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New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 2006

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Ashley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Quakers or Shakers : SECT
5. Old film magnate Zukor : ADOLPH
11. Bill collector? : TILL
15. Low-___ : CARB
19. 1940's-50's actress Raines : ELLA
20. State bordered by the Colorado River : SONORA
21. "It is my suggestion ?" : ISAY
22. Baseball star born in Santo Domingo : ALOU
23. The marijuana dealer tried to : RAISETHEPOT
25. Confidentially : ENTRENOUS
27. Wasted : BLOTTO
28. The veterinarian tried to : FEEDTHEKITTY
30. Goes off : ERUPTS
34. Title for a 50-Across : SRI
35. Clinton or Dole: Abbr. : SEN
36. Crosstown rival of the Bruins : USC
39. Store outside a city? : ENSILE
41. "When I was young ?" : ONCE
44. What markers may represent : DEBTS
48. Actress Vardalos : NIA
49. Bette Midler and others : DIVAS
50. All-wise one : SWAMI
52. Bird feeder fill : SUET
53. Canasta plays : MELDS
56. Budapest-born conductor : SOLTI
58. Flattens : IRONS
60. Core of a PC : CPU
61. Radiant : AGLOW
62. Almost too much : ORNATE
64. Awestruck : SHAKEN
66. Bottom line figure : NETGAIN
69. The arsonist tried to : MATCHTHEANTES
71. Shades of red : HENNAS
73. Srs. may take it : GRE
74. Shakespearean term of address : SIRRAH
75. The demolitions expert tried to : BREAKTHEHOUSE
79. Fuel : STOKEUP
82. Use over, as tea leaves : REBREW
83. Sonata finales : RONDOS
84. Tragic figure in Greek myth : NIOBE
85. Ending with rest or fest : IVE
86. Wheel on a spur : ROWEL
88. Slip by : EVADE
91. All-purpose connector : ANDOR
92. Baklava ingredients : NUTS
94. RCA competitor : SANYO
96. Give a lift : ELATE
98. It may get into deep water : DAM
99. Old-fashioned adventure : GESTE
101. Food for thought? : DATA
102. Forward : REMAIL
104. Urban gridwork: Abbr. : STS
105. 42-Down users, for short : EDS
107. "Now I get it" : OHO
109. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Fox : NELLIE
111. The artist tried to : DRAWTHEFLUSH
117. Keyboard commands : ENTERS
121. National park in Colorado : MESAVERDE
122. The hair stylist tried to : CUTTHECARDS
126. Angle (off) : VEER
127. Patient wife of Sir Geraint : ENID
128. Big bookseller : AMAZON
129. Somalia-born supermodel : IMAN
130. Louver feature : SLAT
131. Somewhat, to Salieri : POCO
132. Counters : REBUTS
133. Miss : LASS
1. 1999 war combatant : SERB
2. Ben Gurion arrival : ELAL
3. Sister in myth : CLIO
4. Refinement : TASTE
5. Bowl over : ASTOUND
6. Cry made with a head-slap : DOH
7. What I will always be? : ONE
8. Prune : LOP
9. T.A.'s superior : PROF
10. Is averse to : HATES
11. Related to : TIEDINWITH
12. "___ It Time" (1977 hit) : ISNT
13. Plaster base : LATH
14. Instruments played by 3-Down : LYRES
15. Denture parts : CANINES
16. Tremendously : ALOT
17. 50-0, e.g. : ROUT
18. In use : BUSY
24. Verb origin of suis and sont : ETRE
26. Scratched (out) : EKED
29. Taker of a bow? : EROS
31. Electric flux symbols : PSIS
32. Modern subscription service : TIVO
33. Zigzag : SLALOM
36. Frighten : UNMAN
37. War tactic : SIEGE
38. The telemarketer tried to : CALLTHEBETS
40. One of the ones waiting in "Waiting for Godot" : ESTRAGON
42. Manuscript marks : CARETS
43. Offshoot of punk rock : EMO
45. The rodeo rider tried to : BUCKTHEODDS
46. Crow's home : TEPEE
47. Gives an electric jolt : STUNS
51. Supplement : INSERT
54. Place marker : DOGEAR
55. More stylish : SWANKER
57. Go where one's not welcome : INTRUDE
59. Title girl in a 1979 #1 hit : SHARONA
63. Start of a full house declaration, maybe : ACESOVER
65. Luke Skywalker's father : ANAKIN
67. Paired up : INTWOS
68. "No dice" : NAH
70. Part of H.R.H. : HIS
72. Big name in women's tennis : SERENA
75. Raise, with "up" : BRING
76. Song-and-dance special : REVUE
77. "Unbelievable!" : HOLYTOLEDO
78. Alternative education institute since the 1960's : ESALEN
80. W.W. II menace : UBOAT
81. Salon jobs : PERMS
87. Ton of money : WAD
89. Broad : DAME
90. List ender : ETAL
93. Popular late-night host : STEWART
95. Home of the superhighways H1, H2 and H3 : OAHU
97. Actresses Fulton and Brennan : EILEENS
100. Ron Howard flick of 1999 : EDTV
103. "The Mod Squad" role : LINC
106. Wolf's prey : SHEEP
108. "And the ___ goes to ?" : OSCAR
110. Web biz : ETAIL
111. Auto lic. bureaus : DMVS
112. Part of a Hollywood archive : REEL
113. Fishing, perhaps : ASEA
114. ___ Laszlo skin care products : ERNO
115. It helps prevent runs: Abbr. : FDIC
116. Philosopher David : HUME
118. First name in newspaper humor : ERMA
119. Vitamin bottle info, for short : RDAS
120. Personal ID's : SSNS
123. Keyboard key : TAB
124. China's Lao-___ : TZU
125. In : HOT

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