THE FRENCH CONNECTION

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 2005

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Georgia state wildflower : AZALEA
7. Georgia neighbor : ALABAMA
14. 1970's-80's singer Ronnie : MILSAP
20. Fixes, as a bow : RETIES
21. Product usually used at night : SOMINEX
22. New York lake : ONEIDA
23. Puts to the test : PROVES
24. Girls at the playground? : SWINGSETMISSES
26. Word before and after "by," "on," or "to" : ONE
27. Subsist : ARE
29. It may be relative : EASE
30. Wheat ___ : THINS
31. Rear parts of an article of radio equipment? : HEADSETTAILS
36. Big atlas section : ASIA
38. Party person : HOSTESS
39. Kind of race : ARMS
40. "No way" : CANTBE
44. Hero : SUB
45. Rest on : SITATOP
47. Assails : HASAT
50. Journalist Kupcinet : IRV
51. More than just a jaunt : TREK
53. Barely beats : NOSES
54. Slow dance with quick turns : BOLERO
55. Provision of the Natl. Security Act, 1947 : CIA
56. Grand ___ (wine appellation) : CRU
58. Golf club resembling an inverted V? : CARETDRIVER
60. ___-Tiki : KON
61. Retainers : DIKES
63. Ones with potato peelers, for short : KPS
64. Break time : EASTER
65. Shipping dept. stamp : RECD
66. First-aid item : ICEBAG
68. "___ takers?" : ANY
69. Fume : SEETHE
71. Distillery items : VATS
72. Milk-related : LACTIC
76. 2001 album with the #1 hit "Ain't It Funny" : JLO
79. Mass offering : WAFER
80. Time ___ : INC
81. Metallic restraint on Baryshnikov? : BALLETCHAIN
83. Architectural feature : ELL
84. 55-Across relative : NSA
85. Northeast tollroad option : EZPASS
86. Emasculate : UNMAN
88. Catty comeback : MEOW
91. Symbol of slipperiness : EEL
92. Vikings' foes : LIONS
93. Wore briefly : TRIEDON
95. Map abbr. : AVE
96. Take out : DELETE
98. Alliance : BLOC
99. Con men often use them : ALIASES
101. The Baltics, once: Abbr. : SSRS
103. Ball bearing on a spaceship? : ROCKETROLLER
105. Spot for a spare tire : WAIST
108. Sister of Rachel : LEAH
110. Cartoon dog : REN
111. "Skip me" : NAH
112. Beneath a pendant opener? : UNDERLOCKETKEY
117. Pretenses : GUISES
120. Witnessed in the area of : SEENAT
121. What's left : REMAINS
122. Prom date : ESCORT
123. TV ratings period : SWEEPS
124. Experimented with drugs, say : USEDPOT
125. "National Velvet" star : ROONEY
1. Ernst colleague : ARP
2. Time to attack : ZEROHOUR
3. Present for your communication with an English saint? : ATONESBECKETCALL
4. Occupy : LIVEAT
5. Like a really big shoe : EEE
6. Hired gun : ASSASSIN
7. Long suit : ASSET
8. Range setting : LOW
9. "But who ___ to ??" : AMI
10. Coal holder : BIN
11. 2002 World Series champs : ANGELS
12. Hills without peaks : MESAS
13. Good fellers : AXES
14. Den ___ : MOM
15. First-move maker : INITIATOR
16. "When Your Child Drives You Crazy" author : LESHAN
17. "Sure thing" for Speedy Gonzales : SISI
18. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
19. Part of a wagon train's route : PASS
25. Garden party, maybe : TEA
28. Order more of : RESTOCK
32. ___ Arc, Ark. : DES
33. Homers, slangily : TATERS
34. Sprang up : AROSE
35. Squirt : IMP
37. Ghosts or goblins : SCARERS
38. Presidential monogram : HST
41. When some insects are cited for biting? : TICKETFLEASEASON
42. Sweet roll : BRIOCHE
43. Boxer Holyfield : EVANDER
46. Quickly, briefly : ASAP
47. ___ de combat : HORS
48. Dismounted : ALIT
49. Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
52. Maynard G. ___ of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" : KREBS
54. Annual celebration, for short : BDAY
57. "The good ol'" place : USA
59. "The Things We Do for Love" rock group, 1977 : TENCC
61. Perceived intuitively : DIVINED
62. Miraculous cry at a revival meeting : ICANSEE
65. Empire : REALM
67. One who may improve your outlook : GLAZIER
68. Isles : AITS
70. Manchego cheese source : EWE
73. Food in bags or cans : ALPO
74. The Kennedys, e.g. : CLAN
75. 1979 Nastassia Kinski title role : TESS
76. Tony's sister on "The Sopranos" : JANICE
77. Mexican beer go-with : LIME
78. Impetuously, maybe : ONADARE
81. Car seat securer : BELTSTRAP
82. Impresario Sol : HUROK
87. Only in the past : NOLONGER
89. "Psst!" : OVERHERE
90. Unseld of the N.B.A. : WES
93. Lots of hugs, in brief : TLC
94. Lowest score : NIL
97. Ancient Palestinian : ESSENE
98. "La ___" (opera) : BOHEME
100. Magnet alloy : ALNICO
102. Traffic caution : SLO
103. Landscapers' tools : RAKES
104. Assignation : TRYST
105. Weak one : WUSS
106. All over : ANEW
107. Creation of un philosophe : IDEE
109. Sandy hue : ECRU
113. Mil. titles : LTS
114. Little bit : TAD
115. Laotian money : KIP
116. 1970's Bowie collaborator : ENO
118. Show presenter, for short : USO
119. Farm area : STY

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