WITH COMPLIMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1996

Author: D.J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Deception : SCAM
5. "This Gun for Hire" star, 1942 : LADD
9. Fires : CANS
13. Story, sometimes : ALIBI
18. White-spotted rodent : PACA
19. "O.K." : ISEE
20. Cowboy's lasso : RIATA
22. Bringing ruin : FATAL
23. Compliment for Ken Griffey Jr.? : ONTHEBALL
25. Killer whales : ORCAS
26. Bigger than big : OBESE
27. Volunteer's words : IWILL
28. Air conditioner abbr. : BTU
29. Compliment for Mickey Rooney? : WELLGROOMED
31. Compliment for Frankenstein's monster? : LEVELHEADED
34. Disinclined : LOATH
35. Unsteady on one's feet : AREEL
36. Not beyond : INSIDEOF
39. School founded in 1440 : ETON
43. Dig in : EAT
45. Missile launcher : SLING
47. First name in TV comedy : REDD
48. Brief : MINI
49. Classical meeting sites : STOAS
52. Block houses? : IGLOOS
54. Pacify : APPEASE
57. Board game form India: Var. : PARCHESI
60. "At Seventeen" singer Janis : IAN
61. 10-stringed lyre : ASOR
62. Kind of center : REC
63. Attack : STORM
64. Expect : ASK
65. Sum total : AGGREGATE
67. Compliment for Wyatt Earp? : STRAIGHTSHOOTER
70. Noted Corsican family name : BONAPARTE
73. "The Crying Game" actor : REA
74. Bartender's supply : LIMES
76. Mirror : APE
77. "___the calmly gathered thought": Whittier : UNTO
78. "Roll___bones" : DEM
79. Capable of changing : ADAPTIVE
82. Queen's Cup, e.g. : REGATTA
84. French wine center : RHEIMS
86. Rush hour shortage : TAXIS
87. ___Fox : BRER
88. ___-Japanese War : SINO
90. Hamelin helper : PIPER
93. Kind of brain : PEA
94. Reliever's goal : SAVE
95. Computer access code : PASSWORD
97. The time being : NONCE
100. Testifies : AVOWS
102. Compliment for E.T.? : DOWNTOEARTH
106. Compliment for Alessandro Volta? : APOWERHOUSE
111. Hotel ending : IER
112. Early TV drama sponsor : ALCOA
113. Father-in-law of Jacob : LABAN
114. "The Wild Duck" dramstist : IBSEN
115. Compliment for Steffi Graf? : FAULTLESS
117. Public enemy No. 1, 1933 : FLOYD
118. Rose and others : PETES
119. Otherwise : ELSE
120. Biol. subject : ANAT
121. "What___!" : AMESS
122. Libertine : RAKE
123. "N.Y.P.D. Blue" offs. : DETS
124. Eyelid problem : STYE
1. Indulge : SPOIL
2. "___talk?" (comedy line) : CANWE
3. Chemical catalysts : ACTIVATORS
4. "The Song of the Earth" composer : MAHLER
5. Canadian pol. label : LIB
6. Clear___ : ASABELL
7. Fourth in a series : DELTA
8. Fooling : DELUDING
9. Puts pressure on : CROWDS
10. Yorkshire river : AIRE
11. Ocean compound : NACL
12. Played for time : STALLED
13. Under way : AFOOT
14. Debut at Turin, 2/1/1896 : LABOHEME
15. Particular : ITEM
16. Low : BASE
17. TV's "___Three Lives" : ILED
21. Compliment for Mary Lou Retton? : ASGOODASGOLD
24. Glamour rival : ELLE
30. W.W.II heroes: Abbr. : RAF
32. Men : HES
33. Spin : ENGLISH
37. Caddie's offering : IRON
38. Composer___Pres : DES
40. Miss topper : TIARA
41. Attack : ONSET
42. Family reunion member : NIECE
43. Psychic's field : ESP
44. ___standstill : ATA
46. Name add-on : III
50. ___part (role-plays) : ACTSA
51. Olympics event : SHOTPUT
53. Ribbon holder of song : OAKTREE
55. Bassanio's love : PORTIA
56. Take for oneself : PREEMPT
58. Off-base : ERRANT
59. Compliment for Marquis de Sade? : SMARTASAWHIP
61. Before the present : AGO
64. Archeological datum : AGE
65. "So!" : AHA
66. Actress Scacchi : GRETA
68. "Am___blame?" : ITO
69. Minor-league, maybe : SEMIPRO
70. Zingers : BARBS
71. Milieu of 99-Down : OPERA
72. Israeli region : NEGEV
75. Sales tax in some states : SIXPERCENT
78. Lateen-rigged boat : DHOW
79. Its scientific name is Naja haje : ASP
80. Go (for) : VIE
81. That: Sp. : ESA
83. Sunken spaces : AREAWAYS
84. Hosp. personnel : RNS
85. Assisted, in a way : MIDWIFED
89. Practices teetotalism : ISSOBER
91. Commit : ENTRUST
92. Down Under bounder : ROO
95. ___favor : POR
96. Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
98. Litter-free : NEAT
99. "Master Class" subject : CALLAS
101. Sells by machine : VENDS
103. Fraser of 50's-60's tennis : NEALE
104. ___nothing of : TOSAY
105. Dispatch : HASTE
106. Code word for "A" : ALFA
107. Conceal, as a card : PALM
108. Kind of pipe : OBOE
109. Racketeer's org.? : USTA
110. Request : SEEK
116. Nice article : LES

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