A SHORT PUZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 2003

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Whiz : ACE
4. Trickster : IMP
7. Italian town with frescoes by Giotto : ASSISI
13. Personal excesses : GREEDS
19. It borders Austria : BAVARIA
21. New York's ___ Falls : CROTON
22. Campaign promise, maybe : TAXCUT
23. Clarence of the E Street Band : CLEMONS
24. Vasco da Gama's lucky headgear? : CAPOFGOODHOPE
26. Most titillating : RACIEST
28. Paddles : OARS
29. ___ State College, in Massachusetts : SALEM
30. Bldg. overseer : MGT
31. Woeful noises : MOANS
33. "Streamers" playwright David : RABE
35. They're the tops : LIDS
36. Town on Santa Monica Bay : MALIBU
38. Unfairly charges : SOAKS
41. Mellow Mel : TORME
43. New Deal inits. : NRA
44. Important people on the scene, for short : EMTS
46. Stoolie of considerable interest? : PREFERREDRAT
51. Suffix with planet : OID
52. ___ Jima : IWO
53. Cub with a club : SOSA
54. O.K., say : NOD
55. Suffix with glycer- : IDE
56. Like some TV wrap-ups : POSTGAME
59. "Peter Pan" dog : NANA
61. Subject of the biography "An American Hero" : REAGAN
63. Set out : BEGAN
64. Unexciting news about a missile? : SAMOLDSAMOLD
66. Jai ___ : ALAI
69. Store : STOW
71. College course on insects, for short : ENTO
72. War maker : ARES
73. Water logs? : TAPRECORDERS
77. Lighter charge : ARSON
80. Without imagination : ARIDLY
81. One-third of a Beatles refrain : YEAH
82. Went over : RETRACED
86. N.Y.C. airport baggage letters : LGA
87. Belief : ISM
89. Genealogist's work : TREE
91. Like Lady Macbeth : MAD
92. "Yo te ___" (words of endearment) : AMO
93. Texas pop.? : LONESTARSTAT
96. Musical with the song "The Night They Invented Champagne" : GIGI
97. Operations ___ (Army position) : NCO
98. Sight from the Quai d'Orsay : SEINE
99. Japanese port : OSAKA
101. Tributary : FEEDER
103. Subway rider's wish : SEAT
106. Weeds : CIGS
108. Clemson athlete : TIGER
110. It makes soap strong : LYE
111. "Over the Rainbow" composer : ARLEN
113. Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
115. Like much Lenny Bruce humor : SATIRIC
117. Signs of a "her-icane"? : GALFORCEWINDS
121. Perturb : AGITATE
124. Relaxing : ATEASE
125. Move briskly : STRIDE
126. Suns' spot : PHOENIX
127. Liston and Bono : SONNYS
128. Post office employee : SORTER
129. Bug-eyed ones, maybe: Abbr. : ETS
130. Gel : SET
1. Epitome of simplicity : ABC
2. Nutritional fig. : CAL
3. Site for happy campers? : EVERGLADS
4. ___-Z (old Camaro) : IROC
5. The least a dog can make? : MINIMUMWAG
6. Toyota model, once : PASEO
7. Bankbook ID : ACCTNO
8. Mex. Mrs. : SRA
9. Bribe : SOP
10. Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
11. To date : SOFAR
12. Bad houseguest : INGRATE
13. "Little ___, you're really lookin' fine" (1964 lyric) : GTO
14. X-ray doses : RADS
15. Let out : EXHALED
16. Bad bacteria : ECOLI
17. Photocopied, informally : DUPED
18. Cuts off : STEMS
20. Violin maker Nicolò : AMATI
25. Paul ___, Tony-winning dramatist for "Morning's at Seven" : OSBORN
27. Cause for a child's scolding : SASS
30. Author Puzo : MARIO
32. Gullible ones : SAPS
34. Drops, as flies : ERRORS
36. Alphabet quartet : MNOP
37. Subdued hue : BEIGE
39. Swedish money : KRONA
40. Seed oil plants : SESAMES
42. Jason's vengeful ex-wife, in myth : MEDEA
45. Italian composer Albinoni : TOMASO
47. Pope's scarflike vestment : FANON
48. Severity : RIGOR
49. Allan-___, Robin Hood companion : ADALE
50. Manages : TENDS
57. Car in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
58. Contest effort : ENTRY
60. Vow locale : ALTAR
62. Kelvinator competitor : AMANA
64. Solemnly affirm : SWEARTO
65. Moolah : DOREMI
66. Whatsoever : ATALL
67. Slow : LARGO
68. Like some swarms : APIAN
70. Playwright Clifford : ODETS
74. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
75. Saclike : CYSTIC
76. Ostrichlike birds : RHEAS
78. Cause of a groom not being able to speak? : STAGFRIGHT
79. "Live Free ___" (state motto) : ORDIE
83. Christmas containers? : CANDYCANS
84. Party leader, maybe : EMCEE
85. Way out : DOOR
88. Nut : MANIAC
90. Union member, in France : ETAT
94. She had a 1989 #1 hit "Don't Wanna Lose You" : ESTEFAN
95. Go back : REGRESS
96. Dotty : GAGA
100. Mug : KISSER
102. Type type : ELITE
103. "The Lord of the Rings" books, e.g. : SAGAS
104. Sister of Melpomene : ERATO
105. "Zelig" director : ALLEN
107. Handled : SAWTO
109. Section of le Tour de France : ETAPE
112. Prying : NOSY
114. N.Y. commuter line : LIRR
116. Mexico's Yaqui and others : RIOS
118. In medias ___ : RES
119. It may be picked : NIT
120. Former presidential inits. : DDE
122. Standoff : TIE
123. No. after a no. : EXT

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