OVERHEARD IN UNDERGROUND NEW YORK

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 2004

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A bit cracked : AJAR
5. Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
9. Nest part : TWIG
13. Focus of Seward's Folly : ALASKA
19. Account receivable? : SAGA
20. "Don't look at me" : NOTI
21. Perfect : HONE
22. Some people are grabbed by them : LAPELS
23. Certain horse race : TROT
24. Skier Picabo finishing 11 places down from the bronze? : FOURTEENTHSTREET
27. See eye to eye about : AGREEON
29. According to : PER
30. Courts : WOOS
31. Part of H.R.H. : HER
32. Travel ways : ROADS
33. Gets trounced : LOSESBIG
36. Splitting point : RENO
37. Order to nab a New York newspaper nerd now? : NEXTSTOPTIMESSQUARE
42. Rebels : RIOTS
43. "Why not?!" : SURE
44. Wing : ANNEX
45. "This isn't a joke" : IMEANIT
48. Memo heading : INRE
49. Use needles : KNIT
50. Critic's pan of a Jim Morrison rock concert? : STANDCLEAROFTHEDOORS
55. Ones in need of a metamorphosis : LARVAE
56. Wee wee? : LIL
57. Gray matter : BEAN
58. Dressing part : OIL
60. Unite formally : ALLY
61. Rips into : GOESOFFON
65. Bullfight figure : TORO
66. Some words on the subject? : BIO
67. Indication of previous damage : SCAR
69. College in Cedar Rapids : COE
70. Insight : ACUMEN
72. Promise from a prolific wedding dress designer? : ANOTHERTRAINISCOMING
78. Ring : PEAL
79. It details what's left : WILL
80. Plants of the water lily family : LOTUSES
81. Strong and sharp : ACRID
83. Often-dried fruit : FIGS
84. Pinkerton, in "Madama Butterfly," e.g. : TENOR
85. Cry when an Oakland player's iron-on arrived? : TRANSFERHEREFORTHEA
91. Evan of the Senate : BAYH
92. "Put your purse away" : ILLTREAT
93. Bath set? : TELLY
95. Skater Midori : ITO
96. Saucy : PERT
98. Energy : VIM
99. Worth something : OFVALUE
101. Sign promoting a dance studio's nice moves? : KINDLYSTEPINSIDE
106. Darkens : DIMS
107. Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is in it : EMINOR
108. Apple piece : IMAC
109. 48-Down holder : UVEA
110. Pulse alternative : TONE
111. Two-and-a-half presidential terms : DECADE
112. 24-karat : PURE
113. Annoyance : PEST
114. R & B's ___ Day & the Knights : OTIS
1. Constellation's brightest point : ASTAR
2. Lingo : JARGON
3. Trading places : AGORAE
4. Dirty : RATEDX
5. Dope : INFO
6. Crackpot : LOON
7. Good name for a worrier? : STU
8. Prepares, as snack kernels : AIRPOPS
9. Why some people travel far to attend church? : THEREISNOLOCALSERVICE
10. Suffering : WOE
11. Place to stay : INN
12. Smarten up : GETWISE
13. Besides : ALSO
14. Weightlifters build them, for short : LATS
15. ___ financing : APR
16. "You listen to me" : SEEHERE
17. Tissues : KLEENEX
18. N.L. Central player : ASTRO
25. Feeler : TEST
26. Greedy ones : HOGS
28. Philippine president deposed in 2001 : ESTRADA
33. Lenya of song : LOTTE
34. Foe of the evil Gargamel, in children's entertainment : SMURF
35. Top of the art world? : BERET
36. Totaled : RANTO
38. Because : SINCE
39. Labor : TOIL
40. Audience participation bit : QANDA
41. Coupling : UNION
45. Siena's home : ITALIA
46. One of the Jackson 5 : MARLON
47. "Men always hate most what they ___ most": Mencken : ENVY
48. See 109-Across : IRIS
49. Sharp : KEEN
50. Thick piece : SLAB
51. Sierra Nevada, e.g. : ALE
52. "It's not TV, it's ___" : HBO
53. Dormmate : ROOMIE
54. Tempting ones : SIRENS
59. Suit spec : LONG
61. Iona College athlete : GAEL
62. Boston retired his number 4 : ORR
63. Stooge : FOIL
64. Place for reeds : FEN
65. Bromo alternative : TUMS
67. Beck's holder : STEIN
68. Controversial danglers : CHADS
70. Stage coach user, possibly : ACTOR
71. Brief shower? : COURTTV
73. What "O" stands for in publishing : OPRAH
74. Spin : TWIRL
75. Correct : RIGHT
76. "___ My Hat in Haiti" (Fred Astaire song) : ILEFT
77. Prefix with -gram : SONO
81. Simultaneously : ATATIME
82. About freezing : CRYONIC
83. Feature of a certain pen : FELTTIP
84. Bands together : TEAMSUP
86. Some December deliveries : FIRS
87. Keep in check : REIN
88. Move in the direction of : HEADTO
89. Richardson of Nixon's cabinet : ELLIOT
90. College support group : ALUMNI
91. Went by Raleigh, say : BIKED
94. Some R.S.V.P.'s : YESES
96. Trudge : PLOD
97. Orphan of literature : EYRE
99. Lyric poems : ODES
100. Exploit : FEAT
102. ___ lab : DNA
103. Lean meat source : EMU
104. Certain swingers try to make it : PAR
105. Suffix with excess : IVE

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