SPRING DREAM

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 1999

Author: Matt Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In this taxing puzzle, IRS is dropped from eight answers.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Confirmation, for one : RITUAL
7. Chip company : INTEL
12. Old verb ending : ETH
15. Donald, to Huey, Dewey or Louie : UNCA
19. Jack of hearts feature : ONEEYE
20. ___ Island, Fla. : MARCO
21. Olive cousin : PEAGREEN
23. Russian technological achievement : MIRSPACESTATION
25. Locked away : INPRISON
26. They're often kept on ice : PUCKS
27. Since : ASOF
28. Change-making key : NOSALE
30. Literary inits. : TSE
31. 1984 Uris novel : THEHAJ
33. Financial considerations : ECONOMICS
36. Back-stabber : RAT
37. Spiny-rayed aquarium fish : CICHLID
39. Gang members : TOUGHS
43. Present wrapper, maybe : ELF
46. Start to like : WARMTO
48. It may be pitched : TENT
50. In order : NEAT
51. Big belly : POT
52. Crab or turtle shell : CARAPACE
54. Date : SEE
55. Virile type : STUD
56. Slightly gamy : OFF
57. Propelled : DROVE
58. Come-___ (marketing ploys) : ONS
60. "Father Murphy" extras : ORPHANS
62. Clinton antagonist : STARR
64. Amount of a peddler's wares, perhaps : CARTLOAD
67. Tab neighbor : SHIFT
68. Call to a farmer : MOO
69. "Cheers" co-star : KIRSTIEALLEY
71. ___ lark : ONA
72. Shoots : FILMS
74. Seat of Orange County, Calif. : SANTAANA
75. Prime Minister from 1947-64 : NEHRU
78. Is left to, as a responsibility : FALLSON
80. Under the ___ (nautical term) : LEE
81. Banana ___ (desert) : RUSSE
83. "You've got mail" co. : AOL
84. Peace Nobelist Ducommun : ELIE
85. ___ so weiter (et cetera): Ger. : UND
87. Lack of enthusiasm : TEPIDITY
89. Kal ___ pet products : KAN
90. Drew on : USED
91. Winner's signs : VEES
93. Chipper : CHEERY
94. Brand at the laundromat : ERA
95. It's often burning : DESIRE
97. Light rock songs : BALLADS
99. Abbr. in many company names : LTD
102. Inspired kind of thinking : NONLINEAR
104. Parent's demand : BEHAVE
107. Vanilla ___ : ICE
110. W.W. II camp : STALAG
111. "___ Union Woman" (old labor song) : IAMA
114. Actress Gray and others : ERINS
116. Site of an annual August 9th peace ceremony : NAGASAKI
118. Classic BBC show : UPSTAIRSDOWNSTAIRS
121. Orchestra member : CLARINET
122. Running competitions : MEETS
123. D.C. org. dropped from this puzzle...or what much of your money is : THEIRS
124. Fur : HIDE
125. Unsweetened : DRY
126. Heavenly abodes : EDENS
127. Rich cakes : TORTES
1. Walkover : ROMP
2. Concerns, criticisms, etc. : INPUT
3. Show : TEACH
4. "Mr. Belvedere" star : UECKER
5. Mohammed's favorite wife : AYESHA
6. French article : LES
7. "___ shocked as you..." : IMAS
8. Security grp. : NATO
9. Big payoff bet : TRIFECTA
10. Prefix with hazard : ECO
11. 70's leader with a palindromic name : LONNOL
12. Stories-within-stories : EPISODES
13. Coffee break time : TENAM
14. Pedants : HAIRSPLITTERS
15. Altdorf's canton : URI
16. Cardinal point? : NEST
17. Head honchos : CEOS
18. One of the Windsors : ANNE
22. ___-Roman : GRECO
24. Atlantic City destination, with "the" : TAJ
29. "Step ___!" : ONIT
32. Battling : ATWAR
34. Diet setbacks : CHOCOLATEECLAIRS
35. Hawaii draw : SUNSHINE
37. Artistes wear them : CRAVATS
38. California's ___ Valley : IMPERIAL
40. Be treated satisfactorily : GETAFAIRSHAKE
41. Trouble : HAUNT
42. Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
43. Oral poetry : EPOS
44. Use a 9-iron, say : LOFT
45. The Clintons, the Bushes, etc. : FIRSTFAMILIES
47. Drop like ___ : AROCK
49. Start of many movement names : NEO
52. They come with new computers : CDROMS
53. ___ Gay : ENOLA
59. Like employees : SALARIED
61. Bogus: Var. : PHONEY
63. Casually showed up : ROLLEDIN
65. Article of faith : TENET
66. Lays bare : DENUDES
70. P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
72. Made-up : FALSE
73. Where to get postcards : SOUVENIRSTAND
76. Fireball sound : ROAR
77. Carpus connector : ULNA
78. TV's "Family ___" : FEUD
79. About 1 o'clock: Abbr. : NNE
82. The way you do the things you do : STYLE
86. Weakness : DEBILITY
88. Ancient Jew : PHARISEE
92. Yemen's capital : SANA
96. Martini's partner in winemaking : ROSSI
98. Lentil, e.g. : LEGUME
100. Group whose rock opera was once performed at the Met : THEWHO
101. Hole fixer : DARNER
103. Magic, at one time : LAKER
104. Dog reprimand : BAD
105. Hospital event : VISIT
106. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
107. Move slowly : INCH
108. Cartel city : CALI
109. "My stars!" : EGAD
112. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
113. Fathers may hold it : MASS
115. Lip : SASS
117. "We ___ Family" : ARE
119. Motorist's concern, for short : PED
120. Baseball's Mel : OTT

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