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"STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE"

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 2003

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {J} Spans: 3 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across Down
1. Get-up : COSTUME
8. They may be pulled : TENDONS
15. "As Time Goes By" choreographer : THARP
20. They may be in the 90's : OCTANES
21. V.I.P.'s following : RETINUE
22. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
23. Start of joke #1 : WHYDIDTHECHICKENCROSS
26. Team from the Hub : SOX
27. Prefix with magnetic : ISO
28. Flying start? : AERO
29. Stocking cap, for example : KNIT
30. Dog command : SIC
32. ___ nut : BRAZIL
37. Runs a stud farm, say : BREEDS
39. Start of joke #2 : WHATDOYOUCALLABLONDE
45. Dyed-in-the-wool : TOTAL
46. ___ Baiul, 1994 Winter Olympics gold medalist : OKSANA
47. Wasn't straight : LIED
48. Perform like 46-Across : SKATE
49. Old-fashioned adventure : GESTE
50. Blockheads : LUGS
51. Paranoid's fear : PLOT
55. Storm heading: Abbr. : ENE
56. Cause of a smile, maybe : PUN
57. Sponges : BUMS
58. Brand of designer bags : PRADA
59. First name in Mideast politics : YASIR
61. Where jetsam may go : ASTERN
64. Stories told in court : ALIBIS
65. Start of joke #3 : APRIESTARABBIANDAMONK
69. Like a good egg : GRADEA
70. Perfumed : CENSED
71. "Cattle Queen of Montana," e.g. : OATER
72. Like heroes, often : FETED
73. Empty promises : BUNK
74. Bug out : FLY
75. Central : MID
77. Sent up : APED
78. Relinquish : QUIT
79. Scented soft soap : GELEE
82. Made farm sounds : MOOED
84. Tortured : HURT
85. Some punishers : CANERS
86. Fertilization site : OVULE
87. Start of joke #4 : HOWMANYLAWYERSDOESIT
92. Unstinting : LAVISH
93. NATO country capital : ANKARA
94. Be off : ERR
95. Daunts : AWES
96. Command to a wayward child : OBEY
99. Leader in ancient Rome : REX
101. Eminem ___ Slim Shady : AKA
104. Start of joke #5 : THREEGUYSWALKINTOABAR
112. "If I ___ guess ..." : HADTO
113. Ancient Illyricum, today : CROATIA
114. Exhaust : DEPLETE
115. Act smitten : SWOON
116. Supreme Court justice appointed by Reagan : KENNEDY
117. Euripides play : ORESTES
1. Intimidates : COWS
2. ___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
3. Dead waters : STYX
4. Smidgen : TAD
5. Prefix with cellular : UNI
6. Physician : MEDICO
7. Ballpark figs. : ESTS
8. Italian numero : TRE
9. Common Market inits. : EEC
10. ___ power : NTH
11. Near mid-millennium year : DII
12. Available for work : ONCALL
13. Heat up in a hurry : NUKE
14. Futurist, of sorts : SEER
15. HBO competitor : TMC
16. Give heed : HARKEN
17. Paid the penalty : ATONED
18. Have roots : RESIDE
19. Online forum contents : POSTS
24. Frank Sinatra's birthplace : HOBOKEN
25. Court figures : NOBLES
30. Like some low-cost housing : STATEAIDED
31. Knock about : IDLE
33. Director Meyer : RUSS
34. Lead ___-and-dog life (constantly quarrel) : ACAT
35. Actor Billy of "Titanic" : ZANE
36. Dockworkers' org. : ILA
38. Towel site : ROD
39. Lbs. and kgs. : WTS
40. Jazz (up) : HOKE
41. Whatever the case : ATANYRATE
42. Colombo product : YOGURT
43. Certain graduate : ALUMNA
44. V.I.P.'s : BIGS
50. Headline-screaming : LURID
51. A-number-1 : PRIMEMOVER
52. Difficult : LABORIOUS
53. Father of Balder, the god of goodness : ODIN
54. Tall order : TASK
56. Galileo's home : PISA
57. Tony winner Neuwirth : BEBE
58. ___ du jour : PLAT
60. Progeny : SEED
61. "___ I a stinker?" : ARENT
62. Went bankrupt : SANK
63. Basic cable channel : TBS
64. Forever's partner : ADAY
65. Konica competitor : AGFA
66. Ready : PREP
67. Keen perception : ACUITY
68. Exactly : NOLESS
73. Make, as a CD : BURN
74. Señor ___ ("Casablanca" role) : FERRARI
76. Where a submarine might be spotted : DELI
78. Edible clam : QUAHOG
79. Stare (at) : GAWK
80. Oscar nominee for a song in "The Lord of the Rings" : ENYA
81. Unwanted look : LEER
82. Secure : MOOR
83. Person on the scene: Abbr. : DET
84. Oceangoing inits. : HMS
85. Preserve : CAN
87. Boisterous laugh : HAWHAW
88. Not stop until it's too late : OVERDO
89. Informed about : WISETO
90. Applies : LAYSON
91. Right in the Forum : DEXTER
92. Thin strips of wood : LATHS
97. Oppose : BUCK
98. Thornfield Hall governess : EYRE
100. Within: Prefix : ENDO
101. Support when one shouldn't : ABET
102. Title role in a Cole Porter musical : KATE
103. Olympian hawk : ARES
105. What a waiting time may seem : EON
106. Showing fatigue : WAN
107. Swallowed : ATE
108. Top : LID
109. Singer Starr : KAY
110. Reveal, in poetry : OPE
111. Discus thrower Oerter and others : ALS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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