BANNER DAY

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 2004

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 179, Blocks: 100 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 125 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The rebus squares represent the stars as arranged in an EARLY US FLAG.
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rock band with an electrical name : ACDC
5. Asian new year : TET
8. Stationed (in) : BASED
13. Varnish ingredient : LAC
16. Batter's box : CAGE
20. Ring figure : TORO
21. Prefix with center : EPI
22. Thrill to pieces : ELATE
23. "Exodus" role : ARI
24. "Like ___ out of ..." : ABAT
25. Bingeing : ONASPREE
27. Succeed : GOFAR
28. Subject of Stefan Fatsis' book "Word Freak" : SCRABBLE
30. Artisan who works with metal : PEWTERER
31. "Bali ___" : HAI
32. Square measures : HECTARES
33. Teasdale and Lee : SARAS
34. City in a George Strait country hit : AMARILLO
38. Guitarist Allman : DUANE
39. "___ his kiss" (1964 pop lyric) : ITSIN
40. Gel in a lab : AGAR
41. "Only Time" singer : ENYA
43. Cellist Rostropovich, to friends : SLAVA
45. Cute ___ button : ASA
46. Starts, as a roll of film : LOADSIN
49. On the right : DEXTRAL
51. Laid up : ILL
53. Jeanne ___ : DARC
55. Rockies resort : VAIL
56. Fathers : SIRES
58. Domino-shaped fig. : RECT
59. Dungeons & Dragons spellcaster : MAGE
60. Disintegrated, as cells : LYSED
62. Pulled off : DID
64. Pastoral sound : BAA
65. See 45-Down : AES
66. Finger : RATON
67. + end : ANODE
68. Legendary maker of a 96-Across : BETSYROSS
71. Calendario page : ENERO
72. "Rhinoceros" playwright : IONESCO
74. Airline to Sweden : SAS
75. Drollery : WIT
76. Something to exercise in : SPANDEX
77. Nutmeg State collegian : ELI
79. Stars and stripes, and others : DESIGNS
83. Long-distance inits. : MCI
84. Was idle : SAT
87. "The Turtle" poet : NASH
89. Noughts in noughts-and-crosses : OOO
90. Actor Bert : LAHR
91. Ruler amts. : CMS
94. Literary alter ego : MRHYDE
96. Item commissioned by George Washington : EARLYUSFLAG
101. Charge to the limit : MAXOUT
103. "Man, do ___ a drink!" : INEED
104. Abridges : CUTSSHORT
105. "Ally McBeal" role : NELLE
106. 1990's Senate majority leader : LOTT
107. Polynesian carvings : TIKIS
109. Buffalo, for one : BOVID
112. Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
113. K-12, in education : ELHI
114. City with a Volkswagen plant : EMDEN
115. Org. with a lab : FBI
118. Martial arts expert : NINJA
119. Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
120. Reagan-era program: Abbr. : SDI
121. Nickname in which "A" stands for Alex : AROD
122. Shiraz native : IRANI
124. Sight from Bern : AARE
126. Bowl stats: Abbr. : YDS
127. Pine product : RESIN
129. Innateness : INHERENCE
131. Wife of the Duke of Cornwall, in Shakespeare : REGAN
133. Fills up : SATES
135. These, to Jorge : ESTAS
137. Drifts : ROAMS
139. Persona non ___ : GRATA
142. White-collar worker : CLERIC
144. Gym bag stuff : TALC
145. Marriage, e.g. : RITE
146. Underworld figures? : GNOMES
147. Person who shows discrimination : AGEIST
148. Spread on a dinner table : OLEO
149. ___ upswing : ONAN
150. Jiffy : MOMENT
151. "Luncheon on the Grass" and others : MANETS
152. Pea jackets? : PODS
153. Pre-V formation : RSTU
154. 1992 Wimbledon champ : AGASSI
1. On : ATOP
2. Traffic director : CONE
3. With 86-, 17- and 91-Down, how to "illustrate" this puzzle : DRAWSTARSON
4. Bob of broadcasting : COSTAS
5. National park in Newfoundland : TERRANOVA
6. Some foils : EPEES
7. Rank : TIER
8. Solicit : BEG
9. Hello and goodbye : ALOHA
10. Leopards are spotted here : SAFARI
11. Online commerce : ETAIL
12. "___ Freischütz" (Weber opera) : DER
13. Unit of punishment : LASH
14. Rainbowlike : ARCED
15. Juggling, e.g. : CIRCUSACT
16. Beach shelter : CABANA
17. See 3-Down : ABBREVIATED
18. Kind of force : GALE
19. Giverny summers : ETES
26. Storm, to a captain : PERIL
29. Whatsoever : ATALL
34. Eastern titles : AGAS
35. Dr.'s orders : MRIS
36. Historic Virginia family : LEES
37. Black beauty : ONYX
39. "Forget it!" : ISAYNO
40. Improvises : ADLIBS
42. Motionless : ATREST
44. Dick Cheney's predecessor : ALGORE
45. Part of 65-Across : ADLAI
47. Red Cross effort : AID
48. Penpoints : NIBS
49. Tootsie : DEAR
50. Scale notes : RES
52. Tanglewood Music Festival town : LENOX
54. Grant : CEDE
57. Unit of hope? : RAY
59. "Buddenbrooks" author : MANN
61. Came down : DESCENDED
63. No longer under consideration : DEAD
65. Flea market tag : ASIS
66. Mr. Fix-It : REPAIRMAN
69. China's Lao-___ : TSE
70. On one's ___ : OWN
73. Slangy suffix : OLA
76. P.T.A. meeting place: Abbr. : SCH
78. Expert finish? : ISE
80. Farmers' beans : SOYS
81. Things in pots : IOUS
82. "Oh, my!" : GOSH
83. Cosmo or S.I. : MAG
84. All ___ : SMILES
85. Gov. Schwarzenegger : ARNOLD
86. See 3-Down : THETHIRTEEN
88. Cut up : HACKED
90. Baryshnikov's birthplace : LATVIA
91. See 3-Down : COLONYNAMES
92. Prepared, as cider : MULLED
93. Picks up? : STEALS
95. Hairy Himalayan : YETI
97. Botch : RUIN
98. Columbo and others: Abbr. : LTS
99. Vest pocket : FOB
100. ___ Hubbard : LRON
102. Prefix with phobic : XENO
107. Actress Garr : TERI
108. "Finished!" : IMDONE
110. How jams are stored : INJARS
111. Have the nerve : DARE
115. Michelangelo works : FRESCOS
116. Setting for many a joke : BAR
117. Mistakenly : INERROR
121. Basketball stat : ASSIST
122. Dragged on? : INHALED
123. How vending machines give change : INCOINS
125. Yuletide cupful : EGGNOG
128. Creepy : EERIE
129. Author Calvino : ITALO
130. Really bother : EATAT
132. Bouquet : AROMA
133. Pyramid scheme : SCAM
134. Lowlife? : ALGA
136. Station : STOP
138. Food card : MENU
140. Till section : TENS
141. Italian wine area : ASTI
143. Price abbr. : CTS
146. Popular a.m. show : GMA

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