TREASURE HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 2003

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Some grad sch. requirements : BAS
4. Auctioned auto, often : REPO
8. Low-level workers? : MINERS
14. Monthly bill : CABLE
19. Cup filler : URN
20. Stream of literature : AVON
21. Jarring, musically : ATONAL
22. Continental divide? : OCEAN
23. Most pricey : STEEPEST
25. Focal point : RETINA
26. Like some old alphabets : RUNIC
27. TREASURE HUNT STEP 1: Where to start : THEXINTHEGRIDSCENTER
30. Sensational : LURID
31. Jay watched by owls : LENO
32. Green-lit : OKAYED
33. Lead-in to while : ERST
34. Jurist Black : HUGO
35. Constitution writer : FRAMER
38. They're stuck in I.C.U.'s : IVS
41. TREASURE HUNT STEP 2 (include black squares) : GODOWNSEVENSPACES
45. Wrap : SWADDLE
49. Drills : AUGERS
50. Greeter's greeting : ENTER
51. Break : RECESS
52. AOL Time Warner division : HBO
54. Where cc's might be given : ORS
55. Bite-size snacks : CRISPS
56. Look : SEEM
57. Certain hospital case : TRAUMA
60. XXX : CHIS
61. TREASURE HUNT STEP 3 : PROCEEDSIXTOTHELEFT
68. Amidst, briefly : THRO
69. Made : EARNED
70. Events at which people may wear gloves : TEAS
72. Poetic pocketful? : POSIES
75. French possessive : SES
78. Worked (up) : HET
79. "Is that so?!" : DOTELL
81. Dumas swordsman : ATHOS
82. Entertaining : OPENTO
84. Anatomical cap : PATELLA
85. TREASURE HUNT STEP 4 : COUNTUPELEVENMORE
89. Hanoi holiday : TET
90. ___ Pieces : REESES
91. Galatea's love : ACIS
92. Drove, with "off" : TEED
96. Graybeard : DOTARD
99. Electric discharges : ARCS
100. Blip displayer : SONAR
101. TREASURE HUNT STEP 5: Read these (starting east) ... and congratulations! : FOURLETTERSCLOCKWISE
106. Brownish yellow : TAWNY
107. Tritt who sang "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" : TRAVIS
108. Wacko : UNHINGED
109. Matches, as tracks : SYNCS
110. Least threatening : TAMEST
111. Bring in : REAP
112. Kind of shot : MUG
113. Button that replaces pins : RESET
114. Treats for horses : APPLES
115. Misses a fly, say : ERRS
116. Mock, in a way : APE
1. Stir : BUSTLE
2. 1981 Moore/Minnelli film : ARTHUR
3. Shows displeasure, in a way : SNEERS
4. Galloping : RAPID
5. Paid in full : EVEN
6. Musical piece at the end of a church service : POSTLUDE
7. Moving : ONTHEGO
8. Bette's "All About Eve" role : MARGO
9. It led to ancient Rome : ITER
10. Innocent's claim : NOTI
11. Home of Vance Air Force Base : ENID
12. They might cut and paste letters : RANSOMERS
13. Relaxes : SLACKENS
14. Groan-inducing, perhaps : CORNY
15. Less than right : ACUTE
16. Late-marrying men : BENEDICTS
17. Inner sanctum : LAIR
18. Letter accompanier: Abbr. : ENC
24. It might be shown to one who's seen it all : EXIT
28. Sufficient, once : ENOW
29. Pitcher parts : EARS
34. Colts can be kept in them : HOLSTERS
35. The Seminoles, for short : FSU
36. Queens's ___ Park : REGO
37. State : AVER
39. L.B.J. or R.M.N., once : VEEP
40. Former union members: Abbr. : SSRS
41. Mdse. : GDS
42. Model Campbell : NAOMI
43. Reason for insurance : PERIL
44. Liqueur : ANISETTE
45. Yearbook sect. : SRS
46. Tear up : WEEP
47. Pete Sampras, sometimes : ACER
48. Bad career move : DEMOTION
52. Fooled : HAD
53. Work on tables : BUS
55. Cheese selections : CHEDDARS
58. Royale of old autodom : REO
59. Cutter : AXE
60. Compadre of Fidel : CHE
62. Silver holder : CHEST
63. "The Godfather: Part II" setting : TAHOE
64. Find for 8-Across : ORE
65. It may be brought to a razing : TNT
66. Finger, perhaps : FEEL
67. Farfetched : TALL
71. Grp. famously involved in bank robberies : SLA
72. Diplomat's goal : PACT
73. Plains dweller : OTOE
74. Closings : SHUTDOWNS
75. Cop's hangout : SPEEDTRAP
76. Sinewy creatures : EELS
77. Old blade : SNEE
80. Suffix with Capri : OTE
82. Lehár work : OPERETTA
83. VCR attachments : TVS
84. Aunt in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : POISONER
86. Russian river : URAL
87. Raider? : NARC
88. "The Virginian" actor : MCCLURE
92. Word with ghost or boom : TOWN
93. "Hmm?" inducer : ENIGMA
94. Relax : EASEUP
95. Change channels? : DREDGE
97. Scale mark : OUNCE
98. Rendezvous : TRYST
99. Support staff: Abbr. : ASSTS
100. Is happy-footed : SKIPS
101. Alice of old musicals : FAYE
102. Pat : TAMP
103. Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
104. Angry reaction : RISE
105. Blacken : CHAR
106. Dungeons & Dragons game co. : TSR

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