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New York Times, Sunday, January 12, 1997

Author: M. Rosen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Rosen
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92 Missing: {J} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "___ It Be Magic" (Manilow song) : COULD
6. Country place for Yeltsin : DACHA
11. 16-Down, for one : OPERA
16. Recipe amt. : TBSP
20. Prefix with -pathy : OSTEO
21. Contemporary author Canin : ETHAN
22. Kind of cross : PAPAL
23. They get what's left : HEIRS
25. More aloof : ICIER
26. Car in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
27. Irregular : EROSE
28. Longhorn rival : AGGIE
29. ...faith healer, but I... : LACKEDHANDSONEXPERIENCE
33. Cadiz Mrs. : SRA
34. "The heck with you!" : NERTS
35. Large group : BEVY
36. Cherish : ESTEEM
37. Trig figure: Abbr. : COS
38. Grenoble's river : ISERE
40. It's good in Paris : BON
42. Benchmarks: Abbr. : STDS
43. Exchange : TRADEIN
48. Convertiplane, e.g. : STOL
49. Shipping hazard : FLOE
50. ...publisher of e. e. cummings's works, but I... : WASUNDERCAPITALIZED
55. Country singer Tillis : PAM
58. Each : APIECE
59. "Shrovetide Revelers" artist : HALS
60. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
61. Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
63. Past its prime : STALE
64. "Mister ___" (1957 Tony Curtis film) : CORY
65. Go through : SPEND
66. Visit : DROPIN
67. Singer Janis : IAN
68. Cha, cha, cha, e.g. : STEPS
69. Neologism : COINAGE
70. ...masseur, but I... : RUBBEDPEOPLETHEWRONGWAY
78. Works into a passion : ENRAGES
79. Cowboy gear : RIATA
80. Smithfield product : HAM
81. Combs : SCOURS
82. Collapses : FALLS
83. Product of Sweden : SAAB
85. Former chairman of CBS : TISCH
90. Say "fo'c'sle," e.g. : ELIDE
91. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
92. Eastern title : AMIR
93. Violinmaker Amati : NICOLO
94. Address book info: Abbr. : TEL
95. ...mime, but I... : TALKEDMYSELFOUTOFIT
99. Wasn't straight : LIED
100. Many paintings : OILS
101. Releases, in a way : UNSNAPS
102. Runner Zatopek : EMIL
106. Cover : LID
107. Word on all U.S. coins : TRUST
109. Misc. ending : ETC
110. Corelli composition : SONATA
112. Office : SEAT
113. Dinsmore the prig : ELSIE
115. Cousin of "ugh!" : BAH
118. ...sumo wrestler, but I... : QUITWHENPUSHCAMETOSHOVE
124. Free : UNTIE
125. Disinclined : LOATH
126. Tropical palm : ARECA
127. Triangular peninsula : SINAI
128. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
129. Big name in the metals industry : ALCOA
130. Do : PARTY
131. Baylor of basketball fame : ELGIN
132. Overcharge : SOAK
133. Limitlessly : NOEND
134. Hell, with "the" : ABYSS
135. It's a wrap : STOLE
1. Prepares to strike, maybe : COILS
2. March honor : OSCAR
3. Punic War city : UTICA
4. National emblem of Wales : LEEK
5. Quiz whiz Charles Van ___ : DOREN
6. Oust : DETHRONE
7. One of Pete Rose's records : ATBATS
8. Does gym-class exercises : CHINS
9. Like Hannah's heart, in song : HARD
10. Connective tissue of prose : ANDS
11. Warm-up act : OPENER
12. Made without milk or meat : PAREVE
13. Thermosetting resin : EPOXY
14. Farrier's tool : RASP
15. On the safe side? : ALEE
16. Massenet work : THAIS
17. Sires : BEGETS
18. Official impression : SIGNET
19. Set an asking figure : PRICED
24. Has the earmarks of : SEEMS
30. Figure : DECIDE
31. Daggers, in printing : OBELI
32. Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
38. Autostrada's place : ITALY
39. Bribes : SOPS
40. Word with date or trust : BLIND
41. Slime : OOZE
43. Moore starter : TWAS
44. Intent : RAPT
45. Polo grounds? : ASIA
46. Field of honor fight : DUEL
47. Suffix with differ : ENCE
48. Badge of battle : SCAR
49. Work on a whaling ship : FLENSE
51. River of Avignon : RHONE
52. Retina layers : TAPETA
53. A as in Acre : ALEPH
54. "Mack the Knife" singer : DARIN
55. Tree also called a custard apple : PAPAW
56. Bygone computer : AMIGA
57. It may be advanced : MONEY
62. Extended : LONG
64. Tops off : CAPS
65. Galley notations : STETS
66. Popular PC shooting game : DOOM
67. Mid-month, in old Rome : IDES
68. Go downhill, in a way : SLALOM
69. Complain : CRAB
70. Furnace button : RESET
71. Truce word : UNCLE
72. Swelter : BROIL
73. Unit of data transmission : BAUD
74. Casmerodius albus, commonly : EGRET
75. Spieled : ORATED
76. Carpetlike : PILED
77. Slip : WHARF
82. Like Hitler's "diaries" : FAKED
83. Got wind of, old-style : SMELT
84. Feels punk : AILS
85. Small songbirds : TITS
86. It stands for something : ICON
87. Francois Boucher's "Nude Lying on a ___" : SOFA
88. Fast pace : CLIP
89. Have the ___ for : HOTS
91. Year in St. Leo IX's papacy : MLII
92. "No returns" : ASIS
93. Vatican emissary : NUNCIO
96. To whom the Kaaba is dedicated : ALLAH
97. 4-H participant : YOUTH
98. Exhibits more stamina : OUTSTAYS
102. Architectural suffix : ESQUE
103. Diamond elevations : MOUNDS
104. Ab ___ (from the beginning) : INITIO
105. Many a novela watcher : LATINA
107. Old Jutland resident : TEUTON
108. "Cosby" co-star : RASHAD
109. Puts in : ELECTS
111. Fine-tune : TWEAK
112. Slot : SPACE
113. Kind of wheel : EMERY
114. Road race maneuvers : ESSES
115. Beat it! : BONGO
116. Profit : AVAIL
117. "Die Lorelei" poet : HEINE
119. Exuberance : ELAN
120. Court plea, informally : NOLO
121. Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
122. Aladdin, e.g. : ARAB
123. To the ___ (completely) : HILT

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