HEARD AT THE AIRPORT

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1998

Author: Mark Danna
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Danna
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Danna. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. River name meaning "where the goods are brought in" : POTOMAC
8. "Shane" man : LADD
12. He's well-sooted for the job : CHARMAN
19. Womb-related : UTERINE
20. Mine, in Amiens : AMOI
21. Most volatile emotionally : MOODIEST
22. "Hey, babe, wanna sit with me on the plane?" : BOARDINGPASS
24. Transport to ecstasy : ENRAVISH
25. Game for two of four : SEMI
26. "While we're in the air, write an essay on aviation" : SEATASSIGNMENT
28. "Don't waste your breath!" : SAVEIT
31. Still : YET
32. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
33. Spree : JAG
36. Nods, perhaps : BIDS
37. "I'm an unattractive woman who'll gab the whole trip" : CARRYONBAG
43. Revolt : UPRISE
45. Burden : TAX
48. Deanna of "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
49. "Mulholland Falls" actor : NOLTE
50. One of the clan : NIECE
51. Bad-mouth : DIS
53. "___ out!" (ump's cry) : YER
55. Manor near Twelve Oaks : TARA
56. "Follow orders in this plane area or else!" : CABINPRESSURE
62. Court huddle : SIDEBAR
64. Twice 79-Down : ONE
65. Sen. Cochran : THAD
66. Roman called "The Elder" : CATO
68. Trackers, e.g. : GEOS
69. "Prepare to do a spoof on airports" : READYFORTAKEOFF
73. Accused's retort : LIES
74. Middling : SOSO
75. Cross letters : INRI
76. Sine ___ non : QUA
79. Pilot's wear : HEADSET
82. "Executives, today's lesson is on jet financing" : BUSINESSCLASS
86. Years of Nero's reign : ANNI
87. Found groovy : DUG
89. Bush, for one : ELI
90. Bits : IOTAS
91. Bank deals : LOANS
93. A Bear : PAPA
96. Prefix with biology : EXO
98. Housekeeping : MENAGE
99. "First I'll read, then watch the movie, then..." : FLIGHTPLAN
101. Fen-___ (diet drug combo) : PHEN
103. Through working: Abbr. : RET
104. Astonish : AWE
105. Spanish article : UNA
107. Lions and tigers and bears, e.g. : BEASTS
109. "What's that knitter doing during air turbulence?" : HOLDINGPATTERN
114. Rhyme scheme : ABBA
118. Conspicuousness : SALIENCE
119. "My suitcase is better than yours" : BAGGAGECLAIM
122. Pollen, e.g. : ALLERGEN
123. Lake near Jacobs Field : ERIE
124. Put into motion : ACTUATE
125. North Pole family : CLAUSES
126. Pick-me-up : LIFT
127. Bums steers? : RUSTLES
1. Darts' places : PUBS
2. Siouan speaker : OTOE
3. Jets, e.g. : TEAM
4. Gold braid : ORRIS
5. Among, in poetry : MID
6. "Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
7. Used a thurible : CENSED
8. Wash against : LAPAT
9. Part of a Latin trio : AMAT
10. "Indeed!" : DOSAY
11. Examine closely : DISSECT
12. Assemblage : CONGERIES
13. Psychoanalyst Karen : HORNEY
14. Joy of wild animals? : ADAMSON
15. Split : RIVE
16. Chow ___ : MEIN
17. Secy. : ASST
18. Last in line, usually : NTH
21. "Don't blame ___ voted for..." : MEI
23. Zeit or polter follower : GEIST
27. One telephone button : STAR
29. They're missing from a roll : ABSENTEES
30. Contest : VIE
33. American finch : JUNCO
34. Beeish : APIAN
35. Diving bird : GREBE
38. Lichtenstein, for one : ROY
39. ___ condolence : NOTEOF
40. Spills the beans : BLABS
41. Gillette brand : ATRA
42. Landing ___ : GEAR
44. It's "here" in Le Havre : ICI
46. Pitches : ADS
47. Greek letters : XIS
52. Basic sugar : SUCROSE
54. Hardships : RIGORS
57. Discontinued, with "out" : PHASED
58. "Wild!" to a dude : RAD
59. Ice cream brand : EDYS
60. Teller : RAT
61. Airport monitor abbr. : ETA
63. Lacking : DEFICIENT
67. Tom Joad, e.g. : OKIE
69. Harassing : RIDING
70. Watch chain : FOB
71. 1997 Rose Bowl winner: Abbr. : OSU
72. 50% of Bonn : ENS
73. Porch with a view : LANAI
76. Doha's land : QATAR
77. Treatment : USAGE
78. Plus : ASSET
79. See 64-Across : HALF
80. Hydroxyl-carbon compound : ENOL
81. Small English coins : TUPPENCES
83. ___ d'Orléans : ILE
84. Veto : NIX
85. First name in horror : LON
88. Lass : GAL
92. Trees, e.g. : SHADERS
94. N.F.L. sacker Bryce ___ : PAUP
95. Poe's "___ Lee" : ANNABEL
97. Aria area : OPERA
98. Mayo, for one : MES
100. Pang : TWINGE
102. Jet's home : HANGAR
106. Computer game pioneer : ATARI
107. Sire : BEGET
108. French toast : SALUT
109. Convention site : HALL
110. Stewpot : OLLA
111. Place : LIEU
112. Not spec. : GEN
113. Pre-weekend cry : TGIF
115. Canaanite deity : BAAL
116. Fishing luck : BITE
117. Home of the Cyclones : AMES
118. Small pouch : SAC
120. Old French coin : ECU
121. Change for a dol. : CTS

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