MESSAGE FROM SANTA

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 2003

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 119 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Select : CHOOSE
7. "Kojak" star : SAVALAS
14. When Romeo talks to Juliet on the balcony : ACTTWO
20. They can dish it out : LADLES
21. Sans sense : INANELY
22. Bit of progress : INROAD
23. Start of a Christmas verse : OHIINTENDTOGOMYROUNDS
26. Large baskets : PANNIERS
27. Fleming or Hunter : IAN
28. ___ Park : ESTES
29. Meadow : LEA
30. Fairy tale start : ONCE
31. Downed a sub, say : ATE
32. Indian council setting : TEPEE
36. Like tears : SALTY
38. Watchdog's greeting : GRR
39. Spill the beans : BLAB
43. Skater's jump : AXEL
44. "Ad ___ per aspera" (Kansas' motto) : ASTRA
46. Indonesian vacation destination : BALI
47. Fashionable beach resort : LIDO
48. Verse, part 2 : BUTIAMHEAVIERBYPOUNDS
53. "To the Poets," for one : ODE
54. The good earth : LOAM
55. Grayish : DRAB
56. Cambodian money : RIELS
57. "___ the fields we go" : OER
58. Use a wok : FRY
59. Age following the Stone Age : BRONZE
61. "Under the Volcano" star, 1984 : FINNEY
62. Certain bridge : TRESTLE
64. Laundry job : SORTING
66. Donnybrooks : MELEES
69. Unspontaneous ones : ROBOTS
71. "Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANO
72. What Eng. majors get : BAS
75. Cousin of a gnu : ELAND
76. Summers on the Seine : ETES
77. One of the Waughs : ALEC
78. Often-repeated abbr. : ETC
79. Verse, part 3 : SODOUNLATCHADOORORTWO
85. Unwrap, as a gift : OPEN
86. Not manually, after "on" : AUTO
87. Female donkey : JENNY
88. "L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
89. Crimefighter of early '60s TV : NESS
90. "___ Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" : ITS
91. Trumpet sound : BLARE
93. Lifeless : INERT
94. 11th-century date : MLI
95. Grizzly : BEAR
96. Goat-legged god : PAN
98. Dust busters : MAIDS
100. 50 Cent piece : RAP
101. Some wedding embellishments : CORSAGES
106. End of the verse : ICANNOTFITINSIDEAFLUE
111. "Later" : NOTNOW
112. Of the lymph glands : ADENOID
113. Undivided : ENTIRE
114. Nonresident doctor : EXTERN
115. Kind of strength : TENSILE
116. Sappho's home : LESBOS
1. Sound effect in a western : CLOP
2. "That's hysterical!" : HAHA
3. God who presided over the Aesir : ODIN
4. Actor Ken : OLIN
5. In one's dotage : SENILE
6. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
7. Confession recitals : SINS
8. "___ a partridge in a pear tree" : AND
9. Winery sight : VAT
10. Officially designate : ANOINT
11. Inheritance : LEGACY
12. How Santa travels : ALONE
13. Orchestra: Abbr. : SYM
14. Touchdown site : AIRSTRIP
15. Place to see a Ben Franklin portrait : CNOTE
16. Constant : TRUE
17. A huge amount : TONS
18. Real mouthful : WAD
19. Some hosp. cases : ODS
24. Span of time : ERA
25. Like Santa's visit : YEARLY
30. Norwegian king : OLAV
32. Off-limits : TABOO
33. Display : EXUDE
34. Pumpkin eater of the nursery : PETER
35. Yalie : ELI
36. Hold back : STEM
37. Neighbor of Scorpius : ARA
38. Gossip : GABBER
39. Wash whitener : BLUING
40. Table covers : LINEN
41. Confuse : ADDLE
42. High-handed : BOSSY
44. Ovid's love elegies : AMORES
45. Rural carriages : SHAYS
46. Texas river : BRAZOS
49. Sch. in upstate N.Y. : ALFREDU
50. Courtroom affirmation : IDO
51. "Ninotchka" director ___ Lubitsch : ERNST
52. Part of the Venezuela/ Colombia border : ORINOCO
59. Pie-eyed : BLOTTO
60. Renaissance fiddle : REBEC
61. Sunday best : FINERY
62. Mortise insertions : TENONS
63. Sugar plums and candy canes : TREATS
65. Claw : TALON
66. Quark-plus-antiquark particle : MESON
67. Skip off : ELOPE
68. Puts on, as cargo : LADES
70. Kyrgyz city : OSH
72. Davis of "Jezebel" : BETTE
73. Battling : ATWAR
74. "Ivanhoe" author : SCOTT
77. Top-rated : AONE
80. Settle once and for all : NAILDOWN
81. Elizabethan musician : LUTIST
82. Slightly open : AJAR
83. Wagner's "___ fliegende Hollander" : DER
84. Stimpy's TV pal : REN
91. Defeated : BEATEN
92. Rabbit furs : LAPINS
93. Bonkers : INSANE
94. Nondrinker by law : MINOR
95. Mrs. Santa Claus, long ago : BRIDE
96. Pea's place : POD
97. Dancing giddily : AREEL
98. Drudge of the Internet : MATT
99. Last of the House of Stuart : ANNE
101. Funny ___, 2003 Derby winner : CIDE
102. Ship positions : AFTS
103. Smooth-tongued : GLIB
104. Foreign money : EURO
105. Dates : SEES
106. Suffix with elephant : INE
107. Loser to Harding in 1920 : COX
108. Like Santa : FAT
109. "___ do not!" : NOI
110. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL

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