HEAVIES

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1992

Author: Rosalind Pavane
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid is asymmetric.
Rosalind Pavane has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Regarding the 42-Down clue, Marie Lafarge was an actual person found guilty of murdering her husband; Madame Defarge was a fictional character—and knitter—in Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities." Perhaps Dickens named the fictitious Madame Defarge after the actual Madame Lafarge, but in any case, this clue seems to be a mistake; left it as in the original, though.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,517
Across Down
1. Fictional elephant : BABAR
6. Edge : BRIM
10. Scale : CLIMB
15. To be, in Madrid : ESTAR
20. Yoga position : ASANA
21. Emerald Isle : EIRE
22. Poet-novelist Wylie : ELINOR
23. Tibetan capital : LHASA
24. Pirate with a long name? : JOHNSILVER
26. To be silent: Lat. : TACERE
27. Like a julep : MINTY
28. Exact opposite : ANTIPODE
29. Opera by Donizetti : LUCREZIABORGIA
32. Khartoum's country : SUDAN
33. Voucher : CHIT
34. "Critique of Pure Reason" author : KANT
35. Mil. decoration : DSM
38. Comic actor Conway : TIM
39. MacGraw and Baba : ALIS
40. Hunter or angler, e.g. : SPORTSMAN
45. Loosely woven cotton : ETAMINE
47. Dutch artist Hals : FRANS
48. Dried fruit : PRUNE
49. Arab garment : ABA
50. Compound whence caffeine is derived : PURINE
51. Before, in poesy : ERE
52. Awkward guys : GALOOT
54. Dutch cheese : EDAM
55. N-S connection : OPQR
56. TV deletion : BLEEP
58. C-notes : IOOS
59. Assess : RATE
60. Old French coin : SOU
61. Man of maniac parts? : BORISKARLOFF
65. Burned : FLAMED
67. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
68. Anger : WRATH
69. The Invisible Man of 1933 : RAINS
70. Used a lever: Var. : PRISED
71. Go hungry : STARVE
73. ___ the hills : OLDAS
74. Debase oneself : GROVEL
75. Polish seaport : GDYNIA
76. Front-wheels alignment : TOEIN
77. Tearful one of myth : NIOBE
78. King Kong, e.g. : APE
81. Reunion and The Summit : ARENAS
82. Orphan in a "choppy" rhyme : LIZZIEBORDEN
84. Small fruit : FIG
85. Tower town : PISA
86. Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
87. Mails : SENDS
88. Heavyweight Max : BAER
89. "___ Island With You," 1948 film : ONAN
90. One of several Pharaohs : RAMESES
93. Thing, in law : RES
94. In short supply : SCARCE
96. Accepted dlvy. : RCD
97. Austrian-born actor-singer : BIKEL
98. "Ora pro ___" : NOBIS
100. Alters : CHANGES
101. "___ is finished" ("Pagliacci" ending) : THECOMEDY
103. Upper throat : GULA
104. Brit's vacation : HOL
105. Begley and Wynn : EDS
106. Thought : IDEA
107. Antitoxins : SERA
108. Find fault needlessly : CAVIL
110. Sax Rohmer character : DOCTORFUMANCHU
116. Menthaceous plants : OREGANOS
120. Decorate : ADORN
121. Tristan's love : ISOLDE
122. First Dracula of film : BELALUGOSI
124. ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
125. Waits on : SERVES
126. Euphemistic oath : EGAD
127. Ulyanov : LENIN
128. Manacles : IRONS
129. Shoe-factory worker : TREER
130. Thorny plant : ROSE
131. Came up : AROSE
1. ___ California : BAJA
2. " . . . unto us ___ is given": Isa. 9:6 : ASON
3. Thai coin : BAHT
4. Francesca ___, British actress : ANNIS
5. Russian mystic : RASPUTIN
6. Hag : BELDAME
7. Split : RIVEN
8. Choler : IRE
9. European blackbird : MERL
10. Richardson's "___ Harlowe" : CLARISSA
11. It is allowed: Lat. : LICET
12. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
13. A star of "Rashomon" and "Ugetsu" : MORI
14. Escapes : BREAKOUTS
15. City near Los Angeles : ELMONTE
16. Items of apparel : SHIRTS
17. Pungency : TANG
18. Wine town in Piedmont : ASTI
19. Ottoman peasant : RAYA
22. Whistler product : ETCHING
25. Antiseptic : IODINE
30. Home of the Bruins: Abbr. : UCLA
31. Livestock shelters : BARN
35. Oust : DEPOSE
36. Trance : STUPOR
37. Subject of a Peter Weiss play : MARQUISDESADE
39. Ill-smelling : AREEK
40. Parodies : SPOOFS
41. Photographer's test print : PROOF
42. Well-knit femme of fiction? : MADAMELAFARGE
43. Lessened : ABATED
44. Appointed : NAMED
46. Russian village : MIR
47. Invigorating : FRESH
51. Top-drawer : ELITE
53. Jungle denizens : LIONS
54. Expunge : ERASE
56. Costa ___, Spain : BRAVA
57. "___-vous français?" : PARLEZ
61. Master, in Swahili : BWANA
62. Plant with a fragrant root : ORRIS
63. Wheel spokes : RADII
64. Climbing plants : LIANES
65. He played Goldfinger : FROBE
66. Perk up : LIVEN
70. Goads : PRODS
72. British author-critic : TYNAN
73. Seeps : OOZES
74. Encircles : GIRDS
75. Seuss villain : GRINCH
76. Opportune : TIMELY
77. Roman-calendar day : NONES
79. Like patchwork : PIECED
80. Exit : EGRESS
81. Nautical direction : APORT
82. Applied calcium oxide : LIMED
83. Liquidated Russian: 1953 : BERIA
86. Threaten, in a way : MAKEAFIST
88. Forbid : BAN
90. Versifier: Var. : RIMER
91. Bring about : ENGENDER
92. Fonts : SOURCES
94. Broad-brimmed hat : SHOVEL
95. Roman emperor: A.D. 37 : CALIGULA
97. Type designer and family : BODONIS
99. Dull: Slang : BLAH
100. Elaborate pretense : CHARADE
102. Lemonlike fruit : CITRON
107. Ointment : SALVE
108. Certain carbonated drinks : COLAS
109. Rathskeller order : LAGER
110. Painter of limp watches : DALI
111. River in central Europe : ODER
112. Venezuelan city : CORO
113. Exploiter : USER
114. Additional : MORE
115. Over: Ger. : UBER
117. "___, Nanette" : NONO
118. Condition: Suffix : OSIS
119. Geometry word : SINE
123. I, to Claudius : EGO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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