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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

ICIEST CITIES

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1991

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 500 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,342
Across Down
1. Marries in haste : ELOPES
7. TV's Sharkey et al. : CPOS
11. Period of power : DAY
14. Bistro : CAFE
18. Discovered : LEARNT
19. Concern : WORRY
20. Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
21. Eye cheesecake : OGLE
22. Texas trial? : LAREDOORDEAL
24. Peruvian post? : LIMAMAIL
26. Petulant : SULKY
27. Half of CDXIV : CCVII
29. Ravens' havens : NESTS
30. Sillographers' creations : SATIRES
33. Kingdom east of Babylonia : ELAM
34. Finished parasailing : ALIT
36. Escapes notice : ELUDES
37. Glass in Colorado? : ASPENPANES
40. Up-to-date chap : MOD
43. Presses into grains : RICES
44. Meadowlands events : TROTS
45. Travel plan : ITINERARY
47. Rolling stones lack it : MOSS
48. Domestic : MAID
49. Terra ___ : COTTA
50. Skelton's script-writing wife : EDNA
51. Siouan : OTO
52. Bahamian baths? : NASSAUSAUNAS
55. Put one's feet down : TROD
56. Tommyrot : NONSENSE
58. Certain buoys : NUNS
59. Edicts : FIATS
60. Lurch : CAREEN
61. Evian or Menton : SPA
62. Surface lusters : SHEENS
65. Fair-haired : BLOND
67. Leslie King became one : FORD
68. Escamillo, e.g. : TOREADOR
71. August, in Arles : AOUT
72. Philippines beast? : MANILAANIMAL
76. Actress McClanahan : RUE
77. No-nukes group : SANE
78. Lechwe's cousin : ELAND
79. City in S France : ALES
80. Jujube : DATE
81. Seat of fortitude? : INTESTINE
83. Vouchers : CHITS
85. Trances : COMAS
86. U.S. draft agcy. : SSS
87. Nigerian objectives? : LAGOSGOALS
89. This is paid to heroes : HOMAGE
90. Hot spot : KILN
91. Like the grapes of Aesop : SOUR
92. Day, Duke and Hart : DORISES
93. Y. A. Tittle was one : GIANT
96. Strange : WEIRD
97. Fowl dish : CAPON
98. Song of Norway? : OSLOSOLO
101. Italian jet set? : NAPLESPLANES
106. Marble piece : SLAB
107. A sign of summer : LEO
108. Punkies : GNATS
109. Ocean current off Ecuador : ELNINO
110. Coop group : HENS
111. Objective : END
112. RR stops : STNS
113. Squealed : RATTED
1. Simple addition : ELL
2. ___ Salonga, "Miss Saigon" actress : LEA
3. Propel a randan : OAR
4. Has the chair : PRESIDES
5. Stands the gaff : ENDURES
6. Eastern Church oraria : STOLES
7. Pollock's kin : COD
8. Working rule : PRECEPT
9. Words of the wise : ORACLES
10. Woodland dweller or deity : SYLVAN
11. He painted Helena Rubinstein : DALI
12. ___ Ben Canaan, of "Exodus" : ARI
13. Devil's-bones : YAM
14. Heavenly streaker : COMET
15. Turkish chiefs : AGAS
16. Rove on the wing : FLIT
17. Fish dish : EELS
19. Crooked or ironic : WRY
23. Gives the go-ahead : OKS
25. Pernod flavoring : ANISE
28. Lacking reverence : IMPIOUS
30. Peale appeal : SERMON
31. Former S.F. mayor : ALIOTO
32. Arizona aristocrats? : TUCSONCOUNTS
34. Bryant, but not Gumbel : ANITA
35. Actresses Olin and Nyman : LENAS
37. Up : ARISEN
38. Two-cents plain item, once : SODA
39. Envelope wd. : ATTN
40. Indian plays? : MADRASDRAMAS
41. Third and fourth words of a soliloquy : ORNOT
42. Couples, but not Fred : DYADS
44. Cup, in Caen : TASSE
46. Part of the eye : RETINA
48. Encolure : MANE
49. U.S.A.'s best customer : CANADA
52. Uncool collegian : NERD
53. Still on the shelf : UNSOLD
54. Above: Lat. : SUPRA
57. U.S. skater David ___ : SANTEE
59. Palpate : FEEL
62. Wooden legs : STILTS
63. Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
64. Varro and Vulgar : ERAS
65. Foundation : BASIS
66. Advances : LOANS
67. Polish or ploy : FINESSE
69. Power failure : OUTAGE
70. Pee Wee and Jimmy of baseball : REESES
72. Bismuth or bullion : METAL
73. Set straight : ALIGN
74. One-billionth: Comb. form : NANO
75. Proverbial kingdom-loser : NAIL
80. Like some alleles : DOMINANT
82. Cheongsam features : SLITS
83. Au ___ (with-it) : COURANT
84. Bedrock : HARDPAN
85. Flower's petals, collectively : COROLLA
88. ___-on (happenings) : GOINGS
89. Coal car, e.g. : HOPPER
90. Pommels : KNOBS
92. "___ Boot," 1981 film : DAS
93. Golly's cousin : GOSH
94. Key : ISLE
95. Baritone Opie : ALAN
96. Birnam, in "Macbeth" : WOOD
97. These: Fr. : CES
99. T. N. Page's "In ___ Virginia" : OLE
100. Broadway's Cariou : LEN
102. West Pt. grads : LTS
103. Coll. basketball tourney : NIT
104. N.Y.-to-Bos. dir. : ENE
105. Turf : SOD

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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