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Alex Black
Alex Black

HOORAY FOR LOVE

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1993

Author: Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Alex Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,804
Across Down
1. Nonsense : PIFFLE
7. Prosperity : WEAL
11. Tennis stratagem : LOB
14. This may lead to lead : ADIT
18. Reserves for future use : STORES
19. Cape fox : ASSE
20. Zhivago's love : LARA
21. Put on board : LADE
22. "Love ___ ," 1952 film : ISBETTERTHANEVER
25. Lascivious look : LEER
26. Brat's rebuttal : SASS
27. Estuary : ARM
28. Grenoble's department : ISERE
29. Robin's companion : BATMAN
31. ___ deck (ducks) : HITSTHE
34. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
36. Students' ponies : TROTS
37. "Love ___": Prov. 10:12 : COVERETHALLSINS
41. Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
42. Rosaceous plant : AVENS
43. Deg. for a thespian : BDA
44. Heating vessels : ETNAS
46. Clark's girlfriend : LOIS
47. Lovelorn person's problem : ACHE
50. U.S.N. officer : CPO
53. Put back : RESTORE
57. Strasbourg's river : ILL
58. "Love ___": Gershwin : ISHERETOSTAY
61. "Sweet Swan of ___!": Jonson : AVON
62. Skid : FISHTAIL
64. Authenticator : NOTARY
65. Nigerian group : EFIKS
66. Statute : ACT
67. Ecol. watchdog : EPA
69. Jackie's second : ARI
70. "You ___ Love," 1927 song : ARE
71. Embarrass : ABASH
74. African fish : ANABAS
76. Authorizes : EMPOWERS
81. Business association : FIRM
82. " . . . Love ___": Dickinson : ISALLTHEREIS
84. Old hand : VET
85. Treaty site: 1925 : LOCARNO
87. It's love-love at the start : SET
88. Omaha Beach craft : LSTS
89. Love seat, e.g. : SOFA
90. Clarinetist Jimmie ___ : NOONE
92. "___ in Love?": 1952 song : AMI
94. Aweigh : ATRIP
95. Yucatec : MAYA
97. "Love __": Song of Solomon : ISSTRONGASDEATH
103. Medieval underclass : SERFS
104. Civil-rights org. : ACLU
105. A Romance language : ITALIAN
106. Nullify : NEGATE
108. Havens for bactrians? : OASES
110. Light, in Lugo : LUZ
111. Christiania, today : OSLO
115. Auricular : OTIC
116. "Love ___": Jerome K. Jerome : ISLIKETHEMEASLES
120. Dijon dream : REVE
121. Tatum's dad : RYAN
122. Mrs. Sprat's no-no : LEAN
123. Mergers : UNIONS
124. Very, in Versailles : TRES
125. Bungle : ERR
126. Mlle., in Málaga : SRTA
127. Coin for 126 Across : PESETA
1. Purportedly psychic phenomena : PSIS
2. Peggy Lee's "___ Good Day" : ITSA
3. Watch pockets : FOBS
4. Renews : FRESHENS
5. Jenny Lou Carson's "___ Me Go, Lover" : LET
6. Worldly goods : ESTATE
7. Affection : WARMTH
8. Superlative maker : EST
9. "He is . . . ___ for the defenseless": Ingersoll : ASHIELD
10. Yarn measures : LEAS
11. Shirley's roomie : LAVERNE
12. Norwegian coin : ORE
13. Sharp remark : BARB
14. "Love ___": Shak. : ALLTRUSTAFEW
15. Subordinate deity : DAEMON
16. Think : IDEATE
17. Sets of three : TERNS
20. "___ d'Yvetot," Ibert opera : LEROI
23. Formerly, formerly : ERST
24. Beatty and Rorem : NEDS
30. Famous former weakling : ATLAS
32. Govt. collection agency : IRS
33. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
35. Off the beaten track : ASTRAY
37. Islamic leader from the Golden St.? : CALIF
38. Convex moldings : OVOLI
39. Salome's septet : VEILS
40. Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
45. Duke of Elchingen : NEY
47. Kind of S.D.I. weapon : ASAT
48. Its symbol is X : CHI
49. Sainted mother of Constantine : HELENA
51. Dead Sea product : POTASH
52. Glacial ridges : OSAR
54. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
55. Seoul G.I. : ROK
56. Off. outranking 50 Across : ENS
58. Restless yen : ITCH
59. Make possible : ENABLE
60. Testers : TRIERS
63. "Love ___," 1965 film : HASMANYFACES
65. Mischievous bowman : EROS
68. Cronies : PALS
70. Sacred bull : APIS
71. Gompers's org. : AFL
72. Double this for a Chilean river : BIO
73. Bridge between electrodes : ARC
74. Tone deafness : ASONIA
75. Rose essence : ATTAR
77. Choo Choo Coleman was one : MET
78. Portuguese city : EVORA
79. Get new equipment : REFIT
80. Pathogenic bacterium, for short : STAPH
82. Rescuer of Odysseus : INO
83. Electronic eavesdropping : ELINT
86. Friars' feisty fete : ROAST
89. Narrowing of a corporeal passage : STENOSIS
91. Snake mackerel : ESCOLAR
93. Damper : MOISTER
94. Okla. city : ADA
95. One having a tryst : MEETER
96. Greek : ARGIVE
98. An anagram for nails : SLAIN
99. Extended walrus tooth : TUSK
100. Chief ore of lead : GALENA
101. Styptic-pencil ingredient : ALUM
102. Appraisal : SIZEUP
103. Quick shot : SNORT
107. Republic of Ireland : EIRE
109. Some of the Apodes : EELS
112. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
113. Christian equivalent of Ramadan : LENT
114. Thessalian peak : OSSA
117. Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
118. Bowler or boater : HAT
119. One, in Ayr : ANE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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