ALWAYS FELT THIS WAY

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 2006

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 23, Columns: 19, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Joel Fagliano had a very similar idea about 8 years later.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Item on a chain : POCKETWATCH
7. Deep water : OPENSEA
14. Microwaveable lunch sandwich : HOTPOCKET
18. 3 1/2 million square mile expanse : SAHARA
19. Lapse : ERRATUM
20. Antarctica's Prince ___ Coast : OLAV
21. Diethyl ether, to butanol : ISOMER
22. Medium, maybe : NOTRARE
23. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
24. Whizzes (by) : ZOOMS
25. "Go!" : MOVEIT
26. Prepare, as leftovers : REHEAT
28. Authorize : ENTITLE
30. Renaissance family name : ESTE
31. Playground retort : ICANSO
32. ___ given : ASA
34. 1998 British Petroleum acquisition : AMOCO
36. It has frozen assets : SPERMBANK
42. Constellation next to Telescopium : ARA
43. 1969 N.H.L. M.V.P., familiarly : ESPO
47. Tree with pods : CACAO
48. Undo, as binder rings : SNAPOPEN
51. Hua's predecessor as Chinese premier : ZHOU
52. Many : ALOTOF
54. Starting : ASOF
55. Recliner feature : LEGREST
57. Brand X : GENERIC
59. Hit, in Variety slang : BOFF
61. Not far from : NEARTO
62. Bit of editing : REVISAL
64. Big name in construction : LEGO
66. One making calls : REF
67. Powerful handheld electronic devices : POCKETPCS
70. Game played on a 49-Down : EIGHTBALL
72. Avalanche victim's salvation : AIRPOCKET
73. Spectra maker : KIA
74. Radiate : EMIT
75. Popular candy since the 1780's : ALTOIDS
77. Like King Gyanendra : NEPALI
79. "Quién ___?" : SABE
81. "Aha" : ISEENOW
85. Place to see a camel : ICERINK
87. Scandal : FLAP
89. Must : HAVETO
90. Spore producer : FERN
91. Aunt Chloe's husband, in literature : UNCLETOM
94. Ethelbert who composed "Mighty Lak' a Rose" : NEVIN
95. Classic brand whose symbol is a tiger : ESSO
96. "___ bad" : TOO
97. Kitchen fixture : SPICERACK
99. "Understand?" : GETIT
101. O's predecessors : ENS
102. Simple itinerary destination : POINTB
106. Interstate sign : FOOD
109. Old 280Z's and 280ZX's : DATSUNS
115. Covered : INDOOR
116. Temperatures : FEVERS
118. Capital that's the home of Lenin Park : HANOI
119. Distant : COLD
120. Lecture : EDUCATE
122. Blasted, with "at" : YELLED
123. See 103-Down : KNEE
124. Exposed to oxygen : AERATED
125. Object in le ciel : ETOILE
126. Subtle thieves : POCKETERS
127. Big fish, say : KEEPERS
128. Lint collector? : PANTSPOCKET
1. Miniature : POCKETSIZE
2. Had a base in baseball : WASON
3. "What ___!" : AHOOT
4. 1960's singer Terrell : TAMMI
5. Procter & Gamble brand : CREST
6. Laugh sound : HAR
7. Vintner's prefix : OENO
8. Turn out : PROVE
9. Some Art Deco works : ERTES
10. Tokyo airport : NARITA
11. Road atlas part : STATEMAP
12. Port. is part of it : EUR
13. Language that favors "sedans" to "saloons" : AMERICANENGLISH
14. To-do : HOOHA
15. Half of a 1930's vaudeville duo : OLSEN
16. Byes : TATAS
17. Presidential prerogative : POCKETVETO
25. Mojave Desert vista : MESAS
27. Green: Prefix : ECO
29. Family pooch : LAB
33. Actress Karina who played Scheherazade : ANNA
35. City SSW of Moscow : OREL
36. Heroin, slangily : SCAG
37. Anemic-looking : PALE
38. Coll. major : ECON
39. Judges : RATERS
40. Longtime Lone Ranger player : MOORE
41. Old section in Algiers : KASBAH
43. Prophet who led Jews back to Jerusalem : EZRA
44. L.P.G.A. star ___ Turner : SHERRI
45. Campaign need : POSTER
46. Like some expenses : OUTOFPOCKET
49. Image this puzzle grid is supposed to suggest : POOLTABLE
50. Mistaken : OFF
53. Quick timeout : FIVEMINUTEBREAK
56. Prefix with centric : GEO
58. Early second-century year : CIII
60. Lacking sparkle : FLAT
63. Cpls.' superiors : SGTS
65. Morlocks' prey in "The Time Machine" : ELOI
67. Handy-dandy tool : POCKETKNIFE
68. Shares : PIECES
69. Tricks : CAPERS
71. Farm cries : BLEATS
72. Complimentary closing : ASEVER
74. Roth who directed the 2005 horror flick "Hostel" : ELI
76. Silas ___, emissary of the Continental Congress to France : DEANE
78. River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
80. Half of a noted 1955 merger: Abbr. : AFL
82. River that flows by the Hermitage : NEVA
83. Suffix with neur- : OTIC
84. Overstudious sort : WONK
86. Rope expert's favorite radio station? : KNOT
88. Poet who wrote "To err is human …" : POPE
92. Do : COIFFURE
93. Smart set? : MINDS
98. Org. for Va., but not Md. : CSA
99. Sporty Pontiac : GTO
100. Kicker's aid : TOECAP
102. "Fingersmith" : PICKPOCKET
103. With 123-Across, pleading, perhaps : ONONE
104. Lazybones : IDLER
105. Lymphatic system parts : NODES
107. Like quaking aspen leaves : OVATE
108. Stop : DETER
110. Angle denoter, in math : THETA
111. Permanent site? : SALON
112. Pitch-black : UNLIT
113. Seasonal music : NOELS
114. Start of 67-Across or end of 72-Across, literally : SIDEPOCKET
117. Some roulette bets : REDS
121. Low mark : DEE
122. Rural affirmative : YEP

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