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New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1985

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Donnybrook : FRAY
5. Wampum : PEAG
9. Top Damascene : ASSAD
14. Kind of oil or sand : TAR
17. Masterpiece at St. Peter's : PIETA
18. Father of Ahab : OMRI
19. Kind of jacket : NEHRU
20. Zeus's unpleasant daughter : ATE
21. Betty and Nancy <--> polite phrase : FIRSTLADIES
23. Dance in Dundee <--> street game : SCOTCHHOP
25. Like the king of diamonds : ONEEYED
26. Not at all : NOHOW
28. Small aperture : OSTIOLE
29. "Where be your ___ now?": Hamlet : GIBES
30. Yard of ___ (pub glass) : ALE
32. Settle down : NEST
34. Wall Street word : SELL
35. Stimulus : GOAD
36. Zola's demimondaine : NANA
38. Serranoid market fish : CREOLES
41. "Murder, __," Turkus-Feder book : INC
42. Furniture item <--> law student's tome : BOOKCASE
45. Penitent : RUER
46. Georgia, e.g. : SSR
49. "___ what your country . . . " : ASKNOT
51. Ball or head leader : MEAT
52. Subcontinental lute : SITAR
53. Boff finish : OLA
54. Steamed up : IRATE
56. "___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
58. Felony <--> champion : HOLDUP
60. Enlighten : EDUCATE
63. Propitiate : APPEASE
66. Armbones : RADII
67. Sandy tract in the U.K. : DENE
68. Parliament <--> contortion : ENGLISHBODY
71. Hawk : VEND
72. Miller or Mae : DAISY
74. Combs' partners : BRUSHES
75. Placido of the Met : DOMINGO
77. Foot part <--> apparel part : INSTEP
79. Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
80. Mauritian has-beens : DODOS
81. Wine combiner : ENO
82. Bouquet : AROMA
84. Q–V link : RSTU
87. Ancient vestments : EPHODS
91. Vistula feeder : SAN
92. Guns : REVS
93. Paderewski, for one <--> guiding principle : STARPOLE
95. By means of : VIA
96. Rescue site in 1976 : ENTEBBE
98. Strauss's Vienna : WIEN
99. Gilet or jerkin : VEST
100. Bill Klem's colleagues : UMPS
103. O'Neal of cinema : RYAN
104. Le dernier ___ : CRI
105. Cash companion : CARRY
106. Mahdi, e.g. : MESSIAH
109. Hollis of the L.P.G.A. : STACY
112. He has a lot to offer : REALTOR
114. Repast <--> basketball maneuver : BREAKFAST
116. Pam <--> Nicklaus's caddie's burden : JACKOFCLUBS
118. Elected, in Epinal : ELU
119. Banks or Kovacs : ERNIE
120. Friend in a fracas : ALLY
121. "Hey, ___," 1954 song : THERE
122. Glowing : RED
123. One-time nickel treats : SODAS
124. College in Ore. : REED
125. Spotted : SEEN
1. Hearth plate <--> go awry : FIREBACK
2. Make a new planting : RESEED
3. A.B.A. men : ATTYS
4. Mythical beast : YALE
5. Jet-engine compartment : POD
6. Honorific for a cardinal : EMINENCE
7. Martian: Prefix : AREO
8. Early cinema name : GISH
9. Soft ___ (wrath averter) : ANSWER
10. Sweeter than brut : SEC
11. Earp affair <--> win a showdown : SHOOTOUT
12. Some are lively : ARTS
13. Gas conveyor : DUCT
14. Largest lake in the Sierra Nevada : TAHOE
15. Unit of Kiribati : ATOLL
16. Spurn : REPEL
17. Shackles : PINIONS
21. Apulian wool market city : FOGGIA
22. Major Joppolo's post : ADANO
24. Critical comment, of a sort : HISS
27. Ever : ONCE
31. Favorite Lily Pons role : LAKME
33. Grave, to Giordano : SERIOSO
37. Motorists' org. : AAA
39. Laban's elder daughter : LEAH
40. Trial's companion : ERROR
42. Frigid Adriatic wind : BORA
43. Basket-weaving grass : OTATE
44. Brake sharply <--> Bowa or Yount : STOPSHORT
46. Torpid : SODDEN
47. In a skid : SLUING
48. Italian river of 1944 strife : RAPIDO
50. Most precise : NICEST
52. Emulates Casca : STABS
55. Shoe size : TENB
57. Feeble chuckle : HEHE
59. Unstinted : LAVISH
60. Swirls : EDDIES
61. Durbin from Winnipeg : DEANNA
62. Concord : UNISON
63. Thumblike wing part : ALULA
64. Clayey building material : PISE
65. Taro root : EDDO
69. Borough near the Humber : GRIMSBY
70. Perform at Interlaken : YODEL
73. Have a hankering : YEARN
76. Repine : MOPE
78. Ready, in Rennes : PRET
80. Miami pass-catcher : DUPER
83. Tennis stroke <--> transfer : OVERHAND
85. Fish or fly : SAW
86. Tot's vehicle : TRICYCLE
88. Subvert <--> basketball gaffe : OVERTURN
89. Peel, in a way : DISROBE
90. Bearers of thyrsi : SATYRS
93. Mailed : SENT
94. Dreamy combiner : ONIRO
96. Tiros's fellow traveler : ESSA
97. Tends the rotisserie : BASTES
99. Yalie with a megaphone : VALLEE
100. A kind of earth : UMBER
101. Singer Haggard : MERLE
102. Fake combiner : PSEUD
105. Teach's repository : CACHE
107. Alibi and Ukelele : IKES
108. Coiffure style : AFRO
110. Not in harmony : AJAR
111. Race driver Yarborough : CALE
113. Tritons : EFTS
115. Pueblo dweller : SIA
117. His plots were borrowed by W.S. : KYD

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