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New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 2001

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Ashley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spring locale : SPA
4. Was #1 : LED
7. Wrangles : SPARS
12. Peter Max's genre : POPART
18. Baseball's Martinez : TINO
20. Jackie's #2 : ARI
21. "The Wizard of Oz" composer : ARLEN
22. Mimosa, for one : ACACIA
23. Chicago sightings : ELTRAINS
25. Novelist Ephron : DELIA
26. Tattered state : SHREDS
27. ORDW, RDWO, DWOR : WORDPROCESSING
29. Come-ons : TEASES
30. Be in the driver's seat : STEER
31. N.B.A.'s Thurmond and Archibald : NATES
32. Miss : GIRL
33. Point : AIM
35. Tijuana lunches : TACOS
36. Edge : HEM
37. Sealing wax ingredient : LAC
40. HEX VERIFY : SPELLCHECK
44. Top-drawer : AONE
45. "Blondie" boy : ELMO
47. Big Apple subway, with "the" : LEX
48. Insincere talk : CANT
49. LOO : ENDLESSLOOP
52. A chip, maybe : ANTE
54. Toppers : LIDS
55. Places wires meet : NODES
56. Hits theaters : OPENS
57. Out-of-favor icon : MARX
58. Amateur video subject, maybe : UFO
59. Suffix with aqua : NAUT
60. Eddie's 1970's singing partner : FLO
61. Sign of freshness? : SLAP
62. EIOSN : RANDOMNOISE
66. Like some cheeks : ROSY
70. Barrel contents : ALE
72. "The Celestial Country" composer : IVES
73. Code carrier : DNA
74. Something to go for a spin in? : TUTU
75. Deer, beavers and such : FAUNA
78. Kind of rug : SISAL
80. Loading site : PIER
81. Cut off : STEM
82. IPD DPI IDP : DIPSWITCHES
84. Lollygag : LOAF
85. Beauty : GEM
86. Con : ANTI
87. Small diamond? : TREY
88. YPOC : BACKUPCOPY
91. As well : TOO
92. Wolf, say : EAT
93. Lost in reverie : MOONY
95. Place for sheep : LEA
96. What is expected : NORM
98. Texas panhandle town : PAMPA
99. Gets back to, in a way : RSVPS
103. Red Cross supply : PLASMA
106. ARMED (FILE) GUARD : FILEPROTECTION
110. Bargain-hunter's locale : OUTLET
111. Cast out : EXILE
112. Humbly goes along with : DEFERSTO
113. Numbskull : STOOGE
114. Peak in the Bernese Alps : EIGER
115. Butterfingers : OAF
116. One of four Holy Roman Emperors : OTTO
117. The seas, e.g. : HEPTAD
118. Dings : DENTS
119. Short Line and others: Abbr. : RRS
120. Appeal : ASK
1. Loses sleep (over) : STEWS
2. Person in a high chair? : PILOT
3. Cavern : ANTRE
4. Retreat : LAIR
5. Hungarian pianist von Dohnänyi : ERNO
6. Laser ___ : DISC
7. Blunderer : SADSACK
8. Quickly : PRESTO
9. Side in a war : ALLIES
10. They may reach a bit : REINS
11. Catch : SNAG
12. Diversions : PASTIMES
13. Autumn color : OCHER
14. NEW YORK | HONG KONG : PARALLELPORTS
15. Golf coups : ACES
16. Nag ... or use a nag : RIDE
17. Cold war news name : TASS
19. Big test : ORDEAL
24. "The uncertain glory of an ___ day": Shak. : APRIL
28. Passes : ENACTS
32. They make some people blond : GENES
34. "The Virginian" star : MCCLURE
35. Sinew : TENDON
36. Course division : HOLE
38. Substance in skin care : ALOE
39. "You gotta be kidding!" : CMON
40. Grand events? : SLAMS
41. Kind of colony : PENAL
42. Like a third hand : EXTRA
43. City at the foot of Mt. Carmel : HAIFA
44. Supplement : ADDTO
46. Special ___ (military force) : OPS
49. Protects, as pots : ENAMELS
50. Grammar topic : NOUNS
51. The sun : SOL
53. S L O T : EXPANSIONSLOT
59. Exploding suns : NOVAE
60. Scared : FEARFUL
63. Full of gossip : DISHY
64. Inanity : IDIOCY
65. No-goodnik : SNEAK
67. Expenditure : OUTGO
68. Pricey : STEEP
69. Scrumptious : YUMMY
71. Police, with "the" : LAW
75. Many cos. seek its approval : FDA
76. "___ She Sweet?" : AINT
77. Till : UPTO
78. Winning coach of Super Bowl IV : STRAM
79. Tracy Marrow's stage name : ICET
80. Flat : PLANAR
83. Echoed : ITERATED
88. Teeny people? : BOPPERS
89. Nez ___ : PERCE
90. San Francisco district : CASTRO
93. Libel : MALIGN
94. Dish with hash browns, maybe : OMELET
97. End-all : OMEGA
98. Mischievous one : PIXIE
100. "Will ya look at that!" spot : VISTA
101. Mrs. ___ of "Beauty and the Beast" : POTTS
102. Derisive gesture : SNOOK
103. Swanky : POSH
104. Vermeer's "Woman With a ___" : LUTE
105. On : ATOP
106. Oats and the like : FEED
107. Halitosis, e.g. : ODOR
108. Burn up the road : TEAR
109. Rotten grades : EFFS

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