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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

MIDEAST MONKEYSHINES

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1990

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,775
Across Down
1. New Zealand native : MAORI
6. J. F. Cooper subject : PILOT
11. Off the mark : AMISS
16. Out of breath : WINDED
17. Namibia's game preserve : ETOSHA
19. Grow together : ACCRETE
21. ___ million : ONEINA
22. Polluted waters at Port Said? : THESEWAGECANAL
24. Draw forth : EDUCE
25. Bedouin's workout? : ARABICEXERCISES
26. Start of a Hardy title : FAR
27. Lump of earth : CLOD
28. Town near Steubenville, Ohio : ADENA
29. Boot bottom : SOLE
30. Corn or verse preceder : UNI
31. TV's Donahue : PHIL
32. Bu. or pk. : AMT
34. To, to Burns : TAE
36. East Indian sailor : LASCAR
38. Yamamai's kin : ERI
39. N.L. M.V.P.: 1952 : SAUER
42. Pou ___ (vantage point) : STO
45. Donne's geographical error? : OMANISANISLAND
49. Fairy-tale sign-off : AFTER
51. Certain lodge members : MASONS
52. Apt. house, e.g. : CONDO
53. Lasso : RIATA
54. Methuselah's claim to fame : AGE
56. Kindergartner : TOT
57. Coal scuttle : HOD
58. Alfonse's polite ami : GASTON
59. Valentino? : AWOLFINSHEIKSCLOTHING
65. He played Ashley : LESLIE
66. Violinist Bull : OLE
67. Moscow square : RED
68. Toastmasters, for short : MCS
69. Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
70. Beersheba's region : NEGEV
72. Be philanthropic : DONATE
74. ___ Yisrael (Palestine) : ERETS
75. Title for an aged Islamic rancher? : IMAMOLDCOWHAND
79. Rembrandt's last name : RYN
80. Bentsen, for one : TEXAN
82. Function : USE
83. Numbers each leaf or page : FOLIOS
85. TV's Headroom : MAX
86. Swift Atl. plane : SST
87. Decant : POUR
89. Cube root of eight : TWO
90. Opposite of wax : WANE
93. Cover story : ALIBI
97. He wrote "The Gremlins" : DAHL
98. Noted Indian diplomat : RAU
99. Mideast mecca for stargazers? : ADENPLANETARIUM
103. Trudges : SLOGS
105. Persian Gulf diet observers? : KUWAITWATCHERS
106. Orbital high point : APOGEE
107. Voted in : ELECTED
108. Tribute : HOMAGE
109. Ind. hoopsters : PACERS
110. Tire imprint : TREAD
111. Natives of Ecbatana, e.g. : MEDES
112. Some collars : ETONS
1. Philippine island : MINDANAO
2. Artery disorder : ANEURISM
3. Of a verse form : ODIC
4. Coty or Clair : RENE
5. G. & S. princess : IDA
6. Fuel for a lorry : PETROL
7. "___ to Be You," 1924 song : ITHAD
8. Leopold's codefendant : LOEB
9. Bone: Comb. form : OSSI
10. "___ in the Hat": Seuss : THECAT
11. Needle-shaped : ACERATE
12. DCL doubled : MCCC
13. "Not for these ___/The song . . . ": Wordsworth : IRAISE
14. Feeling, in Ferrara : SENSO
15. Writer Germaine de ___ : STAEL
16. Sad : WOEFUL
18. Wonderstruck : AWED
19. City on the Garonne : AGEN
20. Ultimatum word : ELSE
23. Tool for Bunyan : AXE
25. Common Muslim name : ALI
27. "Death on the Nile" author : CHRISTIE
31. Ill. coal city : PANA
32. Jackie's second : ARI
33. Impish : MISCHIEVOUS
35. Noah's landfall : ARARAT
37. Where Arabian knights park their steeds? : CAMELLOT
38. Nanny has three : ENS
39. Saharan sights : SANDS
40. Plus : AND
41. Widmark's first film role : UDO
42. Radio annoyance : STATIC
43. Grand ___ (Western range) : TETONS
44. Chimp's cousin : ORANG
46. Presently : SOON
47. Aardvark's diet : ANTS
48. Peek : LOOK
50. "Call me ___" (drowning Arab's cry?) : FISHMEAL
54. Tired, in poesy : AWEARY
55. A land of plenty : GOSHEN
58. Terrible: Slang : GODAWFUL
59. Do tailoring : ALTER
60. Granada gala : FIESTA
61. Navajo's home : HOGAN
62. Sch. before jr. high : ELEM
63. Gator's kin : CROC
64. Comedian Jay : LENO
70. Nope : NIX
71. Estonian river : EMA
72. A.E.S. defeater : DDE
73. Son of Odin : THOR
76. D-day craft : LST
77. Four-fifths of the atmosphere : NITROGEN
78. Matronly ladies : DOWAGERS
81. Grand ___ Ruler (B.P.O.E. bigwig) : EXALTED
84. Winos : SOUSES
85. Threat : MENACE
86. "Cheers," e.g. : SITCOM
87. Brief respites : PAUSES
88. Electrical unit : OHM
90. "Finnegans ___": Joyce : WAKE
91. No longer a minor : ADULT
92. More trendy : NEWER
94. De ___ ("Green Pastures" role) : LAWD
95. Balin or Claire : INA
96. Alcott girl : BETH
97. Requiem : DIRGE
100. Mideast bread : PITA
101. Alas! : AHME
102. Scan the print : READ
103. Tiff : SPAT
104. Like a crazy hombre : LOCO
106. Rue Morgue murderer : APE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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