THE INSIDE DOPE

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 2008

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of court : PAPAL
6. Decorative inlay material : NACRE
11. Screening : MESH
15. Took off : FLEW
19. Shooter's target : AGATE
20. Facility : FLAIR
21. What pi may be used to find : AREA
22. Much family history, e.g. : LORE
23. *Feature of some kids' cereals : COCOAFLAVOR
25. Shelter supplies : COTS
26. Feeling : AURA
27. Rita Hayworth title role of 1946 : GILDA
28. Monarch's bane : NET
29. *Regular provider : GASSTATION
31. Bollix up : FLUB
32. Interior look : DECOR
34. Aniselike herbs : FENNELS
35. "___ dreaming?" : AMI
37. *Holder of the world record for the longest ovation on the operatic stage (80 minutes) : PLACIDODOMINGO
41. W.W. II noncombatants : WACS
43. Spirit : ELAN
44. Eremites : LONERS
45. "The Guns of August" figure : TSAR
49. Weekend warrior's woe : ACHE
50. Grauman of Grauman's Chinese Theater : SID
51. Swift gift : SATIRE
52. Reagan attorney general : MEESE
53. Where you can feel the heat : SAUNA
55. Part of a tennis racket : GRIP
57. Accusatory words : ETTU
59. H look-alike : ETA
60. *Let the mind believe what it likes : HUMORONESELF
64. Parter of the waters : OAR
65. Soyuz destination : MIR
66. Governessy : PRIM
67. Covers up : SHROUDS
70. Behind : LATE
72. Room sharer, often : SIB
74. Group west of the Atlantic: Abbr. : OAS
76. *Bastion of brotherhood : MASONICLODGE
80. Uniters with 51-Down : OVA
81. Hug and kiss, to a Brit : SNOG
83. Cracker topper : EDAM
84. Bird baked in a pie : SQUAB
85. 1920s anarchist in a celebrated trial : SACCO
87. Some cottons : LISLES
91. Tennis's Shriver : PAM
93. Kierkegaard's "The Sickness ___ Death" : UNTO
94. "My Way" lyricist : ANKA
95. Mexican revolutionary ___ Hidalgo : MIGUEL
96. Brush makeup : SAGE
97. Earth Day subj. : ECOL
98. *Elementary school test package : READINGBATTERY
102. Slice of history : ERA
103. Approaches aggressively : ACCOSTS
106. Portrait photographer Arbus : DIANE
107. Ralph ___, 1974 N.L. batting champ : GARR
109. *Dress for the return of cool weather : FALLOUTFIT
111. Indeed : YEA
113. Overdo it, in a way : EMOTE
115. Requirement for some degree candidates : ORAL
116. ___ avis : RARA
117. *Not even close : WORLDSAPART
120. Dungeons & Dragons figure : OGRE
121. List ender : ETAL
122. Ones being shot at : ENEMY
123. Heinrich who wrote "Atta Troll" : HEINE
124. Moneybags in "The Wind in the Willows" : TOAD
125. Comfy retreats : DENS
126. Unpadded : TERSE
127. Synthetic fabric : ARNEL
1. Grp. influential in campaigns : PAC
2. Wide-eyed : AGOG
3. *Alaskan cruise sighting : PACIFICHUMPBACK
4. Midway, e.g. : ATOLL
5. Preliminary events : LEADUP
6. Cowboys' org. : NFL
7. Bean who was the fourth man to walk on the moon : ALAN
8. Gave up at last : CAVEDIN
9. Ran amok : RIOTED
10. Add instead of subtract, e.g. : ERR
11. Some tubes : MACARONI
12. Lover boy? : EROS
13. Lights : SETSFIRETO
14. Speeds up : HASTENS
15. It's sour : FLATNOTE
16. Disney duck : LOUIE
17. Documentary filmmaker Morris : ERROL
18. Gets off the bottle : WEANS
24. Title on a child's bookshelf : FABLES
29. Object of a vain wait : GODOT
30. Lee who directed "Brokeback Mountain" : ANG
33. Pay increase to keep up with inflation, in brief : COLA
35. Up to one's ears : AWASH
36. Former Portuguese colony in China : MACAU
38. Put right : ALIGN
39. Core groups : CADRES
40. Piddling : MERE
42. Title with a tilde : SENOR
46. *Wasn't clear, as one's future : SEEMEDUNCERTAIN
47. Where Monferrato wine comes from : ASTI
48. Behind : REAR
51. Uniters with 80-Across : SPERM
52. Finds at Pompeii : MURALS
54. Songlike : ARIOSO
56. Suffix with sheep or goat : ISH
58. Soapstone, e.g. : TALC
61. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
62. Mauna ___ : LOA
63. Firecracker parts : FUSES
68. Cabinet inits. since 1947 : DOD
69. Show annoyance with : SNAPAT
71. Chef's hat : TOQUE
72. Sportsman of the Year co-winner of 1998 : SOSA
73. ___ the Great : IVAN
75. Like some electronics : SOLIDSTATE
77. Politician's projection : IMAGE
78. Seminole's archrival : GATOR
79. Virulent virus : EBOLA
82. 1945 Colette novel : GIGI
86. Spread some holiday joy : CAROLLED
88. Quaint garden fixtures : SUNDIALS
89. O.K. : LEGIT
90. Where Napoleon planned his Hundred Days campaign : ELBA
92. Welds : MERGES
95. Reached the due date : MATURED
96. Helmsman : STEERER
99. That: Sp. : ESO
100. "Do I have a volunteer?" : ANYONE
101. Company whose production goes in cycles? : YAMAHA
103. Going on : AFOOT
104. Load of ships? : CARGO
105. Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
108. Rodeo competitor : ROPER
110. "The Nanny" actress Drescher : FRAN
112. Poor returns? : ALMS
114. Island-dotted lake of Northern Ireland : ERNE
117. Not fair : WET
118. Food additive : DYE
119. ___ Aviv : TEL

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