TIMELY OBSERVATION

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 2001

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Former Virginia senator : ROBB
5. Small band : COMBO
10. "If ___ You" (#1 Alabama song) : IHAD
14. One-time rival of Hogan : SNEAD
19. High guy in Dubai : EMIR
20. Makeup artists? : LIARS
21. Place for a mass meeting? : NAVE
22. Mass meeting : RALLY
23. Public declarations : MANIFESTOS
25. Start of a quip : THETROUBLE
27. How some things are set : INSTONE
28. Smarty : WISEACRE
30. Lip : SASS
31. Compass-drawn line : ARC
32. Pleasant way to walk : ONAIR
33. Height : ACME
35. Quip, part 2 : WITHBEINGPUNCTUALIS
42. Plow pioneer : JOHNDEERE
44. Screen site : MONITOR
45. More than intuition : ESP
46. Bulldog Days participant : ELI
47. Relative of -y : ISH
48. Primer material : BASICS
49. It's heavily Hindu : INDIA
51. Justice Frankfurter : FELIX
53. Disney opener : EURO
56. Le Havre-to-Paris dir. : ESE
57. Cote chorus : BLEATS
58. Conductor Lukas ___ : FOSS
59. N.H.L. goalie Chris : OSGOOD
61. Whopper : TALE
62. Quip, part 3 : THATTHEREISNOBODY
68. Expresses disdain, in a way : TUTS
69. Take to the cleaners : FLEECE
70. Fail to medal : LOSE
73. Sun Bowl venue : ELPASO
76. Visa statement abbr. : APR
79. Longtime McDonald's chief : KROC
80. Enlists again : REUPS
81. Parents : REARS
82. Scoffs at : FLOUTS
84. Wow : AWE
86. Clinton's denom. : BAP
87. N.C. State is in it : ACC
88. Heavy hydrogen, e.g. : ISOTOPE
90. Magazine items : ARTILLERY
93. End of the quip : THERETOAPPRECIATEIT
96. Starting from : ASOF
97. "I Love a Parade" composer : ARLEN
98. Way home from a bar, maybe : CAB
99. Engine production : CHUG
102. Hardwood sources : OAKTREES
105. Pipsqueaks : SHRIMPS
109. Author of the quip : HAROLDROME
111. Digest : COMPENDIUM
113. Cross swords : ARGUE
114. ___ early age : ATAN
115. Water chestnut, e.g. : TUBER
116. Enough, sometimes : ONCE
117. Tries to stop expanding : DIETS
118. ___ prize (came in first) : WONA
119. Actor Keach : STACY
120. Hot pot : STEW
1. Scale sequence : REMI
2. ___ Air (Mideast carrier) : OMAN
3. Trash collectors? : BINS
4. Side in a 1940 battle : BRITAIN
5. Strong holds : CLENCHES
6. Seine feeder : OISE
7. Pin cushion : MAT
8. Cookie salesgirl, perhaps : BROWNIE
9. Legendary Irish bard : OSSIAN
10. Throw in, as a question : INTERPOSE
11. "Funny!" : HAHA
12. Tours with? : AVEC
13. Takes away : DETRACTS
14. Sign of a B'way hit : SRO
15. Feeling while reeling : NAUSEA
16. Exile isle : ELBA
17. "___ well ..." : ALLS
18. They may provide highlights : DYES
24. Neighbor of McGuire Air Force Base : FORTDIX
26. Page of a book : RECTO
29. Standard deviation symbol : SIGMA
32. Across, in verse : OER
34. 17th-century Spanish painter of religious scenes : MURILLO
35. In the time that : WHILST
36. Commands : BEHESTS
37. Les √Čtats-___ : UNIS
38. "Well done!" : NICE
39. Spartan queen of myth : LEDA
40. "What ___?" : ISIT
41. Some resorts : SPAS
42. Bridges in movies : JEFF
43. Nondairy spread : OLEO
48. Crude dude : BOOR
50. It may get under your skin : NEEDLE
52. Famed film flop : ISHTAR
54. "Sick!" : UGH
55. Hatchery supply : ROE
57. Innocent one : BABE
59. Football Hall-of-Famer Graham : OTTO
60. Lexicographer's concern: Abbr. : DEF
61. Fugue preceder, often : TOCCATA
63. Wagga Wagga residents : AUSSIES
64. Varieties : ILKS
65. Rev.'s delivery : SER
66. Prefix with cortex : NEO
67. "Absolutely!" : YOUBET
71. Work with a pug : SPAR
72. Glimpse : ESPY
73. Latin 101 word : ERAT
74. Poland's Walesa : LECH
75. It's set by a runner : PACE
76. ___ California : ALTA
77. Lowdown : POOP
78. Louisville landmark : RUPPARENA
80. Master anew : RELEARN
82. Tempest in a teapot : FOOFARAW
83. Home base for un astronaute : TERRE
85. Spelling? : WITCHERY
89. Endured : STOOD
90. Beats easily : ACESOUT
91. Thousandth of a yen : RIN
92. Pleasant drives? : LIBIDOS
94. French 120-Across : RAGOUT
95. Provides a seat for : ELECTS
99. Voting booth hanger-on? : CHAD
100. Mata ___ : HARI
101. Press : URGE
103. Japanese stringed instrument : KOTO
104. Fed : TMAN
105. Small detail? : SPEC
106. Bill producer : MINT
107. Brownish purple : PUCE
108. Smallest of the mergansers : SMEW
110. Guitar master Paul : LES
112. C.E.O. hopeful : MBA

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