STARTING OVER?

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1999

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. One of a study group? : LABRAT
7. Strengthen : ANNEAL
13. Checked for heat : FRISKED
20. Potential tennis opponent? : ANYONE
21. Can't take : LOATHE
22. It may be represented by a tree : LINEAGE
23. Chevy Chase and others : CITIES
24. Like a 54-Across : ARCHED
25. Like standard music notation : OCTAVAL
26. Somme time : ETE
27. Start of an idle question : WHENTHEMANWHOMADE
30. Lip : SASS
32. Can't take : ABHOR
33. Old lamp fill : OIL
34. "My Friend Flicka" author : OHARA
37. Key material : EBONY
39. Face of time? : DIAL
43. Question, part 2 : THEFIRSTDRAWING
49. Gathering point : MECCA
50. Beethoven's Opus 20, e.g. : SEPTET
51. Washed away : ERODED
52. Finger board? : EMERY
53. "King ___" (1950-65 comic strip) : AROO
54. Boot part : INSOLE
56. Athenian H : ETA
59. Prospector's dreams : LODES
60. Cold development : REDNOSE
62. "Apollo 13" subject : NASA
64. Knighted dancer ___ Dolin : ANTON
66. Pilothouse abbr. : SSE
67. With 69-Across, asker of the question : STEVEN
69. See 67-Across : WRIGHT
71. Push-up aid? : BRA
74. Muff : MISDO
75. Actor Andrews : DANA
77. Psychopharmacologist's prescription : LITHIUM
79. Donnybrook : MELEE
82. Wasn't off one's rocker : SAT
84. Nodding one, sometimes : BIDDER
86. ___ mundi : ANNO
87. Cloudiness : BLEAR
88. Propeller holder, perhaps : BEANIE
90. 1954-76 national capital : SAIGON
92. Helps with a con job? : ABETS
93. Question, part 3 : BOARDGOTITWRONG
96. Nordstrom rival : SAKS
97. Work time : HOURS
98. Like a 117-Across : RAYED
99. Bow : ARC
100. They're heard when Brits take off : TATAS
103. Sound from a pen : OINK
107. End of the question : WHATDIDHEGOBACKTO
116. Soccer ___ : MOM
117. Encircling ring of light : AUREOLE
118. Like AB negative, of all major blood types : RAREST
119. It was defeated in 1588 : ARMADA
121. Reedlike : SLENDER
122. Pilot : AVIATE
123. Unsubstantial : MEAGER
124. Service providers? : PASTORS
125. Time-___ : TESTED
126. Superlatively slick : SLYEST
1. Loafer's lack : LACES
2. "West Side Story" girl : ANITA
3. Memory units : BYTES
4. King of France : ROI
5. From the top : ANEW
6. Musician John : TESH
7. "King of Hearts" star : ALANBATES
8. Up : NORTH
9. Cheese place : NACHO
10. Preoperative delivery, once : ETHER
11. Start of a break-in : AHEM
12. Helen's mother : LEDA
13. Smooth : FLOWING
14. How baroque architecture is ornamented : RICHLY
15. Digging, so to speak : INTO
16. A-line line : SEAM
17. Intoxicating Polynesian quaff : KAVA
18. Major Hoople's outburst, in old comics : EGAD
19. Take-out order? : DELE
28. They may be lent : EARS
29. Twelve : NOON
31. Infatuated with : SOFTON
35. Get a move on : HIE
36. Masters : ARTISTS
37. ___ lamb : EWE
38. Dwell : BIDE
39. Botherer : DEMON
40. One way to serve coffee : ICED
41. Plot, perhaps : ACRE
42. Big name in chips : LAYS
43. Autocrats : TSARS
44. Toast beginner : HERES
45. Archilochus work : EPODE
46. It doesn't sting : DRONE
47. Hero of medieval romances : ROLAND
48. They might get drunk in the summer : ADES
49. His "4" was retired : MELOTT
55. It's good to meet them : NEEDS
57. Red ___ (Japanese food fish) : TAI
58. Vantage point : ANGLE
61. North American dogwoods : OSIERS
63. Shade provider : AWNING
65. Unliquidated? : THIRSTY
68. "Tuning in the U.S.A." broadcaster: Abbr. : VOA
70. 68-Down's medium : RADIO
71. "You are correct!" : BINGO
72. Talk a blue streak : RUNON
73. It may precede other things : AMONG
74. Some are lean : MEATS
76. In ___ way : ABAD
78. Head set? : HAIRDO
79. Corp. recruits : MBAS
80. Portoferraio's place : ELBA
81. Vichyssoise ingredient : LEEK
83. Schussboomer's transport : TBAR
85. Took away (from) : DETRACTED
89. Accident-assessing areas, briefly : ERS
91. Wonderment : AWE
93. Dispute subjects, perhaps : BORDERS
94. Beekeeper's exclamation? : OUCH
95. "Now ___ you..." : IASK
97. Greeter : HAILER
100. Spelling and Amos : TORIS
101. Skip ___ : ABEAT
102. Focus of some tests : TASTE
104. Effigy : IMAGE
105. Meeting points : NODES
106. It's headquartered in Troy, Mich. : KMART
107. Stinger : WASP
108. Molokai show : HULA
109. Vultures were sacred to him : ARES
110. Carnival sight : TENT
111. Winged one in Wonderland : DODO
112. Latin I word : ERAT
113. Collapsed : GAVE
114. Highland toppers : TAMS
115. Oblast on the Oka : OREL
120. What "5" can mean : MAY

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