ASSOCIATION GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1984

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Behind, at sea : ABAFT
6. Drool : SLAVER
12. Foolhardy : BRASH
17. Book size : FOLIO
18. Makes effervescent : AERATES
20. Overly optimistic : ROSEATE
23. Grain grinders? : GLENNANDMITCH
25. Cleaves : ADHERES
26. Driven in a group : HERDED
27. Roofer or critic : SLATER
29. Copy, for short : STAT
30. Some are fine : ARTS
31. Actress MacGraw : ALI
34. Underwater "wolf pack" : UBOATS
38. Botanist Gray : ASA
39. Denials : NOS
40. Shavers? : REDANDSAMUEL
44. Clear : NET
45. Goldsmith's "___ of Wakefield" : THEVICAR
47. Be noncommital on an issue : STRADDLE
49. Passionate : AFIRE
52. Father of Andromache : EETION
55. Hall and ___, musical duo : OATES
56. Nones? : DORISANDDENNIS
60. "Up and ___!" : ATEM
63. Fitting : DUE
64. Hit sign : SRO
65. Pretentious art or writing : KITSCH
68. Change the décor : REDO
69. Bird of prey : ERN
70. Home of maroon-and-white Leopards : EASTON
74. Converts chips : CASHES
76. Equivoque : PUN
77. Abbrs. on maps : RTES
79. Safari participant : BEARER
81. A Dadaism founder : ARP
82. "Some ___ meat and canna eat": Burns : HAE
83. ___ Jahan : SHAH
84. Cold spells? : DAVIDANDROBERT
89. Knobs : NODES
93. Vito Farinola : DAMONE
94. Cocktail garnishes : RINDS
95. Pyrenees dweller : ANDORRAN
98. Intertwines : ENTWISTS
101. Fall mo. : NOV
102. Fox hunts? : ILKAANDCHEVY
105. Trim : LOP
108. Wayne Gretzky's milieu : ICE
109. Wooden mallet : BEETLE
110. Workshop, for short : LAB
111. A Delano : SARA
112. Baltimore et al. : MERS
114. Bad-tempered person : TARTAR
118. Jason Robards role : ICEMAN
120. Weaken : UNNERVE
124. Stags? : MOSSANDLORENZ
127. Legendary : STORIED
128. Bluish gray, as a fur : PLATINA
129. Scorch : SINGE
130. Bard's preposition : NEATH
131. Pressed : IRONED
132. In pursuit of : AFTER
1. Hound or shawl : AFGHAN
2. Dance or jacket : BOLERO
3. Puts on guard : ALERTS
4. Exercises serendipity : FINDS
5. Style : TONE
6. ___ Jacinto : SAN
7. Emulated Ozawa : LED
8. Word with length : ARMS
9. Ski resort : VAIL
10. Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
11. ___ oculi (muscle of the eye) : RECTUS
12. Bandeau, for short : BRA
13. Gat : ROD
14. Volcanic emission : ASH
15. Calls, in poker : SEES
16. Rails' kin? : HARTANDSTEPHEN
19. Ancient Arabian country : SHEBA
21. Thistlelike plant : TEASEL
22. Patrimony : ESTATE
24. Antarctic cape : ADARE
28. Male gypsies : ROMS
32. Bulgarian's coin : LEV
33. "I wander'd till ___": M. Arnold : IDIED
35. Oakland, for one : AUTO
36. Japanese monastery : TERA
37. Trellis item : SLAT
41. Served perfectly : ACED
42. Archibald of the Bucks : NATE
43. Negus, e.g. : DRINK
45. Part of TNT : TRI
46. Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
48. Treasured : DEAR
49. Summers : ADDERS
50. Quart, to a gallon : FOURTH
51. Chessmen? : IRENEANDVERNON
53. Chemical suffix : ONIC
54. Naldi of the silents : NITA
57. Damascene, e.g. : ARAB
58. Lie detector on Pinocchio : NOSE
59. Draft agcy. : SSS
61. Statesman Benes : EDUARD
62. Louvre display : MONETS
66. Niger neighbor : CHAD
67. Münster mister : HERR
71. Bit : TAD
72. Mouthward : ORAD
73. Shade of green : NEVA
75. Genetic mutation : SPORT
78. "Out, damned Spot!" : SHOO
80. Encrusted, in a way : RIMED
85. Therefore, in Dijon : DONC
86. Flowerlike: Comb. form : ANTH
87. Staircase feature : NEWEL
88. Twice : BIS
90. Fragment : DRIB
91. A Gardner : ERLE
92. Advantage : SAKE
95. Hostility : ANIMUS
96. Harmful : NOCENT
97. "En Enda ___," Ingrid Bergman film: 1938 : NATT
99. Marsh elder : IVA
100. Important Disraeli book : SYBIL
103. "His word burned like ___": Ecclus. : ALAMP
104. Perfumery oil : NEROLI
105. Threnody : LAMENT
106. Princely European house : ORANGE
107. Armored, German style : PANZER
111. Letter stroke : SERIF
113. Wizened : SERE
115. Autocrat : TSAR
116. Concerning : ASTO
117. Give profusely : RAIN
119. ___ Nostra : COSA
121. Inlet : RIA
122. J. Herriot, for one : VET
123. Old English letter : EDH
125. Lisbon-to-London dir. : NNE
126. Pop : DAD

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