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New York Times, Sunday, December 15, 1996

Author: R. Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hosp. areas : ERS
4. Orbital extreme : APSIS
9. Fed : GMAN
13. Mea ___ : CULPA
18. "I reckon not" : NAH
19. ___ Affair (Civil War imbroglio) : TRENT
20. Michener title : TEXAS
22. 1995 N.B.A. scoring leader : ONEAL
23. Business firm, in France: Abbr. : CIE
24. Page 2, usually : VERSO
25. Ratify : ADOPT
26. Software buyers : USERS
27. Wing it : ADLIB
29. Relief pitchers : FIREMEN
31. Hardy grass : ESPARTO
33. Measuring system : METRIC
35. Popular sporting fish : SEABASS
37. Gen. Pershing's command: Abbr. : AEF
38. Spread the word? : PREACH
39. Tarlatan skirt : TUTU
40. Masks : CONCEALS
45. Georgia, once: Abbr. : SSR
46. Day, to Dayan : YOM
48. Campaign pro : POL
49. Sample : SIP
50. Divvy up : ALLOT
51. "Behold," to Boethius : ECCE
52. Harper's Weekly cartoonist : NAST
54. Singer Harris : EMMYLOU
56. The tiniest bit : ATALL
59. Slugger's stat : RBI
62. Opposite of paleo- : NEO
63. Def Jam records genre : RAP
64. Traffic jam : FIREENGINECARRACERRIG
72. Traffic jam : TRAMROADSTERMOTORHOME
73. Traffic jam : SEMIVANAUTOSEDANMOPED
74. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
75. Author Stanislaw : LEM
76. Young socialite : DEB
77. "The Flowering Peach" playwright : ODETS
78. He wore a top hat in "Top Hat" : ASTAIRE
82. First word of "Send in the Clowns" : ISNT
84. Overdue : LATE
86. Earthshaking event : SEISM
87. White House inits. : RMN
89. Sports governing body: Abbr. : IOC
91. Author of "The Island of the Day Before" : ECO
92. Vacation spot : SPA
95. Even more distressing : ANDWORSE
97. Optimist, of sorts : BULL
99. Neptune moon : TRITON
101. The dovekie is one : AUK
102. Film heptad : SAMURAI
105. Plan out : SCRIPT
106. TV dinner name : SWANSON
110. "Semiramide" composer : ROSSINI
112. "Fiddler on the Roof" role : YENTA
113. Day of la semaine : MARDI
114. Like some traffic barriers : CONIC
116. Battlefield V.I.P. : MEDIC
118. Sticky stuff : TAR
119. Club publication : ORGAN
120. Paris cultural center : OPERA
121. Be behind : TRAIL
122. Poetic preposition : ERE
123. Troll's cousin : GNOME
124. Flagstone, e.g. : SLAB
125. Davis of "Get On the Bus" : OSSIE
126. Wino's woe : DTS
1. Prepares to spend the night : ENCAMPS
2. Al Davis's men : RAIDERS
3. Harbor : SHELTER
4. Traffic jam : ATVBICYCLERVLIMOUSINE
5. Post's opposite : PRE
6. Lord's lackey : SERF
7. Put one's foot down : INSIST
8. Save for a rainy day : STOREUP
9. Traffic jam : GTAMBULANCEOMNIBUSCAB
10. Jason's wife, in myth : MEDEA
11. Nerve fibers : AXONS
12. Tot's time-out : NAP
13. Traffic jam : COUPECAMPERMOTORCYCLE
14. With risk : UNSAFELY
15. Groucho expression : LEER
16. Auditioner's aim : PART
17. Plus : ALSO
21. Sault ___ Marie : STE
28. "Cybill" character : IRA
30. Popular brand of stationery : EATON
32. ___ Jacinto Day (April 21) : SAN
34. Kiss flavor: Abbr. : CHOC
36. Poli ___ : SCI
41. Ready to be turned on : OPERATABLE
42. Best effort : ALL
43. Elton's john : LOO
44. Good name for a cabin attendant : STU
47. Diving ducks : MERGANSERS
49. Had a tantrum : STORMED
51. Fragrant resin : ELEMI
53. Large chain : SEARS
55. City on the Ocmulgee River : MACON
56. Parts of days, in the classifieds : AFTS
57. Flag : TIRE
58. Saroyan hero : ARAM
60. ___ fond farewell to : BIDA
61. It can cause a shock : INSULIN
65. Asphyxiation cause : NOAIR
66. Diminutive endings : ETTES
67. Heckled : RODE
68. ___ Island : RHODE
69. Hitchcock title : ROPE
70. "___ a man who wasn't there" : IMET
71. Sheepskin alternatives, for short : GEDS
78. Matter of fact introduction? : ASA
79. One in it for the long term?: Abbr. : SEN
80. Prescription abbr. : TID
81. Construction of 1898-1902 : ASWANDAM
83. Balzac's birthplace : TOURS
85. Is decisive : ACTS
88. Mayo, e.g. : MES
90. Words before fame or after lay : CLAIMTO
92. Pinched pennies : STINTED
93. Toaster snack : POPTART
94. Scorpio's brightest star : ANTARES
96. Howard Hughes studio : RKO
98. Record holders : LINERS
100. Incense : IRE
103. Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
104. Shearer of "Peeping Tom" : MOIRA
106. Kind of alert : SMOG
107. Alert : WARN
108. Ship to Colchis : ARGO
109. Bilko, for one: Abbr. : NCO
111. Castor's killer : IDAS
115. Photo ___ : OPS
117. Grandson, maybe : III

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