COMIC RELIEF

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 2007

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stick used to swat flies : FUNGO
6. Doesn't run : CLOTS
11. Senseless : DAFT
15. Place to relax : SPA
18. Popular humor weekly, with "The" : ONION
19. Something to lay down : THELAW
20. "___ Enchanted" (2004 movie) : ELLA
21. Heap : TON
22. Birdie beater : EAGLE
23. First mate's greeting? : MADAMIMADAM
25. Break off : END
26. Hawks : PEDDLES
28. One after another : INAROW
29. Jct. joiners : HWYS
30. Sticker : BARB
31. "Wheel of Fortune" request : ANE
32. Actors Max and Max Jr. : BAERS
33. Animal with a black-tipped tail : STOAT
35. Tighty-whities : BRIEFS
37. Word with "hand to hand" or "time to time" : FROM
39. Inventor's inits. : TAE
41. Show taped at Chicago's Harpo Studios : OPRAH
43. Ecdysiast Blaze and others : STARRS
44. Charging, in a way : IONIZING
46. Reported mountain sightings : YETIS
47. U.S. auditor : GAO
48. "Baudolino" novelist : ECO
49. Ahead : ONTOP
51. Layer of a bed : SILT
52. Year Constantine the Great became emperor : CCCVI
55. Family of things : ILK
56. First name in humor : ERMA
57. Some Guggenheim works : ARPS
59. Acoustic : AURAL
60. Fed. health research agcy. : CDC
61. Many a Wall St. Journal subscriber : MBA
62. 1970's HUD secretary Hills and namesakes : CARLAS
65. C8H8 : STYRENE
67. With 56-Down, start of eight answers in this puzzle : OSCAR
69. Fill up : SATIATE
70. St. Clare's birthplace : ASSISI
71. "The Facts of Life" actress : RAE
72. Post-op area : ICU
74. Navel type : INNIE
75. "See ya" : TATA
76. Snick and ___ : SNEE
77. Attention : EAR
78. Weber State University locale : OGDEN
79. Greek group : FRAT
81. Showed to the foyer : SAWIN
83. Abbr. after Lincoln or Kennedy : CTR
84. Iron-___ : ONS
85. Misrepresent : BELIE
87. Display on a tray : DESSERTS
89. Shaw's "___ and Cleopatra" : CAESAR
93. Deposit in a depository : INGOT
94. Code word : DAH
95. "See ya" : CIAO
96. Corrida charger : ELTORO
97. Old computer : TANDY
99. Beat : THROB
101. Court grp. : NBA
103. Pizazz : ELAN
104. Häagen-___ : DAZS
105. Even though : ALBEIT
107. Part of 60-Across : CONTROL
109. Master : ACE
110. Marvel Comics supervillain : GREENGOBLIN
113. Root beer ingredient : ANISE
115. Tarnish : MAR
116. See 104-Down : EDNA
117. Kind of inspection : ONSITE
118. Greenland settlers : DANES
119. Hesitations : ERS
120. Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
121. "Shall we go?" : READY
122. Aquarium buildup : ALGAE
1. The Axis, once : FOE
2. Together : UNAPART
3. Neighbor of Chad : NIGERIA
4. Popular Bach work for keyboard (1994, 1996, 1999, 2002) : GOLDBERGVARIATIONS
5. Having no depth, in brief : ONED
6. Arizona Diamondbacks ballpark (1988) : CHASEFIELD
7. Had the advantage : LED
8. Commercial suffix : OLA
9. Florida's ___ Trail : TAMIAMI
10. Wretches : SWINE
11. Opening in the North Pole? : DEARSANTA
12. Ray of "Battle Cry" : ALDO
13. Weak spots : FLAWS
14. Pompom holder : TAM
15. Birding capital of New Zealand (2006) : STEWARTISLAND
16. It's often tied with a rubber band : PONYTAIL
17. Common connectors : ANDS
19. Some agents, for short : TMEN
24. Company that merged with Lockheed in 1995 (2001, 2003) : MARTINMARIETTA
27. Knot holder : LASSO
29. Words from Pope's "An Essay on Man" (1940, 1942-43, 1960-62, 1965-68, 1978) : HOPESPRINGSETERNAL
30. Some shot : BBS
32. Time magazine 2005 co-Person of the Year : BONO
34. Miniature : TOY
36. Least robust : FRAILEST
38. Roasted fowl (2005) : ROCKCORNISHHEN
40. Hollywood biggie? : EGO
42. President who created the N.S.C. : HST
45. Sirtaki dancer in a 1964 movie : ZORBA
50. Tropical rodent : PACA
52. Zorro's house : CASA
53. Batters take them : CUTS
54. Futurists? (1990-93, 1997-98, 2000, 2004) : CRYSTALGAZERS
55. "Rocks" : ICE
56. See 67-Across : EMCEE
58. Lucid : RATIONAL
63. Break ___ (go into sudden death) : ATIE
64. Public : SEEN
66. Moviedom's Long and Vardalos : NIAS
68. Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
69. Big ___ : SUR
73. Western capital (1979-82, 1984) : CARSONCITY
76. Sign of worry : SWEATBEAD
79. "The Silence of the Lambs" org. : FBI
80. Alamo mission? : RENTACAR
82. Put on : ADD
83. Mobile home? : CRIB
84. Davy Jones's locker : OCEAN
86. Airport fig. : ETD
88. Transitional land zone : ECOTONE
90. Eschewing accompaniment : SOLOING
91. Waters fed by the Amu Darya : ARALSEA
92. Old White House nickname : RON
98. Sale places : YARDS
100. Harshness : RIGOR
102. Word with china or dry : BONE
104. With 116-Across, saucy Aussie : DAME
106. Advanced : LENT
108. "There!" : TADA
110. "Hmmm" : GEE
111. Youth org. since 1910 : BSA
112. Top : LID
114. Naut. heading : ESE

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