RATIONAL NUMBERS

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 2001

Author: Bill Zais
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. TMC competitor : HBO
4. Proceeds here and there : GADS
8. It's shot : AMMO
12. Small amount : DRIB
16. Cache : HOARD
18. Cut ___ : ARUG
19. "Harold ___" (old comic strip) : TEEN
20. Rundown : SEEDY
21. Wasted gas : IDLED
22. Vanquish : BEST
23. Foe of the Iroquois : ERIE
24. One sought for advice : ELDER
25. Piccolo alternatives : FIFES
26. Bacon feature : FAT
27. Doodler's aid : SCRATCHPAD
29. Regulated, as property : INAZONE
31. Crackers : BATTY
34. Cause of a blown engine, maybe : NOOIL
35. Spanish babes : NENES
36. Taste-testers' turndowns : UGHS
37. See 107-Down : EDEN
38. Alpine river : AAR
41. First assembly-line carmaker : OLDS
43. Yom Kippur observer : ATONER
45. 1983 David Bowie #1 hit : LETSDANCE
47. Drink whose name is a homophone of 48-Across : NEHI
48. Like some socks : KNEEHIGH
50. Is rife : TEEMS
51. Several czars : IVANS
53. Crowbar : PRY
54. Take away : ERASE
55. Noted Schubert piece in F major : OCTET
56. Disney design : CEL
57. Hip parts : ILIA
59. Opportunity, metaphorically : DOOR
60. ___ Pedro : SAN
62. Munchkin : ELF
63. Refusals : NOES
64. Type widths : ENS
65. ___ Clinic : MAYO
66. ___ Baba : ALI
69. Big inits. in trucks : GMC
70. Farrow and Hamm : MIAS
71. Last thing said before dinner? : AMEN
72. Masefield play "The Tragedy of ___" : NAN
73. Pigeonhole : LABEL
77. English town next to Banstead Downs : EPSOM
79. Prefix with arrange : PRE
80. Not hunched : ERECT
82. Spooky : EERIE
83. Relinquish, as rights : SIGNAWAY
85. Posit positively : AVER
86. Hardly a quick trip : GRANDTOUR
88. Foreign language topic : TENSES
91. Bit of dinero : PESO
92. Urgent message : SOS
93. They can make a suer suffer : EFFS
94. Git : SCAT
95. Actor John : ASTIN
97. Start of an oath : SACRE
99. Prefix with linguistics : ETHNO
100. Beaten down : TRODDEN
103. Examines : CHECKSINTO
106. ___-jongg : MAH
108. Previously, once : AFORE
109. "Plain Language From Truthful James" writer : HARTE
110. Shin : GOUP
111. Fast talk : JIVE
112. Store selection : SIZES
113. Basket material : OSIER
114. "___ known ..." : HADI
115. 1944 Bing Crosby hit : AMOR
116. Place for a comb : TRESS
117. Kind of column : OPED
118. Word following clue 114-Across : THEN
119. Part of an inheritance? : GENE
120. Itch : YEN
1. <-- : HALFANDHALF
2. Arrives jauntily : BREEZESIN
3. Like some favorites : ODDSON
4. Talkathon : GABFEST
5. Restricted ___ : AREA
6. Sign of an indifferent homemaker : DUSTBUNNY
7. O'Rourke, e.g., of "F Troop": Abbr. : SGT
8. Mushroom producers : ATESTS
9. Exclamation akin to "Whew!" : MERCY
10. A founder of the state of Israel : MEIR
11. <-- : ONEANDTHESAME
12. Indian state : DELHI
13. Mars : REDPLANET
14. Just a thought : IDEA
15. Founder of Little America : BYRD
16. Perry Como player : HIFI
17. God of war, magic and poetry : ODIN
20. <-- : SECONDTONONE
28. Dactylitis locale : TOES
30. Teachers' org. : NEA
32. "The Night of the Hunter" screenwriter : AGEE
33. <-- : THREEONAMATCH
37. Hosp. readouts : EEGS
39. #1 position : ACME
40. Staff symbol : REST
41. Chilled : ONICE
42. True : LEVEL
44. Gumbo vegetables : OKRAS
45. Pseudologue : LIAR
46. Former regulatory org. : AEC
49. ___ Perot : HROSS
52. <-- : SINGLEDECKER
53. <-- : PIECESOFEIGHT
58. Actor Herbert : LOM
59. Cornerback Sanders : DEION
61. Always, to Shakespeare : AYE
65. Martin and Matalin : MARYS
66. <-- : ANEVENDOZEN
67. Tie-ups : LACES
68. Prelude : INTRO
70. Religious title: Abbr. : MSGR
73. Staying power : LEGS
74. Old magazine ___ Digest : AERO
75. Place to order une bière : BRASSERIE
76. Article in Die Welt : EIN
78. Name of 12 popes : PIUS
79. Silent treatment? : PANTOMIME
81. Rat-a-tat : RAPIDFIRE
84. Cut off (from) : WEAN
87. Bank-to-bank transactions: Abbr. : TFRS
89. Diner sign : EATHERE
90. Ukr., formerly : SSR
94. Visit briefly : STOPIN
96. Warm and comfy : TOASTY
98. Made a scene? : ACTED
99. Conservatory piece : ETUDE
101. "___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
102. Capone captor : NESS
103. Ah follower : CHOO
104. Place for a padlock : HASP
105. One with a rain check? : NOAH
107. 37-Across was its first earl : AVON
111. Spree : JAG

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