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New York Times, Sunday, October 22, 2000

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Opponent of 120-Across : BUSH
5. Mac : BUB
8. Den ___ (Dutch city, to the Dutch) : HAAG
12. Little dipper : SCOOP
17. Roughly : ABOUT
19. Qualified : ELIGIBLE
21. Tony : theater :: ___ : fashion design : WINNIE
23. Change a letter in 1-Across to spell... : COMMANDTOADOGSLEDTEAM
26. Engage in histrionics : HAMITUP
27. Place : LIEU
28. Wife of Bath's offering : TALE
29. Away from the bow : AFT
30. Bill's co-adventurer, in the movies : TED
31. Ninnies : MORONS
33. Napoleon, for one : PASTRY
35. Imposture : LIE
37. Succumbs to gravity : SAGS
38. Thicket : COPSE
39. Eschew spontaneity : PLAN
43. Dressage factors : GAITS
45. Commandment pronoun : THY
46. Change a letter in 23-Across to spell... : CLIOORERATO
48. Those seeking junior partners? : AGEISTS
50. Choral rendition : NOEL
51. Affect : GETTO
52. News office : BUREAU
53. Cast a line : REELOUT
56. The "W" of W. H. Auden : WYSTAN
57. Rejoin rudely : SASS
58. Prefix with magnetic : THERMO
60. Poet Mandelstam : OSIP
62. Anteceding : ERE
63. Change a letter in 46-Across to spell... : STUBBORNBEAST
66. "___ durn tootin'!" : YER
69. "Swan Lake" piece? : TUTU
70. Extreme shortage : FAMINE
71. Cellar, in real estate ads : BSMT
75. Genesis locale : ARARAT
77. Secure, as a passenger : STRAPIN
80. Nova follower : SCOTIA
82. It's out of the mouths of babes : DROOL
83. Trojan Horse, e.g. : RUSE
84. Form of abstract sculpture : STABILE
85. Change a letter in 63-Across to spell... : DOUBLEAGENT
89. Fresno newspaper : BEE
91. Silver oak leaf wearer: Abbr. : LTCOL
92. Comic strip "___ & Janis" : ARLO
93. Bulb : CLOVE
94. Place for a swing : CAGE
95. "Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
96. Place where Gauguin painted : TAHITI
98. Drew Carey, e.g. : OHIOAN
100. "When ___ door...?" : ISA
102. Bit of "Big Brother" equipment : CAM
105. One of the singing Winans family : BEBE
106. "Clan of the Cave Bear" author : AUEL
107. His work inspired Broadway's "Nine" : FELLINI
110. Change a letter in 85-Across to spell... : WHATOLIVERTWISTWANTED
114. Selena's musical style : TEJANO
115. Ante, in a sense : ENTRYFEE
116. Birth-related : NATAL
117. Connoisseur : MAVEN
118. Narrow margin : NOSE
119. Out of reach : FAR
120. Change a letter in 110-Across to spell... : GORE
1. He went for baroque : BACH
2. Sub : UBOAT
3. Port authorities : SOMMELIERS
4. Summertime percentages : HUMIDITIES
5. Canopy supports, perhaps : BEDPOSTS
6. Last in seq. : ULT
7. Body work? : BIOLOGY
8. Camouflages : HIDES
9. "___ ben Adhem" : ABOU
10. H.S. math : ALG
11. "Hogan's Heroes" villains : GESTAPO
12. Roast : SWELTER
13. Vinegar base : CIDER
14. Minn. neighbor : ONT
15. Readily conscriptable : ONEA
16. "Milord" chanteuse : PIAF
18. Sylvester, to Tweety : TAT
20. Dieters' woes : GAINS
22. Ambulance V.I.P. : EMT
24. Book before Deut. : NUM
25. Roundup aid : LASSO
32. Noise from a fan : RAH
33. W.W. I soldier : POILU
34. Place where a 33-Down fought : YPRES
36. La donna : ESSA
38. Role for Liz : CLEO
40. Starbucks order : LATTE
41. Floral fragrance : ATTAR
42. Who should believe a liar : NOONE
43. Ties up the phone : GABS
44. HdosO : AGUA
46. Not running : COLORFAST
47. Natives call it Misr : EGYPT
49. "For shame!" : TUTTUT
50. Nautilus captain : NEMO
53. Pix that perplex : REBUS
54. Tarzan creator's monogram : ERB
55. Walk pigeon-style : TOEIN
56. Most judicious : WISEST
59. QB's cry : HUT
61. Honshu honorific : SAN
63. Engine problem : STALL
64. Scruff : NAPE
65. ASCAP counterpart : BMI
66. One-third of a phrase meaning "etc." : YADDA
67. Clinker : ERROR
68. Vicomte in "The Phantom of the Opera" : RAOUL
71. Bay's competition, in song : BOBTAILNAG
72. Treats unfairly : STICKSITTO
73. Venus de ___ : MILO
74. Old Chinese money : TAEL
76. Iron man? : ROBOT
78. "Three Coins ..." fountain : TREVI
79. Mysterious character : RUNE
81. Lead a square dance : CALL
84. Take care of : SEEAFTER
86. Level of command : ECHELON
87. Out of sorts? : ALIBI
88. Settled scores : GOTEVEN
89. "Here comes the judge!" utterer : BAILIFF
90. Swelled head : EGO
94. Like saltwater taffy : CHEWY
97. "To give her poor dog ___" : ABONE
98. Unconventional : OUTRE
99. Unfamiliar : NEW
101. Something to bend or lend : ANEAR
102. 1/20 ton: Abbr. : CWT
103. Sound of a frog? : AHEM
104. Goya subject : MAJA
106. Dilettantes' passions : ARTS
108. Telecommunications setup, for short : LAN
109. Empty : IDLE
111. Hebrew letter : TAV
112. Musician Brian : ENO
113. Proteus's domain, with "the" : SEA

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