ABOUT THAT FRUITCAKE

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 2000

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 113 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mountain cats : PUMAS
6. Haitian dictator's nickname : PAPADOC
13. Site of thousands of flowers : FLOAT
18. Peace in the Mideast? : SHALOM
20. United way? : AIRLANE
21. Little gander : GLANCE
22. Start of a verse about holiday fruitcake : SOMEPEOPLELIKETOICEIT
25. 1931 sudser about a washed-up prizefighter : THECHAMP
26. Seurat's "___ Baignade" : UNE
27. Like some pitches : OUTSIDE
28. See 95-Down : INS
29. Do : PARTY
31. Literary monogram : RLS
32. Small piano : SPINET
36. "A good servant but a bad master": Bacon : MONEY
37. 38-Across's milieu : SEA
38. Junk, e.g. : SHIP
42. Brown bagger : WINO
43. Unhappy expression : POUT
44. Henley crew : OARS
45. Movie theater : CINE
46. More about that fruitcake : ANDSOMEPREFERTOHEATIT
52. Luau fare : POI
53. Cartoon frames : CELS
54. Pakistan's chief river : INDUS
55. Uninspiring talk : DRONE
56. Eminence : STATURE
58. Tee-hee : TITTER
60. Chic : SWANKY
61. Parallel : ALIGNED
63. Wasn't paid up at the bar : RANATAB
65. Sanction : PERMIT
68. Cloisonné coating : ENAMEL
70. English class activity : PARSING
74. Mosque priests : IMAMS
75. Newsreel pioneer Charles : PATHE
76. Embellish : GILD
77. Coroner's abbr. : DOA
78. Yet more about that fruitcake : NOMATTERHOWYOUSLICEIT
83. Its playing fields are famous : ETON
84. They're black for witches : ARTS
85. Oriental au pair : AMAH
86. ___ doble (two-step dance) : PASO
87. Last word of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" : DENY
88. Ref's decision : TKO
89. Theatrical backdrop : SCRIM
91. Paint basecoat : SEALER
93. Map abbr. : MTS
94. Inclination : SLANT
95. Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
96. Adult's cry in a children's game : ISEEYOU
100. Kind of observatory: Abbr. : NAV
101. Parts of Middle Earth : KINGDOMS
106. Final words about that fruitcake : FEWPEOPLEYEARNTOEATIT
110. Mideast millionaires : AMEERS
111. Late : OVERDUE
112. Kind of inspiration : DIVINE
113. Pair on a bike : TIRES
114. Bloodshed : CARNAGE
115. Makes out : NECKS
1. "Hey, you" : PSST
2. Slip acknowledgment : UHOH
3. "If He Walked Into My Life" musical : MAME
4. Novelist Waugh : ALEC
5. She had a choice in literature : SOPHIE
6. "Hair" producer, 1967 : PAPP
7. Be in bed, maybe : AIL
8. Grand ___ ("Evangeline" setting) : PRE
9. Attraction : ALLURE
10. Like lacework : DAINTY
11. Pleasing to the ear : ONKEY
12. So-so mark : CEE
13. Emulates the birds and the bees : FLITS
14. Mille ___ (Minnesota county) : LACS
15. "You're the ___ Care For" (1931 hit) : ONEI
16. Parietal cell secretion : ACID
17. Block of Brie? : TETE
19. Not accidental : MEANT
21. Paprika-seasoned stew : GOULASH
23. Meditation class chorus : OMS
24. Bull session participants? : TOREROS
29. Really come down : POUR
30. Pay one's share, with "up" : ANTE
32. Gives and takes : SWAPS
33. Vinifera variety : PINOT
34. It has 25 states : INDIA
35. 1 and 66: Abbr. : NOS
36. Barbers' challenges : MOPS
37. General Motors division : SATURN
38. Ancient symbols of resurrection : SCARABS
39. Hand a line to, say : HITON
40. How to sign a contract : ININK
41. "Our Gang" dog : PETEY
43. "Moby-Dick" captain : PELEG
44. Baptism of fire : ORDEAL
47. Eye doctor : OCULIST
48. Have coming : MERIT
49. Toned : FIT
50. ___-temps (meanwhile, in Metz) : ENTRE
51. King nicknamed "Longshanks" : EDWARDI
57. Name in old politics : TAMMANY
58. Extra innings : TENTHS
59. Craters of the Moon locale : IDAHO
60. Big problem for a pilot : STALL
62. By : NEARTO
64. Quite silly : APISH
65. Carried a torch (for) : PINED
66. Play to the rafters : EMOTE
67. Pitcher Martinez : RAMON
69. Copy cats? : MEW
71. Epitomic : IDEAL
72. Headache intensifier : NOISE
73. Football's ___ Bowl : GATOR
75. Brightens : PERKSUP
76. Its capital is Hagatña : GUAM
79. Results of getting needled? : TATTOOS
80. Looming choice : YARN
81. Bypass : OMIT
82. One whose days are numbered? : CPA
89. Beowulf, notably : SLAYER
90. Stalactite site : CAVERN
91. Church council : SYNOD
92. Add just before the deadline : EDGEIN
93. "Wayne's World" co-star : MYERS
94. 1983 Indy 500 winner : SNEVA
95. With 28-Across, some protests : SIT
96. "___ first ..." : IFAT
97. Annual opener : SEMI
98. Pitcher : EWER
99. Foil relative : EPEE
101. Joint with a cap : KNEE
102. Singer Matthews : DAVE
103. Of the ear : OTIC
104. Non-P.C. wrap : MINK
105. Some Fr. martyrs : STES
107. ___ cit. : LOC
108. Nabokov novel : ADA
109. It may be cut : RUG

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