BLUE STREAK

New York Times, Sunday, November 14, 2004

Author: Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 131 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The #@%*& symbols are used in the grid but the words are spelled out in the answer words below.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Special team : ALLSTARS
6. Chi-town paper : TRIB
10. Get lost : SCRAM
15. Dumptruckful : LOAD
19. "Twelfth Night" role : VIOLA
20. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
21. "Ta-da!" : THERE
22. Word processor command : UNDO
23. March trailer : APRIL
24. Haltingly : BYFITSANDSTARTS
26. Kind of bike : TANDEM
27. Used up : SPENT
28. Space flight's starting point : EARTH
29. Nice-smelling gifts : LEIS
30. Rhode Island's motto : HOPE
31. Colored a bit : TINGED
33. Shake : LOSE
34. Rights of passage, e.g. : EASEMENTS
36. Cook's exhortation : DIGIN
38. McCartney title : SIR
40. Despot of yore : TSAR
41. Portion of a ton: Abbr. : CWT
44. Aerosol output : MIST
45. Hems and haws : ERS
46. Totaled : RANTO
50. Agreeable : PLEASANT
52. F.D.R. power project : TVA
53. Made book marks? : PAGINATED
56. Extra cost in mail order : HANDLING
57. Choler : IRE
58. Fights dirty, in a way : BITES
59. Martinique, e.g. : ILE
60. Street of mystery : DELLA
61. Pro pitchers : ADMEN
63. Rod attachment : REEL
64. Some votes : NOES
65. Mock plea for civil language : STOPTHEPOUNDATPERCENTSTARANDCUSSING
69. Mix up : STIR
70. Came to : WOKE
71. Pricey : STEEP
72. Cut : HEWED
74. Russert of "Meet the Press" : TIM
75. Needed a doctor : AILED
76. Stale : OLD
77. Scarface portrayer : PACINO
78. Like some income : UNEARNED
80. South-of-the-border shout : OLE
81. Got a slice of : SHAREDIN
83. Obscure : BEDIM
84. Comic Gilliam : STU
85. "Rush Hour" star, 1998 : CHAN
86. Heartbeat, so to speak : SEC
87. Abbey ___ : ROAD
90. Fortune 500 inits. : ITT
91. Invoice word : REMIT
93. Coin of the realm : POUNDSTERLING
97. Sewed up : ICED
99. Perfumes with a joss stick : CENSES
104. Open : CANDID
105. First child : CAIN
106. Waxed bombastic : ORATED
108. Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
109. Slave of opera : AIDA
110. That, to this : ALTERNATIVE
112. Values on a scale of 0 to 100 : PERCENTILES
113. Ship part : KEEL
114. 60-Across's boss : PERRY
115. It's not good : EVIL
116. Ties up : EVENS
117. Highlands tongue : ERSE
118. Plain writing : PROSE
119. Hawk : SELL
120. "I Am Woman" singer, 1972 : REDDY
1. "Cease" at sea : AVAST
2. Painter Fra Filippo ___ : LIPPI
3. "Two Women" Oscar winner : LOREN
4. Black bird : STARLING
5. Stored (away) : SALTED
6. Words before and after "or not" : TOBE
7. King's champion : ROYALIST
8. Ahead : INFRONT
9. Puts on the hook? : BAITS
10. Elm and Peachtree: Abbr. : STS
11. Ship provisioners : CHANDLERS
12. Roadside pull-off : RESTAREA
13. Oil worker : ARTIST
14. Imbroglios : MESSES
15. Like Wittenberg University in Ohio : LUTHERAN
16. Continuously : ONANDON
17. Crack : ADEPT
18. Some stadium features : DOMES
25. Best-selling 1974 detective novel : THESEVENPERCENTSOLUTION
32. Yankee nickname of old : DIMAG
35. Niles's ex on "Frasier" : MARIS
37. Cry at the card table : GIN
39. Investment option, briefly : IRA
41. Under the table : CLANDESTINE
42. Serendipitous : WELLTIMED
43. Make fit : TAILOR
47. All over : NATIONWIDE
48. Looking good on the tube : TELEGENIC
49. Lyrical lines : ODES
50. High degree : PHD
51. Clothes closer : SNAP
52. Something good : TREAT
53. Saturday night special : PIECE
54. Truly enjoyed : ATEUP
55. Firms : GELS
57. Penned up : IMPOUNDED
58. Like cattle on the range : BRANDED
61. Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
62. Faked out, in the rink : DEKED
64. Some relations : NIECES
66. Mattress type : TWIN
67. Surprise : STARTLE
68. ___-Pei (Chinese dog) : SHAR
69. Pitiful pencil : STUB
73. King of the boxing world : DON
75. Combat gear : ARMOR
77. Wall Street scare : PANIC
79. Terrier type : AIREDALE
80. Giant of note : OTT
81. Witchy woman : SHEDEVIL
82. Showboater : HAM
84. John Hancock and others : SIGNERS
85. Thinking outside the box : CREATIVE
88. Mammy Yokum's creator : ALCAPP
89. Old phone user : DIALER
92. Many an agent : TENPERCENTER
93. Rich dessert : POUNDCAKE
94. Comparatively gritty : SANDIER
95. Holds, with "over" : TIDES
96. Hot rod propellant : NITRO
98. Rattletraps : CRATES
100. Green : NAIVE
101. Did a cobbler's job : SOLED
102. Fix : EMEND
103. Wuss : SISSY
107. Compaq competitor : DELL
111. Potent potable : RYE

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