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New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1998

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Heart monitor sound : BIP
4. Small lizards, old-style : EFTS
8. "Be that as ___..." : ITMAY
13. Befuddled : ATSEA
18. Genesis brother : ESAU
20. Grandson of Methuselah : NOAH
21. Horde : DROVE
22. Does some exercises : CHINS
23. Retaliatory tactics : COUNTERMEASURES
26. PC fixers : TECHS
27. One of a comical pair : OLLIE
28. Undercover types : TMEN
29. Ground : EARTH
31. Rap sheet letters : AKA
32. Engineer : MASTERMIND
34. Lunch order : BLT
35. Put away : EATEN
37. Hot times abroad : ETES
38. Words of support : AYES
39. Clinton and Bush, e.g. : ELIS
40. Jerk : WRENCH
42. D.C. toiler : SEN
43. ___-Foy, city near Québec : STE
44. Strains in the winter? : FLUS
45. Having more leeway : FREER
46. Iran or Iraq vis-à-vis OPEC : CHARTERMEMBER
52. Store stock: Abbr. : MDSE
53. Myopic Mr. : MAGOO
56. Mail-order specification : SIZE
57. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
59. Hue and cry : CLAMOR
61. Columbian vessel : PINTA
64. Certain pass : LATERAL
67. Took for oneself : COOPTED
69. Old airline name : OZARK
71. Ball participant : MASQUER
73. Attached, in a way : GLUEDON
75. Gulf of Aden country : YEMEN
77. It has a lot to offer : STUDIO
78. Cape town : TRURO
79. Subject of Form 1040, line 15a : IRAS
81. Quake : SEISM
82. Novel ending : ETTE
85. Shoot-'em-up : GANGSTERMOVIE
90. Draw up, as cloth : SHIRR
92. Reveals, poetically : OPES
93. First mistake : SIN
94. W.W. II agcy. : OSS
97. "On the Rebound" pianist Floyd : CRAMER
99. Ward of "My Fellow Americans" : SELA
100. Lug : TOTE
102. Cut, old-style : SNEE
103. Single-celled organism : AMEBA
104. Kind of phenomena : PSI
105. It's read regularly : WATERMETER
107. "As Time Goes By" singer in "Casablanca" : SAM
108. Cartoonist Wilson : GAHAN
110. Elvis's middle name : ARON
111. City SSE of Gainesville : OCALA
112. Pang : THROE
114. Inventor's goal : BETTERMOUSETRAP
117. Outré : WEIRD
118. Ohio natives : ERIES
119. Annina in "Der Rosenkavalier" : ALTO
120. Ratio of AB to BC, say : SINE
121. All in ___ work : ADAYS
122. Aquarium denizen : TETRA
123. Boardroom bigwigs : CEOS
124. Some E.R. cases : ODS
1. Flatters : BECOMES
2. Cut off : ISOLATE
3. "If elected I will not serve" candidate of 1968 : PAULSEN
4. Copenhagen-to-Riga dir. : ENE
5. Popular retirement destination : FORTMYERS
6. Glazed fabric : TAMMIE
7. Polishes : SHEENS
8. Roadblock requests : IDS
9. More than loyal : TRUEBLUE
10. Aesop's foible? : MORALISM
11. Heads off : AVERTS
12. Recently: Abbr. : YEST
13. Decree : ACT
14. Movie projection? : THEATERMARQUEE
15. Revulsed : SICKENED
16. Elevates : ENHANCES
17. Blockhead : ASS
19. Parts of a curriculum : UNITS
24. Hole opener : TEE
25. Anticipatory question : AND
30. Chop : HEW
33. Pro ___ : RATA
36. Pound sound : ARF
39. Common street name : ELM
41. Dominion ended by Francis II: Abbr. : HRE
43. Shutterbug : SHOOTER
44. Delirium : FRENZY
46. Storage of a kind : COMPUTERMEMORY
47. Hint : TIP
48. Basso Pinza : EZIO
49. ___ canto : BEL
50. Ijsselmeer Dam site : EDAM
51. Actress Tushingham and others : RITAS
53. Year in the papacy of Innocent III : MCC
54. Like a bump on ___ : ALOG
55. Plymouth poky : GAOL
58. Calls home, as a tree : NESTSIN
60. Made a new hole : REDUG
62. Menlo Park monogram : TAE
63. Hosts : ARMIES
65. A6 manufacturer : AUDI
66. "Fantasy Island" props : LEIS
68. Destructive 1964 Florida hurricane : DORA
70. "The Silent Clowns" author : KERR
72. Type of 46-Down : ROM
74. ___ grata : NON
76. "Coming Home" subject, briefly : NAM
80. Slowed musical passage : SOSTENUTO
82. "Go back!" on a PC : ESC
83. Clobbered : THRASHED
84. Rum-based liqueur : TIAMARIA
86. Argues vehemently : GOESATIT
87. Cause for a magnifying glass : SPLINTER
88. Social : TEA
89. Contender : VIER
91. Graycoat : REB
94. Where Algonquin Park is : ONTARIO
95. Approach the end of an ocean trip : SEELAND
96. Brightly colored attire : SERAPES
98. Piano piece : RAG
99. Field : SPHERE
100. Takeoff locale : TARMAC
101. "Becket" actor, 1964 : OTOOLE
102. Factions : SECTS
105. "This means ___!" : WAR
106. "The Simpsons" tavern owner : MOE
109. Assist illegally : ABET
112. American competitor : TWA
113. Marinaro and McMahon : EDS
115. That, in Toledo : ESA
116. Kind of pad : SOS

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