MOONLIGHTING

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 2004

Author: Craig Kasper
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 89 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Steps in Havana : MAMBO
6. It may be dripping : SARCASM
13. Mellow, in a way : AGE
16. What supers supervise: Abbr. : APTS
20. Actor Ryan or Ron : ONEAL
21. Occasional soap opera plot feature : AMNESIA
22. Measuring stick : RULE
24. Who ran Iran, once : SHAH
25. Telecom executive's other job? : LONGDISTANCERUNNER
28. Famous language-signing gorilla : KOKO
29. Curls up : SNUGGLES
30. Coast Guard concern : SOS
31. Boxing referee's other job? : RINGMASTER
33. Cure-___ (panaceas) : ALLS
34. "Hansel and Gretel" setting : COTTAGE
36. Puppy's sound : YAP
37. Hull enclosure : OAT
38. Film's "three caballeros," e.g. : AMIGOS
41. Scand. land : NOR
42. "Honest" one : ABE
43. "Come ___!" : OFFIT
45. Homebody : LONER
46. Isn't straight in the middle : SAGS
47. Ticket word : ADMIT
51. Tip-top : PRIMO
52. Terse : PITHY
53. Ming thing : URN
54. When repeated, show disdain : TUT
56. Zipped through : ACED
58. ___ instant : INAN
59. Spicy stew : OLLA
60. Sequel writer's other job? : SECONDSTORYMAN
64. Carole King's "___ Too Late" : ITS
65. All-___ Team : NBA
67. Stick in the wrong place : MISSORT
68. Overly decorous sorts : PRIGS
70. New Jersey home of Walt Whitman : CAMDEN
73. Relay part : LEG
74. Part of many cages : RIB
75. #1 Danny & the Juniors hit : ATTHEHOP
78. Garbage : SWILL
79. Quiz show sounds : DINGS
81. Singer LeAnn : RIMES
83. Klutzy : INEPT
84. Meticulously : INDETAIL
86. Raiding grp. : ATF
88. Quirk : TIC
89. Tips off : ALERTS
90. Remains : DREGS
91. Holds a pose : FREEZES
93. ___ favor : POR
94. 2003 Indy winner ___ de Ferran : GIL
96. File clerk's other job? : RECORDPRODUCER
100. Some cobras : ASPS
104. Like a line, in math : ONED
106. Prefix with trash : EURO
107. Sean ___ Lennon : ONO
108. Nearby star : SOL
109. Drink with a straw : FLOAT
110. Biff ___, Arthur Miller character : LOMAN
112. Sharp-tongued "American Idol" judge : SIMON
114. Something to serve : TERM
115. Florida city : OCALA
116. Liquid Plumr rival : DRANO
117. Little bird : TIT
119. Stick in one's craw : IRK
120. Suitable to be ridden, as a horse : BROKEN
121. Like some dollars on currency exch. boards : CDN
122. Classified times: Abbr. : AMS
125. Causes to go : BETAKES
127. Steady : BEAU
128. Safari guide's other job? : HEADHUNTER
131. Guitarist Nugent : TED
132. Expecting : PREGNANT
136. Famous 50-oared ship : ARGO
137. Drill instructor's other job? : DENTISTRYPROFESSOR
140. Old Roman road : ITER
141. Jupiter, e.g. : DEUS
142. 12-note series : TONEROW
143. Eponymous candy manufacturer Harry : REESE
144. "The Thin Man" role : NORA
145. Pen : STY
146. Be born with : POSSESS
147. Wows : SLAYS
1. Chem. units : MOLS
2. In a bit : ANON
3. Orders come from it : MENU
4. Psychiatrist's other job? : BAGGAGEHANDLER
5. American standard : OLDGLORY
6. Letter enclosures: Abbr. : SASES
7. Acct. figures : AMTS
8. Messenger ___ : RNA
9. Wartime positions : CENSORS
10. Broad neck scarf : ASCOT
11. Break, of a sort : SIESTA
12. Scratch or dent : MAR
13. 1970's sitcom : ARNIE
14. "Treasure Island" pirate Ben ___ : GUNN
15. "In Memoriam," e.g. : ELEGY
16. Wants for a price : ASKS
17. Jockey's other job? : PHOTOFINISHER
18. Go for : TAKEAIMAT
19. Shipping units : SHORTTONS
23. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
26. Panacea's targets : ILLS
27. Implored : URGED
32. Per : APOP
34. Caesar, for Gaius Julius Caesar : COGNOMEN
35. Slaughterhouse : ABATTOIR
38. Chow chow chow : ALPO
39. Do drudgery : MOIL
40. Global: Abbr. : INTL
41. Worker with a dog : NARC
44. When "Route 66" was on: Abbr. : FRI
46. Take action against : SUE
48. Grocery : MART
49. Standoffish : ICY
50. Lures : TEMPTS
54. QB's throw them : TDS
55. Locale in a Beatles song : USSR
57. Zip : DART
60. ___ Pedro : SAN
61. Stingy person : NIGGARD
62. Circled : ORBITED
63. Ex ___ (from nothing) : NIHILO
66. Hardly a crooner : BELTER
69. Military adviser's other job? : GENERALCOUNSEL
70. Top-rated TV show of 2002-3 : CSI
71. Wheat covering : AWN
72. Diet doctor's other job? : MIDDLEMANAGER
73. Rap's ___ Kim : LIL
75. Old nuclear regulatory org. : AEC
76. Make a selection : OPT
77. Jar sizes: Abbr. : PTS
79. Decathlon equipment : DISCUS
80. "Hurry up!" : STEPONIT
82. Manglers : MISUSERS
85. James who wrote "The Morning Watch" : AGEE
87. Spore source : FERN
89. Fig. in car ads : APR
91. Gift tag word : FROM
92. Animal home : ZOO
94. Piece of bling-bling : GOLDCHAIN
95. So that one could : INORDERTO
97. "... ___ shall die" : ORI
98. Stop at a vineyard : CORK
99. Common street name : ELM
101. Take to the cleaners : SOAK
102. Light : PALE
103. Hockey's Mikita : STAN
105. Forebear of one of the 12 tribes of Israel : DAN
109. Deer, e.g. : FORAGERS
111. Boat builder : NOAH
113. Cheri formerly of "S.N.L." : OTERI
114. Some hippie wear : TIEDYES
118. Needlework? : TATTOO
120. Grouse : BEEF
123. Newsman Roger : MUDD
124. Bygone blades : SNEES
125. Ross of fame : BETSY
126. Joanna of "Growing Pains" : KERNS
127. Anatomical ridges : BROWS
129. "David Copperfield" wife : DORA
130. Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
132. Specialists : PROS
133. In full sail : ASEA
134. Inquisitive : NOSY
135. ___ belle : TRES
138. Big race sponsor : STP
139. Not post- : PRE

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