SALUTE TO THE SOPRANOS

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 2003

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Popular side : SLAW
5. Fingers : RATSON
11. Andrews, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
14. Coors competitor : PABST
19. Island wiggle : HULA
20. Captivate, in a way : ENAMOR
21. Mallorca Mrs. : SRA
22. Gaucho's turf : LLANO
23. The bakery worker ___ : ICEDTHECUPCAKES
26. Pop singer Neville : AARON
27. Professional headgear : FIREHAT
28. Mies van der Rohe's motto : LESSISMORE
30. Arcade favorite : TETRIS
31. The spendthrift ___ : WASTEDHISMONEY
35. Wrap artist? : CHRISTO
37. Is down with : HAS
38. The gardener ___ : WHACKEDTHEWEEDS
46. Fly catcher : WEB
49. Berated loudly : YELLEDAT
50. Super : GREAT
52. Arabian peninsula city : SANA
53. Mother of Helen : LEDA
54. The enterprising musician ___ : PLUGGEDHISCDS
58. Ladder company? : ELOPERS
62. Stable particle : OAT
63. Identify, in a way : DIAGNOSE
64. Drain, in a way : SAP
65. Dork : DWEEB
68. Commercial prefix with Cat : SNO
69. Isolde's love : TRISTRAM
74. Stutz contemporary : REO
75. Barbecue setting : TERRACE
80. The short-tempered fellow ___ : HITTHECEILING
83. Like slander : ORAL
84. Caught flat-footed on a tennis serve, maybe : ACED
85. Medicinal plant : SENNA
86. Lincoln and Madison : CAPITALS
90. Michael Stipe's band : REM
91. Aladdin ___ : RUBBEDOUTAGENIE
95. Simile's center : ASA
98. From humble beginnings : LOWBORN
99. The shopper ___ : CLIPPEDCOUPONS
106. Trattoria bottles : SOAVES
111. Past masters : HISTORIANS
112. Emergency delivery, maybe : AIRLIFT
113. Better trained : ABLER
114. The unambitious worker ___ : KNOCKEDOFFEARLY
119. Start of a legal conclusion : IREST
120. Many moons : EON
121. "Bewitched" witch : ENDORA
122. Words with instant or uproar : INAN
123. Fits in well : NESTS
124. Get the drift : SEE
125. Prepare for the new model year : RETOOL
126. Hoopster Thurmond : NATE
1. Go from second to third, say : SHIFT
2. Port St. ___, Fla. : LUCIE
3. Argus-eyed : ALERT
4. Egret, e.g. : WADER
5. Kicked around some more : REHASHED
6. Working without ___ : ANET
7. One X : TAC
8. Mustangs' sch. : SMU
9. "Alley ___!" : OOP
10. A.E.C. successor : NRC
11. Didn't hold back one's curiosity : ASKED
12. Deserving a slap, perhaps : FRESH
13. Low men : BASSI
14. Bank holding? : PLASMA
15. Los ___ (nuclear site) : ALAMOS
16. Peer : BARON
17. Dorm annoyance : SNORE
18. Cruiserweight boxing champion James ___ : TONEY
24. Old talk show name : THICKE
25. It may be bitter : ALE
29. "Kinda" suffix : ISH
31. 1984-88 skating gold medalist : WITT
32. Havana residue : ASH
33. ___-Foy, Que. : STE
34. Road help : TOW
36. Nutritional fig. : RDA
38. Noah of "ER" : WYLE
39. No-goodnik : HEEL
40. Designer Gucci : ALDO
41. Mark time, in a way : CLAP
42. Bloke : EGG
43. Fraction of a joule : ERG
44. It's been done : DEED
45. Cruel one : SADIST
46. City where Dr Pepper originated, 1885 : WACO
47. Goals : ENDS
48. Slider's goal : BASE
51. Early aristocrat : THANE
52. Fig. with two dashes : SSN
54. Okra unit : POD
55. Bar topic : LAW
56. Prenatal care centers? : UTERI
57. Operatic prince : IGOR
59. Book after Neh. : ESTH
60. Hard-to-find cards, to collectors : RARES
61. Spreading device : SPACER
66. Bard's nightfall : EEN
67. Wetlands area : BOG
69. Whaler's direction : THAR
70. "Dirty" dish : RICE
71. Agenda part : ITEM
72. Usual: Abbr. : STD
73. Answering machine offering, sometimes : MENU
76. Some schoolwork : ROTE
77. Galway Bay's ___ Islands : ARAN
78. Cartel city : CALI
79. Different : ELSE
81. Having five sharps : INB
82. Maze site, maybe : LAB
86. Tinker, Evers and Chance : CUBS
87. From ___ Z : ATO
88. Wagner opera : PARSIFAL
89. Tune out : IGNORE
92. Assist, to Eliza Doolittle : ELP
93. When said five times, a 1974 Rolling Stones hit : DOO
94. Part of B.Y.O.B. : OWN
95. Best suited : APTEST
96. Trivia category : SPORTS
97. ___ Lingus : AER
99. Part of a power saw : CHAIN
100. Cuba ___ : LIBRE
101. Getaway spots : ISLES
102. Dutch sights : DIKES
103. Vacation rental, maybe : CANOE
104. Two-___ (court situation) : ONONE
105. O.J.'s team : USC
107. Novelist ___ René Lesage : ALAIN
108. Actress Lisi : VIRNA
109. Black key : EFLAT
110. "Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
112. ___-Cuban music : AFRO
115. Plunk preceder : KER
116. Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
117. Banned pesticide : DDT
118. Hugs, symbolically : OOO

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