DIAMOND JUBILEE

New York Times, Sunday, July 1, 2007

Author: Nancy Salomon and Bill Zais
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521
Bill Zais
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1412/1/19996/25/20095
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9022100
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1.64240

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 175 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Suction devices : ASPIRATORS
11. Pepper-upper : STIMULANT
20. Knocked out : ELIMINATED
21. Many an Alessandro Scarlatti work : OPERASERIA
22. Cause of some baseball errors? : FIELDTRIPS
23. Texas ballplayer? : PARKRANGER
24. Modern organizer, for short : PDA
25. Castaway's call : SOS
26. Supported : SECONDED
27. Schmo : LUG
28. Just watched : SATBY
30. Times of day, in classifieds : AFTS
32. Kobe Bryant, e.g. : NBASTAR
36. Bewhiskered fish lover : OTTER
37. Where "Aida" premiered : CAIRO
39. Plane's N.Y.C. destination, maybe : LGA
40. "I see," kiddingly : AHSO
41. Soldier's fare, briefly : MRE
42. 1988 Best Picture, with the repeated line "I'm an excellent driver" : RAINMAN
44. 1980s Geena Davis sitcom : SARA
46. "The Race ___" (1965 hit) : ISON
48. Dweller along the Danube : SERB
50. Hägar creator Browne : DIK
51. More decayed : MOLDIER
53. Hamburger's article : EINE
54. Gold standards : KARATS
56. Gland: Prefix : ADENO
58. Going according to plan : ONTARGET
60. Crystal ___ : METH
61. Mrs., in Peru : SRA
62. Suffix with pamphlet : EER
64. In myth, her tears created the morning dew : EOS
65. Nelson Rockefeller was its gov. : NYS
66. Commoners : THIRDESTATE
69. Classic Abbott and Costello bit : WHOSONFIRST
72. "___ precaution ..." : ASA
75. Round Table title : SIR
76. Shot spot : ARM
78. Unenthusiastic reviews : EHS
79. Beginning drawing class : ARTI
82. "No way, no how!" : FORGETIT
85. Turn : GOBAD
87. Cold-shoulders : SPURNS
89. "Blondie" tyke : ELMO
90. Place for some bling-bling : EARLOBE
92. Venusians, e.g. : ETS
94. Formula for "S" : NACL
95. Iron alternative : WOOD
96. Lid irritation : STYE
97. Makes war : INVADES
100. Sound from the rafters : COO
101. Painter's subject : NUDE
103. Suffix with morph- : EME
104. Glassware ovens : LEHRS
105. "If you ___ ..." : ASKME
107. Pin holder : GRENADE
109. Some police officers: Abbr. : DETS
110. Beat badly : STOMP
111. Sample : SIP
112. "Get out of here!" : GOHOME
113. Shade of blue : SKY
115. Florida senator Martinez : MEL
116. Diamond border? : GRASSSKIRT
121. Complaint about a baseball playing area? : GROUNDBEEF
125. Longish stories : NOVELETTES
126. It can be a relief : SILHOUETTE
127. Haunts : POSSESSES
128. Not yet ready to be deposited : UNENDORSED
1. W.W. I military grp. : AEF
2. Racecar-generated air current : SLIPSTREAM
3. Temporary residence : PIEDATERRE
4. White Rabbit's cry : IMLATE
5. Purge : RID
6. On tenterhooks : ANTSY
7. South Seas staple : TARO
8. 1970s N.F.L.'er Armstrong : OTIS
9. Sales ___ : REP
10. '60s radical grp. : SDS
11. W.W. I French fighter plane : SPAD
12. Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
13. Get to : IRK
14. Actress Gibbs : MARLA
15. Scream for the Dream Team : USAUSA
16. More protracted : LENGTHIER
17. Neighbor of Bol. : ARG
18. Never, to Nietzsche : NIE
19. Pothole patch : TAR
21. Unlocks, in verse : OPES
26. Peerless : SECONDTONONE
29. "It's c-c-c-cold!" : BRR
30. Point : AIM
31. Part of a certain scorecard : FRAME
32. Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
33. Lack of adornment : BARENESS
34. Hand out : ASSIGN
35. Andy Hardy player, in 1930s-'40s film : ROONEY
36. Trans-Siberian Railroad city : OMSK
37. LI doubled : CII
38. Turkey heads can be found here : ANKARA
39. A hallucinogen : LSD
43. Show stoppers : ADS
45. Movie droid : ARTOO
47. Takes home : NETS
49. Precede the cleanup spot : BATTHIRD
52. MGM co-founder : LOEW
55. "___ Eyes," 1969 Guess Who hit : THESE
57. Figures : DATA
59. "Piece of cake!" : ASNAP
61. Streaked : STRIATED
63. Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
67. Web creations : SITES
68. So it follows that : ERGO
70. Worrywart's words : OHDEAR
71. New in theaters : FIRSTRUN
72. Some : AFEW
73. "Later" : SOLONG
74. British mail : ARMOUR
77. Object of tornado destruction : MOBILEHOME
80. Dash holders : TRACKMEETS
81. Failed, as a pass : INCOMPLETE
83. Awesome beauties : GODDESSES
84. "I'm listening" : TRYME
86. "John Brown's Body" poet : BENET
87. Atlanta-to-Miami dir. : SSE
88. Plant with dark purple berries : SLOE
91. "Brokeback Mountain" director : LEE
93. Things made by Vikings, for short : TDS
98. Tape format : VHS
99. Kind of score : SAT
102. Isolate, in a way : ENISLE
106. Unsmiling : SOMBER
108. Some recesses : APSES
109. Ellipsis, basically : DOTS
110. Ecclesiastics' assembly : SYNOD
112. Some coll. tests : GRES
113. Individual : SOLE
114. Former baseball commissioner Bowie : KUHN
116. Econ. yardstick : GNP
117. Pooh's pal : ROO
118. School media depts. : AVS
119. Some chess pieces: Abbr. : KTS
120. Mineral suffix : ITE
121. Sch. in Atlanta : GSU
122. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
123. Rock's They Might Be Giants, e.g. : DUO
124. Inserted, in a way : FED

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