LADIES' FINISHING SCHOOL

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 2006

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 229 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Staff : CANE
5. Test group? : MENSA
10. La Scala cheer : BRAVA
15. Germ jelly : AGAR
19. "I smell ___!" : ARAT
20. Financial mogul Carl : ICAHN
21. Indian bread : RUPEE
22. Plain and simple : MERE
23. Nostalgic person's utterance : SIGH
24. Why the convent's head couldn't find information on the nun? : NOPRIORESSRECORD
27. Basilica of San Francesco site : ASSISI
29. "Er-r ?" : UMM
30. First step in addicts' treatment : DETOX
31. Kind of school : MED
32. Merged coastal access? : BEACHCOMBINE
36. Gives more than a licking? : BITES
38. Social sort : ANT
39. Wall protector : EAVE
40. Victory: Ger. : SIEG
42. Staple of Italian cuisine : RISOTTO
44. Unilever? : CARESSMANUFACTURER
47. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
49. Reason for school cancellation : SNOW
50. "Ouch!" : YEOW
51. Canadian Club and others : RYES
52. Henhouse sounds : PEEPS
54. Iceland is part of it: Abbr. : NATO
57. Pops : SODAS
60. Accepts oppression no longer : REVOLTS
63. Reason to lube a tube? : PIPETTESQUEAK
69. Certain canine : EYETOOTH
71. Tape, for short : VID
72. Surrender : SAYUNCLE
73. Artist's board nearby? : PALETTEAROUND
76. Circular : LEAFLET
77. Cast : HEAVE
78. Word said with a tip o' the hat : MAAM
80. Stomach and intestine, e.g. : TRACT
81. View from the Gulf of Catania : ETNA
85. Speaker of the line "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope" : LEIA
87. Spanish flower : ROSA
90. French connections? : ETS
91. Cabaret singer in the style of an old pope? : GREGORIANCHANTEUSE
97. Square things : GETEVEN
98. "Cut it out!" : STOP
99. "___ take arms against a sea of troubles": "Hamlet" : ORTO
100. Knock over : WOW
103. Second-stringer : SCRUB
104. Top knot? : SUPERBOWLINE
107. Mil. address : APO
108. Washersful : LOADS
112. Accelerate, for short : REV
113. Lesser hit locations : BSIDES
114. Rubber mania? : MASSEUSEHYSTERIA
119. Stakes : BETS
120. Moscato d'___ (Italian wine) : ASTI
121. Lion's home, to Hercules : NEMEA
122. Dander : IRISH
123. "Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
124. Sound before "Your fly's open" : PSST
125. Dagwood and Blondie's dog : DAISY
126. ___ Foods, Fortune 500 company : TYSON
127. Cat with tufted ears : LYNX
1. Winter melon : CASABA
2. Up : ARISEN
3. Bothers : NAGSAT
4. Standard of living? : ETHIC
5. They're easy to park : MINICARS
6. "Baudolino" author : ECO
7. Time out? : NAP
8. Fuchsia, e.g. : SHRUB
9. Belief of many Africans : ANIMISM
10. Cold comment : BRR
11. Felt sorry about : RUED
12. Area with a curved wall : APSE
13. Flak jacket, e.g. : VEST
14. Like some exercises : AEROBIC
15. Cinemax competitor, for short : AMC
16. Class of planes? : GEOMETRY
17. One in handcuffs : ARRESTEE
18. Funny Foxx : REDD
25. "___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
26. Have a place in the world : EXIST
28. Big Apple park : SHEA
33. It takes the cake : OVEN
34. Quark-plus-antiquark particle : MESON
35. Counting-out starter : EENY
37. See the sights : TOUR
41. Kind of room : GUEST
42. Unfair treatment : RAWDEAL
43. Surgeons' sites, briefly : ORS
44. Philip Seymour Hoffman title role : CAPOTE
45. Substitute : SWAP
46. Pays, as a bill : FOOTS
47. "Bye" : SEEYA
48. Make merry : REVEL
52. Princeton Review or Kaplan study : PREP
53. Exertion aversion : SLOTH
55. Modern recording option : TIVO
56. It's addictive : OPIUM
58. "... so long ___ both shall live" : ASYE
59. Crouch : SQUAT
61. Carry : TOTE
62. Enter quietly : STEALIN
64. "So Big" author Ferber : EDNA
65. In chains : UNFREE
66. Acclaim : ECLAT
67. Smart guys? : ALECS
68. Etta of old comics : KETT
70. "___ heart" ("Be kind") : HAVEA
74. Power to control : REINS
75. Put in stitches : DARN
79. Tool along : MOTOR
81. Ingredient in a flip : EGG
82. Poach : TRESPASS
83. Bases from which profits are figured : NETCOSTS
84. Golden or teen follower : AGER
86. Isn't naturally : ACTS
88. Novi Sad resident : SERB
89. High-speed roadway : AUTOBAHN
92. Seed-to-be : OVULE
93. Get well fast : REBOUND
94. Time of operation : HOURS
95. "Bon ___!" : APPETIT
96. Propagates : SOWS
100. In many places : WIDELY
101. 50 to two : ONETEN
102. Setting for many Thomas Hardy novels : WESSEX
105. Part of EGBDF : EVERY
106. Defamation : LIBEL
107. "Do I need to draw you ___?" : AMAP
109. Well off the coast : ASEA
110. Half: Prefix : DEMI
111. "___ Gotta Have It" : SHES
115. Do nothing : SIT
116. "Way to go!" : YAY
117. Bradbury's "___ for Rocket" : RIS
118. Prefix with morphic : ISO

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