"S" MANEUVERS

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 2002

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "As ___ in point ..." : ACASE
6. Land on the Strait of Hormuz : OMAN
10. Object of scientific dispute : YETI
14. Central point : NAVEL
19. Ozzy Osbourne's music, informally : METAL
20. Soliloquy start : TOBE
21. Mediterranean port : ORAN
22. Hotpoint rival : AMANA
23. Smears tar on a Dickens character? : BLACKSHEEP
25. Engages in a bakers' punting contest? : KICKSTARTS
27. Machine aperture : OILHOLE
28. Cranston of old radio : LAMONT
30. Duds : ATTIRE
31. Brown foe : YALE
32. Eiger, e.g. : ALP
34. Shuttle site : LOOM
35. Capone portrayer, 1959 : STEIGER
36. Mosque-goer: Var. : MOSLEM
39. Not yours : ANOTHERS
41. Big mouth : MAW
44. Cheats Canadian politicians? : SHORTSTORIES
46. Mudder's fodder : HAY
49. Small amount, informally : ALICK
51. Chuck alternative : CHAS
52. Santa ___ : ANA
53. Fern-to-be : SPORE
55. Noted Dadaist : MANRAY
57. ___ polloi : HOI
58. ___'wester : NOR
59. Seagoing predators : ORCAS
60. Kind of goat : ANGORA
61. Literature class readings : ODES
64. Nike rival : REEBOK
66. The law, to Mr. Bumble : ASS
67. Manages to get garnishes? : LANDSCAPERS
71. "Greetings" org. : SSS
73. Sham : PSEUDO
75. Emperor of A.D. 69 : OTHO
76. Not ready to eat yet, maybe : TOOHOT
79. Thou follower : SHALT
81. Order at the Crown & Anchor : ALE
83. 0% ___ : APR
85. Pulitzer winner Welty : EUDORA
86. Country singer Tucker : TANYA
87. Juilliard subj. : MUS
88. Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
89. Laid-back : TYPEB
90. '01, '02, etc. : YRS
91. Condones eating soup impolitely? : BACKSLAPPING
95. Gray Panthers, e.g.: Abbr. : SRS
96. Old anchor : CRONKITE
98. Get for less : SAVEON
100. Lavish : OPULENT
103. "Serpico" author : MAAS
105. Archery bow wood : YEW
106. Quisling's city : OSLO
110. False front : FACADE
111. Tacked up : POSTED
113. Ones working to end a drought : RAINMEN
115. Gets footage of slapstick humor? : FILMSTRIPS
117. Ogles bridal wear? : EYESTRAINS
119. "It's only ___!" : AGAME
120. Sculptor Nadelman : ELIE
121. ___ Sant'Gria (wine) : YAGO
122. Early jazz bassist Shapiro : ARTIE
123. Singer/actress Lotte : LENYA
124. Round end : PEEN
125. Like most graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
126. Surgeon's insertion : STENT
1. Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
2. Oliver's "As You Like It" love : CELIA
3. Whatsoever : ATALL
4. Big Indian : SACHEM
5. Nevada city : ELKO
6. Title role for Robeson : OTHELLO
7. Comical character with a bowl haircut : MOE
8. Spy exchanged for Powers in 1962 : ABEL
9. Gurkha's land : NEPAL
10. One of the "Two Virgins" : YOKOONO
11. "Happy Days" actress : ERINMORAN
12. Yahoos lack it : TACT
13. Sign : INK
14. Yak, yak, yak : NATTER
15. Cremona craftwork : AMATIS
16. Airline to Rio : VARIG
17. ___ nous : ENTRE
18. Smart bomb's guide : LASER
24. Not just trim : SLASH
26. Fills up : SATES
29. Zoo dividers : MOATS
33. Fowl pole? : PERCH
35. Woolgatherer? : SHEARER
37. Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
38. Ore. peak : MTHOOD
40. Cassiterite, e.g. : TINORE
41. First word out of one's mouth? : MAMA
42. TV's "The George & ___ Show" : ALANA
43. Gives impromptu scathing reviews? : WINGSPANS
45. Declared : SAIDSO
46. Gets quick cash from brewery stock? : HOCKSHOPS
47. Constellation near Norma : ARA
48. "Of course" : YES
50. With ill humor : CROSSLY
53. Break down : SOB
54. Study of versification : PROSODY
56. Korea Bay feeder : YALU
62. Outer: Prefix : ECT
63. Much of Libya : SAHARA
65. Ferrara family name : ESTE
68. Not budging : ADAMANT
69. Searcher's lament : NOLUCK
70. Some catchers' chances : POPUPS
72. More upset : SORER
74. SAS listing: Abbr. : ETA
77. Expenditure : OUTGO
78. They may be kept on you : TABS
79. Where swill is served : STY
80. Part of a guffaw : HAR
82. Cold treat : ESKIMOPIE
84. Make good on : REPAY
88. Traction aid : CLEAT
91. Lisa of "The Cosby Show" : BONET
92. Quadrennial candidate of old : STASSEN
93. Allen of the N.B.A. : IVERSON
94. Unfamiliar with : NEWAT
96. Cold and damp : CLAMMY
97. Exodus crossing : REDSEA
99. Senseless drawings : NONART
100. Butcher's scraps : OFFAL
101. Bush education secretary Rod : PAIGE
102. Collegiate Bruin : UCLAN
104. "Later" : SEEYA
107. Smack hard : SMITE
108. The Soviets' Order of ___ : LENIN
109. Beginning : ONSET
111. Lot of loot : PILE
112. Cannon of film : DYAN
114. 401(k) cousins : IRAS
116. G.O.P. : REP
118. It can get bruised : EGO

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