LOVE CONNECTION

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 2004

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 126 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wire material : NEWS
5. Train and bus overseer, for short : MTA
8. Hurry-scurry : ADO
11. A moving experience : HOMESALE
19. Oodles : ALOT
20. Belt tighteners : BUCKLES
22. Noted Madonna role : EVAPERON
23. Submarine : HEROSANDWICH
25. Morning : FORENOON
26. Pedicure place : SALON
27. Mimosa family tree : ACACIA
28. "Some Girls Do" author ___ Banks : LEANNE
29. Ike's monogram : DDE
30. Matchsticks game : NIM
31. College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : MARIST
34. Air letters? : SAS
36. St. Louis Gateway Arch architect : EEROSAARINEN
41. Name hidden in seven other answers in this puzzle : EROS
45. Cuddly TV alien : ALF
46. Bring in : REAP
47. Sings with swings : LILTS
48. Psychoanalyst Fromm : ERICH
49. Grazing ground : LEA
50. Dumps : STIES
53. Bit of comedy : SKIT
54. Gifted person : DONEE
55. Eleniak of "Baywatch" : ERIKA
58. Lashes into a fury : ENRAGES
60. Puts on a long face : ACTSSAD
62. Quagmire : MORASS
64. "O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy!" speaker : IAGO
65. Cast : HURL
67. Till section : TENS
68. Notable discovery of 1799 : THEROSETTASTONE
72. Ennui-inducing : BLAH
75. Strike zone? : LANE
76. Capital on the Caspian Sea : BAKU
77. Diminutive advice-giver, familiarly : DRRUTH
81. Place to meditate : YOGAMAT
83. Rap singers, generically : RHYMERS
86. Analyze : ASSAY
87. In the know : AWARE
88. Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears ___" : AWHO
90. According to : ASPER
92. Guacamole, for one : DIP
93. Standard pick-up line? : GETIN
94. Seating sections : TIERS
96. Squeezed (out) : EKED
98. Daughter of Cadmus : INO
99. Utopia : EDEN
100. Eastern bloom : JAPANESEROSE
103. Game elements: Abbr. : PTS
104. Went over the top, in a way : EMOTED
106. Word after good and bad : COP
107. Cartoonist Keane : BIL
109. Innocent : CHERUB
112. One of the Nixons : TRICIA
115. Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
118. Study of the atmosphere : AEROLOGY
121. Chess and tennis, mathematically : ZEROSUMGAMES
123. Pub order : PILSENER
124. Synthetic fiber : ACETATE
125. Major, for one : RANK
126. Irons : PRESSERS
127. Deli slice : RYE
128. "Like ___!" : WOW
129. Parts of a line: Abbr. : STAS
1. Slangy dissents : NAHS
2. Zeno of ___ : ELEA
3. London had the first one in 1851 : WORLDSFAIR
4. Gave up a seat : STOOD
5. Mgr.'s degree : MBA
6. Salade niçoise need : TUNA
7. Electrician's favorite rock band? : ACDC
8. Pianist de Larrocha : ALICIA
9. Point : DECIMAL
10. Part of the Dept. of Labor : OSHA
11. Pajama-clad exec : HEF
12. Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
13. Blue or white fish : MARLIN
14. They're waved at the Olympics : EPEES
15. Groups of 100 : SENATEROSTERS
16. Opera "Moses und ___" : ARON
17. Bird with a dagger-shaped bill : LOON
18. Feminizing suffix : ENNE
21. Skater Michelle's family : KWANS
24. Look of disdain : SNEER
31. Summer coolers : MILKSHAKES
32. Nay sayer : ANTI
33. Result of a racer jumping the gun : RESTART
34. "The Crucible" setting : SALEM
35. Olds model : ALERO
37. Wiring experts: Abbr. : EES
38. Bank posting : RATE
39. Kind of leader : OPINION
40. Slope : RISE
42. Douse, maybe : RINSE
43. Current locale : OCEAN
44. Discards : SHEDS
48. Summer setting in Pa. : EDT
51. 1978 cult film by David Lynch : ERASERHEAD
52. Nestor : SAGE
56. "The Stepford Wives" actress, 1975 : KATHARINEROSS
57. Lenten symbol : ASH
59. Barely managed : GOTBY
61. Dullard : CLOD
63. Ward of "Sisters" : SELA
66. Takeover artist : USURPER
69. Knock : RATATAT
70. Author Janowitz : TAMA
71. Big D.C. lobby : NRA
72. How grade schoolers are grouped : BYAGE
73. Mooed : LOWED
74. Marble : AGATE
78. State Dept. worker : USDIPLOMAT
79. Poison : TAINT
80. Stickers : HYPOS
82. Game pieces : MEN
84. Crescent-shaped tract of land : HORN
85. Zaire's Mobuto Sese ___ : SEKO
89. Clear off : WIPE
91. Certain tel. no. : RES
95. Requirement for surprise : SECRECY
97. Completely clean : DEBUG
100. Quality, in a Ford slogan : JOBONE
101. Do after dark : SOIREE
102. ___ Center : EPCOT
105. Open-back shoes : MULES
108. Building supports : IBARS
109. "Li'l Abner" creator : CAPP
110. Prince, e.g. : HEIR
111. Perry's creator : ERLE
112. Russian monarch: Var. : TZAR
113. "The Last Time ___ Paris" : ISAW
114. Camera setting : AUTO
116. Olin of "Chocolat" : LENA
117. Slight reproaches : TSKS
119. Eur. language : GER
120. Time line markings: Abbr. : YRS
122. Kitten's cry : MEW

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