BLENDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1988

Author:Robert W. Sturges
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Canine "blue book" org. : AKC
4. Auto mechanic's concern : IDLE
8. Harts : STAGS
13. Emulate Thraso : BRAG
17. Like a church mouse : POOR
19. Associated with the sea: Abbr. : NAUT
20. Impressive grouping : ARRAY
21. Word with officer or maker : PEACE
22. The Granary of the South : ARGENTINA
24. Uncomplicated enjoyment : SIMPLEASURE
26. Most spare : REEDIEST
27. One of the Lauders : ESTEE
28. Neighborhood businessman : GROCER
29. "Hiding" place : TANNERY
30. Proclaimed publicly : CRIED
31. Fried, in Figueras : FRITO
32. P.I.'s : TECS
33. Dentists' aids, at times : GASES
34. Constraint of circumstance : PRESSURE
37. Answer-sheet column : FALSE
39. Initiatives : OVERTURES
41. Eastern flag symbol : SUN
42. Assures victory : ICES
43. Sailor's chain : TYE
44. Pawnees' cousins : REES
45. "___ She Sweet?": 1927 song : AINT
46. Demon, to some : RUM
47. Grassland grande dame : MEADOWAGER
51. Polly and Pittypat : AUNTS
52. Posts : STATIONS
55. Carrying cargo : LADEN
56. Aerie object : EGG
57. Like a rational argument : TENABLE
58. Cripples : MAIMS
59. Stimulates to action : AROUSES
63. Neighbor of Harv. : MIT
64. Prosit relative : SANTE
65. Cluster of three letters : TRIGRAPH
66. Actress Irene from Greece : PAPAS
69. Flowery area in a Tex. city : GARDENISON
71. Large scarf : BOA
72. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
73. This has banks in Caen : ORNE
74. Child's fancy marble : TAW
75. "Hard place" associate : ROCK
76. Poe contraction : EER
77. One-room apartment : BEDSITTER
81. River of Hades : LETHE
82. Makes a new map : RECHARTS
85. British trolleys : TRAMS
86. Judy's elder daughter : LIZA
87. Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
88. Springfield parts : SEARS
89. Fluorine or chlorine : HALOGEN
92. Stand for : DENOTE
94. Canary's relative : SERIN
95. Natives of Jakarta : JAVANESE
96. Erratic Italian : UNEVENETIAN
98. Nickel : FIVECENTS
99. Hemispherical roofs : DOMES
100. Père's sister : TANTE
101. State : AVER
102. Editor's word : STET
103. Greek mil. group in W.W. II : ELAS
104. Express contempt : SNEER
105. Iniquity locales : DENS
106. Next year's alums : SRS
1. Disconnected : APART
2. Future Olympics' site : KOREA
3. Refined fellow of a few, convincing words : COGENTLEMAN
4. Entombs : INTERS
5. Kind of ham or wheel : DAISY
6. Name of fame on Broadway : LUNT
7. Kennedy letters : ETA
8. More impudent : SASSIER
9. Banal, to the utmost : TRITEST
10. Venus de Milo, once : ARMED
11. Mouth-related stare : GAPE
12. Scansion unit: Abbr. : SYL
13. Infatuates : BESOTS
14. Loud relative : RAUCOUSIN
15. Levantine port : ACRE
16. Memorable actor Will ___ : GEER
18. Rubicundity : REDNESS
21. Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
23. Dorothy, to Em : NIECE
25. Way out : EGRESS
27. Gaelic : ERSE
30. Hollowed : CAVED
31. Noted D.C. art gallery : FREER
33. Prado exhibits : GOYAS
34. British brooch : PREEN
35. Litter Lilliputian : RUNT
36. Tolkien characters : ENTS
37. Position Gehrig played : FIRST
38. Demanding urgent action : ACUTE
40. Drives : URGES
43. Shoe size : TENE
45. Bode : AUGUR
47. Shed an outer layer : MOLT
48. Early Chan : OLAND
49. Chief Justice: 1874-88 : WAITE
50. Madison Ave. figures : ADMEN
51. Intensely interested : AGOG
53. River at Plymouth Sound : TAMAR
54. Heron's relative : IBIS
56. Paddy's place : ERIN
58. Kind of nest : MARES
59. In a line : AROW
60. Destructive operatives : SABOTAGENTS
61. Memorable period : EPOCH
62. Fountain order : SHAKE
64. Refines a surface, in a way : SANDS
65. Powerful people : TSARS
66. Bridge support : PIER
67. "A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
68. Porky Pig flick : PORCINEMA
69. Melvyn's co-star in "Ninotchka" : GRETA
70. List parts : ITEMS
73. Rockne portrayer : OBRIEN
75. Changes a neighborhood's character : REZONES
78. Battologize : ITERATE
79. Locker-room figure : TRAINER
80. Rainier pool : TARN
81. Syringa : LILAC
83. Certain shoe sites : HOOVES
84. Pot parts : ANTES
86. Edible seaweeds : LAVERS
88. Sight from Rouen : SEINE
89. Asylum : HAVEN
90. Depside, e.g. : ESTER
91. What cowbirds don't build : NESTS
92. Ranch visitor : DUDE
93. Organic compound : ENOL
94. Ollie's friend : STAN
95. Foolish talk: Slang : JIVE
97. French conjunctions : ETS
98. It's in one era, out the other : FAD

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