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New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 2008

Author: Robert W. Harris
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert W. Harris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Track figure : TIPSTER
8. Din-din : EATS
12. Nautical line : TOWROPE
19. Ally makers : UNITERS
20. Search high and low : SCOUR
22. Like some grievances : UNAIRED
23. Home of the newspaper Haaretz : TELAVIV
24. Electrical engineers and news anchors? : CURRENTEVENTS
26. World travelers and wine connoisseurs? : EXOTICPORTS
28. Wrestling locale : MAT
29. Cheer greatly : ELATE
30. Some Millers : LITES
31. It may be pinched : TOE
32. Zealous : RABID
34. Business card abbr. : TEL
35. Oriole or Blue Jay, for short : ALER
36. Completely bungle : BLOW
38. Hercules or Ulysses : HERO
39. Eyed : OGLED
42. Classic Hans Christian Andersen story, with "The" : REDSHOES
44. Geologists and music video producers? : ROCKBANDS
46. Meal crumb : ORT
47. Congestion site : SINUS
48. Some volcanic deposits : BASALTS
52. College students and mattress testers? : SPRINGBREAKS
57. Greeted : MET
58. Outdoor cover : TARP
59. Robert who introduced the term "cell" to biology : HOOKE
60. Where the antihelix is : EAR
61. Under : SEDATED
64. Itinerary word : VIA
65. Choir stands : RISERS
67. Despicable sort : CUR
69. Executed : DID
70. Stop : DESIST
72. The Gamecocks of the Southeastern Conf. : USC
73. Machinates : SCHEMES
76. Prominent D.C. lobby : NRA
78. Wallop : BASTE
79. Twelve ___ : NOON
81. Supercool : RAD
82. Old West outlaws and aspiring thespians? : STAGECOACHES
85. Bit of gridiron equipment : KNEEPAD
87. Obviously sad : TEARY
88. Boffo : HIT
89. Beat-era musicians and orthopedists? : HIPJOINTS
91. Show on the small screen : TELECAST
96. Home of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge : MAINE
98. PC screens, for short : CRTS
99. Certain investigators, for short : FEDS
100. Champ just before 36-Down : ASHE
101. Tough spot : JAM
102. Lavishes gifts (on), say : DOTES
104. U.N. chief ___ Ki-moon : BAN
105. Desex : ALTER
106. Huge, in poetry : ENORM
109. Shak. is its most-quoted writer : OED
110. Fort Knox officials and pop singers? : GOLDRECORDS
113. Comedians and parade directors? : STRAIGHTLINES
116. Defeat in a derby : OUTRIDE
117. Office newbie : TRAINEE
118. "___ joking!" : YOURE
119. Lettered top : DREIDEL
120. Set out : SALLIED
121. Cold war inits. : USSR
122. Activity in which spelling counts? : SORCERY
1. Like a guardian : TUTELAR
2. Kept from home : INEXILE
3. Flew : PILOTED
4. Bay ___ (residents of Massachusetts) : STATERS
5. Walter ___, author of "The Hustler" : TEVIS
6. Prince in "The Little Mermaid" : ERIC
7. Answer : RSVP
8. Mortgagee's concern : ESCROW
9. Sharp : ACUTE
10. Craggy peaks : TORS
11. Boulogne-___-Mer, France : SUR
12. For all to play, in music : TUTTI
13. With 105-Down, a short play : ONE
14. Salon option : WAVE
15. Cambodian money : RIEL
16. Florid : ORNATE
17. Stroked : PETTED
18. Car with an innovative "rolling dome" speedometer : EDSEL
21. Ad-libs and such : REMARKS
25. Honcho : NABOB
27. Western tribe : OTOS
32. Stepped aside, in court : RECUSED
33. Gave : DONATED
36. 1976-80 Wimbledon champ : BORG
37. Not touch : LETBE
38. Sounds of anger or jubilation : HONKS
40. Factory shipments: Abbr. : GDS
41. Hurdle for some college srs. : LSAT
43. Sharpeners : HONERS
44. Estuary : RIA
45. Assist in shady doings : ABET
47. Blood ___ : SERUM
49. Extravagant : LAVISH
50. Mournful : TRISTE
51. Sudden floods : SPATES
52. Much smaller now : SHRUNK
53. Exterminator's option : POISON
54. Gangster's gun : ROSCOE
55. Nickname once at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. : IKE
56. Hurried : RACED
57. Member of the familia : MADRE
62. Needing bleach, say : DINGY
63. Campaign feature : DEBATE
66. Eked (out) : SCRAPED
68. Feels indignant about : RESENTS
71. Egg holder : SAC
74. Religious pilgrimage : HADJ
75. Rebounds and steals : STATS
77. Hurt so bad : ACHED
80. Fruit-flavored soda : NEHI
83. ___ Magica : ARS
84. "Essential" things : OILS
86. A.T.M. need : PIN
87. Without oomph : TIREDLY
90. Certain chamber group : OCTET
91. Oversee : TEND
92. Heat-related : CALORIC
93. On : ASTRIDE
94. Dog after the winter, e.g. : SHEDDER
95. How Calvin Coolidge spoke : TERSELY
96. You can say that again : MANTRA
97. Lacking scruples : AMORAL
99. Less accurate : FALSER
101. Kids : JESTS
103. Expressed delight : OOHED
104. Some South Africans : BOERS
105. See 13-Down : ACTER
107. Symbol of thinness : RAIL
108. Attire not for the modest : MINI
110. Striped animals : GNUS
111. Wands : RODS
112. Prefix with zone : EURO
114. "Imagine that!" : GEE
115. Note to be used later : IOU

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