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New York Times, Sunday, February 9, 1992

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 603 (avg 1.38)
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Heavyweight Max : BAER
5. Kind of lily : CALLA
10. Harts : STAGS
15. Addis ___, Ethiopia : ABABA
20. Melville book : OMOO
21. Anonym : ALIAS
22. Francis of "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
24. Festivals : GALAS
25. Mythic coffer : PANDORASBO
27. Entertainer Kazan : LAINIE
28. First Family of Alaska in the 60's : EGANS
29. Takes the helm : STEERS
30. Craggy crests : TORS
32. Callowness : INEPERIENCE
34. Serling of TV : ROD
35. Capita preceder : PER
36. Trident prongs : TINES
38. Cays : ISLES
39. Podded plant : PEA
41. Chisholm Trail town : ENID
43. What Nichols makes : FILMS
44. Lets : RENTS
46. Chg. for a loan : INT
47. Perlman or Howard : RON
48. Ms. Shire of "Rocky" films : TALIA
49. Floating ice mass : BERG
50. One connected with: Suffx : AST
53. Emulated Maxwell Perkins : EDITED
55. Roger Clemens's team : BOSTONREDSO
57. Vanuatu's former name: Abbr. : NHEB
59. Murmured fondly : COOED
60. Horehound and mad-dog : MINTS
61. A Sedgwick : EDIE
62. Enshrine : ADORE
63. He fought Joe Gans : ERNE
64. Avernus : HADES
65. Stowed cargo : LADED
67. Finally : ATLAST
68. Person from Ponca City : SOONER
70. One of the Bears : MAMA
71. Infant's garment : BOOTEE
72. Certain airline initials : SAS
75. A courtroom procedure : CROSSEAMINATION
80. Last year's jrs. : SRS
81. Satiated : CLOYED
83. Felt remorse : RUED
84. Cater basely : PANDER
86. Birds' "thumbs" : ALULAE
87. "Robin ___," old Irish song : ADAIR
89. Absurdly eccentric : WACKY
90. Hither : HERE
94. Tamarau's relative : BISON
95. Cabal : PLOT
96. Nelson and Springfield : RICKS
97. Spurn : REPEL
98. Lead-pipe cinch : SNAP
99. Dictionary compilation : LEICOGRAPHY
102. Kitchen utensil : PEELER
103. Fine lava : ASH
104. Unlatches a door, in poesy : OPES
105. Actress Taylor : RENEE
106. Use a straw : SIP
107. Kyushu volcano : ASO
108. Betelgeuse's constellation : ORION
110. Scruffs : NAPES
111. Prepare to braise : SEAR
112. Napoleonic marshal : NEY
113. More reasonable : SANER
115. "Rosshalde" author : HESSE
116. "Cara ___," 1954 song : MIA
117. Wood sorrel : OCA
119. Like a switch-hitter : AMBIDETROUS
122. Signet : SEAL
124. Vandyke's relative : GOATEE
127. Tether : LEASH
128. Dennis's Mame : AUNTIE
130. Collusive behavior : PRICEFIING
132. Cat, in Catania : GATTO
133. Admittedly : INDEED
134. Simon's sporty slob : OSCAR
135. Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
136. "There's no music in ___ . . . ": Ruskin : AREST
137. Pressure units : TORRS
138. Clayey rock : SHALE
139. Eleven's numerals : ONES
1. Conks : BOPS
2. He loves: Lat. : AMAT
3. Acquittal : EONERATION
4. Site for lots of bucks : RODEO
5. Kissel and Opel : CARS
6. Yellowhammer St. : ALA
7. Leaned : LISTED
8. Travail : LABOR
9. Zither of yore : ASOR
10. Mule "on the Erie Canal" : SAL
11. Conductor's aide : TRAINMAN
12. Arranges in rows : ALINES
13. Chromosome parts : GENES
14. Impertinent one : SNIP
15. Discriminator against older people : AGEIST
16. Deli favorites : BAGELSANDLO
17. "___ to the land of the dead": Auden : ALANE
18. French lending institutions : BANCS
19. African fox : ASSE
23. Shoe-box ltrs. : EEE
26. Sent for : ORDERED
31. Elevating posts : STILTS
33. Colleague of Paul, John and George : RINGO
35. Brooch : PIN
37. Of a pelvic bone: Comb. form : ILIO
39. Pawn's superior : PIECE
40. Where Gideon defeated Midian : ENDOR
42. De la Mare poem : NOD
43. Observes Yom Kippur : FASTS
44. Decorated anew : REDID
45. Manx tongue : ERSE
48. Coloring agents : TONERS
49. "Venerable" theologian : BEDE
51. Young Durocs : SHOATS
52. More compendious : TERSER
54. North Sea feeder : TEES
55. Awaits : BIDES
56. Fortification : REDAN
58. ___ noires (anathemas) : BETES
60. Dangerous Hawaiian shark : MANO
62. Concurring : ATONE
64. Throng : HORDE
65. Debussy opus : LAMER
66. In the thick of : AMID
67. "Need ___ cry?": Burns : ABODY
69. Indian, e.g. : OCEAN
70. Hawaiian island : MAUI
72. Strikebreakers : SCABS
73. " . . . pretty maids ___ row" : ALLINA
74. The March King's family : SOUSAS
76. Muse of bridal songs : ERATO
77. Cochise was one : APACHE
78. Down at the heel : TACKY
79. Uses a dabber : INKS
82. Drummers' cousins : YLOPHONISTS
85. "Ellie ___," post-Civil War hit : RHEE
87. Auslander : ALIEN
88. Medics : DOCS
89. Erases a chalkboard : WIPES
91. Rationale : EPLANATION
92. Soprano Sarah of the Met : REESE
93. Crazylegs Hirsch : ELROY
95. Gourd : PEPO
96. Bombay royalty members : RANEES
97. Censure : REPROOF
99. Orléans's river : LOIRE
100. More lawnlike : GRASSIER
101. Grosgrains, e.g. : REPS
102. Ms. Zadora : PIA
106. Andaman, for one : SEA
109. Wienie : REDHOT
110. Without gender : NEUTER
111. Mineral in quartz : SILICA
113. Daub : SMEAR
114. Diminish : ABATE
115. John Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
116. Fen : MARSH
118. City near Babylon's site : CAIRO
119. Kelp, for one : ALGA
120. ___ chi (Oriental martial art) : TAI
121. Litter's smallest : RUNT
123. Heroic poem : EPOS
124. A "Pretty Women" star : GERE
125. Fellow, in Madrid : ENTE
126. Ids' relatives : EGOS
129. Mag. group : EDS
131. The Lone Eagle's monogram : CAL

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