SEARCHING QUESTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1990

Author:Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Short-legged horses : COBS
5. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
10. Drop heavily : PLOP
14. Broadway's Jane : COWL
18. "___ the Great," E. Dumm cartoon : ALEC
19. Early or Late Crawford : PEACH
20. Vibrant : ALIVE
21. Piece for Marilyn Mims : ARIA
22. WHERE'S THE STATION? : RIGHTOFWAY
24. WHERE'S THE SECOND? : BEFOREHAND
26. He caused earthquakes : POSEIDON
27. Unpleasant sound : SPLAT
29. Capricious indulgences : FLINGS
30. Month, in Milano : MESE
31. Pub drink : STOUT
32. Skin or slick preceder : OIL
33. Cozened : DUPED
36. Sheppard-Turpin guns : STENS
37. Elongated, as a spheroid : PROLATE
41. Month before Nisan : ADAR
42. WHERE'S THE FINDING? : AFTERTHEFACT
46. Like "cats" in the 40's : HEP
47. Rock group : KISS
48. Letters : MAIL
49. Harness : TAME
50. Heraldic design : SEME
51. Kelep : ANT
52. WHERE'S THE ARIAN? : INVARIANT
56. Scenic view : SCAPE
57. Swear anew : REPLEDGE
60. Viracocha worshiper : INCA
61. Iraqi neighbors : SAUDIS
62. Kind of dropper : EAVES
63. Ancient Greek city-state : POLIS
64. Five of trumps : PEDRO
65. Grading systems : CURVES
67. Amenhotep IV's god : ATEN
68. Earlier bid : PREOFFER
71. Construe : INFER
72. WHERE'S THE TILL? : INSTILLED
74. Part of TNT : TRI
75. Stratum; level : TIER
76. Senior Chinese leader : DENG
78. The life of Riley : EASE
79. A Sinatra : TINA
80. And the rest: Abbr. : ETC
81. WHERE'S THE SHOPPING? : LEFTOFCENTER
85. Presage : OMEN
86. Belittle : DETRACT
88. Designer Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
89. Usurp : WREST
90. It's between the U.S. and Eur. : ATL
91. Bourrée or forlana : DANCE
92. Quality; nature : SORT
94. "I did but ___ little honey . . . ": I Sam. 14:43 : TASTEA
97. Twofold : BINAL
98. Injured a joint : SPRAINED
102. WHERE'S THE WAVE? : AFTERSHOCK
104. WHERE DO WE GET LACE? : OUTOFPLACE
106. Couple : PAIR
107. Parts of pumps : SOLES
108. Strand : SHORE
109. Space on the face of a bird : LORE
110. Commits a bull : ERRS
111. Kin of a hydria : EWER
112. One of the Dryads : ERATO
113. Assyrian war god : ASUR
1. Quibble : CARP
2. Potpourri : OLIO
3. Petitions : BEGS
4. Intrigants : SCHEMERS
5. Footless ones : APODS
6. "An Essay upon Projects" author: 1697 : DEFOE
7. Cockcrow : DAWN
8. City in Peru : ICA
9. He practices pettifoggery : SHYSTER
10. Flat double fold in cloth : PLEAT
11. Heeltap : LIFT
12. Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
13. Of necessity : PERFORCE
14. Fishing fly : CAHILL
15. Battle of ___ July 3, 1940 : ORAN
16. Playwright Sir Arthur ___ Pinero : WING
17. The Four ___, singing group : LADS
20. Reddening : ABLUSH
23. Ligated : TIED
25. "Cats" libretto author : ELIOT
28. Paris's ___ Neuf : PONT
31. Roman burial stone : STELA
33. Senegal's capital : DAKAR
34. City NW of Trieste : UDINE
35. WHERE'S THE PITCH? : PASTPERFECT
36. Pack tightly : STIVE
37. Dawber or Shriver : PAM
38. WHERE'S GREENWICH? : AHEADOFTIME
39. Beats, to Puccini : TEMPI
40. Flèche weapons : EPEES
42. Ammonia derivatives : AMIDES
43. Sharp projections : FANGS
44. Alcohol heaters : ETNAS
45. Falstaffian : FAT
50. Skin exfoliation : SCURF
53. Runs amok : RIOTS
54. Table Bay is one : INLET
55. Currants, e.g. : ACINI
56. Javanese carriage : SADO
58. Four-time Wimbledon winner : LAVER
59. Perpetually : EVER
61. Farm machine : SEEDER
63. Half a Samoan island's name: Var. : PANGO
64. Cues in group singing : PRESE
65. Commended for gallantry : CITED
66. Colligate : UNITE
68. End of Mont.'s motto : PLATA
69. Pelagic raptors : ERNES
70. Cheerful : RIANT
72. Bank abbr. : INT
73. "Festina ___" ("Make haste slowly") : LENTE
76. Of a lower social order : DECLASSE
77. Triton : EFT
79. Mexican baker's product : TORTILLA
81. Anon : LATER
82. Ancient Germanic people : FRANKS
83. Triclinium meal : CENA
84. Put a fence around : ENCLOSE
87. Teachers, at times : RATERS
89. Swaddle : WRAP
91. Reno roller : DICER
92. Rollick : SPORT
93. "___ ed Euridice" : ORFEO
94. VCR insertion : TAPE
95. In the distance : AFAR
96. Rustle : STIR
97. Clay used as a pigment : BOLE
98. Kin of a parvis : STOA
99. Ancient temple : NAOS
100. Raw-silk shade : ECRU
101. Sambar : DEER
103. Quo modo : HOW
105. Clock, in Köln : UHR

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