GRAND FINALE

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 2003

Author: Con Pederson
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City district : WARD
5. Ricky Martin's "Livin' La ___ Loca" : VIDA
9. Disqualify : RECUSE
15. End even : DRAW
19. Lab gel : AGAR
20. Mil. school : ACAD
21. Places for matches : ARENAS
22. Foolhardy : RASH
23. Great ___ : DANE
24. Like flies caught by flypaper? : LIVINGINTHEPASTE
27. Parts cut off : ENDS
28. Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
29. 1980's pop group ___ Tuesday : TIL
30. Aromatic compound : ESTER
31. Bringing up young nudists? : RAISINGTHEBARE
35. Not live : ONTAPE
36. U.S. C. : Pac 10 :: Duke : ___ : ACC
37. "The Hallucinogenic Toreador" painter : DALI
38. City on the Tanaro River : ASTI
39. Dish served with sauce : SPAGHETTI
45. Inefficient way to harvest sugar? : KICKTHECANE
50. Mother-___ : TOBE
51. Man of Cannes : HOMME
53. Romance lang. : ITAL
54. By : VIA
55. Wordless response : NOD
56. Pearl ___ (aquarium fish) : DANIO
57. Word with price or brain : SCAN
59. Forest doings : HUNT
60. Worthless coupons? : SHOPPINGTRIPE
64. "___ noches" : BUENAS
66. Pharmaceutical giant : MERCK
67. Something that begins foolishly? : APRIL
68. Part of SST : SONIC
69. Evening event : SOIREE
71. Cry from a con man spotting an easy mark? : THERESTHERUBE
75. Dullard : LUNK
76. Passes on : DIES
78. Loathe : ABHOR
79. Mouth piece : LIP
80. Jehoshaphat's father : ASA
81. Sign on a grade school door : BOYS
83. Shine : GLEAM
84. "Must've been something ___" : IATE
85. Outback greeting? : WELCOMEMATE
89. Elm, e.g. : SHADETREE
92. Author Jorge ___ Borges : LUIS
93. Backpack snack : GORP
95. Gray : AGE
96. Missing : ABSENT
99. Consider blowing the whistle at work? : HAVEAFIRMGRIPE
106. Pastel shade : LILAC
107. ___ chi : TAI
108. Boost : LEGUP
109. Q ___ queen : ASIN
110. Bartender's complete guide to spritzers? : DOANYTHINGTOWINE
114. One up all night at camp? : TENT
115. Disillusioned query : ETTU
116. Mr. of the comics : WILSON
117. Times of anticipation : EVES
118. Art Deco signature : ERTE
119. Grating sound : RASP
120. Small bridge limit, maybe : ONETON
121. Balance : REST
122. Brand : SEAR
1. Stork or crane : WADER
2. Guam's capital, old-style : AGANA
3. The Amazing ___ (noted magician) : RANDI
4. Equestrian event : DRESSAGE
5. Liberty ___ (Lee Marvin role) : VALANCE
6. It's sweet on sweets : ICING
7. Lifeboat hoist : DAVIT
8. "___ fit for a king" : ADISH
9. Hardly the most prestigious paper : RAG
10. "___ tu che macchiavi" (Verdi lyric) : ERI
11. Suffix with helio- or ethno- : CENTRIC
12. Free : UNTIE
13. Comic Mort : SAHL
14. Lubbock-to-Abilene dir. : ESE
15. For emergencies only : DRASTIC
16. Devotee of 99-Down : RASTA
17. Take ___ in the right direction : ASTEP
18. Invitation heading : WHERE
25. Essential : NEED
26. Big name in writing implements : PENTEL
32. "___ dien" (Prince of Wales's motto) : ICH
33. Sit in the sun : BAKE
34. 2001 biopic : ALI
35. Fed. workplace monitor : OSHA
38. Bus. envelope notation : ATTN
39. Places by the tracks: Abbr. : STNS
40. "'Tain't nothin'!" : POOH
41. Like some muscles : ABDOMINAL
42. Acknowledge : THANK
43. Lift, as ice cubes : TONG
44. Ape : IMITATE
46. Sephia maker : KIA
47. Friendly, as an older relative, say : AVUNCULAR
48. Sister ship of 104-Down : NINA
49. Truck stop sign : EATS
52. Transforms on screen : MORPHS
56. Blocks in Atlantic City : DICE
57. Tailspin : SPIRAL
58. ___ Sea, south of the Philippines : CELEBES
59. Receiving party? : HEIR
61. Benefit : PERK
62. Cousin of ante- : PRE
63. Burning feeling : IRE
64. Noted Los Alamos scientist : BOHR
65. Rimbaud's "___ saison en enfer" : UNE
68. Zoological opening : STOMA
69. Side dish : SLAW
70. Yorkshire river : OUSE
72. Asian autocrat of old : SHAH
73. Fisherman's wish : BITE
74. Olympics sticker : EPEE
76. Gray removers : DYES
77. Doctrine : ISM
81. Full of energy : BOUNCY
82. Drop : OMIT
83. "Chicago" co-star, 2002 : GERE
84. Keeps saying : ITERATES
86. Batting position : CLEANUP
87. Next to : AGAINST
88. "Mazel ___!" : TOV
90. Most moist : DAMPEST
91. One in a dozen : EGG
94. ___ Alto : PALO
96. Tree with catkins : ALDER
97. Regional life : BIOTA
98. Blind parts : SLATS
99. Emperor ___ Selassie I : HAILE
100. A smaller number : FEWER
101. "Uncle" : IGIVE
102. Mysterious characters : RUNES
103. Ship that brought the Statue of Liberty to the U.S. : ISERE
104. Sister ship of 48-Down : PINTA
105. Calculator key : ENTER
107. Weak : THIN
111. A doubleheader : TWO
112. Sticky stuff : GOO
113. Channel owned by Viacom : TNN

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