Alan Arbesfeld
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New York Times, Sunday, April 12, 1992

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cancel : ANNUL
6. Convert : ALTER
11. Clouseau, for one: Abbr. : INSP
15. Concordes : SSTS
19. Warehouse : ETAPE
20. Cheese that's not bad? : GOUDA
21. Quern, e.g. : MILL
22. Ballet movement : PLIE
23. Thereby hangs a tail? : SHIRT
24. Moore's TV boss : ASNER
25. What Juan washes with : AGUA
26. Anatomical wrinkle : RUGA
27. Year 3/4 as ominous as Orwell's : FOURTEENEIGHTYEIGHT
31. "The poet makes himself ___ . . . ": Rimbaud : ASEER
32. Jordan target : NET
33. Discharges : EGESTS
34. Ludlum's "The ___ Ultimatum" : BOURNE
37. Abundance : SCADS
40. Olfactory stimulus : ODOR
41. Function : ACT
42. Proposal : OVERTURE
45. Southwest Conf. Team : SMU
46. TD's yield six of these : PTS
49. These are 2/3 as strenuous for Hitchcock : THETWENTYSIXSTEPS
53. Feminist pitcher's concern? : ERA
54. Socks : HOSE
55. Original words : TEXT
56. Stein's predecessor? : EIN
57. It follows a long March : APRIL
59. Peter the Great, for one : TSAR
62. Delicious food? : APPLE
65. Like worms or eels : APODAL
66. Period 4/5 as lonely to Garcia Márquez : EIGHTYYEARSOFSOLITUDE
72. Unpaid debt : ARREAR
73. Open-book exam? : AUDIT
74. Nothing, to Pedro : NADA
75. New Zealand native : MAORI
76. It soars at shores : ERN
77. Slow down : EASE
80. Josip Broz : TITO
84. Airport initials : ETA
85. Horns 1/4 as loud as Preston's : NINETEENTROMBONES
91. Prepared : SET
92. Show fatigue : NOD
93. Breastplate : PECTORAL
94. Guy's partner : GAL
95. Tatum and Blakey : ARTS
97. The ___ Brothers, pop group : ISLEY
98. Presley's birthplace : TUPELO
100. Beautician or couturier : STYLER
103. Loot for a conquistador : ORO
104. Lauder of note : ESTEE
106. To Heston, these are 2/5 as demanding : THEFOURCOMMANDMENTS
112. Bring up : REAR
113. Anthropologist Fossey : DIAN
114. Saw : ADAGE
115. Dik-dik's cousin : ORIBI
118. Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
119. Director Kenton : ERLE
120. Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
121. Within audible frequencies : SONIC
122. Dip site : POND
123. Interpret : READ
124. Like krypton : INERT
125. Dirge : ELEGY
1. He lost to D.D.E. : AES
2. Extreme : NTH
3. Innocent : NAIF
4. Hubbub : UPROAR
5. "___ praise famous men . . . ": Ecclesiasticus : LETUSNOW
6. Fine-grained chalcedony : AGATE
7. What Bryan was to Taft : LOSER
8. Use a certain fork : TUNE
9. Solway Firth tributary : EDEN
10. Excellent : RARE
11. Concepts : IMAGES
12. Word with cap and gown : NIGHT
13. Slattern : SLUT
14. ___ to (curried favor) : PLAYEDUP
15. More agile : SPRIER
16. Hits hard : SLUGS
17. Miserly : TIGHT
18. Prizes on the Hill : SEATS
28. Superman, at the movies : REEVE
29. Measure : INDEX
30. Type of trip : EGO
34. Soaking medium : BATH
35. ___ Rios, Jamaican resort : OCHO
36. All-purpose trks. : UTES
37. Where Charon labored : STYX
38. Dessert item : CUSTARD
39. "Exodus" hero : ARI
40. Augury : OMEN
43. Notation : ENTRY
44. 66 or 1: Abbr. : RTE
45. Pens : STIES
46. Concealed : PERDU
47. Athos, Porthos and Aramis, e.g. : TRIAD
48. Part of a maison : SALLE
50. Rope or scope : TETHER
51. Core of solipsism : SELF
52. Palatable : SAPID
58. Burbank specialty : POTATO
60. Color : STAIN
61. Scottish seaport : AYR
63. Clairvoyance : PSI
64. Force : POTENCE
65. In the manner of : ALA
66. Chair designer Charles : EAMES
67. Wrathful : IRATE
68. Trifling sum : GROAT
69. Like an otary : EARED
70. Charley's Donna Lucia : AUNT
71. ___ the other : ONEOR
76. Shroyer role : ENOS
78. Dist. or pros. : ATTY
79. Hit sign : SRO
81. "Bus Stop" author : INGE
82. River duck : TEAL
83. City of the Nobel Peace Prize : OSLO
86. Faulkner's "___ in the Dust" : INTRUDER
87. ___ salts : EPSOM
88. That's a moray : EEL
89. Not shiny or glossy : MATTE
90. Puritan : BLUENOSE
95. Dreyfus or Housman : ALFRED
96. Hudson contemporary : REO
97. De-creased? : IRONED
99. Lorry fuel : PETROL
100. Barber's need : STROP
101. On ___ (active) : THEGO
102. Long : YEARN
103. City NW of Orlando : OCALA
104. Gardener's tool : EDGER
105. Refine metal : SMELT
107. Laughter, in Lyon : RIRE
108. Its capital is Bamako : MALI
109. Arabian port : ADEN
110. Hub : NAVE
111. Right-triangle ratio : SINE
116. Hanks vehicle : BIG
117. Frigid : ICY

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