N.Y. Times Crossword – Sunday, September 10, 2017

By: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Theme: Size Matters
Difficulty (0-10):  4
Time: 52:58

1“Watch yourself out there”1Big party
7Comic Sweeney2Photorealist painter Richard
12___ All-Star Race (annual event since 1985)3Order to a pool hustler to suck up some broth?
18Getaway for meditation4“So vast is ___, so narrow human wit”: Alexander Pope
19Rub oil on5Do not
21Fruit dessert6Run the show
22Spin class activity?7Rapper with the music streaming service Tidal
24City with one of the SUNY schools8Take out, as wine bottles
25That craft9“Haha”
26TV host Gibbons10Due east on an old clock dial
27What Siri runs on11Common female middle name
29SC Johnson product with a lightning bolt in its logo12Smoking or ___
30Wireless data and messaging company13Black church inits.
32Number of appearances in a grain holder?14Spot on a fern frond
38___ Tomé (African capital)15TBS late-night show
39Stuck at a ski lodge, say16Room with a slanted roof
41Wallops17All systems go
42Like long chances20Cry to kick off the weekend
44River near the start of an alphabetical list21“Down goes Frazier!” sportscaster
45Primordial universe matter23Relating to the abdominal cavity
47What people sing when they don’t know the words28Surg. locales
49Au courant, once31Nonstandard verb from Popeye
50Storms that don’t offend?33Pastoral poet
53Actress Christina34“___ & Stitch”
55God, to Hebrews35Common opening bid in bridge
57Staple of Hawaiian cuisine36Argument
58Mammals with webbed feet37Fruit with greenish-yellow rinds
60Business with a guestbook40TV’s “Tales From the ___”
62French 101 verb42Suddenly start, as in fright
63Appropriate rhyme for “cache”43Strands, as a base runner
65Robust44German lament
66RC, for one46Workplaces with a need for speed
67Left college athletics, maybe48Government group on offspring?
69Lesley of CBS News50Felon, to a cop
71Nonsense51Drink holders
73Second hand: Abbr.52Greyhound stop: Abbr.
74Loads54Plotting (with)
762016 Disney hit56Alicia of “Urban Legend,” 1998
78George who founded Industrial Light & Magic59Ex-isle of exile
80Position on a steamship63Play alone
82Schedule inits.64Jerry Lewis, notably
83Europe’s largest lake66“Oh, fudge”
84Region of ancient Egypt68Snare drum sound
86Makes a quick map of an Egyptian peninsula?70Rebel in “Henry IV, Part 1”
89Very, in Veracruz72Jai ___
90Sequel to a sequel to a sequel to a sequel75Green-lit
92Action at a bris77Green
93Popular website that explains the news80Tornado warning
94Lille women: Abbr.81Raised, as a flag
95Not debut83Laissez-faire
97Mint85Pre-practice tests?
99War su ___ (boneless chicken dish)87Lush’s favorite radio station?
100Opening performers that are all mimes?88Drowse
104Orchestra tuner91Santa makes millions of them every Christmas
107Brand with a rabbit symbol94French month
108“___ little confused”96Ingredient in an Aunt Agatha
109It has a lock, stock and barrel98Blinking light
111Take in99Attacks
113Citroën competitor100Cast about
116Rod-and-reel event in old Vietnam?101Chemistry Nobelist Joliot-Curie
121North and South Korea, e.g.102Understudy’s study
122Nurse’s outfit103Ticket
123Indian appetizer105Ignorance, so they say
124Prince Edward’s earldom106Nerve-racking
125Belief110Think tank, e.g.: Abbr.
126High as a kite112“Heavens!”
114It may be pulled after a wrong turn
115Old law
117Do something
120H.R. offering for employees

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