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New York Times, Sunday, October 22, 1989

Author:Phyllis Fehringer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.52)
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Early seafarer : HAM
4. Antic : CAPER
9. Stonecrop : SEDUM
14. Decadent : EFFETE
20. Hail to Caesar! : AVE
21. Husband of Titania : OBERON
23. Valor; virtue : ARETE
24. Russian czar: 1645-76 : ALEXIS
25. Boozer : SOT
26. Nice : MEDITERRANEANRESORT
29. Nicer : SWEETER
31. Expect : AWAIT
32. Quarters and quavers : NOTES
33. Capacious : LARGE
34. Solos times eight : OCTETS
36. Pound sought by Shylock : FLESH
38. "G.W.T.W." group : CSA
41. "Lohengrin" role : ELSA
42. Green cup : HOLE
43. Stood up : AROSE
44. Cowboy gear : CHAPS
46. Buck : DOLLAR
50. Bias : SLANT
51. Raiders' ex-coach : FLORES
52. Netherlands township : EDE
55. Letter opener : DEAR
56. Comic's forte : TIMING
58. Interstices : AREOLAE
59. Tangy : PIQUANT
61. Tangier : MOROCCANSEAPORT
63. Drag : HAUL
64. Disconnects : SEPARATES
66. To take off, at De Gaulle : OTER
67. Dash : ELAN
68. Clears the slate : ERASES
69. Libertine : ROUE
70. This is elementary for Watson : PAR
73. Flat : BELOWPITCH
77. Flatter : OVERPRAISE
80. Forage plant : ERS
81. It may get tanned : HIDE
82. OPEC members : SAUDIS
85. Driving areas : TEES
86. He's unique, so to speak : ONER
87. He works on many boards : CARPENTER
90. Hawks fly here : OMNI
91. Better : LASVEGASHABITUE
96. Best : SURPASS
98. Singers often have two : OCTAVES
99. Flowering : ABLOOM
100. Galba's successor : OTHO
101. Court hindrance : NET
102. Decreased? : IRONED
103. Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
104. Churchman : CLERIC
106. More auspicious : RIPER
107. Parts of carts : AXLES
108. African pastureland : VELD
110. Southern Johnnies : REBS
114. Meese and Muskie : EDS
115. Poet William ___ Carman : BLISS
116. Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
118. Former coin of Austria : DUCAT
119. Secret passers : SPIES
121. Filling station for camels : OASIS
122. Rainy : DRIZZLY
124. Rainier : WASHINGTONSTATEPEAK
130. Plumber's joint : ELL
131. Kind of price : ASKING
132. Rough-edged : EROSE
133. Rice, in China : STAPLE
134. W.C.'s chickadee : MAE
135. Japanese religion : SHINTO
136. "Dancers Resting" painter : DEGAS
137. Surfeits : SATES
138. Junk mail : ADS
1. Pain in the neck : HASSLE
2. Declaration : AVOWAL
3. Oxford lengths : METERS
4. Le ___ de Monte Cristo : COMTE
5. Busy as ___ : ABEE
6. Five of trumps : PEDRO
7. "___ tu," "Ballo" aria : ERI
8. Turner : ROTATOR
9. Madras dresses : SARIS
10. Horace's "he was" : ERAT
11. Phrontistery : DEN
12. All-purpose trk. : UTE
13. Most contemptible : MEANEST
14. Aristotelian element : EARTH
15. Escape : FLEE
16. Actor Parker : FESS
17. Outside: Comb. form : EXO
18. Shooting match for Jacques : TIR
19. W. Erhard's therapy : EST
22. Stair post : NEWEL
27. Sometimes it's cut : RATE
28. Bridge site : NOSE
30. Drat! : EGAD
35. Scorch : CHAR
36. Money for Monet : FRANCS
37. Opposite of brevis : LONGA
38. Tenor Bergonzi : CARLO
39. Javelin : SPEAR
40. Balance-sheet entry : ASSET
43. Faye and Cooper : ALICES
44. Less arcane : CLEARER
45. Holey roller : HOOP
47. Harem room : ODA
48. Eye part : LENS
49. Recent : LATE
50. Struck : SMOTE
51. Disencumber : FREEUP
52. Young Athenian : EPHEBE
53. Device attached to a phone : DIALER
54. Is comparable to : EQUALS
56. Pentateuch : TORAH
57. Savings for sr. citizens : IRAS
58. John Jacob : ASTOR
60. Of an armbone: Comb. form : ULNO
61. Grappa's cousin : MARC
62. "Desire hath ___": Burton : NOREST
65. Roberta or Bernadette : PETERS
70. Simon acquaintance : PIEMAN
71. In ___ (so to speak) : ASENSE
72. Oppose : RESIST
74. Anyone that : WHOEVER
75. Clinked : PINGED
76. Think-tanks output : IDEAS
77. Greek theater : ODEUM
78. Napa trailer : VINE
79. Over : ATOP
82. Pine martens' kin : SABLES
83. Poet who invented the dithyramb : ARION
84. Look ___ (respect) : UPTO
87. TV hookups : CABLES
88. Italian dynasty : ESTE
89. Rhine tributary : RUHR
91. France's longest river : LOIRE
92. Pungent : ACRID
93. Discontinues : STOPS
94. Roof pointer : VANE
95. Annie and Monty : HALLS
97. Reine's mate : ROI
100. Michigan car maker : OLDS
103. Were : EXISTED
104. Hanger hangouts : CLOSETS
105. Santa ___ Islands : CRUZ
107. Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
108. Border stamp : VISA
109. Gives off : EMITS
111. Dermal affliction : ECZEMA
112. Folk song : BALLAD
113. Manners : STYLES
115. Five in a row! : BINGO
116. Karpov coups : MATES
117. Expert : ADEPT
118. Levees : DIKES
119. Tibia's locale : SHIN
120. Half a quarter gallon : PINT
121. Pelion supporter : OSSA
123. Relative of a wheeze : RALE
124. What, in Weimar : WAS
125. Etna ejecta : ASH
126. Vail verb : SKI
127. Vein's glory : ORE
128. Strong ale : NOG
129. "___ Vidderne," long Ibsen poem : PAA

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