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New York Times, Sunday, September 10, 2006

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Major-league team with the most season losses, 120, in the 20th century : METS
5. Fills positions for : STAFFS
11. A mouse moves over it : PAD
14. "Get ___!" : HIM
17. Former enemy capital : HANOI
18. Kind of wrestling : INDIAN
19. House painting attire, maybe : OLDJEANS
22. Electrolysis particle : ANION
23. Whining from execs? : SUITCOMPLAINING
25. Be slightly turned on? : LUSTALITTLEBIT
27. "Son of Frankenstein" role : YGOR
28. Mint family plant : SALVIA
29. Rock guitarist Barrett : SYD
30. Flight : LAM
32. Pens and needles : STYLI
35. "Summer of Sam" director : LEE
36. Day ___ : SPA
39. Laid up : INBED
41. "Yikes!" : EGAD
42. Fashionable gun? : GATINSTYLE
47. Lose resilience : SAG
49. Ringside shout : OLE
50. Regard : DEEM
52. Cheesy snack : NACHOS
53. Engineering project begun in 1898 : ASWANDAM
55. Usher to, as a table : SEATAT
57. Princess of Power : SHERA
58. Money in the bag, maybe : RANSOM
59. "Well, this pays the rent" : ITSAJOB
61. Bug : IRK
62. Whit : FIG
63. Deletes : XSOUT
66. "Then join you with them, like ___ of steel": Shak. : ARIB
67. Assistants at a Kate Spade factory? : PURSESAIDES
71. Valle del Bove locale : ETNA
72. ___ Park, N.J. : MENLO
74. NASA vehicle : LEM
75. Part of a winning combination : TAC
76. Irish-born actress McKenna : SIOBHAN
78. Washer setting : GENTLE
80. Like James Brown's music : FUNKY
82. Snoops : PRYERS
83. Someone sexy : HOTSTUFF
85. 60 shares, e.g. : ODDLOT
87. Cordial : WARM
88. The Wildcats of the N.C.A.A. : UNH
89. New England hockey hero : ORR
90. Unit amount of sunlight seen? : RAYPERVIEW
92. Knotted up : TIED
94. Central : FOCAL
96. Suffix with Ecuador : EAN
97. Accident : HAP
100. Missouri city, briefly : STJOE
102. Flit (about) : GAD
103. Equi- equivalent : ISO
106. Motivated : DRIVEN
109. As recently as : ONLY
111. Reunion no-shows? : MISSINGCOUSINS
115. Hemlock? : DRINKOFDISASTER
118. Go blading : SKATE
119. Literary orphan : JANEEYRE
120. Swimming : NATANT
121. Glacial ice formation : SERAC
122. Three of a kind, in poker parlance : SET
123. Suffix with bass : OON
124. Scenic vistas, briefly : SCAPES
125. African antelope : ORYX
1. Stick : MANUAL
2. Isolate : ENISLE
3. Play garden produce like a horn? : TOOTVEGETABLES
4. New York's Mount ___ Hospital : SINAI
5. No-no's opposite? : SISI
6. Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
7. Mine entrances : ADITS
8. In a proper manner : FITLY
9. Braved : FACED
10. High-hatter : SNOB
11. Beer can feature : POPTAB
12. ___ right : ALL
13. W.W. II event : DDAY
14. Shaggy sponsor of a sort? : HAIRYGODMOTHER
15. Lodge : INN
16. N.Y.C. arena : MSG
17. "The Laughing Cavalier" artist : HALS
20. Sprightly dances : JIGS
21. Brief online message : ENOTE
24. A. A. for children : MILNE
26. Place trailers are in : LAST
31. Wires : MESSAGES
33. ___ land : LALA
34. Footnote word : IDEM
37. Grenade part : PIN
38. Santa ___ (hot winds) : ANAS
39. To whom "We'll always have Paris" was spoken : ILSA
40. Time for crowing : DAWN
43. Key with three sharps: Abbr. : AMAJ
44. Separation : SCHISM
45. "Voilà!" : THERE
46. Examination of an English royal house? : YORKSTUDY
48. Phazyme alternative : GASX
50. Raison ___ : DETRE
51. Relieving knee pain? : EASINGTHEJOINT
53. Uninteresting : ARID
54. Cat's sniffer? : NOSEBYAWHISKER
55. Kingdom of Broadway : SIAM
56. Beat : TOP
60. Long jumper : BULLFROG
62. Inconstant : FICKLE
64. Prevent from making a hit? : UNARM
65. Gets some color : TANS
68. Wreck site : REEF
69. Supermarket chain : AANDP
70. Nurse : SIP
73. Able to see right through : ONTO
77. "Say as he says, ___ shall never go": "The Taming of the Shrew" : ORWE
79. Gang land : TURF
80. Farm young : FOAL
81. Old : YORE
83. "Gilligan's Island" dwellings : HUTS
84. Attending to a task : ONIT
86. F.D.R. plan : TVA
90. They meet in the middle : RADII
91. ___-European : INDO
93. "Go, and catch a falling star" poet : DONNE
95. City connected to Philadelphia by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge : CAMDEN
98. Where kites may be found : AVIARY
99. Canon competitor : PENTAX
101. Sommer in the cinema : ELKE
103. Ishmael's half-brother : ISAAC
104. Rap relative : SISTA
105. Ready to be drawn : ONTAP
107. "One Good Cop" actress : RUSSO
108. Tiny time period: Abbr. : NSEC
110. Jerk : YOYO
112. ID's with two hyphens : SSNS
113. It may be given from father to son : GENE
114. PC screens : CRTS
115. Station personalities : DJS
116. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
117. Back again : FRO

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