PLEASE THINK TWICE!

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1990

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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JimH notes: You have to think twice to solve the theme answers. First, find a word that answers the clue. Second, find a meta clue that points to that answer. For example, at 97 Across, "Memorable humorous poet" could be NASH but for the answer, think twice, and enter ANTIQUE CAR. Here's another. 36 Down, "Edward or Norman" points to LEAR so that would make the meta-answer REGAN'S FATHER.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Playwright Racine : JEAN
5. Jazz form : BEBOP
10. Thank-you-___ (road bump) : MAAM
14. Bellow : ROAR
18. Farm unit : ACRE
19. Meyerbeer product : OPERA
20. "Kiss Me, Kate" co-writer Spewack : BELLA
21. Castel Sant'___ at Napoli : ELMO
22. National League nine : BUCCANEERS
24. S.A. capital : EDIBLEBEAN
26. Some Swiss paintings : KLEES
27. Galsworthy novel : TOLET
29. What R. Barr usually gets : LAUGHS
30. Speaks tipsily : SLURS
31. Eyelashes : CILIA
32. Domino : MASK
33. Counterfeit : SHAM
34. Frenchman's girlfriend : AMIE
35. Like Smetana's Marie : BARTERED
39. British servicewomen in W.W. II : WAACS
40. Great Lake : GAMEOFCARDS
43. Yamamai's kin : ERI
44. Wave, in Pau : ONDE
45. Platform under a platform : SOLE
46. Piques at their peaks : IRES
47. Ancient Greek contest : AGON
48. Remick or Marvin : LEE
49. Super Bowl team: 1988 : SMALLHORSES
53. Shun : EVADE
54. Acted as a figurehead : FRONTED
56. Blore and Porter : ERICS
57. Hesitated : CRANED
58. April 1 Abderites : FOOLS
59. Spain's Louvre : PRADO
60. Army honchos : BRASS
61. Most perspicacious : SAGEST
63. Oar fulcrum : THOLE
64. Like the Sabbath : RESTFUL
67. Turns rapidly, in Ayr : TIRLS
68. Rodgers and Hammerstein classic : SOONERSTATE
71. Capital of medieval Armenia : ANI
72. Stuff to smelt : ORES
73. Mickey to avoid : FINN
74. Teen bane : ACNE
75. Budge : STIR
76. Galba's "Go!" : ITE
77. Helen's abductor : CITYOFLIGHT
81. Conductor Zubin ___ : MEHTA
82. Forgives : CONDONES
84. Dispute, in Durango : RINA
85. Punchless punches : ADES
86. Snake eyes at Reno : ONES
87. Cryptesthetic people : SEERS
88. Rose oil : ATTAR
90. Sings, as to an infant : CROONS
93. Apt anagram for notes : STENO
94. Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
95. Locks : HITMUSICAL
97. Memorable humorous poet : ANTIQUECAR
102. Pine : ACHE
103. Valuable wood : EBONY
104. Vienna's river, to Strauss : DONAU
105. Learning : LORE
106. "American Gothic" painter : WOOD
107. Specks : DOTS
108. Mothball : STORE
109. John L.'s widow : YOKO
1. Elbow : JAB
2. Old French coin : ECU
3. Rainbow : ARC
4. Jewelry item : NECKLACE
5. Gaffe : BONER
6. Dueling pieces : EPEES
7. Honey bunch : BEES
8. Neb.'s Governor : ORR
9. Hobby : PASTIME
10. Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
11. Came to earth : ALIT
12. Dalmatic's relative : ALB
13. Wild ducks : MALLARDS
14. Scold : REBUKE
15. Actor Vidov : OLEG
16. Oriental nana : AMAH
17. Howard and Cey : RONS
20. Faith : BELIEF
23. Grads : ALUMS
25. Cardinal points : EASTS
28. Omnium-gatherum : OLIO
30. World's longest river : SHADEOFGREEN
31. Deloul, e.g. : CAMEL
32. Kind of nest : MARES
33. More reasonable : SANER
35. Divulges : BARES
36. Edward or Norman : REGANSFATHER
37. Undermine : ERODE
38. Emulated Duncan Hines : DINED
39. Gobble : WOLF
40. Prods : GOADS
41. Root and branch : ALL
42. Midwest whitefish : CISCO
45. Sparling : SMELT
47. Nautical cry : AVAST
49. Noted German sculptor: c.1440-1533 : STOSS
50. Fish-eating bird : HERON
51. Papal garment : ORALE
52. Bill attachment : RIDER
53. Take out : ERASE
55. Christmases : NOELS
57. El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
59. Rec. player : PHONO
60. Dark-colored goose : BRANT
61. Unexcitable : STOIC
62. ___-surface missiles : AIRTO
63. Awards named for Ms. Perry : TONYS
65. Distinct parts : UNITS
66. Money in Ankara : LIRA
68. Developers' interests : SITES
69. Grandiose tales : SAGAS
70. Cluck of disapproval : TCH
73. Used artifice : FINESSED
75. Anagram for dyes et al. : SEDATELY
77. Known, in Nantes : CONNU
78. Without interference : FREELY
79. Mortgage : LIEN
80. Forays : INROADS
81. Asian ornamental pine : MATSU
83. Like a goner : DOOMED
87. Watergate figure : STANS
88. "___ needs a good memory": Quintilian : ALIAR
89. Brimless hat : TOQUE
90. Tobacco in the cheek : CHAW
91. Carty of baseball : RICO
92. Subject of a Keats tragedy : OTHO
93. Glaswegian, e.g. : SCOT
94. ___ time (never) : ATNO
96. Nigerian native : IBO
98. Carter's "Why ___ the Best?" : NOT
99. Bill's partner : COO
100. "Boner's ___," comic strip : ARK
101. ___ Speedwagon, rock group : REO

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