RAILROAD CROSSINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1999

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City north of Vallejo : NAPA
5. "A one and ___..." : ATWO
9. Darlings : PETS
13. Way off the highway : RAMP
17. Digger : HOLER
18. One of a nursery rhyme couple : SPRAT
19. Jordan's Queen ___ International Airport : ALIA
20. Eye part : UVEA
21. Emulate Cicero : ORATE
22. Terrifying : HAIRRAISING
24. Practice logrolling : BIRL
25. Get ahead? : FORESEE
27. They go with the floe : BERGS
28. Brewing container : TEABALL
30. Blended whisky brand, or a Valentine's gift : FOURROSES
32. Ring tossed at pegs : QUOIT
34. Make another sheepshank : RETIE
35. Shots, for short : AMMO
36. Mix-up : SNAFU
38. Sign in a house window, maybe : ROOMFORRENT
41. Car of a 1964 song : GTO
43. Bébé fare : LAIT
45. Period of prayer : NOVENA
46. Performer : DOER
48. Classicist's subject : AENEID
50. Slangy hat : LID
51. Stew : FRET
55. Cut short : CURTAIL
57. Degrees for C.E.O.'s : MBAS
59. Element form : ISOTOPE
61. Suffix on fruit names : ADE
62. Get slick, in a way : ICEUP
65. Author ___ S. Connell : EVAN
67. His wife was a Duke : ASTIN
68. Avg. : REG
69. Not a popular next-door neighbor : NUCLEARREACTOR
73. First-rate : ACE
74. "There Is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
76. Extra-long : MAXI
77. Blessings : BOONS
78. Pres. Hoover's dog King ___ : TUT
79. With it : TUNEDIN
82. Engine speed, for short : REVS
84. Luvs rival : PAMPERS
86. Ad : SPOT
87. Tout's offering : TIP
89. Model kit extras : DECALS
92. Cushiness : EASE
93. Political refugee : EMIGRE
96. Road ___ (driver control problem) : RAGE
97. Econ. total : GNP
98. Ben Franklin, in some books : POORRICHARD
102. Rib : TEASE
104. Those: Sp. : ESAS
108. ___ coup (too late): Fr. : APRES
109. Fated (for) : MEANT
111. Dean's list, e.g. : HONORROLL
113. Advisory councils : SENATES
116. Unwelcome person : CREEP
118. Herbaceous ornamental : BEGONIA
119. Like much folk mus. : TRAD
120. Miniature speedway event : SLOTCARRACE
123. Laos's ___ Prabang : LUANG
124. Merit : RATE
125. Red Brigades victim Aldo : MORO
126. Literacy volunteer, e.g. : TUTOR
127. Diminutive endings : ETTES
128. Niuewpoort's river : YSER
129. Water server : EWER
130. Kind of arch : OGEE
131. Wet septet : SEAS
1. Nativity inn problem : NOROOM
2. Old-style call to arms : ALARUM
3. Man of many words : PETERROGET
4. "You ___ right!" : ARESO
5. Shrinks' org. : APA
6. Lou Grant's paper, in brief : TRIB
7. 1961 Britten composition : WARREQUIEM
8. Hokkaido port : OTARU
9. Kind of play : PASSION
10. Yale Bowl player : ELI
11. Spec for some specs : TINT
12. Wizard : SAGE
13. Flotation devices : RUBBERRAFTS
14. Do the Wright thing? : AVIATE
15. "The Idylls of the King" character : MERLIN
16. Straw-filled mattress : PALLET
17. Labor leader James : HOFFA
18. Taffeta trait : SHEEN
23. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
26. "The sign of extra service" sloganeer : ESSO
29. "East of Eden" twin : ARON
31. Tent event : SALE
33. Neolith or paleolith : TOOL
37. Stir up : FAN
39. Year in John XVIII's papacy : MVII
40. Some narcs : FEDS
42. Made fit : TRAINED
44. Feature of Rome : TIBERRIVER
46. Dressed to the nines : DUDEDUP
47. Mint family member : OREGANO
48. Old-time pianist Templeton : ALEC
49. Hoopster Hall-of-Famer Bing : DAVE
52. Takes turns : ROTATES
53. Food connoisseur : EPICURE
54. Principles : TENETS
55. Ring figures : CARATS
56. Post-E.R. place : ICU
58. Auto founded by an aircraft company : SAAB
60. Henley participants : OARSMEN
63. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
64. Nectar flavor : PEAR
66. One who's earned stripes, e.g. : NCO
70. Canned : AXED
71. First-rate : TOPS
72. Words with diet or roll : ONA
75. Utility company worker : METERREADER
80. Inflamed, in suffixes : ITIC
81. Anear : NIGH
83. Throw : SCATTERRUG
85. Early morning course, often : PAPERROUTE
88. Nappy wearer's transport : PRAM
90. Mature : AGE
91. Wife of Jacob : LEAH
94. Vapor form : MIST
95. Builder : ERECTOR
97. Kind of therapy : GENE
98. Baker's specialty : PASTRY
99. Janet Baker's specialty : OPERAS
100. Baroque : ORNATE
101. Ste. Jeanne ___ : DARC
103. Temperate : SOBER
105. Beethoven's "Pathétique" is one : SONATA
106. Flarewear? : ALINES
107. Smelting byproducts : SLAGS
110. "Peachy" : NEATO
112. Long looks : OGLES
114. Saki title : ESME
115. Lento : SLOW
117. Crown : PATE
121. Paydirt : ORE
122. Country singer David Allan ___ : COE

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