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Jane S. Flowerree
Jane S. Flowerree

DON'T BUG ME!

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1992

Author: Jane S. Flowerree
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jane S. Flowerree has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,468
Across Down
1. Gem or Egyptian charm : SCARAB
7. Aviate : FLY
10. Home of the Cyclones : AMES
14. Actor in "Pretty Woman" : GERE
18. Tex-Mex treat : TAMALE
19. Transit patron : USER
21. Soft drink : COLA
22. Rink maneuver : AXEL
23. Garage size : ONECAR
24. Envelope encl. : SASE
25. Amer. commercial vessels : USMM
26. Moon goddess : LUNA
27. Cane : WALKINGSTICK
30. Part of Q.E.D. : QUODERAT
32. ___ Lanka : SRI
33. Save : RESCUE
34. Impractical : UNVIABLE
35. Mottled : DAPPLED
39. Family of winged robbers : ASILIDAE
41. The Altar : ARA
42. Swimmers : NATATORS
43. Pepe Le ___ of cartoons : PEW
46. State flower of La. : MAGNOLIA
51. Como or Garda : LAGO
52. Long-running musical : EVITA
54. Cornflower : BLUEBOTTLE
57. Atlanta eleven : FALCONS
59. Bridal path : AISLE
60. Garlic-flavored mayonnaise : AIOLI
62. Peer between a viscount and marquess : EARL
64. Child's play : SNAP
65. Astaire-Caron film: 1955 : DADDYLONGLEGS
69. Communications word : ALFA
73. Murray and West : MAES
74. Actress Patricia and family : NEALS
75. Solitary: Comb. form : EREMO
80. Hepburn-Grant film: 1938 : HOLIDAY
82. A 1986 suspense film : BLACKWIDOW
84. Rugged ridge : ARETE
85. Smear : BLUR
89. Baker's sweet concoction : HONEYBUN
90. Princess Di's niece : BEA
91. Two-masted sailing vessel : SCHOONER
95. High note : ELA
96. " . . . let our ___ also": U. S. Grant : TROOPSGO
97. Varnish : SHELLAC
101. "___ and be merry" : EATDRINK
105. Francis or Dahl : ARLENE
107. They're almost grads : SRS
109. Milk producer : DAIRYCOW
110. Georgia Tech player : YELLOWJACKET
114. Impel : URGE
115. Padres' late owner : KROC
117. Young or old attachment : STER
118. Ballerina Alicia from Cuba : ALONSO
119. Trumpets' rels. : CORS
120. Architect Saarinen : EERO
121. Unit of loudness : SONE
122. Strand : MAROON
123. Chemical endings : ENES
124. Office sub : TEMP
125. Cushion : PAD
126. Bailey of comics : BEETLE
1. Lades : STOWS
2. False rumor : CANARD
3. Menotti heroine : AMELIA
4. Lamb cut : RACK
5. Turkish regiment : ALAI
6. Swiss capital : BERN
7. Made a big to-do : FUSSED
8. Exams for would-be attorneys : LSATS
9. Sammy Davis Jr.'s autobiography : YESICAN
10. Prefix with puncture : ACU
11. "The ___ Coast," Theroux novel : MOSQUITO
12. It means the world to Juan : ELMUNDO
13. Urn : SAMOVAR
14. Helmet, to Hadrian : GALEA
15. Princeton, to N.Y.C., e.g. : EXURB
16. Kidney related : RENAL
17. Thrill : ELATE
20. Judicial disqualification : RECUSAL
28. Pleasure, in Paris : GRE
29. President of Mali: 1960-68 : KEITA
31. Type of fuel : DIESEL
36. Advisory group : PANEL
37. Scrutinized : PROBED
38. Composer of "Namouna" : LALO
40. Fall behind : LAG
43. Atomic particle : PION
44. "Vulcan's chimney" : ETNA
45. Petulant person : WASP
46. Deg. for a yuppie : MBA
47. Clay, today : ALI
48. Gloomy fellow? : GUS
49. Call ___ (quit) : ITADAY
50. " . . . ___ in the affairs of men": Shak. : ATIDE
53. Decorations akin to D.S.O.'s : VCS
55. Actress Myrna et al. : LOYS
56. Wright wing : ELL
57. Plaster painting : FRESCO
58. H.S. subject : ALG
61. Type of jet engine. : ION
62. Same, to Pierre : EGAL
63. Islamic deity : ALLAH
66. Dr.'s org. : AMA
67. Beak : NEB
68. "Black Beauty" author : SEWELL
69. Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
70. Wisdom of the ages : LORE
71. Kind of market : FLEA
72. River isle : AIT
76. Qatar coin : RIYAL
77. Teacher's deg. : EDB
78. Part of a Chinese acre : MOU
79. Possess : OWN
81. "___ Rides Again," 1939 oater : DESTRY
83. Patella area : KNEE
85. Grind, on campus : BOOKWORM
86. Hang loosely : LOP
87. Retract : UNSAY
88. Backslide : REGRESS
92. Fair play : CRICKET
93. Award recipient : HONOREE
94. Desk style : ROLLTOP
97. Sawed wood : SNORED
98. Chop wood : HEW
99. "___ what your country . . . ": J.F.K. : ASKNOT
100. Compound used as a disinfectant : CRESOL
101. Infer : EDUCE
102. Slugger Hank : AARON
103. Big gato : TIGRE
104. Attire : DRESS
106. Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
108. "Platoon" director : STONE
111. Door part : JAMB
112. Side petals, in botany : ALAE
113. Essence : CORE
116. Collar maker : COP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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