APOSTROPHES IN THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1999

Author: Cathy Millhauser
Editor: Will Shortz
Cathy Allis
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Half of a 1955 merger: Abbr. : AFL
4. Florida footballer : GATOR
9. "Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
13. Mallow family plant : OKRA
17. Strive : TRY
18. Horror film director George : ROMERO
19. Like relaxed-fit jeans : COMFY
21. Conch shell effect : ROAR
22. VIOLENCE ON THE ICE GETS OUT OF HAND! : HOCKEYPLAYER'SFACEOFF
26. Some Iroquois : ONEIDAS
27. Burdens : TAXES
28. Releases : UNBOLTS
29. Great bargain : STEAL
30. Shoe strengthener : WELT
31. Does something appealing? : ASKS
32. Ending with Smurf or Rock : ETTE
35. Dormmate : ROOMIE
38. Word on the Great Seal : ORDO
42. CONCERT ENDS WITH DISH ON FAN'S HEAD! : SINGER'SBOWLOVERTEEN
48. Partially : SOME
49. "The Sound of Music" song : MARIA
50. Hibernia : EIRE
51. Do in : ERASE
52. Half-and-half half : CREAM
54. Dudley Do-Right's beloved : NELL
55. ___ Tan (cigar brand) : ROI
56. Paesano's land : ITALIA
57. Clueless : ATALOSS
59. Ref. room offering : OED
61. Chapeau's perch : TETE
63. INSURGENT'S PARKA IS GUNFIRE CASUALTY! : MANSHOOTSRIOTER'SDOWN
71. Michigan college : ALMA
72. Blue shade : SKY
73. Section of Queens : ASTORIA
74. Five-iron, once : MASHIE
78. Year in the life of Constantine : CCC
81. Figures on Pharaohs' headdresses : ASPS
83. Afoam : SUDSY
84. Basket material : OSIER
85. Symbol on a phone button : STAR
86. Works with measures : POEMS
88. Back-to-sch. times : SEPS
89. OPERATING PHYSICIAN HAS TROUBLE WITH STATIC CLING! : DOC'SSLIPUPINSURGERY
93. Squid squirts : INKS
94. Back-baring top : HALTER
95. Autocrat : TSAR
96. Church center : NAVE
97. Juanita's "those" : ESAS
100. Not upright : ALIST
105. Dancing man in "Dancing Lady" : ASTAIRE
109. Zealous : EAGER
111. Don't mind : DISOBEY
113. ONE PART OF EMPLOYEE RETURNS TO JOB! : FIRMHIRESWORKER'SBACK
116. As old as ___ : ADAM
117. Postembryonic : FETAL
118. With class : FINELY
119. A.A.A. recommendation : RTE
120. Bank take-back : REPO
121. Campaigner's stand : DAIS
122. Kind of mail : SNAIL
123. Teakettle sound : SSS
1. One of the Three Musketeers : ATHOS
2. Attack locale : FRONT
3. French school : LYCEE
4. "Tauromaquia" artist : GOYA
5. Rockers' equipment : AMPS
6. Part of A.T.&T.: Abbr. : TEL
7. Electioneer : ORATE
8. Shade of blue : ROYAL
9. A lot, maybe : ACRE
10. First of two related lists : DO'S
11. German resort : EMS
12. Overflowing : EFFUSIVE
13. Lunchbox treat : OREO
14. Brown and Williamson brand : KOOL
15. Large number : RAFT
16. Pounds' sounds : ARFS
18. Colorful partridge : REDLEG
20. Union member : YANKEE
23. 1990's car : KIA
24. Prefix with version : EXTRO
25. "The Nanny" network : CBS
30. "___ off to see the Wizard" : WE'RE
31. Ancient Semite : AMORITE
33. Pro ___ : TEM
34. Window over a door : TRANSOM
36. Chit writer : OWER
37. Medley : OLIO
38. ___ cosa (something else): Sp. : OTRA
39. Kind of time : REAL
40. Lucie's father : DESI
41. Ready to go in : ONEA
42. Somewhat, slangily : SORTA
43. "Er...um..." : IMEAN
44. Poet/dramatist Larry et al. : NEALS
45. Country towers : SILOS
46. One who makes a bundle : BALER
47. Checks to make sure : RETESTS
48. Fraud : SCAM
53. Heavy sweaters : MOHAIRS
56. Oft-misused contraction : IT'S
58. Something underfoot? : SOLE
60. Criticize, slangily : DIS
62. Catholic Reformation writer : ERASMUS
64. Feeling : TACTILE
65. Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
66. 1997 boxer of the ear? : TYSON
67. Extinguish : DOUSE
68. Corinthian, for one : ORDER
69. Gossamer : WISPY
70. Those opposed : NAYS
74. ___ operandi (ways of working) : MODI
75. "...unto us ___ is given" : ASON
76. Like some jokes : SICK
77. "___ a Rebel" (1962 Crystals hit) : HE'S
79. Four-striper: Abbr. : CAPT
80. Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
82. Gnats, rats, etc. : PESTS
85. Drooled : SLAVERED
87. Married mujer: Abbr. : SRA
90. Zhivago portrayer : SHARIF
91. Ragú alternative : PREGO
92. Lush, in a way : GRASSY
96. Biomed. research agency : NIH
98. Lord's workers : SERFS
99. Alan of "Havana" : ARKIN
101. Throw, as a grenade : LOB
102. Certain girders : IBARS
103. Sunnites and Shiites, e.g. : SECTS
104. Wee ones : TYKES
105. At a distance : AFAR
106. Pro or con : SIDE
107. Kisser : TRAP
108. Shots, for short : AMMO
109. Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
110. Hand-held holers : AWLS
111. Vier preceder : DREI
112. "___ show you!" : I'LL
114. Posting at SFO or LAX : ETA
115. Old Spanish queen : ENA

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