FOR THESE I LONG

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 2002

Author: Nelson Hardy
Editor: Will Shortz
Nelson Hardy
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Some amateur comedy : CAMP
5. Encircle : HEMIN
10. P.O. boxful : LTRS
14. "Fee, fi, fo, fum" speakers : OGRES
19. A strong one may be found in a gym : ODOR
20. "___ to bury Caesar ..." : ICOME
21. Turkey toucher : IRAN
22. Harem accessories : VEILS
23. Misconceptions about electricity? : POWERTRIPE
25. Adoring ones : MAGI
26. "Ninotchka" director Lubitsch : ERNST
27. Flower : MATURE
28. Heavy load for Santa? : BAGOFTRIKES
30. Accompany : GOWITH
33. "Dark Angel" star Jessica : ALBA
35. Actually : INFACT
36. Liqueur flavoring : ANISEED
38. Cabinet dept. : EDUC
40. Served, as soup : SPOONED
44. Classic French film "___ Le Moko" : PEPE
45. Moorland shrub : HEATHER
48. Like tears : SALINE
49. Dutch city NW of Arnhem : EDE
50. Yogi's strength? : CATCHERSMIGHT
54. Fed. property manager : GSA
55. Farmer's field: Abbr. : AGR
56. Noted scavengers : HYENAS
57. Speaker's output : AUDIO
58. Blackball : SHUN
59. Edison contemporary : TESLA
61. Has a flat : RENTS
63. Produces : GENERATES
65. Toy ball material : NERF
67. Fall down : SAG
69. Sets the dogs (on) : SICS
70. Not flaky : PRAGMATIC
75. 1968 gold-medal swimmer Debbie : MEYER
79. One of five-and-a-half : VOWEL
82. Works on a hedgerow : LOPS
83. One may be caught on the fly : TROUT
85. "Domani" singer, 1955 : LAROSA
87. River to the English Channel : EXE
88. Person at home : UMP
89. Successful brat's motto? : WHINERTAKEALL
91. Coolers, for short : ACS
92. Do a slow burn : SEETHE
94. Not on staff : OUTSIDE
95. Suffix with sinus : ITIS
96. "Oh, no!" : HORRORS
98. Leaning against : ANTI
99. Cache : SECRETE
101. Provides with an office : ELECTS
103. People : ONES
106. Relatively cheesy : POORER
107. Chiropractor? : SPINEDOCTOR
111. Admits : LETSIN
113. Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony : NINTH
114. Doofus : NERD
115. Easy cats' prey? : JUNIORMICE
119. Playground retort : ISTOO
120. Decent : CLAD
121. ___ von Baeyer, Nobel-winning chemist : ADOLF
122. Part of a libretto : ARIA
123. Attention-getting beachwear : THONG
124. Some bends : ELLS
125. Simmons competitor : SERTA
126. Around : NEAR
1. Badge wearer : COP
2. Big deal : ADO
3. Do a greenskeeper's job : MOW
4. Assumption : PREMISE
5. Turn in : HITTHEHAY
6. Brown relative : ECRU
7. "On the Beach" heroine : MOIRA
8. Drive : IMPEL
9. Family tree word : NEE
10. Stew bean : LIMA
11. Like "Macbeth" : TRAGIC
12. Tease : RAGON
13. Exhibits haughtiness : SNIFFS
14. Cold comfort? : OVERCOAT
15. "Iron is its middle name" sloganeer : GERITOL
16. Where to see a camel : RINK
17. Further : ELSE
18. Orly risers? : SSTS
24. Size up : RATE
28. Justice Ruth ___ Ginsburg : BADER
29. They click on the dance floor : TAPSHOES
30. Watch in disbelief : GAPEAT
31. Uptight : ONEDGE
32. Careless car wash employee? : WIPERSNAPPER
34. Commands : BEHESTS
37. Inhibit : DETER
39. "Major" animal : URSA
41. Person having scary dreams? : NIGHTSWEATER
42. Result : ENSUE
43. ___ list : DEANS
46. Teen spots : ACNE
47. Comparative word : THAN
50. Tickle : CHARM
51. Puss : MUG
52. Suffix with chlor- : IDE
53. Pink lady ingredient : GIN
58. Maine/New Hampshire river : SACO
60. Endurance : LEGS
62. Dooley Wilson's role in "Casablanca" : SAM
64. Compete with : RIVAL
66. Made young? : FATHERED
68. Foundation of some cultures : GELATIN
70. Ritzy : PLUSH
71. Paris fighter : ROMEO
72. Pod opener? : TRI
73. It's always charged : ION
74. Shark's need : CUE
76. Talks a blue streak : YAKS
77. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
78. Transportation network : ROADS
80. Fire : EXCITE
81. Like a certain evil : LESSER
84. 1982 Disney film : TRON
86. Convertible : SLEEPSOFA
89. All out : WHOLEHOG
90. Coach : TUTOR
93. Battle site of December 26, 1776 : TRENTON
95. Tough guy : IRONMAN
97. One may carry a torch : SCONCE
98. Like stars : ASTRAL
100. Coconut fiber : COIR
102. Immune response orchestrator : TCELL
104. Duck : ELUDE
105. Man in a sombrero, perhaps : SENOR
107. Hissy fit : SNIT
108. "Baloney!" : PISH
109. Digging, so to speak : INTO
110. Track info : ODDS
112. Knight fight : TILT
115. Madison or Monroe: Abbr. : JAS
116. Incense : IRE
117. Org. in "Patriot Games" : CIA
118. Where to find a hammer or anvil : EAR

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