NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1985

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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1. "Waiting For Godot" star : LAHR
5. Word with way : FARER
10. Counselor-___ : ATLAW
15. Caspian feeder : URAL
19. Tony's cousin : OBIE
20. Lead-in, for short : INTRO
21. Actor from Toronto : URICH
22. Zilch : NONE
23. One who lacks manual dexterity : TERFINGERS
25. Homemade libation : DELIONWINE
27. Helmsmen : STEERERS
28. Charteris sleuth : SAINT
30. Gretzky is one : OILER
31. Pinkish : ROSY
32. Played charades : MIMED
33. Bowlers : HATS
35. Surrogate sovereign : REGENT
38. Continued tiresomely : RANON
39. Bas-___ (3-D works of art) : RELIEFS
42. Sweetens the pot : ANTES
43. Second deal : REDISTRIION
45. Fourth Arabic letter : THA
47. Ramsgate raincoats : MACS
48. Met offering : AIDA
49. Relaxation : EASE
50. Sound in a heat wave : PHEW
51. Boris Becker beauty : ACE
52. Trivial : INSIGNICANT
56. Cubing device : DICER
57. Accentuated : STRESSED
59. Take under one's wing : ADOPT
60. Settlement : COLONY
61. Accounts : TALES
62. Monster and N.M. river : GILAS
63. City SW of Madras : SALEM
64. Sculptor's tool : CHISEL
66. Galsworthy novel : TOLET
67. Town legislator : ALDERMAN
70. Cluny products : LACES
71. Singing group from Minneapolis : REWSSISTERS
73. Deg. for a would-be magnate : MBA
74. Prime Minister of Somalia: 1969 : EGAL
75. Matador's cloak : CAPA
76. Relinquish : CEDE
77. Stratum of ore : SEAM
78. Tatami : MAT
79. Architectural brace : FLYINGTRESS
83. Hair conditioner : RINSE
84. Engaged in repartee : REPLIED
86. "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
87. Drove in forcibly : DINTED
88. Crucifix : ROOD
89. Strike : SMITE
90. Bombay weight unit : TOLA
91. Odin's crowd : AESIR
94. Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
95. Manhattan, e.g. : COCKTAIL
99. Eleanor Roosevelt portrayer : JANEALEXER
102. Raymond Hubbell ballad of 1916 : POORTERFLY
104. Polynesian drinks : AVAS
105. Starr of the old West : BELLE
106. Muse of poesy : ERATO
107. Churchill's "___ Country" : AFAR
108. Col.'s command : REGT
109. Fishline leader : SNELL
110. Librarian's gadget : DATER
111. Since then, in Ayr : SYNE
1. Zillions : LOTS
2. Assist arsonists : ABET
3. Charter : HIRE
4. Boston Garden whistlers : REFEREES
5. Adjective for the N.Y.P.D. : FINEST
6. Fit to be tied : ANGRY
7. Paths of trav. : RTES
8. Behave humanly : ERR
9. "Tancredi" composer : ROSSINI
10. Hearer : AUDIENT
11. Course; swing : TREND
12. Spirited song : LILT
13. Hero of a Handel oratorio : ACI
14. The ___, rock group : WHO
15. Imprudent : UNWISE
16. Muddy the waters : ROIL
17. Singer Murray : ANNE
18. Salacious look : LEER
24. Thespian Jeremy : IRONS
26. "Tell it ___ Gath" : NOTIN
29. Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
32. World's fourth-largest isl. : MADAG
33. Yegg's act : HEIST
34. Sunburn remedy in the tropics : ALOE
35. Vishnu incarnations : RAMAS
36. Pass laws : ENACT
37. Popular present : GTCERTICATE
38. Changed the décor : REDID
39. Mirthful : RIANT
40. Decalogue component : FTHCOMMMENT
41. Luster : SHEEN
43. Soars : RISES
44. Lops crops : REAPS
46. Out of kilter : AWRY
48. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
50. Bricklayer, e.g. : PILER
52. "The ___ of Greece . . . ": Byron : ISLES
53. Hob or hang followers : NAILS
54. Is otiose : IDLES
55. Raccoonlike beast : COATI
56. Alms : DOLES
58. Pointillist's prop : EASEL
60. Framework : CADRE
62. Dundee daisy : GOWAN
63. Pungs or luges : SLEDS
64. Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
65. Ishmael's mother : HAGAR
66. Hypothermal : TEPID
67. "Time is ___ of Trouble": Dickinson : ATEST
68. Degrade : ABASE
69. Appointed : NAMED
71. Like a starfish : RAYED
72. Drama segment : SCENE
75. Giraudoux's "Adorable ___" : CLIO
77. Frank's folks : SINATRAS
79. Plant life : FLORA
80. Horse's hock : GAMBREL
81. Columbus's fleet, e.g. : TRIO
82. Did a secretarial chore : RETYPED
83. He wrote "Stundenbuch" : RILKE
85. A confessor : PRIEST
87. Ophthalmologist, e.g. : DOCTOR
89. Sniff : SMELL
90. Rich cake : TORTE
91. Partly open : AJAR
92. Roof rim : EAVE
93. Red-tape problem : SNAG
94. Wheel rod : AXLE
95. Chesterfield : COAT
96. Join closely, old style : AFFY
97. Manchurian port : ILAN
98. Greek harp : LYRE
100. Some N.F.L. defensemen : LBS
101. Suffix for velvet : EEN
103. "___ pro nobis" : ORA

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