FORMAL FUNNIES

New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1997

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
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1. Stew : SEETHE
7. Like tea : BREWED
13. These might play into the wrong hands : MISDEALS
21. Two-time Wimbledon winner Gibson : ALTHEA
22. It goes "pssst!" : AEROSOL
24. Positively planning : INTENTON
25. Funnies romantic : WINIFREDWINKLE
27. ___ of habit : CREATURE
28. Penn name : SEAN
29. Shade of purple : LILAC
30. State of agitation : LATHER
32. Award for Samuel Beckett : OBIE
33. Features on some stationery : LOGOS
34. Peak of NE Greece : MTOSSA
36. Former service site : NAM
38. Funnies flapper : ELIZABETHBOOP
43. Shadowy places : PENUMBRAE
48. Exceeded : RANOVER
49. Like some vbs. : IRR
50. Capital of Togo : LOME
51. H.S. subject : ENG
52. Baseball's Duren and Sandberg : RYNES
53. Talk of the town? : PATOIS
56. The Mustangs: Abbr. : SMU
57. Mountain transport : TBAR
58. Word repeated in "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" : ALAS
59. Funnies flier : STEVENCANYON
62. In ___ (beset by difficulties) : AHOLE
63. Little one : TOT
64. Spoilers : RUINERS
65. Singer Billy Ray : CYRUS
66. W.W. II Japanese aircraft : ZEROS
67. "Far out!" : AWESOME
69. New York Met tenor Alfredo : KRAUS
70. Flavors : TANGS
71. Another funnies flier : WOODROWWOODPECKER
78. Tired of everything : HADIT
81. "All ___" (1967 Temptations hit) : INEED
82. University officials : RECTORS
86. Emulate Romeo and Juliet : ELOPE
87. Like some computer encoding systems : OCTAL
88. They give you fits : TAILORS
92. Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame architect : PEI
93. Took steps : ACTED
94. Funnies victim : CHARLESBROWN
96. Strike out : DELE
97. Mucho : LOTS
98. Balmoral, e.g. : CAP
99. Untrustworthy types : SNEAKS
100. Like some keys : MINOR
101. Midsummer ___ (June 23) : EVE
102. Tree protuberance : KNUR
104. Part of a drying-out period, maybe : DTS
105. Loud voice from the "Iliad" : STENTOR
107. 1960's Maoists : REDGUARDS
110. Funnies fighter : JOSEPHPALOOKA
113. ___ Lingus : AER
114. Professor's prize : TENURE
116. Ombrometers measure them : RAINS
117. Carbon compound : ENOL
120. Check, in a way : REREAD
122. More or less, informally : SORTA
123. "Things" : GEAR
127. Vista : PANORAMA
129. Big-eyed funnies character : BARNABASGOOGLE
133. Like a Carreras concert : OPERATIC
134. Holes in the head : SINUSES
135. Coveted : ENVIED
136. In peace : SERENELY
137. Feeds a crowd : CATERS
138. Actress Katharine et al. : ROSSES
1. Aphorisms : SAWS
2. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
3. Pillar of heaven, to Pindar : ETNA
4. Like a dime : THIN
5. Nickname in magazine publishing : HEF
6. Ring site : EARLOBE
7. Spoiled bunch : BADLOT
8. Work on a tough stain, e.g. : REWASH
9. 10th-century explorer : ERIC
10. Got the gold : WON
11. Northern Amer. : ESK
12. Cream serving : DOLLOP
13. Big-eared funnies character : MICHAELMOUSE
14. Memo starter : INRE
15. Chest protector : STERNUM
16. Raiding grp. : DEA
17. Lay to rest : ENTOMB
18. "Three men in ___" : ATUB
19. Actress Petty : LORI
20. Old-time dagger : SNEE
23. Grazing sites : LEAS
26. "The ___ Sanction" (1970's thriller) : EIGER
31. Cookbook amt. : TSP
33. Johns : LAVS
34. Dunderheads : MORONS
35. Doughnutlike : TORIC
37. French soul : AME
38. Typos : ERRATA
39. Knock down : LAYLOW
40. Natural : INNATE
41. Writer Akins and others : ZOES
42. Dirty fighter : BITER
44. Proper words : NOUNS
45. Like some Christians : REBORN
46. Science fiction magazine since 1930 : ANALOG
47. Way out : EGRESS
53. Corral : PEN
54. Penn., e.g. : AVE
55. Anatomical prefix : SACRO
56. Chocolate ___ : SYRUP
57. Start of a how-to title : THEART
59. Ring sport : SUMO
60. Even : TIED
61. Swimming great Diana : NYAD
62. People of the Sun : AZTECS
64. Based (in) : ROOTED
68. Pilfers : SWIPES
69. Pasted but good : KOD
72. Funnies gumshoe : RICHARDTRACY
73. Available : ONTAP
74. Become tiresome : WEAR
75. Places for drawings? : WELLS
76. Brag : CROW
77. "Show Boat" composer : KERN
78. Medicine man : HEALER
79. Breakfast place : ALCOVE
80. Like Seurat paintings : DOTTED
83. Inviting, as inspection : OPENTO
84. Do a double take : RELOOK
85. Club name since 1892 : SIERRA
87. Come to mind : OCCUR
88. Cause of jungle fever : TSETSE
89. Lower : ABASE
90. Ruffle : IRK
91. "___ Amigos" (1973 western) : LOS
95. "Star Wars" planet : ENDOR
96. Classic Ferrari : DINO
100. Where Alice worked : MELS
102. Letter before ar : KUE
103. Tell tales : NARRATE
105. Barbecue pieces : SPITS
106. Colorful bird : TANAGER
108. In large supply : GALORE
109. Date : SEE
110. Like some Western law : JUDAIC
111. Investigator : PROBER
112. Plague : HARASS
115. Collars : NABS
117. Heroic poetry : EPOS
118. Place to be picked up? : NAPE
119. Lulu : ONER
121. Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
122. Writer's Market abbr. : SASE
123. Some execs : GOVS
124. Sponsorship : EGIS
125. Nautical heading : ALEE
126. 1917 revolutionaries : REDS
128. Kurasawa film : RAN
130. Genetic stuff : RNA
131. Loony bird : NUT
132. One of the "virgins" of "Two Virgins" : ONO

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