PLAYING A WEIGHTING GAME

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1988

Author: Dale O. Burgener
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cousteau's gear : SCUBA
6. A 1492 discovery : CUBA
10. Fokker's foe : SPAD
14. ___ Day, Apr. 14 : PANAM
19. A Gene Kelly discovery : CARON
20. Collections of reminiscences : ANAS
21. S. American monkey : TITI
22. Overhead : ABOVE
23. Humiliate : ABASE
24. Some Cong. members : LIBS
25. Anatomical cavity: Comb. form : ANTR
26. Relish : SAVOR
27. Start of a rhyming quip : PALSWHOSEEMYDIETSFAIL
31. Lanchester from London : ELSA
32. Threatening phrase : ORELSE
33. Recipients : ACCEPTERS
34. Last river to cross? : STYX
35. Young or old follower : STER
37. The way, in China : TAO
38. Some are smart : ALECKS
42. Spur : GOAD
43. ___ corps : ESPRITDE
48. Second line of quip : SAYZIPYOURLIPS
52. Long-gone Venezuelan : OTOMAC
53. Region : AREA
54. Unctuous : OILY
55. Lardaceous : FATTY
57. Source of poi : TARO
58. Echoed others' words : PARROTED
60. Player for Al Davis : RAIDER
62. Cogitative group : PANEL
63. Man., e.g. : ISL
64. Marks of omission : DELES
65. Raises : UPS
67. Uninteresting : VAPID
71. Number one for Nicklaus : DRIVER
73. Bits and pieces : SMITHERS
78. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
79. Sotto-voce remark : ASIDE
80. Writer O'Faoláin : SEAN
81. "Eri tu . . . " is one : ARIA
82. Motley crowd : RAGTAG
84. Third line of quip : FORTHINNERHIPS
88. " . . . ___ power corrupts . . . ": Lord Acton : ABSOLUTE
90. God waited on by the Graces : EROS
91. Thigh armor : TASSES
92. Healer at Valhalla : EIR
93. Zola's "The ___-Shop : DRAM
94. Trim : PARE
96. Dock area : WATERSIDE
101. Official emissary : LEGATE
103. Slight : SNUB
107. Last line of quip : IDRATHERBLAMETHESCALE
110. Musical form : SUITE
111. Bristle : SETA
112. Pay the pot : ANTE
113. Dispatch : HASTE
114. She created the Moffats : ESTES
115. N.M. resort town : TAOS
116. Pop singer DiMucci : DION
117. Separated : APART
118. Dental compound : STENT
119. Goofs : ERRS
120. ___, zwei, drei : EINS
121. Football Hall of Famer : HALAS
1. Flower stalk : SCAPE
2. Conspiratorial group : CABAL
3. Asia-Europe dividers : URALS
4. ___ nova, Brazilian dance : BOSSA
5. One more time : ANEW
6. Thermal unit : CALORY
7. Suitable for men or women : UNISEX
8. Noisy confusion : BABEL
9. Taxing person : ASSESSOR
10. Whalebone device : STAY
11. Poet to whom much is ode? : PINDAR
12. Tall story : ATTIC
13. Points the way : DIRECTS
14. Key to the world : PASSPORT
15. Sternward : ABAFT
16. Exceptionally bright stars : NOVAE
17. Parisian's property : AVOIR
18. European blackbirds : MERLS
28. "In" places : HOTSPOTS
29. Bismuth or bullion : METAL
30. Three-legged stand : TEAPOY
34. Glide along a piste : SKI
36. Inspiring instructor : EDIFIER
38. Kin of P.D.Q. : ASAP
39. Dr. Z.'s love : LARA
40. Sidewalk superintendent : EYER
41. Boris of Bulgaria : CZAR
42. ___ Fawkes Day, Nov. 5 in England : GUY
43. Bolardo's patron : ESTE
44. Jot : IOTA
45. Coffee-hating Fed. agt.? : TMAN
46. Bell the cat : DARE
47. Branch of biol. : ECOL
49. Earnings-price ratios : YIELDS
50. "Too soon ___, too late smart" : OLD
51. Tablets : PADS
56. Author of "Mr. Citizen" : TRUMAN
59. Sci-fi suffix for human : OID
60. Devoted apostle : REVERER
61. "Cakes and ___": Maugham : ALE
62. Attention-getting sound : PST
64. Caper : DIDO
66. Maine symbol : PINETREE
67. Miles or Vague : VERA
68. Swift, graceful horse : ARAB
69. Group in a farrow : PIGS
70. "___ each life some rain . . . " : INTO
72. Widespread : RIFE
73. One in a hundred, in D.C. : SEN
74. Triumphant interjections : HAHS
75. Mythical pome pitcher : ERIS
76. Mature : RIPE
77. Lip : SASS
79. Shaky : AGUISH
80. A sib : SIS
83. Most wide-awake : ALERTEST
85. Singing syllables : TRALA
86. Like Mom's pies : HOMEMADE
87. "Norma ___," Field flick : RAE
89. Italian seaport : TRIESTE
93. Borrower : DEBTOR
94. G. C. Scott role : PATTON
95. ___ of America (Boston) : ATHENS
96. ___ up (catches on) : WISES
97. Scorched : ADUST
98. Hackneyed : TRITE
99. Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
100. Gloomy, to Keats : DREAR
102. Guardian spirits : GENII
103. ___ Flow, British naval base : SCAPA
104. Helmet's nosepiece : NASAL
105. Ne plus ___ : ULTRA
106. Some sugar sources : BEETS
108. Colleen : LASS
109. Former Iranian ruler : SHAH

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