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New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1997

Author: Matt Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Campus cafeteria arrangement : MEALPLAN
9. Soft drink brand : SHASTA
15. Spots, biblically : SEEST
20. "The Witching Hour" author : ANNERICE
21. Dorsal part of the midbrain : TECTUM
22. Merchant Nordstrom : ELMER
23. Flip through a magazine? : READONESFORTUNE
25. "The Canterbury Tales" pilgrim : REEVE
26. Returnee's "hello!" : IMHOME
27. Dickens boy : TIM
28. Mars's opposite : PAX
29. Bogies : OGRES
30. Appearances : MIENS
31. Powerful Washington lobby : TOBACCO
34. "If ___ broke..." : ITAINT
35. Near, in Niedersachsen : BEI
36. Get a 3 on a 3, e.g. : PAR
37. Blackens : CHARS
39. From the source : FONTAL
40. From the capital of Eritrea : ASMARAN
43. Gets mentioned by a magazine? : SHOWSUPINTIME
45. Unvarnished : RAW
46. Says a myth that's amiss? : LISPS
47. Prefix with god : DEMI
48. Three-time Masters winner : SAMSNEAD
51. Manx or Persian : CAT
52. Present : NONCE
57. One magazine's view? : SELFPERCEPTION
61. Neighbor of Mauritania : MALI
62. When repeated, comment to an apologizer : EXCUSES
63. Stiller's comedy partner : MEARA
64. Left-lane type : SPEEDER
67. Movie segment : REEL
68. Like an oversized magazine? : LARGERTHANLIFE
70. City of Brittany : BREST
72. A.T.M. need : PIN
73. Guards : SHELTERS
74. Coordinate in the game battleships : HTEN
76. Back way : ALLEY
79. Spill, as blood : LET
80. Force behind a magazine? : JETPROPULSION
85. Herons' haunts : MARSHES
89. "Deal!" : AGREED
90. X's on a map : SITES
91. U.S.S.R. successor : CIS
92. "Die Meistersinger" soprano : EVA
93. Bellyached : MOANED
94. 20 Questions category : MINERAL
96. Prominent U.S. mayor : DALEY
98. Held off : ATBAY
99. Old car with a 409 engine : GTO
101. Shining example? : SUN
102. Fades (out) : PETERS
103. Adler of Sherlock Holmes stories : IRENE
104. Gracing a magazine's cover? : RIGHTONTHEMONEY
108. Around : CIRCA
109. "___ serious?" : AREYOU
110. Southeast Asian tongue : BALINESE
111. More fitting : APTER
112. Saddam Hussein, e.g. : DESPOT
113. They're useful in making contacts : EYETESTS
1. Cousin of the xylophone : MARIMBA
2. Them : ENEMIES
3. Orange County city : ANAHEIM
4. Inveigled : LEDON
5. Big balls : PROMS
6. "You come here often?" e.g. : LINE
7. Whiz : ACE
8. Counselor at Troy : NESTOR
9. Stands : STOMACHS
10. "And I Love ___" : HER
11. Show biz group : ACT
12. Dazes : STUPORS
13. Sandwich filler : TUNA
14. Green card, informally : AMEX
15. Certain neurotransmitter : SEROTONIN
16. Finely done : ELEGANT
17. Some professors : EMERITI
18. Common alarm clock setting : SEVENAM
19. Bridge support : TRESTLE
24. Piece of disinformation : FIB
31. Larrup : TAN
32. Ninja's motion : CHOP
33. As the crow cries : CAWS
34. "___ not back in an hour..." : IFIM
36. Foe of the Sioux : PAWNEE
38. Red Sea nation : SUDAN
41. Amounts to carry : ARMFULS
42. Files : RASPS
43. Jazz group member : SIDEMAN
44. 51-Across, for one : PET
46. Switzerland's ___ Leman : LAC
48. Poultry plant worker : SEXER
49. Florida Congressman ___ Hastings : ALCEE
50. Operation locations, for short : ERS
51. Get tough : COARSEN
53. Brunch fare : OMELETS
54. Point of depression : NADIR
55. G, F and C : CLEFS
56. St. Patrick's locale : EIRE
57. Recent fighter : SERB
58. According to : PER
59. Make it : TAG
60. Disgruntledness : IRE
64. Any car, affectionately : SHE
65. Goddess mentioned in "The Raven" : PALLAS
66. Computer key : ENTER
68. "Peanuts" boy : LINUS
69. "Lord's Prayer" pronoun : THY
71. Like some sports contracts : THREEYEAR
72. Vim : PEP
75. One First Lady's maiden name : TODD
76. Piedmont wine city : ASTI
77. Collateral, maybe : LIEN
78. Gets the short end of the stick : LOSESOUT
80. Where Montego Bay is : JAMAICA
81. Braggart's vacation? : EGOTRIP
82. 1955 Wimbledon and U.S. Open champ : TRABERT
83. Sinners do it : PENANCE
84. Fine porcelain : LIMOGES
85. Fraction of an inch : MIL
86. Curtis and others : HELENES
87. News locale of 5/28/53 : EVEREST
88. Assents : SAYSYES
91. "That's impossible!" : CANTBE
95. Bank worry : RUN
96. Resign, as an office : DEMIT
97. "...___ cost to you!" : ATONE
99. Sheepskin holder : GRAD
100. Rubber roller : TIRE
102. Brazilian national hero : PELE
105. Under: Prefix : HYP
106. Overly : TOO
107. Silver filling? : HAY

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