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New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 2006

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Makes sticky : BEGUMS
7. Old Spanish gold : ESCUDOS
14. Plato dubbed her "the tenth Muse" : SAPPHO
20. Turkey's highest peak : ARARAT
21. Buddy : PAISANO
22. Served the drinks : POURED
23. It means "strained" in drink names : COLADA
24. Author of "The Fall of the Horse of Usher"? : EDGARALLANPONY
26. Mad cap? : KILLERBEANIE
28. Dudgeon : IRE
29. "Dinner and a Movie" airer : TBS
30. Prefix with friendly : ECO
31. Caring grp. : AMA
32. Coal byproduct : TAR
33. Hard slog : TREK
35. Arthur and others : BEAS
36. It may be legally beaten : RAP
37. Accomplish flawlessly : NAIL
39. Essential part : MEAT
40. American representative to France during the Revolutionary War : DEANE
41. Love hate? : CONTEMPTOFCOURTNEY
46. Iron man? : ROBOT
49. If things go well : IDEALLY
50. Cry with a pompom : RAH
51. What golf pencils lack : ERASERS
54. Brand of craft knives : XACTO
55. Cubes : DICESUP
59. Unable to make "Ocean's Thirteen," maybe? : WITHOUTACLOONEY
62. Actress Olin : LENA
63. Break down : ROT
64. Professionals' earnings : FEES
65. From scratch : ANEW
68. Exotic means of suicide : ASP
69. Brewed beverages : ALES
71. Organ that can perform martial arts moves? : THEKARATEKIDNEY
78. Writing set? : PENPALS
81. Alprazolam, more familiarly : XANAX
82. Femme fatale, often : SEDUCER
83. Progressive ___ : ERA
84. Quick-change artists? : PITCREW
86. 1983 Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
87. Ex-wife's refrain? : REMEMBERTHEALIMONY
93. Products with earbuds : IPODS
94. 2004 spinoff show : JOEY
95. Lip-puckering : TART
96. Long ride? : BUS
99. Recording device : TIVO
100. Blue : LEWD
101. All for : PRO
104. "___ dien," motto of the Prince of Wales : ICH
105. Specialist M.D. : ENT
106. Reason to retire : AGE
107. Monstrous bird of myth : ROC
108. How a diaper is removed? : FROMONHEINIE
111. Cry to a lunch sandwich before it's eaten? : LOOKOUTBOLOGNA
115. Set off : IGNITE
116. Arctic natives : INUITS
117. "Eureka!" : IHAVEIT
118. "Is this a ___ which I see before me": Macbeth : DAGGER
119. Salary after deductions : NETPAY
120. Sequoias and Siennas : TOYOTAS
121. Whiles away : SPENDS
1. Angel : BACKER
2. Beethoven's Third : EROICA
3. Hurry on horseback : GALLOP
4. River through Kazakhstan : URAL
5. Jotted down : MADEANOTEOF
6. Alien : STARMAN
7. Three-sided blade : EPEE
8. Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
9. Company with the motto "A Business of Caring" : CIGNA
10. Old carrier name : USAIR
11. Have the gumption : DARE
12. ___ roll : ONA
13. Roman Helios : SOL
14. Catalyst : SPARK
15. Top-notch : AONE
16. Spot early on? : PUP
17. Able to change shape : PROTEAN
18. Unwanted plant in farmyards : HENBANE
19. Spacecraft orbiting Mars : ODYSSEY
25. Mislead and then some : LIETO
27. Hook worm : BAIT
33. Pan coating : TEFLON
34. Off-color : RACY
35. Hebrew for "house of God" : BETHEL
38. Wahine accessory : LEI
39. Very, to Verdi : MOLTO
40. Horror movie figure, informally : DRAC
41. British bludgeon : COSH
42. Year that Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" was published : MDXC
43. Set of rings? : PEAL
44. Food item that can be soft or hard : TACO
45. Historic Swiss canton : URI
46. Prepare to give what you received? : REWRAP
47. Brooks Robinson, for 23 years : ORIOLE
48. Secure tightly, with "down" : BATTEN
52. Lament : RUE
53. Chooses to leave : STETS
55. Units of force : DYNES
56. Late wake-up call? : SEANCE
57. Seemingly not there : UNSEEN
58. Ancient manuscripts : PAPYRI
60. Black layer found in Morbier cheese : ASH
61. Put dishes away : EAT
66. Stretch (out) : EKE
67. Pull ahead yet further : WIDENTHEGAP
70. Small suit : SPEEDO
72. Left : EXITED
73. Actress Bates : KATHY
74. Ending with sever or suffer : ANCE
75. ___ avis : RARA
76. It'll turn you around : AXEL
77. In a proper manner : DULY
79. Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
80. Research center : LAB
84. On-the-water front : PROW
85. Wildean quality : WIT
87. Drug taken mostly by kids : RITALIN
88. Inferior imitator : EPIGONE
89. Pack up and go : MOVEOUT
90. Deplane dramatically : EJECT
91. Common street name : MAIN
92. Nero Wolfe's obsession : ORCHIDS
96. Not harmful : BENIGN
97. Together : UNITED
98. They're rounded up in a roundup : STEERS
100. Punk : LOUSY
101. Utah County seat : PROVO
102. Big name in reference books : ROGET
103. ___ vincit amor : OMNIA
107. Nino who composed the music for "The Godfather" : ROTA
108. Scold severely : FLAY
109. Feedbag's fill : OATS
110. "Splendor in the Grass" writer : INGE
112. Currency of Laos : KIP
113. It may come straight from the horse's mouth : BIT
114. "Now the truth comes out!" : OHO

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