Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri 

MUSICAL CENTENARIAN

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1988

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 10
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spartan slaves : HELOTS
7. Resort town of Belgium : SPA
10. R.N. specialty : TLC
13. Assagai : SPEAR
18. Kazoo's cousin : OCARINA
20. Conflict partly logomachical : COLDWAR
22. Beside oneself : IRATE
23. A 1939 song by 64 Down : GODBLESSAMERICA
25. Seed covering : TESTA
26. Light amplifier : LASER
27. Con men : ANTIS
29. Use a swizzle stick : STIR
30. Pain in the neck : PEST
34. Press for payment : DUN
35. "Dinner ___," 1933 film : ATEIGHT
37. Afore : ERE
38. Professional standard : ETHIC
40. God of revelry : COMUS
43. Made serious : SOBERED
45. A 1942 song by 64 Down : WHITECHRISTMAS
50. Twist out of shape : WARP
51. Metalworker : SMITH
52. Will, the historian : DURANT
53. Bring up a subject : BROACH
56. Murrow's "___ Now" : SEEIT
59. Verse form : RONDEAU
61. Vier preceder : DREI
62. ___ tai (rum drink) : MAI
65. Cure : REMEDY
67. Has to have : NEEDS
68. Be on the payroll : EARN
69. Opposite of dep. : ARR
70. Single-seeded fruit : AKENE
71. Benefit : AVAIL
73. Poor grade : DEE
74. Hindu good spirit : DEVA
76. Take a sip : TASTE
78. ___ million : ONEINA
79. Sigmoid shape : ESS
80. Indigo : ANIL
81. Theoretically : ONPAPER
83. Habit : DRESS
85. Prophetic : MANTIC
87. Arctic and Antarctic : OCEANS
89. Pianist's perch : STOOL
92. Birthplace of Goliath : GATH
93. A 1927 song by 64 Down : THESONGISENDED
97. Reproduce in kind : INBREED
100. Shade of blue : ETAIN
101. Electrical rectifier : DIODE
102. Formerly named : NEE
103. "Tender ___," 1983 film : MERCIES
107. Home of the Keydets : VMI
109. Avian crop : CRAW
110. Bosnian : SERB
112. Metric weights : KILOS
113. Do a double take : REACT
115. Runs in neutral : IDLES
117. A 1929 song by 64 Down : PUTTINONTHERITZ
124. Trombone section : SLIDE
125. Rustic : PEASANT
126. Stone Age tools : EOLITHS
127. Belief : TENET
128. QB's measures : YDS
129. Modernist : NEO
130. Middle East waterway : REDSEA
1. Glutton : HOG
2. "The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
3. Youth : LAD
4. Symbol of royalty : ORB
5. Work the land : TILL
6. Three-time Masters winner : SNEAD
7. Incision aftermath : SCAR
8. Lap dog, for short : POM
9. Schooner contents : ALE
10. Strong string : TWINE
11. Milk: Comb. form : LACTI
12. "___ Wife," Pulitzer Prize play by George Kelly : CRAIGS
13. Mind the baby : SIT
14. Chief exec. : PRES
15. A 1933 song by 64 Down : EASTERPARADE
16. Get-up : ATTIRE
17. Bred : REARED
19. In itself : ASSUCH
21. Euphemistic expletive : DRAT
24. Man of La Mancha : SENOR
28. A 1946 song by 64 Down : SHOWBUSINESS
30. Seat at St. Patrick's : PEW
31. Ordinal endings : ETHS
32. Leveling wedge : SHIM
33. Monkeys or trees : TITIS
35. Houston athlete : ASTRO
36. Conveyance for skiers : TBAR
39. Et follower : CETERA
41. In the thick of : MID
42. Shylock's practice : USURY
44. Wear away : ERODE
46. A 1935 song by 64 Down : CHEEKTOCHEEK
47. Literature Nobelist: 1929 : MANN
48. Like llamas : ANDEAN
49. Packed in the hold : STEEVED
54. Largest asteroid : CERES
55. Fatha of jazz : HINES
57. Clarifying words : IMEAN
58. Sawbuck : TENSPOT
60. Robin of ballad fame : ADAIR
62. "Call Me ___," musical with songs by 64 Down : MADAM
63. Coliseum : ARENA
64. Subject of this puzzle, born May 11, 1888 : IRVINGBERLIN
66. Disconnect : DETACH
72. Endured : LASTED
75. Knot-tying location : ALTAR
77. Fencing piece : EPEE
78. "Believe It ___" : ORNOT
82. Allays : EASES
84. Kind of boom : SONIC
86. Paragraph in the paper : ITEM
88. Scottish skiing surface : SNA
90. Olfactory datum : ODOR
91. Mother of the Gemini : LEDA
94. Donated : GIVEN
95. Cell dweller : INMATE
96. Morning coat? : DEW
97. Declare firmly : INSIST
98. Ride : NEEDLE
99. Overly sentimental : DRIPPY
104. Wrote a puzzle definition : CLUED
105. Tittles : IOTAS
106. Superlative suffixes : ESTS
108. Venous fluid for Venus : ICHOR
111. Venerable one : BEDE
113. Gravure prefix : ROTO
114. TV part : TELE
116. Fixed : SET
118. Singer Whitcomb : IAN
119. Compass point : NNE
120. Disencumbered : RID
121. "___ a Lovely Day Today," 1950 song by 64 Down : ITS
122. "When I Leave ___ World Behind," 1915 song by 64 Down : THE
123. Half a Gabor : ZSA

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