Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon 

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New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1988

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Airport feature : RAMP
5. Prosaic : DRAB
9. Residue of grapes : MARC
13. Mandy Patinkin role in "Evita" : CHE
16. Squinch, e.g. : ARCH
17. State in NE Brazil : CEARA
18. Nymph of the hills : OREAD
20. McQueen film, with "The" : BLOB
21. Colette character : GIGI
22. Agitated movement by a singer : ARNOLDSEDDY
24. Nursery-rhyme pet : LAMB
25. Family of a U.S. inventor : EARLES
27. Balsam-yielding tree : TOLU
28. Some bridges : DENTURES
30. Ouse feeder : AIRE
31. "___ Millions," O'Neill play : MARCO
34. Caspian feeder : TEREK
35. Cities in R.I. and the Isle of Wight : NEWPORTS
39. Holds up : DELAYS
41. Comedian Ole ___ : OLSEN
44. Eye docs : ODS
45. Arose : STOOD
47. Exequy : RITE
48. G.I.'s devil-dodger : PADRE
49. Certain Wall Street options : PUTS
51. Increase stitches : ADDON
53. Expels : VENTS
56. Article of merchandise : WARE
57. Critical : ACUTE
59. Lady of Spain : DAMA
60. Possessions : ESTATE
62. Rorem or Sparks : NED
63. College officials : REGENTS
65. Robert of "Quincy, M.E." : ITO
67. Aqueous resting place : WATERBED
69. Detail : ITEM
70. Bellini's Druidic priestess : NORMA
72. Armbone : ULNA
73. Guido di Pietro, or Fra ___ : ANGELICO
76. Golfer's 19th hole : BAR
77. Where Dresden china is made : MEISSEN
81. Yoko Lennon, née ___ : ONO
82. Dissolute : RAKISH
84. A lady's maid to Cleopatra : IRAS
86. Words in Wonderland read by Alice : EATME
87. Fish dish : EELS
89. Marine hazards : REEFS
90. Burton of "Roots" : LEVAR
92. Dregs : LEES
93. Amount of assessment : RATAL
95. Extol : LAUD
97. Polish river : NAREW
99. Old-timer : VET
100. Ridge on a mountain : ARETE
101. Blowhard's output : HOTAIR
103. First steps : STARTERS
105. Because : SINCE
107. Disdainful look : SNEER
109. Bruce of films : DERN
110. Thesmothetes : SENATORS
113. "___ company . . . " : TWOS
115. Yehudi Menuhin's teacher : ENESCO
118. Fail to use : OMIT
119. Coveted award for a playwright : WILDESOSCAR
123. Acidity : ACOR
124. Sportswriter Grantland : RICE
125. Champ after Braddock : LOUIS
126. What to spend in Shiraz : RIALS
127. Arp's art cult: 1916 : DADA
128. Wapiti : ELK
129. Basis for a sermon : TEXT
130. Refuse to grant : DENY
131. Light British carbine : STEN
1. Fashion : RAGE
2. Song for Sutherland : ARIA
3. Transport for a pitcher : MCGRAWSTUG
4. Fergie's father-in-law : PHILIP
5. Thuringian article : DER
6. Scold vehemently : RANT
7. "___ With a View" : AROOM
8. Chanteuse's specialty : BALLAD
9. Jan. and Aug. : MOS
10. Metric measure : ARE
11. Foxx, the funnyman : REDD
12. Students at the U.S.M.A. : CADETS
13. Great dog for an actor : CLARKSDANE
14. Abode : HOME
15. Points of decline : EBBS
17. Historic commune near Naples : CASERTA
19. Unit of force : DYNE
20. Sunday statute : BLUELAW
23. Creator of "Melencolia" : DURER
26. A son of Aphrodite : EROS
29. De ___ (superfluous) : TROP
32. Founder of British India : CLIVE
33. Crowded quarters for a thespian : OATESWARREN
35. Like some stock certificates : NOPAR
36. Bring out : EDUCE
37. Transmitter for an entrepreneur : TODDSMIKE
38. Kind of jerk : SODA
40. Backyard gossip : YENTA
42. Slipped or tripped : ERRED
43. Destitution : NEED
46. No-nos for a pianist-songwriter : DOMINOSFATS
50. Popular cartoonist : STEIG
52. Org. founded in 1949 : NATO
54. Paintings by a hot pianist : TATUMSART
55. Inscribed stone slab : STELE
58. Become a member : ENTER
61. Banks of baseball : ERNIE
64. Pertaining to tissue : TELAR
66. Celestial body : ORB
68. ___ metabolism : BASAL
71. Arthur's coat : MAIL
73. Close, to Keats : ANEAR
74. Damage to a screen star : NOLTESNICK
75. Sky: Sp. : CIELO
78. Feline in music : STEVENSCAT
79. Kuwait ruler : EMEER
80. Hangouts : NESTS
81. " . . . ___ perfumed sea": Poe : OERA
83. ___ T'ung, Chinese emperor: 1908-12 : HSUAN
85. Gardner and namesakes : AVAS
88. Glut : SATIATE
91. Primers, e.g. : READERS
94. Period of fasting : LENT
96. Scarsdale, etc. : DIETS
98. He reconstructed St. Paul's : WREN
101. English feudal tribute : HERIOT
102. Change an essay : REWORD
104. Steps : TREADS
106. Covering for a chimney : COWL
108. Miss O'Grady : ROSIE
110. Tender : SORE
111. The screen's Jannings : EMIL
112. Turn around : SLUE
114. Medical procedure : SCAN
116. System of rules : CODE
117. Algerian port : ORAN
120. Fort in N.J. : DIX
121. Superlative suffix : EST
122. One of the Khans : ALY

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