ACTION FIGURES

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1998

Author: Nelson Hardy
Editor: Will Shortz
Nelson Hardy
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
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1. Superman's father : JOREL
6. Assess : GAUGE
11. Pang : THROE
16. Small ammo : BBS
19. "...in ___ tree" : APEAR
20. Absorb the cost, in slang : EATIT
21. Actor ___ S. Ngor : HAING
22. Certain investment, for short : IRA
23. Her car broke down : PATSONTHESHOULDER
26. Short, for short : LIL
27. Horses : EQUINES
28. Hardly flighty : STAID
29. Supply : SELLTO
31. Mystical character : RUNE
32. "___ Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me" (old song) : IFA
34. Sketch-based TV show, briefly : SNL
35. Deep-six : JETTISON
37. Mystic : SEER
38. "Whew!" : MAN
39. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
41. Amtrak stops: Abbr. : STNS
42. He's exploring new terrain : MARKSOFFTHEPATH
47. Nationality indicator : ENSIGN
51. Sweet-sounding Horne : LENA
52. Mandela's org. : ANC
53. Fizzles out : DIES
55. Licks : ROUTS
56. Cats : BEATNIKS
58. Spiral shell : CONCH
59. Paper deliverers have them: Abbr. : RTES
60. Blink rapidly : BAT
61. Time keeper, at times : TOE
62. Uses mouthwash : GARGLES
64. Codgers' replies : EHS
65. He has mood swings : BOBSUPANDDOWN
69. The Everlys' "When Will ___ Loved" : IBE
70. Helps with : DEFRAYS
72. Latin foot : PES
73. Choice words : ORS
74. Nightmare : FEAR
75. Certain sing-along : ROUND
76. Genetic research aid, often : FRUITFLY
79. Branch of Islam : SUNNI
80. In the past, in the past : ERST
81. "Chuang-tzu" principle : TAO
82. Intensity : ZEAL
83. "Stay!" : DONTGO
84. He's gotten carried away : CHUCKSOVERBOARD
88. Tater : SPUD
90. Soprano Lehmann : LOTTE
91. Practice : PLY
92. Goya subject : MAJA
96. Yenta's quality : NOSINESS
98. "Sleepy Time ___" (1925 song) : GAL
101. Speech with a lesson: Abbr. : SER
102. Drafts, maybe : ALES
103. Value : ESTEEM
104. Unveiling cries : TADAS
106. Beethoven contemporary : ROSSINI
108. ___ Z : ATO
109. He's always asleep by midnight : PETERSOUTATTHEEND
113. Rag : KID
114. Modern cartoon genre : ANIME
115. Actor Jonathan of "Brazil" : PRYCE
116. Four-time Masters champion, to fans : ARNIE
117. Babe's abode : STY
118. Challenges for college srs. : LSATS
119. Strained : TAXED
120. Inspirations : MUSES
1. Comics : JAPERS
2. Unclear : OPAQUE
3. Get in sync again : RETUNE
4. Not so strenuous : EASIER
5. Scientology guru ___ Hubbard : LRON
6. Makes a lot of progress : GETSFAR
7. What to say to a doctor : AAH
8. Sporty trucks, for short : UTES
9. Basic ideas : GISTS
10. Patriot Allen : ETHAN
11. Cousin of plop : THUD
12. "Alfie" lyricist David : HAL
13. Purge : RID
14. Ballroom dance : ONESTEP
15. Everglades bird : EGRET
16. He has a lawyer : BILLSTHECLIENT
17. Londoner, e.g. : BRITON
18. They fix locks : SALONS
24. Longtime Playboy artist LeRoy : NEIMAN
25. ___ Olay : OILOF
30. Entry : LISTING
33. Low socks : ANKLETS
35. Long ___ : JOHNS
36. A util. : ELEC
40. Gambled : STAKED
42. Classic sports cars : MGS
43. The deep : SEA
44. Prov. on Hudson Bay : ONT
45. What science fiction writers do : FANTASIZE
46. Trim : ADORN
47. Made a muff : ERRED
48. "Let's wait" : NOTHERE
49. She likes having children around : SUESFORCUSTODY
50. "___ De-Lovely" : ITS
54. "Whole" thing : SHEBANG
56. Barbara, to friends : BABS
57. Charged item : ION
58. Cornfield sounds : CAWS
60. "Hopalong Cassidy" actor : BOYD
62. Fit for a King? : GORY
63. Prefix with comic : SERIO
65. African language group : BANTU
66. Displace : UPROOT
67. Tiny bit, in France : PEU
68. Globs : DOLLOPS
71. Much sought-after author : RUSHDIE
74. Jollies : FUN
76. Admits nothing? : FASTS
77. Three times, in prescriptions : TER
78. Groovy : FAB
79. Golf course purchase, maybe : SOD
81. W.B.A. outcomes : TKOS
83. Timber trouble : DRYROT
85. Author Samuel : CLEMENS
86. 70's detective series : VEGAS
87. Sent smoke signals, maybe : ALERTED
88. Some sportswear, slangily : SNEAKS
89. Tacky note : POSTIT
92. Capital of Lesotho : MASERU
93. The Coneheads, e.g. : ALIENS
94. Actress Garth : JENNIE
95. Sotto voce remarks : ASIDES
97. Gurkha's home : NEPAL
99. Embrace : ADOPT
100. 1944 Preminger film : LAURA
104. Very, in Vichy : TRES
105. Where Achilles was bathed : STYX
107. Ersatz : SHAM
110. ___ Maria : TIA
111. Ambulance V.I.P. : EMT
112. More than pass : ACE

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