TRICKS OF THE TRADE

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 2002

Author: Con Pederson
Editor: Will Shortz
Con Pederson
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Game segment : HALF
5. Empower : ENABLE
11. Crack in the cold wind : CHAP
15. Choice assignment : PLUM
19. Together, in music : ADUE
20. One of five on "The View" : COHOST
21. European capital : RIGA
22. Old paper part : ROTO
23. Radiation dosages : REMS
24. Make room for new palace furniture? : STOWTHRONES
26. Famous reproach : ETTU
27. Org. division : DEPT
28. Whopper : TALE
29. Family member : AUNT
30. Beauty pageant wear : SASHES
32. Domestic burglary team? : CROOKANDNANNY
35. Period in history : CENTURY
36. In need of a muffler : NOISY
37. Identify : PEG
38. Salt seller : MORTON
39. Exiguous : SCANTY
41. Faux ___ : PAS
43. Kids' classic subtitled "A Life in the Woods" : BAMBI
44. Toronto media inits. : CBC
47. Colt 45 producer : PABST
48. Show someone money they could be making? : WAVETHEPAY
51. Yawl call : AHOY
52. In history : AGO
53. Cocktail party spread : PATE
54. Part of V.F.W. : WARS
55. Joint legislative assemblies : PLENA
56. Big potential difference : MEGAVOLT
59. Geog. feature : ISL
60. "Come and get it!" : SOUPSON
62. Job for a bird taxidermist? : PEELINGTHEFINCH
66. Snakes' intakes : RODENTS
69. Partake of : EAT
70. Not harnessed together : UNTEAMED
74. Left at sea : APORT
75. Ophthalmic development : STYE
76. Snack since 1912 : OREO
77. Book collector's suffix : ANA
78. Player who putts : GARY
79. Thing that's adjustable in some bathrooms? : SHOWERFLOW
82. Sported : HADON
84. It might have blight : ELM
85. Chanel No. 5, e.g. : SCENT
86. Done, to Donne : OER
87. Hardly clumsy : NIMBLE
88. Children's author Richard : SCARRY
90. Pressure meas. : PSI
92. Peach ___ : MELBA
93. It regained independence in 1991 : ESTONIA
95. What some groundskeepers do? : RAKETHEMOUNDS
100. Singer Makeba : MIRIAM
101. Sudanese Republic, now : MALI
102. Have status : RATE
103. With 104-Across, Edible pod : SNAP
104. See 103-Across : BEAN
105. Farmer's overalls? : PLOWERPANTS
108. Epitaph opener : HERE
109. In ___ (even) : ATIE
110. Gutter site : EAVE
111. Make laugh : TICKLE
112. Montross of the N.B.A. : ERIC
113. Rip up : REND
114. Salon specialist : DYER
115. Consent : SAYYES
116. I.R.S. info : SSNS
1. Third letter of recommendation? : HARDC
2. "Doe, ___ ..." : ADEER
3. Pile of peat? : LUMPONABOG
4. Party hang-ups : FESTOONS
5. Fantastic feeling : ECSTASY
6. Zero : NOTANY
7. Grab ___ : AHOLD
8. "The Death of the Heart" novelist : BOWEN
9. D-Day transport: Abbr. : LST
10. Crude petroleum component : ETHANE
11. Sidekick : CRONY
12. Request from the stumped : HINT
13. Paleontologist's estimate : AGE
14. Accident witness, often : PASSERBY
15. Abracadabra alternative : PRESTO
16. What Realtors get intuitively? : LOTHUNCHES
17. Mouth : UTTER
18. Timid : MOUSY
25. Hierarchy level : RUNG
31. Dissenter : ANTI
33. "Santa Baby" singer : KITT
34. Vaulted recess : APSE
35. Thoughtlessness? : COMA
38. They may provide relief : MAPS
39. Foxhole fare : SPAM
40. Home for some 66-Across : CAGE
41. Page of music : PATTI
42. Caesar's greeting : AVE
43. "Texaco Star Theater" star : BERLE
45. U2 frontman : BONO
46. Greenish blue : CYAN
48. Chamber quartet? : WALLS
49. Chirp rapidly : TWITTER
50. Mess : HASH
51. Part of many stars' names : ALPHA
53. Sexton, say : POET
55. Brownish purple : PUCE
57. Impressionism? : APERY
58. Let off steam : VENT
60. Strength : SINEW
61. Not duped by : ONTO
63. Product label abbr. : NETWT
64. "Let's Get It On" singer : GAYE
65. Angry display : FUROR
66. Angry display : RAGE
67. It's less dense than quartz : OPAL
68. Pressures caused by living on campus? : DORMSTRAIN
71. Pennants depicting Alfred E. Neuman? : MADBANNERS
72. Organic compound : ENOL
73. Fjord explorer? : DANE
75. Magnavox rival : SONY
76. "Bravo!" : OLE
79. Cut corners : SCRIMPED
80. Vengeful Olympian : HERA
81. Liver at the Louvre : FOIE
82. Seat of Hawaii County : HILO
83. Waylays : AMBUSHES
85. Arabian Peninsula city : SANA
87. They're unconquerable : NEMESES
89. Originated : COINED
90. Blanched : PALE
91. They may be slit or gored : SKIRTS
92. Pluck : METTLE
93. Imprison : EMBAR
94. Diez minus tres : SIETE
95. Less experienced : RAWER
96. Trueheart's beau : TRACY
97. Tux accessory : HANKY
98. "Splish Splash" singer, 1958 : DARIN
99. Building plans : SPECS
101. Don't just sit there : MOVE
106. Not of the cloth : LAY
107. ___ mater (brain enveloper) : PIA

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