THE SUNDAY FUNNIES

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 2004

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The original printed Sunday NY Times Magazine puzzle included comics. See this PDF.
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© 2004, The New York Times
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1. Lock up for a long time : SHUTAWAY
9. Bordering area : APRON
14. Tests for some coll. seniors : GRES
18. Modern times : ATOMICAGE
19. Rear : RAISE
20. Easy two-pointer : LAYUP
22. Where to color cartoons? : BETWEENTHELINES
24. End of ___ : ANERA
25. Drivers' org. : AAA
26. Abbr. before some state names : USS
27. Place to walk, for short : XING
28. Tot : TODDLER
30. No string bean : BLIMP
32. Nile slitherers : ASPS
34. Gas: Prefix : AERI
35. "May ___ frank?" : IBE
36. Musical notes : RES
37. Demand more cartoon ideas? : IMPOSEAGAGORDER
41. Wall St. hiree : MBA
42. Follows : OBEYS
43. T size: Abbr. : LGE
44. Desires, with "after" : LUSTS
45. Every other quarter : BIANNUAL
47. Nightspot : PIANOBAR
50. Immigrant's sch. course : ESL
51. Means of finding cartoon signatures? : STRIPSEARCHES
54. Fed. loan group : SBA
57. Rested (on) : RELIED
59. Large number suffix : AIRE
60. Slangy greetings : YOS
61. On/off points: Abbr. : STAS
62. One with lots of bucks? : BRONCO
63. Sign on an elementary school door : GIRLS
66. Wrecks : TOTALS
68. "The Time Machine" race : ELOI
69. Stale : OLD
72. Wowed : AGOG
74. City WSW of Copenhagen : ODENSE
75. Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
76. Making lots of circles in a cartoon? : DRAWINGACROWD
80. Russian assents : DAS
81. "You better believe it!" : YESSIREE
82. Pogo and others : OPOSSUMS
84. Up's partner : ABOUT
87. "Today" rival, for short : GMA
88. Title town in a John Denver song : ASPEN
90. Special ___ : OPS
91. Aspiring cartoonist's problem? : LACKOFCHARACTER
95. What good R.N.'s dispense : TLC
96. Like Haydn's "The Fire" Symphony : INA
97. "Cool" : NEAT
98. A sci. : PHYS
99. Chicken's place : ROOST
102. Kicks up one's heels? : CANCANS
104. Pedal pusher : SHOE
106. Here, to a 108-Across : ICI
108. Lady abroad: Abbr. : MME
109. Pass : ENACT
110. Cartoon dialogue? : PANELDISCUSSION
115. ___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
116. Like some rotations : AXIAL
117. Nowheresville : THESTICKS
118. Word after he and she : SAID
119. In again, after being out : RETRO
120. It "kills" some people : SUSPENSE
1. Super bargain : STEAL
2. Boaster's comment, in a cartoon? : HOTAIRBALLOON
3. Underground grp. : UMW
4. Commuter headaches : TIEUPS
5. Hero aviators : ACES
6. Becomes pallid : WANS
7. Rep. : AGT
8. Quick assent : YEH
9. HBO sports series : ARLISS
10. Arduous chore : PAIN
11. Union symbol : RING
12. Carbohydrate suffix : OSE
13. Popular drink mix : NESTEA
14. Sword lilies : GLADIOLAS
15. Money in Port Elizabeth : RAND
16. They're shut at night : EYELIDS
17. Guarantee : SUREBET
18. Common rhyme scheme : ABAB
21. Kitchen gadgets : PARERS
23. N.L. team since 1969 : EXPOS
29. Assn. : ORG
31. Hard-hearted : MEAN
32. Miss ___ Evans of McCullers's "Ballad of the Sad Cafe" : AMELIA
33. Sneak : SPY
34. Bureau : AGENCY
37. Construction beam : IBAR
38. English literary pseudonym : ELIA
39. Food thickener : AGAR
40. Capek play : RUR
41. Wanting as much change as possible? : MISERLY
42. Campers' milieu : OUTDOORS
45. North African native : BERBER
46. Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
47. Aristocracy : PEERAGE
48. "Well, look here!" : OHO
49. Grant, as a title : BESTOWON
52. Monopolist : PIG
53. Hindu title : SRI
54. Cartoons displayed on easels? : STANDUPCOMICS
55. Many Christmas trees : BALSAMS
56. Weigh : ASSESS
58. Pasta name suffix : INI
61. Jeanne, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
64. Traveler's alternative to J.F.K. : LGA
65. ___ Sec. : SOC
67. Some roulette bets : ODDS
70. ___ Palmas : LAS
71. Yoakam who sang "Honky Tonk Man" : DWIGHT
73. Goes blindly : GROPES
76. Set off : DETONATED
77. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
78. Around : NEAR
79. Phone abbr. : OPER
81. Good laugh : YUK
83. Standout performance : SOLO
84. Writer Walker and others : ALICES
85. Screwy : BANANAS
86. Anthem with two sets of lyrics : OCANADA
88. Hurt : ACHED
89. Farm enclosure : STY
92. Marsh : FEN
93. 1980's Defense secretary Weinberger : CASPAR
94. Classic Harlem theater : APOLLO
95. Sibelius's "Valse ___" : TRISTE
100. Havana, informally : SMOKE
101. Knockouts, so to speak : TENS
103. Third-century year : CCII
104. Cross condition : SNIT
105. When repeated, a cry of approval : HEAR
106. Summer treats : ICES
107. Pointed end : CUSP
111. Feller : AXE
112. "___ a date!" : ITS
113. Moo ___ pork : SHU
114. Wrong : SIN

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