OVERCHARGED

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 2006

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wide-eyed : INAWE
6. "Help wanted" : SOS
9. Bass productions : ALES
13. Big name in cards : TOPPS
18. Kind of spray : NASAL
19. Investment mgr.'s subject : IRA
20. Exasperated cry in a 1950's sitcom : LUCY
21. "Wake up!" : FACEIT
22. Gold gathering dust? : SITTINGBULLION
25. Shish-kebab need : SKEWER
26. Tested in a fitting room : TRIEDON
27. Lower oneself : DEIGN
28. It has wings but doesn't fly : THEATRE
29. On Soc. Sec. : RET
30. Deportment on the Discovery? : MISSIONMANNERS
32. One having a ball at the circus? : SEAL
35. "Don't make such ___!" : AFUSS
37. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
38. Hi-___ : RES
39. Rear ends, slangily : CABOOSES
41. One slightly higher in a tree : AUNT
44. Very, very soft, in music : PPP
46. Supersized marathon? : RUNOFTHEMILLION
50. Attacked, in a way : RANAT
54. Summer cooler : ADE
55. Not agin : FER
56. Target : AIMAT
57. Hit musical with the song "Razzle Dazzle" : CHICAGO
59. Kind of badge : MERIT
61. Mix : OLIO
62. Spread dirt : GOSSIPED
63. What Edmund Hillary had? : MOUNTAINPASSION
68. Advertising "spokesman" since 1916 : MRPEANUT
71. Oscar ___ Hoya : DELA
72. Strepitous : NOISY
76. Model : PARAGON
77. 1945 Robert Mitchum war film : GIJOE
79. Datebook abbr. : TUE
81. Old home loan org. : NHA
82. Shorthand taker : STENO
83. "Let's try e-tailing!"? : NOTIONFORPROFIT
87. Dress (up) : TOG
89. Snoopy : NOSY
90. Lets go : SETSFREE
91. Trouble : ADO
94. Place for a stream : DALE
96. Like some buggy drivers : AMISH
98. Sudoku and others : FADS
99. Pre-trial blunder? : DEPOSITIONSLIP
104. "Concentration" pronoun : EWE
106. Struck out : OMITTED
107. Turn red, maybe : RIPEN
108. She may be off her rocker : GRANDMA
112. Outdid in : BEATAT
113. Neigh? : PONYEXPRESSION
115. Diner : EATERY
116. Really digging : INTO
117. It may be inflated : EGO
118. Bait : TEMPT
119. Comics canine : SNERT
120. Role for 45-Down in "Angels in America" : COHN
121. Spotted : SAW
122. Some hook shapes : ESSES
1. Acad. : INST
2. Product that comes as a cream or wax : NAIR
3. City ESE of Turin : ASTI
4. Ignominious end : WATERLOO
5. Pass over : ELIDE
6. Ink : SIGN
7. Venus or Mars : ORB
8. Allies in the Gulf war : SAUDIS
9. "___ lost!" : ALLIS
10. Dramatist Pirandello who wrote "Six Characters in Search of an Author" : LUIGI
11. Low-budget prefix : ECONO
12. Dict. listing : SYN
13. Ruthless attitude : TAKENOPRISONERS
14. Thalassographer's study : OCEAN
15. Tankard material : PEWTER
16. State capital since 1889 : PIERRE
17. Pressure : STRESS
21. Only key Irving Berlin composed in : FSHARP
23. What a lover of kitsch has : NOTASTE
24. Marked down : LESS
28. HBO competitor : TMC
30. Deliberate : MUSE
31. Turkey club? : NATO
32. Split : SCRAM
33. ___ Cologne : EAUDE
34. Li'l Broadway role for Peter Palmer : ABNER
36. Longtime baseball union head Donald ___ : FEHR
40. Strong out of the gate : OFFTOAGOODSTART
41. Hershey bar : ALMONDJOY
42. Diminutive suffix : ULA
43. Little louse : NIT
45. See 120-Across : PACINO
47. ___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
48. Sundial hour : IIII
49. Ones getting base pay?: Abbr. : NCOS
51. High fiber? : NAP
52. Sensitive subject, to some : AGE
53. Strauss's "___ und Verklärung" : TOD
58. Philosopher Chu ___ : HSI
60. Words from a backpedaler : IMEANT
61. 12-time baseball All-Star, 1934-45 : OTT
62. Fed. property overseer : GSA
64. Game with a seven-card draw : UNO
65. Trevor who directed "Cats" : NUNN
66. Low hand : PEON
67. First Hebrew letter: Var. : ALEF
68. AWOL chasers : MPS
69. Backstabber : RAT
70. Opposite of post- : PRE
73. Red leader? : INFRA
74. Drew back : SHIED
75. Eastwood's "Rawhide" role : YATES
77. It was "really lookin' fine" in a 1964 pop hit : GTO
78. "___ for Innocent" (Sue Grafton novel) : IIS
79. Dos follower : TRES
80. In the sky, maybe : UPTHERE
84. "Dedicated to the ___ Love" : ONEI
85. Russian poet ___ Mandelstam : OSIP
86. Transgressions : OFFENSES
88. High spirits : GAIETY
91. Building blocks : ADOBES
92. Put down : DEMEAN
93. Sleep inducer : OPIATE
95. Part of a U.K. business name : LTD
96. On the calm side : ALEE
97. Playful creatures : MINXES
100. Playful creature : OTTER
101. Home of the Black Bears : ORONO
102. Last inning, usually : NINTH
103. Secretly watch : SPYON
105. Refuse : WASTE
108. Wax : GROW
109. Turns down : DIMS
110. Brood : MOPE
111. Army members? : ANTS
113. Quick shot? : PIC
114. Org. for drivers : PGA

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