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New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1996

Author: D. Tuller
Editor: Will Shortz
Dave Tuller
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pirate's punishment : LASHES
7. Container for liquid nitrogen : DEWAR
12. Thrown away : OFFCAST
19. On the beach : ASHORE
20. Computer function : DELETE
21. God : CREATOR
22. Wine connoisseurs at dinner? : SHERRYPICKERS
24. Pond denizen : TADPOLE
25. "Je ne ___ quoi" : SAIS
26. Small vol. measurement : MLS
27. Taken (with) : SMITTEN
29. Exuberance : ELAN
30. Bug : IRK
31. Get on : BOARD
33. Bit of color : SPLOTCH
35. Digital watch part: Abbr. : LCD
36. N.T. book : EPH
37. Expire : RUNOUT
39. Cornerstone abbr. : EST
40. Recesses : APSES
42. Calendar abbr. : THUR
44. Big scissors from the Big Apple? : BRONXSHEARS
48. Butcher's order : LOIN
49. Nerdy attire : BEANIES
50. Vladimir Nabokov or Jerzy Kosinski : EMIGRE
54. Fix up : RESTORE
56. Packs, as sardines : TINS
57. Game sometimes called "bucking the tiger" : FARO
59. Like an old gen. : RET
60. Snappy comeback? : ECHO
61. Bait : ENTICE
63. Home of the Visconti and Sforza families : MILAN
64. It can heat up Brie : ETE
65. L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes locale : CAEN
66. Goes on a diet? : SHOOSTHEFAT
68. Ice cream thickener : AGAR
69. Prefix with athlete : TRI
70. Turn down : SPURN
71. Goiter sufferer's need : IODINE
72. Louis d'or, e.g. : COIN
73. Where TV's Mindy honeymooned : ORK
74. Finnish skiing gold medalist Maentyranta : EERO
75. Moore of "Striptease" : DEMI
76. "Look Back in Anger" playwright : OSBORNE
78. Do a cobbler's job : REHEEL
80. Religious center : VATICAN
82. Goddess who sparked the Trojan War : ERIS
83. Sheriff's grain harvest? : POLICESHEAF
86. First name in tennis : HANA
87. Wallpaper design : MOTIF
90. ___ disant (self-styled) : SOI
91. Went through and robbed : RIFLED
93. White House grp. : NSC
96. Sounds at a doctor's office : AHS
97. Walk ostentatiously : FLOUNCE
101. Journalist's workplace : DAILY
102. ___ Canals : SOO
103. Word in a hymn : DEUS
105. Burst in : IMPLODE
107. Unkindly : ILL
108. Impulse : WHIM
109. Traveling : ENROUTE
111. Bit of power company stock? : ELECTRICSHARE
114. Rootless one : DRIFTER
115. Smits's "N.Y.P.D. Blue" role : SIMONE
116. Makeup artist? : ATONER
117. Supposed aphrodisiacs : OYSTERS
118. Limited : SCANT
119. Takes a little bit : TASTES
1. Female lead played only by males : LASSIE
2. Common key : ASHARP
3. Like some Arabs' conversations? : SHEIKHTOSHEIKH
4. ___ de combat : HORS
5. Mismatch, e.g. : ERR
6. Grant's 1868 opponent : SEYMOUR
7. Rosa Parks Day mo. : DEC
8. Club with a clock on its emblem : ELKS
9. Originator of the Washington/cherry tree myth : WEEMS
10. In position, as a sail : ATRIP
11. Fidgety : RESTLESS
12. Mendelssohn work in E-flat major : OCTETTE
13. Garcon's tip, maybe : FRANC
14. Angry, with "up" : FED
15. Seaside setting : CAPE
16. A lot of Micronesia : ATOLLS
17. Take away the pain : SOLACE
18. Style news : TRENDS
20. Strip : DISROBE
23. Syllabus : PLAN
28. Nonsense, in England : TOSH
31. Carroll's "Sylvie and ___" : BRUNO
32. Eclipse statistic : DURATION
34. Football great nicknamed "Old 98" : HARMON
38. Refreshers : TONICS
41. Kind of particle : PSI
43. Try to pick up : HITON
45. Notable anniversary : NINETIETH
46. Makes one's mark? : XES
47. Clears out, in a way : AERATES
48. "A Murder of Quality" author : LECARRE
49. Film with 8,000 extras : BENHUR
51. Monastery no-no? : GREGORIANSHANT
52. Engages : RETAINS
53. "Open thine eyes ___": Keats : ETERNE
54. College official : RECTOR
55. Correct a typo : RESPELL
57. Poodle's name : FIFI
58. It has 12 steps : ALANON
62. Picador's target : TORO
63. Great Society measure : MEDICAID
67. More comfortable : HOMIER
68. Cupped fruit : ACORN
70. Wish "bon voyage!" : SEEOFF
75. "Law & Order" characters : DAS
77. Like suspicious eyes : BEADY
79. Commercial prefix with lady : EPI
80. Lacking ore, as a mountain : VEINLESS
81. Liaison d'amour : AFFAIRE
84. Glucose and galactose, e.g. : ISOMERS
85. Revolution result, possibly : COUP
86. Shrew : HELLCAT
87. Coped : MADEDO
88. Annual literary award : OHENRY
89. Trouble, in Yiddish slang : TSURIS
92. "Darling ___" (Hudson flick) : LILI
94. Evening gala : SOIREE
95. Stars-to-be : COMERS
98. Bottle size : LITER
99. Case for a vet : COLIC
100. Plant problem : EDEMA
104. Like some ice cream : SOFT
106. Nobel Prize category: Abbr. : ECON
108. "___ there?" : WHOS
110. Chief Ouray, e.g. : UTE
112. USA competitor : TNT
113. Timetable listing: Abbr. : STA

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