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New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 2004

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Biblical verb : HAST
5. Actress Dench : JUDI
9. Defraud : RIPOFF
15. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
18. Mixed bag : OLIO
19. 65-Across to, regionally : AGIN
20. Worldly : SECULAR
21. Even if, briefly : THO
22. Start of a humorous definition of 50-Down (with a French "twist") : THETABLEHOPPINGWAITER
26. Runs out of gas : TIRES
27. Abruzzi's locale : ITALIA
28. "Whenever" : ANYTIME
29. Misstep : ERR
30. Other side : FOE
32. Romantically involved with : SEEING
35. Exuberance : ELAN
36. Definition, part 2 : ATAFOURSTARRESTAURANT
42. N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
43. Badly agitated, with "up" : HET
44. Kitt who sang "Santa Baby" : EARTHA
45. Alternative to café : THE
47. Struggle : VIE
49. Grp. involved in a cleanup : EPA
52. Spring times : EASTERS
56. Definition, part 3 : WHOSEONLY
59. On cloud nine : ELATED
62. "Rhyme Pays" singer : ICET
63. Guys : HES
64. Most-used edition: Abbr. : STD
65. Contrary : OPPOSED
67. "That Thing ___!" (Tom Hanks film) : YOUDO
68. On the ball : ASTUTE
70. Definition, part 4 : PURPOSE
71. Unfounded rumor : CANARD
72. Kruger National Park sight : RHINO
73. Romance novelist's creation : HEROINE
74. Scatter : SOW
75. Tail : DOG
76. Close up : FOLD
77. Bother : HASSLE
78. Definition, part 5 : SEEMSTOBE
81. Liking a lot : SWEETON
83. Sizable duration : ERA
85. Plaintive cry : MAA
86. Maximilian's realm: Abbr. : HRE
87. Get ready to take more pictures : RELOAD
90. King of France : ROI
92. Mauna ___ : KEA
94. Definition, part 6 : TOASKDINERSIFTHEYWANT
103. Picturesque town in 27-Across : ATRI
104. Priest's subordinate : DEACON
105. California's Fort ___ : ORD
106. Hawaiian wedding ring? : LEI
107. Stage setters : ROADIES
111. Commodities futures listing : GASOIL
113. River through Grenoble : ISERE
115. End of the definition : SOMEFRESHGROUNDPEPPER
119. He put people on the ropes : ALI
120. Fools : SILLIES
121. Initiative : STEP
122. Andy's boy in 60's TV : OPIE
123. "___ Girls" (Gene Kelly movie) : LES
124. Green-lighted : OKAYED
125. Long stretches : EONS
126. The fox in Disney's "The Fox and the Hound" : TODD
1. Traditional remedy : HOTTEA
2. Bourbon Street legend : ALHIRT
3. ___ Club : SIERRA
4. Lug : TOTE
5. Part of a political debate : JAB
6. More revolting : UGLIER
7. Losing cause? : DIET
8. Rashly : INHASTE
9. Garage work : REPAIR
10. Here, to Henri : ICI
11. "Queen of denial," e.g. : PUN
12. 2000 Olympic hurdles gold medalist ___ Shishigina : OLGA
13. Yellowish brown : FAWN
14. Wear out by rubbing : FRAY
15. Gaul invader : ATTILA
16. 1964 Irving Wallace best seller : THEMAN
17. Sign at a bicycle shop or boardinghouse : TORENT
20. Peeping Tom : SPIER
23. Concerning : ASFOR
24. Salt of a certain acid : OLEATE
25. Rote learning method : ITERATION
31. Beat at the ballot box : OUTVOTE
33. Laura Bush, ___ Welch : NEE
34. Agcy. created by Truman : GSA
37. Declarations of disgust : FIES
38. Illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
39. In a corner : TREED
40. Slightly : ATAD
41. Uncertain reactions : UHS
45. A good thing to steal : THESHOW
46. Like some witnesses : HOSTILE
48. Not the party sort: Abbr. : IND
50. See 22-Across : PEPPIER
51. Crazy as ___ : ALOON
53. Guayaquil's land : ECUADOR
54. Papal vestment : REDROBE
55. Dull plodder : STODGE
56. Fishing places : WHARFS
57. ___ Perpetua (Idaho's motto) : ESTO
58. Letter ender? : YOURS
60. Fools : ASSES
61. Summer wear : TEE
66. "1984" figure : PROLE
67. Deviates at 74-Down : YAWS
69. It's usually hidden : UNDERSIDE
70. Anatomical foot : PES
71. Loan signer, at times : COMAKER
73. Le Duc Tho's city : HANOI
74. See 67-Down : SEA
77. Hang on to : HOLD
79. Give out : EMIT
80. Become friendlier : THAW
82. Sci-fi drug : TEK
84. Melodic passage : ARIOSO
88. Far-away connection : AND
89. Sandra of "A Summer Place" : DEE
91. Unhelpful : OFNOUSE
93. Singer Gorme : EYDIE
94. Ankle-related : TARSAL
95. Player of Priam in "Troy" : OTOOLE
96. Popular fragrance : ARAMIS
97. Unkempt : RAGGED
98. Enduring marks : SCARS
99. 1953 Best Actor William : HOLDEN
100. Syrian city of 2 million : ALEPPO
101. Moon of Neptune : NEREID
102. Like Carnegie Hall : TIERED
108. In the event it's true : IFSO
109. Composer Satie : ERIK
110. Ward of Hollywood : SELA
112. Grooving on : INTO
114. Kind of check : SPOT
116. Disingenuous : SLY
117. Hurry : HIE
118. Letter ender? : PPS

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