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New York Times, Sunday, June 24, 2007

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dogs named for a region of Japan : AKITAS
7. Wrapped up : ENDED
12. Jazz great Malone : KARL
16. Symbol for density : RHO
19. Dramatist Ibsen : HENRIK
20. Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
21. Start a pot going : ANTE
22. Ref. work with online subscriptions : OED
23. Wall Street worker : SECURITIESANALYST
26. Clavell's "___-Pan" : TAI
27. Sort of : INASENSE
28. Select : CULL
29. Party's nominees : SLATE
31. Wasps' home : NEST
32. Catch in the West : LASSO
34. Stretch out : ELONGATE
38. Terre's counterpart : MER
39. Broadway's "The Producers," e.g. : MUSICALCOMEDY
43. Some acids : AMINOS
47. Like wicker furniture : CANED
48. "The Matrix" lead role : NEO
49. Carpet choice : PILE
50. They might come back to haunt you : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
53. Blu-ray players, e.g. : SONYS
54. Does dictation, maybe : TYPES
55. Short pans : UGHS
56. Island in the Aegean : IOS
57. Great Society agcy. : OEO
58. Game played with a 1/2- to 3/4-inch ball : ROULETTE
60. Kind of approval : FDA
61. One of the Trumps : IVANKA
64. Sotheby's domain : ART
65. Alternative title for this puzzle : THEDOCTORISIN
69. Elevs. : HTS
71. Put over high heat : SEARED
73. High degree : PHD
74. Car that won the 1939 and '40 Indy 500 : MASERATI
76. Might : MAY
77. Head honcho : CEO
78. Yemen's capital : SANA
80. Polynesian carvings : TIKIS
81. More than enjoyed : ATEUP
84. Appetizers served with sauce : SHRIMPCOCKTAILS
87. Prosperousness : WEAL
88. Subj. of many conspiracy theories : CIA
89. Symbol on a 6 key : CARET
90. "You sure got that right!" : ILLSAY
91. It might go in a tank : WATERSOFTENER
94. Put one by : ACE
95. Political prisoner, e.g. : DETAINEE
96. One way to be taken : ABACK
98. Speaking spot : DAIS
102. Language from which lemon and julep come : FARSI
103. In ___ rush : AMAD
106. Like beaches : ERODIBLE
108. Singer DiFranco : ANI
109. Elizabeth Dole once led it : DEPARTMENTOFLABOR
114. Word with pack or pick : ICE
115. Israir alternative : ELAL
116. Tempter : SIREN
117. Pick of the litter : FINEST
118. The, abroad : LES
119. 10-year prison sentence, in gang slang : DIME
120. ___ coil : TESLA
121. Time out? : SIESTA
1. Play co-authored by Mark Twain : AHSIN
2. City ENE of Brattleboro : KEENE
3. Tawantinsuyu dwellers : INCAS
4. Money you can't touch? : TRUST
5. Frigid finish? : AIRE
6. Like some hot dogs : SKINLESS
7. Indians known as the Cat People : ERIES
8. Refusal, in Renfrew : NAE
9. Coupon offerings : DISCOUNTS
10. Mess of pottage buyer : ESAU
11. Frontier name, for short : DANL
12. ___ Kan pet food : KAL
13. "___ takers?" : ANY
14. Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
15. "C'mon!" : LETSGO
16. Gradually substitute : ROTATEIN
17. One way to argue : HEATEDLY
18. Comics canine : ODIE
24. Early 1900s ruler : TSAR
25. 1960s British P.M. ___ Douglas-Home : ALEC
30. Send up or put down : LAMPOON
33. Overhead : SMASH
35. Brings in : LANDS
36. Plaza de toros sounds : OLES
37. It's below grade one: Abbr. : NCO
38. Cheese place : MOUSETRAP
40. Finalize, with "up" : SEW
41. 1966 Broadway hit with the song "My Cup Runneth Over" : IDOIDO
42. "O.K." : YES
43. Broadcast worker's union : AFTRA
44. Coolidge, Cleveland and Andrew Johnson, once : MAYORS
45. Ascribe : IMPUTE
46. "O Sanctissima," e.g. : NOEL
47. Not free : CAGED
51. Strummed an old string instrument : LUTED
52. Engine sound : ROAR
53. Stinging jellyfish : SEANETTLE
57. Sheep's genus : OVIS
59. "___ Say," 1939 #1 Artie Shaw hit : THEY
60. Co. with a Mercury logo : FTD
61. 10-Down's father : ISAAC
62. Casual dress : KHAKIS
63. Historic role played by Jack Palance and Anthony Quinn : ATTILA
66. Phone button : OPER
67. Superior : CHOICE
68. "___ Rappaport" : IMNOT
70. Playground taunt : SISSY
72. Charms : AMULETS
75. Yemen's capital : RIAL
77. Rub the wrong way : CHAFE
78. Some farm machinery : SPREADERS
79. Sharp : ACERB
81. "How cute!" : AWW
82. Afternoon event : TEADANCE
83. Cafes : EATERIES
84. Priory of ___, group in "The Da Vinci Code" : SION
85. "Whoo-ee!" : MAN
86. Starts : KICKOFFS
88. Letters before a colon, on TV : CSI
92. Burst in on : RAIDED
93. Mar, in a way : TEAR
94. Prefix with phobia : ACRO
97. Prudential competitor : AETNA
98. Steak ___ : DIANE
99. Parisian priests : ABBES
100. "___ My Heart in Monterey" (1927 hit) : ILOST
101. Perfect Sleeper maker : SERTA
102. Wash out : FAIL
104. ___ Helens : MTST
105. Gaston's girlfriend : AMIE
107. Sixth-century year : DLII
110. Film director Roth : ELI
111. Actress Grier : PAM
112. Ginger ___ : ALE
113. First word of Dante's "Inferno" : NEL

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