EUROPEAN JOURNAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 2002

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Ashley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Isn't lavish : SCRIMPS
8. Tests by lifting : HEFTS
13. Big-eared animal : BURRO
18. Explodes : GOESBOOM
20. Indifferent to right and wrong : AMORAL
22. Deplete : USEUP
23. "Murmansk: Fabulous hotel! Living in ___" : THELAPPOFLUXURY
25. Big gold and cocoa exporter : GHANA
26. Special performances : SOLI
27. Zilch : NIL
28. Base lines? : DOGGEREL
30. "Dundee: Terrible food. We ___" : PICTATOURDINNER
37. Agcy. replaced by the N.R.C. : AEC
40. Worthless amount : SOU
41. Formal orders : WRITS
42. Skillful : ADEPT
45. Persists doggedly : PLOWSON
47. Pates : HEADS
48. "Whew!" : BROTHER
50. "Glasgow: Awful weather. It ___" : BLEWUPAGAEL
52. Healthful : SALUTARY
53. "Little" girl of a Bob Dylan song : SADIE
54. Have : OWN
55. Free pass, of a sort : WALK
57. Home, to a sci-fi fan : TERRA
58. Hells Canyon locale : IDAHO
61. Ceded : GAVEUP
63. Quickly : SOON
64. Like some answers : PAT
67. "Copenhagen: Insulted by clerk. But we wouldn't ___" : DANETOREPLY
70. Yearbook sect. : SRS
71. Valley girl's comeback : ASIF
73. Least sweet : DRIEST
74. Prepares for takeoff, say : TAXIS
77. Key : ISLET
79. Cop's target : PERP
80. Comedian Margaret : CHO
82. Pepsis, e.g. : SODAS
86. Goes back over : RETRACES
88. "Helsinki: At the bank to ___" : CHANGEAFINN
91. Under way : STARTED
92. Clinton secretary of defense : COHEN
94. Media figure Huffington : ARIANNA
95. Mount : STEED
96. Blakley of "Nashville" : RONEE
97. Battle stat. : MIA
98. Moniker : TAG
99. "Prague: At the bank again, buying ___" : TRAVELERSCZECHS
104. Center of Las Vegas action : THESTRIP
107. Prefix with metric : ISO
108. Othello's undoer : IAGO
112. Hindu "Mr." : BABOO
113. "Pamplona: At last! Relax and ___" : BASQUEINTHEGLOW
120. Relative of an Eskimo : ALEUT
121. Large sea ducks : EIDERS
122. From here to eternity : EVERMORE
123. Monopoly income : RENTS
124. Steered clear, in short : DIDNT
125. Freshens : AERATES
1. They report to Lts. : SGTS
2. Small salmon : COHO
3. Equipment for catching a 2-Down : REEL
4. Long Island town : ISLIP
5. Degree involving courses in mktg. and mgmt. : MBA
6. Appear, with "up" : POP
7. Bribe : SOP
8. John Carpenter horror classic : HALLOWEEN
9. Six-foot runner : EMU
10. TV staple since 1986 : FOX
11. Broadway play about Capote : TRU
12. Famed Manhattan eatery : SARDIS
13. Headed for the hills : BUGGEDOUT
14. Some seaters : USHERETTES
15. Rise up : REAR
16. Part of an old inscription : RUNE
17. Shade of white : OPAL
19. "___ Lisa" : MONA
21. Birthplace of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : LYON
24. Robust : FIT
29. Knot : GNARL
31. Put out : ISSUED
32. It may be under a board : COOP
33. Albacore : TUNA
34. Russian river : URAL
35. Clean : RID
36. Shakes, for short : DTS
37. Squad cars get them, in brief : APBS
38. 1969 jazz album : ELLA
39. Campus figure : COED
43. Site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World : PHAROS
44. Not just a brat : TERROR
46. Period of rationing: Abbr. : WWII
47. See 118-Down : HAW
48. Scott of TV's "Enterprise" : BAKULA
49. Actor Phillippe and others : RYANS
51. Treasure-hunting kids in a 1985 movie : GOONIES
52. Pondered, in a way : SLEPTON
55. Part of 46-Down : WAR
56. First, Second or Third: Abbr. : AVE
59. Put on : ADD
60. Dwelled (on) : HARPED
61. Conned : GOT
62. Eucharist vessel : PYX
64. Figure skating category : PAIRS
65. Loan application blank : ASSETS
66. Charge : TILTAT
68. Poetic contraction : EER
69. Recipe amt. : TSP
72. Brings to light : FERRETSOUT
75. Book of prophecies : ISAIAH
76. Rec room staple : SOFA
78. Baked side dish : TATERTOTS
80. Most inferior in quality : CHEESIEST
81. 2,000-year-old Chinese dynasty : HAN
83. Force : DINT
84. One of the Freuds : ANNA
85. Impediment : SNAG
87. ___ Creek (1864 Virginia battle site) : CEDAR
88. "Moonstruck" actress : CHER
89. Up for it : GAME
90. Playwright Bogosian : ERIC
92. Newspaper part: Abbr. : COL
93. Wee hour : ONE
96. Not outstanding : REPAID
100. Good thing to catch : VIBE
101. TV drama set in Las Vegas : CSI
102. Kind of defense : ZONE
103. ___ Society (super-high I.Q. group) : SIGMA
104. Lift provider : TBAR
105. Robust : HALE
106. Possible nickname for Scrooge : EBEN
109. Bunches : ALOT
110. Reason for an NC-17 rating, maybe : GORE
111. Has loans : OWES
114. Star Wars inits. : SDI
115. Math journal letters : QED
116. Museum decoration : URN
117. New Deal prog. : TVA
118. With 47-Down, TV staple of 1969-92 : HEE
119. Fluff : ERR

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