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New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 2002

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some salts in water, e.g. : SOLUTES
8. Michigan college or its town : ALMA
12. Kola Peninsula inhabitant : LAPP
16. Shot block, in hoops-speak : SWAT
20. Retooling time? : IRONAGE
21. Threesome : TRIAD
22. With 29-Across, a soother : ALOE
23. Hart co-anchor, once : TESH
24. What a probable loser digs up? : ROOTFORTHEUNDERDOG
27. Pre-college yrs. : ELHI
28. Word with tool or travel : KIT
29. See 22-Across : VERA
30. "Honest" : ISWEAR
31. "Lakmé" soprano : ELLEN
32. First, second or third : BASE
34. Revealing attire : MINI
35. Aware, with "in" : CLUED
36. Crippling : HARMING
38. Seasonal employee? : ELF
39. Bargain ad rate? : BUCKFORAPROMOTION
42. Bustle : ADO
43. Chipmaker's substitute : OLESTRA
44. Holiday time : YULE
45. It contains periods : ERA
48. Devil dogs : MARINES
50. "... peas in ___" : APOD
53. With 60-Across, a group of stars : URSA
54. Hot spot : OVEN
55. Old clubs : MACES
56. White House softball team stat? : RUNSFORPRESIDENT
60. See 53-Across : MAJOR
61. Tennis's 1979-80 Player of the Year : BORG
62. Pizazz : FLASH
63. Onetime TV landlord : MERTZ
64. Heaps : ATON
65. Get ready to take off : TAXI
66. Burn : SEAR
67. Son of Cronus : ZEUS
69. Mug : ROB
70. Theatrical works featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, etc.? : PLAYSFORPEANUTS
74. ___ ribs : BBQ
77. Coats for bad weather : MACS
78. Treasurer's receipt : DUES
79. ___ land : LALA
80. Single : SOLE
81. Combat gear : ARMOR
84. 'Vette rival : TBIRD
86. Big cocaine exporter : PERU
87. Like sycamore leaves : LOBED
88. Good proofreader's reward? : CHECKFORACCURACY
92. Strays : WAIFS
93. Pacific : MEEK
94. They can't be caught indoors : RAYS
95. Grander than grand : EPIC
96. Wandered too far, maybe : GOTLOST
98. Snack : EAT
99. Partner of John : YOKO
100. Quarreled : FELLOUT
103. Ingredient in an old-fashioned : RYE
104. Bermuda Triangle's compass direction? : HEADINGFORTROUBLE
110. Get an ___ (ace) : AON
111. Drink holder : THERMOS
113. Buenos ___ : AIRES
114. Made an additional recipient, for short : CCED
115. An Idahoan might hoe one : SPUD
116. Zoo sounds : ROARS
117. Snap : LOSEIT
119. Conceal : BURY
120. Indy letters : STP
121. Stamp of approval : USDA
122. Not your ball? : PASSFORSOMEONEELSE
127. Extra-bright : NEON
128. It goes to pot : ANTE
129. Washday units : LOADS
130. "That was easy" : NOSWEAT
131. "Critique of Judgment" writer : KANT
132. Germany's ___-Spree Canal : ODER
133. Like hip ads : EDGY
134. In a habit : DRESSED
1. "Dear" one : SIR
2. Makeup of a Spanish doubloon : ORO
3. Modeling requirement? : LOOKSFORAJOB
4. Free from restraint : UNTIE
5. 1920's Chief Justice : TAFT
6. I : EGO
7. Masses, e.g. : SERVICES
8. Sphere : AREA
9. Lucy of "Shanghai Noon" : LIU
10. ___ Bay, 1898 site of Admiral Dewey's fleet : MANILA
11. Makes sense : ADDSUP
12. Rio Grande city : LAREDO
13. Actor Alan : ALDA
14. Destitution, metaphorically : POORHOUSE
15. Game piece : PEG
16. Sailor's guardian : STELMO
17. Appalled reaction : WELLINEVER
18. Bloodless : ASHEN
19. Object : THING
21. Economy : THRIFT
25. Distance races : TENKS
26. Painted pitcher : EWER
31. Oliver Hazard Perry victory site : ERIE
32. Show pleasure : BEAM
33. Chuck Schumer's predecessor in the Senate : ALDAMATO
34. Drug smugglers : MULES
35. Activity for rollers : CRAPS
37. Rocket that launched the Mercury spacecraft : ATLAS
39. Screw-up : BONER
40. Ape : ORANG
41. Incense ingredient : MYRRH
46. Where a big chunk of a paycheck may go : RENT
47. 1998 movie with the voice of Woody Allen : ANTZ
49. Symbol : ICON
51. Sacrificed : OFFEREDUP
52. Swim in a pool : DOLAPS
53. Kind of truck : UPS
54. "To the Moon" and others : ODES
56. Former Big Apple theater showplace : ROXY
57. "Mitla Pass" author : URIS
58. Pinkish : RARE
59. Don with a mike : IMUS
60. Spoil : MAR
61. Devious wolves' cries : BAAS
65. What a hosp. may provide : TLC
66. Reporter's need : SOURCE
67. Natal native : ZULU
68. H : ETA
70. It may be above first : PARK
71. Bank ad letters : FDIC
72. Novelist Waugh : ALEC
73. ___ a soul : NARY
74. Denver pushing McIntoshes? : BOBFORAPPLES
75. Sneeze follower : BLESSYOU
76. Equivalent of "the end" : QED
77. Imitation : MOCK
80. Dirty : SOIL
81. Peak : ACME
82. Mother of 67-Across : RHEA
83. Clash directly : MEETHEADON
84. Fitting : TRYON
85. Many coll. grads : BAS
86. Conseco Fieldhouse athlete : PACER
87. Eyeopener? : LATTE
89. Ring bearer : FRODO
90. Famous buried treasure site in Nova Scotia : OAKISLAND
91. Break-ups : RIFTS
92. "___ I?" : WOULD
96. Surpass : GOBEYOND
97. Gravitate : TEND
99. Thanksgiving dish : YAMS
101. Substitute doctors, in Britain : LOCUMS
102. Material gain : LUCRE
105. Off the mark : ERRANT
106. Knee-slapper : GASSER
107. Feudal land : FIEF
108. Yankee rival : ORIOLE
109. Walked back and forth over : RETROD
111. Spare holder : TRUNK
112. Biblical prophet : HOSEA
115. Broods : STEWS
118. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
119. Shampoo promise : BODY
120. Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
122. Kung ___ chicken : PAO
123. Lose oomph : SAG
124. Scand. land : NOR
125. Freelancer's enc. : SAE
126. J.F.K. info : ETD

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