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New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 2008

Author: Cathy Allis Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Butcher shop purchase : CHOPS
6. Some foreign pen pals : AMIS
10. Photo paper option : MATTE
15. [How dare you!] : SLAP
19. Song sung by Gwen in Broadway's "Chicago" : ROXIE
20. Radio host/pianist John : TESH
21. Greek market of old : AGORA
22. "The Lion King" lioness : NALA
23. When jerks come out? : THETWITCHINGHOUR
26. X out : OMIT
27. Pertinent to the discussion : ONTOPIC
28. Kind of dialysis : RENAL
29. Novice : NEWBIE
31. "A Doll's House" wife : NORA
32. Wishes undone : RUES
33. Some people or food at parties : DIPS
34. Nonkosher sandwiches : BLTS
38. String around a cake box? : DESSERTTWINE
41. City near Tel Aviv : LOD
44. Moistens again : REWETS
46. Once-in-a-lifetime exchange, maybe : IDOS
47. Texas county, river or forest that's a girl's first name : ANGELINA
49. Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
50. AOL alternative : MSN
52. Bridge : CROSSOVER
53. Men or women who pinch? : THETWEAKERSEX
58. "New Look" designer of 1947 : DIOR
59. Charity's urging : DONATE
60. Orbital point : APSIS
62. Dope : SKINNY
64. Appeal to : ASK
66. Penseur's thought : IDEE
67. Speck : JOT
68. Prefix with -crat : THEO
70. Hair stuff : GEL
71. Mushroom stalks : STIPES
73. Dress-up costume piece : TIARA
75. Month in a Faulkner title : AUGUST
77. One of Woody's stock at Woodstock : ARLO
78. Nerd's essence? : THESOULOFTWIT
82. Unlikely to run : COLORFAST
87. Legal eagles' org. : ABA
88. Come up : ARISE
89. Capital of South Australia : ADELAIDE
90. French Polynesia constituents : ILES
93. Lauds : EXALTS
94. Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
95. Roast the other side of the marshmallow? : FLIPONESTWIG
99. Novelist's need : PLOT
100. W.W. II gun : STEN
101. "Let's just leave ___ that" : ITAT
102. Teri Garr's "Young Frankenstein" role : INGA
104. Certain celebrant : PRIEST
107. Legislative assemblies : PLENA
108. "Praise the Lord!" : GLORYBE
112. A leveret is a young one : HARE
113. Discouraging comment to a cloner? : YOUCANTTWINEMALL
117. ___ Center, home of the New Jersey Nets : IZOD
118. Pertaining to hair : PILAR
119. "Almighty" title role for Steve Carell : EVAN
120. Caustic : ACRID
121. Eye part : LENS
122. Desirable places : EDENS
123. Kind of difference, oxymoronically : SAME
124. "Land ___!" : SAKES
1. Monitor type, for short : CRT
2. Jolly laugh : HOHO
3. Yak pack : OXEN
4. Big East Conference team, for short : PITT
5. Attach, as a patch : SEWON
6. Invitation information specification : ATTIRE
7. Gathering points : MECCAS
8. Suffix with book : ISH
9. Like some eggs or cloth : SHIRRED
10. They're attractive, but not necessarily to each other : MAGNETS
11. Shocked : AGHAST
12. Awl, for one : TOOL
13. Play about Capote : TRU
14. Salary : EARNINGS
15. Bamboozles : SNOWS
16. Gyro meat : LAMB
17. "Others" in a Latin phrase : ALII
18. Crown : PATE
24. Apple pocketfuls : IPODS
25. Transmitter starter? : NEURO
30. Fencing swords : EPEES
33. The Flintstones' pet : DINO
34. Uncouth youth : BRAT
35. Poland's Walesa : LECH
36. Moth, perhaps? : TWEEDKILLER
37. Altercation : SETTO
39. Trig ratio : SINE
40. Sun Tzu's "The Art of ___" : WAR
41. Fabric that really breathes? : LIVINGTWILL
42. Low tie : ONEONE
43. Strawberry of note : DARRYL
45. Off-campus local : TOWNIE
48. City near Milan : LODI
50. Outback buddy : MATE
51. Shooting sport : SKEET
52. Second-century year : CXI
54. St. Louis's ___ Bridge : EADS
55. Nagpur noble : RAJAH
56. Fern germ : SPORE
57. These, to Juan : ESTAS
61. Rusty on the diamond : STAUB
62. Utah's lily : SEGO
63. Pitcher of a perfect game, 9/9/65 : KOUFAX
64. "Vigilant ___ to steal cream": Falstaff : ASACAT
65. Walked with a purpose : STRODE
69. Wahine's dance : HULA
72. Shooting game : POOL
74. Addams family cousin : ITT
76. Spaghetti ___ : STRAP
79. Hops kiln : OAST
80. Analogy phrase : ISTO
81. Battery part : TEST
83. A large number : RAFTS
84. JPEG or text : FILETYPE
85. Score just before victory, maybe : ADIN
86. Fall mo. : SEP
90. Weeping : INTEARS
91. Rimes with the 1996 hit "Blue" : LEANN
92. Subjects of many legal battles : ESTATES
93. Goad : EGGON
96. Garage container : OILCAN
97. Native American home : WIGWAM
98. Waiting at the bank, say : INLINE
100. Beginnings : SEEDS
103. Localities : AREAS
104. Dr. with advice in O magazine : PHIL
105. Level : RAZE
106. Monopoly game token : IRON
107. Whine : PULE
109. Place to play b-ball : YMCA
110. Give orders like a drill sergeant : BARK
111. "Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
114. Fact finisher : OID
115. Hydroelectric org. : TVA
116. Mormons, initially : LDS

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