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GOOD NEIGHBORS

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 2002

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This could be considered a pangram since the rebus squares contain every letter pair from AB to YZ.

1
A
2
C
3
E
4
T
5
A
6
L
7
F
8
L
9
A
10
M
11
B
12
E
13
C
14
E
15
D
16
I
17
L
18
L
19
A
20
S
AB
R
I
N
A
21
L
I
N
E
R
S
22
O
X
O
N
I
A
N
23
C
A
R
N
A
L
24
O
M
E
G
A
S
25
N
E
S
T
E
G
G
26
A
L
O
E
27
A
28
N
Z
A
CD
A
Y
29
B
A
S
I
E
30
P
A
R
A
31
B
L
E
32
O
N
E
33
T
E
N
34
D
R
35
A
36
M
37
A
38
E
A
T
39
S
40
A
T
41
R
E
EF
42
L
O
N
N
O
L
43
L
44
I
45
GH
46
T
S
47
S
O
L
I
48
S
N
A
49
K
E
S
50
T
R
E
51
I
S
E
R
E
52
A
L
O
S
53
S
54
A
L
E
S
55
B
IJ
O
U
56
R
E
N
E
E
57
L
I
T
T
L
58
E
B
O
Y
59
C
O
A
S
T
60
R
E
T
A
C
61
KL
E
D
62
I
S
L
S
63
S
H
A
M
E
S
64
C
H
A
S
65
R
66
O
MN
E
Y
67
C
H
E
T
68
A
69
M
70
B
L
E
R
71
M
O
T
E
72
C
O
OP
E
R
73
A
74
T
75
E
76
T
U
B
E
S
77
L
A
S
T
S
78
T
79
R
A
W
80
S
A
P
I
D
81
H
D
QR
S
82
P
E
N
S
83
S
H
A
N
A
84
E
C
O
L
E
85
E
P
I
86
A
R
N
E
S
87
S
88
E
F
O
R
89
L
E
ST
E
R
90
N
I
B
91
B
L
E
92
UV
E
A
93
N
E
E
D
94
T
O
95
A
E
S
I
R
96
S
E
A
N
97
C
E
98
L
A
G
99
A
100
S
101
S
102
E
103
D
E
104
C
O
R
105
J
A
WX
106
R
107
A
Y
S
108
L
O
W
E
109
M
110
A
111
R
S
A
L
A
112
D
O
R
M
E
R
113
M
114
E
D
I
A
L
115
B
R
O
O
D
E
R
116
E
S
T
E
E
M
117
A
N
A
L
YZ
E
118
E
P
O
N
Y
M
S
119
T
E
E
N
S
Y
120
N
A
S
S
E
R
© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0721 ( 19,248 )
Across
1
Chemical used in perfumes : ACETAL
7
Like bananas Foster : FLAMBE
13
Façade part : CEDILLA
20
1954 title role for Audrey Hepburn : SABRINA
21
Pleasure trip vessels : LINERS
22
Clinton, once : OXONIAN
23
Fleshly : CARNAL
24
Socratic conclusions? : OMEGAS
25
Money in reserve : NESTEGG
26
Insect repellent ingredient : ALOE
27
April 25, Down Under : ANZACDAY
29
"Swingin' the Blues" songwriter : BASIE
30
Passage with a moral : PARABLE
32
Early afternoon time : ONETEN
34
Pulitzer Prize category : DRAMA
38
Bothers : EATSAT
41
Shipwreck cause, sometimes : REEF
42
Exiled Cambodian leader : LONNOL
43
Christmas decorations : LIGHTS
47
Featured vocalists' selections : SOLI
48
Caduceus creatures : SNAKES
50
Due follower : TRE
51
Grenoble's department : ISERE
52
At ___ (befuddled) : ALOSS
54
Draft picks : ALES
55
Dainty gem : BIJOU
56
Oscar nominee Zellweger : RENEE
57
"When I was a ___ ..." (storyteller's start) : LITTLEBOY
59
Hardly try : COAST
60
Took on again, as a problem : RETACKLED
62
Archipelago makeup: Abbr. : ISLS
63
Humiliates : SHAMES
64
Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
65
Hardy English sheep : ROMNEY
67
The Hardy Boys' sidekick : CHET
68
Unrushed pedestrian : AMBLER
71
Speck : MOTE
72
Play ball : COOPERATE
76
Bazookas, basically : TUBES
77
"I've had it!" inspiration : LASTSTRAW
80
Flavorful : SAPID
81
Command post: Abbr. : HDQRS
82
They may click with writers : PENS
83
Journalist Alexander : SHANA
84
