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New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 2000

Author: Richard Hughes
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Hughes
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Warm over : REHEAT
7. Alexander ___, real-life prototype of Robinson Crusoe : SELKIRK
14. Lay away : STASH
19. Verdi opera : OTELLO
20. Trample : TREADON
21. Mount that last erupted in 1786 : SHASTA
22. Baby bottle : NURSER
23. "The Snake Pit" director Litvak : ANATOLE
24. First name in TV talk : MONTEL
25. Smog? : AIRAPPARENT
27. Betty Crocker? : FLOURGIRL
29. Knuckleballer ___ Wilhelm : HOYT
30. 13-Down source : BELL
31. Bad thing to blow : TIRE
32. Contents of some sacs : OVA
35. Patient's woe : RELAPSE
39. Freelancer's encl. : SASE
41. Alarm time, for some : SIXAM
44. Repair the spine of : REBIND
45. Plague : VEX
46. Not merely paying attention : RAPT
50. Stock exchange figures : SELLERS
52. Grizzly remains? : BEARBONES
55. It's moved in limbo : BAR
56. 1975 title role for Isabelle Adjani : ADELEH
57. Unlike a klutz : ADROIT
58. Support the Salvation Army : DONATE
60. Nevil Shute's "___ Like Alice" : ATOWN
63. They have the best seats in the house : LOGES
65. Approach bedtime : LATEN
66. Horse? : NEIGHSAYER
71. Lobster festival? : MAINEEVENT
73. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
74. Feminist Eleanor : SMEAL
76. Constellation next to Scorpio : NORMA
77. Prayer book : MISSAL
79. Supreme Court justices, e.g. : ENNEAD
82. Grateful Dead leader : GARCIA
86. Printemps follower : ETE
87. Troubadour's trouble? : DIRTYLYRE
89. Some racers : HOTRODS
90. Nick : DENT
92. Marais ___ Cygnes (Kansas river) : DES
93. Drill directive : ATEASE
95. Like Serling stories : EERIE
96. Archer of myth : AMOR
98. Flooring it : TEARING
100. E.R. pronouncement : DOA
101. 1877 Manet painting : NANA
103. "Must be something ___" : IATE
106. Have ___ (freak out) : ACOW
108. Aerobics exercise? : MORNINGDO
110. Spice rack? : THYMEKEEPER
117. Reduced : ONSALE
118. Off base, perhaps : ONLEAVE
120. Rub : ABRADE
121. Made purely academic : MOOTED
122. Shea Stadium players of 1965 : BEATLES
123. Decorate differently : RETRIM
124. Moore's TV boss : ASNER
125. "With Reagan: The Inside Story" memoirist : EDMEESE
126. Compact : TREATY
1. First name in gossip : RONA
2. Needle holder : ETUI
3. What a Hamburger may be called : HERR
4. Designer Peretti : ELSA
5. Beth preceder : ALEPH
6. Lethargy : TORPOR
7. Shake up : STARTLE
8. Sea bird : ERNE
9. Like some meat : LEAN
10. "The Greatest American Hero" star : KATT
11. Liz said it often : IDO
12. Virginia colonist John : ROLFE
13. Slow ring : KNELL
14. Some are animated : SHORTS
15. Port on the Strait of Gibraltar : TANGIER
16. On the move : ASTIR
17. Firewood measure : STERE
18. Repository of fame? : HALL
21. Texas sch. : SMU
26. Australia's ___ Rock : AYERS
28. Johnson's "Hellzapoppin'" co-star : OLSEN
30. Crash site? : BEDROOM
32. Tasmania's highest peak : OSSA
33. Got in the game : VIED
34. Wheel turner : AXLE
36. Title for some bishops : ABBA
37. Skewbald : PIED
38. Setter's warning : SNARL
40. Got rid of, in a way : AXED
42. What a family film is appropriate for : ALLAGES
43. Track-and-field official? : MEETHEAD
45. Elect : VOTEIN
47. Go down : ABATE
48. Church plate : PATEN
49. 16th-century council site : TRENT
51. Pythagorean P's : RHOS
53. Aqueduct Racetrack, familiarly : BIGA
54. Heel? : SOLEMATE
59. Its capital is Pamplona : NAVARRE
61. Walked the earth : WAS
62. '69 Series winners : NYMETS
64. ___-Cat : SNO
66. Having a label : NAMED
67. High class : ELITE
68. "Rosmersholm" playwright : IBSEN
69. Counting-out rhyme starter : EENY
70. Went long : RANLATE
72. Cartesian conjunction : ERGO
75. Island of W.W. II fighting : LEYTE
78. Italian beach resort : LIDO
80. Side by side? : AREA
81. Puddin' : DEAR
83. Firewood measure : CORD
84. Personal prefix : IDIO
85. Not docked : ASEA
88. Equip anew : RERIG
89. For this reason : HENCE
91. Chemical salt in some inks : TANNATE
94. Like Anna's students : SIAMESE
97. "The Executioner's Song" author : MAILER
99. Racer, of a sort : GOKART
101. The Ten Commandments, in large part : NONOS
102. Illegal firing : ARSON
104. Brick type : ADOBE
105. Strengthened, with "up" : TONED
107. Artist Max : WEBER
108. Site of a 1929 exhibition by 107-Down : MOMA
109. Adventure writer Buntline : NED
110. Head for the Riviera? : TETE
111. Well : HALE
112. "Memphis" director Simoneau : YVES
113. Romain de Tirtoff, familiarly : ERTE
114. Phrase starter : PARA
115. Work on People : EDIT
116. ___ Martin Cognac : REMY
119. Make tracks : LAM

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