EGO TRIP

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 2002

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 62 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Crow : BRAG
5. They run in gangs : MOLLS
10. Invite for : ASKTO
15. Grace period? : AMEN
19. Stubbs of the Four Tops : LEVI
20. Muse whose name means "passionate" : ERATO
21. Murdered : SLAIN
22. "Fatal Attraction" director Adrian : LYNE
23. Gershwin song for egotists : IVEGOTACRUSHONME
26. "La Belle et la ___" : BETE
27. It crashed on 3/23/01 : MIR
28. Carpet quality : PILE
29. Korean president, 1948-60 : RHEE
30. Ate up : ENJOYED
32. Subjects of appraisals : ESTATES
34. Diamond production? : RBIS
35. Bygone attire : BLOOMERS
36. Military response : YESSIR
37. Feature of an old-fashioned roast : BOAR
38. Not fresh : TRITE
39. Kind of point or theory : SET
40. Shania Twain song for egotists : IMSTILLTHEONE
43. Masochist's start : SADO
44. Video store section : SCIFI
47. Cotton capsule : BOLL
48. Veteran journalist ___ Abel : ELIE
49. Evil general in "Superman II" : ZOD
50. ___ Tech : CAL
51. Spill a little : SLOP
53. "___ we?" : SHALL
55. Wilde play : SALOME
58. "___ dreaming?" : AMI
59. Half note : MINIM
61. Tiny energy units, for short : EVS
62. Setting for Camus's "The Plague" : ALGERIA
63. Rules and ___ : REGS
65. Tony Bennett song for egotists : BECAUSEOFME
68. Poker game locales : DENS
69. Makes sense : COHERES
71. Track sites : LPS
72. Turkeys : FLOPS
74. Directly : DUE
75. Involve : ENTAIL
76. Plants in a Fugard title : ALOES
78. Florentine painting, e.g. : ARTE
79. Either of two Spice Girls : MEL
80. Einstein's hometown : ULM
81. ___ Bator : ULAN
82. Baby ___ (tender vegetable) : LIMA
84. Conspires with : ABETS
86. Cosby's first series : ISPY
88. Another Gershwin song for egotists : EMBRACEABLEME
91. 2001 title role for Sean Penn : SAM
92. Spherical : ORBED
93. Old character : RUNE
94. Modest : SIMPLE
98. At all : ANYWHERE
100. Halloween decorations : BATS
101. Like some olives : SPEARED
102. It may have horns : DILEMMA
103. Bridge part : ARCH
104. Platte River tribe : OTOS
105. Bloke : EGG
106. They may be tied up in Tokyo : OBIS
107. Cole Porter song for egotists : IGETAKICKOUTOFME
111. Torn (from), old-style : REFT
112. Short, say : TESTY
113. They're expected : NORMS
114. It has a head and hops : BEER
115. Saloon selections : ALES
116. Sports awards : ESPYS
117. Lose it : GOAPE
118. Flying fish eaters : ERNS
1. "Holy cow!" overseas : BLIMEY
2. Fix a draft : REVISE
3. Parries : AVERTS
4. Club date : GIG
5. Specialties : METIERS
6. Master's hurdle : ORALS
7. Strengthen, in a way : LACE
8. P.O. item : LTR
9. Tart treats : SOURBALLS
10. They used to be hot stuff : ASHES
11. ___-eyed : SLOE
12. Home for Wyatt Earp: Abbr. : KAN
13. History book inset : TIMELINE
14. Musically monotonous : ONENOTE
15. Mitch who wrote "Tuesdays With Morrie" : ALBOM
16. Frankie Valli song for egotists : MYEYESADOREDME
17. Logged : ENTERED
18. Must : NEEDSTO
24. Characteristic of a bull : OPTIMISM
25. Jersey : SHIRT
31. Diner cupful : JOE
33. "Yeah, right!" : ASIF
34. Class list : ROLL
35. London ___ : BROIL
37. "Ali," e.g. : BIOPIC
38. Relates : TELLSOF
41. Chophouse choices : TBONES
42. Give a lift : HEAVE
43. Having a bottom : SOLED
44. Like capital letters in many E. E. Cummings poems : SCARCE
45. Found unexpectedly : CAMEON
46. Debby Boone song for egotists : ILIGHTUPMYLIFE
49. Go the other way : ZAG
52. Reputation ruiner : LIBEL
54. 1946 Literature Nobelist : HESSE
55. Was out : SLEPT
56. Dance music : MINUET
57. Supporters of the arts : EASELS
60. Duck type : MALLARD
62. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
64. Simmons rival : SEALY
66. "Once ___ ..." : UPONA
67. On fire in the kitchen : FLAMBE
70. Grand Canyon spot : RIM
73. Most sordid : SEAMIEST
76. "A Delicate Balance" playwright : ALBEE
77. Spade work : SLEUTHING
81. Resentments : UMBRAGES
83. Mathematician Stewart and others : IANS
85. Synagogue stage : BEMA
86. Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
87. Florida island : SANIBEL
88. Recluse : EREMITE
89. Highly skilled : CRACK
90. Speak for : ESPOUSE
92. Bit of resistance : OHM
95. Think best : PREFER
96. Gofers : LEGMEN
97. Trimming tools : EDGERS
99. Authors Rebecca and Nathanael : WESTS
100. Barnyard sounds : BRAYS
101. Put one's foot down : STOMP
103. One who's practicing: Abbr. : ATTY
104. Tapered pods : OKRA
108. Mind-reading, for short : ESP
109. Sweet sound : COO
110. Honor from Queen Eliz. : OBE

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