TO COIN A PHRASE

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1998

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Shortz
Henry Hook
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Meager : SLIM
5. Pen name : BIC
8. Tried to lose? : ATELESS
15. Mediocre : BLAH
19. Hawaiian winter wind : KONA
20. She danced with John in "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
21. Woman in Charles's life : CAMILLA
22. Relaxation : EASE
23. Start of a quip : IFIHADANICKELFOR
26. Mysterious character : RUNE
27. They let you know you're wanted : PAGERS
28. Solar system mockup : ORRERY
29. Vacillated : WAVERED
31. Abundance : STORE
32. Tykes : WEEUNS
33. The other team in "Damn Yankees" : SENATORS
34. Homer Simpson's exclamation : DOH
36. Ike's command: Abbr. : ETO
37. Inheritance? : TRAIT
38. Dickens the sketchwriter : BOZ
41. Suffix with macro- : COSM
44. As soon as : ONCE
46. C's in shop class? : CLAMPS
50. Town SE of Bakersfield, Calif. : TEHACHAPI
52. Scepter adornment : ORB
54. Family : ILK
55. Zulus, e.g. : BANTUS
56. Political practice, perhaps : ISM
58. Quip, part 2 : EVERYTIMEI
62. Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
63. Gull : DECEIVE
65. Asia Minor region : AEOLIA
66. Quip, part 3 : PUTADOLLARINTHE
69. Like a banshee : GAELIC
71. Without : NEEDING
72. Gone by : OFOLD
76. Quip, part 4 : BANKIDHAVE
78. Tolkien tree-man : ENT
79. "The Player" director, 1992 : ALTMAN
80. Article in El Pais : UNA
81. Citric cooler : ADE
82. Addams Family member : GRANDMAMA
84. E-9: Abbr. : SGTMAJ
88. Painter Anthony Van ___ : DYCK
91. Spread out : SOWN
92. Calendar units: Abbr. : YRS
93. Unsurprising : USUAL
95. Japanese honorific : SAN
97. Ilex, for one : OAK
99. Noted site of foreign study : SORBONNE
102. Kind of train : LIONEL
105. Nearly sacrificed son : ISAAC
110. Expurgated, with "up" : CLEANED
111. "Tobacco Road" father Jeeter ___ : LESTER
112. Actress Dolores : DELRIO
113. Plant-growth retardant : ALAR
114. End of the quip : 1/2OWHATIHAVENOW
117. Bean town? : LIMA
118. More blackened : SOOTIER
119. Animation unit : CEL
120. Take out of context? : DELE
121. Secretary, for one : DESK
122. Lev Bronstein's alias : TROTSKY
123. Fire : AXE
124. Tried to beat the tag : SLID
1. Captains, informally : SKIPS
2. O.K. for the diet-conscious : LOFAT
3. Architect Jones : INIGO
4. "Politically Incorrect" host : MAHER
5. Chums : BUDS
6. 1965 Yardbirds hit "___ Man" : IMA
7. Lakeside sight : CANOE
8. Build up : ACCRUE
9. Enjoyed : TAKENTO
10. The Sage of Concord : EMERSON
11. Easter emblem : LILY
12. Toymaker, maybe : ELF
13. Largo, vis-à-vis presto : SLOWER
14. Adirondack lake : SARANAC
15. Big pistol manufacturer : BERETTA
16. 1985 newsmaking ship Achille ___ : LAURO
17. "Roots" Emmy winner : ASNER
18. Follows : HEEDS
24. Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
25. Madness? : IRE
30. Colorado resort : VAIL
32. Horse's halter : WHOA
33. Cordwood measure : STERE
35. Publisher Adolph : OCHS
38. Tolerate : BEAR
39. "Oops!" : OHNO
40. Emil ___, 1948-52 Czech track gold medalist : ZATOPEK
42. Did some scouting : SPIED
43. Impart erroneously : MISCONVEY
45. They're on top of things : COVERINGS
47. "The Drew Carey Show" woman : MIMI
48. Entreaty : PLEA
49. Partake at 30-Down : SKI
50. As yet unscheduled: Abbr. : TBA
51. Dense clouds : CUMULI
53. Fetched, to a hillbilly : BRANG
57. Free-for-all : MELEE
58. Duck : EVADE
59. Nevertheless : YET
60. Wedding vow infinitive : TOHOLD
61. Bennett song start : ILEFTMY
63. Vladivostok villa : DACHA
64. Nouvelle Calédonie, e.g. : ILE
67. Thrice daily, in pharm. : TID
68. Preface : INTRO
69. Jets or Sharks : GANG
70. Makeup lessons?: Abbr. : ANAT
73. Gen. Bradley : OMAR
74. Flees : LAMS
75. Modern-day evidence : DNA
76. Clear the tables : BUS
77. Mix up : ADDLE
79. Writer Quindlen : ANNA
83. Sans pass : AWOL
85. Mideast leader beginning 1981 : MUBARAK
86. "Chacun ___ goût" : ASON
87. Marilyn Monroe's birthday : JUNE1ST
89. "The Screwtape Letters" writer : CSLEWIS
90. Name in Chinese history : KAISHEK
94. Multipurpose conjunction : AND/OR
96. One with a lot of paperwork : NOTARY
98. Ukraine's capital : KIEV
99. Almost boil : SCALD
100. Stan's pal : OLLIE
101. Lots and lots : REAMS
103. Bottom line : NET
104. "All My Children" role : ERICA
106. Coasters : SLEDS
107. Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
108. Garlicky mayonnaise : AIOLI
109. Intimidated : COWED
111. Trent of the Senate : LOTT
112. Lowland : DALE
115. CC : 2OO
116. Spell : HEX

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