POSSIBLE POSSESSIVES

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1981

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hardy heroine : TESS
5. Lively dances : GALOPS
11. Tuck and Laurence : FRIARS
17. Send down : DEMIT
18. County in Texas : NAVARRO
19. Overwhelm by argument : CONFUTE
21. Actor's golf stroke : SLICEOFLEMMON
23. Certain secretaries : CABINET
24. Sheep in its second year : TEG
25. Harmonica virtuoso : ADLER
26. R.P.I. or F.I.T. : INST
28. Gloomy : MOROSE
29. Transcript item : GRADE
31. Traveling theatrically : ONTOUR
33. Grid flagthrower : REF
34. Musical sheikdom : ARABY
35. Educator's passage : AISLEOFMANN
39. Mil. decoration : DSC
42. Actor Jacques : TATI
43. Brooklyn developer : TREE
44. Bikini part : BRA
45. ___ noire : BETE
46. It multiplies by dividing : AMEBA
48. Tea holder : BAG
49. Place for pins : ALLEY
51. Ludwig : EMIL
52. Painter's achievement : FEATOFKLEE
56. Midway accomplice : SHILL
57. Free : LIBERATE
61. Having rounded projections : LOBAR
62. "Streetcar . . . " cry : STELLA
63. A bee ___ bonnet : INONES
64. Toothsome : SAPID
65. Square dance V.I.P. : CALLER
66. Dagger : STYLET
67. January registrant : ALIEN
68. Cannery employees : SCALDERS
70. Assume as fact : POSIT
71. Citizen's foreign coin : MARKOFKANE
73. Slaughter of St. Louis : ENOS
74. Bombs : FLOPS
76. Mien : AIR
77. Kitchen utensil : RICER
82. Fissure : REFT
83. Promissory note : IOU
84. Olive genus : OLEA
85. Bell attachment : ROPE
86. Former campus org. : SDS
87. Doris's tennis ploy : FEINTOFHART
91. 1929 occurrence : PANIC
92. "___ Mutual Friend" : OUR
94. Modern-day gramophone : STEREO
95. Make straight : DRESS
96. Axilla : ARMPIT
99. Houston and Browne : SAMS
100. Small American bird : VIREO
103. W.W. II front : ETO
105. Juvenile apparel : ROMPERS
107. Mrs. Skirvin : MOTHEROFPERLE
110. Hay-fever symptoms : SNEEZES
111. Like Zeno : ELEATIC
112. Young eel : ELVER
113. Collar : ARREST
114. Forcible restraint : DURESS
115. Polygraph indications : LIES
1. Wire : TELEGRAM
2. Leave home, in a way : EMIGRATE
3. Oft-bracketed word : SIC
4. Unfaltering : STEADY
5. Beaufort-scale reading : GALE
6. Asseverate : AVER
7. Beat soundly : LAM
8. "Your place ___?" : ORMINE
9. P.D.Q. : PRONTO
10. ___ Liberty : SONSOF
11. TV watchdog : FCC
12. What buffalo do : ROAM
13. Hereditary : INBORN
14. Blazing : AFIRE
15. Director's race : RUNOFDEMILLE
16. Anne and Marie : STES
17. When we "spring ahead" : DST
18. A.F.C. plus N.F.C. : NFL
20. Nice time of year : ETE
22. Pindar opus : ODE
27. Drinking glass : TUMBLER
30. Nisan, formerly : ABIB
31. Accolade for Manolete : OLE
32. Slightly cooked : RARE
34. ___ glance : ATA
35. Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
36. Steaming : IRATE
37. State flower of Utah : SEGO
38. Con word : NAY
40. Partner of Meara : STILLER
41. Wine stocks : CELLARS
45. Descried : BEHELD
47. Demon, in Arabic mythology : AFREET
49. White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
50. Plumbum : LEAD
53. Orient : EAST
54. Natural abilities : FLAIRS
55. Russian coin : KOPEK
56. More hackneyed : STALER
57. They call a spade a thpade : LISPERS
58. Chanted : INTONED
59. Actress's sons : BOYSOFSOMMER
60. Muster : ENLIST
62. Analyze verse : SCAN
64. Rebuff : SLAP
67. Bottom-line items : AMOUNTS
68. Killy, e.g. : SKIER
69. Unit equal to 200 milligrams : CARAT
72. Presidential pooch : FALA
74. Cry heard at Elsinore : FIE
75. Lane of comics : LOIS
78. Dies ___ : IRAE
79. Protect from depletion : CONSERVE
80. Apostolic messages : EPISTLES
81. Kind of rm. : REC
84. Surprised sound : OHO
87. Entablature part : FRIEZE
88. Yoked : TEAMED
89. Mosaic gold : ORMOLU
90. Rankle : FESTER
91. Impart motion to : PROPEL
93. Shoe part : UPPER
95. What this is: Abbr. : DEF
96. ___ poetica : ARS
97. Writer Jaffee : RONA
98. After dos : TRES
100. D.V.M.'s : VETS
101. Rainbow : IRIS
102. Fabulous bird : ROC
104. Atop, poetically : OER
106. Speedy plane : SST
108. Possess, in Edinburgh : HAE
109. Father of Phineas : ELI

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