EVERYONE'S A CRITIC

New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 2003

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
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1. Many solvers do it here : START
6. Language in which "kemosabe" means "white shirt" : APACHE
12. Losers' count : CALORIES
20. "Star Wars" droid : ARTOO
21. "You got it" : NOPROB
22. If need be : INAPINCH
23. Criticize a hit miniseries? : PUTDOWNROOTS
25. Nerve ending : RECEPTOR
26. Security system part : SENSOR
27. Tool next to a shovel, maybe : POKER
29. Magazine genre : MENS
30. Duke : FIST
33. Obi-Wan ___ : KENOBI
35. Pique : SNIT
38. Criticize a big flop? : ROASTTURKEY
43. Bit of a stink : TRACEODOR
46. Between, in Orléans : ENTRE
47. Passel : LOAD
48. Attacker : FOE
49. Soldier in Uris's "Battle Cry" : MARINE
50. Percussion cap : DETONATOR
52. Hair feature : BRAID
54. Draped garment : TOGA
55. Slick stuff : OIL
56. Criticize creative types? : RAPARTISTS
59. Rock music subgenre : METAL
60. Brew : ALE
61. ___ Saud (former Saudi king) : IBN
62. Pitch : TAR
63. D-Day time : HHOUR
65. Pick-up expert? : KLEPTO
67. Election data : RETURNS
70. Drop one's guns : DISARM
74. Eagle's nest : AERIE
76. Granting grp. : NEA
77. Pricing word : PER
78. Author Harper : LEE
79. Gives the once-over : SCANS
82. Criticize links? : KNOCKWURST
86. Swedish flier : SAS
87. Chaplin née 39-Down : OONA
88. Gambling game : BEANO
89. Experiences dizziness : SEESSTARS
92. Lame : FLIMSY
94. Troupe grp. : USO
95. ___ de soie (silk cloth) : PEAU
96. Worrier's worry : ULCER
97. Travel guide? : TIMETABLE
99. Criticize movers and shakers? : SLAMDANCERS
101. Grant of "Notorious" : CARY
102. Pontiac, e.g. : OTTAWA
104. Make more powerful, with "up" : SOUP
105. Pelvic parts : ILIA
107. Cracks up : SLAYS
109. So far : TODATE
114. Flower named for a tragic figure in Greek myth : HYACINTH
118. Criticize a pitcher? : FLAMETHROWER
121. Slang for 55-Across : TEXASTEA
122. Move away : RECEDE
123. Zagreb native : CROAT
124. Booming orators : STENTORS
125. Prize : ESTEEM
126. Oscar winner Berry : HALLE
1. Suckers : SAPS
2. Straight : TRUE
3. Business letter abbr. : ATTN
4. Fishing gear : RODS
5. More than you'd like : TOOOFTEN
6. Gothic author Radcliffe : ANN
7. ___ favor : POR
8. Each : APOP
9. Not aboveboard : CROOKED
10. Computer user's shortcut : HOTKEY
11. "Barnaby Jones" star : EBSEN
12. Geometric fig. : CIR
13. Paucity of pep : ANEMIA
14. Chantilly product : LACE
15. Where pirates prey : OPENSEA
16. Criticize angry bulls? : RIPSNORTERS
17. QB's misfire: Abbr. : INT
18. Prefix with logical : ECO
19. Stock unit: Abbr. : SHR
24. Order in the court : WRIT
28. Whirlybird whirlers : ROTORS
31. Mideast V.I.P. : SULTAN
32. March : TROOP
34. Signs of life : BREATHS
36. Birdbrain : IDIOT
37. Neighbor of Fiji : TONGA
38. New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
39. "The Iceman Cometh" playwright : ONEILL
40. British Labor prime minister : ATTLEE
41. Box office sign : SRO
42. Kind of chop : KARATE
44. Mil. authority : CMD
45. Concrete : REAL
48. Raiders' grp. : FBI
51. Shady spot : ARBOR
53. Suffix with bull : ISH
57. No-goodnik : RAT
58. Spare carrier : TRUNK
59. Sierra Club founder John : MUIR
61. Residents: Suffix : ITES
64. "Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
66. Criticize a Yankee? : PANAMERICAN
67. Automaker Louis : RENAULT
68. VCR button : REW
69. Sartre novel : NAUSEA
71. French wine region : ALSACE
72. Parent, e.g. : REARER
73. Opposite of misses: Abbr. : MESSRS
75. One of the Clanton boys : IKE
77. False : PSEUDO
79. Quick to yield : SOFT
80. Infant's illness : COLIC
81. Jungian "self" : ANIMA
83. Geneses : ONSETS
84. Gentle sound : COO
85. A heap : REAMS
88. Lead-in to nose or hair : BYA
90. Naturally-lit room : SUNPORCH
91. Mom's specialty, briefly : TLC
93. Do doer : STYLIST
95. Make believe : PLAYACT
98. Straw hat : BOATER
99. Lowlands : SWALES
100. Bibliog. info : AUTH
103. "Crooklyn" actress Woodard : ALFRE
106. Wild about : INTO
108. Barrie bad guy : SMEE
110. Copperfield's bride : DORA
111. Roll call absentee : AWOL
112. Blue-green : TEAL
113. Folies-Bergère designer : ERTE
114. Alts. : HTS
115. So far : YET
116. Hacker : AXE
117. Experiences : HAS
119. Dutch city : EDE
120. Pro ___ (acting) : TEM

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