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New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1998

Author: Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Men in the hood? : FRAS
5. Head lock : TRESS
10. "Damn Yankees" vamp : LOLA
14. School subj. : HIST
18. "La Bohème," updated : RENT
19. Back-country : RURAL
20. Dostoyevsky novel, with "The" : IDIOT
22. Digging, so to speak : INTO
23. Sgt. Snorkel's dog : OTTO
24. Labor organizer's cry : UNITE
25. Full shopping cart? : FOURBAGGER
27. Coffee filter? : GROUNDSKEEPER
30. Small-time : TINHORN
31. "The Benefactor" novelist : SONTAG
32. Whirlpool whereabouts : SPA
33. Captain Kirk's log entry : STARDATE
35. Commemorative pillar : STELA
38. They, to Thibaudet : ILS
40. Mayflower Compact signer : ALDEN
41. Journalist's question : WHO
44. Drama in three acts? : TRIPLEPLAY
47. Be reasonable : ADDUP
51. Wifey's mate : HUBBY
53. Little or Short : APER
54. Is near bankruptcy : AILS
56. Poltergeist manifestation : NOISE
57. Area east of the Bosporus : ASIA
58. Mountain goat's perch : CRAG
59. Matriculate : ENROLL
61. "Superman II" villainess : URSA
62. Pat Nixon's real first name : THELMA
64. Like party punch : LACED
66. Farm alarms : ROOSTERS
68. Kind of division : LONG
70. Not sharply defined, as a computer image : LORES
72. Drag queen's collection : BOAS
73. Food fish : SNAPPERS
77. Like some undercover cops : WIRED
79. Loafer, e.g. : SLIPON
83. Seat of Allen County, Kansas : IOLA
84. Port on the English Channel : DIEPPE
86. Like a Windsor tie : WIDE
88. The Blue Devils : DUKE
89. John known as "The Father of Television" : BAIRD
91. Body that includes SHAPE : NATO
92. Mystical saying : RUNE
93. He caught Larsen's perfect game : BERRA
94. Plumed headgear : SHAKO
95. Apply cosmetics to wild animals? : MAKEUPGAME
98. Stirrup site : EAR
99. Wharton's farmer : FROME
102. Brownie : ELF
103. N.B.A. Rookie of the Year, 1993 : ONEAL
105. Goofing, with "up" : SCREWING
108. Org. founded by Samuel Gompers : AFL
110. Nagana carrier : TSETSE
114. Talmud Torah teacher : MELAMED
115. Bromo salesman? : RELIEFPITCHER
119. December 25? : OPENINGDAY
121. Go gaga over : ADORE
122. One in a receiving line? : HEIR
123. Bogarde of "Darling" : DIRK
124. Pick up on : SENSE
125. Comparatively congenial : NICER
126. Shore soarer : ERNE
127. Nordstrom competitor : SAKS
128. A little night music : TAPS
129. Brats : SNIPS
130. Kind of organ : REED
1. The second plague, in Exodus : FROGS
2. From an earlier era : RETRO
3. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
4. Strong porters : STOUTS
5. Weary walker : TRUDGER
6. They're always made at home : RUNS
7. The Phantom of the Opera : ERIK
8. Renders replete : SATES
9. Less lively : SLEEPIER
10. Luce publication : LIFE
11. Olfactory input : ODORS
12. "Turandot" slave : LIU
13. Of an arterial trunk : AORTAL
14. Plastered at a picnic? : HIGHANDOUTSIDE
15. Mint bar : INGOT
16. Cubic meter : STERE
17. Divided : TORN
21. Car in a Beach Boys tune : TBIRD
26. Like much of Chile : ANDEAN
28. Spruce : NATTY
29. Feeler : PALP
34. Jazz pianist Billy : TAYLOR
36. Unbelievable one : LIAR
37. Knock for a loop: Var. : APPAL
39. Bad-mouth : SLANDER
41. Journalist's question : WHAT
42. "Not another word!" : HUSH
43. Tony's cousin : OBIE
45. 8 1/2" x 14" : LEGAL
46. Land alternative : AIR
48. Like some consequences : DIRE
49. Pre-1991 atlas abbr. : USSR
50. Subjects of Mendelian experiments : PEAS
52. Robinson and Thomas? : BALLPARKFRANKS
55. Vulgarian : SLOB
58. Switch-hit? : CANED
59. Out of this world : EERIE
60. Like some interpretations : LOOSE
63. Bushy hair : MOP
65. Ranch hand : COWPOKE
67. Baseball's Maglie : SAL
69. Mouth widener : GRIN
71. Clinch : SEWUP
73. They're all in the family : SIBS
74. Ancient mariner : NOAH
75. Others, to Ovid : ALIA
76. Tars : SEAMEN
78. Down Under dog : DINGO
80. Unalloyed : PURE
81. Creole vegetable : OKRA
82. Close in on : NEAR
85. Student-focused org. : PTA
87. One who makes an admission? : DEAN
90. Bread : DOREMI
92. Brutes : RUFFIANS
93. Brute : BEAST
96. Tel Aviv carrier : ELAL
97. Trades : METIERS
100. 1936 Olympics hero : OWENS
101. Car-racing class : MIDGET
104. Libertine : LECHER
105. Olive brown : SEPIA
106. Bob Cratchit, e.g. : CLERK
107. Understanding : GRASP
109. Showed the way, in a way : LEDIN
111. "So ___!" : THERE
112. Hanging net : SEINE
113. Flubbed a fly : ERRED
114. Fashionable dressers : MODS
116. Head set : EYES
117. Central points : FOCI
118. Attend Andover, e.g. : PREP
120. Watson-Crick model : DNA

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