WHAT'S THE STORY?

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 2006

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Picks up : LIFTS
6. Sea lettuce, e.g. : ALGA
10. Wide open : AGAPE
15. 15-Down rival, once : USSR
19. Taxing time : APRIL
20. Attends : SEES
21. They're towed away : REPOS
22. See 98-Across : SOLO
23. Footwear eaten by an animal? : BOOTEEINTHEBEAST
26. Tumults : ADOS
27. Page : LEAF
28. Instant : SEC
29. General ___ chicken : TSOS
31. Old-time welcome : AVE
32. Clue that helped convict a movie snack thief? : THEPRINTSONTHEPOPPER
38. Wretched : SEEDY
39. Get all lovey-dovey : COO
40. Police car maneuver, slangily : UEY
41. Cell, e.g. : PHONE
42. Like the ans. to this clue : ACR
43. One in a six-pack : CAN
44. N.Y.S.E. and Nasdaq, e.g. : MKTS
46. Like some fishing hooks : GSHAPED
48. Stubborn person getting on another's nerves? : THETAURUSINTHEHAIR
53. Black : SABLE
54. ___ weight : TROY
55. Built : MADE
56. Weed : POT
59. Went after : CHASED
61. Shot up : GREW
62. Rub the wrong way : RILE
63. Home to some Mongolian nomads : GOBI
64. Thug whose books aren't selling? : LITTLEREADWRITINGHOOD
68. Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
69. Mitsubishi competitor : SONY
70. Vandals : HUNS
71. Famed Georgia football coach Vince : DOOLEY
72. Sparkle : PEP
73. Tuna salad ingredient : MAYO
74. River isles : AITS
75. Thick : MIDST
76. Nicholson negotiating with Stiller and Affleck? : JACKANDTHEBENSTALK
81. Less than explanatory parental explanation : ISAIDSO
84. Bowls over : AWES
85. H.S. class : ALG
86. Call from a meadow : BAA
87. Cousin of a cobra : MAMBA
88. It must be in the genes : DNA
89. B. A. Baracas portrayer on TV : MRT
90. Starting to get blue? : MOLDY
92. Supreme rulers blow up a major hardware store? : THEEMPERORSNUKELOWES
98. With 22-Across, movie hero of 1977 : HAN
99. Hot : SEXY
100. Mortar mixer : HOE
101. Acute : DIRE
102. Twin sister of Ares : ERIS
104. Cousins of a disheveled wading bird? : RUMPLEDSTILTSKIN
111. Going ___ : RATE
112. Spots on a graph : PLOTS
113. One of the Waughs : ALEC
114. Priest's urging : ATONE
115. "Only Time" singer : ENYA
116. Annual parade honoree, for short : STPAT
117. Point : TINE
118. Sound at the front of East Hampton : LONGE
1. Buddy of the Clintons, e.g. : LAB
2. Apple had one in 1980: Abbr. : IPO
3. Funky do : FRO
4. Called : TITLED
5. Due for a drop-off? : SLEEPY
6. "Like that matters" : ASIFICARE
7. Actor Cariou : LEN
8. Bugs : GETSTO
9. Leftovers at a barbecue : ASHES
10. Hedge fund whiz, for short : ARB
11. "Whaddaya know" : GEE
12. What two palms up may indicate : APATHY
13. Hoop star's entourage : POSSE
14. Prevent : ESTOP
15. Traditional Olympics powerhouse : USA
16. Sugary quaff : SODAPOP
17. Eastern European : SLOVENE
18. Like some provocatively colored lips : ROSERED
24. Pencil holder : EAR
25. System start-up? : ECO
30. William Styron title heroine : SOPHIE
32. Kind of support : TECH
33. "This should get you started ?" : HERESATIP
34. Unelite, in London : NONU
35. Eccentric : NUTTY
36. Singer/radio host John : TESH
37. "___ Lap" (1983 film) : PHAR
38. Did nothing : SAT
43. They don't provide outlets : CULDESACS
44. Stuck : MIRED
45. Be acquainted with Vanna? : KNOWWHITE
46. Diplomat Boutros Boutros-___ : GHALI
47. Tear-jerkers often have one : SADENDING
49. Try : TASTE
50. Biblical shepherd : ABEL
51. Shepherd's concern : STRAY
52. Radiates : EMITS
56. It has six holes : POOLTABLE
57. Peter and the Wolf's "duck" : OBOE
58. Like some sums : TIDY
59. Horse sound : CLOP
60. Long walk : HIKE
61. Andrea Doria's domain : GENOA
62. Wash out : RINSE
63. Write (for) : GHOST
65. Columnist Mike : ROYKO
66. ___ Chris Steak House (restaurant chain) : RUTHS
67. Saturn and Mercury, for two : GODS
73. House keepers : MADAMS
74. Negative campaign feature : ADWAR
75. Water, perhaps : MELTEDICE
76. Be in harmony : JIBE
77. Billionth: Prefix : NANO
78. Intruder's deterrent, maybe : BARK
79. Chaps : LADS
80. Starr of song : KAY
81. "Count me in" : IMTHERE
82. Arid : SAHARAN
83. Extra : AMENITY
88. Dusty floor cleaner : DRYMOP
89. Breakfast cereal : MUESLI
90. Ungodlike : MORTAL
91. Must pay : OWESTO
93. Station house figures : PERPS
94. Jump for joy : EXULT
95. Ship over there? : SHE
96. Show agreement with : NODAT
97. Pint-sized, downsized : LIL
103. Irish ___ : SEA
105. Elhi org. : PTA
106. Mil. transport : LST
107. Knockout of knockouts : TEN
108. ___-Tiki : KON
109. Beethoven's "Minuet ___" : ING
110. Once : NEE

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