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Nancy Nicholson Joline
Nancy Nicholson Joline

FAUNAE BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1988

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 13, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nancy Nicholson Joline has 61 pre-Shortz puzzles and 48 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,215
Across Down
1. Ornamental stud : AGLET
6. Betel palm : ARECA
11. Designates : TABS
15. Painter Benjamin : WEST
19. More cunning : SLIER
20. Ancient Greek populace : DEMOS
21. Willow : ITEA
22. First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
23. A work by barnyard collaborators? : COCKANDBULLSTORY
26. Agenda component : ITEM
27. Pay dirt : ORE
28. City in S France : ALES
29. Giraffe's kin : OKAPI
30. Suffragist Lucy : STONE
31. King Mark's castle : TINTAGEL
34. Female swan : PEN
35. Steno's need : NOTEPAD
37. Strut : SASHAY
38. Apian darners? : SEWINGBEES
40. Melampus, for one : SEER
41. Sheet of stamps : PANE
44. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
45. Manor or tutor ending : IAL
46. Nicaraguan rebel : CONTRA
48. Keeps in office : REELECTS
53. In a frenzied state : AMOK
57. Leftist clupeids? : REDHERRINGS
60. Exclamation of relief : PHEW
61. Greediness : RAPACITY
63. A main street in Roma : CORSO
64. Kipling's ___ Khan : SHERE
65. Portable lodge of a certain shape : ATENT
66. Famed conductor : MEHTA
68. ___ show (spectacle) : RAREE
69. Wheel spokes : RUNGS
70. Flower stalk : SCAPE
72. Pyromaniac : ARSONIST
75. ___ code : AREA
76. Lagomorph from Llangollen? : WELSHRABBIT
79. Congou and hyson : TEAS
80. Glass gardens : TERRARIA
82. "Two ___ People," 1938 tune : SLEEPY
83. " . . . ___ of little faith?": Matt. 8:26 : OYE
84. Some hosts, for short : MCS
87. Grouts : OATS
88. Poem by Byron : LARA
92. Equine political demand? : HORSEPOWER
95. Howard and Russell : BAKERS
97. Long-legged shorebirds : AVOCETS
99. Joplin work : RAG
100. Callas's style of singing : BELCANTO
102. A king of Crete : MINOS
103. Disagreeable task : CHORE
105. ___ Nostra : COSA
106. Twitching : TIC
107. N.L. batting champ: 1966 : ALOU
108. Canine dental visit? : HOUNDSTOOTHCHECK
112. Stigma : SLUR
113. Entreat : URGE
114. Stale : TRITE
115. "Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
116. Spanish painter : SERT
117. Editor's notation : STET
118. Follower of sixth : SENSE
119. Ledger item : ASSET
1. Some neckwear : ASCOTS
2. Nimbi : GLORIAS
3. Freedom : LICENSE
4. "___ and Meek," comic strip : EEK
5. Refrain syllable : TRA
6. Confound : ADDLE
7. Shays or Tyler : REBEL
8. Cassowaries' cousins : EMUS
9. Mountain pass : COL
10. Slanting : ASLOPE
11. Oberon's spouse : TITANIA
12. On a pinnacle : ATOP
13. Vitus ___, Danish navigator : BERING
14. Affirmation : SAY
15. Plastered pachyderm? : WHITEELEPHANT
16. Bars, legally : ESTOPS
17. Home of St. Catherine : SIENA
18. Emulated Petruchio : TAMED
24. Former Hungarian prime minister : NAGY
25. Twists : SKEWS
30. Bargain : STEAL
32. Tea, in Tours : THE
33. Rhine feeder : AAR
36. Some of Tony's kin : OBIES
38. Withered : SERE
39. Norse Fates : NORNS
41. Wilbur or Merrill : POET
42. Judge Hardy's offspring : ANDY
43. Utmost : NTH
46. Dernier ___ : CRI
47. Toxophilites : ARCHERS
49. Kind of trip : EGO
50. Marilyn's "Bus Stop" role : CHERIE
51. Opera's Stratas : TERESA
52. Bonbons : SWEETS
53. Ark's landfall : ARARAT
54. Actor once called The Hunk : MATURE
55. Kitchen item : OPENER
56. Marsupial motel? : KANGAROOCOURT
58. Deteriorate : ROT
59. Author Levin : IRA
62. Parts of dols. : CTS
64. Hit-show warning : SRO
66. Joad and Kettle : MAS
67. Williams athlete : EPH
70. A whale : SEI
71. Hold tightly : CLAMP
72. Incite : ABET
73. Saws with the grain : RIPS
74. Hampshire's home : STY
76. Snatch forcibly : WREST
77. Indonesian island : ALOR
78. "___ Clown," Porter tune : BEA
81. A Dr. Kildare portrayer : AYRES
85. Diadem for Di : CORONET
86. Turf : SWARD
88. Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
89. Alias : AKA
90. Tenants : RENTERS
91. A, e.g. : ARTICLE
92. Integrity, English style : HONOUR
93. Accompany : ESCORT
94. Rids the body of : EGESTS
95. Mediocre : BLAH
96. Concavity of a joint : SOCKET
97. Accumulate : AMASS
98. Dulls ender : VILLE
100. Kipling poem : BOOTS
101. A Lauder : ESTEE
104. Vast : HUGE
105. Soldo or solidus : COIN
108. Bohemian martyr : HUS
109. Due follower : TRE
110. He checks the bks. : CPA
111. Expressions of surprise : HAS

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