GROWING PAINS

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 2002

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Us Weekly subject : CELEB
6. Little cases : ETUIS
11. June birthstone : PEARL
16. Go up in the middle : ARC
19. "South Pacific" hero : EMILE
20. Symbol of brightness : MENSA
21. Kentucky college or its town : BEREA
22. Blaze, to Blaise : FEU
23. Hue for cowardly insurgents? : REBELYELLOW
25. Poles, e.g. : SLAVS
26. Away's partner : FAR
27. Kind of set : ERECTOR
28. Like some airports: Abbr. : INTL
30. Changing pitch : SPITBALL
32. Cabinet dept. : AGR
33. Point : GIST
35. Salad topping : OIL
37. From the kitchen, say : EDIBLE
38. Tête-à-tête lead-in : LETSTALK
41. Healthy tree? : LIVINGWILLOW
44. Attention getters : YOS
45. Often : ALOT
47. Cuban pianist Jorge : BOLET
48. Supposed crop circle makers, for short : ETS
49. Monthly bill : CABLE
51. Delight : GLEE
52. One of the Balearic Islands : MINORCA
54. "Take ___" : ONE
55. Favorable time to invest? : TRADEWINDOW
58. Peddle : HAWK
61. Wimps : MILKSOPS
63. Heckles : BOOS
64. Family nickname : NANA
66. Solvent made from coal tar : TOLUENE
67. Oohs and aahs : GASPS
69. Apple polishers : TOADIES
72. Carbon compound : ENOL
73. Togo's capital : LOME
74. It's not all done on the ground : PASSPLAY
75. Hostage situation acronym : SWAT
77. Hiding place for a home run hitter? : AARONBURROW
80. Chemical suffix : IDE
81. Community group since 1915 : KIWANIS
83. Café lightener : LAIT
84. "The Great Forest" painter : ERNST
86. Pitches between innings : ADS
89. Virtuous : MORAL
90. "Earth in the Balance" author : GORE
91. Journey segment : LEG
92. Bedding with an aftertaste? : BITTERPILLOW
95. Knave : SCALAWAG
100. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
101. Author Rand : AYN
102. Phone button : STAR
103. Prince Valiant's son : ARN
104. Menace : THREATEN
107. Discrimination watchdog: Abbr. : EEOC
109. Ballerina Makarova : NATALIA
112. First product of 53-Down : TEA
113. Taxonomic subdivisions : PHYLA
115. Emanation from a wide chimney? : BROADBILLOW
117. .0000001 joule : ERG
118. Bred winners? : SIRED
119. Company that merged with BP in 1998 : AMOCO
120. Wild West outlaw's comeuppance : NOOSE
121. Turn red, maybe : DYE
122. Año starter : ENERO
123. Ward off : DETER
124. Put in stitches : SEWED
1. Morning course : CEREAL
2. Surface : EMERGE
3. "I'm free!" for example? : LIBERTYBELLOW
4. Utility co. output : ELEC
5. Whack : BELT
6. Popular TV chef : EMERIL
7. Business card abbr. : TEL
8. Dark : UNLIT
9. Airs : ISON
10. Made certain : SAWTOIT
11. "Mystery!" broadcaster : PBS
12. Sushi fish : EELS
13. "I don't give ___!" : ARAP
14. Book coverer? : REVIEWER
15. Desperate : LASTDITCH
16. Warm : AFFABLE
17. Divide up in a new way : REALLOT
18. Alaska nesters : CURLEWS
24. Tranquil discipline : YOGA
29. Actress Ullmann : LIV
31. Puppeteer Baird : BIL
34. Ancient Scandinavian poets : SKALDS
36. Instinctual desires : LIBIDOS
39. Scale part : SOL
40. Fly with a long proboscis : TSETSE
41. MGM Studios founder : LOEW
42. Things to avoid : NONOS
43. Healthy look : GLOW
46. Stone Mountain honoree : LEE
49. Title for Dumas's Edmond Dantès : COMTE
50. Negative particles : ANIONS
51. Rubberneck : GAPE
52. Alphabetical run : MNOP
53. Kroger competitor : AANDP
56. Guidry of the 70's-80's Yankees : RON
57. "The Master Builder" playwright : IBSEN
59. Where hogs mourn? : WAILINGWALLOW
60. Presses, folds and stretches : KNEADS
62. Landed peasant in pre-1917 Russia : KULAK
65. So far : ASYET
67. Thug : GORILLA
68. Old Testament prophet : AMOS
69. Sharp : TART
70. Bear in Bolivia : OSO
71. Too : ASWELL
73. ___ City, Hawaii : LANAI
74. One doing clerical work : PRIEST
76. Not shot all at once : TIMELAPSE
77. Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
78. Squander : BLOW
79. Old Egypt-Syr. alliance : UAR
82. Lost appeal over time : WORETHIN
85. "Michael Collins" actor, 1996 : REA
86. Falsified ID's for, perhaps : ABETTED
87. Flustered : DITHERY
88. Attic use : STORAGE
90. Turned : GONEBAD
93. Draw : TIE
94. Soap-making ingredient : LYE
96. Straight shooting : CANDOR
97. Sadat, e.g. : ARAB
98. Songlike : ARIOSE
99. Like some steak bones : GNAWED
102. Dart : SCOOT
105. Rochester's love : EYRE
106. Red or Card : NLER
108. "Coffee, Tea ___" (1960's best seller) : ORME
110. Anchovy containers : TINS
111. Cosmetic additive : ALOE
114. Flap : ADO
116. Big heart? : ACE

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