WHAT THE PROFESSOR MEANT TO SAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 2005

Author: Ethan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Ethan Cooper
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Cooper. This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Takes off : SOARS
6. Blurted (out) : SPAT
10. Track runner? : TRAM
14. Mona ___ smile : LISAS
19. Parts of hearts : ATRIA
20. Docent's offering : TOUR
21. Sarah Josepha ___, who wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb" : HALE
22. Seven-time French Open winner : EVERT
23. Melodramatic : SOAPY
24. "The Aviator" actor, 2004 : ALDA
25. Marine killer : ORCA
26. The Beatles, once : MANIA
27. "Have a nice weekend … heh-heh" : HOMEWORKISDUEONMONDAY
31. Cousin of Muhammad : ALI
32. Babealicious : HOT
33. E'en if : THO
34. Part of a speller's clarification : ASIN
35. Having four sharps : INE
36. Cry of success : YES
37. Pound with a metric system? : EZRA
39. First name in modeling : TYRA
42. Cantillated : INTONED
44. "You, in the front row!" : INEEDAVOLUNTEER
47. Cracked : AJAR
50. Family : KIN
51. Stamp letters : USDA
52. Controversial 50's event : ATEST
56. Element in magnetic alloys : COBALT
59. Caesarean delivery? : ETTU
61. Apples can be compared to them : IBMS
64. Quadrennial White House administration : OATH
65. "My lecture's done, but we still have five minutes" : ANYQUESTIONS
68. Crowd attractor : SALE
70. Riddle-me-___ : REE
71. Like some effects : DESIRED
72. Last lines : CODAS
74. The lonely goatherd, in a "Sound of Music" song : YODELER
76. Feminine suffix : ESS
77. Slate, e.g., for short : EMAG
79. "I can't read your handwriting!" : NEXTTIMETYPE
81. Track event : MEET
83. Record problem : SKIP
85. Behind : REAR
86. Listening to Muzak, maybe : ONHOLD
87. German coal city : ESSEN
89. Uncle ___ rice : BENS
91. Inlet : RIA
93. Some bills : ONES
94. "Your grades aren't what they should be" : SEEMEAFTERCLASS
100. Inhuman : BEASTLY
103. Meatloaf serving : SLAB
104. 50-Across's partner : KITH
105. Father or son Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" : TOM
108. It lacks 93-Across : ATM
109. Port container : CASK
111. Its musical ID is just the notes G, E and C : NBC
113. Brian of rock : ENO
114. Govt. org. with a flower in its logo : EPA
115. "If I could digress for a moment …" : YOUDONTNEEDTOKNOWTHIS
121. Diplomat Deane of early America : SILAS
122. Start of a decision-making process : EENY
123. "Good ___!" : IDEA
124. Netanyahu's successor : BARAK
125. Sharp : ALERT
126. Philosopher Descartes : RENE
127. Ending of many toothpaste names : DENT
128. Steamed : IRATE
129. Heads of états : TETES
130. River of W.W. I : YSER
131. Ziegfeld Follies costume designer : ERTE
132. Spaced (out) : ZONED
1. Proceed nonchalantly : SASHAY
2. "High Spirits" star, 1988 : OTOOLE
3. Literary dueler : ARAMIS
4. Opportune : RIPE
5. Pourer's request : SAYWHEN
6. Successful film franchise starting in 1979 : STARTREK
7. San Francisco street named for a president : POLK
8. Not take for credit : AUDIT
9. Certain guilty pleasure : TRASHTV
10. Ten Commandments word : THOU
11. "For the ___ and radiant maiden": Poe : RARE
12. Reynolds Wrap maker : ALCOA
13. Isn't joking : MEANSIT
14. Sore throat remedy : LEMONTEA
15. One of six Russian rulers : IVAN
16. Submit : SENDIN
17. French satellite-launching rocket : ARIANE
18. Was a good dog, perhaps : STAYED
28. Go through slowly : OOZE
29. "Dig?" : DOYOUUNDERSTAND
30. Dig : MINE
38. Cutting down, after "on" : ADIET
40. Old literary inits. : RLS
41. Car maker whose name is Latin : AUDI
43. "___ take arms against a sea of troubles": Hamlet : ORTO
44. Like some Bedouins : IRAQI
45. Like Charlie Chaplin : ANTIC
46. Gets : NABS
47. Professors' environs : ACADEME
48. Objects of envy : JONESES
49. Black holes, e.g. : ABYSSES
53. In the initial phases : EARLYON
54. Index fingers, in a children's hand game : STEEPLE
55. Great American Ballpark team : THEREDS
57. Siren : LURE
58. Is multitudinous : TEEMS
60. Any of TV's Simpsons : TOON
62. Polite question : MAYI
63. Technique for viewing some slides? : SLOMO
66. Neb. neighbor : SDAK
67. Old German duchy name : SAXE
69. Fall locale : EDEN
73. Best replacement : STARR
75. Set of values : ETHOS
78. Ridicule : GIBE
80. Trojan horse : TRICK
82. Hardy girl : TESS
84. Some have black eyes : PEAS
88. Bottom lines : NETCOSTS
90. Vikings' org. : NFL
92. Turn off : ALIENATE
95. Verve : ELAN
96. Open case : MYSTERY
97. Good time to collect seashells : EBBTIDE
98. 27 for 56-Across, e.g.: Abbr. : ATNO
99. "That's ___!" : SHOWBIZ
100. Serenades, as the moon : BAYSAT
101. Le soleil, par exemple : ETOILE
102. It works like a charm : AMULET
105. W.W. II conference site : TEHRAN
106. Endorphin, e.g. : OPIATE
107. Like raccoons : MASKED
110. Cap sites : KNEES
112. Spy's gizmo : CODER
116. Beard : DARE
117. Feminine suffix : ENNE
118. Appraiser : EYER
119. County of Dover, Delaware … or Dover, England : KENT
120. Relative of a potato : TARO

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