FIRST THE SHEEP, THEN...?

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1997

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 96 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. 1962 Tommy Roe hit : SHEILA
7. "I'd rather not hear about it!" : SPAREME
14. Go with the flow : ADAPT
19. "Casablanca" producer : WALLIS
20. Meteorological effects : AURORAS
21. "Beggars can't be choosers" et al. : ADAGES
22. Start of a verse : IMEETSANTAMOREANDMORE
25. Ring thing : GEMSTONE
26. Toothpaste-approving grp. : ADA
27. "I Know" singer Farris : DIONNE
28. Christian ___ : ERA
29. "Olympia" painter : MANET
31. Every, in prescriptions : OMN
32. Tot's transport : GOCART
36. They may have soft shells : TACOS
37. Filippo Lippi's title : FRA
38. Finger, so to speak : NAME
42. Muezzin's call to prayer : AZAN
43. Unnerve : FAZE
44. Plum pudding ingredient : SUET
45. From Umbria: Abbr. : ITAL
46. Verse, part 2 : MANYSTORESENTHRONEHIM
52. Dolly, for one : EWE
53. Lust after : WANT
54. Sailplanes : SOARS
55. Stag : ALONE
56. O.K. : ASSENT
58. Attribute : IMPUTE
60. Mug : KISSER
61. Designer in J.F.K.'s White House : CASSINI
63. Take under one's wing : NURTURE
65. Thin : WATERY
68. Nice touch : CARESS
70. "Caught" star Maria Conchita ___ : ALONSO
73. ___-garde : AVANT
74. Netanyahu's predecessor : PERES
75. Starbuck's captain : AHAB
76. Its capital is Altdorf : URI
78. Verse, part 3 : SOMEONEMUSTBEJOKINGOR
83. Galley feature : TIER
84. "How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
85. Caesar's wings : ALAE
86. Malodorous : RANK
87. Christian Science founder : EDDY
88. RR stop : STN
89. Jelly Roll Morton biographer Alan : LOMAX
91. Locale of Ptolemy's lighthouse : PHAROS
93. Good name for a chef? : STU
94. Hardly a sissy : HEMAN
95. West of Hollywood : MAE
96. Patch up : REPAIR
99. Princess Yasmin ___ Khan : AGA
100. Obvious clue : SIGNPOST
105. End of the verse : THEYVEBEGUNTOCLONEHIM
109. Person in a booth : SELLER
110. ___ Trail (Everglades highway) : TAMIAMI
111. Testify under oath : DEPONE
112. Nervous, with "up" : KEYED
113. Clytemnestra's killer : ORESTES
114. Sprung up : ARISEN
1. Draft : SWIG
2. Harness part : HAME
3. K-6: Abbr. : ELEM
4. St. Pierre and Miquelon : ILES
5. Refuse : LITTER
6. Classify : ASSORT
7. All there : SANE
8. Plunk : PUT
9. One of Knute's successors : ARA
10. Cheese made of 52-Across's milk : ROMANO
11. Cuts into : ERODES
12. French Revolution leader : MARAT
13. Toledo-to-Akron dir. : ESE
14. Extra : ADDON
15. Not-so-mild oath : DAMN
16. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
17. A Dumas : PERE
18. Lao-___ : TSE
21. Lively, to Liszt : ANIMATO
23. Dona ___ (Las Cruces' county) : ANA
24. The Magi, notably : ADORERS
29. Hampton Court feature : MAZE
30. They're nonreturnable : ACES
32. Kind of warden : GAME
33. Boston Symphony conductor : OZAWA
34. Christmas tree hangings : CANES
35. Even one : ANY
36. Napoleon relative : TART
37. W.W. II tyrant : FUHRER
38. Certain rating : NIELSEN
39. Friend of Aramis : ATHOS
40. See 72-Down : MAINE
41. Bugs bugs him : ELMER
43. Desktop publisher's supply : FONTS
44. Social climber's concern : STATUS
47. Affirm under oath : SWEARTO
48. Ragwort variety : TANSY
49. Strange "gift" : ESP
50. They may be modified : NOUNS
51. Richard Leakey's birthplace : NAIROBI
57. Set back? : SCENERY
58. Making no progress : INARUT
59. Sticks in the mud : MIRES
60. Stalin's persecuted peasant : KULAK
62. Bygone delivery person : ICEMAN
64. Source of the Truckee River : TAHOE
65. It may be toxic : WASTE
66. Work around : AVOID
67. Broken : TAMED
69. Shakespearean verb ending : EST
71. Babydoll : SUGAR
72. With 40-Down, Down East university town : ORONO
74. Discompose : PERTURB
75. Bon Ami alternative : AJAX
77. Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
79. More odious : NASTIER
80. Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
81. Panache : ELAN
82. Blue Eagle inits. : NRA
89. Mesquite or mimosa, e.g. : LEGUME
90. Muscateers? : OMANIS
91. Shanxi shrine : PAGODA
92. Marilu of "Taxi" : HENNER
93. Socked away : SAVED
94. Helga's husband : HAGAR
95. Thou squared : MIL
96. First South Korean president : RHEE
97. Hard to hold : EELY
98. Mayberry's Goober : PYLE
100. Biol., geol., etc. : SCIS
101. Name of two ancient Egyptian kings : PEPI
102. Cries of surprise : OHOS
103. Kind of wave : SINE
104. The Untouchables, e.g. : TMEN
105. "Naughty!" : TSK
106. W.W. II arena : ETO
107. Make an antimacassar : TAT
108. Cockney residence : OME

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