CHOICES, CHOICES

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1996

Author: D. J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Medical chart info : WEIGHT
7. Jeans, restyled : CUTOFFS
14. Baseball's George and Ken : BRETTS
20. In error : ASTRAY
21. Adventurously : ONADARE
22. Kind of photo : AERIAL
23. Pyle portrayer : NABORS
24. Birthday party items : CANDLES
25. Without question : SURELY
26. Screw-cutting apparatus : DIESTOCK
28. Neuters : GELDS
29. Auto repair shop inventory : SPARKS
30. Ottawa hockey team : SENATORS
32. Clarifying words : IDEST
34. Highest stage : ACME
37. Place to wear a fez : RABAT
38. Fortune : LOT
39. "God's Little___" : ACRE
43. Policy of achieving a goal in steps : GRADUALISM
46. Take down___ : APEG
48. Be busily active : HUM
49. Elusive one : EEL
50. Common worker : PROLE
51. ___bono (for whose benefit?): Lat. : CUI
52. Director Wenders : WIM
55. Onetime butterfly-bee analogist : ALI
56. Machine gun noise : RATATAT
58. Nasal sound : SNORE
60. Seraglio room : ODA
61. Tree member: Abbr. : REL
62. Tennis overhand : SMASH
63. Pay___goes : ASONE
64. Child's delight : TOYSTORY
66. Symbol of mourning : CRAPE
69. New Deal proj. : TVA
70. Inactive one : IDLER
71. Will Rogers trait : DRYHUMOR
74. Of the back, anatomically : NOTAL
76. Gamut : RANGE
80. Last poker bet, sometimes : IOU
81. Brillo rival : SOS
82. Exercises outdoors : BIKES
83. Well-formed : SHAPELY
85. O.T. book : NUM
86. Cable network : TNT
87. Sampras objective : ACE
88. ___Girl (Clara Bow) : THEIT
90. Sorrow : RUE
91. Seventh in a series : ETA
92. On___ (anxious) : EDGE
94. Political cause of the late 1800's : FREESILVER
96. 1978 Yankee hero : DENT
98. ___Star Pictures : TRI
99. Thick jar : CROCK
100. English refs. : OEDS
101. Bankrupts : RUINS
103. Innkeeper : HOSTELER
106. Part of a Rube Goldberg contraption : STRING
109. Northern highway, formerly : ALCAN
112. Not imitative : ORIGINAL
116. Mess up : TOUSLE
117. Domestic fowl : ROASTER
119. Longtime Peter Lorre role : MRMOTO
120. Woolen overcoat : ULSTER
121. Inhabiting elevated regions : MONTANE
122. Reach before : BEATTO
123. Extorts from : BLEEDS
124. Made hard : STEELED
125. Ray of light : STREAM
1. What a magician may wave : WAND
2. Actor Morales : ESAI
3. Beatles' "Let___" : ITBE
4. Brought in : GROSSED
5. "The Luck of Roaring Camp" writer : HARTE
6. Ring leader? : TYSON
7. 1988 Tom Cruise movie : COCKTAIL
8. ___de gato (Western shrub) : UNA
9. Chinese geometric puzzle : TANGRAM
10. Most peculiar : ODDEST
11. Suffer defeat : FALL
12. Baretta's cockatoo : FRED
13. Attached by the base, botanically : SESSILE
14. Long-eared breed : BASSET
15. Enlists again : REUPS
16. Editor's compilation : ERRATA
17. Category : TIER
18. Report : TALK
19. Stallone and Stone : SLYS
27. Mustang corral? : CARLOT
31. Haunt : OBSESS
33. Missouri's state tree : DOGWOOD
34. Certain paint processors : AGERS
35. Word with puff or soda : CREAM
36. It became independent on 9/21/64 : MALTA
40. One-named actress : CHARO
41. School tool : RULER
42. Noted first name in literature : EMILY
44. Rocket motion : UPTHRUST
45. Blue-and-yellow macaw : ARA
46. Golden : AUREATE
47. Cherry___ : PIE
51. Call together : CONVOKE
53. Pastoral poem : IDYL
54. Stylish Italian auto : MASERATI
57. Yiddish writer Sholem : ASCH
59. Unpleasant : NOTNICE
63. ___Lingus : AER
64. Pop group___Tuesday : TIL
65. Golf impediment : TRAP
67. ___Goeth of "Schindler's List" : AMON
68. Private entrance : POSTERN
71. Treated to a night out : DINED
72. Divert, in a way : ROUTE
73. Arizona native : YUMAN
75. Houston pros : ASTROS
77. Chutzpah : NERVE
78. Fixed on, with "to" : GLUED
79. Intent watchers : EYERS
82. Slovenly woman : BAG
83. Jason, e.g. : SEEKER
84. Greetings : HIS
89. Bullied : HECTORED
93. Wins over : DISARMS
94. Direct : FRONTAL
95. Big name in TV production : LORIMAR
97. Melancholy : TRISTE
98. 1984 World Series champs : TIGERS
99. Pure : CHASTE
102. Lacking guidance : UNLED
104. Extensions : LIMBS
105. White-plumed heron : EGRET
106. Part to keep : STUB
107. It's collected at a booth : TOLL
108. Subterfuge : RUSE
110. 1966 Joe Orton play : LOOT
111. Word with sugar : CANE
113. Observe : NOTE
114. Start of a cry of encouragement : ATTA
115. Appear : LOOM
118. Chemical suffix : ENE

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