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New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 2000

Author: Greg Staples
Editor: Will Shortz
Greg Staples
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Beds National Monument, Calif. : LAVA
5. Difficult billiards shot : MASSE
10. What "p" may stand for : PENCE
15. Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
19. Sale sign : ASIS
20. John of song : ELTON
21. Drink : OCEAN
22. Pequod captain : AHAB
23. SIDESTEP ___ WATERFALL : BACKGROUND
25. WATERFALL ___ BOOK CLUB : SHORTSTORY
27. Shark shooter : SPEARGUN
28. Big name in stationery : EATON
30. Stock figures : RATIOS
31. Oats, e.g. : FEED
32. Putdown : BARB
33. Places for taps : TAVERNS
34. Nourish : FOSTER
37. Achilles, e.g. : MORTAL
39. One with a fastball? : ACER
40. Pale : ASHEN
41. BOOK CLUB ___ ROOM SERVICE : HOUSEGUEST
43. Eliminate : BAR
46. "...like ___ not!" : ITOR
47. Decant : POUR
48. Set : CAKE
49. Subterfuge : RUSE
50. Steer : TIP
51. ROOM SERVICE ___ TRICK KNEE : CHARGECARD
55. Reserve : CACHE
56. Hedgerow tree : HAWTHORN
58. Gardner and others : ERLES
59. Got an eyeful : GAWKED
60. O. Henry specialty : IRONY
61. Earth Summit site : RIO
62. Place to get a burger : GRILL
63. Nibble : CANAPE
65. Dispatch boat : AVISO
67. It crosses the nave : TRANSEPT
70. Some German exports : AUDIS
71. TRICK KNEE ___ DRY CLEAN : DEEPFREEZE
73. Go out : DIE
74. Scads : ATON
75. Tough : GOON
77. Push : URGE
78. Gossipy Barrett : RONA
79. "On the double!" : NOW
80. DRY CLEAN ___ ORDER FORM : UPSTANDING
84. Polish name rarity? : VOWEL
85. Part of an accusation : ETTU
87. Puts down : SCORNS
88. Plumbs the depths : SOUNDS
89. Extremists : ZEALOTS
92. Sticks around a game parlor : CUES
93. Breathing space : LULL
94. As originally found : INSITU
95. Cries of agreement : AMENS
97. Handouts : LARGESSE
101. ORDER FORM ___ LINE DANCE : LETTERHEAD
103. LINE DANCE ___ TIME MACHINE : STEPFATHER
105. Tribe in Manitoba : CREE
106. Place for the highborn? : AERIE
107. Go back to square one : ERASE
108. Singer Tennille : TONI
109. Commuter plane trips : HOPS
110. Center of French resistance in W.W. II : LYONS
111. Gathered (in) : RAKED
112. Woman's name suffix : ETTE
1. Certain dogs, for short : LABS
2. "Pronto!" : ASAP
3. Number two : VICE
4. Show concern for : ASKAFTER
5. Two-to-one? : MERGER
6. One way to read : ALOUD
7. Bowl over : STUN
8. Junior, e.g. : SON
9. Makes beloved : ENDEARS
10. Letter holder : POSTBAG
11. Parrot : ECHO
12. Like some colors : NEON
13. Park Avenue, for one : CAR
14. Intermission : ENTRACTE
15. Gab : NATTER
16. Carolers : CHOIR
17. 1973 Masters winner Tommy : AARON
18. Infernal regions : ABYSS
24. European liberal : GREEN
26. Reliever's goal : SAVE
29. "The ___ of English Poesie" : ARTE
32. Market town : BOURG
33. What to do : TASK
34. "The evidence of things not seen": Hebrews 11:1 : FAITH
35. Port city of ancient Rome : OSTIA
36. TIME MACHINE ___ SEAT BELT : SHOPWINDOW
37. Lament : MOURN
38. Payola, e.g. : LUCRE
41. Long in the tooth : HOARY
42. St. Louis's historic ___ Bridge : EADS
43. SEAT BELT ___ SIDESTEP : BUCKLEDOWN
44. 1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
45. Kind of instrument : REED
47. Get on the horn : PHONE
49. "Lady Love" singer : RAWLS
51. They may get a licking : CHOPS
52. Spooky : EERIE
53. To the point : CRISP
54. Reserved : ALOOF
55. Queeg's command : CAINE
57. Get in shape : TRAIN
59. Nick : GRAZE
62. System of shorthand : GREGG
63. "The Godfather" actor : CAAN
64. Not manual : AUTO
65. Fusses : ADOS
66. Lets off steam : VENTS
67. Shorebirds : TERNS
68. Missed, with "for" : PINED
69. Shades of blue : TEALS
72. Torpedoes : RUINS
75. Like the "ch" in Bach : GUTTURAL
76. Composer's pride : OPUS
78. It's played against the house : ROULETTE
81. Goes along : ACCEDES
82. Word that's an example of itself : NOUN
83. Bedroom fixture : DRESSER
84. River to the Rybinsk Reservoir : VOLGA
85. In groups : ELITES
86. Package carrier : TOTE
88. Cruised the Net : SURFED
89. Nada : ZILCH
90. January in Guadalajara : ENERO
91. "It's ___ in the right direction" : ASTEP
93. Boo-boo : LAPSE
95. Prefix with photo : AERO
96. Cardinal : MAIN
97. Boater's worry : LEAK
98. Pellets : SHOT
99. In rapture : SENT
100. Classic railroad name : ERIE
102. "Whaddaya know!" : HEY
104. "La la" preceder : TRA

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