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New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1997

Author: Mike Shenk
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Shenk
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. In a fog : SPACED
7. Fattening sites : STIES
12. School founded by a brewer : VASSAR
18. Comic Judy : TENUTA
19. Fusilli's shape : SPIRAL
20. Delta, for one : AIRLINE
21. John Knowles book about the tortoise's winning strategy? : ASEPARATEPACE
23. Paper launched in 1944 : LEMONDE
24. Its setting is a setting : GEM
25. Color close to aqua : TEAL
26. Makes sound : HEALS
28. Slumber party guest : GIRL
29. Public outcry : STINK
32. Frasier's brother : NILES
35. Debate position : PRO
36. Diamond corners : BASES
37. John Kennedy Toole book about a desert union? : ACONFEDERACYOFDUNES
41. Luke's sister : LEIA
42. "Whip It" singers : DEVO
43. Wrong : AMISS
44. Parkers plug them : METERS
46. Peruvian coin : SOL
47. Musical based on "La Bohème" : RENT
48. "___ So Fine" : HES
51. Discussion groups : PANELS
52. Sine, cosine and tangent : RATIOS
55. Recess : ALCOVE
57. Duke is part of it, for short : ACC
58. Henry James story about a mutiny? : THETURNOFTHECREW
62. Minimal swimwear : THONG
65. Tour-planning org. : AAA
66. Island ring : LEI
67. Islam's largest branch : SUNNI
68. Jane Austen book about Rosa Parks? : RIDEANDPREJUDICE
74. Moral misdeed : SIN
75. Ring combo : ONETWO
76. Patch sort : IRONON
77. Strasberg subject : ACTING
80. Was a pioneer : LED
81. Door feature : KNOB
84. Horror director Craven : WES
85. Kite-flying need : STRING
86. Be cyclical : RECUR
87. Writer Tarbell and others : IDAS
89. Superwide shoe specification : EEEE
90. Thomas Hardy book about a taxpayer's deductions for groceries? : THERETURNOFTHENAIVE
96. Prophets : SEERS
97. City on Guanabara Bay : RIO
98. Pianist Peter and family : NEROS
99. Doughy snack : KNISH
101. Robust : HALE
102. Start of many Latin American place names : SANTO
104. Dubai native : ARAB
106. Filing asst. : CPA
107. It's not wall-to-wall : AREARUG
109. John Grisham book about fashion show critics? : THERUNWAYJURY
114. Ordinary : MUNDANE
115. Sheathe : ENCASE
116. Frosh topper : BEANIE
117. Sudden contractions : SPASMS
118. TV event of January 1977 : ROOTS
119. Baseball card number : ATBATS
1. Harts : STAGS
2. Coin of Córdoba : PESETA
3. Lacking in substance : ANEMIC
4. Trophy : CUP
5. Pilot's projection: Abbr. : ETA
6. Blowgun ammo : DART
7. Relieved : SPELLED
8. Service award : TIP
9. 401(k)'s kin : IRA
10. Singly : EACH
11. Happy colleague : SLEEPY
12. Competes : VIES
13. Radius setting : ARM
14. Campaign poster inscriptions : SLOGANS
15. Gary of "Forrest Gump" : SINISE
16. Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
17. Cassette parts : REELS
19. Sobersided : STAID
20. 1984 Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin film : ALLOFME
22. Dido's love : AENEAS
27. Like appreciative fans : AROAR
30. "Jefferson in Paris" star : NOLTE
31. Use a prie-dieu : KNEEL
33. 1974 foreign-language hit : ERESTU
34. Knowledge, in France : SAVOIR
36. Stirs : BUSTLES
38. Historic event : FIRST
39. Upended umlaut : COLON
40. Alice's cat : DINAH
44. Kind of shop or language : MACHINE
45. Prepared for transmission : ENCODED
48. Meddles : HORNSIN
49. Vespers time : EVENING
50. Ross's forte : SEWING
51. Recon unit : PATROL
52. Win : REAP
53. "Computers for people" company : ATARI
54. Old five-centesimi coin : SOLDO
56. Heart ward, for short : CCU
59. Swindled : HAD
60. Sinn ___ : FEIN
61. Behavioral quirk : TIC
63. Clear : NET
64. Rubbernecks : GAWKERS
69. Time being : NONCE
70. Field marshal Rommel : ERWIN
71. Actor Baker : JOEDON
72. Precarious : UNSAFE
73. Corroded : EATEN
78. Floorboard sound : CREAK
79. Soundtrack album, e.g. : TIEIN
82. Scandal reaction : OUTRAGE
83. Bobby Orr, from 1966 to 1976 : BRUIN
85. It has its ups and downs : SEESAW
86. Enjoys a favorite book : REREADS
88. "Die Fledermaus" composer : STRAUSS
90. Shred : TEARUP
91. "All's Well That Ends Well" heroine : HELENA
92. Cad : ROTTER
93. "Deed I Do" singer : HORNE
94. Andean beast : VICUNA
95. Morale : ESPRIT
96. Pillow covers : SHAMS
100. He introduced the Easter egg roll on the White House lawn : HAYES
102. Stars : SUNS
103. Cry of despair : OHNO
105. Rum cake : BABA
108. Fishes-Bull go-between : RAM
110. "The Island of the Day Before" author : ECO
111. Snitch : RAT
112. In addition : YET
113. Quick punch : JAB

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