WORKING OVER C'S

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 2002

Author: Manny Nosowsky
Editor: Will Shortz
Manny Nosowsky
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 158 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Friend of Prince Henry : FALSTAFF
9. Rip-offs : SCAMS
14. Provide, as access : AFFORD
20. Popular tune for tenor or accordion : OSOLEMIO
21. Custom : HABIT
22. The Abode of Peace : BRUNEI
23. Longing : REPINING
24. Woman in Sherlock Holmes stories : IRENE
25. Changes the boundaries of : REMAPS
26. Dark-nosed Tasmanian? : DUSKBILLEDPLATYPUS
29. They may flare up : EMBERS
32. Adventure tale of 1847 : OMOO
33. Walk softly : PAD
34. Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
35. Peter of "Casbah" : LORRE
36. Motto of a romance novelist? : MUSHTOBEDESIRED
41. Bygone relative of the kiwi : MOA
42. Big tippler : WINO
43. Low wind instrument : BASSSAX
44. Halfway around the bases : ONSECOND
47. Hummingbirds do it : FLIT
49. Under cover? : INBED
53. Pluck : SPUNK
54. Sugar source : BEET
55. French cop : GENDARME
58. Take the lead : STAR
59. Toiler : SERF
60. Grp. that spans an ocean : NATO
61. "My goodness!" : YIPE
62. Bush Sr.'s bailiwick, 1976-77 : CIA
63. Old tourist slogan for Black Sea resorts? : BASKINTHEUSSR
68. Initials on a Nascar car : STP
69. Put one's legs up : REST
71. Kind of chop : LOIN
72. It may hang by the neck : JOWL
73. Gross : ICKY
75. Accountants used to dip into them : INKWELLS
77. Doesn't go straight : YAWS
78. Toll site : CANAL
80. "Sweet" herb : BASIL
81. Hardly a sophisticate : RUBE
82. Spare parts source : JUNKYARD
85. More smooth : SILKIER
89. Ethereal : AERY
90. With 64-Down, a down-home pronoun : YOU
91. Magazine for extreme dieters? : FASTSANDFIGURES
96. Common sense? : SMELL
98. "How adorable!" : AWW
99. "___ sez ..." : SOI
100. Enlargement: Abbr. : INCR
101. Lustrous white : PEARLY
102. Where wads of gum may be found? : THEBOTTOMOFTHEDESK
108. Cab Calloway's signature line : HIDEHO
109. Scout master? : TONTO
110. Like low-sodium foods, say : DIETETIC
114. Nels of "Little House on the Prairie" : OLESON
115. How anchovies are packed : INOIL
116. Come before : ANTEDATE
117. Crème flavorer : MENTHE
118. Liked, with 1-Down : CARED
119. In direct opposition : TOETOTOE
1. See 118-Across : FOR
2. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
3. Slice (off) : LOP
4. Fast reverse curve : SLIDER
5. Academic achievement : TENURE
6. Out of order : AMISS
7. Disloyal sort : FINK
8. Unable to see in any direction : FOGBOUND
9. Battlefield of April 6-7, 1862 : SHILOH
10. Escorts can be gotten here : CARLOT
11. "... sting like ___" : ABEE
12. Be bothered : MIND
13. Prairielands abroad : STEPPES
14. Wears away : ABRADES
15. Stay awake nights : FRET
16. Like noxious gases : FUMY
17. At the same level (with) : ONAPAR
18. Standing : REPUTE
19. Put down, slangily : DISSED
27. "___ sorry!" : IMSO
28. Pubmates : LADS
29. Fad doll, once : ELMO
30. Place for a halo : MOON
31. Duties for generals? : BRASSTASKS
36. Stole material : MINK
37. Final words : OBIT
38. Baseball club : BAT
39. Mentioned : SAID
40. Slangy turndown : IXNAY
42. Wooed successfully : WON
45. Smog-fighting grp. : EPA
46. Rein in : CURB
47. Adder's-tongue, e.g. : FERN
48. Start of a one-two punch : LEFTJAB
50. Spring-y chicken? : BRISKLAYER
51. Drain : EMPTY
52. Full of meaning : DEEP
54. Hippie gathering of a sort : BEIN
55. Site of ancient Aquitania : GAUL
56. Space invaders, for short : ETS
57. Rebuffs : NOS
58. City in Tuscany : SIENA
59. Stowe gear : SKIS
60. Kind of flash : NEWS
62. Baby holder : CRIB
64. See 90-Across : ALL
65. Staff note : SOL
66. Player second only to Gretzky in most N.H.L. goals : HOWE
67. Curling place : RINK
70. Peel in a drink : TWIST
74. Reef locale : CAY
76. "Boola Boola" singers : ELIS
77. Doctor Zhivago : YURI
78. 82-Across denizens : CURS
79. "___ ideas?" : ANY
81. Whistle-blower : REF
82. Made fun of : JEEREDAT
83. Sushi offering : ROLL
84. As expected : DULY
86. Extremely short supply : LASTONE
87. Cluster : KNOT
88. Nonsensical : IDIOTIC
89. Cunning : ARCH
91. Grasp : FATHOM
92. How long one might stay : AWHILE
93. Country almost 1,000 miles long : SWEDEN
94. "O wad some Pow'r the ___ gie us": Burns : GIFTIE
95. Incalculable : UNTOLD
96. Certain set of lines from Petrarch : SESTET
97. Manage : MAKEDO
101. Quarterback Rodney : PEETE
103. Top of the line : BEST
104. Excited cry : OHOH
105. First name in portraits : MONA
106. ___ about (roughly) : ONOR
107. Bedrock pet : DINO
111. Part of an exchange : TAT
112. Judge Lance : ITO
113. Letter switched to ess in this puzzle's theme : CEE

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