VOCABULARY BUILDER

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 1988

Author: Brett A. Blaylock
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City on the Alabama : SELMA
6. Hawaiian goose : NENE
10. Thunderstruck : AWED
14. Turkish pavilion : KIOSK
19. Bay window : ORIEL
20. Done : OVER
21. Pith : CORE
22. Roman handles : ANSAE
23. Artificial : FACTITIOUS
25. Foreigner : TRAMONTANE
27. "___ Lay Dying": Faulkner : ASI
28. The study of wealth : CHREMATISTICS
30. Mil. rank : GEN
31. Parlor piece : SETTEE
33. Small sandpiper : STINT
34. Candles : TAPERS
36. Placed on Elba, e.g. : ISLED
39. Move in a slalom race : ZAG
40. Bluster : SWASH
42. Coin minter's blank : FLAN
45. TV's vocal equine : MRED
47. Novelist Sinclair : UPTON
49. "Yes ___": S. Davis Jr. : ICAN
53. One of the "deadly seven" : LUST
54. Cat fancier : AELUROPHILE
57. Reduce a fever : LYSE
58. "Wait ___ Dark," 1967 film : UNTIL
60. Kohoutek, e.g. : COMET
61. TV sitcom : ALF
62. Red Sea port : MOCHA
63. Tokens of assurance : EARNESTS
65. Emboss metal : CHASE
67. William ___ Yeats : BUTLER
68. Existence: Comb. form : ONTO
69. Cubic meter : STERE
70. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
71. Musical notations : AFLATS
73. Off balance : ATILT
74. Blue-penciled : REDACTED
78. Items on pitchers' mounds : SLABS
79. Sound in a round : TRA
80. "Cio-Cio" composer : LEHAR
82. Babe Ruth's retired number : THREE
83. Forbidden : TABU
84. Like a goldfish : CHRYSOLEPIC
87. Ibsen heroine : NORA
88. Katarina Witt feat : AXEL
89. Contract : LEASE
90. Isinglass : MICA
91. Partner to : INON
92. Declaration signer : ADAMS
94. Bulgarian money : LEV
97. Pub pastime : DARTS
99. Member of a safari : BEARER
102. Legendary co-founder of Rome : REMUS
104. Impede : RETARD
108. S.A. country : ARG
109. Awakener's stretching activity : PANDICULATION
114. A Thai tongue : LAD
115. Ephemeral : EVANESCENT
117. Study of engraving upon gems : GLYPTOLOGY
119. Mature : RIPEN
120. Ex-constellation : ARGO
121. Rarae ___ : AVES
122. "Boléro" composer : RAVEL
123. Golfing great : SNEAD
124. Cupid : AMOR
125. Novelist Macaulay : ROSE
126. Jenny Lind, e.g. : SWEDE
1. Couches : SOFAS
2. Clear a tape : ERASE
3. Lawful : LICIT
4. N.Y.C. landmark : MET
5. "___ Restaurant," A. Guthrie opus : ALICES
6. Black: Fr. : NOIR
7. Greek reveler's cry : EVOE
8. Medieval church-music signs : NEUMS
9. Artificial : ERSATZ
10. Disobedient or mischievous : ACTINGUP
11. Best : WORST
12. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
13. Actress Moore : DEMI
14. Dorothy Gale's state : KANSAS
15. Part of speech: Abbr. : INT
16. Inedible orange : OSAGE
17. More rational : SANER
18. Wails : KEENS
24. Actress Ritter : THELMA
26. Service-station word : OCTANE
29. Cervantes's aunt : TIA
32. Pertaining to bells : TINTINNABULAR
35. Devotee of the practical arts : PHILOTECHNIST
37. Put up : ERECT
38. One of the Cyclades : DELOS
40. Vertical piece in a door frame : STILE
41. Rake : WOLF
42. Vent : FLUE
43. Selene, to Ovid : LUNA
44. Sextant's forerunner : ASTROLABE
46. While: Lat. : DUM
48. Stage : PHASE
50. Physicist's accelerator : CYCLOTRON
51. Noted netman : ASHE
52. Approximate : NEAR
55. Straight muscles : RECTI
56. Tragedy written in 1604 : OTHELLO
59. People of Riga : LETTS
62. King of Naples: 1808-15 : MURAT
64. Distressful call : SOS
66. Soviet collective : ARTEL
67. Counterfeit : BAD
69. Corset : STAYS
71. Dog star : ASTA
72. Source of linseed oil : FLAX
73. City in Artois : ARRAS
74. Tantivy : RAPID
75. Heath : ERICA
76. Saarinen : EERO
77. Doyen : DEAN
79. Oates book: 1969 : THEM
81. Encircle, with "in" : HEM
84. Bow and Barton : CLARAS
85. Channel control : SELECTOR
86. Stick's alternative : CARROT
93. Rely : DEPEND
95. Ratite bird : EMU
96. Common : VULGAR
98. Purports : TENORS
99. Max and Bugs : BAERS
100. U.S. Senator from N.C.: 1954-74 : ERVIN
101. Yawning : AGAPE
102. Rock Starr : RINGO
103. Volley : SALVO
105. " . . . a feeling and ___": Wordsworth : ALOVE
106. Fumed : RAGED
107. Author of "The White Company" : DDYLE
110. Coll. World Series sponsor : NCAA
111. Skin: Comb. form : DERM
112. Nautical chains : TYES
113. ___ dixit : IPSE
116. Education org. : NEA
118. Nomologist's forte : LAW

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