FOURSOMES

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1998

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Nicholson Joline
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Court conference : SIDEBAR
8. Cakes of a sort : BABAS
13. Gotham City do-gooder : BATMAN
19. It began around 1100 B.C. in Europe : IRONAGE
20. Fires : ARDORS
21. In a New York minute : ATONCE
22. 1960's foursome : BEATLES
23. Monumental foursome : MOUNTRUSHMORE
25. 1996 Tony winner : RENT
26. Tight : OILED
27. You wouldn't want to be caught in one : LIE
28. Bean ___ : POD
29. Singer in a field : LOCUST
32. ___ Varner, Faulkner woman : EULA
33. German electricity-producing city : ESSEN
35. Baseball stats : ERAS
36. Photographer Goldin : NAN
37. Silent : TACIT
39. Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
44. Noncash deposit : SILT
45. Literary foursome : LITTLEWOMEN
48. ___-ran : ALSO
49. Semiannual occurrence : SOLSTICE
51. Components of some campaigns : ADS
52. Country club figure : PRO
53. Pitch : TOSS
54. Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
55. Fields of activity : ARENAS
57. Certain turn-on : LSD
58. "O For a Thousand Tongues" composer : IVES
59. Changes a file listing, e.g. : RENAMES
61. Not staccato : LEGATO
65. French F.B.I. : SURETE
67. Con: Var. : GIP
68. Critical foursome : TOPRATING
71. White wine aperitif : KIR
72. Native-born Israelis : SABRAS
75. Fenway Park locale : BOSTON
76. Their words are divine : ORACLES
80. Get via roving eyes : CRIB
81. Outwits : HAS
83. Tex-Mex snacks : NACHOS
85. "Eldorado" rock group : ELO
86. Bickerer in the "Iliad" : HERA
87. ___ de Triomphe : ARC
88. "We ___ the World" : ARE
90. Rocky Mountain pass : LOVELAND
92. Bankrolls : WADS
93. Court foursome : DOUBLESGAME
96. Dedicated : AVID
97. Symbols of obstinacy : ASSES
99. A "Doctor Zhivago" setting : URALS
100. One of Ophelia's flowers : RUE
101. Tennis legend Lacoste : RENE
102. Super Bowl XXXII outcome : UPSET
104. Some Pablo Neruda works : ODES
106. Enters cyberspace : LOGSON
108. Duchamp contemporary : ARP
111. "The Crying Game" star : REA
112. Home of Ephesus : IONIA
114. Corn ___ : PONE
115. TV foursome : SEINFELDSTARS
118. Annual foursome : SEASONS
122. What une plume writes on : PAPIER
123. Scroogelike : STINGY
124. Rustled : SWISHED
125. Devotes : SPENDS
126. Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
127. Spanish saint and namesakes : TERESAS
1. Rival, perhaps : SIB
2. Dander : IRE
3. Edmond O'Brien film noir, 1950 : DOA
4. Consigns : ENTRUSTS
5. Bundles : BALES
6. Mulder of "The X-Files," for one : AGENT
7. Word with cure or room : REST
8. Barbecue : BROIL
9. Overdid the flattery : ADULATED
10. Jolly Roger feature : BONE
11. Like Radio City Music Hall : ARTDECO
12. Latvia, once: Abbr. : SSR
13. Ellington contemporary : BASIE
14. Greek Minerva : ATHENA
15. Nursery rhyme boy : TOM
16. Alphabetical foursome : MNOP
17. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
18. Indigence : NEED
20. Total : AMOUNT
24. Overcoats : ULSTERS
29. Inferior : LESSER
30. Jim Palmer was one : ORIOLE
31. Yuletide foursome : CALLINGBIRDS
32. Like Baby Bear's porridge : EATEN
34. Noted alpine tunnel : SIMPLON
36. Like Miss Congeniality : NICEST
38. Cries on seeing a cute baby : AWS
40. Like "The Bonfire of the Vanities" : SATIRIC
41. Lucky foursome : CLOVERLEAVES
42. It may be fixed : ASSET
43. Oater group : POSSE
45. Bills paid in Italy : LIRE
46. Surgeons' tools : LASERS
47. Signs of approval : NODS
50. Bucs' home : TAMPA
56. Ken-L Ration competitor : ALPO
60. Lackland, e.g. : AIRBASE
62. Rod : GAT
63. Does penance : ATONES
64. The housewife in "Diary of a Mad Housewife" : TINA
66. Decree : UKASE
69. Way out of the public eye : OBSCURE
70. "Get outta here!" : GOHOME
72. Either end of Alaska : SCHWA
73. Parts : AREAS
74. Variety of herring : SHAD
77. Tramp : ROVE
78. Weather whipping boy : ELNINO
79. Soaked : SODDEN
82. Awakening : AROUSAL
84. Santa ___ : CLAUS
88. Penultimate word of Warner Brothers cartoons : ALL
89. Like the sound of a gong : RESONANT
91. Big tips : LARGESSE
94. Castro's predecessor : BATISTA
95. Kind of spoon : GREASY
98. Went through channels? : SURFED
103. Squints (at) : PEERS
105. Sad music : DIRGE
106. "Gigi" composer : LOEWE
107. "Live" : ONAIR
108. Venomous ones : ASPS
109. Gather : REAP
110. "___ down now!" : PIPE
113. Miss in a 1934 song : OTIS
114. Sound before "Yeah, you!" : PSST
116. Palindromic diarist : NIN
117. U.S. Army medal : DSC
119. Words of understanding : OHS
120. Org. in the Mapplethorpe brouhaha : NEA
121. Newsmaking 60's grp. : SDS

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