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New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 2004

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Pilotless plane : DRONE
6. Shows disapproval : TSKS
10. Pre-1989 Eurasian political divs. : SSRS
14. Think things over and over : STEW
18. Less typical : RARER
19. Bullet accompanier : ITEM
20. Boarding announcement : TOLET
21. "Nope" : UHUH
22. Book about Rosa Parks? : RIDEANDPREJUDICE
25. Subject of a giant statue at Rome's ancient Colosseum : NERO
26. Was : USEDTOBE
27. Fate : LOT
28. College quarters : DORMROOM
30. Austin of "Knots Landing" : TERI
31. Book that gives a brief glimpse of the future? : LITTLEOMEN
34. Popular fast food chain, informally : ROYS
35. Dr.'s posting : HRS
36. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
37. Milne marsupial : ROO
38. Peek-___ : ABOO
39. Oysters ___ season : RIN
40. Head of England? : LOO
43. Heads for : RUNSOFFTO
47. In the vicinity : ABOUT
50. Book about Ararat or Vesuvius? : OLDMOUNTAIN
53. New Test. book : COR
54. Ethel Mertz, e.g. : LANDLADY
56. Start for starter : NON
57. In utero : PREBORN
59. Book that's a paean to a painter? : THEDAVINCIODE
62. River of Lyon : SAONE
63. Shock's partner : AWE
64. Year in Italy : ANNO
65. Bandleader Fleck : BELA
69. Ref's call : TKO
70. Dubai dignitaries : EMIRS
72. Diet and exercise book for the upper legs? : GOODBYEMRHIPS
78. Is content with not taking any action : SITSPAT
81. ___ Appia : VIA
82. Carefully distributed : RATIONED
83. Cry of contentment : AAH
84. Book about the National Hockey League? : OFICEANDMEN
88. Lets the fingers do the talking? : SIGNS
89. Shredded : INTATTERS
91. Chiang ___-shek : KAI
92. Monthly bill: Abbr. : TEL
93. Best sellers : HITS
94. Exciting periods in the N.B.A. : OTS
96. Leaves a mark on : SCARS
99. Org. that does studies : EPA
102. "Take one!" : HERE
103. Book about a female that a married gander fooled around with? : OTHERGOOSE
106. Members of a span : OXEN
107. Sudden descent of water : DOWNRUSH
109. Miracle-___ : GRO
110. Some stockings : FISHNETS
112. Jim Davis dog : ODIE
113. Book about a mutiny? : THETURNOFTHECREW
116. Van Eyck and Vermeer : JANS
117. Home with a view : AERIE
118. What's needed for a Teutonic tango : ZWEI
119. Raison ___ : DETRE
120. Long ones are risky : ODDS
121. Locker : HASP
122. Small change? : ONES
123. Arafat of the P.L.O. : YASIR
1. Big name in 1980's TV talk : DRRUTH
2. One who doesn't just stay : RAISER
3. They're followed : ORDERS
4. "___ say more?" : NEEDI
5. It was in old Rome : ERAT
6. Morsel : TIDBIT
7. Tropicana Field locale, informally : STPETE
8. Prefix with flop or plop : KER
9. Appear corrupt : SMELL
10. Green squares : SOD
11. Remove along a track : SLIDEOUT
12. A little advance work : RECON
13. Suffix with trick : STER
14. Auto extra : SUNROOF
15. Book of recipes people kvetch about? : THEOYOFCOOKING
16. They're found in the banks along the Seine : EUROS
17. Pronoun following a preposition : WHOM
20. Help with homework : TUTOR
23. Irish author/director Christopher ___ : NOLAN
24. Ordinary guy : JOE
29. Minstrel show character : MRBONES
32. Related : TOLD
33. Eve's opposite : MORN
36. Uris's "___ Pass" : MITLA
38. Province of Saudi Arabia : ASIR
39. Course correctors : RUDDERS
41. Magazine founded by Bob Guccione : OMNI
42. Reset number : OOOO
44. Day break? : NAP
45. Ripped, as a box : TORNOPEN
46. French river or department : ORNE
47. PC key : ALT
48. Resident of New Providence island : BAHAMIAN
49. Book about hang-gliding? : ONEWITHTHEWIND
50. "The ruler of the universe" : ODIN
51. City between Boston and Salem : LYNN
52. Frankfurter link : UND
55. Ex of Artie and Mickey : AVA
58. Tubside bottle : BATHOIL
60. Part of the works : COG
61. Go back : EBB
66. Brontë heroine : EYRE
67. Be biased : LEAN
68. Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT
70. Actor Morales : ESAI
71. Gymnast's assistant : SPOTTER
73. Fertilization targets : OVA
74. Barnyard noise : OINK
75. Baby's early word : DADA
76. Gets a promotion : RISES
77. Vietnam War-era org. : SDS
79. When some game shows air: Abbr. : AFTS
80. Connect : TIE
85. Actor known as "Scatman" : CROTHERS
86. Baltic resident : ESTH
87. Soup before sushi : MISO
90. Nickname for Michael Jordan, with "His" : AIRNESS
92. Tom ___, 1962 A.L. Rookie of the Year : TRESH
95. Transition : SEGUE
97. Ice cream flavor : COFFEE
98. Currently : ASITIS
99. Puts out : EXERTS
100. "Great" czar : PETERI
101. "Jeopardy!" offering : ANSWER
102. Wannabe surfer : HODAD
103. Milo of "The Verdict," 1982 : OSHEA
104. Basics of education : RRR
105. Bananas : GONZO
106. First words of "Waltzing Matilda" : ONCEA
107. School of martial arts : DOJO
108. Six-sided state : UTAH
111. Lamarr of film : HEDY
114. Inside info : TIP
115. Be entitled : OWN

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