PLUS TAX

New York Times, Sunday, April 12, 1998

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Slow-witted : DIM
4. Gum site : SEAL
8. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
12. O. Henry specialty : IRONY
17. When to call, in some want ads : EVES
19. "The Alienist" author Carr : CALEB
21. Kind of cut : CREW
22. Blazing stars : NOVAE
23. Carom : BANK
24. "Like me" : ASIDO
25. "A waking dream," according to Aristotle : HOPE
26. Supports a scheme : ABETS
27. Very old I.R.S. employee? : ANTIQUETAXCOLLECTOR
31. They're good for the biceps : CHINUPS
32. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
33. Delighted condition? : OUTAGE
36. On the lam : LOOSE
37. Some western New York legislation? : BUFFALOTAXBILLS
41. Hallow ending : EEN
42. Class : STYLE
44. Blueprint item : SPEC
45. Blockage : CLOT
46. Orch. section : STR
47. Office mail : MEMO
50. Big inits. in cellular technology : MCI
53. Madison and Monroe : JAMESES
57. Cry of economic liberation? : TAXFREEATLAST
65. Part of Latin I conjugation : AMAT
66. Just make, with "out" : EKE
68. Steamed : RILED
69. Anthology : READER
70. Hobbyist purchases : KITS
71. I.R.S. target in Calif.? : LATAXDODGER
74. Colosseum cover-up : TOGA
75. Guarantee : ENSURE
77. Something to lend : ANEAR
78. Clockmaker Terry : ELI
79. Follow : OBEY
80. Assessment of a comedian? : SOUPYSALESTAX
83. Tom and Diane : SAWYERS
85. Subj. for immigrants : ESL
86. "The Time Machine" race : ELOI
88. Actress Scala : GIA
89. Company recruits, for short : MBAS
93. Mammilla : TEAT
97. Let out : UNPEN
99. Sot sound : HIC
102. Stones' request of their accountant? : GIMMETAXSHELTER
107. "The House of Blue Leaves" playwright : GUARE
109. Tommy of "Finian's Rainbow" : STEELE
110. English dramatist George : PEELE
111. Bulldog, e.g. : EDITION
113. April 15 greeting? : MANYHAPPYTAXRETURNS
117. Language from which "mako" comes : MAORI
119. Side in a debate : ANTI
120. Jaleel White role on "Family Matters" : URKEL
121. Cold coating : RIME
122. Quite dissimilar : ALIEN
123. "___ happens..." : ASIT
124. Brouhaha : SCENE
125. Intimate : NEAR
126. "Saturday Night Live" announcer : PARDO
127. Jiffs : SECS
128. Fast fleet : SSTS
129. H.M.O. personnel : RNS
1. Disaster : DEBACLE
2. Fictional friend of Isaac of York : IVANHOE
3. One may be honorable : MENTION
4. Diving duck : SCAUP
5. Slips past : EASESBY
6. De-bused, e.g. : ALIT
7. Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
8. Trains : SCHOOLS
9. Slattern : TROLLOP
10. Exhaust : DEPLETE
11. Popeye's ___ Pea : SWEE
12. Place for a male trio : INATUB
13. Emotionless : ROBOTIC
14. In general : OVERALL
15. Styron's Turner : NAT
16. Proposal response : YES
18. D.C. team, for short : SKINS
20. ___ chocolates : BOXOF
28. Searches : QUESTS
29. Davis was its Pres. : CSA
30. "Friends" co-star : COX
34. ___-Coat (floor wax brand) : GLO
35. Not necessarily exact: Abbr. : EST
38. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
39. Poetic measures : FEET
40. Crowning point : ACME
43. Like a tundra : TREELESS
46. Plays matchmaker : SETSUP
48. Funny brothers : MARXES
49. Rust : OXIDATE
51. Bearing : CARRIAGE
52. Follower: Suffix : ITE
53. Nicholson film "The Two ___" : JAKES
54. ___ acid : AMINO
55. Disputed island in the East China Sea : MATSU
56. Music with jazzlike riffs : SKA
58. Like some arrangements : FLORAL
59. Embarrassed : RED
60. Just beat : EDGE
61. One of the Jacksons : LATOYA
62. Desert home : ADOBE
63. Rocker Bob : SEGER
64. Cafeteria supply : TRAYS
67. Handy abbr. : ETAL
72. Get ___ for effort : ANE
73. Loop runners : ELS
76. Manhattan ingredient : RYE
81. ___ Loma, Calif. : ALTA
82. Delete : XOUT
84. Extemporize : WINGIT
87. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 ___ minor : INE
89. Bygone sports cars : MGS
90. Accepted the bait : BIT
91. David Brinkley's autobiography : AMEMOIR
92. Practiced yellow journalism : SMEARED
94. Sweep : EXPANSE
95. Germfree : ASEPTIC
96. Something awful : THEPITS
98. Let in advance : PRERENT
99. Twice as perilous : HAIRIER
100. Lou Gehrig or Cal Ripken : IRONMAN
101. They're swung in church : CENSERS
103. Winter 1997-98 newsmaker : ELNINO
104. Writer Josephine : TEY
105. Nevada town : ELY
106. "___ pray" : LETUS
108. 180, so to speak : UTURN
112. Strikes out : DELES
114. Lukas of "Witness" : HAAS
115. Rainbows : ARCS
116. Jaguar models : XKES
117. It works according to scale : MAP
118. King intro : ALA

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