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New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 2006

Author: Seth A. Abel
Editor: Will Shortz
Seth A. Abel
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JW} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Not generic fashion : LABEL
6. Hurry : HASTE
11. Complaints : BEEFS
16. Soldier's fare, for short : MRE
19. Accustom : ENURE
20. Appropriate : USURP
21. Full-length : UNCUT
22. Anthem contraction : OER
23. Parent's admonishment : IDONTLIKEYOURTONE
26. Records that are easily broken : LPS
27. Greets : SAYSHITO
28. Catchers : NETS
29. Drink with a three-leaf logo : NESTEA
31. Water source : TAP
32. 26-Across, e.g. : VINYL
35. Disorder : AILMENT
36. Landon of 1930's politics : ALF
39. 1986 Pulitzer-winning novel set in a cattle drive : LONESOMEDOVE
43. Computer-animated hit film of 1998 : ANTZ
44. Vein holder : LEAF
46. "In principio ___ Verbum" : ERAT
47. Hot, in Vegas : ONAROLL
49. Delta hub : ATLANTA
52. They're hooked : ADDICTS
55. Satisfy : SLAKE
58. Paul Theroux novel made into a Harrison Ford film, with "The" : MOSQUITOCOAST
60. Hebrew name meaning "Hill of spring" : TELAVIV
62. Biased : ONESIDED
63. Solid South, once : BLOC
65. Thus far : TODATE
66. "___ my case" : IREST
69. Cheering loudly : AROAR
71. Snap, e.g. : COOKIE
76. ____-free : SCOT
78. Dangerous place : SNAKEPIT
84. Painting and printing, e.g. : CAREERS
86. 1982 #1 hit with the lyric "living in perfect harmony" : EBONYANDIVORY
89. Nixon commerce secretary Maurice : STANS
90. Dickens boy : TINYTIM
92. Certain book addendum : LEXICON
93. Zip : NOTAONE
95. Rossetti's "___ Ancilla Domini" : ECCE
97. ___ II, first man-made object to reach the moon : LUNA
98. Baker's stock : EGGS
100. Sign of affection : LOVINGCARESS
105. Form W-9 datum: Abbr. : SSN
106. Initial progress : TOEHOLD
108. Response to "am not" : ARESO
109. Canon camera : EOS
111. Black ice, e.g. : HAZARD
112. About : ASTO
114. Goes for the bells and whistles : UPGRADES
119. Suffix with infant : ILE
120. TV announcer's exhortation : DONTTOUCHTHATDIAL
124. U.S.S.R. successor : CIS
125. Reds, once : ENEMY
126. Host of TV's "In Search Of ?" : NIMOY
127. New Mexico county : OTERO
128. Salon job : SET
129. Candymaker Harry : REESE
130. Sends to Hades : DAMNS
131. Spring : FOUNT
1. Gifts of greeting : LEIS
2. One-two connector : ANDA
3. Water mark? : BUOY
4. Young's partner in accounting : ERNST
5. Devastating : LETHAL
6. Un plus sept : HUIT
7. Invite to one's home : ASKOVER
8. Lyon who played Lolita : SUE
9. Word of encouragement : TRY
10. Gabriel Fahrenheit or Anders Celsius : EPONYM
11. Actor Young of the "Rocky" films : BURT
12. Specialist M.D.'s : ENTS
13. Prefix with system : ECO
14. Causing more laughs : FUNNIER
15. Strengthen : STEEL
16. Soft rock? : MOLTENLAVA
17. Evangelist's cry : REPENT
18. Imitation : ERSATZ
24. Slimming procedure, briefly : LIPO
25. One of two rivers forming the Ubangi : UELE
30. Personal, often : SMALLAD
33. 180-year-old in Genesis : ISAAC
34. Avoid : NOTDO
35. "Halt!" : AVAST
36. Something to remember : ALAMO
37. Reveal : LETON
38. Two-timing : FALSE
40. More trim : NEATER
41. Adulterate : DOCTOR
42. Minn. neighbor : ONT
45. Common Web site content : FAQS
48. Olympics city after St. Moritz : OSLO
50. Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
51. More trim : TIDIER
53. Pat : DAB
54. Puerto Rico, e.g. : ISLA
56. Paramedic's need : KIT
57. Seth and Abel's mother : EVE
59. Pablo Neruda's "___ to Common Things" : ODES
61. Online brokerage since 1993 : ETRADE
64. ___ Nostra : COSA
67. Curtain raiser? : SCENEI
68. Mug in a pub : TOBY
70. Founder of the American Shakers : ANNLEE
71. Duplicates, briefly : CCS
72. Bran material : OAT
73. Marmalade ingredient : ORANGEZEST
74. Home of Carthage College : KENOSHA
75. Superlative suffix : IEST
77. Little squirt : TOT
79. "Kid-tested, mother-approved" cereal : KIX
80. It can't be good : EVIL
81. Part of a magical incantation : POCUS
82. Smooths : IRONS
83. Ronan ___, "God Bless America" singer at Yankee Stadium : TYNAN
85. Didn't lie? : STOOD
87. Flower girl, sometimes : NIECE
88. Some pool sites : YMCAS
91. Bookkeeper's mailing: Abbr. : INV
94. Through : ALLDONE
96. Salad morsel : CROUTON
98. Law school class : ETHICS
99. One interested in net savings? : GOALIE
101. Grp. founded in Washington on 4/4/1949 : NATO
102. Pulverized : GROUND
103. Creator of Genesis : SEGA
104. Somewhat : SORTOF
107. Where a person might get into a habit : ORDER
110. "___ say ?" : SADTO
112. Bill producers : ATMS
113. Site for sore eyes? : STYE
115. Sci. class : PHYS
116. Lord in France : DIEU
117. Net : EARN
118. Part of a piggy bank : SLOT
121. Originally : NEE
122. Kind of operation : CIA
123. "Let me think about that ?" : HMM

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