MOVING THE BAR

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 2004

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {HJQZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Best Western competitor : RAMADA
7. Ledger entry : DEBIT
12. Need a lift? : SAG
15. Bit of cheesecake : GAM
18. Metalware decoration : ENAMEL
19. Hair dressing : POMADE
20. New Deal inits. : TVA
21. Hurler's stat. : ERA
22. Clingy duchess? : SARANFERGUSON
24. New York's ___ School of Design : PARSONS
26. Place for booths: Abbr. : TPK
27. Slick : OILY
28. Double-crosser : SNAKE
30. Andrea ___ (lost passenger ship) : DORIA
31. Comment about a mixed public reaction? : SOMELIKEITNOT
35. Cutting, as a remark : EDGED
36. Like peas in ___ : APOD
38. Strong as ___ : ANOX
39. Wheel alignment : TOEIN
41. That, to a señorita : ESA
42. Summa cum ___ (top grads) : LAUDES
45. Family man, familiarly : GRAMP
48. Il or elle, in Paris : PRONOM
50. Some summer workers : INTERNS
52. "___ oui!" : MAIS
54. Agree : CONCUR
57. Plowing December roads, e.g.? : SNOWBUSINESS
62. Tea accompanier : SCONE
63. Some seasonal Florida residents : WINTERERS
66. Prohibitory words : DONOT
67. Start of a counting-out rhyme : EENIE
68. Pay stub? : OLA
69. Rewrites : EDITS
71. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
73. N.L. East city : ATL
74. Bush solicitor general Theodore : OLSON
77. Fluid overload : EDEMA
79. Weight of a lorry's load, maybe : TENTONNES
82. Release : LETGO
83. Reception from a Roman emperor? : NEROSWELCOME
85. Fast-food restaurant equipment : FRYERS
87. ___-Rooter : ROTO
88. "Don Pasquale" role : ERNESTO
92. Annoy : PESTER
95. Levels : TIERS
98. Like some blows to the side of the head : MIDEAR
99. Pot-au-___ (French stew) : FEU
101. The King : ELVIS
103. Casual shirts : TEES
105. Moving picture? : BLUR
106. More advanced, in a way : OLDER
108. "Restrooms ahead"? : ASIGNOFRELIEF
113. See 115-Across : MEDIA
114. South America's Rio ___ : NEGRO
115. Modern locale of ancient 113-Across : IRAN
116. Cut through : SAW
119. Brought out : EVINCED
121. Most bookish student in western New York? : NERDOFBUFFALO
125. Pitcher Robb ___ : NEN
126. Bikini-to-Oahu dir. : ENE
127. They may be seen in cameos : ACTORS
128. Juice producer : REAMER
129. One of the "Star Trek" series, to fans : TNG
130. Bygone map inits. : SSR
131. "Camelot" composer : LOEWE
132. Seizure : ARREST
1. Pause : REST
2. Take ___ (snooze) : ANAP
3. Delineates : MARKSOUT
4. "I ___ Rock" : AMA
5. Luth. or Meth., e.g. : DENOM
6. 1966 Michael Caine title role : ALFIE
7. Frank : DOG
8. It runs Down Under : EMU
9. Lowest parts : BASSI
10. "___ care" : IDONT
11. Like some farmers : TENANT
12. Gatekeeper : STPETER
13. Actress Gardner : AVA
14. Flower smeller? : GARDENNOSE
15. Barbarian songwriter? : GEORGEMCONAN
16. ___ Army (links group) : ARNIES
17. Herod's fortress : MASADA
19. Intrusive : PRYING
23. First Lady of Jazz : ELLA
25. Groundskeeper's order : SOD
29. Surgeon general under Reagan : KOOP
32. Adjective in a "Ripley's" entry : ODDEST
33. Asian peninsula: Abbr. : KOR
34. They may be final or physical : EXAMS
36. Tomb of ___, in Najaf, Iraq : ALI
37. Go for the gold? : PAN
40. Quadrennial games org. : IOC
43. Eagle of the sea : ERNE
44. Possible reason for a poke in the ribs : SNORE
46. Domestic : MAID
47. ___ noir : PINOT
49. As soon as : ONCE
51. Alfred Nobel's birthplace : SWEDEN
53. Caesar's March 15 destination : SENATE
55. Bond : UNITE
56. Staggers : REELS
58. Wedding belle : BRIDE
59. Virgin Isl., e.g. : USTERR
60. Cartoonist Edward : SOREL
61. Candidate's declaration : STANCE
63. "The Voyage Out" novelist : WOOLF
64. Feeling worse : ILLER
65. Foul-tasting dessert? : NASTYPUDDING
70. ___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
72. Eye site : STORM
75. Arch with a point : OGEE
76. Viking competitions? : NORSERACES
78. Noted wine area : ASTI
80. It means everything : OMNI
81. As required, after "if" : NEEDBE
84. "___ the conquered!": Livy : WOETO
86. Lambert Airport locale: Abbr. : STL
89. Identical : SELFSAME
90. Cross shape : TAU
91. Goal-oriented guy : ORR
93. Holyfield of the ring : EVANDER
94. Hillock : RISE
96. Whistle blower, for short : REF
97. Font lines : SERIFS
99. Arouse : FOMENT
100. Big roll : ELEVEN
102. Pair of lamps, maybe : SIGNAL
104. Dweller on the Danube : SERB
107. Article in Die Welt : EIN
109. El ___ : GRECO
110. "El ___" (1983 film) : NORTE
111. Linney of "The Truman Show" : LAURA
112. Reason (from) : INFER
117. Yeasty brews : ALES
118. Herbaceous plant : WORT
120. Dash widths : ENS
122. Part of a business report, with "the" : DOW
123. Bank deposit : ORE
124. Word repeated before "away" : FAR

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