CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1996

Author: M. Gaffney
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Gaffney
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hoops : BASKETS
8. Kind of hunting : BIGGAME
15. "Star Wars" director : LUCAS
20. Mark Antony's wife before he met Cleopatra : OCTAVIA
21. Fine : INORDER
22. Kind of layer : OZONE
23. With 117-Across, what the answers to the italicized clues have in common : THEYALLCONTAINA
25. "Chapter Two" playwright : SIMON
26. Shot : HYPO
27. Former capital of Nicaragua : LEON
28. Novelist Rand : AYN
29. Luna's counterpart : SOL
31. Knock-knock joke, essentially : PUN
32. Protrude, in a way : HERNIATE
34. Connective tissues : STROMATA
36. View along the highway (italicized) : RUBBERNECK
40. Make one two : RENUMBER
42. Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie___" : AMOUR
43. Atheist leader : OHAIR
45. Ballot marks : XES
46. The All-wise, of myth : ODIN
48. Steakhouse orders : TBONES
50. Madonna album : EROTICA
52. Exhausts : USESUP
54. M.D. spots : ORS
55. Eponymous Dutch town : EDAM
57. Recital pieces : ETUDES
59. Schoenberg's "___to Napoleon" : ODE
60. Speech help : NOTECARD
63. Free TV commercials, for short : PSAS
64. "Rescue 911" host : SHATNER
67. Grammy winner Etheridge : MELISSA
69. Makes straight : NEATENS
71. Flambe : JUBILEE
74. Milk product : CURD
76. Cultivated : GARDENED
80. Actress Hagen : UTA
81. Car front : GRILLE
83. Mantel piece : VASE
84. Cole Porter, collegiately : ELI
85. Noted Big Apple restaurant : SARDIS
88. Time for "Today" : SEVENAM
90. Paint variety : DAYGLO
93. Farmer, sometimes : HOER
94. Painter Gerard___Borch : TER
95. ___Strait (waterway bordering Japan) : KOREA
97. As good as new : CURED
98. Cuban resort city : MARIANAO
101. Mountain demarcation (italicized) : TIMBERLINE
103. Month's start : THEFIRST
105. Kind of advice : FRIENDLY
107. Snitch : RAT
108. It may be used in a rubout : GAT
109. Chemical suffix : INE
110. Rise : GOUP
111. "Ooh" follower : LALA
115. Oval : ARENA
117. See 23-Across : EUROPEANCAPITAL
121. Construction support : STRUT
122. Racing, as pacers : INATROT
123. Catherine the Great, e.g. : TSARINA
124. "The Glass Bead Game" novelist : HESSE
125. Handout sign : TAKEONE
126. Prokofiev's "War___" : SONATAS
1. This and that : BOTH
2. Hurting : ACHY
3. Process part : STEP
4. Floor : KAYO
5. Adolf's mistress : EVA
6. Bar on a boat : TILLER
7. City near Pompeii : SALERNO
8. High-tech prosthesis : BIONICARM
9. Du Maurier's "Jamaica___" : INN
10. Reached : GOTAT
11. More bleak : GRAYER
12. Court situation : ADIN
13. Chaps : MEN
14. German theologian Thomas : ERASTUS
15. "La Bamba" band (italicized) : LOSLOBOS
16. Israeli weapon : UZI
17. Likening (italicized) : COMPARISON
18. Have___ (be able to escape) : ANOUT
19. Plant yielding a catartic drug : SENNA
24. Classic "S.N.L." characters : CONEHEADS
30. Agatha Christie's "N___?" : ORM
32. Present : HERE
33. Sony co-founder Morita : AKIO
34. Three-time Masters winner : SNEAD
35. Subject of Cyaxares : MEDE
36. Boca___ : RATON
37. ___-Latin (ancient Italian) : UMBRO
38. Plug : BOOST
39. Arch Deluxe part : BUN
41. Let go : EXCUSE
44. Itinerary segs. : RTES
47. Fully exposed : NUDE
49. Steadiness, in a way : SEALEGS
51. "Try___see!" : ITAND
52. Led (in) : USHERED
53. A shot : PER
56. Less interesting : DRIER
58. "Como___?" : ESTAS
61. Popular record label : EMI
62. Disney collectible : CEL
63. Pope, 1605-21 : PAULV
65. "So?" : AND
66. China's Lao-___ : TSE
68. Cornea neighbor : SCLERA
70. Trojan War king : AGAMEMNON
71. Au___ (menu phrase) : JUS
72. Karl Malone's team : UTAH
73. Instruments with aneroid cells (italicized) : BAROMETERS
75. Stench : REEK
77. "Forbidden Paradise" star, 1924 : NEGRI
78. ABC sitcom : ELLEN
79. Electron tube type : DIODE
82. Jolson's "___My Wife to the Thousand Isles" : ISENT
83. Marbelize, e.g. : VARIEGATE
86. Kind of ear : DEAF
87. Water (italicized) : IRRIGATE
89. Denial of a sort : NOTI
91. "___in the Dark" (Streep film) : ACRY
92. Gertrude's 1951 Broadway co-star : YUL
94. Envision victory : TASTEIT
96. Kidnaps : ABDUCTS
99. Where a pct. of one's income may go : IRA
100. Famous : OFNOTE
102. Westernmost Texas county : ELPASO
103. Criticize severely : TRASH
104. "Ah Sin" playwright : HARTE
106. Glossy proof : REPRO
109. Baghdad's land: Var. : IRAK
111. Italian cabbage : LIRA
112. Working : ATIT
113. Turner of the screen : LANA
114. Lament for Yorick : ALAS
116. Greek consonants : NUS
118. Spanish article : UNA
119. Seemingly forever : EON
120. Long shot? : PAN

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