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New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 2005

Author: Ben Tausig
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Tausig. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Tailors anew : REFITS
7. Swami accessory : TURBAN
13. Year "As You Like It" debuted : MDC
16. Ticker tape letters? : EKG
19. Italian composer ___ de' Cavalieri : EMILIO
20. Frozen potato producer : OREIDA
21. Complete miss : AIRBALL
23. Bulb-buyer's personal concern? : LIFEOFMYLIGHT
25. Country founded by King Tomislav in A.D. 924 : CROATIA
26. Lawn game : RINGTOSS
27. Estab. with closed-circuit TV : OTB
29. Seconded : ECHOED
30. Whence daybreak : EAST
31. Growth rate? : PACEOFCHANGE
34. Mil. branch : USM
37. Having intervals : HIATAL
40. Way to go : ROUTE
41. Lion's den? : PLACEOFPRIDE
45. Left homes : ESTATES
50. Fool's gold : PYRITE
51. Dressing ingredient : SALADOIL
54. Enamelware : TOLE
55. Drop : ELIDE
56. NASA craft : LEMS
57. "Give ___ go!" : ITA
58. Dog-eared piece : CORNER
60. Manhattan component : RYE
61. Brazilian hot spot : RIO
63. Split bit : ATOM
64. It's not clear : ENIGMA
65. Underwear and socks inventory? : CENSUSOFTHEBUREAU
71. Kind of relationship : CAUSAL
73. ___-bodied : ABLE
74. "Cribs" network : MTV
75. One with a pole position? : ELF
78. Rush : HURTLE
79. Get going : HIE
80. Sets : GELS
83. Thick fur : OTTER
85. Emmy winner Falco : EDIE
86. Tony Clifton, to comic Andy Kaufman : ALTEREGO
88. Endeavor : STRIVE
89. Grandes celebraciones : FIESTAS
92. [Insert your least favorite politician's name here]? : RATOFTHEYEAR
94. Historic 1972 hurricane : AGNES
97. You can say that again : MANTRA
98. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
99. Police contest? : BATTLEOFHEAT
104. Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
107. Produces : WREAKS
108. Late ___ : FEE
109. Turn off : ALIENATE
113. Knobthorns and wattle trees : ACACIAS
115. What a magazine subscriber may await? : ARRIVALOFTIME
119. Rainy day resource : NESTEGG
120. Joined the mob, maybe : RIOTED
121. Trial balloon : FEELER
122. Summer quencher : ADE
123. Lush : SOT
124. "Why is this night different …?" nights : SEDERS
125. Young chickens : FRYERS
1. Jainism, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
2. Title from which "admiral" is derived : EMIR
3. Poodle's handle : FIFI
4. "Mr. Belvedere" actress Graff : ILENE
5. New York county whose seat is Owego : TIOGA
6. Dancing style : SOFTSHOE
7. Kids' stuff : TOYS
8. They may be bookmarked : URLS
9. Portuguese king : REI
10. Famous : BIG
11. Not permanent : ADHOC
12. Go on and on : NATTER
13. Jobs output : MAC
14. Tells how to act : DIRECTS
15. Kind of hook : CROCHET
16. Use, as plates : EATON
17. Movie light : KLIEG
18. Sylvan locale : GLADE
22. ___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" band) : BAHA
24. Wallpaper design : MOTIF
28. Cousin of a raspberry : BOO
31. Hard hats' lunch holders : PAILS
32. Oscar nominee for "The Aviator," 2004 : ALDA
33. Feed : FUEL
34. Word with house or hand : UPPER
35. On the quiet : SLYLY
36. Radioactivity pioneer : MARIECURIE
38. Recess : APSE
39. Piccadilly Station sight : TRAM
42. El ___ : CID
43. Going on and on : ETERNAL
44. One of TV's Bunkers : EDITH
46. Places for indoor plants : ATRIA
47. Speechless : TONGUETIED
48. ___ sch. : ELEM
49. Some injections : SERA
52. Tribe related to the Missouria : OTOE
53. Foot : IAMB
56. Reed in music : LOU
58. Legal writ, for short : CERT
59. Each citizen's right, in a democracy : ONEVOTE
62. ___ of Skye : ISLE
63. Downed : ATE
66. N.L. pitcher Shawn : ESTES
67. Comic Mort : SAHL
68. Something of yours you can't see : OBIT
69. Fugitive : FLEER
70. Followers of wells? : UMS
71. Caterer's associate : CHEF
72. BMW competitor : AUDI
76. Actor Burton : LEVAR
77. Partner, maybe, in a French firm : FRERE
80. Insinuate : GETAT
81. One of the Ghostbusters : EGON
82. Toss up : LOFT
84. Taste : TRY
86. "This should come ___ surprise" : ASNO
87. Avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
88. Lose : SHAKEOFF
90. Entertainment innovation of the 1920's : TALKIES
91. Way, way back : AGESAGO
93. Follow : TRAIL
95. Worst grade : EFF
96. Removers of locks : SHEARS
99. Swahili sir : BWANA
100. Rainbowlike : ARCED
101. Fluff, in a way : TEASE
102. Delicacy : TACT
103. Haunting : EERIE
105. Draw : INFER
106. Swab's sobriquet : MATEY
109. State : AVER
110. Boys : LADS
111. Terra-cotta piece : TILE
112. Part of E.M.T.: Abbr. : EMER
114. P.D. rank : SGT
116. Old-fashioned punishment : ROD
117. Suffix with suburban : ITE
118. TV drama sites, for short : ERS

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