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New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 1990

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Historic Syrian city : ALEPPO
7. Prague, to a Czech : PRAHA
12. Ballet's "Le ___ des Cygnes" : LAC
15. Penn pronoun : THEE
19. Curie's discovery : RADIUM
20. Ceremonial acts : RITES
21. Bodkin : AWL
22. "The ___ Fair," Burns poem : HOLY
23. Busy Athenian's breakfast? : AKAPPACOFFEE
25. Dissimulation : PRETENSE
27. Lake near a temple of Diana : NEMI
28. Holiday greeting by Zorba? : HAVEAHAPPYNUYEAR
30. Go lickety-split : TEAR
32. Union unit : STATE
33. Grossly stupid : CRASS
34. Mirror : GLASS
37. Slumgullion : STEW
38. Actor Adler : LUTHER
41. Chaney : LON
42. Squash : PEPO
45. Son of an unc. : NEPH
46. Fragrant evergreen : CEDAR
50. Budding classicist's statement about future plans? : OMEGATOLEARNGREEK
56. Caucho yielder : ULE
57. Remainder : BALANCE
58. Lined up : AROW
59. Gaudy psittacine : ARA
60. Bourse : SALE
61. Resolution time for José : ENERO
62. Guitar ridge : FRET
63. Vatican name : PIUS
64. Wearing garments : CLAD
65. "___ than none"? : ALPHALOAFISBETA
70. Sinatra's cohorts : CLAN
73. Tom's friend in "Typee" : TOBY
74. Fork unit : TINE
75. Silk makers : ERIAS
79. "___ Candy," T. Williams book : HARD
80. Li'l Abner's son : ABE
81. Was checkmated : LOST
82. Unfamiliar : STRANGE
84. Pig ___ poke : INA
85. Song of the Aegean sailor? : RHORHORHOYOURBOAT
88. Bit role : CAMEO
90. Auspices : EGIS
91. Coptic Church title : ABBA
92. Agcy. with an eagle : NRA
93. Accounts officer on a ship : PURSER
95. Appearance : LOOK
98. Induce : CAUSE
100. Mutiny inciter : BLIGH
102. Concerning : ABOUT
104. Son in "Desire Under the Elms" : EBEN
106. Concurring words by Theocritus? : YOUTHETAMOUTHFUL
110. Spiked shield boss : UMBO
114. Approached directly : ACCOSTED
115. Lettered composer? : SIGMAROMBERG
117. Pow! : WHAM
118. Ending for boff or pay : OLA
119. Expected : USUAL
120. Conductor Fritz : REINER
121. ___-majesté : LESE
122. Male aoudad : RAM
123. Sumerian moon god : NANNA
124. Safeguard : ENSURE
1. "Man of ___," Flaherty film : ARAN
2. Baikal or Peipus : LAKE
3. Round cheese : EDAM
4. Larks' cousins : PIPITS
5. Baby seal : PUP
6. City near Boys Town : OMAHA
7. O.T.'s 20th book : PROV
8. Most abundant : RIFEST
9. "And jeers ___": F.P.A. : ATFATE
10. Bray : HEEHAW
11. "While memory holds ___ . . . ": Shak. : ASEAT
12. Caribou herdsman : LAPP
13. Wrong : AWRY
14. Close tightly : CLENCH
15. "___ slaves who fear to speak": Lowell : THEYARE
16. Uses a whetstone : HONES
17. "___ Dream," Wagnerian aria : ELSAS
18. Witness : EYER
24. "Wheels" : CAR
26. Pianist Rosalyn : TURECK
29. A Pequod owner in "Moby-Dick" : PELEG
31. Spanish, to Spanish : ESPANOL
34. Shakespearean theater : GLOBE
35. Lee J. Cobb role : LOMAN
36. Apply chrism, old style : ANELE
37. "Tarzan" producer Lesser : SOL
39. Elevate : UPRAISE
40. " . . . ay, there's ___ ": Shak. : THERUB
43. Catchall sentence ender : ETC
44. Author of "Hop-Frog" : POE
45. L.A.-to-Reno dir. : NNW
47. Twofold : DUAL
48. Nazimova of silents : ALLA
49. "The Third Man" director : REED
51. M-1 rifle : GARAND
52. Premature : EARLY
53. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
54. TV-antenna device : ROTATOR
55. Effortlessness : EASE
60. Tumblebug : SCARAB
62. Czars' jeweler : FABERGE
63. Calico pony : PINTO
66. Egyptian god of artisans : PTAH
67. Runagates : HOBOES
68. Kind of story : FISH
69. O'Hara's "From the ___" : TERRACE
70. "Blondie" cartoonist Young : CHIC
71. Colleague of Rita and Hedy : LANA
72. Saroyan's "My Name Is ___" : ARAM
76. Turkey's President: 1938-50 : INONU
77. Algae extracts : AGARS
78. Kin of vibrissae : SETAE
81. Blake's "The Book of ___" : LOS
82. What a tearjerker evokes : SOB
83. Clumsy craft : TUB
85. Areas off fairways : ROUGHS
86. Tyre monarch : HIRAM
87. A parent of a dzo : YAK
89. Embodiment : EPITOME
94. Eloquent speaker : RHETOR
95. Author Alcott : LOUISA
96. Surpass in firepower : OUTGUN
97. Ottoman Empire founder : OTHMAN
99. Jackal-headed god : ANUBIS
100. Poilu's term for his foe : BOCHE
101. "Star Wars" director : LUCAS
103. One of a cap'n's aides : BOSUN
104. Region N of Afr. : EUR
105. Eric of movies : BLORE
106. Small sailboat : YAWL
107. Tissue layer : TELA
108. Costa loser : ADAM
109. Dog buried in Hyde Park : FALA
111. Carte before the course : MENU
112. Fox or Rabbit : BRER
113. Story-time heavy : OGRE
116. Stag attendees : MEN

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