ANAGRAMMED INVENTIONS (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1999

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 25, Columns: 25, Words: 188, Blocks: 92 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard.
The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Muff : GOOF
5. Viticultural valley : NAPA
9. Common truck capacity : TWOTONS
16. Inventor sort : IDEAMAN
23. Like many assembly lines : AUTOMATED
25. Takes turns : ROTATES
26. Japanese menu item : SASHIMI
27. Undeniably gone : STONEDEAD
28. Crane, e.g. : ERECTOR
29. Magazine : ARSENAL
30. CASH LOST IN 'EM : SLOTMACHINES
32. Simple conclusion? : TON
33. I MAY DENT : DYNAMITE
34. Japanese menu items : EELS
35. Special-price transaction : RESALE
36. Mind set? : IMAGES
38. It may start with "I": Abbr. : RTE
39. Hacienda hand : PEON
41. Worthless : TIN
42. Early Christian hideout : CATACOMB
45. Calypso-influenced music : SKA
48. It turns up on the farm : PLOW
49. One using a fork : TUNER
51. Operation Allied Force grp. : NATO
52. Grammy category : GOSPEL
54. Fish market sights : SCALES
57. Routine result : BOREDOM
59. COOL! MOVE IT! : LOCOMOTIVE
61. 1942 Preakness winner : ALSAB
62. In the cards : FATED
63. Heavy sleeper, metaphorically : LOG
65. Seminary deg. : STB
66. Part of ecclesiastic regalia : TUNIC
67. Repertoire for Will Smith : RAPS
68. Remains : BIDES
69. ___ que (when, in Rennes) : ALORS
71. Strauss and son : JOHANNS
73. Like a utopia : CRIMELESS
75. Like some bass solos : OPERATIC
78. Congregation of the Oratory founder Philip : NERI
79. Environmental warning : AIRALERT
80. "___ out?" (dealer's query) : INOR
81. Muhammad Ali and others : PASHAS
83. It takes its toll: Abbr. : TNPK
86. Poli ___ : SCI
87. NICEST NIGHT CANDLE : INCANDESCENTLIGHT
91. Acad. test : GRE
92. Right : MEND
94. Clears à la the Pied Piper : DERATS
95. They're not refined : ORES
96. Send scurrying : SHOOAWAY
98. Topics in topology : TORI
100. Words of dismissal : THATSALL
102. Loses appeal : WEARSTHIN
103. Go bumper to bumper with? : REAREND
106. Some layers : GEESE
107. F on a test : FALSE
108. Contemporary of Alvar : EERO
109. "Three Tall Women" playwright : ALBEE
110. Disney acquisition : ABC
113. Oversimplified : PAT
114. "The Thief's Journal" author : GENET
115. "The Pad and How to ___" (1966 comedy) : USEIT
116. LIVE ON-SITE : TELEVISION
119. Like some positions : TENURED
121. Churchill's successor and predecessor : ATTLEE
122. Trailer units : SCENES
123. Jones of jazz : THAD
125. Cracks up : ROARS
126. Dowsing rods, essentially : WYES
127. Polo Grounds hero : OTT
128. Word with water or fabric : SOFTENER
131. Norma's heavenly neighbor : ARA
132. Film, in Hollywood lingo : LENS
133. 1994 campus comedy : PCU
136. Handle differently? : RENAME
137. Sound of feigned laughter : HARHAR
139. Bring up the rear? : MOON
140. O, C.P.U. TERM : COMPUTER
146. "The London Spy" author Ward : NED
147. ALAS, NO MORE Z'S : SNOOZEALARMS
150. Losable, as file data : UNSAVED
151. Tile protector, of a sort : BATHMAT
153. Herbal quaff : GINGERTEA
154. Good thing to have in a race : BIGLEAD
155. It may be a lot : ONEACRE
156. Stamp Act repealer : GEORGEIII
157. Uneven : STREAKY
158. Have some : PARTAKE
159. Miss overseas: Abbr. : SRTA
160. It may cover a lot : SAND
