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New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 2002

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Visitor : DROPIN
7. ___ chat (ballet move) : PASDE
12. Hooters : BARNOWLS
20. Wife of Paris, in myth : OENONE
21. Modern library selection : EBOOK
22. It can be military, commercial, or general : AVIATION
23. The Godfather : VITOCORLEONE
25. The Prince of Tides : TOMWINGO
26. Cajun cookbook author Prudhomme : ENOLA
27. Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
28. Mario Puzo wrote about them : DONS
29. It's shed : TEAR
30. Brief moment in time: Abbr. : MSEC
32. Arab head of state : EMEER
34. Abstained : DIDNT
35. The French Lieutenant's Woman : SARAHWOODRUFF
40. Cheers and others : BARS
42. Hot spot : OVEN
43. Ticklish one : ELMO
44. Marathoner's need : STAMINA
46. Blather : GAS
49. Agcy. created after the Manhattan Project : AEC
50. Haley best seller : ROOTS
52. The Man With the Golden Gun : SCARAMANGA
54. Drummer with Benny Goodman : KRUPA
57. Stirs : ROILS
59. Byrnes who wrote "'Kookie' No More" : EDD
60. Bellow in the library : SAUL
61. Narrow : STRICT
63. Certain game ending : MATE
65. Balloon or dirigible : AEROSTAT
68. The Vicar of Wakefield : CHARLESPRIMROSE
72. Rocker Lewis : JERRYLEE
75. What doctors are sworn not to do : HARM
76. Book of the Bible in which the word "God" never appears : ESTHER
80. Morlock's foe in "The Time Machine" : ELOI
81. Some fraternity men : NUS
83. Something to talk about : TOPIC
86. It's not on the main 83-Across : ASIDE
87. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold : ALECLEAMAS
91. Attendance lists : ROLLS
93. Tour grp. : PGA
94. Emulate Mrs. Mitty : NAG
95. Like open-ended tests : UNTIMED
97. Center of government : SEAT
98. Did the same as : APED
99. Material in sheets : MICA
100. Lady Chatterley's Lover : OLIVERMELLORS
103. Gaza group : HAMAS
106. Pres. Clinton negotiated it : NAFTA
107. Very dry : BRUT
108. Wistful word : ALAS
109. Nobel Prize subj. : ECON
111. Lilting refrain : TRALA
114. Fawner : TOADY
118. The Natural : ROYHOBBS
120. Native Son : BIGGERTHOMAS
122. Pump preserver : SHOETREE
123. Pine : YEARN
124. Author Balzac : HONORE
125. Uncompromising : HARDCORE
126. Bashar of Syria : ASSAD
127. Rubber : ERASER
1. Went under : DOVE
2. Pull (in) : REIN
3. Latch ___ : ONTO
4. Filter cleaner : POOLMAN
5. How some payments are made : INCASH
6. Classical opening? : NEO
7. ___ Grant (college scholarship) : PELL
8. Last words of an Ali boast : ABEE
9. It's better, in a phrase : SOONER
10. Radio V.I.P. : DONIMUS
11. ___ out a living : EKE
12. Ulan ___ : BATOR
13. Big publisher of romance novels : AVON
14. Just misses, as a hole : RIMS
15. Hillbilly's rejection : NAW
16. A bug in one's ear? : OTITIS
17. Entertained, in a way : WINED
18. "South Pacific" director Joshua : LOGAN
19. A belt at the bar : SNORT
24. Touch up, at the salon : RECOLOR
28. Give bad marks : DEFACE
31. Still-life piece : EWER
33. Immature amphibians : EFTS
34. A few grains : DRAM
35. Topers : SOAKS
36. Turn away : AVERT
37. Come again : RECUR
38. Melville tale : OMOO
39. Finish a sentence : DOTIME
40. Audubon Society member : BIRDER
41. Literary collection : ANA
45. ___ President : MADAM
46. Punkie : GNAT
47. Lago contents : AGUA
48. Source of some cures : SALT
51. Part of 1/2 : SLASH
53. Pluses : ASSETS
55. ___ acid (C6H3N3O7) : PICRIC
56. Coming down with something, maybe : ACHY
58. Mar. honoree : STPAT
62. Chess champion Mikhail : TAL
64. Kind of message : ERROR
66. Wade's adversary : ROE
67. Greek peak : OSSA
69. Author Adler : RENATA
70. Israel's Bank ___ : LEUMI
71. Levy : IMPOSE
72. Author Auel : JEAN
73. Queen of scat : ELLA
74. Nicolas who directed "The Man Who Fell to Earth" : ROEG
77. Zoo favorite : HIPPO
78. Gardener's tool : EDGER
79. Likes literature : READS
82. Mead interviewee : SAMOAN
84. Actor Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER
85. Where to get littlenecks : CLAMBAR
88. Author Jorge ___ Borges : LUIS
89. Ltr. insert : ENC
90. Popular women's magazine : SELF
92. Poll ending : STER
96. Simple songs : DITTIES
98. City with a Penn State campus : ALTOONA
99. Baked alternative : MASHED
101. TV newswoman Elizabeth : VARGAS
102. Superman foe : LUTHOR
103. Severe : HARSH
104. Waikiki welcome : ALOHA
105. Koch memoir : MAYOR
106. Long time follower : NOSEE
109. River through Zaragoza : EBRO
110. Good buddy : CBER
112. Indian mecca : AGRA
113. Do banker's work : LEND
115. Author Oz : AMOS
116. Double ___ : DARE
117. 1914 battle site : YSER
119. Like many stocks: Abbr. : OTC
120. Lead-in for nose or hair : BYA
121. Many a title starter : THE

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