AWAY WITH WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1999

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wags : JOKERS
7. Jack-tars : SALTS
12. Like some tickets : SCALPED
19. Song on which "Love Me Tender" is based : AURALEE
20. One trying to avoid charges? : UBOAT
21. Cheese with holes : HAVARTI
22. Golfing? : PLAYINGAROUND
24. People stand for this : OVATION
25. U.S. trading partner : EEC
26. Thundering group : HERD
27. Water under the bridge : MOAT
28. Palindromic diarist : NIN
29. Share a role? : SPLITAPART
34. A charming way to look at things? : ACUTEANGLE
37. Arizona tourist locale : SEDONA
38. "Deuce Coupe" choreographer : THARP
39. It's for good measure : RULER
40. Walking the dogie? : LEADINGASTRAY
45. Brown ___ (old musket) : BESS
46. "The Sound of Music" figure : ABBESS
49. Smell bad : REEK
50. Boy who's bowed : EROS
52. Cleaning cabinet supplies : LYES
53. Assassins have them : HITLISTS
56. Like 007 : URBANE
61. Sale item abbr. : IRR
62. Former monarchy : LAOS
64. G.I.'s superior : NCO
65. Cause of an immune response : ANTIGEN
66. Irrelevant to Don King? : NOTWORTHFIGHTINGABOUT
71. Upright : ETHICAL
72. Initials on a toothpaste box : ADA
73. Supreme leader : ROSS
74. The Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conf. : URI
75. Aquanaut's place : SEALAB
76. Proved valid, in a way : PROBATED
79. "ER" order : STAT
80. Actress Virna : LISI
82. Impulse transmitter : AXON
83. Kind of tree : FAMILY
85. Mirth : GLEE
89. An event to honor the best hospital patient? : AWARDCEREMONY
93. "___-Cop" (1988 film) : RENTA
95. Aimée from Paree : ANOUK
96. Crème de ___ : MENTHE
99. An angry place to live? : ACROSSTOWN
101. Rearranges the lettuce? : MOVESAHEAD
105. Broadcaster in many langs. : VOA
106. Bowlers : HATS
107. Start of a prayer : NOWI
108. Pres. Davis led it : CSA
109. Prepare, as a fancy invitation : ENGRAVE
111. Two good N.F.L. plays? : AGAINANDAGAIN
117. Carpet cleaner : STEAMER
118. Scotland yard, approximately : METRE
119. Puts down : BERATES
120. Lab employees : TESTERS
121. Like the surf : AROAR
122. Hunter's trophy : ANTLER
1. Bourbon drinks : JULEPS
2. Wise counsel : ORACLE
3. Senator Hutchison : KAY
4. High priest at Shiloh : ELI
5. Half a cartoon duo : REN
6. Part of a line: Abbr. : SEG
7. More likely : SURER
8. Halt : ABORT
9. Brightly colored : LOUD
10. Summer shade : TAN
11. Regular: Abbr. : STD
12. Do about as expected : SHOOTPAR
13. Venae ___ : CAVAE
14. Embodiment : AVATAR
15. Cartographic fig. : LAT
16. Snug snack item? : PRINGLE
17. Ballet headliners : ETOILES
18. White House affairs : DINNERS
19. Monkeys' uncles : APES
23. "Got ya!" : AHA
27. Black-and-white diving birds : MURRES
30. Benches : IDLES
31. Web site? : TOES
32. Anthologies : ANAS
33. Walk softly : PAD
34. Massage reactions : AHS
35. Jazz man : CAT
36. Essence : NUB
38. N.F.L. draft move? : TAKINGABACK
41. March marchers : IRISH
42. Safety device : NET
43. Piece of stage lighting : GEL
44. Neil and Loretta : YOUNGS
46. Dress designs : ALINES
47. How some learn : BYROTE
48. "Big" girl : BERTHA
51. Muchachas: Abbr. : SRTAS
53. Lanford Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
54. M.I.T. or N.Y.U. : SCH
55. Little one : TOT
57. Chest protector : BIB
58. Rodent that menaces sugar cane : AGOUTI
59. Kind of pathway : NEURAL
60. Thing : ENTITY
62. Dietary : LOCAL
63. "All the perfumes of ___...": Shak. : ARABIA
65. "___ is as good as a wink" : ANOD
67. Actor Wheaton : WIL
68. Where the successful go : FAR
69. Words of commitment : IDO
70. Singer Cara : IRENE
76. Some bar features : PIANOS
77. Can : AXE
78. Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
79. Rocker Patty : SMYTH
81. Home-run hitters : SWATTERS
83. Rivals : FOES
84. Visitor to Siam : ANNA
85. Like a worst-case scenario : GRAVEST
86. French poet ___ de Lisle : LECONTE
87. Tees off : ENRAGES
88. Verdun was in it once: Abbr. : ETO
90. Scrape : ROW
91. Press for payment : DUN
92. Marseilles Mrs. : MME
94. Sad news : ASHAME
97. Witch's deity : HECATE
98. Not so punishing : EASIER
100. Relief pitcher : SAVER
101. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
102. Title name : OWNER
103. Travel word : VIA
104. Marino and others : DANS
107. Its HQ is in Brussels : NATO
110. Tattler : RAT
111. Group the Surgeon Gen. addresses : AMA
112. Part of the 25-Across: Abbr. : GER
113. Jazz grp. : NBA
114. Lamp site : DEN
115. Knack : ART
116. ___ Friday : GAL

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