VANISHING ACTS

New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 1996

Author: R. Wolfe
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert H. Wolfe
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Apples, informally : MACS
5. Short intakes : GASPS
10. Stringent : HARSH
15. Diplomacy : TACT
19. Noted Mideast diplomat : EBAN
20. Red as___ : ABEET
21. Silk-stockings : ELITE
22. First name in folk : ARLO
23. 1947 adventure sequel : SONOFZORRO
25. "I Can Get___You Wholesale" : ITFOR
26. Part of a knight's insignia : STAR
27. First president of Bolivia : SUCRE
28. AT A : WAIVEROFPREMIUM
31. Vingt-___ : ETUN
33. Masters subject : SEX
34. Like bell-bottoms : PASSE
35. Five-time Rose Bowl winner : UCLA
37. Coleridge's "sacred river" : ALPH
40. Poll amts. : PCTS
44. Actor Markham et al. : MONTES
45. Leather-to-be : PELT
46. It may be rigged : MAST
47. Boodle : LOOT
48. First name in despotism : IDI
49. "___Slew-Foot" (1961 country hit) : OLE
50. Licentious one : LETCH
51. Melville novel : OMOO
52. Endangered swimmer : SEACOW
56. Recurring marine phenomenon : REDTIDE
58. I and II Timothy, e.g. : EPISTLES
61. A.C.C. school : UVA
62. Use an S.O.S. : SCOUR
63. Holiday abroad : TET
64. Port intro : HELI
65. Juillet times : ETES
66. Calendar abbr. : THU
67. Marlon Brando's birthplace : OMAHA
70. Lloyd George contemporary : LENIN
71. Orch. group : STR
72. Loading site : PIER
73. Opening between montanas : PASO
74. Actress Courteney : COX
75. Egg white : GLAIR
77. Part of XXX : TAC
78. Peevish : PETULANT
80. Des___ : PLAINES
82. Base : ALKALI
85. Opposite of a wrinkle remover? : AGER
86. Fix, as the sails : RERIG
88. Moo goo___pan : GAI
89. "Glass Bell" writer : NIN
90. Whaler's direction : THAR
91. Noted paperback publisher : AVON
92. It builds int. : ACCT
93. Broadcast preparation : TAPING
96. To be, in old New Orleans : ETRE
97. Hogshead : CASK
98. Flyspeck : MOTE
99. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
100. Slimeball : RAT
102. Ending with road : STER
104. AFORE-THOUGHT : ABSENCEOFMALICE
112. Late Ford : ERNIE
115. "Pogo" character Wiley___ : CATT
116. "L.A. Law" lawyer : ARNIE
117. Most gracious : COURTLIEST
119. Part of C.C.U. : UNIT
120. Gin drink : SLING
121. "You're____talk!" : ONETO
122. Suffix with Dixie : CRAT
123. Children's author Howard : PYLE
124. Lucy's colorer : HENNA
125. Plus : ASSET
126. "___silly question..." : ASKA
1. Grunt's chow : MESS
2. Arab name part : ABOU
3. OUT TIME : CANCELLEDCHECK
4. Show contempt for : SNORTAT
5. Ref. book : GAZ
6. "Take___" ("Congrats!") : ABOW
7. Evening at La Scala : SERA
8. IT'S THAT COUNTS : PERISHTHETHOUGHT
9. Franklin, for one : STOVE
10. Murder mystery suspect : HEIR
11. Start of some cloud names : ALTO
12. Jazz phrase : RIFF
13. Hold back : STOP
14. Goethe title : HERR
15. Island south of Wilson's Promontory : TASMANIA
16. Stephen Dedalus, in a Joyce title : ARTIST
17. Parsing subject : CLAUSE
18. Mel and family : TORMES
24. Coup de___ (gunshot): Fr. : FEU
29. Hero's tale : EXPLOIT
30. Work of Horace : EPODE
32. BRAND : NAMEDROPPING
35. Vote___down (decide by ballot) : UPOR
36. Not earthbound : CELESTIAL
38. After 11 P.M. : LATE
39. Con Ed watchdog : PSC
41. Nav. officers : COMS
42. AND A FOR A : TOOTHEXTRACTIONS
43. Hot : STOLEN
44. CUFF : MISSINGLINKS
50. Brooklyn sch. : LIU
53. FOUR OF THE EARTH : CUTTINGCORNERS
54. Get hysterical : OVERREACT
55. Isn't now : WAS
57. Get the show on the road : TOUR
59. Hailstone size : PEA
60. Michael Costa oratorio : ELI
65. Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
68. West of Brooklyn : MAE
69. In___(het up) : ASTATE
70. Actor Chaney : LON
72. Grp. for Mr. Novak : PTA
74. Actress Barbara : CARRERA
76. Don't keep up : LAG
79. Role for Gielgud : LEAR
80. Cons' cons : PROS
81. Locus : SITE
83. Cordial : ANISETTE
84. Closet items : LINEN
87. "The Loco-Motion" girl : EVA
92. Whence the line "Let freedom ring!" : AMERICA
93. Service component : TEACUP
94. It's named for the Duke of York : ALBANY
95. Seed bearer : PISTIL
101. "The ___Hour" (50's drama series) : ALCOA
103. Start of some Israeli place names : TEL
105. Make liquid, in a way : CASH
106. First name in courtroom drama : ERLE
107. "Come___!" : ONIN
108. Huckleberry or Mickey : FINN
109. Prefix with phone : MEGA
110. Signals : CUES
111. Collectible illustrator : ERTE
113. Author Dinesen : ISAK
114. Singer James : ETTA
118. Dram of liquor, in Britain : TOT

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