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9 Jan 22, Sunday, NY Times Crossword Answers by Timothy Polin

9 Jan 22, Sunday, NY Times Crossword Answers by Timothy Polin

9 Jan 22, Timothy Polin’s NY Times Crossword

Constructed by: Timothy Polin
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Theme: Food for Thought

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9 Jan 22, Timothy Polin’s NY Times Crossword Answers Across

  • 1 Disseminated : SOWN
  • 5 JPEG alternative : GIF
  • 8 Quick-witted : NIMBLE
  • 14 “Forbidden fruit is the sweetest,” e.g. : ADAGE
  • 19 Kind of writing : CREATIVE
  • 21 Hurting more : ACHIER
  • 22 Mineral used as a flame retardant : BORAX
  • 23 Aromatic herbal drink : ANISE TEA
  • 24 Carmen McRae or Anita O’Day, notably : JAZZ VOCALIST (“jazz” apple)
  • 26 Disorganized : RAGTAG
  • 27 Sound in the Serengeti : ROAR
  • 29 Tying words? : I DO
  • 30 Horrible boss, say : OGRE
  • 31 Neighbor of S. Sudan : ETH
  • 32 Endpoint of a Shinto pilgrimage : MOUNT FUJI (“Fuji” apple)
  • 36 What’s going up in Chicago? : EL TRAIN
  • 38 And so forth : ETC
  • 40 Munchkin : TOT
  • 41 Spade with a short handle? : SAM
  • 42 Morse morsel : DAH
  • 43 You can have a blast with this : TNT
  • 44 “Yes, indeedy!” : YOU BET!
  • 47 ___ volente : DEO
  • 49 Makes clearer, in a way : DEFOGS
  • 51 1997 pop hit with a nonsensical refrain : MMMBOP
  • 52 Fete : GALA AFFAIR (“gala” apple)
  • 56 Anago, on a sushi menu : SEA EEL
  • 57 In ___ fertilization : VIVO
  • 58 With 59-Across, flag bearers, for short? : NFL
  • 59 See 58-Across : REFS
  • 62 Clap back : RETORT
  • 63 Many moons : AGES
  • 64 Chaired : RAN
  • 66 Many, many, many moons : EONS
  • 68 Subj. line heading : ATTN
  • 69 Birthplace of five U.S. presidents, with “the” : EMPIRE STATE (“empire” apple)
  • 73 German title : FRAU
  • 74 Like discriminatory employers, often : SUED
  • 75 Just roll with it! : DIE
  • 76 See 88-Across : … SLIM
  • 77 Eliminates, mob-style : WHACKS
  • 79 Driving stick? : PROD
  • 81 ___ out a victory : EKE
  • 83 Pack (in) : TAMP
  • 84 Fracases : MELEES
  • 85 Start of some conventional wisdom : WHEN IN ROME … (“Rome” apple)
  • 88 With 76-Across, Mexican business magnate who was once the world’s richest person : CARLOS …
  • 89 Means of a quick recharge : CATNAP
  • 92 “___ funny!” : TOO
  • 93 Fab : TERRIF
  • 94 Akin to : A LA
  • 95 Rapper ___ Cudi or DJ ___ Loco : KID
  • 97 Comprehension : KEN
  • 99 Domain of Mars : WAR
  • 100 Boise-to-Spokane dir. : NNW
  • 102 Post-default event : TAX SALE
  • 104 “Eureka!” : I GET IT NOW!
  • 108 “That’s the spot” : AAH
  • 110 Kinda : A BIT
  • 111 Lunkhead : OAF
  • 113 Court order : WRIT
  • 114 Red accessory for cartoondom’s Huckleberry Hound : BOW TIE
  • 116 Scientific contribution from 98-Down, discovered in a manner suggested by this puzzle’s theme : LAW OF GRAVITY
  • 120 Crow’s-nests, e.g. : LOOKOUTS
  • 122 One living in the rial world? : OMANI
  • 123 Lingerie fabric : TRICOT
  • 124 Blights : EYESORES
  • 125 More mirthful : GAYER
  • 126 Defiant refusal : HECK NO!
  • 127 ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
  • 128 Start of a story, in journalese : LEDE

