ME ME ME ME ME!

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 2003

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Picnic staples : SLAWS
6. Lose ground : ERODE
11. Gentlemen : SIRS
15. Graduate's desire : JOB
18. Biblical measure : CUBIT
19. Chiantis, e.g. : VINOS
20. Work with the hands : KNEAD
22. Athos or Porthos, e.g. : AMI
23. "The George & ___ Show" (old talk show) : ALANA
24. Dead to the world : INERT
25. Sister of Olga and Masha, in Chekhov : IRINA
26. Bag : NAB
27. Pulitzer-winning cartoonist of 1948 : RUBEGOLDBERG
30. Tea-making gadgets : INFUSERS
32. Pool contents? : GENES
33. X : MARK
35. 1924 Ferber novel : SOBIG
36. In a big way : MAJORLY
39. Putt-putt : MINIATUREGOLF
43. Lebanese, say : ARAB
44. Sammy Davis Jr.'s "___ Can" : YESI
46. "The Fugitive" pursuer : GERARD
47. Song sung by candlelight, perhaps : NOEL
48. Certain support : STILT
50. Stranded and sad : LONESOME
52. Gnatlike insect : MIDGE
53. First president to marry while in office : TYLER
54. ___-tiller : ROTO
55. Windy City transports : ELS
56. Palestine, long ago : CANAAN
57. Rich dessert : TIRAMISU
60. Unkempt hair : MOP
61. 46-Across and others : LTS
62. Some alerts, for short : APBS
65. Possible alternative title for this puzzle : EGOCENTRISM
69. Wild plum : SLOE
70. Indochinese language : LAO
71. Carol contraction : TIS
72. Tricky pitch : CHANGEUP
74. Symbol of cuteness : BUTTON
76. High points: Abbr. : MTS
79. Those, to Tomás : ESOS
80. Suave competitor : PRELL
84. Notwithstanding that, informally : ALTHO
85. Luau fish : MAHIMAHI
87. "Calvin and Hobbes" girl : SUSIE
88. Rosetta's locale : NILE
89. Like pets, ideally : DOCILE
90. Lohengrin's bride : ELSA
93. Naval noncoms : CPOS
94. Exciting hockey finishes : OVERTIMEGOALS
97. Saint-___ (Loire's capital) : ETIENNE
99. Freak : GOAPE
100. "___ Devil in His Own Home Town" (classic song) : HESA
101. Getting rid of : AXING
102. Leading, as a band : FRONTING
105. Cars and refrigerators, e.g. : DURABLEGOODS
110. With 62-Down, a legendary pro wrestler : LOU
111. Be accepted by : ENTER
113. Best-selling biography of 1934 : RELEE
114. Modern factory sight : ROBOT
115. Abbr. in car ads : APR
116. It brings rain to the Rhein : STURM
117. Utopias : EDENS
118. Not disparately : ASONE
119. Turner of TV channels : TED
120. Breaking a mirror, maybe? : OMEN
121. Files : SORTS
122. Runs into : MEETS
1. Sign of damage : SCAR
2. Lollapalooza : LULU
3. Simple rhyme scheme : ABAB
4. They have feet and stems : WINEGOBLETS
5. Broadway person : STAGER
6. Bad look : EVILEYE
7. Outer layers : RINDS
8. Certain ground-floor apartment : ONEB
9. Lettuce : DOREMI
10. Isolate, emotionally : ESTRANGE
11. Word with bum or bunny : SKI
12. Cross inscription : INRI
13. Cover again : REINSURE
14. Isabel who co-starred in "The Jeffersons" : SANFORD
15. Author of "In the Shadow of Man" : JANEGOODALL
16. Jerusalem's Mosque of ___ : OMAR
17. Lobster house supplies : BIBS
21. Flavorful French stew : DAUBE
28. Just : ONLY
29. Hall-of-Fame QB Bob : GRIESE
31. A security guard might ask you to do this : SIGNIN
34. Pope John Paul II's real first name : KAROL
36. Schooner part : MAST
37. More than creative : ARTY
38. Monopoly square : JAIL
39. Causing constriction of the pupils : MIOTIC
40. Woolen caps : TAMS
41. Smoothly : LEGATO
42. Strip, as a whale : FLENSE
45. Films may be shown in it : SLOMO
49. Prefix with -plex : TRI
51. Smoke detector? : NOSE
52. Plot out : MAP
54. Poverty, so to speak : RAGS
56. Beckoning word : COME
58. This pulls a bit : REIN
59. The Tar Heels: Abbr. : UNC
60. E-mail: Abbr. : MSGS
62. See 110-Across : ALBANO
63. Pope after Marcellus II : PAULIV
64. Natural container : BOTTLEGOURD
66. Mother of Helios : THEA
67. Itchy spots : RASHES
68. How tuna may be packed : INOIL
69. Attraction at the Evergreen Aviation Museum : SPRUCEGOOSE
71. Moreover : TOO
73. Pkg. deliverer : UPS
75. Actress Charlize : THERON
76. Nutmeg-based spice : MACE
77. Wing alternative : THIGH
78. Like fodder, in the winter : SILOED
81. Part of ABC : ESPN
82. Zodiac symbol : LION
83. ___-majesté : LESE
85. Campaign need : MOMENTUM
86. Appraises : MEASURES
89. Take a bit from, as savings : DIPINTO
91. Neuter : SEXLESS
92. Even, after "in" : ATIE
95. Family on "Soap" : TATES
96. City on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
98. R & B singer James : INGRAM
101. Has ___ for (is skilled at) : ABENT
102. Fizzless : FLAT
103. Catch, in a way : ROPE
104. "Chicago" star, 2002 : GERE
106. Oakland A, e.g. : ALER
107. Orchestra seat : OBOE
108. "No!" : DONT
109. Holy Fr. women : STES
112. Former White House inits. : RMN

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