HOW INSULTING!

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 2008

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Polish Peace Nobelist : WALESA
7. Story development : ARC
10. Tongue of Jung: Abbr. : GER
13. Variety show potpourri : SKITS
18. Scrubs : ABORTS
19. Head of Great Britain : LOO
20. Where "I shot a man" in Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" : RENO
21. Something to believe in : TENET
22. Foul weather condition? : DISGUSTINGWINDS
25. 1980s U.N. ambassador Kirkpatrick : JEANE
26. Date : SEE
27. Sounded wowed : AAHED
28. Plume source : EGRET
29. Child protector? : APRON
30. Some moralizing about getting off a balance beam? : SERMONONTHEDISMOUNT
34. Quitter's assertion : ICANT
36. Former Giants giant : OTT
37. Saloon door sign : GENTS
38. "Do your thing, Jack the Ripper"? : GODISFIGURE
43. Provides tools for, as a crime : ABETS
46. Hefty competitor : GLAD
47. Matériel : ARMS
48. Hardships : RIGORS
50. Numbskull : DODO
54. Cheerful chorus : YAYS
55. Wampum : BEADS
57. Classic soft drink : NEHI
58. Apartment 1-A resident, maybe : SUPER
59. Sophistication of clubs like Sam's and BJ's? : DISCOUNTERCULTURE
62. Wool source : ANGORA
66. Title for Michael Caine : SIR
67. Declines : SAYSNO
68. Concerns of someone who's choking? : FOODANDDISLODGING
75. Prepare : READY
76. Used a bus, e.g. : RODE
77. March master : SOUSA
78. Fraction of a min. : MSEC
82. Delta 88, e.g. : OLDS
83. Asian shrine : PAGODA
85. Mid 10th-century year : CMLV
86. Another, in Andalucía : OTRO
87. Bruce who played Watson : NIGEL
88. Her Royal Daunter? : DISMAYQUEEN
91. Eucharist plate : PATEN
94. Suffix with ball : OON
95. Take off, as a brooch : UNPIN
96. Coleslaw-loving children? : CABBAGEDISPATCHKIDS
104. ___ nothing : ALLOR
105. Player of filmdom's Mr. Chips : DONAT
106. With all one's strength : AMAIN
107. Welsh rabbit ingredient : ALE
110. Airbus, e.g. : PLANE
111. Find chewing gum under a desk, perhaps? : DUCKANDDISCOVER
114. Passage practices : RITES
115. Chihuahua drink : AGUA
116. Prominent Chihuahua feature : EAR
117. Samantha's cousin on "Bewitched" : SERENA
118. In other words : IDEST
119. Bygone map letters : SSR
120. Hook shape : ESS
121. Texas team : ASTROS
1. Rolls of dough : WADS
2. Broadway Rose-lover : ABIE
3. Crosses the international date line from east to west : LOSESADAY
4. Work measurement unit : ERG
5. James I and Charles I : STUARTS
6. Northeast state of India : ASSAM
7. 1979 film parodied in "Spaceballs" : ALIEN
8. Sonata movement : RONDO
9. Subordinate person : COG
10. Sci-fi, e.g. : GENRE
11. Over : ENDED
12. Swiss dish of grated and fried potatoes : ROSTI
13. Place in Monopoly : STJAMES
14. Continue : KEEPON
15. Doing the same old same old : INARUT
16. Joint parts : TENONS
17. Insertion in an operation : STENT
20. Just : RIGHT
23. Even if, briefly : THO
24. More humid : WETTER
31. Bagnold, Blyton, Markey, etc. : ENIDS
32. Postal creed word : NOR
33. Some NCOs : SGTS
34. Rock's ___ Pop : IGGY
35. Popular pop : COLA
39. '50s teen star : FABIAN
40. Incenses : IRES
41. Car financing co. : GMAC
42. "As we have therefore opportunity, let ___ good to all men": Galatians : USDO
43. Tommie ___, 1966 A.L. Rookie of the Year : AGEE
44. Nobel physicist Niels : BOHR
45. Actor Bana of "Munich" : ERIC
49. Prelims : INTROS
50. Import tax : DUTY
51. Magnum ___ : OPUS
52. "Coming Home" co-star : DERN
53. Stacking contest cookie : OREO
56. Puzzled (out) : SUSSED
58. Metal refuse : SLAG
59. Sideless wagon : DRAY
60. Nonexistent : NIL
61. Seals are part of it : USNAVY
62. Do that's picked : AFRO
63. Advent song : NOEL
64. More than nudge : GOAD
65. 9 to 5, e.g. : ODDS
69. Go on too long : DRAG
70. Venetian V.I.P. of yore : DOGE
71. Wannabe's model : IDOL
72. Rx writers : DOCS
73. Judy Garland's real last name : GUMM
74. "La ___ Bonita" (Madonna song) : ISLA
78. Diamond center : MOUND
79. Efficiency device : STEPSAVER
80. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
81. Mass. neighbor : CONN
83. Worrisome engine sound : PING
84. Highway or Pet lead-in : ADOPTA
87. Like a relative notified in an emergency, maybe : NEAREST
89. ___ while : INA
90. Preserves fruits : QUINCES
91. Sans a healthy glow : PALLID
92. Remove by cutting : ABLATE
93. Porterhouse alternatives : TBONES
94. Honshu metropolis : OSAKA
96. Banana liqueur drink shaken over ice : CAPRI
97. Old Norse works : EDDAS
98. Magician Henning and others : DOUGS
99. Run up : INCUR
100. Oral flourishes : TADAS
101. Starfleet V.I.P.'s: Abbr. : CMDRS
102. Japanese yes : HAI
103. "Once You ___ Stranger" (1969 thriller) : KISSA
108. TV host known for his mandibular prognathism : LENO
109. History chapters : ERAS
112. Word between two surnames : NEE
113. Leftover for Rover : ORT

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