TWIN STATES

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1999

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Scampi ingredients : PRAWNS
7. Pent up : CAGED
12. Wire-haired terrier of film : ASTA
16. Soften up : THAW
20. More than budding : ABLOOM
21. Down East town : ORONO
22. Axis/Allies conflict: Abbr. : WWII
23. Take out : ERASE
24. They never need to be renewed : LIFETIMEMEMBERSHIPS
27. Kind of situation : NOWIN
28. "You got that right!" : ILLSAY
29. Opposing : COMINGAGAINST
31. Plundered, old-style : REFT
35. Jet : EBON
36. Confucian path : TAO
38. Bit of energy : ERG
39. Pharmaceutical giant : ELILILLYANDCOMPANY
45. All ___ Airways : NIPPON
50. Bicyclist's choices : SPEEDS
51. Haemoglobin deficiency : ANAEMIA
52. Uncreative : INARUT
53. Unrefined : CRASS
54. Series continuation : PARTII
57. Poet Sexton : ANNE
59. Thou : GNOTE
60. Walter Reuther's org. : UAW
61. Suffix with cannon : ADE
62. Cable staple : CNNHEADLINENEWS
65. They're coated with red wax : EDAMS
68. Inadvisable action : NONO
70. Spanish wave : OLA
71. One may be a favorite : SON
72. Thick-plumed songbird : TIT
73. London landmark : ROYALALBERTHALL
77. Ladies of Versailles: Abbr. : MMES
79. Doesn't keep : ROTS
80. "The Old Wives' Tale" playwright : PEELE
81. One may be taken to the cleaners : STAIN
83. Actress Graff : ILENE
85. "Zuckerman Unbound" novelist : ROTH
88. Relieves : RIDS
90. 1991 Midler/Allen comedy : SCENESFROMAMALL
95. Yamaguchi's rival at Albertville : ITO
96. Literary inits. : RLS
97. Korea's Roh ___ Woo : TAE
99. Seat of McLennan County, Texas : WACO
100. Invest : ENDUE
101. Kelly classic : SINGININTHERAIN
106. "Black utopia" of 1920 : RUR
107. It may be recombinant : DNA
108. Sending to the canvas : KOING
109. One available for future reference? : SEER
110. Traveled in tandem? : CYCLED
112. Remove the dirt from? : BLEEP
114. Wife of King Mark of Cornwall : ISEULT
116. Flaw : BLEMISH
118. They have a glow about them : SAINTS
119. More apothegmatic : TERSER
120. Look like : BEARARESEMBLANCETO
124. Roadside jumpers: Abbr. : AAA
126. "La-la" lead-in : TRA
127. Ages : AEON
128. Hebrew for "delight" : EDEN
129. "L'Isle joyeuse" composer : CLAUDEDEBUSSY
136. Tracy's pair : OSCARS
138. Beleaguering brother : HAZER
139. Question from one who doesn't get it : AMIMISSINGSOMETHING
146. Perfidies : EVILS
147. Women's rights pioneer : CATT
148. R. J. Reynolds brand : SALEM
149. Aiea apparel : MUUMUU
150. Perturb : FAZE
151. Turner and others : IKES
152. Like Henry VIII : OBESE
153. Procure : OBTAIN
1. Compadre : PAL
2. Diamond letters : RBI
3. Furry fellow of 80's TV : ALF
4. Job experience? : WOE
5. "Don't look at me!" : NOTI
6. "___ People" (Le Carré best seller) : SMILEYS
7. Begins airing : COMESON
8. Hammer in oil : ARMAND
9. Elapse : GOBY
10. Chemical ending : ENE
11. L'Age ___ : DOR
12. Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears ___" : AWHO
13. Go through channels? : SWIM
14. Home of the brave?: Var. : TIPI
15. Laon's department : AISNE
16. Enterprise counselor Deanna : TROI
17. "Foul Play" star : HAWN
18. Message on a tag-sale tag : ASIS
19. Didn't stop : WENT
23. Occupying oneself with : ENGAGINGIN
25. "Melodies and Memories" autobiographer : MELBA
26. Length and width : SCOPE
30. Bouquet ___ : GARNI
31. Firefighter, at times : RESCUER
32. Where many Goyas hang : ELPRADO
33. Add to the dossier : FILEAWAY
34. Scrabble draws : TILES
36. Bar need : TONIC
37. Vigorously : AMAIN
40. Joseph Smith's denom. : LDS
41. One kept in the bag? : CAT
42. Menotti hero : AMAHL
43. When many people punch in : NINEAM
44. Indian of the Sacramento River valley : YANA
46. Lustrous velvet : PANNE
47. Frequently exhibiting : PRONETO
48. Steal a march on : OUTWIT
49. Atomic experiments : NTESTS
54. Game show lineup : PANELISTS
55. Like an idol : ADORED
56. Flat rate : RENT
58. Eponym of an old auto : EDSELFORD
63. "Really!" : NOLIE
64. See 143-Down : LOSER
66. "Happy Days" fellow : MALPH
67. Bankruptcy follow-up : SALE
69. Raised-eyebrow remarks : OHS
74. It was once divided : BERLIN
75. Where to have a cabin : ATSEA
76. Anita Brookner's "Hotel du ___" : LAC
78. Goof : MISCUE
79. Staff differently : REMAN
82. Houston-to-Dallas dir. : NNW
84. ___ Valley, San Francisco : NOE
85. Take the chance : RISKIT
86. Of no use : OTIOSE
87. More chic : TONIER
89. Writer Shelby : STEELE
91. Hereditary title : EARL
92. Teed off : MADDENED
93. Crescent moon : LUNETTE
94. Attacks, in a way : LEAPSON
96. Targets of criminal probes : RINGLEADERS
98. Unpaid debt : ARREAR
102. Lions' prey : GNUS
103. "Sunny" singer Bobby : HEBB
104. Less emotional : ICIER
105. St. Gregory's residence : NYSSA
111. Bearded revolutionary : CHE
112. Embargo : BAN
113. Small suckers : LICE
115. Kind of secret : TRADE
117. Robbins and others : MARTYS
118. Riviera resort : SANREMO
121. Hoi polloi : MASSES
122. Look good on : BECOME
123. Nursery supply : LOAM
125. Early adders : ABACI
129. High-hatter? : CHEF
130. It may be found in a cone : LAVA
131. Iraqi V.I.P. Tariq ___ : AZIZ
132. Ubangi feeder : UELE
133. Eskimo transport : UMIAK
134. Wallop : SMITE
135. Fast Atl. crossers : SSTS
136. Eye : OGLE
137. Short end : STUB
140. Equi- : ISO
141. Pick up : NAB
142. It's heard before a snap : HUT
143. With 64-Down, 1964 Beatles tune : IMA
144. Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
145. Starter's need : GUN

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