WITTY WORDPLAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1988

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Gan, Israeli city : RAMAT
6. Thrills for Domingo : SOLI
10. Something not to throw : FIT
13. Extreme sluggishness : TORPOR
19. Tony musical winner: 1980 : EVITA
20. Actor Mischa from St. Petersburg : AUER
21. Stir : ADO
22. One-celled organism : AMOEBA
23. Dentist's office? : FILLINGSTATION
26. Underlying structure : FABRIC
27. Thai measure : RAI
28. Up to now : YET
29. A Carter on TV : NELL
30. Swell : NIFTY
31. Garb : ATTIRE
34. Poet who wrote "Opportunity" : SILL
35. A.L. Batting Champion: 1955 : KALINE
38. Mussolini's kin : CIANOS
39. Reason for marital breakup? : STALEMATE
41. Rather's favorite letters : CBS
44. Rich dessert : TORTE
45. Teeny-___ : WEENY
46. Lake in NW Italy : ORTA
47. Become agitated : STEW
48. Upward curve of a ship's plank : SNY
49. Identical : SAME
50. Author Nin : ANAIS
51. ___ dixit : IPSE
52. Jogger's complaint? : RUNNINGSTITCH
56. Stone: Comb. form : LITE
57. Modernized : UPDATED
60. Baptism and confirmation : RITES
61. Kind of jury or larceny : PETIT
62. Separated : PARTED
63. Showed concern : CARED
64. Crude borax : TINCAL
65. Breakfast food in Dixie : GRITS
66. Hall's musical partner : OATES
67. Type of periodical : MONTHLY
68. Canary's trill : ROLL
69. Tidal bores? : CURRENTEVENTS
73. Everybody, in Bonn : ALLE
74. Choice words : ANDOR
75. Crooner or cherry : BING
76. Teachers' degs. : MES
79. A.E.S. and H.S.T. : DEMS
80. Yvette's sky : CIEL
81. Rhone feeder : SAONE
83. Commandment verb : SHALT
85. Writer LeShan : EDA
86. "Equus"? : HORSEPLAY
88. ___ counter : GEIGER
89. Actors Charlie and Martin : SHEENS
92. Cartoonist Gross : MILT
93. Ellington's "Mood ___" : INDIGO
94. Appraises : RATES
96. Nursery trio : MICE
97. Turkish title : AGA
99. Half a dance : CAN
100. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
102. Square in an arena? : ENGAGEMENTRING
106. Learned : VERSED
107. High, craggy hill : TOR
108. ___ and anon : EVER
109. Speedily : APACE
110. Gore or gusset : INSERT
111. Siamang : APE
112. Melchior, by birth : DANE
113. "Ores" man : MINER
1. What an ophthalmologist does : REFRACTS
2. The Wright way? : AVIATION
3. "___ Life," Harold Rome song : MILITARY
4. Pac.'s opposite : ATL
5. Mai ___ (rum drink) : TAI
6. A wise herb? : SAGE
7. Winkle out : OUST
8. Rent : LET
9. Qum native : IRANIAN
10. Ribbed silk fabric : FAILLE
11. Pedestal object : IDOL
12. Smart set : TON
13. U.S.A.F. group : TAF
14. Muscat native : OMANI
15. This is sometimes round : ROBIN
16. Clemens beauty? : PERFECTPITCH
17. R.I.P. notice : OBIT
18. Risqué : RACY
24. Humorist Bill and comedian Louis : NYES
25. TV in England : TELLY
32. Bank depositor's div. : INT
33. Kind of deer : ROE
34. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
35. Units for measuring gold : KARATS
36. Tall story? : ATTIC
37. Rover's restraint : LEASH
39. Kind of truck : SEMI
40. Rich : MONIED
42. Inhuman : BESTIAL
43. In a gentle way : SWEETLY
45. Conjurer's rod : WAND
47. Chaplin's early films : SILENTS
49. Prune a tree, in Scotland : SNED
50. Verify : ATTEST
52. Tin-lizzie accompaniments : RATTLES
53. Salt Lake City team : UTES
54. Kitchen utensil : GRATER
55. "Irresistibelle" : SIREN
57. Marathoner's challenge : UPGRADE
58. Released conditionally : PAROLED
59. Dentists? : DRILLMASTERS
61. Four noggins : PINT
63. Seasonal songs : CAROLS
64. Chinese secret society : TONG
66. Some are holy : ORDERS
67. Word on a biblical wall : MENE
69. Where cash might be stashed : CACHE
70. "The ___" (Ore.'s motto) : UNION
71. Eng. foes' fast craft : EBOAT
72. Having tendrils : VINY
76. David Copperfield, e.g. : MAGICIAN
77. Refined grace : ELEGANCE
78. More potent : STRONGER
81. Type of bandage : SPICA
82. Asserted without proof : ALLEGED
83. Indonesian coin : SEN
84. Secreted : HID
87. Displaced person : EMIGRE
88. ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
90. Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
91. Nitrite, e.g. : ESTER
94. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
95. S. Yemen seaport : ADEN
96. L–Q connection : MNOP
97. TV show starring Sherman Hemsley : AMEN
98. Star of "American Gigolo" : GERE
101. N.Y. summer time : EDT
102. Greek letter : ETA
103. Actress Le Gallienne : EVA
104. Highlands headgear : TAM
105. Inst. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI

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