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New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 2004

Author: Derrick Niederman
Editor: Will Shortz
Derrick Niederman
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Niederman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. New Hampshire's state flower : LILAC
6. Spanish boys : CHICOS
12. Photo ___ : OPS
15. Hungarian sheepdog : PULI
19. Robert of TV's "Vega$" : URICH
20. State bordering Arizona : SONORA
21. See circled squares : NEUROTIC
23. See circled squares : CONTAMINATES
25. Foolhardiness : TEMERITY
26. "Bewitched" role : ENDORA
27. Ancient coins of Greece : OBOLS
28. Visual illusions : OPART
29. Kathleen who wrote "Through a Glass Darkly" : NORRIS
30. Tombstone letters : RIP
31. See circled squares : MASCULINE
35. Liable to snap : CROSS
36. Computer fodder : DATA
37. Car last made in 1957 : NASH
38. A Verizon predecessor : NYNEX
39. "Absolutely!" : YES
40. Biblical kingdom : MOAB
42. Unknown element : XFACTOR
45. W.W. II general ___ Arnold : HAP
46. Pesto ingredient : BASIL
47. Singer Janis : IAN
48. Cabbie's question : WHERETO
51. Dueler's unit : PACE
54. "___ him on a Monday" (Crystals lyric) : IMET
56. Theme park company : LEGO
59. One in debt : OWER
60. Newsman John : STOSSEL
62. Fill up again with inventory : RESTOCK
65. "In my dreams!" : IWISH
68. Where you can hear a PIN : ATM
69. See circled squares : PRECIPITATION
72. Big or little dipper : TOE
73. Melville novel : TYPEE
75. Like the Pledge of Allegiance : RECITED
76. Quits the Net : LOGSOFF
78. "When I was ___ ..." : ALAD
80. Himalayan myth : YETI
81. Furman's partner in brokerage : SELZ
83. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
84. Massage : BODYRUB
87. Men : HES
89. Family girl : NIECE
91. Abbr. in car ads : APR
92. Least polite : CURTEST
95. Kind of cow : CASH
96. Failure in bridge : SET
99. ___ low profile : KEEPA
102. Pants part : SEAT
103. "Pass ___!" : ITON
105. Writer Cecil of "The Straight Dope" : ADAMS
107. See circled squares : UNSIGHTLY
109. Boston skyscraper, informally, with "the" : PRU
110. Nana's mate : GRANPA
111. Bizet opera priestess : LEILA
112. Impugn : SMEAR
114. Help by confirming an alibi : LIEFOR
115. Worker's advocate, for short : UNIONREP
118. Dictionary term for any of the "self-defining" answers in this puzzle : KANGAROOWORD
120. See circled squares : FEASTERS
121. Spectrum member : INDIGO
122. "Flying Down ___" (1933 movie) : TORIO
123. "This one's ___!" : ONME
124. Compass dir. : SSE
125. Fishy sign : PISCES
126. Sin city : SODOM
1. Clearness : LUCENCY
2. Steel factory input : IRONORE
3. Hockey great Eric : LINDROS
4. Cast : ACTORS
5. See circled squares : CHARISMA
6. Hit CBS drama : CSI
7. See circled squares : HONORABLE
8. Shortly : INABIT
9. Ecuadoran volcano that erupted in 1940 : COTOPAXI
10. Oblast capital SSW of Moscow : OREL
11. Impudence : SASS
12. How tuna may be served in a diner : ONTOAST
13. Coin-operated entertainment : PEEPSHOW
14. Poisonous plant : SUMAC
15. Hardly svelte : PORTLY
16. ___ possidetis (as you possess, at law) : UTI
17. Turned on : LIT
18. Like winter sidewalks : ICY
22. Any "Cheers" episode, now : RERUN
24. Some apron wearers : MAS
31. Not PC? : MAC
32. See circled squares : INHERITOR
33. "Snazzy!" : NEAT
34. Fair : EXPO
36. Pioneer German automaker : DAIMLER
37. Title girl in a hit 1925 musical : NANETTE
41. Willow : OSIER
43. See circled squares : FALSITIES
44. Pi follower : RHO
46. Wanna-___ (pretenders) : BES
49. "Dallas" family name : EWING
50. VCR button : REW
51. Jr.'s exam : PSAT
52. Firm member: Abbr. : ATTY
53. See circled squares : COMPADRES
55. Instant : TRICE
57. Eggs on : GOADS
58. Columbus Day mo. : OCT
61. Element of tribal warfare? : SPEAR
63. Ethelred the Unready, for one : EPITHET
64. Classic name in Irish ales : KILLIAN
66. Resting place : SOFA
67. Bulk : HEFT
70. Baseball's Ron : CEY
71. Seeps : OOZES
74. Tarzan portrayer : ELY
77. Meet with : SEE
79. Titled Frenchman : DUC
82. See circled squares : ENCOURAGE
84. Azerbaijan's capital : BAKU
85. Store sign : OPEN
86. They're busy : BUSTLERS
88. Allowances : STIPENDS
90. See circled squares : CHARIOTS
93. Medical disappointment : RELAPSE
94. Scotland's Firth of ___ : TAY
96. 1970's sitcom title role : SANFORD
97. Italian shopping mart : EMPORIO
98. Russia, once : TSARDOM
100. Hairy : PILOSE
101. Insurance worker : AGENT
104. Like "Aida" : TRAGIC
106. Korean car : DAEWOO
108. Brings on : HIRES
110. Day-___ : GLO
112. Leave out : SKIP
113. Gershwin's "The ___ Love" : MANI
115. Cause of many calls to the police, often : UFO
116. Pitcher Robb ___ : NEN
117. "How Dry ___" : IAM
119. Children's author/illustrator Asquith : ROS

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