KVETCHES

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1998

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Heath ___ (flowering perennial) : ASTER
6. Some are inflatable : RAFTS
11. 1980's Geena Davis sitcom : SARA
15. During : AMID
19. Verdi's Aïda, e.g. : SLAVE
20. Dazzle : ECLAT
21. Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
22. Goya's Maja is one : NUDE
23. Movie kvetch in the woods? : FORESTGRUMP
25. Arbitrary decree : FIAT
26. Old Pontiacs : GTOS
27. Catchers in tag : ITS
28. "There's Something About ___ (That Reminds Me of You)" : AROSE
29. Newborn's bed : BASSINET
31. Leg scratchers : THISTLES
34. Madras wear : SARIS
35. Robert ___ : ELEE
37. Kvetch's game show? : WHATSMYWHINE
40. Charges : WARDS
42. Basis of the marine food chain : ALGAE
45. Job ad letters : EOE
46. Seles rival : GRAF
48. Pavarotti possessive : MIO
49. What kvetches do at grocery stores? : CARPATBAGGERS
55. Steeping gadget : TEABALL
57. Prefix with light or night : TWI
58. Rock's ___ Heep : URIAH
59. Prefix with sphere or system : ECO
61. Surfeited : CLOYED
62. Spot for a nosh : SNACKBAR
65. ___ apple : ADAMS
67. Mrs. Flagston of the comics : LOIS
68. Remember a kvetch in one's will? : LEAVEITTOBEEFER
72. Maj. Houlihan portrayer in "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
74. Round trip? : ORBIT
75. Contradicts : GAINSAYS
79. No-waist dresses : SHIFTS
81. Visit : SEE
82. More than irked : IRATE
84. Newcomer, briefly : NEO
85. Cloaks : MANTLES
87. Angry kvetching? : GRIPESOFWRATH
91. Annihilation : END
92. They often don't speak to each other : EXES
94. "-speak" : ESE
95. Tangent, e.g. : RATIO
96. By ___ (via) : WAYOF
98. Nickname for a kvetch maven? : THEPROFUSSER
104. "The Thief of Bagdad" star, 1940 : SABU
105. Football's Flash Herber : ARNIE
106. Primitive time : STONEAGE
110. Small pipe organ : MELODICA
112. Reject : SPURN
114. Triangle part : LEG
115. Susan Lucci's eluder : EMMY
117. Procter & Gamble soap : LAVA
118. Film title kvetch? : FERRISPULER
121. Kind of club : GLEE
122. French quarters : ETES
123. Heard cases : TRIED
124. Pronouncement : UKASE
125. Surround : GIRD
126. Richard of "Final Analysis" : GERE
127. Riding lawnmower maker : DEERE
128. "The Devil and Daniel Webster" writer : BENET
1. Comparable to a fiddle : ASFIT
2. A deadly sin : SLOTH
3. Tibiae neighbors : TARSI
4. Brink : EVE
5. Legal matter : RES
6. Rue : REGRET
7. Transversely : ACROSS
8. Bugs : FLUS
9. Subdued : TAME
10. Big initials at Indy : STP
11. Occasion for a game plan? : SAFARI
12. Stemming : ARISING
13. Get back, as authority : REASSERT
14. Piedmont province : ASTI
15. Actress Bassett : ANGELA
16. Kiddie kvetches' game? : MUTTERMAYI
17. Oft-broken promise : IDO
18. ___ Arc, Ark. : DES
24. Indian percussion rhythm : TALA
29. Cousin of "Phooey!" : BAH
30. Like some Clement Moore snow : NEWFALLEN
32. Kind of meet : SWAP
33. Train in a celebrated song : THEA
34. ___ Pea (Popeye's kid) : SWEE
36. Ancient Roman officials : EDILES
38. Prefix with store : MEGA
39. Middle English letter : YOGH
41. Realtor sign add-on : SOLD
42. "Rigoletto" has three : ACTS
43. Croquet site : LAWN
44. Yago Sant'___ (wine brand) : GRIA
47. N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
50. Low note provider : TUBA
51. Curtain call call : BRAVO
52. Drying frames : AIRERS
53. Overhaul : REDO
54. Fink : SCAB
56. Human apes : BOORS
60. Some fraternity members : OMEGAS
63. Actor Montgomery : CLIFT
64. A lot of tea : KETTLEFUL
65. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
66. '54 defense pact : SEATO
69. "___ your pardon?" : IBEG
70. Bleacher feature : TIER
71. Feudal estate : FIEF
72. Journalist Alexander et al. : SHANAS
73. Zephyr's kvetching? : WINDYAMMER
76. Premed subj. : ANAT
77. Elusive creature : YETI
78. Arty Big Apple area : SOHO
79. Small merganser : SMEW
80. What an "F" may indicate : SEX
82. ___ jure (by law) : IPSO
83. Site of a wreck : REEF
86. Begin wedding plans : SETADATE
88. "Able was ___..." : IERE
89. Birdhouse dweller : WREN
90. Undone? : RARE
93. Peace Corps director Sargent : SHRIVER
97. Minded : OBEYED
99. Sheathe : ENCASE
100. Daughter of Ingrid Bergman : PIA
101. Illegal lender : USURER
102. Big step : STRIDE
103. Conclusion of many firm names : SONS
107. Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN
108. Followers : GEESE
109. Wading bird : EGRET
111. Cassini with designs on Jackie : OLEG
112. Withered : SERE
113. ___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
115. Prod : EGG
116. Year in Leo IX's papacy : MLI
118. Bouquet sender's abbr. : FTD
119. Brew milieu : PUB
120. Strummer's instrument : UKE

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