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INITIAL SUBSTITUTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 2007

Author:
Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Craig Kasper

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Each "&" crosses a two letter abbreviation with a longer phrase using the same initials.

1
N
2
C
3
A
4
R
5
T
6
H
7
A
8
I
9
A
10
D
11
E
12
A
13
D
14
M
15
O
16
A
17
N
18
R
O
O
M
&
19
B
O
A
R
D
20
D
O
W
N
&
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D
I
R
T
Y
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I
N
R
E
B
U
T
T
A
L
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A
B
A
N
D
O
N
E
E
S
24
C
O
N
N
25
R
A
H
26
Y
27
E
M
E
N
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T
O
S
E
E
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O
N
E
D
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O
L
L
A
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R
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A
&
E
33
I
34
K
E
A
35
H
O
T
36
R
A
U
37
E
38
T
T
E
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A
R
I
D
N
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E
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S
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S
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D
E
P
P
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S
H
I
V
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A
R
E
E
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A
W
E
47
E
48
M
49
A
I
L
S
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O
P
E
N
E
R
S
51
L
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A
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R
S
E
N
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G
I
N
A
S
55
N
I
B
56
F
O
57
P
58
H
A
Y
E
S
59
O
X
Y
G
E
60
N
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T
R
O
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A
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S
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N
A
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U
S
E
A
T
E
66
M
&
M
67
A
68
C
H
E
S
&
P
69
A
I
N
S
70
S
&
L
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A
M
I
72
C
73
A
B
L
E
74
S
P
E
C
S
75
S
76
A
77
M
P
L
E
78
N
A
N
N
Y
79
V
C
80
R
81
L
A
T
82
V
A
I
O
S
83
I
T
U
N
E
84
S
85
H
E
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R
87
A
L
D
S
88
R
E
N
E
W
S
89
A
C
T
90
E
91
P
I
S
O
D
E
I
92
M
E
D
E
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C
H
E
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C
95
K
S
I
N
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D
O
R
A
97
A
D
O
98
M
99
A
100
B
101
R
I
S
K
102
R
&
R
103
N
104
E
T
I
N
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C
O
M
E
106
P
107
A
108
T
I
O
109
B
E
R
E
110
T
111
N
I
A
112
R
E
S
T
113
C
R
O
S
S
114
B
115
R
A
C
E
116
A
117
T
A
L
L
118
C
O
S
T
S
119
B
L
A
C
K
&
B
L
U
E
120
C
U
R
D
S
&
W
H
E
Y
121
S
O
D
O
122
B
I
K
E
L
123
T
E
M
A
124
W
E
A
L
© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0318 ( 20,949 )
Across
1
Home of the Natl. Hollerin' Contest : NCAR
5
Spicy cuisine : THAI
9
Beat ___ horse : ADEAD
14
Complain : MOAN
18
Tenant's desire : ROOM&BOARD
20
Really rough : DOWN&DIRTY
22
As a refutation : INREBUTTAL
23
Acquirers of lost property : ABANDONEES
24
Part of New Eng. : CONN
25
Bit of cheer : RAH
26
Major source of the narcotic qat : YEMEN
28
Plain ___ : TOSEE
29
Words under Washington's picture : ONEDOLLAR
32
"American Justice" network : A&E
33
International retailer whose name is an acronym : IKEA
35
Stolen : HOT
36
Former German president Johannes : RAU
37
Major finale? : ETTE
39
Desert attribute : ARIDNESS
43
Co-star of "Blow," 2001 : DEPP
44
Noisy celebration : SHIVAREE
46
Knock over : AWE
47
Writes without pen or pencil : EMAILS
50
Keys : OPENERS
