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New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1998

Author: Nelson Hardy
Editor: Will Shortz
Nelson Hardy
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crowning : TOPMOST
8. Lawrence Welk favorites : POLKAS
14. Slope sight : TBAR
18. Kind of case : ATTACHE
19. Not set : MOVEABLE
21. Dynamic beginning : AERO
22. "You don't have to cook all night"? : GOAHEADBAKEBYDAY
24. The Vamp : BARA
25. Angle shape : ELL
26. Computerphile : USER
27. Celebrity : SUPERSTAR
29. Guard : PATROL
32. Nonplussed : THREW
34. Corker : LULU
35. Cobb and others : TYS
36. Get hoary : AGE
37. Bender : TOOT
39. Target : AIM
41. Nicotine source : PATCH
43. Idle question to a bakery chef? : WHATSTHEBATTER
48. Polish : SHEEN
50. Pun-prone poet : NASH
51. Jog : TROT
52. Bridge section : TOOTH
54. Send all over the place : SPEW
56. Hurricane or tornado : ACTOFGOD
60. Press one's suit : WOO
61. "Our Gang" member : DARLA
62. ___ strip : MOBIUS
65. Jester Jay : LENO
66. Lots : BARRELS
68. W.W. II field : ETO
69. Decision for newlyweds? : BABYYESBABYNO
74. Tiny taste : SIP
75. Highway ___ : ROBBERY
77. Fashion designer Schiaparelli : ELSA
78. Some snares : NOOSES
80. Places for studs : LOBES
81. Designate : TAP
84. Dune : SANDHILL
86. Actor Baskin of "Air Force One" : ELYA
87. Party : REVEL
89. ___-pointe (ballet position) : DEMI
90. Branches : ARMS
94. Develop : EDUCE
96. Jed Clampett, in Beverly Hills? : ARUBEWITHAVIEW
100. Strict : EXACT
102. Commercial prefix with vision : UNI
103. Be short of : NEED
104. It might show its face in Vegas : DIE
105. Female gametes : OVA
107. Stalk in a swamp : REED
109. Lace part : AGLET
112. Cleave : ADHERE
114. Zealot : HARDLINER
117. Starch tree : SAGO
118. Singer's syllable : TRA
119. Over the bounding main : ASEA
120. Restrict windfall profits? : PUTABANONTHEBOON
126. Break : REST
127. Exhibits fear : TREMBLES
128. Dregs : RESIDUE
129. The Charleses' canine : ASTA
130. Expunges : ERASES
131. Forthcoming : INSTORE
1. It's game : TAG
2. Plains dweller : OTO
3. School org. : PTA
4. "Politically Incorrect" host : MAHER
5. Spotted cats : OCELOTS
6. Mild-flavored onion : SHALLOT
7. A Turner : TED
8. Whence the phrase "pass the buck" : POKER
9. Binge, in a way : OVEREAT
10. Neighbor of Syr. : LEB
11. Strikeout symbols, in baseball : KAYS
12. "Forever Your Girl" singer : ABDUL
13. Excellent, in British lingo : SLAPUP
14. Checks : TABS
15. What maligned celebrities would like to do? : BEATTHEPRESS
16. Collection : ARRAY
17. Laughs loudly : ROARS
19. Cattle feed : MASH
20. Narrow margin : EYELASH
23. Spitz stroke : BUTTERFLY
28. Gordon or Ginsburg : RUTH
29. Stooge : PAWN
30. Turkish leader : AGHA
31. Some parties : TEAS
33. 1984-88 Olympic skating champ : WITT
38. "___ be in England..." : OHTO
40. Plaint at a door : MEOW
42. French film award : CESAR
44. Spicy cuisine : THAI
45. It's not up to par : BOGEY
46. Expiate : ATONE
47. Pooh pal : ROO
49. Oft-toasted Melba : NELLIE
53. Kunta Kinte's slave name : TOBY
55. Aristophanes play, with "The" : WASPS
57. Chops up, in a way : CUBES
58. Feodor, e.g. : TSAR
59. Drugstore dispensations : DOSES
61. Crave, with "over" : DROOL
62. Haggard of C & W : MERLE
63. "The Stunt Man" star : OTOOLE
64. Loving phrase for a British policeman? : BOBBYDEAREST
67. Years of Caesar's reign : ANNI
70. Memory unit : BYTE
71. Swordsman : BLADE
72. Good ___ : ASNEW
73. Game played for the Thomas Cup : BADMINTON
76. Swains : BEAUX
79. King Harald's predecessor : OLAV
82. Ex-wife of Mickey and Frank : AVA
83. Old Spanish viceroyalty : PERU
85. "The ___ Report" (1976 best seller) : HITE
87. Ticket stub, e.g. : RECEIPT
88. Kind of moth : LUNA
91. Harass : RIDE
92. Eshkol's successor : MEIR
93. Popeye's ___ Pea : SWEE
95. Perkins who wrote "Blue Suede Shoes" : CARL
97. Washington's Birthday event : BIGSALE
98. Infidel : HEATHEN
99. Deal with : ADDRESS
101. Professor's goal : TENURE
105. "Butterfield 8" author : OHARA
106. Wedgwood products : VASES
108. Inhibit : DETER
110. Passages : LANES
111. Hindrances to settlements : EGOS
113. Equestrian's attire : HABIT
115. Facts and figures : DATA
116. Start of a 1961 nonsense song : RAMA
121. Small ammo : BBS
122. Prefix with angle or athlete : TRI
123. "Star Trek: D.S.9" character : ODO
124. 1980's TV drama "___ House" : OUR
125. Born : NEE

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