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New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 2006

Author: Norma Johnson & Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Norma Johnson
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Johnson. This is puzzle # 166 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Slanted : ITALIC
7. Silly smile : SIMPER
13. "Le Rhinocéros" playwright : IONESCO
20. Protracted prayer : NOVENA
21. Relative of a rhododendron : AZALEA
22. Start of a hole : TEESHOT
23. Job for a ballroom dance instructor? : LEADINGLADIES
25. Refuse to help in the garden? : COMPOST
26. Is in the Vatican : EST
27. Sing ___ Daily, major Hong Kong newspaper : TAO
28. Altar in the sky : ARA
29. "Nonsense!" : PAH
31. Internet message : ENOTE
32. Discovery accompaniers : AHAS
34. Job for a lingerie salesclerk? : PACKINGSLIPS
38. Popeye, for one : TAR
39. Divine : FORETELL
41. Jimjams : DTS
42. Sainted pope called "the Great" : LEOI
43. No. of People, say : ISS
44. Start of Idaho's motto : ESTO
45. Anatomical enclosure : SAC
47. Banks on : TRUSTSIN
50. Vegetable with sushi : UDO
52. Officer who may not be in uniform : NARC
55. Elects : OPTS
56. Bus. runners : MGMT
59. Job for a coffee shop employee? : DUMPINGGROUNDS
64. Base approval : YESSIR
66. Shrinks' org. : APA
67. Modern music genre : EMO
68. Blocks : OPPOSES
70. Mucho : LOTSA
71. Mass. summer setting : EDT
72. "Family ___" : FEUD
74. Decorate, as a 54-Down : ICE
75. It rolls on a Rolls : TYRE
77. 127-Down grp. : ACC
78. PC user's shortcut : MACRO
80. Fearsome weapon : POLEAXE
83. Martinmas's mo. : NOV
84. Grind : RUT
85. Miscellany : OTHERS
87. Job for a high school teacher? : WORKINGCLASSES
90. Diamond of note : NEIL
91. Bite : TANG
93. Suffix with super : ETTE
94. Info at SFO : ETA
95. "Forget it" : NOMATTER
98. Sermon subject : SIN
100. Man chaser? : OWAR
103. Fix : RIG
105. "___ take arms ..." : ORTO
106. Queen of the fairies : MAB
109. Rosencrantz or Guildenstern, in "Hamlet" : COURTIER
112. Least bit : RAP
113. Job for an architect? : DRAWINGROOMS
116. Roughly : ORSO
117. Yawning : AGAPE
119. What a keeper may keep : INN
120. Poetic ending with how : EER
121. Idled : SAT
123. The Divine, to da Vinci : DIO
124. "With All Disrespect" essayist : TRILLIN
126. Job for a business tycoon? : RUNNINGBOARDS
130. Supremely spooky : EERIEST
131. Skirts : EVADES
132. Putter's near-miss : LIPOUT
133. Jilts : DESERTS
134. Mixture of many spices, in Indian cookery : MASALA
135. Ties a no-frills knot? : ELOPES
1. Green : INLEAF
2. It has a tip for a ballerina : TOESHOE
3. Rama and Krishna, e.g. : AVATARS
4. Was up : LED
5. Quick approval: Abbr. : INIT
6. Appetite whetter : CANAPE
7. Baseball's Maglie : SAL
8. "The Compleat Angler" author Walton : IZAAK
9. Siege site of 1936-39 : MADRID
10. Flexible : PLIANT
11. Extra-wide spec : EEE
12. Farriers' tools : RASPS
13. Most eager to go : ITCHIEST
14. Antipoverty agcy. : OEO
15. Moriarty, to Holmes : NEMESIS
16. X Games airer : ESPN
17. Job for a film photographer? : SHOOTINGSTARS
18. Multi-Emmy-winning NBC sportscaster : COSTAS
19. Bewhiskered animals : OTTERS
24. Subject heading for strategizers : GOALS
30. In a tizzy : ALLUPSET
33. Party prep : SETUP
35. Worrisome mechanical sound : CLANG
36. Prime meridian std. : GST
37. Kids' jumping game : POTSY
40. Absolutely fabulous : TODIEFOR
46. Italian sweetheart : CARO
48. Farm measures : RODS
49. "___ Excited" (Pointer Sisters hit) : IMSO
51. "This one's ___" : ONME
53. More cordlike : ROPIER
54. See 74-Across : CUPCAKE
57. Flub : MISCUE
58. Development sites : TRACTS
59. Subordinate deity, in classical myth : DAEMON
60. Modernize : UPDATE
61. Job for a dating service counselor? : MATCHINGPAIRS
62. Ascend : GOUP
63. "You can't get out this way" : NOEXIT
65. Lift : ELEVATOR
69. Harmony : SYNC
73. Where some major arteries go : DOWNTOWN
76. Medea, for one : ROLE
79. Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
81. Box : LOGE
82. Certain specialty docs : ENTS
86. See 108-Down : STARR
88. Competitor of State Farm : GEICO
89. Handled : SAWTO
92. Disgraces : ATTAINTS
96. Hobbyist with toy trains, e.g. : MODELER
97. J.F.K. debater in 1960 : RMN
99. Chinese restaurant sign : NOMSG
101. Help from on high : AIRDROP
102. What's left : RESIDUE
103. Steamy, maybe : RRATED
104. "Hear, hear!" : IAGREE
107. Early NASA rockets : AGENAS
108. With 86-Down, popular serial comic strip beginning in 1940 : BRENDA
110. Functional : USABLE
111. Settles down for the night : ROOSTS
114. Against a thing, legally : INREM
115. Cantilevered window : ORIEL
118. Dancer's dip : PLIE
122. It might make you a sweater : TOIL
125. Suffix with spiritual : IST
127. The Cavaliers of coll. football : UVA
128. Hush-hush grp. : NSA
129. Mil. mail depot : APO

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