PLANTED ANTONYMS

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 1986

Author:Ernst Theimer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

PS notes: *This puzzle was described in the New York Times Magazine's 50 Years of Crossword Puzzles article (published on February 16, 1992) as "What an origami swan is to a folded paper airplane, this puzzle is to the average crossword." *The 116-Down clue in the PDF did indeed read "___-go-brath." "___-go-bragh" is much more common, though the brath spelling does appear online.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Promontory : HEADLAND
9. More secure : SAFER
14. NOT SO FAST : SUPPER
20. Etcher : ENGRAVER
21. LIKE THE HEAVENLY GATES : PLATE
22. A chief city of ancient Corsica : ALERIA
23. Start of a pertinent nursery rhyme : MARYMARYQUITECONTRARY
26. Biblical leader : MOSES
27. Char : BURN
28. Coasted : SLID
29. Contemplates : EYES
30. Aseptic : STERILE
32. Seine sights : ILES
34. OBTAINED : COMET
38. Course : RUN
39. TEMPTRESS : DAMN
42. Feasts, in France : REGALS
47. Arabian gulf : ADEN
48. Some tenses : PASTS
50. Pedal digits : TOES
52. Gem weight : CARAT
53. BURNISH ANEW : DEMOLISH
55. FORESTALLED, FORMERLY : PRODDED
58. Tender : SORE
59. Set apart : ISOLATE
60. ___ de menthe : CREME
61. Soil exposing : EROSIVE
63. Faux pas at Reno : MISDEAL
65. Having three feet : TRIPEDAL
66. Involve : ENTAIL
70. Savor again : RETASTE
73. Poetry : VERSES
74. Tidy state : NEATNESS
76. LAPWING : PLUNDER
78. Free : RELEASE
79. Vintage car : ESSEX
81. ASSERTED WITHOUT PROOF : ALARMED
86. Concept : IDEA
87. Trod : STEPPED
89. Breed of white swine : CHESHIRE
90. Shut : CLOSE
92. Body of African warriors : IMPI
93. FIRED : SCOLD
95. Lamb's pen name : ELIA
96. " . . . he bowed, ___": Judges 5:27 : HEFELL
98. Kitchen utensils : PANS
100. Cuckoo : ANI
101. Manufacturer : MAKER
102. DISTEND : SILL
104. Restless, musically : AGITATO
107. Charleses' pet : ASTA
111. Anchor : MOOR
113. "Arma virumque ___": Virgil : CANO
114. Courted : WOOED
118. Second line of pertinent rhyme : HOWDOESYOURGARDENGROW
123. SLY : TREATY
124. A Lauder : ESTEE
125. Arboreal border : TREELINE
126. Cubic meters : STERES
127. Peruses : READS
128. Grieved : SADDENED
1. Cloth edging : HEM
2. Hindu land grant : ENAM
3. Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
4. Prohibitionists : DRYS
5. Most claudicant : LAMEST
6. Nautical "stop" : AVAST
7. Saul's uncle: I Samuel 14 : NER
8. Painting method : DRYBRUSH
9. Scramble, in Edinburgh : SPURL
10. Trued : ALINED
11. Obese : FAT
12. Nice hot times : ETES
13. Rested : RECLINED
14. Smoothing device : SANDER
15. Opposite of prox. : ULT
16. A Dumas : PERE
17. Supplicate : PRAY
18. Celt's land : EIRE
19. Beams : RAYS
24. One of the Dionnes : QUINT
25. Lubricate : OIL
31. Deles : ERASES
33. Dry, as wine : SEC
34. Moslem judge : CADI
35. Pindaric creations : ODES
36. Office communication : MEMO
37. Organic compound : ENOL
40. Mighty mite : ATOM
41. Style : MODE
43. Cause of a mirthquake : GASSER
44. Cuckoopints : AROIDS
45. Immature insects : LARVAE
46. Hardens : STEELS
48. Without mercy : PITILESS
49. Pilchard's kin : SPRAT
51. Forecaster : SEER
54. Thin plate : LAMINA
56. Backslide : RELAPSE
57. Talked nonsense : DRIVELED
60. Medium grade : CEE
62. Met fare : OPERAS
64. M.D.'s : DRS
65. Number for Retton : TEN
66. Ornament : ENRICH
67. Acupuncture item : NEEDLE
68. "A ___ Two Cities" : TALEOF
69. Comfortable : ATEASE
71. Pungs : SLEDS
72. Soup and fish : TUX
75. Egyptian king : SETI
77. Showy flower : DAHLIA
79. Baseball Hall of Famer Rixey : EPPA
80. GUSH : SPIN
82. American ostrich : RHEA
83. Exploit : MILK
84. Part of HOMES : ERIE
85. Expensive : DEAR
88. User : EMPLOYER
89. Twists : CONTORTS
91. City RR's : ELS
94. Region in Dante's "Inferno" : CAINA
97. English gobs : LIMEYS
99. Holy : SACRED
101. Round or crescent : MOONED
103. ___ Angeles : LOS
105. Pledges : GAGES
106. Woolen fabric : TWEED
107. Canadian Indian group : AHTS
108. Kind : SORT
109. Piping note : TWEE
110. Month after Shebat : ADAR
112. Ascended : ROSE
115. Amorous look : OGLE
116. "___ go brath" : ERIN
117. Over : DONE
119. Capri follower : OTE
120. Western lizard : UTA
121. Cape ___, NW Africa : DRA
122. Married : WED

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