COUNTDOWN

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1998

Author: Charles Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. God "the most merciful" : ALLAH
6. Bird of myth : ROC
9. Slanted: Abbr. : ITAL
13. Blacksmith's tools : RASPS
18. Prefix with grain : MULTI
19. Show presenter, for short : USO
20. Pioneering Russian spacecraft series : LUNA
21. Lawn game : BOCCIE
22. Sight off the coast of Salerno : AMALFIVESSEL
24. Bugs : IRKS
25. Be creative : IDEATE
26. Spanish weeks : SEMANAS
27. Expo '70 host : OSAKA
29. Saw red : GOTMAD
30. Last-minute ticket acquirer, maybe : STANDEE
31. "Well done!" : NICE
32. Broadly : FATLY
34. Certain annuity plan : TONTINE
36. 1998, e.g., in fancy language : YEAROFOURLORD
41. Piglike animals : TAPIRS
44. Cleveland team, for short : CAVS
46. Minneapolis-to-Fargo hwy. : USTEN
47. Man, in old Rome : VIR
48. Rock's Burdon and Carmen : ERICS
49. Transmit via computer : MODEM
50. Seventh-century date : DCI
51. Some porcelain : SPODE
53. Worker ___ : ANT
54. Math ratio : SINE
55. Orchestra member : OBOIST
58. Gulf of ___ (arm of the Baltic) : RIGA
59. No longer in enemy hands : RETAKEN
62. Heather lands : MOORS
63. Footnote word : IBIDEM
65. A new look at an 18th-century English writer : GOLDSMITHREEXAMINED
69. Fabric with nubby yarn : RATINE
72. First name in stand-up : HENNY
73. Big name in computer games : GENESIS
77. Like a wayward G.I. : AWOL
78. Nautical passageway : STRAIT
80. Bustles : ADOS
82. Mouths : ORA
83. "From Here to Eternity" wife : KAREN
85. Oil driller's setup : RIG
86. On again : RELIT
88. Sing like Bing : CROON
90. Non-P.C. suffix : ESS
91. Express : OPINE
93. Institution since 1701 : YALE
94. Close and Ford : GLENNS
95. Nurses and police officers, e.g. : SHIFTWORKERS
98. Neighbors of Ethiopians : SOMALIS
100. Enemies of the Iroquois : ERIES
101. Consider, with "over" : CHEW
103. Kind of set : DINETTE
107. Place to go with a flashlight : CAVERN
110. He coached 347 N.F.L. wins : SHULA
111. Menu section : ENTREES
112. Like our numbers : ARABIC
113. Apocalypse : DOOM
114. 1773 Tea Party, e.g. : BOSTONEVENT
116. Survey respondent : POLLEE
117. Let go of : DROP
118. Back muscle, for short : LAT
119. TV actress Taylor : RENEE
120. Jacket choice : TWEED
121. Sushi supplies : EELS
122. Poetic preposition : ERE
123. Seconds: Abbr. : ASSTS
1. Collect : AMASS
2. "12 Angry Men" director : LUMET
3. Pack animal : LLAMA
4. Monopoly avenue next to the B.&O. Railroad : ATLANTIC
5. Sellers of record players : HIFIVENDORS
6. Brownish : RUSSET
7. Sugar ending : OSE
8. Feature of classical architecture : COLONNADE
9. Kind of artery : ILIAC
10. Bomb : TURKEY
11. "Crazy Love" singer : ANKA
12. Song syllables : LAS
13. Vases of a "La Bohème" character : RODOLFOURNS
14. ___ radical : ACETYL
15. Fast shuffle, so to speak : SCAM
16. Sandwich base : PITA
17. Very beginning : SEED
21. Item that's often stubbed : BIGTOE
23. Composer Saint-___ : SAENS
28. Not a good person with secrets : SIEVE
32. Democrats fight it : FASCISM
33. "___ long..." : ARTIS
35. Representation : ICON
37. Writer Welty : EUDORA
38. Roundish : OVOID
39. Forehead feature : RIDGE
40. Source of an omen, maybe : DREAM
41. Zoom : TEAR
42. Drury Lane composer of the 1700's : ARNE
43. The Panthers of the Big East Conference : PITT
45. Success for a returning space shuttle : SMOOTHREENTRY
49. "Do you ___?" : MIND
52. Target of many a wound : PRIDE
54. 1991-92 U.S. Open champ : SELES
56. Not streamlined : BOXY
57. Parts of 69-Down : TINES
60. Catlike : AGILE
61. ___-Tiki : KON
62. Tiny model : MINI
64. Casey of County General Hospital : BEN
66. Pilgrimage sites : SHRINES
67. Lean : MEAGER
68. Berlin's "___ Lost in His Arms" : IGOT
69. See 57-Down : RAKES
70. Soaked : AWASH
71. Sculpture subjects : TORSI
74. In a minute : SOON
75. Maker of a brand name? : IRON
76. Lacking : SANS
79. Early wheels : TRIKE
80. O.K. : ALLOWABLE
81. Per ___ : DIEM
84. Insouciant : NOTWORRIED
87. Chart holder : EASEL
88. The 1990's, politically speaking : CLINTONERA
89. Vintner's cache : RESERVES
92. William or Henry : PRINCE
94. Sparkle : GLINT
96. Weak : FEEBLE
97. Train : SCHOOL
99. Carol starter : ADESTE
102. Mountains, so to speak : HUMPS
104. "Difficult years" : TEENS
105. Position : TENET
106. Met singer Simon : ESTES
107. Kirk, e.g.: Abbr. : CAPT
108. Straight, after "in" : AROW
109. Low tract : VALE
110. Recovering from a charley horse : SORE
113. Onetime Presidential inits. : DDE
115. Dory feature : OAR

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