John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

MATRON OF HONOR

New York Times, Sunday, March 17, 1985

Author:John M. Samson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Out of bed : ASTIR
6. Buccaneers' home : TAMPA
11. Leave the Union : SECEDE
17. Bargain-hunt : SHOP
21. Start of a limerick : THERE
22. Scarf : ASCOT
23. Gap : HIATUS
24. Baylor U.'s city : WACO
25. Limerick: Part II : WASAYOUNGROSEFROMTRALEE
29. Echidna's edible : ANT
30. Liberate : FREE
31. Gay ___ : PAREE
32. Heavens holder : ATLAS
33. Traces of hope : RAYS
35. Baked in a kiln : FIRED
37. Songs from Erin : LILTS
39. Octavian's foe : ANTONY
40. Marked murderer : CAIN
42. On (a specified time) : ASOF
44. Children : ISSUE
46. Limerick: Part III : WHOONCEWENTOFFONASPREE
55. Secluded : REMOTE
56. "Our Miss Brooks" star : ARDEN
57. Harmonium : ORGAN
58. Bill : TAB
60. Wane : ABATE
61. Tendon : SINEW
62. Whimpering one : CRIER
63. Misplace : LOSE
64. Some swans : PENS
65. Utah's or Vermont's ___ Creek : OTTER
66. Leader's leader : CHEER
67. Teases : BAITS
68. English horn's kin : OBOE
69. Hold sway : REIGN
70. Ornamental band : ARMLET
71. Limerick: Part IV : NOWSHEWRITESTOTHEPAPERS
79. It's for the birds : AVIARY
80. He lived by his own golden rule : MIDAS
81. Esau : EDOM
82. Veil material : TULLE
83. Trident : SPEAR
84. Uncovered : BARED
86. Eschar : SCAB
90. ___ breve : ALLA
91. Rebuff : SPURN
92. Relay-race item : BATON
93. River of Scotland : CLYDE
94. Chou En-___ : LAI
95. Pianist Victor : BORGE
96. Conductor Sir Georg : SOLTI
97. Auras : AROMAS
98. Limerick: Part V : REPREHENDINGSUCHCAPERS
103. Liza Minnelli's sister : LORNA
104. City near Phoenix : MESA
105. Zenith : ACME
106. Most faultless : PUREST
109. Hippo chaser : DROME
112. Prefix for film : MICRO
115. Gaff : SPAR
119. Prophet fed by ravens : ELIAS
120. Manicurist's board : EMERY
122. Collars : NABS
123. "___ Blue?," 1929 song : AMI
124. Limerick: Part VI : ANDSIGNSHERSELFMOTHEROF
131. Confine, in a way : CAGE
132. Lute-family members : SITARS
133. More calamitous : DIRER
134. Riley's friend Digger : ODELL
135. Hearken : HEED
136. In ___ (so to speak) : ASENSE
137. October birthstones : OPALS
138. End of limerick : THREE
1. In a state of conflict : ATWAR
2. Columnist Alexander : SHANA
3. Peevish : TESTY
4. Tax-deferred acct. : IRA
5. Juan Carlos I, e.g. : REY
6. Bull-like : TAURINE
7. He played Lou Grant : ASNER
8. Fibber or Molly : MCGEE
9. Spanish preposition : POR
10. At the pinnacle : ATOP
11. Robin Hood's pursuer : SHERIFF
12. Plateau of W. Germany : EIFEL
13. Insertion symbol : CARET
14. W.W. II arena : ETO
15. "___ Spiro, Spero" (S.C. motto) : DUM
16. Part of i.e. : EST
17. Fly follower : SWATTER
18. Call to the hounds : HALLO
19. Where the Shannon ends : OCEAN
20. Lovelace's forte : POESY
26. Pols seek this : OFFICE
27. Bar : SALOON
28. Amassed, as debts : RANUP
34. Skedaddles : SCOOTS
36. Temper : DANDER
38. Maureen McGovern, e.g. : SINGER
39. Part of A.M.A. : ASSN
41. Pot ingredient : ANTE
43. Mulligan's specialty : STEW
45. Mosel tributary : SAAR
46. Encase : WRAP
47. Hercules' wife : HEBE
48. Mideast sultanate : OMAN
49. Garçon : WAITER
50. County Donegal river : ERNE
51. Precede : FOREGO
52. Become aligned : ORIENT
53. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
54. Lent's conclusion : EASTER
59. Defeats : BESTS
61. Pack away : STOW
62. Vouchers : CHITS
63. Tiffany ___ : LAMP
65. Comply : OBEY
66. U.F.W.'s Chavez : CESAR
67. Novelist Stoker : BRAM
68. Czech river : OHRE
69. Fortification : REDAN
70. Eel, e.g. : APOD
71. Dating from birth : NATAL
72. Like a small egg : OVULAR
73. A Nelson : WILLIE
74. Reception hall : SALA
75. Criticize : IMPUGN
76. Arranged in rows : TIERED
77. An adjective for St. Patrick : HEROIC
78. Early garden spot : EDEN
83. Unfurl : SPREAD
84. Christmas tree : BALSAM
85. Aleutian island : ATTU
86. Foothills : SLOPES
87. Flower cluster : CYME
88. Month before Nisan : ADAR
89. Actress Armstrong : BESS
91. Son, in Stuttgart : SOHN
92. Sources of peat : BOGS
93. How some preppies prep : CRAM
95. Ernie's Muppet-mate : BERT
96. Fleers : SNEERS
97. Greet first : ACCOST
99. Contented : PLEASED
100. Walden's "Lou Grant" role : ROSSI
101. Absorb deeply : IMMERSE
102. Clings to : HARBORS
106. Nectarine : PEACH
107. Forearm bones : ULNAE
108. Riva ___, 1972 Derby winner : RIDGE
110. Ada, from Limerick : REHAN
111. Old Hebrew measures : OMERS
113. Below: Prefix : INFRA
114. Dromedary : CAMEL
116. Corer's cousin : PARER
117. Soap plant : AMOLE
118. Carbine : RIFLE
121. Tokyo, formerly : YEDO
125. The Federal Register is this agcy.'s concern : GSA
126. Serbian city : NIS
127. ___-Foy, Que. : STE
128. Back talk : LIP
129. Peppery : HOT
130. Old English letter : EDH

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