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New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 1990

Author: Sandy Graf
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 822 (avg 1.86)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Newsstand : KIOSK
6. Large brown bear : KODIAK
12. Flair : KNACK
17. Klingon foe : KIRK
21. Painter-writer Kokoschka : OSKAR
22. Anxiety, in Aix : ALARME
23. King of Hollywood : VIDOR
24. Yemeni seaport : ADEN
25. Destiny : KARMA
26. N.Z. songbird : KIRITEKANAWA
28. Composer Luigi ___ : NONO
29. Russian river : OKA
30. Blackguards : KNAVES
32. Peon's mite : PESO
33. Fanatic : ZEALOT
35. Yellow-fever mosquito : AEDES
36. Sale sign : ASIS
37. Cold-climate craft : KAYAK
39. Org. founded in 1915 : KKK
42. Junket : TOUR
43. Patch of land : PLAT
44. Tarbell, e.g. : MUCKRAKER
48. "Merry Mount" composer: 1934 : HANSON
50. Laughing jackasses : KOOKABURRAS
52. Philip Johnson's org. : AIA
53. Singer Baker : ANITA
54. French physician-novelist: 1894-1961 : CELINE
56. Originator of Jellicle Cats : ELIOT
57. Richmond V.I.P. set : FFV
58. Recoil : KICK
59. Delirious : RAVING
60. Primary locations : POLLS
61. Actor Sam: 1891-1984 : JAFFE
63. Calligraphers' needs : INKS
64. Catkin : AMENT
65. Stick with these! : GLUES
66. Whalebone : BALEEN
67. Compass pt. : SSE
68. "Either/Or" questioner : KIERKEGAARD
70. Hearth shelves : MANTELS
71. Massive mammals, for short : RHINOS
73. Standing start : OUT
74. Documentary film hero : NANOOK
75. Legendary victims of the Romans : SABINES
77. De Mille epic, with "The": 1927 : KINGOFKINGS
81. ___ Cruces : LAS
84. Conjured up : EVOKED
85. Actress Hope or Jessica : LANGE
86. Palindromic French quisling : LAVAL
87. Gasp : PANT
88. More pleasant : NICER
89. Signs on : HIRES
90. Hairy herb : BORAGE
91. Luncheon follower : ETTE
92. Post station in India : DAK
93. "Lili" film composer : KAPER
94. Coronation gown : KIRTLE
95. Buckwheat cereal : KASHA
96. All-purpose trk. : UTE
97. Zorba's creator : KAZANTZAKIS
99. Devilish : DEUCED
100. Betty Boop quality : PERKINESS
102. Solar disk : ATEN
103. Integument : SKIN
105. Admiralty abbr. : HMS
106. Tarsus : ANKLE
107. Pastoral poem : IDYL
108. Mr. Spock's father in "Star Trek" : SAREK
109. Shrub of the rose family : SPIREA
112. "And giving ___ . . . " : ANOD
113. Deep-seated : INNATE
114. "Keystone" character : KOP
117. Part of 39 Across : KLAN
118. Indian tobacco mixture : KINNIKINNICK
122. Skewer : SPIKE
124. Hindu discipline : YOGA
125. Play the part : ENACT
126. Aria for two : DUETTO
127. Mr. Kovacs : ERNIE
128. Jedi's furry friend : EWOK
129. Advantages : EDGES
130. Teeter : SEESAW
131. Bumpkin : YOKEL
1. "The Mikado" executioner : KOKO
2. Baroness Blixen, a k a ___ Dinesen : ISAK
3. Gumbo basic : OKRA
4. Danson role in "Cheers" : SAM
5. Eruption site: 1883 : KRAKATOA
6. Beethoven trio, Op. 121a : KAKADU
7. Hardy one : OLIVER
8. Salaam preliminaries : DARES
9. Blue flag : IRIS
10. Qty. : AMT
11. Memento : KEEPSAKE
12. Russian beer : KVASS
13. Bilbao boy : NINO
14. Nabokov title : ADA
15. Daunt; awe : COW
16. Coconino County cutie : KRAZYKAT
17. A Hawaiian : KANAKA
18. Iconoclast's target : IDOL
19. "Splitsville," once : RENO
20. Clove hitch, e.g. : KNOT
27. First president of Mali : KEITA
31. Broadway gas : NEON
34. Listeners : EARS
36. Forth : ALONG
37. Russian islands : KURILS
38. Circus performers: Abbr. : ACROS
39. Jeans' alternative : KHAKIS
40. Screenwriters Garson and Michael : KANINS
41. Sen. Bradley was one : KNICKERBOCKER
43. Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
44. Pondered : MULLED
45. Gossip's delight : KAFFEEKLATSCH
46. Noted French engineer : EIFFEL
47. Poe-tic birds : RAVENS
49. N.Y.S.E. abbr. : STKS
50. Klemperer role : KLINK
51. "Let independence ___ boast": Hopkinson : BEOUR
54. Carved gemstones : CAMEOS
55. Baseball's Crab or Hoot : EVERS
59. Bestowed abundantly : RAINED
60. Founder of famed Academy : PLATO
61. ___ Starker, famed cellist : JANOS
62. Palo singer? : ALTO
65. Yardstick : GAUGE
66. Bracelet, e.g. : BANGLE
68. Pittsburgh slugger, turned announcer : KINER
69. Tam-tams : GONGS
70. Direct : MANAGE
72. Raise or increase sharply : HIKE
74. Abounding with snow : NIVAL
75. Takeoff : SENDUP
76. Emulate Odom : AVIATE
77. Namesakes of 2 Down : KARENS
78. Lifeless : INERT
79. Gold coin in Edam : FLORIN
80. Small racing vehicles : KARTS
82. Key work : ANTHEM
83. Places : STEADS
85. Digestive enzyme : LIPASE
87. ___ de soie (cloth for dresses) : PEAU
89. Filbert : HAZEL
90. Actor-folk singer from Vienna : BIKEL
93. City in Ill. : KANKAKEE
94. Noisy grasshoppers : KATYDIDS
95. "Cuckoo's Nest" builder : KENKESEY
97. Cattle, in poesy : KINE
98. Handel's "___ the Priest" : ZADOK
99. Regimen : DIET
101. Ancient temple site : KARNAK
103. Female saint: Lat. : SANCTA
104. City on the Vistula : KRAKOW
107. F.D.R. and D.D.E., e.g. : INITS
108. Swivets : SNITS
109. Celestial terrier? : SKYE
110. Till : PLOW
111. Shakespearean baddie : IAGO
112. End of vigil : ANCE
113. Arrow poison : INEE
114. Quirk : KINK
115. Steinbeck protagonist : OKIE
116. Strip off : PEEL
119. N.Y.C. subway : IND
120. Worn-out horse : NAG
121. Cloud, to Baudelaire : NUE
123. In favor of : PRO

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