RHYMES OF THE CENTURIES (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1999

Author: Frank Longo
Editor: Will Shortz
Frank Longo
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Rows: 25, Columns: 25, Words: 190, Blocks: 102 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard.
The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fierce tribesmen : MAUMAUS
8. Town near the geographical center of California : LOSBANOS
16. Hip-hop repertoire : RAPSONGS
24. Best Original Screenplay nominee of 1984 : ELNORTE
25. Flawless : INERRANT
26. Unpredictable : ALEATORY
27. 11TH CENTURY: Olaf Haraldsson defeated... : WESTMINSTERABBEYCOMPLETED
30. Old shows : SILENTS
31. One of the Dodecanese Islands : SIMI
32. Actuate : SPURON
33. Air France fleet member : SST
36. Actor Williamson : NICOL
37. Like a violin concerto by Bach : INE
40. Three coins in la fontana? : LIRE
42. Minnesota city : EDINA
43. 12TH CENTURY: Notre Dame erected... : THOMASABECKETELECTED
48. Fliers, often : ADS
50. Milne character : EEYORE
51. A.L. M.V.P., 1951, 1954 and 1955 : BERRA
52. Marathoner Pippig : UTA
53. First name of Pope Alexander VII : FABIO
55. Demesne : REALM
56. 13TH CENTURY: "Tristan und Isolde" penned... : CRUSADESCOMETOANEND
62. Belief : ISM
63. It may be on the line : HOOK
64. "___ first!" : YOU
65. Certain laundry load : WHITES
66. 14TH CENTURY: Tamerlane fights... : CHAUCERWRITES
73. Allowance : STIPEND
77. Attends Exeter, e.g. : PREPS
78. Effort : DINT
79. Holding : TENURE
80. Shot contents : SERA
84. Wasn't serious : JESTED
87. 15TH CENTURY: Columbus ship chartered... : JOANOFARCMARTYRED
90. Bravura : ECLAT
91. Longtime Missouri Sen. ___ Symington : STU
93. ___ tree : UPA
94. Classified offering : APT
95. Lana's first : ARTIE
96. 16TH CENTURY: Russia war-torn... : SHAKESPEAREISBORN
102. Cathedral of Notre Dame locale : AMIENS
103. Certain : SOME
104. Gung-ho about : KEENON
105. Robert Fulghum's "It Was on Fire When ___ Down on It" : ILAY
106. Japanese conquest of W.W. II : BURMA
108. Polish place : TOENAIL
109. 17TH CENTURY: "The Night Watch" painted... : TERESASAINTED
114. Gum arabic source : ACACIA
118. Sonny : LAD
120. Director Ferrara : ABEL
121. ___ Lady : OUR
122. 18TH CENTURY: Yale University founded... : HANDELSMUSICSOUNDED
130. Three-time British Open winner : FALDO
132. Roll up : AMASS
133. Generations : EON
134. Corps core : CADRE
135. Actress, subject of the biography "Hollywood Comet" : HARLOW
136. "Un ___ di" (Puccini aria) : BEL
137. 19TH CENTURY: Simón Bolivar conquers... : GEORGEIIIGOESBONKERS
143. ___-wip : REDDI
146. Beach sight : TERN
147. Bad mark : DEE
148. ___-al-Arab waterway : SHATT
149. Kind of job : DAY
150. Quercitol source : ACORNS
152. Order against the Jedi, in "Star Wars" : SITH
154. Singing parts : STANZAS
156. 20TH CENTURY: Two World Wars take place... : ASTRONAUTSROCKETEDTOSPACE
164. Gifts that grow on you? : CHIAPETS
165. Base for shingles : TARPAPER
166. Some Christians : UNIATES
167. Part of the Ottoman Empire until 1829 : CYCLADES
168. Lycurgus and Lysander : SPARTANS
169. Aromatherapy product : SEASALT
1. Gull's sound : MEW
2. Ingredient in a black and tan : ALE
3. Young ___ : UNS
4. Zingers : MOTS
5. Like some couples : ARMINARM
6. Employ, in Exeter : UTILISE
7. "Troades" tragedian : SENECA
8. With 9-Down, shavers : LITTLE
9. See 8-Down : ONES
10. Indian weight : SER
11. Support giver : BRA
