SPACE TRAVEL

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 2002

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Belittle, as yo' mama : DIS
4. One who might slip one past you : ACER
8. Crane : HOIST
13. See 123-Across : VENUS
18. Guess: Abbr. : EST
19. Without equal : ALONE
20. Big fan of Dr. Phil : OPRAH
21. "Maria ___" (1963 hit) : ELENA
22. Nest-egg builder, for short : IRA
23. Guinness orders : PINTS
24. View from Geneva : RHONE
25. Do tune-up work : REOIL
26. Clue for 29-Across : GARMENTOPENINGS
29. Step 7 of the journey : VENTS
30. One using crystals medically, say : NEWAGER
31. Settled : OVER
32. Vacation souvenir : TEE
34. Vacation locale, with "the" : SEA
35. Bohemian, e.g. : SLAV
36. Didn't rent : OWNED
38. Remedies : HEALS
40. Like some muscles : RIPPLED
43. Step 6 of the journey : CENTS
44. Semi conductor? : CBER
48. Fight down 'n' dirty : RASSLE
50. Calendar abbr. : SEP
52. Lurk : HIDE
53. Mince words? : PARSE
54. Thesaurus abbr. : ADV
55. Chemical suffix : ENE
57. Carvey and Delany : DANAS
59. They have strings attached : SPINETS
61. Soft & ___ (Gillette product) : DRI
62. Brief phrase : INRE
64. Step 5 of the journey : CERTS
66. Remove viscid material from : UNTAR
67. Canvas cover : OILPAINT
69. Chiang ___-shek : KAI
70. Workplace watchdog's concern : ASBESTOS
73. Get past : ELUDE
74. Step 4 of the journey : CARTS
76. Tracks : DOGS
77. Mtn. statistic : HGT
78. Lab assignment, maybe : DNATEST
80. Actress Watts : NAOMI
82. Butterfingers : OAF
83. ___ culpa : MEA
84. Condos, e.g. : UNITS
85. One may be square : ROOT
87. "Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
89. Emotional : MOVING
91. Suspect's byword : DENY
92. Step 3 of the journey : DARTS
93. Set about : ENTERON
95. Octave, e.g. : RANGE
96. "The Temptation of St. Anthony" artist : BOSCH
98. "___ job" : ITSA
101. Medical suffix : OMA
104. Rhineland spa : EMS
105. Cat calls : MEWS
106. Passenger vehicle on tracks : RAILBUS
109. Step 2 of the journey : DARTH
111. Clue for 74-Across : VEHICLESONFARMS
115. E. M. Forster subject : INDIA
116. Smart one : ALECK
117. Red-spotted creatures : NEWTS
118. Got into a stew? : ATE
119. Three-time 1950's N.F.L. champs : LIONS
120. Olds model : ALERO
121. W.W. II conference site : CAIRO
122. Web site address ending : NET
123. Start of a journey ending at 13-Across (changing one letter at a time) : EARTH
124. Inveigled : LEDON
125. Valle del Bove locale : ETNA
126. Surg. gen. and others : DRS
1. Thinks fit : DEIGNS
2. Where Mount Tabor is : ISRAEL
3. Clue for 109-Across : STARWARSVILLAIN
4. Dress design : ALINE
5. Jurisdiction : CONTROL
6. Within: Prefix : ENTO
7. Got back (to) : RESPONDED
8. With 97-Down, bird of prey : HORNED
9. Biblical land of wealth : OPHIR
10. Steam ___ : IRON
11. Named names : SANG
12. America, familiarly : THESTATES
13. Panaches : VERVES
14. Robt. ___ : ELEE
15. Some signs : NEONS
16. Gang up : UNITE
17. Mouth burner, maybe : SALSA
19. Take down ___ : APEG
27. Song thrush : MAVIS
28. Start of something big : EVE
33. 2002 British Open champ : ELS
37. Bentley of "American Beauty" : WES
38. Bank job : HEIST
39. Upshot : END
41. Seven nymphs of Greek myth : PLEIADES
42. Clue for 43-Across : PENNIES
43. Charm and more : CHARISMA
44. Isn't level : CANTS
45. Clue for 64-Across : BREATHMINTBRAND
46. Ovary secretion : ESTROGEN
47. Matter in court : RES
48. "Hair" co-writer James : RADO
49. National Book Award-winning poet ___ Rich : ADRIENNE
51. Hoarders : PACKRATS
53. Wishes, sufferingly : PINESFOR
56. Directional suffix : ERN
58. Swell : NEATO
60. Clue for 92-Across : PUBGAME
63. List ender : ETC
65. Sorry : SAD
68. It may fit the mold : PUTTY
71. ___ Canals : SOO
72. Kind of beetle : STAG
75. Make ___ of (record) : ANOTE
78. Washout : DUD
79. Historic region divided in 1994 : TRANSVAAL
81. Basically : INESSENCE
86. Web site address ending : ORG
88. Part of some co. names : INC
90. Doer's cry : VOILA
92. Obstruction : DAM
94. Add at the last minute : THROWIN
95. Unoriginal work : REHASH
96. Tempt : BECKON
97. See 8-Down : OWL
99. Fort in 1861 news : SUMTER
100. Bonds and others : ASSETS
101. "Swan Lake" role : ODILE
102. Wildness : MANIA
103. Fervency : ARDOR
105. Smaller than small : MICRO
107. Bony cavities, anatomically : ANTRA
108. In case it's true : IFSO
110. Windshield option : TINT
112. "Legally Blonde" girl : ELLE
113. Attention : HEED
114. Headquarters : SEAT

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