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New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 2007

Author: Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cross, maybe : MEDAL
6. Met expectations? : ARIAS
11. Refuge : SAFEHAVEN
20. Nitrogen compound : AMINE
21. TV exec Arledge : ROONE
22. Last czarina of Russia : ALEXANDRA
23. "Absolutely, ambassador" : YESYOURXLNC
25. Colonies, e.g. : DOMINIONS
26. Frigid : ARCTIC
27. Southern group address : YALL
28. Alliance dissolved in 1977 : SEATO
29. "Wonderful!" : OOH
30. Pulitzer Prize subj. : HIST
32. Continental capital : EURO
34. Starter: Abbr. : IGN
36. Island with a Hindu majority : BALI
39. Like some unpopular leaders : BURNEDINFEG
45. Computer pioneer Lovelace and others : ADAS
48. The Huskies of the N.C.A.A. : UCONN
50. Fraternity letters : NUS
51. Captivate : ENGAGE
52. Antivenins, e.g. : SERA
53. Award-winning TV host : LNDGENERES
56. Charles Lindbergh, once : RANSOMER
58. Buzzer : BEE
59. Blue-pencil : REDACT
60. Advance : LOAN
62. Academy head : PLATO
63. Follower of mars : AVRIL
64. Modern greeting : ECARD
66. Narrow the gap with : GAINON
67. Marine mammal : SEALION
70. Advantageousness : XPDNC
71. Fair fare : CORNDOG
72. Friends : ALLIES
73. Went downhill : SKIED
74. "___ ramparts!" : TOTHE
75. St.-Tropez's Place des ___ : LICES
76. Bingo call : BTEN
77. Cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
79. Cartesian conclusion : IAM
82. "It's dark in here!" : ICANTSEE
84. x : UNKNOWNNTT
86. Ad time : NITE
87. Main international airport of Japan : NARITA
91. Width measure : EEE
92. Holy text : KORAN
93. Raison d'___ : ETRE
94. 1 + 1 = 2, e.g. : LMNTARYMATH
97. Great American Ball Park team : REDS
98. Death on the Nile cause, perhaps : ASP
100. "Brave New World" drug : SOMA
101. Usher in : SEAT
103. ___-Boy : LAZ
105. Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
109. Some Wall St. deals : LBOS
112. Daughter of Zeus : ATHENA
116. Claim : ASSERTION
118. Weighty issue? : OBCTPROBLEM
120. Scoots over : MAKESROOM
121. Prudential competitor : AETNA
122. Female demon : LAMIA
123. Nickname for Tasmania : APPLEISLE
124. Waste : DROSS
125. City on the Rhone : LYONS
1. "Apocalypto" subject : MAYA
2. Like some profs. : EMER
3. Wink in tiddlywinks, e.g. : DISC
4. "Take your pick" : ANYTHING
5. Sainted pope of 682 : LEOII
6. Airport sign abbr. : ARR
7. Classic theater name : ROXY
8. Seat of Allen County, Kan. : IOLA
9. Shaker leader : ANNLEE
10. Shut off : SECLUDE
11. Dirge : SADSONG
12. Natural balm : ALOE
13. Relief provider, for short : FEMA
14. Out : EXIT
15. Capital once known as Thang Long ("Ascending Dragon") : HANOI
16. Cuckoo bird : ANI
17. Streaming content : VDOONDEMAND
18. Composer Dohnányi : ERNO
19. Ambassador or Statesman of old autodom : NASH
24. Campus 100 miles NW of L.A. : UCSB
31. Hip : TUNEDIN
33. Oysters ___ season : RIN
35. Molotov cocktail component : GASOLINE
36. Onion, for one : BULB
37. Teen trouble : ACNE
38. Treasure-trove : LODE
40. Not built up : RURAL
41. Tiny time unit: Abbr. : NSEC
42. Capacitance measure : FARAD
43. Richard of old westerns and action films : EGAN
44. Pentagon fig. : GEN
46. Playground retort : ARETOO
47. It's a wrap : SARONG
49. Most gutsy : NERVIEST
54. ___ Circus (where St. Peter was crucified) : NEROS
55. Enter : STEPIN
57. Fictional knight named for a bird of prey : SPARHAWK
60. Carriage : LANDAU
61. Fabulous monster : ORC
63. Property recipients : ALIENEES
65. Do, re, mi : CDE
66. "I've ___ Strings" (Pinocchio song) : GOTNO
67. Like tears : SALINE
68. Bring out : ELICIT
69. Rare ex-prisoner : ALCATRAZSKP
70. Classic Jaguar : XKE
71. Some horns : CORNETS
73. Brooking no dissent : STERN
74. Lead-in to bow or hike : TAKEA
76. Show pride, in a way : BEAM
78. Memory: Prefix : MNEM
79. About : INRE
80. Just barely : ATAD
81. Much of Colo. : MTNS
83. "Mad TV" rival, for short : SNL
85. Marin and Sonoma's region : NORTHBAY
88. "I'll get this" : ITSONME
89. Chinese "way" : TAO
90. Two bags of groceries, say : ARMLOAD
95. Talk on and on, Down Under : YABBER
96. Get wind of : HEAR
99. Intrinsically : PERSE
102. Ringlike formation : ATOLL
103. Priest of the East : LAMA
104. "Pronto" : ASAP
106. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
107. Paraguay and others : RIOS
108. Cleaver or lever : TOOL
110. Numerical prefix : OCTO
111. RR stops : STNS
113. Sailor's saint : ELMO
114. Ruhr refusal : NEIN
115. Latin 101 verb : AMAS
117. Reef dweller : EEL
119. Not abroad : PAS

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