THE COST OF LIVING

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1994

Author: Harvey Estes
Editor: Will Shortz
Harvey Estes
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Virginian" star : COBB
5. C.I.A. mole, perhaps : PLANT
10. Yankee home-run legend : MARIS
15. Blackmailer's meeting point : DROP
19. Defendant's friend, often : ACLU
20. Delivers a phillipic : RANTS
21. Practice piece : ETUDE
22. New Rochelle college : IONA
23. Start of a quip : THEYSAYTHECHEMICALSIN
27. Start of an ode's title : TOA
28. One of 12 popes : PIUS
29. Redding of 60's soul : OTIS
30. Lists : LEANS
31. Writer Quentin : CRISP
33. Stop on a European tour : MILAN
35. Secretly take : PALM
37. To land : ASHORE
39. Mata _____ : HARI
40. Leaves : DECAMPS
43. Quip, part 2 : THEBODYARENTWORTHALOT
48. Ending for silver or glass : WARE
49. Rubbernecked : EYED
50. They may be wee : HOURS
51. Wander : ERR
52. Unwitty comebacks : OHS
53. Board : MEALS
55. Like Windsor wives : MERRY
56. Actress Belafonte : SHARI
58. "M" star of 1931 : LORRE
59. Miss Piggy and others : SOWS
60. Untrustworthy sort : WEASEL
61. Quip, part 3 : BUTASANYMOTHERCANTELL
67. Electron collectors : ANODES
68. Aware of : ONTO
69. Notre Dame faithful : IRISH
70. Lucky _____ : LINDY
71. Kind of acid : AMINO
73. Meanness : SPITE
74. Blubber : SOB
77. Food additive : MSG
78. Stories : PROSE
79. Circuit component : FUSE
80. A lot of lot : ACRE
81. Quip, part 4 : YOUITSNOTTHEPARTSTHAT
87. Goddess of righteous anger : NEMESIS
88. All over : ANEW
89. Filmdom's Mr. Chips, 1969 : OTOOLE
90. Governor Wilson : PETE
91. Sunbathing, reading, etc. : RANDR
93. Pad type : STENO
94. 1979 Weaver film : ALIEN
97. El _____ : PASO
98. Stuff : SATE
99. Burn cause, perhaps : LYE
102. End of the quip : COSTSOMUCHITSTHELABOR
108. Genesis brother : ESAU
109. Donnybrook : MELEE
110. Weak poker hand : APAIR
111. Rats! : DURN
112. African rulers : DEYS
113. Gets slick on top : BALDS
114. Insults : BARBS
115. Wonders aloud : ASKS
1. V.I.P. in woman suffrage : CATT
2. _____ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
3. Stands : BLEACHERS
4. Bribe : BUY
5. Stroked : PRAISED
6. Short shot : LAYUP
7. Colony members : ANTS
8. Utmost : NTH
9. Mao _____-tung : TSE
10. Bombay-born conductor : MEHTA
11. Had a quiet dinner : ATEIN
12. Ingredients in presidentes : RUMS
13. Infamous dictator : IDI
14. "Wait a _____!" : SEC
15. Catch-22 : DILEMMA
16. Parks of Alabama : ROSA
17. "Come _____, the water's fine!" : ONIN
18. One-star ratings : PANS
24. Hubert's successor : SPIRO
25. General Powell : COLIN
26. "All praise to _____" : ALLAH
32. First film in CinemaScope, with "The" : ROBE
33. Flicka and others : MARES
34. Angry : IRED
35. Raymond's lawyer role : PERRY
36. Statutes : ACTS
37. Part of a Welk intro : ATWO
38. Toppled leader of 1979 : SHAH
39. Mills of Hollywood : HAYLEY
40. Grim : DOUR
41. Pretty follower : PLEASE
42. Light brown : SORREL
44. Pine : YEARN
45. "Tommy" band : THEWHO
46. Not so good : WORSE
47. Vibrato sound : TRILL
53. Saunter : MOSEY
54. Times to remember : ERAS
55. Words of wisdom : MOTTO
56. Brainpower : SENSE
57. Doth possess : HATH
58. Munroe of "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
59. Browning work : SONNET
60. Hold on : WAIT
61. Like nice weather : BALMY
62. Perfect accord : UNISON
63. Word with tie or lash : TONGUE
64. Teary : MOIST
65. Wood cutter : RIPSAW
66. Colonial newscaster : CRIER
71. 70's sitcom : ARNIE
72. Stockyard sounds : MOOS
73. Tenant tender : SUPER
74. Cause of some halted traffic : SCHOOLBUS
75. Nuncupative : ORAL
76. "La Belle et la _____" (Cocteau film) : BETE
78. "Ahem!" : PSST
79. _____ off (repel) : FEND
80. Like _____ of bricks : ATON
82. Momentum : IMPETUS
83. Adults-in-training : TEENS
84. Capital near Bac Ninh : HANOI
85. Is unsteady : TOTTERS
86. Foundry product : STEEL
91. Dragged, in a way : RACED
92. "..._____, dust to..." : ASHES
93. Indian V.I.P. : SAHIB
94. Passed easily : ACED
95. Make a successful getaway from : LOSE
96. Britisher's exclamation : ISAY
97. Influence : PULL
98. Head the cast : STAR
100. Big Apple namesake : YORK
101. Eagles : ERNS
103. Govt. money overseer: Abbr. : OMB
104. "Cry _____ River" : MEA
105. Computer key : TAB
106. Nautilus habitat : SPA
107. Nabokov heroine : ADA

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