DOIN' THE TWIST

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1989

Author: Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lively frolic : ROMP
5. More untidy : SHAGGIER
13. Bobby of nursery rhyme : SHAFTOE
20. Khayyám : OMAR
21. L.A. suburb : TORRANCE
22. Tax : TOLLAGE
23. Betty Botta : BITOBETTERBUTTERBUYER
26. Kind of kitchen can : STEPON
27. Commotions : STIRS
28. Pianist Dame Myra : HESS
29. Wreath, in Wahiawa : LEI
30. Crabtree of "Topsy" : LOTTA
32. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
33. Lincoln bill : FIVE
34. Attitudinize : POSE
35. Mollusk merchant : SEASHORESHELLSELLER
40. Lanchester from Lewisham : ELSA
41. Harrison from Huyton : REX
42. Tune for two : DUET
43. Achaean Aurora : EOS
44. Certain knit goods : LISLE
46. "___ at the pane . . . ": Browning : ATAP
49. Elicits : CALLSFORTH
54. Charge : FEE
55. Symbol of remembrance : ROSEMARY
58. Eliot's "___ Coker" : EAST
59. Whoopee! : OHO
60. Breeze : AIR
61. Broncos' ___ High Stadium : MILE
62. Horned viper : ASP
63. Obtuse : SLOW
64. Peter Piper : PECKOFPEPPERSPICKER
70. Laughingstock : JOKE
71. ___ Alamos : LOS
72. Toulouse-Lautrec's birthplace : ALBI
73. Roguish : SLY
74. Uncouth one : APE
75. Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
77. "The ___ Storm": P. White novel : EYEOFTHE
79. Neal-Douglas Oscar vehicle : HUD
82. Wrong places to change horses : MIDSTREAMS
85. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
86. Memorable labor leader George : MEANY
88. Wave, in Huelva : OLA
89. ___ bene : NOTA
91. Queen before Sophia : ENA
93. "___ With Violin": Coward : NUDE
94. Sister Suzie : SOLDIERSSHIRTSSEWER
99. Invent a new word : COIN
101. Having a part of : INON
102. Droop : SAG
103. Matisse or Bergson : HENRI
104. Hostel : INN
105. Escort : BEAU
106. Burnsian "do not" : DINNA
108. Pear-shaped : PEGTOP
111. Caesar : SIGHINGSCISSORSSEIZER
115. She wrote "Gigi" : COLETTE
116. Catherine II was his widow : PETERIII
117. Pericles's philosophy prof : ZENO
118. Concord : ONENESS
119. Bertrand and Lillian : RUSSELLS
120. Son of Ares and Aphrodite : EROS
1. Defrauds : ROBS
2. Neglect : OMIT
3. Embossed, as a fabric : MATELASSE
4. Recommendation : PROPOSAL
5. He needs no mike : STENTOR
6. Peppery : HOT
7. Some are martial : ARTS
8. Garbo and Nissen : GRETAS
9. Showy : GARISH
10. Become effete, in a way : INBREED
11. Old French coins : ECUS
12. Soak timber : RET
13. Stuff into a hold : STEEVE
14. Like Richard III at the end of Act V : HORSELESS
15. Priestly robes : ALBS
16. Scourge in 1918 : FLU
17. Old Rough and Ready : TAYLOR
18. S-shaped lines : OGEES
19. Causing horripilation : EERIE
24. The two : BOTH
25. Theopholus or Theogenes : THISTLESSIFTER
31. Tracts : AREAS
33. "A ___ and a fly in a flue" : FLEA
34. Aquino coin : PESO
35. The ego : SELF
36. Peace Nobelist Wiesel: 1986 : ELIE
37. Kind of speech : EXTEMPORANEOUS
38. Ball part : LUCY
39. Gallery : LOFT
45. Psychoanalyst Erikson : ERIK
47. Guillaume's girlfriends : AMIES
48. Lobster's feeler : PALP
50. Arctic reindeer raiser : LAPP
51. Puck or Feste : ROLE
52. Heyerdahl : THOR
53. Manner or method : HOW
56. Mont. motto metal : ORO
57. Compensate : REPAY
60. First-rate : ACE
62. Bower : ARBOR
63. Firmament : SKY
64. Arkin-Moreno film: 1969 : POPI
65. Barely made out : EKED
66. Ice field : FLOE
67. Birthplace of 117 Across : ELEA
68. Suffix with sheep or wolf : ISH
69. Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
70. Predicament : JAM
75. "___ soon shake your windows . . . ": Dylan : ITLL
76. Ramps : GRADIENTS
77. Superlative endings : ESTS
78. Tithe portion : TENTH
79. Short cannon, once : HAUWITZER
80. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
81. Beautician, often : DYER
83. Early : SOON
84. "September ___," Chabas painting : MORN
87. Invigorate : ENERGIZE
90. Point-guard specialties : ASSISTS
92. Absence of bad germs : ASEPSIS
94. Individual : SINGLE
95. " . . . our help ___ past" : INAGES
96. Medieval merchant guilds : HANSES
97. Neglect : IGNORE
98. Snick-a-___ : SNEE
99. Lake herring : CISCO
100. Gibson garnish : ONION
105. Morsel : BITE
106. "___ et mon droit" : DIEU
107. Seed covering : ARIL
109. Mythological wine maker : OENO
110. Noah and Navratilova : PROS
112. Billina, in the Oz tales : HEN
113. A metallic elem. : CPR
114. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL

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