WHAT THEIR TEACHERS SAID

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 2001

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pachyderm of fiction : BABAR
6. Byword : ADAGE
11. Seville snack : TAPA
15. Cookbook abbr. : TBSP
19. "He was my prize student" : ALFREDNOBEL
21. "The Time Machine" people : ELOI
22. Snack brand that sponsored Dale Earnhardt : OREO
23. "I used to catch him passing notes in class" : WOLFGANGAMADEUSMOZART
26. Pastoral setting : LEA
27. Don with a gift of gab : IMUS
28. Having more hair on one's chest : MANLIER
29. Hospital lines : IVS
30. Cowboys make them: Abbr. : TDS
32. Loads : ALOT
35. "He was a real character" : WALTDISNEY
37. Overplay : HAMUP
39. Bank that may get in trouble? : LEVEE
41. Fossillike : OLD
42. Kings prophet : ELISHA
44. Hugo contemporary : DUMAS
46. Bygone Chinese ruler : WARLORD
50. Doing horribly : TANKING
52. "She loved to do homework" : MARTHASTEWART
55. It's half due : UNO
56. Former Irish P.M. Cosgrave : LIAM
58. Playing marble : STEELIE
59. Resin source : PINE
60. Firecracker's path : PARABOLA
62. Patches up : HEALS
63. Puccini's "___ Lescaut" : MANON
64. "Cities of the Interior" novelist : NIN
65. Kind of action : JOB
68. Maven : PRO
69. Sudden contraction : TIC
70. Arrested : RANIN
73. 1988 Olympics locale : KOREA
75. Gate : PROCEEDS
80. Hero : IDOL
81. Terrible shot, in hoops : AIRBALL
83. Third son of 71-Down : SETH
84. Bartolommeo, for one : FRA
85. "Romance languages interested her" : DANIELLESTEEL
88. Sympathize with : FEELFOR
90. "Z" actor : MONTAND
91. Didn't withdraw : SAVED
93. Record protector : SLEEVE
94. Japan-based computer co. : NEC
95. St.-___, capital of Réunion : DENIS
97. Acquiesce : AGREE
98. "He was a fast learner" : JESSEOWENS
105. A-mazed? : LOST
106. Natl. Diabetes Awareness Month : NOV
107. Downed : ATE
108. Sycophant : TOADIER
110. Bookstore sect. : BIOG
112. Prefix with center : EPI
115. "He used to make up unbelievable tales" : HANSCHRISTIANANDERSEN
120. Lhasa ___ : APSO
121. Site of the smithy of Cyclops : ETNA
122. "He had a very special effect on me" : GEORGELUCAS
123. Penury : NEED
124. Cannon of "Out to Sea" : DYAN
125. Affectedly creative : ARTSY
126. "You're ___ talk!" : ONETO
1. Shout out : BAWL
2. Burn soother : ALOE
3. Key of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 : BFLATMINOR
4. Cousin of "woof" : ARF
5. "He always asked a lot of questions" : REGISPHILBIN
6. Like some checkups : ANNUAL
7. Iditarod entrant : DOGSLED
8. Legal stds. maintainer : ABA
9. Marvel : GEM
10. Jason of the N.F.L. : ELAM
11. Pop/funk singer ___ Marie : TEENA
12. In ___ (quiet) : ALULL
13. Put forward : POSIT
14. Focused : AIMED
15. From A ___ : TOZ
16. Loss through emigration : BRAINDRAIN
17. Sampras asset : SERVE
18. Child's hopping game : POTSY
20. One that's holding back? : DAM
24. Old World crow : DAW
25. Colorful flier : ORIOLE
31. Evening : DUSK
33. What a follicle holds : OVUM
34. Spanish subjects : TEMAS
36. Leisureliness : SLOWPACE
37. Plenty perturbed : HETUP
38. Ex-TV host ___ Stewart : ALANA
40. Third of nine : EARTH
43. It has a negative charge : ANION
45. Pricey : STEEP
46. Not just 67-Down : WALLOPS
47. Sale sign : ASIS
48. Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
49. Initial Bond offering? : DRNO
51. It comes before Friday : GAL
53. Consider officially : HEAR
54. Something to take when you're tired? : TEN
57. Specialized (in) : MAJORED
61. Oily liquids used in dyemaking : ANILINES
63. "He was always looking up at the ceiling" : MICHELANGELO
66. Eyes, poetically : ORBS
67. Hits : BEATS
69. Schleps : TOTES
70. Cleared (of) : RID
71. See 83-Across : ADAM
72. Serious : NONONSENSE
73. Place for a firing : KILN
74. Follow ___ (do detective work) : ALEAD
76. Call : REF
77. Show some enthusiasm : EFFERVESCE
78. Herded : DROVE
79. Eastern wrap : SAREE
81. ___ parisienne : ALA
82. Carpenter's need : LEVEL
86. And others too numerous to mention : ETCETC
87. Someone to see before retiring? : LENO
89. Toy brand : LEGO
92. Expels : DISBARS
96. Tight : STINGY
98. Shah ___ (Taj Mahal builder) : JAHAN
99. Public storehouse : ETAPE
100. Expressed amazement : OOHED
101. Witchlike : WARTY
102. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
103. Adar follower : NISAN
104. Stage occupier : SET
109. Latvia's capital : RIGA
111. Addison's "How are thy Servants blest? O Lord!" : ODE
113. Marsh growth : PEAT
114. Not ___ many words : INSO
116. Ground cover : SOD
117. ___ Lingus : AER
118. Slangy "Au contraire!" : NOT
119. Bleed : RUN

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