TRAVELING IN CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 2006

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: I love this puzzle. Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, Hannibal crosses the Alps, and so on. And, although I don't know why, at 57 Across, a chicken crosses the road.
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. White-collar position : PRIEST
7. Big guy : BOSS
11. "Did you ___?!" : EVER
15. Moo goo gai pan pan : WOK
18. Sonata movements : RONDOS
19. Not the most reliable set of wheels : CRATE
20. - : DELAWARE
22. Little-known : UNCELEBRATED
24. It surrounds the Isle of Man : IRISHSEA
25. "New Look" pioneer : DIOR
26. Eastern way : TAO
27. Half-German/half-Indian film hero : RAMBO
29. Cymbal in a drum kit : HIHAT
30. - : ENGLISHCHANNEL
34. 3-D figures : SOLIDS
35. "I hope to see London once ___ I die": "Henry IV, Part 2" : ERE
36. Cognizance : KEN
37. Carnegie's cronies : STEELMEN
39. Comment made after jumping in a pool, maybe : BRR
42. State strongly : ASSERT
44. Faultfinders : NOODGES
47. Throaty sound : AHEM
49. Eye sockets : ORBITS
52. Certain ID check : SCAN
53. Cross shape : TAU
54. Obstructor of congress? : CELIBACY
57. - : CHICKEN
59. ___ Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent : ROSE
60. Farm pitcher : HAYFORK
61. "The Time Machine" race : ELOI
62. Agatha and Dahlia, in P. G. Wodehouse books : AUNTS
63. What this puzzle's circled spaces represent : FAMOUSCROSSINGS
69. Subject of a Michelangelo sculpture : MOSES
72. Westminster area : SOHO
73. L. L. Bean competitor : NAUTICA
77. Made fun of, in a way : APED
78. Ring duo : TAGTEAM
81. - : HANNIBAL
82. Hairstyling need : GEL
83. 2000 Elton John/Tim Rice musical : AIDA
84. Fluoroscope inventor : EDISON
86. Traditional Christmas Eve meal in Germany : CARP
87. Drink served in a tall glass : ICEDTEA
89. Hoof handlers : SHOERS
92. Rtes. : RDS
93. - : COLUMBUS
97. Startled cry : EEK
98. Reuters competitor : UPI
100. Refresher : CATNAP
102. Casino fixture : ONEARMEDBANDIT
108. Hunter slain by Artemis : ORION
109. Gillette brand : ORALB
110. "What ___ care?" : DOI
111. Five or ten, say : SOME
112. Unsuccessful, as a mission : ABORTIVE
114. - : JULIUSCAESAR
118. Bear in mind : CONSIDER
119. Appropriate : USURP
120. Blubberless marine mammals : OTTERS
121. Leftmost digital watch no. : HRS
122. Recycle bin fillers : CANS
123. Tap sites : KEGS
124. Boon to Scottish tourism : NESSIE
1. Fuddy-duddy : PRUDE
2. 1998 De Niro thriller : RONIN
3. Under a false name, briefly : INCOG
4. - : EDERLE
5. G : SOL
6. Sleeping sickness carriers : TSETSES
7. Sports ___ : BRA
8. Cereal grass : OAT
9. Schindler's business partner in "Schindler's List" : STERN
10. Sonatas, e.g. : SEDANS
11. Like some mushrooms : EDIBLE
12. Florida's ___ Beach : VERO
13. "Hostel" director ___ Roth : ELI
14. 1950 film that retells the same events four times : RASHOMON
15. - : WASHINGTON
16. Mountain nymph : OREAD
17. "Beauty is truth, truth beauty" writer : KEATS
19. Potsherds : CROCKERY
21. Passed (away) : WHILED
23. "What nonsense!" : BAH
28. Intersected : MET
31. Grp. involved in "the Troubles" : IRA
32. Flavor lender : HERB
33. Ludicrous : ANTIC
34. M.I.T.'s ___ School of Management : SLOAN
38. Ending with defer or refer : ENCE
39. "Goldberg Variations" composer : BACH
40. Daughter of Uranus : RHEA
41. Count : RELY
43. Super-duper : SOCKO
45. Big ___ : EAST
46. Appeals to : SUES
48. Out of sorts : MIFFED
50. - : THEROAD
51. The place of one's fodder? : SILO
52. Does a run : SKIS
55. Snakes with vestigial limbs : BOAS
56. Escort's offering : ARM
58. Lettuce type : COS
59. Country : RUSTIC
62. "Son of ___!" : AGUN
64. It serves many courses: Abbr. : USGA
65. Juicer : SOT
66. Former Hong Kong leader Tung ___ Hwa : CHEE
67. Lacking sense : INANE
68. One of the Bobbsey Twins : NAN
69. Star followers : MAGI
70. Group that includes the U.A.E. : OPEC
71. Picks : SELECTIONS
74. Girder with flanges : IBAR
75. It may come with a gift : CARD
76. - : ALPS
78. Render unavailable : TIEUP
79. First of all : ADAM
80. Molière comedy, with "The" : MISER
81. Became an item : HOOKEDUP
83. - : ATLANTIC
85. Brother of Ham and Japheth : SHEM
88. Honored alumni, usually : DONORS
90. - : RUBICON
91. Rest cure destination : SPA
94. Bugs that live in trees : BORERS
95. Actress Merkel : UNA
96. Ancient Turkish dynasty founder : SELJUK
99. Mini-maps : INSETS
100. Whistle wearer : COACH
101. Garden spot : ARBOR
103. Shabby treatment : ABUSE
104. Soirees : DOS
105. Pillbox quantities : DOSES
106. ___ ware (Japanese porcelain) : IMARI
107. Clipped : TERSE
109. Hot room, colloquially : OVEN
113. Gilbert & Sullivan princess : IDA
115. Carry with effort : LUG
116. Collection agcy.? : IRS
117. Took in : ATE

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