JUST TRY ME! (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1999

Author: Bob and Sharon Klahn
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Klahn
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Sharon Klahn
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Rows: 25, Columns: 25, Words: 188, Blocks: 100 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Klahn. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard.
The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. 1957 Literature Nobelist : CAMUS
6. A milk drinker may have one : MUSTACHE
14. Booms : SPARS
19. There may be a spat about it : SHOE
23. Brimming : AWASH
24. Six-liter bottle : IMPERIAL
25. Dickensian schemer : URIAH
26. Vandals : HUNS
27. *Smiling reporters from earthquake sites? : BADNEWSBEAMERS
29. *Russian roulette and chicken? : NERVEGAMES
31. Branch : ARM
32. Grig's digs : EELERY
33. Union agreements? : IDOS
35. Gerry Adams's org. : IRA
36. Lord of the East : AGA
37. Title woman of a 1962 Roy Orbison hit : LEAH
39. Hot : IRED
40. It's best when it's broken : THEICE
42. Buoyant : SPRINGY
44. Moore of old TV game shows : GARRY
46. Oprah in "The Color Purple" : SOFIA
49. Sun follower? : MON
50. Take control of : HARNESS
51. Expecting : GRAVID
53. Oval home : WIGWAM
55. Affixes : TIESON
57. Drips drops : OOZES
58. *Sperm banks? : GAMETEKEEPERS
62. "Vissi d'arte" singer : TOSCA
66. Parting words : OBITS
67. Pulitzer poet Dugan : ALAN
68. Change a letter, perhaps : REGRADE
69. One who delivers on campus : LECTOR
70. Bubbly entertainer? : DONHO
71. Wingdings : ROASTS
73. Winner in 1967: Abbr. : ISR
74. "Long," in Hawaiian : LOA
76. Donkey's years : EONS
77. Calypso instrument : STEELDRUM
79. Tangles : WEBS
81. Kind of special : KMART
83. "Jabberwocky" word : MOME
84. Summer house? : LEO
85. Silver spur, so to speak : HIYO
86. Gershwin's first hit : SWANEE
87. "Sleepy Time Gal" lyricist Raymond : EGAN
88. Senselessness? : COMA
91. *What fueled Macbeth? : METHANEOFCAWDOR
96. Endangered state bird : NENE
97. Epiphanies : AHAS
98. Oscar-winning "Nashville" tune : IMEASY
99. Put in stitches : SLAY
100. Meal starter : OAT
102. Breed : SORT
103. Expert in martial arts : NINJA
104. Series ender : ETAL
105. 1979 James Bond movie : MOONRAKER
111. Rapprochement : THAW
112. Pres. who once coached Yale football : GRF
113. Dopey picture? : CEL
115. Watch in astonishment : GAPEAT
117. Private line : ASIDE
118. It flowered during the reign of Louis XV : ROCOCO
120. Controversial school subject : EBONICS
123. "How to Murder Your Wife" star : LISI
124. Bearcat : PANDA
125. "My Friend Flicka" author : OHARA
126. *Cat's reaction to a vet shot? : MEOWTHATHURTS
128. Chilly : ALGID
129. Marquand sleuth : MRMOTO
131. Expire : RUNOUT
132. Quarters, say : PHASES
133. Entered : TYPEDIN
136. Words of dedication : TOA
138. Triumphant : ONTOP
140. Trailer : PROMO
141. "Across" or "Down," in a crossword : HEADING
142. Object of advances? : LENDEE
144. First name in old westerns : RORY
146. Nonkosher sandwiches : BLTS
149. Rock blaster : AMP
150. Stud ___ : FEE
151. Cough (up) : ANTE
152. Coming from both sides : STEREO
154. Rossini's "Count ___" : ORY
155. *"The Last Supper," e.g.? : MEALFRESCO
158. *Handwriting on the wall for Mark McGwire? : BATMASTERSOMEN
