TWO OUT OF THREE

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 2007

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Contractors' offerings : BIDS
5. Rigging technicians : GRIPS
10. Traipse (about) : GAD
13. Diamond points : BASES
18. Fashion's Tahari : ELIE
19. Affected : TOOTOO
20. Web-based education : ELEARNING
22. Between green and black, maybe : RIPE
23. General assemblies : ARMIES
24. Nonsense about a cocktail? : ROBROYROT
25. Warning about Mel Gibson on a wrestling surface? : MADMAXMANMAYMARMAT
28. Catchy tunes : DITTIES
29. ___ prime : USDA
30. Somewhere around : CIRCA
34. Far from perky : DOUR
35. One who tells it like it isn't : LIAR
38. Bagel order : SHMEAR
39. Skosh : TAD
41. Major book about a leader of the lighter industry? : BIGBICBIZBIO
47. Mr. Noodle's friend on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
48. Ltr. with a period : INIT
50. Like most jigsaw puzzles : DIECUT
51. Snow leopard : OUNCE
53. Capital of Honshu : YEN
54. French Toaster Sticks maker : EGGO
55. Work with intaglio : ETCH
56. Decent : NOTBAD
57. Fixes a soundtrack : REDUBS
59. Margaret famous for painting waiflike children with big eyes : KEANE
62. Japanned metal : TOLE
63. Climber's challenge : ALP
66. Not for the masses : ELITE
67. Hound, typically? : FOEFORFOX
69. Subject of the film "An Unreasonable Man" : NADER
71. Sportscaster Dierdorf : DAN
72. He spent 29 years in the Knesset : EBAN
74. Kind of powder : ONION
75. Formerly did : USEDTO
76. Part of making a crossword : CLUING
78. They travel very long distances : UFOS
80. X-ray doses : RADS
81. Takes too much, quickly : ODS
84. Half of an animation duo : HANNA
85. Verdi's "Don ___" : CARLOS
87. "___ Unleashed!" (cartoon volume) : ODIE
88. Figure skating maneuver : LOOP
90. Why horses are attracted to a witch's headgear? : HAGHASHAYHAT
93. Something "realise" lacks : ZED
94. Overshadows : DWARFS
96. Chang and Eng's homeland : SIAM
97. 1987 Suzanne Vega hit : LUKA
99. Join up : ENROL
100. Berserkly : AMOK
103. Divers' milieus : SEABEDS
106. Why guitar-loving Cooke was blue when his gal named her favorite musical instrument? : SADSAMSAWSALSAYSAX
112. Witticism about a wrinkly little dog? : PUGPUPPUN
115. Flame battler, at times : CANUCK
116. Cover, in a way : PAVE
117. Part of the answer to 36-Down : INTENSIVE
118. Tannin source : ACACIA
119. City that lost capital status in 1990 : ADEN
120. Unable to pay the bill : SHORT
121. 1980s video game console, in brief : NES
122. Puzzled (out) : DOPED
123. ___ Spenlow (Dickens girl) : DORA
1. Road's shoulder : BERM
2. Its first word translates as "wrath" : ILIAD
3. A nitwit liked the loud noise? : DIPDIDDIGDIN
4. Apparently do : SEEMTO
5. "Eydie Swings the Blues" singer : GORME
6. Some tomatoes : ROMAS
7. Find ___ one's heart : ITIN
8. Gray lines : POEM
9. Dominican-born player with more than 600 homers : SOSA
10. Infection causes : GERMS
11. Get ___ of : ALOAD
12. Messing of "Will & Grace" : DEBRA
13. Open up, as a topic : BROACH
14. Whenever : ANYTIME
15. "My dear man" : SIR
16. Musician Brian : ENO
17. Rank below warrant officer: Abbr. : SGT
19. Some crosstown trips : TAXIRIDES
21. Word before lock and load : ARM
26. Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
27. 1980s Soviet leader Andropov : YURI
31. Count (on) : RELY
32. Signed in, say : CAME
33. Middle name of "the King" : ARON
35. Red-shelled fruit: Var. : LICHEE
36. R.N.'s locale : ICU
37. U.S. dance grp. : ABT
38. L.A.'s region : SOCAL
39. Having multiple layers : TIERED
40. German chancellor Merkel : ANGELA
42. "Skedaddle!" : GIT
43. Making a curling motion with the forefinger, maybe : BECKONING
44. Frenzied situation : ZOO
45. Like some jeans : BUTTONFLY
46. To-do pile's place : INBOX
49. Promote : TOUT
52. Perfect places : EDENS
56. Italian saint Philip ___ : NERI
58. Nut producer : BEECH
60. In ___ (dazed) : AFOG
61. Vote in Québec : NON
63. Complicate commercials for woodworking tools? : ADDADZADSADO
64. End of a James Bond title : LETDIE
65. Wrote a novel, e.g. : PROSED
67. Safari spottings : FAUNA
68. Graveyard shift time : FOURAM
70. Aviation-related : AERO
73. Doldrums : BLAHS
75. W.W. II American naval cruiser : USSALASKA
77. Slangy turndown : NAH
79. "Feels good!" : OOH
81. Shoppe adjective : OLDE
82. Temporarily not working : DOWN
83. Take to the skies : SOAR
85. William Petersen series : CSI
86. "Oh, clever!" : AHA
89. Flourish : PROSPER
91. Calls (for) : ASKS
92. "Symphonie Fantastique" need : TUBA
95. Show off : FLAUNT
98. Feature of some locks : KEYPAD
100. Clinton's first defense secretary : ASPIN
101. "___ is just pink trying to be purple": Whistler : MAUVE
102. Exeunt ___ (stage direction) : OMNES
103. Beurre blanc, e.g. : SAUCE
104. Rider of the steed Babieca : ELCID
105. Coupon user : SAVER
107. Two-out actions: Abbr. : DPS
108. Plebe's place: Abbr. : ACAD
109. Home to the Dr Pepper Museum : WACO
110. Velcro alternative : SNAP
111. Her sidekick was Gabrielle : XENA
112. Greek consonants : PIS
113. New England sch. : UNH
114. New Pontiac of 1964 : GTO

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