POPLAR MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 2008

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Craving, slangily : JONES
6. Crèche figures : MAGI
10. Impromptu Halloween costume : SHEET
15. Spray withdrawn in 1989 : ALAR
19. Try to steal the scene, maybe : EMOTE
20. "Darn it!" : CRUD
21. Mountain chain : CORDILLERA
23. Nick name? : SANTA
24. 1977 Dolly Parton song for tree fanciers? : HEREYOUGUMAGAIN
26. Bridal collection : TROUSSEAU
28. Not ___ many words : INSO
29. Nominal promotion of a military officer : BREVET
30. Sugar substitute? : HON
31. Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
32. Inner circles : CADRES
33. 1965 Yardbirds song for tree fanciers? : FIRYOURLOVE
39. ___ volatile : SAL
40. Bellowing : AROAR
41. Nirvana seeker : YOGI
42. World capital, founded in 1538, formerly known as Chuquisaca : SUCRE
44. Suffix with myth : ICAL
48. Went like a shot : ZOOMED
50. 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis song for tree fanciers? : GREATBALSAFIRE
53. Outer limits : ENDS
54. Stand : RISE
56. Rush hour sounds : TOOTS
57. Port of Iraq : BASRA
58. One trillionth: Prefix : PICO
59. Rossini subject : TELL
60. Air Force athlete : FALCON
61. 1964 Bobby Goldsboro song for tree fanciers? : CEDARFUNNYLITTLECLOWN
68. It's spotted in the wild : OCELOT
69. Like a lot of Australia : ARID
70. Lay on the line : RISK
71. Brain parts : LOBES
72. Tippy transport : CANOE
74. Bank deposit? : SILT
75. Old-time oath : EGAD
79. 1982 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song for tree fanciers? : OLIVEROCKNROLL
82. Jazzy Nina : SIMONE
84. Altar procedure : RITE
85. "Sesame Street" regular : ERNIE
86. Beaufort scale category : GALE
88. Neighbor of Chad : NIGER
89. Flight formation : VEE
90. 1959 Chuck Berry song for tree fanciers? : ELMOSTGROWN
92. Source of some coffee : ARABIA
96. Italian bread : PANE
98. Source of creosote : TAR
99. Sugar or flour : STAPLE
100. Doozy : LULU
101. Do police work : KEEPORDER
107. 1978 Linda Ronstadt song for tree fanciers? : PAWPAWPITIFULME
110. Palate part : UVULA
111. Sing "Bye Bye Birdie," e.g. : ALLITERATE
112. Hurt badly : MAIM
113. 16th-century English dramatist George : PEELE
114. Badlands sight : MESA
115. Exorcist's enemy : DEMON
116. Red army? : ANTS
117. Sp. misses : SRTAS
1. Witty remark : JEST
2. "A Jug of Wine ..." poet : OMAR
3. Off-limits item : NONO
4. Words of reproach : ETTU
5. Strand : SEASHORE
6. Key fort? : MCHENRY
7. Stretch : AREA
8. Ashram leader : GURU
9. Chemical suffix : IDE
10. Teatime treat : SCONE
11. Theater audience : HOUSE
12. For this reason : ERGO
13. Dot follower, often : EDU
14. Tito Puente played them : TIMBALES
15. "Sink or Swim" author : ALGER
16. Permission : LEAVE
17. Sign of spring : ARIES
18. Go into hysterics : RANT
22. ___ Lad, doughnut shop on "The Simpsons" : LARD
25. Cry of dismay : YIPE
27. Insignificant amount : SOU
31. "A Letter for ___" (Hume Cronyn film) : EVIE
32. ___ Jr., West Coast hamburger chain : CARLS
33. Discombobulate : FAZE
34. Mill material : IRON
35. Cross : ROOD
36. Thanksgiving serving : YAMS
37. Enters cyberspace : LOGSON
38. Dungeons & Dragons character : OGRE
39. Sing like Fitzgerald : SCAT
42. Impassive : STOLID
43. Nut holder : UBOLT
44. "___ else fails ..." : IFALL
45. ___ Systems, networking giant : CISCO
46. Helpful pointer : ARROW
47. Musical Rimes : LEANN
49. Underlying meaning : DRIFT
51. Place for an easel : ATELIER
52. One way to be taken : ABACK
55. R.N.'s station : ICU
58. Purple stuff, perhaps : PROSE
59. Power of film : TYRONE
60. Happy gatherings : FESTS
61. Play-by-play partner : COLOR
62. Theodor Escherich's discovery : ECOLI
63. Ledger entry : DEBIT
64. Anacin alternative : ALEVE
65. ___-Poo of "The Mikado" : NANKI
66. 1970s-'80s baseball All-Star Manny : TRILLO
67. Rap star ___ Jon : LIL
72. Chick on the piano : COREA
73. Rough condition to face? : ACNE
74. Criticize : SLAM
75. Eastern ruler : EMIR
76. Energetic : GOGO
77. From the top : ANEW
78. Laura of "Blue Velvet" : DERN
80. Ran through again : REVIEWED
81. Give the once-over : OGLE
83. Cliques : INGROUPS
87. Prizes : ESTEEMS
90. Sufficient, informally : ENUF
91. Dance specialty : TAP
92. Dickens title starter : ATALE
93. Soul singer Lou : RAWLS
94. Via ___ (Roman road) : APPIA
95. Be noisy : BLAT
96. Words before bed or rest : PUTTO
97. Not at all familiar : ALIEN
99. E-mail annoyance : SPAM
100. "The Informer" author O'Flaherty : LIAM
101. Kind of meeting in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" : KLAN
102. Give off : EMIT
103. Camper driver : RVER
104. Something one can never do : DUET
105. Salmon tail? : ELLA
106. Actress Charlotte and explorer John : RAES
108. Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
109. John's "Pulp Fiction" co-star : UMA

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