WISE TO THE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1990

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Van : LEAD
5. Mary Janes : SHOES
10. Calyx part : SEPAL
15. Lamb of pork fame : ELIA
19. Being: Fr. : ETRE
20. A manager of the Cards in 1990 : TORRE
21. Wing of a sort : ALULA
22. Flows : RUNS
23. Verdi product, full of froth? : SOAPYOPERA
25. Foolish, tree-climbing bird? : NUTTYHATCH
27. Subjugates : ENSLAVES
28. Alan, Cheryl and Diane : LADDS
30. Glide nonchalantly : SASHAY
31. City in S France : ALES
32. Latin teacher's command : PARSE
33. Violinist Bull : OLE
34. Barbiturate : DOWNER
37. ___ Domingo : SANTO
38. Sweeps under the rug : COVERSUP
43. Kin of Tonys : OBIES
44. Indecent planter? : DIRTYFARMER
46. Crooked : WRY
47. Impart : LEND
48. A concern of ecologists : SOOT
49. Frost : HOAR
50. River duck : TEAL
51. Shaver : LAD
52. Obdurate bricklayers? : STONYMASONS
56. British shindig : BEANO
57. Mouthpiece of a sort : SHYSTER
59. Root used as a cleanser in Mexico : AMOLE
60. Egg box : CARTON
61. Goes in with : JOINS
62. Marsh bird : SNIPE
63. Groom : CURRY
64. Bowling term : SPARES
66. Caused by : DUETO
67. Obstructs : ARRESTS
70. Fleet St. product : TIMES
71. Vague Donatello? : MUDDYTURTLE
74. Skeet feat : HIT
75. Radiation dosages : REMS
76. G-men : FEDS
77. Some votes : NOES
78. ___ qua non : SINE
79. Sèvres summer : ETE
80. Rash maître d'? : HEADYWAITER
84. Ky. college town : BEREA
85. Justification : WARRANTY
87. Avifauna : ORNIS
88. Half a decade : PENTAD
89. Bel Kaufman's "Love, ___": 1979 : ETC
90. White wine, in 90 Down : SOAVE
91. Rex ___, film critic : REED
92. He's got the goods : TRADER
95. Move crabwise : SIDLE
96. Kin of floribundas : TEAROSES
100. Emaciated hunting dog? : BONYSETTER
102. A short, thickset haddock? : STOCKYFISH
104. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
105. Finnish bath : SAUNA
106. Rich cake : TORTE
107. Destiny, to Domenico : FATO
108. Tear : REND
109. Co-Nobelist for Peace: 1978 : SADAT
110. Hairnet : SNOOD
111. Merganser : SMEW
1. ___-majesté : LESE
2. School 007 attended : ETON
3. Turkish river : ARAS
4. Got off a 747 : DEPLANED
5. Hay; stubble : STOVER
6. "High ___," 1959 song : HOPES
7. Cuprite and limonite : ORES
8. Stray : ERR
9. Waxy substance : SEALANT
10. "___ Iwo Jima," 1949 film : SANDSOF
11. Give the slip to : ELUDE
12. Places : PUTS
13. Cover girl Carol ___ : ALT
14. Postpones : LAYSOVER
15. Classroom item : ERASER
16. A Prot. : LUTH
17. "Child of the Sun" : INCA
18. Pale : ASHY
24. Mythical beasts : YALES
26. Word on a Czech's check : HALER
29. Bohemian : ARTY
32. Kind of line : PARTY
34. Display in a toy shop : DOLLS
35. West Indian fetish : OBEAH
36. Unsubstantial ship? : WINDYJAMMER
37. Capital of Valais, Switzerland : SION
38. Beldam : CRONE
39. Suffixes used in medical terms : OMAS
40. Moist cámise? : SWEATYSHIRT
41. Sky: Comb. form : URANO
42. Airport tower : PYLON
44. "Swinging ___," Haggard hit : DOORS
45. Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
48. British guns : STENS
50. Basse-___, city in Guadeloupe : TERRE
52. Filthy places : STIES
53. Having hair like Elsa : MANED
54. Friendship : AMITY
55. City NNW of Gdansk : SOPOT
56. Rail for Susan Jaffe : BARRE
58. Tender places : SORES
60. Tendrils : CURLS
62. Like bubble baths : SUDSY
63. Supply food commercially : CATER
64. Throw about : STREW
65. Statue in the Duomo at Florence : PIETA
66. Fuddy follower : DUDDY
68. Ringworm : TINEA
69. Lieu : STEAD
71. Gist : MEAT
72. Loosen : UNTIE
73. European deer : ROES
76. Salad ingredient : FENCRESS
78. Bon-voyage bashes : SENDOFFS
80. Despises : HATES
81. Bushy-tailed hoarder : WOODRAT
82. U.S.S.R. lake : ARAL
83. Dresses : INVESTS
84. Dr. Spooner's "___ wenches" : BEERY
86. Changed colors again : REDYED
88. Wan : PEAKED
90. Where Duccio painted : SIENA
91. Right-hand page : RECTO
92. Ski lift : TBAR
93. Cameo, for one : ROLE
94. Soon : ANON
95. Ornament : STUD
96. Charger in Mexico City : TORO
97. Thailand, once : SIAM
98. Varese's Palazzo d'___ : ESTE
99. Betoken : SHOW
101. Chinese pagoda : TAA
103. Fashion : TON

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