INITIALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 1997

Author: M. Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Suffix with land or city : SCAPE
6. Hanged : STRUNGUP
14. Unhitched? : SINGLE
20. Clio contender : ADMAN
21. Attack : TEARINTO
22. Like socks in a drawer : PAIRED
23. Noted guitarist : BRILLIANTBLUESMANKING
26. Some learning : ROTE
27. Kernel : GIST
28. The Thames borders it : ESSEX
29. Word of reproach : FIE
30. Tiny type size : EMERALD
32. Numbskull : ASS
34. Bandleader Paul : SHAFFER
38. Roman mine : MIO
39. Atom : BIT
40. Chiang ___-shek : KAI
43. Marcus and George : ALLENS
44. Four-time Indy winner : AUTOMOBILEJOCKEYFOYT
50. Noted youth grp. : BSA
51. ___ Mujeres, Mexico : ISLA
52. Furtive sort : LURKER
53. They don't want to fight : DOVES
55. Should : INCASE
57. Attached at the base, botanically : SESSILE
63. Druggie : USER
64. Early empire builder : INCA
65. Recipe amt. : TSP
67. Italian city where Giotto painted : PADOVA
69. "Surprised by Joy" autobiographer : CHRISTIANSCHOLARLEWIS
74. Metric weights : TONNES
75. It may be high in the afternoon : TEA
76. Count : RELY
77. Introductory material : ABCS
78. Loss by decay : WASTAGE
81. Wasn't sociable : SULKED
83. Strike location : PLATE
84. General announcement? : ATEASE
86. Stagger : REEL
88. Not the best service : LET
89. "My Little Chickadee" star : WARPEDCOMEDIANFIELDS
96. Medieval weapon : POLEAX
97. Laugh syllable : HEE
98. Artillery shell component : TNT
99. A substantial amount of Louisiana : FEN
100. Goes around : ROTATES
102. Tricked : GOT
103. Rolls : ROSTERS
107. Vitamin C source : ADE
108. Refuse : TRASH
112. No longer stuck on : OVER
114. Understanding words : ISEE
115. Three-time N.F.L. M.V.P. : YARDAGEATTAINERTITTLE
121. Understanding : TREATY
122. Computer offering : MAINMENU
123. Not be fast : BLEED
124. They're out in a game : ODDMEN
125. Prepares for a rough ride : STRAPSIN
126. Cardinal points? : NESTS
1. Buffalo wing? : SABRE
2. Modern information medium : CDROM
3. Tiny amount : AMITE
4. Where gelato was invented : PALERMO
5. Like a member of the U.S.N. : ENL
6. Sober-minded : STAID
7. Comaneci achievements : TENS
8. Kind of comb : RATTAIL
9. City area : URB
10. "Frasier" character : NILES
11. Lions' prey : GNUS
12. Indians with a sun dance : UTES
13. It may be struck : POSE
14. Eponymous Belgian town : SPA
15. Actor Holm : IAN
16. An end to peace : NIK
17. 1994 A.L. home run king : GRIFFEY
18. Soft : LENIENT
19. Garden tools : EDGERS
24. Homes with domes : IGLOOS
25. Cold war threat : MXS
31. Elvis Costello's "My ___ True" : AIMIS
33. Grave marker : STELA
35. Silver treat : HAY
36. First name in 1936 politics : ALF
37. Early 80's sitcom : FLO
39. "Othello" courtesan : BIANCA
40. Name in 1993 news : KORESH
41. Bill the Cat pronouncement, in the funnies : ACK
42. Alibi ___ (liars, of a sort) : IKES
44. Shanghai : ABDUCT
45. G.I. entertainment : USOSHOW
46. Greek cafe : TAVERNA
47. Shrovetide dish : BLINI
48. Legal grounds for action : JUSTCAUSE
49. Poetic preposition : ERE
54. Gray and Moran : ERINS
56. Argot : CANT
58. Getting around well : SPRY
59. "My gal" : SAL
60. The best : IDEAL
61. Kind of estimate : LOWBALL
62. Got a flat boot? : EVICTED
64. "___ deal!" : ITSA
66. Some government appropriations : PORK
68. The plus column : ASSETS
70. Pin down : SET
71. Kind of oil : SESAME
72. Ogle : LEERAT
73. "The Courtship of Miles Standish" character : ALDEN
79. Travel (about) : GAD
80. Drop acid? : ETCH
82. Preceded : LEDTO
83. Travels back and forth : PLIES
85. Abbr. in a help wanted ad : EOE
87. Application : EFFORT
89. Lynette ___, first female Harlem Globetrotter : WOODARD
90. Took in, maybe : ALTERED
91. Actor Stephen : REA
92. Congratulations, of a sort : PAT
93. Palindromic English river : EXE
94. Chants : INTONES
95. Authorize : ENTITLE
96. Beseech : PRAYTO
101. ___-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec : STE
102. Lake Volta's country : GHANA
103. Ho-hum TV fare : RERUN
104. Adlai's '56 running mate : ESTES
105. Like some apartments : RELET
106. Most likely winners : SEEDS
109. Butts : RAMS
110. Rat-___ : ATAT
111. Pokey : STIR
113. Start of a classic Latin quote : VENI
116. Broodmare : DAM
117. Had fare : ATE
118. Med. specialty : GYN
119. Tiny terror : IMP
120. ___ Saud (former Mideast leader) : IBN

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