DOWNWARD SPIRAL

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 2002

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 97 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
5. Children's word after one, two or three : POTATO
11. Co. offering broadband service : COMSAT
17. Chaucer tale-teller : REEVE
19. Certain spirits : ALCOHOLS
21. "Cool Water" singer : ODETTA
22. Subject of the book "Disaster in Dearborn" : EDSEL
23. Pertaining to a shore : LITTORAL
24. Engine fuel : PETROL
25. President born on July 4 : COOLIDGE
27. Sierra Madre treasure : ORO
28. "___ a Blue World" (1940 hit) : ITS
30. Unit of yarn : HANK
31. Cowboy's moniker : TEX
32. "Quo Vadis" role : NERO
34. Together : ASONE
36. What flames may do : DANCE
37. Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
39. Unlawful firing? : ARSON
41. River to the Volga : OKA
42. Anesthetized : UNDER
43. Widen, in a way : REAM
45. Lead has one : HOMONYM
48. Like one terminal of a battery: Abbr. : POS
49. Easy openings : FLIPTOPS
53. Chuck : TOSS
54. Not end on schedule : GOLONG
57. Tabloid publisher's concern : LIBELLAW
58. Prefix with meter : ODO
59. Port city built around an old volcano crater : ADEN
61. Incomparably, after "by" : FAR
62. The Fed's concern: Abbr. : ECON
63. Keep an ___ : EYEON
65. Having sound : SONANT
67. Gardner of "The Barefoot Contessa" : AVA
68. Make an impression : DENT
69. Neighbor of N.M. : COLO
70. Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
71. Dutch import : EDAM
72. Animal with curved horns : GNU
73. Tug at : PULLON
75. "Veni, vidi, vici," e.g. : BOAST
76. 100 for an I.Q. : NORM
77. Bailout key : ESC
78. "Sorry to say ..." : ALAS
79. Plastic ___ Band : ONO
81. Be doubly protected : REINSURE
83. Edit out : DELETE
85. Years abroad : ANOS
86. Imputes : ASCRIBES
87. Receptionist's info: Abbr. : EXT
88. Music of Abba or Roxette : EUROPOP
91. Message Waiting instruction : CALL
92. Straight-billed game bird : SNIPE
94. ___-Cat : SNO
95. Stay away from : NOTDO
98. Some series bonds : EES
100. Burgundy wine : MACON
101. "Doesn't this strike you ___?" : ASODD
104. Outstanding : OWED
105. Airline locale : HUB
107. In-flight details, for short : ETAS
108. When said three times, a 1964 Billboard hit : FUN
109. "So there you are!" : OHO
111. Certain bathing suit : ONEPIECE
114. See-through sheet : LUCITE
116. Never : ATNOTIME
119. Dance to "Minka," e.g. : POLKA
120. Threes : TRINES
121. Site in development? : PHOTOLAB
122. Circus sight : STILT
123. Marsh plants : SEDGES
124. Prayer : ORISON
125. They bring things down : AXES
1. Put up : ERECT
2. Starts from scratch : REDOES
3. Part of 26-Down, old-style : DESOXYRIBONUCLEICACID
4. Robbie's daredevil dad : EVEL
5. They help you get a grip : PLIERS
6. Mo. in which to celebrate Mother-in-Law Day : OCT
7. Oz visitor : TOTO
8. Now, in San Juan : AHORA
9. Plaza de ___ : TOROS
10. Spanish wave : OLA
11. Perp pursuers : COPS
12. Keatsian tribute : ODE
13. Antifreeze ingredient : METHANOL
14. What the highlighted squares in this puzzle represent : STRANDSOFADOUBLEHELIX
15. "This instant!" : ATONCE
16. Chatterbox : TALKER
18. Student inside ivied walls : ELI
19. Tattered Tom's creator : ALGER
20. It goes downstairs : SLINKY
26. What 14-Down represents : DNAMOLECULE
29. Pair of oxen : TEAM
33. La-la lead-in : OOH
35. Suffixes with ball and bass : OONS
36. Washington's ___ Circle : DUPONT
38. Feel remorse for : REPENT
40. Off : NOTON
44. Much of N.J.'s coast : ATL
46. Like the Who, in the 60's : MOD
47. Zoo de Madrid animals : OSOS
49. Having feathers : FLEDGED
50. Hunter's need : LICENSE
51. Cause of a late 1950's scandal : PAYOLA
52. Potential boat capsizers : SWELLS
54. Sequence involving 3-Down : GENETICCODE
55. Ancient Spanish kingdom : NAVARRE
56. British metric units : GRAMMES
59. Earthquake-prone world capital : ANKARA
60. Talking points? : DAISES
64. Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
66. New pedometer reading : OOO
71. Store on a farm : ENSILE
73. Dick Van ___ of "Eight Is Enough" : PATTEN
74. Slurping at the dinner table, e.g. : NONO
75. Physics particle with an integral spin : BOSON
80. Alphabet trio : NOP
82. 1930's inits. : NRA
84. Shedding light on : EXPOSING
85. Buck add-on : AROO
88. Biblical twin : ESAU
89. Open with a click : UNSNAP
90. Nanki-___ of "The Mikado" : POO
92. Refines : SMELTS
93. Kind of walk : NATURE
96. Kind of bobsled : TWOMAN
97. Star in Cygnus : DENEB
99. Nurse : SUCKLE
102. Name on a hospital wing, perhaps : DONOR
103. Calcutta cloth : DHOTI
106. Heart throbs : BEATS
108. Come clean, with "up" : FESS
110. People on the Platte : OTOS
112. Second ltr. addition : PPS
113. Teensy bit : IOTA
115. It gets things off the ground : TEE
117. Howe'er : THO
118. U.N. workers' grp. : ILO

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