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New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 2006

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Long narrative poem : EPOPEE
7. Outlaw Kelly : NED
10. Uses a ring, maybe : TEETHES
17. Camp Pendleton group : MARINES
19. Summer treats : ICES
21. Brand of sports drink : POWERADE
22. Long time that just flies by? : QUICKCENTURY
24. An Easter egg hunt may have one : AGELIMIT
25. Long bones : ULNAE
26. Nickname of a boxer who converted to Islam? : QURANDURAN
28. Board member: Abbr. : PRES
29. 3 for 2 and 4: Abbr. : AVG
30. A camera may be set on this : AUTO
31. Matter to the jury : RES
32. Mao's grp. : PLA
33. Wing, say : DISABLE
36. Supermarket checkout action : SCAN
39. It gets in the groove : NEEDLE
42. Bee product? : QUILTBYASSOCIATION
47. Befalls : OCCURS
50. Enjoys a hammock : RESTS
51. Slip into : DON
52. Whom bouncers might bounce : SOTS
53. Law firm aide, for short : PARA
54. Not just approximately : TOAT
55. Conventioneers' place : HOTEL
57. Duo that might review films based on arcade games? : QBERTANDROEPER
62. In a workable manner : VIABLY
67. Most fibrous : ROPIEST
68. Like some siblings : OLDER
69. Water color : SEABLUE
70. Ticks off : STEAMS
71. What King Arthur's men would like to have seen more of along the way? : QUESTBATHROOMS
73. Offensive basketball position : PIVOT
75. Where a haircut may end : NAPE
76. Claim of a sort : LIEN
77. ___ for the long haul : INIT
81. Don't chug : SIP
82. Stage after pupation : IMAGO
84. Monte ___ : CRISTO
86. "Therefore, I have proven the existence of jalapeños!"? : QEDHOTCHILIPEPPERS
90. With 40-Down, a 1975 horror novel : SALEMS
91. Some crockery : POTS
92. Director's second try : RESHOOT
96. 1940's spy grp. : OSS
97. Sound made with outstretched neck : MOO
99. Rings of islands : LEIS
101. O.A.S. member: Abbr. : URU
102. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
104. Grizzlies who give great interviews? : QANDABEARS
108. Movie with a posse : OATER
110. Photographer's setting : APERTURE
112. Possible response to "My boss is leaving and I hate his replacement"? : QUITYOURSELF
114. Fitting into a joint : MITERING
115. Phrase usually before a colon : INRE
116. 1972 U.S. Open champion : NASTASE
117. Stew : AGONIZE
118. Cartoonist Avery : TEX
119. Got behind, with "for" : ROOTED
1. Printer's unit : EMQUAD
2. Pope of 1963-78 : PAULVI
3. Rubber gaskets : ORINGS
4. Printer's unit : PICA
5. Speed-skating gold medalist Karin : ENKE
6. Common Market letters : EEC
7. Angina treatment, for short : NITRO
8. O.A.S. member: Abbr. : ECUA
9. "Citizen Ruth" actress, 1996 : DERN
10. Senators' wear : TOGAS
11. "Trainspotting" star Bremner : EWEN
12. Short-finned ___ : EEL
13. Uncommon delivery : TRIPLETS
14. It's used with some frequency : HAMRADIO
15. Singer Brickell : EDIE
16. Where scenes are seen : SETS
18. Title with a number, perhaps : SEQUEL
20. Heroine of TV's "Alias," for short : SYD
21. Cut back : PARE
23. Kook : NUT
27. Brunch buffet items : URNS
30. Father-and-daughter fighters : ALIS
32. Small brain size : PEA
34. Places for fish : AQUARIA
35. Forest sticker : BUR
36. Part of a heartbeat : SYSTOLE
37. Cool ___ : CAT
38. Stubborn one : ASS
39. Where God sent Jonah : NINEVEH
40. See 90-Across : LOT
41. Officer with a half-inch stripe: Abbr. : ENS
43. Stepped : TROD
44. Substantiate : BEAROUT
45. Outhouse issue : ODOR
46. Simple bunk : COT
47. Part of "The Alphabet Song" : OPQRS
48. Italian-born explorer of the New World : CABOT
49. Blintz relative : CREPE
54. Destructive stuff : TNT
55. Grass and such : HERBAGE
56. Disbeliever's cry : LIAR
58. Sub : TEMP
59. Hockey stat : ASSISTS
60. Mag. staff : EDS
61. Grabs some chow? : PETNAPS
63. Put a stop to : ABOLISH
64. King Louis XII's birthplace : BLOIS
65. "Network" director, 1976 : LUMET
66. Kind of question : YESNO
69. Sault ___ Marie : STE
71. Letter before resh : QOPH
72. Each : APOP
74. Trader ___ : VIC
77. Test results, sometimes : IQS
78. United Feature Synd. partner : NEA
79. Warm assent : IDLOVETO
80. Joan Collins's villain on "Batman" : THESIREN
82. U.N. agcy. : ILO
83. With, in Wiesbaden : MIT
84. Non-dean's list grades : CEES
85. Reading and the like: Abbr. : RRS
87. Chanted sounds : OMS
88. Device with a scroll wheel : IPOD
89. Con junction : PRISON
93. Surpass in gluttony : OUTEAT
94. Ominous-sounding phrase : ORELSE
95. Put down roots? : TURFED
97. Reims's department : MARNE
98. Universal donor blood type, for short : ONEG
99. Skintight material : LATEX
100. Tomfool finish : ERY
102. Hindu avatar : RAMA
103. Fat as ___ : APIG
104. Classroom handout : QUIZ
105. E.P.A. pollution meas. : AQI
106. Batter's ploy : BUNT
107. The Auld Sod : EIRE
108. "In that range" : ORSO
109. About : ASTO
111. Plane heading? : TRI
113. Onetime Mideast union: Abbr. : UAR

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