SESQUIPEDALIA

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1987

Author:Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 510 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Wild One" star : BRANDO
7. Grates : RASPS
12. Made the grade : PASSED
18. Hire a bar man? : RETAIN
19. Hugo's "Marion ___" : DELORME
21. Chant : INTONE
22. Depone : ATTEST
23. Morning glory, e.g. : IPOMOEA
24. Woos : COURTS
25. U.S. Govt. org. : CIA
26. Interdependent linking : CONCATENATION
29. Due follower : TRE
30. Idle or Clapton : ERIC
32. Stones : PITS
33. U.S. Sec. of State: 1905-9 : ROOT
34. Masher's look : LEER
35. A biographer of Jesus : RENAN
37. Becoming hidden : LATESCENT
41. Basque headgear : BERET
42. Means : MODE
44. Mind-set : MOOD
45. Vertex : APEX
47. El Greco's homeland : CRETE
49. Has hot tea : SIPS
50. Hoist : RAISE
53. Occasional work : CHORES
54. Henley crews : EIGHTS
56. Ophidian : SERPENT
58. Color called goose gray : LAMA
59. Pronounces : UTTERS
61. Agalite : TALC
63. Execrate : HATE
64. Of an age : ERAL
65. Notched : EROSE
66. Where Kate was tamed : PADUA
67. China setting : ASIA
68. Vedic god of fire : AGNI
69. Yurt, e.g. : TENT
70. Behave : DEPORT
71. ___ Bottom, Titania's dreamboat : NICK
72. Second printing : REISSUE
74. Makes true : ALINES
76. Flags : IRIDES
78. Classed : RATED
79. Part of F.A. : ARTS
80. Sulla's speeches : VOCES
81. He portrayed Big Daddy : IVES
83. Latvian port : RIGA
84. Half: Comb. form : HEMI
85. Opera star Leontyne : PRICE
88. Simple : ABECEDARY
92. Kind of prof. : ASSOC
96. Sequences : RUNS
97. A son of Zeus : ARES
98. Tipple : TOPE
100. Kind of physician : META
101. Away from: Prefix : APH
102. "Science" of kissing : PHILEMATOLOGY
107. Tack : PIN
108. Aboriginal abode : TEEPEE
110. Soothing : ANODYNE
111. ___ d'être : RAISON
113. Mistakes : ERRATA
114. Deletes : STRIKES
115. Kay Thompson's juvenile heroine : ELOISE
116. Fricasseed : STEWED
117. Surfeited : SATED
118. Causes strain : TENSES
1. Pick-me-up : BRACER
2. Withdraw : RETIRE
3. Reach : ATTAIN
4. "___ man can tether time or tide": Burns : NAE
5. Record : DISC
6. Successful : ONTOP
7. Meal : REPAST
8. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
9. Approximately : SOME
10. Pt. of speech : PRON
11. Vilified : SMEARED
12. Ornamental loop : PICOT
13. Unknown auth. : ANON
14. Nickname of a Udall : STU
15. Postal employee : SORTER
16. Main course : ENTREE
17. Ocotillo's milieu : DESERT
19. Apothegms : DICTA
20. U.S. Sec. of War: 1829-31 : EATON
27. Sudd's milieu : NILE
28. Jot : IOTA
31. Science of public finance : CAMERALISTICS
34. Pretentious phraseology : LEXIPHANICISM
36. Bit of marginalia : NOTE
38. Solzhenitsyn, e.g. : EMIGRE
39. H.S. group : SOPHS
40. Come to : COST
41. Silvertip, e.g. : BEAR
43. State of disuse : DESUETUDE
46. Suppliant : PRECATIVE
47. War horse : CHARGER
48. Where to spend a leu : ROMANIA
49. Castilian catnap : SIESTA
51. City on Monterey Bay : SEASIDE
52. Attracts : ENTICES
53. Net : CLEAR
54. School Orwell attended : ETON
55. Stirrup bone : STAPES
56. Disparage : SLUR
57. East Indian hardwoods : TEAKS
60. Bumbo or ombu : TREE
62. Stirs : ADOS
66. Quincunx group, e.g. : PENTAD
70. Lament : DIRGE
73. Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
75. Not of the clergy : LAIC
77. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
82. Patola : SARI
83. Takes umbrage : RESENTS
84. Photog's fixative : HYPO
85. Chatters : PRATES
86. Publisher Murdoch : RUPERT
87. Belong : INHERE
89. Bartók and Lugosi : BELAS
90. Expiated : ATONED
91. Heavy and cameo : ROLES
93. Blood poisoning : SEPSIS
94. Indolent : OTIOSE
95. City on the Riviera : CANNES
97. Before : AHEAD
99. Alligator's prey : EGRET
102. Fountain or Rose : PETE
103. Unit of metrical time : MORA
104. Stulm : ADIT
105. Cur : TYKE
106. Mythical beast : YALE
109. Handle clumsily : PAW
112. A play by Euripides : ION

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