OFFICE SURPRISE

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1988

Author: Stanley Glass
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Flashy squawker : MACAW
6. "Cherchez la ___" : FEMME
11. Goya's duchess : ALBA
15. Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
18. Inspiration for a canzone : AMORE
19. Celestial hunter : ORION
20. Pseudologist : LIAR
21. Form by carving : RASE
23. Groups of masseurs? : RUBBERBANDS
25. Foremost : PARAMOUNT
27. Raphael's birthplace : URBINO
28. Execute a slalom : SKI
29. Deposit on a wedding band? : RINGBINDER
30. Connects : TIES
32. Jolson's river : SWANEE
34. Cubic meter : STERE
35. Cone-shaped dwelling : TEPEE
38. Summaries : EPITOMES
41. Charge : FEE
42. Aujourd'hui's forerunner : HIER
43. Electronic pulse maker : SCALER
44. "The ___ the wise are as goads . . . ": Eccl. 12:11 : WORDSOF
48. Sea eagle : ERN
49. Preserve : STORE
50. Roundabout : DEVIOUS
54. Doctors' org. : AMA
55. Traders : MERCHANTS
57. Roman magistrate : PRETOR
58. Luge : SLED
59. Kin of bushbucks : ELANDS
60. Used a mangle : IRONED
61. Better : AMEND
62. I.R.S. "benefactions" : REFUNDS
64. Windshield hazard : FROST
65. Diplomatic oasis : EMBASSY
67. Dictum : EDICT
68. Classical odist : HORACE
70. Slowpokes : SNAILS
71. Fleece : BILK
72. Rake over the coals : BERATE
73. Allotted, British style : PARCELLED
76. Wright wing : ELL
77. Manufactures : CREATES
78. Chills : AGUES
79. Workers' gp. : ILO
80. Puccini's "Manon ___" : LESCAUT
82. Parts of calyces : SEPALS
84. Box : SPAR
85. Branch of learning : ART
86. Petrol : GASOLINE
89. Bully's prey : SISSY
90. Addis ___ : ABABA
93. Swift's forte : SATIRE
94. S. Korea's first president : RHEE
96. Simple litigations? : BRIEFCASES
98. Industrial tub : VAT
101. Straying : ERRANT
105. A town between Boston and Lowell : BILLERICA
106. Johnson as a scorer? : MAGICMARKER
108. Noble, in Nürnberg : EDEL
109. Components of psyches : EGOS
110. Colette's "The ___ One" : OTHER
111. Author of "Common Sense" : PAINE
112. Sullivan and McMahon : EDS
113. Dwindle : WANE
114. Pall : WEARY
115. Feudal peons : ESNES
1. Word on a Japanese ship : MARU
2. Asiatic border river : AMUR
3. The Georgia Peach : COBB
4. Judge : ARBITER
5. Hot dog : WEENIE
6. Watch chain : FOB
7. Precambrian and Paleozoic : ERAS
8. Coveted pelt : MINK
9. Couturière : MODISTE
10. Annapolis grad. : ENS
11. Goat or butterfly : ALPINE
12. Woody climbers : LIANES
13. Erie Canal vessel : BARGE
14. Kuwaiti or Omani : ARAB
15. Faced : FRONTED
16. Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
17. Lou Grant portrayer : ASNER
22. Raison d'___ : ETRE
24. Brooklyn's Preacher : ROE
26. Penny pinchers : MISERS
29. Butter at Fordham : RAM
31. Additional bedding? : SECONDSHEET
33. Editor? : WORDPROCESSOR
35. Oates novel : THEM
36. Joyce's homeland : EIRE
37. Fresh load of pigs? : PENREFILLS
39. Elements : PARTS
40. Martinique et St.-Pierre : ILES
41. Polo team : FOUR
43. Tolerate : STAND
44. Impassive monarch? : WOODENRULER
45. Errors at the cash register? : SALESSLIPS
46. Auguries : OMENS
47. Like a craze : FADDY
49. "Can't! Don't! ___! Won't!": Kipling : SHANT
51. Irregular : EROSE
52. Outlet : VENT
53. Bronx follower : ITE
56. Hen's comment : CLUCK
58. Diminutive : SMALL
60. Fit to be tied : IRATE
61. "___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
62. Confederate, e.g. : REBEL
63. Office Cato once held : EDILE
64. Frosh-rushing group : FRAT
66. Medieval clubs : MACES
69. Anglo-Saxon currency : ORA
70. Author of "The Dragons of Eden" : SAGAN
72. Medieval English chronicle : BRUT
73. Conductor Genarro ___: 1886-1941 : PAPI
74. Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
75. High-sided little boat : DORY
77. Water holder : CARAFE
81. Author James B. and ballplayer Enos : CABELLS
83. Hoist : ELEVATE
84. Mountain ranges : SIERRAS
86. Boaster : GASCON
87. Sergeant's command : ATEASE
88. Sonny's sibling : SIS
89. Mexican blanketlike shawl : SERAPE
90. Title Liszt held : ABBE
91. Needlework loop : BRIDE
92. Was in the grip of la grippe : AILED
93. Russian antelope : SAIGA
95. Border : HEM
97. Aquatic team : CREW
99. Turkish commander : AGHA
100. Stadium area : TIER
102. Related : AKIN
103. Hawaiian goose : NENE
104. ___ bien : TRES
106. Pile of hay : MOW
107. Hue's partner : CRY

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