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New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 2004

Author: Bill Zais
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Quite a story : EPIC
5. Fahd and Saud, e.g. : ARABS
10. Way to get noticed : PSST
14. Barrage : BLITZ
19. Besides : ALSO
20. "I pass" : NOBET
21. Melville novel : OMOO
22. Actress Zellweger : RENEE
23. Sub firers : TORPEDOTUBES
25. Arrive at the airport : LAND
26. Had a row : OARED
27. Noted Vegas casino with an Irish name : OSHEAS
28. Cubed roots? : DICED
29. Hot spots : OVENS
30. Billingsgate : ABUSE
32. Reverse progress : BACKSLIDE
34. Primitive business dealing : BARTER
35. Worked a garden : SPADED
37. Afore : ERE
38. Like some races and hopes : DASHED
41. Jackie's second : ARI
42. Seat that may spin : STOOL
44. Hiker's aid : MAP
46. Poker announcement : IRAISE
48. Boston airport : LOGAN
51. Can. province : NFLD
52. Conspires with, perhaps : ABETS
54. Son of Ramses I : SETI
55. Take a shot (at) : SNIPE
56. Assume : TAKEON
58. Baseball line score letters : RHE
59. A Baldwin : ALEC
60. Cardinal competitor : ASTRO
61. Prince Valiant's son : ARN
62. Plural ending : IES
63. Fugitate : FLEE
64. Metric base : TEN
65. Call for help : DOTDOTDOTDASHDASHDASHDOTDOTDOT
69. ___-di-dah : LAH
70. Parts of l'Océanie : ILES
72. Informal wear : TEE
73. Loop transports : ELS
74. Get around : EVADE
77. Claim : DIBS
78. Hirt and Gore : ALS
79. Twist up : WRITHE
82. Policy at a ladies' club : NOMEN
83. Yacht material : TEAK
84. Almost touching : CLOSE
86. Steps down to a river, in India : GHAT
87. Having heat? : ARMED
88. On the line : ATRISK
90. Teacher's org. : NEA
91. Lumberjack : HEWER
93. Dutch city : EDE
94. Beckett title character : GODOT
95. W ___ (finale of an encyclopedia) : TOZ
97. Hardly a brainiac : CRETIN
99. Acted badly : EMOTED
102. Some airport shuttles : MINIBUSES
104. Thug : BRUTE
105. Moral code : ETHIC
108. "The Prince of Tides" star : NOLTE
109. "Mark of the Vampire" actor : LUGOSI
112. Tail : TRACK
113. Flood survivor : NOAH
114. Summer wear : BERMUDASHORTS
118. "___ Report," influential Indian document of 1928 : NEHRU
119. Crucifix letters : INRI
120. "The Dragons of Eden" author : SAGAN
121. Apartment : UNIT
122. Sixth-century B.C. storyteller : AESOP
123. Org. : ASSN
124. Come to ___ : ANEND
125. "Uh-huh" : ISEE
1. Bolt down : EAT
2. 3-Down antagonist : PLO
3. See 2-Down : ISR
4. Renege : COPOUT
5. Et alia : ANDOTHERS
6. Playboy : ROUE
7. "Fernando" group : ABBA
8. Ones with combs : BEES
9. Manhattan's east/west arteries: Abbr. : STS
10. Whistle-blower, at times : POLICEMAN
11. Squarely : SMACKDAB
12. Loudness units : SONES
13. Take baby steps : TODDLE
14. One who can't get over something : BROODER
15. Split : LEAVE
16. Docket phrase : INRE
17. Comics target : TEEN
18. British finales : ZEDS
24. "___ est percipi" (Berkeley principle) : ESSE
28. Pop : DAD
30. Burr and Copland : AARONS
31. Marilyn Monroe contemporary : BRIGITTEBARDOT
32. Nonsense : BALDERDASH
33. Van Gogh work : IRISES
34. Model material : BALSA
35. Cushion site : SOFA
36. Man's tie feature : POLKADOT
38. "Hard-boiled" writer : DASHIELLHAMMETT
39. Cosmetics name : ESTEE
40. Clear for takeoff? : DEICE
43. Atlanta-based channel : TNT
45. August birthstone : PERIDOT
47. Without payment : ASAFAVOR
49. Mountain social : APRESSKI
50. Glower : NEON
53. Precisely, after "on" : THEDOT
57. Urging from Santa : ONDASHER
65. "Go on!" : DOTELL
66. Adores : DOTESON
67. Panel illumination : DASHLIGHTS
68. Attends to a detail : DOTSTHEI
69. Mellow Horne : LENA
70. Luggage attachment : IDTAG
71. Not just mislead : LIETO
72. Add : TACKON
75. One of rock's Ramones : DEEDEE
76. Broke up : ENDED
79. Starts to become tiresome : WEARSTHIN
80. "The Banger Sisters" co-star, 2002 : HAWN
81. When people hate the heat in Haiti : ETE
85. Laypersons : SECULARS
89. Mug : STICKUP
92. Basketball stat : REBOUND
96. Composite flower : ZINNIA
98. It's widely worn on the feet : EEE
100. Food flavoring brand : MRSDASH
101. Enthusiastic agreement abroad : OUIOUI
102. Prefix with economics : MICRO
103. Blessings : BOONS
105. 2002-3 erupter : ETNA
106. Corner : TREE
107. Derisive laughs : HAHS
109. Not yielding much : LEAN
110. Itch : URGE
111. Fed : GMAN
114. Org. for hikers : BSA
115. Shot putters?: Abbr. : RNS
116. 20-20, say : TIE
117. Sault ___ Marie : STE

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