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New York Times, Sunday, March 17, 2002

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Head of the produce section? : CABBAGE
8. Eunuch's charge : HAREM
13. End of ___ : ANERA
18. Bakery treats : ECLAIRS
19. "Even Homer nods" writer : HORACE
20. Key person in England : GAOLER
21. Result of an Oscar nominee's disappearance at an awards ceremony? [releases of 1968, 1982 and 1982] : STARMISSINGTHEVERDICT
24. Sampling : TEST
25. Scads : TONS
26. Hot : EROTIC
27. "Soapdish" actress : SHUE
28. Carpenter ___ : ANT
30. 1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
32. Manage : EKEOUT
34. Advice to a budding alarmist? [1988, 1999, 1994] : BIGBOYSDONTCRYWOLF
40. ___ case : WORST
41. Fresh : PERT
42. Extra-wide shoe spec. : EEE
43. Ere : AFORE
47. Bibliophilic suffix : ANA
48. Stopping point: Abbr. : STA
50. Something that's worked up : IRE
52. C, F and G : CLEFS
55. Campaigner : POL
56. Charles Van Doren vis-à-vis the game show "Twenty-One"? [1976, 1989, 1985] : NETWORKSCANDALWITNESS
61. Not docked : ASEA
62. Glass ___ : EEL
63. Like a bunch : DIG
64. Heir, at law : ALIENEE
65. With 51-Down, old movie finale : THE
67. Anyhow : YET
70. Zing : PEP
72. Diamonds : ICE
73. Warp-knit fabrics : TRICOTS
77. Cole Porter's "___ in Love" : IAM
79. Uncommon sense : ESP
81. Circle meas. : DIAM
85. Producer of a big accident? [1998, 2000, 1960] : RUSHHOURTRAFFICPSYCHO
90. Tucked away : ATE
91. Big name in book clubs : OPRAH
92. "The Whiffenpoof Song" singer : ELI
93. Row producer : HOE
94. Richard ___ : III
95. Sass : CHEEK
97. Gooey stuff : GEL
99. Old Irish alphabet: Var. : OGAM
101. Tastes : TANGS
103. Why the paparazzi couldn't photograph actress Roberts? [1977, 1985, 1998] : JULIARANOUTOFSIGHT
108. Lack stability : SEESAW
110. Yankees manager Joe : TORRE
111. Attention : EAR
112. Math course, informally : CALC
113. Walked in the rain, say : GOTWET
116. Bring in : EARN
118. Mop : SWAB
122. Heartwarming scene in a war movie? [1986, 1992, 1978] : PLATOONHEROCOMINGHOME
126. Shifts : ALTERS
127. Noted support group : ALANON
128. Recover from : GETOVER
129. Poorly kept : SEEDY
130. Hung around : IDLED
131. Least sharp : SLOWEST
1. "___ Vous" (1927 song hit) : CEST
2. Molière play part : ACTE
3. "Gil ___" : BLAS
4. Grasshoppers can help make them : BARTABS
5. Fire preceder? : AIM
6. Tough and courageous : GRITTY
7. "Happy Motoring" sloganeer : ESSO
8. Dear : HON
9. Silver : ARGENT
10. Grind : RATRACE
11. Parrot : ECHO
12. Come up to : MEET
13. Swiss river : AAR
14. Dozes : NODSOFF
15. Diplomat Root : ELIHU
16. Like some movies for TV : RECUT
17. What Michelangelo produced : ARTE
19. Not just noteworthy : HISTORIC
20. Creature with padded toes : GECKO
22. Like some remarks : SNIDE
23. Desirable hotel room feature : VIEW
29. Untrue : NOTSO
31. Prefix with species : INTRA
33. Flexible : ELASTIC
34. Master, in Swahili : BWANA
35. Actress Skye and others : IONES
36. Annoy, in a way : GRATE
37. Uttered, old-style : SPAKE
38. Confine again : RECAGE
39. Cheerleader's practice : YELL
44. Big tournament : OPEN
45. Mounted : ROSE
46. Different : ELSE
49. Perch, perhaps : TREETOP
51. See 65-Across : END
53. ___ Beach, Hawaii : EWA
54. Fra ___ Lippi : FILIPPO
57. Band instrument? : WATCH
58. Insidious : SLY
59. Dance flourish : DIP
60. Like some scholarship winners : NEEDY
66. New Jersey town with a hyphenated name : HOHOKUS
68. Flexible person's choice : EITHER
69. Really beat : TAR
71. Four Seasons Hotel architect : PEI
73. ___ II razor : TRAC
74. Ancestress of King David : RUTH
75. "Got it" : ISEE
76. Opposite of norte : SUR
78. Ginnie ___ : MAE
80. Pinhead : SCHMO
82. Sugar coat? : ICING
83. On ___ (exulting) : AHIGH
84. Teary : MOIST
86. Eastern music style : RAGA
87. Astound : FLOOR
88. Plan for : FIGUREON
89. ___ good example (is a role model) : SETSA
96. Booted : EJECTED
98. Quarterback's option : LATERAL
100. First-stringers : ATEAM
102. It has many loops : AIRSHOW
104. African capital until 1991 : LAGOS
105. Cry of glee : IWON
106. All's opposite : NOTONE
107. Herb used in casseroles : FENNEL
108. Explorer Sieur de La ___ : SALLE
109. Send, in a way : ELATE
112. Sched. C preparers : CPAS
114. Spicy cuisine : THAI
115. Unite : WELD
117. Fixes : RIGS
119. Crisscrossed : WOVE
120. Iowa State site : AMES
121. A Muppet : BERT
123. Suffix with access : ORY
124. Trawler's catch : COD
125. Car in a 1964 hit song : GTO

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