TONGUE TWISHTERS

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 2001

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 63 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fuzzbuster's finding : RADAR
6. Abbr. in a G. & S. title : HMS
9. Alligator ___ : PEAR
13. You can count on them : ABACI
18. Quick : AGILE
19. Cry at fireworks : OOH
20. Game ragout : SALMI
21. Oral vaccine developer : SABIN
22. Group that ignores four-way stops, e.g.? : THESHUNSIGNBOYS
25. Shirk duties, slangily : SKATE
26. South Seas islander : SAMOAN
27. Online item : EMAIL
28. Knight errant, often : QUESTER
30. What an inept surgeon might do? : SEWYOUTOYOURSHEET
34. British flashlight : TORCH
38. ___-Ration (dog food) : KENL
39. Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
40. Long (for) : ACHE
41. La Guardia : LGA :: O'Hare : ___ : ORD
42. Martha in denture ads : RAYE
44. Biblical name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
48. Get hot and bothered : STEAMUP
50. Drinks fit for a lady? : SHEWORTHYSIPS
55. Assails : SETSAT
56. Cherokees, e.g. : JEEPS
57. Attention-getting calls : YOOHOOS
58. Furry floater : OTTER
59. "Popeye" creator : SEGAR
60. Censorship-fighting org. : ACLU
61. Inits. in journalism : NPR
62. Do some rummaging for a cabinet part? : SIFTFORONESHELF
67. Elvis's record label : RCA
70. Nothing other than : MERE
71. Gray area? : DIXIE
72. Lowest ship's deck : ORLOP
76. Quadratics and such : ALGEBRA
78. Some have tears : DUCTS
79. Pilot : AVIATE
80. Seeks legal redress with stunning effect? : SUESANDSHOCKS
83. Speaker's need : TWEETER
84. Impudent : PERT
85. Rake part : TINE
86. TV audience unit: Abbr. : MIL
87. Absolute twit : ZERO
88. Nomad : ROAMER
92. Very long stretch : AEON
94. Worth : MERIT
95. Internet bathing/grooming site come-on? : SOPONLINEANDSHAVE
101. Orbital extremes : APOGEES
102. Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
103. Literary awards : EDGARS
108. Freshen : RENEW
109. What the drunk roofer's boss had to do? : FIREASHINGLESOT
113. Grantorto's victim in "The Faerie Queene" : IRENA
114. Classic toy company : IDEAL
115. Afore : ERE
116. Jong with a "Fear of Fifty" : ERICA
117. Impudent : SASSY
118. First-rate : TOPS
119. Consonantal trio : RST
120. Rising agent : YEAST
1. "Darn!" : RATS
2. Turkish title : AGHA
3. Vietnamese dictator Ngo Dinh ___ : DIEM
4. Additionally : ALSO
5. Hardly original writing : REHASH
6. Sweetums : HON
7. Shuffled (along) : MOSEYED
8. Israel's Peres : SHIMON
9. Nobel poet Neruda : PABLO
10. "Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
11. Author Tan : AMY
12. Suggestive : RISQUE
13. Take stock of : ASSESS
14. Payment to expedite service : BAKSHEESH
15. Let up : ABATE
16. One quoted : CITEE
17. Like some gases : INERT
20. Piqued state : SNIT
23. Article in Le Monde : UNE
24. Caesarean conquest : GAUL
29. Vessel at socials : URN
31. Radio station on old TV : WKRP
32. Toy making a comeback : YOYO
33. River of Brandenburg : ODER
34. Italian poet of "Rinaldo" : TASSO
35. Vocal ensemble, maybe : OCTET
36. Bonnie Blue Butler's dad : RHETT
37. Ends : CEASES
41. Fully anesthetized : OUT
42. Xerox : REPRODUCE
43. "Isn't that cute!" exclamations : AWS
45. Capital of Valais canton, Switzerland : SION
46. Each : APOP
47. Boycotter of the '84 L.A. Olympics : USSR
49. Xylophone cousin : MARIMBA
50. ___ lily (Utah's flower) : SEGO
51. Get wind of : HEAR
52. Greek goddess of chance : TYCHE
53. Driver's destination? : HOLE
54. Amas, to us : YOULOVE
56. Mexican leader : JEFE
59. Fine fiddle : STRAD
60. WYSIWYG, on sales tags : ASIS
63. Bracken, for one : FERN
64. Pottery flaw : NICK
65. Bus. phone components : EXTS
66. Entablature part : FRIEZE
67. Mobster's speech, maybe : RASP
68. Airhead's lack? : CLUE
69. Golden-___ : AGER
73. Informal sign-off : LATER
74. Cheri of "S.N.L." : OTERI
75. 1992 also-ran : PEROT
77. Replacement therapy hormones : ESTROGENS
78. Put on : DON
79. Leatherworking tool : AWL
81. Anna of "Nana" : STEN
82. Engage : HIRE
83. Perry Como hit "___ Marie" : TINA
86. Goats' coats : MOHAIRS
89. Ticket type : ONEWAY
90. Public house potable : ALE
91. Nonconformist : MISFIT
92. Roles in "The Piano" and "Tobacco Road" : ADAS
93. Job preceder : ESTHER
94. Olio : MEDLEY
95. Maharani wraps : SARIS
96. Field of Battle : OPERA
97. Corn-based loaves : PONES
98. Specialties : AREAS
99. Broten of hockey fame : NEAL
100. ___ out (relax, like, totally) : VEG
104. Richard of "Runaway Bride" : GERE
105. Polo field? : ASIA
106. Fliers in Arabian tales : ROCS
107. Order to a nurse : STAT
110. Oft-broken promise : IDO
111. Circle ___ (theater group) : REP
112. It's a lifesaver : NET

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