FIRST-NAME GAME

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 4
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sailor, e.g. : HAT
4. Flirt with : MASH
8. Packs down lightly : TAMPS
13. Lister, e.g. : PLOW
17. Tucked in : ABED
19. Writer Calderon : ERMA
20. Brand new : UNUSED
22. Shankar, the sitarist : RAVI
23. Dramatist de Vega : LOPE
24. Mine, in Marne : AMOI
25. Egypt's second president : NASSER
26. Black cat, to some : OMEN
27. Wine dregs : TREVINOGRANTSTRASBERG
31. Pittsburgh athlete : STEELER
32. Reno-to-Las Vegas dir. : SSE
33. English royal family : STUARTS
34. Misplace : LOSE
35. Southern constellation : HYDRA
39. Command to Fido : SIT
40. Where the Miami flows : OHIO
43. Shipshape : TRIM
46. ___ over (collapses) : KEELS
48. Some salad days : TEENS
52. Low-cut shoes : PUMPS
54. Ticket-booth sign : SRO
55. Hiked, in a way : RAISED
57. Word with jack or stick : SLAP
58. Housebreaks : TRAINS
60. One of the Near Islands : ATTU
62. Penny dreadful or shilling shocker : NOVEL
64. A marzo date : IDI
65. Clear : NET
66. Certain tides : NEAPS
68. Greek letter : ETA
69. This, to Caesar : HIC
70. Fishes : BOLGERMILLANDBRADBURY
77. Choler : IRE
78. Brazil's ___ Branco : RIO
79. Africa's largest city : CAIRO
80. ___ de la Cité : ILE
81. Year Claudius I died : LIV
82. Bon vivant : SPORT
85. Atop : UPON
86. Western squatter : NESTER
90. Annealing oven : LEER
92. Most crafty : SLIEST
94. A.L. member : VET
96. Narrow groove : STRIA
97. R. Wilbur's "Walking to ___" : SLEEP
99. Cartoonist Dean : ABNER
100. ___ Blair (George Orwell) : ERIC
102. ___-froid (calmness) : SANG
103. Supporting : PRO
105. Guys : STAYS
107. Tear apart : RIVE
109. Fun and games : PASTIME
113. Basinger of films : KIM
115. Fence in : ENCLOSE
119. Linear measures : STEIGERCAMERONSERLING
124. Water body east of the Caspian : ARAL
125. Cringe : GROVEL
126. Space : ROOM
127. A Phillies' manager: 1987 : ELIA
128. Egg-shaped fruit : LIME
129. Lofty : AERIAL
130. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
131. Lyricist Evans : REDD
132. Eucharistic rite : MASS
133. John Herzfeld TV film: 1987 : DADDY
134. Views : SEES
135. Lawyer's thing : RES
1. Arrests : HALTS
2. Cancel a bombing mission : ABORT
3. Plains Indian shelter : TEPEE
4. Most abject : MEANEST
5. Weapons manufacturers : ARMORERS
6. A portmanteau word : SMOG
7. They are often split : HAIRS
8. Heredity factors : TUNNEYKRUPAAUTRYKELLY
9. Med.-sch. subject : ANAT
10. Rumple : MUSS
11. Attention getter : PSST
12. Cryptesthetic people : SEERS
13. Validates a will : PROBATES
14. Debussy opus : LAMER
15. Open : OVERT
16. Paul McCartney band : WINGS
18. Darkroom activity : DEVELOPING
21. Victorian expletives : DRATS
28. U.N. agency : ILO
29. Ski wood : ASH
30. Clubs, e.g. : SUIT
36. Juno, to Cato : DEA
37. Check : REIN
38. Furthermore : ALSO
40. Elect : OPT
41. "Ben-___" : HUR
42. Cohan's "___ Popular Man" : IMA
44. Tabriz native : IRANI
45. Auto court : MOTEL
47. Cleave : SEVER
49. Diplomat Root : ELIHU
50. Rock bottom : NADIR
51. Off-color : SPICY
53. Scornful looks : SNEERS
56. Keep in custody : DETAIN
59. Runways : STRIPS
61. Take a powder : TALC
63. Scoops : LADLES
67. Impertinent lass : SNIP
70. Parts of wads : BILLS
71. Mirador : ORIEL
72. River quay : LEVEE
73. Dough : MOOLA
74. Flock : DROVE
75. Boo-boo : BONER
76. Author's "jackpot" : BESTSELLER
83. Teases : RIBS
84. Kind of caterpillar : TENT
87. Singing syllable : TRA
88. German article : EIN
89. Scandal sheet : RAG
91. Herpetologist's subject : REPTILES
93. Celebes, e.g. : SEA
95. Boring : TIRESOME
98. Betsey ___ (Dickens character) : PRIG
101. British movie theaters : CINEMAS
104. End : OMEGA
106. Title Pinero had : SIR
108. TV adjunct : VCR
109. Sacred song : PSALM
110. Trajan's courtyards : ATRIA
111. Furrows : SEAMS
112. Misjudged : ERRED
114. Traditional customs : MORES
116. Edmonton hockey player : OILER
117. Slyly sarcastic : SNIDE
118. Kin of 21 Down : EGADS
120. Actress Witherspoon : CORA
121. Enthusiastic : AVID
122. Fermented drink : MEAD
123. Seward Peninsula city : NOME

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