FIGURES OF SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 2000

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Eat in a hurry : WOLF
5. Comet rival : BONAMI
11. Low spot : DELL
15. "See you" : TATA
19. Jabir al-Ahmad al-Sabah, e.g. : EMIR
20. Egg container : OVISAC
21. Touching activity : EPEE
22. Author Hunter a k a Ed McBain : EVAN
23. "Give me a mudpack," e.g. : FACIALEXPRESSION
26. Director of the "Dr. Mabuse" films : LANG
27. Collectibles, so to speak : TREASURES
28. Fume : BOIL
29. Peace offering : AMENDS
31. Succeeds : RISES
32. Bad blood : RANCOR
34. Row of pawns, e.g. : OCTET
35. Broker's action : BID
38. ___ of Japan : SEA
39. "My suitcase is better than yours," e.g. : BAGGAGECLAIM
41. A Swiss army knife has lots of them : USES
43. Subdued : STAID
45. Wands : RODS
46. They fill holes : LACES
48. "Any bullets in this thing?," e.g. : LOADEDQUESTION
56. Land of the eland : KALAHARI
59. Have an effect : REDOUND
60. Firing squad?: Abbr. : NRA
61. Rogue : SCALAWAG
62. Cut back : PARE
63. Best-selling car in America, 1997-99 : CAMRY
65. "Olympic track events are thrilling," e.g. : RUNNINGCOMMENTARY
70. Visibly astonished : AGAPE
72. Borrower's handouts : IOUS
73. Game with a ball that no player ever touches : ROULETTE
76. Gothic author Radcliffe : ANN
77. Paul of "Casablanca" : HENREID
80. Says "please" and then some : IMPLORES
81. "You might want to check the carburetor," e.g. : AUTOSUGGESTION
85. Roll top? : ALIST
86. Fleeting feeling : PANG
87. How to get something from nothing, perhaps : MAGIC
90. Practiced : ABLE
91. "I'll give you $100 for that buffet table," e.g. : COUNTEROFFER
97. Theater sound : SHH
99. Place for a plug : EAR
100. Little one : CHILD
101. Says no : DEMURS
102. Carrier that bought Piedmont in the 1980's : USAIR
104. Most strapping : HALEST
106. Indicator of current trends? : VANE
107. Swamps : INUNDATES
111. St. Patrick's home : ERIN
112. "I'm making a quilt," e.g. : BLANKETSTATEMENT
115. "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" cad : ALEC
116. It may make a big haul : SEMI
117. Optometrist's solution : SALINE
118. Gathering : BEVY
119. Stand in the flames : PYRE
120. Dillies : PIPS
121. Looney Tunes regular : TWEETY
122. Striped stone : ONYX
1. Tapestry thread : WEFT
2. Baseball's Vizquel : OMAR
3. Head hunters' targets : LICE
4. Order member : FRIAR
5. Difficult pills to swallow : BOLUSES
6. Indulge, perhaps : OVEREAT
7. Strikes out : NIXES
8. Hieroglyph images : ASPS
9. Spoil : MAR
10. First-aid item : ICEBAG
11. Film director Vittorio : DESICA
12. Play wrap-up : EPILOG
13. Papal name : LEO
14. Watercolorist ___ Liu : LENA
15. Put something on : TELECAST
16. Successor to the Studebaker : AVANTI
17. Bicycle type : TANDEM
18. Unwanted feeling : ANGST
24. One way to sell something : ASIS
25. A bird may have one : SONG
30. Toy factory equipment : MOLDS
32. Perceptiveness, in a manner of speaking : RADAR
33. It's rarely a ratings hit : RERUN
35. Swells (up) : BULKS
36. He was spared by divine intervention in Genesis : ISAAC
37. U.S. citizen-to-be : DECLARANT
39. The facts of life? : BIO
40. Like virtually all schools nowadays : COED
42. Make airtight : SEALUP
44. Tire shop work : ALIGNING
47. Starrett family savior : SHANE
49. Vein : DEPOSIT
50. Wheel from Holland : EDAM
51. Place for a Yale lock? : DORM
52. Ruining, as a deal : QUEERING
53. Platinum-selling 10,000 Maniacs album of the 80's : INMYTRIBE
54. Athlete who wrote "My Game" : ORR
55. Thumbs down : NAY
57. Bristle : AWN
58. Italy's main broadcasting network : RAI
63. Plant with heart-shaped leaves : CALLA
64. Ring of color : AREOLA
66. Horror film effects : GORE
67. They may be given from behind a curtain : CUES
68. ___ de plume : NOM
69. Male sheep, in Shropshire : TUP
70. Org. that aids the stranded : AAA
71. Stocky antelope : GNU
74. Transformer former : TESLA
75. Compound in ale : ESTER
77. Event in a forest : HUNT
78. Spurred : EGGED
79. Meter inserts : DIMES
82. Evident wealth : OPULENCE
83. Smooths : SANDS
84. Racer blade? : OAR
88. Having only the upper part showing, as a heraldic beast : ISSUANT
89. Sea air : CHANTEY
91. Best Actor title role of 1968 : CHARLY
92. Superior in lubricity : OILIER
93. Overhaul : REVAMP
94. Rial spenders : OMANIS
95. Name on a dictionary : FUNK
96. Least inhibited : FREEST
98. Surprise party command : HIDE
100. Underhanded : CHEAP
102. Release : UNTIE
103. Macho sort : RAMBO
105. Recipe abbr. : TBSP
107. Cuba's ___ of Youth : ISLE
108. "90210" extra : TEEN
109. Comparer's problem, maybe : ENVY
110. River whose name means "hateful" : STYX
113. Wahine accessory : LEI
114. Shooter : TAW

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