SMOOTH MOVE

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 2005

Author: Derrick Niederman
Editor: Will Shortz
Derrick Niederman
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 73 Missing: {J} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Niederman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Panhandle site : ALASKA
7. In ___ rush : AMAD
11. Two-wheeler : BIKE
15. Farm mother : DAM
18. Defendants' protests : DENIALS
20. Health resorts : SANITARIA
22. Call ___ day : ITA
23. Chaim Weizmann, for one : ZIONIST
24. Orbit : EYESOCKET
25. Shook hands, say : MET
26. Capital of Jamaica [black] : KINGSTON
28. Beloved British figure [black] : QUEENMOTHER
29. District of Colombia? : CALI
30. Platoon V.I.P. : SFC
33. Noted Twain portrayer [black] : HOLBROOK
35. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
36. Chloe's love, in myth : DAPHNIS
38. Military pilots : AIRMEN
40. Fortress : CITADEL
43. April, May and June, to Daisy Duck : NIECES
44. Misdirect, maybe : TRICK
45. Suffix with 44-Across : STER
46. Long time : ERA
47. Yellowish shade : OCHRE
48. When schoolkids go to bed early [black] : WEEKNIGHT
49. Actress Ullmann : LIV
50. U.K.'s locale : EUR
52. Common hospital name : STLUKES
55. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Roush : EDD
56. Grown-up kit : FOX
57. Writer/humorist Joe [white] : QUEENAN
58. Basic belief : THEISM
59. Eying [white] : LOOKINGAT
61. The sixth of Henry VIII : CATHERINE
63. Big inits. in bowling : AMF
66. Rotten : LOUSY
67. Solitary : LONE
68. Easy two-pointer : DUNK
69. ___-Turkish War : ITALO
71. Hwy. : RTE
72. Abandoned child : FOUNDLING
74. Postwinter flood : ICERUN
75. Author Gordimer : NADINE
77. Famed bluesman [black] : BBKING
78. Cry on "The Simpsons" : DOH
79. Dog in "Dondi" [black] : QUEENIE
80. Hobo : VAGRANT
82. Newspaper adv. unit : COL
83. Criticize : PAN
84. Bankrolls : WADS
85. Russian emperor in 1800 : PAULI
86. Tokyo, formerly : EDO
88. Bidding site : EBAY
90. Send : REMIT
91. Freed : UNTIED
93. Way of thinking : MINDSET
95. 100 centimos : PESETA
96. Begin to flourish : BLOSSOM
98. Excellent service : ACE
99. Ship's mooring aid [black] : KNIGHTHEAD
101. Med. land : SYR
102. Actress Lillian : GISH
103. Some fuel-carrying ships : COALERS
106. Old ___, Conn. [black] : SAYBROOK
108. Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
109. Colonial craft [white] : SILVERMAKING
111. Rotten : SPOILED
115. ___ culpa : MEA
116. What black and white squares do on a chessboard : ALTERNATE
117. Leather factory : TANNERY
118. Round no., maybe : EST
119. Predicament : MESS
120. Husky vehicle : SLED
121. Stowe character : LEGREE
1. Relative of a chisel : ADZ
2. Circular greeting : LEI
3. Year abroad : ANO
4. Kind of feeling : SINKING
5. Given name among old Chinese leaders : KAISHEK
6. Old Dodgers manager called "Smokey" : ALSTON
7. Enzyme suffix : ASE
8. Spring festival honoree : MAYQUEEN
9. Geritol target : ANEMIA
10. Unruliness : DISORDER
11. One of the three B's : BACH
12. Annoyed : IRKED
13. John of radio's "Information, Please!" : KIERAN
14. Tuck in : EAT
15. Follower of samedi : DIMANCHE
16. Studios : ATELIERS
17. "The Piano Lesson" painter : MATISSE
19. Small runway craft, for short : STOL
21. Walk shakily : TOTTER
27. First World Series color broadcaster, 1955 : NBCTV
29. Result of black's move from the upper-left board to the lower-right board : CHECKMATE
30. Proved pleasing : SATWELL
31. Emergency safeguard : FIREDOOR
32. Yelled : CRIEDOUT
34. Beginner : ROOKIE
37. Devout : PIOUS
39. R & B singer Brian : MCKNIGHT
41. Picked up the check : TREATED
42. Some corporal punishment : LASHING
45. Early morning hour : SIX
49. Chance : LOT
51. Durham sch. : UNH
53. Fun race : TENK
54. Prevaricate : LIE
56. Wray of "King Kong" : FAY
57. Kind of chair : QUEENANNE
58. Link aggregation, in computing : TRUNKING
60. "Proper" speech : KINGSENGLISH
61. Expression of numerical certainty : COUNTEM
62. Food : EDIBLES
64. Box office draws : MARQUEENAMES
65. Smoothness : FLUIDITY
67. Butcher's offering : LOIN
69. I, in Berlin : ICH
70. Poor, filmwise : ONESTAR
72. Medicine approval agcy. : FDA
73. Wall Street deal, in brief : LBO
74. Charged particle : ION
76. Sign of spring : ARIES
78. ___ job : DAY
80. United and Allied, e.g. : VANLINES
81. It's typically made of leather or plush : AUTOSEAT
82. Responsibilities : CONCERNS
83. Trails : PATHS
84. N.B.A.'s Unseld : WES
85. Darts, e.g. : PUBGAME
87. Old phone user : DIALER
89. Dub "sir" : BEKNIGHT
90. Singer Leon : REDBONE
92. Mild-mannered : DOCILE
94. Skin-related : DERMAL
95. Online purchase facilitator : PAYPAL
97. Sheds : MOLTS
100. Toward dawn : EAST
104. Mad. and Lex. : AVES
105. Glut : SATE
107. Cheating : ROOKING
109. "Cheers" role : SAM
110. Like a double-decker checker : KINGED
112. Celtic Neptune : LER
113. Afore : ERE
114. ___ job : DYE

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