SOUND CONNECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 2006

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 143, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 146 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some radio dispatches, for short : APBS
5. Album feature : STAMP
10. ___ Popular : BANCO
15. Small handful : WISP
19. "George of the Jungle" elephant : SHEP
20. Historic symbol whose shape can be found hidden in this completed puzzle : LIBERTYBELL
22. ___'acte : ENTR
23. Southern side? : PONE
24. Made better : AMELIORATED
25. French noodle product? : IDEE
26. Shot by a doctor : INJECTED
28. 1776-1876: Abbr. : CEN
29. Guitarlike Japanese instruments : SAMISENS
31. Better set : READIER
32. Hypodermics : SYRINGES
34. Alexander Hamilton's place, informally : TENSPOT
35. It's filled with bills : ATM
36. Allegro ___ (music direction) : ASSAI
38. Grps. : ASSNS
40. Prefix with dermis : EPI
41. Lateral lead-in : TRI
42. Takes power away from : UNPLUGS
46. Henpeck : NAG
47. Bard's nightfall : EEN
48. Shavings : PARINGS
51. TV canine : REN
52. Old washing machine feature : WRINGER
56. 34th U.S. pres. : DDE
57. Opposite of blow up : DEFLATE
59. "I beg to differ!" : NOTSO
61. Neat : ICELESS
63. Stage elevator : RISER
64. Bighearted one : SOFTY
65. Out : NOTIN
66. Ones making amphibious landings? : TOADS
68. They go all out at beauty shops : AFROS
69. Center of Florida? : EPCOT
72. Coulter who wrote "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" : ANN
73. Mention : BRINGUP
77. Kind of I.R.A. : SEP
78. Broadcasts : AIRINGS
81. Big bird : EMU
82. U.S. atty. gen. in 1962 : RFK
83. In a Weird Al Yankovic song, he "looks like a Muppet, but he's wrinkled and green" : YODA
84. Get-up-and-go : PEP
85. Certain fungus : SMUT
86. Book before James: Abbr. : HEB
87. "Cool" amount : MIL
88. Saturate, in dialect : SOG
89. "Sweet as apple cider" girl : IDA
90. Cheesehead : SAP
91. Ballantine, e.g. : ALE
92. First group of invitees : ALIST
95. "Consider it done!" : NOPROBLEM
98. More fit : ABLER
100. Moving away from the sides : CENTERING
102. German auto pioneer Gottlieb : DAIMLER
103. Carpentry supplies : RINGBOLTS
104. Like Saturn : RINGED
105. Skin cleanser component : ASTRINGENT
106. In the middle of : DURING
107. Not dis : DAT
110. Whirler : TOP
112. Comedy shtick : BIT
113. Twisty turn : ESS
116. Within reach : ACHIEVABLE
121. Savory French appetizers : ONIONTARTS
125. "Tell me about it" : ICANRELATE
126. Much-photographed White House area : ROSEGARDEN
127. Accent : STRESSMARK
128. Misses the wake-up call : OVERSLEEPS
1. Like many T's and P's : ASPIRATED
2. Emergency calling plan : PHONETREE
3. Image that appears with the 20-Across on an old half dollar : BENJAMINFRANKLIN
4. Go over the limit? : SPEED
5. Groups that run : SLATES
6. Olympic officials : TIMERS
7. Still snoring : ABED
8. Actor Gibson : MEL
9. Like a Rolls-Royce : PRICY
10. Talking Heads co-founder David : BYRNE
11. Legal org. : ABA
12. Pulls in : NETS
13. Baseballers' wear : CLEATS
14. Graybeards : OLDMEN
15. Houdini's real name : WEISS
16. Longtime setting for 20-Across : INDEPENDENCEHALL
17. Things needed around dictators : STENOPADS
18. High reputes : PRESTIGES
21. Ornament that may be worn with sandals : TOERING
27. Org. with operations : CIA
30. Pulls : INS
32. Original ___ : SIN
33. Hang : SAG
37. Mozart's birthplace: Abbr. : AUS
39. From Phila. to Miami : SSW
43. Hard stuff : PROOFSPIRIT
44. Repeated phrase in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech : LETFREEDOMRING
45. Like a juggernaut : UNSTOPPABLE
48. Elapse : PASSBY
49. Polished off : ATE
50. Fraudulent contestant : RINGER
53. Welcome, as the new year : RINGIN
54. Green: Prefix : ECO
55. Check over : RETEST
58. Hat, slangily : LID
59. Top-secret grp. : NSA
60. Sounds of woe : OYS
62. It often gets glossed over : LIP
66. Airport area : TARMAC
67. Previously recorded : ONFILE
70. Dish prepared in a skillet : OMELET
71. Rutabagas, e.g. : TUBERS
74. Starr and others : RINGOS
75. Japanese noodle product : UDON
76. Temple with curved roofs : PAGODA
78. Put forward : ASSERT
79. Muslim leader : IMAM
80. Call : RINGUP
93. Series : STRING
94. Rocks : TEETERS
96. June honorees : PAS
97. Author Deighton : LEN
98. Direct contact : ABUTTAL
99. Routine : BORING
101. Domestic Old World birds : RINGDOVES
103. Creme-filled chocolate treats : RINGDINGS
107. Talking point? : DAIS
108. I.R.A. part: Abbr. : ACCT
109. "There's gold in them ___ hills!" : THAR
111. Oil producer : PALM
112. Afrikaner : BOER
113. Earth, to Mahler : ERDE
114. Flight segment : STEP
115. Payroll dept. ID's : SSNS
117. Follower of Benedict? : INE
118. Pastoral cry : BAA
119. P.O. box item : LTR
120. Comics shriek : EEK
121. Granada gold : ORO
122. Natl. Novel Writing mo. : NOV
123. British verb ending : ISE
124. It may follow you : ARE

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