BOXING THE COMPASS

New York Times, Sunday, November 6, 1994

Author: A.J. Santora
Editor: Will Shortz
A. J. Santora
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 91 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 157 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wetland : MARSH
6. Shawl : MANTA
11. Close down : SHUT
15. Lose it : GOMAD
20. Soap plants : AMOLES
22. Stave off : AVERT
23. Sported : WORE
24. "_____ my doubts" : IHAVE
25. Leave the junk : DEBARK
26. Jackie Gleason biography : HOWSWEETITIS
28. Kids around : JOKES
29. Old distiller's vessel : ALEMBIC
31. Moviemaker : CINEAST
32. Cable channel : HBO
34. "_____ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
35. Russian space station : MIR
36. Warhol genre : POPART
38. Fall sound : THUD
40. Think over again : REASSESS
42. Takes a loss on, in slang : EATS
44. Cash in : REDEEM
46. _____ tie : BOLO
48. Part of B.T.U. : UNIT
49. Hydromassage facility : SPA
50. Pics : FOTOS
51. From _____ Z : ATO
54. No-goodniks : SOANDSOS
56. May and others : ELAINES
58. Injustice : WRONG
60. Cosemtician Arpel : ADRIEN
61. V.I.P. in magazine publishing : JANNWENNER
63. Lady of Livorno : SIGNORA
65. Cambodia's Angkor _____ : WAT
66. Hardly flexible : ADAMANT
67. Dog in astronomy : CANIS
68. Lamb's name : ELIA
70. Tropicana and Minute Maid, e.g. : OJS
73. Defeats : WORSTS
74. Try to open, in a way : PRY
75. Priggish : NICENELLY
77. Pro _____ : RATA
79. Foul up : ERR
80. Look-alike : CLONE
82. Fast : LOYAL
83. Goat-man : PAN
84. Not grades to brag about : DEES
86. Conjecture : GUESSWORK
88. Bandleader Alvino : REY
89. Recently : OFLATE
92. Kind of "fingerprint" : DNA
93. City near Sun Valley : RENO
94. Eminent : NOTED
96. Actor Everett and others : SLOANES
97. ASCAP rival : BMI
99. Passage between buildings : AREAWAY
101. Now : THEPRESENT
102. Economize : SCRIMP
105. "La vita nuova" writer : DANTE
106. Oily disinfectant : CREOSOL
107. Prove : VALIDATE
109. Brazilian port : RIO
110. Consolidates : POOLS
111. Pouch : SAC
113. Lustrous black : EBON
114. Lattice strip : LATH
116. A wood stain : WALNUT
118. Enero-to-diciembre periods : ANOS
120. Kind of mobility : DOWNWARD
122. Shoreline indentation : COVE
125. Snitched : RATTED
127. Caterina's three : TRE
128. Olympics participant: Abbr. : ATH
129. Gasthaus cubes : EIS
131. Alternative to pj's : NIGHTIE
133. Filled (with) : REPLETE
136. Noel _____, 50's Lois Lane : NEILL
138. Best Actor of 1957 : ALECGUINNESS
141. How the villain looked? : LEERED
142. All, in music : TUTTI
143. Have a blintz, maybe : NOSH
144. Artist's preparation : GESSO
145. Obtain free : SPONGE
146. "Give it _____!" : AREST
147. Responsibility : DUTY
148. Attempt : ESSAY
149. Goose genus : ANSER
1. "______ X" (1920's play) : MADAME
2. Bloomer and others : AMELIAS
3. First U.S. poet laureate : ROBERTPENNWARREN
4. Bridge feat : SLAM
5. Spearmint, e.g. : HERB
6. _____-jongg : MAH
7. Salad fruit : AVOCADOS
8. A.P., Reuters, etc. : NEWSWIRES
9. _____ et quarante (card game) : TRENTE
10. Fit conclusion? : ATEE
11. Perfect basketball shot : SWISH
12. Body relaxer : HOTTUB
13. Sch. south of Providence : URI
14. Former "Entertainment Tonight" co-host : TESH
15. W.W. II enlistee : GIJOE
16. Gloater's cry : OHO
17. Sounds reasonable : MAKESSENSE
18. Dislike : AVERSION
19. Stops : DESISTS
21. Jump : SKIP
27. Do a handicraft : TAT
30. Pedimental ornament over a door or window : CORONET
33. Namath milieu : BROADWAY
37. Role in "The Robe" : PETER
39. Wingdings : DOS
41. One who keeps work in balance? : AUDITOR
43. Alternatives to Viceroys : SALEMS
45. Edge : MARGIN
47. Mauna _____ : LOA
50. Turku people : FINNS
52. It can be inflamed : TONSIL
53. Plastic _____ Band : ONO
55. Gun lobby : NRA
57. G.P.'s expertise : ANAT
58. Carry the day : WIN
59. Jealous : GREENEYED
61. Gossiped : JAWED
62. Showered with love : ADORED
63. Turn down with "to" : SAYNO
64. Calm : ALLAY
67. Popular puzzle : CROSSWORD
69. ______-advised : ILL
71. Garden party decorations : JAPANESELANTERNS
72. _____ Island ferry : STATEN
74. Joint meetings : PLENA
76. Comedian Irwin : COREY
78. "_____ of robins in her hair : ANEST
80. Prompt : CUE
81. Verdi opera : ERNANI
85. Hepburn title role, 1954 : SABRINA
86. Prince Rainier's family name : GRIMALDI
87. Defer (to) : KOWTOW
89. Dairy section purchases : OLEOS
90. Dandies : FOPS
91. Arthur Godfrey regular : LAROSA
95. _____ kwon do (martial art) : TAE
96. Protect : SHELTER
98. Central : MID
100. Hearing aid : EAR
101. Rainbow fish : TROUT
102. Hitchcock classic : SABOTEUR
103. Emmett Kelly makeup : CLOWNWHITE
104. School org. : PTA
106. Napoli nobelwoman : CONTESSA
107. Hindu philosophy : VEDANTA
108. Lister's abbr. : ETC
110. Unadorned : PLAINNESS
112. Procession : CORTEGE
115. Candid : HONEST
117. Shaw and others : ARTIES
119. Farm machine : SEEDER
121. Ended the blackout : RELIT
123. Mineral water : VICHY
124. Source of facial embarrassment? : EGG
126. Country singer Reeves et al. : DELS
130. Smooth : SAND
132. Tremendous : HUGE
134. Rap group Salt-N-_____ : PEPA
135. Clinton aide : LEON
137. Mil. officers : LTS
139. Baseball Piniella : LOU
140. Kind of bean : SOY

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