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New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 2002

Author: Nelson Hardy
Editor: Will Shortz
Nelson Hardy
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Was a rat : TOLD
5. Certainly no libertines : PRIGS
10. Strip : SWATH
15. ___ Bell : TACO
19. Home of the First Ladies National Historic Site : OHIO
20. Embezzler's fear : AUDIT
21. Marisa of "What Women Want" : TOMEI
22. Even once : EVER
23. Target black-market lingerie dealers? : GOFORTHEBRASRING
26. Soprano who once worked for P. T. Barnum : LIND
27. TV cartoon dog : ASTRO
28. Deep-sea explorer, at times : ROBOT
29. Dickens's Mr. Pecksniff : SETH
30. Tranquillity : EASE
31. Leader in a robe : EMIR
33. Straight : NEAT
35. "Jurassic Park" menace : RAPTOR
37. Was married to an Amazon? : HADALOTOFGAL
42. Moves like a lizard : SLITHERS
44. Neighbor : ABUT
45. She's got the music in her : DIVA
46. Virility and courage : MACHISMO
48. "Sure thing, pard!" : YEP
49. Bit of sweat : BEAD
51. Handful of hair : HANK
52. Gists : NUBS
56. Flight segment : STAIR
59. "Do it again!" : ENCORE
62. Neighbor of Nigeria : BENIN
63. Cat's favorite item in an Easter basket? : CHOCOLATEMOUSE
67. Ready for marriage : NUBILE
68. Freshens, in a way : AERATES
69. Don't mess with : LETBE
70. Skinflint : SCROOGE
71. Gets game : SNARES
72. Spouse who isn't vindictive? : SPARINGPARTNER
74. Didn't dawdle : ACTED
75. Shavers : PLANES
76. Grating : HARSH
77. Origin : SEED
78. Bus. bigwigs : CEOS
79. Become soft, say : THAW
81. Spot in Vegas : PIP
84. Cheaply : FORASONG
88. One of the Lindberghs : ANNE
90. Where Christmas lights may be hung : EAVE
91. Floor : ASTONISH
94. Apartment building's previous overseer? : THELASTSUPER
97. Repeat : PARROT
98. Wrecked : SHOT
99. Ticket : CITE
100. Indigo dye source : ANIL
101. Man, e.g. : ISLE
104. Dump : SCRAP
108. Luigi's land : TERRA
111. Year Attila was defeated in Gaul : CDLI
112. Take care of a soda warehouse spill? : CLEANTHELITERBOX
115. Better ___ : HALF
116. Familial nickname : AUNTY
117. Log or board : ENTER
118. Feeble : PALE
119. Additionally : ELSE
120. Document from a letter : LEASE
121. Like a chimney sweep : SOOTY
122. They're big in Hollywood : EGOS
1. "Animal House" wear : TOGA
2. Cries of surprise : OHOS
3. Opposite of let down : LIFTEDUP
4. Hardly the assertive type : DOORMAT
5. Gesture of affection : PAT
6. German industrial region : RUHR
7. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
8. Any of the Bee Gees : GIBB
9. Undiluted : STRONG
10. Bourbon and others: Abbr. : STS
11. Beat : WORST
12. Gaston's girl : AMIE
13. Fair sight : TENT
14. Chancy : HIGHRISK
15. Start a three-way call? : TELEPHONEBOTH
16. Play the ace? : AVIATE
17. One might remove a curse : CENSOR
18. Underlings follow them : ORDERS
24. Shake up : ROIL
25. Elite military unit : ATEAM
32. Engine part : ROD
34. Chef's phrase : ALA
36. This might help people who are short : ATM
37. Manger bedding : HAY
38. Justice Fortas : ABE
39. Shinbones : TIBIAS
40. Blatant : OVERT
41. J.F.K. watchdog : FAA
42. Don't be a hog : SHARE
43. Trade : LINE
47. Elite : CHOSEN
50. Put down : DEMEAN
53. Merger : UNION
54. Foolish talk : BILGE
55. Cocky look : SNEER
56. What a very good horror movie might make you? : SCAREDFORLIFE
57. Schlepped : TOTED
58. Porters : ALES
60. ___ Dame : NOTRE
61. Braque, e.g. : CUBIST
62. Scots' accents : BURRS
63. Honduran houses : CASAS
64. From now : HENCE
65. Emulate Cicero : ORATE
66. 1960 #1 Marty Robbins hit : ELPASO
67. Va. neighbor : NCAR
70. Gives rise to : SPAWNS
72. Be clumsy with a pail : SLOSH
73. Lake Volta locale : GHANA
75. They may be split : PEAS
78. Life-and-death : CRITICAL
80. "Prince Valiant" cartoonist Foster : HAL
81. Cheap Halloween mask : PAPERBAG
82. "___ had it!" : IVE
83. Part of i.p.s. : PER
85. "Double Fantasy" performer : ONO
86. Maximum : NTH
87. Hamlet's father, e.g. : GHOST
89. List shortcut : ETC
90. Musical Muse : EUTERPE
91. Cochise, for one : APACHE
92. Article of summer wear : SANDAL
93. Woodwind embellishments : TRILLS
95. Makes art like Rembrandt : ETCHES
96. Spot : SITE
98. Has space for : SEATS
102. Swing around : SLUE
103. Actress Olin : LENA
105. Elopers' destination, maybe : RENO
106. Violist's clef : ALTO
107. Artist Mondrian : PIET
109. Hershey brand : ROLO
110. x, y and z : AXES
113. "The Steve Allen Show" regular : NYE
114. Sample : TRY

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