SWITCHES

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1993

Author:Wilson McBeath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 484 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
5. Obtuse : CRASS
10. Flora and fauna : BIOTA
15. Eat sparingly : FAST
19. Sordor : LEES
20. City near Leipzig : HALLE
21. Sheer : UTTER
22. Kon-Tiki worshiper : INCA
23. Diamond clubs : BATS
24. Tear-jerker : ONION
25. Mutt, in Dixie : FEIST
26. Hack or Musial of baseball : STAN
27. Aggressive Caspar Milquetoast? : ASHEEPINWOLFSCLOTHING
31. High schoolers : TEENS
32. Mopsus and Melampus : SEERS
33. Cavatina : AIR
34. Collar : ARREST
36. Sang at the station : RATTED
40. Arcane : SECRET
45. Foot for Frost : IAMB
48. Cosmetic plant : ALOE
50. York's river : OUSE
51. Clears the birds from the beach? : LEAVESNOTERNSUNSTONED
60. Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
61. Comfort : SOLACE
62. Bert's "Sesame Street" friend : ERNIE
63. Gustav ___, former Swedish king : ADOLF
65. Triton's daughter : PALLAS
67. He ran and ran and ran : STASSEN
72. Started the set : SERVED
74. Certain wax : SEALANT
77. What they throw in Spain? : ELTORO
78. Where baby rocks : TREETOP
80. What Bernstein didn't have : TINEAR
82. Serious : SOBER
83. Native of Zagreb : CROAT
86. Off. worker : STENOG
88. Rickey ingredient : LIME
89. Harness that hero? : HITCHYOURSTARTOAWAGON
95. Part of the eye : UVEA
96. Kauai mementos : LEIS
97. Last word of Mo.'s motto : ESTO
98. Adviser to Odysseus : MENTOR
101. Machine parts : ROTORS
105. Gofer's task : ERRAND
110. Rent : LET
112. Spools : REELS
115. Sunder : SEVER
116. Turn-around misfit? : ROUNDPEGINASQUAREHOLE
124. Piscivorous bird : ERNE
125. Copland's "The Tender Land," e.g. : OPERA
126. Unconventional : OUTRE
127. Faulkner character : EULA
128. Flavoring for a Caen cordial : ANIS
129. Juniper of the Bible : RETEM
130. Feudal lord : LIEGE
131. Etcher's need : ACID
132. Canoodles : PETS
133. Chivy or chevy : TEASE
134. Over : ENDED
135. Oft-printed articles : THES
1. Kind of German silver : ALBATA
2. Landlord : LEASER
3. Restrain with a chain : TETHER
4. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
5. Karate blow : CHOP
6. Sari wearers : RANIS
7. Skirt shape : ALINE
8. More poky : SLOWER
9. Title for one of the Peróns : SENORA
10. Burnish : BUFF
11. Residents of: Suffix : ITES
12. Auricular : OTIC
13. One weber per square meter : TESLA
14. Historic region in N France : ARTOIS
15. Queriman or tetraodont : FISH
16. Con man : ANTI
17. Scrutinize : SCAN
18. Chinese dynasty : TANG
28. Girl in "The Devil's Disciple" : ESSIE
29. Utah Beach vessel : LST
30. Three, in Torino : TRE
35. Scottish goblet : TASS
37. Process leather : TAN
38. Over and above : ELSE
39. Sullen; unsmiling : DOUR
41. Cote sound : COO
42. Updike's "Rabbit, ___" : RUN
43. Compass pt. : ESE
44. Nugent of rock : TED
46. Alphabetic run : MNOP
47. Gauchos' cow catchers : BOLAS
49. Austrian river or town : ENNS
51. Smallest : LEAST
52. P.G.A.'s Lee ___ : ELDER
53. Stick out like ___ thumb : ASORE
54. Kind of trombone : VALVE
55. Märchen : TALE
56. Brilliance : ECLAT
57. Pragmatic person : REALIST
58. Developer's interest : SITE
59. Freshwater ducks : TEALS
64. Get : FETCH
66. Anita or Clara : SANTA
68. Chiton's cousin : STOLA
69. Ferber book : SOBIG
70. Solitary: Comb. form : EREMO
71. Irv of the 50's Yankees : NOREN
73. New England fisherman's boat : DORY
75. ___-do-well : NEER
76. Pierre's aunt : TANTE
79. Minnesota Fats's game : POOL
81. Some marsupials, for short : ROOS
84. Efrem Zimbalist's teacher : AUER
85. Beethoven's "Archduke ___" : TRIO
87. Slalom obstacle : GATE
89. Low, droning sound : HUM
90. Croce's "___ Got a Name" : IVE
91. Decimal-system base : TEN
92. Curiosity victim : CAT
93. Fast flier : SST
94. Less desirable : WORSE
99. Like Picasso's guitarist : OLD
100. Account : REPORT
102. Sixty minutes, in Milano : ORA
103. Do a cobbler's job : RESOLE
104. Ducat : SEQUIN
106. Put in the oven again : REHEAT
107. Assert positively : AVOUCH
108. Diva Melba : NELLIE
109. Fears greatly : DREADS
111. Crow's home : TEPEE
113. Smoothed concrete in a pavement : LUTED
114. Beetle Bailey's nemesis : SARGE
116. Receive as one's due : REAP
117. Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
118. Foot, for one : UNIT
119. Costner role: 1987 : NESS
120. Japanese clog : GETA
121. Angers : IRES
122. Appellation : NAME
123. Rex or Walter : REED

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