MONTHLY MEETINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1997

Author: June Boggs
Editor: Will Shortz
June Boggs
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 97 Missing: {Z} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Boggs. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sponge : CADGE
6. Iconoclastic comedian : SAHL
10. South Africa's first P.M. : BOTHA
15. Sap : CHUMP
20. Think a lot of : ADORE
21. Ensemble part : OBOE
22. Commandment subjects : TABOOS
23. Pineapple island : LANAI
24. Sailor's cry : MANOVERBOARD
26. Forty? : WHENLIFEBEGINS
28. Continue to the end : PLAYOUT
29. Stuffing seasoning : SAGE
31. Clear : RID
32. 1936 Loretta Young title role : RAMONA
33. Itches : YENS
34. Second person in the Bible : THEE
36. Approaching : ALMOST
38. First name in society : IVANA
39. Take the wrong way? : STEAL
40. 1932 skiing gold medalist Utterstrom : SVEN
41. Agamemnon's sister-in-law : HELEN
43. Dog on "Frasier" : EDDIE
46. Heiress, maybe : DAUGHTER
48. Subject of monthly reading : METER
49. Indy racer Guthrie : JANET
52. Monitor : PROCTOR
53. Flushing stadium : SHEA
54. Onetime SAC chief and family : LEMAYS
55. Downyflake rival : EGGO
56. Put on a show : EMOTED
58. Virus type : RNA
60. Part of the Winnebago nation : OTOE
61. Less ruddy : PALER
62. Dreary : TIRESOME
65. New York nosh : KNISH
67. Trembling : QUAVERY
69. Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
70. Class division : ORDER
73. Sandhurst send-offs : TATAS
75. Earned a citation? : SPED
76. Barber of renown : RED
77. Lure of New Orleans : MARDIGRAS
79. Churchill Downs drink : MINTJULEP
81. "We Do Our Part" org. : NRA
84. Parsley's pungent relative : DILL
86. Where Mocha is : YEMEN
88. Hardly enthusiastic : TEPID
89. Largest land carnivore : BEAR
90. Concerns : WORRIES
93. Pluck : MOXIE
95. Dessert wine : SAUTERNE
97. Part of "the works" : ONION
98. Women's casual slacks : CAPRIS
100. G.I.'s suppliers : PXS
102. Truth, to Trotsky : PRAVDA
103. Senator succeeded by Cleland : NUNN
104. Liturgy : RITE
105. 8-Down sound : HAHA
108. Beauts : ONERS
109. Sound of reproach : TSK
110. Deposit : PLACE
112. Guard of myth : DRAGON
114. Kind of footing : PUSSY
115. Plug : PROMO
116. Blue-green : TEAL
117. Not yet scheduled : UNSET
119. Head for the ranch? : STEER
121. "___ Playing Our Song" (1979 song) : THEYRE
123. Calyx components : SEPALS
124. Pizarro's capital : LIMA
128. Home of the Riksdag : SWEDEN
129. Stalemate : TIE
130. Joss : IDOL
132. Odysseus, e.g. : ITHACAN
134. Antique sale listing : HANDMADECARPET
137. Lure of New Orleans : CAJUNCOOKING
139. Reference marks : OBELI
140. A la King? : CREEPY
141. Individual share : ANTE
142. Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
143. First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
144. Stumped : ATSEA
145. Dallas Cowboy's emblem : STAR
146. Assignation : TRYST
1. Like some skits : CAMPY
2. Allan-___ : ADALE
3. Single-named 60's singer : DONOVAN
4. Zane and Lady Jane : GREYS
5. A Saarinen : EERO
6. Reassure : SOOTHE
7. Former org. of the Pacers and the Spurs : ABA
8. Guffaw : HORSELAUGH
9. Mother of 41-Across : LEDA
10. "Phooey!" : BAH
11. It circles Uranus : OBERON
12. Morrison and others : TONIS
13. Lunch counter request : HOLDTHEMAYO
14. Start of a Faulkner title : ASI
15. TV family name : CLEAVER
16. "Dallas" co-star : HAGMAN
17. Kind of suit : UNION
18. Heavenly gift : MANNA
19. Site of a famous campanile : PISA
22. Boxcars : TWELVE
25. Western copper center : BUTTE
27. Feverish : FEBRILE
30. Place to put a tiger? : GASTANK
35. ___ Bridge, St. Louis : EADS
37. La Mediterranee, e.g. : MER
39. Parts of pedigrees : SIRES
42. And the following: Lat. : ETSEQ
43. Fine fur : ERMINE
44. Mickey : DOCTOREDDRINK
45. Spoils, with "on" : DOTES
47. "What's with ___?" : HER
48. CH4 : METHANE
49. Heebie-jeebies : JANGLEDNERVES
50. The Rome of Hungary : EGER
51. Loyalist : TORY
52. Westernizer of Russia : PETER
54. Became unglued : LOSTIT
55. Leaf gatherer : EAVE
57. Make squiggles : DOODLE
59. Tunnel traveler : ANT
61. Founder of New York's Public Theater : PAPP
63. Claustrophobe's nightmare, for short : MRI
64. Tense : EDGY
66. Cartesian conclusion : IAM
68. Gone : USEDUP
71. Monk, maybe : EREMITE
72. Branched : RAMOSE
74. Motor oil additives : STPS
77. Prized game fish : MARLIN
78. Reason for an R rating : SEX
80. Addams portrayer, in film : JULIA
82. Produced no more : RANDRY
83. Some are restricted : AREAS
85. It's a scorcher : IRON
87. Frostiness : NIP
89. Vegetarian's staple : BEANS
90. Practice : WONT
91. ___ probandi : ONUS
92. Beat it : SCRAM
94. Gave off, as vapor : EXHALED
96. Steelhead, e.g. : TROUT
99. Fruit pastry : APRICOTTART
101. Slump : SAG
106. Philodendron, e.g. : HOUSEPLANT
107. Held on the stage : ANNA
110. Early arrival : PREEMIE
111. Blackmore heroine : LORNA
112. "Blue River" actress, 1995 : DEY
113. Collectible, maybe : RARITY
114. Sauce made with pine nuts : PESTO
115. Hawk : PEDDLE
116. Crow's home : TEEPEE
118. Deli necessity : SLICER
119. Lab specimens : SWABS
120. Principle : TENET
122. Like good computer screens, informally : HIRES
124. Great Western Forum player : LAKER
125. With aloof disdain : ICILY
126. Prides of lions : MANES
127. Existential woe : ANGST
128. Last item : SHOE
131. Wood sorrels : OCAS
133. Graft recipient : HOST
135. Bing Crosby's record label : DECCA
136. Org. founded in 1970 : EPA
138. Interim rulers : JUNTA

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