THE BATTERED BARD

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1991

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Beatty film: 1981 : REDS
5. Trek to Mecca : HADJ
9. Behave : ACT
12. Cordwood measure : STERE
17. Frenzied : AMOK
18. Penthouse? : AERIE
19. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
20. Tempting dangler : CARROT
21. Child and Howe, grab, L.B.J. pet : JULIASSEIZEHER
24. Arabian group : OMANIS
25. ___ cantata (sung Mass) : MISSA
26. A John : ELTON
27. Like a wet hen : MAD
28. "___ Man Answers," Darin hit : IFA
31. Dregs : LEES
32. Torch : BURN
33. P.D.Q. : PRESTO
37. Parsons' homes : MANSES
39. Swan's victim : LEDA
40. Haggard novel : SHE
42. Mix : STIR
43. Performed one's work : PLIED
44. Spanish blue, look at, young fox : AZULEYEKIT
47. Fight seg. : RND
48. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
49. Brief look : GLIM
50. Classify : RATE
51. Prescribed amount : DOSE
52. Mauna ___ : LOA
53. He wrote "A Delicate Balance" : ALBEE
54. Green spaghetti sauce : PESTO
56. Concert halls : ODEA
57. Tools, riches, accompany, expand : AWLSWEALTHATTENDSWELL
62. Thespians' org. : AEA
63. Rainbow : ARC
64. Ethiopian prince : RAS
65. Topic, Magi gift, intone, range part, you and me : THEMEMYRRHCHANTOVENUS
77. Beatles film: 1965 : HELP
78. "And ___ with the setting moon": Tennyson : AHUSH
79. Entertainer Della : REESE
80. Número ___ : UNO
81. Mayan and Mundane : ERAS
82. A ___ apple : ASIN
83. Meadows : LEAS
84. Reclined : LAIN
85. Tate offering : ART
86. Relative, joy, slip : KINGLEEERR
90. ___ Delgada, E Azores : PONTA
91. Equal : PEER
93. High dudgeon : IRE
94. Miller and Blyth : ANNS
95. Aliens' transport : SAUCER
96. Add value to : ENRICH
98. Touch upon : ABUT
99. Health clubs : SPAS
101. Double curve : ESS
102. Luau food : POI
103. Squirrel away : STORE
104. Puts a stop to : HALTS
106. Emphasis : ACCENT
109. Center, classic car, put down, headland : COREREOLAYNESS
114. Brunei's location : BORNEO
115. Washington bill : ONE
116. Having roof extensions : EAVED
117. Flag : IRIS
118. Canton dwellers : SWISS
119. Koppel or Knight : TED
120. Stowe book : DRED
121. Tangy : TART
1. "The ___ Quartet": Paul Scott : RAJ
2. Big bird : EMU
3. U.S. currency : DOL
4. Hydroplane : SKIM
5. Wiesbaden's state : HESSE
6. Spaces : AREAS
7. MIV halved : DII
8. Wicked, shameless woman : JEZEBEL
9. Vanishing table item : ASHTRAY
10. Antigone's uncle : CREON
11. Mountain pool : TARN
12. Philippine island : SAMAR
13. Exchanges : TRADES
14. Sea eagle : ERN
15. Dauphin's dad : ROI
16. Ands, in Nice : ETS
18. Dolts : ASSES
20. Vie : COMPETE
22. Felt ill : AILED
23. Dodge : ELUDE
28. African antelope : IMPALA
29. Uncultivated : FALLOW
30. A kingdom : ANIMAL
34. Walked triumphantly : STRODE
35. Clinquant : TINSEL
36. Trial : ORDEAL
38. Marmara, e.g. : SEA
39. "Network" director : LUMET
40. Ray : SKATE
41. Come up with, as an idea : HITON
44. Provençal love song : ALBA
45. Goal, in Geesthacht : ZIEL
46. Once, once : ERST
49. Shine : GLEAM
51. Waterwitch : DOWSE
53. "Just ___ doch-an'-dorris": Lauder : AWEE
54. Desiccate : PARCH
55. Emulate Goya : ETCH
58. Corn porridges : SAMPS
59. Cries of surprise : HAHS
60. Smelting refuse : DROSS
61. Except : SAVE
65. Karloff film: 1940 : THEAPE
66. Gentlemen, in München : HERREN
67. Click beetle : ELATER
68. Arafat : YASIR
69. Lorelei's river : RHINE
70. Ladder part : RUNG
71. Van Gogh's "Room at ___" : ARLES
72. ___ -do-well : NEER
73. Binge : TEAR
74. Nicety : NUANCE
75. Joins : UNITES
76. Sub detectors : SONARS
82. Emperor of Japan : AKIHITO
84. McGrew's lady : LOU
87. Unnatural; stiff : LABORED
88. Accustom : ENURE
89. Matriculated : ENTERED
90. Meat pie : PASTY
92. Ages : RIPENS
95. Greens dish : SALAD
97. Volcanic peaks : CONES
98. Make up for : ATONE
99. Thrust : SHOVE
100. Lost color : PALED
103. Boswell was one : SCOT
105. Agitated state : SNIT
106. Not pres. : ABS
107. Intimidate : COW
108. Dernier ___ : CRI
110. Musical acuity : EAR
111. Failed NOW goal : ERA
112. Title Drake held : SIR
113. Concorde, e.g. : SST

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