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Warren W. Reich
Warren W. Reich

JUST DESSERTS

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1988

Author: Warren W. Reich
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 19, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Warren W. Reich has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,949
Across Down
1. Conjugal : MARITAL
8. Emulates Xanthippe : CARPS
13. Kind of test : ACID
17. Father of Goneril : LEAR
21. Blackboard adjuncts : ERASERS
22. Hebrew measures : OMERS
23. Gherkin, for short : CUKE
24. "God's Little ___": Caldwell : ACRE
25. New York City sales? : APPLETURNOVER
27. Slug the Magic Dragon? : CREAMPUFF
29. Actress Claire : INA
30. Map feature : INSET
31. Start of a bray : HEE
32. John or Jane : DOE
33. I.R.S. person, perhaps : CPA
34. Cuckoo : ANI
35. Feast : REPAST
37. Arrest : PULLIN
41. Expression of surprise : HAH
43. Photos of Rogers? : GINGERSNAPS
46. Campaigned : RAN
47. Bambi's aunt : ENA
48. U.N. agency : ILO
49. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
50. Kind of row or hop : HEDGE
51. Compatriots : LANDSMEN
53. Loony : LOCO
55. Musical movement : LARGO
57. Kind of citizen : SENIOR
59. Spoil follower : SPORT
60. Great 1912 Olympian : THORPE
62. "The ___ Sack" (W.W. II cartoon) : SAD
63. Composition for nine : NONET
65. Kitty chip : ANTE
66. Rings a tocsin : ALERTS
68. Godiva identifies? : LADYFINGERS
73. On this side: Prefix : CIS
74. Grey's purple plant : SAGE
75. Prior, to Prior : ERE
77. Least prevalent : RAREST
78. D-day beach : OMAHA
80. Mocha-oolong mixture? : TOFFEE
82. Heels' preceders : SOLES
83. Musical interval : OCTAVE
85. ___ cavae (large veins) : VENAE
86. "The Grass Harp" author : CAPOTE
88. Hosp. workers : RNS
89. Is mendacious : LIES
91. Religious sch. : SEM
92. Unlikely state of a state? : BAKEDALASKA
95. Finally : ATLAST
97. Luth. or Meth. : PROT
99. Character in "M*A*S*H" : RADAR
100. ___ Glory : OLD
102. Fall blooms : ASTERS
104. Over 21 : ADULT
106. Actress Wright : TERESA
109. French cathedral city : REIMS
111. E.P.A. concern : ECOL
112. Rushed downward, as water : CASCADED
114. Curtailed : PARED
116. Back talk : SASS
118. Org. for L.L.B.'s : ABA
119. England has two of these : ENS
120. ___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
121. Divorced burlesque man? : BANANASPLIT
123. Low island : KEY
124. To stand, in Stuttgart : STEHEN
126. Mother of Minos : EUROPA
127. Rubber tree : ULE
128. Manipulate : USE
130. Chemical suffix : ANE
131. Linkletter : ART
132. Town on the Tigris : AMARA
134. Cagers' org. : NBA
135. Small quartet? : PETITFOUR
139. Jazz musician-shoemaker? : CHERRYCOBBLER
144. Tart : SLUT
145. French wave : ONDE
146. "La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
147. Coal miner : COLLIER
148. Latka's vehicle on TV : TAXI
149. March growth : REED
150. Lamb product : ESSAY
151. Elicits a "Gesundheit!" : SNEEZES
1. ___ culpa : MEA
2. Early Dadaist : ARP
3. Chin : RAP
4. Long Island town : ISLIP
5. Adolescent : TEENAGE
6. Greek city or river : ARTA
7. Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
8. Stevens or Boswell : CONNIE
9. Book after Joel : AMOS
10. Football play : REVERSE
11. Dissimulates : PRETENDS
12. The Ukraine, e.g. : SSR
13. Entree : ACCESS
14. Surgeon's instrument : CURET
15. D.D.E.'s nickname : IKE
16. Poker-faced : DEADPAN
17. Spot for a boutonniere : LAPEL
18. Old French coin : ECU
19. Sandy's bark : ARF
20. Ump's counterpart : REF
26. Three-pointers in horseshoes : RINGERS
28. Pitchers' places : MOUNDS
31. Former British coins, for short : HAPENNIES
33. Big surprise in an Easter basket? : CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
34. "___ Christie": O'Neill : ANNA
36. Errand boy : PAGE
38. Dud calendar art? : LEMONCHEESECAKE
39. Stagnation : INERTIA
40. Edict of ___: 1598 : NANTES
41. To the ___ (completely) : HILT
42. Hawaiian farewells : ALOHAS
44. Estuary : INLET
45. Valerie Harper role : RHODA
46. Street show : RAREE
51. 2,240 pounds : LONGTON
52. Baden-Baden is one : SPA
54. ___ Trail : OREGON
56. Fresh ___ (8 on the Beaufort scale) : GALE
58. Particles in cyclotrons : IONS
61. Mass-produced house : PREFAB
64. Easy gait : TROT
67. Bishopric : SEE
69. Salivate : DROOL
70. ___ Conference: 1945 : YALTA
71. Absolves : FREES
72. Certain sizes : SMALLS
76. Moved back : RECEDED
79. Operate a plane : AVIATE
81. "___ of Flying": Jong : FEAR
82. Junkyard offering : SPAREPART
84. Govt. founded in 1861 : CSA
85. Green : VERDANT
87. Jewish month : ADAR
88. Chest sound : RALE
90. Disco light : STROBE
91. Printers' quads : SPACES
93. Actresses Jackson and Nelligan : KATES
94. Producer-director Alexander : KORDA
96. Taxi, in Torino : TASSI
98. What 88 Across give : TLC
101. Exhibit : DISPLAY
103. Dispatch : SLAY
105. Kind of scout : TALENT
107. "Mens sana in corpore ___" : SANO
108. Western Indians : ARAPAHOS
110. "The ___ Animal": Thurber-Nugent : MALE
113. Doomed : DONEFOR
115. Certain paints : ENAMELS
117. Razor's target : STUBBLE
121. Spoken with a trill : BURRED
122. Pleasure carriage : SURREY
125. Voodoo country : HAITI
126. ___ Cologne : EAUDE
129. Precious fur : SABLE
133. Ancient chest : ARCA
134. When both hands are up : NOON
135. L.A. time : PST
136. Highest Guidonian note : ELA
137. Black-tie garb : TUX
138. ___-upmanship : ONE
139. B–F connection : CDE
140. Lab measurements : CCS
141. ___ Walker, Boston anchorwoman : LIZ
142. Oxford measure : EEE
143. B.&O. et al. : RRS

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