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New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1997

Author: Matt Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 92 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Heist gain : LOOT
5. East German secret police : STASI
10. "Star Wars" princess : LEIA
14. Attack moves : SWOOPS
20. S : TENNISMATCHPARTS
23. Alpo competition : KALKAN
24. P : HOUSEHOLDANIMALS
25. Threatening finale : ORELSE
26. Clinton has two : ENS
27. Buys or leases : PROCURES
28. Miller hero : LOMAN
30. Downed : ATE
31. Shakespeare, e.g. : POET
32. Here on the authority of : SENTBY
35. Ripken, Jr. and Sr. : CALS
36. "And I Love ___" : HER
37. Had the know-how : COULD
39. Mo. parts : WKS
40. Hot : EROTIC
42. Knots : NODI
43. "Cabaret" director : BOBFOSSE
45. Tract : AREA
46. 1968 track and field gold medalist : BEAMON
48. Former Swedish P.M. Palme : OLOF
49. J : WESTSIDESTORYGANG
55. Water around the Ijsselmeer : ZEE
56. Wrap : BOA
58. Medium-range U.S. missiles : THORS
59. Some feasts : SEDERS
60. Dolphin leader : DANMARINO
62. She's put out to pasture : EWE
63. Horror film staple : FOG
66. Vocal style : ARIOSO
69. Sat at home : WASIN
70. Either "M" of M&M's : MARS
73. Heroine of Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
74. N : NEWJERSEYBASKETBALLTEAM
79. Basso Pinza : EZIO
80. Existentialist concern : ESSE
81. From Tabriz : IRANI
82. Wayne genre : OATERS
83. Whitish : WAN
84. Printed : RAN
86. Popular museum exhibits : DINOSAURS
88. Anatomical cavities : FOSSAE
91. Irk : GETTO
92. Big dictionary section : ESS
93. Break : GAP
96. L : GIVESPERMISSIONTO
101. Pinball paths : ARCS
102. Hill and Bryant : ANITAS
103. Horseshoer's need : RASP
104. Hostilities : ENMITIES
107. Greek architectural feature : STOA
108. Circus : BIGTOP
110. Wheat part : AWN
112. Old-time actresses Markey and Bennett : ENIDS
113. Oscar-winning Gibson : MEL
114. Moravian, e.g. : SLAV
116. Some clouds : STRATI
118. Bit of fancy footwork : JETE
119. Live : ARE
120. Correo ___ (airmail) : AEREO
122. Make eights, maybe : ICESKATE
124. Kind of hotel : SRO
127. Unlearned : INNATE
129. M : SHEASTADIUMGROUP
133. Made out : NECKED
134. G : ASSUMESOWNERSHIP
135. Positions : STEADS
136. The best : TOPS
137. Call it quits : DEMIT
138. Complete : ATOZ
1. "Dog Day Afternoon" character : LEON
2. Blame : ONUS
3. Switch settings : ONS
4. "The Crucifixion" painter : TIEPOLO
5. Tariff co-sponsor of 1930 : SMOOT
6. Common powder : TALC
7. When the sun goes down : ATDUSK
8. Near misses, maybe : SCARES
9. "Wie geht es ___?" (German greeting) : IHNEN
10. Flight : LAM
11. Two or more periods : ERA
12. "___ be all right" : ITLL
13. Partner-to-be : ASSOCIATE
14. Toast : SKOAL
15. Alerts : WARNS
16. "Bravo!" : OLE
17. Choctaw for "red people" : OKLAHOMA
18. Attached, in a way : PASTEDON
19. Derisive : SNEERING
20. Not just any : THE
21. Remnants : SHREDS
22. Ski run : PISTE
29. "Buddy" : MAC
31. Bit of a drag : PUFF
33. Thin nails : BRADS
34. Yesteryear : YORE
37. King ___ Trio (popular 40's combo) : COLE
38. ___ d'amore : OBOE
39. Baby : WEE
41. Actress Harper : TESS
42. Bettors bet on them : NAGS
43. Dickens alias : BOZ
44. Traveled horizontally : SWAM
46. Cold one : BREW
47. Heroine of 1847 : EYRE
50. Alley mewers : STRAYS
51. Lover of Pyramus : THISBE
52. The duck in "Peter and the Wolf" : SONIA
53. Armor-plated warship : IRONSIDES
54. Black Sea port, new-style : ODESA
56. Kind of path or pay : BASE
57. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
60. Karate school : DOJO
61. Blows away : AWES
63. Run for it : FLEE
64. First name in bridge : OMAR
65. Pinup features : GAMS
66. Over : ANEW
67. Shah ___ Pahlavi : REZA
68. Game-ending pronouncement : IWIN
70. Have it in mind : MEANTO
71. When shadows almost disappear : ATNOON
72. Grand slam foursome : RBIS
73. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
75. Touch, say : SENSE
76. Largest Greek island, to locals : KRITI
77. Rawls and Reed : LOUS
78. 1968 Chemistry Nobelist Onsager : LARS
84. Santa ___ : ROSA
85. Egyptian menaces : ASPS
87. Seemingly forever : AEON
88. Greek cheese : FETA
89. Reaches : ARRIVESAT
90. On-line periodical, for short : EMAG
91. Subject of a 1982 best seller : GSPOT
93. Mapmaker's aid : GRID
94. Crackerjacks : ACES
95. They follow signatures : PSS
96. Underground network : GASMAINS
97. Forum locale : INTERNET
98. R-rating reason : VIOLENCE
99. Followers : ISTS
100. Late evening : TEN
101. End in ___ : ATIE
105. What to do "in St. Louis" : MEETME
106. An Acura : INTEGRA
108. Ingot : BAR
109. Geometrical solid : PRISM
110. Major command : ATEASE
111. Minerva's domain : WISDOM
114. Full : SATED
115. English university town : LEEDS
117. Took steps : ACTED
118. Quick holiday : JAUNT
121. Very : OHSO
123. New Zealander : KIWI
124. London's ___ Square : SOHO
125. Runner Rosie : RUIZ
126. On the other side of the street: Abbr. : OPP
128. Alias : AKA
130. Unproven facility : ESP
131. Hung. neighbor : AUS
132. Alphabet trio : RST

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