TECHNOPHOBE'S DELIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1997

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Unrehearsed : OFFHAND
8. Clear, in a way : DEFOG
13. Two-time U.S. Open champ : SELES
18. Showing again : REAIRING
20. Starting again : DENOVO
21. Jump for joy : EXULT
22. MAC : BRITISHRAINCOAT
24. Action star Jean-Claude Van ___ : DAMME
25. Tear down, in England : RASE
26. Taro root : EDDO
27. Mom's specialty : TLC
28. Palette color : UMBER
29. ___ Na Na : SHA
31. HARD DRIVE : TIGERSTEESHOT
35. White-tailed bird : ERN
36. Site of the Outback Bowl : TAMPA
38. One : UNITED
39. One-___ : ACTER
41. Baseball's Moises : ALOU
42. Theater group, for short : REP
43. Lugubrious : SAD
46. Asian open sedan chair : TONJON
49. Wipe the floor with : ROUT
50. With 87-Down, early commercialists : FUR
51. "Happy" first name : FELICE
53. Place for a cashier, maybe : CAGE
54. Author Auletta : KEN
55. Coups de gr?ce : KOS
56. BACKUP : CARLIGHT
58. Test killer : ACER
59. Vermeer contemporary : STEEN
61. It means "place without water" in Mongolian : GOBI
62. Wide shoe specification : EEE
63. Interviewed : ASKED
64. CHIP : MYTHREESONSROLE
68. Some cuts : RUMPS
71. Anthem contraction : OER
72. TV Maverick : BRET
73. Words on a quarter : GODWE
76. Fire ___ : OPAL
77. MOUSE : BLACKEYE
79. Technique : ART
80. A.C.C. team : UVA
82. Volcano near Catania : ETNA
83. Warner on horseback : REVERE
84. Press into service : USE
85. "Are you ___ out?" : INOR
86. Discuss : GOINTO
88. Roman or Greek, e.g. : ERA
89. Not a picky specification : ANY
90. A year in the life of Attila : CDLI
91. Tic-Tac rival : CERTS
93. "The Last Supper," e.g. : FRESCO
96. "Somewhere in Time" actor : REEVE
97. Har-___ (tennis surface) : TRU
99. WEB SITE : AHAUNTEDHOUSE
103. Legal point : RES
104. Took on : HIRED
106. Le Figaro article : UNE
107. Contender : VIER
108. Author Dinesen : ISAK
110. Limber : AGILE
111. NETWORK : CHAYEFSKYSATIRE
116. Recruit's response : NOSIR
117. Luncheonette : EATERY
118. Radiator features : SEALANTS
119. Certain Art Deco works : ERTES
120. Show off : SPORT
121. Traveled by double-ripper : SLEDDED
1. Ball : ORB
2. Not agin : FER
3. BIT : FAIRAMOUNT
4. ___ run of bad luck : HITA
5. Bristle, botanically : ARISTA
6. Second-generation Japanese : NISEI
7. Pol. designation for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen : DNH
8. Mark : DENOTE
9. Envelope abbr. : ENC
10. "The Young Man From Atlanta" playwright : FOOTE
11. Tracks : OVALS
12. Nabber's cry : GOTCHA
13. Noted ice cream maker : SEDUTTO
14. Conclusion of a term : EXAM
15. HACKER : LUMBERJACK
16. Bugs's foil : ELMER
17. Grave : STERN
19. Not as accomplished : GREENER
20. Shakespearean verb with thou : DIDST
23. Soaking : ADRIP
29. Cheerless : STARK
30. Lunar phenomena : HALOES
32. People of influence : GURUS
33. Auto with Teletouch transmission : EDSEL
34. Eight is enough for this : OCTET
37. Fix : PUT
40. Surrounded (by) : ENCASED
44. Executor, sometimes : ALIENEE
45. Word in some magazine titles : DIGEST
47. ___ arch : OGEE
48. Square : NERD
50. Church receptacle : FONT
51. FLOPPY DISK : FRISBEE
52. "Mermaids" actress : CHER
55. Florida vacation spot, with "the" : KEYS
56. Blackmailer, e.g. : COERCER
57. 1860's White House name : ABE
60. Get ready to fly : EMPLANE
61. Shin armor : GREAVE
63. Scads : ALOT
65. Bind, so to speak : HOLE
66. Direct ending : ORY
67. Menace : OGRE
68. Film director Nicolas : ROEG
69. Doing : UPTO
70. DIGITAL MONITOR : MANICURIST
74. PRODIGY : WUNDERKIND
75. Unfold : EVOLVE
77. Soup for a cold : BROTH
78. 40's-50's TV drama sponsor : KRAFT
79. "Do ___ like" : ASYOU
81. Early spring sign : ARIES
84. Opens : UNCORKS
85. Word with bag or cap : ICE
87. See 50-Across : TRADERS
89. Best seller "Angela's ___" : ASHES
92. Speaks impertinently to : SAUCES
94. Fall back : REVERT
95. Uplift : EDIFY
96. Kind of price : RESALE
97. Macduff was one : THANE
98. Hardship : RIGOR
100. Bad luck, old-style : UNHAP
101. "Cool!" : NEATO
102. Kind of hemp : SISAL
105. Mario of the N.B.A. : ELIE
109. Not much : ATAD
112. Suffix with bow : YER
113. Up, as a vote : YES
114. Tpke. : RTE
115. Either of two books of the Apocrypha: Abbr. : ESD

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