Place for a professeur : ECOLE
85
It could be to the left of center : EPI
86
"Gunsmoke" star : ARNESS
88
Give an ___ effort : EFOR
89
"American Beauty" hero : LESTER
90
Bitty bite : NIBBLE
92
Pupil's place : UVEA
93
Must : NEEDTO
95
Group of gods led by Odin : AESIR
96
Medium setting : SEANCE
98
Chef Emeril : LAGASSE
103
Designer's concern : DECOR
105
Dentists may take them : JAWXRAYS
108
Rob of "The West Wing" : LOWE
109
Sweet Italian wine : MARSALA
112
Upstairs window : DORMER
113
In the center : MEDIAL
115
Mopey one : BROODER
116
Put on a pedestal : ESTEEM
117
Break down : ANALYZE
118
Léotard and Silhouette, e.g. : EPONYMS
119
Peewee : TEENSY
120
Egypt's Lake ___ : NASSER
Down
1
Rights org. : ASCAP
2
Occult science : CABALA
3
Diamond flaw? : ERROR
4
Skin disease : TINEA
5
Collected sayings : ANA
6
Sung syllables : LALALA
7
Abbr. on a soda bottle : FLOZ
8
City founded by Pizarro : LIMA
9
Storyteller : ANECDOTIST
10
"Will & Grace" actress Mullally : MEGAN
11
Upset donkeys, often : BRAYERS
12
Winding path : ESS
13
Cinematic barbarian : CONAN
14
They've split : EXES
15
Barn dance moves : DOSIDOS
16
Lewinsky was one : INTERN
17
Tell it like it isn't : LIE
18
Not be up-to-date : LAG
19
Geom. measure : ANG
28
Store total : NETSALES
29
Low-fat meat providers : BEEFALOS
31
Petitions : BESEECHES
33
In a defensible manner : TENABLY
35
Preventing stoppages : ANTIJAM
36
Down in the dumps : MOROSE
37
Unalaska residents : ALEUTS
39
Unwavering : SOLID
40
Heaps : ALOT
42
"___ Girls" : LES
43
Transportation to N.Y.C. : LIRR
44
"Amazing Grace" ending : ISEE
45
Site of an 1814 treaty : GHENT
46
Sweet toppings : TREACLES
49
Cryptographer's need : KEY
53
Dieter's desire : SLIMNESS
55
Regatta : BOATRACE
58
Suffix with telegraph : ESE
59
Edible holiday gift : CHEESELOG
61
Bright, to Brecht : KLAR
63
Word with chop or swap : SHOP
65
Arm of the Antarctic Ocean : ROSSSEA
66
Giants legend : OTT
67
Yellow : COWARDLY
68
Parthenon honoree : ATHENA
69
Rich chocolate dessert : MUDPIE
70
Entree covered with sauce : BBQRIBS
71
Zig or zag, e.g. : MANEUVER
72
Slalom craft : CANOE
73
Deaf as ___ : APOST
74
Parquet alternative : TILE
75
German river : EDER
77
Sportscaster Berman : LEN
78
Marvel superhero group : THENEWXMEN
79
Ben Affleck, in "Pearl Harbor" : RAFE
82
Possessed leader? : PRE
86
"So soon?" : ALREADY
87
Costa Rica's capital : SANJOSE
91
Tries to buy : BIDSON
94
17th-century explorer : TASMAN
96
Goes hang-gliding : SOARS
97
Café handout : CARTE
99
Actors Robert and Antony : ALDAS
100
Besmirches : SOILS
101
"Camel News Caravan" host, 1949-56 : SWAYZE
102
Sushi bar supplier : EELER
104
Red Skelton character : CLEM
106
Roger of "Cheers" : REES
107
Black Knights of college football : ARMY
109
U.K. honor : MBE
110
Cercle et Carré artist : ARP
111
Outback jumper : ROO
112
N.Y.P.D. employee : DET
114
Character in "Bambi" : ENA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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