A LITTLE LAUGHTER

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 2005

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
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1.52700

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 152 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A list of the A-list : WHOSWHO
6. Polish port : GDANSK
12. Footwear name : THOMMCAN
19. Gazetteer data : AREAS
20. With freedom of tempo : RUBATO
21. "Dunno" : SEARCHME
22. Source of a little laughter : SAINTNICHOLAS
24. Nether world : TARTARUS
25. General breakout : ACNE
26. Off course : ASTRAY
27. Old propaganda source : TASS
28. List : TILT
29. Driver's opportunity : TEESHOT
31. People aren't usually drawn to this : SCALE
33. Make out : SEE
34. Yule decorations : BOUGHSOFHOLLY
40. Place in a Robert Redford flick : ETTA
41. Foofaraws : HOOHAS
45. Godiva product : TRUFFLE
46. One working close to Washington? : ADAMS
48. Breakfast cereal : BRAN
49. Learn via a third party : HEAROF
50. Berth place : MARINA
52. Excessive suavity : OILINESS
54. Off : ERRING
56. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
59. Virginia, once : COLONY
60. Terse truths : APHORISMS
63. Drew on : USED
64. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
65. Almond Joy nuts, perhaps : CHOCAHOLICS
67. Waiting for a pickup : ONHOLD
68. Diner on "Alice" : MELS
69. Backyard game : HORSESHOES
70. Red and blue : PURPLE
71. Big Ten inits. : PSU
72. Makes right : AMENDS
73. Unwrap impatiently : TEAROPEN
75. Son of Mary Stuart : JAMESI
77. "Good grief!" : HORRORS
80. Give a little : BEND
81. Health, in Le Havre : SANTE
82. Free : ATLARGE
84. Paris pops : PERES
85. Start of a 1940's-60's world leader's name : HOCHI
86. Vehicles that may be under the Yuletide tree : CHOOCHOOTRAINS
90. Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
91. Blowing away : AWING
92. Not even : ASLOPE
97. Cultural character : ETHOS
99. Creaky, maybe : AGED
100. Prepares, as chestnuts : ROASTS
105. History chapters : ERAS
106. Prepares for a ride : STRAPSIN
108. Season's greetings : HAPPYHOLIDAYS
110. Laments loudly : ULULATES
111. Capital of Somme : AMIENS
112. Render helpless : HOGTIE
113. Old dinero : PESETAS
114. Fly with a long proboscis : TSETSE
115. Pounding parts : PEENS
1. Attended : WASAT
2. Poet who wrote "I have executed a memorial longer lasting than bronze" : HORACE
3. Saint-Germain's river : SEINE
4. Drops off : WANES
5. Multitude : HOST
6. Cubism pioneer Juan : GRIS
7. Way in or out : DUCT
8. Can't take : ABHOR
9. Simba's love in "The Lion King" : NALA
10. Doesn't touch again : STAYSOFF
11. Levels, briefly : KOS
12. Thistlelike plant : TEASEL
13. Winter frosts : HOARS
14. Mohawk-sporting actor : MRT
15. Hurdle for future docs : MCAT
16. Present seeker : CHRISTMASSHOPPER
17. Juju and mojo : AMULETS
18. Popular drink mix : NESTEA
21. Stable place : STALL
23. Cold war side : NATO
27. Chevrolet model : TAHOE
30. Quoits pegs : HOBS
32. Sports org. north of the border : CFL
35. Chief Jack House and others : UTES
36. Foie ___ : GRAS
37. "Ben-___" : HUR
38. West Coast airport inits. : SFO
39. Fishermen bring them back to shore : YARNS
40. Suffix with Ecuador : EAN
41. Bum place to stay? : HOBOCAMP
42. 1983 World Series winners over the Phillies : ORIOLES
43. Handel bars? : HALLELUJAHCHORUS
44. About half of table salt, chemically : ANIONS
47. "Capeesh?" : DIG
49. "Get your hands off me!" : HEY
50. Richie's mother, to the Fonz : MRSC
51. Sights : AIMS
53. Calgary-to-Edmonton dir. : NNE
54. Director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
55. New York City park name : RIIS
57. Greek : HELLENE
58. Sum parts : ADDENDS
60. Breezed through : ACED
61. Get by : PASS
62. Merry sound of the season : HOHOHO
63. Strip : UNROBE
65. Mus. increase in volume : CRES
66. First name in Egyptian politics : HOSNI
67. "It is the night of ___ dear Savior's birth" : OUR
69. Course for course preparers : HOMEEC
70. Speaker systems, briefly : PAS
72. Invoice no. : AMT
73. Garb for 2-Down : TOGA
74. "I kiss'd thee ___ kill'd thee": Othello : EREI
76. Nickname for the young Darth Vader : ANI
77. Some credit card security features : HOLOGRAMS
78. Snake in the grass : RAT
79. Elementary school trio : RRR
81. Sink : SCUTTLE
82. Biting : ACID
83. Ending with tele- : THON
84. Ltr. afterthoughts : PSS
85. Lies low : HOLESUP
87. Heroes : HOAGIES
88. 1936 Olympics star : OWENS
89. Pelé's org., once : NASL
93. Mantel : LEDGE
94. Hold forth : ORATE
95. Contribute : PAYIN
96. Lots of sissies? : ESSES
98. 16-Down's desire : SALE
99. Fictional wirehair : ASTA
101. Mayberry kid : OPIE
102. In ___ (worked up) : APET
103. Assn. and org. : SYNS
104. "Just hear ___ sleigh bells jingling …" : THOSE
107. Too rehearsed : PAT
108. Santa has a red and white one : HAT
109. Restaurant chain since '58 : IHOP

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