WORD FEAST

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1981

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Tarry : BIDE
5. Begat : SIRED
10. Deadly : FATAL
15. Horn of a crescent moon : CUSP
19. Arabic letter : ALIF
20. Accrue : ENURE
21. ___ Gay : ENOLA
22. One of the Aleutians : ATTU
23. Yeomen of the guards : BEEFEATERS
25. Skinny one : STRINGBEAN
27. Muscle : EXTENSOR
28. "Dragonwyck" author : SETON
30. Exuberant : YEASTY
31. Gloat : CROW
32. Surname in a Broadway musical : PERON
33. Canaan deity : BAAL
34. "Lady Be Good" playwright : BOLTON
37. Freight : CARGO
38. Piazzas : TERRACES
42. Mirador : ORIEL
43. Dolt : MUTTONHEAD
45. Castor, e.g. : HAT
46. Hollywood writer-producer : WALD
47. Arid : SERE
48. Pk. and bu. : AMTS
49. Birthplace of Galileo : PISA
50. Parks' successor at Atlantic City : ELY
51. Redhead : CARROTTOP
55. Crab or snake : RACER
56. Cole Porter's "It's ___" : DELOVELY
59. Main Line town in Pa. : PAOLI
60. Oyster's enemy : WINKLE
61. Sardonic form of humor : IRONY
62. Author of "Games People Play" : BERNE
63. Aptly named novelist : READE
64. Emulate Mamie Stover : REVOLT
66. Caravansary : SERAI
67. Ship routes : SEALANES
70. Frenchman's awl : ALENE
71. Dense fog : PEASOUPER
73. Little, to Sandy : SMA
74. Araceous plant : TARO
75. Washer cycle : SPIN
77. Roman historian : LIVY
78. Bender : TOOT
79. Follower of Paul or Benedict : INE
80. Leg art : CHEESECAKE
84. Caesar's last word : BRUTE
85. Strange events : ODDITIES
88. Hart or Stephen : CRANE
89. Put paint on : COATED
90. Dogfall, in wrestling : DRAW
91. Burrows : LAIRS
92. Schmidt works here : BONN
93. Commination : THREAT
96. Body in Paris : SENAT
97. Part of an academic year : SEMESTER
101. "Simple Simon ___" : METAPIEMAN
103. Bunk! : APPLESAUCE
105. Explorer Tasman : ABEL
106. Jug for liquids : CRUSE
107. Culpability : GUILT
108. Clothed : CLAD
109. Cape : NESS
110. A deadly sin : ANGER
111. Major followers : ETTES
112. Heath and Nugent : TEDS
1. Bunyan's blue ox : BABE
2. Holly : ILEX
3. Bantingize : DIET
4. Brought about : EFFECTED
5. Habituate : SEASON
6. Under one's guidance : INTOW
7. One who repents : RUER
8. Stray : ERR
9. Napoleon, e.g. : DESSERT
10. Swag : FESTOON
11. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
12. Rent : TORN
13. "The Greatest" : ALI
14. Pieces passing through deadeyes : LANYARDS
15. Occult doctrine or science : CABALA
16. Ouray's people : UTES
17. R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
18. Niggling : PUNY
24. Register : ENROL
26. Paraphernalia : GEAR
29. Therefore : ERGO
32. He wrote "Marius the Epicurean" : PATER
33. Belabor : BEAT
34. Submitted : BOWED
35. Church vestment : ORALE
36. Pusillanimous : LILYLIVERED
37. ___ favor (fawn) : CURRY
38. Largo and presto : TEMPI
39. Takes the coward's way : CHICKENSOUT
40. Item for Peter Hurd : EASEL
41. Fixed look : STARE
43. Farinaceous : MEALY
44. Caucasian, in Hawaii : HAOLE
47. Inkling : SCENT
49. China's gift to Washington Zoo : PANDA
52. "Billy Budd" is one : OPERA
53. "___ Bulba," Gogol novel : TARAS
54. "Pagliacci" role : TONIO
55. Money in Meshed : RIAL
57. Site of the U. of Maine : ORONO
58. Field mouse : VOLE
60. Pall : WEARY
62. U.S. dress designer : BEENE
63. Female sandpiper : REEVE
64. Proportion : RATIO
65. Bushbuck's cousin : ELAND
66. Hale and Hari : SPIES
67. Thwart a plan : SPIKE
68. Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
69. Satisfied : SATED
72. Prussian lancers : ULANS
75. Hip-thigh ailment : SCIATICA
76. Dog-days word : PHEW
78. Negotiate : TRANSACT
81. TV device : SCANNER
82. Assam silkworm : ERIA
83. Rate for transporting : CARTAGE
84. Minstrel end man : BONES
86. Dreams of youth : IDEALS
87. One-horse carriage : TRAP
89. Travelers with tails : COMETS
91. Lend-___ Act: 1941 : LEASE
92. Outlaw Starr : BELLE
93. Govt. agent : TMAN
94. A wife of Hercules : HEBE
95. U.S. 1 and U.S. 66 : RTES
96. Complacent : SMUG
97. Barbecue accessory : SPIT
98. Bulrush : TULE
99. Plant form : ECAD
100. Smith and Barber : REDS
102. Sea bird : ERN
104. Wall St. term : PUT

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