PLAYING THE ANGLES

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1994

Author: Wayne Robert Williams
Editor: Will Shortz
Wayne Robert Williams
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The rebus squares below indicate where answers take a right angle turn. The first letter of each pair belongs to the answer that starts from the left and bends down. The second letter is from the answer that starts above and bends to the right. In the print version, those squares are bisected with a diagonal line from the NW to SE corner.
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© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Blurred : SMUDGED
8. Straighten, as the legs : UNCROSS
15. Of a minor domain : DUCAL
20. Cassava dish : TAPIOCA
21. Little Warsaw, e.g. : POLONIA
22. Missouri tributary : OSAGE
23. Extra effort : ELBOWGREASE
25. Hereditary factors : GENES
26. Barrels : ALOT
27. Wizened : SERE
28. Prefix with meter or motor : TELE
29. Senior : OLDEST
30. Author profiled in "Shadowlands" : LEWIS
32. River of Amiens : SOMME
34. Botanical suffix : ACEAE
36. Moola : GELT
38. Baths : SPA
39. Dum-dum : KNUCKLEHEAD
44. Like Coast Guard rescues : AIRSEA
46. 1953 Ricardo Montalban western : SOMBRERO
48. Country singer Steve : EARLE
49. Excuse : PRETEXT
51. Welcome uncivilly : BOO
52. Show excitement : ENTHUSES
54. _____ Fail (ancient crowning stone) : LIA
55. Medicinal doses : TEASPOONS
59. Gorge : OVEREAT
60. Ex-superpower : USSR
62. Blackthorn : SLOE
63. Easily imposed upon : MEEK
65. South American monkey : SAI
66. Thin layer : SHEET
68. Changing pitch : CURVEBALL
71. Editor's marks : DELES
75. Steve Martin song "King _____" : TUT
77. Not a neatnik : SLOB
78. Cigarette substances : TARS
80. Invitation notation : RSVP
81. Another finisher : ALSORAN
85. Amplify : ELABORATE
88. Osaka O.K. : HAI
89. Funnel-shaped flowers : PETUNIAS
91. Mod ending : ULE
92. Piano composition : BALLADE
94. Perform : ENACT
95. Lacking support : FOOTLESS
99. Laundry stinker : DIAPER
100. Square element : RIGHTANGLE
102. Dance in France : BAL
103. Appropriate : TAKE
104. Playwright Ayckbourn et al. : ALANS
105. Desert lilies : SEGOS
107. Car style : SEDAN
110. Murder, e.g. : FELONY
114. TV host John : TESH
116. Singer James : ETTA
118. Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
119. Cutting out : AXING
120. Monopolize : CORNERTHEMARKET
123. Himalayan kingdom : NEPAL
124. Make unnecessary : OBVIATE
125. "The Doctor in Spite of Himself" dramatist : MOLIERE
126. Tea treat : SCONE
127. Kind of diving : DEEPSEA
128. "The End of the World" singer Davis : SKEETER
1. Unbelievable bargain : STEAL
2. "My Dinner with Andre" director Louis : MALLE
3. 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit : UPBAROUNDTHEBEND
4. Most underhanded : DIRTIEST
5. Sticky stuff : GOO
6. Old French coins : ECUS
7. Gertrude and Ophelia, e.g. : DANES
8. Fast-paced : UPTEMPO
9. Japanese drama : NOH
10. One of baseball's Boyers : CLETE
11. Kimono : ROBE
12. Unusually narrow, in a way : ONELANE
13. No-show job : SINECURE
14. Blue : SAD
15. Fairway description : DOGLEGLEFT
16. Played for a fool : USED
17. Bamboo stalk : CANE
18. Years and years : AGES
19. For fear that : LEST
24. Refuse : DROSS
29. Light-colored wood : OAK
31. Ice fall : SLEET
33. Dance in 4/4 time : MAMBO
35. Bargain model: Prefix : ECONO
37. Takes to the limit : TAXES
39. Danish change : KRONER
40. Former Canadian P.M. Wilfrid : LAURIER
41. Highland tongue : ERSE
42. Dog dogger : FLEA
43. Experiment : TEST
44. Top-notch : APLUS
45. Relative of 41 Down : IRISH
47. Aussie flyer : BOOMERANG
50. Drying powder : TALC
53. Boob tubes : TVS
56. Old French coins : SOUS
57. Celebrated hostess Mesta : PERLE
58. Former Pac. pact : SEATO
61. Prepare tabloid pictures : RETOUCH
64. Trunk bulge : KNAR
67. Petrify : TURNTOSTONE
69. Architectural spiral : VOLUTE
70. Snatch : GRAB
72. Leslie Caron film, with "The" : LSHAPEDROOM
73. Duck : EVADE
74. Peeping Tom : SPIER
76. _____ chi (meditative exercise) : TAI
79. German city : STADT
81. Mimic : APER
82. Film maker Riefenstahl : LENI
83. Unaccompanied : STAG
84. U.S.-Mex.-Can. concordat : NAFTA
86. Wide receiver Don : BEEBE
87. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
90. Coming : SOONTOBE
93. Pelee Island location : LAKEERIE
96. Not down a break, in tennis : ONSERVE
97. Herbal quaff : SAGETEA
98. One of the deadly sins : SLOTH
101. Shifty : SLY
105. Skating gold medalist John et al. : SHEAS
106. Parts of pipes : STEMS
108. "That's _____" : AMORE
109. First to spot a comet, usually : NAMER
110. Strikes out : FANS
111. Head honcho : EXEC
112. Contemporary of Tu Fu : LIPO
113. Son of Judah : ONAN
115. Slight person : SNIP
117. One way to run : AMOK
120. Atlantic food fish : COD
121. 66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
122. Staffordshire product : ALE

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