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New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 2003

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. With a good chance of success : ONICE
6. One with class? : PROF
10. Public works project : DAM
13. Sour : ACERB
18. Arc lamp gas : XENON
19. Museum piece : RELIC
21. "Deliver Us From ___" (2003 romantic comedy) : EVA
22. Devotee : LOVER
23. What Commissioner Gordon is always findin' at Gotham City crime scenes? : BATMANANDROBBIN
26. Orange container : CRATE
27. Oxford's ___ Miss : OLE
28. Deal (out) : METE
29. Problem that grandma had after usin' poorly-made jars? : LOOSECANNIN
31. Friendly greetin' from Fido? : WELCOMEWAGGIN
35. Put on the page : TYPESET
36. Harmonia's father : ARES
37. Clear the slate : ERASE
38. Applesauce : ROT
39. Islands belonging to Portugal : AZORES
42. Turkey ___ : TROT
43. Removes, as excess water : DRAINSOFF
49. What the security officer was doin' in womenswear? : GUARDINHOSE
51. Good at one's job : ABLE
52. ___ jacket : MAO
53. Wearer of pointy-toed shoes : ELF
54. O'Casey and O'Kelly : SEANS
55. Long talk : SPIEL
57. Form-fitting : SNUG
58. Writer Sontag : SUSAN
61. Bygone carrier : TWA
62. Fittin' nickname for Richard III? : THELYINKING
64. Hunks : WADS
66. Expend : USEUP
68. Acting up : ACHY
69. Major part of sumo wrestlin'? : BELLYBUTTIN
73. Writer : PEN
75. Liberal, slangily : LEFTY
79. Price tag qualifier : ASIS
80. Liable to snap : CROSS
81. Percolate : LEACH
83. Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
84. Smash into : RAM
85. Partly melted : SOFT
86. What power lines near cornfields might be doin'? : CARRYINCROW
89. Like some fruit bats : TUBENOSED
92. Per : APOP
93. Gets better at : LEARNS
94. Cut : LOP
95. Mideast capital : AMMAN
97. Wood cutters : SAWS
98. Danced wildly : CAPERED
102. Workin' a bit too zealously as a theater usher? : SEIZINTICKETS
107. Opposite of White playin' chess patiently? : BLACKRUSHIN
109. Mark's replacement : EURO
110. Sprawl : LIE
111. Choice : ELITE
112. Realm with constantly changin' borders? : THEROAMINEMPIRE
116. Star representing the Hunter's foot : RIGEL
117. One with an antenna : CAR
118. Process, as ore : SMELT
119. Spread down? : EIDER
120. Trail mix tidbits : SEEDS
121. C.O.'s hangouts : HQS
122. Buds : PALS
123. Marsh growth : REEDS
1. Curving lake's shape : OXBOW
2. Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
3. Big name in chips : INTEL
4. URL ending : COM
5. In love : ENAMORED
6. Talks twaddle : PRATES
7. Begin again : RENEW
8. Not cutting-edge : OLD
9. Cone site : FIR
10. Like fillets : DEBONED
11. Enterprise rival : AVIS
12. "Olympia" painter : MANET
13. St. Valentine's Day Massacre organizer : ALCAPONE
14. Dixieland horns : CORNETS
15. Olympic swimmer Janet : EVANS
16. Take another bow? : RETIE
17. ___ Scowcroft, former presidential adviser : BRENT
20. University in Hamilton, N.Y. : COLGATE
24. 2002's "Star Trek: ___" : NEMESIS
25. ___ de Boulogne : BOIS
30. Russians write in it : CYRILLIC
32. Baker v. ___, 1962 Supreme Court case : CARR
33. They go up and down : AERONAUTS
34. Flagrant : GROSS
39. Quite a while : AGES
40. Bantu language : ZULU
41. Daily trippers? : OAFS
42. Loosen : THAW
44. Barroom foot rest : RAIL
45. Suspended state: Var. : ABEYANCY
46. Present opener? : OMNI
47. Forest flautist : FAUN
48. Verne hero : FOGG
50. Goes site-seeing? : NETSURFS
55. Wu ___ (martial art) : SHU
56. Deli slice : PEPPERONI
57. Hebridean island : SKYE
59. Hole-making tools : AWLS
60. Thumbs-down : NAY
62. Sawbuck : TEN
63. Senators' grp. : NHL
65. Infamous 1971 air pirate : DBCOOPER
67. ___ boom bah : SIS
69. TV cartoon boy : BART
70. Jacob tricked him : ESAU
71. Bird perch : LIMB
72. Carry-on : TOTE
74. 1994 Costner role : EARP
76. Jamie of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
77. 1980's arcade game : TRON
78. Certain evergreens : YEWS
81. Two-mile-high capital : LAPAZ
82. Satirist Belloc : HILAIRE
85. U-shaped devices : SNORKELS
86. El ___ (Chevy vehicles) : CAMINOS
87. Unfamiliar face : NEWCOMER
88. Brewer's need : CASK
90. Not appointed : ELECTED
91. Speed demons : DASHERS
96. Israeli P.M., 1969-74 : MEIR
97. Double takes? : STUNTS
98. Traveling speakers : CBERS
99. "Kate & ___" : ALLIE
100. Negro Leagues legend : PAIGE
101. Word before oven or cupboard : DUTCH
103. Kidman's "Dead Calm" co-star : NEILL
104. Pass over : ELIDE
105. Bushed : TIRED
106. Advisers of old : SEERS
108. Center of L.A. : SHAQ
113. Stage equipment : AMP
114. ___ culpa : MEA
115. Slapstick prop : PIE

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