MIDDLE-NAME MADNESS

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1988

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 3
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Leave out : OMIT
5. Nero's successor : GALBA
10. Place : STEAD
15. "The ___-Rig": Burns : LEA
18. Whence Columbus sailed : PALOS
20. Book by André Maurois : ARIEL
21. Seats splitter? : AISLE
22. Ancient : OLD
23. Line of cliffs : SCARP
24. Orozco work : MURAL
25. Break time, for some : TENAM
26. Aitch preceder : GEE
27. Actress-turned-adjutant? : ROSEMARYAIDEDECAMP
31. Confirmed : BOREOUT
34. Hamartiologist's topic : SIN
35. Rats! : DARNIT
36. Nostalgic singer? : FRANKIEMEMORYLAINE
42. Endures : LASTS
43. Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
44. Marine flier : ERN
45. Counterfeiter's nemesis : TMAN
49. City in S France : ALES
50. Large parrot : MACAW
52. Terrible : DIRE
54. Author of "Hard Cash" : READE
55. Koppel or Turner : TED
56. Allotheist, e.g. : PAGAN
57. Where Fez is : MOROCCO
59. Like steak tartare : RAW
60. Singer with medical training? : EARTHAFIRSTAIDKITT
63. Smelting residue : SCORIA
66. "___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
67. Della and Pee Wee : REESES
68. Actor who comes for breakfast? : KEVINCANADIANBACON
75. Peak in 30 Down : IDA
76. American songbird : TANAGER
77. Some tests : ORALS
78. Top bowling score for Brutus : CCC
81. Hari et al. : MATAS
83. Fateful date : IDES
84. "Für ___," Beethoven opus : ELISE
85. Mitchell estate : TARA
86. Going before: Abbr. : PREC
87. Relig. title : STE
88. ___ Bator : ULAN
89. Raring to go : EAGER
90. Balanced actor? : HOWARDONANEVENKEEL
96. Part of a buttercup : ACHENE
99. Break bread : EAT
100. On in years : ELDERLY
101. TV star who cleaned up his act? : FREDWASHERANDDRYER
107. Pro ___ (for the time being) : TEM
108. Hungarian hero : ARPAD
109. Kind of nest : MARES
110. Main artery : AORTA
114. Author LeShan : EDA
115. Celebrate Alumni Day : REUNE
116. Francis of the N.H.L. : EMILE
117. Board members? : ROOKS
118. With 95 Down, a Tarzan : RON
119. Terror : DREAD
120. Deceives : DUPES
121. Kidnapped : TOOK
1. Harvest goddess : OPS
2. Singer Davis : MAC
3. Dockers' org. : ILA
4. Hard rains : TORRENTS
5. Reproductive cell : GAMETE
6. Cuckoopint : ARUM
7. Calabrian coin : LIRA
8. Smokey, for one : BEAR
9. "Little Women" actress: 1949 : ALLYSON
10. Very smooth : SATINY
11. Even : TIED
12. Slave of old : ESNE
13. Fictional lamp owner : ALADDIN
14. Reduce in dignity : DEMEAN
15. Boston landing spot : LOGAN
16. Fragrant resin : ELEMI
17. Skillful : ADEPT
19. Frightens : SPOOKS
28. ___ generis : SUI
29. Cause of inflation? : AIR
30. Where Suda Bay is : CRETE
31. Musical term : BFLAT
32. Cape for John Paul II : ORALE
33. Brought down the house, abroad : RASED
37. ___ Torrance, marshal in "The Rifleman" : MICAH
38. Mythical flier : ETANA
39. Part of a barn : MOW
40. Dormouse : LEROT
41. Betel palm : ARECA
46. Famed teammate of Mantle : MARIS
47. "___ With Judy," 1948 film : ADATE
48. Tritons : NEWTS
50. Gourd-shaped rattle : MARACA
51. Actor's rep. : AGT
52. Andrea ___ : DORIA
53. That 4/15 org. : IRS
54. Cowboy shindigs : RODEOS
56. Emulates Wyeth : PAINTS
57. Mythical Norse giant : MIMIR
58. Social group : CIRCLE
60. Silkworm : ERI
61. Backs a dicer : FADES
62. Barbie's boyfriend : KEN
63. Be sparing : SKIMP
64. ___ of Lebanon : CEDAR
65. Rounded : OVATE
69. One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
70. Horowitz contemporary : NADER
71. ID datum : AGE
72. Ryan of mound fame : NOLAN
73. Sea water : BRINE
74. ___ in apple : AAS
78. N.B.A. player : CAGER
79. Angler's basket : CREEL
80. Are her songs Simon-ized? : CARLY
82. Agonized : ACHED
84. Guido's high note : ELA
85. Become settled : TAKEROOT
87. One under oath : SWEARER
88. Feral : UNTAMED
89. Make beloved : ENDEAR
91. Straight ahead : ONWARD
92. Conveyed legally, as an estate : DEEDED
93. River blade : OAR
94. They're often metered : VERSES
95. See 118 Across : ELY
96. Miller's "___ the Fall" : AFTER
97. Can you believe this? : CREDO
98. Dolph Lundgren role : HEMAN
102. Mold overflow : SPUE
103. Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
104. Whale in a 1966 film : NAMU
105. Twerp's cousin : DRIP
106. Strike order? : DELE
111. Friend of Milne's Tigger : ROO
112. Part of Ali's rec. : TKO
113. Invite : ASK

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