AT THE STAMP CELEBRATION

New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1998

Author: Merl Reagle
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Reagle. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Rum-soaked cake : BABA
5. Tall, slender hound : SALUKI
11. Practical joke : JAPE
15. Bleached : PALE
19. 12th-century poet : OMAR
20. Neckwear accessory : TIEPIN
21. Uzbek sea : ARAL
22. Fashion house ___-Picone : EVAN
23. "At 9 A.M. breakfast will be supplied by ___" : POSTCEREALS
25. Prohibit : INTERDICT
27. Mastic, for one : RESIN
28. "At 11 A.M. ___ will speak" : NORMANMAILER
30. Comics sound : SPLAT
31. Unusually smart : APT
34. First name in TV talk : LEEZA
35. Like R. L. Stine stories : SCARY
36. "At 1 P.M. ___ will sing..." : THELETTERMEN
39. Govt. property org. : GSA
40. River near Chantilly : OISE
41. O'Donnell and Perez : ROSIES
42. "...a tune from one of their ___" : OLDALBUMS
48. Modern office staples : PCS
49. Jackson and Leigh : JANETS
50. Handle a joystick : AVIATE
51. In post-career mode: Abbr. : RET
52. Dance invitation response : LOVETO
53. Axis Powers, once : ENEMY
54. Jamaican sect member : RASTA
56. "At 3 P.M. President Clinton will ___..." : DELIVERANADDRESS
61. First name among sopranos : KIRI
62. The less-used end : ERASER
63. Nonexistent : NIL
64. Key of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 : AMINOR
66. Kind of alcohol : AMYL
67. "...on the subject of ___" : STICKTOITIVENESS
74. Initiated, legally : FILED
76. Europe/Asia dividers : URALS
77. Actress Suzanne : SOMERS
78. Ambient music pioneer : ENO
79. Mount Vernon, e.g. : ESTATE
81. Wristbone-related : CARPAL
82. Abbr. on a Mayberry envelope : RFD
85. "At 5 P.M. the Philatelic Society will discuss some ___" : NEWISSUES
87. Knot-tying place : CHAPEL
88. Actress Ward : SELA
89. Hosts : MCS
90. "And at 7 P.M. there'll be a showing of the 60's film ___..." : THECOLLECTOR
92. Snail trail : SLIME
95. Slick, so to speak : SUAVE
98. Some pops: Abbr. : SRS
99. Wage news : RAISE
100. "...starring ___..." : TERENCESTAMP
103. Goes limp : WILTS
104. Call to action : UPANDATIT
105. "...unless ___" : ITSCANCELED
110. Grouper grabbers : NETS
111. Numerous : MANY
112. Dario Fo forte : SATIRE
113. Infamous Roman : NERO
114. Cobbler's need : TREE
115. Places for coats : PEGS
116. Lively intelligence : ESPRIT
117. Jersey Standard's other name : ESSO
1. Conk : BOP
2. Without form : AMORPHIC
3. Without foundation : BASELESS
4. Gallery event : ARTSALE
5. British gun : STEN
6. It can be fresh or hot : AIR
7. Singer Peggy : LEE
8. Put ___ fight : UPA
9. Brick baker : KILN
10. Dr. Scholl products : INSOLES
11. I love: Fr. : JAIME
12. Ball partner : ARNAZ
13. City on the Ganges : PATNA
14. Basic: Abbr. : ELEM
15. Human-powered taxi : PEDICAB
16. Province of Spain : AVILA
17. Tongue-lasher? : LACER
18. Access : ENTRY
24. Ticket : CITE
26. Slangy tag-team member : RASSLER
29. TV dog : REN
30. Boarding place : STOP
31. Sorry individual : ATONER
32. Barcelona buck : PESETA
33. Colorful spiral seashell : TRITON
37. Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary : TRAVERS
38. My, to Mimi : MES
39. Lead pumper : GAT
42. [see other side] : OVER
43. Collins juice : LIME
44. Quite a while : DAYS
45. Bearish : URSINE
46. Underground systems : METROS
47. Fire escape route : STAIRS
49. Jupiter : JOVE
50. "___, the heavens were opened": Matt. 3:16 : ANDLO
52. Glove fabric : LISLE
53. Film changes : EDITS
55. Sheriff Lobo portrayer : AKINS
56. Wound with sound : DEAFEN
57. He's a weasel : ERMINE
58. Flatten : LAYLOW
59. Talus area : ANKLE
60. Loss-prevention device : SAVEALL
65. Blackbird : MERL
68. 1984 Peace Nobelist : TUTU
69. "Dies ___" : IRAE
70. Familiars, often : CATS
71. Writer Singer and inventor Singer : ISAACS
72. Apathy : TORPOR
73. Drives forward : IMPELS
75. Prepare to land : DESCEND
80. Subj. of 60's protest : SSS
81. He helped topple Batista : CHE
82. Slaps a new head on : RETITLES
83. Dentists' kids, probably : FLOSSERS
84. Have the guts : DARE
86. Prodigious : IMMENSE
87. Shift : CHEMISE
88. Like some triangles : SCALENE
90. Dam agcy. : TVA
91. Hockey's Lindros : ERIC
92. Hollywood dive? : STUNT
93. Ostracized one : LEPER
94. Ready to spit : IRATE
95. Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
96. Via : USING
97. Case workers: Abbr. : ATTYS
101. Summer getaway, perhaps : CAMP
102. School orgs. : PTAS
103. Big letters in public broadcasting : WNET
106. Race car sponsor : STP
107. Columbus, for one: Abbr. : CIR
108. Christina's dad : ARI
109. Prelude to a hickey : DOO

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