WINNERS' CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 2008

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Nicholson Joline
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 109 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Theme of this puzzle : THEOSCAR
9. Accord competitor : SONATA
15. Is afflicted with sigmatism : LISPS
20. Emphatic refusal : NONONONO
21. Tulsa native : SOONER
22. French pen filler : ENCRE
23. Film (1954), actress (2003) : ONTHEWATERFRONT
25. Nothing, to Nero : NIHIL
26. Brief : TERSE
27. Comments around cute babies : AWS
28. East ender? : ERN
29. "We can't delay!" : NOTIME
30. Visually assess : EYE
31. Morsel : BITE
33. Fish in fish and chips : PLAICE
35. Isabel Allende's "___ of My Soul" : INES
36. Florence-to-Rome dir. : SSE
37. Director (2003), actor (1962) : PETERJACKSON
39. Interject : ADD
40. Rests : SITS
41. 12 meses : ANO
42. Low tie : ONEALL
44. Like the Wild West : LAWLESS
47. Pen with a cap : BIC
48. Abbr. at the bottom of a letter : ENC
49. Places for runners : SLEDS
52. Work ___ : ETHIC
53. Granny, in Gelsenkirchen : OMA
55. China's largest ethnic group : HAN
57. Nineveh's kingdom : ASSYRIA
59. Smeared : SLIMED
61. Film (1992), actor (1958) : UNFORGIVEN
64. Follower of weekend news, briefly : SNL
65. ___ bran : OAT
66. Friend in a western : AMIGO
68. "The Age of Anxiety" author : AUDEN
69. Rent : LET
70. Philosopher Kung Fu-___ : TSE
71. Actor (1934), actor (1995) : CLARKGABLE
73. Destination of the Bounty in "Mutiny on the Bounty" : TAHITI
76. Comedy club annoyance : HECKLER
78. Olive ___ : OYL
79. Troll dolls, once : FAD
81. Beau ___ : GESTE
82. Milo of "Ulysses" : OSHEA
83. Kind : ILK
85. "___ Diaboliques" : LES
87. Big pan : ROASTER
89. Lead role in "La Cage aux Folles" : RENATO
91. Venezuelan export : OIL
92. Object of veneration in ancient Egypt : IBIS
93. Cool : HIP
94. Actress (1986), director (1962) : MARLEEMATLIN
98. Mail order option, for short : COD
101. Sport jersey material : MESH
102. Author Huxley : ALDOUS
103. Wallop : BELT
104. Kwik-E-Mart owner on "The Simpsons" : APU
105. Pantomime, say : ACTOUT
107. Tahoe, e.g., for short : SUV
108. Future school? : ROE
109. See 113-Down : ABNER
111. Soil improver : HUMUS
112. Actress (1983), supporting actor (1999) : SHIRLEYMACLAINE
116. Humble : ABASE
117. Rebel : RISEUP
118. Checks : EXAMINES
119. Surgical aid : LASER
120. Jerks : SPASMS
121. Forensic experts : DEBATERS
1. Investment options, for short : TNOTES
2. Dolls : HONEYS
3. Password, e.g. : ENTREE
4. Reactions to fireworks : OOHS
5. N.F.L. guard Chris : SNEE
6. Overawe : COW
7. Santa ___ : ANA
8. Spin : ROTATE
9. Rus. and Ukr., once : SSRS
10. Response to "pow!" in cartoons : OOF
11. Big name in grooming aids : NORELCO
12. Winter wear : ANORAK
13. Detective superintendent Jane of TV's "Prime Suspect" : TENNISON
14. Knack : ART
15. Jay that chatters : LENO
16. At first : INITIALLY
17. Film (1993), actress (1987) : SCHINDLERSLIST
18. Ready : PRIMED
19. Three-time French Open champ, 1990-92 : SELES
24. Household item with a neck : EWER
29. One flying over Hawaii : NENE
31. Stakes : BETS
32. Linda Ronstadt's "___ Easy" : ITSSO
33. Villa in Mexico : PANCHO
34. Like the inside of a sphere : CONCAVE
37. Gat : PIECE
38. ___ alai : JAI
40. Slender : SLIM
43. Org. : ASSN
44. Basutoland, today : LESOTHO
45. World books : ATLASES
46. Song (1942), supporting actress (1994) : WHITECHRISTMAS
47. Capital known as the Venice of the East : BANGKOK
48. Swamps : ENGULFS
50. Informal eating place : DINETTE
51. More racy : SALTIER
54. Sierra Club founder : MUIR
56. Prized horse : ARAB
58. Elated : SENT
60. Area between hills : DALE
62. Geezer : FOGY
63. Inspiration : IDEA
67. Kind of vow : MARITAL
71. Reunion gatherers : CLAN
72. "Us" or "them" in "It's us against them" : ALLIES
74. "Didn't we just have that?" : AGAIN
75. Global energy company : HESS
77. Make the beds, dust, etc. : KEEPHOUSE
80. March around camp, e.g. : DRILL
84. Term of respect abroad : LORDSHIP
86. "... as old as yonder ___": James Joyce : ELM
88. Late news? : OBIT
90. Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
91. Works : OEUVRES
93. Mother of Paris : HECUBA
95. One of the Alcotts : LOUISA
96. "It's ___!" : ABOY
97. Swarmed : TEEMED
98. Tibetan or Afghan : CANINE
99. First act in a revue : OPENER
100. Pressure : DURESS
101. Taj ___ : MAHAL
106. Junkie : USER
108. Solicits orders (for) : REPS
109. Girl in Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
110. Worms, e.g. : BAIT
112. Jrs. no more : SRS
113. 109-Across's old radio partner : LUM
114. Fire : AXE
115. Truck part : CAB

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