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New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1999

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Whizzes : PROS
5. "Well done!" : NICE
9. It can give you a pointer : COMPASS
16. Some sports cars : MGS
19. Response to many a punch line : OUCH
20. Domain : AREA
21. Fitness : ABILITY
22. Directional suffix : ERN
23. "Ah like to ___ with diffr'nt huntin' spots" : SPEARMINT
25. "Don't let the man stand outside, ___!" : VITAMIN
26. Royale automaker : REO
27. Most overcome : TEARIEST
28. Rose and Fountain : PETES
29. Persistent critic : RAILER
31. Forward : SENDON
32. Is under the weather : AILS
34. Typo : MISPRINT
36. Writing surface, in old Rome : TABULA
38. Many Forbes readers have them : MBAS
40. Sound units : SONES
41. Encyclopedia offering : MAP
44. "___ is gettin' a bit tight on mah finger" : MERINGUE
46. Gulf port : ADEN
48. Took some chips, maybe : SNACKED
51. Bleach : ETIOLATE
53. Goddess with the gift of life : ISIS
57. Jeans man : STRAUSS
58. Cancel : ANNUL
59. Brogue or twang : ACCENT
61. Darrow of "King Kong" : ANN
62. Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
65. Distance around : GIRTH
67. Supporter of arms, for short : NRA
68. "___ tard of this bad weather" : ARMAGEDDON
71. "Let's hep preserve our natur'l ___" : RACEHORSES
73. Bill's partner : COO
74. Takes a powder : FLEES
75. Harass : BESET
76. Capital of Romania : LEU
77. Oahu attire : MUUMUU
79. Classic suit : TWEED
81. It's above the tonsil : ADENOID
85. Basic French verb : ETRE
86. Left alone : DESERTED
89. "On the Road" writer : KEROUAC
90. Many bucks : DEER
92. "___ pa? He feelin' better?" : ANHEUSER
94. Show that's launched many film careers: Abbr. : SNL
95. 1994 Peace Nobelist : RABIN
98. Ratón chaser : GATO
100. Member of a ladies' club : MATRON
102. End of a race : ELECTION
104. Onetime World Cup star : PELE
105. Become flabby : GOSOFT
110. Crescent-shaped : BICORN
111. Title words before "Music" and "You Knocking" : IHEAR
114. "It doesn't matter" : WHATEVER
116. "Disgusting!" : ICK
117. "___ drink Pepsi, but ah'll have a Coke few don't mind" : ANOMALY
119. "The waitress will be heah soon. I ___" : CAUTERIZE
120. The Divine, to da Vinci : DIO
121. Hubble telescope subjects : NEBULAE
122. Recommend : URGE
123. Chemical endings : INES
124. Mateo or Diego, e.g. : SAN
125. Gorge crosser : TRESTLE
126. I-80 and U.S. 10, e.g. : RTES
127. Come clean, with "up" : FESS
1. Newsgroup messages : POSTS
2. Indian coin : RUPEE
3. Drink, so to speak : OCEAN
4. Archeological bit : SHARD
5. Get specific : NAMENAMES
6. Perfume source : IRIS
7. Horseman? : CENTAUR
8. Fill the bill? : EAT
9. Gives up the fight : CAVES
10. Life preserver? : OBIT
11. Pittance : MITE
12. Ionized gas : PLASMA
13. Glasses may improve it : AIM
14. Rouses : STIRS
15. Transmission site : SYNAPSE
16. "Ma momma's from Virginny, and ma daddy's from ___" : MERLIN
17. "The Power and the Glory" novelist : GREENE
18. Pig patter : SNORTS
24. Good comedian : RIOT
28. Relative of the banana : PLANTAIN
30. Like a break-in at a burglar's house : IRONIC
33. Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
35. "The wolf"/"the door" connector : ISAT
37. Like some reading lamps : BEDSIDE
38. Elementary particle : MUON
39. Caviar fish : BELUGAS
41. Texts for eds. : MSS
42. Army member : ANT
43. "I'm gonna use mah new ___ to cut the grass" : PARAMOUR
45. Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
47. Departure : DEATH
49. Water-to-wine site : CANA
50. Literally, "skill" : KUNGFU
52. One of the Kramdens : ALICE
54. "___ up, why dontcha grab me a beer?" : SENSUOUS
55. About : INRE
56. RR stops : STAS
60. Temper : CHOLER
63. "Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
64. "Piece of cake" : NOSWEAT
66. Fussy film director : RETAKER
68. Capstone : ACME
69. Landslide : ROUT
70. Give the slip : ELUDE
71. Title for Jesus, with "the" : REDEEMER
72. City near Virginia City : RENO
75. One of the "Little Women" : BETH
78. Sawbones : MEDICO
80. Cubemaker Rubik : ERNO
82. Runs down : DEROGATES
83. Singer Janis : IAN
84. Seventh-century date : DCL
87. Proof part : ERGO
88. Like some citizenships : DUAL
91. Contest player : ENTRANT
93. Late golf champion Payne : STEWART
95. Bridge signals : REBIDS
96. She played Cher in "Clueless" : ALICIA
97. "Ken I have ___ 'stead of the sausage?" : BECKON
99. Bad blood : ANIMUS
101. Post-It : NOTE
103. Word with ear or peace : INNER
104. Check word : PAYEE
106. Typographical flourish : SERIF
107. Woolly : OVINE
108. Shriners' headwear: Var. : FEZES
109. Lock : TRESS
112. Old-fashioned police cry : HALT
113. Airline to Ben Gurion : ELAL
115. Extremely successful : HUGE
118. U.K. award : OBE
119. It might bite : CUR

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