IS THAT A FACT?

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 1990

Author: Shirley Soloway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 4
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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Suffix with gab or song : FEST
5. Beaver's structure : DAM
8. Strokes of fortune : CASTS
13. "Status stripe" designer : GUCCI
18. Vilnius is its cap. : LITH
19. At all : EVER
21. Composition for eight : OCTET
22. "___ in the Dark," 1964 film : ASHOT
23. Tommie of Gil Hodges's Mets : AGEE
24. Celebration : FETE
25. Co-writer of "The Other Woman": 1983 : MEARA
26. Gibe : TAUNT
27. Start of a statesman's statement : THEREAREATERRIBLE
31. Early car : REO
32. Rivulets : STREAMS
33. Lettuce type : COS
34. Anchovy sauce : ALEC
36. Haw's companion : GEE
37. ___ the press (brand new) : HOTOFF
41. City in SW Ga. : PELHAM
44. Felt one's way around : GROPED
48. Statement: Part II : LOTOFLIESGOING
50. More difficult to find : RARER
51. Strauss's "___ Italien" : AUS
52. Mutt and Jeff, e.g. : PALS
53. Land map : PLAT
54. African ruler : EMIR
55. C.P.A. : ACCT
57. Wrinkle : CRIMP
58. Bretons or Britons : CELTS
59. Statement: Part III : ABOUTTHE
61. Shadow : TAIL
62. "Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
64. Heavy weight : TON
65. "Abbey ___," Beatles album : ROAD
66. Ephthalite : HUN
67. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
68. Double this for a Chilean river : BIO
71. Something to break : CAMP
72. Tree house : NEST
73. Statement: Part IV : WORLDAND
75. Healing: Comb. form : IATRY
78. Rousseau hero : EMILE
80. Skin : PELT
81. Differently : ELSE
82. Juan's 2 Down : OCHO
83. Mrs. Burt Reynolds : LONI
84. ___ Jose : SAN
85. Solid rain : SLEET
86. Statement: Part V : THEWORSTOFITIS
90. Some are stuffed : SHIRTS
91. Combining form for 10 Down : ASTERO
92. Kind of band : ONEMAN
93. Participate in a langlauf : SKI
94. Circle segments : ARCS
95. Adherent : IST
96. With 15 Down, quoter of statesman's statement : WINSTON
101. N.Y.P.D. order : APB
103. End of statement : HALFOFTHEMARETRUE
109. Capital of Baleares province, Spain : PALMA
111. Arrowsmith's wife : LEORA
112. Carry on : RANT
113. Baptism, e.g. : RITE
114. Ancient weapon : SPEAR
115. "Luncheon on the Grass" artist : MANET
116. Tokyo tipple : SAKE
117. Legless creature : APOD
118. Let up : EASED
119. Tripura or Orissa : STATE
120. Charlie's comic brother : SYD
121. Go up against : DEFY
1. Walking shoes : FLATS
2. Shell crew : EIGHT
3. Mosshorn, e.g. : STEER
4. Soothing word : THERE
5. Vilified : DEFAMED
6. Disinclined : AVERSE
7. Distribute : METE
8. Regains consciousness : COMESTO
9. Maple genus : ACER
10. Nihal or Nunki : STAR
11. Actress Copley : TERI
12. Awkward try : STAB
13. Furniture feature : GATELEG
14. Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
15. See 96 Across : CHURCHILL
16. Shape of a hogan : CONE
17. "Leave ___ Beaver" : ITTO
20. Extend oneself : REACHOUT
28. "Half Magic" author : EAGER
29. Horn emanations : TOOTS
30. Toddlers' perches : LAPS
35. Emulated Jessica : ELOPED
38. Out ___ (no longer available) : OFPRINT
39. Thrash or thresh : FLAIL
40. Oliver Stone product : FILM
42. Med. student's subject : ANAT
43. Top-level business gps. : MGTS
44. Super : GREAT
45. Stallone role : RAMBO
46. Mythical hunter : ORION
47. Where Machu Picchu is : PERU
48. Spiked the punch : LACED
49. Language of Picasso : ESPANOL
55. Niels Bohr's subject : ATOM
56. Places of worship : CHAPELS
57. Reason : CAUSE
58. Rob Reiner's dad : CARL
60. Server : TRAY
61. "___ of Riley," former TV sitcom : THELIFE
63. Humorist Sahl : MORT
67. Hero of the 1936 Olympics : OWENS
68. Cotton packer : BALER
69. Atlas feature : INSET
70. He wrote "Night Music" : ODETS
71. Braggart : CROWER
72. Curtain fabric : NINON
74. Lunchmeat emporium : DELI
75. Little bit : IOTA
76. Bonn expletives : ACHS
77. "You Turned ___ on Me," 1936 song : THETABLES
79. Marquand's sleuth : MOTO
80. Hopper and Turner : PAINTERS
84. Hide the loot : STASH
85. Glow : SHINE
87. Doomed area in a Chekhov play : ORCHARD
88. ___ Bud, a Dickens heroine : ROSA
89. Flatter, in a way : IMITATE
90. Evaded : SKIRTED
93. Elegant : SWANKY
97. Fabulous fiddle : STRAD
98. Potboiler's product : TRIPE
99. "___ Africa." 1985 Oscar winner : OUTOF
100. Penurious : NEEDY
101. Cathedral section : APSE
102. Haydn's nickname : PAPA
104. Attorneys' degs. : LLMS
105. Accomplishment : FEAT
106. O'Neill's daughter : OONA
107. Worry : FRET
108. Author of "The Valachi Papers" : MAAS
110. West of Hollywood : MAE

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