MERGER MANIA

New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 2002

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Y} This is puzzle # 91 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Unlikely candidate for a Pulitzer : HACK
5. Place for platters : HIFI
9. In-box build-up : MEMOS
14. "O.K.!" : FINE
18. Prince William's school : ETON
19. Kindly : OPENHEARTED
22. Cell phone setting : LOUD
23. Sign in a window : SALE
24. Product of a Chrysler/Krazy Glue merger? : CONVERTIBLEBONDS
26. Relative of a rattlesnake : ADDER
28. State with just three counties: Abbr. : DEL
29. Wolf ___, captain in "The Sea Wolf" : LARSEN
30. Product of a Serta/Louis Vuitton merger? : SLEEPINGBAGS
37. 1950's-60's title TV star : LASSIE
39. Actor Voight : JON
41. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
42. Aim : TARGET
43. Chicken parts : NECKS
44. Rhetorical device like "this earth, this realm, this England" : ANAPHORA
47. Clarinetist Shaw : ARTIE
49. Metal waste : DROSS
50. Product of a Canon/Wurlitzer merger? : REPRODUCTIVEORGANS
54. Suffix with meteor : ITE
55. Heel : CAD
56. Store, as fodder : ENSILE
57. "For shame!" : FIE
60. Moonshiners? : BEAMS
63. "Good ___!" : GRIEF
65. Snore : SAWLOGS
67. Water color : AQUA
68. Product of a Krispy Kreme/Scrabble merger? : GLAZEDTILES
72. Summers in Europe : ETES
73. Regular hangout : PURLIEU
75. Common carriers : AUTOS
76. 100 simoleons : CNOTE
77. Acapulco aunt : TIA
78. Mix anew, as greens : RETOSS
82. Entreat : BEG
83. Shut out : BAN
84. Product of a Lancôme/E.T.S. merger? : MAKEUPEXAMINATIONS
90. Like some important visits : PAPAL
93. Give ___ (try) : ITAGO
94. Election night figure : CONCEDER
95. São Paulo feature : TILDE
96. Garden variety? : ANNUAL
99. Wood sorrel : OCA
100. Narc's employer : DEA
101. Pack in a ship's hold : STEEVE
103. Product of a Dr. Scholl's/Pillsbury merger? : TOOTSIEROLLS
106. Charmers : CUTIES
108. Chaired : LED
109. Emmy-winning Christine : LAHTI
112. Product of a Weight Watchers/FTD merger? : SHRINKINGVIOLETS
119. In the ___ : MOOD
120. Bawl (out) : REAM
121. Meir and Thatcher, e.g. : STATESWOMEN
122. Architect Saarinen : EERO
123. Great Britain, e.g. : ISLE
124. Overdo it, in a way : EMOTE
125. Stopping point : WALL
126. Sleek fleet, briefly : SSTS
1. "___ Rebel" (1962 hit) : HESA
2. Slightly : ATAD
3. Sudden drop-off : COLDSNAP
4. Use a prayer rug, e.g. : KNEEL
5. Ad ___ : HOC
6. N.Y.S.E. debut, maybe : IPO
7. Gucci competitor : FENDI
8. Cook up : INVENT
9. Basse ___(low tide): Fr. : MER
10. Take in : EAT
11. Hosp. procedure : MRI
12. Parlor operator: Abbr. : OTB
13. What bears do : SELL
14. Dentists' patients, ideally : FLOSSERS
15. "The Bald Soprano" playwright : IONESCO
16. Bores : NUDNIKS
17. Masthead V.I.P.'s : EDS
20. Hägar's other half : HELGA
21. Bargain : DEAL
25. Just out : BRANDNEW
27. Spicy candies : REDHOTS
31. Lose ground? : ERODE
32. Indiana town where Cole Porter was born : PERU
33. Good: Ger. : BRAV
34. Concur : AGREE
35. Board : GETON
36. Ruins 007's martini, say : STIRS
38. Twisty turn : ESS
39. Candy holder : JAR
40. Series opener : ONE
45. Kind of scream : PRIMAL
46. Capital on the Bight of Benin : ACCRA
48. Authorities: Var. : EGISES
51. City of southwest Yemen : TAIZ
52. What did de Gaulle think? : IDEE
53. "Dear me!" : ALAS
57. Picture, informally : FOTO
58. "Now ___ it!" : IGET
59. Latin 101 verb : ESSE
60. Bill Clinton, for one: Abbr. : BAPT
61. Prefix with lateral : EQUI
62. Glow : AURA
63. Sitting muscles : GLUTEI
64. Approval-granting org. : FDA
66. Jazzman Niehaus or Tristano : LENNIE
68. Nerd : GEEK
69. Low brass : TUBA
70. Twosome : ITEM
71. Good thinking : LOGIC
74. "The Stepford Wives" author : IRALEVIN
76. Rude greeting : CATCALL
79. ___ sea (cruising) : OUTAT
80. Actor Joe of "Hill Street Blues" : SPANO
81. Repetition mark, in music : SEGNO
83. ___ Popular : BANCO
84. Traveled quickly : MADETIME
85. Delete : XOUT
86. Jordan's Queen ___ : NOOR
87. Cobblers' leftovers : ODDSHOES
88. Society page word : NEE
89. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
90. Some milk cartons: Abbr. : PTS
91. High ends? : AITCHES
92. Of lung membranes : PLEURAL
97. "It must be ___ news day" : ASLOW
98. Hide out : LIELOW
102. Funhouse cries : EEKS
104. Plant swelling : EDEMA
105. Wings, in a way : LAMES
107. It may have ".com" in its name : SITE
110. Suit material? : TORT
111. Words that leave one in a bind? : IDOS
112. Delhi title : SRI
113. "Platoon" setting : NAM
114. 1964 Ronny & the Daytonas hit : GTO
115. Check for accuracy : VET
116. Suffix with expert : ISE
117. Letterhead abbr. : TEL
118. TV inits. since 10/11/75 : SNL

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