GRIDIRON GLOSSARY

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. How one must win in volleyball : BYTWO
6. Like most bicycle tires : TUBED
11. World Service provider : BBC
14. King of comedy : ALAN
18. Element #5 : BORON
19. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
20. Breeder's interest : BLOODLINE
22. What one gets from the hot dog vendor when paying with a $5 bill? : QUARTERBACK
24. Who we are : OURSELVES
25. Mesabi Range wealth : IRONORE
26. Under cover? : ABED
27. A stone may have one : CARAT
28. Not allow : DENY
30. Platinum blonde cheerleaders? : STADIUMBLEACHERS
34. Basic learning, for short : RRR
35. Tom, Dick and Harry : HES
36. It's murky : GRAYAREA
37. Singer Baker or Bryant : ANITA
39. Carpet type : SHAG
41. Horror maven Craven : WES
42. Clears : RIDS
46. Home viewers' HDTV's? : WIDERECEIVERS
51. Where the Danube ends : ROMANIA
53. Words before ghost or doctor : SEEA
54. Some fancy footwork : DANCE
55. Manage, with "out" : EKE
57. Of lesser size : PUNIER
58. Star followers : MAGI
60. Ill-treats : MAULS
62. One who flies south in the winter : SANTA
63. Most popular beer brands at the concession stands? : NUMBERONEDRAFTPICKS
69. Easily bribed : VENAL
70. Bids one club, e.g. : OPENS
71. Marineland performer : ORCA
72. Time for a spring roll? : EASTER
74. 1990 Broadway one-man play : TRU
75. 33-Down output : FABLE
78. Lodge sign : BPOE
82. Led : STEERED
84. Trash talk? : OFFENSIVELINE
87. Babysitters' charges : TOTS
88. Sinker's call : SOS
90. Eye part : UVEA
91. Molokai colonist, once : LEPER
92. Tufted tweeter : TITMOUSE
95. E and G, e.g., in D.C. : STS
97. "Halloween ___" (1983 flick) : III
98. Rule barring players from dating cheerleaders? : PASSINTERFERENCE
104. Stuart monarch : ANNE
105. Mo who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1976 : UDALL
106. Some pats : OLEO
107. Flout the Volstead Act : BOOTLEG
109. Associated with : RELATEDTO
111. Untackled players? : THEUPRIGHTS
115. Mukluk attachments : SNOWSHOES
116. "And if that weren't bad enough ..." : WORSE
117. Sea inlet: Var. : FIORD
118. Many ages : EONS
119. Part of E.S.T. : Abbr. : STD
120. Payments made before a deal is completed : ANTES
121. Politico Kefauver : ESTES
1. Jul. 4 happening : BBQ
2. 2-Down reader, right now : YOU
3. Track event? : TRAINRIDE
4. Cause of wrinkles : WORRY
5. Aware of : ONTO
6. Large decks : TAROTS
7. Spectral image : UMBRA
8. Bleated : BAAED
9. "..., ___" : ETC
10. Hägar creator Browne : DIK
11. Store restriction : BLUELAW
12. Neighbor : BORDERER
13. N.Y.S.E. listings : COS
14. Subject of much praise : ALLAH
15. Été reading : LIVRE
16. Lend ___ : ANEAR
17. Fits snugly : NESTS
20. Overseas whistle blower : BOBBY
21. Longtime record label : DECCA
23. Start of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
26. Hosp. workers' org. : AMA
28. Picks at random : DRAWS
29. With 86-Down, 2002 British Open winner : ERNIE
31. 1997 Aaliyah hit "The One ___ My Heart To" : IGAVE
32. Impulse : URGE
33. Name on many a children's book : AESOP
35. Laugh syllable : HAR
38. Ones on a bench together : TEAMMATES
39. One in 100: Abbr. : SEN
40. Sot's sound : HIC
42. Connected two computers, say : RANACABLE
43. Permanently : ININK
44. Cuts carbs, maybe : DIETS
45. 1986 #1 Starship hit : SARA
47. What a sphere lacks : EDGE
48. Home of Al-Azhar University : CAIRO
49. Chair filler : REAR
50. Arctic gull : SKUA
52. Work done to scale : MUSIC
56. One with a pole position? : ELF
59. More fit : ABLER
60. Rx prescribers : MDS
61. Russian export, familiarly : STOLI
63. Cool : NEATO
64. Loose, as stones : UNSET
65. Choose : OPT
66. Roman imperator : NERO
67. Sufficient, informally : ENUF
68. Beforehand: Abbr. : PREV
69. Third piece : VEST
73. Gum : RESIN
75. Head warmer? : FEVER
76. Suffix with oct- : ANE
77. Troop grp. : BSA
79. Fresh from the oven : PIPINGHOT
80. ___ ten (long odds) : ONEIN
81. Unsettling : EERIE
83. Child's puzzle : DOTTODOT
85. Detonator : FUSE
86. See 29-Down : ELS
89. Refined : SMELTED
92. Jousting contests : TILTS
93. Snacks packaged in trays : OREOS
94. One evidently not filing a flight plan : UFO
95. Monkey Trial defendant, 1925 : SCOPES
96. Having four parts: Prefix : TETR
98. Prize money : PURSE
99. Gland: Prefix : ADENO
100. Where a do is done : SALON
101. Certain side dishes : SLAWS
102. Chicago-based critic : EBERT
103. Hopeless : NOUSE
104. Auspices : AEGIS
108. Bio : LIFE
110. Geezers' interjections : EHS
111. Old "Up, up and away" sloganeer : TWA
112. Dearie : HON
113. Thrice uno : TRE
114. 60's campus grp. : SDS

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