FRAIDYCAT!

New York Times, Sunday, December 15, 1985

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Poe's "The ___ Cat" : BLACK
6. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
10. Judicial attire : ROBES
15. Atlantic route : SEALANE
17. Rushing sound : SWOOSH
19. Portuguese wine city : OPORTO
21. Fear of thinking : PHRONEMOPHOBIA
23. Remained : STAYED
24. Tantrum : RAGE
25. More tricky : WILIER
26. Lots and lots of lots : ACRES
28. Due follower : TRE
29. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
30. Encircle : GIRT
31. Porticoes : STOAS
32. At that time : THEN
33. Exam : TEST
35. ___ Islands, off New Guinea : AROE
36. Stick : CLING
37. Golfer Julius : BOROS
38. Lovers of beauty : ESTHETES
40. Folded part : PLICA
41. Rest : REPOSE
42. Breathing sound : RALE
43. Radar image : BLIP
44. Sharpen a pencil : RETIP
45. Place in proximity : APPOSE
48. Heart cherries : GEANS
49. Flamboyance : PANACHE
51. Minute : TEENY
52. One of the Dryads : ERATO
53. Bevels or whines : CANTS
54. Ethiopian river : OMO
56. Tale start : ONCE
57. Fear of public places : AGORAPHOBIA
59. Oriental bishop : ABBA
60. Moccasin : PAC
61. Item Polonius hid behind : ARRAS
62. Deals with a discus : HURLS
63. Handbill : FLIER
64. Sailors' opposites : LANDMEN
66. Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
67. Monks : FRIARS
68. Galsworthy novel : TOLET
69. Construction piece : IBAR
70. Dash : ELAN
71. Omitted : ELIDED
73. The Flying Scotsman, e.g. : TRAIN
75. Abstruse : ESOTERIC
79. Pollster or cowboy : ROPER
80. Lobster claw : CHELA
81. Counterfeit : FAKE
82. Actress Merrill : DINA
83. Fall cries : RAHS
84. Seethes : BOILS
85. Arnaz : DESI
86. "Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
87. Excitement : ADO
88. Reproduction : CLONE
89. Indian symbols : TOTEMS
91. Alveoli : PITS
92. Leg bones : TIBIAE
94. Fear of ridicule : KATAGELOPHOBIA
97. Negatively charged particles : ANIONS
98. Customs : USAGES
99. Kind of performance : STELLAR
100. Shoots the breeze : GASES
101. Caresses : PETS
102. Harden : STEEL
1. Isn't naughty : BEHAVES
2. Adjective for Alaska : LARGEST
3. Drug plant : ALOE
4. Fire : CAN
5. Was versed in : KNEW
6. Party pooper : BOOR
7. Hijack : ROB
8. Oriental, e.g. : ASIATIC
9. Old Spanish dance : CHACONA
10. Picardy sight : ROSES
11. Chooses : OPTS
12. Neckpiece : BOA
13. Fear of blushing : ERYTHROPHOBIA
14. Fine players : STEREOS
15. Elf : SPRITE
16. U.S.S.R. fugitive, e.g. : EMIGREE
17. Skyline feature : SPIRE
18. Hone : WHET
20. Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
22. Mixtures : OLIOS
27. Part of a lemon : RAG
31. Scions : SLIPS
32. Theme : TOPIC
34. Sovereignty : THRONE
35. Salt tree : ATLE
36. Fear of going to bed : CLINOPHOBIA
37. Greek letters : BETAS
39. This does it : EASY
40. Last word of Mont.'s motto : PLATA
41. Designer de la ___ : RENTA
43. Teddy and honey : BEARS
44. Indian queens : RANIS
45. On : ATOP
46. Kind of colony : PENAL
47. Fear of sin : PECCATIPHOBIA
48. Punster's evocation : GROAN
49. Picasso or Casals : PABLO
50. Grate sight : EMBER
52. Plume producer : EGRET
53. Kitchen utensil : CORER
55. What tholes hold : OARS
57. Mailed : ARMED
58. Mistake maker : HUMAN
59. Made true : ALINED
61. Freud colleague : ADLER
63. Campus bunch : FRAT
65. Protuberances : NODES
66. Iranian money : RIALS
67. Growler : FLOE
70. "Engravers of the Arctic" : ESKIMOS
71. Printing goofs : ERRATA
72. Kind of zone : LOADING
73. Ideate : THINKUP
74. Unhand : RELEASE
75. Prop for de Kooning : EASEL
76. Funny : RISIBLE
77. Monogram part : INITIAL
78. Lyricist for Gershwin's "Swanee" : CAESAR
80. Bill's companion : COO
81. Honors, in a way : FETES
84. Sampler verb : BLESS
85. Palazzo Ducale resident : DOGE
88. Sweet plant : CANE
89. Labels : TAGS
90. N.Y., L.A., S.F., etc. : SPTS
91. Pope John Paul II, for one : POLE
93. Cyclades isle : IOS
95. Produce lace : TAT
96. All ___ up (beside oneself) : HET

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