WRITING LESSON

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 2006

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 79 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Constitution : CHARTER
8. "___ 70's Show" : THAT
12. Operating : INUSE
17. "How dare they?!" : THENERVE
18. Darn it : HOLE
19. Uranium-exporting country : NIGER
20. Infinitives … it's ___ : WRONGTOEVERSPLITTHEM
23. Word we share : OUR
24. Daily Planet worker : LOIS
25. Reach : GOTO
26. Beverage served with le dessert : THE
27. More, in music : PIU
29. Big fish, to a fisherman : KEEPER
31. Paleontologist's discovery : BONE
32. Frat party detritus : BEERCANS
34. The passive voice ___ : ISTOBESELDOMLYUSED
38. Agcy. once involved with fallout shelters : AEC
40. Carrier with HQ in Tokyo : JAL
41. Gift on "The Bachelor" : ROSE
42. N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. : RTS
43. Ambiguity ___ : ISMOREORLESSOK
49. Trip planning org. : AAA
51. Pub order, maybe : GUINNESS
52. Rhetorical questions ... ___ : WHONEEDSTHEM
57. Fantastic : UNREAL
58. Author's desire : READERS
59. Pope after John X : LEOVI
60. Org. that rates members of Cong. : ADA
61. C-worthy : SOSO
64. Cold capital : OSLO
66. Latin foot : PES
67. Meshlike : NETTY
70. ___ Life ("Porgy and Bess" character) : SPORTIN
74. 1997 title role for Demi Moore : GIJANE
77. Subject-verb agreement ___ : AREIMPORTANT
79. One in the fast lane? : CARRACER
81. Deface : MAR
82. Contractions ___ : ARENTNECESSARY
84. Show whose theme song is "Who Are You" : CSI
86. Shortstop Chacon of the 1962 Mets : ELIO
88. Malodourous room? : LOO
89. 84-Across airer : CBS
90. Prepositions are not good ___ : TOENDSENTENCESWITH
97. Sad poets : ELEGISTS
98. Creator of "All in the Family" : LEAR
99. Mule alternative : LOAFER
103. Outworn : OLD
104. Scratch (out) : EKE
105. Not much : ATAD
106. Daydreaming, say : IDLE
108. Word said with a salute : AYE
109. Exaggeration is among the ___ : ALLTIMEWORSTMISTAKES
114. Put back at zero : RESET
115. Ticked : SORE
116. Toughened : ANNEALED
117. Macho types : STUDS
118. Proceed slowly : PLOD
119. Reporter's purchase : NOTEPAD
1. Vacuuming, e.g. : CHORE
2. Setter : HEN
3. Perspectives : ANGLES
4. Comeback : RETORT
5. Adviser of Capt. Picard on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
6. When to call, in some ads : EVES
7. M.L.K. Jr., e.g. : REV
8. Seat of power : THRONE
9. Inexpensive place to stay : HOSTEL
10. Brand in a can : ALPO
11. Bus. card info : TEL
12. Ahead : INTHELEAD
13. Bistro, informally : NITERY
14. "I don't like it" : UGH
15. Overlook, as someone's weaknesses : SEEPAST
16. Fine furs : ERMINES
17. Steadfast : TRUE
20. Bowl-shaped pan : WOK
21. They may be stroked : EGOS
22. Receipt listings : ITEMS
28. Mt. Rushmore State sch. : USD
30. Apparel company Evan-___ : PICONE
31. Round end? : BELL
32. Part of a talk show staff : BOOKERS
33. Work for a museum : CURATE
35. Spanish eyes : OJOS
36. Restaurant waiting areas : BARS
37. Lecture badly : DRONEON
38. In pieces : ASUNDER
39. Abu Dhabi, e.g. : EMIRATE
43. Creature in a Tennessee Williams title : IGUANA
44. Cellular stuff : RNA
45. Elusive swimmers : EELS
46. Member of the flock : EWE
47. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
48. Piece of property : SOD
50. Communication for the deaf: Abbr. : ASL
53. Night school subj. : ESL
54. Not hoof it, perhaps : HOPACAB
55. Planes : EVENERS
56. Lowest state? : MISERY
58. Tree trauma : ROOTROT
62. Jardin zoológico attraction : OSO
63. Trainers treat them : SPRAINS
65. Meanie : OGRE
68. Comic's asset : TIMING
69. Singer Sumac : YMA
71. "The Facts of Life" actress : RAE
72. Spike TV, formerly : TNN
73. Cousin ___ of "The Addams Family" : ITT
75. Collection agcy. : IRS
76. Heifetz heard at Carnegie Hall : JASCHA
78. Media handouts : PRESSKITS
79. Big suits : CEOS
80. "Don't have ___!" : ACOW
83. Pgh. Pirate, e.g. : NLER
84. Nabs : COLLARS
85. Tiny start : SEEDLET
87. Wings hit "___ In" : LETEM
90. Formula One driver Fabi : TEO
91. Lost on purpose : DIETED
92. What a picador pokes : ELTORO
93. Got warm : NEARED
94. Bad boyfriends : CADS
95. "Perhaps" : ILLSEE
96. Do some fancy footwork : TOETAP
100. Counterfeited : FAKED
101. Spotted : EYED
102. Hi-___ : RES
105. What a soldier shouldn't be : AWOL
106. "___ Angel" (Mae West movie) : IMNO
107. Force : DINT
110. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
111. Medium ability? : ESP
112. Whip : TAN
113. ___ king : ALA

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