KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'?

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 2006

Author: Daniel C. Bryant
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel C. Bryant
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Bryant. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Professional bouncers' org. : WNBA
5. "Chicago" star, 2002 : GERE
9. Ne plus ultra : ACME
13. Significance : MOMENT
19. Omelette ingredient : OEUF
20. Lena of "Havana" : OLIN
21. Gymnast's worry : SLIP
22. Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
23. Rabbit cliques? : WARRENFACTIONS
26. "Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
27. Caffeine-free drink : SPRITE
28. Foreign title of respect : SRI
29. Poker prize : POT
30. Elect : CHOSEN
31. "The Godfather" actor : CAAN
33. Word before "dear" or "sir" : YES
35. Parenting author Eda : LESHAN
37. Training with building strips? : BATTENPRACTICE
40. Ex followers : WYES
44. Desktop feature : ICON
46. "Scram!" : GIT
47. Prairies : LLANOS
48. ___-kiri : HARA
49. Old troupe member : MINSTREL
52. Dr.'s order? : AMA
53. Autobiographer of "Speak, Memory," 1951 : NABOKOV
55. Did lunch, say : ATE
56. Extreme admirer of a Poe poem? : RAVENMANIAC
60. "Oh, really?" : YOUDO
61. Way to address a sweetheart : MYDEAR
63. Saturn model : ION
64. Saturn model : VUE
65. More fitting : APTER
66. Closet feature : TIERACK
69. Spacecraft that began orbiting Saturn in 2004 : CASSINI
71. "This time ___ me" : ITSON
74. Basis of illegal discrimination : AGE
75. Disperse, with "out" : FAN
76. Driving a nail obliquely : TOEING
80. 1953 film or the last word spoken in it : SHANE
81. Pics featured at Dollywood? : PARTONSHOTS
85. "." follower : COM
86. Certain NASA craft : LANDERS
88. According to : ALA
89. Pharmaceutical plant : ALOEVERA
91. 1947 romantic comedy "The Egg ___" : ANDI
92. Times up : ATBATS
95. National League city: Abbr. : ATL
96. Rug source : IRAN
97. Imbroglio : MESS
98. Fees for removing dead animals? : CARRIONCHARGES
102. Not caring anymore : OVERIT
104. Site for 125-Across, with "the" : MET
105. Sleep: Prefix : SOMN
106. Money may be held in this : ESCROW
109. Prefix with system : ECO
111. Speed : HIE
113. He was cast into the lion's den by Nebuchadnezzar : DANIEL
117. Bowls : STADIA
118. Permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission? : FISSIONLICENSE
121. Very much : SORELY
122. Within: Prefix : ENTO
123. Gunfight time, maybe : NOON
124. Concessions : SOPS
125. Performances at 104-Across : OPERAS
126. Saxophone, e.g. : REED
127. Bygone fliers : SSTS
128. Graceful fliers : ERNS
1. Blows away : WOWS
2. Tide type : NEAP
3. Vice president under Jefferson : BURR
4. Just over 6% of U.S. immigrants nowadays : AFRICANS
5. Attacked : GONEAT
6. Trickster : ELF
7. Shore indentations : RIAS
8. Make secret : ENCRYPT
9. "___ was saying …" : ASI
10. Walking sound : CLOP
11. Olympus competitor : MINOLTA
12. Brian who managed the Beatles : EPSTEIN
13. Italian noblewoman : MARCHESA
14. Creighton University site : OMAHA
15. Cry of joy in Georgia? : MACONWHOOPIE
16. Bush and Kerry, once : ELIS
17. Small square : NINE
18. Adolescent : TEEN
24. Conseil d'___ : ETAT
25. Class : TIER
32. Israeli desert : NEGEV
34. Author Rushdie : SALMAN
36. Wall fixtures : SCONCES
37. Filleted : BONED
38. West ___ virus : NILE
39. Ones sharing a crest : CLAN
41. Siberian people : YAKUT
42. Weaken : ERODE
43. Relish : SAVOR
44. Prayer leader : IMAM
45. Washington or Madison : CITY
50. Apprentice : TRAINEE
51. "Bloody" : RARE
52. One way to have gone : AMOK
54. Close : BYANOSE
57. Warmer and sunnier : NICER
58. Several czars : IVANS
59. Part of the E.U.: Abbr. : AUS
62. Commotion at an English school? : ETONDISORDER
67. Tupac, for one : RAPSTAR
68. Turkish title : AGA
69. Marriage site in a Veronese painting : CANA
70. "Sock ___ me!" : ITTO
71. Submission, literally : ISLAM
72. Feudal aristocrat : THANE
73. Bygone Las Vegas hotel : SANDS
75. ___ Prison, setting for the 1979 film "Jericho Mile" : FOLSOM
77. Ones who take the cake? : ICERS
78. "A Doll's House" wife : NORA
79. Fed : GMAN
82. Comical Jacques : TATI
83. "Hell ___ no fury …" : HATH
84. Southwestern crocks : OLLAS
87. Harness tracks : RACEWAYS
90. Like some waltzes : VIENNESE
93. Intelligence officer, at times : BRIEFER
94. Classy French theater : ARTCINE
95. Behavior : ACTIONS
99. ___ Corp., former name for Royal Crown Cola : NEHI
100. "The Thinker" and "The Kiss," e.g. : RODINS
101. Auto financing co. : GMAC
103. "There!" : VOILA
106. Old station name : ESSO
107. Period in English literature : STOP
108. Kind of package : CARE
110. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
112. Slaughter in Cooperstown : ENOS
114. "___ out?" : INOR
115. ___ Zone : ESPN
116. Minus : LESS
119. It has roots : SOD
120. Builder's purchase : LOT

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