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New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1987

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 497 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. CUTTING : LASHINGS
9. Incensed : IRATE
14. Gushes : SPOUTS
20. An S.S.R. language : ESTONIAN
21. Calyx leaf : SEPAL
22. Caddoan Indian : PAWNEE
23. Pertinent part of the "Gloria Patri" : ASITWASINTHEBEGINNING
26. Halloween option : TREAT
27. Popular drink : COLA
28. Duel memento : SCAR
29. Middling : SOSO
30. Causes resentment : RANKLES
32. Waste allowance : TRET
34. Brandish : WIELD
38. NAUTICAL CHAIN : YET
39. Venerable : HOAR
42. Make effervescent : AERATE
47. Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
48. GAZE FIXEDLY : TARES
50. Ark numbers : TWOS
52. Roof edges : EAVES
53. SHINY METAL PLATES : PANGLESS
55. Decorated : ADORNED
58. Binds : TIES
59. Nap-producing plants : TEASELS
60. Odes and such : POESY
61. Shine : RADIATE
63. GLUTINOUS SUBSTANCE : ELATING
65. Changed the hue : RETINTED
66. State positively : ASSERT
70. Resistance to change : INERTIA
73. Some moths : EGGERS
74. Inexpensive tires : RETREADS
76. Item : ARTICLE
78. Foot lever : TREADLE
79. Fashions : MODES
81. Mercenary : HESSIAN
86. Partners of haws : HEES
87. Domesticates : ENTAMES
89. Important court action : TESTCASE
90. Vacant : UNLET
92. Buffalo's county : ERIE
93. Recoils : SHIES
95. WISE : AGES
96. Like a clarinet : REEDED
98. Atlanta arena : OMNI
100. HAVE DINNER : UPS
101. Celebes oxen : ANOAS
102. Globule : DROP
104. HASTEN : CAMPERS
107. Crime boss : CAPO
111. Goddess of discord : ERIS
113. Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
114. Giant grass : OTATE
118. Pertinent words from La Fontaine's "Fables" : ONEMUSTCONSIDERTHEEND
123. FRIGHTENS : CARESS
124. Atka native : ALEUT
125. Hotel fee : ROOMRATE
126. Wrong : ASTRAY
127. Slightly daft : LOOPY
128. Autobahnen : STRASSEN
1. TAVERN QUAFF : LEA
2. RUSSIAN NEWS SERVICE : ASST
3. Mix : STIR
4. Table d'___ : HOTE
5. To the center : INWARD
6. Dwarf-cattle breed : NIATA
7. Methane or helium : GAS
8. Laughs disrespectfully : SNICKERS
9. Cordage fiber : ISTLE
10. Old story newly told : REHASH
11. Wou-wou, e.g. : APE
12. PIERCE : TABS
13. Negative particle : ELECTRON
14. SEEK TO ATTAIN : SPIREA
15. Cooking utensil : PAN
16. PLANTED : OWNS
17. Mussel genus : UNIO
18. ACTRESS ANNA ___ : TENS
19. Utah state flower : SEGO
24. Nick from Omaha : NOLTE
25. Needlefish : GAR
31. Province of Mozambique : NYASSA
33. NICE HOT TIME : TEE
34. Sobbed : WEPT
35. Dies ___ : IRAE
36. Writer Ferber : EDNA
37. DROSS : LAGS
40. EXPLORER DE ___ : OTOS
41. Distorted : AWRY
43. AU ___ POTATOES : RATING
44. Fly a plane : AVIATE
45. Wobble : TEETER
46. TAXED: DIAL. : ESSEDS
48. Warning device : TELLTALE
49. Rhone tributary : SAONE
51. DANISH WEIGHTS : SERE
54. Look askance : LEERED
56. Humiliate : DEGRADE
57. Sine die : DATELESS
60. Fasten : PIN
62. Assimilate : DIGEST
64. "My country ___ . . . " : TIS
65. A GERSHWIN : RAI
66. Garfield's follower : ARTHUR
67. Placid : SERENE
68. Addison's co-author : STEELE
69. Rubbed out : ERASED
71. Lock : TRESS
72. POSE : ITS
75. PARADISE : DENE
77. Photographer's word : CHEESE
79. Mangle : MAIM
80. ALASKAN CITY : OMEN
82. Peruse : SCAN
83. Shakespearean villain : IAGO
84. On the briny : ASEA
85. Headland : NESS
88. Figurative : TROPICAL
89. GRAPHIC-ARTS TOOL : TIPPLERS
91. Spread hay : TED
94. Damp and hot : HUMID
97. Stylish : DRESSY
99. Frosts, as a windshield : ICESUP
101. Respiratory disorder : ASTHMA
103. ROCKY PEAK : ORT
105. Friendship : AMITY
106. Helicopter part : ROTOR
107. Comedienne Imogene : COCA
108. CAPITAL OF YEMEN : ANAS
109. Saucy : PERT
110. CITY OF SEVEN HILLS : OMER
112. Alone : SOLO
115. EARLY IRISH TENANT : AERS
116. Oolong and pekoe : TEAS
117. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
119. EUR. COUNTRY : USA
120. SINGLE : NEO
121. Decay : ROT
122. Study : DEN

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