Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon 

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New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 1991

Author: Peter Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Give ___ whirl (try) : ITA
4. Sahara sections : ERGS
8. Wrong : AMISS
13. Unbends : THAWS
18. Buttonwood : SYCAMORE
20. Desiccate : PARCH
21. More unctuous : OILIER
23. Ron Nessen was one : PRESSSECRETARY
25. Bug : NETTLE
26. Mentor of Luke Skywalker : YODA
27. Wizened : SERE
28. Setting for "Hogan's Heroes" : STALAG
30. Scott Turow book : ONEL
31. Parts of sonnets : SESTETS
34. Head swellers : EGOS
35. Sydney-to-Lord Howe Island dir. : ENE
36. Puckerel : IMP
39. Avine activity : NESTING
41. It has 32 men : CHESSSET
45. Saw-toothed ridge : SIERRA
47. Bar slug : SNORT
49. Actors Costner and Kline : KEVINS
50. Matthew, in Madrid : MATEO
51. Clio and Edgar : AWARDS
53. Got the lead out : ERASED
56. Europe's longest river : VOLGA
60. North Sea feeder : YSER
61. Any delicious drink : NECTAR
62. Draft initials : SSS
65. Coronet : TIARA
67. Emulates Dennis Conner : SAILS
70. Emulate Brian Boitano : SKATE
71. Responsibility : ONUS
73. They get cooked with vegetables : SWISSSTEAKS
76. Run producer : SNAG
77. Verso's opposite : RECTO
79. Life-preserver stuffing : KAPOK
80. Coil or curl : SPIRE
82. Wino's ailment : DTS
83. Bing Crosby's birthplace : TACOMA
85. Jacob's-sword : IRIS
87. Man : STAFF
89. Shish-kebab holder : SKEWER
90. Lines of cliffs : SCARPS
92. Who's station : FIRST
96. Nero's teacher : SENECA
98. Tolerated : STOOD
100. Caboose neighbor, perhaps : BOXCAR
101. Phrase on many dietary foods : LESSSALT
103. Like : SIMILAR
105. "Kenilworth" heroine : AMY
106. Thematic letter herein : ESS
107. Send packing : OUST
110. "We yield our . . . ___ thy soft mercy": Shak. : LIVESTO
112. Townshend ___: 1767 : ACTS
114. Ran-tans : SPREES
116. Kinski role: 1979 : TESS
117. Gimlet ingredient : LIME
121. U.S.A.F. Academy cadet : DOOLIE
123. Flare, sometimes : DISTRESSSIGNAL
126. Attain acclaim : ARRIVE
127. Paid for a hand : ANTED
128. Scone movers : TEACARTS
129. A and B, e.g. : TYPES
130. Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
131. Erotic : SEXY
132. Printemps follower : ETE
1. Culp-Cosby series : ISPY
2. Abecedarian : TYRO
3. Eagled a par-three hole : ACED
4. There are two in mathematics : EMS
5. Antarctic arm of the Pacific : ROSSSEA
6. Addresses : GREETS
7. Arcane matters : SECRETS
8. Parrot : APE
9. Netman Wilander : MATS
10. Ticked off : IRATE
11. Kind of whale : SCRAG
12. Cruel creditors : SHYLOCKS
13. Gather, as oysters or logs : TONG
14. Step on it : HIE
15. Countertenor : ALTO
16. Bad place to lie : WITNESSSTAND
17. Goddess of the moon : SELENE
19. Botanist Gray and namesakes : ASAS
22. Rent again : RELET
24. Site of rods and cones : RETINA
29. Glaspell's "Norma ___" : ASHE
32. Implant deeply : ENROOT
33. Like the top of Fuji : SNOWY
36. Distinctive doctrine : ISM
37. Woody's frequent co-star : MIA
38. Bushes' Millie, e.g. : PET
40. Polynesian apparel : GRASSSKIRTS
42. Steven's modifier : EVEN
43. Some form-sheet data : SIRES
44. Couch potato's meals, often : SNACKS
46. Gun a motor : REV
48. Halloween option : TREAT
52. Helps with the dishes : DRIES
54. "___ Home," McCartney song : EATAT
55. Sordor : DREGS
57. Lille lily : LIS
58. Rubberneck : GAWK
59. A Met score : ARIA
62. Out of ___ (grumpy) : SORTS
63. Jack Nasty : SNEAK
64. Horatio Alger book, e.g. : SUCCESSSTORY
66. Jelly used as a garnish : ASPIC
68. Gets a circuit ahead in a race : LAPS
69. Vaudeville performance : SKIT
72. Family of "The Minister's Wooing" author : STOWES
74. Rails : SORAS
75. Monterrey Mrs. : SRA
78. Signs : OMENS
81. Elbow grease : EFFORT
84. Calculus calculation : AREA
86. Damage : SPOIL
88. Predicament : FIX
90. Last of a familiar hebdomad : SATURDAY
91. Part of a worm's body : SOMITE
93. Nipper's co. : RCA
94. Rick's pianist : SAM
95. Taste : TRY
97. Sabot's sound : CLOP
99. Strips, in a way : DIVESTS
100. Clarinet's large cousin : BASSSAX
101. "You can ___ horse . . . " : LEADA
102. Prom queen's date : ESCORT
104. Tenant : LESSEE
108. It's to the left of the Rive Droite : SEINE
109. Seed coat : TESTA
111. Actress Petrova : OLGA
113. Narrow pew : SLIP
114. Dates frequently : SEES
115. Don't dele : STET
118. Dictator's phrase : INRE
119. Gold medalist Biondi : MATT
120. Ultimatum word : ELSE
122. Croce's "___ Got a Name" : IVE
124. Kin of aves. : RDS
125. Like some stares : ICY

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