MAMMALS WITH CHARACTER

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 2002

Author: Frank A. Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Makes a quick profit on : SCALPS
7. Urchins : SCAMPS
13. Rent-a-car offering : ROADMAP
20. Group : ASSORT
21. Singer Carey : MARIAH
22. Gate-crash : INTRUDE
23. Mammal that takes orders? : WAITERBUFFALO
25. More likely to break : FRAILER
26. A few Z's in Zaragoza : SIESTA
27. Mammal that lives in a cottonwood? : POPLARBEAR
29. Mammals that are merciful? : SPARINGHARES
34. With carelessness : REMISSLY
35. ABC News president, 1977-98 : ARLEDGE
36. Sports inits. since 1922 : NFL
37. Tenuous fragment : WISP
38. Some life jackets : MAEWESTS
40. "Yes, ___" : MAAM
42. First course at a German restaurant, maybe : SUPPE
47. Fire places : PYRES
48. Sen. Stevens of Alaska : TED
51. Mammals that are Mets fans? : SHEAOTTERS
54. Baltic native : LETT
55. Hustles : HURRIES
58. Music of Oasis and Radiohead, e.g. : BRITPOP
59. Staff of Life: Abbr. : EDS
60. Walter Scott's title : BARONET
61. Barely makes out : SCRAPESBY
63. Mammal that has a permanent mark? : BRANDEDANTEATER
65. Polish turnovers : PIEROGIES
68. March events? : PARADES
69. Word heard by Cratchit : BAH
72. Free of burdens : UNLADEN
73. Like some ex-dictators : DEPOSED
74. Broad bean : FAVA
75. Mammal that's a severe critic? : FLAYINGFOX
78. Barbary ___ : APE
79. Middle name in mystery : CONAN
80. Like some modesty : FALSE
81. Curtail : TRIM
83. Injurious : DAMAGING
86. Hat, symbolically : ROLE
88. "A Theory of Semiotics" author : ECO
91. Strong, in Salerno : ROBUSTO
92. Historical figure played by Robert De Niro : ALCAPONE
97. Mammal that's trained by the author of "Superfudge"? : BLUMEDOLPHIN
99. Mammal that's a reward for hard work? : EARNEDSEAL
101. Punk icon Joey : RAMONE
102. New hire : TRAINEE
103. Mammals with parts in "Guys and Dolls"? : LOESSERPANDAS
109. Create afresh : NEWMINT
110. Frequent Hope/Crosby co-star : LAMOUR
111. When the Great Lakes were formed : ICEAGE
112. Gives in (to) : ASSENTS
113. Violent : STORMY
114. Milne's pessimist : EEYORE
1. Much-repeated words : SAW
2. Civil War inits. : CSA
3. "___ said ..." : ASI
4. Mountain, so to speak : LOT
5. Is in the chair : PRESIDES
6. Composition of some quartets : STRINGS
7. Compress, informally : SMUSH
8. Lounger's cover-up : CAFTAN
9. Pound notes? : ARFARF
10. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
11. Insect feelers : PALPS
12. Drive away : SHOO
13. You'll get a kick out of them : RIFLES
14. Cloverleaf component : ONRAMP
15. Asteroids producer : ATARI
16. Bits : DRIBS
17. Sterile hybrids : MULES
18. "You've got ___!" : ADEAL
19. Clinton defense secretary : PERRY
24. Father : BEGET
28. Two, for one : PRIME
29. Statistical subset : SAMPLE
30. Talked up? : PRAYED
31. Advisories : ALERTS
32. Keep from drying out, perhaps : REWET
33. One may be blighted : ELM
37. Nursery noise : WAH
39. Stepped (across) : STRODE
41. Nincompoop : ASS
42. Mushroom stems : STIPES
43. Absolute : UTTER
44. Vivifies, with "up" : PEPS
45. "No ___" ("Piece of cake") : PROB
46. Spot : ESPY
49. White-tailed birds : ERNES
50. Burned out : DIED
52. Rub down : ABRADE
53. Soapboxed : ORATED
55. ___-Dazs : HAAGEN
56. Entombing, old-style : URNING
57. Infantry campsite : ETAPE
60. Miss Jean of stage and screen : BRODIE
61. Cutting edge creator : STROP
62. Cut out : CEASED
63. Mimics a 41-Down : BRAYS
64. California county or its seat : NAPA
65. Overblown praise : PUFF
66. "To Live and Die ___" : INLA
67. Carrier since 1948 : ELAL
69. Drive away : BANISH
70. 1972 Lemmon/Wilder comedy : AVANTI
71. Stick it out : HANGON
73. Sixth-century year : DXI
74. Get steamy : FOGUP
76. Army base near Petersburg, Va. : FTLEE
77. Part of a krone : ORE
79. Former annual TV award : CABLEACE
82. Actor Gibson : MEL
84. Fire : ARDOR
85. Popular chocolate and marshmallow snack : MOONPIE
86. Natural nibbler : RODENT
87. Geneses : ONSETS
89. Desktop arrow : CURSOR
90. Ruminant's third stomach : OMASUM
92. Prudential competitor : AETNA
93. Roman household spirits : LARES
94. Sticking points? : CRAWS
95. Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
96. Corral : PENIN
97. Swell : BLOAT
98. It may be applied across the board : EMERY
100. Shakespeare title starter : ALLS
104. Comic Philips : EMO
105. Marshal at Waterloo : NEY
106. 1957 Physics Nobelist Tsung-___ Lee : DAO
107. Part of U.S.D.A.: Abbr. : AGR
108. Cross-referencing directive : SEE

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