HISTORIC DAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1991

Author:Ralph G. Beaman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dadaist of note : ARP
4. Malefic : EVIL
8. Shoreline peril : SHOAL
13. ___ Sec. of the Navy (F.D.R.: 1913-20) : ASST
17. Old Ace of Spades : LEE
18. Family car : SEDAN
20. Cougar's color : TAWNY
21. Isinglass : MICA
22. Four ___ kind : OFA
23. Coded order to Adm. Nagumo: 12/2/41 : CLIMBMOUNTNIITAKA
27. Took the tube at Waikiki : SURFED
29. Diet follower : ICIAN
30. Youngman quip : ONELINER
31. E.T.O. town : STLO
32. Riviera acquisition : TAN
34. Reveal or pretend : LETON
36. Honshu city N of Tokyo : SENDAI
37. "Japanese . . . swooped down on ___": Press, 12/8/41 : OAHUISLAND
40. Kind of bread : RYE
42. ___ du Diable : ILE
43. W.W. I poster man : FLAGG
44. Man with a Plan : GEORGECMARSHALL
50. ___ Island : RHODE
52. Stack : HEAP
53. ___ Flow : SCAPA
54. Mindanao's Tasadays, e.g. : SUBTRIBE
57. June 6, 1944 : DDAY
59. Thief : HEISTER
63. Violinist Ughi : UTO
64. Thralls and helots : SERFS
66. Snatch : GRAB
68. Jawaharlal ___ : NEHRU
69. Letter opener : SIRS
71. Oklahoma and West Virginia : BATTLESHIPS
75. Bird or fruit : KIWI
76. Longed : ACHED
78. Chimney problem : SOOT
79. Sedate : STAID
81. Fault : SIN
82. Kenya's capital : NAIROBI
85. Get ready for the O.R. : PREP
87. Early penman's chore : SCRIBING
89. Umpteen years : AEONS
91. Requirement : NEED
93. Ships, to poets : KEELS
94. Type of ship not in port: 12/7/41 : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
99. Birchbark : CANOE
102. Gene letters : RNA
103. Row : OAR
104. Memorable target: 12/7/41 : USSARIZONA
106. Open-eyed : ASTARE
110. Bonheur and Ponselle : ROSAS
113. "Harper Valley ___" : PTA
114. River in Hesse : EDER
115. Infirm with age : DECREPIT
117. Dweller in a Yemeni port : ADENI
119. Pen : CORRAL
121. Army partner to Hickam Field : SCHOFIELDBARRACKS
124. "___ on parle . . . " : ICI
125. Type of gas : TEAR
126. Murrow's "___ Now" : SEEIT
127. Hints : CLUES
128. Strategic port in W.W. II : LAE
129. Give it ___ (attempt) : ATRY
130. Singer-actress Cara : IRENE
131. Bristle : SETA
132. P.O. item : LTR
1. Inge's "___ Roses" : ALOSSOF
2. Disproof : REFUTAL
3. Site in the news: 12/7/41 : PEARLHARBORHI
4. Suffix for inchoative verbs : ESCE
5. Kin of savannas : VELDTS
6. Ugandan exile Amin : IDI
7. Layers : LAMINAE
8. Porticoes for Pericles : STOAE
9. Visit habitually : HAUNT
10. Baruch's "My ___ Story'" : OWN
11. Opposites : ANTONYMS
12. One of the Redgraves : LYNN
13. "A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
14. Audit a course : SITIN
15. Ancient name for a N European area : SCANDIA
16. "Winner ___," 1975 film : TAKEALL
19. TV network : NBC
24. Cain's "___ Pierce" : MILDRED
25. Ending for pant or scant : IES
26. Plath work : ARIEL
28. Warred : FOUGHT
33. Branch of mathematics : ALGEBRA
35. Ogre : ORC
38. Musicians Kipnis and Buketoff : IGORS
39. Dance-drama of Japan : NOH
41. Apiece : EACH
45. Doohickey fancier : GADGETEER
46. Scattered: Fr. : EPARS
47. Mystery writer Foley : RAE
48. Joy ride : SPIN
49. Noted Czech novelist : HASEK
51. ___ alt. (druggist's "every other day") : DIEB
54. Dey or Brownell Anthony : SUSAN
55. N.Y. city on the Mohawk : UTICA
56. Newts : EFTS
58. Derisive calls : YAHS
60. End of a 7:58 A.M. alert: 12/7/41 : THISISNODRILL
61. General Rommel : ERWIN
62. Penitent's activity : RUING
65. End : STOP
67. Smidgens : BITS
70. Ice pinnacle : SERAC
72. Actress Patterson : LORNA
73. Old prospector : PACKRAT
74. Address for a king : SIRE
77. Active one : DOER
80. Otto, nove, ___ : DIECI
83. Stole : BOA
84. Lowdown : INFO
86. Examiner : PERUSER
88. Team jacket : BLAZER
90. Alarming person : STARTLER
92. Hades : DIS
94. Romanian city and county : ARADS
95. Class comprising ants, flies, etc. : INSECTA
96. Pawl engager : RATCHET
97. ___-Magnon : CRO
98. Observations : ESPIALS
100. Sandlot game : ONEACAT
101. At a previous time : EARLIER
105. Shady business : RACKET
107. Reboant : AROAR
108. Put on the pan again : REFRY
109. Finial : EPI
111. Salk contemporary : SABIN
112. "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 ___ . . . ": F.D.R. : ADATE
116. Italian town near Ancona : IESI
118. A.E.C. successor : NRC
120. Mount in Tasmania : OSSA
122. Rocker Kiki ___ : DEE
123. Snooker stick : CUE

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