VERBAL MATH

New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1986

Author:Robert Katz
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lower : ABASE
6. Whistle stop : BURG
10. "Exodus" author : URIS
14. Beef cut : RUMP
18. Takes five : RESTS
19. Fencer's need : EPEE
20. Spotless, as une maison : NETTE
22. Organic compound : ENOL
23. Attack : SETAT
24. Verdi opus : AIDA
25. A/k/a : ALIAS
26. Bartók or Lugosi : BELA
27. Mets × little Indians2 + what September hath = : NINEHUNDREDANDTHIRTY
31. Pony : TROT
32. Kind of machine : SLOT
33. Dynamics starter : AERO
34. Saarinen : EERO
37. Chaucer's ___ of Bath : WIFE
40. Get one's goat : IRE
41. Reduce to rags : TATTER
44. Lizzie Borden's blows – "Easy Pieces" ÷ proverbial crowd = : TWENTYFIVEANDONETHIRD
49. Whammy : HEX
50. Family of a games expert : HOYLES
51. Lab heater : ETNA
52. Those, in Toulouse : CES
53. "Skip to My ___" : LOU
54. This is sometimes near beer : TAP
55. ___ swiss : DOTTED
58. Indian state : ASSAM
61. Philippine tree : BETIS
63. Brainstormed : IDEATED
68. Mrs. Astor's set ÷ Lakers + Tarkington novel = : FOURSCOREANDSEVENTEEN
73. Early French-lesson word : BONSOIR
74. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
75. ___ cotta : TERRA
76. Raids the refrigerator : NOSHES
80. The Greatest : ALI
81. Dundee one : AIN
82. Bus. status : INC
85. Part of a comet's head : COMA
86. Vacillates : WAVERS
88. Suitable : APT
91. Boxcars + blind mice2 ÷ Rome's hills × Arabian nights = : THREETHOUSANDANDTHREE
97. Alchemist's concoction : ELIXIR
98. A La. campus : LSU
99. Not fooled by : ONTO
100. Early Latin-lesson word : AMAT
101. Fork part : TINE
102. Ply with pie, e.g. : SATE
104. Plant ailment : RUST
106. Agent's fee + U.S. Senators = : ONETENTHOFONEPERCENT
114. Italian city : BARI
115. Cathedral section : CHOIR
116. Fitzgerald from Va. : ELLA
117. Prefix for said or thought : AFORE
119. " . . . ___ to covet honor": Shak. : ASIN
120. Broom ___, comic-strip witch : HILDA
121. Another man's poison : MEAT
122. Lock up : RUNIN
123. For men only : STAG
124. Monster's loch : NESS
125. Cravings : YENS
126. Sight for Noah : FLOOD
1. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
2. Eben's anagram : BEEN
3. Italian wine center : ASTI
4. Early feminist : STANTON
5. Perfume ingredient : ESTER
6. Make pulchritudinous : BEAUTIFY
7. "___ Central Park" : UPIN
8. Foxx from Mo. : REDD
9. First and reverse, e.g. : GEARS
10. Sans frills : UNADORNED
11. Interacted realistically with : RELATEDTO
12. Pack ___ (quit) : ITIN
13. African village : STAD
14. Renaissance, literally : REBIRTH
15. Far from X-rated : UNEROTIC
16. Shed feathers : MOLT
17. "The thing," to Hamlet : PLAY
21. Real or Fourth follower : ESTATE
28. " . . . ___ played the game": Grantland Rice : HOWYOU
29. Lamb : ELIA
30. Winter solace : HEAT
34. Old letter : ETH
35. Ram's mate : EWE
36. Mardi Gras figure : REX
38. Cameraman's device : FILTER
39. "Since ___ apples . . . ": Byron : EVEATE
42. Palindromic word : ERE
43. Tpks. : RDS
45. Bobby of Polo Grounds fame : THOMSON
46. Spy, in Spain : ESPIA
47. Toronto's prov. : ONT
48. Indigenous : NATIVE
53. ___ Porsena, Etruscan king : LARS
56. Dutch commune : EDE
57. William T. G. Morton was one : DENTIST
58. Chanute or Vance: Abbr. : AFB
59. ___ Canals : SOO
60. Heliophobe's bane : SUN
61. Moscow menu item : BORSCH
62. ___-Cat (polar zone vehicle) : SNO
64. "___ o'clock scholar" : ATEN
65. Gerona's river : TER
66. Poet's always : EER
67. Gene stuff : DNA
69. A.F.L. follower : CIO
70. Kind of butter : DRAWN
71. Early Arizonan : SALADO
72. Sight from Ararat : ERIVAN
77. U.N. figure in 1959 : HOO
78. Some sols : EMULSOIDS
79. Flavorful root bark : SASSAFRAS
81. Fervor, in Falmouth : ARDOUR
82. Brooklyn or Bronx ending : ITE
83. Org. for Bruins et al. : NHL
84. Yardsticks : CRITERIA
87. Petitions : ENTREATS
88. Estuary : ARM
89. Pod dweller : PEA
90. Asian holiday : TET
92. On the way out : EXITING
93. Aachen article : EINE
94. Western Front feature : TRENCH
95. ___-da-fé : AUTO
96. Odious : HATEFUL
103. Hannibal, to Scipio the Elder : ENEMY
105. Neck warmer : SCARF
106. Nigerian rulers : OBAS
107. Tweed twitter : NAST
108. Attenuated : THIN
109. Key follower : HOLE
110. Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
111. Design : PLAN
112. Censored item : NONO
113. Combo size : TRIO
118. Result : END

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