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New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 2000

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "I Enjoy Being ___" (Rodgers and Hammerstein tune) : AGIRL
6. Ballpark figure follower : ORSO
10. Year of Christopher Columbus's death : MDVI
14. Discountenance : ABASH
19. See 8-Down : MATEO
20. The U.S. has a Great one : SEAL
21. Home of ancient Persepolis : IRAN
22. Third-largest asteroid : VESTA
23. Jerry & Sharon's favorite building material? : BROWNSTONE
25. Larry & Carrie's favorite bird? : KINGFISHER
27. Atlantic food fishes : PORGIES
28. Above ground? : ALIVE
30. Weep for : LAMENT
31. "Yikes!" : OHNO
32. Habit : ROTE
33. Twining plant stem : BINE
34. Disheveled : RAGTAG
37. John & Nancy's favorite miscreant? : JAYWALKER
40. Member of the clergé : ABBE
44. Van ___ administration : BUREN
45. Ravel's "La ___" : VALSE
46. How some films are viewed : INTHREED
48. Belfast grp. : IRA
49. List maintainers : DEANS
51. Too precious : CUTESY
53. Young one : LAD
54. Reason for detention, maybe : SASS
56. Curt & Bill's favorite parts of dams? : FLOODGATES
59. Mouth that doesn't talk : DELTA
61. Skyline parts : SPIRES
63. Big name in bonding : ELMER
64. Miami and others : TRIBES
65. Conversation pieces : PHONES
66. Loud mouths : TRAPS
67. One way to meet : HEADON
68. Red Guard's movement : MAOISM
69. Express : VOICE
70. Long-eared pet : BASSET
71. Washington product : APPLE
72. Gene & Eliot's favorite vacation area? : WILDERNESS
74. Mail carriers' paths: Abbr. : RTES
77. Person who makes calls : REP
78. Rocker in a lullaby : CRADLE
80. Tavern sign abbr. : ESTAB
82. Fronton shout : OLE
83. Sci-fi villain : CREATURE
85. "Whoopee!" : OHBOY
87. Commingle : IMMIX
89. States under Stalin: Abbr. : SSRS
90. Hank & Gail's favorite weather? : SNOWSTORM
93. Far from shy : BRASSY
94. Make the grade? : PASS
96. Hearty hello : HAIL
97. Kind of language : BODY
98. Ascetic of old : ESSENE
101. Given to gab : GASSY
102. Hustled, e.g. : DISCOED
105. Karen & Jaclyn's favorite worker? : BLACKSMITH
107. Grant & George Washington's favorite artisan? : WOODCARVER
110. Place in a Pullman : BERTH
111. Converse competitor : AVIA
112. Wagon part : AXLE
113. 1969 Beau Bridges film, when doubled : GAILY
114. Paul Klee or Max Frisch, e.g. : SWISS
115. Thumb one's nose at : DEFY
116. Doesn't keep : ROTS
117. Dr. Sattler of "Jurassic Park" : ELLIE
1. Pres. appointee : AMB
2. Irving hero : GARP
3. Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
4. Did more than edit : REWROTE
5. Shelley & Learned's favorite writing style? : LONGHAND
6. Prefix in medicine : OSTEO
7. Essex contemporaries : REOS
8. With 19-Across, California city : SAN
9. Mrs. ___ cow : OLEARYS
10. N.H.L. Hall-of-Famer Stan : MIKITA
11. Hardly serious writing : DRIVEL
12. Place for a rooster : VANE
13. Like Paderewski's Minuet : ING
14. Of interest to Audubon : AVIAN
15. Sully : BESMEAR
16. Flushing Meadow stadium name : ASHE
17. British carbine : STEN
18. Trophy won by 10-Down, 1967 and 1968 : HART
24. Rat : SING
26. Plays footsie : FLIRTS
29. "The West Wing" co-star : LOWE
33. Louis-Dreyfus's "Seinfeld" role : BENES
34. Aaron's 2,297 : RBIS
35. It's all around you : AURA
36. Günter & Dennis's favorite drink? : GRASSHOPPER
37. Longtime Hungarian leader Kádár : JANOS
38. Therewithal : ALSO
39. White-collar crook : KITER
41. Alexander Graham & Timothy's favorite garment? : BELLBOTTOMS
42. Weatherworn : BEATEN
43. Norse poems : EDDAS
45. Glens : VALES
47. Many-sided problems : HYDRAS
50. Either Zimbalist : EFREM
51. One may be roasting on an open fire : CAMPER
52. Huntsman Center team : UTES
55. Turn into a brat? : SPOIL
57. Pooh-pooh : DERIDE
58. Mer de ___ (Mont Blanc feature) : GLACE
60. Bird that gets down : EIDER
62. Net gain? : INSECT
64. Girl in Eliot's "Romola" : TESSA
65. Star and Sun, e.g. : PAPERS
66. Cost to cross : TOLL
67. Not well-thought-out : HASTY
68. French brandies : MARCS
69. News clip : VIDEO
70. Twig broom : BESOM
72. Yells "Heads up!" at : WARNS
73. I-80 runs through it : NEBR
75. Whiffenpoofs : ELIS
76. Likely to turn on? : SEXY
79. Charlotte ___ (sponge cake desserts) : RUSSES
81. Larry & Nicolas's favorite pet item? : BIRDCAGE
84. Views : ASPECTS
85. Regretful one of song : OTIS
86. Fight to keep the faith : HOLYWAR
88. Kind of race : MAYORAL
91. Hypothetical : WHATIF
92. Move down the runway : SASHAY
93. Anjou alternative : BOSC
95. Signs of life : ANKHS
97. Sits tight : BIDES
98. Withdraws : EBBS
99. Great deal : SLEW
100. It may cover an Indian : SARI
101. Room to move : GIVE
102. One who isn't swift : DOLT
103. Good opponent? : EVIL
104. Slicer site : DELI
106. Like some scientists : MAD
108. Tic-tac-toe loser : OXO
109. 104-Down request : RYE

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