DELIBERATIONS RE ORATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1985

Author: Wilson McBeath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Expresses a viewpoint : OPINES
7. Rice dish : PILAF
12. City north of Dallas : PLANO
17. Expression of regret : APOLOGY
18. A resin : ELEMI
19. Take a plunge again : REDIVE
21. Shakespeare's admonition to voters? : TALKERSARENOGOODDOERS
25. Former comedian Olsen : OLE
26. Baltic people : LETTS
27. Eat noisily : SLURP
28. James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
29. Pleasant : NICE
31. Dakota Indian : TETON
33. Grain disease : ERGOT
35. Comfort : EASE
36. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
38. Frenzied : MANIC
40. Double curves : ESSES
42. Minuscule : WEE
43. Tax statement : RETURN
45. Sudanese town : RASHAD
47. Cities in Devonshire and Calif. : EXETERS
49. "Dies ___" : IRAE
51. Pastures : LEAS
52. Classification : GRADE
53. Soho fleabag : DOSS
56. A.L. or N.L. official : UMP
58. Drive forward : IMPEL
60. Present : SUBMIT
64. ___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
65. Some combos : TRIOS
67. Mad dog, e.g. : BITER
69. Partner of desist : CEASE
70. With 119 Across, Dionysius's advice to politicians? : LETYOURSPEECHBEBETTER
74. Hunter on high : ORION
75. Nosing's locale : STAIR
76. Divide : SEVER
77. Forage plant : ERS
78. Extended : RANGED
80. Fish : ANGLE
82. ___ generis (unique) : SUI
83. Words of understanding : ISEE
84. "___ thee, Kate, 'twas burnt . . . ": Shak. : ITELL
86. Kind of tree : HALL
88. Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
90. Silly : ASININE
93. Rural crossings : STILES
95. Broadway hit of 1972 : GREASE
99. Rather or Rowan : DAN
100. Municipal : CIVIC
102. Recess : NICHE
104. Evergreen shrub : SALAL
105. Sandy's remarks : ARFS
107. TV and radio : MEDIA
109. Broadcast : STREW
111. Reside : LIVE
112. Part of a sunflower : PALEA
114. Parasite : LEECH
116. Famed Swiss mathematician : EULER
118. Highland sobriquet : MAC
119. See 70 Across : THANSILENCEORBESILENT
123. Incense spice : STACTE
124. A "State Fair" star: 1945 : CRAIN
125. Rues : REPENTS
126. Upper space : ETHER
127. Group just below marquises : EARLS
128. Hard rains : SLEETS
1. Having a milky iridescence : OPALINE
2. Skunk : POLECAT
3. Kind, unkindly : ILK
4. Coward or carol : NOEL
5. Heronlike bird : EGRET
6. Complex of schools : SYSTEM
7. A classified advertisement : PERSONAL
8. O'Neill play : ILE
9. Loupe : LENS
10. Soap plant : AMOLE
11. Computed : FIGURED
12. Future groom, possibly : PROPOSER
13. Guided : LED
14. Po feeder : ADDA
15. Queen changed into stone : NIOBE
16. Intimidate : OVERAWE
17. Who's sorry now? : ATONER
20. Blackboard adjunct : ERASER
22. Perfume : ATTAR
23. Assns. : ORGS
24. Pochards : SMEES
30. Decorative cases : ETUIS
32. Person of Japanese descent : NISEI
34. "Yellow Rose" place : TEXAS
37. Go astray : ERR
39. Steward : CHAMBERLAIN
41. Siren or rake : SEDUCER
44. Pleasant Island, today : NAURU
46. Savory jelly : ASPIC
48. Month after Kislev : TEBET
50. Arab princes : EMIRS
52. Church lands : GLEBES
53. Anguish : DOLOR
54. Horse or light follower : OPERA
55. Duchesse, e.g. : SATIN
57. Kind of card : POSTAL
59. Old English letters : ETHS
61. Karpov's triumphs : MATES
62. Grenoble's river : ISERE
63. Pithy : TERSE
65. Pertaining to linguistic sounds : TONETIC
66. Team of horses : SPAN
68. Ziegfeld creation : REVUE
71. Hindu philosopher : YOGIN
72. Figure for Sumners : EIGHT
73. "His acts ___ seven ages": Shak. : BEING
79. Popular fabric : DENIM
81. ___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
83. Perfect : IDEAL
85. Earth-mover : LEVELLER
87. Reading desks : LECTERNS
89. Revenue agcy. : IRS
90. Conform : ADAPT
91. Caldwell and Vaughan : SARAHS
92. Distend : INFLATE
93. Branch of knowledge : SCIENCE
94. Hercules'-club, e.g. : SHRUB
96. Nutriment : ALIMENT
97. Learned men : SAVANTS
98. Votes in : ELECTS
101. ___ fixe : IDEE
103. Selective fishermen : EELERS
106. French legislature : SENAT
108. Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
110. City on the Rhine : WESEL
113. He wrote "The Nazarene" : ASCH
115. Parliament cry : HEAR
117. Auspicious : RIPE
120. Suffix for Israel : ITE
121. Naphtha, for one : OIL
122. Golfer Elder : LEE

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