A MATTER OF DEGREE

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 2001

Author: Dana Motley
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pop music's ___ and the Waves : KATRINA
8. Finan. planner's suggestion : IRA
11. Alt. spelling : VAR
14. Kind of shot : FLU
17. Decorative bands : FRIEZES
18. Some are kosher : DELIS
21. Noncarbonated drinks : ICETEAS
23. Start of a quote : CANYOUIMAGINE
25. Another helping : SECONDS
26. Quote, part 2 : DRFAHRENHEITANDDR
28. Revelation responses : AHAS
32. "Fargo" director : COEN
33. Correct, as a manuscript : RETYPE
34. Quote, part 3 : CELSIUS
38. Tournament draw : SEED
40. Chatroom chuckle : LOL
41. Part of some e-mail addresses : ORG
44. Lose-lose situations : DILEMMAS
46. Like some golf balls : TEED
48. One offering a sales incentive : REBATER
51. ___-Magnon : CRO
52. First name in architecture : EERO
53. Apparent path of the sun : ARC
55. Get cozy : NESTLE
56. Quote, part 4 : TALKINGDRFAHRENHEIT
62. Star Wars inits. : SDI
63. Big foot meas. : EEE
64. Supermodel Carangi : GIA
65. "Rise, Glory, Rise" composer : ARNE
66. Kitchen tubes : PASTA
69. Comic writer who produced this puzzle's quote : DANFRENCH
72. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
73. Cartoonist Soglow : OTTO
74. Comic Philips : EMO
75. Diminutive suffix : ULE
76. Plunk (down) : PUT
77. Quote, part 5 : WOULDSAYMANITSHOTIN
84. As a matter of fact: Fr. : ENFAIT
85. Count Basie's "___ Darlin'" : LIL
86. Word on a door : PUSH
87. Simple tool user : APE
90. Noted minority group : LEFTIES
92. "O mio babbino ___" (Puccini aria) : CARO
95. Not all the same : ASSORTED
97. Mormons: Abbr. : LDS
98. 3.0, e.g. : GPA
100. El ___ : NINO
102. Quote, part 6 : HEREAND
103. Burn : SCORCH
106. Doer in a whodunit : PERP
108. Wiggle room : PLAY
109. Quote, part 7 : DRCELSIUSWOULDSAY
116. Basque, e.g. : IBERIAN
117. End of the quote : ITSNOTTHATHOT
122. Weather : RIDEOUT
123. "The Addams Family" co-star : ASTIN
124. Champion : ESPOUSE
125. Computer attachment? : ESE
126. Grads.-to-be : SRS
127. Venusians, e.g. : ETS
128. Spring sight : ROSEBUD
1. Popeye's alternative, briefly : KFC
2. Altar constellation : ARA
3. Bolivian export : TIN
4. Man on un trono : REY
5. Polo shirt producer : IZOD
6. Prefix with -algia : NEUR
7. Like : ASIF
8. Some spuds : IDAHOS
9. Shake hands with again : REGREET
10. Property recipient : ALIENEE
11. An American in Paris? : VISITOR
12. Welding gas : ACETYLENE
13. Rundown : RECAP
14. Provide (for) : FEND
15. See 80-Down : LADD
16. Khrushchev's concern : USSR
19. Roomy place? : INN
20. Very, in Würzburg : SEHR
22. With 39-Down, terrible with pitches : TONE
24. G3 or G4 computer : MAC
27. It lacks ventral fins : EEL
28. Electrically versatile : ACDC
29. Prince, e.g. : HEIR
30. Set apart : ALLOT
31. Pilot's hdg. : SSE
35. Ferdinand's first lady : IMELDA
36. Miyoshi ___, Best Supporting Actress winner for "Sayonara" : UMEKI
37. Dress with folds : SARI
39. See 22-Down : DEAF
41. Fun-loving fishers : OTTERS
42. Winterize, as an old coat : RELINE
43. Humperdinck heroine : GRETEL
45. Labor day arrival? : SON
47. Friday program that was never actually shown on Friday : DRAGNET
49. Painter Shahn : BEN
50. Ghanaian dialect : ASHANTI
54. Smart : CHIC
57. Elaine's home, in Arthurian romance : ASTOLAT
58. Like some modern-day mapping : GENOMIC
59. Phone trio : DEF
60. 47-Down airing, today : RERUN
61. Bowl outburst : RAH
66. Albright's successor at State : POWELL
67. Wore a hair shirt : ATONED
68. Packs : STUFFS
69. Org. with a crack staff? : DEA
70. ___ nitrate : AMYL
71. New Haven Ivy Leaguer : ELI
72. Lamb or Bacon : AUTHOR
76. Western group : POSSE
78. Early sixth-century date : DII
79. Extinct plant-eater : STEGOSAUR
80. With 15-Down, "This Gun for Hire" star : ALAN
81. Hot spot : SPA
82. When doubled, confidential : HUSH
83. Concerning one's coming out? : NATAL
88. Clinton cabinet member : PENA
89. Swirl : EDDY
91. Covers ground quickly : SPRINTS
93. Thrust after parrying : RIPOSTE
94. Blood donation quantity : ONEUNIT
96. Standing on the street? : REP
99. With a needle: Prefix : ACU
101. "The Wah Watusi" singers, with "the" : ORLONS
103. Drought-damaged : SERE
104. Madison Avenue awards : CLIOS
105. Early Chinese dynasty : HSIA
107. West Coast summer hrs. : PDT
109. Dreadful : DIRE
110. Aaron's 2,297 : RBIS
111. Hand over : CEDE
112. Oz. and mg. : WTS
113. Suffix with game : STER
114. Asian sleuth's comment : AHSO
115. Dog din : YAPS
118. Balance beam gripper : TOE
119. Core : HUB
120. Big 12 member, briefly : OSU
121. Poet Hughes : TED

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