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Spring Dream

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 1999

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In this taxing puzzle, IRS is dropped from eight answers.

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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 18,051 )
Across
1
Confirmation, for one : RITUAL
7
Chip company : INTEL
12
Old verb ending : ETH
15
Donald, to Huey, Dewey or Louie : UNCA
19
Jack of hearts feature : ONEEYE
20
___ Island, Fla. : MARCO
21
Olive cousin : PEAGREEN
23
Russian technological achievement : MIRSPACESTATION
25
Locked away : INPRISON
26
They're often kept on ice : PUCKS
27
Since : ASOF
28
Change-making key : NOSALE
30
Literary inits. : TSE
31
1984 Uris novel : THEHAJ
33
Financial considerations : ECONOMICS
36
Back-stabber : RAT
37
Spiny-rayed aquarium fish : CICHLID
39
Gang members : TOUGHS
43
Present wrapper, maybe : ELF
46
Start to like : WARMTO
48
It may be pitched : TENT
50
In order : NEAT
51
Big belly : POT
52
Crab or turtle shell : CARAPACE
54
Date : SEE
55
Virile type : STUD
56
Slightly gamy : OFF
57
Propelled : DROVE
58
Come-___ (marketing ploys) : ONS
60
"Father Murphy" extras : ORPHANS
62
Clinton antagonist : STARR
64
Amount of a peddler's wares, perhaps : CARTLOAD
67
Tab neighbor : SHIFT
68
Call to a farmer : MOO
69
"Cheers" co-star : KIRSTIEALLEY
71
___ lark : ONA
72
Shoots : FILMS
74
Seat of Orange County, Calif. : SANTAANA
75
Prime Minister from 1947-64 : NEHRU
78
Is left to, as a responsibility : FALLSON
80
Under the ___ (nautical term) : LEE
81
Banana ___ (desert) : RUSSE
83
"You've got mail" co. : AOL
84
Peace Nobelist Ducommun : ELIE
85
___ so weiter (et cetera): Ger. : UND
87
Lack of enthusiasm : TEPIDITY
89
Kal ___ pet products : KAN
90
Drew on : USED
91
Winner's signs : VEES
93
Chipper : CHEERY
94
Brand at the laundromat : ERA
95
It's often burning : DESIRE
97
Light rock songs : BALLADS
99
Abbr. in many company names : LTD
102
Inspired kind of thinking : NONLINEAR
104
Parent's demand : BEHAVE
107
Vanilla ___ : ICE
110
W.W. II camp : STALAG
111
"___ Union Woman" (old labor song) : IAMA
114
Actress Gray and others : ERINS
116
Site of an annual August 9th peace ceremony : NAGASAKI
118
Classic BBC show : UPSTAIRSDOWNSTAIRS
121
Orchestra member : CLARINET
122
Running competitions : MEETS
123
D.C. org. dropped from this puzzle...or what much of your money is : THEIRS
124
Fur : HIDE
125
Unsweetened : DRY
126
Heavenly abodes : EDENS
127
Rich cakes : TORTES
Down
1
Walkover : ROMP
2
Concerns, criticisms, etc. : INPUT
3
Show : TEACH
4
"Mr. Belvedere" star : UECKER
5
Mohammed's favorite wife : AYESHA
6
French article : LES
7
"___ shocked as you..." : IMAS
8
Security grp. : NATO
9
Big payoff bet : TRIFECTA
10
Prefix with hazard : ECO
11
70's leader with a palindromic name : LONNOL
12
Stories-within-stories : EPISODES
13
Coffee break time : TENAM
14
Pedants : HAIRSPLITTERS
15
Altdorf's canton : URI
16
Cardinal point? : NEST
17
Head honchos : CEOS
18
One of the Windsors : ANNE
22
___-Roman : GRECO
24
Atlantic City destination, with "the" : TAJ
29
"Step ___!" : ONIT
32
Battling : ATWAR
34
Diet setbacks : CHOCOLATEECLAIRS
35
Hawaii draw : SUNSHINE
37
Artistes wear them : CRAVATS
38
California's ___ Valley : IMPERIAL
40
Be treated satisfactorily : GETAFAIRSHAKE
41
Trouble : HAUNT
42
Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
43
Oral poetry : EPOS
44
Use a 9-iron, say : LOFT
45
The Clintons, the Bushes, etc. : FIRSTFAMILIES
47
Drop like ___ : AROCK
49
Start of many movement names : NEO
52
They come with new computers : CDROMS
53
___ Gay : ENOLA
59
Like employees : SALARIED
61
Bogus: Var. : PHONEY
63
Casually showed up : ROLLEDIN
65
Article of faith : TENET
66
Lays bare : DENUDES
70
P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
72
Made-up : FALSE
73
Where to get postcards : SOUVENIRSTAND
76
Fireball sound : ROAR
77
Carpus connector : ULNA
78
TV's "Family ___" : FEUD
79
About 1 o'clock: Abbr. : NNE
82
The way you do the things you do : STYLE
86
Weakness : DEBILITY
88
Ancient Jew : PHARISEE
92
Yemen's capital : SANA
96
Martini's partner in winemaking : ROSSI
98
Lentil, e.g. : LEGUME
100
Group whose rock opera was once performed at the Met : THEWHO
101
Hole fixer : DARNER
103
Magic, at one time : LAKER
104
Dog reprimand : BAD
105
Hospital event : VISIT
106
Between: Fr. : ENTRE
107
Move slowly : INCH
108
Cartel city : CALI
109
"My stars!" : EGAD
112
Envelope abbr. : ATTN
113
Fathers may hold it : MASS
115
Lip : SASS
117
"We ___ Family" : ARE
119
Motorist's concern, for short : PED
120
Baseball's Mel : OTT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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