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New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 1997

Author: Matt Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Z} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.71 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sleeping spots : ROOSTS
7. Rats : FINKS
12. Mark of official approval : CACHET
18. White-knuckled : ANXIOUS
20. Pointless : INANE
21. Breathing aid : AIRHOLE
22. 1944 film : MEETMEINSTPERIODLOUIS
25. See 45-Down : SAY
26. With 60-Down, bid : MAKE
27. Blasted a hole in : SANK
28. Boots : OUSTS
29. "The Road Runner" background sights : MESAS
33. "___ mud in your eye!" : HERES
35. Pitcher Fernandez : SID
37. Fan letdown : TIE
38. "The First Wives' Club" members : EXES
40. Latin clarification : IDEST
42. Make an outstanding design? : EMBOSS
45. 1965 film : HELPEXCLAMATIONPOINT
51. Skirt : AVOID
52. English churchyard features : YEWS
53. Dealer in piece goods : DRAPER
54. Literally, "goddess" : DIVA
55. They're toasted at luncheons : BLTS
56. Shooting match : SKEET
58. Domingo y lunes : DIAS
62. Word of encouragement : OLE
63. City of northern Finland : OULU
64. Certain drop : TEAR
65. Singer Jackson : BROWNE
67. 1986 or 1994 film : NOBODYAPOSTROPHESFOOL
72. Habituates : ENURES
73. "James and the Giant Peach" author : DAHL
74. Dole's Senate successor : LOTT
75. Intl. air hub : JFK
76. Big name in video games : SEGA
77. Golden ___ (seniors) : AGERS
79. Ball throwers : DEBS
80. It played the Platters' platters : HIFI
81. Hoglike animals : TAPIRS
84. Auto with models 900 and 9000 : SAAB
85. Locale of ancient Ur : SUMER
86. 1951 film : QUOVADISQUESTIONMARK
91. Unfair shake : BUMRAP
92. Relaxation in 63-Across : SAUNA
93. Exciting experience, in slang : TRIP
94. En-graved letters? : RIP
95. "That feels good!" : AAH
97. Was in knots : ACHED
100. Recesses : APSES
103. If A = B and B = C, then A = C, e.g. : AXIOM
106. "Serpico" author Peter : MAAS
108. Glass-___ Currency Act, 1913 : OWEN
110. Impolite reply : LIP
112. 1948 film : SORRYCOMMAWRONGNUMBER
118. Helmsman : STEERER
119. Like some walks : BRISK
120. Successful person : SOMEONE
121. Bootlicker : YESMAN
122. Theroux's "The Happy ___ of Oceania" : ISLES
123. Bay, county or city of Ireland : GALWAY
1. Super Bowl XIV participants : RAMS
2. Late bedtime : ONEAM
3. Daisy variety : OXEYE
4. Request to a guest : SIT
5. Kenyan independence leader ___ Mboya : TOM
6. Look for damages : SUE
7. Former Chief Justice Harlan ___ Stone : FISKE
8. Breaks : INTERIMS
9. More than nod : NAP
10. Contentious political assembly : KNESSET
11. Antivenins : SERA
12. British F.B.I. : CID
13. First name in folk : ARLO
14. Third Chinese dynasty : CHOU
15. Two-time president of Texas : HOUSTON
16. Snob : ELITIST
17. Actress Harper and others : TESSES
19. Computer game ___ City : SIM
21. Isao ___ of the P.G.A. : AOKI
23. Slangy turndown : NAH
24. Coming up : INSTORE
30. Crayola color : SEPIA
31. Canceled : AXED
32. Questionnaire datum : SEX
34. Author LeShan : EDA
36. "Edward Scissorhands" star : DEPP
39. Strait of Messina menace : SCYLLA
41. Iron: Prefix : SIDERO
43. "The Simpsons" bartender : MOE
44. With 111-Down, vulture or hawk : BIRDOF
45. With 25-Across, voiced an opinion : HADONES
46. Satanic moniker : EVILONE
47. Southern swarmer : LOVEBUG
48. Lull : LETUP
49. Sympathetic sounds : AWS
50. A Turner : NAT
55. Pays the price for : BUYS
56. Namesakes of a son of Adam : SETHS
57. Swiss theologian Barth : KARL
59. Site of a famous flag-raising : IWOJIMA
60. See 26-Across : ANOFFER
61. Real-life sailor on whom Crusoe was based : SELKIRK
63. Words of praise : ODE
64. Paul I, e.g. : TSAR
65. Pot contents : BETS
66. 18, 19 and 20 of a series : RST
68. Henry Clay, for one : ORATOR
69. West-central Texas city : ODESSA
70. Double fold : PLEAT
71. Challenger of the dragon Smaug : HOBBIT
77. Boost : AID
78. "The Pelican Brief" author : GRISHAM
79. Case workers, for short : DAS
80. Arches : HUMPS
82. 90's film autobiography subtitled "My Story" : AVA
83. Bear of literature : PAPA
84. Fish that sings when mating : SEAHORSE
85. Bit : SNIP
86. Embodiment of impractical chivalry : QUIXOTE
87. They make calls from home : UMPIRES
88. Some TV's : QUASARS
89. The Tar Heels: Abbr. : UNC
90. Mouths : ORA
91. Loud and rude : BRASSY
96. 1944 Bing Crosby hit : AMOR
98. Cuddly film creatures of 1983 : EWOKS
99. Opium ___ : DEN
101. Jostle : ELBOW
102. Historic rival of Florence : SIENA
104. City near Provo : OREM
105. Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
107. Prefix with -vert : AMBI
109. Riot-stopping grps. : NGS
111. See 44-Down : PREY
113. Mid. : CEN
114. Wheaton of "Stand By Me" : WIL
115. Seasonal drink : NOG
116. Actress Thurman : UMA
117. Country singer McDaniel : MEL

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