163. Popular New Age singer : ENYA
164. "Dumb & Dumber" destination : ASPEN
165. Prepare to take off : UNBUTTON
166. Stabber : PRONG
167. River Kwai locale : SIAM
168. Pad paper? : LEASE
169. Broadcasters : STATIONS
170. Buttinsky : YENTE
1. Intrigue : CABAL
2. Plugged in : AWARE
3. Publication since 1952 : MADMAGAZINE
4. R.M.N. and J.F.K. were once in it : USN
5. ___-wolf : SHE
6. Stephen King white-knuckler : MISERY
7. Like 25-Across : UMBLE
8. Careers : SPEEDS
9. Career : TEAR
10. General assembly? : ARMY
11. French business abbr. : CIE
12. Laugh sound : HAR
13. Holmes's Miss Venner : ELSIE
14. There's an arrow in its logo : SUNOCO
15. Introduced : PRESENTED
16. Basketball center : AIR
17. Fills with joy : RAVISHES
18. Support for Hillary : SHERPAS
19. "___ La La" (Manfred Mann hit) : SHA
20. Kind : HUMANE
21. Where to walk very carefully : ONEGGS
22. Bacon bits? : ESSAYS
28. Off-the-wall : WEIRD
30. Infamous Spanish collar : GARROTE
34. Low beams : DIMMERS
38. *Finish treating the puppies? : HAVETHELASTWORMED
40. Ornamental stone : TIGERSEYE
41. Herman Wouk's Youngblood ___ : HAWKE
43. *Like a young sheep that avoids wet pavement? : INNOCEMENTASALAMB
45. Browned in deep fat : RISSOLE
47. Runner who was called "The Buckeye Bullet" : OWENS
48. Worthy : FIT
51. They may be dry or baked : GOODS
52. Hardly a symbol of spontaneity : ROBOT
54. Patronage : AEGIS
56. "The Quiet Man" setting : IRELAND
58. "Young Frankenstein" actress : GARR
59. N.L. batting champ of 1966 : ALOU
60. Webb address? : MAAM
61. Pleasant place to drive : PARKWAY
63. Second banana : STOOGE
64. Scam artist : CONMAN
65. First name in detective fiction : ARSENE
69. Another time : LATERON
72. Meandering : TWINY
75. It's often twisted apart : OREO
78. It precedes lunes : DOMINGO
80. Hike : BOOST
82. Cavernous opening : MAW
85. Flips out : HASACOW
86. "The Guns of Navarone" actress : SCALA
88. Subject of a 1986 Tad Szulc biography : CASTRO
89. Words repeated by Jolson and Cantor : OHOHOH
90. Rattle : MARACA
92. Foreign prince : EMIR
93. Basket elevation : TENFEET
94. Uris book, with "The" : HAJ
95. Terrace surface, perhaps : FLAGSTONE
101. Fox relative : ARAPAHO
104. Root of diplomacy : ELIHU
105. Bergman's last role : MEIR
106. Brewer's aid : OAST
107. Cole Porter miss : OTIS
108. Wise man : KINGSOLOMON
109. "Frasier" dog : EDDIE
110. Makes out : READS
114. Potential prizewinner : ENTRANT
116. 1930 discovery : PLUTO
119. University of Wales site : CARDIFF
121. Producers of tieups at work? : BOOTLACES
122. Indian craft : CANOE
126. Cobra killers: Var. : MONGEESE
127. It's heard at a snap : HUT
130. Children's game classification : MINERAL
132. He played the Wiz in "The Wiz" : PRYOR
133. View at the Tate Gallery : THAMES
134. Mocha inhabitant : YEMENI
135. Melon tree : PAPAYA
137. Whom Paris left for Helen : OENONE
139. On the double : PRESTO
140. Spruces up : PREENS
143. Leave one's coach : DEBUS
145. "What the Butler Saw" dramatist : ORTON
147. E. C. Bentley detective : TRENT
148. "Playboy of the Western World" playwright : SYNGE
152. Blue books : SMUT
153. "Jour de Fête" star : TATI
156. Beat it : LAM
157. Losing ground? : SPA
159. Hill dweller : ANT
160. TV Guide notation : TBA
161. Mole : SPY
162. Vein glory? : ORE

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