MIDWAY MERGERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1990

Author:Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
5. Nautical term : ABEAM
10. Greek letters : ETAS
14. Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
18. Asian weight : TAEL
19. Religious sayings : LOGIA
20. Modify to suit : ADAPT
21. Gudrun's king : ATLI
22. Nurse joins Weld to get Porter phrase : TUESDAYANDNIGHTINGALE
26. Well versed : INFORMED
27. Sea duck : EIDER
28. Palpates : FEELS
29. Small change? : CTS
30. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
31. ___ colada : PINA
32. Much or many : FAR
33. Torsk : COD
34. City SW of Buenos Aires : MORON
35. Sediment : SILT
37. Michael Jackson hit : BAD
40. Young Rooney backs N.M. town in quest for radio team : LOSALAMOSANDANDYHARDY
46. Soviet lake or sea : ARAL
47. Resident of: Suffix : ITE
48. Trouble : WOE
49. Idle : LAZE
50. Order to Fido at historic site has a certain pop style : PLYMOUTHROCKNROLLOVER
58. Footlike part : PES
59. Fast fliers : SSTS
60. Rib or pan : ROAST
61. Soothes : EASES
62. Deg. for a cellist, e.g. : BMUS
63. Spring mo. : APR
64. Cpls.' bosses : SGTS
65. Certain pipe : BRIAR
67. City in Bolivia : SUCRE
69. Fit to ___ : ATEE
70. Actor Majors : LEE
73. Tote bag on back of singer stirs up a form of business : JOHNNYCASHANDCARRYALL
77. Celebes ox : ANOA
78. Title for Eliz. II : HSM
79. Panay native : ATI
80. Some ratites : EMUS
81. Movie great gets behind bandleader in producing "Explorers" : TEDLEWISANDCLARKGABLE
89. Mouths : ORA
90. Gainsay : DENY
91. Iroquoian group : ERIES
92. Hide ___ hair : NOR
93. Cousin of a twp. : VIL
94. Broadway musical since 1982 : CATS
95. Folding bed : COT
96. Book by Peter Evans : ARI
99. Bank deals : LOANS
101. Ancient Roman port : OSTIA
103. Industrial Revolution inventions : MACHINES
105. Dickensian hypocrite combines with actress to create typing method : LINDAHUNTANDPECKSNIFF
108. Guipure, e.g. : LACE
109. Glyceride, e.g. : ESTER
110. Muse for Pindar : ERATO
111. On the briny : ASEA
112. ___ War: 1899-1902 : BOER
113. In a jiffy : SOON
114. Pravda founder : LENIN
115. Kind : SORT
1. Cockloft : ATTIC
2. Haggard : GAUNT
3. Shoals : REEFS
4. Too : ALSO
5. Southwestern promenade : ALAMEDA
6. Actor in "Fanny": 1961 : BOYER
7. Mild oath : EGAD
8. Own, to Robert Burns : AIN
9. White wine : MADEIRA
10. Rim : EDGE
11. Wild goat of Nepal : TAHR
12. Quick to learn : APT
13. How goose-steppers march : STIFFLY
14. Tout's subject : WAGER
15. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
16. Building additions : ELLS
17. Cutting tool : DIE
20. ___ abet (be an accomplice) : AIDAND
23. Talk foolishly : DROOL
24. Sheer fabric : NINON
25. Under, poetically : NEATH
31. Hard puzzle : POSER
33. Serene : CALM
34. Racing sailboats : MOTHS
35. Shot, as of liquor : SNORT
36. Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
37. Atlanta baseball player : BRAVE
38. Wood trimmers : ADZES
39. Colorist : DYER
40. Northern nomad : LAPP
41. Escutcheon border : ORLE
42. Simon ___ (elimination game) : SAYS
43. Gloves for Gehrig and Berra : MITTS
44. Beards of grain : AWNS
45. At ___ for words : ALOSS
51. Ottoman Empire founder : OSMAN
52. Specialty of some sharks : USURY
53. Herb resembling spinach : ORACH
54. Source of coconut oil : COPRA
55. Actress Black : KAREN
56. French painter Fernand ___ : LEGER
57. Subsequently : LATER
62. Twofold : BINAL
64. This may be posted : STAIR
65. Goof : BONER
66. Mary's TV friend : RHODA
67. Fresh : SASSY
68. Cadets' inst. : USMA
69. Certificates, in Durango : ACTAS
70. Gentle soul : LAMB
71. Month after Av : ELUL
72. Besides : ELSE
73. A certain J.F.K. departure : JATO
74. Gab; yak : CHIN
75. Robertson and Evans : DALES
76. Newcomer in January : YEAR
82. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
83. British character actor and family : WELSHES
84. Any delicious drink : NECTAR
85. Scupper : DRAIN
86. A. J. Cronin's "The ___" : CITADEL
87. "___ wood" (superstitious statement) : KNOCKON
88. Barbarians : GOTHS
93. "Star Wars" villain : VADER
95. Prickly pears : CACTI
96. Unequal: Comb. form : ANISO
97. Allude (to) : REFER
98. " . . . one of them ___ and grows old": Shak. : ISFAT
99. River in China : LIAO
100. Head of a tale : ONCE
101. Aware of : ONTO
102. "Nana" star: 1934 : STEN
103. Ill-tempered : MEAN
104. Actresses Claire and Balin : INAS
105. Att.'s degree : LLB
106. G.I.'s hangout : USO
107. Prefix with eminent : PRE

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