BOYS WILL BE GIRLS

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1999

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rolls up : AMASSES
8. Carbo-loading meal : PASTA
13. Jalopy : CRATE
18. Country with modern Africa's first female head of state : LIBERIA
19. Stick to : KEEPAT
20. Undercut : ERODED
21. Feminine jazz group? : ALEXANDRASRAGTIMEBAND
24. Buffoon : DOLT
25. "Already?" : SOSOON
26. Silo contents, for short : ICBM
27. Grp. that holds an open house : PTA
28. Recently : OFLATE
31. French business partner, maybe : FRERE
32. A prof. may have them : TAS
33. New girl on the block? : JOANIECOMELATELY
39. Twiddled one's thumbs : SAT
40. On target : APT
41. Old terr. : DAK
42. Socially challenged person : NERD
43. Beat on eBay : OUTBID
46. Swab : WETMOP
48. First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
51. Comfort : SALVE
52. "___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
53. Emmy-winning Lewis : SHARI
55. Run out : EXPIRE
58. Shoe specification : EEE
59. Classic role-playing game, informally : DANDD
61. United : ATONE
63. Like Shelley's "sister of the spring" : AZURE
65. Unbelieving lady? : DOUBTINGTHOMASINA
70. Beef on the hoof : STEER
71. It may be laid down in church : DOGMA
72. Part of a religious title : DALAI
75. Smidge : DAB
78. Charge : INDICT
81. Unpopular kids : GEEKS
83. Times Square sign : TKTS
84. Lake of the Ozarks river : OSAGE
86. Engaged in a coven's rite : CHANTED
88. Conceive : IDEATE
90. Certify : ATTEST
92. Yours, en français : ATOI
93. Dutch city NW of Arnheim : EDE
94. Personification of the sea, in myth : LER
95. Address abbr. : RTE
96. Common woman? : AVERAGEJOSEPHINE
102. Personification of the sun, in myth : SOL
103. Many truckers : CBERS
104. Saved, in a way : ONTAPE
105. It may be tapped : ALE
106. Old curiosity shop stock : OLIO
107. Classic Caesar/Gershwin tune of 1919 : SWANEE
110. Street fleet : CABS
114. Handy miss? : JACQUELINEOFALLTRADES
119. Sudden : ABRUPT
120. Bottom of a ring : CANVAS
121. Like some Asian-Americans : LAOTIAN
122. Novelist Frances Parkinson ___ : KEYES
123. China ___ : ASTER
124. Keeps going : EXTENDS
1. "When I was ___" : ALAD
2. Mr. Minderbinder of "Catch-22" : MILO
3. Genesis name : ABEL
4. Bell ringer : SEXTON
5. Overseas title: Abbr. : SRA
6. Article in Stern : EIN
7. Inept person : SADSACK
8. It shows the head of José Morelos : PESO
9. Designed for flight : AERO
10. Attention ___ : SPAN
11. Washing instructions site : TAG
12. Costume : ATTIRE
13. Doughnut filler : CREME
14. Swindle : ROB
15. Not fixed : ADAPTABLE
16. Not final : TENTATIVE
17. Classical literary works : EDDAS
19. Big name in Top 40 : KASEM
20. Early stage : EMBRYO
22. Old photo print : ROTO
23. Where 17-Down originated: Abbr. : ICEL
29. Pooch : FIDO
30. Ballet practice : LEAPS
31. N.J. post : FTDIX
33. Gossiped : JAWED
34. "Hänsel und Gretel," e.g. : OPERA
35. Wait on : ATTEND
36. O. Henry surprise : ENDING
37. Protection from a storm : LEE
38. "Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
39. Metro map abbr. : STA
44. Cybername : USERID
45. Low grade : DEE
47. A PC may use it : MSDOS
48. Like a Mel Brooks movie : SATIRIC
49. High-tech suffix : TRON
50. Sent unwanted E-mail : SPAMMED
54. Like Hitler : HATED
56. ___ Walton League (conservation group) : IZAAK
57. Land of 147 mill. : RUS
60. Servant's list : DUTIES
62. J.F.K. guesstimate : ETD
64. Related on one's mother's side : ENATE
66. Stein of the Comedy Channel : BEN
67. Immobilize : HOGTIE
68. Distinctive profile : OGEE
69. Poor soil ingredient : ALKALI
73. When some news shows air : ATTEN
74. River through the Savoy Alps : ISERE
75. ___ good turn : DOA
76. Old navigation instrument : ASTROLABE
77. "Geronimo," e.g. : BATTLECRY
79. Burns : CHARS
80. "See ya" : TATA
82. It's usually played first : SIDEA
85. "Is that so!" : GEE
87. Holiday preparation : NOG
89. Actor Johnny : DEPP
91. Writer's block? : TABLET
93. Actress Getty : ESTELLE
97. Sign of secrecy : VEIL
98. Beethoven symphony : EROICA
99. Bacteriologist Salk : JONAS
100. Like Nash's lama : ONEL
101. "Macbeth" witch : HECATE
102. Wheel man : SAJAK
103. Brilliant feats : COUPS
107. Off : SENT
108. Worked like Arachne : WOVE
109. Some miles away : AFAR
111. Tennis score : ADIN
112. Bit of sweat : BEAD
113. Workers need them: Abbr. : SSNS
115. What's what in Spain : QUE
116. TV's "Emerald Point ___" : NAS
117. Press hard on : TAX
118. Bunk : ROT

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