TAKING OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1996

Author: F. Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 92 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Madrid's Paseo del ___ : PRADO
6. Swagger : BRAVADO
13. Modern dance giant : GRAHAM
19. Reading on the Richter scale : TREMOR
20. Declaimed, as "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : RECITED
21. Barrio resident : LATINO
22. Start of a verse : SOFARIHAVENTMADEITFIT
25. Outdid : UPSTAGED
26. Introduction to conservatism : NEO
27. Not the lowest prices : RETAIL
28. Social reformer Dorothea : DIX
29. Word with guard or chard : SWISS
31. Take steps : ACT
32. Order to the "Ship of State" : SAILON
36. Like Atalanta : FLEET
37. Its point is to make holes : AWL
38. Swarthy : DARK
42. Yearn : PINE
43. Zoom : SOAR
44. Matty or Moises : ALOU
45. Chief Theban deity : AMON
46. Part 2 of the verse : IMPOSITIVEITCANBEDONE
52. Writer Santha Rama ___ : RAU
53. Plains Indian : OTOE
54. Slickers : MACS
55. Word from a fencer : GARDE
56. Seat of an empire? : OTTOMAN
58. 1980 Oscar winner : SPACEK
60. Theodor ___ (Dr. Seuss) : GEISEL
61. Name that means "heavenly" : CELESTE
63. Wild asses : ONAGERS
65. "Passages" writer Gail : SHEEHY
68. Most like the Magi : WISEST
70. Joining forces : UNITING
74. Thomas of TV : MARLO
75. Tolkien tree-men : ENTS
76. It has a Minor part : ASIA
77. PBS benefactor : NEA
78. Part 3 of the verse : AHNOWIVEGOTITTHISISIT
84. Cobbler's form : LAST
85. Rival of Scipio : CATO
86. Hecuba's home : TROY
87. Mariposa lily : SEGO
88. W.W. II landing craft : LSTS
89. Printers' widths : ENS
90. Letter opener? : STEAM
92. Famous Christian : SLATER
94. Bee: Prefix : API
95. On the sordid side : SEAMY
96. >From ___ Z : ATO
97. Rubble : DEBRIS
100. Socks, e.g. : CAT
101. D'Oyly Carte offering : OPERETTA
106. End of the verse : MERRYCHRISTMASEVERYON
110. New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
111. Engine fluid : COOLANT
112. She played Anastasia in "Anastasia" : INGRID
113. Begets : SPAWNS
114. Popular Mouseketeer : ANNETTE
115. Chart holder : EASEL
1. Shore (up) : PROP
2. Zebras : REFS
3. Last of a Latin trio : AMAT
4. Fish also called mahimahi : DORADO
5. Source : ORIGIN
6. Thin nail : BRAD
7. Padre, for short : REV
8. It's not returnable : ACE
9. Barbarino on "Welcome Back, Kotter" : VINNIE
10. Certify : ATTEST
11. Deejay's disks : DEMOS
12. Harem room : ODA
13. Group in robes : GLEECLUB
14. "Nick of Time" Grammy winner : RAITT
15. Girl lead-in : ATTA
16. Sound setup : HIFI
17. Indigo source : ANIL
18. Epigram : MOT
19. Nashville sch. : TSU
23. Put the whammy on : HEX
24. Make use of : DRAWON
29. Pole, for example : SLAV
30. "The stockings ___ hung..." : WERE
32. Gerald's predecessor : SPIRO
33. Shoot for : AIMAT
34. Ideas, opinions, etc. : INPUT
35. Sign of summer : LEO
36. Liver, in Le Havre : FOIE
37. Subject of an 1867 sale : ALASKA
38. 67-Down, for one : DADAIST
39. Cherubs : AMORS
40. 1950 Max Ophuls film "La ___" : RONDE
41. Prepare to propose : KNEEL
43. Pit : STONE
44. Sign of stress? : ACCENT
47. By hook or by crook : SOMEHOW
48. Po land : ITALY
49. Muldaur's "___ Woman" : IMA
50. They have edible shells : TACOS
51. Women advisers : EGERIAS
57. Cousins of margays : OCELOTS
58. Strong ale : STINGO
59. Genoese creation : PESTO
60. Bottled spirits? : GENII
62. Dieter's bane : SWEETS
64. Not reserved : GUSHY
65. Slight : SMALL
66. Laugh track sounds : HAHAS
67. Artist Max : ERNST
69. N.Y.C. zone : EST
71. Enlargement, maybe : INSET
72. Mont Blanc covering : NEIGE
73. Burt Reynolds flick : GATOR
76. Energy source : ATOM
79. They produce chips off the old block : ICEPICKS
80. Leave no trace : VANISH
81. News squib : ITEM
82. Carhop's burden : TRAY
83. O.T. book : ISA
90. "'Tis the ___ to be jolly" : SEASON
91. Be a snitch : TATTLE
92. Glenda Jackson biopic : STEVIE
93. Name in 1993 headlines : LORENA
94. Indo-European : ARYAN
95. Offshoot : SCION
96. Galoot : APE
97. Like still waters, maybe : DEEP
98. "Das Rheingold" earth goddess : ERDA
99. Knitted item : BROW
101. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
102. Work units : ERGS
103. King Hiram's home : TYRE
104. Drudgery : TOIL
105. What's more : AND
106. "___ Winterbourne" : MRS
107. Elvis's label : RCA
108. Welcome giver : MAT
109. Sugar lover : ANT

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