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New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 2000

Author: Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Harvey Estes
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52700

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 48 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lead sharer : COSTAR
7. They're fare-minded : CABS
11. Farm call : BRAY
15. Appointments approved by the Sen. : AMBS
19. Like federal tax laws? : ARCANE
20. Therapeutic plant : ALOE
21. Rolling rock? : LAVA
22. Title role for Jodie Foster : NELL
23. "Don't mess with the Hurricanes!," e.g.? : MIAMIADVICE
25. Analogous : AKIN
26. So : TRUE
27. Capitol figure : POL
28. Site for bells : SLEIGH
29. Underhanded bum : SNEAK
30. Frigid : ICED
31. Select : ELITE
33. "Howdy, ma'am," e.g.? : RANCHADDRESSING
36. Area away from the battle : REAR
37. Tender spot? : BAR
38. Peanut product : OIL
39. Word of support : YEA
40. Dangerous answer to a sentry : FOE
41. "___ Plenty o' Nuttin'" : IGOT
43. Clash of clans : FEUD
46. Laertes' T's : TAUS
48. Problem at exclusive schools? : ADMISSIONIMPOSSIBLE
55. Tanker troubles : SPILLS
56. Southern vacation spot : RIO
57. 1920's tax evader : CAPONE
58. Talk up? : PRAY
59. Cheats : CONMEN
62. Element used in electroplating : RHODIUM
66. One from Wittenberg : EIN
67. Taking in calves? : STOCKADOPTION
71. Gene stuff : RNA
72. Makes a fuss : CLAMORS
74. Fink on : RATOUT
75. Pinion's partner : RACK
76. They're out of this world : ALIENS
79. Revival technique : CPR
80. Peerless : UNIQUE
82. Not take tailoring seriously? : ADJUSTFORTHEFUNOFIT
87. Grouch : CRAB
88. Pacific repast : LUAU
89. Opening time, maybe : NINE
90. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
91. Bagel topper : LOX
94. Home of "Friends" : NBC
96. Summons: Abbr. : CIT
97. Like some shows : STAG
101. Water-carrier's motto? : ADAGEOFAQUARIUS
106. Outlet : STORE
107. Try it! : DEMO
108. Started smoking : LITUP
109. Give the cook a break, maybe : EATOUT
111. 1967 N.H.L. Rookie of the Year : ORR
112. Words from a nonfolder : IMIN
113. ___ breve (2/2 time, in music) : ALLA
114. Female improv? : WOMENSADLIB
116. Be a stool pigeon : SING
117. Regan's father : LEAR
118. Chancel wear : ALBS
119. Slob's napkin : SLEEVE
120. Hardly beauty queens : HAGS
121. Like some D.A.'s : ASST
122. Silence of the staff : REST
123. Furnish : RENDER
1. Tent tenant : CAMPER
2. Colorful percher : ORIOLE
3. Reagan Supreme Court nominee : SCALIA
4. Lassie's lid : TAM
5. Sambuca flavoring : ANISE
6. Concrete : REAL
7. Expensive spread : CAVIAR
8. Get straight : ALIGN
9. "N.Y.P.D. Blue" creator : BOCHCO
10. "Told ya!" : SEE
11. White-bread : BLAND
12. Cleaned up after a fall : RAKED
13. Flier's home : AVIARY
14. Winner of 1865 : YANKEE
15. They're not pros : ANTIS
16. Forgiving : MERCIFUL
17. Prude : BLUENOSE
18. Vehicle drawn by draft animals : SLEDGE
24. Purges, in a way : DERATS
29. "The Crucible" setting : SALEM
32. In a well-kept way : TRIMLY
34. Player of the Four Aces : HIFI
35. Audited : SATINON
37. Push (around) : BOSS
42. Gerard of "Soldier's Fortune" : GIL
44. Lines at a checkout?: Abbr. : UPC
45. 1949 film classic : DOA
47. Under cover, perhaps : ABED
48. "The sweet small clumsy feet of ___": E. E. Cummings : APRIL
49. 1957 #1 song : DIANA
50. Camaro model : IROC
51. Farm call : OINK
52. Baseball's Garciaparra : NOMAR
53. Nautical pole : SPRIT
54. London area : SOHO
55. Some writers work on it : SPEC
59. Mathematical subgroup : COSET
60. "The Conspiracy Against Childhood" writer LeShan : EDA
61. Tally mark : NOTCH
63. Gulf war loser : IRAQI
64. Like raw diamonds : UNCUT
65. Approach, with "for" : MAKE
67. Like a good mixer : SOLUBLE
68. Speaker of baseball : TRIS
69. John or Paul but not George or Ringo : POPE
70. Gang land : TURF
73. Goya's naked lady : MAJA
75. Least scarce : RIFEST
77. Chiefs' org. : NFL
78. Franc fraction : SOU
80. Part of C.P.U. : UNIT
81. Tours turndown : NON
82. Ivory tower, maybe : ACADEMIA
83. Having night vision? : DREAMING
84. Incurred : RANUP
85. Big horn : TUBA
86. Accord : UNISON
90. Salad slice : RADISH
92. "Wowie zowie!" : OOLALA
93. Creepy cases : XFILES
95. Spicy, in a way : CREOLE
96. Getting the most "aws" : CUTEST
98. Traveled (along) : TOOLED
99. Hit the big time : ARRIVE
100. Baby grub producer : GERBER
102. Big bang producers : GONGS
103. Booster rocket : ATLAS
104. .946 liter : QUART
105. Poets' feet : IAMBS
106. Old hat : STALE
110. The Beatles' "Back in the ___" : USSR
114. Area of Mars : WAR
115. Place to put one's feet up : DEN

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