LITERARY TOP TEN

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1995

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 85 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prospective : UPCOMING
9. Air Force facility : BASE
13. Peaches' singing partner : HERB
17. Kind of number : MACH
21. Writer's voice : NARRATOR
22. "To Autumn" and others : ODES
23. Colleague of Jimmy and Bjorn : ILIE
24. Western Indian : OTOE
25. Kurt Vonnegut novel : SLAUGHTERHOUSEFIVE
28. Lady of Spain : DAMA
29. Many, many years : EON
30. Eastern prince : EMEER
31. First name in morning TV : REGIS
32. Rang : PEALED
34. "What _____!" : AMESS
37. Prefix with system : ECO
38. Confessed : SANG
39. Lodges troops : BILLETS
40. Archaelogical site : TARPIT
42. Louisa May Alcott novel : EIGHTCOUSINS
46. Bank deposit? : ORE
47. "Three men in _____" : ATUB
49. A small one is white : LIE
50. Denouement : ENDING
51. Verb tense: Abbr. : FUT
52. Discounted : CUTRATE
55. Autos since 1989 : GEOS
57. Funny : ODD
58. It may have several scénes : ACTE
60. Anna Quindlen best-seller : ONETRUETHING
63. Put aside, in a way : ESCROW
65. Lang of comics' Smallville : LANA
66. _____ Canals : SOO
67. Earned status : RATED
71. Like a used car : RESOLD
74. Certain joint : ELL
75. A.A. Milne title : NOWWEARESIX
79. Observant type : NOTICER
80. Miss Piggy's pronoun : MOI
81. Per team : ONASIDE
82. One way to rest : INPEACE
84. Hardly friendly : ICY
85. Kind of political party : ANTITAX
87. J.D. Salinger collection : NINESTORIES
89. Whip : TAN
90. Some doubles players : NETMEN
91. Feast of Saint _____ (January event) : AGNES
92. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
93. Term of address at court : SIRE
94. Embellished : LARDED
96. Chekhov work, with "The" : THREESISTERS
101. British levy : CESS
102. _____ Lingus : AER
104. Scott of "Charles in Charge" : BAIO
105. Opens for viewing : UNCASES
106. _____-disant (self-styled) : SOI
107. Addison's partner : STEELE
109. Scale meas. : LBS
111. Exam for jrs. : PSAT
112. White-tailed flier : ERN
113. T.S. Eliot opus : FOURQUARTETS
116. "M*A*S*H" protocol : TRIAGE
120. Made sense : ADDEDUP
122. Debate arguments : PROS
123. G.I. address : APO
125. Nape : SCRAG
126. Historic German city : WEIMAR
127. Put out : EVICT
129. Paul Anka's first hit : DIANA
131. Yeoman's yes : AYE
132. Kyrgyzstan's _____ Mountains : ALAI
133. Aeschylus tragedy : SEVENAGAINSTTHEBES
138. It gets a brushoff : LINT
139. By means of : OVER
140. Melody : TUNE
141. One for the road? : MOTORIST
142. Female sweetheart : LASS
143. _____ a one : NARY
144. Assists, e.g. : STAT
145. Reconnaissance craft : SPYBOATS
1. Defeat an incumbent : UNSEAT
2. Picasso's daughter : PALOMA
3. Rubbernecker : CRANER
4. Tulsa sch. : ORU
5. S.I. or TV Guide : MAG
6. Spillane's "_____ Jury" : ITHE
7. Words of denial : NOTME
8. Alexander's home : GREECE
9. 1922 Physics Nobelist : BOHR
10. Fuss : ADO
11. Subject of "Sunday in the Park With George" : SEURAT
12. Cores : ESSENCES
13. CD player ancestor : HIFI
14. Some Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
15. "6 Rms _____ Vu" : RIV
16. Paging : BEEPING
17. Most common, statistically : MODAL
18. Dickens classic : ATALEOFTWOCITIES
19. Eventuate : COMETRUE
20. Disk jockey's need : HEADSET
26. Do a second lube job : REOIL
27. Prod : EGGON
33. Loop loopers : ELS
35. "In the Heat of the Night" setting : SPARTA
36. Pear-shaped instrument : SITAR
38. Radiance : SHEEN
39. Handcuffs : BINDS
41. Projecting skirt : TUTU
43. Oscar-winning musical : GIGI
44. Japanese vegetable : UDO
45. Weatherized a house : SIDED
48. Candle contents : BEESWAX
52. Broadway composer Cy : COLEMAN
53. Accompanied : UNALONE
54. Agatha Christie mystery : TENLITTLEINDIANS
56. Grimm character : OGRE
58. Mountain ridges : ARETES
59. When repeated, middling, in Milano : COSI
61. Trucks for hire : TOWS
62. Garden work : HOEING
64. "Operator" singer : CROCE
68. Garage sale caveat : ASIS
69. TV control knob : TINT
70. Uncover : EXPOSE
72. Smiley's creator : LECARRE
73. Cause of cough : DRYNESS
75. Diarists : NOTERS
76. _____ off (sporadically) : ONAND
77. Score after deuce : ADIN
78. Art Nouveau jeweler Lalique : RENE
79. Seals, as a crate : NAILSUP
83. Buffalo's county : ERIE
86. "_____ blue as blue..." : IMAS
88. "¿Cómo _____ usted?" : ESTA
91. "Doe, _____..." : ADEER
93. Interference : STATIC
95. Enjoy thoroughly : EATUP
97. Sword handles : HILTS
98. Ring wear : ROBE
99. Scholarly org. : INST
100. Battle souvenirs : SCARS
101. The "Her" of "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low" : CORDELIA
103. Must-take coll. course : REQ
104. University of Cincinnati team : BEARCATS
106. Hurricane protection : SEAWALL
107. Loses a liking for : SOURSON
108. Plant of the pea family : LUPIN
110. Bad mark : STAIN
113. Medicine testing agcy. : FDA
114. Bad booze : ROTGUT
115. Involuntary actions : SPASMS
117. Boot-shaped land : ARABIA
118. Most happy-go-lucky : GAYEST
119. Discharges : EGESTS
121. Discharges : EMITS
124. Victorious : ONTOP
127. By any chance : EVER
128. Mucho : VERY
129. Regular fare : DIET
130. A.B.A. member : ATTY
134. Foerster opera : EVA
135. Literary collection : ANA
136. Fireplace shell : HOB
137. Ranch suffix : ERO

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