PERFECT SQUARES

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 1997

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Follow : SUCCEED
8. Cases : SHEATHS
15. Unmemorized words : ADLIB
20. Begin, e.g. : ISRAELI
21. Less stirred : LUMPIER
22. Winslow Homer's home : MAINE
23. Be ecstatic : FEELLIKEAMILLIONBUCKS
26. King of the 18th dynasty : TUT
27. Parodied, with "up" : SENT
28. Poetic contraction : NEER
29. Even though : ALBEIT
30. Tiny bit : SPECK
33. Go to bat for : DEFEND
35. Sault ___ Marie : STE
36. Okla. football rival : NEB
37. "Women and Love" author : HITE
40. Neighbor of Minn. : ONT
41. Garish : LOUD
42. Paris-to-Marseilles dir. : SSE
43. Song from the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album : WHENIMSIXTYFOUR
48. Rocker Joan : JETT
49. Principle of philosophy : TAO
50. Old Alka-Seltzer mascot : SPEEDY
51. Finder's cry : EUREKA
53. Slippery ___ : ELM
54. Land of the Chosen people : KOREA
55. "Diary of a Genius" author : DALI
57. Bring upon oneself : INCUR
61. Stout relative : ALE
62. With 86-Down, partner of buts : IFS
63. Brunch beverage : MIMOSA
65. ___ incognita : TERRA
66. Musical measures : BARS
68. Some gold diggers : FORTYNINERS
72. Watch word : TICK
73. Not chronic : ACUTE
75. Approached : NEARED
76. Nice view : MER
78. Fraternity letter : CHI
79. Pool contents? : GENES
80. "It's ___...World" : AMAD
81. Bow in the theater : CLARA
83. Reunion group : KIN
84. B flat's equivalent : ASHARP
87. 1985 N.L. Cy Young Award winner : GOODEN
88. Ally of the U.S. : ENG
89. Raised : BRED
92. Slots : ONEARMEDBANDITS
96. King's title: Abbr. : REV
97. Melville foretopman : BUDD
98. Singer Janis : IAN
99. Rockefeller Center muralist : SERT
100. Chemical suffix : ENE
101. Hosp. areas : ERS
102. Sandinista foe : CONTRA
105. Cruise in style : YACHT
109. Reception helper : AERIAL
111. Performs, for King James : DOTH
112. Downwind : ALEE
115. Dauphin's father : ROI
116. 1970 Chicago hit : TWENTYFIVEORSIXTOFOUR
121. Waste maker : HASTE
122. Partly coincide : OVERLAP
123. Show up : ECLIPSE
124. Vocalist John : ELTON
125. Hounds : BASSETS
126. American and Swiss : CHEESES
1. Strains, in a way : SIFTS
2. Exhaust : USEUP
3. Where Sir Arthur Evans excavated : CRETE
4. Hall-of-Famer Hubbard : CAL
5. Slimmer swimmer : EEL
6. Some Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
7. Water barrier : DIKE
8. It's quarried in Vermont : SLATE
9. Continuous sound : HUM
10. Celebrated : EMINENT
11. Galore : APLENTY
12. Like some floors : TILED
13. Presumptive person? : HEIR
14. Full house indicator : SRO
15. Sashayed : AMBLED
16. Brush carelessly : DAUB
17. Poet's prerogative : LICENSE
18. Most pitch-black : INKIEST
19. Optimal option : BESTBET
24. Objective : END
25. First published work by 39-Down : NATURE
31. Antonio's role in "Evita" : CHE
32. Aguirre portrayer : KINSKI
34. Very alluring : FOXY
35. Whisky drink : SOUR
38. Alert : TIPOFF
39. The Sage of Concord : EMERSON
41. Charpentier opera or its heroine : LOUISE
43. "Ben-Hur" author : WALLACE
44. Round trip of sorts : HOMERUN
45. Spot : SEE
46. Humphrey's "High Sierra" co-star : IDA
47. Malefactor : FELON
48. Jamie Lee's mom : JANET
49. It's often in hot water : TEABAG
52. Supplies : KIT
55. Treated to supper : DINED
56. Surrounded by : AMID
58. Fair play : CRICKET
59. Ragamuffins : URCHINS
60. Yard chore : RAKING
63. "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
64. Easily maneuverable military forces : ARMADAS
67. Place : STEAD
69. Raised : REARED
70. City with a Latin quarter : TAMPA
71. Composed : SERENE
74. Drain trap shape, at times : ESS
77. Petered out : RANDRY
81. Provincetown catch : COD
82. Tennis shot : LOB
85. Like some wages : HOURLY
86. See 62-Across : ANDS
87. Chap : GENT
89. Get some air : BREATHE
90. Urban modernization : RENEWAL
91. Chomolungma's more familiar name : EVEREST
93. "Do the Right Thing" extras : RIOTERS
94. Way down? : MANHOLE
95. Spanish diminutive suffix : ITA
97. Hammered : BEATEN
102. Recesses : COVES
103. Coarse files : RASPS
104. Former ring king : ALI
106. Riding accessories : CROPS
107. Representative location : HOUSE
108. Rollers? : TIRES
110. Division word : INTO
111. Midler's "___ Las Vegas" : DIVA
113. Big cheese : EXEC
114. Use acid : ETCH
117. A gift in O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" : FOB
118. Squeal : RAT
119. Good ___ boy : OLE
120. Old-style interjection : FIE

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