WORKS LIKE A CHARM!

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 2003

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQXZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 103 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: This colorized version makes it easier to see the charming four-leaf clover in the center of the grid.
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Across Down
1. Tahoe topper : SKICAP
7. Crying source : THROAT
13. Care-less attitude : APATHY
19. Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
20. French inn : AUBERGE
21. Folk/pop singer Havens : RICHIE
22. With 114-Across, tune heard on the 37-Down : IMLOOKINGOVERA
24. Much of Wayne's filmography : OATERS
25. Luxury hotel facility : SPA
26. ___ song : FORA
27. Applies haphazardly : SLAPSON
29. Hibiscus ring : LEI
30. Cat burglar's requisite : STEALTH
33. Furniture decorating technique : ORMOLU
35. Soy protein source : TOFU
38. "I wouldn't change a thing" : NOREGRETS
42. Paris's ___ Coeur : SACRE
45. Tips over : UPENDS
48. Major klutzes : GALOOTS
49. Try to fix : WORKON
50. Baking powder, e.g. : LEAVEN
51. They're cast on "Bewitched" : SPELLS
52. Put one's finger on : PINDOWN
53. Jejune : INSIPID
55. Packers org. : NFL
56. "I did it!" : TADA
57. Tick (off) : TEE
58. Wall Street transactions : PUTS
59. "Dick Tracy" gal : TESS
62. Animal with an 86-Down : CHEETAH
64. Trail left by an animal : SPOOR
66. Soupy color : PEAGREEN
67. Sushi bar cupful : GREENTEA
68. Crosswise, on deck : ABEAM
71. Geometric pattern used in computer models : FRACTAL
74. Faxed : SENT
76. Oaxaca youngster : NINO
77. Mission control, for short : OPS
79. Sure signs of density : DUHS
80. 33rd U.S. pres. : HST
82. Dried out, with "up" : SOBERED
84. Bathroom items : POTTIES
86. Survival mechanism : COPING
89. Administration : REGIME
90. Talking points : TOPICS
91. Employee of the Frick : CURATOR
92. Inactivity : STASIS
93. "Anyone's Daughter" author ___ Alexander : SHANA
94. Lose it : GOBANANAS
96. "Is ___ all there is?" : THAT
97. Rat out : TELLON
99. Clouds of gas and dust : NEBULAE
102. Hole number? : PAR
104. Garçon's need : CEDILLA
108. Janet's fiancé in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" : BRAD
109. "Aladdin" monkey : ABU
112. Elevator pioneer Otis : ELISHA
114. Centerpiece of this puzzle : FOURLEAFCLOVER
118. Alfresco meal : PICNIC
119. Oscar category : EDITING
120. Stands for things : EASELS
121. Former Gracie Mansion resident : EDKOCH
122. Sow anew : RESEED
123. Day break : SIESTA
1. Hindu titles : SRIS
2. Dole's running mate, 1996 : KEMP
3. Vacation place for Carlo : ISLA
4. Cote call : COO
5. Up : ALOFT
6. Twinings product : PEKOE
7. Quick draw? : TUG
8. "Oz" airer : HBO
9. Guns : REVS
10. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
11. Indian tourist city : AGRA
12. Home brewers : TEAPOTS
13. 1964 Broadway song "___ Without Windows" : AROOM
14. Beethoven's "Appassionata," e.g. : PIANOSONATA
15. Make a scene? : ACT
16. What this puzzle's central design may bring you : THELUCKOTHEIRISH
17. Charter : HIRE
18. "___ Will" (Backstreet Boys song) : YESI
20. Parallels : ANALOGS
23. Modern locale of ancient Persepolis : IRAN
28. Yearbook sect. : SRS
30. Tennis bag item : SUNVISOR
31. Duffer's challenge : TRAP
32. Cause of the Trojan War : HELEN
34. Pie crust ingredient : LARD
35. Dutch treats : TULIPS
36. "I know you're in there!" : OPENUP
37. Parade Day : FEASTOFSTPATRICK
39. People do a lot of driving there : GOLFGREEN
40. "Let's ___" : ROLL
41. Versailles connections : ETS
43. "Lady Jane Grey" dramatist, 1715 : ROWE
44. Feminizing suffix : ENNE
46. A.T.M. transaction: Abbr. : DEP
47. Huff : SNIT
49. Outstretched : WIDE
52. Songs of thanksgiving : PAEANS
54. Nautical measures : DEPTHS
56. Biblical pronoun : THEE
60. Where the buoys are : SEAS
61. Baseball's Maglie : SAL
62. Little change: Abbr. : CTS
63. Relinquish : ABNEGATE
65. Tom Wolfe essay that popularized a phrase : RADICALCHIC
69. Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
70. Hardly grand : MODEST
72. Baton waves, e.g. : CUES
73. Noted chairman : GREENSPAN
75. Rocky peaks : TORS
77. Pulls (out) : OPTS
78. "Hunny" bear : POOH
80. Circle dance : HORA
81. Colossus : TITAN
83. It may be placed before a window : BET
85. Pitchfork sticker : TINE
86. See 62-Across : CUB
87. All alternative : NONE
88. Potpourri : GRABBAG
91. Larch : CONIFER
94. Word on U.S. currency : GOD
95. Hang ten : SURF
98. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host : LEACH
100. Corset tighteners : LACES
101. Rival of Dwight : ADLAI
102. José, to friends : PEPE
103. "Put ___ on it!" : ALID
105. Gold digger's quest : LODE
106. California's San ___ Dam : LUIS
107. Uffizi Gallery hanging : ARTE
109. Maryland, Virginia, etc., in D.C. : AVES
110. Big swig : BELT
111. Sky bear : URSA
113. ___-cone : SNO
115. Fabrication : LIE
116. Swan song : END
117. Verb ending? : OSE

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