MODERN CONTACTS

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 2002

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Patriotic periods, traditionally : WARTIMES
9. Fund-raising targets : ALUMNI
15. Track person : RACER
20. Some court practice : ONEONONE
21. Old scoundrel : VARLET
22. Setting for a 1944 Hersey novel : ADANO
23. ___.com (e-mail address for a 1989 movie comedy) : WEEKENDATBERNIES
25. Peace Corps cousin : VISTA
26. Paper pusher : CLERK
27. Meyers of "Kate & Allie" : ARI
28. Keys : OPENERS
30. Latin words of clarification : IDEST
31. ___.com (e-mail address for updates) : NEWSATELEVEN
36. Nevertheless : YET
37. 60's style : MOD
38. George who won a 1986 Pulitzer for music : PERLE
39. "Enough" star, 2002 : LOPEZ
40. Grades : RATES
41. Expectantly : ATIP
43. Législature votes : OUIS
44. Montana, once : NINER
45. They may be picked : NITS
46. ___.com (e-mail address for a highway department) : MENATWORK
48. Pond insect : MIDGE
49. Kind of support : TECH
50. Plant grown in field ponds : TARO
51. Kitchen gadget : DICER
52. Bygone religious group : SHAKERS
55. Is on ice : AWAITS
58. Make, as a putt : SINK
59. Poly- follower : ESTER
61. Fell for a trick : BIT
62. Good books, briefly : LIT
63. ___.com (e-mail address for a lottery) : CHOSENATRANDOM
66. Hungry bear filler? : ASA
67. Antenna holder : ANT
68. Polygamist's pride : HAREM
69. Salt : NACL
70. Team names : ROSTER
72. Carbon-14, e.g. : ISOTOPE
74. Euphoric, after "on" : AHIGH
76. High school subj. : HIST
77. Rake : ROUE
78. Japanese dog : AKITA
79. ___.com (e-mail address for the Coast Guard) : LOSTATSEA
83. Research facility: Abbr. : INST
84. Subject of the biopic "Sweet Dreams" : CLINE
85. FleetCenter player, for short : CELT
86. Italian cone maker : ETNA
87. Adversaries : FOES
88. Researcher's desire : GRANT
89. Good earth : LOESS
90. Old White House inits. : RMN
91. Whatever : ANY
92. ___.com (e-mail address for an active senior) : YOUNGATHEART
94. Responded sheepishly : BAAED
96. Pizza topping : MEATBALL
98. Put away : EAT
99. Clears : EARNS
100. Key : ISLET
101. ___.com (e-mail address for a romantic) : LOVEATFIRSTSIGHT
108. Pay arrangement : SCALE
109. Grand work in verse : EPOPEE
110. Preamble follower : ARTICLEI
111. Doesn't just snicker : HOWLS
112. Bounty : REWARD
113. Most uncouth : GAUCHEST
1. Stun : WOW
2. Frequent speech starter : ANECDOTE
3. Brought on board, somehow : REELEDIN
4. Puffs : TOKES
5. Unreactive : INERT
6. One in a hood : MONK
7. Destroy : END
8. Pants part : SEAT
9. Resistant : AVERSE
10. It may be thrown in the ring : LARIAT
11. Memorial sight : URN
12. Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLI
13. Originally : NEE
14. Comment at a breakup : ITSOVER
15. Lustrous black : RAVEN
16. Score in tennis : ADIN
17. ___.com (e-mail address for an old poetry reader) : CASEYATTHEBAT
18. Some specials : ENTREES
19. Some wingdings : ROASTS
24. Castigates, with "out" : BAWLS
29. Dispenser candy : PEZ
30. Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
31. Prefix with science : NEURO
32. Lover in "The Flying Dutchman" : ERIK
33. Skip : ELIDE
34. Boxer's asset : LONGREACH
35. It may be thrust : EPEE
38. Dilapidation : POORSHAPE
40. "Casablanca" role : RICK
42. One of the Reagans : PATTI
44. ___.com (e-mail address for classic sitcoms) : NICKATNITE
45. Closest : NEARMOST
47. "Careful!" : WATCHOUT
48. Voyageurs Natl. Park locale : MINN
49. People with principles : THEORISTS
51. Metal shop activity : DIEMAKING
52. Most-used edition: Abbr. : STD
53. Greet the judge : RISE
54. Reviewer's unit : STAR
55. Asia's Trans ___ mountains : ALAI
56. Sports column : WINS
57. ___.com (e-mail address for a lawyer) : ATTORNEYATLAW
58. Venice-to-Naples dir. : SSE
60. Inits. in comedy : SNL
64. Can you dig it? : ORE
65. Madras music : RAGA
71. Union member : STATE
73. Chuck : TOSS
75. Suggest : HINTAT
76. "The Hymn of Jesus" composer : HOLST
78. Actor Young of TV's "Mister Ed" : ALAN
79. Bad look : LEER
80. Suppress : STRANGLE
81. Tangles up : ENMESHES
82. Texas ___ M : AAND
83. "The Bald Soprano" playwright : IONESCO
84. Bakery treat : CRULLER
85. Ring-tailed animal : COATI
87. Starve : FAMISH
88. "Well, ___ darn!" : GOL
89. Flipped : LEAFED
92. "Rawhide" role : YATES
93. Gangster's weapon : HEATER
94. 101, in course names : BASIC
95. "If I Were ___ Man" : ARICH
97. Class ender : BELL
99. Dying words : ETTU
102. High expectation for Eliza? : OPE
103. Word : VOW
104. Assessors of m.p.g. : EPA
105. Tease : RAG
106. Miguel's Mrs. : SRA
107. Half an exchange : TIT

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