COMIC OPERAS

New York Times, Sunday, November 26, 1989

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Indian name for Mount Rainier : TACOMA
7. Dart : SCOOT
12. Saint of Avila : TERESA
18. Embodiment : AVATAR
19. Food mixture in a small mold : TIMBALE
22. Conceive : IDEATE
23. Richard Strauss's flower pendant? : ROSEINLAVALIER
25. Washing utensil : RINSER
26. Tatum or Ryan : ONEAL
27. Bakery worker : ICER
28. Verdi's philanderer? : GIGOLETTO
30. Modified leaf : BRACT
32. Auction transaction : RESALE
33. Sharklike fish : CHIMAERA
37. Cicatrix : SCAR
39. Oater : WESTERN
44. Obeisance : HOMAGE
45. One of the Dakota : TETON
47. Sound from 46 Down : BAA
48. TV backdrop : OLEO
49. "___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
50. Wagner's advice to Elsie the cow? : LOWANDGRIN
52. Service trucks : UTES
53. Sri Lankan seaport : NEGOMBO
56. Desert region : ERG
57. Scot's "own" : AIN
58. Henry James's forte : PROSE
59. Pharynx tissues : ADENOIDS
61. Kin of grand slams : VOLES
63. Querulous : WHINEY
64. Area enframed by an arch : LUNETTE
66. Muslim sacred book : ALKORAN
68. Evaluate : ASSESS
71. Gone up : RISEN
73. Billhooks : SNAGGERS
77. Midler or Davis : BETTE
78. Thai language : LAO
79. Palmer's org. : PGA
81. Ocular pest : EYEGNAT
82. Olympic hawk : ARES
83. Wagnerian yuppie? : TOWNHOUSER
86. Harness part : HAME
87. Victory, in Berlin : SIEG
88. Kersenneh : ERS
89. Dialect : IDIOM
90. Locust : ACACIA
92. Attired : ENROBED
94. Put into practice : USED
95. Sire : BEGETTER
97. Lagoon shapers : ATOLLS
99. "___ is an island": Donne : NOMAN
100. Meyerbeer's bottom line? : THEPROFIT
104. River in Central Africa : UELE
105. Betel palm : ARECA
110. Go back : REVERT
111. Wagner's short-order cook? : FRYINGDUTCHMAN
115. Fielding novel : AMELIA
116. Fish sauce : TARTARE
117. Panay seaport : ILOILO
118. The woad plant : PASTEL
119. Indian antelope : SASIN
120. Noted journalist, born in Scotland : RESTON
1. Poi source : TARO
2. Eden's earldom : AVON
3. Pomander : CASE
4. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
5. Burden for Cliff, in "Cheers" : MAILBAG
6. Prince Valiant's son : ARN
7. Disconnected, as notes : STACCATO
8. Spicy stew of game : CIVET
9. President Bongo of Gabon : OMAR
10. Rect. figure : OBL
11. Pacific porgy : TAI
12. W Austrian native : TIROLEAN
13. Games supervisors in ancient Rome : EDILES
14. M. Clair : RENE
15. Shrine Bowl team : EAST
16. Printer's direction : STET
17. Baltic island : AERO
20. French painter: 1881-1955 : LEGER
21. Goddess of discord : ERIS
24. Prevaricator : LIAR
29. King Arthur's nephew : GAWAIN
31. Her mate is ruff : REE
32. South African coin : RAND
33. Porcelain : CHINA
34. Proceeded toward a target, with "in" : HOMED
35. Icon : IMAGE
36. Puccini's advice to his dallying heroine? : MANONLETSGO
37. Opposite of surfeits : STARVES
38. Zaire's western neighbor : CONGO
40. Puccini's vacation activity in India? : TOURINGGHAT
41. Singer John : ELTON
42. "Tears" poet : REESE
43. ___ Parker (busybody) : NOSEY
46. Ram's ma'am : EWE
47. Sharpens, with "up" : BRISKS
50. Rich source : LODE
51. Highlands Celt : GAEL
54. Shiner : MOUSE
55. Receptacles for coal : BINS
58. A virus, for short : PHAGE
60. Worthless trifles : STRAWS
62. Drooping : LANGUID
63. Kong's first love : WRAY
65. Opera trailer : TION
67. Lollapalooza : ONER
68. Humble : ABASE
69. Canary's relative : SERIN
70. Do a conn job : STEER
72. Lyric poem : EPODE
74. Put on : ENACT
75. Fine cloth fiber : RAMIE
76. Fat: Comb. form : STEAR
78. "___ the Flies," Golding novel : LORDOF
80. Japanese mountain : ASO
83. Entire; complete : TEETOTAL
84. Snake sound : HISS
85. Give courage : EMBOLDEN
90. Turkish chief : AGA
91. Coterie : CENACLE
93. "Quality Street" playwright : BARRIE
94. Extreme : ULTRA
96. Cassowary's cousin : EMEU
98. Rescind : LIFT
99. Silent-screen star : NEGRI
100. Lobster pot : TRAP
101. Blood: Comb. form : HEMA
102. Arden and Queler : EVES
103. Lucy van ___, in "Peanuts" : PELT
104. Señorita's fingernails : UNAS
106. Letters from Greece : RHOS
107. Exude : EMIT
108. A Gypsy language : CALO
109. Presently : ANON
112. Mos. and mos. : YRS
113. Call ___ day : ITA
114. Rifle range at Saint-Cyr : TIR

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