MYSTERY THEME

New York Times, Sunday, April 3, 1994

Author: Ernie Furtado
Editor: Will Shortz
Ernie Furtado
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Furtado. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The 10 unclued answer in this puzzle are familiar phrases presented literally. When the puzzle is completed, the 12 circled letter - reading in order from top to bottom - will spell an appropriate phrase
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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "My Life as _____" (1985 film) : ADOG
5. Mandela's org. : ANC
8. Ultraviolet light protector : PABA
12. Refinement : TASTE
17. Louise of "Gilligan's Island" : TINA
18. 50's war zone : KOREA
21. 1977 Scott Turow book : ONEL
22. Slowpoke : SNAIL
23. See notepad : AGENTAGENT
25. See notepad : EAGLEEAGLE
27. Steve McQueen's TV horse : RINGO
28. Rights org. : ACLU
30. Hot clue : LEAD
31. Like the White Rabbit : LATE
32. See notepad : INDEMNITYINDEMNITY
37. "_____ evil..." : SEENO
38. Sight from Albertville : ALP
39. Puccini's Floria : TOSCA
42. Spitfire fliers: Abbr. : RAF
45. Sought by bibliomaniacs : RARE
47. "Give _____ rest!" : ITA
49. Pertaining to medicine : IATRIC
51. Some nest eggs : IRAS
53. See notepad : VISIONVISION
57. Pop music's Plastic _____ Band : ONO
58. Say it again? : STUTTER
60. Transcript figures, for short : GPA
61. Kinfolk : CLAN
62. Slob's home : STY
63. Actress Sally of old Hollywood : EILERS
64. Be an appetizer for : WHET
65. Follows : ENSUES
68. _____ store by : SETNO
69. Gives excessive care to : WETNURSES
72. Bead material : NACRE
75. From a spring : FONTAL
77. Legendary Wildcats coach : RUPP
78. Made a whirring sound : BIRRED
79. Battery size : AAA
81. Reagan Secretary of State : HAIG
83. Journal's end : ESE
84. Printer's ems : MUTTONS
85. Bug : FLU
86. See notepad : DECKERDECKER
89. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
90. Creditor : BILLER
92. Big Band _____ : ERA
93. Word between up and down : SIDE
94. Gal of song : SAL
95. "_____ far, far better thing...": Dickens : ITISA
96. "Shame!" : FIE
98. "Cheers!" : TOAST
101. See notepad : OCCUPANCYOCCUPANCY
109. Professional org. : ASSN
112. Co-star for Marlene : EMIL
113. Van _____ : GOGH
114. Buddy, in Bologna : AMICO
115. See notepad : SPACESPACE
118. See notepad : SPEAKSPEAK
121. Anklebone : TALUS
122. Plenty, to a bard : ENOW
123. Miniature kangaroo of Australia : TUNGO
124. Teen bugbear : ACNE
125. Classy horses : ARABS
126. Cooked : DONE
127. Brillo rival : SOS
128. Sparks and namesakes : NEDS
1. Arcade name : ATARI
2. Start-of-meal comment : DIGIN
3. Upright : ONEND
4. Allahabad's river : GANGES
5. Rap-sheet letters : AKA
6. Fireside drink : NOG
7. Architects : CREATORS
8. Teller of tales : POE
9. Invigorating : ANALEPTIC
10. Deck out with jewels : BEGEM
11. 8 Down's middle name : ALLAN
12. Literary initials : TSE
13. Shrink : ANALYST
14. It's a long story : SAGA
15. Show bias : TILT
16. Robt. _____ : ELEE
19. Reference work: Abbr. : ENCY
20. Gudrun did him in : ATLI
24. Volume : TOME
26. First ones are special : EDITIONS
29. Merkel of the movies : UNA
33. Jitters : NERVES
34. Where bombs burst, so we sing : INAIR
35. Sixth-century date : DLIV
36. Bring _____ end : TOAN
40. See notepad : CROSSCROSS
41. Temptations' "_____ Too Proud to Beg" : AINT
42. Escalates : RISES
43. Auerbach of "The Jack Benny Show" : ARTIE
44. See notepad : FAULTFAULT
46. Skating maneuver : EIGHT
48. Fast _____ : ASLEEP
50. Holding back, in a way : COY
52. Person in a pool : STENO
54. Unrolled : OPEN
55. Good-_____ (amiable) : NATURED
56. Johns, in the Highlands : IANS
59. 1982 Jeff Bridges film : TRON
64. "...but we know what _____" : WELIKE
66. Military squad : UNIT
67. _____ the ground : EARTO
69. W.W. II miss : WAAC
70. Chicanery : RUSE
71. Goggles : SPECS
73. _____-car : RENTA
74. Detroit's Corsair or Citation : EDSEL
76. Site of a Marx Brothers movie : THERACES
78. F.B.I. center : BUREAU
79. Denver's Lowry, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
80. Et _____ : ALII
82. Arctic bird of prey : GERFALCON
84. French wine center : MEDOC
86. Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
87. Classic play based on a Maugham tale : RAIN
88. Galleys : KITCHENS
91. Circus young 'un : LIONCUB
97. Heart printout, for short : ECG
99. Body shops? : SPAS
100. West coast Floridian : TAMPAN
102. Called the game : UMPED
103. One grand : PIANO
104. Eddie _____, The Walking Man of baseball : YOST
105. Old Russian secret-police org. : OGPU
106. Part of a family tree : NIECE
107. "_____ Company" (Namath film) : CCAND
108. Couples : YOKES
109. Movie pooch : ASTA
110. Argue : SPAR
111. Hacienda division : SALA
116. Pluralizer : ESS
117. Shropshire she : EWE
119. "Give it _____" : AGO
120. Flattens : KOS

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