WHAT AM I?

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 2003

Author: Charles Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.77 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Showing obsequiousness : BOWED
6. Sleepaway, e.g. : CAMP
10. It may have you going in circles : SKATE
15. Signed off on : OKED
19. Like beech leaves : OVATE
20. Source of the line "The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one" : OMAR
21. Acclaims : LAUDS
22. Order from a person with a gun : MOVE
23. If I have ___ : SEVENTYTWODARKSQUARES
27. Group produced by Phil Spector, with "the" : CRYSTALS
28. Directional devices : VANES
29. Predator : SHARK
30. Brown, for one : IVY
31. Affect : FEIGN
32. Hookey players : TRUANTS
34. Arrives in time for : MAKES
38. Shows fallibility : ERRS
39. Den din : ROAR
40. ... and I am ___ : TWENTYONEBYTWENTYONE
48. One side of a vote : NAYS
49. Suffixes with depend and differ : ENCES
50. Escapes slowly : OOZES
51. Lean (on) : RELY
53. Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYS
54. Syrian president : ASSAD
55. Like the Muslim calendar : LUNAR
56. Michelangelo marble : PIETA
57. When repeated, is specific : NAMES
58. One, informally : BUCK
59. Loser to F.D.R. : LANDON
60. ... and I am ___ : MODERATELYCHALLENGING
66. Farthest point of the Lewis and Clark expedition : OREGON
67. Arch type : OGEE
68. (You) love: Fr. : AIMES
69. Unitalicized : ROMAN
70. Former Hungarian leader Kadar : JANOS
72. Some wrestlers : SUMOS
73. "How come?" comeback : CUZ
76. Pretzel shape : KNOT
77. Like beasts of burden : LADEN
78. Liquid fat : OLEIN
79. Perfectly reasonable : SANE
80. ... and I have ___ : ONEHUNDREDFORTYWORDS
84. Graph lines : AXES
85. Young newts : EFTS
86. Ration : ALLOT
87. Postulates : ASSUMES
91. Avengement : WRATH
93. Name in "Popeye" : OYL
95. Amulet : CHARM
96. Maria's intended in "West Side Story" : CHINO
97. Uncontrolled : FRENETIC
102. ... then I must be ___ : TODAYSCROSSWORDPUZZLE
106. Uttered : ORAL
107. Like Dover's cliffs : CHALK
108. Title character in a 1922 Broadway hit : ABIE
109. Winding way : TRAIL
110. Team with which Derrick Coleman was the 1991 N.B.A. Rookie of the Year : NETS
111. Inviting : HOMEY
112. Bus part : REAR
113. Author Paretsky and others : SARAS
1. Winter pear : BOSC
2. Finito : OVER
3. Like moiré patterns : WAVY
4. Summers abroad : ETES
5. One who knows the drill : DENTIST
6. How coquettes chat : COYLY
7. Nos. on checks : AMTS
8. Gullet : MAW
9. Whence the phrase "Wisdom is better than rubies" : PROVERBS
10. Blotto or stinko, e.g. : SLANG
11. "From Here to Eternity" wife : KAREN
12. Diving birds : AUKS
13. QBs' goals : TDS
14. Lawyer's abbr. : ESQ
15. Boys Town neighbor : OMAHA
16. 114-chapter book : KORAN
17. Turn inside out : EVERT
18. Office stations : DESKS
24. Hebrew T : TAV
25. Part of a simple bouquet : DAISY
26. Excessive interest : USURY
31. Out of jail : FREED
32. Printer's ink : TONER
33. "Fiddlesticks!" : RATS
34. Calif.'s Sierra Nevadas, e.g. : MTNS
35. Out of town : AWAY
36. Florida vacation area : KEYS
37. Coast Guard mem. : ENS
38. Protect, in a way : ENCASE
39. Shah Pahlavi : REZA
41. Sycophant : YESMAN
42. Early stage : ONSET
43. "Well said!" : TOUCHE
44. Roald Dahl's chocolatier : WONKA
45. Rubber gaskets : ORINGS
46. "___ say more?" : NEEDI
47. Basketball star Brand : ELTON
52. Positive principle : YANG
54. All-time leader in r.b.i.'s : AARON
55. Powerful couple in publishing, once : LUCES
56. Philatelic purchases : PANES
57. Counteract : NEGATE
58. Olden : BYGONE
59. Like some custards : LEMONY
60. TV character first seen on "Happy Days" : MORK
61. Site of Maine's largest university : ORONO
62. Exorcist's target : DEMON
63. Hermit : LONER
64. TV's Matt and Andy : LAUERS
65. Confine : LIMIT
70. Noted military review : JANES
71. Puts in : ADDS
72. Indolence : SLOTH
73. Songwriter Perkins : CARL
74. Loosen : UNDO
75. Piquancy : ZEST
77. Sumptuousness : LUXE
78. Where soldiers go : OFFTOWAR
79. La lead-in : SOL
81. Overacted : HAMMY
82. They keep control of their faculties : DEANS
83. Waldorf salad ingredients : WALNUTS
87. Use, as a tip : ACTON
88. Clam-digging locale : SHORE
89. 1978 Peace Nobelist : SADAT
90. Range that divides Eurasia : URALS
91. Intact : WHOLE
92. Not sure : RISKY
93. "Number two with a Coke," e.g. : ORDER
94. "You betcha" : YEP
96. Study hard : CRAM
97. Cold, as snow in Spain : FRIA
98. Pound of verse : EZRA
99. Russian ruler: Var. : TZAR
100. Winter Olympics gold medalist Kulik : ILIA
101. Cartoon collectibles : CELS
103. Coll., e.g. : SCH
104. Comedian Margaret : CHO
105. 2001 honor for J. K. Rowling : OBE

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