Mel Taub
Mel Taub 

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1993

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 3
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Skimpy : SLIM
5. Sacro addendum : ILIAC
10. Alexander of early "60 Minutes" : SHANA
15. W.J.C.'s town of expectation? : HOPE
19. Symbolic ID : LOGO
20. Viking invader of France : ROLLO
21. Of pitch : TONAL
22. German river : EGER
23. Presently : ANON
24. Campaigner Clinton, tunefully? : ARKANSASTRAVELER
27. State of W.J.C.'s mom? : VIRGINIA
29. Becomes bushed : TIRES
30. They make bundles : BALERS
31. Louis, Louis, Louis et al. : ROIS
32. Takes care of : TENDS
33. Tom, Dick or Harry : MALE
34. Singers on the briny : SIRENS
37. Small drum : BONGO
38. Fines : AMERCES
42. As ___ (usually) : ARULE
43. The unused W.J.C.? : NEWDEMOCRAT
46. What W.J.C. taught at the U. of Ark. : LAW
47. Storage cribs : BINS
48. Liveright's publishing partner : BONI
49. City near Köln : BONN
50. Millo or Mitchell : DIVA
51. Annapolis monogram : USN
52. Sign of a sanguine campaign? : CLINTONGORE
56. Fly catcher : HONEY
57. The White House is her Everest : HILLARY
59. Arboreal marsupial : KOALA
60. Biases : BENTS
61. Riata loop : NOOSE
62. Train bearers : RAILS
63. Spanish answer to the Louvre : PRADO
64. Whilom U.A.R. entity : EGYPT
65. Thicket : COPSE
66. "Angel Arms" poet : FEARING
68. Fernando or Lorenzo : LAMAS
69. Reagan, Nancy; Bush, Barbara; Clinton, 57 Across : LADIESFIRST
71. BMT's kin : IRT
73. Kazakh-Uzbek sea : ARAL
74. Kansas Senator : DOLE
75. Diminished by : LESS
76. Cruising : ASEA
77. Conglomerate inits. : ITT
78. Campaign flier? : AIRFORCEONE
82. Essential oil : ATTAR
83. Clintonian section of London or Manhattan? : CHELSEA
85. Slackened : EASED
86. Take turns : ROTATE
87. Part of N.A.A.C.P. : ASSN
88. These may lead to lead : ADITS
89. Custer's last major : RENO
90. Dressed for the ball? : GOWNED
93. Tantara : BLARE
94. W.J.C. at age 32 : GOVERNOR
98. W.J.C.'s latest alma mater? : ELECTORALCOLLEGE
101. Ephemeral heavenly blaze : NOVA
102. Presidential assistant : AIDE
103. Durum : WHEAT
104. Individualist of sorts : LONER
105. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
106. Rival of George and Bill in '92 : ROSS
107. Norse goddesses of fate : NORNS
108. Bring to bear : EXERT
109. Where W.J.C. met H.R.C. : YALE
1. Czech or Bulgar : SLAV
2. Mrs. Burt Reynolds : LONI
3. Borodin's prince : IGOR
4. Crossbreeds : MONGRELS
5. Natives of Esfahan : IRANIS
6. Asiatic lemur : LORIS
7. Author-actress Chase : ILKA
8. King's predecessors : ALA
9. Dispute strongly : CONTEND
10. Headliner's status : STARDOM
11. They go to blazes : HOSES
12. "Colonial" workers : ANTS
13. V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
14. Mobile person : ALABAMAN
15. Political boss's henchman : HEELER
16. Eye with a sigh : OGLE
17. Juror, in theory : PEER
18. Drops the ball : ERRS
25. Slight burn : SINGE
26. Man's man : VALET
28. "The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
32. Videlicet : TOWIT
33. Seine tributary : MARNE
34. Elephant Boy of filmdom : SABU
35. G. Cohan's ancestors : IRISH
36. What jogger W.J.C. is to 57 Across? : RUNNINGMATE
37. Mary Livingstone's mate : BENNY
39. Partisan of El Presidente? : CLINTONISTA
40. Kin of the edges of ledges : EAVES
41. What kings hold : SWAY
43. Bête ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
44. Six made a drachma : OBOLS
45. J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
48. Wild party : BLAST
50. Edson-Hasen comics character : DONDI
52. Hoofbeats : CLOPS
53. Giraffe's little cousin : OKAPI
54. What celebrators make : NOISE
55. Big blows : GALES
56. Courage : HEART
58. True to the cause : LOYAL
60. Pentagon material? : BRASS
62. Bull-session event? : RODEO
63. Intrinsically : PERSE
64. Ball c. 7,926 mi. in diameter : EARTH
65. Small ice mass : CALF
66. What? The Devil! : FIEND
67. Terrific! : GREAT
68. Not clerical : LAIC
69. Navigational system : LORAN
70. Arctic sights : FLOES
72. Noxious biblical weed : TARE
74. Abates : DIESDOWN
76. Occupation of 57 Across : ATTORNEY
78. Black entry : ASSET
79. Adapts for publication : REDACTS
80. Most populous African city : CAIRO
81. Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
82. Tops : AONE
84. Tilting weapons : LANCES
86. Go back to a former state : REVERT
88. Historian Nevins : ALLAN
89. W.J.C.'s half brother. O.K.! : ROGER
90. Equipment : GEAR
91. Salmagundi : OLIO
92. Gets spliced : WEDS
93. Max or Buddy of pugilism : BAER
94. Man of heredity? : GENE
95. Author Ephron : NORA
96. Shaped like a certain D.C. office : OVAL
97. Deserve : RATE
99. Pi's follower : RHO
100. Smoked delicacy : LOX

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