CLOSING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1988

Author: Edward Marchese
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
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1. Highly seasoned fowl dish : SALMI
6. Bamboo outrigger : BATANGA
13. Author of "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
17. Prohibits : BARS
21. Pleiades hunter : ORION
22. Containing a radioactive element : URANOUS
23. Whine : PULE
24. Irish island : ARAN
25. "They must be crocuses" : HUMBOLDTSGIFT
27. Ballet bend : PLIE
28. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
29. Quarter of four : ONE
30. Eras : AGES
31. Bone depressions : FOVEAE
33. Spurred, with "on" : EGGED
34. Nursery king : COLE
36. Revealing : BARING
37. American Revolution general : GREENE
38. " . . . tomorrow is another day" : GONEWITHTHEWIND
44. Tearful : MOIST
45. River in Venezuela : APURE
46. Rumor : HEARSAY
47. Wind sound : MOAN
48. Ear: Comb. form : OTO
51. Faction : SIDE
52. Partake : SHARE
53. Britain's emblem : LION
55. Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
57. " . . . but we must cultivate our garden" : CANDIDE
60. Sudden burst of activity : SPASM
63. J. Wilbrand's discovery : TNT
64. Think : OPINE
65. Extinct people of Brazil : OTI
66. Dry table wine : SOAVE
68. Jai-alai ball : PELOTA
70. Actor Novello : IVOR
71. Free-swimming aquatic life : NEKTON
73. Recluse : EREMITE
76. Entwiners : ENLACERS
79. U.S. painter: 1871-1951 : SLOAN
81. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
82. Gaucho's rope : REATA
83. Practice : REHEARSE
86. Adriatic seaport : TRIESTE
88. Controlled the water flow : VALVED
92. "___ a Californian . . . ": Frost : IMET
93. Comedian's foil : STOOGE
95. Coney : HYRAX
97. Hail! : AVE
98. In the thick of : MIDST
100. Yelp : YIP
101. "Mine never shall be parted, bliss ___": Milton : ORWOE
104. " . . . yes I said yes I will Yes" : ULYSSES
106. Church officer : ELDER
107. Expression of disgust : RATS
109. ___ Sadat : ANWAR
111. Injury : HARM
112. Fed. benefit legislation: 1935 : SSA
113. Ugandan exile : AMIN
115. Into pieces : ASUNDER
118. Song from "West Side Story" : MARIA
119. Helmet-shaped plant part : GALEA
121. "I been there before" : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
124. Showed clemency : SPARED
126. Certifying officer : NOTARY
127. Imitate an owl : HOOT
128. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
129. Richardson novel : PAMELA
130. R.I.P. notice : OBIT
132. "___ Misérables" : LES
135. ___ Horizonte, Brazilian city : BELO
136. Attorney's concern : CASE
137. " . . . now it's already Tennessee" : LIGHTINAUGUST
142. Former labor leader : ABEL
143. Russian river : URAL
144. ___ often (repeatedly, to a fault) : ONCETOO
145. Tots' hero : SANTA
146. Zeus's wife : HERA
147. Trust, with "on" : RELY
148. Car fuels: Brit. : PETROLS
149. Water mammal : OTTER
1. Where Dryden lived : SOHO
2. ___ for one's money : ARUN
3. Citrus fruit : LIME
4. Unruly throng : MOB
5. Helle's stepmother : INO
6. Government concern : BUDGET
7. Comic Johnson : ARTE
8. Soviet news agency : TASS
9. Geom. figure : ANG
10. We, in Roma : NOI
11. Explosive laughs : GUFFAWS
12. Ore. port : ASTORIA
13. Attach : APPEND
14. "The ___ Archipelago": Solzhenitsyn : GULAG
15. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
16. Shoe width : EEE
17. Gondolas : BARGES
18. "Good night, Grace" : ARAGETOLIVE
19. Prowl after prey : RAVEN
20. Sarcastic : SNIDE
26. Polynesian drum : LALI
32. Popular plastic : VINYL
33. "___ bragh!" : ERINGO
34. Waxed, old style : CERED
35. Be in debt : OWE
36. Ky. college : BEREA
37. Gazelle of Tibet : GOA
38. Braggart : GASCON
39. Sedative : OPIATE
40. Pest : NUDNIK
41. L.B.J.'s Vice President : HHH
42. Madison Ave. come-on : TEASER
43. Lamp-shade support : HARP
44. Growing in elevated areas : MONTANE
47. Calif. city : MONTEREY
49. Domingo or Kraus : TENOR
50. Humdingers : ONERS
52. Plaice's place : SEA
54. Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
56. At the vertex : APICAL
58. Mezzo-soprano Jones : ISOLA
59. Philanthropic person : DONOR
61. Less bland : SPICIER
62. Verse rhythm for Keats : METRE
67. Marco Polo was one : VENETIAN
69. Sediment : LEES
72. Harmful fly : TSETSE
74. Within: Prefix : ENTO
75. Actress in "Winterset" : MARGO
77. French quisling : LAVAL
78. Lack of muscular coordination : ATAXY
80. Nineveh was its capital : ASSYRIA
83. Hoarfrosts : RIMES
84. Ludwig and Jannings : EMILS
85. " . . . people don't do such things" : HEDDAGABLER
87. "___ and the Rock": Wolfe : THEWEB
89. Biographer of Michelangelo et al. : VASARI
90. "___ fear to kindle your dislike": Shak. : EVERIN
91. Molelike mammal : DESMAN
94. Choose : OPT
96. Capek play : RUR
99. Kerry's county seat : TRALEE
102. Weakly : WANLY
103. French wave : ONDE
105. Ray or beam : SHAFT
108. Pan-fry : SAUTE
110. "Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
114. Kind of sch. : MED
116. Shore-dinner morsel : SCALLOP
117. Part of the Soviet Union : UKRAINE
118. Muscle: Comb. form : MYO
120. Small interstice : AREOLA
121. Plain : HOMELY
122. Afr. horned mammals : RHINOS
123. Ecclesiastical court : ROTA
124. State of Malaysia : SABAH
125. West Point freshman : PLEBE
126. Twangy : NASAL
129. Peel : PARE
130. Actor Kruger : OTTO
131. Life sci. : BIOL
132. Alfred ___ of stage fame : LUNT
133. Patron of Tasso : ESTE
134. Lead-role player : STAR
136. Mongrel : CUR
138. Universal-time initials : GCT
139. "And I Love ___," Beatles hit : HER
140. Service gp. : USO
141. Ship's channel : GAT

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