THE OTHER HALF

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 2004

Author: Hal Turner
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Turner. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Novelist known for "locked-room" mysteries : CARR
5. Just about hopeless : BLEAK
10. Former first lady's name : BESS
14. Rash problem : ITCH
18. Potpourri : OLIO
19. Terra firma : EARTH
20. Coleridge's "___ Khan" : KUBLA
21. "A Doll's House" heroine : NORA
22. Long-running column : HINTSFROMABELARD
25. Hostage crisis group : SWAT
26. Those reversing : NEGATORS
27. Pungent : TANGY
28. What's happening : DOINGS
30. Major or Thatcher, e.g. : TORY
31. French department : MARNE
32. Cool : NEAT
33. Nook : ALCOVE
36. "In Search Of …" host : NIMOY
37. At sixes and sevens : CONFUSED
41. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
42. Cafeteria : DININGOATES
44. James Clavell best seller "___-Pan" : TAI
45. Stops up : DAMS
46. Co. V.I.P. : PRES
47. Like most of Oman : ARID
48. Glossary entry : TERM
49. Dubious "gift" : ESP
50. Hammer wielder : BLACKWESSON
54. Things put on houses : LIENS
55. Manage : REGULATE
57. Leigh Hunt's "Abou Ben ___" : ADHEM
58. Derrières : RUMPS
59. Newspaper department : OBITS
60. Funny Mike : MYERS
61. Portobello alternative : MOREL
62. Toiletry item : FLOSS
63. "I Believe" singer, 1953 : LAINE
64. Islets of Langerhans locale : PANCREAS
67. Fugitive's creation : ALIAS
68. L-shaped tool : BURNSWRENCH
70. "I'm Real" singer's nickname : JLO
71. It's half the faun : GOAT
72. Twinge : PANG
73. Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
74. Keyboard section : TIER
75. Common test subject : RAT
76. Classic doll : RAGGEDYAMOS
80. Have a cow : CALVE
81. Letter wearers, e.g. : ATHLETES
83. Find new tenants for : RELET
84. Spends pleasantly, with "away" : WHILES
85. Kadett maker : OPEL
86. Calls, old-style : DIALS
87. Hue close to aqua : TEAL
88. Video store category : ACTION
91. Video store category : GENRE
92. Like ocher : ORANGISH
96. Lug : LOUT
97. When some people pick up turkeys : THANKSGIVINGADAM
100. Saying nothing : MUTE
101. Bridge seats : EASTS
102. Make beam : ELATE
103. Lawn-Boy alternative : TORO
104. Pony provoker : SPUR
105. Tango moves : DIPS
106. Struck out : DELED
107. Crimson rivals : ELIS
1. Harry who co-founded Columbia Pictures : COHN
2. Live ___ (be someone you're not) : ALIE
3. Arboreal age indicator : RING
4. Some muscles : ROTATORS
5. In the presence of : BEFORE
6. Bird making a basket : LARRY
7. The libido, in psychiatry : EROS
8. Balance provider : ATM
9. Head of Iran beginning 1997 : KHATAMI
10. Shoplifter's giveaway, perhaps : BULGE
11. Bidding site : EBAY
12. Camera type, briefly : SLR
13. Blue : SADDENED
14. As originally arranged : INSITU
15. Country partner? : TOWN
16. Mountaineer's challenge : CRAG
17. Tops : HATS
20. Popular saxophonist : KENNYG
23. Boiling point? : STOVE
24. Captain of industry : BARON
29. Bozos : OAFS
31. Belarus's capital : MINSK
32. Away : NOTIN
33. Puff ___ : ADDER
34. Car dealer's offering : LEASE
35. Popular negotiation location : CAMPGOLIATH
36. Flower girl, sometimes : NIECE
37. Billiards bounce : CAROM
38. Worker who shouldn't have acrophobia : STEEPLEJILL
39. Makes : EARNS
40. Makes indistinct : DIMS
42. Mild oaths : DRATS
43. Refreshing spots : OASES
46. Surveyors' maps : PLATS
48. Microwave feature : TIMER
50. Felicity : BLISS
51. Entrance : WAYIN
52. Places of 50-Down : EDENS
53. Cousin of a mole : SHREW
54. Clumsy move : LURCH
56. Lusitania sinker : UBOAT
58. Big name in infomercials : RONCO
60. Poet Piercy : MARGE
61. Bison features : MANES
62. Dairy treat : FLOAT
63. Bronchi termini : LUNGS
64. Candidate of 1992 : PEROT
65. Bufferin alternative : ALEVE
66. Sensitive spots : SORES
67. Pearl Mosque locale : AGRA
68. Toast alternative : BAGEL
69. Some apples : ROMES
72. Unduplicatable, in a way : PATENTED
74. Follow very closely : TAILGATE
76. Defaulter's comeuppance : REPO
77. Predinner ritual : DRINKS
78. A long time : YEARS
79. Maintained : ALLEGED
80. Michael who won the 1989 French Open : CHANG
82. Stick around : LOITER
84. No longer on the bottle : WEANED
86. Auto damage : DENTS
87. Old hat : TRITE
88. Mendicant's want : ALMS
89. Great move : COUP
90. Ballet piece : TUTU
91. Shocked reaction : GASP
92. Racer's path : OVAL
93. Pedestal figure : IDOL
94. Raipur wrap : SARI
95. Benefit package grps. : HMOS
98. "Bali ___" : HAI
99. Land in l'Atlantique : ILE

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