BIDDING WITH THE BARD

New York Times, Sunday, November 24, 1985

Author: Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 620 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oh! in Oschatz : ACH
4. Nimble : ALERT
9. Expectant father, often : PACER
14. Third Reich police : GESTAPO
21. Hind : ROE
22. Salk target : POLIO
23. A poplar : ALAMO
24. Hamlet or Romeo : AVENGER
25. North: bids a minor suit : ILLCALLFORCLUBS
28. Pitcher and catcher : BATTERY
29. Llama's relative : ALPACA
30. Asian festival : TET
31. Matter-of-fact : DRY
32. Kwa language : EDO
33. Plow man John : DEERE
34. Petitioned : SUED
36. It precedes upsilon : TAU
37. Cause : EFFECT
42. Dullard, in spades : NERD
43. East: challenges North's bid : ILLDOUBLEYOURFOLLY
48. Abstract being : ENS
49. Twelve or thirteen tricks : SLAM
50. Rink org. : NSA
51. These run high : ELS
52. Hoof sound : CLOP
53. Chimney sweep's target : SOOT
54. Junior runs these for Mom : ERRANDS
57. Increase the bid : RAISE
58. South: see 57 Across : ILLMOVEYOURSUIT
64. Alan Alexander and family : MILNES
65. Half of MVI : DIII
66. Bristling : ERECT
67. Like some veal : BREADED
70. ___ the finish : INAT
71. Utters : STATES
74. Pack : TOTE
75. Bikini part : BRA
78. West: bids a major suit : OURHEARTSSHOULDBEASGOOD
85. Codex contents: Abbr. : MSS
86. Real, as a diamond : TRUE
87. Dominion : EMPIRE
88. Latvia's capital : RIGA
89. Golden State N.B.A. player : WARRIOR
92. Sights in the Southwest : MESAS
95. Particular : ITEM
96. Mud volcanoes : SALSES
100. North: a jump bid : NOMAKEITTWOMORE
104. Like a cliché : TRITE
105. City of Lebanon or Libya : TRIPOLI
107. Scold : RATE
108. Newspaper sect. : ROTO
109. Summer mo. : AUG
110. Grasshopper's critic : ANT
112. Goad : BAIT
113. Knight from Conn. : TED
116. East: passes : ISHOULDNOTBIDAGAIN
122. Porto ___, Benin's capital : NOVO
123. Merrill-Styne hit : PEOPLE
124. "Frae morn to ___ . . . " : EEN
125. Dash : ELAN
126. Canary's cousin : SERIN
127. Bill : TAB
129. Besides : AND
130. Org. for some drivers : PGA
131. Burnt ___ : SIENNA
132. ___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
136. South: asks that the bid be recorded : MARKOURCONTRACT
140. Some electricians : WIREMEN
141. More unfriendly : ICIER
142. Blake of "Shuffle Along" : EUBIE
143. Kiki of rock fame : DEE
144. Manage : STEWARD
145. Color again : REDYE
146. Tap problems : DRIPS
147. Kind of lot or job : ODD
1. She saved Theseus : ARIADNE
2. Actress Dewhurst : COLLEEN
3. Auxiliaries : HELPERS
4. Swiftly : APACE
5. Poet Ridge : LOLA
6. Cubit : ELL
7. Moroccan mountain range : RIF
8. "A tutor who ___ the flute . . . " : TOOTED
9. Covenant : PACT
10. Tennis term : ALL
11. Like a tail : CAUDAL
12. Drench : EMBRUE
13. Promising : ROSY
14. Kaplan or Kotter : GABE
15. Dodger : EVADER
16. Enhance : SETOFF
17. Wilbrand's discovery : TNT
18. Generation : AGE
19. By means of : PER
20. Kid ___, jazz trombonist : ORY
26. Bridge essential : CARD
27. French painter Odilon ___ : REDON
34. Severe critic : SLATER
35. City SE of Stuttgart : ULM
36. They pull skiers : TBARS
38. ___ point (center of interest) : FOCAL
39. Mrs. Irving Berlin : ELLIN
40. Secretive : CLOSE
41. Symbols : TYPES
43. "The Man ___," 1924 song : ILOVE
44. Addict : USER
45. Busybody : YENTE
46. Like Father William : OLD
47. Initials on a warship : USS
49. ___ Canals : SOO
53. Lawful forger : SMITH
55. Revives or recalls : RUBSUP
56. Display : AIR
57. Midway attractions : RIDES
58. Characteristic style : IDIOM
59. Comical blanket-lover : LINUS
60. Equivocators : LIARS
61. Previous to this : YESTER
62. Bk. sizes : OCTS
63. Western lizards : UTAS
64. Kind of physician : META
68. Under most favorable conditions : ATBEST
69. Buck's mate : DOE
72. Motor or meter leader : THERMO
73. Billing time: Abbr. : EOM
75. A librettist for Verdi : BOITO
76. O.K.! : ROGER
77. "There is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
79. Needle case : ETWEE
80. Macaws : ARAS
81. Capek classic : RUR
82. Lollypop flavor : LIME
83. Three, to Hans : DREI
84. Blacken : GRIME
90. English architect Jones : INIGO
91. Alley ___ pass, in basketball : OOP
93. "Take the ___," Strayhorn hit : ATRAIN
94. Rustic, to Milton : SWAIN
96. Dismantle : STRIP
97. Originated : AROSE
98. Meteor or sphere leader : LITHO
99. Deign : STOOP
101. Novelist ___-Fournier : ALAIN
102. Sort : KIND
103. Teammate of Jo-Jo Moore : OTT
105. Little boy : TAD
106. Lead all the diamonds, e.g. : RUN
111. City NNW of Pusan : TAEGU
112. Bleat : BAA
113. Waterspout : TORNADO
114. Manifested : EVINCED
115. Gave : DONATED
117. Last syllable of a word : ULTIMA
118. Hobber, in quoits : LEANER
119. A-Q or K-J : TENACE
120. Decrepit : BEDRID
121. Looked fiercely : GLARED
122. ___-do-well : NEER
126. Scenes : SITES
128. Yield : BEND
129. Arabian chief : AMIR
130. Tiny opening : PORE
131. Bit : SNIP
132. Exclamations of disgust : AWS
133. Morse-code character : DIT
134. Homophone for heir : ERE
135. Actor Ayres : LEW
137. Answer to a puzzle : KEY
138. Mongrel : CUR
139. Kimono sash : OBI

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