OUR FRENCH CONNECTION

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1991

Author: Joan P. Leemhorst
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 108, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cinch belt's cousin : SASH
5. Economist Smith : ADAM
9. Sahara filling station : OASIS
14. Shoot the breeze : RAP
17. C.I.O. partner : AFL
20. Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
21. The Venerable ___ : BEDE
22. Gorge with a stream : FLUME
23. Macrogametes : OVA
24. Kind of brother : LAY
25. Advice to Clouseau : CHERCHEZLAFEMME
28. Physiotherapist : MASSEUR
30. Busy place, 4:00 P.M., London : TEASHOP
31. Mexican standoff : TIE
32. Surroundings : MISEENSCENE
34. Novel by Nabokov : DAR
35. Depletion : DRAIN
37. Witness : NOTER
38. Indian foot soldier : PEON
40. Shelley subject : MAB
43. Stone pillar : STELA
45. Am. equivalent of a concierge : SUPER
49. Diamond point : BASE
50. Locust : ACACIA
53. Collars : NABS
55. Moderate : BATE
56. Data fed to a computer : INPUT
58. Eliminate malfunctions : DEBUG
59. Masonic doorkeeper : TILER
61. Operated : RAN
62. Immature, in a way : LARVAL
64. African plant : ALOE
66. Conversation à deux : TETEATETE
69. Harangue : TIRADE
71. Kyd work : DRAMA
74. Mingle : ADMIX
75. Allot : METE
76. Embden and quink : GEESE
79. Age, as cheese : RIPEN
82. Interstices : SPACES
85. Mun. official : ALD
86. Justification for existence : RAISONDETRE
89. Australian bird : EMU
90. "Swanee" lyricist : CAESAR
94. Harness part : TRACE
95. Provide new weapons : REARM
97. Aspersion : SLUR
98. Vatican governing body : CURIA
100. Wrists : CARPI
102. Detroit action : RECALL
104. Enamel work : CLOISONNE
108. Place : SITE
110. Uncover : REVEAL
112. Roman household god : LAR
113. Flies heavenward : SOARS
115. One-tenth : TITHE
118. Casino game : MONTE
119. They call K's : UMPS
121. Boîte de ___ (nightclub) : NUIT
122. Levantine garment : CAFTAN
123. Glacé : ICED
124. Muddle with drink : BESOT
126. Insinuating : SNIDE
128. Some N.Y.C. trains : ELS
129. Reared : BRED
130. Apologue : FABLE
133. Negotiate : TREAT
136. One needing an att. : DEF
137. Kin of a morganatic marriage : MESALLIANCE
141. Originally called : NEE
143. Tells or sells : RETAILS
147. Beyond the megalopolis : EXURBAN
148. Ambassador's stand-in : CHARGEDAFFAIRES
151. Taste : SIP
152. Suffix with verb : OSE
153. To love, in Paris : AIMER
154. Robert (père) or Alan (fils) : ALDA
155. Fustian : RANT
156. Nov. 1 group : STS
157. Painter ___ Borch : TER
158. Nervous : ANTSY
159. Sow chow : MAST
160. Purposes : ENDS
1. Conventicle group : SECT
2. Feel compassion : ACHE
3. Strawberry's patch, once : SHEA
4. Canapé : HORSDOEUVRE
5. Antonym for adore : ABHOR
6. Profound : DEEP
7. Wood-trimming tool : ADZ
8. Dissolve : MELT
9. Tender : OFFER
10. Part of a shandy : ALE
11. Pinnacle : SUMMIT
12. At hand : IMMINENT
13. Spots : SEES
14. Montague's son : ROMEO
15. ___-garde : AVANT
16. Exceeds : PASSES
17. Nonwindy side : ALEE
18. Goatlike creature : FAUN
19. Hugo's "Toute la ___" : LYRE
26. Biggers hero : CHAN
27. Give a leg up : AID
29. Cancel : SCRUB
33. Give power to : ENABLE
36. A king of Judah : ASA
38. Long, slender cigar : PANATELA
39. Camaraderie : ESPRITDECORPS
40. Unhinged : MAD
41. Top of a suit : ACE
42. ___ au rhum : BABA
44. Café au ___ : LAIT
46. Superior : PAREXCELLENCE
47. French state : ETAT
48. French director Clair : RENE
49. Puppeteer Baird : BIL
51. Dead end : CULDESAC
52. Borodin's prince : IGOR
54. Bristle : SETA
57. Chinese pagoda : TAA
60. Burgundy and Bordeaux, sometimes : REDS
63. Arrival at J.F.K. : LDG
65. Bacon bringers : EARNERS
67. Unit of elec. current : AMP
68. Tante, in Spain : TIA
70. Poetic contraction : EER
72. First word of "Home, Sweet Home" : MID
73. Sherry or Dubonnet, often : APERITIF
75. Singer Davis : MAC
77. Please the cordon bleu : EAT
78. "To ___ With Love" : SIR
80. Printemps follower : ETE
81. New Deal org. : NRA
83. Tried to equal or surpass : EMULATED
84. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
87. Peruvian plant : OCA
88. Slip or trip : ERR
91. ___ generis (unique) : SUI
92. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
93. Mayo and Yaqui : RIOS
96. La Méditerranée, e.g. : MER
97. Urbanity; tact : SAVOIRFAIRE
99. Shortly : ANON
101. Pocket bread : PITA
103. Bldg. material : CEM
104. Wodehouse's Drones ___ : CLUB
105. Brocaded fabric : LAME
106. Repugnance : NAUSEA
107. Hibernia : ERIN
109. Word feminizer : ETTE
111. Was first : LED
114. "A ___ time saves nine" : STITCHIN
116. Belgian pilgrimage town, to a Parisian : HAL
117. Annapolis grad. : ENS
120. Up to now : SOFAR
122. Third letter : CEE
125. Type of hound : TALBOT
127. Fantasized : DREAMT
129. Kind of particle or ray : BETA
131. World-weary : BLASE
132. Grease pencil : LINER
134. Wroth : ANGRY
135. Peg for Peete : TEE
136. Skim off grease : DEFAT
137. Kind of hall : MESS
138. Stage direction : EXIT
139. Has dinner : SUPS
140. Sports org. : NCAA
142. Dutch cheese town : EDAM
143. Mail rtes. : RFDS
144. Persia, today : IRAN
145. ___-Lease Act: 1941 : LEND
146. Concordes : SSTS
149. Thing, in law : RES
150. Carte preceder : ALA

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