1. Thigh-slapper : GASSER
2. Need for current events? : OUTLET
3. "The Ruling Class" star : OTOOLE
4. Some have light faces : FONTS
5. Zip : NADA
6. Had to retract a statement, perhaps : ATECROW
7. Strutter's mate : PEAHEN
8. Half of a national capital : ADDIS
9. Like a paseo : TREELINED
10. Aggravated : WORSENED
11. Native: Suffix : OTE
12. Bait and switch, e.g. : TACTIC
13. One might get a leg up on it : OTTOMAN
14. Just out? : NEONATAL
15. Abbr. on outdated maps : SSR
16. "Because ___!" : ISAYSO
17. Put in stitches : DARN
18. She, abroad : ESSA
19. Interruption starter : AHEM
20. Start with bar or car : MINI
21. One of a conjugative series : AMAT
22. Literary death scene : NILE
24. Hebrew letter after lamed : MEM
31. Temperaments : NATURES
33. Obtain an extract of : DECOCT
37. Perros chase them : GATOS
39. Everyman : PLEB
40. Canon camera : EOS
43. Producer of many musicals : MGM
44. "The Emerald Forest" star Powers : BOOTHE
45. HELPIN' 'N SEWING : SPINNINGWHEEL
46. "Home Alone" boy : KEVIN
47. Smart ___ : ALECS
48. Fibrinogen source : PLASMA
49. Shopping aids : TOTES
50. TERROR'S LOCALE? : ROLLERCOASTER
53. Washington portraitist : STUART
54. It may be dripping : SARCASM
55. "The Hour of the Star" novelist Lispector : CLARICE
56. IS PAIN BATTLER : ASPIRINTABLET
57. Stumble out of the gate, say : BADSTART
58. Fix firmly : MOOR
60. It may be direct: Abbr. : OBJ
62. Like some competitors : FIERCE
64. Mountaineering aid : GRAPNEL
68. Harmonize : BLENDIN
69. Blood type, briefly : APOS
70. ESPN figures : STATS
72. Like some breezes : ONSHORE
74. Old Testament priest : ELI
75. Round dance : ONESTEP
76. Atlas abbr. : ISL
77. Cheated : CHISELED
80. Soldier's wear : IDTAG
82. All shook up : AGHAST
84. Setting for Cather's "My Ántonia" : PRAIRIE
85. Kind of address : KEYNOTE
88. "Bad idea" : NAH
89. First name in mysteries : ERLE
90. Set-___ : TOS
93. Mouseketeer ___ Tracey : DOREEN
97. Blasts from the past : ATESTS
99. "The ___ Tale" (one of "The Canterbury Tales") : REEVES
101. Parking place? : SEAT
102. Diminishes : WANES
103. "Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
104. Provide a 101-Down for : ELECT
105. Court figures : DAS
107. Big 1984 newsmaker : FERRARO
111. Like the end, sometimes : BITTER
112. Songwriter Leonard : COHEN
114. Consumer's protection : GUARANTEE
115. Short trucks? : UTES
117. The same, at the start : ISO
118. Common refrain syllables : NANANANA
120. Place for two of a kind : NOAHSARK
121. ___ Rand : AYN
124. Persephone's mother : DEMETER
126. Lead-in to "kidding" and "gonna take it" : WERENOT
129. Fender with several hits : FREDDY
130. Top of the Catholic Church? : REDHAT
132. Less apt to work : LAZIER
133. "The quality of mercy is not strained" speaker : PORTIA
134. Invitation at the door : COMEIN
135. In thought only : UNSAID
138. Boss of "The Dukes of Hazzard" and others : HOGGS
139. Farm deliverers : MARES
140. Den deliveries : CUBS
141. "I'm ___!" : ONIT
142. Prelate's honorific: Abbr. : MSGR
143. Not bright : PALE
144. Choroid coat location : UVEA
145. Furniture wood : TEAK
148. Where Shah Jahan mourned : AGRA
149. Triangle side : LEG
151. Monk's style : BOP
152. Universal Studios company : MCA

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