ENERGY CRUNCH

New York Times, Sunday, November 26, 2006

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 240 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prefix with -drome : AERO
5. Mogul : CZAR
9. Philippine seaport : ILOILO
15. Mug : PUSS
19. Low part of a hand : TREY
20. Pickup shtick? : LINE
21. "Haven't a clue!" : NOIDEA
22. Duck: Ger. : ENTE
23. Base leader : TOPSERGEANT
25. Parisian entertainment since 1869 : FOLIESBERGERE
27. "Likewise" : IDOTOO
28. Shackles : IRONS
30. Juicy, tart apple : STAYMAN
31. It may be pushed before starting : RESET
32. Homestead Act unit : ACRE
34. Sponsor at Indy : STP
36. 1 + 1 = 3, e.g. : SYNERGY
37. River of Hesse : EDER
38. British ___ : ISLES
39. Western Hemisphere grp. : OAS
41. ___-Foy, Québec : STE
42. "Time to go now!" : BETTERGETMOVING
47. Pause that refreshes : NAP
50. Phrase of nonspecific attribution : THEYSAY
52. Leaked, as from a container : OOZEDOUT
54. Nashville-based awards org. : CMA
55. Diamond baron Cecil : RHODES
56. 1998 animated bug film : ANTZ
57. Nymph pursuers : SATYRS
59. "___ the ramparts ?" : OER
60. Tasting of wood, as some wines : OAKY
63. Itch cause : HIVES
67. Like some cottage cheese : NOFAT
68. Friend in a sombrero : AMIGO
71. Household scare : POLTERGEIST
73. Natural sparkler : GEODE
74. Bakery order : DOZEN
75. Hells Canyon locale : IDAHO
76. Not to mention : ALSO
78. Tuneful city "by the sea-o" : RIO
79. Brought up the rear? : MOONED
81. Stir up : ROIL
83. Guiding light : BEACON
86. Prince Valiant's firstborn : ARN
87. Directional aid : SIGNPOST
91. Teeth, slangily : IVORIES
93. L.A. hours : PST
94. Slicker, umbrella, galoshes, etc. : FOULWEATHERGEAR
96. Opening sound? : AHH
99. It's in the genes : DNA
100. Places for laces : SHOES
101. Lure : BAIT
105. Elevator stop : FLOOR
107. MoMA's home : NYC
109. Lifts : COPS
110. "Amadeus" star Tom : HULCE
111. Steamed dishes : TAMALES
113. Place of sacrifice : ALTAR
115. "Ulysses" setting : DUBLIN
116. Christmas decoration site : EVERGREENTREE
118. He was no dummy : EDGARBERGEN
121. Trojan ally in the "Iliad" : ARES
122. Sci-fi weaponry : LASERS
123. Jean ___, creator of 56-Down : AUEL
124. ___-majesté : LESE
125. Plain and simple : MERE
126. Does a dog trick : SPEAKS
127. "This is going to get ___" : UGLY
128. ___'acte : ENTR
1. It's worn : ATTIRE
2. Worn : ERODED
3. Rest : REPOSE
4. Place for pearls : OYSTERBED
5. Classic Liz Taylor part : CLEO
6. President of Pakistan, 1978-88 : ZIA
7. Lily Tomlin's Edith ___ : ANN
8. Many a Floridian : RETIREE
9. Skinny : INFO
10. Nutcases : LOONS
11. Heater with a storage tank : OILSTOVE
12. Exiled Amin : IDI
13. Historic Virginia family : LEES
14. Kilns : OASTS
15. Edvard Grieg work : PEERGYNT
16. Quick-acting intl. military unit : UNEMERGENCYFORCE
17. Dogie : STRAY
18. Witnessed : SEEN
24. Rye fungus : ERGOT
26. Raises a howl : BAYS
29. Lean against : RESTON
32. Screened terrier : ASTA
33. White-collar workers? : CLERGY
35. No longer owed : PAID
38. Linda Ronstadt's "___ Easy" : ITSSO
40. ___-Cat : SNO
43. See here! : EYE
44. Some bedtime reading : MOTHERGOOSE
45. Nelson in reruns : OZZIE
46. Onetime American Communist leader ___ Hall : GUS
48. Uncommon sources of music nowadays : AMRADIOS
49. Stick to : PASTEON
50. Setting for some Sherlock Holmes mysteries : THEMOORS
51. Combining of companies making the same product : HORIZONTALMERGER
53. Zest : TANG
55. Travel guide : ROADMAP
56. "The Clan of the Cave Bear" heroine : AYLA
58. One little piggy : TOE
61. Bee: Prefix : API
62. On the canvas, informally : KOD
64. Lab vessel : VIAL
65. Immigrant's course: Abbr. : ESL
66. Network on a 55-Down: Abbr. : STS
69. Atty. ___ : GEN
70. They're easy to dial on a rotary phone : ONES
72. Chuck : THROW
77. Winds in a pit : OBOES
80. "What's the ___?" : DIF
82. Lake that's a source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
84. Big time : ERA
85. Potential lifesaver for a drowning person : AIRBUBBLE
88. Mars or Mercury : GOD
89. Ex-senator Sam : NUNN
90. Site of swings and a sandbox : PLAYAREA
91. Restaurant chain founded in 1958 near L.A. : IHOP
92. Edges : VERGES
95. "Nothing is so much to be feared as fear" penner : THOREAU
97. Croaking : HOARSE
98. Boring result : HOLE
102. It may lead to a breakout : ALLERGEN
103. Least friendly : ICIEST
104. Two fins' worth : TENNER
105. Three-time N.F.L. M.V.P., 1995-97 : FAVRE
106. Staggers : REELS
108. Bob Cratchit, in "A Christmas Carol" : CLERK
110. "Ben-___" : HUR
111. Mets, Jets or Nets : TEAM
112. Spur-of-the-moment : SNAP
114. "___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
115. Big John of golf : DALY
117. Literary monogram : TSE
119. Grooved on : DUG
120. Set : GEL

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