TITULAR TAKEOFFS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1988

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Yawning : AGAPE
6. Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
10. Bundle, as of papers : SHEAF
15. Traffic problem : JAM
18. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
19. Pawnees' associates : OTOES
21. Job or place: It. : POSTO
22. Reverential fear : AWE
23. Novel re Caesar's demise? : MIDDLEMARCH
25. John Jacob : ASTOR
26. Butter unit : PAT
27. Baltic feeder : ODER
28. ___ Islands, off Sicily : LIPARI
29. Heavy, nonporous pottery : STONEWARE
31. Author Jaffe : RONA
32. Feminine suffix : INE
33. Bungle : ERR
35. Lame, as a horse : SPAVINED
36. New Rochelle college : IONA
38. Purloin : STEAL
40. Guided : LED
41. Play about Lorelei's timepiece? : WATCHONTHERHINE
47. Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
51. ___ carte : ALA
52. Prom flower : ORCHID
53. Mainstays : RELIANCES
55. Birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec : ALBI
57. "___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
58. Doctrine of central governmental control : STATISM
60. Mae West's "Life, Sex and ___" : ESP
61. Gounod opera : FAUST
63. Uncanny : EERIE
65. Family of Père Duchesne : HEBERTS
67. Film about Cleopatra? : THEAFRICANQUEEN
72. Type of leather : PINSEAL
75. ___ Islands, former name of Belau : PALAU
76. Lodges : ROOMS
80. Canton or Brooklyn follower : ESE
81. Parts of pistils : OVARIES
84. Tucker's companion : BIB
86. Fluctuation : SWAY
87. Pleased : GLADDENED
89. Capital of the Comoros : MORONI
92. Flying fisheater : ERN
93. Tasty : SAPID
94. Play about a jeweler's scale, with "A"? : DELICATEBALANCE
98. C.P.A.'s concern : ACC
100. Methuselah's father : ENOCH
101. Suffix meaning "the act of" : TION
102. Release : SETLOOSE
107. Pt. of B'nai B'rith : ADL
108. Bern's river : AAR
109. Emulate Dürer : ETCH
113. Strangely : UNUSUALLY
115. "___ the Heart of Texas" : DEEPIN
117. Artist Joan : MIRO
118. Capek work : RUR
119. Resort beach : PLAGE
120. Story of Rich's flames? : LITTLEWOMEN
122. Biblical vessel : ARK
123. "Anna Karenina" character : LEVIN
124. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
125. Battery part : ANODE
126. "For ___ a jolly good . . . " : HES
127. Martin and Anthony : EDENS
128. Beatles' "A ___ Day's Night" : HARD
129. Jon Vickers, e.g. : TENOR
1. Strong suit : ARMOR
2. Painter Reni : GUIDO
3. Shakespearean forest : ARDEN
4. Poet Colum : PADRAIC
5. Wing : ELL
6. Control : DOMINANCE
7. Stopping place : ETAPE
8. Adriatic wind : BORA
9. Hid : SECRETED
10. Health clubs : SPAS
11. Bonifaces : HOSTS
12. Prevent, in law : ESTOP
13. Lacking a keynote : ATONAL
14. Story of a broken traffic light? : FOREVERAMBER
15. Glossy lacquer : JAPAN
16. Sentient : AWARE
17. Distributed : METED
20. Author of "Berlin Diary" : SHIRER
24. Poet Wylie : ELINOR
30. Enlarge, in a way : WIDEN
34. Bowl call : RAH
37. Taunting exclamation : OHO
38. Black eye : SHINER
39. Money in Ankara : LIRA
41. R.A.F. auxiliary : WAAF
42. Actress Nazimova : ALLA
43. Freud's "Totem und ___" : TABU
44. Larcenist : THIEF
45. Seine : NET
46. Root or Yale : ELIHU
48. Maple genus : ACER
49. Use a cupel : TEST
50. Vipers : ASPS
54. What "video" means : ISEE
56. Adherents : ISTS
58. The De ___ (director Vittorio's family) : SICAS
59. Freshwater duck : TEAL
62. Film about unmatched socks? : THEODDCOUPLE
64. Mature : RIPE
66. A son of Seth : ENOS
68. Roof part : EAVE
69. Finland's ___ Islands : ALAND
70. Biblical vineyard owner : NABOTH
71. Ream part : QUIRE
72. Dowels : PEGS
73. Menorca or Mallorca : ISLA
74. Tide type : NEAP
77. Novelist Wister : OWEN
78. Artist Chagall : MARC
79. New Year's word : SYNE
82. Arikara : REE
83. Out of work : IDLE
85. Cropped : BOBTAILED
88. Radio parts : DIALS
89. Poet Archibald ___ : MACLEISH
90. She wrote "Land o' the Leal" : NAIRNE
91. U.N. arm : ILO
95. Pig ___ poke : INA
96. Treat tenderly : CODDLE
97. Windflower : ANEMONE
99. Provided fuel : COALED
102. Twilled silk fabric : SURAH
103. Habituate : ENURE
104. Izmir natives : TURKS
105. Spartacus, e.g. : SLAVE
106. ___ marbles, of Parthenon fame : ELGIN
108. More suitable : APTER
110. Shakespeare's Athenian misanthrope : TIMON
111. Belief : CREDO
112. Sharpener : HONER
114. Desires : YENS
116. Miss Kett of comics : ETTA
121. Thai temple : WAT

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