02.06 Sun

S U N D A Y February 6, 2011
Merl Reagle

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Theme: "Keep It Moving" — The letters GO are inserted into familiar phrases. Then … wackiness.

Theme answers:

  • 23A: What the producers of "Frida" said when they finally found someone to play her artist husband? (THE DIEGO IS CAST).
  • 31A: Practices for a dance contest? (WORKS ON ONE'S TANGO).
  • 47A: Daffy Duck's favorite game? (LOONY BINGO).
  • 53A: Fun-loving percussionists? (BONGO VIVANTS).
  • 69A: What it says on Donald Trump's money? (EGO PLURIBUS UNUM).
  • 87A: Eastern North Dakota? (THE FARGO SIDE).
  • 90A: Spanish cabbie's query? (WHERE AM I GO).
  • 101A: Whom Chiquita Banana can't resist? (SWEET TALKIN' MANGO).
  • 118A: Words preceding "... and have Samoa fun"? (COME TO PAGO PAGO).
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Everything Else 1A: Actress Gibbs who played the Jeffersons' maid (MARLA); 6A: VP before Agnew (HHH); 9A: Homey, e.g. (PAL); 12A: After some delay (AT LAST); 18A: Capable of erupting (ACTIVE); 20A: Music title (MAESTRO); 22A: Woodworking tool (SHAPER); 25A: Small and trim (PETITE); 26A: Mosaic piece (TESSERA); 27A: Genetic messenger (RNA); 28A: Info for a plane greeter (ETA); 30A: Like a dryer trap (LINTY); 35A: Lettuce variety (BIBB); 39A: Dickens kid (PIP); 40A: Light opener (TWI-); 41A: Shot spot (ARM); 42A: Beethoven's Third (EROICA); 45A: Mound stat (ERA); 56A: Lethal coiler (BOA); 57A: Singer Ives (BURL); 58A: Final curtain (END); 59A: Slangy denial (NAH); 60A: Veer off course (YAW); 61A: Word in the names of two baseball teams (SOX); 62A: Bottled spirit (GENIE); 63A: Mazatlán's state (SINALOA); 66A: Raccoon's kin (COATI); 68A: Chan portrayer Warner (OLAND); 72A: Reject rudely (SPURN); 74A: "Uncle Vanya" role (ELENA); 75A: Sickness carriers (TSE-TSES); 78A: Greek letter (THETA); 79A: Firing metaphor (AXE); 80A: Georg Solti's Windy City employer, 1969-91: abbr. (CSO); 82A: Hot time in FL (EDT); 83A: Spot checker? (VET); 85A: Create (MAKE); 86A: Sweet treat (PIE); 93A: 650 (DCL); 94A: Short cybermessages (ENOTES); 95A: ___ Robinson (MRS); 96A: Yahoo! rival (AOL); 98A: Russian name ending (OVA); 100A: See 108 Across (BART); 108A: Green Bay great (STARR); 109A: Granada grizzly (OSO); 110A: Henri or Jean, e.g. (NOM); 111A: Hogan dwellers (NAVAJOS); 116A: Cocktail area (LOUNGE); 121A: Saturnalias (ORGIES); 122A: Making up (for) (ATONING); 123A: Fly guys (AIRMEN); 124A: Urgent prompting (BEHEST); 125A: Tire-pressure letters (PSI); 126A: Hush-hush org. (NSA); 127A: Doctors' orders (DOSES); 1D: Dodge City name (MATT); 2D: "I ___ all over" (ACHE); 3D: Itinerary choices: abbr. (RTES.); 4D: Cap relatives (LIDS); 5D: Room with ___ (A VIEW); 6D: Med. plan (HMO); 7D: Broadway hit of 2003 (HAIRSPRAY); 8D: "___ monster, Gaston, you are!" ("Beauty and the Beast") (HE'S NO); 9D: Sch. affiliate (PTA); 10D: Hall of fame? (ARSENIO); 11D: Singer Lenya (LOTTE); 12D: Lethal coiler (ASP); 13D: "Behold ___ of God" (John 1:36) (THE LAMB); 14D: Mass language (LATIN); 15D: Mimic's thing (APING); 16D: Altercation (SET-TO); 17D: Low card (TREY); 19D: Architect Saarinen (EERO); 21D: Meager (SCANT); 24D: John Irving's T.S. (GARP); 29D: Strong ___ (AS AN OX); 32D: Ukraine's capital (KIEV); 33D: Night people (OWLS); 34D: "___ Little Tenderness" (TRY A); 35D: She played Lilith on "Cheers" (BEBE); 36D: Golf club choices (IRONS); 37D: Actress Beulah who played James Stewart's mother in "It's A Wonderful Life" (BONDI); 38D: Humongous (BIG); 43D: U.S. food giant whose brands include Banquet and Chef Boyardee (CONAGRA); 44D: Beach-movie star (AVALON); 46D: Seward's Alaska deal, 2 cents ___ (AN ACRE); 48D: Orchestra's tuner (OBOIST); 49D: Some girders (I-BEAMS); 50D: Ex-senator Sam (NUNN); 51D: Crossword diagram (GRID); 52D: Crowd's shout (OLÉ); 54D: Denny's rival (IHOP); 55D: Like some nails (TWO-INCH); 61D: VW predecessors? (S-T-U); 62D: Chowhound (GLUTTON); 64D: Asexual (NEUTER); 65D: Ex-premier Kosygin (ALEXEI); 67D: Humiliated (ABASED); 68D: Antsy (ON EDGE); 70D: Glob addition (-ULE); 71D: Tech-support caller (USER); 72D: Top Iranian, once (SHAH); 73D: Short dog, for short (PEKE); 76D: Broadway hit of 1980 (EVITA); 77D: Matzoh meal (SEDER); 78D: Procrastinator's abbr. (TMW.); 79D: ___ please (does one's best) (AIMS TO); 81D: Britain's House ___ (OF COMMONS); 84D: Bit of lab work (TEST); 86D: Section (PART); 87D: Snapped, as pictures (TOOK); 88D: Inventor's middle name (ALVA); 89D: Sad sound (SOB); 91D: Comes out (EMERGES); 92D: Awkward fellows (GALOOTS); 97D: Napkin material (LINEN); 99D: Siam visitor (ANNA); 101D: Buyer be where? (STORE); 102D: "Brideshead Revisited" author (WAUGH); 103D: Kovacs of early TV (ERNIE); 104D: Music pub. org. (ASCAP); 105D: Temporarily unavailable (NOT IN); 106D: Nuts (over) (GAGA); 107D: Roundish (OVOID); 108D: Undesirable roomie (SLOB); 112D: "This is definitely the work of ___" (A PRO); 113D: Traffic woes (JAMS); 114D: Curved molding (OGEE); 115D: Ponderosa trio (SONS); 117D: Founded: abbr. (EST.); 119D: Mock-innocent reply (MOI); 120D: The ___ Tour (PGA).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Entertaining puzzle!! Great play on words.