MUSICAL MENAGERIE

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1985

Author:Edward Marchese
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. N.R.A. man : FDR
4. Preceder of cut or fire : CROSS
9. Israeli dance : HORA
13. Leading : AHEAD
18. Middle Easterner : ARAB
20. Virile : MACHO
21. Primordial substance : YLEM
22. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
23. Kern musical, with "The" : CATANDTHEFIDDLE
26. Air or motor follower : DROME
27. French school : ECOLE
28. Henry was one : ORATOR
29. Restrain legally : ESTOP
31. Hit song from "The Firefly" : DONKEYSERENADE
34. European blackbirds : OUSELS
38. Rialto sign : SRO
39. Appraise : RATE
40. Word-for-word : LITERAL
41. Sphere : ORB
44. Former Syr.-Egypt. union : UAR
47. Art stand : EASEL
49. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
50. Lute-shaped marine creature : GUITARFISH
55. Drudge : SLAVE
56. Meat cut : LOIN
57. Find out : LEARN
58. Water pots of India : LOTAS
60. Small sum : MITE
62. Make picots : TAT
63. Krupp steel city : ESSEN
64. Author St. Johns et al. : ADELAS
66. Believes in : TRUSTS
68. Popular piano piece : KITTENONTHEKEYS
73. Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
76. "___ with flagons . . . ": Song of Solomon : STAYME
77. Dog's role in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
81. Veterans' org. : AVC
82. Triangle ratio : SINE
85. Fencing feint : APPEL
86. Eminent : GREAT
87. Biblical nation : MOAB
89. Composer of "The Bohemian Girl" : BALFE
92. Movie western : HORSEOPERA
94. Grayish yellow : ECRU
95. Rattled : UPSET
96. "Whoopee!" : YOW
97. Be suitable : FIT
98. Lie back : RECLINE
100. Altars for Augustus : ARAE
103. "Old MacDonald" refrain letters : EIO
106. "Streetcar" character : STELLA
107. Birds with loud calls : TRUMPETERSWANS
114. Humpback salmon : HOLIA
116. Mine engineer : SAPPER
117. Aquiline abode : AERIE
118. Husband of la reine : LEROI
121. A.k.a. "Christmas Don't Be Late": 1958 : THECHIPMUNKSONG
124. Angler's problem : SNARL
125. Trifle : IOTA
126. Biting : NIPPY
127. Autocrat : TSAR
128. Japanese emperor's title : TENNO
129. Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
130. "Beau ___" : GESTE
131. Compass dir. : ESE
1. Confronted : FACED
2. Northern constellation : DRACO
3. Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
4. Direct with auth. : CMD
5. Some NASA takeoffs : RATOS
6. Pigment for Joseph Turner : OCHRE
7. Clip : SHEAR
8. Not so adamant : SOFTER
9. Water compounds : HYDRATES
10. Worn : OLD
11. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
12. Innovative Broadway producer: 1871–1937 : AMES
13. Down ___ (destitute) : ANDOUT
14. Common arctic sea mammal : HARPSEAL
15. "The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
16. Prepare for battle : ARM
17. Frances or Ruby : DEE
19. Obstructs : BALKS
24. At no time, to Keats : NEER
25. College in Westchester Co., N.Y. : IONA
30. Formal or fashionable attire : TOILETTE
32. "Hold ___ horses!" : YOUR
33. Fir or pine board : DEAL
35. Cereal fungi : ERGOTS
36. Prop for Will Rogers : LARIAT
37. Distorts : SLANTS
40. A brother of Simeon : LEVI
41. Make eyes at : OGLE
42. Feels remorse : RUES
43. Inclination : BIAS
45. Musical key : AFLAT
46. ___ Janeiro : RIODE
48. U.S. missile : SAM
51. Laborious travels : TREKS
52. Oakley and Rooney : ANNIES
53. British carbine : STEN
54. Rings of light : HALOS
59. Tot's hero : SANTA
61. Spiny, blue-flowered plant : ERYNGO
65. Short for infection-causing bacteria : STAPH
67. Take forcibly : USURP
69. The Supreme Court, e.g. : TRIBUNAL
70. Photog's solution : HYPO
71. Grinding material : EMERY
72. Big turf winner : KELSO
73. Designators : NAMERS
74. Wading bird : AVOCET
75. Rare : SCARCE
78. Coral strip : REEF
79. Hindu dress : SARI
80. Coup d'___ : ETAT
83. Nucha : NAPE
84. Sextet in "Little Nellie Kelly" : ELS
88. Voice amplifier : BULLHORN
90. "Ode to ___": Collins : FEAR
91. Pre-Roman in Italy : ETRUSCAN
93. Water pitcher : EWER
99. Philippine seaport with a repetitive name : ILOILO
101. Oriental baby tender : AMAH
102. ___ Forest, former English royal park : EPPING
104. Author Dinesen : ISAK
105. "Lend less than thou ___": Shak. : OWEST
107. California-Nevada lake : TAHOE
108. Marner's adopted child : EPPIE
109. "A la Recherche du ___ Perdu": Proust : TEMPS
110. Break out : ERUPT
111. Rebelled : AROSE
112. Foch and Simone : NINAS
113. River in NE Spain : SEGRE
115. "Seems, madam! Nay, ___": Hamlet : ITIS
118. Utah Beach craft : LST
119. Chemical suffix : ENE
120. Operated : RAN
122. Age, in Asti : ETA
123. American humorist: 1850–96 : NYE

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