SO BIG

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1996

Author: A. K. Justin
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex K. Justin
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Justin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Teleflora rival : FTD
4. It's semi-attached : CAB
7. That being the case : HENCE
12. Eastern music : RAGA
16. Willingly : LIEF
18. Dummy : DODO
19. Remote : ALOOF
20. Groupies follow them : IDOLS
22. OPENLY : INBROADDAYLIGHT
25. Express disapproval of : BOOAT
26. Kind of grandparent : PATERNAL
27. First name in rock : ELTON
28. Saute : PANFRY
29. Informs positively : ASSURES
30. Start of the Sons of the Covenant's name : BNAI
31. Rice dish with meat : PILAF
32. Insult, modern-style : DIS
33. They come before yodhs : TETHS
34. Panama Canal, in slang : BIGDITCH
37. Ewer's adjunct : BASIN
40. Exert one's influence : PULLSTRINGS
42. "Some ___ meat and canna eat": Burns : HAE
43. "You Are My Destiny" singer : ANKA
44. Prefix with dollar : EURO
45. "Looking for ___" (Gershwin hit) : ABOY
46. Actress Carter : NELL
47. BARELY : BYANARROWMARGIN
52. Exemplary : MODEL
53. Suffers humiliation : EATSCROW
54. Heckelphones : OBOES
55. Japanese naval base north of Nagasaki : SASEBO
56. St. ___ fire : ELMOS
57. Falsify, in a way : PAD
58. Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
59. More lenient : EASIER
61. Northerly region of myth : THULE
63. Where Empress Zauditu ruled : ETHIOPIA
66. Mailboxes : DROPS
67. SILENT FILM CAPTION : THEPLOTTHICKENS
69. They're worth bonuses, in cards : GINS
70. Unwanted look : LEER
71. Subject of Ishmael's narration : AHAB
72. ___ the kill : INAT
73. Certain therapy : EST
74. Smooth talkers, perhaps : CARSALESMEN
78. Ellerbee's "___ It Goes" : ANDSO
79. Go over the lines : REHEARSE
81. "...my dainty ___! I shall miss thee": Prospero : ARIEL
82. Ahead: Abbr. : LDG
83. ___ time (eventually) : INDUE
84. Arles articles : UNES
85. "Bad air," literally : MALARIA
89. Housekeeping : MENAGE
91. Oscar winner of 1961 : LOREN
93. Press agents? : SADIRONS
94. ___ a dozen : ADIME
95. STEERS CLEAR OF : GIVESAWIDEBERTH
97. Worrying sort : PACER
98. Whitebait : SMELT
99. Baseball's Ashby : ALAN
100. Point of ___ (British lighthouse site) : AYRE
101. "Alice" diner : MELS
102. Body of art? : TORSO
103. Detail of pointillism : DOT
104. Urgent message : SOS
1. ___ coin (decide by chance) : FLIPA
2. Actress Yothers et al. : TINAS
3. They can be bad : DEBTS
4. Conclusions : CODAS
5. Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
6. Tight wrapper? : BOA
7. Braided breads: Var. : HALLAHS
8. Not a democrat : ELITIST
9. Canceled : NOGO
10. Columbia Pictures co-founder Harry : COHN
11. Lizard, old-style : EFT
12. Vulgarians : RIBALDS
13. Another name for God : ADONAI
14. FLIP OUT : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
15. Banned plant-growth retardant : ALAR
17. Revealing comments : FREUDIANSLIPS
18. Vitus Bering and others : DANES
21. Farm home : STY
23. Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
24. Movie based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story : YENTL
28. Kind of back or bank : PIGGY
30. At the base of : BELOW
31. Attribute to : PINON
33. "Presumed Innocent" author : TUROW
34. Netanyahu and others : BIBIS
35. Godwin's "The Adventures of ___ Williams" : CALEB
36. Aloha : HELLO
37. Unsophisticate : BABE
38. "The Cherry Orchard" girl : ANYA
39. DEFIES DANGER : SKATESONTHINICE
40. Cigars : PUROS
41. Latest thing : RAGE
44. Screwup : ERROR
46. Certain designated section : NOSMOKINGAREA
48. Apices : ACMES
49. Finish, finally : MOPUP
50. Have ___ (revel) : ABALL
51. Copland ballet : RODEO
52. Suffix in camera names : MATIC
55. Indian master : SAHIB
58. Actor Hawke of "Alive" : ETHAN
59. Trimmer : EDGER
60. Stand : ARISE
61. Faulkner's "___ Thirteen" : THESE
62. Daughter of Cronus : HERA
63. One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
64. Poet Coolbrith et al. : INAS
65. Apropos of : ASTO
67. Pointed : TERSE
68. Breaks, in a way : TAMES
70. Lash, the cowboy : LARUE
74. Freeloaders : CADGERS
75. Acclaim : LAURELS
76. Auto maker Maserati : ERNESTO
77. Tuscany province : SIENA
78. Wing it : ADLIB
80. Canine cover : ENAMEL
82. Fraught : LADEN
85. No longer speaking to : MADAT
86. Calhoun and others : RORYS
87. Speaker's need : INTRO
88. Remains to be seen? : ASHES
89. Driver's aid : MAP
90. What's wrapped up in the whole ball of wax? : EDAM
91. Prom night rental : LIMO
92. Fini : OVER
93. Storehouse : SILO
95. Astron. clock setting : GST
96. Pile : WAD

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