CANINE CAPERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 1989

Author: June A. Boggs
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Strident : HARSH
6. Type of seaman : ABLE
10. Seed oysters : SPATS
15. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
21. Capital of Guam : AGANA
22. Like some highways : DUAL
23. College at Oxford : ORIEL
24. A source of potassium : BANANA
25. Kafka novel, with "The" : TRIAL
26. This, in Taxco : ESTA
27. German shepherd? : BERLINCLERIC
29. Pointer? : HELPFULHINT
32. City on the Alabama : SELMA
33. Steinbeck's Adam ___ : TRASK
34. Tee neighbor : ESS
35. Carriage : MIEN
36. Razzias : RAIDS
38. Country singer Bandy : MOE
40. Like toothpaste : TUBED
42. Cowboy's buddy : PARD
43. Heaters : GATS
44. Twaddle : PAP
47. "Jagged Edge" actress : CLOSE
49. Siberian huskies? : BIGMENINTHEUSSR
53. ___ Canals : SOO
54. "A-Team" member : MRT
56. Composition : OPUS
57. Its motto is "Esto Perpetua" : IDAHO
58. Improvise, in jazz : FAKE
59. Cardigan or Pembroke of Wales : CORGI
61. Amanda Plummer role : AGNES
63. Used a bubble pipe : BLEW
64. Lures game : TOLES
65. ___ dictus (otherwise called) : ALIAS
66. Court order : WRIT
67. Verdure : GREENERY
70. Some are G.P.'s : MDS
71. Challenge a juror : RECUSE
73. The Scourge of God : ATTILA
75. An amino acid, for short : DOPA
77. Boxers? : FRAZIERBAERANDPATTERSON
85. Salmon follower : ELLA
86. Present; current : ACTUAL
87. ___ foudre (French thunderbolt) : COUPDE
88. Pronto : PDQ
91. Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
95. Admiral Maximilian von ___ : SPEE
97. Grain thresher : FLAIL
98. Another boxer? : LOUIS
100. ___ Cassin, Nobelist for Peace: 1968 : RENE
101. Poker hand, also called kilter : SKEET
102. Perfume ingredient : NEROL
103. Placid : EVEN
104. Fabled deliverer : STORK
106. Blanc's opposite : NOIR
107. Bustle : ADO
109. De Maupassant : GUY
110. Boston bull? : BEANTOWNBALONEY
113. Firedog residue : ASHES
115. West end : ERN
116. Salt's attention getter : AHOY
117. Chinese isinglass : AGAR
118. Bender : SPREE
120. Low : MOO
121. "___ a Dolphin," 1957 film : BOYON
123. Dale starter : AIRE
124. Monogram of "Little Men" author : LMA
127. Pond protozoan : AMEBA
131. Laissez-___ : FAIRE
133. Chow chow? : TASTYRELISH
137. Afghans? : COZYBLANKETS
140. Emblem of Great Britain : LION
141. Like neglected carpets or dryers : LINTY
142. Black nightshades : MORELS
143. Copacetic : NEATO
144. Goatlike Roman deity : FAUN
145. Single-celled organism : MONAD
146. Unwrote : ERASED
147. "As You Like It" setting : ARDEN
148. Share of the cost of a venture : ANTE
149. Drum wire : SNARE
1. " . . . he ___ known my name" : HATH
2. Accede : AGREE
3. Fulminates : RAILS
4. Shapes up, in a way : SNAPSTO
5. ___ Moon (a Hudson ship) : HALF
6. Antarctic penguin : ADELIE
7. Beat : BUSHED
8. Quarter preceder : LATIN
9. Impetuous ardor : ELAN
10. Type of story : SOB
11. Chair : PRESIDE
12. Televised : AIRED
13. Famed Uri family : TELLS
14. Garment size : SLIM
15. Start of a child's song : ABC
16. Certain cat or dog : MALTESE
17. What towser has : ONER
18. Like Caesar's steak, perhaps : RARA
19. A Spanish liqueur : ANIS
20. Dearth : LACK
28. Famed panty-hose peddler : NAMATH
30. Reddish brown : UMBER
31. Ear part : TRAGUS
37. What drill teams present : ARMS
39. Holy Roman emperor: 962-73 : OTHO
41. Terriers? : USMISSILES
42. Chemist's small container : PIPETTE
43. Chewed on : GNAWN
44. ___ 91, source of 1 Down : PSALM
45. Emulated Ted Koppel : ASKED
46. Basketball defense : PRESS
47. Pen : COOLER
48. Old Roman cuirass : LORICA
49. Actress Granville : BONITA
50. Aswan's site : NILE
51. Notion, in Nimes : IDEE
52. Subject of a '77 Spielberg film : UFO
53. Nape drape : SCARF
55. Large marble : TAW
60. Surgical dressing : GAUZE
62. Seize : GRAB
63. Graylag's cousin : BRANT
64. Pug? : TYPEOFNOSE
67. Frozen : GLACE
68. Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
69. V.M.I. group : ROTC
72. They start as elvers : EELS
74. Provoked : IRATE
76. As ___ (generally) : ARULE
78. Ship deserter : RAT
79. More gloomy : DUSKIER
80. Having a flimsy texture : PAPERY
81. Not windward : ALEE
82. Sprinkle : SPARGE
83. Repugnant : ODIOUS
84. Nice ___ (prude) : NELLY
88. Annapolis frosh : PLEBE
89. Eastern U.S. capital : DOVER
90. Hussy : QUEAN
92. Ferruginous : IRONY
93. Speak or fetch, e.g. : VERB
94. "Puppy Love" composer: 1959 : ANKA
96. Greek vowel : ETA
99. Hostelry : INN
101. Voiced speech sound : SONANT
104. Manhattan district : SOHO
105. ___ kind (poker holding) : TWOOFA
106. Canceled by NASA : NOGO
108. Stunt person, e.g. : DARER
111. Like some wild animals : TAMABLE
112. Outfit for baby : LAYETTE
114. Rowdy : HELLION
118. Stay until the end : SITOUT
119. Hawthorne character : PRYNNE
121. Fonda was this in "Easy Rider" : BIKER
122. Echo was one : OREAD
123. Miao, e.g. : ASIAN
125. City in Nigeria : MINNA
126. " . . . and ___ to steer her by": Masefield : ASTAR
127. Peak : ACME
128. Heath : MOOR
129. Philanthropist Cornell : EZRA
130. Secondary matters : BYES
132. Empress Ivanovna : ANNA
134. Communications word : ALFA
135. Desire grows beneath these : ELMS
136. Irish President: 1938-45 : HYDE
138. A hallucinogen, for short : LSD
139. Methuselah, to Enoch : SON

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