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New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 1992

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Part of a dart : SHAFT
6. Fuddy-duddies : DODOS
11. Author of "Two Years Before the Mast" : DANA
15. Hari or Hale : SPY
18. Usher's milieu : AISLE
19. A son of Midian: I Chr. 1:33 : HENOCH
20. "Iliad," e.g. : EPIC
21. Like Willie Winkie : WEE
22. Gaze with malicious pleasure : GLOAT
23. Sicilian code of silence : OMERTA
24. Primer dog : SPOT
25. Altar on high : ARA
26. Blue Frost subject? : SAPPHIREDMAN
28. Keeve : TUB
29. Product of a lorimer : SPUR
30. Infuriated : ENRAGED
31. Most ironic : WRIEST
33. Yellowish-brown European? : AMBERLINER
37. Zodiacal sign : LEO
38. One of a Michelangelo trio : PIETA
42. Prod : GOAD
43. Begley and Asner : EDS
44. Red onlooker? : RUBYSTANDER
47. Victoria's consort : ALBERT
49. Actor Vidov : OLEG
51. Old Faithful's activity : SPURTING
52. Let : LEASE
53. Some putti : CUPIDS
55. Kind : ILK
56. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
57. Greek port : SALONIKA
59. Labor leader Conboy: 1870-1928 : SARA
61. Que. neighbor : ONT
62. Bluish-green chiefs of an armed forces branch? : AQUAMARINECOMMANDANTS
68. With, to Cato : CUM
69. Titi or sapota : TREE
70. Truck-stop sights : TRAILERS
71. Cover : CAP
72. Hasten : HIE
73. ___ Fair (N.Y. 1939 event) : WORLDS
74. First Indian ruler to embrace Buddhism : ASOKA
78. Grounds for belief : EVIDENCE
81. Sea east of the Caspian : ARAL
82. Cheap: Slang : TWOBIT
83. Yellowish-green, foolish oldsters? : PERIDOTARDS
85. Bern's river : AAR
87. Catholic tribunal : ROTA
88. Incline : TREND
89. Number before sette : SEI
90. Deep-red gadfly? : GARNETTLER
93. Extents : GAMUTS
96. Judge : ARBITER
97. Buffoon : ZANY
100. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
101. Bright-green municipal officials? : EMERALDERMEN
106. Eggs, to Caesar : OVA
107. Preside at tea : POUR
108. Oily hydrocarbon in petroleum : CETANE
109. Pale yellow : MAIZE
110. Fall mo. : NOV
111. Of an epoch : ERAL
112. Attentive one : HEEDER
113. Turn ___ new leaf : OVERA
114. Lamb's dam : EWE
115. Sly : WILY
116. Heraldic borders : ORLES
117. Of the kidneys : RENAL
1. Droops : SAGS
2. Seed scars : HILA
3. Wet : ASOP
4. Hullabaloo : FLAP
5. Leash : TETHER
6. Humbles : DEMEANS
7. Irritable : ONEDGE
8. Roof window : DORMER
9. Group of eight : OCTAD
10. A Tai language : SHAN
11. Ruins : DESTROYS
12. Support, in Sedan : APPUI
13. A queen of Thebes : NIOBE
14. Play part : ACT
15. Barter : SWAP
16. Alpaca's habitat : PERU
17. Oenologist's concern : YEAR
19. Abominable : HORRID
27. Estuary : INLET
29. Limit : STINT
31. "Charlotte's ___": E. B. White : WEB
32. Glowing bit : SPARK
33. Bedouin headband cord : AGAL
34. Breakwater : MOLE
35. ___ ghanouj (Middle Eastern salad) : BABA
36. City WNW of 57 Across : EDESSA
37. Drags along : LUGS
39. That Menlo Park man : EDISON
40. Lessee : TENANT
41. Jargons : ARGOTS
44. Blue-pencil wielders : REDACTORS
45. Helices : SPIRALS
46. New Orleans institution : TULANE
48. Extract juice from : REAM
49. Suggest : OPINE
50. Cotton to : LIKE
53. Emend : CORRECT
54. One-horned fish : UNIE
58. Hispanic-American : LATINO
59. In a state of parvitude : SMALL
60. Surrounded by : AMID
62. Believe in : ACCEPT
63. Be tremulous : QUAVER
64. Diamond figure : UMPIRE
65. Odd, in Oban : ORRA
66. Limn : DRAW
67. Classify : ASSORT
72. Gabler or Hopper : HEDDA
73. Dry watercourse : WADI
75. Payment for Charon : OBOL
76. Forked-tailed hawk : KITE
77. Opera by Salieri : ATAR
79. Dismal : DINGY
80. Describing winds from the Orient : EASTERLY
82. Cornered : TREED
84. Legal thing : RES
85. French-built rockets : ARIANES
86. Stag adornment : ANTLER
90. She pulled a switch on a witch : GRETEL
91. Rub off : ABRADE
92. Earthquake feature : TREMOR
94. Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, e.g. : MAORI
95. Commonplace : USUAL
96. "Abdul the Bulbul ___" : AMEER
97. Region : ZONE
98. Say it is so : AVOW
99. Cathedral part : NAVE
101. Dali's "Nostalgic ___" : ECHO
102. Rant's partner : RAVE
103. Appearance : MIEN
104. Hebrew prophet : EZRA
105. Colzie of the N.F.L. : NEAL
107. "Treasure Island" character : PEW

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