IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1997

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like putty in one's hands, maybe : SHAPED
7. Teen's woe : PIMPLES
14. Rum cocktail : MAITAI
20. Rockville ___, L.I. : CENTRE
21. Musical instrument with finger holes : OCARINA
22. Tigers' school : AUBURN
23. Soup ingredient : OXTAIL
24. Start of a quip by 67-Across : WERELIVINGINAN
26. Backgammon impossibility : TIE
27. Tab topic : CELEB
29. Ring thing : GEM
30. It has a red coat : EDAM
31. Quipu maker : INCA
33. It might be sung on one's birthday : TELEGRAM
37. Skins : PARES
39. Part 2 of the quip : AGEWHENLEMONADEISMADE
44. Exploits : DEEDS
45. Hot : RACY
46. Say further : ADD
47. Place, as a bet : LAY
48. Traveller's check : REIN
49. Lucky draw : BYE
50. Drudge : SLAVE
52. Sharp taste : TANG
53. With 56-Down, city near Knoxville : OAK
56. See 72-Across : RATA
59. Withdraws : SECEDES
61. Part 3 of the quip : WITHARTIFICIAL
65. Trouble : VEX
66. Show stoppers : ADS
67. Author of the quip : ALFREDENEUMAN
69. Bumbling beast : BEE
72. With 56-Across, like some shares : PRO
73. Part 4 of the quip : INGREDIENTSAND
75. Zones : REGIONS
79. Ball girls : DEBS
80. Downing and others: Abbr. : STS
81. Some W.B.C. outcomes : TKOS
82. Briny : OCEAN
83. Suffers from : HAS
85. Examines, with "over" : GOES
86. Prado treasure : ORO
87. Charles, e.g. : ROI
88. Norwegian king : OLAV
92. Beet variety : CHARD
94. Part 5 of the quip : FURNITUREPOLISHISMADE
101. 50's TV comedian : GOBEL
102. Concurred : ASSENTED
103. Pig : SLOB
104. ___-humanite (crime against humanity): Fr. : LESE
105. Historic grp. : DAR
107. Airport line : TAXIS
109. Alert, for short : APB
110. End of the quip : WITHREALLEMONS
115. Elusive subject, familiarly : NESSIE
117. Deep-frying need : HOTOIL
118. Ex-con, maybe : PAROLEE
119. Rubber ring : GASKET
120. Ticket order : ONEWAY
121. Jacks or better, in poker : OPENERS
122. Blurs : SMEARS
1. Nova follower : SCOTIA
2. Spelling : HEXING
3. What pronouns refer to : ANTECEDENTS
4. Local org. : PTA
5. Skater Heiden : ERIC
6. Struck out : DELETED
7. Shalikashvili's predecessor : POWELL
8. 90's brew : ICEBEER
9. Warp, say : MAR
10. It comes before adolescence : PRE
11. "___ Darlin'" (1957 hit) : LIL
12. Sphinx : ENIGMA
13. Copy to a floppy : SAVE
14. Enthusiastic exclamation : MAN
15. They're boring : AUGERS
16. In the same place : IBIDEM
17. Deli option : TUNASALAD
18. Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
19. A keeper may keep it : INN
25. Ties up : IMPEDES
28. Contact, perhaps : LENS
32. Hanging clear of the bottom : AWEIGH
34. A.M. TV offering : GMA
35. Mythical bird : ROC
36. "___ questions?" : ANY
38. Relief : AID
40. Female octopus : HEN
41. "Pillow Talk" actress : DAY
42. 1993 Kevin Kline comedy : DAVE
43. Choice beef cuts : EYES
48. Bust, so to speak : RAID
49. Bleated : BAAED
50. Fugitive's trail : SCENT
51. "Jurassic Park" girl : LEX
52. Its slogan was once "The things we do to make you happy" : TWA
53. Wrinkle-resistant fabric : ORLON
54. Govt. agent's employer : ATF
55. Opera's ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
56. See 53-Across : RIDGE
57. Biting : ACERB
58. Pea stabbers : TINES
60. Olympics great Janet : EVANS
62. He doubted God's ability to bring water out of a rock : AARON
63. Wards (off) : FENDS
64. Film director Bunuel : LUIS
68. New York ___ : MET
69. Popular dessert : BAKEDALASKA
70. "The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
71. Jour. staff : EDS
72. Airline to Karachi : PIA
74. Attacks : STORMS
75. It might have the shakes : ROOF
76. Tannish : ECRU
77. TV pal of Mary and Rhoda : GEORGETTE
78. Ought to have, informally : SHOULDA
84. Certain look : AIR
85. Accelerator : GAS
87. Map abbr. : RTE
88. Saturn's wife : OPS
89. ___ Fresnos, Tex. : LOS
90. Black and tan ingredient : ALE
91. Bordeaux business owner : VINTNER
92. Popular cereal : CHEX
93. Stashes : HIDINGS
95. Absentee : NOSHOW
96. Where the Tagus flows : IBERIA
97. Cap attachment : EARLAP
98. Conditions of equilibrium : STASES
99. More silly : DOPIER
100. ___ Field : EBBETS
104. British emblem : LION
106. ___ Snaps (dog treats) : ALPO
108. Petticoat junction : SEAM
110. "Name him!" : WHO
111. England's Isle of ___ : ELY
112. Before, in poetry : ERE
113. Sun follower? : MON
114. Big cheer : OLE
116. Compass dir. : SSE

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