A SPECIAL KIND OF EFFORT

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1989

Author:Tom Underhill
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 20, XRef: 1
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stag or buck : MALE
5. Bracelet add-on : CHARM
10. Trite : STALE
15. Lighter or tender : BOAT
19. Prolific auth. : ANON
20. Bast fiber : RAMIE
21. Alleviates : EASES
22. Approximately : ORSO
23. Jack London classic, with "The" : COFTHEWILD
25. "___ Western Front" : QUIETONTHE
27. Squeeze the tube : EXTRUDE
28. Like Times Square : LITUP
30. Medicinal seeds : ANISES
31. Wear away : ERODE
33. Encouraged, as a team : CHEEREDON
36. Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
39. Mar : SPOIL
41. Lengthen : ELONGATE
45. Scottish magpies : PIETS
46. Facing a glacier : STOSS
47. Wood sorrels : OCAS
48. Brother : FRA
49. Killer whales : ORCS
50. Author ___ Congwen : SHEN
51. Kennel adjunct : RUN
52. R.b.i., for one : STAT
53. Electrical unit : REL
54. Author of the European Recovery Plan : GEORGECMARSH
59. Grant : CEDE
60. Divides into three parts : TRISECTS
62. Carols : NOELS
63. One madly in love : ADORER
65. Approaches : NEARS
66. He was Beatrice's 63 Across : DANTE
67. In wild confusion : ARIOT
68. Designer Cardin : PIERRE
70. Eton boy's mother : MATER
71. " . . . closer than ___": Proverb 18:24 : ABROTHER
74. Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
75. A. Conan Doyle work : THEVEYOFFEAR
78. Epoch : ERA
79. Autry or Kelly : GENE
80. The Greatest, once : ALI
81. Tax shelters, for short : IRAS
82. Ski lift : TBAR
83. Aim : END
84. Allen or MacMurray : FRED
85. Seraglio : HAREM
87. Kissed by Henri : BAISE
88. Certain : DEFINITE
91. ___ chance! (good luck!) : BONNE
92. Stair part : RISER
93. Records : NOTESDOWN
95. Lonesome Pine, for one : TRAIL
98. Dethroned Titan : CRONUS
101. Parts : ROLES
103. Process of bone formation : OSTOSIS
107. Drug effect, sometimes : HUCINATION
110. ___ Journal (financial daily) : THEWSTREET
112. Envelope wd. : ATTN
113. ___ prosequi (court entry) : NOLLE
114. Hogan's cousin : TEPEE
115. Gaelic : ERSE
116. Catch flies : SHAG
117. Hydroxyl compounds : DIOLS
118. Jannings and Ludwig : EMILS
119. Hammett's "The ___ Curse" : DAIN
1. Herb or weapon : MACE
2. Strong as ___ : ANOX
3. Attic : LOFT
4. Pleads with : ENTREATS
5. Set of beliefs : CREDO
6. Hemmed and ___ : HAWED
7. "___ Blue?" : AMI
8. Brooklet : RILL
9. Docs : MEDICOS
10. "Son of Lassie," e.g. : SEQUEL
11. Stocking color : TAUPE
12. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
13. Mr. Iacocca : LEE
14. Los ___ Unidos : ESTADOS
15. Cramming, with "up" : BONING
16. Scraps : ORTS
17. "Norma ___," Glaspell novel : ASHE
18. Low digits : TOES
24. Harms : HURTS
26. "___, you noblest English!": Shak. : ONON
29. Wilbur's "Things of ___ World" : THIS
32. Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
34. Happens again : RECURS
35. Zesty feelings : ELANS
36. Variant : SPORT
37. Drying structure : AIRER
38. Evelyn Waugh novel: 1928 : DECLINEANDF
40. Ping follower : PONG
42. "___ Over" : AFTERTHEBIS
43. Kind of union : TRADE
44. Peter, as to pumpkins : EATER
46. Movie takes : SHOTS
47. Fanon : ORALE
50. Arcane : SECRET
52. Dart : SCOOT
54. Equipment : GEAR
55. Growing out : ENATE
56. Island or rabbit : CONEY
57. Paris subway : METRO
58. Herd of stud horses : HARRAS
61. Suit fabric : SERGE
64. He created "the sack" : DIOR
66. Biblical king : DAVID
67. Abreast the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
68. Called, in a way : PAGED
69. One of the Forsytes : IRENE
70. Frays : MELEES
71. Arabic demon : AFREET
72. Delete : ERASE
73. Scarcer : RARER
76. Poker Flat creator : HARTE
77. Field of granular snow : FIRN
82. Like some suits : TAILORED
84. By ___ starts (intermittently) : FITSAND
85. Ululate : HOWL
86. Alaskan island : ANNETTE
87. Actress Ekland : BRITT
89. Seventh-___ stretch : INNING
90. Substantive : NOUN
91. Daniel and Pat : BOONES
94. Amusing : DROLL
96. Spur wheel : ROWEL
97. Burros : ASSES
98. First son of Eliz. : CHAS
99. Naomi's daughter-in-law : RUTH
100. Prefix with chord or meter : OCTA
102. Noah's eldest : SHEM
104. Antitoxins : SERA
105. Birthplace of Frederick II : IESI
106. "Nana" star: 1934 : STEN
108. A ___ (yours, in Toulon) : TOI
109. U.N. arm : ILO
111. Spire ornament : EPI

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