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New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 2007

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ancient Greece's Seven ___ : SAGES
6. Wrinkled melon : CASABA
12. "Well, yeah!" : DUH
15. Doctrine : ISM
18. Team for which 1970 N.B.A. M.V.P. Willis Reed played : KNICKS
20. "Sense and Sensibility" sister : ELINOR
21. Axis, of a sort : ENTENTE
23. Dire proof-of-purchase slip? : INVOICEOFDOOM
25. Annual celebration for a Catholic : NAMEDAY
26. Three-way joint : TEE
27. Complete circuit : LAP
28. What Dr. Frankenstein tried to do? : INSTILLLIFE
30. Not merely smoldering : AFIRE
32. ___ vivant : BON
34. Jackie's second : ARI
35. Rep. of S. ___ : AFR
36. Bored kayaker's movements? : INDIFFERENTSTROKES
43. Planned : MEANT
44. Founder of General Electric : EDISON
45. ___ Glue-All : ELMERS
49. Haughty mannerisms : AIRS
50. Chilled garnish : ASPIC
52. Cut off : LOP
54. Battle of Hastings participant : SAXON
55. Atlanta's ___ Center : CNN
56. Much-needed windfall? : INCOMETOTHERESCUE
60. Because of this : ERGO
61. Unable to relax : ONEDGE
62. Water bearer : HOSE
63. Showing deep embarrassment : CRIMSON
66. Water pipes : BONGS
68. Less ripe : GREENER
70. Old Germanic character : RUNE
71. Tighten, as a corset, maybe : RELACE
73. Drink in "Beowulf" : MEAD
74. Like workers' salaries under a miserly boss? : INCREASERESISTANT
79. Big prize on "The Price Is Right" : CAR
82. Portion of a flight : STAIR
83. Roman sun god : SOL
84. Fleeting light : GLINT
85. ___ of the Rock (Jerusalem shrine) : DOME
86. It's often put on paper : POSTIT
88. Missouri city : JOPLIN
90. Actress Hayek : SALMA
91. Hogwarts? : INVOCATIONALSCHOOL
96. Nickname preceder : AKA
99. Theater sign : SRO
100. Just fine : AOK
101. Crown insets : OPALS
102. Sharply focused Warsaw residents? : INTENTPOLES
107. "Hellboy" star Perlman : RON
108. Erwin of 1950s TV : STU
111. One who's expected to deliver? : MESSIAH
112. Clairvoyants' charges? : INTUITIONFEES
117. She plotted to kill Clytemnestra : ELECTRA
118. Rugged mountain chain : SIERRA
119. All your work may go into it : RESUME
120. H, to Hellenes : ETA
121. Datum sought by identity thieves: Abbr. : SSN
122. Rocky's girl : ADRIAN
123. Writes a Dear John letter : DUMPS
1. "Monty Python" segment : SKIT
2. Queen Elizabeth's daughter : ANNE
3. Care : GIVEADARN
4. Prefix with -cide : ECO
5. It takes up many chairs : SKILIFT
6. Fortune subj. : CEO
7. Puppet show? : ALF
8. Grauman of Grauman's Chinese Theater : SID
9. Consecrates : ANOINTS
10. Big help : BOON
11. Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
12. "The Good Shepherd" director, 2006 : DENIRO
13. Dissimilar : UNALIKE
14. Web programmer's medium : HTML
15. Sepoy Rebellion site : INDIA
16. Wizard's prop : STAFF
17. Gangster Lansky : MEYER
19. Wolf (down) : SCARF
22. Common sushi ingredient : EEL
24. Three-sided blade : EPEE
29. Pitch : TAR
31. Cod pieces? : FINS
32. Shroud : BEDIM
33. In abeyance : ONICE
36. Computer that originally came in "flavors" : IMAC
37. Ja's opposite : NEIN
38. Offering at a government auction : REPO
39. "Sayonara!" : SOLONG
40. Some government bonds : TNOTES
41. "Anything ___" (Woody Allen film) : ELSE
42. Blotto : SMASHED
46. One who's done stretches? : EXCON
47. Energize : ROUSE
48. Elvis impersonator's expression : SNEER
50. Sweater material : ANGORA
51. Cream tea go-with : SCONES
53. Significant degree? : PHD
56. Org. that requires schedules : IRS
57. Musical pitches : TONES
58. "I am the ___" (Beatles lyric) : EGGMAN
59. Lease again : RERENT
60. Retired professors : EMERITI
63. Like new bills : CRISP
64. Make altogether : RUNTO
65. Atahualpa's people : INCAS
66. Basque novelist Pío : BAROJA
67. Endangered wildcat : OCELOT
69. Fill up on : EAT
72. Aix-___-Bains : LES
75. Poetic country name : ERIN
76. White house : IGLOO
77. Creep furtively : SLINK
78. "S.N.L." alum Fey : TINA
79. Structure finished during Titus' reign : COLOSSEUM
80. Magazine's contents : AMMO
81. Authentic : REAL
85. "The Witches" author : DAHL
87. Potential Emmy nominees : TVSTARS
89. Egyptian coin : PIASTER
90. Medically examined via machine : SCANNED
92. Book printer's no-no : ORPHAN
93. Talk sweetly : COO
94. "Tank Girl" actress Petty : LORI
95. Something that helps you follow the game? : SPOOR
96. Singer Mann : AIMEE
97. Showed obeisance : KNELT
98. Befogged : ATSEA
103. Exit-the-program button : ESC
104. Lice-to-be : NITS
105. "I'm Not ___," 1975 #1 country hit by Jessi Colter : LISA
106. Geraint's wife, in Arthurian legend : ENID
109. Per diem worker : TEMP
110. A Swiss Army knife has lots of them : USES
113. William Tell's birthplace : URI
114. 401(k) alternative : IRA
115. Like camel's hair : TAN
116. Home of the Seminoles: Abbr. : FSU

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