BIRD BOTCHING

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1987

Author:William S. McIlrath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Jalopy : CRATE
6. Chess moves : JUMPS
11. Comb. of tones : CHD
14. Bid : OFFER
19. Home for an eyas : AERIE
20. Don's January : ENERO
21. Hudson contemporary : REO
22. Try out : PROVE
23. Capistrano copper? : SWALLOWTAIL
25. Good Scout became an ogler? : EAGLEEYED
27. Flag : TIRE
28. Check : REIN
29. Divided land : GERMANY
30. Cenozoic, e.g. : ERA
31. Lallygags : IDLES
32. Jazzy septet? : HEPTAD
33. Discordant : AJAR
37. Cortege : RETINUE
39. Moats : FOSSES
40. Stout : ALE
41. Newman slip? : CARDINALSIN
44. Dallied : TOYED
46. Prospect : SCENE
48. Title a shogun had : TYCOON
49. Fomented : BREWED
50. Stoke-on-Trent product : SPODE
51. Neighbor of a Laotian : THAI
52. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
53. "___ Tomorrow," 1959 song : TIL
54. Diviner : ORACLE
56. World Series pitcher: 1948 : SAIN
57. Business abbr. : LTD
60. Ancient : OLD
61. Sobriquet for a mimic suffering stage fright? : CHICKENLITTLE
64. Hawaiian timber tree : KOA
65. Volsteader's opponent : WET
66. Seed scars : HILA
67. Eluvium : DEBRIS
68. Decline : EBB
69. Asian wild sheep : URIAL
71. Coffin's "Poems for ___ With Wings" : ASON
72. Money in Ankara : LIRAS
74. Valuable fur : MARTEN
76. Muffle : DEADEN
79. Salvo : BURST
80. Holmlike : OAKEN
81. Model widgeon? : SITTINGDUCK
83. Jacutinga, e.g. : ORE
84. Heavyweight champ: 1962-64 : LISTON
85. Awns : ARISTAE
89. Former Algerian rulers : DEYS
91. Athos, at times : FENCER
92. Liberal : AMPLE
94. Columnist Kupcinet : IRV
95. Soughs : MURMURS
97. Nickname for Haydn : PAPA
98. Grenoble girlfriend : AMIE
99. Anser's away, my boys! : GONEGOOSE
102. Dupe at the bar? : STOOLPIGEON
105. Visionary : IDEAL
106. Toils : NET
107. Pledged sacredly : SWORE
108. Rebel : ARISE
109. Distrustful : LEERY
110. Compass dir. : SSE
111. Reliable : SOLID
112. Electromagnetic-wave amplifier : LASER
1. Bottle for vinegar, salt, etc. : CASTER
2. Play the electrician : REWIRE
3. Biblical docking site : ARARAT
4. Favus : TILE
5. Grig : EEL
6. Bespangled, in a way : JEWELED
7. Loosen : UNTIE
8. Wherewithal : MEANS
9. Sawlike: Prefix : PRI
10. Helios : SOL
11. "___ this petty pace . . . ": Macbeth : CREEPSIN
12. Inspirit : HEARTEN
13. Tenets : DOGMAS
14. Airy : OPEN
15. Valkyries' leader : FREYA
16. Actor in "The Pajama Game" : FOY
17. Conductor Queler : EVE
18. Ryder of comics : RED
24. Cleanup matter for Hercules : ORDURE
26. Young man : LAD
29. Plaster of paris : GESSO
31. Fatuous : INANE
32. Completely: Comb. form : HOLO
34. Baby Gould's nannies? : JAYWALKERS
35. Nautical term : ALEE
36. Foxx from St. Louis : REDD
38. Frosted : ICED
39. Easy : FACILE
42. It's above Cayuga's waters : ITHACA
43. Helen Hayes's home : NYACK
44. Threefold : TRINE
45. Above, to Key : OER
46. Barrel spigot : SPILE
47. Winter Garden flop? : COLDTURKEY
49. Seethes : BOILS
50. Lay in : STOW
51. Quaver : TRILL
52. Of morning : MATIN
54. Buckeye : OHIAN
55. Kind of play : END
56. Like Samson : STRONG
58. Go ___ for (support) : TOBAT
59. Small flounder : DABS
61. ___ Lung, Chinese emperor: 18th century : CHIEN
62. Adman's attention-getter : LEADIN
63. "Brand" playwright : IBSEN
70. Map abbr. : RTE
72. Singer-actress Arnaz : LUCIE
73. Nettles : IRKS
74. Humor : MOOD
75. Swiss waterway : AARE
76. Separate : DISCRETE
77. Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
78. Suffix with comment : ATOR
79. Coarse fabric : BURLAP
81. Cavities : SINUSES
82. Spotted : DAPPLED
84. Detroit recalls : LEMONS
86. "His ___ forever . . . ": Cowley : TIMEIS
87. Melodic : ARIOSE
88. Shim, e.g. : EVENER
90. Calumniate : SMEAR
91. To's opposite : FRO
92. " . . . rusting in ___ of tears": F. Thompson : APOOL
93. Soprano Te Kanawa is one : MAORI
96. Frightful : UGLY
98. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
99. "___ Blas" : GIL
100. Parabasis : ODE
101. Formerly named : NEE
102. Draft initials : SSS
103. Brace : TWO
104. Suffix with deferent : IAL

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