TRIPLETS

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1990

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Dhabi, emirate : ABU
4. Republican monogram : GOP
7. Hexahedra : CUBES
12. Recon aircraft : AWACS
17. Celebration conflagration : BONFIRE
19. Cropped up : AROSE
20. Bishop, for one : PRELATE
22. Clad : ATTIRED
23. Beethoven's "___ solemnis" : MISSA
24. Strike callers : UMPIRES
25. It's not a moving picture : STILLLIFE
27. WKRP or WJM-TV : CALLLETTERS
29. Model Macpherson et al. : ELLES
30. Adorable : CUTE
32. Give in : YIELD
33. Visit : SEE
34. Drops in the morning : DEW
35. Marzipan ingredient : ALMOND
37. C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
38. Bucknell mascot : BISON
40. Clinch breaker : REFEREE
43. Evidence : SIGNS
45. Party pro : POL
46. "The Haj" author : URIS
47. Agitate : RILE
48. Strike makers : BOWLERS
52. Worked on soles : SCALED
55. Marching-band glockenspiels : BELLLYRES
58. Property claim : LIEN
59. Auditorium : HALL
60. One of the Jacksons : KATE
61. Makes airtight : SEALS
62. Eight, in Ancona : OTTO
63. Bass-baritone Scaria : EMIL
64. Maxilla, e.g. : BONE
65. Make eyes at : OGLE
66. Canton's state : OHIO
67. ___-majesté : LESE
68. Doctoral hurdles : ORALS
70. A foe of Pan : SMEE
71. Hold on to : KEEP
72. "Dianetics" author Hubbard : LRON
73. Popular : WELLLIKED
75. Puppeteers Bil and Cora : BAIRDS
77. Bodega quaff : SANGRIA
79. Hibernia : ERIN
80. ___ diagram, in symbolic logic : VENN
81. Ballet point : TOE
82. "Barbarella" director : VADIM
84. Joy : DELIGHT
87. Suitable position : NICHE
90. Bro, e.g. : REL
91. Tridents : SPEARS
93. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
95. Free throw's value : ONE
96. Objectives : GOALS
98. Mortar ingredient : SAND
99. "___ Dei" : AGNUS
101. La. Senator: 1948-87 : RUSSELLLONG
105. Clumsy : SKILLLESS
107. Enmesh : TRAMMEL
108. Superlatively bad : WORST
110. Keyboard instrument : CELESTE
111. Tess, to Hardy : HEROINE
112. Clear the slate : ERASE
113. Speaker component : TWEETER
114. "Ballet Class" painter : DEGAS
115. Postpone : DEFER
116. Radical org. in the 60's : SDS
117. Thus far : YET
1. Demeaned : ABASED
2. Canner's kin : BOTTLER
3. "___ meet again!" : UNTILWE
4. Little women : GIRLS
5. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
6. Zoological stalks : PEDICLES
7. Revived : CAMETO
8. Spoon-bender Geller : URI
9. Bartlett relative : BOSC
10. Repplier work : ESSAY
11. Otary : SEALION
12. Packing a rod : ARMED
13. Shed tears : WEPT
14. Landed : ALIT
15. Loving touch : CARESS
16. Mono improved : STEREO
18. Dossier : FILE
20. Yanks : PULLS
21. Ruhr city : ESSEN
26. Seethe : FUME
28. Not so much : LESS
31. Store fodder : ENSILE
35. Droughty : ARID
36. Pickle type : DILL
38. Acknowledge applause : BOW
39. Sinister or ugly : ILLLOOKING
41. Kind of mirror : FULLLENGTH
42. Afore : ERE
44. Solidifies : GELS
45. Oater group : POSSE
47. Narrate anew : RETELL
48. Ball star : BELLE
49. Choice word : EITHER
50. Tightened the shoelaces : RETIED
51. Busybodies : SNOOPS
52. Cioppino leavings : SHELLS
53. M. Atget's companion : CAMERA
54. Author Lurie : ALISON
55. Unoriginal : BANAL
56. "The ___ of the Guard": G. & S. : YEOMEN
57. Spread unchecked : RAGED
60. "M*A*S*H" land : KOREA
64. Knife man : BOWIE
69. Coaster : SLED
70. Keeps costs low : SKIMPS
74. State flower of Tenn. : IRIS
75. Units of loudness : BELS
76. Black cuckoo : ANI
78. Caviar : ROE
80. Court decisions : VERDICTS
82. Schnitzel meat : VEAL
83. Gave permission : ALLOWED
84. Moist and chilly : DANK
85. Quality Ananias lacked : HONESTY
86. Fiduciary : TRUSTEE
87. Realm of Boreas : NORTH
88. Adapted to rigors : INURED
89. Borgia or Siepi : CESARE
90. Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
92. Pasch : EASTER
94. Postulate : ASSERT
96. Secluded valleys : GLENS
97. Stertorous sound : SNORE
99. "Deutschland über ___" : ALLES
100. Merriment : GLEE
102. Portmanteau word : SMOG
103. Blood state: Comb. form : EMIA
104. Navratilova rival : GRAF
106. Salacious : LEWD
109. Calais-to-Paris dir. : SSE

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