COMPLETE THE QUESTION

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1993

Author: Tom Underhill
Editor: Will Shortz
Tom Underhill
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 81 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Underhill. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Having dogpaddled : SWUM
5. Tax lowerer : ABATER
11. Witticism : CRACK
16. Glancing blow : SWIPE
17. Yucatán's capital : MERIDA
18. Taft, for one : OHIOAN
20. A: Yale Q: What to they call a ____? : SWEDISHPRISON
22. Like St. Petersburg, in 1991 : RENAMED
24. Yarn : TALE
25. Renowned Bears coach George : HALAS
26. French river or department : ORNE
28. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
29. Aardvark snack : ANT
30. A: 9-W. Q: Wolfgang, do you spell your name ___? : MITEINVEE
33. Neb. neighbor : KAN
34. Toot : BEEP
36. Talese's "Thy Neighbor's ___" : WIFE
37. Bacchus worshiper : MAENAD
39. Women's suffrage leader : CATT
40. Calm : SERENITY
42. Wear : SPORT
43. Flabbergasts : AMAZES
45. One point of eating? : TINE
46. Happy one : CLAM
47. Play part : SCENE
48. Incensed : FUMING
51. A: Seven drachmas a day. Q: What's a ___? : GRECIANURN
54. Caress : PAT
57. Teed off : IRATE
58. Ghost costume? : SHEET
59. Nigerian city : LAGOS
60. "___Believer" (Monkees hit) : IMA
61. Wobegon, e.g. : LAKE
62. Celebration : FEAST
63. Of bees : APIAN
64. Boo-boo : SLIP
65. Seine sight : ILE
66. Beanstalk dweller : GIANT
67. "___needs a good memory" (old maxim) : ALIAR
68. Oar fulcrum : THOLE
69. Smoking flick? : ASH
70. A: No strings attached. Q: How do you describe ___? : ABRASSBAND
72. Tarried : WAITED
73. Creeps : OOZES
75. Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
76. Laze : LOLL
77. Keeps tabs on : FOLDER
79. Perseus's mother : DANAE
81. Anadems : CIRCLETS
85. Rock-___ -baby : ABYE
86. Lathered up : SOAPED
88. "Lélia" author : SAND
89. Winter fall : SNOW
90. Near empty : LOW
91. A: Dr. Livingstone, I presume. Q: What is your full name, ___? : DRPRESUME
93. I.R.S. challenger : CPA
94. "The King and I" locale : SIAM
96. Tennis's Sampras : PETE
97. Court event : TRIAL
99. The old sod : ERIN
100. Fine homes : ESTATES
102. A: Annie Laurie. Q: What is the indefinite English ___? : NAMEFORATRUCK
106. Wyoming peaks : TETONS
107. Compelled : DRIVEN
108. Unrefined : CRASS
109. Mary Richards's TV neighbor : RHODA
110. Depositors : SAVERS
111. Big ___conference : EAST
1. Feel the heat : SWELTER
2. Not on target : WIDE
3. A.P. competitor : UPI
4. What gears do : MESH
5. Provide details : AMPLIFY
6. Scold : BERATE
7. Come up : ARISE
8. Notes : TIS
9. Tokyo, once : EDO
10. Exceeded : RANOVER
11. Eye part : CORNEA
12. Korean statesman : RHEE
13. Rhone tributary : AIN
14. Blazer : COAT
15. A: Chicken Teriyaki. Q: Who is the sole surviving ___? : KAMIKAZEPILOT
16. Al Jolson hit : SWANEE
19. Nullify : NEGATE
20. Uses a dirk : STABS
21. Grandson of Noah : HAMITE
23. Body shop jobs : DENTS
27. Patronize Avis : RENT
31. Collision : IMPACT
32. One of the Judds : NAOMI
35. Dress size : PETITE
36. Hockey position : WING
38. Fabric invented in1941 : DACRON
39. Fire : CAN
41. 1982 Tommy Tune show : NINE
42. Postman's challenge : SLEET
44. Clothing department : MENS
46. Summits : CRESTS
47. Result of raising cane : SUGAR
48. Daughter, to Cato : FILIA
49. Eurasia divider : URALS
50. A: Boil the hell out of it. Q: How do you ___? : MAKEHOLYWATER
51. Accra's site : GHANA
52. Skiing event : ALPINE
53. Water nymph : NAIAD
55. A miss's equivalent : AMILE
56. Not live : TAPED
58. Old catalogue issuer : SEARS
62. Many phone lines, nowadays : FIBERS
63. Winged : ALATE
64. Scam accomplices : SHILLS
66. Stare : GAZE
67. Wear away : ABRADE
68. Sprinkle after a shower? : TALC
71. More logical : SANER
72. News : WORD
74. "___to Billy Joe" : ODE
76. Not 2-D or 3-D : LINEAR
77. Test answer : FALSE
78. Chamber ensemble player : OBOIST
79. Flit : DART
80. Attaches : APPENDS
81. Military trucks : CAMIONS
82. Form a hard surface : ENCRUST
83. They're open to discussion : TOPICS
84. Oh, so elegant : SWANK
87. Black Sea port : ODESSA
88. "Swell" guy? : SURFER
92. Singer Winwood : STEVE
95. Number crunching : MATH
96. Hang fire : PEND
98. Chantilly ___ : LACE
99. Epochs : ERAS
101. Overly : TOO
103. Altar in the sky : ARA
104. Twice DII : MIV
105. Refrain syllable : TRA

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