WHAT MOTHER NATURE SAYS ...

New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 2003

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {BQVXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Earth in the Balance" author : ALGORE
7. Nike alternative : ADIDAS
13. Like some felonies : CLASSA
19. Jigsaw puzzles are in them : PIECES
20. Turndown : DENIAL
21. Leaps lynxlike : POUNCES
22. McDaniel of "Gone With the Wind" : HATTIE
23. ... to the river : WATCHYOURMOUTH
25. Peruvian ancient : INCAN
26. Shortstop Jeter and others : DEREKS
27. Sow chow : SLOP
28. Lord's Prayer pronoun : THY
29. "Shucks!" : DARN
30. Suitable : SEEMLY
31. Finishes off : KILLS
32. In jeopardy : ATSTAKE
34. Seed cover : ARIL
35. Renoir, the film director : JEAN
39. Bub : MAC
41. Wine: Prefix : OEN
42. ... to the tide : COMEINATONCE
46. Show concern for, as someone who's absent : ASKAFTER
49. Lauds : HAILS
50. Taxpayer's headache : AUDIT
51. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
52. "When ___ You" (Irving Berlin song) : ILOST
54. Cicadas have them : CYCLES
56. ... to the sun : DONTSTAYOUTTOOLATE
61. Work measurement unit : ERG
62. Webzine : EMAG
63. Dr. on TV : PHIL
64. Haus-hold article : EIN
67. ... to the mountains : JUSTLOOKATYOURFACE
74. Refines : SMELTS
76. Dental hygienist's request : RINSE
77. Shaw of swing : ARTIE
78. Percentage : SHARE
79. PC shortcut : MACRO
81. Glutted : SATIATED
84. ... to the air : YOURETOOTHIN
87. Auntie, to dad : SIS
88. Store posting: Abbr. : HRS
89. Bank : RELY
90. It follows a premise : ERGO
91. Exhaust : DEPLETE
94. Rock garden herb : SEDUM
95. Toledo's river : MAUMEE
97. Newspaperman Adolph : OCHS
100. Euripides play : ION
103. Abbr. in a library catalog : ETAL
104. Fail at dieting : REGAIN
105. "Orphée" painter : COROT
106. ... to the wind : STOPWHISPERING
109. Turn red, perhaps : MATURE
110. Middle school entrant, e.g. : PRETEEN
111. Guy : FELLER
112. ___ Ile, Mich. : GROSSE
113. Menu section : SALADS
114. John of "Fawlty Towers" : CLEESE
115. Not adrift : ROOTED
1. Creature that reproduces by parthenogenesis : APHID
2. Tropical vine : LIANA
3. ... to the thunder : GETCRACKING
4. Navigational instrument : OCTANT
5. One that's a bit controlling? : REIN
6. Medical suffix : ESE
7. Madison Avenue reading : ADWEEK
8. "Goodness!" : DEARME
9. Santa Clara-based Fortune 500 company : INTEL
10. Faux shirt : DICKY
11. Expressions of relief : AAHS
12. Guileful : SLY
13. Relative of a Camry : COROLLA
14. Figurative comeuppance : LUMPS
15. "Wheel of Fortune" request : ANO
16. ___ work (drudgery) : SCUT
17. Green of "Austin Powers" films : SETH
18. Gray, in a way : ASHY
21. Arrive : PULLIN
24. One who was called Lord of the West : OSIRIS
26. Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
30. Put back : STET
31. Film critic Pauline : KAEL
33. Chesterfields, e.g. : SOFAS
35. Unit of energy : JOULE
36. "Momo" author Michael : ENDE
37. Galatea's love : ACIS
38. Angler's entangler : NET
39. 1970's sitcom hit : MAUDE
40. Famed furrier : ASTOR
42. Chinese dynasty : CHOU
43. Hops kiln : OAST
44. Fly catcher : MITT
45. Social skill : TACT
47. Cleanup target? : ACT
48. Saudi Arabian coin : RIYAL
53. Merrill Lynch bull, for one : LOGO
54. Madison Avenue award : CLIO
55. Korea Bay feeder : YALU
57. Try : TEST
58. Recipe info: Abbr. : AMTS
59. Goes (for) : OPTS
60. "Most definitely!" : OHYES
64. ... to the earthworms : EATTHECRUST
65. More standoffish : ICIER
66. Must-haves : NEEDS
67. Hanna-Barbera mouse : JERRY
68. 1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
69. Seating sect. : ORCH
70. Soprano ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
71. Like most graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
72. Buoy : RAISE
73. Monk's title : FRA
74. It's about a foot : SHOE
75. Deal with brutally : MAUL
78. Neighbor of Turk. : SYR
79. Downhill challenges : MOGULS
80. Minute bit : ATOM
82. Skiing site : ASPEN
83. Tessellation unit : TILE
85. Cuts uppers, e.g. : TEETHES
86. Consecrate to office : ORDAIN
91. Musical Eddy and Allman : DUANES
92. Political asylum seeker : EMIGRE
93. Overly : TOOTOO
94. Made a facing, e.g. : SEWED
95. First name in cosmetics : MERLE
96. Like the Wallendas : AGILE
98. Mount : HORSE
99. Mount : STEED
100. AOL and such : ISPS
101. Another, for Andalusians : OTRA
102. Season to be jolly : NOEL
104. Dance that's done to "Drowsy Maggie" : REEL
105. Beloved, in "Rigoletto" : CARO
107. Sch. calendar abbr. : PTA
108. U.S.M.C. rank : PFC
109. Biz boss: Abbr. : MGR

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