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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

EXTERMINATE THE PESTS!

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 1991

Author: Kenneth Haxton
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Kenneth Haxton has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,041
Across Down
1. Plant of the nightshade family : TOMATO
7. Mexican fare : TACOS
12. Instrumental silencer : MUTE
16. ___ doble (corrida march) : PASO
20. Head garland : ANADEM
21. Cheerful : RIANT
22. Son of Judah: Gen. 38:4 : ONAN
23. Tabriz location : IRAN
24. Garden State borough : TENANEWJERSEY
27. Factor in football : TIME
28. Pheasant brood : NIDE
29. U.S. film critic-author : AGEE
30. What Mollie Bloom said finally : YES
31. Hero : LOVERONDER
33. Square-root signs : RADICALS
37. Postpone : DEFER
39. TV's "I Married ___": 1987 : DORA
40. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
41. Norman town : STLO
44. Guanaco's descendant : LLAMA
46. Petty prince : SATRAP
50. Patrick Dennis's aunt : MAME
51. Thomson-Stein opera: 1947 : THEEROFUSALL
54. Distrustful : LEERY
55. Defective vision : ANOPIA
57. Sambar, e.g. : DEER
58. Achilles' tissues : TENDONS
60. Seasoning for Bardot : SEL
61. Give orders : DICTATE
63. Oppenheim sleuth : SLANE
65. Yesteryear : AGO
66. One of the Jackson Five : TITO
67. Black cuckoo : ANI
68. Yearn : PINE
70. Flowed to and fro : TIDED
73. Panamanian province : DARIEN
75. ___ homo (religious picture) : ECCE
77. Felis pardalis : OCELOT
80. Kind of physics : META
83. "Vaya con ___" : DIOS
84. Snit : PET
85. Sum of interest to Bohr : CULARWEIGHT
87. A son of Bilhah : DAN
88. Strauss's "Die ___ ohne Schatten" : FRAU
89. High, in the French Alps : HAUT
90. Know by cognition : INTUIT
91. Natives of Benin City : EDOS
93. Type of print : GLOSSY
95. Diet periods : LENTS
97. Emulate Charles Carroll : SIGN
99. Mrs. Sprat's fare : FAT
101. Steeplechase, e.g. : RACE
102. Diary abbr. : APR
105. Honshu city : OSAKA
108. Rhythmic sequence : CADENCE
110. Auden's "The ___ of Anxiety" : AGE
111. Garage employee : GREASER
114. Home of Irish kings : TARA
116. Spite : MALICE
117. Fiber from a jute : TOSSA
119. Isherwood's treatise on philosophy: 1970 : APPTOVEDANTA
122. Prof's concoction : EXAM
123. Photographer Adams et al. : ANSELS
125. Calif. resort : TAHOE
126. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
127. Struck a Philistine : SMOTE
128. Composer Janacek : LEOS
130. Covered with frost : RIMED
132. Twisted : ENTWINED
134. French painter-lithographer : TOULAUTREC
138. An S.S.R. : RUS
140. Chadian town : LERE
141. Qualified : ABLE
142. Augur : SEER
143. Dicey predicament : LISHSITUATION
149. Baron Munchausen, e.g. : LIAR
150. Turkish regiment : ALAI
151. Oppositionists : ANTIS
152. Bowl-game locales : STADIA
153. Optical device : LENS
154. A Yugoslav : SERB
155. Last word of Genesis : EGYPT
156. Mercutio's nemesis : TYBALT
1. Make picots : TAT
2. "A Chorus Line" show-stopper : ONE
3. Staff : MAN
4. Nabokov opus : ADA
5. Bridge holding : TENACE
6. The end : OMEGA
7. Number of Trevi coins : TRE
8. Ethereal : AIRY
9. Checked the joint : CASED
10. Singular reflexive : ONESELF
11. Hordeolum : STY
12. Cable-car V.I.P. : MOTORMAN
13. Coll.'s big sister : UNIV
14. Like Kate in Act V : TAMED
15. Años openers : ENEROS
16. Featherlike : PINNATE
17. Hardscrabble : ARID
18. Nigerian singer : SADE
19. Unique fellow : ONER
25. Natives of Cardiff : WELSH
26. Emulated Yorick : JESTED
31. Rental document : LEASE
32. Hurdles for would-be Ph.D.'s : ORALS
33. Open shelter : RAMADA
34. Protein acid : ALANINE
35. U.S. election routine : DEMOCICPROCESS
36. Bungling : INEPT
38. Having long, rounded grooves : FLUTED
42. Wineglass left-overs : LEES
43. U.S.S.R. city : OREL
45. He played Gershwin : ALDA
47. Historic 1974 event : RESIIONOFNIXON
48. Alpine crests : ARETES
49. Tower used in air races : PYLON
51. Films' M. Hulot : TATI
52. Cicero was one : ORATOR
53. Birler's footing : LOG
56. Titan who fathered Prometheus : IAPETUS
59. Where Cain settled : NOD
62. Methuselah's father : ENOCH
64. Saps : NITWITS
66. Musical chord : TRIAD
69. S.A. country : ECUA
71. Let off : EMIT
72. New World rodent : DEGU
74. Book appendixes : ADDENDA
76. Desist : CEASE
78. Jewish month : ELUL
79. Like Marquand's Apley : LATE
81. "All ___ and Heaven Too" : THIS
82. Tall story : ATTIC
86. Sword-shaped, as a leaf : ENSATE
88. Ale vessel : FLAGON
92. Pouch-shaped : SACCATE
93. Persona non ___ : GRATA
94. Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
96. "___ . . . in the inn" : NOROOM
98. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
100. Pullulated : TEEMED
103. Sweet or crowder chaser : PEA
104. Enthralled : RAPT
106. Muslim judge: Var. : KADI
107. ___ Islands, off Ireland : ARAN
109. Perfume resin : ELEMI
111. Roman helmet : GALEA
112. Cookout item : SPARERIB
113. Moral precept : ETHIC
115. Pier of Hollywood: 1932-71 : ANGELI
118. A star of "Dr. Strangelove" : SELLERS
120. Swerving : VEERING
121. Dogma : TENET
124. John Philip's folks : SOUSAS
127. In after-workout condition : SWEATY
129. Monument marker : STELE
131. Rhodes of Polo Grounds fame : DUSTY
133. Expect confidently : TRUST
134. Like Bunyan's tales : TALL
135. N.Y. stage award : OBIE
136. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
137. Tower : REAR
139. Corvette or packet : SHIP
143. Port on Huon Gulf : LAE
144. J.F.K. visitor : SST
145. Collar part : TAB
146. Nancy Walker character : IDA
147. "Black gold" : OIL
148. Singer Cole : NAT

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