O MAGIC 8-BALL

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 2002

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City of ancient Ionia : SMYRNA
7. Better : ENHANCE
14. Sea World attraction : SHAMU
19. Pig's feet : HOOVES
20. Priest who warned the Trojans not to accept the wooden horse : LAOCOON
21. Singer Morissette : ALANIS
22. Unwelcome obligations : ONUSES
23. Big bundle : ARMLOAD
24. Writer's device : SIMILE
25. Animation : VIM
26. ... are you all-knowing and all-seeing? : DONTCOUNTONIT
29. 60's fashion style : MOD
30. Twin in Genesis : ESAU
32. Solitary : ONE
33. Occurred : WAS
34. Hollywood job : PART
35. Synthetic rubber ingredient : STYRENE
37. Toast choice : WHEAT
42. Talk show that debuted in 1987 : GERALDO
44. Avis-like? : RARA
45. Built to take it : HARDY
46. Spawning fish : EEL
47. On target : PRECISE
50. Composer Albéniz : ISAAC
51. Command to an attack dog : SICEM
53. Holdover : RELIC
54. ... do you have a limited number of possible responses? : SIGNSPOINTTOYES
59. Quaint poem : IDYL
60. Archive docs. : MSS
61. ___ Offensive : TET
62. Laddie : BOYO
63. Liberal arts field: Abbr. : SCI
64. "So that's your secret!" : OHO
65. They're exchanged at parting : BYES
66. Floors : AWES
67. Klutz : OAF
68. Football Hall-of-Famer Mix : RON
69. Danish architect ___ Jacobsen : ARNE
70. Breathalyzer attachment : BAG
73. Hwy. turnoffs : RDS
74. Songwriter Bacharach : BURT
75. ... are you made out of plastic? : ITISDECIDEDLYSO
79. Strength : FORTE
80. Phoenix neighbor : TEMPE
81. Firefighter's need : RADIO
82. Skillfully subtle : NUANCED
84. One who lends a hand : PAL
85. Fellowship : UNITY
86. Kind of iron : NINE
87. It stands for something : ACRONYM
91. Absolutely nuts : GONZO
92. Theater of the Absurd pioneer : IONESCO
95. Sneaky tactic : PLOY
96. Variety : ILK
98. 500 letters : STP
99. River in Belgium : YSER
100. Bean cover : HAT
101. ... do you ever temporize when answering? : ASKAGAINLATER
108. Health org. : AMA
109. Early film effect : IRISIN
111. Precook : PARBOIL
112. "Wait a minute!" : NOTYET
114. "The King of Comedy" star, 1983 : DENIRO
115. Anthropoid : PRIMATE
116. Contemporary of Martina and Billie Jean : EVONNE
117. Energizes : STIRS
118. Makes flush : ABASHES
119. Stops : DEPOTS
1. Is unruly in a crowd : SHOVES
2. Single-minded theorizer : MONIST
3. ... will all questions receive a ready answer? : YOUMAYRELYONIT
4. Camp sights, for short : RVS
5. Bad straits : NEED
6. When : ASSOONAS
7. Buoy : ELATE
8. Undercover person : NARC
9. Genus of 115-Across : HOMO
10. First Amendment defender, for short : ACLU
11. Chime time : NOON
12. Mackintosh, e.g. : COAT
13. Supply (with) : ENDOW
14. Incision : SLIT
15. Mugger : HAM
16. Brute : ANIMAL
17. What to call an English nobleman : MILORD
18. Familiar with : USEDTO
21. ... are you a modern-day Delphic oracle? : ASISEEITYES
27. Charlotte-to-Winston-Salem dir. : NNE
28. Faultfinder : NAG
31. RNA component : URACIL
34. Prefix with biology : PALEO
36. Lexicographer Partridge : ERIC
37. Jacksonian detractor : WHIG
38. Lacks : HASNT
39. Eliminate : ERASE
40. Change to suit : ADAPT
41. Longtime maker of the Magic 8-Ball : TYCO
43. Bookmaker's odds? : RECTOS
47. A ___ (already conceived) : PRIORI
48. Violent, as anger : REDHOT
49. Condensed meaning : ESSENCE
51. Wales's highest peak : SNOWDON
52. ... can you be held legally responsible for bad advice? : MYSOURCESSAYNO
55. Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
56. Struts used in gratings : IBARS
57. Trick-taking game : ECARTE
58. Sprinkled : SIFTED
60. ... do you have any idea what you're talking about? : MYREPLYISNO
65. Desperado : BADMAN
70. Lotto variant : BEANO
71. Give as a bonus : ADDIN
72. Razzle-dazzle : GLITZ
74. Billy the Kid's surname : BONNEY
76. ___ Rebellion of 1857-59 : SEPOY
77. Designer ___ : DRUG
78. Jerk : YOYO
79. Willingly : FAIN
83. Intact : UNOPENED
87. Crop-damaging insects : APHIDS
88. Table red : CLARET
89. Twisty pasta : ROTINI
90. Jan. honoree : MLK
92. Fortune 500 inits. : ITT
93. Make firm : CEMENT
94. Addresses the crowd : ORATES
97. Certain sorority woman : KAPPA
98. Corporate department : SALES
101. Makes known : AIRS
102. Habiliments : GARB
103. Oratorio segment : ARIA
104. Many PC's : IBMS
105. Japheth's father : NOAH
106. Miller offering : LITE
107. Be itinerant : ROVE
110. Churchill, for one : SIR
113. Blouse, e.g. : TOP

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