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New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 2002

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Take in : ABSORB
7. Food decoration : CAPER
12. In this way : THUS
16. ___ João : SAO
19. Winning Super Bowl XVIII player : RAIDER
20. Ancient : HOARY
21. Shapes of things : CONTOURS
23. 69-Across component : THREEOFAKIND
25. 48-Down + 16-Down : MERINGUE
26. Swindle : DOIN
27. Cambodian currency : RIEL
29. Annuls : REPEALS
30. Popular computer : IMAC
34. Christian denom. : METH
36. "___ to you!" (Cockney toast) : ERES
38. Glass: Fr. : VERRE
39. Certain surgery, for short : LIPO
40. Musical gift : EAR
42. 112-Across component : VOWELS
44. 92-Across component : ORANGEJUICE
49. Noted civil rights leader : EVERS
50. Ford Explorer, e.g. : SUV
53. Business figure : NETSALES
54. Torments : AGONIES
56. Burkina ___ : FASO
57. Like certain attacks : ADHOMINEM
59. "The Power and the Glory" novelist : GREENE
60. Like wine : AGED
61. Family tree word : NEE
62. Cry like a baby : MEWL
64. Line on a dock : TIDEMARK
66. To this point : SOFAR
69. 23-Across + 9-Down : FULLHOUSE
72. ___ cantata (church service) : MISSA
73. Labor-management arrangement : OPENSHOP
75. Oberhausen one : EINS
76. Costa del ___ : SOL
77. Gael, for one : CELT
78. Roving adventurously : ERRANT
80. One's savings, metaphorically : SAFETYNET
86. 1990's rap duo ___ Kross : KRIS
87. Co-renters, slangily : ROOMIES
89. Wife of Odysseus : PENELOPE
90. Instrument in the E-Street Band : SAX
91. "Easy!" : ASNAP
92. 52-Down + 44-Across : SCREWDRIVER
94. Area : SPHERE
95. Part of H.R.H. : HER
96. Doctor's income : FEES
97. Rubbish : TRIPE
99. Sp. ladies : SRAS
102. Kennelmate of Rover : FIDO
105. Additionally : ELSE
106. Noted husband-and-wife paleontologists : LEAKEYS
108. Business letter abbr. : ENCL
110. Bump : OUST
112. 33-Down + 42-Across : ALPHABET
114. 68-Down + 104-Down : THEODDCOUPLE
120. Gliding step, in ballet : GLISSADE
121. Fine porcelain : IMARI
122. Get : ATTAIN
123. Old cartoonist ___ Hoff : SYD
124. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
125. Head of circulation? : SOFTC
126. Brought up : REARED
1. "A jealous mistress": Emerson : ART
2. Cry of disgust : BAH
3. Round Table title : SIR
4. Jonson work : ODE
5. Bagpipe, e.g. : REED
6. Closet item : BROOM
7. Singer in a boîte : CHANTEUSE
8. Just ducky : AOK
9. 69-Across component : PAIR
10. "Journey to ___" ("Sesame Street" feature) : ERNIE
11. U-Haul rival : RYDER
12. Cable chan. for old films : TCM
13. Gardener, sometimes : HOER
14. Normal, as a photo : UNREVERSED
15. Tiny appendages on rose plants : STIPELS
16. 25-Across component : SUGAR
17. Usually, after "as" : ARULE
18. Suffix for abnormalities : OSES
22. Lulus : ONERS
24. Cry of disgust : FIE
28. Actor Sam of Broadway's "The Sunshine Boys" : LEVENE
30. Actress Massey : ILONA
31. Stuck, with "down" : MIRED
32. "Beat ___ to ..." : APATH
33. 112-Across component : CONSONANTS
35. Japanese yes : HAI
37. Cold war group : SOVIETS
41. Panasonic competitor : RCA
43. Twerp : WEENIE
45. Xbox aficionados : GAMERS
46. Nobelist Metchnikoff : ELIE
47. "Dawson's Creek" girl : JEN
48. 25-Across component : EGGWHITES
50. Many Michener works : SAGAS
51. ___ manual : USERS
52. 92-Across component : VODKA
55. Wrinkle-resistant fabric : ORLON
56. Magazine published by the Parenting Group : FAMILYLIFE
58. 21st-century year : MML
63. 1985 John Malkovich movie : ELENI
65. Ham : EMOTER
66. Punches : SOCKS
67. Works : OPERA
68. 114-Across component : FELIX
69. As an example : FORONE
70. Hullabaloos : UPROARS
71. Naval letters : USS
74. Snack since the 1890's : HERSHEYBAR
76. E-mail command : SEND
79. Law man? : AMPERE
81. Irregular : APERIODIC
82. "Chosen" number : FEW
83. Trendsetting : NOVEL
84. Olympians' blades : EPEES
85. Brusque : TERSE
88. Part of J.H.S.: Abbr. : SCH
91. Pacify : APPEASE
93. Coin flipper : REF
94. Guru followers : SIKHS
97. Something to watch the BBC on : TELLY
98. Galloping : RAPID
100. Nay sayers : ANTIS
101. Doofus : SCHMO
103. Flop : DUD
104. 114-Across component : OSCAR
106. Dawdles : LAGS
107. Jon of TV's "UC: Undercover" : SEDA
109. Page : LEAF
111. Carry : TOTE
113. Asian celebration : TET
115. Crumb : ORT
116. Hagen of Broadway : UTA
117. Word before three, four or five, but not one : PAR
118. More than an exaggeration : LIE
119. This, appropriately : END

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