BEASTLY COMBOS

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1986

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wood from Thailand : TEAK
5. Hippie's home : PAD
8. Crams : PACKS
13. Snared by Scylla : DOOMED
19. Lombok neighbor : BALI
20. G.I.'s haven : USO
21. Distribute : ALLOT
22. Prized weasel : ERMINE
23. Kind of rain : ACID
24. Pi follower : RHO
25. Tuscan province : SIENA
26. W. C. or Gracie : FIELDS
27. Horticultural pachyderm : RHINOCEROSEFANCIER
31. "___ du lieber!" : ACH
32. Clamors : DINS
33. Corridor : HALL
34. Wane : EBB
37. Spectral tuskers : ELEPHANTOMS
42. Inlet : COVE
43. Disparage : SLUR
44. One of the haves : POSSESSOR
45. Play tricks : JAPE
46. Complete, for short : THORO
47. High in pitch: Music : ALT
48. Pymt. acknowledgment : RECT
49. Lamb-emulating feline : LIONESSAYIST
52. Dolts : CLODS
54. Sacred song : MOTET
55. Coarse silk : TUSSAH
56. Sec.'s blunder : TYPO
57. What parties vie for : SEATS
59. Yes men : ASSENTERS
62. Dabbling reptile : CROCODILETTANTE
66. Thera, formerly : SANTORINI
69. Pistil part : OVARY
70. Radiation doses : REMS
74. Female adviser : EGERIA
75. Keeps : SAVES
77. Part of N.A.A.C.P. : ASSOC
78. Hard-working simian : GORILLABORER
81. Cook's meas. : TBSP
84. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
85. Greek competitions : AGONS
86. Chinese political group : TONG
87. Rio de Janeiro is its capital : GUANABARA
89. Direct : RULE
90. Rainbow goddess : IRIS
91. Subordinate canine : HOUNDERLING
93. Six, in Sicilia : SEI
94. Ludwig or Jannings : EMIL
95. Loren's evening : SERA
96. ___ glance : ATA
97. Armed river horse : HIPPOPOTAMUSKETEER
104. Took long steps : STRODE
107. Batman's cousin : VALET
108. Caviar : ROE
109. Nimbus : HALO
110. Rang : PEALED
111. Habituate : ENURE
112. Melody : AIR
113. Disastrous : EVIL
114. Stick : ADHERE
115. Do the lawn again : RESOD
116. ___ Cayes, Haiti : LES
117. Sway : REEL
1. Ski-lift part : TBAR
2. Apiece : EACH
3. Others, to Ovid : ALII
4. Abducts : KIDNAPS
5. Buy : PURCHASE
6. Tennis great : ASHE
7. Access : DOOR
8. Here and there, as in a book : PASSIM
9. Peregrines : ALIENS
10. Pitch indicators : CLEFS
11. Hawaiian district : KONA
12. Horse-drawn carriage : STANHOPE
13. Narrow valley : DEFILE
14. Bay window : ORIEL
15. Hebrew dry measure : OMER
16. Wire measure : MIL
17. Finis : END
18. Philip Wylie character : DES
28. Earthy pigments : OCHERS
29. Reputation : ODOR
30. Spelunkers' milieus : CAVES
34. Fictional Plaza denizen : ELOISE
35. College treasurer : BURSAR
36. Bouillons : BROTHS
37. Astronomy discrepancy : EPACT
38. Money in Soho : LOLLY
39. Bar at the bar : ESTOP
40. White House gp. : NSC
41. Add up : TOT
42. Musical settings for stories : CANTATAS
43. Pettifoggers : SHYSTERS
45. Namath or DiMaggio : JOE
46. Mock : TAUNT
49. Viaud's pen name : LOTI
50. "___ that makes the world go round!": "Iolanthe" : ITSLOVE
51. Tommy's gun : STEN
53. Teachings : DOCTRINE
54. Dolley and James : MADISONS
57. J.H.S. course : SCI
58. Ages and ages : EON
60. Orch. section : STR
61. Utter : SAY
63. Agitates : ROILS
64. Nuncupative : ORAL
65. In any way : EVER
66. Backwoods-man's cheroots : SEGARS
67. Directing or inciting: Comb. form : AGOGUE
68. Perfume oil : NEROLI
71. Trial, for Henri : ESSAI
72. Make a dove's sound : MOURN
73. Stunted tree : SCRAG
76. Bol. neighbor : ARG
77. Aside, in a Racine play : APARTE
79. Anchor position : ATRIP
80. Lose one's temper : BOILOVER
81. Cask : TUN
82. Unfit : BAD
83. Jogging gear : SNEAKERS
87. Agaña is its capital : GUAM
88. Foolish talk : BLATHER
90. Obstruct : IMPEDE
91. Opposite of homo : HETERO
92. Emulated Bryan : ORATED
94. Shoreyer : EIDER
95. Alone, onstage : SOLUS
97. Cavity : HOLE
98. Sheet of stamps : PANE
99. Caspian feeder : URAL
100. Peau de ___ (rich cloth) : SOIE
101. This has a soffit : EAVE
102. Sculptor Nadelman: 1885–1946 : ELIE
103. Kipfel, e.g. : ROLL
104. Aptly named Belgian town : SPA
105. Actor Danson : TED
106. Olé's American cousin : RAH

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