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New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1998

Author: Marjorie Richter
Editor: Will Shortz
Marjorie Richter
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Richter. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
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1. You can get a grip on it : KNOB
5. Thunder sound : PEAL
9. Jitterbug, e.g. : DANCER
15. Uttered with contempt : SPAT
19. Filmmaker Wertmuller : LINA
20. Mediterranean city known anciently as Ptolemaïs : ACRE
21. Joe Orton play "Entertaining Mr. ___" : SLOANE
22. Ready, to Shakespeare : YARE
23. Medical suffix : ITIS
24. Feature of some skirts : SLIT
25. Memoirs of a psychology lab maze builder? : OFMICEANDME
27. Libido : EROS
28. Implied : TACIT
30. Famed aviator : REDBARON
31. Book about gold medalists who dump their spouses? : GONEWITHTHEWIN
36. Imitative behavior : APERY
37. Quirk : TIC
38. Author of "The Female Eunuch" : GREER
39. It gave out nos. : SSS
40. Television plugs : ADS
43. Tale of a frightening encounter with a lion? : THESOUNDANDTHEFUR
51. Testifiers : DEPOSERS
53. Take in : SNARE
54. Light-feather filler? : ASA
55. Waugh or Guinness : ALEC
56. Indigo-yielding shrubs : ANILS
60. Like most fine wines : CELLARED
63. Perennial trouble spot : MIDEAST
66. Running a few minutes behind : LATISH
69. Makeup items : LINERS
70. Study on anthropoid regimentation? : ACLOCKWORKORANG
73. Literally, "way of the gods" : SHINTO
76. "Don't ___ anything!" : ASSUME
77. Twin sister of Apollo : ARTEMIS
81. Tapioca sources : CASSAVAS
83. Yellowish brown : TAWNY
85. Individual : LONE
86. The Braves: Abbr. : ATL
87. Tropical Asian palm : ARECA
90. Seven-time Orange Bowl champs : NEBRASKA
93. Story of a Fed. narcotics inspectors' raid on a sauna? : THENAKEDANDTHEDEA
99. Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
100. Takes too much : ODS
101. When repeated, a 1963 hit : LOUIE
102. Morse code click : DIT
104. Mirror ___ : IMAGE
107. Confessions of a drag queen? : IMNOTREALLYHER
113. Prying : NOSINESS
116. Muscat resident : OMANI
117. Bird shelter : COTE
118. Basic training manual for Marines? : CISFORCORPS
122. Have ___ for : ITIN
123. Burden : ONUS
124. Smell ___ : ARAT
125. Least wild : SANEST
126. "Soap" family name : TATE
127. Portend : BODE
128. Bill's opponents : NAYS
129. Compact : TREATY
130. Cartoonist Drake : STAN
131. Harness-racing legend ___ Hanover : BRET
1. Kind of light : KLIEG
2. Rocket fuel ingredient, for short : NITRO
3. Florentine : spinach :: lyonnaise : ___ : ONION
4. Multicolored dog : BASSET
5. Bit of this and that : PASTICHE
6. Razzle-dazzle : ECLAT
7. "If I Were ___ Man" : ARICH
8. "This isn't worth arguing about!" : LETITGO
9. Brit. award : DSO
10. Politician Landon : ALF
11. Jean Paul, e.g. : NOM
12. Kind of terrier : CAIRN
13. Noun-making suffix : ENCE
14. College in Portland, Ore. : REED
15. Gap between neurons : SYNAPSE
16. Military chaplain : PADRE
17. Tanks and such : ARMOR
18. Wee : TEENY
26. Disconcert : ABASH
29. Drive-___ : THRU
32. It's good to have these about you : WITS
33. Fabric name suffix : EEN
34. Bonds : WEDS
35. Big oil supplier : IRAN
39. First-rate : STELLAR
40. One of TV's Cartwrights : ADAM
41. Place for a hero : DELI
42. Flew : SPED
44. A Muse : ERATO
45. Bank acct. datum : SSN
46. Kind of chip : NACHO
47. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
48. Meter reading : FARE
49. Junkie : USER
50. Physics units : RADS
52. Vast amounts : OCEANS
57. Breeds, so to speak : ILKS
58. Parts of a code : LAWS
59. Solidly built : STOUT
61. Fluff : LINT
62. Activist Davis : ANGELA
64. Records : ACTA
65. Neighbors of Ukrainians : SLOVAKS
67. Soprano in "Louise" : IRMA
68. Misrepresent : SKEW
71. Like warehouse goods : CASED
72. Like a child's drawing of the sun : RAYED
73. "Get out!" : SCAT
74. "Hell ___ no fury..." : HATH
75. Welcome sight after a shipwreck : ISLE
78. Bryologist's study : MOSS
79. Blackened : INKY
80. Blacken, in a way : SEAR
82. "Men ___ From Mars..." : ARE
84. Anchorage-to-Fairbanks dir. : NNE
88. Waveless : CALM
89. In good time : ANON
91. Sheets and pillowcases : BEDLINEN
92. Air alternative : RAIL
94. Request on some invitations : NOGIFTS
95. Gland: Prefix : ADENO
96. Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
97. Anti-Nazi leader of W.W. II : TITO
98. Stay-at-homes : HERMITS
103. Holder of the highest career batting average in baseball history : TYCOBB
104. Alpaca tender : INCAN
105. Fate, in Greek myth : MOIRA
106. Analyze : ASSAY
107. "This ___ of those things..." : ISONE
108. Bother : EATAT
109. Santa ___ : ANITA
110. Ten or higher : HONOR
111. Chopin piece : ETUDE
112. Put back : RESET
114. In the past, in the past : ERST
115. Duel souvenir : SCAR
119. Mens ___ (criminal intent) : REA
120. S.F. setting : PST
121. Hog's home : STY

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