WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE?

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 2002

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bad strokes : MISHITS
8. Walking difficulties : GIMPS
13. Was against : ABUTTED
20. Panegyrics : ENCOMIA
21. Designer Mizrahi : ISAAC
22. It needs to be kept in shape : TOPIARY
23. Not budging : ADAMANT
24. Alternative music? : RHYTHMORBLUES
26. Alternative newspaper? : TORONTOGLOBEORMAIL
28. Several periods : ERA
29. Fork-tailed fliers : TERNS
30. Is on the verge of : NEARS
34. Detesting : ABHORRING
40. The Zone, for one : FADDIET
42. A.S.A.P. section : SOONAS
43. Tale of derring-do : GESTE
47. Marauder of yore : HUN
48. Place for a platform: Abbr. : STA
49. Delicate decoration : INLAY
50. Alternative lifestyle? : ALLWORKORNOPLAY
54. Most important : MAIN
55. "___ bueno!" : MUY
56. Literary prize : EDGAR
57. Penitents : RUERS
58. Mantra sounds : OMS
59. Rotten : BAD
60. Rotter : CAD
61. Dutch explorer with an island named after him : TASMAN
64. Alternative energy? : VIMORVIGOR
67. Alternative theater? : THEKINGORI
71. Gather (up) : MUSTER
72. "That's really something!" : SAY
73. Preceder of 74-Across? : EGG
74. Preceder of 73-Across? : HEN
75. The Duke of Cornwall's wife, in Shakespeare : REGAN
78. A chorus line : TENOR
80. N.B.A.'s Unseld : WES
81. Mimic : MYNA
82. Alternative medicine? : EARNOSEORTHROAT
86. Song to Apollo : PAEAN
87. Give it ___ : AGO
88. Piece on a pedestal : URN
89. Big East team : HOYAS
90. Kind of bagel : SESAME
91. More filled-out : PLUMPER
94. Sagittarius : THEARCHER
96. Floral leaf : SEPAL
97. Some Air Force NCO's : SSGTS
102. Get down : EAT
103. Alternative comedy? : HANNAHORHERSISTERS
112. Alternative school? : WILLIAMORMARY
115. Have an afternoon snack : TAKETEA
116. Rameau composition : ARIETTE
117. Sushi restaurant supplier : EELER
118. Never-ending : ETERNAL
119. Women, to poets : FAIRSEX
120. Golden Hind captain : DRAKE
121. Corrects a wrong number : REDIALS
1. Herbivores avoid it : MEAT
2. ___-Iranian languages : INDO
3. Kind of tissue : SCAR
4. ___ habilis : HOMO
5. Mogadishu-born model : IMAN
6. Salon workers, at times : TINTERS
7. Zen enlightenment : SATORI
8. Demoiselle : GIRL
9. "___ the Sheriff" (1974 #1 song) : ISHOT
10. Evasive response : MAYBE
11. What Commodus called Marcus Aurelius : PATER
12. "Bei Mir Bist Du ___" : SCHON
13. Little bit : ATOM
14. When repeated, part of French Polynesia : BORA
15. Put together, as pages in a book : UPBIND
16. Worked the land : TILLED
17. Kind of cross : TAU
18. ". ___ he drove out of sight ." : ERE
19. Prefix with function : DYS
25. Partner, with "the" : MRS
27. Like a string bean : GANGLY
31. Party divider, at times : AISLE
32. Fix, as a driveway, maybe : RETAR
33. Ignores one's wanderlust : STAYS
34. "The Stars, Like Dust" author : ASIMOV
35. Comet competitor : BONAMI
36. Theory introduced by Jan Smuts : HOLISM
37. "___ unrelated note ." : ONAN
38. Beta follower : RAY
39. Firm up : GEL
40. Trapper's haul : FUR
41. Shakers founder Lee : ANN
44. Declare flat out : SWEAR
45. Taylor's third : TODD
46. Part of a joule : ERG
47. Goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
50. Check to the I.R.S.? : AUDIT
51. Country singer Mattea : KATHY
52. Sumatran simian : ORANG
53. Boxlike sled : PUNG
55. Dallas squad, to fans : MAVS
59. Psychologist Bettelheim : BRUNO
60. Tool used on pineapples : CORER
62. Sport with pigeons : SKEET
63. Korean War sights : MIGS
65. Gulf of ___ : OMAN
66. Board : GETON
67. Take one's sweet time : TARRY
68. Disbelieving cry : OHYEAH
69. Change tags : RENAME
70. More nuts : INANER
72. Shaftesbury Avenue locale : SOHO
75. Brings in : REAPS
76. It balances out a double bogey : EAGLE
77. Family : GROUP
79. Ultimate : NTH
80. Leak preventer : WASHER
81. Like "Spanish" in Spanish: Abbr. : MASC
83. Go after, in a way : SUE
84. Need correcting : ERR
85. It has a husk : OAT
86. Part of a speed : PER
90. Gorge : SATIATE
92. "Symphony of a Thousand" composer : MAHLER
93. Works with straw : PLAITS
95. Rabbit season? : EASTER
97. ___ Miguel (Azores island) : SAO
98. Bit : SHRED
99. Complaining, irksome patient, in medical slang : GOMER
100. Lilted syllables : TRALA
101. 2001 DreamWorks hit : SHREK
104. Comic strip "Big ___" : NATE
105. Chihuahua neighbor: Abbr. : NMEX
106. Fictional governess : EYRE
107. TV exec's work : SKED
108. Actress Hatcher : TERI
109. Where Enceladus is buried, in myth : ETNA
110. Kind of number : REAL
111. "Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
112. Fem. auxiliary member : WAF
113. It can be rolled over : IRA
114. Last chapter of Jeremiah : LII

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