CALLING ELMER FUDD

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 2000

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Onetime N.F.L.'er : LARAM
6. Illegal crop : HEMP
10. Philosopher's study : SOUL
14. Yield : DEFER
19. "I Still See ___" ("Paint Your Wagon" tune) : ELISA
20. Pointless event? : EPEE
21. Soprano Moffo : ANNA
22. Quartz variety : AGATE
23. Fishwife? : WEDSNAPPER
25. Turning down a satirical magazine's subscription? : WAIVINGMAD
27. Outer-space wear : GSUIT
28. Clowns' aids : STILTS
30. "Eureka!" : SUCCESS
31. Mr. Miniver in "Mrs. Miniver" : CLEM
33. Storms, in a way : SLEETS
35. Mal de ___ : MER
36. In pieces : UNWHOLE
39. Rid of vermin : DERAT
41. More wet behind the ears : RAWER
45. Society page word : NEE
46. Expert bird doctors? : WINGMASTERS
50. Pilot's place : STOVE
51. "___ Made to Love Her" : IWAS
53. "Daniel Deronda" author : ELIOT
54. Helga's husband, in the comics : HAGAR
56. Like some profs. : EMER
57. Trillion: Prefix : TERA
58. Became inedible : ROTTED
60. Where Bentleys may be parked : KERBS
62. Kind of strap : BRA
63. Arrows' partners : SLINGS
65. Tacky? : SHARP
67. Becomes evident : SINKSIN
69. Comic Louis : NYE
70. Window cleaner's goof : SMEAR
72. Spleen : IRE
73. Ladies' men : GIGOLOS
77. "Here's to you!" : SALUD
79. They're sometimes running : STARTS
82. Tidbit for an echidna : ANT
83. Rationed (out) : DOLED
86. "The ___ of the Courtiers" from "Rigoletto" : MINUET
88. John, abroad : IVAN
89. Roundup sounds : MOOS
91. Nether world : HADES
93. Court employee : STENO
94. Yugoslav patriot : TITO
95. Cattle breed : ANGUS
97. Triple-barreled weapon? : WIDESHOTGUN
100. Elevator ___ : CAR
101. Western director Sergio : LEONE
102. Token taker : STILE
103. Knickknack holder : ETAGERE
105. Year in Martin I's papacy : DCL
107. Urchins : SCAMPS
110. C.E.O.'s convenience : LIMO
111. Throw : AREARUG
115. Japanese, e.g. : ASIANS
117. School mos. : SEPTS
120. Duke's closetful? : WAYNECOATS
122. Result of Thanksgiving dinner? : WEIGHTHIKE
125. Bail out : EJECT
126. Eins + zwei : DREI
127. Barrie pooch : NANA
128. Lookout point : AERIE
129. Starts of some pranks : DARES
130. Graf ___ : SPEE
131. TV Guide info : SKED
132. Marathon legend Waitz : GRETE
1. Gumshoe Archer : LEW
2. Shake it or break it : ALEG
3. Purges : RIDS
4. In itself : ASSUCH
5. "Could It Be Magic" singer, 1975 : MANILOW
6. With it : HEP
7. Actor Omar : EPPS
8. Chances upon : MEETS
9. Sword of Damocles : PERIL
10. Serration : SAWTEETH
11. Hot : ONASTREAK
12. Prefix with valve : UNI
13. Johns : LAVS
14. Frequent Degas subjects : DANCERS
15. Divided into cell-like areas, as a ceiling : EGGCRATE
16. "A fickle food upon a shifting plate": Dickinson : FAME
17. Flight board data, briefly : ETAS
18. Wine selections : REDS
24. Places for canvases : ATELIERS
26. Elemental ending : IUM
29. Watch readouts, briefly : LEDS
32. ___ Park, N.J. : MENLO
34. One who knows the drill : SARGE
36. Hand and foot : UNITS
37. Stairway post : NEWEL
38. Not putting clothes purchases in a bag? : WEARINGTOGO
40. Bygone autocrats : TSARS
42. Obstetrics? : WOMBSERVICE
43. "If ___ Would Leave You" : EVERI
44. Printed in an anthology : RERAN
47. Amscrays : GITS
48. Hole makers : MOTHS
49. Special forces units : ATEAMS
52. Sony competitor : SANYO
55. Suicide squeeze result, maybe : RBI
59. Ideal : DREAM
61. Miff : SNIT
64. Neuter : GELD
66. A bit peaked : PALISH
68. Venomous cobra : KRAIT
71. Total : RUNTO
73. President Nasser : GAMAL
74. "___ ear..." : INONE
75. "I'm impressed!" : OOH
76. Shredded sides : SLAWS
78. "Heart and Soul," to young pianists : DUET
79. A bit thick : STOUTISH
80. Crimean native : TATAR
81. In cartoons, a whistle may follow it : SNORE
84. Blue-pencils : EDITS
85. Name in the front of a book : DEDICATEE
87. Tony-winning conductor Lehman ___ : ENGEL
90. Butch's pal : SUNDANCE
92. Rasta's messiah : SELASSIE
96. Fraternity handshakes, maybe : SECRETS
98. Formal introduction? : SEMI
99. It may say "Hello" : NAMETAG
104. Minnesotan : GOPHER
106. Jean-___ Picard of "Star Trek: T.N.G." : LUC
108. Tools : PAWNS
109. QB's ploy : SNEAK
111. Blown away : AWED
112. Big Indian : RAJA
113. Watchful one : EYER
114. Neptune and Pluto : GODS
116. It ranges from -1 to +1 : SINE
118. Poop : TIRE
119. "S.N.L." offering : SKIT
121. Noted Zurich artist : ARP
123. Flit (about) : GAD
124. Shoe store spec : EEE

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