SOUNDING OFF IN THE U.S.A.

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1990

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Costume : GETUP
6. Gown for Calpurnia : STOLA
11. Harris or Silvers : PHIL
15. Buddhist mound : STUPA
20. Tex. shrine : ALAMO
21. Bane of grain : ERGOT
22. Site of St. Columba's abbey : IONA
23. Cicero's bread : PANIS
24. Proper pistol handling : GUNETIQUETTE
27. The skull reminded Hamlet that he ___ : KNEWYORICK
29. City RR's : ELS
30. Titillates : AMUSES
31. Requires : NEEDS
33. Main arteries : AORTAS
34. Loci : SPOTS
35. Composition theme : LEMMA
36. Compatriot : ALLY
37. Gypsy husband : ROM
40. "Bali ___" : HAI
41. Eagle's nest : AERIE
42. Soft cheese : BRIE
43. Actor Torn : RIP
46. Beth preceder : ALEF
48. Baghdad ruler more cantankerous : CALIPHORNERIER
52. Three ___ match : ONA
53. Find another chair for : RESEAT
55. Months after Shebats : ADARS
56. U.S.S.R. news agency : TASS
57. Rampart : WALL
58. Artist's stand : EASEL
59. Modish : CHIC
60. Right, in law : DROIT
62. Poser : MODEL
63. Manner : STYLE
64. "Card game simple," says king of Siam : LOOEASYANNA
67. Angry : IRATE
68. Gumshoe : TEC
69. Comedian Sahl : MORT
70. Heavy weights : TONS
71. Cease : DESIST
72. Rock salt : HALITE
75. Thong : STRAP
76. Carpentry tools : PLANES
78. Justified, as margins : EVENED
80. Blue Jays or Cardinals : TEAM
81. Shine : GLOW
82. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
85. Babbitt's creator : LEWIS
86. Bug the landlord : HARASSOWNER
90. French seaport : BREST
92. Site of a knight's fights : LISTS
93. Lifeless, old style : AMORT
94. Electric catfish : RAAD
95. Swift brute : YAHOO
96. Dairyman's anathema : OLEO
97. Spades or clubs : SUIT
98. Consecrate : BLESS
100. Detroit headache : RECALL
101. Macerate : RET
102. Must be signed in ink : PENCILVAINHERE
106. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
107. Commercials : ADS
108. Cellini's skill : ARTE
109. Common solecisms : AINTS
110. Greek vowel : ETA
112. Lair : DEN
113. Periods of note : ERAS
114. Spile : STAKE
115. Kind of type : IONIC
117. Trim anew : RECLIP
120. Stone pillar : STELE
121. Turn inside out : INVERT
122. Mispickel or cinnabar : ORE
125. Stare at certain seascape : OGLEAHOMER
127. Scales for singer Reese : DELLAWEIGHER
130. "The Loved One," author : WAUGH
131. Bertolucci film : LUNA
132. Emulate Zayak : SKATE
133. Ribs of leaves : VEINS
134. Weavers' reeds : SLEYS
135. Literary contest : AGON
136. Cut wood : SAWED
137. Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
1. Security : GAGE
2. Jewish month : ELUL
3. Browns : TANS
4. Japanese apricot : UME
5. Dead Sea product : POTASH
6. Giant redwood : SEQUOIA
7. Faith : TRUST
8. Curved moldings : OGEES
9. Acreage : LOTS
10. An A.B.A. member : ATT
11. Certain tollgate employees : PIKEMEN
12. Lariate eye : HONDA
13. Agnes, in Avila : INES
14. Boston's Cardinal : LAW
15. Wire winder : SPOOLER
16. Linger : TARRY
17. Military force : UNIT
18. Type size : PICA
19. Inquires : ASKS
25. Collision : IMPACT
26. Preceders of febreros : ENEROS
28. Elis : YALIES
32. Eastern potentate : EMIR
35. Annealing oven : LEHR
36. Grain beard : ARISTA
37. Most attenuated : RAREST
38. ___ of quinine : OLEATE
39. Licorice eaters' dentures : MESSYCHEWSETS
41. Speedily : APACE
42. Egghead : BRAIN
43. Worker indicating single lane, e.g. : ROADAISLEHAND
44. Estuaries : INLETS
45. Portable platform in a warehouse : PALLET
47. Sense : FEEL
49. Pakistani city : LAHORE
50. Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
51. Type of collar : ETON
54. Rarebit ingredient : ALE
57. More unpleasant : WORSE
59. Coagulate : CLOT
60. Electrical generator : DYNAMO
61. Grate : RASP
62. Carriage : MIEN
65. Bear witness : ATTEST
66. Rails : SORAS
69. Kind of way : MID
71. Grackle : DAW
73. Philippine idol : ANITO
74. Minus : LESS
75. Sadr or Salm : STAR
76. Satisfy : PLEASE
77. C. P. Snow's title : LORD
78. Site of famed rock temples in India : ELLORA
79. Hidden : VEILED
81. Grind : GNASH
83. She sings "Liebestod" : ISOLDE
84. Runner on a plant : STOLON
86. Frequents : HAUNTS
87. Priest's scarf : AMICE
88. Meat entree : ROTI
89. Small birds : WRENS
90. Seeded player's delight : BYE
91. Watercourse : RACE
97. Celestial being : SERAPH
98. Relied (on) : BANKED
99. Mineral: Comb. form : LITE
100. Go to bed : RETIRE
102. Outcasts : PARIAHS
103. Cathedral church of Rome : LATERAN
104. Small bottle : VIAL
105. Extended a subscription : RENEWED
111. Lively : ACTIVE
113. Melancholy poem : ELEGY
114. Office worker : STENO
115. Relative acquired : INLAW
116. Egg-shaped : OVATE
117. Tiers : ROWS
118. Same, in Savoie : EGAL
119. Guide for Holmes : CLUE
120. Self-satisfied : SMUG
121. Actress Chase : ILKA
122. Paducah's river : OHIO
123. Budget item : RENT
124. Gaelic : ERSE
126. Biographer Winslow : OLA
128. Double curve : ESS
129. Muffin : GEM

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