INTERLOPERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1989

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 1
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prepares one's wild oats : SOWS
5. Wood sorrels : OCAS
9. Master beginner : TASK
13. Coincide : AGREE
18. Nerd : TWIT
19. ___ snuff (O.K.) : UPTO
20. ___ Vista, city S of San Diego : CHULA
21. He wrote "Advise and Consent": 1959 : DRURY
22. "___ Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
23. Cauda : TAIL
24. Two-walled fortification : REDAN
25. Stupid : DENSE
26. Excitement over a national park? : YELLOWSTONEFEVER
30. Summers along the Seine : ETES
31. Donatello specialty : STATUE
32. British noble family : EDENS
33. Wheat bristle : AWN
35. Check : TAB
37. ___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
38. Charwoman's utensil : DUSTPAN
42. Member of the fold : LAMB
46. Watergate evidence? : REDHOTTAPE
50. Kind of therapy : CHEMO
51. Unusual bloke : ONER
52. Kálmán operetta : SARI
53. One of a nautical trio : NINA
55. "The Haj" author : URIS
56. "Hasta luego!" : ADIOS
58. Sugar daddy? : GOLDDIGGERSMINE
63. Tusked cetaceans : NARWHALS
65. "___ kleine Nachtmusik": Mozart : EINE
66. Wires : CABLES
67. Spanish baby boys : NENES
68. Eng. start-up : IGN
69. Chestnut's kin : BEECH
71. Blind ___ : ASABAT
74. Malarial malady : AGUE
75. Sci-fi automatons : ANDROIDS
79. Pei's winning work? : BLUERIBBONPRINT
83. Of gold : AURIC
84. Pro ___ (shared equally) : RATA
85. Emulate Julia Child : COOK
86. College sports org. : NCAA
88. Hindu god : SIVA
89. Coast or tower preceder : IVORY
91. Attar for 12 Down? : ROSEBUDOIL
95. Wax-covered cheese : EDAM
96. Like a trillium's leaves : SESSILE
98. ___-poly : ROLY
99. Author Buscaglia : LEO
101. Resort of a sort : SPA
102. Man in a lodge : MASON
104. Cochise, for one : APACHE
109. Beige : ECRU
112. Under-the-counter ne'er-do-wells? : BLACKMARKETSHEEP
117. Gasconades : BRAGS
119. Extricate : UNTIE
120. Hip : ONTO
121. Cinders of comics : ELLA
122. Idaho senator: 1907-40 : BORAH
123. Like Redford : BLOND
124. Rise high : SOAR
125. Writer Waugh : ALEC
126. Hair-raising : SCARY
127. Largest salt lake in Australia : EYRE
128. With competence : ABLY
129. "___ Fence Me In" : DONT
1. Hangs in there : STAYS
2. Little hooter : OWLET
3. Author Cather : WILLA
4. Avocet's kin : STILT
5. Lasts longer than : OUTWEARS
6. Ledger scanners, for short : CPAS
7. Have ___ (tackle) : ATIT
8. Without others : SOLO
9. Sit at ___ of (be a disciple) : THEFEET
10. "Age of Anxiety" poet : AUDEN
11. Poles, Serbs, etc. : SLAVS
12. Welles role : KANE
13. Put two and two together : ADD
14. Horticulturist's habitat? : GREENTHUMBHOUSE
15. Litter's smallest : RUNT
16. Old tongue : ERSE
17. Some are private : EYES
20. Attribute to : CREDIT
27. Away : OUT
28. Pianist Peter : NERO
29. Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
34. Inst. at Ogden, Utah : WSC
36. Darwin's ship : BEAGLE
37. Esposito of the N.H.L. : PHIL
38. Brighton sight : DENE
39. Jeopardy : PERIL
40. Ammonia derivative : AMINE
41. Items to count : NOSES
42. Credit union's offer : LOAN
43. "___ partridge in a . . . " : ANDA
44. She wrote "My Life": 1975 : MEIR
45. Forest denizen's sweet? : BROWNBEARSSUGAR
47. Rubbish : DROSS
48. Pierre's seraph : ANGE
49. Gilt, e.g. : PIG
54. Moved in a curved course : ARCED
57. Trim : SHEAR
59. Condescend : DEIGN
60. Uncover : DIGUP
61. Kind of tube or circle : INNER
62. Pelvic bones : SACRA
64. Caper : ANTIC
69. Place to get pesetas : BANCO
70. Necessitate : ENTAIL
71. Hillside dugouts : ABRIS
72. Drudge : SLAVE
73. Hatchbacks, e.g. : AUTOS
74. NASA nods : AOKS
76. Crocus or gladiolus : IRID
77. Aprile Millo, for one : DIVA
78. Hornswaggler's forte : SCAM
80. Windbag : BORE
81. Hobgoblin's word : BOO
82. ___ 500 (event for Al Unser) : INDY
87. Depending on luck : ALEATORY
90. Kennel sound : YIP
92. Hurler in Brooklyn: 1948-57 : ERSKINE
93. Grew swiftly : BOOMED
94. Ginglymus's neighbor : ULNA
97. Pt. of Newfoundland : LAB
100. Saturn's spouse : OPS
102. Macho : MANLY
103. John Lithgow, e.g. : ACTOR
105. Winning : AHEAD
106. Relative of a viola : CELLO
107. Reddy or Moody : HELEN
108. Solar-lunar time differential : EPACT
109. Refluxes : EBBS
110. "Lizard of the Nile," for short : CROC
111. ___ avis : RARA
113. Grease job : LUBE
114. Sub ___ (secretly) : ROSA
115. Pommel : KNOB
116. Useful Latin abbr. : ETAL
118. Retiring : SHY

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