THE USUAL SUSPECTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1998

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Discussed thoroughly, with "out" : HASHED
7. Florentine family name : MEDICI
13. Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
19. Diffuse : OSMOSE
20. Medium-sweet sherry : OLOROSO
22. Introduction : LEADIN
23. Song from "Holiday Inn" : WHITECHRISTMAS
25. Meteorological menace : ELNINO
26. Holiday in Hue : TET
27. Skyrocket : RISE
28. Bamako is its capital : MALI
30. Univ. awards : DEGS
31. Modest bathing suit : ONEPIECE
34. Lustrous hue : PEACOCKBLUE
38. Notre Dame name : ARA
39. Feature of some modems : FAX
40. 99-Down, Down Under : BOYO
41. Oft-scripted Baroness Orczy novel : THESCARLETPIMPERNEL
50. Smash letters : SRO
52. Limerick language : ERSE
53. One of the Reiners : CARL
54. Gospel music award : DOVE
55. Moonshine : HOOCH
58. Cautious stock inv. : UTIL
60. Spring bloomer : LILAC
63. Op. ___ : CIT
64. Botanist's workplace : HOTHOUSE
66. 74-Down's opposite : ELLE
68. Constriction worker? : BOA
70. 6-pointers : TDS
71. Theme of this puzzle : THECHARACTERSINCLUE
75. Small shot : BBS
76. Landed a haymaker : KOD
77. Sked guesses : ETDS
78. Quits working : ADJOURNS
80. Name of 13 popes : LEO
81. "Iceland" star : HENIE
83. Cager Kukoc : TONI
85. React to a bad joke, perhaps : WINCE
86. Gore's grp. : DEMS
88. Infielder Joey ___ : CORA
90. Warehouse supply: Abbr. : CTNS
92. Shoe box marking : EEE
93. Peaked : GREENAROUNDTHEGILLS
100. "Hot Diggity" singer : COMO
101. Aurora's counterpart : EOS
102. Crack team?: Abbr. : DEA
103. Boiled holiday treat : PLUMPUDDING
108. Loaf locale : BREADBIN
113. Get wind of : HEAR
114. Mountain lake : TARN
115. Slapstick ammo : PIES
116. Suffix with duct : ILE
117. Theseus' land : ATTICA
120. Counterirritant concoction : MUSTARDPLASTER
125. First Olympic Hall of Fame gymnast : RETTON
126. Under political attack, maybe : SMEARED
127. Plan : INTEND
128. Stalk : PREYON
129. Cartoon cat : STIMPY
130. Oater groups : POSSES
1. Popular book genre : HOWTO
2. Wheyfaced : ASHEN
3. Whack : SMITE
4. In great demand : HOT
5. Journal addendum? : ESE
6. Cut : DECREASE
7. Code name : MORSE
8. Medicine Nobelist Metchnikoff : ELIE
9. Afro and bob : DOS
10. "Just Another Girl on the ___" (1993 drama) : IRT
11. Cause for pause : COMMA
12. Soul singer Hayes : ISAAC
13. Stadium cheer : OLE
14. ___ Paese cheese : BEL
15. Fred Mertz, notably : LANDLORD
16. Exiter's exclamation : ADIEU
17. Hint : TINGE
18. Nephew of Cain : ENOS
21. Where Dick Button won gold : OSLO
24. Epitaph starter : HIC
29. S.D.I. concern : ICBM
32. "Phooey!" : PAH
33. Fury : IRE
34. Bud, to Lou : PAL
35. Business biggie : EXEC
36. Ford Sterling played one : KOP
37. Exiter's exclamation : BYE
39. Chilean president, 1964-70 : FREI
41. Delicious : TOOTHSOME
42. Holy war : CRUSADE
43. Starwort, e.g. : ASTER
44. Most difficult to believe : TALLEST
45. Buttinsky : PRIER
46. Feeling lousy : ILL
47. Chopin works : NOCTURNES
48. Exhibits, basically : EVIDENCE
49. Answer to "Shall we?" : LETS
50. "Put a lid on it!" : SHH
51. Kind of float : ROOTBEER
56. Revolutionary name : CHE
57. Pawn : HOCK
59. Speaker's spot : LECTERN
61. Putting up with : ABIDING
62. Dictionary abbr. : CONJ
65. "Here comes trouble!" : UHOH
67. Inc. relative : LTD
69. Have ___ (overreact) : ACOW
72. Open-mouthed quintet : AEIOU
73. "À votre ___!" : SANTE
74. Chabrier's "Le Roi malgré ___" : LUI
75. Palace or prison, e.g.: Abbr. : BLDG
79. "I told you so!" : SEE
82. D.S.M. recipient : NCO
84. "Singing journalist" Phil : OCHS
87. Guards, collectively : SECURITY
89. Yemeni port : ADEN
91. Slalom maneuver : SIDESLIP
94. Henri or Pierre, e.g. : NOM
95. Roadie's load : AMP
96. Shutout : ROUT
97. Dress (up) : TOG
98. Shepherd's locale : LEA
99. Stripling : LAD
103. Nursery rhyme boy : PETER
104. Starbucks serving : LATTE
105. Stops up : DAMS
106. Solicits, with "up" : DRUMS
107. Map of the Aleutians, usually : INSET
108. Fussbudget : BIDDY
109. House mem. : REP
110. What anglers want that campers don't : BITES
111. "Mr. Belvedere" actress Graff : ILENE
112. School clique, maybe : NERDS
113. Kind of seal : HARP
115. Ready for surgery : PREP
118. Whisper sweet nothings : COO
119. Cape ___ : ANN
121. Chi preceder : TAI
122. Humerus locale : ARM
123. Year abroad : ANO
124. Most letters in D.C. : STS

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