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New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 2007

Author: Tony Orbach & Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Tony Orbach
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Orbach. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Smears : LIBELS
7. Fells : HEWS
11. Looks for help : ASKS
15. 1954 sci-fi movie with an exclamation point in its title : THEM
19. Arctic wear : ANORAK
20. "Il mio tesoro," e.g. : ARIA
21. 1980s fad item : CHIA
22. Blood: Prefix : HEMA
23. Yosemite Sam's cursing of Bugs Bunny's food? : DANGCARROTS
25. That's a lot to do : TALLORDER
27. Then preceder : IFSO
28. Explanation for why some pillows do weird things? : TRICKDOWNTHEORY
30. Domingo, e.g. : DIA
31. Wash (out) : BLEACH
33. Photo lab abbr. : ENL
34. "Stupid," in Spanish(!) : MENSA
35. Armpit, to a doctor : AXILLA
37. Oscar winner Helen : HAYES
39. Psychiatrist's scheduling : SESSION
41. Theological schools: Abbr. : SEMS
43. Part of baking powder : SODIUM
46. Letters from Atlanta : CNN
47. Basic food choice? : BREADANDBUTTERPICK
55. Noontime service : SEXT
56. Handi-Wrap alternative : SARAN
57. Flavor tasted in some wine : OAK
58. Frees : LOOSES
62. [Knock], in poker : IPASS
64. Mile-high world capital : KABUL
66. Be the 4 in a 5-4 decision : DISSENT
67. Natl. Safe Toys and Gifts Mo. : DEC
68. Short-term worker who causes utter disaster? : THETEMPOFDOOM
73. Jackie's "O" : ARI
74. They're beside sides : ENTREES
76. Boat propeller : SCREW
77. Singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
79. Walnut and others : STAINS
80. Kind of tape : VHS
83. "Livin' on ___ time" (lyric in a #1 Don Williams country hit) : TULSA
85. Lineman's datum : SACK
86. Jazz-loving young entomologist? : BOOGIEWOOGIEBUGBOY
90. Bon ___ : MOT
93. Imp : URCHIN
94. Slew : RAFT
95. Precipitately : INHASTE
98. Artificial, in a way : POSED
102. Has-been : FOSSIL
106. Puffball seed : SPORE
107. Draft pick? : ALE
109. Puts up : ERECTS
111. ___ nuevo : ANO
112. Meal for the Three Little Pigs? : FAMILYSTYDINNER
116. Lola, e.g., in "Damn Yankees" : ALTO
117. Intrinsically : IPSOFACTO
118. Work on analytical psychology? : THEJUNGBOOK
121. Czech composer Janácek : LEOS
122. Stretched out : LAIN
123. Sports Illustrated 1998 co-Sportsman of the Year : SOSA
124. Brown shade : SIENNA
125. Sea eagle : ERNE
126. Abbr. at the bottom of a business letter : ENCS
127. Too-too : ARTY
128. "Ready to go?" : ALLSET
1. Too-too : LADIDA
2. Stuck : INAFIX
3. Stuntwork? : BONSAI
4. As a result : ERGO
5. Varnish ingredient : LAC
6. Some Jamaican music : SKA
7. Early casino proprietor : HARRAH
8. Beethoven's Third : EROICA
9. Occult : WITCHY
10. N. Dak. neighbor : SASK
11. Do something about : ACTON
12. Cover for a grandmother : SHAWL
13. Hot spot : KILN
14. Put (away) : SALT
15. "___ Company" : THREES
16. Pleasure-filled : HEDONIC
17. Boston college : EMERSON
18. "Gilligan's Island" castaway : MARYANN
24. Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
26. ___ law : OHMS
29. Car famous for its 1950s tailfins : DESOTO
31. Ran : BLED
32. "Falcon Crest" co-star : LAMAS
36. Measurers of logical reasoning, for short : LSATS
38. Ballpark fig. : EST
39. "How ya doin'?" : SUP
40. Designer Pucci : EMILIO
42. Winds : SNAKES
44. Narc's agcy. : DEA
45. Bug : IRK
47. "P.S. I Love You" and "Revolution," e.g. : BSIDES
48. "Be saved!" : REPENT
49. Bet to win and place : EXACTA
50. "Darn it all!" : DRAT
51. Naïf : BABE
52. Coin word : UNUM
53. ___ girl : COSMO
54. Floors : KOS
59. Experimental underwater habitat : SEALAB
60. "Lucia di Lammermoor" baritone : ENRICO
61. Like Limburger cheese : STINKY
63. Position that's an anagram, appropriately, of "notes" : STENO
65. Providers of cuts : LPS
66. Water seeker : DOWSER
69. Announcer's call after three strikes : HESOUT
70. Numerical prefix : OCTO
71. Dance seen on TV's "Hullabaloo" : FRUG
72. Hello ___, shop frequently seen on Letterman : DELI
75. Tease : RIB
78. Certain NCO's : SSGTS
80. 1953 Wimbledon winner Seixas : VIC
81. Small chuckle : HEH
82. Ran through, as a card : SWIPED
84. Rearward, at sea : ABAFT
87. College sr.'s test : GRE
88. 1980's "Double Fantasy" collaborator : ONO
89. They're encountered in "close encounters" : UFOS
90. Lose in one's drawers : MISFILE
91. Not oral : ONPAPER
92. James who wrote "Rule, Britannia" : THOMSON
96. Melodic : ARIOSE
97. "Note to ___ ..." : SELF
99. Portuguese Mister : SENHOR
100. Swiss-American composer Bloch : ERNEST
101. Record keeper? : DEEJAY
103. They do dos : SALONS
104. Chant : INTONE
105. Ogle : LOOKAT
107. Stuffy spot : ATTIC
108. Rhone's capital : LYONS
110. French wine classification : CRU
113. Site of Beinecke Library : YALE
114. Digitize, maybe : SCAN
115. "___ girl!" : ITSA
116. Biblical brother : ABEL
119. Intelligence grp. : NSA
120. Poet/musician ___ Scott-Heron : GIL

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