INTERIOR DECORATION

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1981

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Triad, e.g. : CHORD
6. De Mille films : EPICS
11. Highest point in Crete : MTIDA
16. Eighth note : QUAVER
17. Tendon : SINEW
18. Showy : ORNATE
20. Nationality of U Nu : BURMESE
21. Outsiders in the political arena : CARPETBAGGERS
24. Metric unit : LITER
25. River in E France : SAONE
27. Evergreen shrub : ERICA
28. Brock or Costello : LOU
29. Edible tubers : OCAS
30. Houston athlete : ASTRO
31. Leaning : ATILT
32. Coadjutor : AIDE
33. T'ai ___, Oriental martial art : CHI
34. Weather forecast : SLEET
35. Example of workmanship : PIECE
36. Pochards : SMEES
37. Thesmothetes : SENATORS
39. Describe grammatically : PARSE
40. Kind of beet : CHARD
41. Reddish-brown colors : ROANS
42. Forearm : CUBIT
43. Legendary first king of Britain : BRUT
44. Card game for two : ECARTE
46. "Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
47. Ciceronian classics : ORATIONS
51. Choice : ELITE
52. Reversal of sorts : MIRRORIMAGE
54. "Both Sides ___," folk-song hit of 1968 : NOW
55. Jurgen's wife : LISA
56. "Dove ___," Mozart aria : SONO
57. Broadcasts : SOWS
58. Second-brightest star : BETA
59. Scottish uncle : EME
60. Informer : STOOLPIGEON
64. Man of sound mind : TUNER
65. Abandoned : DERELICT
67. Squash variety : ACORN
68. Consecrated oil : CHRISM
69. One of the Yalies : SOPH
70. Flèche : SPIRE
71. Chinese unit of weight : LIANG
72. Sew or cook : BASTE
74. Carved stone pillar : STELE
75. Plundered : RAVISHED
78. Hereditary factors : GENES
79. Ward off : PARRY
80. Fissures : RIMES
81. Ralph Rackstraw, e.g. : TAR
82. Tote-board figures : ODDS
83. Jaffe and Barrett : RONAS
84. Bounded : LEAPT
85. Poet Boiardo's patron : ESTE
86. Stout : ALE
87. Gold coins of ancient Rome : AUREI
88. Trattoria offering : POLLO
89. Networks of nerves : RETIA
90. Location of Marycrest College : DAVENPORTIOWA
93. Mathematical quantity : OPERAND
95. Environment : MILIEU
96. Heron : EGRET
97. Novelist's or publisher's task : NAMING
98. Shades of green : LIMES
99. ___ Dame : NOTRE
100. Worked for the K.G.B. : SPIED
1. Preliminary skit : CURTAINRAISER
2. Harness parts : HAMES
3. Wireless word : OVER
4. In medias ___ : RES
5. They tend to the stars : DRESSERS
6. Rara avis at a singles bar : ESCORT
7. Softly, in music : PIANO
8. Regarding : INRE
9. Vine-stock, in Champagne : CEP
10. Most saccharine : SWEETEST
11. Alabama port city : MOBILE
12. Mather product : TRACT
13. Actress Swenson : INGA
14. ___ Hammarskjöld : DAG
15. Studio : ATELIER
16. ___ Lorraine : QUICHE
19. Worn away : ERODED
20. Voting groups : BLOCS
22. Instant : TRICE
23. Becomes a litigator : SUES
26. Memorable stuttering comic : ATES
30. Byrd book : ALONE
31. More sprightly : AIRIER
32. Valuable violin : AMATI
34. Condition : STATE
35. Picasso : PABLO
36. "In the Wet" author : SHUTE
38. Anatomical artery : AORTA
39. Contented sound : PURR
40. Rugged rocks : CRAGS
42. Reed of film fame : CAROL
43. Muscular strength : BRAWN
44. Sniggled : EELED
45. Region, to poets : CLIME
46. Wine grape : PINOT
47. "With how sad steps, ___ . . . ": Sidney : OMOON
48. Musician's gig : ONENIGHTSTAND
49. Prof's props : NOTES
50. Large group led by a queen : SWARM
52. Sponge : MOOCH
53. French Alps area : ISERE
56. Mushroom stalk : STIPE
58. Poet who wrote "The Holy Fair" : BURNS
60. Animal tracks : SLOTS
61. Credentials : PAPERS
62. With coldness : ICILY
63. Skirt panel : GORE
64. Massenet opera : THAIS
66. Snaky shapes : ESSES
68. Relative of a delundung : CIVET
70. Hamper : STRAITEN
71. Satirizes : LAMPOONS
72. Scene of confusion : BEDLAM
73. "Good ___ . . . grow up together": Milton : ANDEVIL
74. More logical : SANER
75. Coin in Kerman : RIAL
76. Gourmand's preoccupation : EATING
77. Great fear : DREAD
78. Prod : GOAD
79. Permeable by liquids : POROUS
80. Interact realistically : RELATE
83. Money in Karachi : RUPEE
84. Frown : LOWER
85. Weird : EERIE
87. Lively: Mus. dir. : ANIM
88. Larboard : PORT
89. Ancient people of Gaul : REMI
91. Father of Phineas : ELI
92. "___ Ape," Sedaka hit : IGO
94. Hack writer's output : PAP

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