AT THE COMPANY PICNIC

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Grp. with forces : NATO
5. City along the Finger Lakes : ITHACA
11. One on a PT boat, maybe: Abbr. : ENS
14. Letter amount : RENT
18. Actress Lena : OLIN
19. Former Philippine leader : MARCOS
20. One who keeps changing rooms : HOTELMAID
23. The software installer brought ... : MEMORYCHIPS
25. Crosses : STEPSOVER
26. Employer of speakers : STEREO
27. Obsolete : DEAD
29. Korean-American author Chang-___ Lee : RAE
30. Org. whose annual convention many authors attend : ABA
31. "Crikey!" : GAD
32. Wild land in Africa : BUSH
35. The copy-room worker brought ... : DOCUMENTJAM
39. Dreamlike : SURREAL
42. Gobblers : TOMS
43. Now, to Nino : AHORA
44. The financial analyst brought ... : STOCKMARKETDIP
48. N.Y.C. airport : LGA
49. West Coast fossil find : LABREA
50. Where Douglas MacArthur returned, famously : BATAAN
51. Style for Eubie Blake : RAGTIME
55. Daughter of King Minos : ARIADNE
57. Lou Gehrig's disease, for short : ALS
58. Below the surface : RECESSED
59. Colony member : WASP
60. The office supply manager brought ... : SCOTCHTAPEROLLS
64. "Likewise" : DITTO
66. Sanctions : OKAYS
67. The network technician brought ... : COMPUTERFREEZES
74. Take, at a concert : GATE
78. Ones who think too much : BROODERS
79. Several periods : ERA
80. Hot torrents : TIRADES
83. Stews : SIMMERS
84. Parts of some plots : TWISTS
87. Approach quickly : COMEAT
88. Law enforcement hqrs. : PDS
89. The secretary brought ... : THREEHOLEPUNCH
91. "Well, look ___!" : ATYOU
94. Subway purchase : HERO
95. Lead-pipe cinch : SUREBET
96. The mailroom clerk brought ... : FOAMPEANUTS
99. Keyed up : TAUT
100. Deficiency : GAP
103. Rapper Tone-___ : LOC
104. TV schedule inits. : TBA
105. 3:00 : EAST
108. Heading : COURSE
110. Despicable : ABHORRENT
114. The packaging supervisor brought ... : SHRINKWRAPS
117. They feed the kitty : CATTREATS
118. Often-followed car : HEARSE
119. Notch : NICK
120. Mil. honors : DSCS
121. Flagstaff-to-Tucson dir. : SSE
122. One thing to consider : ASPECT
123. Overwhelm, at a comedy club : SLAY
1. Note on a Chinese menu : NOMSG
2. Prince Valiant's love : ALETA
3. By the clock : TIMED
4. "___ off?" : ONOR
5. Qualified fellow's boast : IMYOURMAN
6. Wash. State's Sea-___ Airport : TAC
7. Buckingham Palace inits. : HRH
8. Cause of much bellyaching? : ACID
9. Endure : COPE
10. Syrian president : ASSAD
11. Geezers' queries : EHS
12. Part of a bid : NOTRUMP
13. Ticks off : STEAMS
14. Literary inits. : RLS
15. Comedian Philips : EMO
16. Foe of Kit Carson : NAVAJO
17. Slide used with a dress shirt : TIEBAR
21. Sport with masks : EPEE
22. Section at Blockbuster : DRAMA
24. Upbraided : REBUKED
28. A, in Morse code : DOTDASH
33. Mrs., in Mallorca : SRA
34. Mint, e.g. : HERB
36. Mint : COIN
37. Kvetches, maybe : NAGGERS
38. "You don't say" : THATSO
39. Throw out : SCRAP
40. Rap sheet listing : AKA
41. Allow to see : LETAT
44. Dish eaten with a spork : SLAW
45. Gold medalist Lipinski : TARA
46. Geishas draw them : OBIS
47. Easily-scratched mineral : TALC
48. Cagney's TV partner : LACEY
51. Meal : REPAST
52. Manhattan, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
53. TV diner owner : MEL
54. 1920's-40's Yankees manager Barrow and others : EDS
56. Fragrant liquids : ESTERS
58. Pile maker : RAKE
61. Major civic bldgs. : CTRS
62. Breath-losing sound : OOF
63. How far dictionaries go : TOZ
64. Dressed to the nines : DUDEDUP
65. Anatomical passages : ITERS
67. It keeps an eye on TV : CBS
68. "... goes, ___ go" : ORI
69. Common cartoon tattoo : MOM
70. It may be shaken by a court : POMPOM
71. Put another way : REWROTE
72. Port on a lake of the same name : ERIE
73. Smooths : EASES
74. Range : GAMUT
75. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
76. Noted 26-Across brand : TEAC
77. Tallinn native : ESTH
81. Bar container : ICEBUCKET
82. Skier's pull : ROPETOW
84. Kind of traffic : THRU
85. Calendar abbr. : THU
86. Arrange : SORT
89. Ones doormen recognize : TENANTS
90. Grazing land : LEA
91. Company with a duck in its ads : AFLAC
92. "What a shame" : TOOBAD
93. Millionaires' "toys" : YACHTS
94. ___ corpus : HABEAS
97. Raison d'___ : ETRE
98. Skater Cohen : SASHA
100. Last Supper item : GRAIL
101. Humane org. : ASPCA
102. Bothersome : PESKY
106. Women : SHES
107. Drainpipe part : TRAP
109. Cemetery sights : URNS
111. Non-Rx : OTC
112. Monopoly foursome: Abbr. : RRS
113. Lao-___ : TSE
115. Kerry's locale: Abbr. : IRE
116. Foreign policy grp. : NSC

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