A NEW BEGINNING

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1995

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 21, Columns: 22, Words: 151, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Auto accessory : ALARM
6. Britannia : ALBION
12. Country music's Axton : HOYT
16. Hansom : CAB
19. Part of "I, Claudius" : COMMA
20. Treat, as per a famous rule : DOUNTO
21. Remedy for dry toast : OLEO
22. First president of Korea : RHEE
23. Event at which people have a ball : COUNTDOWNATTIMESSQUARE
27. Sanctions : OKS
28. Cousin of a gimlet : AUGER
29. Prefix with masochism : SADO
30. It's all downhill from here : SUMMIT
31. Barely contain one's anger : SEETHE
33. Joplin tune : RAG
35. Madrileño, e.g. : SENOR
38. Dismay : APPAL
39. Land : TERRA
40. One of the Maunas : KEA
42. "Get off _____!" : MYBACK
44. Hearty quaff : ALE
45. Jazz's Kid _____ : ORY
47. Laugh-a-minute : CUTUP
49. Tenth of a joule : MEGAERG
51. Ruby anniversary : FORTIETH
55. Flaming Gorge Reservoir site : UTAH
57. Opinion : SAY
58. Like Haydn's "Surprise Symphony" : ING
60. "Jake's Thing" author : AMIS
61. Whence Jackie got her O : ARI
62. Full of holes : POROSE
64. Hugger-mugger : COVERT
67. Stimpy's pal : REN
68. Spiral-shelled snail : WHELK
70. Additionally : TOO
71. Madrileño's moolah : PESETAS
72. Plankton components : ALGAE
74. Our wish to you : ALLBESTFORNINETYFIVE
78. Three-_____ (multipurpose) : INONE
79. Sink : DESCEND
81. History chapter : ERA
82. Traffic jam : TIEUP
84. Army _____ : ANT
85. Thickset : STOCKY
86. DeNiro's "Mean Streets" co-star : KEITEL
89. Stack of oldies, maybe : LPS
90. Greek consonants : PSIS
91. 180 degrees from norte : SUR
92. One of the Vanderbilts : AMY
94. First name in architecture : EERO
95. Not one to go solo : ESCORTEE
97. Cornstalks strands : TASSELS
100. "Understood" : ROGER
102. Dude : GUY
103. Bridle's mouthpiece : BIT
105. Singer Carey : MARIAH
107. Adolphe _____, musical instrument inventor : SAX
108. Shaped like an inner tube : TORIC
112. Tony nominee for "Mass Appeal" : OSHEA
114. She's unarmed : VENUS
116. Beak : NEB
118. Neat : SPRUCE
119. Titular tenor in a Verdi opera : OTELLO
121. Where heros are made : DELI
123. "I _____ saw..." : CAMEI
125. Pa. neighbor : DEL
126. Timely opening words : SHOULDAULDACQUAINTANCE
131. Improbable : TALL
132. Bond foe : DRNO
133. What it is : NEUTER
134. Sans smog : CLEAR
135. Par: Abbr. : STD
136. Revue piece : SKIT
137. Esurient : GREEDY
138. Mythical monster : HARPY
1. Harass publicly : ACCOST
2. "See what I got!" : LOOKEE
3. Comedian : AMUSER
4. Former White House inits. : RMN
5. Subject of a 1917 execution : MATAHARI
6. Work like _____ : ADOG
7. Drop : LOWER
8. Japanese puppet theater : BUNRAKU
9. "_____ moment" : INA
10. Baseballers Ed and Mel : OTTS
11. "_____ a Stranger" (1955 film) : NOTAS
12. Waits for weights : HOMONYM
13. Flamenco accolade : OLE
14. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" band : YES
15. Go for a ringer : TOSS
16. New Year's welcome, frequently : CHAMPAGNETOAST
17. You may see it on TV : AERIAL
18. Semiantique car : BEETLE
22. Beef cut : RUMP
24. Awaited : DUE
25. The same : IDEM
26. It can move mountains : QUAKE
32. Brings (out) : TROTS
34. Outfit : GETUP
36. Not merely pudgy : OBESE
37. Sitarist's rendition : RAGA
41. Kind of pilot : AUTO
43. Psychic author Edgar : CAYCE
46. "Sure!" : YEAH
47. Refrigerate a Tex-Mex dish : CHILLCHILI
48. Leaves the ball : PARTSPARTY
50. Torn : RIVEN
51. Capacitance units : FARADS
52. Frittatas : OMELETS
53. Leaves the past behind : RINGSOUTTHEOLD
54. Tire pattern style : TREADTREND
56. Deride the foot : HOOTHOOF
59. Babysitter, perhaps : GRANNIE
63. Quiet word in the Garter motto : SOFTSOIT
65. Soviet poet Mandelstam : OSIP
66. Soporific sucker : TSETSE
68. It'll last for days : WEEK
69. Swiss abstractionist joint : KLEEKNEE
71. Readies quick looks : PREPSPEEPS
73. Gulf of Guinea port : ACCRA
75. Cheese city of Pennsylvania : BRIEERIE
76. One who devours a spud : TATEREATER
77. Fuel ship of a more offensive nature : VILEROILER
80. Lake Malawi's old name : NYASA
83. New London grp. : USCG
86. Australian novelist _____ Tennant : KYLIE
87. Piccadilly Circus statue : EROS
88. J.F.K.'s Boston counterpart : LOGAN
90. "Stir Crazy" star : PRYOR
93. Erstwhile talk-show host : MERV
96. Surpass Nolan Ryan : OUTPITCH
98. Lowercase : SMALL
99. Setting for a diamond : SANDLOT
101. Do : EXECUTE
103. Promotes : BOOSTS
104. "_____ All There Is?" : ISTHAT
106. Shaded : HUED
109. Female stand-up star : RUDNER
110. Glossy cover : ICECAP
111. Stick in the salad : CELERY
113. Lead-in to Tishri : ELUL
115. Word on the street : SLANG
117. Spoke sheepishly : BAAED
118. D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
120. Tote board tally : ODDS
122. Writer of "Happy Birthday" : ICER
124. Boglike : MIRY
127. Refuge : ARK
128. Numerical prefix : UNI
129. "_____ passa?" : QUE
130. Emulating : ALA

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