MAYDAY!

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1994

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Gordon
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Mayday!" : SOS
4. M.Sgt.'s inferior : SFC
7. D.E.A. worker : NARC
11. "#," to a proofreader : SPACE
16. Tear to shreds : RIPUP
18. Mideast airline : ELAL
20. Expression of trouble : UHOH
21. Natalie played her : MARIA
22. Jean-Jacques Rousseau work : EMILE
23. City on Norton Sound : NOME
24. Part : ROLE
25. Noble, in a way : INERT
26. Ibexes : GOATS
27. Simon & Garfunkel's first hit, with "The" : SOUNDSOFSILENCE
30. Torn to shreds : INTATTERS
32. Clear : NET
33. Refinery : SMELTER
34. Spotted : SEEN
35. _____ polloi : HOI
36. Marvy : RAD
37. Collect : AMASS
38. Treated unfairly : SHAFTED
41. First name in fashion : OLEG
42. Wiesbaden, for example : SPA
45. Answers : REJOINS
48. Escapes alive : SAVESONESSKIN
53. Up : ALOFT
54. Mess of hair : MOP
56. Not working : IDLE
57. L'chaim, e.g. : TOAST
58. More plump : FLESHIER
60. Building block maker : LEGO
61. Encase : SHEATHE
63. How dogs kiss : WETLY
64. Resident's suffix : ITE
65. Pricey : STEEP
66. Triple Crown winner War _____ : ADMIRAL
69. Female lobsters : HENS
70. Sites of many brawls : BARROOMS
74. One-twelfth of a pica : POINT
75. "Later" : TATA
76. Felix, for one : CAT
77. More or less vertical, to a sailor : APEAK
78. Book before Isaiah : SONGOFSOLOMON
82. With bated breath : EAGERLY
84. Physics unit : ERG
85. Workers in Detroit make a dash for it : AUTO
86. Pickled : UNSOBER
88. Grand Canyon transportation : BURRO
90. Sports club : BAT
92. Dr Seuss's "_____ Ran the Zoo" : IFI
93. Out of the wind : ALEE
97. Orchestrate : ARRANGE
100. White House brass? : SAX
101. Value judges : ASSESSORS
103. Military moves carrying a warning : SHOWSOFSTRENGTH
106. Travel guide : ATLAS
107. Oeuf layer : POULE
108. Computer symbol : ICON
109. Kitchen tubful : OLEO
110. Bluffer's ploy : RAISE
111. Stage direction : ENTER
112. Like praseodymium : RARE
113. Hired soldier, in slang : MERC
114. Comic Johnson and namesakes : ARTES
115. Sine qua nons : NEEDS
116. Oscar's cousin : EMMY
117. "For shame!" : TSK
118. Lugubrious : SAD
1. Italian painter Martini : SIMONE
2. Narcotic : OPIATE
3. Dire Straits' first hit : SULTANSOFSWING
4. Dog's gift : SENSEOFSMELL
5. Go all out : FLOORIT
6. "Caligula" author : CAMUS
7. Helped get well : NURSED
8. Give _____ (care) : AHOOT
9. Place-kicker Benirschke : ROLF
10. Kings and queens : CHESSMEN
11. Says "cheese" : SMILES
12. Expert groups : PANELS
13. Isn't for a lot of people? : ARENT
14. Medea's aunt : CIRCE
15. Diner : EATER
16. "Live" host : REGIS
17. Nudge : PEST
19. Football Hall of Famer Dawson : LEN
28. "The Selfish Gene" topic : DNA
29. Effigy : IMAGE
31. Ricky Nelson's "Sweeter _____ You" : THAN
36. Vitamin bottle abbr. : RDA
37. Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
39. Until now : HITHERTO
40. Clairvoyant's skill : ESP
41. City south of Hamar : OSLO
42. 32-card game : SKAT
43. "Nonsense!" : PISH
44. Penny _____ : ANTE
45. Battle of Britain grp. : RAF
46. Wing, perhaps : ELL
47. Average guy : JOE
49. Where Caodaism is practiced : VIETNAM
50. Outlines : EDGES
51. Cheap accommodations : STEERAGE
52. Susan Lucci and John Beradino, for two : SOAPOPERASTARS
55. Jazz's Kid _____ : ORY
59. Link for give and go : ITA
60. Deceive : LIETO
61. Astounded condition : STATEOFSHOCK
62. She's possessive : HER
65. Fed. loan agcy. : SBA
66. Basilica part : APSE
67. "Let's Make a Deal" option : DOOR
68. Chinese dynasty, 1368-1644 : MING
69. Nimbus : HALO
71. Poet's contraction : OER
72. Bad, in Barcelona : MAL
73. Light blue : SKY
75. Movie pooch : TOTO
76. Arnett's net : CNN
79. Seat of Cass County : FARGO
80. Unstoppable, as a plan : SUREFIRE
81. Unsafe? : OUT
83. Character created by Anne Nichols : ABIE
87. TV series about the Reeds : SISTERS
88. Boohooed : BAWLED
89. Racing brothers : UNSERS
90. "_____ Miller" : BARNEY
91. Chop : AXE
94. Humbert Humbert's passion : LOLITA
95. Cleared : ERASED
96. Whistling sounds : ESSES
97. Poplar tree : ASPEN
98. River from the Alps : RHONE
99. Paperboy's path : ROUTE
100. Assault : STORM
101. Shoelace tip : AGLET
102. F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
104. Ponzi scheme : SCAM
105. Michelle, par exemple : NOM

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