NYT CROSSWORD

Calgary Sun - - NEWS - BY DE­SIGN BY ISAAC MIZRAHI AND DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ

To mark the 75th an­niver­sary of the New York Times crossword, which de­buted in 1942, we are pub­lish­ing a series of puz­zles co-cre­ated by fa­mous peo­ple who solve the Times crossword, work­ing to­gether with reg­u­lar Times puz­zle con­trib­u­tors. This col­lab­o­ra­tion is by the de­signer and TV host Isaac Mizrahi, to­gether with David J. Kahn, a re­tired con­sult­ing ac­tu­ary in New York City. This is David’s 172nd crossword for The Times.

ACROSS

1 Lit­tle bit 4 Chick­en­hearted 9 Spur-of-the-moment 13 “Word just got out …” 19 Funny Gasteyer 20 Of­fer a thought 21 Shak­ers’ move­ment? 22 Loren of “Mar­riage Ital­ian-Style” 23 Top limit, for short 24 Flaunt a loose dress at a soiree? 27 Text changes 29 Mideast royal name 30 Fair-hir­ing letters 31 Vogue ri­val 32 Over­stuff 33 Ti­tle of a fash­ion-in­dus­try seam­stress’s tell-all? 38 With 53-Across, goethite, e.g. 39 N.F.C. North ri­vals of the Bears 40 Sup­port un­der a tank? 41 “En­rol,” for “en­roll”: Abbr. 42 Ones who fix toys? 43 Grub 44 Flap­per wrap­per 45 Ideal 49 Chip­per greet­ing 51 Cell­phone chip holder 53 See 38-Across 54 Per­sonal guide 56 What some wrap dresses are? 60 D.C. sum­mer set­ting 61 ____ pants 62 Plot at home, maybe 63 Fan­tasy writer Michael 64 “____ who?” 65 Ex­er­cise with keys 66 Way off base? 67 Un­wanted pres­sure 69 Bit of a grind 71 Get the gold 72 Au­thor Michael ____ Dyson 74 “Frozen” snow queen 75 Mars ve­hi­cle 76 Scat­ter 77 Like a model’s hair­style? 81 Cal­en­dario opener 82 Ar­gen­tine ar­ti­cle 83 North­ern In­di­ana county or its seat 84 Kind of pres­sure 85 Souls 88 French pos­ses­sive 89 Bun­dle 92 Shiner 95 Boat­ing aid 96 Civil War inits. 97 Ding maker 98 Kind of street 99 Takes fash­ion pho­tos us­ing an un­ortho­dox cam­era an­gle? 104 More lim­ited 105 “Keep it ____” 106 By­law, briefly 107 Plane-re­lated 108 N.B.A. no­ta­bles Korver and Lowry 109 Shorten some cou­ture dresses? 115 Bach’s Par­tita No. 6 ____ Mi­nor 116 Re­sis­tant (to) 117 Swift end­ing for a bad stage per­for­mance 118 Chill-in­duc­ing, say 119 Writer/critic Hentoff 120 Got the im­pres­sion 121 Uneasy 122 Ground breaker 123 Chicago rum­blers

DOWN

1 Last Scot­tish king to die in bat­tle 2 How you might do some­thing dumb 3 Pre­ferred means of ar­riv­ing at a fash­ion show? 4 Some res­cues 5 Subj. for CNBC 6 Putin’s peace 7 Stain that’s hard to re­move 8 Keeps from pro­ceed­ing 9 Loses 10 Order mem­ber 11 Klin­gons, e.g. 12 Tower with many eaves 13 Suf­fix with 105Across 14 Christ­mas three­some 15 Banned sup­ple­ment 16 Not worth ____ of beans 17 Go through 18 His­tor­i­cal trivia 25 Van­dals 26 ____ party 28 Decago­nal 33 A but­ter al­ter­na­tive 34 Ac­tress Varda­los 35 Lit­tle Boy, e.g., in­for­mally 36 Got out of 37 Stud site 44 Dust jacket part, usu­ally 45 Rev­enue source for a mag­a­zine 46 In­spects a fash­ion de­signer’s of­fer­ings? 47 One who says, “I’d like to have …” 48 AOL al­ter­na­tive 50 Food-prep class at school 51 Very short climb 52 Chilling, so to speak 54 Ruins as a dog might 55 Food in the field 56 Cantina treats 57 Top of the world 58 Qu­at­tro mi­nus uno 59 Edict 67 “Take it!” 68 Nut­meg State col­le­gian 70 Cry of ex­as­per­a­tion 73 War­lords, e.g. 78 Medium-to-poor 79 Ideal 80 Drunk’s prob­lem 84 Cop’s tar­get 86 Cans 87 One may be tipped 89 Goes through 90 Cre­ator of an an­cient pyra­mid scheme? 91 Ring around the col­lar 93 Place for can­nons 94 Win­ter ap­ples 96 Hol­i­day scene 97 You, once 99 Some Lati­nas: Abbr. 100 Pitch 101 Like some floors 102 Order mem­ber 103 Long-winded 108 Leg ben­der 110 Ad­van­tage 111 ____ Xing 112 Put in, as hours 113 Glass on pub­lic ra­dio 114 Suf­fix with fact

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