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New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 2000

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Doesn't just close : SLAMS
6. Morse bit : DAH
9. "This is fun!" : WHEE
13. Not run : CLOT
17. It's broken at parties : PINATA
19. They're often kept in : EMOTIONS
21. Spike : LACE
22. Laser alternative : INKJET
23. Like some vaults : FIREPROOF
25. Service expert : ACER
26. Fairness in hiring, say : COLORBLINDNESS
28. One-dimensional : LINEAR
30. River through Belgium : YSER
31. Distress call recipient: Abbr. : AAA
32. Whirl : EDDY
33. Fancy neckwear : BOA
34. Genetic code carrier : RNA
35. Sarcastic : BITING
38. Like cedarwood or cigar smoke : AROMATIC
40. Coptic titles : ABBAS
43. Some TV's : RCAS
45. Cutting tool : RAZORBLADE
47. County north of the river Shannon : CLARE
48. It's outstanding : DEBT
49. Geometric figure : RHOMBUS
50. Rapid growth area : HOTBED
52. Alternative to buy : LEASE
54. Apr. addressee : IRS
55. Computer site : LAP
58. Smidgen : IOTA
59. Extras : OTHERS
62. "Love ___" (Beatles song) : MEDO
64. "It Walks by Night" author : CARR
65. Part of E.R.: Abbr. : EMER
66. French vineyard : CRU
67. Hush-hush grp. : NSA
69. Albanian currency : LEK
70. Award for "Rent" : OBIE
71. Toxin fighters : SERA
72. Caps : TAMS
74. Certain duty : EXCISE
76. Dozes : NODS
77. Stab : TRY
78. It may follow a dot : COM
79. Fan's opposite : HATER
81. Some Broadway fare : REVUES
83. Personally bring : CARRYIN
85. Calls, as a game : REFS
88. Clipped : TERSE
89. Obliged out of integrity : HONORBOUND
92. Actress Ward : SELA
93. Sacs : CYSTS
94. Kind of mass, in physics : INERTIAL
95. Villa in Mexico : PANCHO
97. Treat like a dog? : PET
98. Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
99. Balkan native : SERB
103. Rapid transit inits. : MTA
104. P.O. employees have them : RTES
108. Anthony Kennedy's Supreme Court predecessor : POWELL
110. Winter league activity : INDOORBASEBALL
113. "Are you ___ out?" : INOR
114. Incidental matter : SIDEISSUE
116. Clef designation : TREBLE
117. To be, in Brest : ETRE
118. Cradlesong : BERCEUSE
119. Stored, as fodder : SILOED
120. Competitor of Bloomingdale's : SAKS
121. Katie's "Today" co-host : MATT
122. Composer Rorem : NED
123. Waist-length jackets : ETONS
1. Hot : SPICY
2. Brits' floor coverings : LINOS
3. Twist locale : ANKLE
4. 1905 Shaw play : MAJORBARBARA
5. Suffix with hip : STER
6. Contempt : DEFIANCE
7. Exiled tyrant : AMIN
8. Multitude : HORDE
9. Erased : WIPED
10. Like the fox hunting set : HORSY
11. Grandson of Eve : ENOS
12. "___ Beso" (Anka hit) : ESO
13. Family group : CLAN
14. The Lizard constellation : LACERTA
15. Sea nymph : OCEANID
16. Retaining wall site : TERRACE
18. No longer on deck : ATBAT
20. Watch : TEND
24. Exchange employee : FLOORBROKER
27. Scottish landowner : LAIRD
29. Foot in a line : IAMBUS
33. Trite sayings : BROMIDES
36. "Mm-hmm" : ISEE
37. Gothic feature : GABLE
38. Prefix with benzene : AZO
39. Singer Green and others : ALS
40. Hurting the most : ACHIEST
41. Late ___ : BLOOMER
42. Usually it's not included : BATTERY
44. Back on the briny : STERN
45. $200 Monopoly props. : RRS
46. "Beg pardon ..." : AHEM
51. Medical group output : DOCTORBILLS
53. Selling point : ASSET
55. Shakespearean title word : LABOURS
56. Least interesting : ARIDEST
57. Symbols of free speech : PRESSES
60. Mine artery : TRAMROAD
61. Proceed without the words : HUM
63. Teacher of Samuel : ELI
64. Factory conduit : CONVEYORBELT
68. Lumberjacks : AXERS
73. Place for a guard : SHIN
75. Weirdo : CREEP
78. Syndicate : CARTEL
80. "Go on ..." : AND
82. Emulate Dürer : ETCH
83. ___ anglais (English horn) : COR
84. Actor Brynner : YUL
86. How peaches may be served : FLAMBEED
87. A fly-by-night? : SANTA
89. Longhairs : HIPPIES
90. New York city on the Susquehanna : ONEONTA
91. Like some television : NETWORK
96. Flings : CASTS
99. Hägar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
100. Pronouncement : EDICT
101. Dawn-colored : ROSE
102. Merchant vessel officer : BOSUN
105. Ban : TABOO
106. 1942 Pulitzer novelist Glasgow : ELLEN
107. Coasters : SLEDS
109. "___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
110. Concept : IDEA
111. Dodge : RUSE
112. Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
115. Company that programmed Deep Blue : IBM

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