AT THE PRESENT TIME

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 2004

Author: Frances Hansen (1919-2004)
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {X} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 120 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Subordinate ruler : SATRAP
7. Former rulers of Egypt : BRITISH
14. Came out of sleep, old-style : AWAKED
20. Put on the same level : EQUATE
21. Treeless plain : SAVANNA
22. It may be in a torpedo : SALAMI
23. Start of a verse : CUTTHEPAPERFOLDANDTIE
26. Fringe, maybe : TASSELS
27. "Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
28. Hon : TOOTS
29. Take-home : NET
30. Was bright : SHONE
32. Code cracker's comment : AHA
34. Sentimental song : BALLAD
38. Slight manifestation : GLINT
39. Maligned : TRADUCED
44. ___ Cologne (skunk of old cartoons) : ODIE
45. Climb : SHIN
46. Cast off : SHED
47. Fa followers : SOLA
48. Verse, part 2 : SENTENCEDTOTHISJOBAMI
54. Hoary : OLD
55. Zero population : NOONE
56. Small goose : BRANT
57. Spray displayers : VASES
58. Word of possibility : MAY
59. Token taker : SLOT
60. One way off a ship : PLANK
61. Vestibule : ENTRY
62. Itsy-bitsy biter : GNAT
63. Record notation : CRIME
64. Paradigm of happiness : LARK
66. "___ figlia dell'amore" (Verdi quartet) : BELLA
69. Walks heavily : SLOGS
70. Festive : GALA
71. Timberjack's tool : ADZ
74. Broadcasting : ONAIR
75. "Dred" novelist : STOWE
76. Life-or-death situation : PERIL
77. Manufacturing center? : CEE
78. Verse, part 3 : WONDERCOULDALEGALCHAP
82. Livy's "Lo!" : ECCE
83. Henri's high : HAUT
84. Diamond complement : NINE
85. Counseling, e.g. : HELP
86. Ice alternative: Var. : SHERBERT
88. Scooby Doo's co-creator : HANNA
90. In the habit of : USEDTO
92. Big mouth, slangily : YAP
93. "The Syncopated Clock" composer Anderson : LEROY
94. Had something : ATE
95. Lots : AHEAP
99. Sicilia, e.g. : ISOLA
101. Bern, Geneva and Zurich : CANTONS
106. End of the verse : FINDAWAYTOBEATTHEWRAP
111. Kindle : AROUSE
112. Resembling a chanterelle mushroom in flavor : NUTLIKE
113. Mimosa family member : ACACIA
114. Right from the factory : NEWEST
115. Soul : ESSENCE
116. Some speech sounds : NASALS
1. Shakers, e.g. : SECT
2. Cool shade : AQUA
3. Mild reproofs : TUTS
4. Loser's cry : RATS
5. She sprang from Zeus's head : ATHENA
6. Skinless : PEELED
7. Grp. associated with dens : BSA
8. Record store section : RAP
9. Correct ending : IVE
10. Big game fish : TARPON
11. Recent delivery : INFANT
12. Sound asleep? : SNORE
13. Kind of monitor : HALL
14. Hard-rock center : ASA
15. Classified : WANTAD
16. Gucci of fashion : ALDO
17. The Green Hornet's valet : KATO
18. Discharge : EMIT
19. Runs out of steam : DIES
24. W. Coast setting : PST
25. Sweetie pie : DEAREST
30. Base coach's urging : SLIDE
31. Not say directly : HINT
33. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
34. Abraham's ___ (heaven) : BOSOM
35. Miss Quested of "A Passage to India" : ADELA
36. Jitterbug variety : LINDY
37. Court call : LET
38. Capital of East Flanders : GHENT
39. Get lost in a brown study : THINK
40. Wachovia or Chase Manhattan, briefly : USBANK
41. Ocean liner? : COAST
42. Big name in bonding : ELMER
43. Chain component, perhaps : DAISY
45. Hotfoot it : SCOOT
46. 1953 film title hero : SHANE
49. Catch : ENSNARE
50. "Show Boat" heroine : NOLA
51. "Much ___!" : OBLIGED
52. Colliery carriers : TRAMS
53. Covering everything : OVERALL
60. Move like a puma : PROWL
62. Suspended porch piece : GLIDER
63. Pull : CLOUT
64. Giant : LARGE
65. Inter ___ : ALIA
66. Pitney's partner : BOWES
67. Tennyson's Arden : ENOCH
68. Medieval charging need : LANCE
69. Pub potable : STOUT
70. Davis of Hollywood : GEENA
71. Longed : ACHED
72. Ready to be played, in a way : DEALT
73. Herbert Marx, familiarly : ZEPPO
75. "Tosca" villain : SCARPIA
76. Roman encyclopedist : PLINY
79. Cassowary's cousin : RHEA
80. Latin word on a monument : ANNO
81. Subject of "The Motorcycle Diaries" : CHE
87. Go around : BYPASS
88. Ancient serfs : HELOTS
89. Like farmland : ARABLE
90. West Jordan resident : UTAHAN
91. "Epistulae morales" writer : SENECA
93. Big name in computer software : LOTUS
94. Take steps : ACT
95. Diego Velázquez's "Lady With ___" : AFAN
96. Take on : HIRE
97. Ample, poetically : ENOW
98. Together, in music : ADUE
100. End of a New Year's classic : SYNE
102. Start of a Christmas classic : TWAS
103. Ocean danger : ORCA
104. Catch but good : NAIL
105. Places to get steamed : SPAS
107. Slick : WET
108. A as in Austria : EIN
109. Org. that registers boxers : AKC
110. Something to drive off of : TEE

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