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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

OUTTAKES

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1988

Author: Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,264
Across Down
1. An October birthstone : OPAL
5. Valjean of "Les Misérables" : JEAN
9. ___ button : PANIC
14. Tailored : TRIM
18. Enthusiastic review : RAVE
19. Old card game : OMBER
21. Statistic for Tyson : REACH
22. Play by Alfred Noyes : RADA
23. Take heart : BREAKHOUSE
25. The lady vanishes : ORTHETIGER
27. "Downstairs" folk : SERVANTS
28. Worsted-cloth strainer : TAMIS
30. Aspirations : DREAMS
31. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
32. Disguise : BELIE
33. Lemon : DUD
34. Contemptibly small : MEASLY
37. Speaks childishly : LISPS
38. Devilfishes : SEABATS
42. Cartoonist Peter and family : ARNOS
43. Night out : AATTHEOPERA
45. Easter treat : HAM
47. Explorer Ericson : LEIF
48. Entertainer Eartha : KITT
49. Cribs : BINS
50. Moore of the movies : DEMI
51. Cardiologist's chart: Abbr. : ECG
52. All gone : INTHEFAMILY
56. Plumbers' tubes : PIPES
57. No place to skate : THINICE
59. Winged : ALATE
60. Inflicts : WREAKS
61. Sometimes it hurts : TRUTH
62. Simpletons : MUTTS
63. Lake dwellers : LOONS
64. Bronco busters : TAMERS
66. Eastern inn : SERAI
67. "Agon" and "Serenade" : BALLETS
69. In harmony : ATUNE
70. Timeless : ONCEINALIFE
72. Luau instr. : UKE
74. Gaelic : ERSE
75. Fang, in France : CROC
76. "An Officer and a Gentleman" star : GERE
77. Devil's walking-stick, e.g. : TREE
78. Year in Claudius I's reign : LII
79. Abandoned bride : THEBARTERED
83. What Ezekiel saw : WHEEL
84. Adams, Harding, Hayes or Taylor : ACTRESS
86. Needed an eraser : ERRED
87. Bureaus : CHESTS
88. People of NE India : HOS
89. Battery terminal : ANODE
90. King Balak's land : MOAB
91. South African township : SOWETO
94. Concert hall : ODEUM
95. Describing picnics : ALFRESCO
99. No room : AWITHAVIEW
101. Skip breakfast : ATTIFFANYS
103. Sandwich source : DELI
104. Hôtel de ___ (town hall, in Tours) : VILLE
105. It was nothing to Nero : NIHIL
106. Hindu hero : RAMA
107. Targets of some bombs : ENDS
108. Disburdened : EASED
109. "___ of the Mind," Shepard play : ALIE
110. Neuter, as a pet : SPAY
1. Globes : ORBS
2. Peel : PARE
3. Affirm : AVER
4. Cut grass : LEAVESOF
5. He's on the spot : JOHNNY
6. Emulate Duse : EMOTE
7. Moslem names : ABUS
8. Town in Iceland : NES
9. Something to keep : PROMISE
10. Where the eagle has landed : AERIE
11. Cole and Turner : NATS
12. German pronoun : ICH
13. Cheeses named for an English village : CHEDDARS
14. " . . . ___ little, failed much": R.L.S. : TRIEDA
15. Shankar specialty : RAGA
16. Bibliographer's "same" : IDEM
17. Place in space : MARS
20. Try again : RETEST
24. Marx and Malden : KARLS
26. Saudi Arabian town : TRUBA
29. Coleridge's "sacred river" : ALPH
32. Please, in Berlin : BITTE
34. Capital of the Maldives : MALE
35. Upright : ERECT
36. Little left : ANIGHTMUSIC
37. Cabinetmaker's machine : LATHE
38. Barrel spigot : SPILE
39. Counting-out word : EENY
40. Green leaves : THEPASTURES
41. Hebrew letter : SAMEK
43. English letter : AITCH
44. R.I.P. notices : OBITS
46. Peach or Piggy : MISS
48. Emulates Mme. Defarge : KNITS
50. Chemical compound : DIENE
52. Make used to something unpleasant : INURE
53. Composer Gabriel: 1845-1924 : FAURE
54. Mongolian range : ALTAI
55. Montand's morning : MATIN
56. Laborer, for short : PROLE
58. Goddess who is no hawk : IRENE
60. Stout's Nero : WOLFE
62. Center of activity : MECCA
63. Former Defense Secretary : LAIRD
64. Asian weight : TAEL
65. Roman patios : ATRIA
66. Affected ones : SNOBS
67. Run, as dye : BLEED
68. Trapshooting variety : SKEET
70. Veins' contents : ORES
71. Concur : AGREE
73. Sniggles : EELS
75. "___ zeffiretto" ("The Marriage of Figaro" duet) : CHESOAVE
77. Strike three : THEBEARS
79. Something plighted : TROTH
80. Freshened : RENEWED
81. Gap, in Grenoble : TROU
82. "The Silver Bears" author : ERDMAN
83. Landing place : WHARF
85. Mother of Achilles : THETIS
87. Chain gang : COFFLE
89. Astaire's sister : ADELE
90. Year in the reign of Henry I of France : MLIII
91. Nigerian singer : SADE
92. Poet Wilfred : OWEN
93. Barbarous : WILD
94. Watteau works : OILS
95. Sprinter or skier: Abbr. : ATHL
96. Speak sharply : SNAP
97. Projecting molding : CYMA
98. Anthem's beginning : OSAY
100. By way of : VIA
102. Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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