CHARACTER STUDIES

New York Times, Sunday, October 23, 1988

Author:John Greenman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of check : RAIN
5. Wave modifier : TIDAL
10. Cosmetician Max : FACTOR
16. Erwin of early TV : STU
19. Ziti topping : SAUCE
20. Idolize : ADORE
21. Rub with a rasp : ABRADE
22. Eschew : SHUN
23. EL : CITYRAILWAY
25. GEE : IOOODOLLARS
27. Assist at a wedding: Slang : USH
28. Eyes amorously : OGLES
29. Divests of honors : STRIPS
31. "Lady" of song : EADIE
32. Menial : PEON
34. Adjust an alarm clock : RESET
36. Contracts a cold : AILS
37. Not impetuous : PATIENT
39. Feel contrite : REPENT
41. Raison d'___ : ETRE
43. Spotted piece : DOMINO
44. Expended effort : LABORED
46. BEE : WASPSCOUSIN
49. Midwinter malady : FLU
52. Autumns, in Avila : OTONOS
53. Kirk and Hartman : LISAS
54. Yokum or Doubleday : ABNER
55. Stats for Mike Greenwell : RBIS
56. Authority : SAYSO
57. Piquant quaff : CIDER
58. Sixty-thousandths of a min. : MSECS
59. Bogus : FALSE
60. Building wing : ELL
61. EX : FORMERSPOUSE
64. These go from alpha to omega : GAMUTS
65. Luge or pung : SLED
67. ___-do-well : NEER
68. Side petals : ALAE
69. Supernatural spirits : GENIES
70. Wars of the ___ : ROSES
72. Diagonal weave : TWILL
74. Major appliance : RANGE
75. With calm assurance : POISED
77. Soy or Roy : BEAN
78. Cuban cat : GATO
79. Norman town : STLO
83. Most reasonable : SANEST
84. ESS : CURVEINAROAD
88. Maneuverable, as a sailboat : YAR
89. Puccini's forte : OPERA
90. Heart's-ease : PANSY
91. Houston gridder : OILER
92. Fleet : RAPID
94. Cheerleaders' calls : RAHS
95. Kolo or merengue : DANCE
96. Incense : ANGER
97. Placid : SERENE
98. Guido's high note : ELA
99. VEE : VICTORYSIGN
101. Bedroom : CHAMBER
102. Pages : LEAVES
104. " . . . 'E won't split on ___": Kipling : APAL
105. Sheep tender : HERDER
106. Cooked beans, Mexican style : REFRIED
108. Egyptian dancing girl : ALME
110. Oleoresin : ELEMI
112. Roll top, e.g. : DESK
115. To no ___ (fruitlessly) : AVAIL
116. Graduates : ALUMNI
118. Skating feats : AXELS
120. Imitate : APE
121. TEE : LINKSDEVICE
124. ZEE : ZEDINLONDON
127. Juillet–août periods : ETES
128. Kitchen utensil : OPENER
129. "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
130. Kind of jury : PETIT
131. Actor Waterston : SAM
132. Fondle : CARESS
133. Circus areas : RINGS
134. Comedian Mort : SAHL
1. Pay hike : RAISE
2. KAY : AUTHORBOYLE
3. Gelid : ICY
4. Laughton role: 1932 : NERO
5. Concluding section : TAILEND
6. Most indolent : IDLEST
7. Use a divining rod : DOWSE
8. Constellation near Norma : ARA
9. Certain pewters : LEYS
10. Oberon's subjects : FAIRIES
11. Simmering : ABOIL
12. Jockeys' goads : CROPS
13. N.M. art colony : TAOS
14. Eccentric : ODD
15. ___ Speedwagon (rock group) : REO
16. JAY : SHADEOFBLUE
17. Port on the Po : TURIN
18. Not hardened : UNSET
19. East Coast porgy : SCUP
22. Felled, as a dragon : SLAIN
24. Concurs : AGREES
26. Admitted : LETIN
30. Swimming-pool covers : TARPS
33. Great White Way brighteners : NEONS
35. Come-on : TEASER
37. Models : POSES
38. N. African bigwig : AMIR
40. Evidence : PROOF
42. Monarchs of yore : TSARS
43. Blockhead : DUNCE
44. Forfeits : LOSES
45. To any extent : ATALL
46. More expansive : WIDER
47. Matter-of-fact : CASUAL
48. Rotund : OBESE
50. Tilts : LISTS
51. Manipulates : USES
53. Fla. exports : LIMES
55. Textile fibers : RAMIES
57. Set of beliefs : CREED
58. "Night Court" actor : MOLL
59. Eyetooth : FANG
62. Commencement : ONSET
63. "Common Sense" man : PAINE
64. Capital of Liguria : GENOA
66. Laundromat items : DRIERS
69. Bowl at Jacksonville : GATOR
71. Thessalian peak : OSSA
72. More laconic : TERSER
73. Undulatory : WAVY
74. Less frequent : RARER
75. Kind of bull : PAPAL
76. EN : ONEHALFANEM
77. Swindler's scheme : BUNCO
78. Celebrated Greek physician : GALEN
80. EM : TYPEBREADTH
81. "Jezebel" popularizer : LAINE
82. Money follower : ORDER
83. Type of subject : SORE
84. Inclinations : CANTS
85. Region of ancient Asia Minor : IONIA
86. Carp pettily : NIGGLE
87. Anxiety : DREAD
90. Walked the floor : PACED
93. Pistol-packing : ARMED
95. Rundown nightspot : DIVE
96. Western resort : ASPEN
97. Strident : SHRILL
99. Lowers : VAILS
100. Babbles : YAMMERS
101. Unites firmly : CEMENTS
103. Actors Estrada and Rhodes : ERIKS
105. Voodooist's activity : HEXING
106. Wheezes : RALES
107. Patti LuPone role : EVITA
108. Bring into agreement : ALINE
109. Henry and Clare : LUCES
111. Burdened : LADEN
113. Turn rancid : SPOIL
114. Superman's alter ego : KENT
116. State : AVER
117. Moslem woman's garb : IZAR
119. Placebos : SOPS
122. "___ Horne," Ade book : DOC
123. Antipollution org. : EPA
125. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
126. ___ Filippias, Greek town : NEA

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