POINT BLANKS

New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 1997

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. March event : OSCARS
7. ___ law (i=v/r) : OHMS
11. They may appear in the long run : ACHES
16. "The Phantom of the Opera" star, 1962 : LOM
19. Appear : SHOWUP
20. TV actress Spelling : TORI
21. Sound from the bleachers : CHANT
22. She played Sarah in "The Bible" : AVA
23. Hardly Mensa material : LAMEBRAINED
25. Kind of session : QANDA
26. Understanding : KEN
27. Hard rock, maybe : ORE
28. Suburb north of Seattle : LYNNWOOD
29. Mole, for one : TUNNELER
30. Directional suffix : ERN
31. Warhol icon Sedgwick : EDIE
33. Medit. nation : ISR
34. Tricked : WILED
35. Stem joint : NODE
36. "The ___ Adventure" ("Star Wars" spinoff) : EWOK
37. Group of planes : FLEET
39. Bitsy beginning : ITSY
40. Like : GOFOR
41. "Gilligan's Island" actress : DAWNWELLS
43. 1974 hit subtitled "Touch the Wind" : ERESTU
45. Composer Prokofiev : SERGEI
46. "Exodus" role : ARI
47. John of York : LOO
48. Pizzeria patron : EATER
49. Property of housepets? : TAMENESS
50. Tackled : MET
51. Hay morsel : AWN
52. Reassurer's words : NEVERFEAR
54. Animation : VIM
55. Perfect : HONE
57. Ending with blind or broad : SIDED
58. Kilowatt-hour fraction : ERG
59. Congratulations, of a sort : PATS
60. Decline : WORSEN
62. Bereavements : GRIEFS
64. "It Happened One Night" producer : COHN
67. Violinist Jean-___ Ponty : LUC
68. Dosage amts. : TBSPS
71. Diamond of records : NEIL
73. Nigerian language : EDO
74. Book stores? : LIBRARIES
76. Cozened : HAD
77. First Lady of 1900 : IDA
80. Magazine that debuted 2/17/33 : NEWSWEEK
82. Cheer : ELATE
83. ___ Darya (Asian river) : AMU
84. When repeated twice, a 1964 pop hit : FUN
85. Botswanan problem : TSETSE
86. Go-getters : TIGERS
88. Portray : REPRESENT
90. Grenoble's river : ISERE
91. Battle of Coronel admiral, 1914 : SPEE
92. Drunk's woe, with "the" : SPINS
94. "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" playwright : INGE
95. Better than never? : LATE
96. Pancreas, e.g. : GLAND
97. Time to look ahead : EVE
98. First name in spydom : MATA
99. "___ only knew" : IFI
100. Intersecting street : CROSSWAY
101. Sammy Davis Jr. had one : GLASSEYE
103. Drop the ball : ERR
105. Small songbird : TIT
106. Come about : PIVOT
107. Site of Chief Big Foot's last stand : WOUNDEDKNEE
109. Clockmaker Terry : ELI
110. ___ citato : OPERE
111. Not well-done : PINK
112. They're not in the nuclear family : NIECES
113. Matter for a judge : RES
114. Thrills : SENDS
115. "My Way" songwriter : ANKA
116. Sensible to the nth degree : SAGEST
1. ___ Fjord (inlet of the Skagerrak) : OSLO
2. Preview programs for computers : SHAREWARE
3. Contract : COMEDOWNWITH
4. Transfix : AWE
5. Possible change in Russia : RUBLE
6. Not lethargic : SPRY
7. Idle : OTIOSE
8. Center of a roast : HONOREE
9. Rocky Lane spoke for him : MRED
10. Tom Sawyer's half brother : SID
11. One letting go : ACQUITTER
12. Couch potatoes, often : CHANNELSURFERS
13. "The Furys" novelist James : HANLEY
14. Wrapped up : ENDED
15. School reward : STAR
16. Lausanne lies on it : LAKEOFGENEVA
17. Is intemperate : OVERDOESIT
18. Quirks, say : MANNERISMS
24. "These Dreams" singer, 1986 : ANNWILSON
29. Maniacal : TWISTED
32. Guitar-picking pioneer Everly : IKE
35. Math calculation : NORM
36. North Holland seaport : EDAM
37. Delicate : FLOWERLIKE
38. In a difficult position : TREED
40. Tackle : GEAR
42. Open tract : LLANO
44. Drip site : EAVE
45. Ethel Merman and Jack Benny, e.g. : STAGENAMES
52. "Children of the Albatross" author : NIN
53. Conductor ___ Klas : ERI
56. Hold : OWN
57. Logging-on need : SECRETPASSWORD
59. Sorority letter : PSI
61. Torpedo : SUB
62. A.M.A. members : GPS
63. Disgusted : FEDUP
64. .6102 cubic inch : CENTILITER
65. Frederick Forsyth best seller, with "The" : ODESSAFILE
66. 1975 James Taylor hit : HOWSWEETITIS
68. Euripidean work : TRAGEDY
69. Angler's hope : BITE
70. Chaldeans : SEERS
72. The maximum, often : LIFESENTENCE
74. ___-majesté : LESE
75. Turns away : ALIENATES
76. Put to use : HARNESSED
78. Duds at work : DUNGAREES
79. Pot grower? : ANTE
81. To be, in Bordeaux : ETRE
87. Cave : SPELUNK
89. Inlet : RIA
91. Oscar Madison, for one : SLOVEN
93. Donald's daughter : IVANKA
96. Bellyache : GRIPE
98. Kind of hound : MEDIA
100. U.S.N. personnel : CPOS
101. Enter : GOIN
102. Itchings : YENS
104. Unwind : REST
107. Depression-era inits. : WPA
108. Resource to be tapped? : KEG

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