HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 1995

Author: Alex K. Justin
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex K. Justin
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Melba and Moore, e.g. : DIVAS
6. Roast-masters : MCS
9. Thick serving : SLAB
13. Consoling word to a loser : ALMOST
19. Medium : AGENT
20. 1978 Linda Ronstadt hit "_____ Baby Baby" : OOH
21. Made tracks : TORE
22. Controversial Reagan adviser : DEAVER
23. Words by 7-Down : BORNONTHEFOURTHOFJULY
27. Place of bestial debauchery : STY
28. Actress Talbot : NITA
29. Light : IGNITE
30. Decoratively painted metalware : TOLES
31. Radio, for one : SET
32. Minor matter : NOBIGDEAL
35. Flat bread? : RENT
36. Take the wind out of : DEFLATE
40. Saskatchewan native : CREE
41. Trial locale : LAB
43. Its in French : SES
44. See 73-Across : ALLEGIANCE
46. Singer LaBelle et al. : PATTIS
49. "Same Time, Next Year" playwright Bernard : SLADE
50. They're Red, White...and blue : SEAS
51. See 73-Across : TOTHEFLAG
54. It may be cocked : HAT
55. Realm of King Rama : SIAM
56. Pop : SODA
57. Topped, in a way : ROOFED
59. Royal assistant : TASTER
62. Cabinet member Federico : PENA
63. "Sleuth" actor : CAINE
64. Key title : THESTARSPANGLEDBANNER
70. Wife of Abraham, originally : SARAI
71. Bandleader Columbo : RUSS
72. Temporary holder of property : BAILEE
73. With 44- and 51-Across words by Francis Bellamy : PLEDGE
75. Curly-leafed vegetable : KALE
76. Divided : TORN
77. Cry of mock indignation : MOI
80. With 86-Across, words by Katharine Lee Bates : FROMSEATO
82. Anklebones : TALI
83. Composer Saint-_____ : SAENS
85. Like streets of Victorian London : GASLIT
86. See 80-Across : SHININGSEA
88. Yacht appendage : FIN
91. French seasoning : SEL
92. Van Gogh's "Letters to His Brother _____" : THEO
94. Bonds, in a way : GLUESON
95. Book in the Book of Mormon : ENOS
97. Some ladies' garments : SEPARATES
101. Stipulations : IFS
102. Cast : THREW
104. Fits with new sails : RERIGS
105. Noggin, to Brits : LOAF
107. "_____ on Indolence" : ODE
110. More words by 7-Down : IAMTHEYANKEEDOODLEBOY
114. Lined up : SLATED
115. Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
116. Speaker's site, for short : AMP
117. Solzhenitsyn, in 1953 : EXILE
118. Spartan workers : HELOTS
119. Discounted by : LESS
120. Computer software letters : DOS
121. Macnee's '60s TV role : STEED
1. Smidgens : DABS
2. Jim Croce's "_____ a Name" : IGOT
3. Exceedingly : VERY
4. Reinking of "Pippin" : ANN
5. Neolithic period : STONEAGE
6. Nobel physicist Sir Nevill : MOTT
7. Actor, dancer, playwright, singer and songwriter : COHAN
8. _____ devil : SHE
9. Corona, e.g. : STOGIE
10. Relax : LOUNGE
11. Sure alternative : ARRID
12. 1981 film biography : BETTE
13. Commotion : ADO
14. Forsaken : LEFT
15. Like some parties : MAJOR
16. Seedlets : OVULES
17. Diana's Greek counterpart : SELENE
18. Rendezvous : TRYSTS
24. Bruce Gordon TV role : NITTI
25. Worsted threads : FIBRES
26. Hygienist's concern : HEALTH
31. Kind of dog : SLED
33. English philosopher William of _____ : OCCAM
34. Slangy goodbye : LATER
36. T, in code : DASH
37. Poet _____ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
38. Lickspittle : FLATTERER
39. Lighter : EASIER
42. Type of lens : BIFOCAL
45. Converges on : NEARS
46. Of the foot : PODAL
47. _____ price (dearly) : ATA
48. Actor Everett : SLOANE
51. Deliveryman's device of yore : TONGS
52. 1986 Blake Edwards film spoof : AFINEMESS
53. It builds character : GENE
55. Union, e.g.: Abbr. : STA
56. Smarts : SENSE
58. "_____ Rosenkavalier" : DER
60. One way to be sick : ASADOG
61. Badges of infamy : STIGMAS
62. São _____ : PAULO
64. Child meas. : TSP
65. Moiety : HALF
66. Brooklyn institute : PRATT
67. Levi's "Christ Stopped at _____" : EBOLI
68. Foolhardy : DARING
69. Crib : BIN
74. Mississippi has four : ESSES
75. Trombonist Winding : KAI
76. Resort lake : TAHOE
78. Basie's "_____ 'Clock Jump" : ONEO
79. "This _____ outrage!" : ISAN
81. First name in mysteries : ELLERY
82. Nagana carrier : TSETSE
83. Whines : SNUFFLES
84. Lifetimes : AGES
87. It's a long story : ILIAD
88. Fixation : FETISH
89. Smoke : INHALE
90. Part of "snafu" : NORMAL
92. Toys "R" Us goods : TRIKES
93. Actress Jean and others : HAGENS
96. Knock-down drag-out : SETTO
98. Rock's _____ Jam : PEARL
99. "L.A. Law" lawyer : ARNIE
100. Play viewer's aid : SLOMO
103. Stimulate : WHET
106. All-thumbs apology : OOPS
107. Tony's cousin : OBIE
108. Senate V.I.P. : DOLE
109. Leered : EYED
111. Copy workers: Abbr. : EDS
112. Family V.I.P. : DAD
113. Part of a telephone no. : EXT

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