Sunday, November 6, 2011
UPSIDE DOWN CAKES (47D. Pastry chef creations … and a hint to 12 other answers in this puzzle), TROHS (1D. Not having quite enough money), ETALOCOHC NAMREG (3D. Schokolade), DOOF LEGNA (5D. Manna, according to the Bible), MAERC ECI (12D. The “mode” of “a la mode”?), DNUOP (15D. Canine shelter), TSEROF KCALB (40D. Wooded area near the Rhine Valley), EGNOPS (50D. Squishy dish cleaner), ANANAB (61D. Word before republic or seat), REYAL (103D. Coat of paint), TEVLEV DER (84D. Girl’s holiday party dress fabric), YADHTRIB (87D. Cause for bring out candles), TEEHS (110D. Bed cover) constitute the interrelated group of this delicious Sunday crossword, compliments of the COOKS (14D. Bakers, e.g.)!
Other — ABSCISSAE (13D. Math coordinates), BOTTOMLESS (39A. Infinite), FOOTNOTES (82D. Followers of some asterisks), HALF-LIFE (27A. Radioactivity figure), HELMSLEY building, IN A MANNER (80D. So to speak), LADY LOVE (52D. Woman of one‘s heart), MANCHURIA (42D. Area known to the Chinese as Dongbei), MID-OCTOBER (97A. Peak leaf-peeping time in Pennsylvania), NONVIOLENCE (24A. Focus of Gandhi‘s philosophy), OVERCAME (114A. Subdued), PLETHORAS (9D. Huge amounts), PROGENIES (48D. Children and more children), RIOT SHIELDS (117A. Police protection).
Mid-size — ACTS UP, AGAMAS (92A. Brightly colored lizards), BIDS FOR, BROACH, CALDER (72A. “Pinwheel and Flow“ artist), CAVORT, CRISPY, DC NINE, EASIER, ET ALII, IN FOIL, IN TENS, LENSES, LESTAT, MIOSIS (88D. Constriction of pupils), NORMAN, RANSOM, RECKON, RENNET, SAID SO, SHADOW, SPARSER, SWIFTLY, VIACOM, YO-YO MA (87A. Musician who won a 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom).
Five-letter — ADAMS, ADDIE, AESOP, ALTAR, ARNEL, BRAGA, Henry CABOT Lodge, CARNY, CIRCE (37A. “Odyssey“ temptress), DIETS, EMITS, HOLST, INCOG, LAILA, LYSIN, MONOS, ORRIS, RETRO, ROMAN, SKOAL, SNOOT, TACET, VOIDS, WHO SO.
Short stuff — ACDC, ACHE, AGHA, ALAR, ANNI, ANIS and ANS, APRS, AYEN, BAH, BETS, BONA fide, No-CAN-do, DAMN, DBA, DHL, ENE and ENNE, ERST, ESSO, EWA, “Fee, fi, fo, FUM“, GAGE, HEF, IGA, INE and INRE, LAB, LARA, LLDS, LTD and LTR, MCI, METH, MICE, MMV, MOL, NEVA, “There is NO I in team“, NRC, OER, OID and OIL, OKIE, OMAN, ORC, PAWL, PROM, RAY, RIEN, ROTI, SAL and SAR, SHO, SOUR (26A. Sweet‘s partner), SSS, STOA, STR, TOW, TRE, VERB, VWS.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Number of coins in la Fonta di Trevi?; 4. Singer Bryan; 9. Formal occasion; 13. Power option; 17. Roasted: Fr.; 19. Invader of 1066; 21. Logan of “60 Minutes”; 23. Muscat’s land; 29. Plans to lose; 30. S’pose; 32. Uppity sort; 33. Degs. From Yale and Harvard; 35. TMC competitor; 36. Fried chicken choice; 42. Chem. Unit; 43. Turkish title; 45. Mediterranean isl.; 46. Makes a scene; 49. “Humbug!”; 50. Feminine suffix; 51. And others; 53. Credit card bill nos.; 55. Wearing a wig and shades, say; 57. Marriage site; 60. Baseball’s Bando; 61. “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” storyteller; 62. Classic jetliner; 64. Old hi-fi records; 66. Accurse; 68. Big grocery store chain; 69. Tagalong; 70. On the double; 75. Ratchet bar; 77. “Cheers!”; 78. How you might get change for a twenty; 79. Perfumery rootstock; 81. PJ-clad mansion owner; 85. “Paper Moon” girl; 86. It means nothing to the French; 89. Shake, rattle or roll; 91. Poetic preposition; 94. Museum hanging; 95. It has banks in St. Petersburg; 96. Bugs, e.g.; 100. Certain antibody; 102. Raise, as a topic; 105. Part of a Q&A: Abbr.; 106. Hurt; 108. “Be silent,” in music; 111. Cheesemaker’s supply; 112. Empty spaces; 115Have ___ for (desire); 120. Dust Bowl witness; 121. English general in the American Revolution; 122. About; 123. Personal contacts?; 124 Dangerous speed; 125. Bygone spray; 126. Gets in the pool, say; 127. Like bell-bottoms or go-go pants; 128. Barbecue sound. — DOWN: 2. Circus Maximus patron; 4. Years, to Tiberius; 6. Synthetic fiber brand; 7. Year of Super Bowl XXXIX; 8. Declared; 10. Pirate’s demand; 11. “The Lord of the Rings” menace; 16. Certain huckster; 18. How Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped; 25. Anne Rice vampire; 28. P.O. box item; 31. In the past, once; 34. Corp. alias abbr.; 41. One of the Alis; 44. ___ Building, New York landmark north of Grand Central; 49. Tries to get at auction; 54. Less abundant; 56. Suffix with human; 58. Drag; 59. Cordoba cordial; 63. ___ Beach, Hawaii; 68. Spartan walkway; 67. Former call letters?; 71. Photo developer; 73. Inc., abroad; 76. “___ loves believes the impossible”: Elizabeth Barrett Browning; 90. High beam?; 93. Cheese fanciers; 95. Atomic energy oversight agcy.; 96. MTV’s owner; 98. Gambol; 99. Not so touch; 101. Orchestra section: Abbr.; 104. Russia’s ___ Bay, arm of the White Sea; 107. “The Planets” composer; 109. Sends forth; 113. FedEx rival; 115. Former U.S. gas brand; 118. Follower of Ernest or Benedict?; 119. Austin-to-N.Y.C. path.