WRIGGLY FIELD

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 2005

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Basket material : RAFFIA
7. Shots may increase it : BARTAB
13. "I can ___" : RELATE
19. Furniture finials : ACORNS
20. Ancient cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
21. Just for fun : ONALARK
23. Ones with a wolf at the door : THREELITTLEPIGS
25. Snout-nosed and grunting : PORCINE
26. Mobutu Sese ___, Zairian despot : SEKO
27. Peaceful : IRENIC
28. Not a peaceful feeling : IRE
30. Rhodes of Rhodesia : CECIL
31. A lot of lot : ONEACRE
33. Shabby : DOWNATTHEHEELS
36. Work of mythology : EDDA
37. Start of a Christmas carol : ADESTE
40. Mud : JOE
41. Prefix with therm : ISO
42. Morning, in Metz : MATIN
44. Grain splitter : SAW
46. Corner light : WALK
49. Cafe feature : AWNING
53. Holy person's title : SRI
55. Common soccer score : NIL
57. Care for : TENDTO
61. It's hard to get rid of : WHITEELEPHANT
64. "The Spanish Gypsy" author : GEORGEELIOT
66. Half a 1980's TV duo : LACEY
67. Optimistic types : HOPERS
69. With 71-Across, heavy, as a truck : TWO
70. Mil. advisory grp. : NSC
71. See 69-Across : TON
72. Involved : INTRICATE
74. From, in France : DES
75. N.F.C. West team: Abbr. : STL
76. Ramallah grp. : PLO
77. Harness ring : TERRET
78. Try to get money from : HITUP
80. Super Bowl XIV winners : THESTEELERS
84. First British Conservative P.M. : SIRROBERTPEEL
86. Acceptances : YESSES
87. See 58-Down : SET
89. Milne's "Mr. ___ Passes By" : PIM
90. "Monty Python" comic : CLEESE
91. Park concern: Abbr. : ECOL
93. "___ I said so, darn it!" : CUZ
95. Restrained : BATED
97. Atlas abbr. : STR
100. Befuddle : FOG
102. Largely Muslim capital city : TIRANA
104. Crib : TAKE
108. TV staple since 1/6/75 : WHEELOFFORTUNE
112. Metal used in mirror coating : RHODIUM
115. "It's been ___ pleasure" : AREAL
116. Mauna ___ : KEA
117. Christmas sight : CRECHE
120. Girl's name that means "true" : VERA
121. Pets from the tropics : GECKOES
123. Head to : MAKEABEELINEFOR
126. Stuff : SATIATE
127. Request sweetener : PLEASE
128. Latish date start : NINEPM
129. Relative of a blow fly : TSETSE
130. Not as impressive : SADDER
131. They're good for crowds : EXTRAS
1. Dustin Hoffman character : RATSO
2. Small, one-seeded fruit, botanically : ACHENE
3. Kind of tongue : FORKED
4. Sponge : FREELOAD
5. Magician's name ending : INI
6. Up : ASTIR
7. Bundle : BALE
8. Father's conclusion : AMEN
9. Canoeing challenge : RAPIDS
10. Ribbed cloths : TRICOTS
11. It may be right: Abbr. : ANG
12. Amazon ___ : BASIN
13. Lift : ROPETOW
14. Rock producer Brian : ENO
15. Tough, durable wood : LARCH
16. Rep. ___ Hastings of the House intelligence committee : ALCEE
17. Meditation discipline : TAICHI
18. 2002 British Open winner : ERNIEELS
22. 1950's-60's thoroughbred, five-time Horse of the Year : KELSO
24. Popsicle, e.g. : TREAT
29. "The ___ Quartet" (Indian epic) : RAJ
32. 1980's-90's Boston Bruin whose #8 jersey is retired : CAMNEELY
34. Withdraw gradually : WEAN
35. La Scala, e.g. : TEATRO
38. Stains : DISHONORS
39. Turned on : ENRAPT
43. Kind of group : AGE
45. Lose it, with "out" : WIG
47. Trip part : LEG
48. Show obeisance : KNEEL
49. Saddler's tool : AWL
50. Dumbfounded expression : WHATTHE
51. Designer Miller and others : NICOLES
52. Route west of Jacksonville, Fla. : ITEN
54. Still : INERT
56. College sports stand-out : LETTERMAN
58. With 87-Across, nook filler : DINETTE
59. Hard-to-decide cases : TOSSUPS
60. Non-Rx : OTC
62. Lover: Suffix : PHILE
63. Pushes hard : TRIES
65. Must give : OWETO
68. Money substitute : SCRIP
73. Exuberant Spanish cry : ARRIBA
74. Awful : DIRE
75. Awful mess : STY
76. Strips : PEELSOFF
78. Maintained : HELDTO
79. "The Old Wives' Tale" playwright : PEELE
81. Storm heading: Abbr. : SSE
82. Person with a magnifying glass, for short? : TEC
83. No time at all : SEC
85. Dating letters : BCE
88. Dress not comfortable to sit in : TUTU
92. Quick glance : LOOKSEE
94. Coated to prevent rust : ZINCKED
96. Chapel Hill student : TARHEEL
97. Some draperies : SWAGS
98. Time bomb, say : THREAT
99. Sends back : REELECTS
101. Coll. senior's test : GRE
103. Go over just before a test, say : REREAD
105. Start : ADVENT
106. Actor Sutherland : KIEFER
107. Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
109. Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
110. Drink with a straw : FLOAT
111. Pats down : TAMPS
113. "Die Lorelei" poet : HEINE
114. Old school figures : MARMS
118. Slip (into) : EASE
119. Buddy on the road : CBER
122. Some "Star Trek" convention costumes : ETS
124. Cookbook phrase : ALA
125. Counterorder : NIX

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