INITIAL SUBSTITUTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 2007

Author: Craig Kasper
Editor: Will Shortz
Craig Kasper
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Each "&" crosses a two letter abbreviation with a longer phrase using the same initials.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Home of the Natl. Hollerin' Contest : NCAR
5. Spicy cuisine : THAI
9. Beat ___ horse : ADEAD
14. Complain : MOAN
18. Tenant's desire : ROOM&BOARD
20. Really rough : DOWN&DIRTY
22. As a refutation : INREBUTTAL
23. Acquirers of lost property : ABANDONEES
24. Part of New Eng. : CONN
25. Bit of cheer : RAH
26. Major source of the narcotic qat : YEMEN
28. Plain ___ : TOSEE
29. Words under Washington's picture : ONEDOLLAR
32. "American Justice" network : A&E
33. International retailer whose name is an acronym : IKEA
35. Stolen : HOT
36. Former German president Johannes : RAU
37. Major finale? : ETTE
39. Desert attribute : ARIDNESS
43. Co-star of "Blow," 2001 : DEPP
44. Noisy celebration : SHIVAREE
46. Knock over : AWE
47. Writes without pen or pencil : EMAILS
50. Keys : OPENERS
51. Don who pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series : LARSEN
54. Lollobrigida and others : GINAS
55. Tip for a calligrapher : NIB
56. Dandy : FOP
58. President who won by one electoral vote : HAYES
59. Space shuttle supply : OXYGEN
61. Locale for a vision of the Apostle Paul : TROAS
64. Sicken : NAUSEATE
66. Candy treat : M&M
67. Basic infirmities : ACHES&PAINS
70. Cousin of a credit union : S&L
71. Friendly : AMICABLE
74. Dimensions and tolerances, say : SPECS
75. Taste : SAMPLE
78. Tot minder : NANNY
79. Major player in the movie biz? : VCR
81. Certain parallel: Abbr. : LAT
82. Some Sony computers : VAIOS
83. Apple product : ITUNES
85. Proclaims : HERALDS
88. Extends : RENEWS
89. The whole song and dance? : ACT
90. 1999 "Star Wars" release : EPISODEI
92. Subject of Cyrus the Great : MEDE
93. Registers : CHECKSIN
96. Nickelodeon explorer : DORA
97. Fuss : ADO
98. Fairy queen, in Shakespeare : MAB
101. Underwriter's assessment : RISK
102. It's typically off base : R&R
103. Bottom line : NETINCOME
106. Bistro adjunct : PATIO
109. Round top : BERET
111. Long of "Boyz N the Hood" : NIA
112. Cease pleading : REST
113. Building support : CROSSBRACE
116. No matter what : ATALLCOSTS
119. Bruised : BLACK&BLUE
120. Nursery rhyme dish : CURDS&WHEY
121. "___ I!" : SODO
122. Theodore of "The Defiant Ones" : BIKEL
123. Subject of una sinfonia : TEMA
124. Prosperity : WEAL
1. "You're doing it all wrong!" : NONONO
2. Cream-filled pastry : CORNET
3. Doctor : AMEND
4. Music category : R&B
5. Calculate, as the bill : TOTALUP
6. Kind of yoga : HATHA
7. Parseghian of Notre Dame : ARA
8. Without thinking : IDLY
9. First two : ADAM&EVE
10. Old "Romper Room" character with bouncing antennae : DOBEE
11. Actor McGregor : EWAN
12. Newswoman Compton : ANN
13. Game with orcs and half-elves : D&D
14. Like the labyrinth of Knossos : MINOAN
15. Graded materials : ORES
16. Suit to ___ : ATEE
17. Financial inits. : NYSE
18. Japanese electronics giant : RICOH
19. Sack materials : BURLAPS
21. Was overly nice : DOTED
27. Choice at a restaurant : EATIN
30. Unfinished threat : ORELSE
31. Breathe : RESPIRE
33. Cause of a red face : IRE
34. German port : KIEL
38. E Street Band's leader, informally : THEBOSS
39. Ones with incendiary ideas : ARSONISTS
40. Simple : EASYASPIE
41. Equal alternative : SWEET&LOW
42. Beyond understanding : SENSELESS
43. Neither hor. nor vert. : DIAG
45. Barker's attention-getter : ARF
47. Legend in one's own mind : EGOMANIAC
48. Sign at a store clothing bin : MIX&MATCH
49. Imminently : ANYMINUTE
50. One way to take it : ONTHECHIN
52. Contented responses : AHS
53. Arctic explorer John : RAE
57. Go for the gold? : PAN
60. Snare : NAB
62. Store chain since 1859 : A&P
63. Part of a bee : SPELLER
65. ___ Enterprise : USS
68. Year in the reign of Antoninus Pius : CLV
69. Like Longfellow's Evangeline : ACADIAN
72. King's longtime home : CNN
73. Assent : AYE
76. Photographer Richard : AVEDON
77. Locks in a stable : MANE
80. Hi-___ : RES
84. Part of a conference sched. : SESS
86. Fishing gear : ROD&REEL
87. Have great affection for : ADORE
88. Punches a new number in : REDIALS
91. Commercial ending with Water : PIK
92. English royal known as the Empress Maud : MATILDA
94. "Cooks who know trust" this, in an old slogan : CRISCO
95. Tourist info spot : KIOSK
98. TV title role for Brandy Norwood : MOESHA
99. Beverage named for a Dutch river : AMSTEL
100. Actress Blair : BETSY
102. Idée ___ (accepted idea, in French) : RECUE
104. Gird for battle, say : ENARM
105. Oscar nominee for "The Insider" : CROWE
106. Banned chemicals : PCBS
107. 1968 live folk album : ARLO
108. Odious one : TOAD
109. Shy : BALK
110. "The ability to describe others as they see themselves": Lincoln : TACT
114. Offerer of cozy accommodations : B&B
115. Baseball stat : RBI
117. Election day: Abbr. : TUE
118. Musical genre : C&W

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