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New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 2006

Author: Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: To understand this, you have to divide the word QUOTE into its five letters, Q, U, O, T, and E.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Codger : CUSS
5. Mischief maker of myth : LOKI
9. 1945 news, in headlines : ABOMB
14. "Amerika" author : KAFKA
19. Part of the Dept. of Labor : OSHA
20. Option for heads : IWIN
21. Indian queen : RANEE
22. It begins "Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus' son …" : ILIAD
23. Seasonal salutation : DEARSANTA
25. "Jeopardy!" phrase : THEANSWERIS
27. Start of quote : BRITISHWAITINGLINE
29. Column of boxes on a questionnaire : YESES
30. Failing grades : EFS
31. Shipboard cries : AYS
32. Nursery cry : WAH
35. Column of boxes on a questionnaire : NOES
38. Of a heart chamber : ATRIAL
42. New at the beach, maybe : PALE
43. Part 2 of quote : SECONDPERSONSINGULAR
49. Very wide spec. : EEEE
50. Command to a dog : STAY
51. -like : ISH
52. Geometry figure? : EUCLID
53. Of a certain hydrocarbon group : ARYL
54. Crew alternative : VNECK
57. Bombay-born dancer Juliet : PROWSE
59. Lao-tzu follower : TAOIST
62. "The Return of the Jedi" girl : OOLA
64. Latin 101 verb : AMAT
65. Montgomery of jazz : WES
68. Part 3 of quote : OPRAHWINFREYSMAGAZINE
73. Originally : NEE
74. Carry : TOTE
75. Drug drop, maybe : KILO
76. Goolagong of tennis : EVONNE
77. Sight for sore eyes? : MIRAGE
79. Capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle, France : NANCY
82. Trials : WOES
83. Like some cats : CALICO
86. ___ minimum : ATA
88. Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
90. ___ the finish : INAT
91. Part 4 of quote : DRINKWITHJAMANDBREAD
96. Zero : LOVE
97. Shark, e.g. : MENACE
98. Postpaid encl. : SASE
99. Suffix with lact- : IDE
100. Cup holder : BRA
102. Alternative to gov or edu : COM
104. Related maternally : ENATE
108. End of quote : WORLDWIDEWEBPREFIX
115. Time to grow rice : RAINYSEASON
117. Pictorial : NONVERBAL
119. Kind of acid : BORIC
120. Dock site : INLET
121. Tongue site : SHOE
122. Slick : OILY
123. Actress Graff : ILENE
124. Goes a mile a minute : TEARS
125. Cache contents : ARMS
126. Fill : SATE
1. Shipping option, for short : COD
2. Words on a medicine bottle : USEBY
3. Opposite of hog : SHARE
4. Closet contents of a 21-Across : SARIS
5. Trysts : LIAISONS
6. Admits, with "up" : OWNS
7. Acquaintances : KITH
8. Very impressed : INAWE
9. Ray, Klee and Millais : ARTISTS
10. Thai money : BAHT
11. "That's ___ haven't heard!" : ONEI
12. Willfully tightening the screws, say : MEAN
13. Calcutta native : BENGALI
14. Wellington natives : KIWIS
15. Architect William van ___ : ALEN
16. Computer protection : FIREWALL
17. Chiang ___-shek : KAI
18. Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS
24. Pad user : STENO
26. Slippery : SLY
28. Miles away : AFAR
33. Jai ___ : ALAI
34. Drove : HERD
36. 1999 Ron Howard comedy : EDTV
37. Nine inches : SPAN
39. Robert, for one : ROI
40. Police dept. employee : INSP
41. Guru habitat : ASHRAM
42. Purple shade : PUCE
43. Colorful wrap : SERAPE
44. Fictional donkey : EEYORE
45. Oliver's love in "As You Like It" : CELIA
46. "___ the Needle" (1981 movie) : EYEOF
47. Like some acoustic music : NEWAGE
48. Composer Mahler : GUSTAV
49. Stationery brand : EATON
55. Something to pop : CORK
56. Nobel-winning economist Lawrence : KLEIN
58. Medical suffix : OMA
60. Rodney Dangerfield's "I don't get no respect," e.g. : SHTICK
61. Like the arrangement of gems in some bracelets : TWOROW
63. "The Shelters of Stone" heroine : AYLA
65. A Ryder : WINONA
66. The Supreme Court, e.g. : ENNEAD
67. View for Shakespeare? : SEEST
69. Eur. land : ITA
70. Undo : NEGATE
71. One of the Gandhis : SONIA
72. "Holy cow!" : ZOWIE
77. Grabber's cry : MINE
78. People: Prefix : ETHN
80. Cig. purchases : CTNS
81. Film character who says "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'" : YODA
83. Fifth-century year : CDLI
84. 2003 A.L. M.V.P., to fans : AROD
85. Go-getter : LIVEWIRE
87. 1977 double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
89. Checks out : OBSERVES
92. Exclamation at the end of a trip : IMADEIT
93. Résumé parts : ACCENTS
94. ___ Mix : MEOW
95. Actress Zellweger : RENEE
100. Utah's ___ Canyon : BRYCE
101. Literary inits. : RLS
103. Bright circle? : MENSA
105. Bushes rarely seen nowadays : AFROS
106. Leg part : TIBIA
107. Glorify : EXALT
109. "Come ___!" : ONIN
110. Fall off : WANE
111. Madonna's "La ___ Bonita" : ISLA
112. No bystander : DOER
113. Physicist with an element named after him : BOHR
114. ___ Penh : PNOM
115. Diamond stat. : RBI
116. MSN competitor : AOL
118. Burn cause : LYE

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