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New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 2004

Author: Kumar Balani
Editor: Will Shortz
Kumar Balani
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Balani. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Causes of bickering : RIFTS
6. "Rock'd the full-foliaged ___": Tennyson : ELMS
10. Solar event : FLARE
15. See 24-Down : HAVE
19. Prayer recipient, maybe : ALLAH
20. Binge : TOOT
21. 1962 tennis Grand Slam winner : LAVER
22. Sudden clouding-over, maybe : OMEN
23. Step 1 of a Thanksgiving dinner : YOUREGHANABUYAFATBIRD
27. Thatcher's place : ROOF
28. One of the angels on "Charlie's Angels" : KRIS
29. Mount : HORSE
30. Undersides of overhangs : SOFFITS
34. Interpret : READ
35. Cared for lovingly : CARESSED
38. Elevate : UPLIFT
39. Extended time : AEON
40. Young hog : SHOAT
41. Step 2 : STUFFANDPUTITINJAPAN
47. Walks : HIKES
48. Send off : EMIT
49. Game equipment : DICE
50. Work of Homer : EPOS
52. Cooling treats : ICES
53. Look-alike : TWIN
54. Opponent of Stalin : TITO
55. Work of Juvenal : SATIRE
57. The "one" in the phrase "draw one" : BEER
58. Ray who founded McDonald's : KROC
59. Actress Flockhart : CALISTA
60. Step 3 : TAIWANLEGWITHTHEOTHER
66. Blue Diamond canful : ALMONDS
67. "Phooey!" : RATS
68. Tirade : RANT
69. Elements of a biblical miracle : LOAVES
70. Cooling treat : CONE
71. Sawbuck halves : FINS
72. Beach sandal problem : GRIT
76. Spill producer : LUGE
77. Santa ___ : CRUZ
78. Creepy crawler : SLUG
79. Having the toilet paper roll put on the "wrong" way, e.g. : PEEVE
80. Step 4 : DONOTLETANYONERUSSIA
85. Responds to gravity : DROPS
86. "Dies ___" : IRAE
87. Loosens : UNTIES
88. Make retroactive : BACKDATE
92. "Laugh-In" segment : SKIT
93. Plate : LICENSE
94. Register : ENROL
95. Procrastinator's promise : SOON
96. Show windedness : PANT
97. Step 5 : FEEDYOURHUNGARYGUESTS
106. "___ Rock" : IAMA
107. Matrimony : UNION
108. Perfidious : EVIL
109. Hello or goodbye : ALOHA
110. Polar expedition, e.g. : TREK
111. Competed in a rodeo event : ROPED
112. Genesis maker : SEGA
113. Like some jackets : LINED
1. Line in geometry : RAY
2. U.N. agcy. dealing with jobs : ILO
3. Sore throat producer : FLU
4. Blacken : TAR
5. Western heroes : SHERIFFS
6. Spirit of a people : ETHOS
7. Be idle : LOAF
8. Time to get back to work: Abbr. : MON
9. Police action : STAKEOUT
10. Not static : FLUID
11. Macaulay's "___ of Ancient Rome" : LAYS
12. Actress Gardner : AVA
13. Officiate, briefly : REF
14. Big real estate firm : ERA
15. Vagabonds : HOBOS
16. Desert V.I.P.'s : AMIRS
17. Poetry : VERSE
18. Over : ENDED
24. With 15-Across, need, slangily : GOTTA
25. Small goose : BRANT
26. Certain sorority member : THETA
30. ___ bar : SUSHI
31. Sight-related : OPTIC
32. Hole in one, assuredly : FLUKE
33. Small wind instruments : FIFES
34. Fasten again : REPIN
35. 1970's sitcom title character : CHICO
36. Dynamite : AONE
37. British rule in India : RAJ
39. Approve of : ADMIRE
40. Card : STITCH
42. Stair posts : NEWELS
43. Putdown of those with whom one disagrees : IDIOTS
44. ___ point : PETIT
45. Imitative : APISH
46. Spanish point : NORTE
51. Burn : SEAR
53. Oversees : TENDS
54. Much-heard : TRITE
55. Composer Saint-___ : SAENS
56. Gobs : ALOT
57. Ruin : BANE
58. Winter celebration : KWANZA
59. Nickel and dime : CHANGE
60. High : TALL
61. Vocally : ALOUD
62. Insect stage : IMAGO
63. Interlaced : WOVEN
64. Cavity fillers : GROUTS
65. Three-in-one : TRIUNE
70. Item with syrup : CREPE
71. Homecoming project : FLOAT
72. Chanson de ___ (medieval poem) : GESTE
73. Balsam, e.g. : RESIN
74. Brown group : IVIES
75. Kid : TEASE
77. Set : CLOT
78. Hospital supplies : SYRINGES
79. On the dot : PUNCTUAL
81. "You'd never have guessed, but ..." : ODDLY
82. Singing syllable : TRA
83. Photography brand : NIKON
84. Having second thoughts about : RUING
88. Suit : BEFIT
89. Something to be lent, in phrase : ANEAR
90. Twinkie filler : CREME
91. Photography brand : KODAK
92. Valid : SOUND
93. 1972 pop hit with a never-ending chorus : LAYLA
95. Sole supporter? : SHOE
96. Fussbudget : PRIG
98. "___ Father ..." : OUR
99. Mattel game : UNO
100. Lace (into) : RIP
101. Hello or goodbye : AVE
102. Inventor Whitney : ELI
103. "My boy" : SON
104. Café alternative : THE
105. Depressing : SAD

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