POSITIONAL PLAY

New York Times, Sunday, April 14, 2002

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 77 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: This puzzle has a complete set of related key words - occupying appropriate places in the grid - to be discovered.
JimH notes: Baseball positions are in their appropriate locations.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Green stuff : MOOLA
6. Special times : ERAS
10. Summer music : DISCO
15. Chant syllables : OMS
18. Capital of the Asturias kingdom of early Spain : OVIEDO
20. Prefix with phobia : XENO
21. Lend ___ : ANEAR
22. Fresh, as recruits : RAW
23. 007 portrayer : DALTON
24. Magazine opening? : CENTERFOLD
26. "You ___" (Lionel Richie hit) : ARE
27. To you, to Yves : ATOI
28. Popped up : AROSE
30. Pull strings? : STRUM
31. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
32. Didn't bother : LEFTALONE
34. Reassuring words : ITSALLRIGHT
36. Jacques of song : BREL
37. Prefix with sphere : ECO
38. Echo producer, maybe : YODEL
39. Spring, summer and fall : BASEBALLSEASON
46. Scot who invented a vacuum bottle : DEWAR
48. Eastern tie? : OBI
49. "The Confessions of Nat Turner" writer : STYRON
50. ___ caddy : TEA
52. Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
53. Curtails : CUTSSHORT
56. Fast sweepers : SECONDHANDS
61. Puzzled : ATSEA
62. It may be snapped in a kitchen : PEAPOD
64. Ordinary in the extreme : TRITEST
65. Day-___ : GLO
67. Nautical heading : SSE
68. "___ Believer" : IMA
71. Sorority letter : ETA
72. Culpable : ATFAULT
76. Speaker booster : PREAMP
79. Sea predators : ORCAS
83. Grilling : THIRDDEGREE
86. Precipitately : HEADFIRST
88. Summer wear : TEE
89. Get : NAB
90. Unflappable : SERENE
92. "I get it!" : AHA
93. "Sunflowers" setting : ARLES
96. Order for a thirsty group : PITCHEROFWATER
100. "Frasier" dog : EDDIE
102. Perennial Olympics powerhouse: Abbr. : RUS
103. Lindstrom and Zadora : PIAS
104. Very important : MAJORLEAGUE
108. Much weekend TV fare : BALLGAMES
113. Don Drysdale book "Once ___, Always a Dodger" : ABUM
114. Some Surrealist art : MIROS
115. "Later" : SEEYA
116. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
117. Like some 1960's fashion : MOD
118. One who might get a little chow : DOGCATCHER
120. They may be wild : DEUCES
122. Fan : BUG
123. Unsavory one : CREEP
124. Oldies player : HIFI
125. Comedy's Cleghorne and others : ELLENS
126. Put away : ATE
127. Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
128. ___ dixit (allegation) : IPSE
129. Chaotic : MESSY
1. Relating to form : MODAL
2. Like bluebell leaves : OVATE
3. ___ vitriol (sulfuric acid) : OILOF
4. 1970 #1 album : LETITBE
5. Busy activity : ADO
6. Record holder? : EXCON
7. Peewee who wasn't so small : REESE
8. Archer of note : ANNE
9. Lush : SOT
10. Bar game : DARTS
11. Prefix with structural : INFRA
12. 1988 Olympics site : SEOUL
13. In a 90-Across way : CALMLY
14. California's Fort ___ Dunes : ORD
15. Fermented beverage used as an aperitif : ORANGEWINE
16. Where bulrushes grow : MARSHLANDS
17. Worry, informally : SWEAT
19. Tethered : ONALEASH
25. These, to Tomás : ESTOS
29. Fancy desk : ROLLTOP
31. Governmental appointee : AIDE
33. Wall St. type : ARB
34. Response to a naysayer : ICANSO
35. Curtain holder : ROD
37. Job ad inits. : EEO
39. City down the coast from West Palm : BOCA
40. Adjoin : ABUT
41. Isn't put to use : SITS
42. Old strings : LYRES
43. Taco belles?: Abbr. : SRTAS
44. Like some stocks: Abbr. : OTC
45. ___-con : NEO
47. Recess : REST
51. Hill climber, of sorts : ANT
54. Stogie : SEGAR
55. "To your health!" : SALUD
57. Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
58. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
59. ___ the party : HITOF
60. Early name in home computers : ATARI
63. Pet form of José : PEPE
66. Prehistoric : OLD
69. Big name in Olympics skiing : MAHRE
70. Arab leader : AMEER
72. Lead-in for boy or girl : ATTA
73. Roughly that : THEREABOUT
74. Football official : FIELDJUDGE
75. Time for "Taps" : TEN
77. "Baywatch" event : RESCUE
78. Complete array : PANOPLY
80. Suffix with Dixie : CRAT
81. Courtly Arthur : ASHE
82. Pentagram : STAR
84. Hiatus : GAP
85. Stat for Jeff Bagwell : RBI
87. Fortified position offering protection from enemy fire : DEFILADE
91. Doubting comments : EHS
94. Old land south of the Dead Sea : EDOM
95. Paul McCartney, for one : SIR
97. Source of income for some : TRUST
98. Jokester : WAG
99. Mostly : ASARULE
101. Novelist Leonard : ELMORE
104. African biter : MAMBA
105. Trevanian novel "The ___ Sanction" : EIGER
106. Like some tennis shots : ARCED
107. Lose it : GOAPE
108. Squawks : BEEFS
109. High spot : AERIE
110. Office staffs? : MACES
111. Balances (out) : EVENS
112. Namby-pamby : SISSY
115. Half Moon, e.g. : SHIP
118. Seventh-century date : DCV
119. McBride of "Boston Public" : CHI
121. American ___ : ELM

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