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New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 2003

Author: Sherry O. Blackard
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Spot of bubbly? : HOTTUB
7. View from Fontanarossa Intl. Airport : MTETNA
13. Workers with lines : FISHERS
20. Some time : AWHILE
21. Conger : SEAEEL
22. The gardener in "The Marriage of Figaro" : ANTONIO
23. In other words, mom or dad will have to operate it : NEEDSADULTSUPERVISION
26. Actress Bening : ANNETTE
27. Obeys : LISTENS
28. What's left in France : RESTE
29. Co-star of TV's "Dharma & Greg" : ELFMAN
31. Smits of the N.B.A. : RIK
33. Article at the Louvre : LES
34. In other words, no way it'll perform as advertised : YOURRESULTSMAYDIFFER
43. "Two Years Before the Mast" author : DANA
44. Math calculations : SLOPES
45. Morales of "N.Y.P.D. Blue" : ESAI
46. Exhibitionist, informally : SHOWBOAT
50. "Mockingbird" singer Foxx, 1963 : INEZ
52. Word from a coxswain : STROKE
56. In other words, it'll break in 24 hours : USEONLYASRECOMMENDED
60. Ticket info : GATE
61. Heartache : WOE
62. Preceder of an un-altared name? : NEE
63. Four quarters : ONE
64. Relatives of "Gee whiz" and "Shucks!" : DANGS
67. Marvel Comics heroes : XMEN
69. Dentist's order : OPEN
71. Hammerin' Hank : AARON
73. Tokyo before 1868 : EDO
74. Not 'neath : OER
75. Cerise or magenta, e.g. : HUE
76. Make legally effective : SIGN
78. In other words, mom or dad will be out at midnight searching for an open store : BATTERIESNOTINCLUDED
86. Book closing : THEEND
87. New Look designer : DIOR
88. Simpatico response : IHEARYOU
90. Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
92. Imagined : DREAMT
95. Pieces of one's mind?: Abbr. : EEGS
96. In other words, it comes in 100 tiny pieces : SOMEASSEMBLYREQUIRED
102. See 108-Across : GUM
103. Hula hoop? : LEI
104. Depletes : USESUP
105. ___ citato (footnote phrase) : OPERE
108. With 102-Across, a candy counter item since 1962 : TRIDENT
112. More compact : SOLIDER
117. In other words, you must spend $500 more to please your child : FIGURESSOLDSEPARATELY
120. One way to stop : ONADIME
121. Go-getters : TIGERS
122. Promised land : UTOPIA
123. Minds : RESENTS
124. Cartoonist Tex and others : AVERYS
125. One of the smart set : MENSAN
1. Tennis's Mandlikova : HANA
2. ___ Wilson of "The Royal Tenenbaums" : OWEN
3. In that case : THEN
4. Beach eroder : TIDE
5. Donegal's home : ULSTER
6. Part of a 1960's invasion : BEATLE
7. E. Lansing school : MSU
8. Bare one's soul : TELLALL
9. Erode : EATINTO
10. "Working Girl" girl : TESS
11. Neither masc. nor fem. : NEUT
12. Mont Blanc, e.g., locally : ALPE
13. Unseen area of the moon : FARSIDE
14. Bill: Abbr. : INV
15. Affect emotionally : STIR
16. It may be coiled, but it never strikes : HOSE
17. Isolate : ENISLE
18. Hooligan, maybe : RIOTER
19. Sound units : SONES
24. Webster's entries: Abbr. : DEFS
25. Prof. 'iggins : ENRY
30. Hardly fresh : MUSTY
32. Message on a candy heart : KISSME
34. N.F.L. stat: Abbr. : YDS
35. Home of Iolani Palace : OAHU
36. Spanish articles : UNOS
37. Steak tartare ingredient, maybe : RAWEGG
38. Chrysler Building feature : SPIRE
39. Word on the wall, in Daniel : MENE
40. "Wait ___!" : ASEC
41. Lot : FATE
42. Granular snow atop a glacier : FIRN
47. Fluff pieces : BOAS
48. Hudson Bay prov. : ONT
49. Anna Karenina's husband : ALEXEI
51. Court defense : ZONE
53. Reputation : ODOR
54. Game of chance : KENO
55. Fall locale : EDEN
57. Blow away : AWE
58. Prince, e.g. : SON
59. Good guy : MENSCH
64. Corporate woe : DEBT
65. Wife of Esau : ADAH
66. Do, for example : NOTE
68. Equine star : MRED
69. Like one who fans : OUT
70. National Gallery architect : PEI
71. Orinoco flow : AGUA
72. Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
74. Tough row to hoe : ORDEAL
75. Biblical peak : HOREB
77. Martinique, par exemple : ILE
79. Kind of spirit : TEAM
80. Feminine suffix : ENNE
81. Pro or con : SIDE
82. What's expected : NORM
83. Saltpeter, to a Brit : NITRE
84. One who is "just looking" : EYER
85. Venetian bigwig : DOGE
89. Currency exchange board abbr. : USD
91. Flies over the Nile : TSETSES
93. Four-time Indy 500 winner : ALUNSER
94. Head-scratcher : MYSTERY
96. Face-up : SUPINE
97. Some sorority women : OMEGAS
98. "Dear" ones : SIRS
99. She, to Sophia : ESSA
100. Business necessity? : QUORUM
101. Burning the midnight oil : UPLATE
102. Dig : GOFOR
106. Like starers : RUDE
107. Oscar-winning role for Julia : ERIN
109. Tad : IOTA
110. Mid 6th-century year : DLIV
111. Head start : EDGE
113. "I have ___ good authority" : ITON
114. Passbook amts. : DEPS
115. Essayist's alias : ELIA
116. Tom Clancy hero : RYAN
118. CPR specialist : EMT
119. Certain addenda: Abbr. : PSS

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