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New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1996

Author: R. Hamel
Editor: Will Shortz
Raymond Hamel
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Site of the Sun Bowl : ELPASO
7. Busy : TIEDUP
13. Couch : SETTEE
19. ___ acid (preservative) : SORBIC
20. Biblical tempter : SERPENT
21. Honors : ADORES
22. 1837 literary collection : TWICETOLDTALES
24. Hairy-chested : VIRILE
25. Gloaming, to poets : EEN
26. Shift : VARY
27. Expert at ledger-demain? : CPA
28. "Paradise Lost" figure : SATAN
29. Visited the future : TRAVELEDTHROUGHTIME
36. Tad's dad : ABE
37. Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
38. Reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
39. Repute : ODOR
40. Like Falstaff : OBESE
43. Turn state's evidence : RAT
45. Continue without the words : HUM
46. Rush-hour traffic speed : CRAWL
47. "Cosby" co-star : RASHAD
49. ___ in the right direction : ASTEP
51. She loved Theseus : ARIADNE
53. Kind : ILK
54. Silent signals : NODS
56. Bridge or wrestling feat : SLAM
59. Bran source : OAT
60. Tinker with, in a way : EDIT
62. Reprimands : TAKESTOTASK
66. Covering : OVER
70. Winsor McCay's "Little" one : NEMO
71. Game-winning cry : TICTACTOE
72. Auto's comfort quality : RIDE
73. Pioneering 1982 film : TRON
74. 100 : TENTIMESTEN
76. Pronto : ASAP
77. Fine-grained wood : YEW
79. Out of here : GONE
80. Do some punching : SPAR
82. Beginning Latin word : AMO
83. Caboose : LASTCAR
87. Grimm creature : GNOME
90. Noted X-1 pilot : YEAGER
92. Romantic painter Vedder : ELIHU
93. "Up" positions : ONS
96. Religious ideal : TAO
97. Greenpeace concern : ATEST
98. Recognition : FAME
99. Bowwow : POOCH
101. Zeniths, e.g. : TVS
103. ___-mo : SLO
104. Hit song lyric of 1929 and 1968 : TIPTOETHRUTHETULIPS
109. Green garnishes : LIMES
110. Sugary suffix : OSE
111. Many moons : AGES
112. Part of i.p.s. : PER
115. Trinket: Var. : GEEGAW
117. Show once hosted by Bud Collyer : TOTELLTHETRUTH
121. Gentleman thief Lupin : ARSENE
122. Torments : AGONIES
123. Barbara Bush's maiden name : PIERCE
124. Van Dyke Emmy-winning role : PETRIE
125. Prepared for a blow : TENSED
126. Excoriate : SCATHE
1. 90 (degrees) from norte : ESTE
2. "Bad Influence" star : LOWE
3. Computer command : PRINT
4. Epitome of simplicity : ABC
5. "Buttery" legume : SIEVABEAN
6. Staff range : OCTAVE
7. Alaska Senator Stevens : TED
8. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
9. Difference in days between the lunar and solar year : EPACT
10. Site of the ancient Pythian Games : DELPHI
11. Find after a long search : UNEARTH
12. Scores: Abbr. : PTS
13. Maul : SAVAGE
14. "Dombey and Son" woman : EDITH
15. War film starring Martin Balsam : TORATORATORA
16. Where singer Billy Ocean was born : TRINIDAD
17. Migratory fish : EEL
18. Storm heading: Abbr. : ESE
20. With subterfuge : SLYLY
23. Cuprite, e.g. : ORE
28. Like some college honors : SUMMA
30. Leaping before looking : RASH
31. Headset, to hams : EARS
32. "Phooey!" : DRAT
33. The Buckeyes : OSU
34. Cut down : MOWN
35. First name in mysteries : ERLE
40. Point in the right direction : ORIENT
41. More obvious : BALDER
42. Sealskin wearer : ESKIMO
44. Convincing evidence : TESTAMENT
46. Org. once headed by Allen Dulles : CIA
48. Multiplication symbol : DOT
49. Kind of price : ASKING
50. Repetition for rhetorical effect : PLOCE
52. Anti-Communist soldier : ROK
55. Dinner and a movie, perhaps : DATE
57. A.B.A. members: Abbr. : ATTS
58. ___-tung : MAOTSE
61. Bandanna-clad product "spokesman" : TONYTHETIGER
63. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
64. Scorpion attack : STING
65. Transude : SEEP
67. Aspect : VISAGE
68. "My Cup Runneth Over" singer : EDAMES
69. Gun sound : REPORT
74. Its slogan was once "Find out how good we really are" : TWA
75. Part of a count : NAY
78. French shield : ECU
81. Clear-eyed : REALISTIC
83. Southpaw's strength : LEFT
84. Betting game ending : ALAI
85. Like a warm-up exercise, comparatively speaking : SIMPLEST
86. Heritage : ROOTS
88. Words to live by : OATH
89. Shake a leg : MOVE
91. Straddling : ATOP
94. Classic Japanese theater : NOH
95. Miser : SCROOGE
99. Shorty : PEEWEE
100. "The African Queen" director : HUSTON
102. Rotisserie league concern : STATS
103. Rests : SLEEPS
105. Sultan Qabus bin Said, e.g. : OMANI
106. Coming-of-age period : TEENS
107. Thumbs-down response : UGH
108. Jet : SPURT
113. Do aquatints : ETCH
114. First president of South Korea : RHEE
115. Gender ___ : GAP
116. Obsolescent preposition : ERE
117. Use a shuttle : TAT
118. One of a pack? : LIE
119. Set the pace : LED
120. F.D.R. agcy. : REA

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