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New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 2003

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Competition involving legs : RELAY
6. Give a free pass : COMP
10. "My Name Is Asher ___" (Chaim Potok novel) : LEV
13. Run-in : SPAT
17. Memorable mission : ALAMO
18. They're off-base : AWOLS
20. Warren ___, 1999 N.F.L. Defensive Player of the Year : SAPP
21. It has Swiss banks : AARE
22. Description of 120-Across and 40-Down : DIVIDEDLOYALTIES
25. Senior event : PROM
26. Ending with real in London : ISE
27. Took the cake, say : ATE
28. Oscar Wilde genre : FARCE
29. Add : TOTUP
30. Snootiness : AIRS
32. Indivisible : ONE
34. Art photo : SEPIA
35. "___ my case" : IREST
36. Roving eyes on an exam, e.g. : NONO
37. Description of 82-Down and 27-Across : CLEFTPALATE
41. From, in France : DES
42. Comics canine : SNERT
44. Football Hall-of-Famer ___ Hirsch : ELROY
45. 1933 Physics Nobelist Paul : DIRAC
47. It may be legal : TENDER
49. Perform high-tech surgery : LASE
51. Brilliant maneuver : COUP
54. Long operatic solo : SCENA
56. Comet's partner : CUPID
59. Made with garlic and butter : SCAMPI
61. Oil-rich land : BAHRAIN
63. Jipijapa hats : PANAMAS
65. Adrien ___ skin care products : ARPEL
66. Funny Philips : EMO
67. Description of 25- and 26-Across : BROKENPROMISE
70. Common request for Pat Sajak : ANE
71. Shock: Var. : APPAL
73. Bill blockers : VETOERS
74. Transmits twice : RESENDS
76. Was out for a bit : NAPPED
78. Dustin Hoffman title role : LENNY
79. Saint ___ University of Minnesota : MARYS
80. Pirate sticker : SNEE
81. Computer programs, for short : APPS
83. Lofty groups? : CHOIRS
86. Popular Yale major : DRAMA
88. Place to kick something : REHAB
90. ___-off (shortened) : SAWED
94. Arles article : LES
96. Description of 10- and 111-Across : SPLITLEVELS
100. Where the whale is? : THAR
101. They're non-PC : IMACS
103. Easily taken advantage of : NAIVE
104. Visitors from afar, briefly : ETS
106. Cipher : ZERO
107. Sensation : ECLAT
108. Ballet rail : BARRE
109. "___ questions?" : ANY
111. Two-time U.S. Open champ : ELS
112. One in charge of discipline, maybe : DEAN
113. Description of 51- and 94-Across : SEPARATEDCOUPLES
118. Sen. Stevens and others : TEDS
119. Draft selections : ALES
120. True : LOYAL
121. Static, e.g. : NOISE
122. Bone in Rome : OSSO
123. Global positioning fig. : LAT
124. Subject of King Cyaxares : MEDE
125. Daly's TV co-star : GLESS
1. Angle measures : RADIANS
2. Jack-o'-lantern feature : ELISION
3. Half of an old sitcom duo : LAVERNE
4. "Where ___?" : AMI
5. Sage of sci-fi film : YODA
6. Rhythmic : CADENCED
7. Hogwarts postal carrier : OWL
8. Sound heard by Old MacDonald : MOO
9. Thickness : PLY
10. Nonclerical : LAICAL
11. One-on-one sport : EPEE
12. Some corp. execs : VPS
13. Sweetness or sourness : SAPOR
14. Description of 6- and 109-Across : PARTEDCOMPANY
15. Stir : AROUSE
16. Beguiles : TEMPTS
19. This should come first, it's said : SAFETY
20. Narrow groove : STRIA
23. D.D.E.'s command : ETO
24. Reindeer raiser : LAPP
29. Factor in ticket pricing : TIER
31. Post office machine : SORTER
33. Reese's role in "Legally Blonde" : ELLE
34. Bay Area airport letters : SFO
38. Slip : ERR
39. Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS
40. Connections : TIES
43. Like a sound argument : TENABLE
46. Rent-___ : ACAR
48. Dipilatory brand : NAIR
49. Frequent airport sights : LIMOS
50. First mate? : ADAM
52. Flips : UPENDS
53. Lots : PILES
54. Hong Kong harbor craft : SAMPAN
55. Description of 113- and 39-Down : CHOPPEDSALADS
56. Basic reading : CANON
57. Let loose : UNPEN
58. Turn aside : PARRY
60. Vegas venue : CAESARS
61. Slightest amount, informally : BEANS
62. Mo. containing Guy Fawkes Day : NOV
63. For whose sake? : PETES
64. Paul McCartney title : SIR
68. Food for sea urchins : KELP
69. Final preceder : SEMI
72. Mimic : APER
75. Unreal : ERSATZ
77. Requiring more time in the dryer : DAMP
82. Goombah : PAL
83. "Evita" role : CHE
84. Hardy : HALE
85. Problem to be overcome : OBSTACLE
87. No. 2: Abbr. : ASST
88. Give away : REVEAL
89. First mate? : EVE
91. Cyclist's stunt : WHEELIE
92. Like some seals : EARLESS
93. Waste products : DROSSES
94. Intentionally threw off : LIEDTO
95. Runs the show : EMCEES
97. Peeved : INAPET
98. Skater Lipinski and others : TARAS
99. One way to Southampton: Abbr. : LIRR
102. Response to a playground challenge : CANSO
105. ___-Caps (candy) : SNO
108. Gymnastics coach Karolyi : BELA
110. Egg foo ___ : YUNG
113. Bando of baseball : SAL
114. ___ turkey : TOM
115. Batter's asset : EYE
116. Pop : DAD
117. Campaigner, for short : POL

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