GATHERINGS

New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 1994

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Will Shortz
Arthur S. Verdesca
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Verdesca. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Scrooge's sign? : CRAB
5. Some miniseries : SAGAS
10. Polonius's hiding place : ARRAS
15. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
19. "City of Kings" : LIMA
20. Lack of harmony : CLASH
21. Flirt : TEASE
22. Monokinis lack them : BRAS
23. Appropriate gathering #1 : ACOLLECTIONOFPACKRATS
27. Playbill names : PERSONAE
28. Brought a cigar back to life : RELIT
29. All gone : EATEN
30. Yemen's second-largest city : ADEN
31. Walking stick : STILT
32. Beaver Cleaver portrayer : MATHERS
34. Amiens's department : SOMME
37. Smelting dross : SLAG
38. Goal of many travelers : MECCA
39. Appropriate gathering #2 : AMASSOFHIGHCHURCHMEN
46. Gawain's title : SIR
47. Comfortable dress : ALINE
48. Bigot : HATER
49. Person with a whistle : REF
51. Word with ware or winder : STEM
53. "Stride Toward Freedom" author : KING
54. Peal of laughter : GALE
55. Bookcase site : ALCOVE
58. Minister : AGENT
60. Got off : ALIT
61. Infamous mosquito : AEDES
62. Appropriate gathering #3 : ASTRINGOFBASSFIDDLERS
69. Kapellmeister's group : CHOIR
70. Billy of show biz : ROSE
71. Home : ABODE
72. Photographed again : RETOOK
74. Jihads : WARS
75. It has a head and hops : BEER
76. "Oklahoma!" prop : BALE
80. U.K. award : OBE
81. "Maria _____" (1941 hit) : ELENA
83. Turkish palace : SERAI
84. Impressario Hurok : SOL
85. Appropriate gathering #4 : AMINEOFKLEPTOMANIACS
91. _____-arms : MENAT
92. Marriage, e.g. : RITE
93. _____ mutantur (all thing change) : OMNIA
94. Gone by : ELAPSED
97. Go down : ABATE
99. Browbeat, in a way : CARP
101. Go _____ for : TOBAT
102. Ridge : ARETE
103. Devil's home : TASMANIA
107. Appropriate gathering #5 : ANASSEMBLYOFMECHANICS
111. Becomes definite : GELS
112. Stereotype : LABEL
113. Elbow connectors : ULNAE
114. "Waiting for the Robert _____" : ELEE
115. First name in mysteries : ERLE
116. Safe deposit box item : LEASE
117. Floor covers, informally : LINOS
118. Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
1. Storm sound : CLAP
2. "Lasher" writer : RICE
3. '44 Crosby hit : AMOR
4. Soothers : BALSAMS
5. Script description : SCENE
6. Road to Fairbanks : ALCAN
7. Mountain pass : GATE
8. "_____ was saying..." : ASI
9. Deficit : SHORTAGE
10. Lagoon locale : ATOLL
11. Make ready for use again : REFIT
12. Absorbed : RAPT
13. Hebrew for "healer" : ASA
14. Like zinfandel : SEC
15. Oscar winner for "Amadeus" : ABRAHAM
16. Danger for high heels : GRATE
17. Judge : RATER
18. Orgs. : ASSNS
24. Deposits : LODES
25. Dobbin's vote? : NEIGH
26. Fore-and-aft vessel : KETCH
31. Cast : SLING
32. Slight : MERE
33. Capital east of Abidjan : ACCRA
34. Teen talk? : SASS
35. Cut out : OMIT
36. Dream, in combos : MARE
37. Literally, "way of the gods" : SHINTO
38. Trombone device : MUTE
40. Hard, in a way : OAKEN
41. Spirited dance : FLING
42. Two-wheeled carriage : CHAISE
43. Stops : HALTS
44. Lose support : ERODE
45. 1985 hit by Heart : NEVER
50. Actor Parker : FESS
52. N.H.L.'s Lemieux : MARIO
54. Salinger family : GLASS
56. "This Gun for Hire" star : LADD
57. People Weekly profile : CELEB
59. Copter kin : GIRO
60. Away from the mouth : ABORAL
62. Kind of phobia : ACRO
63. Inge puppy : SHEBA
64. Clan symbol : TOTEM
65. Ball-park dinner : FRANK
66. Denmark's _____ Islands : FAEROE
67. Skyscraper support : IBEAM
68. Andrea _____ : DORIA
73. City on the Ashuelot : KEENE
74. Filling : WEFT
75. 1981 Higham film biography : BETTE
77. Slippery _____ eel : ASAN
78. Points : LOCI
79. "Lohengrin" heroine : ELSA
82. Burden : LOAD
83. Vindictive : SPITEFUL
86. Full stop : IMPASSE
87. Tree houses : NESTS
88. One of Zeus's daughters : ERATO
89. Bellini opera : NORMA
90. Form a jury : IMPANEL
94. French story : ETAGE
95. Homebody, perhaps : LONER
96. Have _____ (frolic) : ABALL
97. Van Gogh's "Bedroom at _____" : ARLES
98. Stendahl's real name : BEYLE
99. Chocolate source : CACAO
100. Some fertilizer : ASHES
102. Israel's Eban : ABBA
103. N.C. neighbor : TENN
104. Christie murder locale : NILE
105. Froze : ICED
106. Drifting : ASEA
108. Old cloth measure : ELL
109. Fannie _____ : MAE
110. CDXLII + DCIX : MLI

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