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New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1986

Author: June A. Boggs
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kenyan neighbor : UGANDA
7. ___ Island, N.Y.C. : STATEN
13. Integument : COAT
17. Vigor : ELAN
21. Balloon filler : HELIUM
22. Medics' system for treatments : TRIAGE
23. Ahab's father : OMRI
24. Defense org. : NATO
25. MAIL : FLEXIBLEARMOR
27. CARD : NAPRAISER
29. Tire parts : TREADS
30. Wide-brimmed straw hat : MILAN
32. Region of shifting sands : ERG
33. Fire; ax : RIF
36. Amiens is its capital : SOMME
37. Suppressed : SATON
38. Naval air base in Calif. : ALAMEDA
42. Seth's long-lived son : ENOS
44. Salty sauce : SOY
45. Column style : IONIC
46. Cognate : RELATED
47. Apply : PERTAIN
49. ZIP : SPICINESS
52. ___-Saud : IBN
53. Pride of Philip II : ARMADA
54. Mea ___ : CULPA
56. Parabases : ODES
57. Bluish green : AQUA
58. Gawk : STARE
59. Sluff along : MOSEY
60. He wrote "Too Late the Phalarope" : PATON
62. Wine deposit : CRUST
63. Kind of hammer : TILT
64. Artist Bonheur : ROSA
65. Astringent : ALUM
66. Port Salut, e.g. : CHEESE
67. Woebegone : SAD
68. CARRIER : NAVYFLATTOP
72. Obstreperous : BRATTY
73. "Behold, the people ___ . . . ": Gen. 11:6 : ISONE
75. Bryant or O'Day : ANITA
76. Adjust a clock : RESET
77. Made out : ESPIED
78. POST OFFICE : KISSINGGAME
81. "The pig was ___ . . . " : EAT
84. Box : ENCASE
85. Languish : PINE
86. Hogarth figure : RAKE
87. Richard of films : GERE
88. Censure : SCORE
89. Pepper plant : BETEL
90. First self-propelled astronaut : WHITE
92. Spunk : MOXIE
93. Hint for Hercule : CLUE
94. Nautical term : ALEE
95. Motif : THEME
96. Buyer's boon : COUPON
97. Where Aaron died : HOR
98. FIRST CLASS : TOPDRAWER
101. Most like a hatter : MADDEST
102. "An ___ Man": Pope : ESSAYON
105. Copland's "The Tender Land," e.g. : OPERA
106. Interdict : BAN
107. Some are liberal : ARTS
108. Reason for saying "T.G.I.F.!" : WEEKEND
109. Box elder : MAPLE
110. Haley book : ROOTS
112. Trifle : TOY
113. Longshoreman's org. : ILA
114. Petty crook : GANEF
115. ___ mind (remember) : BEARIN
116. STAMP : TRAMPLEON
120. LETTER : ATHLETICAWARD
126. Prettyface is one : HERB
127. "The World of Homer" author : LANG
128. Pulley wheel : SHEAVE
129. Climbing vines : LIANAS
130. Sailors' patron saint : ELMO
131. Slav. country : YUGO
132. Nehemiah's follower : ESTHER
133. Like Cain : ELDEST
1. Channel choice : UHF
2. Colloidal substance : GEL
3. Porter : ALE
4. Turn thumbs down : NIX
5. Old Dutch coins : DUITS
6. Anything that tastes delicious : AMBROSIA
7. Humid : STEAMY
8. Occupation : TRADE
9. What snobs put on : AIRS
10. "___ Lin," Scottish ballad : TAM
11. Abnormal self-conceit : EGOMANIA
12. Of shallow coastal waters : NERITIC
13. Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
14. Muscat site : OMAN
15. A founder of Dadaism : ARP
16. Indefatigable : TIRELESS
17. Mystery : ENIGMA
18. ___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
19. Olympic imp : ATE
20. Rauma Riv. locale : NOR
26. Drop flavor : LEMON
28. Russian sea : ARAL
31. Places : LOCI
33. Meals : REPASTS
34. Sluggishness : INERTIA
35. ADDRESS : FORMALDISCOURSE
37. Drenched : SOPPY
38. A poison in Potsdam : ARSEN
39. POST : ETIQUETTEEXPERT
40. "Printemps" composer : DEBUSSY
41. Congenitally attached : ADNATE
43. Sudden jump : START
45. Wight, e.g. : ISLE
48. "Fables in Slang" author : ADE
50. "Lay ___ for yourselves treasures . . . ": Matt. 6:19 : NOTUP
51. Land conquered by David : EDOM
54. Teapot cover : COSY
55. Mil. branch : USAF
57. Excellence; valor : ARETE
59. Took action : MOVED
60. Page of music : PATTI
61. "Seldom comes ___ laughing home" : ALOAN
62. Banking-system founder : CHASE
64. Rajah's wife : RANEE
66. Thick liqueur : CREME
68. Racket : NOISE
69. Singer Frankie : LAINE
70. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
71. Scale notes : TIS
72. Slow down : BRAKE
74. Exempt : SPARE
77. Hem in : ENCLOSE
78. Soared : KITED
79. Stern and harsh : GRIM
80. The take : GATE
82. "Orlando Furioso" author : ARIOSTO
83. Wee : TEENTSY
84. Avoid : ESCHEW
85. Squeak : PEEP
87. Dutch export : GOUDA
89. Like some furniture wood : BLOND
90. "___ the flyin'-fishes play" : WHERE
91. A daughter of Cronus : HERA
92. Rocker contemporary : MOD
94. How certain music is structured : ATONALLY
95. Denominator numbers : TWELFTHS
96. Hymn of praise : CANTICLE
99. Bookbinder's leather : ROAN
100. Mollify : APPEASE
101. Polynesian language : MAORI
103. With hands on hips : AKIMBO
104. Squeal : YELP
106. Yachtsman : BOATER
109. Tropical fruit : MANGO
110. Canadian official : REEVE
111. Lymnaeid : SNAIL
114. Joss-house feature : GONG
115. Insipid : BLAH
116. Tea, in Tours : THE
117. Electrical unit : REL
118. Extension : ARM
119. ___ de Cologne : EAU
121. Hebrew letter : HET
122. Stuff : WAD
123. Chemical suffix : ANE
124. Cape, to an Arab : RAS
125. Apr.–Oct. schedule : DST

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