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New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1985

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 14, XRef: 4
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ella's forte : SCAT
5. Exhorts : URGES
10. Celebratory : GALA
14. Cicatrix : SCAR
18. Alley Oop's companion : OOLA
19. Del ___, town in Colo. : NORTE
20. TV role for Shirley Booth : HAZEL
21. Private eye : SHAMUS
23. Halloween visitors : WRAITHSANDDEMONS
26. Fairbanks's river : TANANA
27. "Casablanca" pianist : SAM
28. Ornamental herb : HOSTA
29. Singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
30. Men of Matrah : OMANIS
31. Indian tobacco : LOBELIA
33. Job Jim Farley held: Abbr. : PMG
34. Halloween visitors : HOBGOBLINS
36. Meat cut : LOIN
37. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
38. "___ Shook Up": Presley hit : ALL
39. With 92, 99 and 117 Across, Scottish frights : GHOULIESANDGHOSTIESAND
50. Cornucopia's contents : PLENTY
51. Bonkers : LOCO
52. Strong snuff : RAPPEE
53. Heartburn causer, to an M.D. : ACOR
54. Precedes : LEADS
55. Ruinations : BANES
56. Dairy-case grouping : OLEOS
57. Winter cap : TUQUE
58. Respecting : INRE
59. Painters, e.g. : ROPES
60. Potash source : SUINT
61. Andes denizen : VICUNA
62. Tampa's time : EST
63. River isles : AITS
64. Raja, for one : HINDU
65. Form of bigotry : AGEISM
66. Halloween visitors : BANSHEESANDSPECTERS
72. Of the nostrils : NARINE
74. Fliers: Abbr. : CIRCS
75. ___-do-well : NEER
76. Belief : ISM
79. Soap plants : AMOLES
80. Misdeed : LAPSE
81. Former German coin : TALER
83. Place for Zeno : STOA
84. Polynesian images of ancestors : TIKIS
85. Shape: Comb. form : MORPH
86. Cum grano ___ : SALIS
87. Scoops up water in a boat : BAILS
88. Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
89. Door crosspiece : LINTEL
90. Big leaguers : PROS
91. Dialect : PATOIS
92. See 39 Across : LONGLEGGETYBEASTIESAND
96. Hosiery shade : ASH
97. Porsena : LARS
98. Man of ken : SEER
99. See 39 Across : THINGSTHAT
106. Orel's river : OKA
107. Victors in 1066 : NORMANS
110. Emulate John McGraw : MANAGE
111. Punk for lighting : AMADOU
113. Column foundation : SOCLE
114. ___ de vie (brandy) : EAU
116. Cossack chief : ATAMAN
117. See 39 Across : GOBUMPINTHENIGHT
120. Forty followers : NINERS
121. City on the Rhône : ARLES
122. Monk parrots : LOROS
123. Bo or ti : TREE
124. Wimp's cousin : NERD
125. Tape holder : REEL
126. Aquarian totes : EWERS
127. Cassatt medium : OILS
1. Gilts : SOWS
2. Reef buildup : CORAL
3. Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
4. Randy's rink partner : TAI
5. In an impious way : UNHOLILY
6. "Semiramide" composer : ROSSINI
7. Persona non ___ : GRATA
8. Sight from Taormina : ETNA
9. But, to Brutus : SED
10. Plucky : GAME
11. Quicksilver : AZOTH
12. Slow, to Solti : LENTO
13. Kentucky Derby runner-up: 1942 : ALSAB
14. Walk clumsily : SHAMBLE
15. Sight at Buzzards Bay : CANAL
16. "I never met ___ didn't like": Will Rogers : AMANI
17. Altercation : RUNIN
20. Played it safe : HEDGED
21. Fink : STOOLIE
22. Effrontery : SASS
24. On ___ (at loggerheads) : THEOUTS
25. Masquerade wear : DOMINOS
32. Monroe was one : BLONDE
33. Loci : PLACES
35. Early winner at Saratoga : GATES
37. Unisonally : ASONE
39. Secluded valleys : GLENS
40. Emotionally shattered : HEARTBROKEN
41. Pass, as time : ELAPSE
42. Basis : GROUNDS
43. Compounds used for bromides : HALIDS
44. Unfold : OPENUP
45. Make out : SPOT
46. Sci-fi craft : SAUCER
47. Gain : ACQUISITION
48. Some are proper : NOUNS
49. Imagine : DREAM
50. Ballet exercise : PLIE
55. The pair : BOTH
57. Blake subject : TIGER
59. Bullish times : RISES
60. Because : SINCE
61. Man of the Haus : VATER
63. Meara and Jackson : ANNES
64. In unkind style : HARSHLY
67. Not in the pink : AILING
68. Card game : ECARTE
69. Bit of toasted bread : SIPPET
70. Join up : ENLIST
71. Franklin notes : CEES
72. Seaport of Brazil : NATAL
73. ___ yellow E (a dye) : AMIDO
77. Reliable : SOLID
78. Large-scale : MASS
80. Protracted : LONG
81. "___-Boom-De-Ré" : TARARA
82. At ___ (puzzled) : ALOSS
83. Cloth of India : SATARA
85. Strength : MIGHT
86. Assert oneself : SPEAKUP
87. Diamond figures : BASEMEN
89. Lets up : LESSENS
91. Nonpareil : PEERLESS
93. Slow person : LAGGARD
94. Flourishes : BLOOMS
95. Weather-map line : ISOCHOR
99. D.C. agent : TMAN
100. ___ hand (humbly) : HATIN
101. Empty : INANE
102. Identifier : NAMER
103. Object of Sarah's jealousy : HAGAR
104. Luigi's love : AMORE
105. Postpone : TABLE
107. ___ Dame : NOTRE
108. Pola of the silents : NEGRI
109. Arid region of Africa : SAHEL
112. Go one-on-one : DUEL
113. TV woe : SNOW
115. All-purpose vehicles, for short : UTES
118. O'Neill play : ILE
119. "Quincy" co-star : ITO

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