ALIEN ABDUCTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1999

Author: Dave Tuller
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mophead : BEATLE
7. Dessert pastries : PUFFS
12. Scored in bezique : MELDED
18. "1984" conspirator : OBRIEN
19. Where lemons are picked? : CARLOT
20. Opium compound : CODEINE
21. Fixing the space-time continuum? : COSMICSURGERY
23. It started a little before 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
24. Controls : KNOBS
25. Baffled : ATSEA
26. Thank-you-___ : MAAM
27. Pants problem : RIP
28. Ago, in Aberdeen : SYNE
29. Average : CEE
30. High priest in Exodus : AARON
32. Newcastle's river : TYNE
33. Geology? : ROCKSCIENCE
38. Migraine headaches, so to speak : VISES
39. Ability to hit a target : AIM
42. Donkey drawer : NAST
43. Inevitable : FATED
44. Lose everything : GOBUST
45. Part of a percussion section : SNARES
47. Courses : PATHS
48. ___ tree (Indiana state tree) : TULIP
49. Commercial passage : STRAIT
50. Worth : VALUE
51. Be attributable (to) : OWE
52. "Be ___!" ("Come on!") : APAL
55. Rube : YOKEL
56. Amtrak fares? : RAILPRICES
58. Turn about : SLUE
59. Capek drama : RUR
60. Barry Sanders and teammates : LIONS
62. "Nonsense!" : NERTS
64. 1970's-80's cause : ERA
65. Singer who co-starred in "Johnny Mnemonic," 1995 : ICET
67. Limit placed on PBS? : DONATORCAP
71. Limping, maybe : LAMED
73. Words from Mr. Moto : AHSO
74. Efficiency symbol, in physics : ETA
75. Modern fat substitute : OLEAN
76. North Wind personified : BOREAS
77. "Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
79. Dogtrot and foxtrot : GAITS
80. Successor car to the Studebaker : AVANTI
81. Off-shore lodging : BOATEL
83. Set of plates : ARMOR
84. "The King and I" role : ANNA
86. Time to play taps : TEN
87. Like a landowner : ACRED
88. Arachnids that appear over the summer? : SEASONTICKS
91. Some Oklahoma Indians : SACS
92. Beget : SPAWN
94. Fabric name ending : EEN
95. Counting method : TWOS
99. Queen Eliz., e.g. : HRH
100. Attention ___ : SPAN
101. Experienced, old-style : VERST
103. Vow taker : BRIDE
104. More hot-tempered : FIERIER
106. Waterway named for a talk show host? : ROSIETHERIVER
109. Like some foreign movies : UNRATED
110. God of death who underwent resurrection : OSIRIS
111. Three-time Emmy-winning host : CAVETT
112. Bound : LASHED
113. Like most store items : TAXED
114. Texas oil city : ODESSA
1. Strong beers : BOCKS
2. Key color : EBONY
3. Flame throwing, maybe : ARSON
4. Fall preceder? : TIMBER
5. Vacation souvenirs : LEIS
6. Abbr. in a business letter : ENC
7. 3.26 light-years : PARSEC
8. Spur : URGE
9. Bother for a boxer : FLEA
10. Because of : FOR
11. It's a mess : STY
12. Western landscapist Thomas ___ : MORAN
13. Land south of Judah : EDOM
14. Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
15. Addendum to a log? : DIARYSUPPLEMENT
16. They might backfire : ENGINES
17. Like some sympathies : DEEPEST
19. Most doll-like : CUTEST
20. "Later!" : CIAO
22. Gridiron stat : SACKS
26. First-of-a-kind 1960's TV star : MRED
30. Flower part : ANTHER
31. Top-notch : ACES
32. They connect to the knees : TIBIAS
34. Ed of "Married...With Children" : ONEILL
35. Players : CAST
36. "___ goes according to plan..." : IFALL
37. Gobble : EATUP
38. Calculus calculation: Abbr. : VOL
39. Semiramis's realm : ASSYRIA
40. Communicating : INTOUCH
41. People who study cuneiform? : MARKRESEARCHERS
44. Talk show chatter : GUEST
46. Arctic explorer John : RAE
47. Coin of Pakistan : PAISA
48. Little nothing : TWERP
50. Woman of letters? : VANNA
51. Most of the world : OCEAN
53. Golden : AUREATE
54. Ushers : LEADSIN
56. TV event of 1977 : ROOTS
57. Old foes of the Spanish : INCAS
61. Model : IDEAL
63. Bratislava resident : SLOVAK
66. Caloric cakes : TORTES
68. Without exception : TOAMAN
69. Stews : OLIOS
70. Like 70's fashion, now : RETRO
72. Coach Parseghian : ARA
76. Judge's seat : BANC
78. Kind of school : MED
79. Shot up : GREW
81. Blushing : BASHFUL
82. Harmonica-like instrument : OCARINA
83. Comfortable ___ old shoe : ASAN
84. Bikini events : ATESTS
85. New York's General Post Office is on it : NINTH
89. Sea nymph : NEREID
90. Labor : STRIVE
92. Hurry : SPEED
93. Western friend : PARD
96. Marries, perhaps : WIVES
97. "None But the Lonely Heart" writer/director : ODETS
98. Sealy competitor : SERTA
100. Home page : SITE
101. Motor with some oomph : VSIX
102. Its flag is green, white and orange : EIRE
103. Small fastener : BRAD
105. "Go get 'em!" : RAH
106. "Baloney!" : ROT
107. Mother bear, in Málaga : OSA
108. Prefix with terrorist : ECO

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