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New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1999

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
7. Heart contraction : SYSTOLE
14. "The ___ Williams Show" of 1960's TV : CARA
18. Bearers of calves : WHALES
19. Many a Floridian : RETIREE
20. Dressed (up) : DUDED
21. Alaska denizens : KODIAKS
23. Fiasco at the bar? : SLOEGINFIZZLE
25. Trial : WOE
26. Rural tracts : LEAS
28. Lecterns : PODIA
29. Hosts : EMCEES
30. Minimally : ATAD
32. The Baron, of college basketball : RUPP
34. Bleaching solution : LYE
35. Maximum : UTMOST
36. Direct : REFER
38. Jupiter and others : DEITIES
40. "Dream-Land" poet : POE
41. Conscription problem? : DRAFTPICKLE
43. City or province of Spain : CORDOBA
47. Ornamental attire : SASH
48. Dick : TEC
49. Fire : CAN
50. Crepe de Chine, e.g. : SILK
52. Actor Erwin : STU
53. "___ fliegende Holländer" (Wagner opera) : DER
55. Part of a classical trio : AMAS
57. Inexpensive cigar : STOGIE
59. Black : SABLE
61. A little knight life? : CASTLEPARTY
65. Actress Benaderet : BEA
66. Desktop problem : CLUTTER
68. Unconventional : OUTRE
69. Effective : OPERANT
71. Pop musician Ocasek : RIC
72. Tom's fishing gear? : THUMBTACKLE
75. Sound units : SONES
76. They can be twisted : ANKLES
78. Nerve opening? : NEUR
79. Bubblehead : ASS
81. It's bigger than a med. : LGE
82. Lighten up? : PALE
83. "Le Coq ___" : DOR
84. Summit gatherers, for short : PMS
86. Locale in the game Clue : HALL
88. Lampoons : SENDSUP
91. Pop stars turned versifiers? : BEATLEPOETS
95. Publisher Ballantine : IAN
96. How to give a reprimand : STERNLY
98. ___ nous : ENTRE
99. Unruffled : SEDATE
102. PC component : CRT
103. Kid's ball material : NERF
105. "Leaving Las Vegas" actress : SHUE
106. Opening at an opening : ACTONE
107. March : TROOP
109. River to the Colorado : GILA
111. Inuit: Abbr. : ESK
112. Little laughter while still on the runway? : GROUNDCHUCKLE
115. Suggest : CONNOTE
117. Dentist's request : RINSE
118. Column feature : SUBHEAD
119. Amazed onlooker, e.g. : STARER
120. Vaulted church area : APSE
121. Yields : ASSENTS
122. Yield : SAYYES
1. Opposite of smooth : AWKWARD
2. Marksman : SHOOTER
3. Did some quick metalwork? : MADEAFASTBUCKLE
4. Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
5. "Get ___!" : REAL
6. Poser : ASKER
7. S.A.T. takers : SRS
8. Shrill cry : YELP
9. Cop's contact : STOOLIE
10. Do some craftwork : TIEDYE
11. Saturnalias : ORGIES
12. Princess who observed the Force : LEIA
13. Yet, in poems : EEN
14. Ancient Incan capital : CUZCO
15. Cooper's tools : ADZES
16. Sign a new lease : RELET
17. Summer quaffs : ADES
20. Became faint : DIMMED
22. Fahd, for one : SAUDI
24. Stench : FETOR
27. Light arrays : SPECTRA
31. Fallback position : DEFAULT
33. Diving maneuver : PIKE
35. Very soon after : UPON
37. A.C.L.U. concerns: Abbr. : RTS
39. Infant's need, for short : TLC
42. Oft-framed document : PHD
43. ___ Grande, Ariz. : CASA
44. Bear, in Bolivia : OSO
45. Hypothesis about the origin of bracelets? : BIGBANGLETHEORY
46. Property recipient, in law : ALIENEE
49. "The Life of the Insects" playwright : CAPEK
51. Poet who wrote "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" : KEATS
52. Steinbeck's birthplace : SALINAS
54. Light brown : ECRU
55. Union locale : ALTAR
56. Cougar, briefly : MERC
57. 60's-70's hallucinogen : STP
58. Yardarm attachments : TYES
59. Jettison : SCRAP
60. Cigar end? : ETTE
62. Judicious : SOBER
63. 1984 Peace Prize recipient : TUTU
64. Some deer : ROES
67. Replies of confusion : EHS
70. Spray alternatives : ROLLONS
73. Queue before Q : MNOP
74. End of a trip : LASTLEG
77. Actor Cariou : LEN
80. H. Rider Haggard adventure : SHE
83. Buggy terrain : DUNE
84. According to : PER
85. "Buddenbrooks" author : MANN
87. Rue Morgue culprit : APE
89. One of the Lennon sisters : DIANNE
90. Filled : SATED
91. Show : BETOKEN
92. Full of feeling : LYRIC
93. One on a board : TRUSTEE
94. Pleasure ___ : SEEKERS
96. Benchwarmers : SCRUBS
97. Lozenge : TROCHE
99. Old money : SCRIP
100. Formal jackets : ETONS
101. Put out : DOUSE
104. Dentist's suggestion : FLOSS
106. City on the Yamuna River : AGRA
107. So : THUS
108. Surveyor's work : PLAT
110. Architectural pier : ANTA
113. 11-member 19th-century org. : CSA
114. MS. preparers : EDS
116. Vocal objection : NAY

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