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New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1993

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Will Shortz
John M. Samson
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Rows: 25, Columns: 25, Words: 190, Blocks: 122 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Samson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tv excerpts : CLIPS
6. Adjective for an elf : SHORT
11. Ate like a bird : PECKED
17. Grated cheese : ROMANO
23. Rousseau or Matisse : HENRI
24. Copier requirement : TONER
25. Darting ballet movement : ELANCE
26. Writer Wylie : ELINOR
27. Landed : ACRED
28. Woolly, maybe : OVINE
29. The emu, for one : RATITE
30. Sampled : TASTED
31. 1969 Anthony Quinn film : THESECRETOFSANTAVITTORIA
35. Pale aqua : NILE
36. Lament : WAIL
37. "The ___ Love" (Gershwin tune) : MANI
38. The Flintstones' "snorkasaurus" : DINO
40. Foretells : PRESAGES
44. Black suit : SPADES
46. Longfellow poem : SANTAFILOMENA
51. Wined and dined : REGALED
52. James Farmer grp. : CORE
53. Be doctor to : HEAL
55. Toyed with : LEDON
56. One way to be taken : ABACK
57. Any Louis from I to XVIII : ROI
58. Closefitting : SNUG
60. Patois : ARGOT
61. William Gaines founded it in 1953 : MAD
62. Long-running NBC soap : SANTABARBARA
67. Forbearing : PATIENT
70. Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
71. Roosters, in a way : ALARMS
72. Rosie's bolt : RIVET
73. Like the ankylosaur : ARMORED
76. "Mazel ___!" : TOV
79. Jagger's band, with "the" : STONES
80. Site of a 1975 "Thrilla" : MANILA
81. Stadium level : TIER
82. Japan's largest lake : OMI
83. French world : MONDE
84. Peyote : MESCAL
85. Early-blooming, in old poetry : RATHE
89. Reply for Miss O'Hanlon : YESVIRGINIATHEREISASANTACLAUS
96. Slowpoke : SNAIL
97. Scroogelike, in a way : SNEERY
98. Nucleus of officers : CADRE
99. "Great Expectations" hero : PIP
100. Nudnik : PEST
103. Ten through ace : HONORS
104. Waco university : BAYLOR
105. Piggery : STY
106. ___ kill (doll up) : DRESSTO
109. Abdominal ailment : ILEUS
110. Zoom and fisheye : LENSES
111. Grig : EEL
112. Parvenu : UPSTART
114. Beethoven's Sixth : PASTORAL
116. Legend locale? : MAP
119. Shake like ___ : ALEAF
122. Splinter group : SECT
123. Popular card game : UNO
124. Sultan Said, e.g. : OMANI
126. Washer cycle : RINSE
127. One of the five W's : WHEN
129. City in northern Brazil : SANTAREM
130. Baked holiday treat : SANTACOOKIE
132. "26 Miles" island : SANTACATALINA
135. Call to a waitress : OHMISS
137. Embassies : MISSIONS
138. Piccadilly Circus statue : EROS
139. Ancient temple : NAOS
140. "So that's what you mean" : ISEE
141. "Miracle Mile" star : AGAR
144. Train in a song by 74-Down : ATCHISONTOPEKAANDSANTAFE
155. Hidden : BURIED
157. John Wayne film set in Africa : HATARI
158. Wolf herring : DORAB
159. Elite Navy group : SEALS
160. Sports racquet : CROSSE
161. Peaceful : IRENIC
162. "All kidding ___ ..." : ASIDE
163. Radiuses' partners : ULNAS
164. Sank a sinker : DUNKED
165. Nobelist Mother : TERESA
166. Netherworld : SHEOL
167. "Beetle Bailey" intellect : PLATO
1. Bat the breeze : CHAT
2. Walesa of Warsaw : LECH
3. As to : INRE
4. Chief exec. : PRES
5. December bell ringer : SIDEWALKSANTA
6. Floored : STORIED
7. Huts : HOVELS
8. "Step ___!" : ONIT
9. City west of Sparks : RENO
10. Not kosher : TREF
11. Spread throughout : PERVADE
12. Galahad's mother : ELAINE
13. Spiteful : CATTISH
14. Make a bootee : KNIT
15. Prefix used in "Ghostbusters" : ECTO
16. Stag party? : DEER
17. Market : RETAIL
18. Wave on the Ebro : OLA
19. "Prairie dog," for example : MISNOMER
20. Opposed : ANTI
21. "The First ___" : NOEL
22. General Wingate : ORDE
32. "Amos & Andres" star Nicolas : CAGE
33. One of Niña's companions : SANTAMARIA
34. Dictator Amin : IDI
39. Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
40. Baby buggy : PRAM
41. Singer McEntire : REBA
42. "Zounds!" : EGAD
43. Cul-de ___ : SAC
44. Beats it : SCRAMS
45. Standard & ___ : POORS
46. Noted California race track : SANTAANITA
47. Air duct : FLUE
48. Mystery award : EDGAR
49. Peter of Herman's Hermits : NOONE
50. Pitched in? : ANTED
54. Actress Getty : ESTELLE
59. Annoying buzzer : GNAT
63. Ulan ___ : BATOR
64. "___ came a spider..." : ALONG
65. "Amazing" magician : RANDI
66. Deep brownish-green : BREEN
67. Lobster claws : PINCERS
68. Place where many flights originate : AVIARY
69. Part of TNT : TRI
72. Bacon slices : RASHERS
74. See 144-Across : MERCER
75. Sounded : ORAL
76. North Pole exports : TOYS
77. Straw in the wind : OMEN
78. Discover rival : VISA
79. Beams : SMILES
80. Allocate : METEOUT
84. To the ___ born : MANNER
86. "Lights out" indicator : TAPS
87. Twice quatre : HUIT
88. Agriculture Secretary Mike : ESPY
90. Big wheels : VIPS
91. Seclude : ISOLATE
92. "___ Stop Loving You" : ICANT
93. Go-ahead : SAYSO
94. Sherlock Holmes's love Irene ___ : ADLER
95. City north of San Francisco : SANTAROSA
101. Erwin of 50's TV : STU
102. First-class : TOPS
103. ___ ride (thumb) : HITCHA
104. Twiggy brooms : BESOMS
106. Yuletide salutation : DEARSANTA
107. Museum artifact : RELIC
108. Turgenev heroine : ELENA
110. Bucolic byways : LANES
113. Darned : SEWN
114. Stickler : PURIST
115. Relaxes : LOOSENSUP
116. Deadly shark : MAKO
117. Have ___ with : ANIN
118. Sondheim's "The Worst ___ in London" : PIES
120. Phone button : ASTERISK
121. Trepidation : FEAR
125. "Pardonnez- ___!" : MOI
128. Irrational : NONSANE
129. Los Angeles suburb : SANTAMONICA
130. Capital of Equatorial Guineau, once : SANTAISABEL
131. State workers' union: Abbr. : CSEA
133. Well-heeled : LOADED
134. Suffix with lobby or hobby : IST
136. Japanese coats : HAORIS
137. Nanki-Poo's father : MIKADO
141. "Alphabet Song" start : ABCD
142. Expert : GURU
143. Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
145. Gambler's marker : CHIT
146. Lagomorph : HARE
147. Brain passage : ITER
148. Turkish rooms : ODAS
149. Ritzy : POSH
150. Sight from Sandusky : ERIE
151. Name in paperback publishing : DELL
152. Kind of winds : SANTAANA
153. Fizzless : FLAT
154. Old gas brand : ESSO
156. Language ending : ESE

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