CRAFT-Y SHENANIGANS

New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 1991

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
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1. Festoon : SWAG
5. City in Egypt : ASWAN
10. Expression : CAST
14. "___ a horse with wings!": Shak. : OFOR
18. Islamic judge : CADI
19. Be obtrusively conspicuous : STARE
20. Sacher or Linzer : TORTE
21. Director Clair : RENE
22. Yonder : AFAR
23. Chinese pleasure craft? : SUNYACHTSEN
25. Old strongbox : ARCA
26. Feed feasters : REGALE
28. Eurasian region of Middle Ages : TATARY
29. Good-for-nothing : WASTREL
31. Appeals : REFERS
33. Remote TV broadcast : NEMO
34. Surfeit : CLOY
35. Adieux, in Bath : TATAS
37. Some buoys : NUNS
39. Lacrimator : TEARGAS
42. Tires : IRKS
45. Dummy : SIMP
47. Psalm verse ender : SELAH
49. "Twelfth Night" heroine : VIOLA
50. Hind : ROE
51. ___ Rapids, city in Minn. : COON
53. Lesions : SORES
55. One-eyed god : ODIN
56. Countertenor : ALTO
58. Suitcase marker : DOGTAG
60. Round : ORBED
62. "___ Merrilies," Keats poem : MEG
63. Boa : NECKLET
65. Brief piece of writing : SCRIP
67. Cause: Fr. : RAISON
69. Entanglement : HITCH
70. Valor : ARETE
71. "___ Get Started With You," 1936 song : ICANT
72. Denmark's ___ Islands : FAEROE
73. Type of maid : METER
74. Finder of the Holy Grail : GALAHAD
77. Birthplace of Hippocrates : KOS
78. Quarrel : SCRAP
80. During : AMIDST
82. Soccer great : PELE
83. Actress Sommer : ELKE
85. Daughter of David : TAMAR
87. He was Hutch on TV : SOUL
88. Kid : RIB
89. Property claims : LIENS
91. French pioneer in treating the mentally ill : PINEL
93. British actor Roger ___ : REES
95. Giant jets : SSTS
96. Clayware : POTTERY
98. Knob on a pipe organ : STOP
100. Check for Checkers : LEASH
102. Canadian lake : CREE
103. Ovid's "you love" : AMAS
105. A 1965 U.S. Open winner : PLAYER
108. Stuck : ADHERED
111. Capital of Laconia : SPARTA
113. Exultant : ELATED
115. River mouth : BOCA
116. Don Giovanni, as a seaman? : LATEENLOVER
119. Cry on a roller coaster : WHEE
120. Bureau attachment : CRAT
121. Was mistaken : ERRED
122. N.Y. city : OLEAN
123. ___-majesté : LESE
124. Gainsay : DENY
125. Fume : REEK
126. Front cover of a book : RECTO
127. Monoski, e.g. : SLED
1. Hilum : SCAR
2. Disk for sealing letters : WAFER
3. Apothegm : ADAGE
4. Long-necked vessels? : GIRAFTS
5. Avers : ASSERTS
6. Erwin of early TV : STU
7. Penury : WANT
8. Indo-European : ARYAN
9. Set in order : NEATEN
10. President of France: 1954-59 : COTY
11. Four in refrigerators : ARS
12. Fret : STEW
13. A-Q combo, in bridge : TENACE
14. Handel specialty : ORATORIO
15. Transport protectors? : FERRYGODMOTHERS
16. Ever : ONCE
17. Authentic : REAL
20. High order of angels : THRONES
24. Nobelist in Literature: 1957 : CAMUS
27. Site of Gray's herd : LEA
30. Pole, e.g. : SLAV
32. Shipboard psychiatry? : SAICOTHERAPY
36. Wheezer's menace : SMOG
38. Great Lakes vessel? : SLOOPERIOR
39. Slumber on a two-master? : THEBRIGSLEEP
40. Strange : ALIEN
41. Ratted : SANG
42. Land of Qum : IRAN
43. Aïda or Radamès : ROLE
44. Phrase for a disorderly sailer? : KETCHASKETCHCAN
46. Japanese galley utensils? : POTSAMPANS
48. Pt. of E.T.A. : ARR
52. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
54. Fur seal : SEACAT
57. Tom Joad, e.g. : OKIE
58. Boil down : DECOCT
59. First name of a memorable loner : GRETA
61. Horologe face : DIAL
64. Alphabet: Abbr. : LTRS
66. Hollywooders going steady : ITEMS
68. Photo : SNAP
72. Book leaf : FOLIO
75. Landed : ALIT
76. American Socialist: 1855-1926 : DEBS
77. Large seaweed : KELP
79. Friend, in Angers : AMI
81. Affaire d'honneur : DUEL
84. Plea : ENTREATY
86. Recorded anew : RETAPED
90. Fortuneteller : SEER
92. Miller protagonist : LOMAN
94. Italian gulf : SALERNO
95. Boat covers? : SHYAWLS
97. Polishing machine : REELER
99. Kind of car or maid : PARLOR
101. Bando of baseball : SAL
104. Orarion : STOLE
106. ___ Levy, Cohan's first wife : ETHEL
107. "Tears" poet : REESE
108. Start of a kindergarten chant : ABCD
109. "Divine Comedy" illustrator : DORE
110. Bell the cat : DARE
111. Ferret out : SEEK
112. With, to Pierre : AVEC
114. Quitclaim : DEED
117. Uno e due : TRE
118. Graze : EAT

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