DOUBLES, ANYONE?

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1985

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Survey products : MAPS
5. Would-be tree : ACORN
10. Leafy-stemmed plant : ASTER
15. Take a ___ (lose heavily) : BATH
19. Rights org. : ACLU
20. Show-in-a-box : RAREE
21. Cut : SHARE
22. "Greetings!" classification : ONEA
23. Level-headed groom? : STABLEMATE
25. Scented foot-growth? : CORNFLOWER
27. Dispatched via overhead train? : SENTINEL
28. Dickie of comics : DARE
30. " . . . ___ drink as friends": Shak. : EATAND
31. Summery : ESTIVAL
32. Gave a sign : CLUED
33. Prado? : ARTERY
34. Corp. officials : TRS
35. General assemblies : PLENA
36. Miscued : ERRED
37. Church-council scene: 1431–49 : BASLE
40. Well-bread fellow? : TOASTMASTER
42. Flop : DUD
45. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
46. Company : FIRM
47. Boss : STUD
48. Jackie's second : ARI
49. As written: Mus. dir. : STA
50. Clint at 3:00 A.M.? : SLEEPWALKER
54. Reclaimed wool : MUNGO
56. Porter's "___ Day": 1932 : NIGHTAND
58. E Indonesian island group : AROES
59. Hamlet, near the end : FENCER
60. Helen's abductor : PARIS
61. Hair net : SNOOD
62. Pop song of Pop's day : OLDIE
63. Wheeler's partner : DEALER
65. Gropes : FEELS
66. Spinks's way to lose weight? : SWEATBOX
69. Hood's missile : ARROW
70. Chief of the canoe crew? : PADDLEWHEEL
72. Begum's spouse : AGA
73. Attic appendage : WIT
74. Winged Victory : NIKE
75. Soupçon : HINT
76. Writer Claude ___ : ANET
77. Marshal in Napoleon's army : NEY
78. Aggressive news vendors? : PAPERTIGERS
82. Amusement-park enticements : RIDES
83. Debussy opus : LAMER
84. "___ Ben Jonson" : ORARE
85. Saul's grandfather : NER
86. Draftsman, for one : TRACER
88. Marshy meadow : SWALE
89. Fertilizing mixture : COMPOST
93. Bread supply : LOAVES
94. Blue Nile source : TANA
95. Understudies for the Rockettes? : SIDELINE
96. Family subject? : ANTIMATTER
99. Sober C.P.A. golfer? : TEETOTALER
101. Mennon followers : ITES
102. Attuned : KEYED
103. Sidles : EDGES
104. Kind of beer : NEAR
105. Light bite : NOSH
106. Coquettes : EYERS
107. Lover's opening? : ADORE
108. Air current for Nelson? : EDDY
1. Pool-table tactic : MASSE
2. "La Cage aux Folles" segments : ACTES
3. Undercover agent : PLANT
4. Nautilus? : SUBTITLE
5. Agon sites : ARENAS
6. Hamill maneuver : CAMEL
7. Uttered : ORAL
8. Decay after exposure to moisture : RET
9. Kentucky Derby winner: 1956 : NEEDLES
10. "Skim milk masquerades ___": W. S. Gilbert : ASCREAM
11. Did a smithy's job : SHOED
12. Popeye, for one : TAR
13. Alate fish-eater : ERN
14. Directed attention (to) : REFERRED
15. Dressed for surf fishing : BOOTED
16. Hosni's predecessor : ANWAR
17. Like bikinis : TEENY
18. Merciless : HARD
24. Book for Gigi : LIVRE
26. In time : LATER
29. Mitchell's Pittypat : AUNT
32. Binding device : CLAMP
33. Conductor Rodzinski : ARTUR
35. Hit the books : PORED
36. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
37. Capt.'s deck aide : BOSN
38. Italian wine center : ASTI
39. Bash for Bambi? : STAGPARTY
40. "Well!" in Outremont : TIENS
41. Petitioned : ASKED
42. Hora? : DANCEBAND
43. Prompt : URGE
44. Man who had designs : DIOR
46. Knack : FLAIR
50. Broadcast : STREW
51. Abated : WANED
52. On ___ (hot at Reno) : AROLL
53. Let fly : LOOSE
54. Decoration : MEDAL
55. Distinct part : UNIT
57. Circle around Sol : HALO
59. Farragut's command : FLEET
61. Jewish feast : SEDER
62. Track star of the 1936 Olympics : OWENS
63. Daily phenomenon : DAWN
64. Albany canal : ERIE
65. He's bluffing : FAKER
66. English district, once : SHIRE
67. Cyma recta : OGEE
68. Indians' carved poles : XATS
70. Dundee musician : PIPER
71. Reporter's query : WHERE
74. Junior, e.g. : NAMESAKE
76. Pilot's shaver? : AIRPLANE
78. "___ in Terris," encyclical of Pope John XXIII : PACEM
79. Facing : TOWARDS
80. Qum is here : IRAN
81. Grand time for Pygmalion's creation? : GALATEA
82. Encountered twice : REMET
83. Free-handed : LAVISH
85. Doctor's advice for bumps? : NODOSE
86. Scout's rider : TONTO
87. Motel quote : RATES
88. Conn : STEER
89. Meter maid, at times : CITER
90. Blotto : OILED
91. P.G.A. Hall of Famer : SNEAD
92. Milton Caniff hero : TERRY
93. An anagram for anil : LAIN
95. Utah's flower : SEGO
97. Author Josephine : TEY
98. Nautical chain : TYE
100. Byrnes of TV fame : EDD

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