TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1996

Author: D. J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 7 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Cape Cod Lighter" writer : OHARA
6. Speak abusively to : JAWAT
11. Swear words : OATH
15. Hunt assemblage : MEET
19. Like a shoe : SOLED
20. Add ___ of salt : ADASH
21. Cicatrix : SCAR
22. Classic New Yorker cartoonist : ARNO
23. The God, literally : ALLAH
24. Undeliverable piece of mail : NIXIE
25. Toaster, e.g. : CELEBRANT
27. Crystal-lined stone : GEODE
28. Ample shoe width : EEE
29. Precious one : PEARL
31. Progeny : ISSUE
32. With 39- and 54-Across, the beginning of the story : EDWARDTUDORAROYALHEIR
36. Javits Center designer : PEI
37. Dark grayish green : FIR
38. Dolt : LUNK
39. See 32-Across : MEETSTOMCANTYAPOORLAD
50. Takes too much, briefly : ODS
51. Chinese truth : TAO
52. Lloyd Webber musical role : CHE
53. Code word for "K" : KILO
54. See 32-Across : BYCHANCETHEYSWAPROLES
63. Take care of : SEETO
64. Start for bees or breeze : SEA
65. Noted Expos name : ALOU
66. Put away : ICE
67. Dental mold : STENT
70. S.A.T. subj. : ENG
72. Flash : GLINT
74. Insult, slangily : DIS
77. Bangkok teacher, on Broadway : ANNA
78. Anonymous one : DOE
80. Literature Nobelist Pirandello : LUIGI
83. With 94- and 106-Across, the end of the story : EDWARDWITHTOMSSUPPORT
90. Panache : ELAN
91. "I told you so!" : HAH
92. Harris of "thirty-something" : MEL
93. Fluffy scarf : BOA
94. See 83-Across : REGAINSRULEBYLOCATING
103. Newton of the N.F.L. : NATE
104. "O Henry, ___ thine eyes!": Shak. : OPE
105. Put ___ show : ONA
106. See 83-Across : THEGREATSEALOFENGLAND
117. Tidal flood : EAGRE
118. Island near Quemoy : MATSU
119. Louis who said "L'etat c'est moi" : XIV
120. North of Virginia : OLLIE
121. Heating conduit : STEAMPIPE
123. Early pamphleteer : PAINE
125. Rope with a loop : RIATA
126. Say "z" imperfectly : LISP
127. Ready for service : ONEA
128. Church V.I.P. : ELDER
129. Flower with a showy head : ASTER
130. Pot builder? : ANTE
131. 1985 Cher film : MASK
132. Baby Moses was hidden among them : REEDS
133. Author Hite : SHERE
1. Midwest tribe : OSAGE
2. Used an awl : HOLED
3. Grant : ALLOW
4. Make suitable again : READAPT
5. Holds fast : ADHERES
6. Best-selling 1993 pop album : JANET
7. "Bye" : ADIEU
8. Simonized : WAXED
9. "Do ___ say..." : ASI
10. Mark Twain novel whose plot is encapsulated in this puzzle : THEPRINCEANDTHEPAUPER
11. Hollywood statue : OSCAR
12. Barbados cherry : ACEROLA
13. Count, as votes : TALLYUP
14. It ended in 1806: Abbr. : HRE
15. Problematic construction site : MARSH
16. Clear : ERASE
17. Boredom : ENNUI
18. Shopper, often : TOTER
26. Silvers sarge : BILKO
30. Like some humor : EARTHY
33. Radio code sound : DIT
34. ___ piece (consistent) : OFA
35. Doce meses, en Espana : ANO
39. Dangerous group : MOB
40. Popular ice cream brand : EDYS
41. Suffix meaning "to become" : ESCE
42. Stock page heading : OTC
43. W. C. co-star : MAE
44. Foldable items : COTS
45. "It's O.K. with me" : YES
46. Old studio : RKO
47. Carnival girl, in the movies : LILI
48. Actor McCowen : ALEC
49. Shot : DOSE
55. Males : HES
56. ___ of roses : ATTAR
57. Very much : NOEND
58. Part of a bray : HEE
59. Card : WAG
60. Whole : ALL
61. W.W. I soldier : POILU
62. Increase : RUNUP
68. Wind dir. : NNW
69. Mai ___ : TAI
71. Sentimentality : GOO
73. Stockbroker's offering : TIP
74. A couple of bucks? : DEER
75. Not occupied : IDLE
76. Valuables : SWAG
79. Lucci's elusive prize : EMMY
81. Mongolian desert : GOBI
82. Smooth : IRON
84. Literary olio : ANA
85. Calendar abbr. : THU
86. Overhead figures? : HALOES
87. Flandre flavoring : SEL
88. Pavement caution : SLO
89. ID of a sort : TAG
95. Like some court proceedings : INREM
96. Scotch refusal : NAE
97. Marathoner's need : STAMINA
98. Shoots over : RETAPES
99. ___ canto : BEL
100. Persuade by trickery : CON
101. Some sweaters : ANGORAS
102. Somewhat high : TALLISH
106. Electronics pioneer Nikola : TESLA
107. Toss one's ___ the ring : HATIN
108. Get rid of : EGEST
109. Kool-Aid flavor : GRAPE
110. Hearty dinner entree : STEAK
111. Zinc ___ : OXIDE
112. Penalized : FINED
113. Diamond middleman? : EVERS
114. Winged : ALATE
115. Potassium compound : NITER
116. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
122. Spitz-type dog : POM
124. Bath beverage : ALE

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