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New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1999

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Nicholson Joline
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Arises : STEMS
6. Florida fruit : KEYLIMES
12. Officer of the Ottoman Empire : AGA
15. Jerk : SHMO
19. Private sector? : HAREM
20. Hit actor of 60's TV : NABORS
21. The Jets or the Sharks : HOCKEYTEAM
23. Home of the Black Bears : ORONO
24. Florida fruit : ORANGE
25. One of the "three faces of Eve" : ALTEREGO
26. House detective's item : PASSKEY
27. They get their kicks : TIRES
28. Opera featuring the "Prisoners' Chorus" : FIDELIO
29. Au courant : ABREAST
31. Eric Dickerson's alma mater, for short : SMU
34. Try : VIE
35. Crooks' patterns, to cops : MOS
38. It may be due : EAST
39. First name in erotica : ANAIS
41. Computerniks push it : ENTERKEY
45. O'Neill masterwork, for short : ICEMAN
47. Singer Jackson : BROWNE
48. Scratch : CLAW
49. Like rich desserts : CALORIC
51. Semiotics study : SYMBOLS
53. Assassinated Swedish P.M. : PALME
54. Like a combination lock : KEYLESS
55. Battery type : AAA
57. Three-ply snack : OREO
58. Kaffiyeh wearers : ARABS
59. Request from an ed. : SASE
60. Directional suffix : ERN
61. Tails : MONKEYSUIT
64. Lush : SOT
65. Allowed : LICIT
67. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
68. Spooks : SPIES
70. Evelyn who played Scarlett's sister : KEYES
73. Gizmos : DOOHICKEYS
75. String of pikake flowers : LEI
76. Set foot (on) : TROD
80. Forest clearing : GLADE
82. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" wife : CORA
83. Burns's birthplace : AYR
84. Painter Veronese : PAOLO
85. First name in TV talk : REGIS
86. Tipped off : ALERTED
89. Arrive angrily and abruptly : STORMIN
91. ___ de Castro (storied noblewoman) : INES
92. Soccer score, perhaps : ONEONE
93. Party dance of old : HOKEYPOKEY
94. Mountaineers' wear : PARKAS
97. "The Maids" playwright : GENET
98. Excites : KEYSUP
100. Draft org. : SSS
101. Project : JUT
102. Vote in the Senate : YEA
103. Dwindles : RECEDES
106. ___ "Le Morte d'Arthur" : MALORYS
110. Iceberg's location : SALAD
111. Noted heart surgeon : DEBAKEY
115. Individually : ALACARTE
117. Poet Levertov : DENISE
118. Yves St. Laurent fragrance : OPIUM
119. Thanksgiving aftermath : TURKEYSOUP
120. Run on : NATTER
121. Utah's ___ Mountains : UINTA
122. Latin trio member : AMAS
123. Draft org.? : NBA
124. Judge : ASSESS
125. Append : TAGON
1. Word with chop or sweat : SHOP
2. The O'Haras' home : TARA
3. Asteroid discovered in 1898 : EROS
4. Test group? : MENSA
5. What CBers watch for : SMOKEYBEARS
6. Some addresses : KEYNOTES
7. Rodeo item : LARIAT
8. Bridge supports : IBARS
9. Like some rewards : MONETARY
10. What solar flares are measured in : ERGS
11. Ship's log entry : SSE
12. "So that's it!" : AHA
13. Make the rounds? : GOLF
14. Still serving : ACTIVE
15. Vehicle for Blanche DuBois : STREETCAR
16. Part of a pump : HEEL
17. Amahl's visitors : MAGI
18. Melville novel : OMOO
22. Added to the database : KEYEDIN
30. Rajah's spouse : RANI
31. Medic : SAWBONES
32. Restrained mood : MINORKEY
33. In vain : USELESSLY
35. They'll knock you out : MICKEYS
36. Neighbor of Silver Springs : OCALA
37. Hingis rival : SELES
40. Jean or Jacques : NOM
42. Greece, to the Greeks : ELLAS
43. Macho military type : RAMBO
44. Where Hemingway wrote "A Farewell to Arms" : KEYWEST
46. German wine valley : MOSEL
47. Dan Beard's org. : BSA
50. Variation of the samba : CARIOCA
52. Pea-___ (dense fogs) : SOUPERS
53. Spread : PATE
56. Treasury of sorts : ANTHOLOGY
60. Prefix with friendly : ECO
61. 1990's dance craze : MACARENA
62. In tune : ONKEY
63. George ___ : III
66. Julian calendar date : IDES
69. Ringo's original surname : STARKEY
70. Best boy's colleague : KEYGRIP
71. Turgenev heroine : ELENA
72. Lyricist Carole Bayer ___ : SAGER
74. Part of E. I. du Pont : IRENEE
77. Easy wins : ROMPS
78. Hodgepodges : OLIOS
79. They'll bray for you : DONKEYS
81. Spinners : DISKJOCKEYS
83. Suffix with 24-Across : ADE
84. Lost momentum : POOPEDOUT
87. ___ loop (skater's jump) : TOE
88. Contest hopefuls : ENTRANTS
90. Sound of impact : THUD
95. Emanations : AURAS
96. "A Tidewater Morning" author : STYRON
98. Purse items : KEYCASES
99. Exodus commemorations : SEDERS
104. Gentry : ELITE
105. Mathew Brady shade : SEPIA
106. First name in espionage : MATA
107. Astringent substance : ALUM
108. Byron poem : LARA
109. It's shown to the usher : STUB
110. The Red and the Black : SEAS
112. Cherry type : BING
113. Aries or Taurus : AUTO
114. Essential company figure : KEYMAN
116. M.P.G. determiners : EPA
117. Means of ID : DNA

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