BEASTLY ASSEMBLY

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1984

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 600 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Amazon estuary : PARA
5. Mid-February toxophilite : CUPID
10. Extracted stibnite : MINED
15. Oscar-winning costume designer : HEAD
19. Opposed, in the Ozarks : AGIN
20. "___, fair sun . . . ": Romeo : ARISE
21. "See if ___!" : ICARE
22. Nervous : EDGY
23. Michael Bond's bear : PADDINGTON
25. Turtle owned by Eloise : SKIPPERDEE
27. Battle of the Bulge site : ARDENNES
28. Hayseed : YOKEL
30. Daisy type : OXEYE
31. Negro and Bravo : RIOS
32. Fields of snow : FIRNS
33. Sale stipulation : ASIS
34. Strong man : SAMSON
37. Chauvinist : JINGO
38. A Freudian : ANALYST
41. Actress France ___ : NUYEN
42. Beatrix Potter's hedgehog Mrs. ___ : TIGGYWINKLE
44. Org. with a taxing job : IRS
46. Tool for Kite or Hite : IRON
47. Half-seas over : HIGH
48. Goose eggs : NILS
49. Supplication : PLEA
50. A handful : FEW
51. President Nixon's puppy : KINGTIMAHOE
55. Collapsed, with "in" : CAVED
56. Investigation culmination : FINDINGS
58. Piggyback periods : COLON
59. Ersatz backyard swings : TIRES
60. Bat : BINGE
61. Cue to the band : HITIT
62. Proprietary : OWNER
63. Out of cabbage : BROKE
64. Bright star in Cygnus : DENEB
65. Barkeep's rocks : ICECUBES
68. Cheaply ornate : GAUDY
69. Orlando's charger : BRIGLIADORO
71. Hammarskjöld's predecessor : LIE
72. As soon as : ONCE
73. Leads up to a proposal : WOOS
74. Cloverleaf egress : RAMP
75. Parakeet suite : CAGE
76. Randy's rink-mate : TAI
77. Black cat who inspired Yeats : MINNALOUSHE
81. Threw for a loop : FAZED
82. Major French newspaper : LEMONDE
84. ___-Detoo, of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
85. Highland music makers : PIPERS
86. Reo's eponym : OLDS
87. Violin virtuoso : STERN
88. "___ Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
89. Org. co-founded by Victor Herbert : ASCAP
91. Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
92. Is dilettantish : SMATTERS
96. Bountiful boar of Valhalla : SAEHRIMNIR
98. Duke of Wellington's steed : COPENHAGEN
100. Joyce's ___ Livia Plurabelle : ANNA
101. Pe-Pe or Xeng-Li : PANDA
102. Singer Frankie or Cleo : LAINE
103. "Cabaret" Oscar winner : LIZA
104. Disagreement : ODDS
105. Supporter of the arts? : EASEL
106. Expressionist artist Max : ERNST
107. P.D.Q., on a memo : ASAP
1. One of the Three Bears : PAPA
2. Late-show actor John : AGAR
3. Blackmore hero : RIDD
4. Danny Kaye portrayal : ANDERSEN
5. Zumbooruk or culverin : CANNON
6. Twists one's arm : URGES
7. Watermelon residue : PITS
8. Equi- : ISO
9. Renunciative : DENYING
10. Have the facts wrong : MISKNOW
11. F.D.R.'s Interior Sec. : ICKES
12. Tooth's partner : NAIL
13. Marshall Plan initials : ERP
14. Evictions of kings : DEPOSALS
15. Marcion's opinions, e.g. : HERESY
16. MacDonald's co-duettist : EDDY
17. "The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
18. Red 1 is one : DYE
24. Back of the skull : INION
26. Philip Nolan's fate : EXILE
29. Where to hear "Evoe!" : ORGY
32. Option in Polk's slogan : FIGHT
33. Daring display in the Gay Nineties : ANKLE
34. Show scorn : SNIFF
35. Old Roman coins : AUREI
36. Westminster's Best-in-Show: 1940–41 : MYOWNBRUCIE
37. Maggie's Mr. : JIGGS
38. Negatively charged particle : ANION
39. Race horse in an A.C. Doyle tale : SILVERBLAZE
40. 1913 poem, set to music in 1922 : TREES
42. Modicum of color : TINGE
43. ___ water (on the carpet) : INHOT
45. Blue : SAD
47. Be contingent (on) : HINGE
49. Polynesian loincloth : PAREU
51. Curly's kin : KINKY
52. Hockey infraction : ICING
53. Motorist's stopover : MOTEL
54. Evidence for the defense : ALIBI
55. Half of diez : CINCO
57. Tube type : DIODE
59. Nebbish : TWERP
61. "___ great observer": Shak. : HEISA
62. Carol opener : OCOME
63. Hackneyed : BANAL
64. Bombinate : DRONE
65. Only state never under a foreign flag : IDAHO
66. "The ___ Sanction," Eastwood film : EIGER
67. Acorns, e.g. : SEEDS
68. Understood : GOT
69. Recommended wartime purchases : BONDS
70. Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
73. Trachea : WINDPIPE
75. "Art . . . with an earnest soul and a ___": Roche : CAPITALA
77. Dental concern : MOLAR
78. Type of pass : LATERAL
79. City near Provo : OREM
80. Saclike part of the ear : UTRICLE
81. Moral corruption : FILTH
83. High-grade coffees : MOCHAS
85. Orrery item : PLANET
87. Transparency : SLIDE
88. Congregation's cries : AMENS
89. Texas ___ M. : AAND
90. Dispatch : SEND
91. Danube tributary : ENNS
92. Joy ride : SPIN
93. Sponsorship : EGIS
94. Mohammed ___ Pahlavi : REZA
95. Child's play : SNAP
96. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
97. Calf laugh? : MAA
99. What a thole supports : OAR

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