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New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 2002

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. What melting ice leaves : WETSPOT
8. Roadie's ride : TOURBUS
15. Reverse sides : BACKS
20. Foreign objects : EXOTICA
21. Least certain : IFFIEST
22. Bay window : ORIEL
23. P : DIRECTIONTOPLAYSOFTLY
26. Really need to bathe : STINK
27. Modus operandi : WAY
28. "___ who?" : SEZ
29. Bold : GUTSY
30. Brahmans, e.g. : CASTE
32. Author Zola : EMILE
34. Softhead : SAP
37. Add a letter to 23-Across to get ... : COMPANIONFORMAKETTLE
44. Kind of mutual fund : NOLOAD
45. ___ sandwich : STEAK
46. Seat holders : INS
47. Infirmity-free : HALE
48. Not a bad golf score, informally : ONEOVER
50. Cutting-room staff?: Abbr. : DRS
52. Coach : TUTOR
53. Add a letter to 37-Across to get ... : SCORETHATBEATSABOGEY
60. Present times? : YULES
61. Earthy hue : OCHER
62. Add : PUTIN
63. Inflamed : RED
64. Camp-out treat : SMORE
65. Nobelist for whom a physics unit is named : HERTZ
66. ___ cit. : LOC
69. Country musician's acoustic guitar : DOBRO
70. First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
71. Hollywood's Winger : DEBRA
73. Add a letter to 53-Across to get ... : BUDDYINWESTERNMOVIES
78. Cow of commercials : ELSIE
79. Draft inits. : SSS
80. Strips : DIVESTS
81. Really need to bathe : REEK
82. Driller on base: Abbr. : SGT
85. Concealed : PERDU
89. Don't stop : KEEPAT
90. Add a letter to 73-Across to get ... : GAMESHOWANNOUNCERDON
94. Sun or moon : ORB
95. Comic strip Viking : HAGAR
96. Pen pals? : BOARS
97. Jim Croce's "I Got ___" : ANAME
99. Sticky stuff : GOO
102. Encouraging word : TRY
103. Offspring : ISSUE
108. Add a letter to 90-Across to get ... : ABSOLUTIONFROMPENALTY
113. What some humor lacks : TASTE
114. Miami Sound Machine frontwoman : ESTEFAN
115. Catchphrase : TAGLINE
116. Early calendar developers : MAYAS
117. Fred Flintstone's boss : MRSLATE
118. Like tea bags, traditionally : STEEPED
1. Becomes the other half of? : WEDS
2. It's taken when leaving : EXIT
3. Lifesaver shapes : TORI
4. W.W. II gun : STEN
5. Dentist's tool : PICK
6. When D.S.T. ends : OCT
7. Japanese prize in the 1894-95 Sino-Japanese war : TAIWAN
8. Wee one : TINYTOT
9. O'er and o'er : OFT
10. Some blinking lights, for short : UFOS
11. It may precede old age : RIPE
12. Actor/comedian Richard : BELZER
13. Made in ___ : USA
14. Gloomy : STYGIAN
15. 8-Down's footwear : BOOTEE
16. Kennel racket : ARFS
17. Sparta, for one : CITYSTATE
18. Kenan's pal on Nickelodeon : KEL
19. Slippery : SLY
24. Welcome sight to the parched : OASIS
25. Is moodily silent : SULKS
30. Space ___ : CADET
31. Pilothouse abbr. : ENE
33. When George W. Bush was sworn in : MMI
35. Mix : ALLOY
36. Jury member : PEER
37. See eye to eye : CONCUR
38. Enthusiastic corrida cry : OLEOLE
39. Fixed firmly : MOORED
40. Gets concrete results? : PAVES
41. Production studio device : FADER
42. Creole vegetable : OKRA
43. Gangster : THUG
44. Too inquisitive : NOSY
49. Some parallelograms : RHOMBI
51. Pinellas Peninsula city, briefly : STPETE
52. Haulage unit : TON
54. Nut for a nut weevil : ACORN
55. Purposely loses : THROWS
56. Frequent garden visitor : BEE
57. Relatively reliable : SURER
58. Show up for : ATTEND
59. Variety's beat, with "the" : BIZ
64. Kind of flour or ink : SOY
65. Barkley served with him: Abbr. : HST
66. Like some riverbanks : LEVEED
67. San Luis ___, Calif. : OBISPO
68. El Greco, by birth : CRETAN
69. Nixon served with him: Abbr. : DDE
70. Krupp's headquarters : ESSEN
71. Sole source : DOVER
72. Kind of V.P. : ASST
73. Make cloudy : BLEAR
74. Site of some overseas security : USEMBASSY
75. Big engineering project : DIKE
76. Inits. for an armchair quarterback? : ESPN
77. Karaoke equipment : MIKES
78. Hence : ERGO
82. Well-known whale : SHAMU
83. "Break a leg!" : GOGETEM
84. Onetime jet insignia : TWA
86. Knock over, so to speak : ROB
87. Bicolor : DUOTONE
88. Deprive of heat? : UNARM
91. Synthetic fuel sources : SHALES
92. Cants : ARGOTS
93. Secret meeting places : CRYPTS
98. Part of N.B. : NOTA
100. Scott Turow book : ONEL
101. Easy as falling ___ log : OFFA
103. "Splendor in the Grass" Oscar winner : INGE
104. Successful pitch : SALE
105. Indiscretion : SLIP
106. ___ Reader (magazine) : UTNE
107. Regarded : EYED
108. Bill spitter-outer : ATM
109. Call from a pen : BAA
110. Medit. land : ISR
111. Unfaithful one : RAT
112. Pack it in, so to speak : EAT

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