ASSIGNING SIGNS

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1987

Author: Bette Sue Cohen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 21, XRef: 2
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A VIRGO : LOREN
6. TV role for Kate Jackson : AMANDA
12. Confront : FACE
16. Splotch : BLOB
20. Soap substitute : AMOLE
21. Shade of red : MAROON
22. Robert Alda's son : ALAN
23. Name in fashion : BEENE
24. A SCORPIO : PABLOPICASSO
26. A GEMINI : COLEPORTER
28. R.W.R., e.g. : PRES
29. Night sound : SNORE
30. Statistic : DATUM
32. Wickerwork material : RATTAN
33. It's full of hot air : SAUNA
34. Two-legged support : BIPOD
35. Madcap : RASH
36. D.C. group concerned with prices : FTC
39. Hgt. : ALT
40. ___ rima (verse form) : TERZA
42. Jeeps : BANTAMS
45. "Her eyes ___ of silent prayer": Tennyson : AREHOMES
48. A SAGITTARIAN : LEEREMICK
51. ___ glance : ATA
53. Puerto follower : RICAN
54. Contemptible person : TOAD
56. Occupations : TRADES
57. Vestige : DREG
58. Word after iron or ethyl : OXIDE
59. Fool : JESTER
61. Grown old : AGED
62. Pilsener : LAGER
63. Quannet : FILE
64. Brawl : MELEE
65. Alleviated : EASED
67. Bribery of sorts : PAYOLA
68. Mo. when 127 Across was born : FEB
69. A PISCES : EDWARDALBEE
71. Long, hooded cloak : CAPOTE
72. More insipid : DULLER
74. Women's ___ : LIB
75. Duty : TARIFF
76. Upset the iron horse's course : DERAIL
77. AN ARIES : DEANACHESON
81. Where to become an off. : OCS
84. Islands of the Bahamas : BIMINI
85. Free, in Marseille : LIBRE
86. Place for a buttonhole : LAPEL
87. Four rows at the Palace : MNOP
88. Like Harvard's walls : IVIED
89. Bowery denizen : WINO
90. Used a lighter : SAILED
92. Metric unit : LITRE
93. Lofty : TALL
94. Singer Easton : SHEENA
96. Snick's partner : SNEE
97. Peace goddess : IRENE
98. Photog's blowup : ENL
99. A CANCER : HENRYVIII
101. Took a poll : SURVEYED
104. Certain madrileñas : SENORAS
107. Make into law : ENACT
109. ___ Dee, Carolina river : PEE
110. No vote : NAY
111. Emend a manuscript : EDIT
112. Electronic navigational device : DORAN
114. More uncommon : RARER
116. Hitchcock's "Strangers on ___" : ATRAIN
119. Pub game : DARTS
120. Patron saint of France : DENIS
121. ___ Hari : MATA
125. A CAPRICORN : MAOTSETUNG
127. AN AQUARIAN : THOMASEDISON
130. Irish patriot : EMMET
131. B'way group : ANTA
132. Grand Tour site : EUROPE
133. Extreme : ULTRA
134. Close to : NEAR
135. End of a hammerhead : PEEN
136. He's no nudist : WEARER
137. A LIBRA : ELIOT
1. Finn's neighbor : LAPP
2. Sharif or Bradley : OMAR
3. Mantle : ROBE
4. Building extensions : ELLS
5. Prefix with Impressionism : NEO
6. A mile ___ : AMINUTE
7. City in Ga. : MACON
8. Mountain in Turkey : ARARAT
9. Reporter's asset? : NOSE
10. ___ Passos : DOS
11. Subject to electrolytic action : ANODIZE
12. Ipso ___ : FACTO
13. Orally : ALOUD
14. Storm preceder : CALM
15. Opp. of WSW : ENE
16. Big ___ (W.W. I cannon) : BERTHA
17. Native of Riga : LETT
18. A first-floor apartment : ONEA
19. Swiss canton : BERN
23. Gasconade : BOAST
25. Sacred song : PSALM
27. Gambados : PRANKS
31. Independently : APART
33. Rhone feeder : SAONE
34. Godden's "In This House of ___" : BREDE
35. Tore : RACED
36. Distant : FAROFF
37. Ed Norton's wife : TRIXIE
38. A LEO : CECILBDEMILLE
41. Walking on air : ELATED
42. Sojourned : BIDED
43. A TAURUS : MARGOTFONTEYN
44. TV's "Remington ___" : STEELE
46. Angle, in geology : HADE
47. Resembling a pillar : STELAR
49. Key on some typewriters : ERASE
50. "Dirty Dingus ___," 1970 film : MAGEE
52. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
55. To dare, in Dijon : OSER
57. ___ Atonement : DAYOF
59. Highly esteemed person : JEWEL
60. Works on a chesterfield : RELINES
62. Rabbit fur : LAPIN
64. Year in Edward VI's reign : MDLII
66. Eban of Israel : ABBA
67. Word of mouth : PAROL
69. Dik-dik's big cousin : ELAND
70. Winglike : ALAR
71. Boxed : CASED
73. One of the archangels : URIEL
75. Kin of wickiups : TEPEES
76. Oriental royal councils : DIVANS
77. Eatery : DINER
78. "___ and Ivory," 1982 song : EBONY
79. Facility for outpatients : CLINIC
80. Sound : HALE
82. Eye part : CORNEA
83. Quick : SPEEDY
84. Take the bait : BITE
85. Mortgages : LIENS
87. Bog : MIRE
89. ___ germ : WHEAT
91. Thai, e.g. : ASIAN
92. Chopped ___ : LIVER
94. Lourdes attraction : SHRINE
95. Prevent : AVERT
100. Agitated : INASTEW
102. Insurgent : UPRISER
103. A.F.B. in Tex. : REESE
105. Less messy : NEATER
106. Pindar was one : ODIST
108. Seismograph recording : TREMOR
112. Beatrice's adorer : DANTE
113. Spleen, e.g. : ORGAN
115. "Is man ___ or an angel?": Disraeli : ANAPE
116. TV sitcom : AMEN
117. What Kate became : TAME
118. Italia's capital : ROMA
119. Where to see sea oats : DUNE
120. "___ Maar Seated," by 24 Across : DORA
121. Quern : MILL
122. ___ spumante : ASTI
123. Cowfish : TORO
124. Med. subject : ANAT
126. Open a barrel : TAP
128. Former capital of Annam : HUE
129. Proper : DUE

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