COULD YOU REWORD THAT, PLEASE?

New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 2008

Author: Daniel C. Bryant
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel C. Bryant
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Bryant. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rocker Ocasek and others : RICS
5. Dwellers along the Dnieper River : SLAVS
10. "A ___, petal and a thorn" (Emily Dickinson poem) : SEPAL
15. Rtes. : RDS
18. 1969 self-titled jazz album : ELLA
19. United We Stand America founder : PEROT
20. Eastern seaboard rte. : USONE
21. Greek discord goddess : ERIS
23. Tax break for Gumby? : CLAYMANEXEMPTION
26. Publication read by drs. : JAMA
27. "Steady ___ goes" : ASSHE
28. Motor levers : TAPPETS
29. Abjures : DISOWNS
31. Money replaced by the 49-Down : PESETA
33. "Bien sûr!" : OUI
34. Primitive wind instruments : PANPIPES
35. Blessing for a shipboard romance? : SEALOVEAPPROVAL
40. Without compassion : ICILY
41. Indisposed : LOATH
42. Be indisposed : AIL
43. Architect whose epitaph says "Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you" : WREN
44. It's short for a long car : LIMO
47. World's longest wooden roller coaster, at Kings Island : THEBEAST
51. Battery type : AAA
52. "Hawaii Five-O" airer : CBS
55. Bridge writer Culbertson : ELY
56. Perhaps doesn't believe witty Rogers? : MAYDOUBTAWILL
58. "Let's ___!" : EAT
59. Like some single-sex schools : ALLGIRL
61. Near-grads: Abbr. : SRS
62. Dinner plate scraping : ORT
63. ___'acte : ENTR
64. "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer" poet : KEATS
65. Tribe originally from the Deep South : CHOCTAW
68. Wood shop device : LATHE
69. Rigor of a fever : AGUE
70. "Yoo-___!" : HOO
72. "Alley ___!" : OOP
73. "Oh, please" : SPAREME
75. Enough to hold a lotta iPod tunes : GIG
76. End-game maneuvers? : KEYPAWNMOVING
80. Turncoat : RAT
81. Somalia neighbor: Abbr. : ETH
82. Modern address : URL
83. Zero interest : NODESIRE
84. W.W. II vessels : LSTS
85. Choice marbles : TAWS
87. End of some 82-Acrosses : GOV
88. "Hands Across the Sea" composer : SOUSA
90. Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
92. Excavate in the white cliffs? : MINEDOVERMATTER
99. "A Little Bitty Tear" singer, 1962 : BURLIVES
101. United : ONE
102. Flamenco cheer : OLEOLE
103. Current gauge : AMMETER
104. 1910s-'20s Dutch art movement : DESTIJL
108. Like many "Survivor" contestants : ISLED
109. Short ride : SPIN
110. Drab Oriental fabric? : GRAYTOILEOFCHINA
113. Word before or after "on" : HOLD
114. Was a good Samaritan to : AIDED
115. Rock genre : METAL
116. Blink ___ eye : OFAN
117. Born abroad : NEE
118. Musts : NEEDS
119. Plant swelling : EDEMA
120. Communism battler, with "the" : WEST
1. Summarizes : RECAPS
2. "Maybe" : ILLSEE
3. Minor league baseball category : CLASSA
4. Greet someone : SAYHELLO
5. Hot Springs, e.g. : SPA
6. March fast? : LENT
7. Metropolitan ___ : AREA
8. What people are saying, briefly : VOXPOP
9. Promotion : STEPUP
10. Apt. overseer : SUPT
11. Mechanics give them: Abbr. : ESTS
12. Taro dish : POI
13. Like half of all terminals : ANODAL
14. Leader with a goatee : LENIN
15. Say "hallelujah!" : REJOICE
16. Sketch sewing-kit stores? : DRAWPINCENTERS
17. British fruitcake : SIMNEL
22. Fresh : SASSY
24. "Same here" : METOO
25. Prime minister raised in Milwaukee : MEIR
30. Snail shell shape : SPIRAL
32. Personification : AVATAR
34. "Be a ___!" : PAL
36. Kind of alcohol : ETHYL
37. Expressed wonder : AHED
38. Hops drier : OAST
39. "Apologia pro ___ Sua" : VITA
43. Kelly or Whitman : WALT
44. Waste of a sort : LEAKAGE
45. Crooked : ILLEGIT
46. Clown's parade memoir? : MYLAUGHTERMILE
48. Twaddle : BOSH
49. 31-Across replacer : EURO
50. Decamp : ABSCOND
51. One of the four elements : AIR
53. Toweling-off place : BATHMAT
54. Urban grid : STREETS
56. Start to lead? : MIS
57. "Holy moly!" : WOW
60. Onetime telecom giant : GTE
63. Listener : EAR
65. Friday, for one : COP
66. Dictionary, often : TOME
67. Where private messages may be sent?: Abbr. : APOS
68. Delay : LAG
70. Towel stitching : HERS
71. Olive ___ : OYL
73. Dear ___ Madam ... : SIROR
74. Breath: Prefix : PNEUMO
76. 1990-'91 war site : KUWAIT
77. Shortly : ANON
78. Braided : WOVE
79. Wood shop device : VISE
84. Night owl's TV fare : LATESHOW
86. "The House of the Spirits" author, 1982 : ALLENDE
87. Grunts : GIS
89. ___ law (early legal code) : SALIC
90. Cause to blush : ABASH
91. Criticize harshly : DUMPON
92. ___ Melodies : MERRIE
93. "I ___ appreciate ..." : DOSO
94. In installments : ONTIME
95. In hijab, e.g. : VEILED
96. "L'chaim!" : TOLIFE
97. Figure skater Sokolova and others : ELENAS
98. Little stinger : REDANT
100. Steakhouse shunner : VEGAN
104. Not natural : DYED
105. Terminal figs. : ETDS
106. Leap on a stage : JETE
107. Good soil : LOAM
111. Summer offering : ADE
112. 20-Across terminus: Abbr. : FLA

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