CLUES TO AMUSE

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1981

Author:Louis Baron
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gershwin's "___ Again" : DOIT
5. Pleasant : BLAND
10. ___-Magnon : CRO
13. Aussie leapers : ROOS
17. Frances of opera : ALDA
18. Ouida's real name : RAMEE
19. Mount where Aaron died : HOR
20. Cab for Holmes : HANSOM
22. "Feel I Pretty" : FEELOUTOFPLACE
25. Menotti heroine : AMELIA
26. Was merciful : TOOKPITY
27. "Thanks for the" : LOSSOFMEMORY
29. Temple, in poesy : FANE
30. Record : TAPE
31. Mona's follower : LISA
32. Soviet cooperative : ARTEL
35. Party shunners : LONERS
37. Tool : UTENSIL
41. "Man bites dog" : NEWS
42. Ohiowa : UNITEDSTATES
45. Pisa-to-Verona dir. : NNE
46. Ravel's "Gaspard de la ___" : NUIT
47. Hunter's blind : BOMA
48. Belligerent god : ARES
49. Trite theatrics : CORN
50. Connections : INS
51. Bert Bert : DOUBLEPARKS
55. Prepared cords : SAWED
56. Old hands : VETERANS
58. Clods : LOUTS
59. Potter's debris : SHARDS
60. Mid-Q.E.D. : ERAT
61. Nasty remarks : SLURS
62. Apple, e.g. : POME
63. Obscures : BEDIMS
65. "Maria ___," 1933 song : ELENA
66. Type of headline : STREAMER
70. Egyptian dancing girls : ALMAS
71. Pekolong : BLENDEDTEAS
73. Chemical prefix : OXO
74. Curb : REIN
75. River to the Trent : OUSE
76. ___ Blair (George Orwell) : ERIC
77. O, e.g. : OVAL
78. All: Comb. form : OMN
79. Hotmacs : UPSETSTOMACH
83. Ovidian "ciao" : VALE
84. Spiders' nests : NIDUSES
86. Common to many : SHARED
87. Furrier's pile : PELTS
88. "Clair de ___" : LUNE
89. Upshots : ENDS
90. Pteroid : ALAR
92. Taset : ALTEREDSTATE
97. Mini-bombs : GRENADES
101. Paying guest : ROOMER
102. hsilgnE : REVERSEENGLISH
104. Some choppers : MOLARS
105. Item on a fasces : AXE
106. Kin of adagio : LENTO
107. Byway : LANE
108. Mozart's "Coronation ___" : MASS
109. 42d and 34th : STS
110. "The Yellow Flag" novelist : YATES
111. Monoski or luge : SLED
1. Dotty : DAFT
2. TV backdrop : OLEO
3. Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
4. Gab session : TALKFEST
5. Bobby Orr, once : BRUIN
6. Milk, in Milano : LATTE
7. Island in Taiwan Strait : AMOY
8. Collector's clock : NEF
9. Leave an SST : DEPLANE
10. Keystone Kops, usually : CHASERS
11. Army missiles : ROCS
12. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
13. V.I.P. at Karnak : RAMESES
14. Kind of band or show : ONEMAN
15. Christiania today : OSLO
16. When René dines : SOIR
20. Berbers et al. : HAMITES
21. Dogwood time in N.Y. : MAY
23. Girasol : OPAL
24. Most of galloped : LOPED
28. John Galway's collection : FLUTES
30. Come to : TOTAL
32. Big day for Mr. & Mrs. : ANNIV
33. What grads may do : REUNE
34. Idmn : TWISTEDMIND
35. Arms or wings : LIMBS
36. Jolts : STARTS
38. "White and the Seven Dwarfs" : SNOWREMOVAL
39. "The Lady ___," 1935 song : INRED
40. Imparts : LENDS
42. Corvettes' targets : UBOATS
43. Parsing word : NOUN
44. Enclosures in synagogues : ARKS
49. S. African fox : CAAMA
51. Small amounts : DRAMS
52. Glasgow or Terry : ELLEN
53. Use a pestle : POUND
54. Vibes' kin : AURAE
55. Pumps : SHOES
57. Devonian division : ERIAN
59. Strauss's "Also ___ Zarathustra" : SPRACH
61. Showers icily : SLEETS
63. Ochs, in "Der Rosenkavalier" : BARON
64. Medicinal resin : ELEMI
65. Or follower : ELSE
66. Stern fiddle : STRAD
67. Nose ornament of India : TEIC
68. Apotheosize : EXALT
69. Offices : ROLES
71. Osculated on a vehicle? : BUSSED
72. Greek communes : DEMES
75. Pair of jacks, often : OPENERS
77. Shop wear : OVERALLS
79. Vigorish collectors : USURERS
80. "Bringing in the ___" : SHEAVES
81. Soeur de mon père : TANTE
82. Practicing eutaxy : ORDERLY
85. Groups of Moslem scholars : ULEMAS
87. Throe : PANG
90. Virtue : ARETE
91. Marquisettes : LENOS
92. Brachium's locale : ARM
93. Heddle's place : LOOM
94. "Welcome ___," Altman film : TOLA
95. Mex. matrons : SRAS
96. Quote source : TEXT
97. Dapper chap : GENT
98. Call : DIAL
99. One freer than a theow : ESNE
100. Storage place : SHED
103. Coral or Arafura : SEA

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