DINNER THEATER

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 2007

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lhasa ___ : APSO
5. Breathing tube : TRACHEA
12. Old cracker brand : HIHO
16. Back on board : AFT
19. Pfizer product used before brushing the teeth : PLAX
20. Anne who wrote "Abie's Irish Rose" : NICHOLS
21. Reason to shout "Eureka!" : IDEA
22. Language along the Mekong River : LAO
23. Play about tenderizing meat with one's toes? : BAREFOOTINTHEPORK
26. Beast with a bugling call : ELK
27. Patronize, as a hotel : STAYAT
28. "Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
29. Red spot on the skin : MEASLE
31. Musical drama about a butcher who sells deer meat? : THEMERCHANTOFVENISON
37. ___ de Cologne : EAU
38. Honoree's spot : DAIS
39. Gullets : MAWS
40. Musical play set at McDonald's? : THEBURGERSOPERA
49. Dangerous place to pass a car : BEND
50. Pole, e.g. : EUROPEAN
51. Even : TIED
52. Actress Barbara Bel ___ : GEDDES
54. In love : SMITTEN
55. Blast : BALL
56. Windsor princess : MARGARET
58. Muppets' creator : HENSON
59. Musical drama that tells the tale of a sausage casing? : WURSTSIDESTORY
61. Hat trick component : GOAL
63. Ring holder : TREE
64. Musical drama about a man eating soup? : PORGYANDBISQUE
72. Mulling spice : NUTMEG
78. Many baseball card stats : AVERAGES
79. What you may call it : NOUN
80. Business with net gains? : FISHERY
81. Tighten, say, as strings : RELACE
82. 1962 hit film whose climax is on Crab Key island : DRNO
83. Conveys : PASSESON
84. Place in the pecking order : RANK
85. Play about a guy ordering beef from Dublin? : ABIESIRISHROAST
88. Martini & Rossi offering : ASTI
89. Little fellow : TYKE
90. Despite this : YET
91. Play about swine intestines that are semidivine? : CHITLINSOFALESSERGOD
101. Miner's major problem : CAVEIN
102. White sheet : FLOE
103. Person who has something going on? : WEARER
105. Allen Ginsberg's "Plutonian ___" : ODE
106. Play about meat that's good to eat anytime? : AHAMFORALLSEASONS
112. Elbow-bender : SOT
113. Brand name with an accent on its last letter : RAGU
114. Character in many a joke : STPETER
115. B.A. or M.A. offerer : UNIV
116. Retired number of Dodger Tommy Lasorda : TWO
117. Goblet part : STEM
118. Juvenal work : SATIRES
119. Pageantry : POMP
1. "Be on the lookout" messages, briefly : APBS
2. Oliver of "The West Wing" : PLATT
3. "The Terminator" heroine : SARAH
4. Common daisy : OXEYE
5. U.S. bond market purchase : TNOTE
6. Kia subcompact : RIO
7. Stage entertainment : ACT
8. N.L. and A.L. city : CHI
9. Passport maker : HONDA
10. Mr. ___, scheming vicar in "Emma" : ELTON
11. Take ___ at : ASHOT
12. Stylin' : HIP
13. Swearing-in phrase : IDO
14. Deity credited with inventing the lyre : HERMES
15. Like Hoosier cabinets : OAKEN
16. Composer Scarlatti : ALESSANDRO
17. Popular quarry for British hunters : FALLOWDEER
18. Arcade game inserts : TOKENS
24. Relations: Abbr. : FAM
25. Worn away : ERODED
30. Meant to attract : AIMEDAT
32. Possessed girl in "The Exorcist" : REGAN
33. Town largely destroyed by the Battle of Normandy : CAEN
34. "Ben-___" : HUR
35. Quite a ways : FAR
36. Using : VIA
40. Radio host John : TESH
41. "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion" author : HUME
42. The Isle of Man's Port ___ : ERIN
43. Nonhuman co-hosts of TV's "Mystery Science Theater 3000" : BOTS
44. Incumbent on : UPTO
45. Attack once more : REENGAGE
46. Sky light : STAR
47. Palette globs : OILS
48. Trapper's prize : PELT
49. Does a certain dog trick : BEGS
52. Sickly-looking : GREENISH
53. Slovenly abode : STY
55. Thermometer's terminus : BULB
56. Get stuck : MIRE
57. Drink suffix : ADE
59. Fistfuls, say : WADS
60. Phaser setting : STUN
62. Missing broadcast channel : ONE
64. Scorecard heading : PAR
65. Dwarf : OVERSHADOW
66. Compared with : RELATIVETO
67. Symbol of hardness : GRANITE
68. Talk, talk, talk: Var. : YACK
69. Memo header : INRE
70. Steinway & ___ (piano maker) : SONS
71. What, to Watteau : QUOI
73. Five-Year Plan implementer, for short : USSR
74. "The Cosby Show" kid : THEO
75. Badlands landform : MESA
76. Bow-wielding deity : EROS
77. "Peer ___" : GYNT
80. Diets drastically : FASTS
82. Go from endangered to extinct : DIEOFF
83. Slapstick missiles : PIES
85. First name in Objectivism : AYN
86. Bibliophile's love: Abbr. : BKS
87. Grain susceptible to ergot : RYE
88. Buttonhole : ACCOST
89. W.W. I helmet, informally : TINHAT
92. Inventive sorts? : LIARS
93. Line at the dentist's office? : FLOSS
94. Main line : AORTA
95. Sprung : LEAPT
96. Some mantel pieces : EWERS
97. Mens ___ : REA
98. Get fuel : GASUP
99. University of Maine's home : ORONO
100. Shade of blue : DENIM
104. Get back to : RSVP
107. Gray : AGE
108. Closemouthed : MUM
109. Hula dancer's accessory : LEI
110. Common pg. size : LTR
111. "Didn't I tell you?" : SEE

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