KAREEM OF THE CROP

New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 2007

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fly effortlessly : GLIDE
6. Bub : MAC
9. Unstable : TIPPY
14. Talks up : LAUDS
19. Raise the proof? : REDISTILL
21. Think the world of : ADORE
22. Muppet who sang "Rubber Duckie" : ERNIE
23. 1956 Oscar-winning title role for Ingrid Bergman : ANASTASIA
24. James Stockdale as running mate? : PEROTCHOICE
26. Terse account of what happened at the Raptor Petting Zoo? : FALCONCARESSED
28. Remained functional : LASTED
29. Vest wearers : UMPS
30. Tightens a piece, say : EDITS
31. Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
32. Kind of bar : TAPAS
34. Attended without really belonging : SATIN
36. "The child of Pride," according to Jonathan Swift : WAR
37. Badge awarder: Abbr. : BSA
40. "___ go bragh!" : ERIN
41. Girl who wears hair clips in nonstandard ways? : BARRETTEMAVERICK
46. Stimpy's TV pal : REN
47. Poet/novelist Elinor : WYLIE
48. Like a crow or lark : OSCINE
49. Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
50. Half of a longtime country duo : NAOMIJUDD
52. Impetuous quality : ELAN
53. Forbidding : STERN
54. Quite often : ALOT
55. Subtly suggest : GETAT
57. Sows with salt, maybe : DEICES
58. Work on logical proofs while dining out? : DERIVEINRESTAURANTS
63. Historic Irish city : TRALEE
64. Bête ___ : NOIRE
65. Player's chance to shine : SOLO
66. External : OUTER
67. ___ of Oxford : EARL
68. Oscar nominee for "Unfaithful," 2002 : DIANELANE
73. "You said a mouthful!" : AMEN
74. Archive's contents : ANNALS
76. Subsided : EBBED
77. Alternative to Rover : REX
78. Practice sessions for coercion? : DURESSREHEARSALS
81. Sprout : RISE
82. Infiltrator : SPY
83. "___ says?" : WHO
84. Suspicious : LEERY
85. Tries : TESTS
86. One of Emma's lovers in "Madame Bovary" : LEON
87. Quonset hut material : METAL
89. Lickety-split : FAST
90. In more pain : ACHIER
93. Show contempt for yellow fruit? : DERIDEAPRICOTS
98. The Kingdom of Heaven? : SOULTERRAIN
100. About whom Shakespeare wrote "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety" : CLEOPATRA
101. Two-time loser to Dwight : ADLAI
102. Jive, e.g. : DANCE
103. Kind of hat : TENGALLON
104. Tranquility : PEACE
105. Deep gulf : ABYSS
106. Geared up : SET
107. Isn't complete without : NEEDS
1. Seven-time Wimbledon winner : GRAF
2. River of Yakutsk : LENA
3. "High Sierra" actress : IDALUPINO
4. Sony introduction of 1984 : DISCMAN
5. Impedes legally : ESTOPS
6. Other: Abbr. : MISC
7. Inter ___ : ALIA
8. Crimson : CLARETRED
9. Accesses : TAPSINTO
10. Lead-in to further explanation : IDEST
11. Summer sweaters? : PORES
12. Impel to action : PROD
13. So far : YET
14. City on the Seine : LEHAVRE
15. Cropped up : AROSE
16. Hand or foot : UNIT
17. They're spotted in casinos : DICE
18. Some bird feed : SEED
20. Whips but good : TANS
25. Split : CLEAVE
27. Underground film actress Sedgwick : EDIE
31. Main character in Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" : SWANN
32. Cousin of a gull : TERN
33. Vicinity : AREA
34. General acknowledgment? : SALUTE
35. Like the Gobi : ARID
37. Split, in a way : BISECT
38. Horror film's offerings : SCARES
39. Claude who starred in TV's "Lobo" : AKINS
41. "Here's a pleasant surprise!" : BYJOVE
42. Fly from Africa : TSETSE
43. Ceremonial splendor : ECLAT
44. Sporty Mazda : MIATA
45. Another name for vitamin A : RETINOL
47. More artful : WILIER
51. 1984 Hollywood biopic : MARLENE
53. Like diplomatic pouches : SEALED
55. Distinctive Rolls-Royce feature : GRILLE
56. Ending with profit or racket : EER
57. Some reconnaissance craft : DRONES
58. Foster, as enthusiasm : DRUMUP
59. Bistro : EATERY
60. Nonsensical : INANE
61. NBC newswoman O'Donnell : NORAH
62. In a convenient way : USABLY
63. Witches' familiars, often : TOADS
67. "Conspiracy of Fools" topic : ENRON
68. Cancels, as in an online order form : DESELECTS
69. Steel grating component : IBAR
70. "Metaphysica" writer : ARISTOTLE
71. Swift production? : NEST
72. They've split : EXES
74. How things may get washed : ASHORE
75. Soup accompaniers : SALTINES
79. Ladylove : SWEETIE
80. Go through volumes : READ
81. Make larger or smaller, as a photo : RESCALE
85. Clavell novel set in Hong Kong : TAIPAN
86. Pale purple : LILAC
87. No-goodnik : MEANY
88. Olympians Liddell and Heiden : ERICS
89. Jumper : FROG
90. Order letters : ASAP
91. Set of standards : CODE
92. ___ Bowl (postseason game) : HULA
93. Colorless : DRAB
94. "Hard ___!" (sailor's yell) : ALEE
95. Confined, with "up" : PENT
96. Walked along : TROD
97. ___-culotte : SANS
99. Cereal box abbr. : RDA

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