DOUBLE DOUBLES

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1984

Author:George P. Sphicas
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sounds of relief : SIGHS
6. Is in order : WORKS
11. Noted actor-director : ALDA
15. Mountain pass : GHAT
19. All of ___ (suddenly) : AHEAP
20. Village in Minn. : EDINA
21. Give a racing tip : TOUT
22. Costa ___ : RICA
23. Boyfriend gives orders re trysts : MANMANDATESDATES
26. European capital : OSLO
27. Region around Athens : ATTICA
28. Baseball's Bando greets Indians : SALSALUTESUTES
30. Female ruff : REE
31. Greek letter : ETA
33. Sorts : TYPES
34. ___ time (never) : ATNO
35. Fit to ___ : ATEE
37. A.M.A. or P.G.A. : ASSN
40. " . . . nations are as ___ of a bucket": Isa. 40:15 : ADROP
43. The sun gives comfort to top pilots : SOLSOLACESACES
50. Heavy element used in alloys : OSMIUM
51. Numerical prefix : TRI
52. Russian blue-pencils a script : REDREDACTSACTS
54. Hackman causes fixed fees : GENEGENERATESRATES
58. Permit holder : LICENSEE
59. Cheese, to Hans : KASE
60. Continuous : NONSTOP
64. Year, in Mallorca : ANO
65. Ones: Fr. : UNS
67. Football positions: Abbr. : LTS
69. Vital statistic : AGE
70. Lose hope : DESPAIR
74. C.P.A.'s : ACCS
78. Innkeeper of old : HOSTELER
82. Landers reveals her weight to the nth degree : ANNANNOUNCESOUNCES
85. Ex-chess champ records fibs : TALTALLIESLIES
88. Congressional award since 1942: Abbr. : DFC
89. Indifference : APATHY
90. Well-mannered bishop dined : PRIMPRIMATEATE
95. Anise-flavored liqueur : RAKEE
96. Wet : ASOP
97. Shadowbox : SPAR
98. Silkworm : ERIA
100. Former Turkish title : PASHA
105. Spinner : TOP
107. Symbol of neatness : PIN
108. Little devil gets crumbs from overseas : IMPIMPORTSORTS
113. Conditional release : PAROLE
115. Old cars : REOS
116. Nicklaus takes interest in photography : PROPROPOSESPOSES
118. Tram in reverse : MART
119. Exile island : ELBA
120. Leafy vegetables : KALES
121. Catkin : AMENT
122. Hymenopterous insects : ANTS
123. Lusty look : LEER
124. Scorched : ADUST
125. Alan and Cheryl : LADDS
1. Elm-tree fruits : SAMARAS
2. "Oh, How ___ Get Up . . . " : IHATETO
3. Well-bred : GENTEEL
4. Hooks : HAMI
5. Modern frontier : SPACE
6. Unite : WED
7. Harem rooms : ODAS
8. Moreno : RITA
9. Prepared to pray : KNELT
10. Impudent : SASSY
11. Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
12. Yoga position : LOTUS
13. Voices in harmony : DUET
14. Perplexed : ATSEA
15. Base for natural crystals : GROUNDMASS
16. Highly significant : HISTORIC
17. Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
18. Art colony in N.M. : TAOS
24. Wood, Jacobson et al. : NATALIES
25. One way to fish : DAP
29. Erstwhile quadrennial candidate : STASSEN
32. Biblical king : ASA
36. One of the Lauders : ESTEE
38. Stars appear on this : SCREEN
39. ___-do-well : NEER
41. Absent : OUT
42. V.I.P.'s in U.K. and Can. : PMS
44. Part of I.L.O. : ORGN
45. Pierre is its cap. : SDAK
46. Ionian Sea gulf : ARTA
47. So-so grades : CEES
48. Detroit lemon : EDSEL
49. Italian isl. : SAR
50. R. L. Stevenson's "Prince ___" : OTTO
53. Troubadours' love lyrics : CANSOS
54. Pleased : GLAD
55. Berlin article : EINE
56. Mil. ranks : NCOS
57. Of retia : NEURAL
61. Powder base : TALC
62. Convex molding : OGEE
63. Ancient emp. : PERS
66. More rational : SANER
68. Dissertation : THESIS
71. Rapid talk is their forte : PATTERISTS
72. Site of a Disney attraction : ANAHEIM
73. Not outwardly : INLY
75. Mozart's "___ fan tutte" : COSI
76. Coal dust : CULM
77. Cut with scissors : SNIP
79. Carbonated drinks : SODAPOPS
80. Bunch of hair : TUFT
81. Noun endings : ENCES
83. Pinch : NIP
84. Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
85. Seaman : TAR
86. Brazilian tree : APA
87. Chicago or Erie : LAKEPORT
91. Witticism : MOT
92. Put side by side : APPOSED
93. Last part : TAILEND
94. Hemingway et al. : ERNESTS
99. Fencing move : APPEL
100. Investigation : PROBE
101. One way to buy bonds : ATPAR
102. S.U. unit : SSR
103. Water pipe : HOOKA
104. Hungarian national hero : ARPAD
106. Kind of bull : PAPAL
108. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
109. Average : MEAN
110. Heraldic border : ORLE
111. Fragrant balsam : TOLU
112. Compass pts. : SSES
114. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
117. Part of i.e. : EST

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