CHRISTMAS EVE ADVICE

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 2002

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 118 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Famed family of auto racers : UNSERS
7. Not lost : CLAIMED
14. Drug for a poison victim, maybe : IPECAC
20. Kind of eyes : GOOGOO
21. Lallygags : LOITERS
22. In-flight : MIDAIR
23. Start of a Christmas verse : HANGUPYOURSTOCKINGSDO
26. Sandpapered : SMOOTHED
27. Airport abbr. : ETD
28. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
29. Article in Die Zeit : EIN
30. "Damage" director : MALLE
32. Part of a car test course : ESS
33. Rub : ABRADE
37. Mrs. John ___ (Pocahontas) : ROLFE
38. "___ calls?" : ANY
39. Not brilliant : PALE
43. They're uplifting : BRAS
44. Event covered by paparazzi : GALA
45. 1917 Theda Bara role, informally : CLEO
46. Mosque head : IMAM
47. Verse, part 2 : BUTPLEASEDONOTSUPPOSE
53. Oklahoma Indian : OTO
54. Utah skiing resort : ALTA
55. Field for a gov. or a sen. : POLIT
56. Gulf sight : OILER
57. Casual time to start work : TEN
58. "O ___ babbino caro" (Puccini aria) : MIO
59. Removing one's hat in an elevator, e.g. : CUSTOM
61. Where grapes are grown : VINERY
62. 1930's-60's columnist who wrote "Washington Merry-Go-Round" : PEARSON
64. Not straight : SNAKING
66. Epistle of the New Testament : ROMANS
69. Pals : AMIGOS
71. Not an exact fig. : EST
72. Big shock? : MOP
75. Nuclear event, in headlines : ATEST
76. Rugged ridge : ARETE
77. Came down : ALIT
78. First of a Latin trio : AMO
79. Verse, part 3 : THATSANTAYEARNSTOVIEW
84. Withered : SERE
85. Skinny : DIRT
86. Roman called "the Censor" : CATO
87. "Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
88. Viva-voce : ORAL
89. Abbr. after some church names : AME
90. One cycle per second : HERTZ
92. Enter the picture : APPEAR
94. Vacation locale : SPA
95. James ___, who wrote "The Thin Red Line" : JONES
96. Go astray : ERR
97. Hilton rival : HYATT
99. Tolkien cannibal : ORC
100. Whispers : BREATHES
105. End of the verse : SWEATSOCKSORPANTYHOSE
110. "Put your rear down!" : PARKIT
111. More squalid : SEEDIER
112. Head car, maybe : HEARSE
113. California county or its seat : FRESNO
114. Purely extra : ADDEDIN
115. On high : ARISEN
1. Terse critiques : UGHS
2. Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
3. Mozart's "Dove ___" : SONO
4. Brand in the frozen foods section : EGGO
5. Put to flight : ROUTED
6. Actress Marceau of "Braveheart" : SOPHIE
7. Knucklehead : CLOD
8. Baseball's Piniella : LOU
9. Melody : AIR
10. Intensifying word : ITSELF
11. Grit : METTLE
12. Wear away : ERODE
13. Hero's medal: Abbr. : DSC
14. Comment from a lonely-heart : IMISSYOU
15. Half-___ (pipsqueaks) : PINTS
16. Cusp : EDGE
17. One of the Mamas and the Papas : CASS
18. A helping hand : AID
19. ___-Magnon : CRO
24. Urge : YEN
25. Most acute : KEENEST
30. Marilyn Monroe feature : MOLE
31. "When I was ___ ..." : ALAD
33. "The Name of the Rose" figure : ABBOT
34. Beast : BRUTE
35. Betray, in a way : RATON
36. 45-Across had one : ASP
37. Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
38. Nissan sedan : ALTIMA
39. Ornamental cord on clothing : PIPING
40. Soap plant : AMOLE
41. Kind of beam : LASER
42. File : EMERY
44. Florida collegian : GATOR
45. They precede many lists : COLONS
48. Bewails : LAMENTS
49. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
50. Photo ___ : OPS
51. False : NOTSO
52. Indicate : POINTTO
59. Attack : COMEAT
60. Central principle of Baha'ism : UNITY
61. Stay : VISIT
62. Soft shade : PASTEL
63. "The Flies" dramatist : SARTRE
65. Scottish town of Sir Walter Scott's youth : KELSO
66. "Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
67. Survey choice : OTHER
68. Funny Anne : MEARA
70. Relative of "Hmm ..." : GEE
72. Down East : MAINE
73. Last of a series : OMEGA
74. Might : POWER
76. Lively : ANIMATO
77. Film cartoon with the voice of Woody Allen : ANTZ
80. Gets comfortable with : ADAPTSTO
81. Growing amount? : ACRE
82. Lab subjects : RATS
83. Limo occupant, perhaps : VIP
90. Played (around) : HORSED
91. Hide, in a way : ENCODE
92. Self-titled 1986 R & B album : ARETHA
93. Grace, e.g. : PRAYER
94. Robe material : SATIN
95. Wisecracked : JOKED
96. Directional suffix : ERN
97. On earth : HERE
98. Rattles on : YAKS
100. Country dance locale : BARN
101. Popular cuisine : THAI
102. ___ de combat : HORS
103. Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
104. No longer secret : SEEN
105. Suntan lotion letters : SPF
106. Combat : WAR
107. Davis was its pres. : CSA
108. Disencumber : RID
109. Can. province : PEI

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