THIS'LL ONLY HURT A BIT

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 2003

Author: Nancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Bob Peoples
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392/11/20012/26/20116
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303011121
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1.55200

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 83 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 100 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Preparation for surgery, perhaps : SCAN
5. It won't keep you up : DECAF
10. Nurses : SIPS
14. Divers' gear : MASKS
19. Low woman? : ALTO
20. Often-quoted line : ADAGE
21. Reason for compensation : TORT
22. Former Integra maker : ACURA
23. Slapstick, e.g. : LOWBROWHUMOR
25. It may be picked up in a locker : ODOR
26. Lightly bite : NIPAT
27. Canine's coat : ENAMEL
28. Skiing style : ALPINE
30. Gridiron feint : DEKE
31. Satirist Freberg : STAN
32. Behaving sheepishly? : FOLLOWINGTHECROWD
37. Painter Andrea del ___ : SARTO
39. Somme saison : ETE
40. So-called page-oner : CELEB
41. Preschooler's instruction : ABCS
45. Sporty Chevy, informally : VETTE
47. Comparatively superficial : SHALLOWER
50. Round opening? : ROWROWROWYOURBOAT
55. Crooner with a megaphone : VALLEE
56. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
57. One and only : SOULMATE
59. Census datum : SEX
60. Preachers' targets : SINNERS
62. Driver's job : STEERING
64. Lines of thought, for short? : EEGS
65. Something to shoot for : PAR
68. Jiffy : SEC
69. Some jeans : LEES
73. Most impertinent : SAUCIEST
78. Compressed : SMALLER
81. Lab sound : ARF
84. Sticker : PRICETAG
86. Fit for farming : ARABLE
87. Sushi offering : SEAEEL
90. Calls it quits : THROWSINTHETOWEL
93. "Wow!" : HOLYMOLY
95. It's done with a twist : SNEER
96. Company with the old mascot Little Oil Drop : ESSO
97. "I wanna!" : LEMME
98. As written : SIC
101. Small dresses, sizewise : SIXES
103. Detailed description : BLOWBYBLOWACCOUNT
107. Lift : TBAR
111. Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
112. Monkeyshines : ANTICS
113. Potential lifesaver : AIRBAG
115. Jane Eyre's pupil : ADELE
117. Strip lighting : NEON
118. Elocutionist's phrase : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
122. Stone marker : STELE
123. Disease fighter : DRUG
124. 32-Down, bandwise : EAGLE
125. Taken in : SEEN
126. Body of art : TORSO
127. Mach 2 fliers : SSTS
128. Came up : AROSE
129. Goes off : ERRS
1. Store sign : SALE
2. Fools : CLOWNS
3. Hitting opportunity : ATBAT
4. Bellini heroine : NORMA
5. "The Gremlins" author : DAHL
6. E-mail address ending, maybe : EDU
7. Machine piece : CAM
8. Back : AGO
9. Untamed : FERAL
10. "Enough already!" : STOPIT
11. First-aid supply : IODINE
12. Outlet insert : PRONG
13. Prison term : STRETCH
14. Word before and after "oh" : MAN
15. Battery part : ACIDCELL
16. Much-hyped contests : SUPERBOWLS
17. Onetime capital of Poland : KRAKOW
18. Filled to excess : SATED
24. 1936 Olympics hero : OWENS
29. Star of "Youngblood," 1986 : LOWE
32. Rocker Glenn : FREY
33. ___ Graham, 1940's-50's Cleveland QB : OTTO
34. Kind of position : LOTUS
35. Angels' playing field : HEAVEN
36. Raines of "Hail the Conquering Hero" : ELLA
38. Declarer : AVOWER
41. Hawkish deity : ARES
42. Pasta shape : BOWTIE
43. What the Queen turns into in "Snow White" : CRONE
44. Planting : SOWING
46. Bow and arrow carrier : EROS
47. Gawk : STARE
48. Letters on some pumps : EEE
49. T. ___ : REX
51. Like non-oyster months : RLESS
52. On the other hand : BUT
53. Thomas Nelson Page's "In ___ Virginia" : OLE
54. NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
58. Odd mannerisms : TICS
61. Egg on : SPUR
63. Driving hazard : GLARE
66. "___ on a hill cannot be hidden": Matt. 5:14 : ACITY
67. Loaded : RICH
70. Thrill : ELATE
71. Pasta shapes : ELBOWS
72. Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
74. Cool : APLOMB
75. Poetic adverb : EER
76. Put away : STOW
77. Russia's Itar-___ news agency : TASS
79. Family name in Olympic skiing : MAHRE
80. Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
81. Hair color : ASH
82. Vintage wheels : REO
83. Antlered Eurasian animals : FALLOWDEER
85. Knife pitched on TV : GINSU
88. Peepers : EYEBALLS
89. Prize since 1949 : EMMY
91. Bundestag vote : NEIN
92. Church reading : TEXT
94. Family that originally owned the Cadillac company : LELANDS
98. Skipped : SATOUT
99. Hockey no-nos : ICINGS
100. Junk bond rating : CCC
102. Flap : STIR
103. Great time : BLAST
104. Caused : LEDTO
105. Baseball bigwigs : OWNERS
106. Milo of "Ulysses," 1967 : OSHEA
108. Linger at a bookstore : BROWSE
109. Baseball's Doubleday : ABNER
110. Speed demon : RACER
113. Busy as ___ : ABEE
114. Garb for grads : GOWNS
116. Fair-hiring letters : EEO
119. Man-___ : OWAR
120. Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
121. Barn denizens : OWLS

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