NATURE CALLS

New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 2001

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spin doctor : PRMAN
6. Some TV's : RCAS
10. Like some sketches: Abbr. : BIOG
14. 90%, say : MOST
18. Its walls withstand a lot of pressure : AORTA
19. Novelist Ephron : DELIA
20. The rain in Spain : AGUA
21. Enough, for some : ONCE
22. Pick up : LEARN
23. Key material : IVORY
24. Outlying district, briefly : BURB
25. Ginza glower : NEON
26. Never, in Nordhausen : NIE
27. When the American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded : SEVENTEENEIGHTY
30. Cross with : MADAT
32. ___ chi (martial art) : TAI
33. Eight in a row? : OARS
34. Hands-on defense? : KARATE
35. Patriot, e.g. : SAM
36. Flip side? : TAILS
38. Sorority letters : MUS
39. Social reformer Bloomer : AMELIA
40. 14-Down's warning : GRR
41. Some annexes : ELLS
42. No formal discourse : CHAT
44. Lift, so to speak : PILFER
45. Like sleep, ideally : RESTFUL
47. Where sharks prowl : POOLHALL
50. Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
51. "The Christmas Song" co-composer : TORME
52. Mrs. Rabin : LEAH
54. Winter time: Abbr. : FEB
57. Destroyers, in brief : ABOMBS
59. "Gotcha" : ISEE
60. ___ colada : PINA
61. Prefix with friendly : ECO
62. "Knight, Death and the Devil" engraver : DURER
63. Local forecast focus : METROAREA
66. Tawny thrush : VEERY
68. Record's end? : EST
69. Germs may grow in it : AGAR
71. Blender sound : WHIR
72. Oklahoma state tree : REDBUD
73. Surprise party admonition : SHH
74. Lock producer : YALE
75. Took a position in the service? : KNELT
76. Scott Turow book : ONEL
77. Kind of day, month or year : SIDEREAL
79. Least perturbable : COOLEST
82. Dog : HARASS
87. "Howdy!" sayer : PARD
88. "Sula" novelist Morrison : TONI
89. Big clod : APE
90. Famous getting-off spot : ARARAT
91. Water ___ : PIK
92. "Right as the Rain" songwriter : ARLEN
93. P.I., e.g. : TEC
94. Stanza alternative : SENTRA
95. Trash can on a desktop, e.g. : ICON
97. Ceiling : LID
98. Yawl look-alike : KETCH
100. 1956 Sinatra song : HOWLITTLEWEKNOW
103. Traveller's rider : LEE
104. Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
105. Like Dumas's mask : IRON
106. Actress Valli : ALIDA
107. Soul singer Thomas et al. : IRMAS
110. Some srs. take them : SATS
111. Seine tributary : OISE
112. Skater, at times : LACER
113. Brisk : NIPPY
114. Derisive laughs : HEHS
115. Turndowns : NOES
116. Son of Seth : ENOS
117. Age : GETON
1. Blood brother : PAL
2. Spawn : ROE
3. Crime-solving couple of old radio : MRANDMRSNORTH
4. Skylit courts : ATRIA
5. "Harper Valley P.T.A." actress : NANETTEFABRAY
6. Leaks : REVEALS
7. Saki's "The Chronicles of ___" : CLOVIS
8. Frigid follower? : AIRE
9. Refuse : SAYNO
10. Diamond legend : BABERUTH
11. Unconvincing concurrence : IGUESS
12. Dogpatch possessive : OURN
13. Mr. Kotter's portrayer : GABEKAPLAN
14. Crossbreeding result : MONGREL
15. Two quarters : ONEHALF
16. Dog that yips : SCOTTIE
17. Like some loan repayment plans : TENYEAR
19. Concentrate, in a way : DISTILL
28. Durango dish : TAMALE
29. Neil Diamond's "___ Said" : IAMI
30. Church dignitary's title: Abbr. : MSGR
31. It flows through the Lake of Thun : AARE
37. Some college endowers : ALUMS
42. It may be stuck in an apple : CORER
43. Mortgagor, often : HOMEOWNER
46. 1,000-pager, e.g. : TOME
47. Part of 108-Down : POST
48. "Tijuana Taxi" performer : ALPERT
49. "Star Wars" role : LEIA
51. Kind of seating : TIERED
53. Be clueless : HAVENOINKLING
54. No great endeavor : FEEBLEATTEMPT
55. Almond : ECRU
56. Peace Nobelist John ___ Orr : BOYD
57. Juice bar stock : ADES
58. Justice Souter's appointer : BUSH
63. Neighbor of Mauritania : MALI
64. Up : AHEAD
65. Streamlet : RILL
67. "James Joyce" author Leon ___ : EDEL
70. Place for pumps : GASSTATION
72. TV exec Arledge : ROONE
75. Former Polish capital : KRAKOW
78. Sexless ones : EPICENES
79. It began after 1945 : COLDWAR
80. On ___ (without a contract) : SPEC
81. Kind of support : TECH
82. Intoxicant : HASHISH
83. Iris features : AREOLAE
84. Used, as an idea : RANWITH
85. Unaffected : ARTLESS
86. Delhi wrap : SARI
88. Some vacuum tubes : TRIODES
91. Hairy : PILOSE
92. Magnet alloy : ALNICO
96. ___ Fraser of tennis : NEALE
99. Hitchcockian : EERIE
101. Dumas's musketeers, for example : TRIO
102. Hate group : KLAN
108. V-mail address : APO
109. Dict. listing : SYN

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