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New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2001

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some Ontario natives : OTTAWAS
8. Tin can's target : UBOAT
13. Best : OPTIMAL
20. Exodus figure : PHARAOH
21. Île de la Cité locale : SEINE
22. Hardly a four-star restaurant : BEANERY
23. Cold-blooded one : REPTILE
24. What a show horse may be in? : HALTEREDSTATE
26. On ___ (trying to lose) : ADIET
27. Develop wrinkles, say : AGE
29. Charade : MIME
30. Deals with sin : ATONES
31. Weakened military units? : HARMEDFORCES
34. Kind of wrench : ALLEN
36. Tee off : IRE
37. Twelve : NOON
38. Long ___ : AGO
39. Place to kick something? : REHAB
43. Staying power : LEGS
46. High-muck-a-muck : MOGUL
48. Be jarring : CLANG
50. Commonsensical : SANE
51. Do-say connection : ASI
52. Drapery disaster? : BURSTOFHANGER
55. Env. contents : LTR
56. Lady with a box : PANDORA
58. Compartment : ROOM
59. Response in a guessing game : SMALLER
61. Sound of the Northwest : PUGET
62. Balancing pro : CPA
65. Binds : TIES
67. Quick : SPEEDY
68. Señora Perón : EVA
69. When to celebrate quays and piers? : HARBORDAY
72. Farm shelter : STY
73. Fumbling : ERRING
76. Suns or Stars : TEAM
77. Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
78. Flat tire causes : TACKS
81. Flowers named for a Swedish botanist : DAHLIAS
83. "Oh, my!" : ALAS
85. Barefaced : BLATANT
87. Mrs. William McKinley : IDA
88. Shampoos? : CLEARSTHEHAIR
92. TV's "Shop ___ You Drop" : TIL
93. Good trait to have in a crisis : CALM
95. Per ___ ad astra (motto of the Royal Canadian Air Force) : ARDUA
96. Signs : OMENS
97. Anent : ASTO
98. October 31 option : TREAT
100. One-horse carriage : GIG
101. Juror : PEER
102. Modern office staples : PCS
104. "And so ___" : TOBED
106. Attire at a British boarding school? : HARROWSHIRTS
111. Dodge or Nash : WRITER
114. Many millennia : AEON
116. Singer DiFranco : ANI
117. Unmoving : INERT
118. Institute for short-order cooks? : HASHCANSCHOOL
121. Party favorite : NOMINEE
123. Taking time off : ONLEAVE
124. Possibly will : COULD
125. Source of running water : OPENTAP
126. Olla : STEWPOT
127. Basso Simon ___ : ESTES
128. Peanut butter and jelly : SPREADS
1. Popular afternoon host : OPRAH
2. 1970's TV courtroom drama : THEDA
3. Animal with a snout : TAPIR
4. Apollo's twin : ARTEMIS
5. Person who reports to a captain : WAITER
6. Part of many e-mail addresses : AOL
7. Bundle : SHEAF
8. Say goodbye to : USHEROUT
9. "C'mon, ___ pal!" : BEA
10. Some Texan V.I.P.'s : OILMEN
11. Nay sayers : ANTIS
12. Overflow : TEEM
13. U.K. award : OBE
14. Bike : PEDAL
15. Vintner's employee : TASTER
16. Chants : INTONES
17. Stand for : MEAN
18. El Prado work : ARTE
19. Strong cleaners : LYES
25. National airport name : REAGAN
28. Pagoda features : GONGS
32. Express doubts : DEMUR
33. Modern newspaper feature : COLOR
35. Itches : LONGS
38. City on San Francisco Bay : ALAMEDA
40. Astronomer Edmund's felines? : HALLEYCATS
41. Paid (up) : ANTED
42. Holly feature : BERRY
43. Nordland resident : LAPP
44. "I saw ___ kissing Kate ..." (tongue twister) : ESAU
45. Nathan's spicy sister? : GINGERHALE
47. Spinachlike plant : ORACH
48. Group in a loft : CHOIR
49. Paragons : GEMS
52. Brooklyn ___ Garden : BOTANIC
53. Developing business? : FOTOMAT
54. Eminem, e.g. : RAPSTAR
57. Rascal : DEVIL
60. Free to attack : LETAT
63. Excessively glib : PAT
64. Foyer item : AREARUG
66. Juice : SAP
70. Raft material : BALSA
71. Coffee brand : YUBAN
73. Decree : EDICT
74. What stealth may avoid : RADAR
75. Many a fund-raiser : GALA
79. Join : KNIT
80. Normandy town : STLO
82. Suit fabric : SERGE
84. Smith, of a sort : SHOER
86. Speech difficulties : LISPS
89. Reebok rival : ADIDAS
90. Colombia is their largest producer : EMERALDS
91. Shore bird : HERON
94. Whence the phrase "Blessed are the poor in spirit" : MATTHEW
97. Dopey : ASININE
99. Boot part : TOECAP
101. Prove successful : PANOUT
103. Bellman : CHIMER
105. "Good job!" : BRAVO
106. Yuletide sounds : HOHOS
107. Lushes : WINOS
108. ___-Wreck : RENTA
109. Escalator part : TREAD
110. Escalator parts : STEPS
111. "___ next?" : WHOS
112. Talk like crazy? : RANT
113. Bermuda, e.g. : ISLE
115. "___ Homo" (Titian painting) : ECCE
119. Safety measure : NET
120. "Yay!" : OLE
122. Versus: Abbr. : OPP

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