LEAR-ICAL

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1987

Author: S. E. Wilkinson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 598 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mack and Lewis : TEDS
5. Droll : COMIC
10. Repair a tear : PATCH
15. Mil. groups : TPS
18. Declare openly : AVOW
19. ___-surface missile : AIRTO
20. " . . . who lived in ___" : ASHOE
21. Counterfeit : SHAM
22. Pathway : LANE
23. Proto finish : PLASM
24. Pullulates : TEEMS
25. Actress Garr : TERI
26. Advantage : EDGE
27. Writer Rand : AYN
28. Defensive wall : PARAPET
30. Redact : EDIT
31. Sir Isaac : NEWTON
33. String-and-top game : DIABOLO
35. Underwood : BRUSH
36. Steichen's support : TRIPOD
37. Black nightshade : MOREL
38. Ask earnestly : BESEECH
41. Ritter or Beneke : TEX
42. Soviet workers' cooperative : ARTEL
43. Composer of "Mikrokosmos " : BARTOK
44. Funny fence? : HAHA
46. Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
47. Minors' co-signers : ADULTS
50. Astern : AFT
53. Wood sorrel : OCA
54. Whitman's "Leaves of ___" : GRASS
55. Derby winner's garland : ROSES
56. Slip-up : BONER
58. Hill, to an Arab : TEL
59. Speech defect : LISP
60. Picked a card : DREW
61. Touch gently : FONDLE
62. Obtuse : STUPID
64. High dudgeon : IRE
67. Yggdrasill of Norse myth : ASH
68. Maraca : RATTLE
69. Fragrant unguent : POMADE
70. Cabbagelike plant : KALE
72. Neglect : OMIT
74. Sensation : HIT
75. In safekeeping : ONICE
76. Part of S.W.A.K. : AKISS
77. Causeries : CHATS
78. Wine: Comb. form : ENO
79. X : TEN
80. Influential English economist : KEYNES
81. What boo birds do : RAZZ
82. Ricochet : SKIP
83. Almond willows : OSIERS
86. Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
88. Half or third of a dance : CHA
89. Sugary tidbit : GUMDROP
90. Prominent : KNOWN
91. The Patrons of Husbandry : GRANGE
94. Dinero : PESOS
95. Alligator pear : AVOCADO
97. Quartered : LODGED
98. City on the Truckee : RENO
99. Tool for marking wood : SCRIBER
101. Furthermore : TOO
103. Rajah's mate : RANI
104. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
105. Director Ponti : CARLO
106. Some stars : IDOLS
108. " . . . like ___ of steel": Shak. : ARIB
109. Aussie tennis star : CASH
110. Maldives unit : ATOLL
111. Calls for : NEEDS
112. Tender cargo : COAL
113. Lamb's dam : EWE
114. Cambered : BOWED
115. Boastful : GASSY
116. Scupper, e.g. : HOLE
1. Kind of scout : TALENT
2. Dodger : EVADER
3. Laughable lyric, with "The" : DONGWITHALUMINOUSNOSE
4. Annual climber : SWEETPEA
5. ___ gown : CAPAND
6. Pinguid : OILY
7. Nonsense song : MRANDMRSSPIKKYSPARROW
8. "___ Magic," 1948 song : ITS
9. Stack up against : COMPARE
10. Reconnaissance group : PATROL
11. " . . . You Heard ___ Bark": Thurber : ASEAL
12. Laughable lyric : THEPOBBLEWHOHASNOTOES
13. Turn up : COME
14. Order, old style : HEST
15. Nonsense song : THEDUCKANDTHEKANGAROO
16. Diocese part : PARISH
17. Metalworker : SMITH
21. Latter-day Victrola : STEREO
29. Student of Guillaume de Champeaux : ABELARD
32. A tic-tac-toe loser : OOX
34. Tittles : IOTAS
35. Big-A venture : BET
39. Tucks away : EATS
40. Future grads : SRS
42. Worry word : ALAS
44. Sauna, for one : HOTSPOT
45. Paint remover : ACETONE
46. "For me ___": Browning : IRIDE
48. Dickens's Miss Spenlow : DORA
49. Applications : USES
51. Director of "8½" : FELLINI
52. Lofty perch : TREETOP
54. Volplane : GLIDE
56. Tugs and punts : BOATS
57. Can. province : ONT
61. Violinist Kreisler : FRITZ
63. High boot : PAC
65. Fall or drop leader : RAIN
66. Otherwise : ELSE
71. Perfume : ESSENCE
73. Minotaur's milieu : MAZE
76. Baltic island : AERO
77. Three, at times : CROWD
80. Humorous beginning for plunk or choo : KER
82. A companion of Meshach : SHADRACH
84. Leveled by wear : SMOOTH
85. Dog tags, e.g. : IDS
87. Harte's ___ Camp : ROARING
88. ___-Magnon man : CRO
89. Knickknack : GEEGAW
90. Household spirit : KOBOLD
91. Burnished : GLOSSY
92. Good-natured : GENIAL
93. Like some birds' nests : EDIBLE
94. Consumer's concern : PRICE
96. ___ Platte, La. town : VILLE
99. Nonunion worker : SCAB
100. Clouseau's servant : CATO
102. U.S. auto pioneer : OLDS
107. Venus or Minerva : DEA

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