ALERT: ALTER!

New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1993

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 10
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Author of "Gods, Graves & Scholars" : CERAM
6. "___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
11. Mantles for Madrileños : CAPAS
16. Beatles' "___ Fine" : IFEEL
21. Farewell : ADIEU
22. Roman nose : NASUS
23. Wrong : AMISS
24. ___ prosequi (legal notice) : NOLLE
25. With 27 Across, commuter transportation : RESIDENTIAL
27. See 25 Across : DIESELTRAIN
29. Early boat : ARK
30. Island off the N.J. coast : STATEN
31. Nobelist in Physics: 1959 : SEGRE
32. Castle and Dunne : IRENES
33. With 69 Across, what Monday-morning quarterbacks discuss : INTERCEPTORS
35. Gogol tale : NOS
36. Stray : ERR
39. Companion of long. : LAT
40. Wheys : SERA
41. Italian host : OSTE
43. Height: Comb. form : ACRO
47. Discusses at length : DWELLSON
50. Tormentor : SADIST
53. Hay-fever cause : RAGWEED
55. Small freshwater fishes : DACES
56. Like Chablis : SEC
58. Betray : SELL
59. Engine sound : PURR
60. Postal sect. : RLO
61. Savings-acc. entries : INTS
62. Cry of triumph : AHA
64. Turner and Cantrell : LANAS
66. Rose oil : ATTAR
68. Blue-pencil : EDIT
69. See 33 Across : INRETROSPECT
73. Free from frost : DEICE
74. A football play: Abbr. : SAF
75. "All the Things You ___" : ARE
76. "Alive" author : READ
77. Witness : SEE
78. Rode the waves : SURFED
79. Map additions : INSETS
82. Bite : NIP
84. Deli delight : SALAMI
86. Phases : FACETS
88. Manor or baron attachment : IAL
91. Paving stone : SETT
94. Become more solid : GEL
95. Garfield or Felix : CAT
98. Village SW of Cedar Rapids : AMANA
99. With 131 Across, health-care giver run amok : UNRESTRAINED
102. Emulates Xanthippe : NAGS
103. Pope's hat : MITER
104. Bucolic : RURAL
105. Arafat's gp. : PLO
106. Suit to ___ : ATEE
107. Exile Amin : IDI
108. Two-year-old sheep : TEGS
110. Heros : SUBS
113. Decline : EBB
115. Limit : STINT
116. Tertiary division : NEOCENE
118. Containing iron : FERRIC
120. Permeable parts of trees : SAPWOODS
122. Old laborer : ESNE
123. "And what ___ rare . . . ?": Lowell : ISSO
125. Dies ___ : IRAE
127. Charlotte or Norma : RAE
128. Sandy's negative : NAE
129. Commercials : ADS
131. See 99 Across : TRAINEDNURSE
135. Bristly plant : TEASEL
138. Bare : EMPTY
139. Kin of least : MEREST
140. Connell's "___ Bridge" : MRS
143. What some orators do when they 145 Across : STRIKEAPOSE
145. See 143 Across : RISETOSPEAK
147. Expiate : ATONE
148. One who ruminates : MUSER
149. Coin for Antonio : DUCAT
150. Pygmy antelope : ORIBI
151. Steps to success : RUNGS
152. Make ___ at (flirt) : APASS
153. Soap plant : AMOLE
154. Reflected deeply : PORED
1. Actress Williams : CARA
2. River in Hesse : EDER
3. Hazard : RISK
4. Vowel sequence : AEI
5. Footplates : MUDSILLS
6. Reddish-yellow dyes : ANNATTOS
7. Dull surface : MATTE
8. Basketry twigs : OSIERS
9. Shades of difference : NUANCES
10. Collegian's monetary aid: Abbr. : GSL
11. Youngest son : CADET
12. Friendly hombre : AMIGO
13. Buffoon : PIERROT
14. Appraise : ASSESS
15. Amsterdam-to-Utrecht dir. : SSE
16. Job for an emcee : INTRO
17. Knew beforehand : FORESAW
18. Dash : ELAN
19. Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
20. Meniscus : LENS
26. Lab burners : ETNAS
28. Long and slender : LINEAR
31. Gardener's tool : SPADE
34. Epochs : ERAS
36. Small whirlpools : EDDIES
37. Kigali is its capital : RWANDA
38. With 44 Down, repairman's formal statement : RECTIFICATION
42. Care : TRUST
44. See 38 Down : CERTIFICATION
45. Tie the shoes over : RELACE
46. Having a scent : ODORED
48. For fear that : LEST
49. Stingy : NEAR
51. Misfortunes : ILLS
52. Duel preceders : SLAPS
54. Responsory song after the Epistle : GRADUAL
57. Star of "Moonstruck" : CHER
59. Goes before and leads : PACES
63. Feasted : ATE
65. Tipper Gore, ___ Aitcheson : NEE
67. Duration : TERM
69. Cholers : IRES
70. Malines, e.g. : NET
71. Kurosawa film: 1985 : RAN
72. Horace or Pindar : ODIST
75. Semitic fertility goddess : ASTARTE
78. Komatik, e.g. : SLED
80. Pacific goose : NENE
81. Head cavity : SINUS
83. Mystery writer Wahlöö : PER
85. Oenologist's concern : AGE
86. Acute shortage : FAMINE
87. Some organic compounds : AMIDES
89. Airport abbr. : ARR
90. Hire : LEASE
92. Choose for membership : TAP
93. High silk hat : TILE
96. Program : AGENDA
97. Dreaded fly : TSETSE
99. Presses : URGES
100. Vilipend : SLUR
101. Beans : NOBS
102. Post-W.W. II assn. : NATO
109. Isolate : ENISLE
111. Very salty : BRINY
112. Papa Bear, e.g. : SIRE
114. Hair clasp : BARRETTE
115. Tropical American fruit : SWEETSOP
117. Discontinuing : CEASING
118. Taiwan, once : FORMOSA
119. Element resembling tin : CADMIUM
121. ___ Fundo, city in Brazil : PASSO
124. Increase in intensity : STEPUP
126. Menuhin's teacher : ENESCO
130. Hockey maneuvers : DEKES
132. Chevets : APSES
133. Brain passages : ITERS
134. Containing carbamide : UREAL
135. Alexandra's Nicholas : TSAR
136. "___, Brute!" : ETTU
137. "East of Eden" character : ARON
140. Memorable Israeli leader : MEIR
141. "In the Boom Boom Room" playwright : RABE
142. Airplane's runner : SKID
144. Japanese woman diver : AMA
145. Vitamin qty. : RDA
146. Money player : PRO

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