TIMELY THEME

New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 1985

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 4
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. R.b.i., e.g. : STAT
5. Plastered on : CAKED
10. James Jones's heroes : GIS
13. Declines : EBBS
17. Have coming : EARN
18. The end : OMEGA
19. Terra's companion : LUNA
20. Dark, as some streets : UNLIT
21. With 41 Across, timely Loesser song : WHATAREYOUDOING
24. Inclined : PRONE
25. Immeasurable period : EON
26. Famed diva : PONS
27. Flax pods : BOLLS
28. Buffet item : DRAWER
29. Answer : RESPOND
31. Former ice queen : HENIE
32. Grange subject : CROPS
33. A feast ___ famine : ORA
34. Weight allowance : TRET
35. Awned : ARISTATE
38. Full range : GAMUT
41. See 21 Across : NEWYEARSEVE
44. Prefix with cycle : TRI
45. Blind as ___ : ABAT
46. Kind of pony : POLO
47. Adjuvant or adjutant : AIDE
48. "That's one small step for ___ . . . " : AMAN
49. Stir-fry buy : WOK
50. Timely bandsman of yesteryear : GUYLOMBARDO
54. Reels : SPINS
55. Foreshadows : PRESAGES
57. Berlin avenue : ALLEE
58. Fokker foes : SPADS
59. Spring beauties : IRISES
60. Old plane : CRATE
61. Delhi appeal method : DHARNA
62. "The Balcony" playwright : GENET
63. Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
64. Drill : PRACTICE
66. Speculates : RISKS
67. Timely site : TIMESSQUARE
69. Big Board corp. : GTE
70. Sonny Shroyer TV role : ENOS
71. Certain Prot. : BAPT
72. Yen : URGE
73. Unit of loudness : PHON
74. Intimate : PAL
75. Timely tooters : NOISEMAKERS
79. Famed singing cowboy : AUTRY
80. In multiple style : PLURALLY
82. Stuart ___, U.S. artist: 1908–74 : EDIE
83. Grads-to-be : SRS
84. Hoists a few too many : TOPES
85. Cause to happen : BRING
86. With 14 Down, Jack Benny movie of 1945 : THEHORN
90. Hotel offerings : SUITES
92. Entitled : NAMED
93. Happy look : GRIN
94. Tuition, e.g. : FEE
95. Like football crowds : AROAR
96. Timely words from Burns : FORAULDLANGSYNE
99. Like a dryer trap : LINTY
100. Impartial : EVEN
101. Weaken gradually : ERODE
102. Campus figure : COED
103. Ovid's being : ESSE
104. Pop : DAD
105. Gulled : DUPED
106. One of the Longs : HUEY
1. Bushelman, at times : SEWER
2. Western resort lake : TAHOE
3. Islands off Galway : ARANS
4. Explosive : TNT
5. Fine cigar : CORONA
6. Better : AMEND
7. Openers : KEYS
8. Freud word : EGO
9. Bad art : DAUBERY
10. Deceit : GUILE
11. ___ of Court : INNS
12. Yield to gravity : SAG
13. Spellbound : ENRAPT
14. See 86 Across : BLOWSATMIDNIGHT
15. Hop stem : BINE
16. Ending with song : STER
19. Fictional nymphet : LOLITA
20. Revolted : UPROSE
22. To the left, at sea : APORT
23. Gift receiver : DONEE
28. What drinkers shouldn't do : DRIVE
30. Sulky look : POUT
31. Water : HTWOO
32. Set of beliefs : CREDO
35. Out of the way : ASIDE
36. Dealer : TRANSACTOR
37. One, in Bonn : EINS
38. Stare slack-jawed : GAWP
39. Native : ABORIGINAL
40. Timely imperative : MAKERESOLUTIONS
41. "The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
42. Pipe bends : ELLS
43. Street show : RAREE
46. Washington sound : PUGET
48. In pieces : APART
50. Argon and neon : GASES
51. Seine feeder : MARNE
52. Sheepish sounds : BLATS
53. Some choristers : ALTOS
54. Latitude : SPACE
56. Goes down : SINKS
58. Portion : SHARE
60. French nobleman : COMTE
61. Uses a grapnel : DRAGS
63. Under the alfluence of incohol : TIPSY
64. Run smoothly : PURR
65. Counting-out word : EENY
66. Tie fabric : REPP
67. Toss call : TAILS
68. Caine's skipper : QUEEG
71. Tree trunks : BOLES
73. This may come to shove : PUSH
75. Linens : NAPERY
76. "Anything Goes" Star : MERMAN
77. "Goodbye, cheri" : ADIEU
78. Used tinder : KINDLED
79. Malayan palm : ARENG
81. Birl : ROTATE
83. Polished : SHINED
85. Stripped : BARED
86. This for that : TRADE
87. "The Very Thought ___," Ray Noble hit : OFYOU
88. Ballerina Jeanmaire : RENEE
89. Hard up : NEEDY
90. Mall event : SALE
91. "Topaz" author : URIS
92. TV science show : NOVA
93. Gluey stuff : GLOP
96. G-man, e.g. : FED
97. Actress Joanne : DRU
98. Milieu of a prin. : SCH

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