FLUNKIES

New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 2001

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Second-rate : LESSER
7. White rat, e.g. : ALBINO
13. Donut, mathematically : TOROID
19. Showy shrub : AZALEA
20. Enter, as data : READIN
21. Up for grabs : UNOWNED
23. Screwball actress? : VERONICAFLAKE
25. Science of programmable machines : ROBOTRY
26. Burlesque bit : SKIT
27. It's outstanding : DEBT
28. Passport producer : HONDA
30. Twisty turns : ESSES
31. Checks out carefully : CASES
33. Turners of blind eyes : CONDONERS
35. Big Indian : RAJAH
38. Cousin of "Rah!" : OLE
39. Schiller work adapted by Beethoven : ODETOJOY
43. Ovid opus : AMORES
45. Lock : TRESS
47. French illustrator Gustave : DORE
48. Not shut, to Shelley : OPE
49. "Phooey!" : BAH
50. Per : APIECE
52. "Suppose ..." : WHATIF
54. Biddy : HEN
55. The Admiral Benbow ___ ("Treasure Island" locale) : INN
56. Actress on parole? : DONNAFREED
58. Animals with twisted horns : ELANDS
60. "Two Years Before the Mast" writer : DANA
62. 3:1, e.g. : ODDS
63. "Family Ties" mother : ELYSE
65. This puzzle's surplus : EFFS
66. Farsi speaker : IRANI
68. Colorless gas with a pungent odor, for short : HCL
69. Nuremberg trial defendant : SPEER
71. Spotted : SEEN
72. Words following "often" : ASNOT
75. Prefix with -hedron : OCTA
77. Part of an oil lamp : WICK
80. Pablum eater : INFANT
82. Cross-dressing comedian? : CHRISFROCK
85. Prefix with -hedron : TRI
86. Place for bateaux : MER
87. Extras : FRILLS
89. Nationalists' capital : TAIPEI
90. Feline, to Tweety : TAT
91. Clark's "Mogambo" co-star : AVA
92. Make more potent : LACE
93. Winter Palace figures : TSARS
95. Blessing elicitor : SNEEZE
97. Gloomy Gus : NAYSAYER
99. Quotable one : WIT
100. Shipping weights : TARES
101. None the worse for wear, emotionally : UNSCARRED
104. "Full House" star : SAGET
107. Ladybug's prey : APHID
110. Romance novelist Georgette : HEYER
111. Cassio's rival : IAGO
112. Online event : CHAT
116. Junior partner, maybe : PROTEGE
118. Mad-dog singer? : DAVIDLEEFROTH
121. Widens, in a way : REBORES
122. News-making 1926 Channel swimmer : EDERLE
123. Tyro : ROOKIE
124. Setting of many Hardy novels : DORSET
125. Turn in : REDEEM
126. Site of 1970's marches : SOWETO
1. W.C.'s : LAVS
2. Book before Daniel: Abbr. : EZEK
3. Lahore garb : SARI
4. Miniature racer : SLOTCAR
5. Dusk, to Donne : EEN
6. Bootleggers' worries : RAIDS
7. Some Semites : ARABS
8. Took a powder : LEFT
9. ___ Harbour, Fla. : BAL
10. Some taters : IDAHOES
11. Canon rival : NIKON
12. Uninterruptedly : ONEND
13. 1926 La Scala premiere : TURANDOT
14. Sean ___ Lennon : ONO
15. Chicken general? : ROBERTEFLEE
16. Michigan town where Thomas Dewey was born : OWOSSO
17. Results of some bad QB passes : INTS
18. "Dat ___" (jazz tune) : DERE
22. Prefix with function : DYS
24. Clamp shape : CEE
29. Thingamajigs : DOODADS
32. On top : AHEAD
33. Actor Lee Van ___ : CLEEF
34. Like "The X-Files" : EERIE
35. Fanatical : RABID
36. "Built better than it has to be" sloganeer : AMANA
37. Singer in a brawl? : JOHNNIEFRAY
38. Ocean menaces : ORCAS
40. Dawdling actor? : JOHNFRITTER
41. Some newspaper essays : OPEDS
42. Itches : YENS
44. Runaway of rhyme : SPOON
45. Look after : TEND
46. Terrif : SWELL
51. Kind of ink : INDIA
53. Attention-getter : HEY
57. Prefix with linear : RECTI
59. Not many : AFEW
61. Expanse : AREA
64. Bar, in law : ESTOP
67. Belgian advice columnist? : ANNFLANDERS
68. Actor Buchholz : HORST
70. Duelers' units : PACES
71. 1983 Indy 500 winner Tom : SNEVA
73. Eyeball covers : SCLERAE
74. Art Ross Trophy org. : NHL
75. Work ___ : OFART
76. Collinsworth of N.F.L. fame : CRIS
78. The twist, once : CRAZE
79. Toys with tails : KITES
80. One-named supermodel : IMAN
81. Cafeteria needs : TRAYS
83. Sober : STAID
84. Kunta ___ ("Roots" role) : KINTE
88. Picnic staple : ICECHEST
94. Avoided an accident, maybe : SWERVED
96. Be humiliated : EATCROW
98. Stereotypical bouquet bringer : SUITOR
102. Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
103. Aptly named author : READE
104. "The Crucible" setting : SALEM
105. Store, as wine : AGE
106. Gadabouts : GOERS
107. Financing abbr. : APR
108. Sentence part: Abbr. : PRED
109. Wanderer : HOBO
111. Waiting : IDLE
113. Jazz (up) : HOKE
114. Going ___ : ATIT
115. Huxtable boy : THEO
117. Word said while scratching the head : GEE
119. Spleen : IRE
120. Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO

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