CRYPTICALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 1984

Author: Derrick C. Niederman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 21, XRef: 0
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1. Open-mouthed : AGAPE
6. Not sing. : PLU
9. Sault ___ Marie : STE
12. Barrie dog : NANA
16. Nobelist in Economics: 1981 : TOBIN
17. Capital of Calvados : CAEN
18. Drooping : LIMP
20. Kitchen gadget : PARER
21. Like a computer that could put Reagan into office, I see. You see? : ELECTRONIC
23. Rhyme scheme : ABBA
24. In any way : ATALL
25. His business is blooming : FLORIST
26. Does place for horses make L.I. quite secure? : LIVERYSTABLE
29. Start of a vowel sequence : AEI
30. Classes in biology : GENERA
31. "Play It As ___": Didion : ITLAYS
32. Ink-lined plane used by lottery commission? : DRAWINGBOARD
37. Half of CDXXII : CCXI
39. Dye used in cosmetics : EOSIN
40. Bête ___ : NOIRE
41. Actor Carroll : LEOG
42. Farming abbr. : AGR
45. Words of protest : BUTS
46. Shabby : MEAN
47. Pests get on Aaron's brother around Ecuador's capital? : MOSQUITOES
50. Less disturbed : SERENER
52. Balkans dweller : SLAV
54. Experience : UNDERGO
55. Medical suffix : OSIS
56. Ludlum's "The ___ Circle" : MATARESE
59. Within the law : LEGAL
60. Quill : PEN
62. Shrimp cocktale? : CHICKENLITTLE
65. Corrida cheer : OLE
66. Sturdy as ___ : ANOAK
68. Moving furtively : SLINKING
69. " . . . bring forth ___": Matt. : ASON
71. Soil enhancer : COMPOST
73. Bewail : MOAN
74. Kane, e.g. : CITIZEN
77. Isn't Nicklaus a card? : ACEOFCLUBS
79. Fashion name : DIOR
81. Emblem, for short : LOGO
82. Many secs. : HRS
83. Slots spot : RENO
84. Emulate a cat : PROWL
86. Nat and Natalie : COLES
87. Eleanor's successor : BESS
88. Complete a toll road? : THOROUGHFARE
90. Playground fixture : SEESAW
94. Selfishness : EGOISM
96. ___ culpa : MEA
97. Ex-Yankee wearing a Disney cape? : MICKEYMANTLE
99. Héloïse's beloved : ABELARD
103. Girl watcher : OGLER
104. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
105. A Southern belle's esteem for her man? : BEAUREGARD
108. Genghis et al. : KHANS
109. Attic township : DEME
110. Coffee makers : URNS
111. Poetic possessive : THINE
112. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
113. Mann's "___ Zauberberg" : DER
114. Pop : DAD
115. Arty party : SALON
1. Devoured : ATE
2. Player's forte : GOLF
3. Early victim : ABEL
4. One trillionth: Comb. form : PICO
5. Board the 20th Century Limited : ENTRAIN
6. Hyperventilate : PANT
7. Wreath of welcome : LEI
8. Hazy : UNCLEAR
9. Worked for Legree : SLAVED
10. Roman flower : TIBER
11. Hugs : EMBRACES
12. Brazilian port : NATAL
13. Ankara cab : ARABA
14. S. Foster heroine : NELLY
15. Gauguin's "The Women of ___" : ARLES
17. Borrower's backup : COSIGNER
19. Compensate : PAY
20. Singer Page : PATTI
22. Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
27. Concerning : INRE
28. Holster occupant : SIXGUN
30. "___ Out of My Head," 1964 song : GOIN
32. Socialites' five-time candidate? : DEBS
33. Does he rue? Ay! : ROUE
34. What a mixed-up "moon-starer" really is : ASTRONOMER
35. ___ up (gets smart) : WISES
36. Nile green : BOA
38. Eye the guys : COQUET
41. ___-a-mist : LOVEIN
42. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
43. Medusa poses with Emile. Say cheese! : GORGONZOLA
44. Kingly : REGAL
46. What gears do : MESH
47. Deep-sea catch : MARLIN
48. Most slothful : IDLEST
49. Only : SOLE
51. In the ___ time : NICKOF
52. Some pool people : STENOS
53. Sri ___ (Ceylon) : LANKA
56. Year in Louis VII's reign : MCL
57. With hands on hips : AKIMBO
58. Silver abbr. : STG
60. S.A. rodent : PACA
61. Father of Methuselah : ENOCH
63. Tropical fibers : ISTLES
64. Kodiak's home : LAIR
67. Possessive mark: Abbr. : APOS
70. ___ turpentine : OILOF
72. Off one's rocker : SCREWY
74. Visionary in the 15th century : COLUMBUS
75. Elbe tributary : EGER
76. Kind of guard : NOSE
78. Opened a lettre de cachet : UNSEALED
79. S.M.U. housing : DORM
80. ___ Jima : IWO
84. Alger's fiddler : PHIL
85. Floral growth : ROSEBUD
86. Alpine sights : CHALETS
87. Heavyweights Max and Buddy : BAERS
88. Be unsteady : TOTTER
89. Actor Will: 1902–78 : GEER
90. "Summer and ___": Williams : SMOKE
91. Figure for Fleming : EIGHT
92. Fame : ECLAT
93. Structure for a Euripides opus : SKENE
95. Aphorism : GNOME
98. Coward's "___ About the Boy" : MAD
99. Texas ___ M. : AAND
100. Moslem official : AGHA
101. Position at Aqueduct : RAIL
102. Early Bond nemesis : DRNO
106. Stat. for Guidry : ERA
107. Cozy room : DEN

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