NURSERY PERFORMERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 1984

Author: Ernst T. Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Soft mineral : TALC
5. Rips or rips along : TEARS
10. Repetition : ROTE
14. Quickly : APACE
19. Melville opus : OMOO
20. Apportion : ALLOT
21. Equal, to Henri : EGAL
22. Saw of a sawfish : SERRA
23. COW : MOONJUMPER
25. HORNER : PLUMPULLER
27. Records of sorts : TAPES
28. City on the Rhone : ARLES
30. If not : UNLESS
31. But : HOWEVER
34. Disdainful smile : SNEER
35. Passionate : ARDENT
36. Sports locales : ARENAS
37. Thesaurus man : ROGET
38. Black-ink item : ASSET
39. City on the Aire : LEEDS
40. HUBBARD : BONEFETCHER
42. Sounds of laughter : HAS
45. Nomologists' forte : LAWS
46. Its capital is Denpasar : BALI
47. War god : ARES
48. An NCO : CORP
49. Epinicion : ODE
50. JACK : HILLCLIMBER
54. Tosca's lover : MARIO
55. Runs away, à la Jessica : ELOPES
57. Milers' milieus : OVALS
58. Transgressor : SINNER
59. Denounced : ACCUSED
61. Ray ___, country singer : PRICE
62. Valid : TENABLE
63. Victimized by a scam : BURNED
64. "When you ___ tulip . . . " : WOREA
65. She wrote "Black Beauty" : SEWELL
66. High-ranked netman : ARIAS
67. OLD WOMAN : SHOEDWELLER
69. Where R.N.'s sometimes work : ORS
72. Haruspex : SEER
73. Helot's lot : TOIL
74. Head start : LEAD
75. Exchange : SWAP
76. Go astray : ERR
77. KNAVE OF HEARTS : TARTSTEALER
81. Crater explored by Apollo 17 : STENO
82. Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
83. Own : ADMIT
84. Music-shop offering : STEREO
85. Maori people : ARAWAS
87. Former Indian currency : ANNAS
88. Make rougher : COARSEN
89. Sparing : FRUGAL
90. Baclanova and Korbut : OLGAS
91. Navigator's need : CHART
92. FINE LADY : RINGWEARER
94. BO-PEEP : SHEEPLOSER
99. Whence Caesar embarked : OSTIA
100. Singer Cantrell : LANA
101. Facility : EASE
102. A Forsyte : IRENE
103. Unpleasantly difficult : MESSY
104. Former French prime minister : BLUM
105. Vargueno, e.g. : DESK
106. River of Kenya : TSAVO
1. Pig stealer : TOM
2. Latin I verb : AMO
3. Looby-___, children's game : LOO
4. Vies : CONTENDS
5. Mole grays : TAUPES
6. Gantry : ELMER
7. Eiger and Jungfrau : ALPS
8. Kind of deer : ROE
9. Curtis of the P.G.A. : STRANGE
10. Surfeited : REPLETE
11. He eyes with sighs : OGLER
12. Greek crosses : TAUS
13. "Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
14. Into parts : ASUNDER
15. BB, for one : PELLET
16. Author of "The Green Hat" : ARLEN
17. Pinnacle : CREST
18. Nubbins : EARS
24. Certain domestic fowls : JAVAS
26. Puckers : PURSES
29. Reduce a sail : REEF
31. Call of greeting : HALLO
32. Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
33. ONE LITTLE PIG : WEEWEECRIER
34. Kind of boom : SONIC
35. Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
37. Brötchen, etc. : ROLLS
38. Sight at Tara : ACRES
40. Bundled hay : BALED
41. Postpone : TABLE
42. THE COCK ON THE WOODPILE and LITTLE BOY BLUE : HORNBLOWERS
43. Afro-Asian gazelle : ARIEL
44. Fern's reproducer : SPORE
46. Man, for one : BIPED
48. Waterway : CANAL
50. They go to blazes : HOSES
51. Greenstreet associate : LORRE
52. Like some college walls : IVIED
53. Large parrot : MACAW
54. U.M.W. member : MINER
56. Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
58. Stitched : SEWED
59. Demean : ABASE
60. Shaman, at times : CURER
61. Suburban status symbols : POOLS
62. Of bodily tissue : TELAR
64. Tittles : WHITS
65. Driving hazard : SLEET
67. Tender spots : SORES
68. N.Y. island : ELLIS
70. Indian princess : RANEE
71. Dish's companion in flight : SPOON
73. Mexican dish : TAMALE
75. Snorers' acts : STERTORS
77. Kind of traffic zone : TOWAWAY
78. Chinese puzzle : TANGRAM
79. Mrs. Stengel : EDNA
80. Piled up : AMASSED
81. Like a cloudless night : STARLIT
82. Scottish pudding : HAGGIS
84. Product of saponification : SOAP
85. Rebel : ARISE
86. Shrimps : RUNTS
87. Jewish prayer : ALENU
88. Brass : CHEEK
89. Out of : FROM
90. Viva-voce : ORAL
91. Tax, Irish style : CESS
93. Rochet's kin : ALB
95. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
96. Beaufort or Weddell : SEA
97. Place for stps. : ENV
98. Essex contemporary : REO

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