CHRISTMAS CACHE

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1999

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Shortz
Frances Hansen
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 106 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pilgrims to Mecca : HADJIS
7. More than a cause : CRUSADE
14. Enjoyed a soak : BATHED
20. Protozoan : AMOEBA
21. Having a few buttons missing : BANANAS
22. Fighting : UNRULY
23. Start of a verse : WITHINGENUITYANDGUILE
26. Quake : SHUDDER
27. Mauna ___ : LOA
28. Fairy tale meanie : OGRESS
29. Pupil's place : EYE
30. Newsmaker of 2/20/62 : GLENN
32. Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
33. Kind of whale : SPERM
37. Not even-tempered : MOODY
38. "Out, dagnabbit!" : GIT
39. "Passion According to St. John" composer : BACH
43. Like new : MINT
44. Game in which the 13 spades are laid faceup : FARO
45. Buck's love : DOE
46. Tortosa's river : EBRO
47. More of the verse : INVENTIVENESSANDFLAIR
54. To boot : TOO
55. Cries of discovery : OHOS
56. Prom needs : GOWNS
57. Johnson's vaudeville partner : OLSEN
58. Secretary of War, 1940-45 : STIMSON
60. Hunk : ADONIS
62. Thorny : BRIERY
63. Loose : ATLARGE
65. Old holder of writing fluid : INKHORN
67. Loud : ABLARE
70. Epoch in which mammals became dominant : EOCENE
72. New York tribe : ONEIDAS
76. Actor Reeves : KEANU
77. Either of two O.T. books : CHRON
78. Site of the forges of Vulcan : ETNA
79. River inlet : RIA
80. More of the verse : IHIDMYHOARDSOSLYLYILL
85. Rain check? : TARP
86. Suffix with Christ : IAN
87. Nosegay : POSY
88. Gr. 1-6 : ELEM
89. "A one ___ two..." : ANDA
90. Before, once : ERE
91. Yellow shade : MAIZE
93. Nita of "Blood and Sand," 1922 : NALDI
94. The works : ALL
95. Chili accompanier : CARNE
96. Blackbird : ANI
98. Kind of dame : GRANDE
101. Table scrap : ORT
102. Helped in a heist : ABETTED
106. End of the verse : BEBLESSEDIFIKNOWWHERE
111. "Mysterious" locale : ORIENT
112. Strips : DENUDES
113. They're seen at court bashes : TIARAS
114. Aware of, slangily : WISETO
115. Girl of barbershop quartets : ADELINE
116. It's flashy : STROBE
1. "Left!" : HAW
2. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
3. "How ___ the little busy bee..." : DOTH
4. King in II Kings : JEHU
5. Footnote word : IBIDEM
6. Yellowish-red : SANDY
7. Driver who talks : CBER
8. Hightailed it : RAN
9. Burma's first P.M. : UNU
10. Moved easily : SAILED
11. In Shakespeare, the star in "The star is fall'n" : ANTONY
12. Israeli leader with an eyepatch : DAYAN
13. Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
14. Planned for, in a way : BUDGETED
15. Wroth : ANGRY
16. Actual : TRUE
17. Sartre's "___ Clos" : HUIS
18. Extensions : ELLS
19. Batiking need : DYE
24. Opposite of 1-Down : GEE
25. Department store department : NOTIONS
30. Blood's partner : GORE
31. Nut : LOON
33. Jimmy of "N.Y.P.D. Blue" : SMITS
34. Red or white wine : PINOT
35. Ballade conclusion : ENVOI
36. Map abbr. : RTE
37. Dallas team, informally : MAVS
38. Solidarity's birthplace : GDANSK
39. "Coronation of the Virgin" painter : BELLINI
40. Humiliate : ABASE
41. Town ___ : CRIER
42. Like rhinos : HORNY
44. James Bond woman in "Thunderball" : FIONA
48. Patent medicine, e.g. : NOSTRUM
49. Gunwale pin : THOLE
50. Everyone has one : EGO
51. ___-law : SONIN
52. Razorbacks : SWINE
53. Actual : FORREAL
59. The old folks : MAANDPA
60. Ancient market : AGORA
61. Designer's job : DECOR
62. Pretty, to Burns : BONNY
64. Sharpen again : REHONE
66. How some arguments are conducted : HOTLY
67. Dog with a long, curled tail : AKITA
68. Satirist Brendan : BEHAN
69. Nixon's first Defense Secretary : LAIRD
71. Tip : END
73. Part of a fire safety program : DRILL
74. Felt bad : AILED
75. Game ragout : SALMI
77. Prague's ___ University : CHARLES
78. Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
81. Bows before : YIELDSTO
82. "Wheel of Fortune" choice : SPIN
83. Mud, say : OOZE
84. Indeed : YEA
91. Leatherneck : MARINE
92. Tricky : ARTFUL
93. Birdbrain : NITWIT
94. Concerning : ANENT
95. Like many wartime messages : CODED
96. Medicine's ___ system : ABO
97. Red-spotted creatures : NEWTS
98. Halliwell, formerly of the Spice Girls : GERI
99. Baseball stats : RBIS
100. Sheltered : ALEE
102. Addie's husband in "As I Lay Dying" : ANSE
103. "___ she blows!" : THAR
104. Architect Saarinen : EERO
105. Humdrum : DRAB
106. Salaam : BOW
107. Writer LeShan : EDA
108. Infamous Amin : IDI
109. Cognizance : KEN
110. Wind dir. : ESE

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