POSITIVE THINKING

New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 1995

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Thickness, as of a tree : DIAMETER
9. Imagined : DREAMT
15. Rip-off : SCAM
19. If : INCASEOF
20. Kind of stamp : AIRMAIL
22. March _____ : HARE
23. One with no work grievances : GRUNTLEDEMPLOYEE
25. "The King and I" role : ANNA
26. Major suffix : ETTE
27. Basilica parts : APSES
28. Did wrong : SINNED
30. Beethoven's "_____ Overture" : LEONORE
34. Test : ASSAY
35. Accessory for Robin : CAPE
38. Reliable hearsay : FOUNDEDRUMOR
43. Bud holder? : KEG
46. National competitor : AVIS
47. Kids : TOTS
48. Give some slack : LOOSEN
49. Pot starter : ANTE
50. Bark : YIP
51. Pop group Boyz II _____ : MEN
52. Frequently lost item : MITTEN
53. 1957 Cy Young Award winner : SPAHN
54. Sunny skies : CLEMENTWEATHER
58. Worker at a temp agency : PLACER
59. Bother, as a problem : EATAT
60. "If _____ Your Woman" (Gladys Knight hit) : IWERE
61. Fetter : SHACKLE
62. In an underhanded way : SHADILY
64. Distress : ANGUISH
67. Dirt road hazard : MUDHOLE
70. Consider, with "on" : SLEEP
71. Fennel and lovage : HERBS
75. New York lake : ONEIDA
76. Unpredictable outcome : EVITABLERESULT
80. Scrabble rackful : TILES
81. 1967 song "_____ Groovy" : FEELIN
82. Garnet : RED
83. Lad : BOY
84. See 12-Down : OTIS
85. Irony : FERRIC
86. Ancient strongbox : ARCA
88. Music box, informally : JUKE
89. Johnny _____ : REB
90. Good manners : RULYBEHAVIOR
92. Takes after : APES
93. Slightest : LEAST
95. Edward VIII's love : SIMPSON
97. Is furious : STEAMS
99. "_____ luego" (Spanish goodbye) : HASTA
102. Côte d'Azur city : NICE
105. Kimono ties : OBIS
106. Intentional flub : ADVERTENTMISTAKE
113. Borge, for one : DANE
114. Double agent : TRAITOR
115. Go (to), by car : RIDEOVER
116. Asylums : ARKS
117. Scattered : STREWN
118. Popular summer job : WAITRESS
1. Appreciate, slangily : DIG
2. About : INRE
3. _____ above (superior to) : ACUT
4. Covers : MANTLES
5. Helena competitor : ESTEE
6. _____ Aviv : TEL
7. Want ad abbr. : EOE
8. Country mailing addr. : RFD
9. Muted : DAMPED
10. Attackeds, with "into" : RIPS
11. First name in mysteries : ERLE
12. With 84-Across, Kansas City Royals star of the '70s : AMOS
13. "I" predeceder, in a kids' game : MAY
14. Overtime cause : TIE
15. Author _____ Alexander : SHANA
16. Normal ability : CANNYKNACK
17. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
18. Pasture, to Shakespeare : MEAD
21. Moral : LESSON
24. Makes : EARNS
29. Land on the Med. : ISR
31. Time and again : OFTEN
32. Midday : NOONTIDE
33. Shopping, maybe : OUT
34. "I completely agree" : AMEN
35. Edgar _____, The Sleeping Prophet : CAYCE
36. 1954 A.L. batting champ Bobby : AVILA
37. Lab tube : PIPET
39. Cream : ELITE
40. Biblical verb : DOTH
41. Uncreative education : ROTE
42. Pusher's target : USER
44. Lucy's best pal : ETHEL
45. Sci-fi or suspense, e.g. : GENRE
49. Cochise and Geronimo : APACHES
51. Approaches : METHODS
52. Sister of Lazarus : MARY
53. Drastically reduced : SLASHED
55. Five-irons : MASHIES
56. Teens conflict: Abbr. : WWI
57. Conger : EEL
58. Key letter : PHI
61. Law and order hero : SUPERCOP
63. Imitative words : ALA
64. Josephine Tey investigator _____ Grant : ALAN
65. Wyo. neighbor : NEB
66. Firm up : GEL
67. Travel, in a way : MOTOR
68. Bring together : UNITE
69. It's easily erased : DELIBLEINK
70. Agassi rival : STICH
72. Refresh one's memory of, in England : RUBUP
73. Chap : BLOKE
74. Occular irritations : STYES
76. Like a Poe tale : EERY
77. Make or break : VERB
78. Netman Nastase : ILIE
79. Raises : REARS
81. Piano hammer material : FELT
85. Chide, colloquially : FUSSAT
86. Birdlike : AVIAN
87. Kind of shot : RIM
88. Custodian : JANITOR
90. Crash into : RAM
91. Opposite of ahead : ASTERN
94. Makes tolerable : EASES
96. Dawning : ONSET
97. Word with cream or ice-cream : SODA
98. Skier's aid : TBAR
99. Murder suspect, often : HEIR
100. Ruth's "Laugh-In" tormentor : ARTE
101. Put away : STOW
103. Fall (in) : CAVE
104. Gets by, with "out" : EKES
107. No and others : DRS
108. Industrial container : VAT
109. Credit info corp. : TRW
110. "Mamma _____!" : MIA
111. Dictator Amin : IDI
112. Hesitant sounds : ERS

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