MAKING T H A T SOUND

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 2006

Author: Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mitsubishi S.U.V. : MONTERO
8. Knocked their socks off : WOWEDEM
15. Earth : TERRA
20. Wake-up call, e.g. : AROUSER
21. It may be said after kissing the tips of one's fingers : OOHLALA
22. Healing plants : ALOES
23. What the peddler owes? : DEBTOFASALESMAN
25. B-ball : HOOPS
26. Bust ___ : AGUT
27. Construction material in King Solomon's temple : CEDAR
28. National rival : ALAMO
30. Driver's aid : TEE
31. Maker of the first walkie-talkie : MOTOROLA
34. "All My ___ Live in Texas" (1987 #1 country hit) : EXS
36. Berate : YELLAT
38. Lt.'s subordinate : ENS
39. Top Tatar's tattler? : THERATOFKHAN
44. Jellied dishes in England : EELS
45. Place for a father-to-be: Abbr. : SEM
46. First name in gossip : RONA
47. Passes : ENACTS
49. Squad leaders: Abbr. : SSGTS
52. Way to the top : TBAR
54. Shirt tag info : CARE
56. Not knowing what to do : ATSEA
59. "You're ___!" (Archie Bunker comment) : APIP
60. Advice for an understaffed yachtsman? : USEBOATHANDS
63. ___ seul (solo dance) : PAS
64. Change for a fin : FIVEONES
66. Net alternative : COM
67. Close pitches : DUSTERS
69. Kind of acid : ACETIC
70. Unable to get loose : SECURED
74. Site of a 1797 Napoleon victory : RIVOLI
75. Cause of some spots : RUBELLA
77. Screwball : NUT
78. Apple holder, maybe : ROASTPIG
80. St. Martin, e.g. : ILE
81. Result of whipping? : WELTCREATION
85. Architect William Van ___ : ALEN
86. Simmons competitor : SERTA
88. Suffix with flex : IBLE
89. Cartoonist who drew the Shmoo : CAPP
90. Mimics : APERS
91. Some hotel visits : TRYSTS
93. Summer coolers : ADES
95. Clamor : HUE
96. Spanish for "are" : ESTA
98. Best-selling baseball equipment? : POPULARMITTS
102. Sec : DRY
105. Neverland : UTOPIA
107. Common street name : ELM
108. At no charge : COSTFREE
110. Classic New Yorker cartoonist ___ Irvin : REA
111. 100 centimes : FRANC
114. ___ set (group of tools) : PLIER
117. Early Beatles, affectionately : LADS
118. "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?" writer : ALBEE
120. Packer fan's angry cry after an interception? : TAKEMYBRETTAWAY
124. Massey of "Rosalie" : ILONA
125. Slimmest election margin : ONEVOTE
126. Cupidity : AVARICE
127. Cake part : LAYER
128. Balcony's edge : PARAPET
129. Gifts : TALENTS
1. ___ Defarge of "A Tale of Two Cities" : MADAME
2. Hells Canyon locale : OREGON
3. "Quit your excuses" : NOBUTS
4. All, in music : TUTTO
5. That, to Tadeo : ESO
6. Call : REF
7. Ouija, e.g. : ORACLE
8. Blue dye : WOAD
9. Dancing girl in "The Return of the Jedi" : OOLA
10. "The ground ___ she trod": Milton : WHEREON
11. Urban carriers : ELS
12. Patterned fabric : DAMASK
13. Operation Exodus participant : ELAL
14. "Every ___ king" : MANA
15. Literally, "big water" : TAHOE
16. Grp. with the 1977 platinum album "Out of the Blue" : ELO
17. Hoboes by nature? : ROOTLESSPEOPLE
18. Anti-Prohibitionist's cause : REPEAL
19. Ledger column : ASSETS
24. Burn : SEAR
29. Repetitive sort : MYNA
32. Delivery lines: Abbr. : RTES
33. Law man? : OHM
35. Unknown : XFACTOR
37. Riga native : LETT
40. Show horse : ARAB
41. Ring figure : TORO
42. Ox-eyed queen of myth : HERA
43. Means to ___ : ANEND
45. Fla. vacation spot : STPETE
48. Black currant flavor in wines : CASSIS
49. Bush activities : SAFARIS
50. Skeletal support in a sponge : SPICULE
51. Muppet seller's gender guideline? : GIVEBERTTOABOY
52. Lao-___ : TSE
53. 1940's first lady : BESS
55. Woeful words : AHME
57. Flashback caption : EARLIER
58. Transfers : ASSIGNS
60. Cry made with one's arm behind one's back : UNCLE
61. Less than right? : ACUTE
62. Real-life boxing champ who appeared in "Rocky II" : DURAN
65. Lubrication channel : OILWAY
68. VCR insert : TVTAPE
71. Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENCL
72. Panpharmacon : CUREALL
73. Insomnia cause : DRIP
76. O'Connor successor : ALITO
79. Alley ___ : OOP
82. Recipe abbr. : TBSP
83. Fast server? : ACER
84. Island that's part of 90-Down: Abbr. : TASM
87. Big fat mouth : TRAP
90. See 84-Down: Abbr. : AUST
92. Clash (with) : SPAR
94. Floor wiper : DAMPMOP
95. Elevs. : HTS
96. Overseas train service : EURAIL
97. ___ Artois, beer from Belgium : STELLA
99. "Mr. Belvedere" co-star : UECKER
100. Hit man : ICER
101. Pawed : TOREAT
102. Attract : DRAWIN
103. Blue-pencil : REDACT
104. Impatient agreement : YESYES
106. Start to a bit of bad news : IFEAR
109. Blaze : FLARE
112. Opposite of under : ATOP
113. Kid watcher : NANA
115. Suffix with electro- : LYTE
116. Sarcastic comment : IBET
119. Little Rock-to-Memphis dir. : ENE
121. Seductive Longoria : EVA
122. New Deal inits. : TVA
123. Chess champion Mikhail : TAL

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