RR CROSSINGS

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1997

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bygone geographical inits. : SSR
4. Area south of the Atlas Mountains : SAHARA
10. Copier : APER
14. Spots : ADS
17. Western Athletic Conf. team : UTEP
19. Five-time Sugar Bowl champs : OLEMISS
21. Opera based on two Wedekind plays : LULU
22. Popular 20's auto : REO
23. Conservative group : RADICALRIGHT
25. Newspaper employee : PRESSMAN
27. Arouse : FIREUP
28. Parting words : ADIEUS
30. Wolfgang Köhler's movement : GESTALT
31. Where the current enters : ANODE
32. Ran : FLED
33. His real name was Ernesto : CHE
35. Site of ancient Samos : IONIA
36. Kind of eng. : CIV
37. Boys : TADS
38. Tour de France activity : ROADRACING
40. Trenton-to-Newark dir. : ENE
41. Parts of hoops : RIMS
42. Hair-dyeing job : ROOTS
44. P.R., so to speak : INK
45. "The Magus" setting : GREECE
47. St. Lawrence Seaway terminus : DULUTH
48. Sultanate on the South China Sea : BRUNEI
52. Apt. divisions : RMS
53. Canary relatives : SERINS
54. ___ hawk (American bird) : COOPERS
55. Host : EMCEE
58. High ground : UPLAND
59. The Fighting Tigers, for short : LSU
60. Fa follower : SOL
61. ___-di-dah : LAH
62. Wreck : DERAIL
64. San ___ (Marin County seat) : RAFAEL
67. Literary monogram : TSE
68. George's brother : IRA
69. Woosnam of the P.G.A. : IAN
70. Demonstrated, in a dramatic way : RIOTED
72. Ogees, e.g. : ESSES
74. Meteorological concern : AIRMASS
76. Grave : SOMBER
77. Heat meas. : BTU
78. Mogadishu resident : SOMALI
79. Jamie Lee in "Halloween" : LAURIE
80. Home runs, in baseball slang : TATERS
83. Resentment : IRE
84. A one ___ chance : INTEN
85. Character builder? : GENE
86. Nav. rank : ENS
88. Place for a target group? : RIFLERANGE
92. Rocky Lane spoke for him : MRED
93. Slangy turndown : NAW
94. Some museum rooms : ATRIA
95. With 89-Down, a casino cry : LET
96. Nuremberg negative : NEIN
97. Andy Kaufman role on "Taxi" : LATKA
99. Family reunion attender : GRANDMA
101. In installments : ONTIME
104. More comely : FAIRER
105. As tight as possible? : TIPSIEST
107. Area for improvement? : RECOVERYROOM
109. Payroll service giant, initially : ADP
110. Big sports event sponsor : NIKE
111. Excel : ACHIEVE
112. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
113. Thou : GEE
114. Kind of student : GRAD
115. Drove : HERDED
116. Scholarly prof.'s degree : LLD
1. Superficial : SURFACE
2. Adding some color to : STAINING
3. Kids' game : REDROVER
4. Controversial 70's-80's sitcom : SOAP
5. "That's ___!" : ALL
6. Ushers in : HERALDS
7. LSD and others : AMIDES
8. Set : RIGID
9. New York stadium name : ASHE
10. High mountain : ALP
11. Rid : PURGED
12. Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
13. "The Deer Hunter" event : RUSSIANROULETTE
14. Fashion label since 1975 : ARMANI
15. Handle, as goods : DEALIN
16. "The Volcano Lover" novelist : SONTAG
18. Motley : PIED
20. R-V connection : STU
24. English source : CUE
26. Prepare for an emergency, in a way : STOCKUP
29. Lawn-care products brand : SCOTTS
32. Recognition : FAME
34. Talk (over) : HASH
37. Some contractions : TICS
38. Certain tournament : ROUNDROBIN
39. RNA sugar : RIBOSE
41. Special ed course : REMEDIALREADING
42. Part of an address : RURALROUTE
43. "Romeo Is Bleeding" actress : OLIN
46. "Maid of Athens, ___ we part": Byron : ERE
47. Supermarket section : DELI
49. Retreats : NESTS
50. Jagged : EROSE
51. British ___ : ISLES
53. Marienbad, for one : SPA
54. Covered : CLAD
55. 1981 Literature Nobelist Canetti : ELIAS
56. Video game adventurer : MARIO
57. Kind of school : CHARM
58. Beverage servers : URNS
63. More compliant : EASIER
65. To ___ : ATEE
66. "___ sher!" : FER
71. Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
73. Ask (for) : SUE
75. Proxy votes : MAILINS
76. Serenaded : SANGTO
77. Ring : BAND
79. Come-on : LINE
80. "Happy Days" type : TEEN
81. Building manager's schedule : RENTROLL
82. Hooey : SNAKEOIL
85. Caused distress : GRIEVED
87. Was overrun : SWARMED
88. Not uniform : RAGTAG
89. See 95-Across : ITRIDE
90. Parlor treat : FRAPPE
91. Panhandle site : ALASKA
92. Nixon's "In the Arena," e.g. : MEMOIR
96. Suitable spot : NICHE
97. Ballad : LAY
98. Suffix with concession : AIRE
100. Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
102. Marksmanship org. founded in 1871 : NRA
103. Georgia ___ : TECH
104. Mister Rogers, for one : FRED
106. Clarinetist Lewis : TED
108. Early evictee : EVE

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