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New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 2005

Author: Con Pederson
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Meet John Doe" director : CAPRA
6. Wooden shoe : SABOT
11. PIN spotters? : ATMS
15. Realize : REAP
19. Weaving willow : OSIER
20. Softly : PIANO
21. Bigmouth : CROC
22. Relieve : EASE
23. Dullish : MATTE
24. Layabout : IDLER
25. Poor actor staying sober? : HAMOFFRYE
27. "Yeah, we've got that," e.g.? : ONHANDREMARK
30. Aligned : PARALLEL
31. Longtime "Today" co-host : LAUER
32. Olin of "Chocolat" : LENA
34. ___-Magnon : CRO
35. Philosophy of the "Chuang Tzu" : TAOISM
38. Extra-base hit, probably? : FLYOFFTHEWALL
44. Solo : ARIA
45. Et ___ : ALII
48. Like tea : BREWED
49. F.D.R.'s wiring program : REA
50. Doesn't own : RENTS
52. Fancy home features : ATRIA
55. ___ powers : WAR
56. Now it's Thailand : SIAM
57. Review of fall fashion accessories? : TAKEONTHEGLOVES
61. Skate part : BLADE
62. Ticket : CITE
63. Astrological point : NADIR
64. Trawlers' nets : SEINES
65. Fetter : MANACLE
69. Sat : POSED
70. Agitation : FERMENT
71. Humiliates : ABASES
72. Decision points : FORKS
73. First name in court fiction : ERLE
74. Official denial : NOSIR
75. Excused from saving a sinking boat? : RELEASEDOFFBAIL
81. "Casablanca" role : ILSA
82. Obscured : HID
83. Having nothing obscured : NAKED
84. Balderdash : TRIPE
85. Like : ALA
86. Given to glad-handing : SOCIAL
89. Double-bonded compound : ENOL
91. Not forgetting : ALSO
92. Fouled in basketball, in a way? : CAUGHTONGUARD
96. Prayer : ORISON
98. Undisguised : RAW
99. Pianist/composer Dohnányi : ERNO
100. Beau : SWAIN
102. Barren : DESOLATE
107. Fake molding in a room? : KNOCKOFFWOOD
112. Guidebook for golf greens? : ONPUTTING
114. Mideast potentate : AMEER
115. Butterfly in youth : LARVA
116. No, to Natasha : NYET
117. Make a long story short? : EDIT
118. Like fur coats : LINED
119. City north of Cologne : ESSEN
120. Familiar truths : SAWS
121. Try again : REDO
122. Rectangular paving stones : SETTS
123. Was very bright : SHONE
1. Italian silk center : COMO
2. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
3. Tropical helmet material : PITH
4. Practice tit for tat : RETALIATE
5. Venues : ARENAS
6. Skyline pointer : SPIRE
7. Ambulance attendant, often : AIDER
8. Aloe, naturally : BALM
9. Low tie : ONEALL
10. P.G.A. Tour site, ___ Pines : TORREY
11. Oberhausen cry : ACH
12. Catch-22 : TRAP
13. Where "Guernica" was hung during W.W. II : MOMA
14. Day in a heat wave : SCORCHER
15. Run again : REFLOW
16. Tupper of Tupperware fame : EARL
17. Start of a sowing adage : ASYE
18. Leave in a hurry, with "out" : PEEL
26. Got along : FARED
28. Russian assembly : DUMA
29. Channel changer : KNOB
33. Part of the Old World: Abbr. : AFR
35. Tongue-curling : TART
36. Blueprint datum : AREA
37. Farm sound : OINK
38. Can : FIRE
39. Decreasing numbers of : FEWER
40. It's in the past : TWAS
41. European launch vehicle : ARIANE
42. Hard to lift : LEADEN
43. Most contrived : LAMEST
46. Drink from a machine : LATTE
47. Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
51. Game with a yellow card : SOCCER
53. Skip : IGNORE
54. Dweller on Cape Prince of Wales : ALASKAN
56. Insignificant : SLIM
58. 1912 Physics Nobelist ___ Dalen : NILS
59. Site of a historic 1905 revolt : ODESSA
60. Film, briefly : VID
61. Suffering a loss : BEREFT
64. Ego : SELF
65. Out-of-control : MANIAC
66. Woolen cloak of ancient Rome : ABOLLA
67. Long Island county : NASSAU
68. Toucher of the Pacific Rim : ASIA
69. Vote seeker : POL
70. Ring bearer : FRODO
72. Gave, as wood to a wood chipper : FEDIN
73. Garden site : EDEN
75. Antimob acronym : RICO
76. Managed, with "out" : EKED
77. Indoctrinate : BRAINWASH
78. Afflicts : AILS
79. ___ facto : IPSO
80. City NNW of Madrid : LEON
82. Big trouble : HOTWATER
86. Will of the Bible : SHALT
87. Archaeologist's reckoning : AGE
88. Hang around : LURK
90. Hang around : LOAF
93. Fills, as cracks between tiles : GROUTS
94. Archive documents : ANNALS
95. Dormmate : ROOMIE
97. Ransacks : RIFLES
100. Trapshoot : SKEET
101. Lyrics : WORDS
102. J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, at Oxford : DONS
103. "A Day Without Rain" singer : ENYA
104. Gush : SPEW
105. Rush : TIDE
106. Cherokee Strip city : ENID
108. Least change : CENT
109. Approximately : ORSO
110. Dutch ___ : OVEN
111. Hamlet, e.g. : DANE
113. 1964 Ronny and the Daytonas hit : GTO

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