9 Jan 22, Timothy Polin’s NY Times Crossword Answers Down

  • 1 Cause of a jolt : SCARE
  • 2 Really busy, perhaps : ORNATE
  • 3 It’s nothing to joke about : WEIGHTY MATTER
  • 4 Artist known for his lampooning cartooning : NAST
  • 5 Startin’ place : GIT-GO
  • 6 “___ moved on” : I’VE
  • 7 Calming words : FEAR NOT
  • 8 Holy city near Baghdad : NAJAF
  • 9 Hardly a lover of hot wings? : ICARUS
  • 10 Radio frequency meas. : MHZ
  • 11 Ad or show follower : -BIZ
  • 12 ___ P. Morton, Benjamin Harrison’s vice president : LEVI
  • 13 Lost deposits, as a bank? : ERODED
  • 14 Attorney’s org. : ABA
  • 15 Sorrow : DOLOR
  • 16 Thank you, in Tokyo : ARIGATO
  • 17 Stovetop device : GAS RING
  • 18 Breadths : EXTENTS
  • 20 Sled dogs, e.g. : TEAM
  • 25 Word in some cocktail names : COLADA
  • 28 Baseball’s “Master Melvin” : OTT
  • 33 Westernmost sch. in Conference USA : UTEP
  • 34 Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
  • 35 “Er … umm …” : I MEAN …
  • 37 Nonbinary possessive : THEIR
  • 39 Game show invitation : COME ON DOWN
  • 45 Modern lead-in to “X” : UBER-
  • 46 Got out fast : BOLTED
  • 48 Exit : OFF-RAMP
  • 50 Tom Petty hit with the opening line “She’s a good girl, loves her mama” : FREE FALLIN’
  • 51 Rendezvous : MEETUP
  • 52 Nickname for Virginia : GIGI
  • 53 Declare : AVER
  • 54 Is beaten by : LOSES TO
  • 55 You might take a lift to one : FLAT
  • 56 Married mujeres: Abbr. : SRAS
  • 57 All-in-one purchase from a smoke shop : VAPE KIT
  • 60 Unforgettable, unstoppable sort : FORCE OF NATURE
  • 61 They’re not to be trusted : SNAKES
  • 65 Julie who played Catwoman on old TV : NEWMAR
  • 67 Puzzle (out) : SUSS
  • 70 Personal bearing : MIEN
  • 71 Strong pan : SLAM
  • 72 Hard thing to do? : TIME
  • 78 German title : HERR
  • 80 Capital of Bangladesh : DHAKA
  • 82 Mushroom in miso soup : ENOKI
  • 86 Afterword : EPILOG
  • 87 Nicolas who directed “The Man Who Fell to Earth” : ROEG
  • 88 Lab where the Higgs boson particle was discovered : CERN
  • 89 Inventory : CATALOG
  • 90 “My Cousin Vinny” setting : ALABAMA
  • 91 Airport route : TAXIWAY
  • 93 Squealed : TATTLED
  • 96 Opposite of a glut : DEARTH
  • 98 Who was famously hit over the head with inspiration? : NEWTON
  • 99 Tech release of 2006 : WII
  • 101 Didn’t act rashly, say : WAITED
  • 103 Pit : STONE
  • 105 Words before relax or remember : TRY TO …
  • 106 Small section of a pit : OBOES
  • 107 Bowl-shaped cooking vessels : WOKS
  • 109 German state that includes Frankfurt : HESSE
  • 112 Manage : FARE
  • 115 What’s got ewe covered? : WOOL
  • 117 Hemlock relative : FIR
  • 118 Old ___ (London theater) : VIC
  • 119 Gag line? : ICK!
  • 121 Spanish “hey!” : OYE!