51
Don who pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series : LARSEN
54
Lollobrigida and others : GINAS
55
Tip for a calligrapher : NIB
56
Dandy : FOP
58
President who won by one electoral vote : HAYES
59
Space shuttle supply : OXYGEN
61
Locale for a vision of the Apostle Paul : TROAS
64
Sicken : NAUSEATE
66
Candy treat : M&M
67
Basic infirmities : ACHES&PAINS
70
Cousin of a credit union : S&L
71
Friendly : AMICABLE
74
Dimensions and tolerances, say : SPECS
75
Taste : SAMPLE
78
Tot minder : NANNY
79
Major player in the movie biz? : VCR
81
Certain parallel: Abbr. : LAT
82
Some Sony computers : VAIOS
83
Apple product : ITUNES
85
Proclaims : HERALDS
88
Extends : RENEWS
89
The whole song and dance? : ACT
90
1999 "Star Wars" release : EPISODEI
92
Subject of Cyrus the Great : MEDE
93
Registers : CHECKSIN
96
Nickelodeon explorer : DORA
97
Fuss : ADO
98
Fairy queen, in Shakespeare : MAB
101
Underwriter's assessment : RISK
102
It's typically off base : R&R
103
Bottom line : NETINCOME
106
Bistro adjunct : PATIO
109
Round top : BERET
111
Long of "Boyz N the Hood" : NIA
112
Cease pleading : REST
113
Building support : CROSSBRACE
116
No matter what : ATALLCOSTS
119
Bruised : BLACK&BLUE
120
Nursery rhyme dish : CURDS&WHEY
121
"___ I!" : SODO
122
Theodore of "The Defiant Ones" : BIKEL
123
Subject of una sinfonia : TEMA
124
Prosperity : WEAL
Down
1
"You're doing it all wrong!" : NONONO
2
Cream-filled pastry : CORNET
3
Doctor : AMEND
4
Music category : R&B
5
Calculate, as the bill : TOTALUP
6
Kind of yoga : HATHA
7
Parseghian of Notre Dame : ARA
8
Without thinking : IDLY
9
First two : ADAM&EVE
10
Old "Romper Room" character with bouncing antennae : DOBEE
11
Actor McGregor : EWAN
12
Newswoman Compton : ANN
13
Game with orcs and half-elves : D&D
14
Like the labyrinth of Knossos : MINOAN
15
Graded materials : ORES
16
Suit to ___ : ATEE
17
Financial inits. : NYSE
18
Japanese electronics giant : RICOH
19
Sack materials : BURLAPS
21
Was overly nice : DOTED
27
Choice at a restaurant : EATIN
30
Unfinished threat : ORELSE
31
Breathe : RESPIRE
33
Cause of a red face : IRE
34
German port : KIEL
38
E Street Band's leader, informally : THEBOSS
39
Ones with incendiary ideas : ARSONISTS
40
Simple : EASYASPIE
41
Equal alternative : SWEET&LOW
42
Beyond understanding : SENSELESS
43
Neither hor. nor vert. : DIAG
45
Barker's attention-getter : ARF
47
Legend in one's own mind : EGOMANIAC
48
Sign at a store clothing bin : MIX&MATCH
49
Imminently : ANYMINUTE
50
One way to take it : ONTHECHIN
52
Contented responses : AHS
53
Arctic explorer John : RAE
57
Go for the gold? : PAN
60
Snare : NAB
62
Store chain since 1859 : A&P
63
Part of a bee : SPELLER
65
___ Enterprise : USS
68
Year in the reign of Antoninus Pius : CLV
69
Like Longfellow's Evangeline : ACADIAN
72
King's longtime home : CNN
73
Assent : AYE
76
Photographer Richard : AVEDON
77
Locks in a stable : MANE
80
Hi-___ : RES
84
Part of a conference sched. : SESS
86
Fishing gear : ROD&REEL
87
Have great affection for : ADORE
88
Punches a new number in : REDIALS
91
Commercial ending with Water : PIK
92
English royal known as the Empress Maud : MATILDA
94
"Cooks who know trust" this, in an old slogan : CRISCO
95
Tourist info spot : KIOSK
98
TV title role for Brandy Norwood : MOESHA
99
Beverage named for a Dutch river : AMSTEL
100
Actress Blair : BETSY
102
Idée ___ (accepted idea, in French) : RECUE
104
Gird for battle, say : ENARM
105
Oscar nominee for "The Insider" : CROWE
106
Banned chemicals : PCBS
107
1968 live folk album : ARLO
108
Odious one : TOAD
109
Shy : BALK
110
"The ability to describe others as they see themselves": Lincoln : TACT
114
Offerer of cozy accommodations : B&B
115
Baseball stat : RBI
117
Election day: Abbr. : TUE
118
Musical genre : C&W

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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