GOOD AND BAD

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 2009

Author: Robert W. Harris
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert W. Harris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: For the answer to each starred clue, including the first letter is good; dropping it is bad.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. 1970s dance craze : HUSTLE
7. Sweet-talk : COAX
11. Call letters? : RSVP
15. Cartoonist who took on Boss Tweed : NAST
19. Involve : ENTAIL
20. Predecessor of George I : ANNE
21. Napoleonic army weapon : EPEE
22. Bullpen stats : ERAS
23. *Good and bad for a motorist : WRECKLESSDRIVING
26. Meridian : ACME
27. Evoking goose bumps, say : EERIE
28. Some excuses : LIES
29. Place with "Now Serving" numbers : DELI
30. Hot dog add-on : KRAUT
31. Insect repellent : DEET
32. Any entry on a Dear Santa list : WANT
33. Part of a frame : SILL
34. Some skirts : ALINES
35. Relaxation : LOLLING
37. *Good and bad for a marketer : CLOSINGASALE
39. Directional word : YON
40. Arachne had one : LOOM
41. Civil War side : NORTH
42. Dumbhead : ASS
45. Quarter-inch of snow, e.g. : COATING
48. Feverish conditions : AGUES
49. Where lieutenants are trained: Abbr. : OCS
52. *Good and bad for a West Point cadet : SHAVINGABEARD
55. Stole, for example : NECKLET
57. Cry before screeching brakes, maybe : TAXI
58. 105-Down output : ARTE
59. Us outside the U.S. : NOUS
61. Aussie lass : SHEILA
62. "Take ___ from me" : ATIP
63. River through Interlaken : AARE
65. Buck : CLAM
67. "Three Places in New England" composer : IVES
68. Tab, at times : INSERT
71. Car with a griffin in its logo : SAAB
73. On : ATOP
75. Gomez's sweetie : TISH
76. Unoriginal work : RETREAD
78. *Good and bad for a jungle guide : TRUSTYMACHETE
81. Hosp. features : ERS
82. Major ecological community : BIOME
84. What's hot : THERAGE
85. Mao, e.g. : RED
86. Kind of drug that inhibits bacteria : SULFA
87. Bygone French coins : ECUS
88. MS. readers : EDS
90. *Good and bad for a vampire : BLACKOFNIGHT
94. Criminal's worry : WIRETAP
98. Preferably : RATHER
99. All nerves : EDGY
100. Sprees : JAGS
101. ___ League : ARAB
103. No longer in the closet : OUTED
104. "No shirt, no shoes, no service," e.g. : RULE
105. Chihuahua cat : GATO
106. Note taker : STENO
107. Crop : TRIM
108. *Good and bad for a spy : COVERTOPERATIONS
111. "Take this!" : HERE
112. Not a teetotaler : USER
113. Legal hearing : OYER
114. Theater features : AISLES
115. Runner's place : SLED
116. Places where free spirits aren't found? : BARS
117. Boston's ___ Ave. : MASS
118. Boulevard, e.g. : ARTERY
1. Cut down : HEWED
2. Remove from a spindle : UNREEL
3. Sound choice? : STEREO
4. Without words : TACITLY
5. Go for : LIKE
6. Third of July? : ELL
7. Sausage part : CASING
8. Beginning : ONSET
9. Some operators in Boolean logic : ANDS
10. Today's thirtysomething, for short : XER
11. Parties : REVELS
12. Cause of a stain, perhaps : SPILLING
13. "___ Creator Spiritus" (Latin hymn) : VENI
14. Mastermind game piece : PEG
15. Relatively close : NEARISH
16. Deep mysteries : ARCANA
17. Justice Alito : SAMUEL
18. Menace along the Congo : TSETSE
24. Verve : ELAN
25. Local language, say : IDIOM
30. Book club gathering, e.g. : KLATSCH
32. Minnesota county or its seat : WINONA
33. Campaign staple : SLOGAN
34. Corresponds : AGREES
36. Places : LOCI
37. Test track obstacle : CONE
38. You name it : NOUN
40. Free : LIBERATE
42. "Royal Wedding" star, 1951 : ASTAIRE
43. 2005 Emmy winner for "Boston Legal" : SHATNER
44. Certain jazz musicians : SAXISTS
46. Train stop between Delhi and Mumbai : AGRA
47. Byes : TATAS
48. Worships : ADULATES
49. Douglas's "Spartacus" co-star : OLIVIER
50. Frozen pizza brand : CELESTE
51. In a cache : STASHED
53. Dodge sports car : VIPER
54. Legendary bird : ROC
56. Painter Haring : KEITH
60. Chorus member in an ancient Greek play : SATYR
64. It may be cocked : EAR
66. Home of "Christina's World," for short : MOMA
69. Took to task : REBUKED
70. Measuring tape user : TAILOR
72. Exaggeratedly masculine : BUTCHY
74. Motorola products : PAGERS
77. Remove : DOFF
79. Sealed : SHUT
80. Yield : CEDE
83. End run, e.g. : MANEUVER
86. Machinated : SCHEMED
87. Ham and ___ (average Joe) : EGGER
89. One favoring a strong, centralized government : STATIST
90. Soup starters : BROTHS
91. Mountain ___ : LAUREL
92. Getup : ATTIRE
93. Layabouts : IDLERS
94. Sprinkles, maybe : WATERS
95. "M*A*S*H" private Straminsky : IGOR
96. Ring of color : AREOLE
97. Forty-niner, e.g. : PANNER
100. Makes sport of : JAPES
102. Domineering : BOSSY
104. Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
105. Painter of "The Naked Maja" : GOYA
106. Ruckus : STIR
108. Kind of reporter : CUB
109. Singer Waits : TOM
110. It's below the majors : AAA

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