BY GEORGE!

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1996

Author: J. K. Brill
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeanette K. Brill
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 81 for Ms. Brill. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Video session : TAPING
7. Identified : NAMED
12. Pitcher, of sorts : ADMAN
17. Bore : DRAG
21. Kitchen gadget : OPENER
22. Ancient Greek coins : OBOLI
23. It flows into Lyons : SAONE
24. European state : EIRE
25. Gershwin folk opera : PORGYANDBESS
27. What can be said of a Gershwin tune? : SWONDERFUL
29. Gaelic : ERSE
30. Knob : NODE
31. Twit : TAUNT
33. Slew : RAFTS
34. Itinerary abbr. : RTE
35. Most attractive : CUTEST
37. Charitable giving : ALMS
38. Culture lead-in : AGRI
40. Like shoes : SOLED
41. Typeface imitative of handwriting : RONDE
43. Tyke's transport : STROLLER
47. California city : SOLEDAD
50. Two-step, for one : DANCE
51. Kind of stage, in human development : FETAL
52. Before, to Byron : ERE
53. Shorebird : PLOVER
54. 1925 Gershwin premiere : CONCERTOINF
56. Jot : ATOM
57. Ol' Man, e.g. : RIVER
58. Gymnastic equipment : HORSE
59. Directional suffix : ERN
60. Belle's partner in film : BETE
61. Affirm : AVER
62. Language of Iran : FARSI
63. Arrives impolitely, with "in" : BARGES
66. Jackie's predecessor : MAMIE
67. Rocket's deviation : YAW
68. Song from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy" : BUTNOTFORME
70. Cut into three : TRISECT
72. Some are red : ALERTS
74. Baseball's Preacher : ROE
75. Yalta's locale : CRIMEA
76. Unhand : RELEASE
78. Song from Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" : THEMANILOVE
82. "My mama done___me" (song lyric) : TOL
85. Called on : ASKED
86. Phobias : DREADS
88. Shade of green : OLIVE
89. Tournament org. : NCAA
90. You might have to eat this person's words : ICER
91. "___now..." : ACT
92. Repent : ATONE
93. British P.M. during Nixon's Presidency : HEATH
94. American paters : DADS
95. Gershwin satire on politics : OFTHEEISING
99. Pen name : PARKER
100. Prefix with dermis : EPI
101. Subway riders : FARES
102. Writer Jong : ERICA
103. They make cameos : CARVERS
104. Drawn : RENDERED
106. Use a lever : PRISE
107. Full of idle talk : GASSY
108. Bounce : OUST
109. Cruise ship freebies : LEIS
110. 007 foe : SMERSH
112. It's a waste : ASH
115. Piano's opposite : FORTE
118. Having better sense : SANER
119. Pulitzer author Buchanan : EDNA
120. Feminine name suffix : ELLA
121. Another song from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy" : IGOTRHYTHM
124. Gershwin song in a 1924 Astaire musical : OHLADYBEGOOD
128. Palindromically-named magazine : ELLE
129. Lariat : REATA
130. "___Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
131. Use as support : LEANON
132. Oats : FEED
133. Audited a class : SATIN
134. Republic of 1836 : TEXAS
135. Named a la Spenser : YCLEPT
1. Sot : TOPER
2. To the left : APORT
3. By itself : PERSE
4. 1953 Pulitzer dramatist : INGE
5. Marshal in Napoleon's army : NEY
6. Like some sugar : GRANULAR
7. Erred through oversight : NODDED
8. Religious men : ABBES
9. 1994 skiing gold medalist : MOE
10. Noisy transports : ELS
11. Outdo : DISTANCE
12. Postulate : ASSUME
13. Eighth word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : DAWNS
14. Debatable : MOOT
15. Massachusetts cape : ANN
16. TV's "___and Stacey" : NED
17. Wreck : DERAIL
18. Songwriter's starting point, maybe : RIFF
19. In___ (stymied) : ARUT
20. Sets : GELS
26. Big-name : NOTED
28. Children's author Le Cain : ERROL
32. tree in a thicket : ALDER
35. Secret device : CODER
36. Kind of visa : TRANSIT
38. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
39. Match for Seles : GRAF
40. Cleave : SEVER
42. Previously : ONCE
43. Fishing net : SEINE
44. Title song from a 1933 Gershwin musical : LETEMEATCAKE
45. Like Ovid's "The Art of Love" : EROTIC
46. Have a second session : REMEET
47. Flower display : SPRAY
48. Three-time A.L. batting champ : OLIVA
49. Gershwin ballad from "The Goldwyn Follies" : LOVEWALKEDIN
50. Prefix with lateral : DORSO
51. Progress steadily : FORGE
54. Hikers' woes : CORNS
55. Office time : TERM
56. Demean : ABASE
58. Protected from the sun : HATTED
62. Fitch and muskrat : FURS
63. Good times : BOOMS
64. Field : AREA
65. Tried hard : STROVE
66. The silent type : MIME
68. Droplet : BEAD
69. Mr. Rogers : FRED
71. Split : RIVE
73. Unwanted looks : LEERS
75. Stick : CLING
76. Wall Street villain : RAIDER
77. Getaway : ESCAPE
78. Some schools : TECHS
79. Milton's "immortal___" : HATE
80. Takes in : NOTICES
81. A Massey : ILONA
83. Many a John Wayne film : OATER
84. "The Wizard of Oz" actor and family : LAHRS
87. Made the grade : RATED
89. Hardly shy : NERVY
92. With defects and all : ASIS
93. Unsparing : HARSH
95. Trireme gear : OARS
96. Stew : FRET
97. Chilling : EERIE
98. Perfume ingredient : IRISROOT
99. Somewhat : PASSABLY
101. Eis's counterpart : FEUER
103. Ferris wheel operator : CARNY
105. Like some lines : DOTTED
106. Copyist : PENMAN
107. Actress Barbara Bel___ : GEDDES
109. "Chicago Hope" actress : LAHTI
111. Half a famous comedy duo : MEARA
112. By oneself : ALONE
113. Fore-and-after : SLOOP
114. Was without, briefly : HADNT
115. Feudal estate : FIEF
116. Get a load of : OGLE
117. Position to fill : ROLE
118. R.B.I. or E.R.A. : STAT
120. Even, to Yvonne : EGAL
122. Many mins. : HRS
123. Verily : YEA
125. Otto I's domain: Abbr. : HRE
126. Calif. touchdown site : LAX
127. Intl. trading assn. : EEC

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