August 21, 2011
[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: Lara's Theme — The word/name/letter string LARA is hidden in each theme answer. And at 115A we find the title of the popular song based on "Lara's Theme" (which is from the film Dr. Zhivago, in case you didn't know).
- 18A: Securities-buying strategy (DOLLAR AVERAGING).
- 23A: Inexperienced mind, e.g. (TABULA RASA).
- 25A: Historic site in Wyoming (FORT LARAMIE).
- 42A: Security device (BURGLAR ALARM).
- 45A: Be suspicious (SMELL A RAT).
- 57A: Do a trick (PULL A RABBIT OUT OF A HAT).
- 68A: "I'm Chevy Chase" and "You're not," for example (DECLARATIVE SENTENCES).
- 85A: They played their last game on Dec. 24, 1994 (THE L.A. RAMS).
- 88A: Invigorating (EXHILARATING).
- 103A: 1960s muscle car (DODGE POLARA).
- 107A: What we're living in, to Bush or Carter (NUCULAR AGE).
- 115A: Q: "So, where are all of the LARAs in this puzzle, sweetheart?" A: "___" (SOMEWHERE MY LOVE).
Everything — 1A: Clothing line? (SEAM); 5A: Argentine river that sounds like a fish (PARANA); 11A: Ethan's "Gattaca" co-star (UMA); 14A: Osmond and others (DONNYS); 16A: Longtime Chrysler model (LEBARON); 17A: Spill the beans (BLAB); 18A: Securities-buying strategy (DOLLAR AVERAGING); 20A: "Go ahead, ask" ("TRY ME"); 21A: Last three letters of TNT (ENE); 22A: Language that gave us "kayak" (INUIT); 23A: Inexperienced mind, e.g. (TABULA RASA); 25A: Historic site in Wyoming (FORT LARAMIE); 28A: Swedish-born actress who played Candy in "Candy," ___ Aulin (EWA); 29A: Start-up helper: abbr. (SBA); 31A: The Pep Boys, e.g. (TRIO); 32A: Tommy Franks is a ret. one (GEN.); 33A: Drink with dim sum (TEA); 36A: Even though (ALBEIT); 38A: Transpire (OCCUR); 42A: Security device (BURGLAR ALARM); 45A: Be suspicious (SMELL A RAT); 49A: Be finicky (NIGGLE); 50A: Reverse (UNDO); 51A: Instant-messaging pioneer (AOL); 52A: Elocution-class no-nos (ERS); 53A: "There's no one else but me" ("I'M IT"); 55A: Amundsen's quest (POLE); 57A: Do a trick (PULL A RABBIT OUT OF A HAT); 64A: One with burning pants? (LIAR); 65A: Velvet add-on (-EEN); 66A: Home of "Weekend Edition" (NPR); 67A: Cal or Georgia follower (TECH); 68A: "I'm Chevy Chase" and "You're not," for example (DECLARATIVE SENTENCES); 75A: Editor's catch (TYPO); 76A: Courteous enclosure: abbr. (SASE); 77A: It can ache (EAR); 78A: Jamie Foxx film (RAY); 79A: Arizona sight (MESA); 82A: Former N.Y. governor (PATAKI); 85A: They played their last game on Dec. 24, 1994 (THE L.A. RAMS); 88A: Invigorating (EXHILARATING); 91A: Jane Eyre's pupil (ADELE); 92A: James who played a wolf in "Wolf" (SPADER); 93A: Paris preposition (DES); 94A: Referee's last number (TEN); 96A: Big name in game coverage (ESPN); 100A: Alter, in a way (HEM); 101A: Kitten's comment (MEW); 103A: 1960s muscle car (DODGE POLARA); 107A: What we're living in, to Bush or Carter (NUCULAR AGE); 112A: Town, lake, or dam in Panama (GATUN); 113A: Do the floor (MOP); 114A: From Nineveh: abbr. (ASSYR.); 115A: Q: "So, where are all of the LARAs in this puzzle, sweetheart?" A: "___" (SOMEWHERE MY LOVE); 118A: Action (DEED); 119A: Exclusions from Santa's list? (POUTERS); 120A: Joint-account holder (SPOUSE); 121A: CIA precursor (OSS); 122A: Wanders (STRAYS); 123A: Fiji's capital (SUVA); 1D: Architect Paolo of Arcosanti fame (SOLERI); 2D: Blowup: abbr. (ENL.); 3D: "For want of ___ ..." (A NAIL); 4D: William's "Thin Man" co-star (MYRNA); 5D: For each (PER); 6D: Subside (ABATE); 7D: Sitar melody (RAGA); 8D: "Is this ___?" (A RIB); 9D: Low-class, in London (NONU); 10D: Secret motive (ANGLE); 11D: Of a Trojan War figure (ULYSSEAN); 12D: She brings home the worms (MAMA BIRD); 13D: Face on a fiver (ABE); 14D: Giver (DONOR); 15D: Reptile's tail? (-SAUR); 16D: "___ get this straight ..." (LET ME); 17D: Bikini part (BRA); 18D: Skilled (DEFT); 19D: Pfizer product (VIAGRA); 20D: Merry refrain (TRA-LA); 24D: Familiar with (AWARE OF); 26D: Saw, for one (TOOL); 27D: Bach's "Mass ___ Minor" (IN B); 30D: Sphere intro (ATMO-); 33D: Certain music intervals (TRITONES); 34D: Spur (on) (EGG); 35D: H.S. math course (ALG.); 37D: Delaware, the ___ State (BLUE HEN); 39D: In no uncertain terms (CLEARLY); 40D: Good last name for a mechanic? (CARR); 41D: Bear in the sky (URSA); 43D: Ton, for one (UNIT); 44D: Dog food brand (ALPO); 45D: Fall guy (SAP); 46D: Gelatin shaper, in London (MOULD); 47D: "Dallas" Miss (ELLIE); 48D: Shangri-la land (TIBET); 54D: Beginners' rentals on snowy slopes (MINI-SKIS); 56D: Side (LATERAL); 58D: Popular brand of supplement for those who are dairy-intolerant (LACTAID); 59D: Actress Arthur (BEA); 60D: Surprise win (UPSET); 61D: Quattro minus uno (TRE); 62D: Ghana's capital (ACCRA); 63D: In ___ (before noon) (THE A.M.); 69D: Shirts and skirts (APPAREL); 70D: Indy 500 sound (ROAR); 71D: Self-centered (VAIN); 72D: Have to get (NEED); 73D: Raconteur's offering (TALE); 74D: With op, a computer manager (SYS); 79D: Fit together (MESH); 80D: Business deductions (EXPENSES); 81D: Private eyes (SHAMUSES); 83D: Little bit (TAD); 84D: Broke bread (ATE); 86D: Plane's place (HANGAR); 87D: Rod's partner (REEL); 89D: Madagascar primate (LEMUR); 90D: "Little" car of song (GTO); 95D: Finishes the lawn (EDGES); 97D: Stuffed Indian pastry (SAMOSA); 98D: Show to be so (PROVE); 99D: Neck part (NAPE); 102D: Under-eave buzzers (WASPS); 103D: Truman beat him (DEWEY); 104D: Vous ___ (ÊTES); 105D: Gas dispensers (PUMPS); 106D: Elvis hit, "Stuck ___" (ON YOU); 108D: Dancer Charisse (CYD); 109D: Dig like a pig (ROOT); 110D: Manchurian border river (AMUR); 111D: "___ grip!" (GET A); 114D: Hubbub (ADO); 116D: Storefront info: abbr. (HRS.); 117D: Darling, to a Brit (LUV).