RETRONYMS

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 1995

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Rosen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: More descriptive names to differentiate old things from their new form
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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Relative of "oy" : ALAS
5. Early poet laureate Henry : PYE
8. Mine vapor : DAMP
12. A lot : HEAPS
17. Pitcher's stat : SAVES
19. King Duncan's resting place : IONA
21. Mixed bag : OLIO
22. "My Fair Lady" locale : ASCOT
23. The press : PRINTJOURNALISM
26. Animal track : SPOOR
27. Attempt to escape : EVASION
28. "Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
29. Fill in (for) : TEMP
31. _____ supra (where mentioned above) : UBI
32. Singer Stevens : CAT
33. Reuben's base : RYE
34. "Billy _____" (Keith Waterhouse satire) : LIAR
35. Bar into? : ISO
36. Pathetic : SAD
37. Undershirts : TEES
39. Coffee additive : REALCREAM
42. Words before cuff or record : OFFTHE
45. Speak in a high voice : CHIRP
47. "Woe _____" : ISME
48. Supermarket department : DELI
49. Traveled with the Tlingit : CANOED
52. Postal service, once: Abbr. : RFD
55. "_____ was saying..." : ASI
57. Be silent, in music : TACET
60. Defenseless : UNARMED
62. Durable wood : LARCH
65. Quell, as rioters : TEARGAS
67. Dishes (out) : METES
68. Juice extraction device : REAMER
70. Ballet star : DANSEUSE
71. Dallas inst. : SMU
72. Popular sporting event : DAYBASEBALL
74. Business inits. since 1920 : ITT
75. Early clock : HOROLOGE
78. Sign of spring : GEMINI
79. "A Garden of Earthly Delights" novelist : OATES
81. Think through : ANALYZE
82. Wined and dined : FETED
83. Going price : CARFARE
85. Fargo's partner : WELLS
86. Rather than : ERE
88. Census detail : SEX
90. Refuses to deal with : SCORNS
91. "Très _____!" : BIEN
93. Killer whales : ORCS
96. Big Sky conference team : IDAHO
98. Big name in Gdansk : WALESA
100. Slalom participant : SNOWSKIER
103. Win at cat-and-mouse : TRAP
107. Latin 101 verb : AMO
108. _____ dancing : ICE
110. Group of badgers : CETE
111. California has a big one : SUR
113. Southern Australia's _____ Bay : EMU
114. George's predecessor : RON
115. Ardor : GLOW
116. '60s-'70s pitcher Jim : KAAT
117. Moorish castle : ALCAZAR
119. Papyrus' family : SEDGE
121. Communications device : ROTARYTELEPHONE
124. Crosswise to the keel : ABEAM
125. Pointed stick : GOAD
126. Mattress support : SLAT
127. Looks after : TENDS
128. Mud nesters : WASPS
129. Out of action : IDLE
130. Podium pauses : ERS
131. Gist : MEAT
1. Air : ASPECT
2. Young insects : LARVAE
3. Fly : AVIATE
4. D.C. figures : SENS
5. Show the way : PIONEER
6. "_____ Send Me" (Sam Cooke hit) : YOU
7. Join up : ENROLL
8. Colorado tributary : DOLORES
9. "Rope-a-dope" boxer : ALI
10. Is too soon or too late : MISTIMES
11. Apples and pears : POMES
12. Closer : HASP
13. Clairvoyant's claim : ESP
14. Singer's accompaniment : ACOUSTICGUITAR
15. Bureaucratic bigwig : POOBAH
16. Unit of progress : STRIDE
18. Child's order? : STIR
20. Bit of buffoonery : ANTIC
24. Reckless act : JOYRIDE
25. Nintendo forerunner : ATARI
30. Mind-set : MOOD
38. Achieve : SCORE
40. Eliot's "cruellest" mo. : APR
41. Asian nurse : AMAH
43. Greek cheeses : FETAS
44. Broaden : FLARE
46. Lines of fashion : HEMS
49. Gratuity : CUMSHAW
50. Buttercup family plant : ANEMONE
51. Many Scandinavians : NATURALBLONDES
53. Extra weight : FLAB
54. Undermine : DAMAGE
56. Leaning to the right : ITALIC
58. _____ diamondback (venomous snake) : EASTERN
59. Glossinidae members : TSETSES
61. Sugarcoated medication : DRAGEE
63. Bowler's button : RESET
64. Thick liquers : CREMES
66. Photo abbr. : ENL
69. Size up : EYE
70. Judo degree : DAN
72. Crate qty. : DOZ
73. Remain : BIDE
76. One in a fine mess? : OLLIE
77. Recedes, diseasewise : LYSES
79. Mus. ensemble : ORCH
80. Like the game, to Sherlock : AFOOT
82. Moonwort, for one : FERN
84. Chiefly : ASARULE
87. Decorative furniture veneer : ROSEWOOD
89. Top-of-the-watch number : XII
92. Execute perfectly : NAIL
94. Decorative knot of ribbons : COCKADE
95. Kind of word : SWEAR
97. Makes potable, in a way : DESALTS
98. 1939 invasion site : WARSAW
99. Simple creature : AMOEBA
101. Holds back : STAYS
102. Mother's whistler : KETTLE
104. Make a board decision : REZONE
105. Plummer of film : AMANDA
106. Most perfect : PUREST
109. Pembroke pooch : CORGI
112. "Bill paid" paper: Abbr. : RCPT
115. Beauts : GEMS
118. Sound of a break-in? : AHEM
120. Interstice : GAP
122. Mikhail of chess fame : TAL
123. Flair for music : EAR

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