BURIED TREASURE

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 2007

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 143, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 154 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. As yet : SOFAR
6. Strands in a diner : SPAGHETTI
15. March of ___ : DIMES
20. Mme. Tussaud : MARIE
21. One who keeps a beat? : PATROLMAN
22. Opposition : ENEMY
23. Complete flip-flop : UTURN
24. Mind : INTELLECT
25. Just above average : CPLUS
26. With 113-Across, 1972 song lyric hinting at this puzzle's theme : IVEBEENAMINERFORA
29. Play group? : STAGERS
30. ___ Tomé : SAO
31. Besmirching : TARRING
33. Scene : TABLEAU
34. They're pitched : TENTS
36. Victorians, e.g. : AUSSIES
38. Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
39. Outdoor shindigs : LUAUS
41. "Your mother wears army boots!," e.g. : TAUNT
44. Kristin ___, six-time swimming champion at the 1988 Olympics : OTTO
45. Classic Atari game : ASTEROIDS
48. Approaches : DRAWSNEAR
51. Mahler's "___ Lied von der Erde" : DAS
52. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
53. First Shia imam : ALI
56. Latin 101 verb : AMAT
57. Marie or Suzanne: Abbr. : STE
58. "Homage to Clio" poet : AUDEN
59. Some shavers : BRAUNS
61. Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
63. "Barnaby Jones" star : EBSEN
65. Set up : READIED
67. Thick : MIDST
70. Check words : PAYTO
71. D.C. pol : SEN
72. Narc employer, for short : DEA
74. "The Baptism of Christ" painter ___ della Francesca : PIERO
76. ___ Reader : UTNE
77. Child-care provider : AUPAIR
79. Capital city about an hour by plane from Miami : NASSAU
81. Campaign expense : TVAD
82. End of a hammer : PEEN
83. Music unlikely to be played at a party : DIRGE
84. Squeezing (out) : EKING
85. Weigh station sight : SEMI
86. Prefix with valve : UNI
87. Delilahs : SIRENS
88. Lifework : CAREER
90. White House advisory grp. : NSC
91. Snorkeling locale : LAGOON
93. Wide of the mark : ERRANT
95. "The best ___ to come!" : ISYET
97. European air hub : DEGAULLE
103. "The Naked Maja" and "The Clothed Maja," e.g. : GOYAS
106. It's often "proud" : SPONSOR
109. Sine or cosine : RATIO
110. Two-year periods : BIENNIA
112. Straight : TRUE
113. See 26-Across : HEARTOFGOLD
116. Solidarity symbol : FIST
117. Director Wertmüller : LINA
118. How ballerinas dance : ONTOE
119. Jalapeño feature : TILDE
120. Tennis player Smashnova : ANNA
121. Dairy aisle purchase : EGGS
122. Detects, in a way : HEARS
123. Slight difficulties : SNAGS
124. Typical Mad reader : TEEN
1. Laura Bush's alma mater: Abbr. : SMU
2. Nibble for Trigger : OAT
3. Tropical cave dwellers : FRUITBATS
4. Radiator part : AIRVALVE
5. Go back (on) : RENEGE
6. Person with binoculars, maybe : SPIER
7. Glazier's stock : PANES
8. Mailing label abbr. : ATTN
9. Facilitates : GREASES
10. Bill who created the comic strip "Smokey Stover" : HOLMAN
11. Missy ___ with the 2002 hit "Work It" : ELLIOTT
12. Some govt. investigators : TMEN
13. Indicator of silence : TACET
14. Prefix with state : INTRA
15. Some Martha Stewart Living photo displays : DECORS
16. Locked up : INPRISON
17. Deep black garnets : MELANITES
18. Swift-running bird : EMU
19. Way: Abbr. : SYS
27. Lover boy : BEAU
28. Overseas Mrs. : FRAU
29. Burrito topping : SALSA
32. Reach an understanding of : GETAT
33. Mr. ___ of "The Wind in the Willows" : TOAD
34. Letters from Greece : TAUS
35. Mideast's House of ___ : SAUD
37. Peeved : SORE
39. Common symbol in heraldry : LION
40. German-born Hollywood actor ___ Keir : UDO
42. Org. of which U. S. Grant was once president : NRA
43. Author Janowitz : TAMA
46. Event where chaps may be seen : RODEO
47. Warning, maybe : OMEN
49. "Close" : WARM
50. Landing place : STRIP
53. Constellation near Scorpius : ARA
54. Extol : LAUD
55. Magician's name suffix : INI
58. Author who wrote "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other" : AUSTEN
59. Harmless : BENIGN
60. "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen" singer : SEDAKA
62. Independent examinations : AUDITS
63. All gone, in a way : EATEN
64. Like 113-Across : BYNEILYOUNG
65. Backside : REAREND
66. 1954 Jean Simmons movie : DESIREE
68. Atomic number of the special parts of this puzzle which, when connected, form a 113-Across : SEVENTYNINE
69. Toronto transports : TRAMS
70. Kind of platter : PUPU
71. Politico Agnew : SPIRO
73. He played Grant on TV : ASNER
75. Like some of Keats's work : ODIC
77. Sound : AUDIO
78. Thing, in court : RES
79. Big inits. in Japanese computers : NEC
80. Carpentry tool : AUGER
87. Pepper and others: Abbr. : SGTS
89. Frenzy : RAGE
92. Son of Aphrodite : AENEAS
94. Like some yogurt : NONFAT
95. Basketry fiber : ISTLE
96. Parsley bit : SPRIG
98. Boo-boo : ERROR
99. Microsoft man : GATES
100. Park Avenue, for one : AUTO
101. Mountain climbers? : LIFTS
102. Sign on to a computer : LOGIN
104. French department in Picardy : AISNE
105. "Paradise Lost" figure : SATAN
107. "We got trouble!" : OHOH
108. Painter Magritte : RENE
110. Whse., e.g. : BLDG
111. ___ of March : IDES
114. ___ crossroads : ATA
115. Suffix with pay : OLA

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