WE'RE #2!

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Electrical gizmo : ADAPTOR
8. Ones hoping to get in : APPLIERS
16. Defense Dept. branch : USAF
20. Soothe : RELIEVE
21. Wild apple source : CRABTREE
22. Fourth of July marcher's accompaniment : FIFE
23. #2 with lots of hits : YANKEEDEREKJETER
25. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
26. Vulcans and others : ALIENRACES
27. Roadside sign abbr. : ELEV
29. Tape format : VHS
30. Actor Cage, familiarly : NIC
31. Ohio cheerleader's request, twice : ANO
32. Rest area? : SPA
35. Criticize : SNIPEAT
37. ___-Globe : SNO
38. Responses to babies : AWS
39. Boffo show : SMASH
41. Fall cache : ACORNS
42. "___ been to the mountaintop": King : IVE
43. Listens : HEARKENS
46. Blight victim : ELM
47. Erred on : MISDID
50. Patient of unknown origin? : AMNESIAC
51. Partially submerged structures : PIERS
54. Spy Rudolf and others : ABELS
55. ___ Lanka : SRI
56. Ultimate : NTH
57. "The Age of Bronze" artist : RODIN
58. Old but new again : RECYCLED
60. Vet, of a sort : EXGI
63. Need to pay : OWE
65. Overseas address: Abbr. : APO
66. Welcome sign for a producer : SRO
67. Litigators' grp. : ABA
68. Crystal set part : DIODE
69. Singer's warm-up syllables : LAS
70. Oft-visited part of a pub : LOO
71. Department of eastern France : AIN
72. Defraud : ROB
73. "Suicide Blonde" rock group : INXS
74. Legendary reptile with a fatal breath : BASILISK
76. One putting on cargo : LADER
78. Turkish title : AGA
80. It follows Leap Day: Abbr. : MAR
81. Villa ___, Tivoli : DESTE
82. Story's approach : ANGLE
83. 1978 blockbuster movie co-written by Mario Puzo : SUPERMAN
87. Mug material : PEWTER
88. Every, on an Rx : OMN
89. Painting guides : STENCILS
90. Colts, on a scoreboard : IND
91. Little hooters with big peepers : OWLETS
94. Carved dish : ROAST
95. It may be brought up on charges : TNT
96. European peak : ALP
99. Change the direction of : REFRACT
101. Nine digits: Abbr. : SSN
102. The Way, according to Lao-Tse : TAO
103. It's always in sonnets : EER
104. German cry : ACH
105. Baker's unit : LOAF
107. "Generously" bill : OVERCHARGE
111. Locale for Georgia O'Keeffe : TAOS
113. #2 on a table : THEELEMENTHELIUM
117. Destination for visitors to Paris : ORLY
118. It might give you a fat lip : COLLAGEN
119. 1984 Martin/Tomlin comedy : ALLOFME
120. Oboe or sax : REED
121. Rooftop, perhaps : HELIPORT
122. Visibly tired : REDEYED
1. Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
2. Buy and sell : DEALIN
3. Magnet alloy : ALNICO
4. Long-snouted fish : PIKE
5. One recently bar mitzvahed, e.g. : TEEN
6. Too wowed for words : OVERAWED
7. Fortifications with double parapets : REDANS
8. Big plot : ACRE
9. Newspaper employee : PRESSMAN
10. India neighbor: Abbr. : PAK
11. Fourth after F.D.R. : LBJ
12. Resident: Suffix : ITE
13. One-named designer : ERTE
14. Reacts with shock : REELS
15. Venus's sister : SERENA
16. Subj. of many a faked video : UFO
17. #2 on a stand : SILVERMEDALIST
18. Soft blanket : AFGHAN
19. Thanksgiving dos : FEASTS
24. Green: Prefix : ECO
28. #2 on a ticket : VICEPRESIDENT
33. Skin : PARE
34. Tries to get information : ASKS
36. F.D.R. affliction : POLIO
38. #2 with lots : AVISCARRENTAL
39. Final precursor : SEMI
40. Rear : HEINIE
42. Without purpose : IDLY
43. Verifiable, as facts : HARD
44. A Turner : NAT
45. Library regular : SCHOLAR
47. Cooking wine : MARSALA
48. Portuguese, e.g. : IBERIAN
49. #2 for a driver : SECONDGOLFHOLE
52. Certain zinger : RIPOSTE
53. Game on a table : SNOOKER
55. Shore dinner entree : SEABASS
59. Wall St. action : LBO
60. A for Adenauer : EIN
61. Tic-tac-toe loser : XOX
62. Mdse. : GDS
64. Used to be : WAS
68. It's a wrap : DIAPER
74. Makes impossible : BANS
75. Bawdy : LEWD
77. Oscar-winning composer Bernstein : ELMER
79. Plunder the contents of : GUT
80. Certain brew : MALT
84. Early space chimp : ENOS
85. Some HDTV's : RCAS
86. What something shouldn't be called : MISNOMER
87. 40-point meld : PINOCHLE
91. Jesse Jackson, e.g. : ORATOR
92. Concerned ones' assurance : WECARE
93. Aged potable : SCOTCH
95. Unwanted buildup : TARTAR
96. Oxygenate : AERIFY
97. Peanut, e.g. : LEGUME
98. Certain major : PREMED
100. Deep lake out West : TAHOE
102. X : TEN
106. Cut down : FELL
108. Let out : VENT
109. Had in hand : HELD
110. Fiber-yielding shrub : ALOE
112. Old cartoonist Hoff : SYD
114. Inventor Whitney : ELI
115. One can't stand having this : LAP
116. Braggart's display : EGO

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