. Reader of signs; 41. Wagon puller, often; 42. It’s often played on Sunday; 43. Madrid’s ___ Sofia Art Center; 51. From; 54. Many a bar mitzvah attendee; 55. First, in Frankfurt; 59. Prefix with -tect; 60. Goal-oriented org.; 61. Middle grade; 62. Impair; 65. Slight fight; 68. Leads (by); 69. Hall-of-Famer Sandberg; 71. A little over half a century in old Rome; 72. “Help!” key; 73. Unit of contraband; 76. Equip with weapons, old-style; 77. Mell Lazarus comic strip; 81. Function; 83. Cause of quailing; 84. Comparable (to); 85. Break in a building’s fa├žade; 88. World capital once under French rule; 89. Spectators; 92. Beatty and Sparks; 96. Mounted on; 107. Parental imperative; 112. Result of 26-Down, often; 113 Lot “souvenir”; 114. Leafy vegetable; 115. Author Jaffe; 117. Skirmish; 120. One likely to have pet peeves?; 121. Dash lengths; 122. ___ Maria; 123. Human body part with vestigial muscles; 124. Hosp. V.I.P.’s.

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