DROPOUTS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1988

Author:Judson G. Trent
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Rigel, e.g. : STAR
5. Trade : SWAP
9. French Lick is one : SPA
12. Herald's cloak : TABARD
18. Guipure or colberteen : LACE
19. Kennedy relative : OHARE
20. Telpher : CAR
21. Lariats : RIATAS
22. Fabian's opinion of Cesario: Shak. : AMOSTDEVCOWARD
25. "By their ___ ye shall know them" : FRUITS
26. Third : TERTIARY
27. Peter's ___ (old tax) : PENCE
28. Saturate : IMBUE
29. Chevet : APSE
30. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
31. Twangy : NASAL
33. Flings : CASTS
36. Author St. Johns : ADELA
37. Above all : CHIEFLY
41. Michel Ney's weapon : ARME
42. Sultry : HUMID
44. Kind of soup : LENTIL
47. First U.N. Secretary General : LIE
48. Sward : LEA
49. Wings, to Ovid : ALAE
50. "Because thou hast ___ faithful . . . ": Luke 19:17 : BEEN
51. Horne from Brooklyn : LENA
52. Photog's product : ENL
53. "___, said . . . Chaucer": Spenser : UNCHUNKIST
57. Aphorisms : GNOMES
59. Auditors' concerns : BALANCES
61. Tempers : EASES
62. Painting style : OPART
63. It can be scanned : METER
64. Po metropolis : TURIN
65. Lorelei : SIREN
67. Islamic Messiah : MAHDI
69. Rel. of a bracket : PAREN
70. Hampered : RETARDED
73. Prepare to deplane : UNBELT
75. Loud confrontation : SHINGMATCH
77. Mme., in Madrid : SRA
78. Estuaries : RIAS
79. Kind of flute : ALTO
81. Mother of Jabal and Jubal : ADAH
82. Folding bed : COT
83. Literary monogram : RLS
84. Decrees : UKASES
86. Tommyrot : HOOEY
87. Yield : CEDE
88. Early ascetics : ESSENES
90. Squash variety : ACORN
92. Weighty works : TOMES
93. Smudges : BLOTS
95. Rounded moldings : TORI
96. Record-breaking miler : CRAM
98. What gandy dancers do : LABOR
100. Shapes : TRIMS
102. Walked aimlessly : TRAIPSED
106. Stage : PERIOD
107. How the death-fires danced for the Ancient Mariner : ABABINREELANDR
109. James Webb's "___ of Honor" : ASENSE
110. Baby raccoon : KIT
111. Wagon tongues in New England : NEAPS
112. Fad : RAGE
113. Spare : MEAGER
114. Vane dir. : ESE
115. Yawn : GAPE
116. Fleuret's kin : EPEE
1. Lath : SLAT
2. Subdued : TAME
3. Acidity, to an M.D. : ACOR
4. Iterate : RESTATE
5. Author Hite : SHERE
6. Undulating : WAVY
7. Azimuth : ARC
8. Populated : PEOPLED
9. Kind of sheet : SCANDAL
10. Tuileries, e.g. : PARC
11. Tennyson's wrecked seaman : ARDEN
12. Piscatorial sport : TRFISHING
13. Service begun May 15, 1918 : AIRMAIL
14. Geegaw : BAUBLE
15. One of the Cook Islands : ATIU
16. Seed, in tennis : RATE
17. Sociologist's deg. : DSS
19. Seraglio sections : ODAS
23. Apices : TIPS
24. Prosperity : WEAL
30. Ta-ta, in Tours : ADIEU
32. Section of "Le Tartuffe" : ACTE
33. Joshua's fellow spy : CALEB
34. Coliseum : ARENA
35. Fisherman's quarry : SMALLMHBASS
36. Far East nurses : AMAHS
38. Start of Stephano's song in "The Tempest" : FLEMANDSCEM
39. Luxury craft : LINER
40. Barm : YEAST
42. Type of arch : HANCE
43. Pressure product : ULCER
45. Vilma or Buddy : EBSEN
46. N.B.A. team : NETS
51. Jogger's cousin : LOPER
53. As far as : UNTIL
54. Nerve: Comb. form : NEURI
55. Black of "Nashville" : KAREN
56. Gershwin's "Of Thee ___" : ISING
58. Author Lofts : NORAH
60. Dangerous mosquito : AEDES
64. Resort lake in the West : TAHOE
65. Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
66. On edge : ITCHY
67. Foolish guillemot : MURRE
68. Indigo sources : ANILS
69. Attention getters : PSTS
70. Gaseous element : RADON
71. Wear away : ERODE
72. Trysts : DATES
74. Fast-food specialty : TAKEORDER
76. A Polynesian tongue : MAORI
80. Perdure : LAST
84. Free : UNLOOSE
85. Cloy : SATIATE
86. ___ around (cavorting) : HORSING
87. Liken : COMPARE
89. In decline : EBBING
91. Search carefully : COMB
92. Shadow : TAIL
94. Spile : STAKE
96. Kind of paper : CREPE
97. Norma and Charlotte : RAES
98. ___-majesté : LESE
99. Belt : AREA
101. Shea stats. : RBIS
102. Hazard for Strange : TRAP
103. Cinch : SNAP
104. Fringe : EDGE
105. Endure, in Edinburgh : DREE
106. Martina's doubles partner : PAM
108. Pedagogue's org. : NEA

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