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Jim Page
Jim Page

TYPE O' FOOLERY

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 1989

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,579
Across Down
1. Bear hug : CLASP
6. Small shrimp : SEABOB
12. Signified : BESPOKE
19. Marx's "___ Speaks!" : HARPO
20. Hinders, in a way : EMBARS
21. Patrick Duffy, e.g. : MONTANAN
22. N.I.H. toast to Perot? : TOYOURWEALTH
24. Being produced : ABORNING
25. Harmony : ONENESS
26. Did certain stitching : CABLED
27. Grand backers : STANDS
30. Excite anew : REAROUSE
33. Causing horripilation : EERIE
37. Old campaigner : POL
38. Claim : DIBS
40. Tebaldi role : MIMI
41. Quell : REPRESS
43. Univ. degs. : AMS
44. Yoko ___ : ONO
45. Winter melon : CASABA
47. Lauder, for one : SCOT
48. Memorable University of Chicago coach : STAGG
50. Champ's dramatic account? : WINNERSTALE
55. Soissons soul : AME
56. Biotite : MICA
57. Bungo or Rob Roy : CANOE
58. Pitch catcher : EAR
59. Tough problem : POSER
61. Inventor Nikola ___ : TESLA
63. Hag : CRONE
66. Jacks, e.g. : OPENERS
68. W.W. I craft gambling with turbulence? : PITCHINGJENNIES
72. Surreptitiousness : STEALTH
75. One cubic meter : STERE
76. Autocrats : TSARS
79. Venezuelan novelist: 1895-1936 : PARRA
80. Psyche parts : IDS
83. Ben Jonson's "Song: To ___" : CELIA
85. "I will drink/Life to the ___": Tennyson : LEES
87. "___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
88. Congressional register? : CAPITOLTILL
92. Iowa city near Oskaloosa : PELLA
93. Dian Fossey subject : APES
95. Soprano role in "The Barber of Seville" : ROSINA
96. Patriotic org. : SAR
98. Conger : EEL
99. Make corporate changes : RESTAFF
101. Glassmaker's oven : LEHR
103. Icon feature : HALO
104. Big-bang letters : TNT
105. Shankar's companion : SITAR
106. Nematodes : FILARIAE
109. "Red Roses for Me" playwright : OCASEY
111. Hardships : RIGORS
113. Corroborate : BEAROUT
115. Certain footwear : LACESHOE
118. Boxing, to Pincay? : SPORTOFRINGS
123. Prepares for another challenge : RESTEELS
124. More sanguine : ROSIER
125. Silent-screen child star Madge ___ : EVANS
126. Darnels : GRASSES
127. "___ Gonzales," 1962 Boone disk : SPEEDY
128. What Temple made as a 3-year-old : DEBUT
1. Thorax: Abbr. : CHT
2. Citizen of Vientiane : LAO
3. Discretion follower : ARY
4. Shiny fishing lure : SPOON
5. Elvis's gift from Ezra? : POUNDDOG
6. Basted : SEWN
7. Arabian V.I.P.'s : EMEERS
8. Strip of stripes : ABASE
9. Balm of Gilead : BALSAM
10. Eating leftover : ORT
11. Four pks. : BSH
12. Shady magnate's into apples? : BOBBERBARON
13. Organic compound : ENOL
14. "Ironweed" star : STREEP
15. Caters to : PANDERS
16. Navy's C.I.A. : ONI
17. River to the Yangtze : KAN
18. Part of the U.K. : ENG
21. "Serpico" author : MAAS
23. Gamboge or dammar : RESIN
26. Thigh armor : CUISSE
27. Burst of energy : SPASM
28. Yellow-tailed thornbill : TOMTIT
29. View from the Vosges Mountains : ALSACE
31. Jambalaya base : RICE
32. Mosque of ___, in Jerusalem : OMAR
34. Cover a book again : RECASE
35. Certain nuclide : ISOMER
36. Ingredients of perfumes : ESTERS
39. Ex-Philly Larry ___ : BOWA
42. Highflying stk.? : EAL
46. ___ standstill : ATA
49. One of the Magi : GASPAR
51. Ruler division : INCH
52. Alga used as food in Japan : NORI
53. Advertising signs : NEONS
54. Thrusting swords : EPEES
57. Suffragette Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
60. Reduced, as goods : ONSALE
62. Syringa : LILAC
64. Opp. of day : NGT
65. Do a bouncer's job : EJECT
67. Bread for Wimsey? : PITA
69. Mann-Kramer 100-to-1 bet? : CHIPOFFOOLS
70. Part of a familiar palindrome : EREI
71. Gwyn or Quickly : NELL
72. Asparagus shoots : SPEARS
73. Capital of Taiwan : TAIPEI
74. Screenwriter Lehman : ERNEST
77. Leases again : RELETS
78. Moon goddess : SELENE
81. Hades : DIS
82. Moonshiners' contrivances : STILLS
84. Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
86. Like a pretzel : SALTY
89. Bark in "Annie" : ARF
90. Draft status : ONEA
91. Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
92. Obtained : PROCURED
94. Monks' adviser : STARETS
97. Distant : ALOOF
100. Rebels : ARISES
102. RNA sugar : RIBOSE
103. Like some arguments : HEATED
107. Angers : IRES
108. Hawk's home : AERIE
110. Suffix with talk or form : ATIVE
112. Clarified butter in India : GHEE
114. Calhoun of films : RORY
115. Opposite of sml. : LRG
116. Eastern Church chalice cover : AER
117. Jeff Davis's govt. : CSA
118. Future grads. : SRS
119. Kind of fly : POP
120. Collar : NAB
121. Wildebeest : GNU
122. Concorde, e.g. : SST

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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