PARDONABLE CRIMES

New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 2000

Author: Patrick D. Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. As is proper : APTLY
6. Left : WENT
10. Cornwall town on Falmouth Harbor : TRURO
15. Like some dinners : STAG
19. Scenic walk : PASEO
20. Flash : IDEA
21. German composer Carl Maria von ___ : WEBER
22. Something to pay? : HELL
23. Publicly disrupting a concerto? : BREAKINGINTOSONG
26. Not deceived by : ONTO
27. Doing counterfeit sculpture? : FORGINGAHEAD
28. Augurs : BODES
29. Edge : LIP
32. Blood pigment : HEME
33. It's impolite : SNORT
34. Handles the reception : CATERS
35. Impossible score, in U.S. football : ONE
36. Car accessory : ALARM
38. Informal term of address, in Britain : GUV
39. Council honcho : CHAIR
40. Cricket player : BATSMAN
42. Valentine figure : AMORETTO
45. Catches : NABS
48. Asian kingdom : BHUTAN
49. Difficulties for wedding planners, maybe : EXES
50. Pianist's challenge : ARPEGGIO
52. Actress Skye : IONE
53. Lifeboat lowerer : DAVIT
55. Cryer in movies : JON
57. Aim : INTEND
58. "Last Essays of ___," 1833 : ELIA
59. Thou of thous : MIL
60. Animated show on Nickelodeon : DOUG
61. Utmost : NTH
62. Do business : DEAL
63. Canceling a newsmagazine? : KILLINGTIME
66. Young newts : EFTS
70. Tocqueville's here : ICI
72. Beloved family member : NANA
73. A cuppa : TEA
74. Kind of drop : MAIL
75. It's eaten with a cracker : WALNUT
78. Startled cry : EEK
79. Mountain in Genesis : HOREB
81. Meat stew, for short : OLLA
82. Scriptural elucidations : EXEGESES
84. Place to sleep, in Britain : DOSS
85. Places to sleep : ROOSTS
87. Informal letter signoff : BEST
88. At no charge : COSTFREE
91. Sly coverup : VARNISH
92. Rulers with thrones : SHAHS
94. Rule opposed by Gandhi : RAJ
95. Appliance maker : AMANA
97. ___ kwon do : TAE
98. Ally in Hollywood : SHEEDY
100. Stench : FETOR
102. Mathematician Turing : ALAN
103. Company report abbr. : YTD
104. Dotty inventor? : MORSE
105. Pilfering from a fertility lab? : POACHINGEGGS
108. Its motto is "Industry" : UTAH
109. Robbing factory workers? : HOLDINGUPTHELINE
113. Seized vehicle : REPO
114. 1948 Literature Nobelist : ELIOT
115. Comics dog : ODIE
116. Not built-up : RURAL
117. Sped : FLEW
118. Indiana's state flower : PEONY
119. Bit of thatch : REED
120. "The Herne's Egg" playwright : YEATS
1. P.D. broadcast : APB
2. Score that's "saved" : PAR
3. Lao-___ : TSE
4. Table extender : LEAF
5. 1923 earthquake site : YOKOHAMA
6. Flight formation flier : WINGMAN
7. Less at ease : EDGIER
8. It's declining in Germany : NEIN
9. Flavors : TANGS
10. Like many TV movies : TWOHOUR
11. Bank amount : RESERVE
12. Sinker : UBOAT
13. Split : REND
14. Internet address ending : ORG
15. Gunning down a night traveler? : SHOOTINGTHEMOON
16. Time of early youth : TENDERAGE
17. Refit : ALTER
18. It may reflect well on you : GLOSS
24. Big wool source : IRELAND
25. They have many bends : TANGOS
28. It's heard from the herd : BAA
29. Pushed (for) : LOBBIED
30. Financially compromised : INAHOLE
31. Funnellike flower : PETUNIA
34. Woman's shoe with a stiltlike sole : CHOPINE
37. Jawbones : MAXILLAE
39. Municipal bldg. : CTR
41. Burglarizing a museum exhibition? : STEALINGTHESHOW
43. Assembled : MET
44. City near Gibraltar : TANGIERS
46. Garbage ___ : BIN
47. Where to set down roots? : SOD
49. Depravity : EVILNESS
51. Suffix with differ : ENT
54. Bon ___ : AMI
55. Nudge : JOG
56. Sailing : OUTTOSEA
60. Bio. evidence : DNA
63. Like some lawn displays : KITSCHY
64. Sign : INK
65. Fannie or Ginnie follower : MAE
67. Lying : FALSITY
68. Attacks on horseback : TILTSAT
69. Cut : SLASHED
71. Stick on a table : CUE
75. CBS, e.g., slangily : WEB
76. Feller : AXE
77. Gibbon, for one : LESSERAPE
79. Irrigation tool : HOE
80. Hamlet portrayer, 1996 : BRANAGH
83. Driver of a four-horse chariot, in myth : EOS
84. "Right Place, Wrong Time" singer, 1973 : DRJOHN
86. Citrus garden : ORANGERY
89. Trample : TREADON
90. Prosperous times, informally : FATCITY
91. Like many Rolls-Royces : VALETED
93. Suffix on fruit names : ADE
96. Trinket stealer : MAGPIE
98. Once-popular children's TV character : SMURF
99. Hailey best seller : HOTEL
100. Page number : FOLIO
101. Hardship : RIGOR
105. Gondolier's need : POLE
106. Art class model : NUDE
107. Swing about : SLUE
109. Not square : HEP
110. "Patriot Games" grp. : IRA
111. Critic Hentoff : NAT
112. Bygone Manhattan sights : ELS

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