NUMBERS GAME

New York Times, Sunday, March 22, 1987

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 503 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sandarac tree : ARAR
5. HUSKS : CHAFF
10. A CUBE HAS SIX : SIDES
15. STUDY : DEN
18. Path : LANE
19. Proportion : RATIO
20. $100 bill : CNOTE
21. Powerful shark : MAKO
22. Throne relinquishers : ABDICATORS
24. 99 LEAGUES : ASSOCIATES
26. Errand boy : GOFER
27. Chaucer specialties : TALES
29. Outward : ECTAD
30. Pours, as from a carafe : DECANTS
33. Even : LEVEL
34. Henri's brainstorm : IDEE
35. Hams it up : EMOTES
36. Canary's European cousin : SERIN
37. Reappearance after eclipse : EMERSION
41. Like some forests : PINEY
42. Train travelers : PASSENGERS
44. Hoopsters' org. : NBA
45. Ancient : OLD
46. Taste : SAPOR
49. J.F.K. postings : ARRS
50. Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
51. Abound : TEEM
53. 94 METERS : BOUNDARIES
57. Of a region : AREAL
58. Symphonic movement : MINUET
60. On high : ALOFT
61. Relative of skat : ECARTE
62. 5 INCHES, APPROXIMATELY : LINNETS
64. Ballet skirts : TUTUS
65. Excited : STIRRED
66. Some relatives : ENATES
67. Cheeks : GENAE
68. Fountain treat : SUNDAE
69. Fall bloomer : ASTER
70. Czech city : BRATISLAVA
72. Lath : SLAT
75. Before-mentioned : SAID
76. Grande and de Janeiro : RIOS
77. "I love___": O'Keeffe : ALASS
79. Timber tree : ASH
80. Wine: Comb. form : ENO
81. Providers of finishing touches : PERFECTERS
85. Kinkajou : POTTO
87. Rational : SENSIBLE
89. Philatelic mount : HINGE
90. Pub : TAVERN
91. Bears, in Barcelona : OSOS
92. Ballroom dance : TANGO
93. 3 IRON : FIREDOG
94. Rice dish : PILAU
96. A mushroom : MOREL
97. Avid : EAGER
98. Activity for 22 Across : RENOUNCING
100. Concert manager : IMPRESARIO
105. Footed vases : URNS
106. Grant recipient : DONEE
107. Utter : SHEER
108. Appropriated : TOOK
109. Personal history, for short : BIO
110. Pungs : SLEDS
111. Tillers : HOERS
112. Poet Millay : EDNA
1. Wing : ALA
2. JEWISH TEACHER'S TITLE : RAB
3. IN ADDITION : AND
4. Surrey borough : REIGATE
5. Partner of arts : CRAFTS
6. Detests : HATES
7. Suffix with comment : ATOR
8. Evergreen : FIR
9. Supports : FOSTERS
10. Kind of triangle : SCALENE
11. Malta, e.g., to Hans : INSEL
12. Sleep, in Soho : DOSS
13. D.D.E. command : ETO
14. The South, in 1860-61 : SECEDERS
15. Facts : DATA
16. Made do, barely : EKED
17. Us, to Cato : NOS
21. Team and check followers : MATES
23. TWO BITS : CONEYS
25. Bakery workers : ICERS
28. Rara ___ : AVIS
30. Station : DEPOT
31. Author Zola : EMILE
32. Strong censure : CONDEMNATION
33. Discover : LEARN
34. Caucasian group : IMERS
36. Gush : SPOUT
37. Showy bird : EGRET
38. Linked, as this puzzle's thematic entries : INTERRELATED
39. Earth-shaped : OBLATE
40. Fastened with brads : NAILED
43. 95 CENTS : NAIFS
47. Borders on : ABUTS
48. "Israfel" poet and his wife : POES
50. Macaws : ARARAS
52. Coined : MINTED
54. Discourage : DAUNT
55. U.S.S.R. border range : ALTAI
56. Rakes : ROUES
57. Sour : ACID
59. ___-do-well : NEER
61. Lab heaters : ETNAS
62. Rents : LEASES
63. Mad : INSANE
64. Annoy : TEASE
65. Capital of Fiji : SUVA
67. "Grand Canyon Suite" composer : GROFE
68. Mud volcano : SALSE
70. Spins logs : BIRLS
71. Stately composition : LARGO
73. Houston athlete : ASTRO
74. Leather strap : THONG
76. Catches by Moses Malone : REBOUNDS
78. Next best after strikes : SPARES
81. Cape in Sabah : PISAU
82. 15 OUNCES : CHARGES
83. Prong : TINE
84. TENPIN : ENGLISH
86. Yielded to gluttony : OVERATE
88. Thrills for choristers : SOLOS
90. Detroit team : TIGERS
92. Tinted : TONED
93. Traveler : FARER
94. PERSIAN FAIRY : PERI
95. ___ TIME (IMMEDIATELY) : INNO
96. Golconda : MINE
97. Fencing weapon : EPEE
98. Massage : RUB
99. MOUNTAIN PASS : COL
101. Unit of conductance : MHO
102. Gat : ROD
103. Charged particle : ION
104. Turkish weight : OKA

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