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New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1987

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 490 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Audition award : PART
5. Able follower : BAKER
10. Gives an R or X : RATES
15. Plucky : GAME
19. Tony's cousin : OBIE
20. "In bad company": Bierce : ALONE
21. Originate : ARISE
22. City on the Oka : OREL
23. Cliff fragment : SCARPSCRAP
25. Classifies insects : FILESFLIES
27. Space agcy. : NASA
28. Condition : STATE
30. Composed : SEDATE
31. Diminishing : ABATING
34. Currier's partner : IVES
35. Resiliency : GIVE
36. Jollity : MIRTH
37. Lazy one : IDLER
39. Province of Spain : VALENCIA
43. Author Eliav : ARIE
44. Metal splinter : SILVERSLIVER
47. Stat. for Mattingly : RBI
48. Large parrot : KEA
49. "The ___ Love . . . ": 1924 song : ONEI
50. Suffix with Capri : OTE
51. Component of E = mc2 : MASS
52. Pelagic fliers : ERNS
54. Track ordeal : TRAILTRIAL
58. Chewy nut : BETEL
59. Mixed : ASSORTED
61. "Goodnight" lady : IRENE
62. Goddess of the moon : SELENE
63. Extort : BLEED
64. Knocks silly : STUNS
65. Miss Muffet's morsels : CURDS
66. Maroon : STRAND
68. Excite : ROUSE
69. Makes a nexus : CONNECTS
72. Garroway's sign-off : PEACE
73. Twists blankets : WARPSWRAPS
75. Challenge : DARE
76. View from Buffalo : ERIE
77. Night before : EVE
78. Yorkshire river : OUSE
79. Two-decade sleeper : RIP
80. Scottish alder : ARN
81. Meanest dog : BASESTBASSET
86. French state : ETAT
87. Breathed : RESPIRED
89. Street show : RAREE
90. The end for Socrates : OMEGA
91. Unique person : ONER
92. Millay's "The ___ Tree" : PEAR
93. Loathe : DESPISE
96. Bambi's creator : SALTEN
99. Problems for lispers : ESSES
101. Lascivious look : LEER
102. Gives radials a go : TRIESTIRES
105. Dye a fabric : STAINSATIN
110. Verve : ELAN
111. Forgo : WAIVE
112. Scout master? : TONTO
113. Lug : TOTE
114. Liner destination : PORT
115. Fix firmly in place : EMBED
116. Less daft : SANER
117. Once, formerly : ERST
1. Not neg. : POS
2. First of 26 : ABC
3. Inlet : RIA
4. Arranged in threes : TERNATE
5. Hines and Siepi : BASSI
6. Route to Fairbanks : ALCAN
7. Asian pen. : KOR
8. Alfonso's queen et al. : ENAS
9. Herpetologist's subject : REPTILE
10. Roof timbers : RAFTERS
11. Sign of spring : ARIES
12. Sesame : TIL
13. Nationality ending : ESE
14. Attached directly, in botany : SESSILE
15. "Enjoy, Enjoy!" author : GOLDEN
16. A Met score : ARIA
17. Millrose Games, e.g. : MEET
18. Otherwise : ELSE
24. Narrow walk : PATH
26. Pyrexia : FEVER
29. Declare with confidence : AVER
31. Frames for drying clothes : AIRERS
32. DePalma's intelligence : BRIANSBRAINS
33. Balm of ___ : GILEAD
35. Courtroom mallet : GAVEL
36. ___ fool of (dupe) : MAKEA
38. Thrice CLXIX : DVII
39. Curriculum ___ (résumé) : VITAE
40. Packs menus : CRATESCARTES
41. "Ghosts" writer : IBSEN
42. Approach to a pew : AISLE
44. In one's cups : SOTTED
45. "The Lady ___," 1935 song : INRED
46. Cuts of meat : LOINS
51. Performed a pinochle maneuver : MELDED
53. Comfort : SOLACE
55. Brightened : LITUP
56. Tie up : TRUSS
57. Freshen : RENEW
58. European capital : BERN
60. Actor Auberjonois : RENE
62. Diurnal phenomenon : SUNSET
64. Saddle afflictions : SORES
65. Thicket : COPSE
66. Assagai : SPEAR
67. Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
68. Went on wildly : RAVED
69. Made happen : CAUSED
70. M.A.S.H. procedure : TRIAGE
71. Partitions : SEPTA
73. Bremen's river : WESER
74. York symbol : ROSE
81. Twining stems : BINES
82. "___ All?": 1929 song : ARENTWE
83. Braided : TRESSED
84. Ovine sounds : BAAS
85. Blotter statistics : ARRESTS
86. Qatar is one : EMIRATE
88. Powerful : POTENT
90. Uncloses, to the Bard : OPES
92. Annoyance : PEEVE
94. Upper crust : ELITE
95. Man of La Mancha : SENOR
96. Footfall : STEP
97. One of the Guthries : ARLO
98. Mythomaniac : LIAR
100. Ancient ambulatory : STOA
103. "___ the Walrus," Beatles song : IAM
104. Eve's genesis : RIB
106. Miller who dances : ANN
107. Rocky pinnacle : TOR
108. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
109. Meadowlands cager : NET

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