STERLING STEEDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 11, 1986

Author: Virginia P. Abelson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Triple Crown winner: 1935 : OMAHA
6. Chinese cinnamon : CASSIA
12. Branches, to a biologist : RAMI
16. Rainbows : ARCS
20. Kind of energy : SOLAR
21. Climb : ASCENT
22. "___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
23. Grenoble's river : ISERE
24. Leading money winner: 1951 : COUNTERPOINT
26. Triple Crown winner: 1930 : GALLANTFOX
28. "___ and the Man" : ARMS
29. Galley words : STETS
30. AM or FM : RADIO
32. Simplest : BAREST
33. Matter, in law : RES
34. On the left side : APORT
35. Card pile : TALON
36. Panel : JURORS
37. Par ___ : AVION
38. Elizabeth I's Lord ___ : CECIL
39. Cuban coins : PESOS
40. Famous filly : RUFFIAN
43. Triple Crown winner: 1977 : SEATTLESLEW
45. Bleat : BAA
48. Away from the mouth : ABORAL
49. "The coward does it with ___" : AKISS
50. Early O'Neill play : GOLD
51. Parent's word : DONT
52. City near Buenos Aires : MORON
53. Silent greeting : SMILE
54. Heroic tales : SAGAS
56. Five-time Horse of the Year : KELSO
57. Fox's feet : PAWS
58. Fruit of the blackthorn : SLOE
59. "___ Diary": Twain : EVES
60. Huarache : SANDAL
61. Penn, e.g. : STA
62. A Mary O'Hara horse : THUNDERHEAD
66. Wither : SHRIVEL
67. ___ to go : RARING
69. Skins : PEELS
70. Delectate : PLEASE
71. Nuptials : WEDDING
73. Triple Crown winner: 1973 : SECRETARIAT
75. Sister : NUN
78. Ascribe : IMPUTE
79. Jets' former home : SHEA
80. Quaff in Bonn : BIER
81. Usher follower : ETTE
82. Balance : SCALE
83. Agraffe : CLASP
84. Tulwar : SABER
86. Donald Sutherland role : KLUTE
87. Nudnik : PEST
88. Thin-skinned place : SHIN
89. Sharpened : HONED
90. Bucked : REARED
91. Aye : YES
92. Sewell's horse : BLACKBEAUTY
95. Cake mixtures : BATTERS
96. World-weary : BLASE
97. Files : RASPS
98. Subsequently : SINCE
99. Addison's associate : STEELE
101. Faction : PARTY
102. Slider, e.g. : PITCH
103. Concorde : SST
106. Sound system : STEREO
107. Get up : ARISE
108. Conductor Georg : SOLTI
109. Shopper stopper : SALE
110. Triple Crown winner: 1937 : WARADMIRAL
112. Leading money winner: 1953 : NATIVEDANCER
115. Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
116. Whimper : MEWL
117. Rubber : ERASER
118. Ponti's wife : LOREN
119. Quaker's pronoun : THEE
120. Sheet of stamps : PANE
121. Hinders : DETERS
122. Kentucky Derby winner: 1955 : SWAPS
1. Hammerstein : OSCAR
2. Marianne or Melba : MOORE
3. Styptics : ALUMS
4. Arp or Conried : HANS
5. Buchwald : ART
6. Capp creation : CARTOON
7. "The ___ Papers": H. James : ASPERN
8. "Redgauntlet" author : SCOTT
9. Six in Sevilla : SEIS
10. Boniface's place : INN
11. Lures : ATTRACTS
12. Ann or Andy : RAGDOLL
13. Pen name of Emile Chartier : ALAIN
14. Saint-___, French seaport : MALO
15. N.Z. is one : ISL
16. One-time Colt .45's : ASTROS
17. Allude : REFER
18. Word before patch or word : CROSS
19. Canonical hour : SEXT
23. "And pretty maids all ___" : INAROW
25. Observation : ESPIAL
27. Mistreated : ABUSED
31. Got off Swale : ALIT
34. Pertaining to birds : AVIAN
35. Hector : TEASE
36. Coagulates : JELLS
37. Hair styles : AFROS
38. Overlay with boards or plaster : CEIL
39. Lumbar muscle : PSOAS
40. Sloping walkways : RAMPS
41. One of Tirpitz's menaces : UBOAT
42. Preakness winner: 1968 : FORWARDPASS
43. Performed christies : SKIED
44. Urged, with on : EGGED
45. Winner of Derby and Preakness: 1936 : BOLDVENTURE
46. Looped handles : ANSAE
47. Tarawa is one : ATOLL
49. In the midst of : AMONG
51. Patron saint of France : DENIS
53. Thrown : SLUNG
54. Soul, in Stuttgart : SEELE
55. Nautical "Stop!" : AVAST
56. Jeweler's unit : KARAT
58. Polish : SHINE
60. Clip : SHEAR
62. Hackneyed : TRITE
63. Fencing weapons : EPEES
64. Summary : RECAP
65. Ferlinghetti novel : HER
66. Craftier : SLIER
68. Grown-up : ADULT
70. Snooped : PRIED
71. Strawlike : WISPY
72. Role Jessel often played : EMCEE
73. Cut of beef : SHANK
74. "___ Road," Beatles album : ABBEY
76. Absolute : UTTER
77. Exigencies : NEEDS
79. Duffer's problem : SLICE
81. Make euphoric : ELATE
83. Word after steeple : CHASE
84. Comedian Sales : SOUPY
85. Pangolin's diet : ANTS
86. Sailing vessel : KETCH
88. Winding course for Mahre : SLALOM
89. Hied : HASTENED
90. Turned, as butter : RANCID
92. Feels sympathy : BLEEDS
93. Tactile writing : BRAILLE
94. Lamb subject : EARS
95. Drink flavoring : BITTERS
96. Scold : BERATE
98. Lone Ranger's horse : SILVER
99. Hide : STASH
100. Brief : TERSE
101. Shrimp's kin : PRAWN
102. Composure : POISE
103. Pelvic bones : SACRA
104. Chandler's "The Big ___" : SLEEP
105. Darrs : TERNS
106. Clout : SWAT
107. Kind of code : AREA
108. E.r.a., e.g. : STAT
109. C. P. or Phoebe : SNOW
111. Young demon : IMP
113. "You ___ There" : ARE
114. Hirt and Kaline : ALS

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