THE L-FACTOR

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1993

Author: Ernie Furtado
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 505 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0
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© 1993, The New York Times
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1. "M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
6. Steak style : RARE
10. "Friday the ___ Slept Late": Kemelman : RABBI
15. Harbor vessel : SCOW
19. G-man, e.g. : AGENT
20. Bass-baritone Scaria : EMIL
21. Thalassic area : OCEAN
22. Trainbearer : PAGE
23. Shakespearean character's grit? : PUCKSPLUCK
25. Reynolds's revelation? : BURTSBLURT
27. Duck or color : TEAL
28. Plane preceder in London : AERO
29. Former British prime minister : HEATH
30. Facilitates : EASES
31. Icelandic literary work : EDDA
33. Low-quality diamond : BORT
34. Wagnerian heroine : SENTA
36. Keaton's swagger? : BUSTERSBLUSTER
42. "___ Roberts" : MISTER
45. Vane dir. : ENE
46. Cassandra, e.g. : SEERESS
47. " . . . frost ___ the punkin . . . ": Riley : ISON
49. U.N. arm : ILO
50. Set ___ for (lure) : ATRAP
52. Racket : DIN
53. Movie director Walsh : RAOUL
55. Slews : GOBS
56. Baker and Sawyer : DIANES
58. Google's flattery? : BARNEYSBLARNEY
62. Rattigan's "___ Tables" : SEPARATE
64. Kato, to the Green Hornet : AIDE
65. Playwright Howe : TINA
66. Unruffled : SEDATE
67. Cigar stretchers? : ETTES
68. Dismisses : LETSGO
71. Vingt ___ (blackjack) : ETUN
72. Trevi trove : LIRE
73. Blessings : BENISONS
75. Esiason's plant? : BOOMERSBLOOMER
80. Puzzlers' pet fly : TSETSE
81. Rels. of et al. : ETCS
82. Fireballer Ryan : NOLAN
83. Rosemary portrayer : MIA
85. Girl in "The Devil's Disciple" : ESSIE
86. Pointillist's stroke : DOT
87. Joan of art : MIRO
88. Circus figure : SPIELER
91. Tokyo of shoguns' era : EDO
92. Queeg or Queequeg : SEAMAN
94. General's oak leaf? : CUSTERSCLUSTER
98. Chromosome constituents : GENES
100. King for whom a land was named : SAUD
101. "Woe ___!" : ISME
102. "I intended ___": Dobson : ANODE
104. Chan portrayer : OLAND
106. N.Y.C. art center : MOMA
108. Little's a big one : APER
112. An agent's fair-haired catch? : BONDSBLOND
114. A golfer's dish? : PATESPLATE
116. Nuncupative : ORAL
117. N.F.L. Hall of Famer Alworth : LANCE
118. Jejune : ARID
119. Kidnapped Greek beauty : HELEN
120. Where Clinton studied law : YALE
121. Cornered : TREED
122. Bring down the house in Soho : RASE
123. End of a Stein line : AROSE
1. Spellbound : RAPT
2. Chills and fever : AGUE
3. Ten: Comb. form : DECA
4. Talus decoration : ANKLET
5. Coll. linemen : RTS
6. Freed : RELEASED
7. Sea of Okhotsk feeder : AMUR
8. Carty of baseball : RICO
9. Wawaskeesh : ELK
10. Burns or Frost : ROBERT
11. Sharpened : ACUATE
12. Convy or Wheeler : BERT
13. Thermae : BATHS
14. Electees : INS
15. Slapping sounds : SPLATS
16. Effect producer : CAUSATION
17. Grendel in "Beowulf," e.g. : OGRE
18. Volstead's opponents : WETS
24. G.I.'s devil-dodger : PADRE
26. Nigerian neighbor : BENIN
29. A brother of TV's Little Joe : HOSS
32. Wyler's "The ___ Hours": 1955 : DESPERATE
33. Urban behemoth : BUS
35. Salve : EMOLLIENT
36. Wampum : BEADS
37. Frees from Matthew Walker : UNTIES
38. Souvenir from Acapulco : SERAPE
39. Suborn : BRIBE
40. Actress Olin : LENA
41. Ocho ___, Jamaican resort : RIOS
43. A 1945 goal of the Allies : ELBE
44. Promising : ROSY
48. Tricky; elusive : SUBTLE
51. Garlands : ANADEMS
53. Buy off; liberate : REDEEM
54. Votes in Parliament : AYES
55. Timothy and rye : GRASSES
57. Taciturn; gloomy : SATURNINE
59. K follower : RATION
60. Explosive, for short : NITRO
61. It provides immunity : ANTISERUM
63. Muscle for stretching : TENSOR
67. Queen of scat : ELLA
69. Readied oneself : GOTSET
70. Optional kick for Bahr : ONSIDE
73. Dairy choices : BRIES
74. "All that we ___ seem": Poe : SEEOR
75. Fourposters : BEDS
76. Nebraska City's county : OTOE
77. Like a stop sign : OCTAGONAL
78. Coalition of politicians : BLOC
79. Desert prince : EMIR
84. Mother of Jason : ALCIMEDE
87. Locks lionesses lack : MANES
88. Scantling : STUD
89. Foot: Comb. form : PED
90. "___ Dream" in "Lohengrin" : ELSAS
93. Be a kibitzer : MEDDLE
95. Income from ownership of wealth : USANCE
96. Made smooth, in away : SANDED
97. Hunter of pinnipeds : SEALER
99. Kind of heat : SOLAR
102. "___ Named Charlie Brown," 1969 film : ABOY
103. Author Ephron : NORA
105. Like an anchoret : LONE
106. Naomi's chosen name : MARA
107. Elevator magnate : OTIS
109. Stick, in Sevilla : PALO
110. Hot times in Montmartre : ETES
111. Tenor Maison : RENE
113. Short diner order : BLT
114. Norman's norm : PAR
115. Govt. home-building org. : PHA

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