SEX CHANGE OPERATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 2002

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Player of old tunes : HIFI
5. Kind of wool : LAMBS
10. Grassy plain : CAMPO
15. Syndicate V.I.P. : CAPO
19. Scene of 1914 fighting : YSER
20. Place to learn anglais : ECOLE
21. Constellation next to Taurus : ORION
22. As easy as falling off ___ : ALOG
23. Prefix with physical : META
24. Solzhenitsyn novel setting : GULAG
25. Money for a babysitter? : MINDERSFEE
27. One enamored of early Europeans? : NEANDERTHALFAN
30. ___ noodles (Chinese dish) : SESAME
31. Climbing plant : LIANA
32. Writer Rand : AYN
33. Crimson rival : ELI
34. Chicken : COWARD
36. Med. choices : HMOS
39. Robinson Crusoe, e.g. : ISLANDER
44. In agreement : ATONE
45. Sandbox pile? : MOUNTAINOFYOUTH
48. Homily: Abbr. : SER
49. Intimidate : DAUNT
50. Tiny swarmer : GNAT
51. Common female middle name : MAE
52. Pride : lion :: gang : ___ : ELK
53. Manhattan Project skeptic's motto? : FISSIONIMPOSSIBLE
58. ___ Miss : OLE
59. Do some high-tech surgery : LASE
60. Rat-___ : ATAT
61. It may be cocked : HAT
62. Sign on many lawns : FORSALE
64. Cronus or Oceanus : TITAN
66. Giants Stadium spectator, maybe : JETSFAN
70. Plastic ___ Band : ONO
71. River to Donegal Bay : ERNE
72. See 80-Across : ROBB
73. Turkish title : AGA
74. Words from a long-suffering orthopedic patient? : THANKGODITSMRIDAY
80. With 72-Across, former Va. official : SEN
81. Kind of bran : OAT
82. Provider of coded instructions : GENE
83. "Zip your lip!" : CANIT
84. Small songbird : TIT
85. Greek goddess with a great deal of patience? : SLOWBURNINGMUSE
90. Orderly fliers : GEESE
92. Anna Karenina and others : HEROINES
93. Car bar : AXLE
94. Wake-up calls : ALARMS
95. Washington and McKinley: Abbr. : MTS
96. "Fresh Air" airer : NPR
98. Sound at a soda fountain : SLURP
99. Cocaine, for one : OPIATE
102. Slow computer download? : FOURMINUTEFILE
108. Acceleration forces of Russian aircraft? : MIGNEWTONS
110. Author Brookner : ANITA
111. Spring : LEAP
112. Park ranger's study: Abbr. : ECOL
113. Writer ___ Maria Remarque : ERICH
114. Motherly start : MATRI
115. Trouble spots for teens : ACNE
116. Hardly : NARY
117. Chicago's Richard ___ Center : DALEY
118. Proximate to, to poets : ANEAR
119. Cutesy-poo dog : PEKE
1. It may precede a 48-Across : HYMN
2. Clairvoyant's opener : ISEE
3. One doing amniocentesis? : FETALWORKER
4. Qom native : IRANIAN
5. See 6-Down : LEGEND
6. With 5-Down, auto debut of 1986 : ACURA
7. Shed : MOLT
8. Nondescript : BLAH
9. Arcade name : SEGA
10. Snug : COMFY
11. Sect follower? : ARIAN
12. Voyageurs Natl. Park locale : MINN
13. Minivehicle : POD
14. Something it's good to be : ONESELF
15. Card-matching game: Var. : CASSINO
16. Popular sports car, informally : ALFA
17. Lay : POEM
18. Molding with a curved profile : OGEE
26. Communications satellite, basically : RELAY
28. Certain bet : DARE
29. Go on : LAST
34. Words in many a Perry Mason title : CASEOF
35. Verdi opera : OTELLO
36. Put up : HOUSE
37. Bond type, briefly : MUNI
38. Aware of : ONTO
39. Unsuitable : INAPT
40. Explorer Hernando de ___ : SOTO
41. One way to be struck : DUMB
42. List ender : ETAL
43. First president of Korea : RHEE
45. Pool shot : MASSE
46. Unease : AGITA
47. Hero of the 1997 best seller "Cold Mountain" : INMAN
49. Kind of box : DIALOG
53. Meat cut : FLANK
54. Rear end, in anatomy : NATES
55. Month before Adar : SHEBAT
56. Watched and did nothing : SATBY
57. "___ Too Late" (King hit) : ITS
63. Young fellow : SON
64. Singer Lopez : TRINI
65. One ___ (poor odds) : INTEN
66. Actress Foster : JODIE
67. Work that's played allegro? : FASTERPIECE
68. Certain discrimination : AGEISM
69. Birthplace of Jules Verne : NANTES
71. Delightful places : EDENS
72. Dentist's order : RINSE
74. Reggae pioneer Peter : TOSH
75. In good shape : HALE
76. Suffix with decor : ATOR
77. Beast : OGRE
78. Year George V took the throne : MCMX
79. Actor Julia : RAUL
86. Feminine : WOMANLY
87. Polite word to a Fräulein : BITTE
88. Not yet attached, in a way : UNSEWED
89. "Tootsie" co-star : GARR
90. Mucilage : GLUE
91. Cold weather protector : EARFLAP
94. Star in the Summer Triangle : ALTAIR
96. Present occasion : NONCE
97. Aggressive : PUSHY
98. Kama ___ : SUTRA
99. Black cat, to some : OMEN
100. Type type : PICA
101. Hunchback of film horror : IGOR
102. Frustrate : FOIL
103. Early 50's TV comedy : MAMA
104. ___ uproar : INAN
105. When the stars come out, in ads : NITE
106. Hardly portly : LANK
107. One-on-one sport : EPEE
109. Refrain part : TRA

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