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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1988

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,977
Across Down
1. Sales ploy : REBATE
7. Cause of bankruptcy : DEBTS
12. Noted netman : ASHE
16. Edge : VERGE
21. Gotten up : ARISEN
22. Approximately : ABOUT
23. Leave port : SAIL
24. Underworld name : ALIAS
25. Former U.S. post on the site of Chicago : FORTDEARBORN
27. Syrup source : SUGARMAPLE
29. Hubbub : TODO
30. Back of the boat : STERN
31. Well-heeled : RICH
32. Take to a higher court : APPEAL
33. Looked over the joint : CASED
35. Pretense : POSE
36. Rara ___ : AVIS
37. Used an aerosol can : SPRAYED
40. A bit wet : MOIST
42. Go over a paragraph again : REREAD
45. Part of Old Glory : STRIPES
46. Fragrant vine : HONEYSUCKLE
49. San Francisco hill : NOB
51. Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
52. Put in a warehouse : STORED
54. Delhi titles : SRIS
55. Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
56. Slope backward : RECEDE
58. Rock group? : ORES
59. Indian, e.g. : OCEAN
61. Salad stuff : CRESS
62. Goddess of discord : ERIS
63. Narrow road : LANE
65. Pertinent : ADREM
66. Glum : SULLEN
67. That, in Taxco : ESO
68. Perambulators : BABYBUGGIES
71. Deprived : BEREFT
72. Marries : UNITES
74. Scandinavian : NORSE
75. Melon pear : PEPINO
76. Stage digressions : ASIDES
77. Ocarina : SWEETPOTATO
79. Unmatched : ODD
82. Buzzed : HUMMED
83. "Love Is ___ You Find It" : WHERE
84. Yakutsk's river : LENA
85. Invention inception : IDEA
86. Double curves : OGEES
87. Herrings' kin : SHADS
88. Leonine hideaway : LAIR
90. East Indian sailor : LASCAR
92. Expresses : PUTS
93. Futile : VAIN
94. Rounds of applause : SALVOS
96. Blues street in Memphis : BEALE
97. "Good Feeling" time : ERA
98. Wimbledon score : FIFTEENLOVE
101. Started a tin lizzie : CRANKED
103. Magician's hiding place : SLEEVE
105. March man : SOUSA
106. Hambletonian entrant : TROTTER
107. Skater Babilonia and namesakes : TAIS
108. Blossom support : STEM
109. Savage : BRUTE
110. Throw ___ into (frighten) : ASCARE
113. E.P.A. concern : ECOL
114. Parody : SPOOF
116. Iridescent gem : OPAL
120. S.C. county : DARLINGTON
122. Chicanery : PETTIFOGGERY
125. A second time : AGAIN
126. Spore clusters : SORI
127. Racecourse : TRACK
128. Place for wine : CELLAR
129. Ferber novel : SOBIG
130. Moffo or Magnani : ANNA
131. Woolf's Russian princess : SASHA
132. Henry ___ Commager : STEELE
1. Good deal : RAFT
2. Switch ending : EROO
3. Shuttlecock : BIRD
4. In the matter of : ASTO
5. Bandleader Weems : TED
6. Compass point : ENE
7. Moved quickly : DARTED
8. Flowed back : EBBED
9. Lout : BOOR
10. Pirouette : TURN
11. Arr. place : STN
12. Shortstop's statistics : ASSISTS
13. Culinary creation : SAUCE
14. Dry's partner : HIGH
15. Note for Guido : ELA
16. Certain Transylvanian : VAMPIRE
17. Slip by : ELAPSE
18. Ready for harvest : RIPE
19. Red-carpet event : GALA
20. Dortmund donkey : ESEL
26. Evaluate : ASSESS
28. Becomes frayed : RAVELS
31. Promising : ROSY
33. Like Batman : CAPED
34. Affirmative asea : AYE
35. Spotted : PIED
36. Yossarian portrayer : ARKIN
37. Takes the helm : STEERS
38. Gold or platinum : PRECIOUSMETAL
39. Ceremonial acts : RITES
40. Additional : MORE
41. Change for a five : ONES
43. Popular dessert : ANGELFOODCAKE
44. Devon neighbor : DORSET
45. Binge : SPREE
46. Biblical mount : HOREB
47. Plaintiffs of a sort : USEES
48. Study belatedly : CRAM
50. Naval officer, for short : BOSN
53. Broadway awards : TONYS
55. "Let's Fall in Love" composer : ARLEN
57. Ecstatic : ELATED
59. Specialist in love poetry : ODIST
60. Inch along : CREEP
61. Interesting rarity : CURIO
64. Burrows and Fortas : ABES
65. See eye to eye : AGREE
66. Of a nasal partition : SEPTAL
68. Waits awhile : BIDES
69. Single : UNWED
70. Comers' opposites : GOERS
71. Chili bit : BEAN
73. Capital of Gard : NIMES
75. Feather: Comb. form : PTERO
76. Portends : AUGURS
77. Ladd classic : SHANE
78. Popeye's sweetheart : OLIVE
80. Blackjack opponent : DEALER
81. Ventured : DARED
82. Expectation : HOPE
83. Jot : WHIT
85. "___ a letter to my love" : ISENT
87. Jimmy Valentine's targets : SAFES
88. Luang Prabang's land : LAOS
89. Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
91. Slacken : ABATE
93. The Scarlett woman : VIVIEN
94. Urban eyesore : SLUM
95. Nape : SCRUFF
98. He wrote "The Big Clock": 1946 : FEARING
99. Where Tallinn is : ESTONIA
100. Carol word : NOEL
102. Twaddle : ROT
104. And others, to Ovid : ETALII
106. Three-horse vehicle : TROIKA
108. Derision : SCORN
109. Bungle : BOTCH
110. Rehan and Neilson : ADAS
111. Kind of palm : SAGO
112. Grouch : CRAB
113. Collar type : ETON
114. Evening, in Italia : SERA
115. Sch. groups : PTAS
116. Cast coquettish glances : OGLE
117. Soccer great : PELE
118. Soviet sea : ARAL
119. Erato's instrument : LYRE
121. Org. founded by Juliette Low : GSA
122. A TD scores six : PTS
123. Whence come shavetails: Abbr. : OCS
124. Fetch : GET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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