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New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 2005

Author: Mark Feldman
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Feldman
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Feldman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ballpark figures : UMPS
5. Tourer with Carreras and Domingo : PAVAROTTI
14. Genesis event, with "the" : FALL
18. Notarized doc., e.g. : CERT
19. Egg drop? : OVULATION
20. Lower small intestines : ILEA
21. Kowtow : STOOP
23. Doesn't cry uncle : KEEPSATIT
24. Basketry material : OSIER
25. One who's far from a fan : DESPISER
27. Like shrinking violets : SHY
28. Cordovan and kid, e.g. : LEATHERS
30. Camaraderies : RAPPORTS
32. French mathematician Marin ___ : MERSENNE
33. Image depicted by this puzzle, after it's solved : SMILEYFACE
34. Throng : HORDE
38. Some cosmetics : FACECREAMS
40. Conseco Fieldhouse team : PACERS
41. Bidding doers : MINIONS
43. One with a nice bod : HOTTIE
44. It has moles: Abbr. : CIA
45. While getting there : ENROUTE
46. Calendar mo. : OCT
47. Not practiced : ADLIB
50. Bit of workout gear : SWEATBAND
52. Symbols of happiness : LARKS
54. "Huh-uh" : NOPE
56. Something noticed at a fish market : SMELL
57. Essential nutrient : IRON
59. Primrose variety : COWSLIP
62. Sniff around : PRY
63. Refuse receptacle : DUSTBIN
67. Day's end: Abbr. : EVE
68. Spreadsheet fill : DATA
70. Fair feature : RIDE
71. Vane dir. : ENE
72. Agnus ___ : DEI
73. Come out of denial : FACEFACTS
76. Gershwin musical : FUNNYFACE
78. Env. contents : LTR
79. Joule parts : ERGS
81. Slight irregularities : HICCUPS
83. Ran while wet : BLED
84. Clown's cover-up : WHITEFACE
88. Really roughs up : MAULS
89. Dignity restorer : FACESAVER
92. Thin mug with sharp features : HATCHETFACE
94. Bill of Rights subj. : REL
95. Compact things : FACEPOWDERS
97. Giant of a Giant : OTT
98. Hand holder? : CLOCKFACE
100. It's not necessarily the real worth : FACEVALUE
102. Go for the gold? : PAN
103. Helmsman's headache : BERG
105. Was in a meet, maybe : SWAM
106. Take ___ (drop off briefly) : ANAP
107. Bean source : COCA
108. Hair feature : BRAID
110. Memorable times : ERAS
112. Senior airman's superior: Abbr. : SSGT
113. Hindu wonder-worker: Var. : FAQIR
114. Heroine in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" : LEILA
115. Ones in charge: Abbr. : LDRS
116. Conference start? : TELE
117. Regular : USUAL
118. Novelist O'Brien and others : EDNAS
119. Out-of-commission cruisers: Abbr. : SSTS
120. Operates : USES
121. Feels dizzy : REELS
1. School in La Jolla: Abbr. : UCSD
2. She might cite you : METERMAID
3. Commonplace : PROSAICAL
4. Cork up : STOPPLE
5. Look that says nothing : POKERFACE
6. Forestall : AVERT
7. Somme sight : VUE
8. European river source : ALPS
9. Ill-considered : RASH
10. "Our Gang" affirmative : OTAY
11. Wee warbler : TIT
12. Transparent linen : TOILE
13. Communicate (with) : INTERFACE
14. Stocking stuff : FISHNET
15. Unpleasant sort : ALIENATOR
16. Jack Lemmon's "Days of Wine and Roses" co-star : LEEREMICK
17. Metallica drummer Ulrich : LARS
22. Proverbial payee : PIPER
24. County whose seat is Alamogordo : OTERO
26. Tamari sauce and the like : SOYS
29. "The Nazarene" novelist : ASCH
31. Stands out significantly : SHINES
32. Like some blocks : MENTAL
33. Provider of creature comforts?: Abbr. : SPCA
35. Cloverleaf component : ONRAMP
36. Water cannon target : RIOTER
37. Twice : DOUBLY
39. Goes down : SETS
41. Litter box cry : MEW
42. "D-OH" person, e.g. : SEN
48. Those with clout : INS
49. Title type, often : BOLDFACE
50. Anatomical dividers : SEPTA
51. Finished off : DIDIN
52. Be humiliated : LOSEFACE
53. Antenna holder : ANT
55. Singer called "The Little Sparrow" : PIAF
58. First name of "America's Mayor" : RUDY
59. Give up : CEDE
60. Afflicted with root rot, perhaps : OVERWATERED
61. Repeatedly raise the bar? : WEIGHTTRAIN
64. Period of high artistic development : BELLEEPOQUE
65. Ethnically diverse : INTERRACIAL
66. Mathlete, stereotypically : NERD
69. Oberhausen outburst : ACH
70. "Angels of mercy," briefly : RNS
74. Broadway lyricist Rice : TIM
75. Gangster moniker : SCARFACE
76. Not in profile : FULLFACE
77. Airborne Express alternative : UPS
80. Quotation qualification : SIC
82. Nod, maybe : CUE
83. Letters on undies : BVD
85. Marijuana's chief intoxicant: Abbr. : THC
86. Aquatic zappers : EELS
87. Smallish items on rods : FACETOWELS
89. Surrounders of light switches : FACEPLATES
90. Extra horsepower, slangily : SOUP
91. Electrify : AWE
92. Limp : HOBBLE
93. King and queen : FACECARDS
95. Formation between two edges of a polyhedron : FACEANGLE
96. Pound sounds : SNARLS
99. Target alternative : KMART
101. Glad supporters : VASES
104. ___ monster : GILA
107. Matter for a judge : CASE
109. 107-Down assignees, for short : DAS
111. Lottery-running org. : SSS
112. Three-time World Series of Poker champ ___ Ungar : STU
113. Warm covering : FUR

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