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New York Times, Sunday, February 10, 2008

Author: Bill Zais
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Inferior : THIRDRATE
10. Puzzle page favorite : REBUS
15. S. Amer. land : ECUA
19. Like some addresses : ORATORICAL
20. Communist's belief : UTOPIANISM
22. Part of a blouse that touches the waist? : TOPSBOTTOM
23. The real scoop about lipids? : FATSSKINNY
24. They're better than F.G.'s : TDS
25. Portion of a drag queen's wardrobe : BOAS
26. Bumptious : PUSHY
27. Toy company that launched Rubik's Cube : IDEAL
28. Bad ___ : REP
29. Snowmobile parts : SKIS
31. Professional with an x-ray machine: Abbr. : DDS
33. Underage child of a military officer? : MAJORSMINOR
38. Nonsense of a market pessimist? : BEARSBULL
44. Affirm : AVOW
45. Oven maker : AMANA
46. Caught in ___ : ALIE
47. Biblical birthright seller : ESAU
48. Oscar winner Hunt : LINDA
50. Glad Wrap competitor : SARAN
51. Pianist Dame Myra : HESS
52. Missy Elliott's "___ What I'm Talkin' About" : DATS
53. Toil of a Broadway show? : PLAYSWORK
55. Match for a bad guy? : HEAVYSLIGHT
58. Owns : HAS
59. Fine-tune : HONE
60. Italian port on the Adriatic : BARI
61. Make ___ of : AMESS
62. Sam's Club competitor : COSTCO
64. Yes : ASSENT
68. Watchdog org.? : ASPCA
72. Fixes : RIGS
74. Hair behind the ears, maybe : MANE
75. E-mail directive: Abbr. : FWD
78. What can produce a "boing!"? : SPRINGSFALL
82. Ardor of a new employee? : HIRESFIRE
84. Bookstore sect. : BIOG
85. "Our Gang" affirmative : OTAY
86. Stop early : ABORT
88. Botulin, e.g. : TOXIN
89. "___ la Douce," 1963 film : IRMA
90. Charlie's Angels, e.g. : TRIO
91. Tally mark : NOTCH
92. Torn : RENT
93. Comeback of a Japanese game? : GOSRETURN
95. Singer Johnny's gallop? : CASHSCHARGE
98. It can be measured in gigs : RAM
99. So : VERY
100. "Yo!" : HEY
101. Over : AGAIN
105. Molière's Harpagon, e.g. : MISER
108. Prosperity : WEAL
110. Go the other way : ZAG
113. Privilege of liberals? : LEFTSRIGHT
115. Road in Yellowstone? : PARKSDRIVE
118. Become level : FLATTENOUT
119. Darlin' : SWEETIEPIE
120. Give it ___ : ATRY
121. Say yes : AGREE
122. Reason to take Valium : TENSENESS
1. Trampled : TROD
2. Accidents : HAPS
3. "___ Alive!" (1974 thriller) : ITS
4. One looking for a lift? : ROBBER
5. Wilts : DROOPS
6. Comic Rudner : RITA
7. New Testament book : ACTS
8. "The way of nature" : TAO
9. Popular street name : ELM
10. Patriot Putnam of the American Revolution : RUFUS
11. When planes are due, for short : ETAS
12. Equivocator's choice : BOTH
13. Child-raiser's cry? : UPSYDAISY
14. Start of a cheer : SIS
15. City WNW of Stillwater : ENID
16. François Truffaut's field : CINE
17. West Point rival, for short : USNA
18. ___ nitrate : AMYL
19. Polo Grounds legend : OTT
21. Words sung before and after "is just" : AKISS
26. Literally, "fish tooth" : PIRANHA
28. Rambunctious : ROWDY
29. Lewis Carroll creature : SNARK
30. Hawaii's ___ Coast : KONA
32. Habiliments : DRESS
33. "Happy Days" character : MALPH
34. Province of central Spain : AVILA
35. Villain in "Martin Chuzzlewit" : JONAS
36. "National Treasure" group : MASONS
37. Turkish hospice : IMARET
38. Believers in the spiritual unity of all people : BAHAIS
39. Roadside sign abbr. : ELEV
40. Obscure : BEDIM
41. Gas bill info : USAGE
42. Roofing items : LATHS
43. Yearns (for) : LUSTS
49. Refuse holder : ASHCAN
54. It's pitched : WOO
56. Times gone by : ERAS
57. Current : LATEST
60. Be angry : BOIL
63. It's kept within the lines, usually : CRAYON
65. Sully : SMIRCH
66. "At the ___ Core," 1976 sci-fi film : EARTHS
67. Laredo-to-Fort Worth dir. : NNE
68. Comparable in size : ASBIG
69. Veep after Hubert : SPIRO
70. Destinations of some limos : PROMS
71. Perfecto, e.g. : CIGAR
73. One taking a quick look : GLANCER
75. Handyman : FIXER
76. Squeeze-dry : WRING
77. Al ___ : DENTE
79. Must, informally : GOTTA
80. Ukulele activity : STRUMMING
81. Playable : FAIR
82. ___-totsy : HOTSY
83. Venture : FORAY
87. Erymanthian ___, fourth labor of Hercules : BOAR
94. Artist Max : ERNST
96. Pure : CHASTE
97. Restrained : HELDIN
99. Sports car since '53 : VETTE
101. Italian wheels : ALFA
102. Moola : GELT
103. Miles away : AFAR
104. ___-bitty : ITTY
106. "The Lay of the Host of ___" (old Russian epic poem) : IGOR
107. Elisabeth of "Leaving Las Vegas" : SHUE
108. Small warbler : WREN
109. Makes (out) : EKES
110. Speeds : ZIPS
111. Alamo battler? : AVIS
112. 1,000 smackers : GEE
114. Actor Stephen : REA
115. West Coast hrs. : PST
116. Wow : AWE
117. "Riddle-me-___" : REE

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