REJECTED COLLEGE MASCOTS

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crows : BRAGS
6. "A Passage to India" character : ADELA
11. Popular player since 2001 : IPOD
15. Kids : JESTS
20. Baker, of a sort : PIEMAN
21. Bulb unit : LUMEN
22. Exclusive of anything else : MERE
23. Author Sinclair : UPTON
24. Of last month : ULTIMO
25. Incarnation : EMBODIMENT
27. Best-selling Hasbro toy introduced in the 1960's : GIJOE
28. Mascot #1 : SKIDMOREBANANAPEEL
31. Seafood selection : SOLE
32. Feeling : SENSATE
33. It might make the torso seem moreso : BRA
34. Hypo meas. : CCS
35. One taking advantage of a long arm : REACHER
37. Q.E.D. part : ERAT
38. Ka ___ (Hawaii's South Cape) : LAE
40. Former German president Johannes ___ : RAU
41. Duel personalities? : SECONDS
42. G.P.S. heading : SSE
43. Off-land lander : SEAPLANE
47. Gray head? : LEE
50. Lights (into) : RIPS
51. Mascot #2 : NAVYBLUEBLAZER
54. Rising times : DAWNS
57. Things best let be, proverbially : BYGONES
60. Symbols used in Navajo and Mayan art : SWASTIKAS
62. Nut : LOON
63. Heavy : LEADEN
64. Barracks locale : BASE
66. "In excelsis ___" : DEO
67. Mail-sorting ctr. : GPO
69. Genetic inits. : RNA
70. Mr. Hulot's player, in films : TATI
71. Galoot-like : OAFISH
73. Street coat? : BLACKTOP
75. Mascot #3 : COLGATETOOTHPASTE
81. Name-callers, maybe : LIBELERS
84. One of 12 tiles in mah-jongg : DRAGON
85. Existence, to Claudius : ESSE
89. Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
90. First thing Iowa State cheerleaders ask for? : ANI
91. It used to be pitched : WOO
94. Uffizi display : ARTE
95. Best of the best : TOPTEN
97. Landlocked land : LAOS
99. Rising : ASCENDANT
102. Agog : POPEYED
103. Writer Carroll : LEWIS
105. Mascot #4 : HUNTERGATHERER
108. Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park site : NDAK
110. End in the Bible? : ETH
111. Shell carrier : TERRAPIN
112. CD burners : PCS
115. Tagged : LABELED
118. Country singer Joe : ELY
120. QB's gains : YDS
121. Show appreciation : CLAP
122. Acquisitive sort : AMASSER
123. Mideast org. : PLO
124. Scrap : ORT
126. Petach Tikva resident : ISRAELI
129. Armory grp. : REGT
130. Mascot #5 : NOTREDAMEHUNCHBACK
134. 1960's TV actress Stevens : INGER
136. Tries to trap something : WEAVESAWEB
137. One rolling with the Stones? : ROADIE
138. Skilled : ADEPT
139. "Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
140. Win by ___ : ANOSE
141. Mooring spots : INLETS
142. Clipped : TERSE
143. List abbr. : ETAL
144. Forlorn one : PINER
145. Union general : MEADE
1. Swindlers : BILKERS
2. Laser surgery targets : RETINAE
3. In the center of : AMIDST
4. Kind of ray : GAMMA
5. Hardly one of hoi polloi : SNOOT
6. "Hard ___!" (nautical order) : ALEE
7. Airhead : DUMBBELL
8. Imprison : EMBAR
9. Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
10. Bandleader's start : ANDA
11. Neat as a pin : IMMACULATE
12. Henhouse sounds : PEEPS
13. Caen's river : ORNE
14. Prevents : DETERS
15. Corked vessel : JUG
16. Like George Washington's church : EPISCOPAL
17. Mascot #6 : STJOHNSWORT
18. Decorated, as leather : TOOLED
19. Bad looks : SNEERS
20. Kitties : PUSSES
26. No fan of Pizarro, certainly : INCA
29. Devices in electrical networks : RELAYS
30. Act the ogler : LEER
36. Burn cause : ACID
39. Urgent transmission, for short : APB
40. Country star's sitcom : REBA
43. Compos mentis : SANE
44. Roulette bet : EVEN
45. 2000 Olympics host : AUSSIE
46. Most up-to-date : NEWEST
48. Basso Pinza : EZIO
49. Startled interjection : EEK
51. "Sorry, Charlie!" : NODICE
52. Narc's haul : LSD
53. Sweater style : RAGLAN
55. A doofus might do it : NONO
56. It makes clothes close : SNAP
57. Short order in a diner : BLT
58. Voice vote : YEA
59. Rod : GAT
61. Springs : SPAS
64. Farm calls : BAAS
65. Rear : AFT
68. Illogically, not the eighth mo. : OCT
71. Monstrous : OGRISH
72. Cement holder : HOD
73. Lodge letters : BPOE
74. Large fish, maybe, to a fisher : KEEPER
76. Suffix with pay : OLA
77. River through Siberia : LENA
78. Like many Ping-Pong balls, nowadays : ORANGE
79. Dentist's target : TARTAR
80. Driver's lic. info : HGT
81. Take it easy : LOLL
82. Latin hymn "Dies ___" : IRAE
83. Mascot #7 : BROWNBAGGER
86. Squealer's spot : STY
87. Match in chips : SEE
88. Rear : END
91. Left : WENT
92. Fair and square : ONTHELEVEL
93. Metered praise : ODE
95. Inner tubes, topologically : TORI
96. Store sign : OPEN
98. Avoids : SIDESTEPS
100. Prompt : CUE
101. Having a goatee and beret, say : ARTY
102. Digestive juice : PEPSIN
104. "Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
106. Shoe sales clerk's urging : TRYTHESE
107. Ate : HAD
109. Sharply focused : KEEN
112. Made, as a case : PLEADED
113. Stalagmite makeup : CALCITE
114. Volleyball putaways : SPIKES
115. Rodeo ring? : LARIAT
116. ___ honorable (formal apology) : AMENDE
117. Drift off : DROWSE
119. Prospector's find : LODE
121. Scriptural interpretation : CABALA
123. Fashionable bag : PRADA
124. Muscat resident : OMANI
125. Taken back, as territory : REWON
127. Gauzy material : SCRIM
128. Wine region : RHONE
131. Milker's handhold : TEAT
132. Rush! : ASAP
133. Prefix with mensch : UBER
135. Hwy. sign no. : RTE

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