CROSS-EXAMINATION

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1991

Author:Valerie Meunier
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.59)
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© 1991, The New York Times
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1. Drab; not stylish : DOWDY
6. Mirador : ORIEL
11. Fa-la connector : SOL
14. "From the Terrace" author : OHARA
19. Suffered : ACHED
20. Kowalski portrayer: 1947 : BRANDO
21. Small case : ETUI
22. Hemidemisemiquavers : NOTES
23. Kalmar-Ruby question : WHOSSORRYNOW
25. What "is" is : VERB
26. Pinch : TWEAK
27. Kind of guard : NOSE
28. Banquet platform : DAIS
29. A Capulet's question : WHATSINANAME
32. Eyes and ears : ORGANS
34. Straggle : TRAIL
36. Testified : DEPOSED
37. Dreamer : FANTAST
39. Question from Bugs : WHATSUPDOC
42. Tied the knot : WED
43. Construe : INFER
44. Fry in butter : SAUTE
45. Part of a shandy : ALE
46. Russian C.I.A. : KGB
48. Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
49. Less populated : SPARSER
51. Agrippa's apparel : TOGA
53. Part of M-G-M's motto : ARTIS
57. Capek play : RUR
58. Beatles movie: 1965 : HELP
59. Ed Koch's former question : HOWAMIDOING
61. Wimbledon winner: 1987 : CASH
63. Papa Bear of football : HALAS
65. Cavatina : AIR
66. Arenaceous plant : SANDWORT
67. Singer John : ELTON
69. "Raving, ___, money-mad": B. R. Newton : ROTTING
71. Laves lightly : RINSES
72. Wilde was one : WIT
74. Knock-knock question : WHOSTHERE
78. Business abbr. : INC
79. River in the Carolinas : PEEDEE
82. Bony : OSSEOUS
84. Campus costumes : GOWNS
88. High praise : ACCOLADE
91. Shakespearean tinker : SLY
92. Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
94. Hone : WHET
95. Veronese question : WHOISSILVIA
97. Surfeit : CLOY
98. Past : AGO
99. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
100. Gouda's competitor : EDAM
101. Kind of plate : FASHION
104. Deneb or Mizar : STAR
105. "Sail ___ Union . . . ": Longfellow : ONO
107. "Israfel" poet's monogram : EAP
108. Wasted time : IDLED
109. Chanson de ___ : GESTE
110. Eliz. II, for one : SOV
112. Part of a Gallic question : PARLEZVOUS
115. Glistened : GLEAMED
117. Six bells on the midwatch : THREEAM
119. Sarah ___, Met soprano : REESE
120. In shipshape fashion : TRIMLY
121. Jack Yellen's question : AINTSHESWEET
124. Juncture : SEAM
125. Spline : SLAT
128. Jacob's first wife and namesakes : LEAHS
129. Close by : NEAR
130. Half-baked question? : WHATSCOOKING
134. A first name in fragrance : ESTEE
135. June heroes : DADS
136. Rock having roelike grains : OOLITE
137. Official language of India : HINDI
138. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
139. ___ Lanka : SRI
140. Like a bugbear : SCARY
141. "___ by land . . . " : ONEIF
1. Cockcrow : DAWN
2. Eight, in Oaxaca : OCHO
3. Routine question : WHOSONFIRST
4. Left in the lurch : DESERTED
5. A mi. = 1,760 ___ : YDS
6. Fragrant root : ORRIS
7. Beams : RAYS
8. Tavern : INN
9. Tokyo, once : EDO
10. Depressed state : LOWWATER
11. Printer's directive : STET
12. Yours and mine : OURS
13. Drive of a kind : LIBIDO
14. Ready for use : ONTAP
15. Question for Bossy : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
16. Relaxed : ATEASE
17. Used an auger : REAMED
18. Questioned : ASKED
20. Wild goose : BRANT
21. Appraiser : EVALUATOR
24. Harem rooms : ODAS
30. ___ nibs : HIS
31. It has seven vertebrae : NECK
33. Needlefish : GAR
34. So : THUS
35. Have status : RATE
37. Savage : FIERCE
38. Yearbook : ANNUAL
39. Road to conflict : WARPATH
40. Furrow maker : PLOW
41. "Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
44. Unhealthy looking : SALLOW
47. Carefree rover's activity : GADDING
49. Hush! : SHH
50. Anjou or Cornice : PEAR
52. Physicians' org. : AMA
54. Juan's uncles : TIOS
55. Anent : INRE
56. Some NCO's : SGTS
59. Meteorological areas : HIGHS
60. Letters at Calvary : INRI
62. Mrs. B.'s question : HOWDOILOVETHEE
64. O. Henry prod. : STO
65. Itchy : ANTSY
68. Name in TV ratings : NIELSEN
70. Capri, to Capriotes : ISOLA
73. Hyson and gunpowder : TEAS
75. Endings for draft and employ : EES
76. City pests : ROACHES
77. Classical geometer : EUCLID
79. Impignorate : PAWN
80. A nymph pursued by Pan : ECHO
81. Environmental subj. : ECOL
83. Scat! : SHOO
85. Question for Bennett Cerf : WHATSMYLINE
86. Void : NEGATE
87. Squirreled away : STORED
89. It has 21 dots : DIE
90. Senior : ELDER
91. They wear fatuous smiles : SIMPERERS
93. Prefix for thesis : SYN
96. River in South Africa : VAAL
101. Ten : FIVETWOS
102. Foofaraws : ADOS
103. Pivot : SLUE
104. Mukluk material : SEALSKIN
106. Colorful marine fish : OPAH
109. Columbia, in a song : GEM
110. Most bashful : SHIEST
111. Embellished : ORNATE
113. Corrects : AMENDS
114. Zorro's mark : ZEE
115. Mealtime prayer : GRACE
116. Exec's car : LIMO
117. Judicial writ : TALES
118. City in the Ruhr valley : ESSEN
120. Snappish : TESTY
122. Rifle part : SEAR
123. Ravine that is often dry : WADI
124. Cookery direction : STIR
126. "The Breeze ___," 1940 song : ANDI
127. Letters for day six : TGIF
131. Ad ___ committee : HOC
132. C.S.A. state : ALA
133. Cry of amused surprise : OHO

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