MUSICAL CREATURES

New York Times, Sunday, January 14, 1990

Author:Kay Sullivan
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Over again : ANEW
5. Mil. weapon : ICBM
9. Art-school subj. : ANAT
13. ___ Claire, stage star of the 30's : INA
16. "Kenilworth" heroine : AMY
19. City on Seward Peninsula : NOME
20. ___ gras : FOIE
21. Tie down : LASH
22. British mothers : MUMS
24. Ka ___, Hawaiian cape : LAE
25. Rossini opera, with "The" : THIEVINGMAGPIE
28. Anything that is braided : PLAITING
30. Young oyster : SPAT
31. Folkways : MORES
32. Like some fires : SMOLDERING
34. Plus factor : ASSET
36. More tender : SORER
37. Owns : HAS
38. Roof ornament : EPI
39. Dam for diverting water : WEIR
40. Needle holders : ETUIS
41. Schubert instrumental work, with "The" : TROUTQUINTET
47. Id relative : EGO
48. Berlin public square : PLATZ
49. Lamentable : GRIEVOUS
50. Hindu god of love : KAMA
51. Mussorgsky vocal composition : SONGOFTHEFLEA
54. Silkworm : ERI
55. Kind of jury : PETIT
56. Fathers of dauphins : ROIS
57. Bavarian river : ROTT
58. Medics, at times : SEDATERS
60. Annapolis's river : SEVERN
63. Tennis stroke : LOB
64. Cousin of a smash : ADE
67. Excessively : TOO
68. Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
69. Arrowed traffic sign : ONEWAY
72. Word history : ETYMOLOGY
77. Saint-Saëns zoological fantasy : THECARNIVALOFTHEANIMALS
82. "Two heads ___ than one": Heywood : AREBETTER
83. Contralto Anderson : MARIAN
84. Author of "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
85. Curmudgeon's word : BAH
86. Summer in Phila. : EDT
88. Black Hawk was one : SAC
89. Visionary plan : SCHEME
91. Fast-talking comedian : PATTERER
96. Piedmontese city : ASTI
98. Portico : STOA
99. Pale shades of beige : ECRUS
100. Kind of coal or pump : JET
102. Sibelius tone poem, with "The" : SWANOFTUONELA
108. Brit. money : STER
109. Philosopher who started as a sculptor : SOCRATES
111. Certain tides : NEAPS
112. Hippie's English counterpart : MOD
113. Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of ___" : THEBUMBLEBEE
115. Aquarium fish : TETRA
116. Puccini heroine : MIMI
117. Luzon peak : IBA
118. Palindromic sheep : EWE
119. Patron saint of France : DENIS
120. Genesis verb : BEGAT
121. Nonconformist : ICONOCLAST
125. Lovely lasses : PERIS
126. Diamond shape : PEAR
127. Erstwhile campus cutup : STREAKER
128. Stravinsky opera : THENIGHTINGALE
133. Vital statistic : AGE
134. ___ de veau : TETE
135. Infinite time : EONS
136. Epitaph starter : HERE
137. School Wellington attended : ETON
138. Legal matter : RES
139. Punty : ROD
140. Author S. S. Van ___ : DINE
141. Autocrat : TSAR
142. Sunder : REND
1. Kelep : ANT
2. Classic Japanese drama : NOH
3. A putting into circulation : EMISSION
4. Loser, proverbially : WEEPER
5. "___ Die," Gide work : IFIT
6. Emulate Peter Funk : CON
7. Kind of bass : BIGMOUTH
8. Learn by heart : MEMORIZE
9. Phil the Fiddler's creator : ALGER
10. Piles : NAPS
11. "Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
12. "For want of a nail ___ was lost" : THESHOE
13. Wolves in sheeps' clothing : IMPOSTORS
14. Invalid : NULL
15. Mozart's middle name : AMADEUS
16. Others, to Ovid : ALII
17. Director Delbert or Daniel : MANN
18. Peteman : YEGG
23. Famed basso : SIEPI
26. Dye vessel : VAT
27. Brother of Eris : ARES
29. Trifle : TRINKET
33. Color of a whole decade : MAUVE
34. Intimidates : AWES
35. Lily of the West : SEGO
36. Some photocopies, for short : STATS
40. Puckish : ELFIN
41. Weight allowance : TRET
42. Lasso : RIATA
43. John Ford 1952 film, with "The" : QUIETMAN
44. Family name in "A Rage to Live" : TATE
45. Asian ruler : EMIR
46. Makes edging : TATS
48. Indigent : POOR
49. Worldwide : GLOBAL
52. Home of ouzo : GREECE
53. Stubbornly willful : FROWARD
55. Town on Philadelphia's Main Line : PAOLI
59. River in a Burns poem : DOON
60. Coterie : SET
61. Biblical Hebrew measure : EPHA
62. Change direction : VEER
63. Embankment : LEVEE
65. Arrive at Grand Central : DETRAIN
66. Moral standard : ETHIC
69. Kind of training : ONTHEJOB
70. Basketball tourn. : NIT
71. ___ Kippur : YOM
73. "___, though I walk through the valley . . . " : YEA
74. Gerald Ford, by birth : OMAHAN
75. Kind of plum, for short : GAGE
76. Theoretic primordial source of all elements : YLEM
78. Liszt and Prévost, e.g. : ABBES
79. Foster : REAR
80. "Bake me a cake . . . ___ you can" : FASTAS
81. Bishopric : SEE
87. Predilection : TASTE
89. Buddhist shrine : STUPA
90. Doves' sounds : COOS
91. Buttinsky : PEST
92. Pituitary hormone: Abbr. : ACTH
93. Place for a hat or a shoe : TREE
94. Type of engine : TURBINE
95. Cut back underbrush again : RECLEARED
97. ___ Pea, small comic character : SWEE
98. White dwarfs : STARS
101. What a Scot wears under a kilt : TREWS
103. "It Happened ___," early Colbert film : ONENIGHT
104. Fixations : FETISHES
105. Leave one's native land : EMIGRATE
106. Relative of a mesa : LOMA
107. Mine entrance : ADIT
109. Buck : SMACKER
110. Incited a criminal : ABETTED
114. Sub : UBOAT
115. Actress Garr : TERI
116. Scant : MEAGER
119. Dumb : DENSE
120. Actor Gazzara : BEN
121. Munich's river : ISAR
122. Hauling chg. : CTGE
123. Cuprite and tinstone : ORES
124. A daughter of Phoebe : LETO
125. Eponym of an Eastern state : PENN
126. Kind of table : PIER
129. Polloi leader : HOI
130. Refrain syllable : TRA
131. Nol of Cambodia : LON
132. Result : END

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