NOTHING GAINED

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1996

Author: D. Niles
Editor: Will Shortz
Dean Niles
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Niles. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Summer weather stat. : THI
4. Western treaty grp. : OAS
7. Book of 150 songs : PSALMS
13. Hibernated, with "up" : HOLED
18. Like some canvases : FRAMABLE
20. Orville Wright or Pete Rose, e.g. : OHIOAN
21. Join : UNITE
22. Victim of calumny : LIBELLEE
23. Film about an R-rated oracle? : DIRTYOLDOMEN
25. Last cameo appearances? : OBITPARTS
27. Centaur killed by Hercules : NESSUS
28. Longtime Mex. ruling party : PRI
29. Like Gen. Schwarzkopf : RET
30. Brought along : TOTED
32. Sub powerer : TURBINE
35. Flowering shrub : ACACIA
39. Get (from) : ELICIT
43. Kind of statesman : ELDER
44. Long-running "Popeye" spinoff? : SATURDAYNIGHTOLIVE
49. Intro : PROLOG
50. "The Burghers of Calais" sculptor : RODIN
51. Licks : WETS
55. Enemy of the Sioux : SAC
58. New York's___Island : RIKERS
61. Tropical climber : LIANA
63. Rap's Dr.___ : DRE
64. Flowery Greek couple? : HEROANDOLEANDER
68. Watch : VIGIL
70. Shows flexibility : ADAPTS
71. Jazz grp. : NBA
72. Flunky : MENIAL
73. Spotted : PINTO
74. Traditional song for a medfly? : HOMEONTHEORANGE
80. Tributary of the Tennessee : ELK
81. Soul singer Bryson : PEABO
83. Shredded : TOREUP
84. Neighbor of Aus. : GER
85. Newspaper department : DESK
87. Hazing target, once : PLEBE
89. More mysterious : EERIER
92. 1996 thriller that's a must? : OMISSIONIMPOSSIBLE
99. Area code 208 : IDAHO
102. Periodic weather disruption : ELNINO
103. Christian Science practitioner : HEALER
104. Lifetime domain : CABLETV
107. Bubbly drinks : COLAS
110. Suffix with bass : OON
111. H.E.W. offshoot : HHS
112. Observation : REMARK
116. Debtors' fasteners? : OWINGNUTS
120. Slick baseball great? : OLEODUROCHER
124. Expresses anger toward : FLARESAT
125. Shampoo instruction : RINSE
126. Very : SORELY
127. Ones who speak : UTTERERS
128. "Damn Yankees" part : SATAN
129. General command : ATEASE
130. Potassium hydroxide : LYE
131. Like some jobs : ODD
1. Hip New York City area : TRIBECA
2. Surroundings : HABITAT
3. "___a man who wasn't there" : IMET
4. Song lead-in for "di" or "da" : OBLA
5. Sharp : ALERT
6. Take care of : SEETO
7. Detachable container : POD
8. Blowout : SHINDIG
9. Rich person's suffix : AIRE
10. Subdivision subdivisions : LOTS
11. Third all-time record home-run hitter : MAYS
12. Muzzle : SNOUT
13. Paul Newman title role : HUD
14. See 46-Down : ONO
15. Clear : LIMPID
16. Unending, old style : ETERNE
17. Atheist : DENIER
18. Plant groupings : FLORAS
19. Skier's peak : ALP
24. Fighting Tigers of the Southeastern Conf. : LSU
26. "Perfesser" Casey : STENGEL
31. "Bingo___Yale" (Porter song) : ELI
33. Accelerate : REV
34. Exploded : BLEW
36. 16 tablespoons : CUP
37. Abbr. on a sale item : IRR
38. Ornaments : ADORNS
40. Religious believer: Abbr. : CHR
41. "___you so!" : ITOLD
42. ___for (alluring) : TODIE
45. "Put___on it!" : ALID
46. With 14-Down, "Walking on Thin Ice" singer : YOKO
47. Makeup artist : LIAR
48. Traveler's house : INN
52. Curtain detail : EDGING
53. Sort of sorting : TRIAGE
54. Merchant : SELLER
55. Like a sculpture : SHAPED
56. Old Roman politico : AEDILE
57. Curmudgeons : CRANKS
59. Actress Russo : RENE
60. Clunky shoe : SABOT
62. Say so : AVER
65. Check one : OPT
66. Surmounting : ATOP
67. Billionth: Prefix : NANO
69. Concert ending : INA
72. Listless : MOPISH
74. "Archers of St. George" artist : HALS
75. Bigger than big : OBESE
76. Shell rival : MOBIL
77. Warbling : TREMOLO
78. Dickens forger : HEEP
79. From the Continent : EURO
82. Center starter : EPI
86. Successor to Schmidt : KOHL
88. Time without end : EON
90. Capt.'s heading : ESE
91. River inlet : RIA
93. 1985 movie "Izzy and___" : MOE
94. Small change : NICKELS
95. Daughter of Cadmus : INO
96. Puffed out, as apparel : BLOUSED
97. Tights : LEOTARD
98. Some German Surrealist paintings : ERNSTS
99. Ethereal fluids : ICHORS
100. Showy flower : DAHLIA
101. Without : ABSENT
105. Play about Capote : TRU
106. Part of v.v. : VERSA
108. No-good : AWFUL
109. Like floodwater : SILTY
113. Kind of court : MOOT
114. Zoning measure : ACRE
115. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
117. Hoopster Thurmond : NATE
118. Standardized test, for short : GRE
119. Leader of A.D. 54 : NERO
121. She-bear, in Sonora : OSA
122. Cub house : DEN
123. One that's seeded : RYE

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