DROP IT!

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1998

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQX} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spot on a cliff : CRAG
5. Pound (down) : TAMP
9. First baseball player to make $1 million a year : RYAN
13. Big splash : ECLAT
18. "Thérèse Raquin" novelist : ZOLA
19. Girl in a #1 Everly Brothers hit : SUSIE
20. Part of a meter : IAMB
21. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
22. Turning points : ELLS
23. Critic Judith : CRIST
24. Genius? : GREATBRAIN
26. Beige shirt with khaki pants? : CLASHOFTHETANS
29. "Bulworth" star : BEATTY
30. "Yo!" : HEYYOU
31. Grp. in peace accords : IRA
32. Person of high position : WORTHY
33. A new twist? : CREATIVEWRING
39. Toshiba competitor : RCA
42. "The Last Time I Saw Paris" composer : KERN
43. Wagner heroine : ISOLDE
44. Twist : SKEW
48. Solely : ALL
49. Job for a seamstress : EDGING
52. Part of a plane : NOSE
53. Partner of Brahma and Vishnu : SHIVA
54. Rather soft : PULPY
56. Like many a castle : MOATED
58. Not just given : EARNED
59. Farm sound : BAA
60. Calmer : OPIATE
62. Kilmer communicates with the deaf? : VALSIGNS
64. Headline trumpeting a new wedding veil? : BRIDESHEADREVISED
68. Hairdo for the office? : WORKPERM
70. "Phantom Lady" actress, 1944 : RAINES
71. Far East carrier, for short : KAL
73. Black Sea locale : ODESSA
74. Challenging reply : WHYNOT
76. Answers : RSVPS
78. "Seven" or "10," e.g. : MOVIE
79. Qatar's capital : DOHA
81. Took steps : STRODE
84. "Here ___ Again" (1987 #1 hit) : IGO
85. Writer Harte : BRET
86. St. ___, Switzerland : MORITZ
88. Agape : AWED
89. Journal unit : DAY
90. Ex-hoopster Dave, after he went to Washington? : BINGTHEBULLET
93. His name's an anagram of "gaoler" : ALGORE
96. Calendar abbr. : SEP
97. Supply boat : PACKET
102. Split : CLEAVE
103. Places where graft is most common? : CENTERSOFGRAVY
108. Case for Ace Ventura? : PETLARCENY
110. Having fine threads : FILAR
111. The Miners of the N.C.A.A. : UTEP
112. Kind of bit : AUGER
113. Cutlass, e.g. : OLDS
114. Great interest : USURY
115. Repeated cry in a children's argument : MINE
116. Obdurate : STONY
117. Word after who or what : ELSE
118. Gamepieces : PEGS
119. Certain constellation star : BETA
1. Bohemian, e.g. : CZECH
2. "Good Times" star, in 70's TV : ROLLE
3. Calm : ALLAY
4. Needing a pat on the back, say : GASSY
5. Gang's domain : TURF
6. ___ were : ASIT
7. Like a golf ball in the rough : MISHIT
8. Czar of 1682-1725 : PETERI
9. European capital : RIGA
10. Fabrication : YARN
11. Home of the Cyclones : AMES
12. TV's "The ___ Today" : NBA
13. Sportscaster Dick : ENBERG
14. Stone size : CARAT
15. Hesitant : LOATH
16. Concord : AMITY
17. Baby : TINY
19. Absolutely clean : SCOURED
25. Hearty entree : TBONE
27. Goal-oriented activity : HOCKEY
28. Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
32. Plate ump's call : WIDE
34. A little work : ERG
35. Belief that all natural objects have souls : ANIMISM
36. Lord's worker : ESNE
37. A three or a five, for instance : WOOD
38. Literary inits. : RLS
39. Sound at the door : RAP
40. 37-Down, e.g. : CLUB
41. How "Lili Marlene" is played : ALLABREVE
44. Laughs hysterically : SHRIEKS
45. Psalms writer : KINGDAVID
46. Still : EVEN
47. Rolls : WADS
50. "Take two" was his motto : NOAH
51. Receipts : GATE
53. Disrespect : SASS
55. Sits, slangily : PARKSIT
57. Sad : TEARY
58. Tigers foe : ELIS
60. Concert sites : ODEA
61. Each : PER
62. Of the belly : VENTRAL
63. Ancient greeting : AVE
65. ___ dixit : IPSE
66. Dapper ones : DANS
67. Funny one : RIOT
68. Starting point : WOMB
69. Lilac, e.g. : ODOR
72. Tour grp. : LPGA
74. Shred : WHIT
75. Owns, once : HATH
76. Kind of sale : REDTAG
77. Sauce ingredient : SOY
79. Ready to come out of the oven : DONE
80. Ending of many Web site names : ORG
82. One who stays up late : OWL
83. Make some fast food : DEEPFRY
86. 1993 A.F.C. Rookie of the Year Rick : MIRER
87. Bite, so to speak : ZEST
90. Flaubert creation : BOVARY
91. Strengthen : BEEFUP
92. Revolt : UPRISE
93. Eskimo-___ (language group) : ALEUT
94. Discharge : LETGO
95. Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
98. Leftover : CRUMB
99. Woman of "Today" : KATIE
100. It happens : EVENT
101. Aggressive : TYPEA
102. Workers in columns : CPAS
103. Battery : CELL
104. Tips : ENDS
105. A bell ringer closes it: Abbr. : NYSE
106. Wallop : SLUG
107. Wherry equipment : OARS
109. Runner Sebastian : COE

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