HAVING A BALL

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1988

Author: Judith Perry
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Judith Perry has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Small indentation : POCK
5. Extemporize : ADLIB
10. Submerge : WHELM
15. Declines : EBBS
19. Blunderbore, e.g. : OGRE
20. Tropical vine : LIANE
21. Fluke larva : REDIA
22. Ice field : FLOE
23. Take a back seat : PLAYSECONDFIDDLE
26. Watson's warning : FORE
27. Saki and Sand : PENNAMES
28. Release : LETGO
29. Potted : STEWED
31. Interstices : AREOLAS
32. "Ah Sin" co-dramatist : HARTE
33. Dynamo parts : STATORS
34. Half a score : TEN
35. Amiens's river : SOMME
36. Unproductive : BARREN
37. Fenway foursome : BASES
40. Belaboring : HARPINGUPON
42. Musical aptitude : EAR
45. Indonesian island : ALOR
46. Animadverts : PANS
47. "Armageddon" author : URIS
48. European capital : OSLO
49. Doak Walker's coll. : SMU
50. Flinch : WINCE
51. Insipid : BLAND
53. Plods : SLOGS
54. Most convenient : HANDIEST
56. Disparage : SLUR
57. Ticket type : ONEWAY
58. Act as gofer : DANCEATTENDANCEON
62. Sofa : SETTEE
64. Carry on : RANT
65. Went over again : REHASHED
68. Throbs : ACHES
69. Awn : BEARD
71. Emulated Pan : PIPED
72. Swedish coin : ORE
73. Carport : SHED
74. Southern France : MIDI
75. Limerick poet : LEAR
76. Manger : CRIB
77. Sizzling : HOT
78. Be successful : RINGTHEBELL
82. Viking alphabet : RUNES
83. "Boys Town" actor : ROONEY
85. Peace Nobelist: 1987 : ARIAS
86. Light bed : COT
87. Expel : DRUMOUT
89. Cupid : AMORS
90. Beat : PULSATE
94. Fissured : RIMATE
95. Derogatory : SNIDE
96. Aurora ___ : BOREALIS
97. River in Xanadu : ALPH
98. Borge will do this for laughs : TICKLETHEIVORIES
101. Kind of market : FLEA
102. Gnomelike creature : TROLL
103. Strained : TENSE
104. Unicorn fish : UNIE
105. Asian festivals : TETS
106. "Solstice" author : OATES
107. Chipped in : ANTED
108. Roman clan : GENS
1. Dad : POPPA
2. Girl watcher : OGLER
3. Davit : CRANE
4. Convention orator : KEYNOTER
5. President of Mexico: 1946-52 : ALEMAN
6. Cubes : DICES
7. Neighbor of Burma : LAOS
8. Bavarian river : INN
9. Night-stand sight : BEDLAMP
10. Scriptural : WRITTEN
11. Pussyfoot : HEDGE
12. Taro part : EDDO
13. "___ Liza Jane" : LIL
14. Bands stand for them : MAESTROS
15. Lacking vigor : EFFETE
16. Boast : BLOWONESOWNHORN
17. Shipworm : BORER
18. Pips : SEEDS
24. Holiday happenings : SALES
25. Nobelist in Physics: 1938 : FERMI
30. Mountain lake : TARN
32. Half a centaur : HORSE
33. Flavorful : SAPID
35. Private rooms : SANCTA
36. Incinerate : BURN
37. Blowout : BASH
38. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
39. Proclaim widely : SOUNDTHETRUMPET
40. Medieval guild : HANSE
41. Protect : GUARD
43. Filamentous plant : ALGA
44. Rubicund : ROSY
46. Rifle : PIECE
48. Spreads : OLEOS
50. Sommelier's charge : WINES
51. Mixture : BLEND
52. Alfred of acting : LUNT
53. P.G.A. winner: 1949 : SNEAD
55. Old hat : DATED
56. Rating symbol : STAR
57. Painter's pigment : OCHER
59. Characteristic : TRAIT
60. Gazelles : ARIELS
61. King Birendra's land : NEPAL
62. Cummerbund : SASH
63. Repeat : ECHO
66. Buffalo's county : ERIE
67. Society entrants : DEBS
69. Alfred of testing : BINET
70. Impatient : EDGY
71. Excuses : PLEAS
74. Sonata movement : MINUETTO
76. Foots it : CUTSARUG
78. Source : ROOT
79. Mark and Dorothy : HAMILLS
80. Wear away : ERODE
81. Cardinal's cap : BIRETTA
82. Logger's sport : ROLEO
84. Neb. tribe : OMAHAS
86. Crooked : CURVED
87. Rough sketch : DRAFT
88. Lunar trench : RILLE
89. Tarsus : ANKLE
90. Aplomb : POISE
91. Dress design : ALINE
92. Connection : TIEIN
93. Sigmate objects : ESSES
95. Bagpipe player : SCOT
96. Propensity : BENT
99. "Watchful" name : IRA
100. One with a clutch : HEN

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