PLURAL PERPLEXITY

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1999

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lets up : ABATES
7. Rosé alternative : CLARET
13. Rogue : SCAMP
18. Rossini setting, in España : SEVILLA
20. Ancient galley : TRIREME
21. Funnies format feature : PANEL
22. Start of a verse : THEMOUSEHASMICE
24. Where matches are booked : ARENA
25. Done, for Donne : OER
26. Embedded, in a way : NESTED
27. 1969 Series winners : METS
29. Arab League member : OMAN
30. Conical-toothed tool : RASP
32. Verse, part 2 : THELOUSEHASLICE
36. Bargain hunters look for them : DEALS
39. Nero's title: Abbr. : EMP
40. Inveigled : ENTICED
41. Most reliable : SUREST
45. Start of a recipe direction : ADDA
48. Place to hibernate : DEN
49. Verse, part 3 : WHYCANTAGROUSE
53. Clayey deposit : MARL
56. 1951 N.L. Rookie of the Year : MAYS
57. Suffix with tyranno- : SAUR
58. Big number, slangily : MIL
59. Cal. page header : AUG
61. Skydived : CHUTED
64. Verse, part 4 : BREEDBABYGRICE
70. Like some sculptures : KINETIC
72. Shine, in commercial names : GLO
73. Titillates : AROUSES
74. Verse, part 5 : ANDMOTHERGOOSE
79. Becomes less high, with "up" : SOBERS
80. Indeed : YEA
81. Sch. founded by Thomas Jefferson : UVA
82. Drone, e.g. : MALE
84. Capital of Moravia : BRNO
85. King Mongkut's realm : SIAM
88. Verse, part 6 : BEGETSHERGEESE
93. Noted Turner : NAT
95. Stocking shade : NUDE
96. Table with a map : LEGEND
97. Metal marble : STEELIE
101. Long-jawed fish : GAR
103. Actress Kelly of "Chaplin" : MOIRA
106. Verse, part 7 : WHYCANTTHEMOOSE
112. Collars : NABS
114. Vexed : IRED
115. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
116. They may compete with boxers : BRIEFS
119. Prompt : CUE
120. Ace, maybe : PILOT
122. End of the verse : HAVELITTLEMEESE
126. 1996 Madonna musical : EVITA
127. Cricket teams, e.g. : ELEVENS
128. Rushed at : STORMED
129. The Haggadah's read here : SEDER
130. Bar food : SALADS
131. Way out : EGRESS
1. Nancy, the first woman in Parliament : ASTOR
2. Take off the top : BEHEAD
3. Reluctant : AVERSE
4. Hall-of-Fame pitcher Keefe : TIM
5. Big South Conference college : ELON
6. Pivot around : SLUE
7. Telephone part : CRADLE
8. A fleur : LIS
9. Sphygmomanometer's place : ARM
10. French cathedral city : REIMS
11. Roast host : EMCEE
12. Grow grinders : TEETHE
13. Where one might take off on a vacation? : SPA
14. Early American colony : CAROLINA
15. Feeble : ANEMIC
16. Gun wielder, say : MENACE
17. Did some shaving : PLANED
19. Kind of D.A. : ASST
20. "America" pronoun : THEE
23. Old verb ending : ETH
28. Smooth, in a way : SAND
31. Medium for announcements : PASYSTEM
33. He played Yuri in "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
34. Salon creation : UPDO
35. Check : STEM
37. Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
38. Málaga Mrs. : SRA
42. Capt.'s aide : ENS
43. Attempt : STAB
44. Bull's head? : TAUR
46. Like some errors : DUMB
47. SEATO part : ASIA
49. Hula dancers : WAHINES
50. Daewoo competitor : HYUNDAI
51. Shorthand system inventor : GREGG
52. Island north of Montecristo : ELBA
54. Parents, e.g. : RAISERS
55. Lake of Four Forest Cantons : LUCERNE
56. "Home to Harlem" novelist Claude : MCKAY
60. Bas-relief medium : GESSO
62. W.W. II action locale : ETO
63. Morse code click : DIT
65. Grp. that sang "Do Ya" : ELO
66. Sentences : DOOMS
67. Abbr. in ages : YRS
68. Sticky stuff : GOO
69. Applied well, as sunscreen : RUBBEDIN
71. Great Lakes fish : CHUB
75. Level : EVEN
76. Prego rival : RAGU
77. Mort from Montreal : SAHL
78. "Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
83. Fraction of a joule : ERG
86. Personal account : ANECDOTE
87. ___ fides (bad faith) : MALA
89. Sharp quality : EDGE
90. Squad : TEAM
91. Special person : GEM
92. Musician Brian : ENO
94. Brown of Talk magazine : TINA
97. Pinches : SWIPES
98. Flourish : THRIVE
99. It moves in a wink : EYELID
100. Emulates Rembrandt : ETCHES
102. Spring cheepers : ROBINS
104. Unbranched flower cluster : RACEME
105. Corrupt practices : ABUSES
107. Happy-go-lucky song part : TRALA
108. Shack : HOVEL
109. Treat for Rover : ORTS
110. Entreaty for Rover : SIT
111. Congers and kin : EELS
113. Origins : SEEDS
117. Gala : FETE
118. Portmanteau pollution mixture : SMOG
121. Besmirch : TAR
123. "The Loco-Motion" singer Little ___ : EVA
124. Was a bellwether : LED
125. Are all wet : ERR

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