IDIOM'S RESTAURANT

New York Times, Sunday, January 27, 2002

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It's set before a snap : FSTOP
6. Reggae singer Peter : TOSH
10. Lecture room : HALL
14. Painful reminder : SCAR
18. Wanting : INADEQUATE
20. Jim Davis creation : ODIE
21. You shouldn't get them up too soon : HOPES
23. Entree that patrons suddenly stop eating? : COLDTURKEY
24. Polynesian carving : TIKI
25. Commodious : AMPLE
26. "Roseanne" broadcaster : ABC
27. "Not on ___" : ABET
28. Oh-so-dainty : TWEE
29. Company co-founded by Spielberg : AMBLIN
30. "Evita" role : PERON
32. Punter : BOATMAN
34. Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
35. ___ terrible : ENFANT
38. An author might give it away : PLOT
39. "Gross!" : ICK
40. Short time : SEC
41. Suet's source : LOINS
42. Meal that encompasses everything on the menu? : WHOLEENCHILADA
46. ___-gatherum : OMNIUM
48. Bow : ARC
49. "Far out!" : RAD
50. Council of ___ (Venetian tribunal) : TEN
51. Dessert that's easy to prepare? : PIECEOFCAKE
54. Butts into : REARENDS
58. Finalizes, in a way : INKS
59. Left behind : PASSED
60. Long beat? : DRUMSOLO
62. Formerly : NEE
63. Express : AIR
64. Garden tool : EDGER
67. Germany's Dortmund-___ Canal : EMS
68. Unburdened : RID
69. Be saucy : GETFRESH
72. One of the Furies : ALECTO
74. A goodly number : MANY
75. More twinkly : STARRIER
77. Appetizer that diverts attention from the main menu? : REDHERRINGS
79. Number of years Horace lived : LVI
80. Sitcom set in Baltimore : ROC
82. Big section in a dictionary : CEE
83. Marsh plants : SEDGES
84. Amenity that keeps the restaurant in business? : BREADANDBUTTER
89. Quaint contraction : TWERE
90. Sugar Loaf Mountain site : RIO
91. In medias ___ : RES
92. Burns writing : POEM
93. Bold and outspoken : BRASSY
94. Ices : OFFS
96. Hawser : TOWROPE
98. Conductor Anderson : LEROY
100. Puts up : OFFERS
102. Dimbulbs : OAFS
103. Early Yucatán dweller : MAYA
104. Steamy place : SPA
107. She sang "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" : CLINE
108. Overlook : OMIT
109. Fruit dish that's not available ... though no one wanted it anyway? : SOURGRAPES
112. "Demian" novelist : HESSE
113. Fall off : WANE
114. Requiring a rescue : INDISTRESS
115. Take off : SHED
116. "Only Time" singer : ENYA
117. It's done for appearance' sake : POSE
118. Future World site : EPCOT
1. Paycheck abbr. : FICA
2. Climber, of a sort : SNOB
3. Mineral in pesticide : TALC
4. Funny : ODD
5. Dearest : PET
6. Engine booster : TURBO
7. Like some butcher blocks : OAKEN
8. Mark of reconsideration : STET
9. "What's the idea?!" : HEY
10. Drink order that could be trouble? : HOTWATER
11. Go on ___ (slim down) : ADIET
12. Agreeing : LIKEMINDED
13. Island chain : LEI
14. Pretended : SHAM
15. "The Gift of the Magi" gift : COMBS
16. Fruit offering that's simply incomparable? : APPLESANDORANGES
17. Went through again : RELIVED
19. Milk purchase : QUART
22. Writer exiled by Claudius : SENECA
28. Archaeological dig find : TOOL
29. Cross of old : ANKH
30. Falls apart : PANICS
31. Result : ENSUE
32. Unable to proceed : BLOCKED
33. N.C.A.A. tourn. feeder : ACC
35. Forestalling objections, you might say : ELOPING
36. Certain contenders : NOMINEES
37. Seafood dish that's rather a mess? : FINEKETTLEOFFISH
38. "Wheel of Fortune" category : PHRASE
42. W.W. II servers : WACS
43. Object near a temple : EAR
44. Particulars : ITEMS
45. Contact, e.g. : LENS
47. More dejected : MOPIER
52. Tehran tongue : FARSI
53. Honor for Eric Ambler : EDGAR
55. Ridge : ARETE
56. Buzz : RUMORS
57. Hash house workers : SLINGERS
61. Lengthy undertaking : ODYSSEY
63. Secret competitor : ARRID
65. Ballot choice : ELECTEE
66. Trade in : REDEEM
70. Kind of bean : FAVA
71. She owns stock : HERDSWOMAN
73. 1987 Best Actress : CHER
74. Place for a ride : MIDWAY
76. Loot : ROB
78. Unmodern : RETRO
81. Beverage that suits its drinker perfectly? : CUPOFTEA
84. Jewelry purchase : BROOCH
85. Flips (through) : RIFFLES
86. Bachelor's area : ARTS
87. Prefix with plasm : NEO
88. Outstanding : TOPS
93. Crows : BRAGS
95. Pick up on : SENSE
97. Wet : RAINY
98. Hails : LAUDS
99. Isolated nest: Var. : EYRIE
101. Bassoon, e.g. : REED
103. Like the Beatles' early work : MONO
104. Some work may be done on it : SPEC
105. Mexican bread : PESO
106. Beleaguered exec.'s need : ASST
108. Really should give : OWE
109. Thimbleful : SIP
110. Navig. plan : RTE
111. Sculptor Jean : ARP

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