BREAKUPS

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 1988

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cheat : HOCUS
6. Ski-slope features : TBARS
11. Tapped lightly : DABBED
17. Leaping insect : FLEA
21. Disassembled : APART
22. Do a greenhouse chore : REPOT
23. Ancient marts : AGORAE
24. Dear, sweet person : LAMB
25. BIGAMY : LARGECARTER
27. PLUMBING : FRUITCROSBY
29. "Four Saints in ___": Stein : THREEACTS
30. Worn-out : EFFETE
32. Mitigates : EASES
33. Keys : ISLETS
34. Singer Osmond : MARIE
35. Shepherds : PASTORS
37. Nursery-rhyme opener : BAA
39. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
40. Jacqueline's predecessor : MAMIE
41. Elicits : EDUCES
43. Rockweed, for one : ALGA
45. GOBLET : SAILORPERMIT
47. Advantage : USE
50. Feels dizzy : REELS
52. Foams : SPUMES
53. Mountain nymph : OREAD
54. Native of Zagreb : SLAV
55. Dumas père's "The Black ___" : TULIP
56. Proofreader's mark : CARET
57. Faulty : AMISS
58. Share equally : HALVE
59. Sousaphone's kin : TUBA
60. Like Death Valley : ARID
61. Mont Pelvoux et al., to Henri : ALPES
62. Swindler : CONMAN
63. Alcove off a kitchen : DINETTE
65. Joint : KNEE
66. Impedimenta : BAGGAGE
67. Color preceder : TRI
69. HONESTY : SHARPENPIGPEN
73. Beatty or Sparks : NED
74. Anchorite : RECLUSE
77. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
78. Lighthouse room : LANTERN
81. Green : UNRIPE
82. Cobs and pens : SWANS
84. Hogtie : BIND
85. Spanish painter-etcher : GOYA
87. Imperative and indicative : MOODS
88. Famed insurrectionist Daniel : SHAYS
89. Dull finish : MATTE
90. Make uneasy : ABASH
92. Papal name : PIUS
93. Three-year-old stag : SPADE
94. Trifle : PALTER
95. Greek letter : DELTA
96. Campus gp. : SRS
97. GENERATED : WILDERRANKED
99. Gossip : DIRT
100. Panoplies : ARRAYS
101. Upper reaches of space : ETHER
102. Univ. degree : BSC
105. Dawn goddess : EOS
106. Abolitionist Tubman : HARRIET
109. Fragrant perfume : ATTAR
110. Moslem month: Var. : SAPHAR
112. Anticipate : AWAIT
113. Cousin of thereat : HEREIN
115. Shoe part : INNERSOLE
118. REARRANGES : RAISESTOVES
121. IMPROPER : DEMONCOWBOY
123. Author Gardner : ERLE
124. Faculty : TALENT
125. River through Tours : LOIRE
126. Down-easter's home : MAINE
127. Shambles : MESS
128. Supernumeraries : EXTRAS
129. Penetrate : ENTER
130. Meara and Sexton : ANNES
1. Lame : HALT
2. Red-fleshed fish : OPAH
3. GIGANTIC : CARRIAGELUDICROUS
4. Exhorts : URGES
5. Founder of "The Tatler" : STEELE
6. Land areas : TRACTS
7. Parks and Wheeler : BERTS
8. Co-ops, e.g. : APTS
9. Hind : ROE
10. Creek : STREAMLET
11. More zany : DAFFIER
12. Correspond : AGREE
13. Match : BOUT
14. A soft cheese : BRIE
15. Break bread : EAT
16. Calendar abbr. : DEC
17. Parade tableaux : FLOATS
18. Catch, in a way : LASSO
19. Shade of red : EMBER
20. Vorago : ABYSS
26. City on the Orne : CAEN
28. Adjust a timepiece : RESET
31. Chills, in Cuernavaca : FRIOS
34. Mutilated : MAIMED
35. Cougars : PUMAS
36. Kind of rain : ACID
37. Starr of football : BART
38. Alaskan native : ALEUT
40. Sir Gerald du ___ of stage : MAURIER
41. Macabre : EERIE
42. Align : DRESS
44. Defendant's defense, sometimes : ALIBI
45. Lacedaemon : SPARTA
46. Commune near Naples : POMPEI
47. LIVELIHOOD : ULLMANNYALIEROBIN
48. Excoriate : SAVAGE
49. Made uniform : EVENED
51. Arch : SPAN
52. Denounce emphatically : SCATHE
54. Squealed to the cops : SANG
57. Hebrew alphabet : ALEPH
58. Grunter : HOG
61. Old Indian coins : ANNAS
62. Slope : CANT
64. Being : ESSE
65. Wails : KEENS
66. Binge : BENDER
67. Concocts, with "up" : TRUMPS
68. "La Grande Illusion" director : RENOIR
70. Links star Gary : PLAYER
71. Showy splendor : GLITTER
72. Fought for breath : PANTED
75. Covers : LIDS
76. Hikes : UPS
79. Expletive : EGAD
80. Clothed, in a way : ROBED
82. Legally questionable : SHADY
83. Crosses a ford : WADES
84. One who thwarts : BALKER
86. Tex. athlete : ASTRO
88. Slapping sound : SPLAT
89. Treat roughly : MANHANDLE
91. Pillboxes : HATS
93. Dam's mate : SIRE
94. Singer Page : PATTI
97. Emulate Styron : WRITE
98. Additional tryouts : RETESTS
100. Stems : ARISES
102. Pennant : BANNER
103. Wall St. term : SPEC
104. Color intensity : CHROMA
106. Zenana : HAREM
107. Mindful : AWARE
108. Marsh birds : RAILS
109. Sports center : ARENA
110. Barracks sound : SNORE
111. Lake Nasser dam : ASWAN
113. Victoria ___, Gothic novelist : HOLT
114. Constantly : EVER
115. Simulate: Abbr. : IMIT
116. Sequestered : LONE
117. Sometimes they're private : EYES
119. ___ Anne de Beaupré, Que. : STE
120. Make rigorous demands on : TAX
122. Long period : EON

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