TURNDOWNS

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 2001

Author: Bill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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1412/1/19996/25/20095
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1.64240
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Zais. This is puzzle # 70 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In this April Fool's puzzle, eight theme answers "turn down" at the end to complete the phrase.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Filmmaker Nicolas : ROEG
5. "Aye"-catcher? : CAPN
9. Cockeyed : AMISS
14. Loose talk? : SLANG
19. Building support : IBAR
20. Department : AREA
21. Hairy-chested : MANLY
22. Provoking person : RILER
23. Turndown #1 : NOSIRREEBOB
25. Turndown #2 : ITHINKILLPASS
27. Continue : KEEPON
28. Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
30. Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
31. "Down with!," in Dijon : ABAS
32. Part of a test, maybe : PLACEBO
34. Ernie of the P.G.A. : ELS
35. Pigeonholes : LABELS
37. Including : ASWELLAS
40. Chucklehead : LAMEBRAIN
43. Tuba sound : PAH
44. Mormons, initially : LDS
45. Developing stage : EMBRYO
46. "When hell freezes over!" : NEVER
50. Turndown #3 : OVERMYDEADBODY
54. Turndown #4 : YOUREDAFT
56. Andrea ___ : DORIA
57. Like proclamations : ISSUED
58. City in Kyrgyzstan : OSH
59. Like Brahms's Symphony No. 3 : INF
60. Music for which Peter Tosh is famous : REGGAE
62. Comparatively agile : SPRYER
64. Scold : YELLAT
67. Ticklish: Var. : GOOSEY
69. In a plucky manner : GAMELY
71. Disappearing network TV employee : CENSOR
74. Like Midas : GREEDY
78. Alley-oop toss, e.g. : ASSIST
81. Tony-winning Hagen : UTA
82. Deck (out) : TOG
84. Cross the threshold : STEPIN
86. How tuna is packed : INOIL
88. Turndown #5 : FATCHANCE
91. Turndown #6 : THATSANEGATIVE
93. "La Traviata" mezzo : FLORA
94. Redeemed : CASHED
97. "___ Box" (1992 pop music release) : ONO
98. Dallas cager, briefly : MAV
99. Vermin : INFESTERS
101. Part of a buffer zone, maybe : LANDMINE
104. Undo : REPEAL
107. Atmospheric prefix : AER
108. Sign of a slip : ERASURE
110. Fruitless : ARID
111. It may be divided into rows : ACRE
113. What an outturned palm may mean : WAIT
114. Lampooned : SENTUP
118. Turndown #7 : NOTONYOURLIFE
121. Turndown #8 : GIVEITAREST
123. Potential serve-breaker's score : ADOUT
124. Shake like ___ : ALEAF
125. Concluded : OVER
126. x, y or z : AXIS
127. States' rights amendment to the Constitution : TENTH
128. Natural sitting spot : LEDGE
129. Partner of rules, slangily : REGS
130. Kind of price : LIST
1. Islanders' place : RINK
2. "O" in old radio lingo : OBOE
3. Lighten : EASE
4. Influenza : GRIPPE
5. Sensually : CARNALLY
6. It may follow you : ARE
7. Titled ladies : PEERESSES
8. Fat cat : NABOB
9. Troubadour's subject, perhaps : AMIE
10. Bath ___ : MAT
11. Hospital gizmo : INHALER
12. Passes unnoticed : SLIPSBY
13. Assn. and org., e.g. : SYNS
14. Eastern title of respect : SRI
15. His March 1952 marriage was big news : LILABNER
16. "We'll ___ there to greet her" (old song lyric) : ALLBE
17. Buddha's reputed birthplace : NEPAL
18. Common stain : GRASS
24. Lucky streak : ROLL
26. Kind of nut : KOLA
29. Hid : HOLEDUP
33. Ones left holding the bag? : CADDIES
34. Personify : EMBODY
36. Hokkaido native : AINU
37. Footless animal : APOD
38. Zest : SAVOR
39. "I don't see it" : WHERE
41. It signals caution : AMBER
42. Rogers and others : ROYS
47. Sign of secrecy : VEIL
48. Irish novelist O'Brien : EDNA
49. Slew : RAFT
51. Washington bank name since 1840 : RIGGS
52. Fictional Mr. : MAGOO
53. Ancient language: Abbr. : ASSYR
55. "But of course!" : OHYES
58. ___ e sempre (now and always): It. : ORA
61. Place for a valve : AORTA
63. Where Saladin was sultan : EGYPT
65. Pitcher of milk? : ELSIE
66. Possible cause of a spanking : LYING
68. Fragile decoration : EGG
70. Times to dream of : MANANAS
71. Give a hand? : CUFF
72. Catalog card abbr. : ETAL
73. Britain's Lord Ismay was its first head : NATO
75. It begins "In the days of Ahasuerus ..." : ESTHER
76. Part of the gasoline additive M.T.B.E. : ETHER
77. Scrolls site : DEADSEA
79. "Me, too!" : SOAMI
80. Certain missile : TITAN
83. In the old days : ONCE
85. Tending to set apart : ISOLATIVE
87. In the flesh : LIVE
89. Hollered : CRIEDOUT
90. Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
92. Teetotalers : NONUSERS
95. By and large : ASARULE
96. Directed : STEERED
100. Severely scold : FLAY
102. Number in Nuremberg : DREI
103. Crazy, slangily : MENTAL
104. Charged : RANAT
105. Sap : ERODE
106. Tool attached to a rope : PITON
109. Austerity : RIGOR
112. Shade of black : COAL
113. Ring bearer : WIFE
115. Checker, perhaps : TAXI
116. "A God in Ruins" novelist : URIS
117. Noodge : PEST
119. Number in a series : NTH
120. Trail : LAG
122. Do nothin' at all : VEG

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