12. Sophisticated trader, for short : ARB
13. Picks up : NABS
14. House Speaker during Carter's Presidency : ONEILL
15. Tree : STYMIE
16. "Kanthapura" novelist : RAO
17. Maundy money : ALMS
18. Quickened, with "up" : PEPPED
19. Response to a sneezer : SALUD
20. "Liar Liar" actress Cheri : OTERI
21. "Forget it!" : NOTONABET
22. Mai tai ingredient : GRENADINE
23. Charlie Chaplin's half-brother : SYD
28. Kind of appeal : SNOB
29. Prefix with polar : CIRCUM
33. Of the spatial relationship of atoms in a molecule : STERIC
34. "Gimme a break!" : SHEESH
35. Japanese seaport of 300,000 : TOYAMA
37. Swedish-based furniture chain : IKEA
38. One who isn't in : NERD
39. Peut-___ (perhaps): Fr. : ETRE
41. "Rock" suffix : ETTE
44. Chem. unit : MOL
45. It has an eye on the tube : CBS
46. Unhurried : EASY
47. Have : EAT
49. They may cover a lot of ground : SODS
53. Khalid's successor : FAHD
54. What makes a chef chief? : ANI
56. Trust, e.g.: Abbr. : CORP
57. Moves a shell : ROWS
58. Neighbor of Russ. : UKR
59. Spain's ___ Brava : COSTA
60. Like some garments : OUTER
61. One with a title : OWNER
63. Observe : HEED
67. Mental grasp : UPTAKE
68. El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
69. Oft-broken promise : IDO
70. With 87-Down, Avenida Revolución locale : TIA
71. Lassitude : ENNUI
72. Cuts the nonsense : STOPSIT
74. Pachacuti, for one : INCAN
75. It may cause inflation : PUMP
76. Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
80. The Mideast's ___ Desert : SYRIAN
81. "Ziegfeld Follies" costume designer : ERTE
82. Pull (in) : REIN
83. Picnic coolers : ADES
84. Jack beat him for the heavyweight title, 1919 : JESS
85. Sympathetic response : ECHO
86. Lambaste : SLAM
87. See 70-Down : JUANA
88. Lie : FABLE
89. Singer Terrell : TAMMI
91. Scharnhorst commander : SPEE
92. Tiger Beat alternative : TEEN
97. Toast : SKOAL
98. Disquiets : ROILS
99. Zhou ___ : ENLAI
100. Blade : OAR
101. Kvass ingredient : RYE
102. Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
106. Toots : BABE
107. Did something with : USED
108. Binders? : TIES
110. Down : SAD
111. Struck, in a way : TOLLED
112. Pulitzer winner Welty : EUDORA
113. Nodding : DROWSY
114. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
115. Fearful of being shot : CAMERASHY
116. Comprised of selected passages : ANALECTIC
117. PC inserts : CDS
119. When John VI's papacy began : DCCI
123. Holy ___ : SEE
124. Like some legal issues : MOOT
125. Rioting : UNREST
126. Came out with : SAID
127. Comics dog : ODIE
128. Push : URGE
129. Orthodox leader? : NEO
130. Chopin piece : FANTASIA
131. Ham protector? : ARK
135. 1994 Richard Preston best seller, with "The" : HOTZONE
137. Showed one's hand, maybe : GINNED
138. Processes grain : GRISTS
139. Corner : ENTRAP
140. Artificial flavor bases : ESTERS
141. Relative of an alewife : SHAD
142. Some South Africans : BANTUS
144. Famed Miami country club : DORAL
145. Words before hint or line : DROPA
151. Fill : SATE
153. Jewish wedding ring? : HORA
154. "The Man I Married" actress : STEN
155. Exercise options? : SPAS
156. Duke's assn. : ACC
157. Constitution preceder : USS
158. It may be a lifesaver : CPR
159. Kit ___ : KAT
160. Waste watchers: Abbr. : EPA
161. Loss leader? : ATA
162. Drawer's frame : CEL
163. Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum ___" : EST

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