LIGHTEN UP

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mathematical fig. : RECT
5. Whistler, e.g. : ARTIST
11. Cargo platform : SKID
15. Chatter : JAW
18. ___ pneumonia : LOBAR
19. Stephen Foster's dream girl : JEANIE
20. Pro's opposite : TYRO
21. Arapaho foe : UTE
22. Life saver : AMERICANPINKCROSS
25. French law : LOI
26. Puzzles : PERPLEXES
27. "Survivor" sight : HUT
28. Sonar pulse : PING
29. "Is that so?!" : DOTELL
30. King of England in 1700 : WILLIAMOFPEACH
36. "Lord, is ___?" : ITI
38. Without interruption : NOEND
39. Perfume amounts : OUNCES
40. Critical tennis situation : SETPOINT
45. Bygone nuclear agcy. : AEC
46. Monstrous : OGRISH
48. Stingers : LEMONCREAMJACKETS
51. Money substitute, for short : IOU
54. Timeline divisions : ERAS
55. Prop for the Acad. Awards : ENV
56. Supreme finale : EST
57. Launch sites : SILOS
59. "Stay!" : DONTGO
62. Waterfall jumper : SALMON
66. Rustic couple : MAANDPA
68. Sidekick of old children's TV : MISTERMINTJEANS
71. Idle talk : PALAVER
74. Jawaharlal Nehru's daughter : INDIRA
75. Nearby : ATHAND
79. Flour cake : SCONE
80. Like NyQuil: Abbr. : OTC
82. Actress Gardner : AVA
84. Stick in a dish : OLEO
85. Tahoe, for one : SUV
86. Plant expert? : AZURECOLLARWORKER
93. Proofers' catches : ERRATA
95. Nashville-based awards org. : CMA
96. Watch : SPECTATE
97. Hurting : INPAIN
99. Horseshoe-shaped wear : TIARA
101. Delta wing craft : SST
102. Duke Ellington classic : MOODPERIWINKLE
106. Ballerina Karsavina : TAMARA
111. Big hands often take them : POTS
112. Musician Brian : ENO
113. Waters : IRRIGATES
115. First name in despotism : IDI
116. Tanning agents : ULTRALAVENDERRAYS
121. ___-mo : SLO
122. 33-Down's home today : PERU
123. Sister of Erato : URANIA
124. Lace tip : AGLET
125. Natural incubator : HEN
126. Masked one, informally : COON
127. Bible parts : VERSES
128. Diner in "Alice" : MELS
1. His last words were "Thus with a kiss I die" : ROMEO
2. Critic with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star : EBERT
3. ___ diem (motto of Horace) : CARPE
4. 13-figure figure : TRILLION
5. Sophocles drama : AJAX
6. Extend : RENEW
7. Putts out : TAPSIN
8. Pasta suffix : INI
9. Failing : SIN
10. Shatner's "___War" : TEK
11. Run one's fingers over : STRUM
12. 1997 treaty city : KYOTO
13. ___ agent : IRS
14. Bashes : DOS
15. 1960's-70's PBS star : JULIACHILD
16. Now : ATONCE
17. Considers : WEIGHS
18. "Lethal Weapon" force: Abbr. : LAPD
23. Like the fire goddess Brigit : CELTIC
24. Famed political hanger-on : CHAD
28. Female swans : PENS
31. Soil layer : LOAM
32. Actor ___ Cobb : LEEJ
33. Ancient people : INCA
34. Stronghold : FORT
35. Powerful : PUISSANT
37. Court case title phrase : INRE
40. It's involved in many spills : SLED
41. Architect Saarinen : EERO
42. Certain fraud investigator, informally : TMAN
43. Daily neighborhood sight : POSTMAN
44. Ex-lax? : TENSE
46. Some nods : OKS
47. "You'll never ___!" : GETME
49. Cupidity : AVARICE
50. Not extreme : CENTRAL
52. "Alley ___" : OOP
53. Letters on a stamp : USA
58. Briefly : INSHORT
60. Care, slangily : GIVEARIP
61. Suffix with verb : OSE
63. KO insert? : LMN
64. 50-Down: Prefix : MID
65. Clandestine maritime org. : ONI
67. Baseball club designation : AAA
69. Brookie or laker : TROUT
70. Diner cupfuls : JAVAS
71. Mail addenda, for short : PSS
72. Prefix with pressure : ACU
73. Aphrodisiac : LOVEPOTION
76. ___-Seltzer : ALKA
77. Waxing alternative : NEET
78. French illustrator Gustave : DORE
81. La-la lead-in : TRA
83. Some Dada works : ARPS
87. Author Grey : ZANE
88. Roman year with "two pair" : CCII
89. Monarchy since 1744 : OMAN
90. Caper : LARK
91. White terrier's nickname : WESTIE
92. Eight-pointed star : OCTAGRAM
94. Exposure units : RADS
97. Mischievous : IMPISH
98. Noggin : NOODLE
99. Old draft deferment category for critical civilian work : TWOA
100. Ones who are worlds apart : ALIENS
103. Hardly modern : RETRO
104. Ski jump downslope : INRUN
105. "Nancy" cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
107. One of the Simpsons : MARGE
108. Ever : ATALL
109. California's Point ___ National Seashore : REYES
110. Office title abbr. : ASST
114. Info on grocery pkgs. : RDAS
116. It's often below an ISBN : UPC
117. Late July delivery : LEO
118. Word on a Valentine candy heart : LUV
119. Exist : ARE
120. Dict. listing : VAR

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