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New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1993

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0
Tap Osborn has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

Notepad: In the original clues, the letters in 4-Down and 98-Down are not in a horizontal line; rather, they are randomly both above and below their normal positions.
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Risky N.Y.S.E. activity : SPEC
5. Flatware items : SPOONS
11. Birl : ROTATE
17. Word with jack or dash : SLAP
21. Mister, in Ems : HERR
22. Cockatoo or lory : PARROT
23. Champlevé, e.g. : ENAMEL
24. A cowfish : TORO
25. "ALEVEL" : ALLABOUTEVE
27. "ABARBESMS" : BABESINARMS
29. Ditsy seniors : GEEZERS
30. An Anne from N.Y.C. : MEARA
32. Service call : LET
33. Pelagic soarers : ERNES
34. "Bullitt" director : YATES
36. Profession : METIER
38. Connect, in a way : RELATE
39. Sieben follower : ACHT
41. Jettison : DUMP
44. Fumarole, e.g. : VENT
45. Rebel in "Henry VI, Part 2" : CADE
46. Where to find class action : SCHOOL
48. Wavy fabric : MOIRE
50. Imam's text : KORAN
52. Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
56. Cash for Czechs : KORUNAS
58. Creepy : WEIRD
60. Raccoon's Himalayan cousin : PANDA
62. A 1949 film thriller : DOA
63. Bearded bloomer : IRIS
64. Toper's malady : DTS
66. Change a hem : RESEW
68. Homes for hoods : HOOSGOWS
70. Start of the Bay State motto : ENSE
71. Homophone for the verb use : YOUS
73. Hindu honcho : NABOB
75. Vast holdings : EMPIRES
76. Mil. decoration : DSM
77. Blizzard configuration : SWIRL
78. "___ Rookh," T. Moore work : LALLA
80. Galileo's "crime" : HERESY
81. "WAOLNIDECRLANED" : ALICEINWONDERLAND
85. "Don't do that!" : STOPIT
88. Deceive : SPOOF
89. Funerary stands : BIERS
90. Lab measures : CCS
93. Verve; flair : PANACHE
95. Overeat : STUFF
97. Balkan citizen : SLAV
98. Placket : SLIT
99. Petition : ENTREATY
101. " . . . ___ among wits": S. Johnson : ALORD
103. Tampa-to-Miami dir. : SSE
104. ___ cloth from Manila : PINA
105. From ___ Z : ATO
106. Batter's bane : SLUMP
108. Talk nonsense : DROOL
110. Houdini role : ESCAPER
112. Poilu's cap : KEPI
114. Oil-fire extinguisher Red ___ : ADAIR
116. Import : TENOR
118. Puget Sound site : TACOMA
119. A Broadway role for Angela : MAME
121. Tibeto-Burman people : NOSU
123. Oenochoe : EWER
125. ___ cava : VENA
126. B-flat : ASHARP
129. Malaysian island : PENANG
131. V.I.P., maybe : CELEB
133. Jamaica's P.M.: 1980-89 : SEAGA
134. Attack word : SIC
135. Paine's creed : DEISM
138. Item for Cio-Cio-San : PARASOL
142. "2 ND" : SPLITSECOND
145. "LBOLVUMEE" : BLUMEINLOVE
147. School allied with Kings College : ETON
148. Like some Oriental music : ATONAL
149. Borne by the wind : EOLIAN
150. Legal claim : LIEN
151. Requirement for MS. return : SASE
152. Equestrian school : MANEGE
153. Expurgate : DELETE
154. Forward : SEND
1. Bouncy dance : SHAG
2. Soccer's Black Pearl : PELE
3. A rival of Agatha : ERLE
4. "USEOH" : CRAZYHOUSE
5. Squash, for one : SPORT
6. Took a breather : PAUSED
7. Scrap for Fido : ORT
8. City in Utah : OREM
9. Nine, in Napoli : NOVE
10. Power for a side-wheeler : STEAM
11. Sales gimmick : REBATE
12. ___ roll (having luck) : ONA
13. A dining-room surface : TABLETOP
14. Mideast mogul : AMEER
15. Challenge : TEST
16. Bush was one in '48 : ELI
17. Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
18. Half sister of Liza : LORNA
19. Medieval helmet : ARMET
20. Gun-toters in oaters : POSSE
26. Cecil ___, famed photographer : BEATON
28. Privation : NEED
31. "ENUTROF" : REVERSALOFFORTUNE
35. Bottom line : SUM
37. Cephalopod's "cover" : INK
38. "AVRETHS" : RANDOMHARVEST
39. Chickarees' morsels : ACORNS
40. Consecrated oil : CHRISM
42. Do a farm job : MOW
43. Where a shenango toils : PIER
45. Pirogue, e.g. : CANOE
46. Took part in a langlauf : SKIED
47. "LALADAMPY" : LADYWITHALAMP
49. Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
51. Huzzah : RAH
53. What "ye faithful" do : ADORE
54. Radio's Major ___ : BOWES
55. Flip : SASSY
57. Stiff-upper-lip type : STOIC
59. Indian official : DEBAN
61. Fluttery trees : ASPENS
65. Yes words : SURES
67. Forest, in Frankfurt : WOLD
69. Equip : GIRD
72. Boo-boos : SLIPS
74. Small blisters : BLEBS
77. Golf gaffes : SLICES
79. Nutmeg coverings : ARILS
81. On ___ with (equal) : APAR
82. Part of n.b. : NOTA
83. Homophone for wood : WOULD
84. Contract : LEASE
85. Articulate : SPEAK
86. Rouen relative : TANTE
87. Successful : ONTOP
90. Bow-tie style : CLIPON
91. Malle medium : CINEMA
92. ___ Zagora, Bulgarian city : STARA
94. Chopin piece : ETUDE
96. Cleaving tool : FROE
98. "OOOOOOO" : SPACEBALLS
100. Singer Sumac : YMA
102. Over : DONE
107. Tree fruit : PINECONE
109. Dispirited : LOW
111. Carlsbad attraction : CAVERN
113. "Think of it!" : IMAGINE
115. Ely of films : RON
117. LP, e.g. : REC
120. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
122. Encumber : SADDLE
124. Echo : REPEAT
126. Nitwits : ASSES
127. Partitions : SEPTA
128. Saintly symbols : HALOS
129. Actress Molly from N.Y.C. : PICON
130. Mocked : GIBED
132. Cleo of songdom : LAINE
134. Stiff hair : SETA
136. Astringent fruit : SLOE
137. Soft, thin muslin : MULL
139. Sèvres silk : SOIE
140. Ceramist's requisite : OVEN
141. Impart : LEND
143. "Cheers" role : SAM
144. County-fair racer : NAG
146. Caen crumb : MIE

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