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New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 2006

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Military academy freshman : PLEBE
6. Cowbell sound : CLANG
11. Fingerboard ridge : FRET
15. Weaken : SAP
18. "___ Gets Drafted" (1942 Disney cartoon) : DONALD
20. Much-climbed Alpine peak : EIGER
21. Actor Jared : LETO
22. Hamas rival grp. : PLO
23. California, compared to Kansas? : QUAKIERSTATE
25. Kiss : OSCULATE
27. Call's companion : BECK
28. ___ Ark : NOAHS
29. ___ polloi : HOI
30. Jeweler's unit : CARAT
31. Tweak : ALTER
33. Silk undies, compared to cotton undies? : DRESSIERDRAWERS
37. White-collar worker? : CLERIC
39. Dance to 1920's-40's jazz : LINDY
40. Big time : EON
41. "We've been ___!" : HAD
42. 1990's sitcom based on the British series "One Foot in the Grave" : COSBY
45. Having seniority : OLDEST
47. Claim valuables : ORES
51. Strong suit : FORTE
52. A waistcoat worn in summer, compared to one worn in winter? : SWEATIERVEST
54. In addition : TOO
56. Subject in religion class : DOGMA
58. Hero of Tom Clancy novels : RYAN
59. Jai alai basket : CESTA
60. Some H.S. math : TRIG
61. Clinton cabinet member Hazel : OLEARY
63. Dolly of Dollywood : PARTON
64. Naval base? : HULL
65. A one-milligram tablet, compared to a five-milligram tablet? : BITTIERPILL
70. Employee of M : BOND
71. Chevrolet sedan : IMPALA
73. Land created by C. S. Lewis : NARNIA
74. "QB VII" novelist : URIS
75. Froth : SPUME
76. Small indentation : POCK
80. Go ___ length : TOANY
81. Formal vote : YEA
82. Potatoes and cucumbers, compared to apples and eggplants? : BUMPIERCROPS
85. Rows on a calendar page : WEEKS
87. Actor Omar of TV's "House" : EPPS
88. Hang it up : RETIRE
89. 1996 Olympic gymnast Strug : KERRI
90. Spoon-___ : FED
93. ___-pitch : SLO
94. Tribe of the Amistad slaves : MENDE
96. Intense, as a gaze : STEELY
98. Dog show winners, compared to dog show also-rans? : COCKIERSPANIELS
105. Africa's largest country : SUDAN
106. Benefit : AVAIL
107. Wise actions : DOS
108. Get the better of : ONEUP
110. Novelist Jaffe : RONA
111. Measureless : COSMICAL
113. SpongeBob SquarePants's pants, compared to Humpty Dumpty's? : BOXIERSHORTS
116. Dead heat : TIE
117. Stylist's creation : COIF
118. Cliff's edge : BRINK
119. Pass on : IMPART
120. Airport checkpoint needs : IDS
121. Palindromic girl's name : ANNA
122. Napster downloads : SONGS
123. Some Southwest scenery : MESAS
1. Pseudonym of musician Peter Schickele : PDQBACH
2. Gossipy Parsons : LOUELLA
3. Passed : ENACTED
4. Televangelist paroled in 1993 : BAKKER
5. Priest in 1 Samuel : ELI
6. French film award : CESAR
7. How ballerinas dance : LITHELY
8. Tennis star with a shaved head : AGASSI
9. Human cannonball's destination : NET
10. Test for M.A. seekers : GRE
11. Elevator stop : FLOOR
12. Is an integral part of : RESIDESIN
13. "You know the rest" abbr. : ETC
14. Bird on a Kellogg's Froot Loops box : TOUCAN
15. Slash on a scorepad : SPARE
16. Here comes the bride : ALTAR
17. They're "born, not made," according to an old saying : POETS
19. TV room : DEN
24. Pistol, slangily : ROD
26. Scientist's formulation : LAW
29. Prime : HEYDAY
32. Puerto ___ : RICO
34. Winter blanket : SNOW
35. Do-nothing : IDLER
36. Fixed course : ROTE
38. Spanish city where Seneca was born : CORDOBA
43. Pricey vodka, for short : STOLI
44. Produce : BEGET
46. H, in Hellas : ETA
47. Goes on a spending spree : OVERBUYS
48. Fix up : RESTORE
49. Where kroons are spent : ESTONIA
50. Doesn't take a hit : STANDS
51. Low-aimed headlights : FOGLAMPS
52. Bollywood film costume : SARI
53. Camcorder brand : RCA
54. Fabricate : TRUMPUP
55. Crankcase device : OILPUMP
57. One sitting on the porch : MAT
60. Pyramus's lover, in myth : THISBE
62. Hunger : YEN
63. Actors or athletes : PLAYERS
66. "Darn!" : RATS
67. Tennis club teacher : PRO
68. Stupefied : INAWE
69. Protective covering : LINER
72. Hawaiian band? : LEI
76. Fate : PREORDAIN
77. Natl. Adopt-a-Dog Mo. : OCT
78. Hampers : CRIMPS
79. "M*A*S*H" setting : KOREA
83. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
84. Colonial ___ (insurance firm) : PENN
86. Litter contents : KITS
89. Banshee sound : KEENING
90. Zoot suit hats : FEDORAS
91. Hyundai model : ELANTRA
92. Rulers who inherit their power : DYNASTS
93. Flint is a form of it : SILICA
95. Toxic compound found in cigarette smoke : DIOXIN
97. "When Paris sneezes, ___ catches cold" : EUROPE
98. Leafless plants : CACTI
99. Like planetary orbits : OVOID
100. Attorney's workload : CASES
101. Kipling novel about an orphan boy : KIM
102. Musical syllables : SOLFA
103. Vichyssoise vegetables : LEEKS
104. California's Big ___ : SUR
109. Abbr. on a boiler's gauge : PSI
112. Yardbird : CON
113. Air rifle ammo : BBS
114. It's sought by conquistadores : ORO
115. "That's curious …" : HMM

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