TO B OR NOT TO B

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 2003

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Large wardrobe : ARMOIRE
8. Harder to travel, in a way : ICIER
13. Household name in Verona : CAPULET
20. Filled online orders, say : SHIPPED
21. Barker : CARNY
22. Unity : ONENESS
23. Party college's nickname? : HOMEOFTHERAVE
25. Comeback : RIPOSTE
26. Idyllic spots : EDENS
27. Hard wood : EBONY
28. Musical featuring "It's Today" : MAME
29. Tippler : SOT
30. Tweed nemesis : NAST
31. One side of the Bering Strait : ASIA
33. "Star Trek" navigator : SULU
34. Debarkation points: Abbr. : STNS
35. Squeaky wheel, maybe? : OILINGPOINT
40. Mrs. Portnoy, in "Portnoy's Complaint" : SOPHIE
42. "___ Dieu!" : MON
45. Ostentatious display : RITZ
46. Easily-wrinkled fabric : RAMIE
47. Spots : AREAS
48. Flowerlike polyp : ANEMONE
50. Directive to a band : HITIT
51. Tennis star Jelena ___ : DOKIC
53. Narrow cleft : RAVINE
54. Talked-about : FAMED
55. "West Side Story" number : TONIGHT
57. Brain passages : ITERS
58. Radar screen repair? : BLIPSERVICE
60. Abbr. on a sale item : IRR
62. Parched : SERE
63. Come down heavily : POUR
64. "The Lake ___ of Innisfree" : ISLE
65. Setter settler : FLEA
66. Thrash : TAN
67. Cook lettuce? : BRAISEMONEY
71. Father-and-son actors : ALDAS
72. Cardinal, e.g. : REDBIRD
74. Thick : MIDST
75. Boldness : STARCH
76. Food item : VIAND
77. Generous granter : GENIE
78. Edith who wrote "The Outcasts" : SITWELL
79. Bailey bridge material : STEEL
81. Certain Indian : HINDU
82. ___-test : BETA
83. Napoleonic marshal : NEY
84. Slow road crosser : TURTLE
86. Appropriate name for a female fertility clinic? : MADAMEOVARY
89. Steakhouse selection : RIBS
90. In a minute : SOON
92. Person of action : DOER
93. Author Robert ___ Butler : OLEN
97. N.L. city : ATL
98. Coppertone nos. : SPFS
99. Three-toed animal : TAPIR
102. Harry Potter's potions professor : SNAPE
103. Relentless flood : NIAGARA
105. Cause of Leah's many pit stops? : JACOBSBLADDER
108. "King Lear" daughter : GONERIL
109. Stand out : EXCEL
110. Oblique : BEVELED
111. Run longer than expected : ENDLATE
112. Please, in Potsdam : BITTE
113. She looks to the future : SEERESS
1. Wan : ASHEN
2. 1970's TV spinoff : RHODA
3. Palefaces? : MIMES
4. Willingly taking : OPENTO
5. Wall St. opportunities : IPOS
6. Make the calls : REF
7. Summer hrs. in D.C. : EDT
8. Pain reliever : ICEBAG
9. L.B.J. biographer Robert A. ___ : CARO
10. Turkmenistan neighbor : IRAN
11. It "slayeth the silly one": Job : ENVY
12. It may be seeded : RYE
13. Marine formation : CORAL
14. Ill will : ANIMUS
15. Love-crazy Le Pew : PEPE
16. Half due : UNO
17. Without kids? : LESSTHECHILDREN
18. 1991 joiner of the United Nations : ESTONIA
19. African pests : TSETSES
24. Big pickle producer : HEINZ
28. Bell insert : MUTE
31. Dress style : ALINE
32. Net-surfer's stop : SITE
33. Lather : SNIT
34. Garnish, possibly : SPRIG
36. Does pressing work : IRONS
37. Hog the mirror : PRIMP
38. "Black Water" novelist : OATES
39. Ammonia derivative : IMIDE
41. Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
42. Poughkeepsie college : MARIST
43. Raising hell : ONATEAR
44. Like chili peppers? : NEVERNEVERBLAND
49. Bog down : MIRE
50. They're found in the brush : HAIRS
51. Lace mat : DOILY
52. Previously : ONCE
54. Unfixed : FLUID
55. Show case? : TVSET
56. Molasses : TREACLE
58. Get on : BOARD
59. Dentist's order : RINSE
61. How some people get tattoos : RASHLY
63. High sch. disciplinarian : PRIN
65. Gem devaluer : FLAW
67. Hoops : BBALL
68. Fix : EMEND
69. "I don't ___ bit" : MINDA
70. Hatred : ODIUM
71. Fragrant oil : ATTAR
73. Tries to lose : DIETS
75. "Norwegian Wood" instrument : SITAR
77. ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
78. Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
79. Exotic : STRANGE
80. It's big in the Ivy League : TUITION
81. Certain co. plans : HMOS
82. Embarrassing guests : BOORS
85. Vivacity : ESPRIT
87. Like some mushrooms : EDIBLE
88. Over there : YONDER
91. Yard ___ (pub order) : OFALE
94. Borscht server : LADLE
95. Slender blades : EPEES
96. Unhip types : NERDS
98. Song from Dylan's "Desire" : SARA
99. Head to the terminal, say : TAXI
100. It's accessed with a no. : ACCT
101. Sappho, e.g. : POET
102. Goalie's feat : SAVE
104. Come together : GEL
105. One of the Bushes : JEB
106. Not-so-big shot : BBS
107. Wrangler competitor : LEE

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