NOW IT'S CLEAR!

New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 2003

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nile wader : IBIS
5. Public clerk : SCRIBE
11. Eat or drink : HAVE
15. "The Mammoth Hunters" heroine : AYLA
19. Reading spot : NOOK
20. Stiff : WOODEN
21. Second son : ABEL
22. Bar order : SOUR
23. One who paints dunce caps? : CONICARTIST
25. "If today is the 18th, then Christmas is next week"? : YULELOGIC
27. Not raise a hand, say : ABSTAIN
28. Article of faith : TENET
30. Cry before a children's drawing? : GOFISH
31. Invisible to the naked eye : TINY
32. Some undergrowth : VINES
33. "Shoot!" : DARN
34. Ticks off : ANGERS
37. Gaucho's accessory : RIATA
38. Farewell bash : SENDOFF
41. Catch on : LEARN
42. Something discussed over dinner? : TABLETOPIC
44. Court order : WRIT
46. "Judging Amy" actress : DALY
47. Wing : SIDE
48. Beersheba is near it : NEGEV
50. Occupational suffix : YER
51. Wright wing? : ELL
52. Cry of relief : ATLAST
54. Check the bar code : SCAN
55. Rousseau work that led to his banishment from France : EMILE
57. Cupid, for one : REINDEER
59. Come to pass : OCCUR
61. Eggnog ingredient, maybe : BRANDY
62. Promising person : COMER
63. Inner circle : CADRE
64. Ferber novel : SOBIG
65. Seed-bearing organ : PISTIL
67. Word-processing command : PASTE
68. Did over : REVAMPED
71. Part of ICBM : INTER
72. Milk: Prefix : LACT
73. Plantation pest : WEEVIL
75. The second Mrs. Sinatra : AVA
76. W.B.A. outcome : TKO
77. VCR button : EJECT
79. Earned a citation? : SPED
80. Didn't just guess : KNEW
81. Score halves : TENS
83. Cut-up in the cafeteria? : ANTICEATER
87. Kind of shrimp : BRINE
88. Is contingent : DEPENDS
90. Bygone : OLDEN
91. Home sites : TRACTS
92. Safety installation : RAIL
93. Annoy : PEEVE
94. Bring (out) : TROT
95. Least outgoing : SHIEST
98. Shelf : LEDGE
99. Emus and kiwis : RATITES
103. Gigantic gin mixer? : MEGATONIC
105. Mr. Ed being sarcastic? : IRONICHORSE
108. Gen. follower : EXOD
109. Actress Downey : ROMA
110. What you will : ESTATE
111. Shuttle launchers : NASA
112. Listening devices : EARS
113. Pavlova portrayal : SWAN
114. Useful hunting companion : SETTER
115. Predicament : SPOT
1. The ___ Trail (route through Peru) : INCA
2. Meathead : BOOB
3. Exchanged items : IONS
4. Easily frightened : SKITTERY
5. Boyfriends of yore : SWAINS
6. Hardly sophisticated : CORNY
7. Go bad : ROT
8. A mean Amin : IDI
9. Inhuman : BESTIAL
10. International understanding : ENTENTE
11. Elvin ___, 1960's-80's N.B.A. star known as "Big E" : HAYES
12. End at : ABUT
13. Distance divided by time: Abbr. : VEL
14. Refinement : ELEGANCE
15. Currently : ASOFNOW
16. Mystical person : YOGI
17. California's San ___ Dam : LUIS
18. Chief : ARCH
24. ___ terrier : CAIRN
26. Lady's man : LORD
29. Well-executed : NEAT
32. Hampton's instrument : VIBES
33. Condescend : DEIGN
34. Birch relative : ALDER
35. Hall-of-Fame football coach Greasy ___ : NEALE
36. French diamond? : GALLICSTONE
37. Tracking device : RADAR
38. Bit of broccoli : SPEAR
39. Funny guy with a skillet? : FRYINGPANIC
40. Place for a test : FIELD
42. Roof worker : TILER
43. Perfectly timed, dramatically : ONCUE
45. Low club : TREY
47. Kind of wool : STEEL
49. S.A.T. section : VERBAL
52. Esteem : ADMIRE
53. Words of honor? : TOAST
54. Propeller shape : SCREW
56. Disfigure : MAIM
58. Do, e.g. : NOTE
60. Chi. summer setting : CDT
61. Ox, goat or sheep : BOVID
63. They connect to points in the Southwest : CACTI
64. Cleave : SEVER
65. "Se7en" star, 1995 : PITT
66. Readied the press : INKED
67. Some antitrust violations : PACTS
68. Put back in the cage : REPEN
69. Subject of media coverage : EVENT
70. Coolidge's veep : DAWES
72. U.S. Open champ, 1985-87 : LENDL
74. First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
78. Custodial staff : JANITORS
80. Army food : KRATIONS
82. Some magazine ads : SPREADS
84. Unlike Morehouse College : COED
85. Mournful poems : ELEGIES
86. Unfavorable : ADVERSE
87. Stock : BROTH
89. Point to the right? : EAST
91. Missing parcel inquiry : TRACER
93. Pie choice : PECAN
94. Shopworn : TRITE
95. Hook's mate : SMEE
96. Numerical prefix : HEXA
97. Prince of opera : IGOR
98. Bean town? : LIMA
100. Mouth, slangily : TRAP
101. Sinclair rival : ESSO
102. Pants part : SEAT
104. E.R.A. backers : NOW
106. Polo Grounds hero : OTT
107. Organic: Abbr. : NAT

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