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New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pen filler : CON
4. Unit of change : CENT
8. Sky line? : RAY
11. Calf accompanier : SHIN
15. ___ Alto : PALO
16. Mexican silverworks city : TAXCO
17. Latino sports legend : PELE
18. Kind of infection, for short : STAPH
19. "I ___ the opinion …" : AMOF
20. Source of unrest : AGGRAVATOR
22. Flynn of film : ERROL
23. Harem : SERAGLIO
25. Knock for a loop : STUN
26. Given the heave-ho : AXED
27. 1-, 4-, 8- and 11-Across, when treated as 59-Across : OLDTELEVISIONGAMESHOW
33. Mideast land: Abbr. : SYR
34. Cowpoke's charge : DOGIE
35. Rubber : MASSEUR
36. Company's plant, e.g. : ASSET
40. They have hands and hooves : FAUNS
41. Michael Jackson movie musical, with "The" : WIZ
42. Sir Henry for whom a gallery is named : TATE
43. Forty-niner's equipment : PICK
44. Tweet : CHIRP
46. Imbued with : STEEPEDIN
48. Stub ___ : ATOE
49. They're adjacent to jibs : FORESAILS
52. Formula One challenges : ESSES
53. Splashdown recoveries : CAPSULES
55. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
56. Datum for a secy. : APPT
58. "___ the bat hath flown / His cloister'd flight …": Macbeth : ERE
59. 43-, 44-, 80- and 81-Across, literally : PARTSOFAREBUS
63. Bygone carrier : TWA
66. With 9-Down, is compatible : GETS
67. Former press secretary Fleischer : ARI
68. Land-locked national : BOLIVIAN
70. Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
73. Ones higher up in a tree : ANCESTORS
76. Some : ABIT
77. Out of stock : NOTONHAND
80. 60's symbol : PEACE
81. Puncture sound : SISS
82. Taking care of matters : ONIT
83. Ultimate end : EST
84. Peter, Paul or Mary : SAINT
86. Substantial : MEATY
87. With 103-Down, Shakespearean title character : RICHARD
89. Latin "earth" : TERRA
90. Superfund administrator: Abbr. : EPA
92. 112-, 113-, 114- and 115-Across (for this puzzle's theme) : MAKEROFTHEHOMEVERSION
99. Raised : BRED
100. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
101. Standing : VERTICAL
102. Biscayne Bay city : MIAMI
104. Rustic furniture material : KNOTTYPINE
107. Hot drink in a cup : SAKE
108. Lombardy capital : MILAN
109. Welk's "… and ___" : ATWO
110. "Bellefleur" author : OATES
111. Mideast ruler : AMIR
112. Big wheel site : MILL
113. Scale unit : TON
114. Small fastener : BRAD
115. General in the Capitol's Statuary Hall : LEE
1. Animal with three lids on each eye : CAMEL
2. Prayer starter : OLORD
3. Skim : NOFAT
4. More conniving : CAGIER
5. Mario Cuomo or Gray Davis, f'rinstance : EXGOV
6. Big maker of A.T.M.'s : NCR
7. ___ fault : TOA
8. Adjust, as an engine : RETUNE
9. See 66-Across : ALONG
10. "So's ___ old lady!" : YER
11. Cardiologist's exam : STRESSTEST
12. Mules : HARDHEADS
13. Business sect. listing : IPO
14. Org. with many goals : NHL
15. El ___ : PASO
16. Agree (with) : TALLY
17. Cajun French, e.g. : PATOIS
18. Battle of the ___ : SEXES
21. Churchill gesture : VSIGN
24. Heroic deed : GEST
26. Dazzle : AMAZE
28. "Do ___?" : IDARE
29. Jazzes (up) : SOUPS
30. Friendly femme : AMIE
31. Many a navel : OUTIE
32. Birdhouse dwellers : WRENS
36. With some urgency : APACE
37. Lutelike instrument : SITAR
38. Sweep : SCOPE
39. Just makes, with "out" : EKES
40. "To begin with …" : FIRST
41. Oz. and kg. : WTS
44. B, basically : CFLAT
45. Work force that turns over a lot : HOERS
46. Aspersion : SLUR
47. Product with a circular red, white and blue logo : PEPSI
50. Title role for Jude Law or Michael Caine : ALFIE
51. "This ___ surprise!" : ISA
54. One of the Ivies : UPENN
56. Basic multiple choice : ABORC
57. Sign of life : PULSE
60. Trap filler : SAND
61. Frodo pursuer : ORC
62. W.W. II craft : EBOAT
63. Leg part : TIBIA
64. Dieter's measure : WAIST
65. Impatient : ANTSY
66. Kind of power common in Iceland : GEOTHERMAL
69. Museum artifact : VASE
70. Poetically large : ENORM
71. Actress Braga : SONIA
72. Street competition : STICKBALL
73. Boric acid target : ANT
74. Veep after Hubert : SPIRO
75. Morning break time, maybe : TENAM
78. King in the Gospels : HEROD
79. Left hand's starting position, for a touch typist : ASDF
84. "It would ___ me …" : SEEMTO
85. Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
86. K follower : MART
88. "The results ___" : AREIN
89. Caught off guard : THROWN
90. Leveled : EVENED
91. Netanyahu's predecessor as P.M. : PERES
93. 50 past : TENTO
94. Rice/Lloyd Webber musical : EVITA
95. Rope fiber : SISAL
96. Part of Caesar's boast : ICAME
97. Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
98. Phillie or Card : NLER
102. "Yummy" : MMM
103. See 87-Across : III
104. Half a candy bar name : KAT
105. Age-determining stat. : YOB
106. Scorecard number : PAR

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