MORE THAN A JOB

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1998

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 98 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Political V.I.P. : BOSS
5. Where roads meet: Abbr. : JUNC
9. They're full of beans : PODS
13. "My Dinner With Andre" playwright : SHAWN
18. "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" singer : RAWLS
20. Tinny-sounding instrument : SITAR
21. "He fain would write ___": Browning : APOEM
23. Jazzman Chick : COREA
24. Frequented, as a restaurant : ATEAT
25. Tickle : ELATE
26. Magna ___ : CARTA
27. Troublemakers, at times : ANTIS
28. Beginning of a quote : THEBESTTHINGTHATCAN
32. Speech bobbles : ERS
33. Sound barrier breaker, for short : SST
34. Newt : EFT
35. Poetic preposition : OER
36. Oft-burned item : TOAST
37. Nutritional amt. : RDA
38. Quote, part 2 : HAPPENINLIFEISWHENYOU
45. Mars: Prefix : AREO
47. Closing document : DEED
48. Do a vet's job : SPAY
49. That, in Toledo : ESO
50. Sudden : SHARP
52. Hacienda room : SALA
54. Some default consequences : REPOS
58. A fl. oz. contains six : TSPS
61. Flourless cakes : TORTES
63. Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
65. Pig ___ : LATIN
67. King of old comics : AROO
69. Quote, part 3 : STARTWORKATEIGHTOCLOCK
74. After-dinner offering : TEA
75. Two-syllable foot, in poetry : SPONDEE
76. Something to pass : THEBAR
77. Old college building feature : IVY
80. "Major" animal : URSA
82. Quote, part 4 : AND
83. ___ avis : RARA
85. Guido's high note : ELA
86. Capital on the Missouri : PIERRE
88. Hit : SUCCESS
92. Sch. subject : MUS
93. Quote, part 5 : SOMEBODYSAYSITSTIMEFOR
100. Robt. ___ : ELEE
101. Undersides : SOLES
102. "Cheerio!" : TATA
103. Four-time Oscar-winning composer : PREVIN
105. "Puppy Love" singer : ANKA
107. Don Pasquale and others : BASSI
109. Schmoozes : GABS
111. Strainer : SIEVE
112. Tree decoration : ORB
114. Get ___ (access) : INTO
117. Snack bar drink : COLA
119. Shot up : GREW
120. Quote, part 6 : COFFEEBREAKANDYOUDONT
128. Thurman of "Henry & June" : UMA
129. Strange : ALIEN
130. The New Yorker illustrator Irvin : REA
131. Put in stitches : SEW
132. "___ Haw" : HEE
135. VCR button: Abbr. : REC
136. End of the quote, and its author : WANTTOGOSTEPHENKING
142. 1964 role for Audrey : ELIZA
144. Hood of "Our Gang" comedies : DARLA
145. Threepeater's threepeat : TITLE
146. Like the sea lion : EARED
147. Pass on : RELAY
148. Kind of mentality : SIEGE
149. Get around : AVOID
150. Nostalgic, in a way : RETRO
151. Cha cha cha, e.g. : STEPS
152. 1963 Newman co-star : NEAL
153. Artist Magritte : RENE
154. Rhône's capital : LYON
1. Unwanted children? : BRATS
2. Swearing : OATHS
3. Kind of deal : SWEETHEART
4. Thick piece : SLAB
5. Drop abruptly : JILT
6. The 45th of 50 : UTAH
7. Political journal since 1865, with "The" : NATION
8. Battlement openings : CRENELS
9. Agreement : PACT
10. Colorful fish : OPAH
11. Conductor Antal ___ : DORATI
12. Disagreements : SETTOS
13. Least adequate : SCANTEST
14. Doll : HON
15. Main conduit : ARTERY
16. Flake : WEIRDO
17. City ESE of Miami : NASSAU
19. Pricey : STEEP
20. Family room pieces : SETTEES
22. Long-tailed parrot : MACAW
29. "The Lineup" grp. : SFPD
30. Golf club part : GRIP
31. Onetime Davis Cup coach : ASHE
39. Blood line : AORTA
40. "Cool!" : NEATO
41. Lazybones : IDLER
42. Way-off : FAR
43. Pupil protector : EYELID
44. Register key : NOSALE
45. Hrs. in Halifax : AST
46. Frat letters : RHOS
51. Trouble : PERTURB
53. Old flatboats : ARKS
55. Reach on the road, perhaps : PAGE
56. Unmentioned : OTHER
57. Convene : SIT
59. Investigation : PROBE
60. The Trojans, for short : SOCAL
62. Record holders? : STEREOS
64. Vatican period : PAPACY
66. Game declaration by Ivana? : NOTRUMP
68. Stew ingredient : OKRA
70. Took place : WAS
71. Sounds : TONES
72. Breaks up : ENDSIT
73. Bar orders : CHASERS
77. ___ dixit : IPSE
78. Quartet member : VIOLA
79. Mideast land : YEMEN
81. Sanctuaries : ASYLA
84. French friend : AMI
87. Smell like : REEKOF
89. Applications : USES
90. Medicinal shrub : CASSIA
91. Like some parties : STAG
94. Driver's lic. stat : DOB
95. Actor Keach : STACY
96. Prohibited : TABOO
97. Fake : FEIGN
98. Untrustworthy, to 60's-70's collegians : OVERTHIRTY
99. Split : RIVE
104. Unfamiliar : NEW
106. Urban passages : AREAWAYS
108. Publicity : INK
110. Washed with lots of water : SLUSHED
113. Coach Karolyi : BELA
115. Poi, essentially : TARO
116. Like a brigadier general : ONESTAR
118. "Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
120. Doctors : CURERS
121. Cheese ___ : OMELET
122. Glib : FACILE
123. Finishes a book? : BINDS
124. Hold : RETAIN
125. Access : ENTREE
126. Certain case, in Latin grammar : DATIVE
127. Pet provider : OWNER
133. Diciembre follower : ENERO
134. "The Return of the Native" heath : EGDON
137. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
138. Dumbarton denizen : GAEL
139. Shelley's alma mater : ETON
140. Ballet movement : PLIE
141. Critic Pauline : KAEL
143. Kill with a click : ZAP

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