BEGONE!

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 2006

Author: Ashish Madhukar Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {B} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Country that won its first Olympic medal in 2004 : ERITREA
8. 1959 Ricky Nelson hit : ITSLATE
15. Summons : PAGES
20. Nay sayers : VETOERS
21. Tennis star Zvereva : NATASHA
22. Essence : AROMA
23. Shady accountant's April 15 work? : INCOMETAXRACKET
25. Allied (with) : SIDED
26. Saxophonist Al : COHN
27. Racer Al : UNSER
28. Director of "Chicago" and "Dancin'" : FOSSE
30. Hula hoop : LEI
31. Connects with : TIESINTO
34. Chinese "way" : TAO
36. Smash hits : HOMERS
38. G.R.E. takers : SRS
39. Caroler's reward? : THENOELPRIZE
44. Kind of D.A. : ASST
45. Rolodex no. : TEL
46. Pad site : KNEE
47. Handy-andies : DOALLS
49. Unsmiling : GRIM
51. Slip in a pot : CHIT
53. 1940's-50's All-Star Johnny : SAIN
55. Pilot announcements, for short : ETAS
57. "Little Shop of Horrors" dentist : ORIN
58. Persistent photographers? : CHEESEURGERS
61. Sorority letters : MUS
63. Main entrances? : MANHOLES
65. Wisecracker : WIT
66. Analyze : DISSECT
68. Turkey part : ANKARA
69. Mischief makers : SPRITES
73. Deep Throat, e.g. : SOURCE
74. Owls : HOOTERS
76. Vandal : HUN
77. Comparatively small : TEENSIER
79. Late 80's sitcom : ALF
80. Unfolding view for a hapless hang-glider? : LOOMINGDALES
84. Summer cooler : ICEE
85. Summer coolers : ADES
87. Art containing 4-Down : CELS
88. Elvis or Madonna : ICON
89. Honeyed drink : MEAD
90. Tens, e.g. : IDEALS
92. Cry of eagerness : OHOH
94. Et ___ (following) : SEQ
95. Asunción assent : SISI
97. "Faucet drips ahead"? : LEAKFORECAST
101. Nutrition info, for short : RDA
104. Graffitist's addition to a face : GOATEE
106. Org. that drafts guards : NFL
107. School zone requirement : LOWSPEED
109. Goals in 106-Across, quickly : TDS
110. "Cool!" : NEATO
113. Runner : LOPER
116. Served past : ACED
117. Dull : MATTE
119. Roller coaster inventor? : FATHEROFTHERIDE
123. Top guns : ATEAM
124. Waist reducer, perhaps : ALTERER
125. Current contraption : AMMETER
126. Comic Lewis : JERRY
127. Sits atop : RESTSON
128. Fancy parties : SOIREES
1. Puts out : EVICTS
2. "La Loge" artist : RENOIR
3. Feels irritated : ITCHES
4. Kids' TV staples : TOONS
5. Like some sleep, for short : REM
6. "… ___ he drove out of sight" : ERE
7. Not dull : ASTUTE
8. "Need You Tonight" group, 1987 : INXS
9. Weight allowance : TARE
10. Catch off-guard : STARTLE
11. Ontario, par exemple : LAC
12. Request : ASKFOR
13. Dutch filmmaker ___ van Gogh : THEO
14. Packs away : EATS
15. Old Toyota : PASEO
16. Jackie's "O" : ARI
17. Concern for Rev. Falwell? : GODLESSAMERICA
18. Gulf State V.I.P.'s : EMEERS
19. Tormentor : SADIST
24. Soon : ANON
29. Sports venue seen from the Grand Central Parkway : SHEA
32. Twosome : ITEM
33. Kings' org. : NHL
35. Hairy Halloween costume : APESUIT
37. Fountain order : MALT
40. 30's migrant : OKIE
41. M.D.'s who may cure snoring : ENTS
42. "Got it" : IDIG
43. Like city land, usually : ZONED
45. Soldier's helmet, slangily : TINHAT
48. Instruction unit : LESSON
49. Nutritious nosh : GRANOLA
50. Where the ice skater fell? : RINKOFDISASTER
51. "Evita" narrator : CHE
52. English pianist who was made a dame : HESS
54. Works of Michelangelo : ARTE
56. Follow : SUCCEED
57. Hold 'em variation : OMAHA
58. Mild cigar : CLARO
59. Part of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team : EWING
60. Knolls : RISES
62. Metric measure : STERE
64. "… and I mean it!" : ORELSE
67. 1968 hit with the lyric "I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk" : SUSIEQ
70. Dr. ___ : PHIL
71. Shoos : RUNSOFF
72. W.W. II site : STLO
75. Projecting part at the foot of a wall : SOCLE
78. Dark time in poetry : EEN
81. City south of the Salt River : MESA
82. Stylish gown : DIOR
83. Yearn : ACHE
86. Get to work on Time? : EDIT
89. 29-Down team : METS
91. One way to turn : ALEE
93. Rural valleys : HOLLERS
94. Liverpool-to-Plymouth dir. : SSW
95. Military V.I.P. : SGTMAJ
96. Halogen salt : IODATE
98. Comic Don : KNOTTS
99. Staff leader : CLEF
100. Main lines : AORTAS
101. Say poetry, say : RECITE
102. Political pundit Myers : DEEDEE
103. Puff ___ (Old World menaces) : ADDERS
105. Other side : ENEMY
108. Kitchen implement : PARER
111. Way off : AFAR
112. Yarn : TALE
114. Chocolaty treat : OREO
115. No-no on office computers : PORN
118. Salt : TAR
120. Plenty steamed, with "up" : HET
121. Wellness grp. : HMO
122. Recording giant : EMI

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