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New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 2000

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Nicholson Joline
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 87 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Nasty campaign? : JIHAD
6. Insect trap of sorts : AMBER
11. Cabinet display, perhaps : CURIOS
17. Singles : ACES
21. Not just decorative : UTILE
22. Strength : FORTE
23. In a New York minute : ATONCE
24. "___ here" : SAME
25. ...food? : BATTERFRIEDCHICKEN
28. Lodge : STOW
29. "___ say!" : ILL
30. Algeria's second-biggest city : ORAN
31. Nonclerical : LAIC
32. More than devotees : ADDICTS
34. Year Trajan was born : LIII
36. ...song? : WALKLIKEAMAN
40. New York City stadium name : ASHE
41. Bliss : ECSTASY
43. Important spelling feature of "iridescent" : ONER
44. Actor Armand : ASSANTE
46. Pitcher Shawn : ESTES
47. Archeological find : BONES
49. Response: Abbr. : ANS
50. Give the eye : LEERAT
53. Jam : SCRAPE
56. Kindly : PLEASE
58. "No ___!" : DICE
59. Pizzeria order : PEPPERONI
63. ...animals? : FIELDMICE
66. Org. with a big PAC : NRA
67. Maintained : AVERRED
68. Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
70. Move like a scared rabbit : SKITTER
72. Teeny : PETITE
73. Sky-chart scales : LIBRA
74. Inter ___ : ALIA
77. "Nosiree!" : NAH
78. Belligerent Olympian : ARES
79. ...boat? : DUGOUT
81. ...sci-fi flick? : THEFLY
83. Certain resale item, informally : REPO
86. Gun : REV
88. Stab : PANG
89. Quadruple gold medalist, 1936 : OWENS
90. Kind of car : PATROL
92. C.E.O.'s : TOPDOGS
95. Events for which to get decked out : PROMS
96. Decked out : ARRAYED
97. Tenn. neighbor : ALA
98. ...actor? : LEEMAJORS
102. Alternatives to Merlots : CABERNETS
104. Bruise : MAUL
106. Put away : STORED
107. American Indian pony : CAYUSE
108. Solvent : AFLOAT
110. Court action : LOB
111. Game usually played in a ring : CRAPS
113. Produce : STAGE
118. Home of Gallo Winery : MODESTO
120. Wearer of 71-Down : GAEL
121. Exact : LITERAL
123. Color quality : TONE
124. ...TV character? : HOMERSIMPSON
128. Deck : TRIM
129. Place for police : CRUISER
131. French city heavily hit in 1944 : CAEN
132. South Dakota, to Pierre : ETAT
133. Something taken into account?: Abbr. : INT
134. Locale for pins : LANE
135. ...James Bond movie? : DIAMONDSAREFOREVER
141. Follows a recipe direction : ADDS
142. Like many a phone caller : ONHOLD
143. "___ Paris" : ILOVE
144. Val d'___, French ski resort : ISERE
145. Mosquito, e.g. : PEST
146. Stinker : MEANIE
147. Forty-___ : NINER
148. Old : PASSE
1. Flambé : JUBILEE
2. Emphatic letters : ITALICS
3. Gangland communication : HITLIST
4. Cockpit dial: Abbr. : ALT
5. Fiddle-de-___ : DEE
6. Brawl : AFFRAY
7. Upright : MORAL
8. Critical point : BRINK
9. Hiver's opposite : ETE
10. Cancel, in a way : REDLINE
11. Report of proceedings : CAHIER
12. City where the first Woolworth's opened, 1879 : UTICA
13. "Arabian Nights" creature : ROC
14. Sign : INK
15. Lots : OCEANS
16. E-mailer's option : SEND
17. Emulated a Boy Scout : ASSISTED
18. ...book? : CATCHERINTHERYE
19. Overdramatize : EMOTE
20. Stitches : SEWS
26. Scraps : ROWS
27. Doesn't maintain even consistency : CAKES
33. Niels Bohr, e.g. : DANE
35. Suffix with social : ITE
37. Single : LONE
38. Like horses : MANED
39. Neighbor of Bhutan : ASSAM
42. Hold : ASSERT
45. Smart ___ : ALECK
47. Uncompromising law : BAN
48. Pollster's quest : OPINION
49. Word in a tied score : ALL
51. Division of a subdivision : ACRE
52. Toot : TEAR
54. Something to believe in : CREED
55. Heater : ROD
56. Louvre Pyramid designer : PEI
57. Mat material : SISAL
59. One-fourth of a 60's group : PAPA
60. "Well, did you ___?" : EVER
61. ...candy? : PETERPAULMOUNDS
62. Used a lever on : PRISED
63. Snow creation : FORT
64. Lennon/McCartney's "___ Loser" : IMA
65. A, as in Augsburg : EIN
69. Put ___ in one's ear : ABUG
71. Clan's pride : TARTAN
73. N.Y.C. airport : LGA
74. "May I have your attention?" : AHEM
75. Photographer's cover : LENSCAP
76. Possibilities : IFS
80. Election news : UPSET
81. Some think they're terrible : TWOS
82. Scene of fierce W.W. I fighting : YPRES
84. O'Neill's "A Touch of the ___" : POET
85. Cutlass, e.g. : OLDS
87. Tennessee athlete : VOL
89. John Boyd ___, 1949 Peace Nobelist : ORR
91. Check : ARREST
92. Novelist Janowitz : TAMA
93. Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
94. Beau ___ : GESTE
95. Sci-fi escape vehicle : POD
96. ___ Dhabi : ABU
99. Very, to Verdi : MOLTO
100. Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
101. W's brother : JEB
103. Replies at sea : AYS
105. Most lamebrained : LOONIEST
107. Time of smooth sailing : CALM
109. Summer heat-beaters : ADES
111. Checked out : CASED
112. Checks : REINSIN
114. Saigon celebration : TET
115. Makes it : ARRIVES
116. Ways to make a big splash : GAINERS
117. A Massachusetts symbol : ELMTREE
119. The Alamo, for one : SHRINE
120. Coffee order : GRANDE
121. Cousin of a moccasin : LOAFER
122. Turned on by : INTO
123. Traffic : TRADE
125. Common bacterium : ECOLI
126. LuPone stage role : PERON
127. "The Tao of ___" (2000 film) : STEVE
129. Express approval : CLAP
130. Biblical land : EDOM
136. Student's cry : AHA
137. Night "The Monkees" aired: Abbr. : MON
138. Role in Rabaud's "Mârouf" : ALI
139. Swindle, slangily : RIP
140. Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA

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