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New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 2000

Author: Nelson Hardy
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Part of a combo : BASS
5. Person carried on others' shoulders : CHAMP
10. Vessels seen in "Saving Private Ryan": Abbr. : LSTS
14. Dent in the coastline : INLET
19. Caesar's cry : ETTU
20. Prefix with centric : HELIO
21. Sieben follower : ACHT
22. They stand for things : NOUNS
23. Time pieces : ERAS
24. True : ALIGN
25. Cloning Dolly, e.g.? : SHEEPTRICK
27. Jacques Cousteau's life, in a nutshell? : FISHANDSHIPS
30. Catches on : REALIZES
31. Address in Calcutta : SAHIB
32. Caddie, often : TOTER
33. Cut down : FELL
34. Wacko : LOON
36. Examines closely : SIFTS
38. Skip town : ESCAPE
44. Pam of "Jackie Brown" : GRIER
47. What Broadway backers may have? : MUSICALSHARES
49. Judah's mother : LEAH
50. Outshine : ECLIPSE
53. "O curse of marriage ..." speaker : OTHELLO
54. Feminine suffix : ENNE
55. British can : GAOL
56. Essen's river : RUHR
59. Discouraging words : NOES
60. Items in a recycling bin : SODACANS
62. Like some items at customs : DECLARED
66. TV character, to some adolescent boys? : SABRINATHETEENAGEWISH
72. Superb : TODIEFOR
73. Give up : SIGNAWAY
74. King of Kings : AHAB
78. Guy Lombardo's "___ Lonely Trail" : ITSA
79. Peerless : AONE
80. Speak like Sylvester : LISP
81. Big ape : PALOOKA
84. Without heat : UNARMED
87. It ends a threat : ELSE
88. Canceled credit card? : SHOPPINGBLOCK
91. "Contrary to popular belief ..." : ODDLY
93. Bugs : EATSAT
94. Fanatic : ULTRA
95. Lambs: Lat. : AGNI
97. Barbecue bar : SPIT
99. Dizzy : ADDLE
101. Some chanters : MONKS
106. Timesaver : SHORTCUT
111. How OPEC communicates? : SHEIKTOSHEIK
113. "E pluribus unum," e.g.? : CASHPHRASE
115. Sirs' counterparts : MAAMS
116. Strong draft : GALE
117. Actress Aimée : ANOUK
118. Mmes., in Málaga : SRAS
119. ___ ease : ILLAT
120. Siouan tribe : OTOE
121. They might be loaded : BASES
122. Where to see a Sonora sunrise : ESTE
123. Discourse detour : ASIDE
124. Verb with thou : DOST
1. Gripes : BEEFS
2. Airy rooms : ATRIA
3. Secret stock : STASH
4. Cold fish : SUSHI
5. "The House Without a Key" hero : CHAN
6. Maintained : HELDTO
7. "Look Back in Anger" wife : ALISON
8. Strength : MIGHT
9. Forks over the dough : PONIESUP
10. Galloway gal : LASS
11. U. : SCH
12. Saint known as the Little Flower of Jesus : THERESA
13. Prepare (oneself) : STEEL
14. Part of IBM: Abbr. : INTL
15. "Me neither!" : NORI
16. King in G. & S.'s "The Gondoliers" : LUIZ
17. Suffix with defer : ENCE
18. Sounds from a scolder : TSKS
26. Least tan : PALEST
28. Skillful : ABLE
29. Bluenose : PRISS
33. Agcy. concerned with false advertising : FTC
35. Pizza ingredient : OREGANO
37. Like a bobcat vis-à-vis a pussycat : FIERCER
39. "Pipe down!" : SHH
40. City of northern France : CAEN
41. Janis's partner, in the comics : ARLO
42. Star player for the Cosmos : PELE
43. Those, to Tomás : ESOS
44. Salami choice : GENOA
45. Fats Domino's music, for short : RANDB
46. "___ the train a-comin' " (Johnny Cash song opener) : IHEAR
47. Prize in a popular game show, for short : MIL
48. Old land bordering Luxembourg : LORRAINE
49. On sale : LESS
51. Like some of the Rockies : CANADIAN
52. Flipped out : LOSTIT
57. Diminutive suffix : ULE
58. Taxi forerunner : HANSOM
61. Op. ___ : CIT
62. What some games are won by : DEFAULT
63. W.W. II zone : ETO
64. Prodded : EGGEDON
65. Comfy spot : DEN
67. The Platters' "___ Mine" : HES
68. Like corduroy : WALED
69. Song on the Beatles' "White Album" : IWILL
70. Flip : SASSY
71. Oversell : HYPE
74. Church nook : APSE
75. "Very funny!" : HAHA
76. Loads : ALOT
77. Hard knocks : BOPS
79. Ham container? : ARK
82. ___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
83. Picture of Elvis on velvet, e.g. : KITSCH
85. English author Lofts : NORAH
86. Scholar's sphere : ACADEMIA
89. Some basses : GUITARS
90. Crunchy sandwich : BLT
92. Turns down : DIMS
95. Acid neutralizer : ALKALI
96. Blow up : GETMAD
98. Prize money : PURSE
100. Calls : DIALS
102. Cry of terror : OHGOD
103. "Keen!" : NEATO
104. They may be involved in busts : KILOS
105. Shooting game : SKEET
106. One who crosses the line? : SCAB
107. Tennis star Mandlikova : HANA
108. Spanish bears : OSOS
109. Actress Madlyn : RHUE
110. Some hwys. : TPKS
111. Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
112. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
114. Didn't bring up the rear? : SAT

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