SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1993

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 150, Blocks: 86 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The Shortz Era began with this rainbow grid from Peter Gordon, a tribute to the much-heralded Roy G. Biv.
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Site of the Shandog Peninsula : YELLOWSEA
5. "Closer to Fine" singers : INDIGOGIRLS
11. Capital near Lake Tuz : ANKARA
17. MasterCard rival : OPTIMA
19. Petrarch works : SONNETS
21. Took it easy : LOLLED
22. Swami routine of the old "Tonight Show" : CARNAC
23. Interminable : NONSTOP
24. Some are French-cut : GREENBEANS
25. "The African Queen" scriptwriter : AGEE
26. Bud, eventually : LEAF
28. River to the Caspian : URAL
30. Polish writer Stanislaw : LEM
31. 1961 Pulitzer-winning author : LEE
32. Orson's planet in 70's TV : ORK
33. TV show about agents Robinson and Scott : ISPY
35. Makes, as a living : EKESOUT
39. Horned vipers : ASPS
41. Average grade : CEE
42. Pitcher Young and namesakes : CYS
43. Exploits : USES
44. Judo level : DAN
45. Grill : ASK
47. Lose control on the road : SKID
49. Srta., across the Pyrenees : MLLE
50. Retsyn-filled mint : CERT
51. Trinkets : GEWGAWS
55. Nighttime's start, in poetry : EEN
56. Verdi opera : OTELLO
58. "Bird _____ Wire" : ONA
59. Salon works : DOS
60. Name of 16 popes : GREGORY
62. Nora Helmer's creator : IBSEN
66. 1968-75 Norris Trophy winner : ORR
67. Dept. of the Treasury div. : IRS
68. Luke was his disciple : YODA
69. Make a big effort : STRIVE
70. Table linen, often : DAMASK
72. After-shower scene : REDORANGEYELLOWGREENBLUEINDIGOVIOLET
75. Doctor : HEALER
76. Toxic defoliant : AGENTORANGE
77. Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
78. Flight board abbr. : ARR
79. Edison, e.g.: Abbr. : INV
80. Tanzanian coins : SENTI
81. Coquette : FLIRTER
84. Actress Zadora : PIA
85. Kind of ball or card : CUE
86. Basketball ploy : SCREEN
88. Cell stuff : RNA
89. Lures into wrongdoing : ENTRAPS
91. "I hear you," to a CB operator : COPY
94. Fermented : HARD
95. Years and years : EONS
97. Josh : KID
98. Coach Parseghian : ARA
99. It's shocking! : VOLT
100. Poivre's partner : SEL
101. One-fifth of MMV : CDI
103. Shoe coverer : SPAT
107. Most colored by the sun : TANNEST
109. Tad : IOTA
110. _____ Tin Tin : RIN
111. Louisville Slugger material : ASH
112. Douglas, for example : FIR
113. Sale place : YARD
115. Mao successor : DENG
116. Hugh Hefner prop : PIPE
117. Negatively charged atoms : ANIONS
120. Where to see 72 Across : RAINBOW
123. 1986 Spacek/Kline flick : VIOLETSAREBLUE
125. Algiers's old quarter : CASBAH
126. Run-scoring bunt : SQUEEZE
127. Vonnegut's "The _____ of Titan" : SIRENS
128. Name of two English kings : ETHELRED
129. Made an MRI picture : IMAGED
130. Letter opener? : SIRS
1. It might have the heading "Vacuum-Van" : YELLOWPAGES
2. Silkwood portrayer : STREEP
3. "______ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
4. Doogie Howser's org. : AMA
5. They prey on small mammals : INDIGOSNAKES
6. Boo-boo : GOOF
7. B&B : INN
8. Hosp. workers : RNS
9. Pauses : LETUPS
10. Floor : STORY
11. "Let's Stay Together" singer : ALGREEN
12. They always have titles : NOBLES
13. Some MOMA paintings : KLEES
14. Dessert option : ALAMODE
15. Stimpy's buddy : REN
16. Commercials : ADS
17. Central Florida city : OCALA
18. Novel that features the language Nadsat : ACLOCKWORKORANGE
20. Health club : SPA
27. Before, to Byron : ERE
29. Stahl of "60 Minutes" : LESLEY
33. More frigid : ICIER
34. Actor in "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca" : SYDNEYGREENSTREET
36. Hull attachment : KEEL
37. Old Mideast inits. : UAR
38. Explosive stuff : TNT
40. Wilt : SAG
43. Kind of lamp : ULTRAVIOLET
46. Cruel : SADISTIC
48. College party essential : KEG
49. Song also recorded as "Harlem Footwarmers" : MOODINDIGO
50. Army atack helicopter : COBRA
51. _____ gold : GOODAS
52. Incense : ENRAGE
53. Soldiers : WARMEN
54. Draft org. : SSS
57. Intellectuals : LITERATI
61. Michigan Wolverine cheer : GOBLUE
63. Glass ingredient : SILICA
64. Tie : EVENUP
65. Anxiety : NERVES
69. Self-effacing people : SHRINKINGVIOLETS
71. Uneasy : ANTSY
72. Bridge situation : REDALERT
73. Curacao ingredient : ORANGERIND
74. Less brave : YELLOWER
78. Imitate : APE
81. Allegiance : FEALTY
82. _____ Gay : ENOLA
83. Kurosawa's "King Lear" : RAN
87. Greek letters : RHOS
90. Rural rtes. : RDS
91. Socks, e.g. : CAT
92. ______ pro nobis : ORA
93. Perch, for example : PANFISH
96. Fastened with threads? : SCREWED
99. Springy : VERNAL
100. It explodes when wet : SODIUM
102. Racket : DIN
104. Sock sorter : PAIRER
105. Fluttering trees : ASPENS
106. Despondency : THEBLUES
108. Tantalus's daughter : NIOBE
109. Kirkuk native : IRAQI
114. "_____ magna" (anagrams, appropriately) : ARS
115. Nap : DOZE
116. _____-mutuel : PARI
117. King's superior : ACE
118. Actor Pendleton : NAT
119. Bit : SHRED
121. Teachers' org. : NEA
122. Petition : BEG
124. Family girl : SIS

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