TIT FOR TAT

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1995

Author: A.J. Santora
Editor: Will Shortz
A. J. Santora
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 189 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1995, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sits too long : RUSTS
6. Exasperates : IRKS
10. Insects' sense organs : PALPI
15. Resistance unit : OHM
18. From Korea : ASIAN
19. Flood engineer? : NOAH
20. Takes _____ on (wears) : ATOLL
21. Any minute : SOON
23. With 43- and 48-Across, a barb to 14-Down : IENJOYEDYOURBOOK
26. Diva Moffo : ANNA
27. Kind of nut : LUG
28. American symbol : BALDEAGLE
29. Couriers' deliveries : PACKETS
31. Reach over : SPAN
33. Grand Ole Opry founder George : HAY
34. Ho Chi Minh Trail locale : LAOS
35. Travelers' stops : OASES
36. Swelled heads : EGOS
38. More zany : NUTTIER
42. Ditty syllable : TRA
43. See 23-Across : WHOWROTE
47. N.Y.C. highway, with "the" : FDR
48. See 23-Across : ITFORYOU
50. Wise about : HEPTO
51. Kind of ink : INDIA
53. One-named folk singer : ODETTA
54. "_____ you sure?" : ARE
55. Clear : UNCLOG
57. Sees just the highlights : SKIMS
58. Hilo dish : POI
61. Mother _____ : TERESA
63. Laceless shoes : STEPINS
65. Gave it a whirl? : SPUN
66. Forestalls, with "off" : STAVES
67. With 84-, 88- and 111-Across, 14-Down's retort : DARLING
68. Roles in "G.W.T.W." and "Scarlett" : RHETTS
70. Residents: Suffix : ITES
71. Italian magistrate : PODESTA
72. Enclosing rim for a jewel : COLLET
73. 100 yrs. : CEN
74. Capital of ancient Ethiopia : MEROE
75. Kind of garage : TWOCAR
78. Like no other : ONE
79. Spa features : SAUNAS
81. 5 point type : PEARL
82. The others : THOSE
84. See 67-Across : IMSOGLAD
87. Painter Gerard _____ Borch : TER
88. See 67-Across : YOULIKED
90. Ending with beat or refuse : NIK
91. Permissible : ALLOWED
93. Northern apples : SPYS
94. "From Here to Eternity" actor : CLIFT
96. Woes : ILLS
98. _____ Lilas (Paris suburb) : LES
99. Overwhelm : SLAY
103. Greek : HELLENE
106. They sit on a bench together : TEAMMATES
109. W.W. II address : APO
110. First name in mysteries : ERLE
111. See 67-Across : ITWHOREADITTOYOU
114. Club revenue : DUES
115. "The Barrel-Organ" poet : NOYES
116. Kind of corner : AMEN
117. Observant : ALERT
118. Ultimate : NTH
119. Build _____ egg : ANEST
120. "You _____?" : RANG
121. Position : BERTH
1. Tracks : RAILS
2. Consume : USEUP
3. "_____ song of sixpence..." : SINGA
4. Atlantic City resort, informally with "The" : TAJ
5. Kind of appeal : SNOB
6. Stiff : INELASTIC
7. Actor McDowall : RODDY
8. "Swing and sway" star : KAYE
9. Sand bar : SHOAL
10. Buckingham room : PARLOUR
11. Under the most favorable circumstances : ATBEST
12. Forfeit in a card game : LOO
13. Sitting-down sound : PLOP
14. Actress Chase : ILKA
15. City near Kobe : OSAKA
16. 1979 Billy Joel hit : HONESTY
17. Spanish hunter's cap : MONTERO
22. Bahamas stop : NASSAU
24. Boor : YAHOO
25. British Commonwealth member : UGANDA
30. "Danse des nymphes" artist : COROT
32. Witch's brew ingredient : NEWT
37. Complains : GROUSES
39. Assisting, with "over" : TIDING
40. Particulars : ITEMS
41. Young 32-Downs : EFTS
43. "_____ the use!" : WHATS
44. Dissenter : HERETIC
45. Make the cut? : OPERATE
46. Certain photo: Abbr. : ENL
47. Biblical fruit provider : FIGTREE
49. Mountaineer's descent : RAPPEL
52. Back-to-back, to Braque : DOSADOS
53. Pat O'Brien W.W. II film : OKINAWA
56. Nose: Prefix : NAS
57. Burleigh Grimes pitch : SPITTER
59. Attitude : OUTLOOK
60. Vehement : INTENSE
62. In spite of that : EVENSO
64. U.S. Open golf champion Ernie : ELS
65. Anon : SHORTLY
67. The Swordfish, to astronomers : DORADO
68. Victor corp. : RCA
69. Charger : STEED
71. Kind of colony : PENAL
74. Think (over) : MULL
76. Direct finish : ORY
77. Cooping up : CLOSETING
80. It may be used in a game of miggles : AGATE
81. Hawker : PEDLAR
83. Greet uncivilly : HISS
84. Progressed slowly : INCHED
85. Distance event : MILERUN
86. Frying pan : SKILLET
87. Bony fish : TELEOST
89. Disarrange : UPSET
92. Tough, flexible twigs : WITHES
95. Nylons shade : FLESH
97. Blacken : SMEAR
98. Weighed down : LADEN
100. Ply : LAYER
101. To the left : APORT
102. Adolescence : YOUTH
104. 1945 Noël Coward song : NINA
105. Thames school : ETON
107. Peggy Wood TV role, 1949-56 : MAMA
108. Try : STAB
112. Pipe joint : WYE
113. _____ Miss : OLE

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