A HOST OF SINS

New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 1996

Author: B. White
Editor: Will Shortz
Bryant White
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1996, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Attack severely : SCATHE
7. Sweet, dark wine : MARSALA
14. Saw-billed duck : SMEW
18. Dutch city on the Rhine : ARNHEM
19. Bacchanalian activity : CAROUSAL
20. Silly : APISH
21. Venomous snake : WATERMOCCAPRIDE
23. Girl, informally : MISSY
24. "M*A*S*H" regular : SWIT
25. Noted Riverdale High student : ARCHIE
26. Insanity and others : DEFENSES
28. Ballerina Spessivtseva : OLGA
29. Philbrick's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
30. Some wts. : LBS
32. Silver coins of ancient Greece : OBOLS
33. Pot-au-___ (meat and vegetable dish) : FEU
34. ___ were : ASIT
35. Bossy remark? : MOO
36. Spanish arm : BRAZO
37. Rat Pack member : FRANKCOVETOUSNESSATRA
44. Make, as bread : EARN
45. Captain of the Half Moon : HUDSON
46. Quarterback's cry : HUT
47. Sugar source : MAPLE
49. Victim in a 1932 mystery, with "the" : THINMAN
51. It comes from a fountain : GURGLE
54. Perfect : MINT
55. Division of a long poem : CANTO
56. List shortener : ETALIA
57. Swamp : ENGULF
60. Separates : UNGLUES
63. Writers Meyer and Ira : LEVINS
64. One who wails : KEENER
65. Other: Fr. : AUTRE
66. "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" writer : INGE
67. Planetarium : ORRERY
68. Comic punctuation from a drummer : RIMSHOT
70. Prepares, in a way : COOKS
72. Chivvy : NAG
73. Help the cause : DONATE
74. Pitch : FALL
75. "Arabian Nights" hero : GLUTTONYDBADTHESAILOR
84. First name in hoteliers : LEONA
85. Charles, e.g. : ROI
86. Offend olfactorily : REEK
87. Suffix with portrait : URE
88. Schubert piece : VALSE
89. Schmear : DAB
90. Million-selling : GOLD
91. Jack-o'-lantern feature : GRIN
92. Bargain hunter's joy : FIRESALE
94. Axis divisions : ARMIES
96. Tropical tree of the soapberry family : AKEE
97. Commence : ARISE
98. Popular cocktail : ENVYGAPORESLING
102. Hold off : DETER
103. Blows to smithereens : ATOMIZES
104. Rouge roulette bet : TRENTE
105. Some beans : SOYS
106. Solvent compounds : HEXANES
107. Like most gates : HINGED
1. Shortens : SAWSOFF
2. Worm for bait : CRAWLER
3. One of the Leeward Islands : ANTIGUA
4. Head of Thermopylae? : THETA
5. One of L.B.J.'s beagles : HER
6. Mystery author Lathen : EMMA
7. Chopper : MACHETE
8. "This is ___!" (police cry) : ARAID
9. 1948 Hitchcock thriller : ROPE
10. South of Mexico : SUR
11. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
12. Cheryl and Diane of Hollywood : LADDS
13. Nautical direction : ALEE
14. 17th-century rationalist : SPINOZA
15. Hypothetical animal : MISSLOTHGLINK
16. Abbreviations for weekend days : ESSES
17. Reasons : WHYS
19. Year St. Augustine was born : CCCLIV
20. They undergo mitosis : AMEBAS
22. Prayer : ORISON
27. Ones voting yes : FORS
30. Vociferous : LOUDMOUTHED
31. ___ nova : BOSSA
34. Plot to plant : ACRE
35. "The Ten Commandments" location : MOUNTLUSTAI
36. Michael Jackson's first #1 hit : BEN
38. Where Triton is : NEPTUNE
39. ___-El (Superman's real name) : KAL
40. Doodad : THINGAMABOB
41. United Nations vote : NON
42. Opinions : RULINGS
43. "Relax!" : ATEASE
47. Feldspar, e.g. : MINERAL
48. Uniqueness : ANGERGULARITY
49. Horned Frogs' sch. : TCU
50. Solo in space : HAN
51. Come together : GEL
52. Arapaho foe : UTE
53. Trattoria offering : RAVIOLI
54. Vietnamese river or delta : MEKONG
58. Celtic Poseidon : LER
59. Small swimmers : FRY
61. Man of courage, to Kipling : ERO
62. Hollywood workplace : SET
68. Emerson of tennis : ROY
69. Chief Vedic god : INDRA
70. Wine shipment : CASK
71. Biographer Winslow : OLA
73. Kind of fingerprint : DNA
74. Branch railroad, e.g. : FEEDER
76. Intelligently planned progresses : TELESES
77. Flipper : TOSSER
78. Suitable for service : ONEA
79. Blast furnace apparatuses : TROMPES
80. Chariot-driving Greek god : HELIOS
81. Ready to ambush : LURKING
82. The East, en Espana : ORIENTE
83. Broke a rule of play : RENEGED
88. Migratory songbird : VIREO
89. Al ___ : DENTE
90. Just touch : GRAZE
91. Pioneer in medicine : GALEN
92. Macarena and others : FADS
93. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
94. Opposed, in Dogpatch : AGIN
95. Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
99. ___ angelica (organ stop) : VOX
100. Singer Sumac : YMA
101. Overseas title : SRI

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