X MARKS THE SPOT

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1997

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert H. Wolfe
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JV} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Old Turkish aristocracy : AGHAS
6. ___ Gailey of "Miracle on 34th Street" : FRED
10. "He" and "she" follower : SAID
14. Hold off : DEFER
19. Wasn't upright : LEANT
20. Actress Anderson : LONI
21. Crown : PATE
22. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : AQABA
23. Heckles, say : INTERRUPTS
25. Rare book dealer's abbr. : INSC
26. 1989 Tom Hanks film, with "The" : BURBS
27. UXS : BETWEENYOUANDME
29. Examines closely : SIFTS
30. Temper : IRE
31. Afr. nation : ALG
32. Obeyed a flasher : SLOWED
33. Timely girl's name : APRIL
34. Deplorable : SAD
35. Bleat : MAA
36. In ___ (not yet moved) : SITU
37. Down : EAT
39. "To Evening," e.g. : ODE
40. 0X : NEXTTONOTHING
44. Early American orator Fisher ___ : AMES
45. Jerusalem artichoke, e.g. : TUBER
48. Tabloid, maybe : RAG
49. Pays what's expected : ANTESUP
51. Western tribe : UTES
52. Problem for a dentist : CHIP
54. "___ Baby" ("Hair" song) : ABIE
56. They lack refinement : ORES
58. ___ Town : BOYS
59. Razor-billed bird : AUK
60. Cutty ___ : SARK
61. Some theater : CABARET
64. Mil. drop site : APO
65. TH000X : AFTERTHOUGHTS
68. Grp. that conducts many tests : FDA
69. Runner's jersey : SINGLET
71. Pro side : AYES
72. One of 13 Popes : LEO
73. French count, maybe : DEUX
74. Flurries : ADOS
75. Not solid : PIED
76. Old-fashioned lady : MARM
77. "___ agnus Dei" (Christian phrase) : ECCE
78. Former : QUONDAM
81. Roll : WAD
82. Inevitable : FATED
83. Spell : BOUT
85. IX : BESIDEONESELF
90. Copy : APE
91. Bluejacket : TAR
92. Before long : ANON
93. Player's grp. : PGA
94. Barbecue sound : SSS
97. Tangs : ZESTS
99. Tie again : REBIND
102. Stable nibble : OAT
103. Shooter : TAW
104. Temple architectural features : ANTAE
105. bXw : INBLACKANDWHITE
109. Jousting : ATILT
110. Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
111. Free of criticism : UNASSAILED
112. King protectors : ROOKS
113. Regnum : RULE
114. Ring foe : TORO
115. Noted Civil War biography : RELEE
116. Pick up : SENSE
117. Spawning fish : EELS
118. Ending with hoop : STER
119. Chicago's ___ Expressway : EDENS
1. Common defenses : ALIBIS
2. Equus and others : GENERA
3. Covered, in a way : HATTED
4. Over : ANEW
5. Decoration for a newlywed's car : STREAMER
6. Threw toward : FLUNGAT
7. Fibrous : ROPY
8. Inner beginner : ENTO
9. Dropping, in a manner of speaking : DISUSING
10. Indy occurrence : SPINOUT
11. Soft drink name : AANDW
12. "Who's there?" reply : ITSME
13. Figure in a murder mystery : DECEDENT
14. Lightly touches : DABSAT
15. Accouter : EQUIP
16. 10 X : FARFROMPERFECT
17. It's on its way out : EBBTIDE
18. Struggles with, as a varmint : RASSLES
24. Let go : RELAX
28. Kind of horn : ALTO
36. Afternoon fare : SOAP
38. Gray : AGE
40. Onetime Chicago V.I.P. : NESS
41. Early wheels : TRIKE
42. Eastern verse : HAIKU
43. Suffix with glass : INE
44. A celebrity may have one : AURA
45. Big brass : TUBAS
46. More romance : UTOPIA
47. ? X : BEYONDQUESTION
50. Breaks down, in a way : SOBS
52. Kind of society : CAFE
53. "Star Wars" name : HUTT
54. Showed wonderment : AAHED
55. Warner ___ : BROS
57. Win over : SEDUCE
60. Eye-opening problem : STYE
61. Word in a billet-doux : CHER
62. Pion's place : ATOM
63. Saddled : TAXED
65. What's more : ALSO
66. Film director Sam : RAIMI
67. S.C. Johnson spray : GLADE
70. Joint deposit? : GOUT
73. Kind of ears : DEAF
75. Announcement makers, for short : PAS
76. Tony-winning producer Theodore : MANN
79. Some TNT sports coverage : NBA
80. Backside : DERRIERE
81. Certain illustrations : WOODCUTS
82. Utensils : FLATWARE
83. Church events : BAZAARS
84. Shoe style : OPENTOE
86. Major news media : DAILIES
87. Sicilian resort : ENNA
88. Object of a charity search : SPONSOR
89. More than "Gosh!" : EGADS
91. Dangerous pest : TSETSE
94. "___ Nacht" (German Christmas carol) : STILLE
95. Fine liner fabric : SATEEN
96. Nobel and others : SWEDES
98. Summits : TALKS
100. Succeed : ENSUE
101. Hoops : BBALL
106. Cat's-paw, e.g. : KNOT
107. Rhine feeder : AARE
108. Sped : HIED

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