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New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1991

Author: Victoria and Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It verges on Virgo : LEO
4. Skewed : ALOP
8. Architectural recesses : APSES
13. Decamped : FLED
17. Portoferraio's island : ELBA
19. Wife of King Latinus : AMATA
20. Patch up a road : RETAR
21. Vehicle for winter Olympics : LUGE
22. She weds poet-gets lots of mail : EMILYPOSTMASTERS
25. "God's Little ___" : ACRE
26. Southern constellation : LEPUS
27. Childish, in Chartres : PUERIL
28. Like Brown's walls : IVIED
29. More reasonable : SOBERER
32. Joust standards : PENNONS
33. Elopes : BOLTS
34. The Red Cross needs it : PLASMA
35. Heart part : AORTA
36. "___ Crazy" : GIRL
37. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
38. She weds novelist—OPEC applauds : OLIVEOYLWELLS
43. Ubiquitous abbr. : ETC
46. Japanese foot covering : TABI
48. Casino cash-collector : SLOT
49. City in Uruguay : SALTO
50. Spanish river : EBRO
51. Gin : SNARE
53. Atlas aid : INSET
56. Wild guess : STAB
57. Raise ___ (create a commotion) : CAIN
58. A Morrow medium : RADIO
60. Señorita's snack : NACHO
62. Parts of soft palates : UVULAE
64. Corolla petal : ALA
66. She weds boxing champ—plays in fast lane : ANNEBOLEYNALI
70. Dental deg. : LDS
71. Alters a line : REHEMS
73. Stairway post : NEWEL
74. Huge star in Cygnus : DENEB
76. Flightless birds : EMUS
77. Consumer : USER
79. Trite : STALE
82. Bits of marginalia : STETS
85. Observe carefully : NOTE
86. Scurvy fighters : LIMES
88. State founder : PENN
90. Oratorio part : ARIA
91. Echidna's morsel : ANT
92. She weds ex-Surgeon General—elopes in roadster : MARYTUDORKOOP
96. T-bill payout : INT
97. Netman Camporese : OMAR
99. Sandy tracts in England : DENES
100. Like street talk : SLANGY
102. Irritate : ANNOY
104. Jams; pickles : SCRAPES
107. Angler's casting plug : CHUGGER
108. ___ lazuli (shade of blue) : LAPIS
109. Upright and grand : PIANOS
110. Aphorism : GNOME
111. Arabian port : ADEN
112. She weds former N.Y. mayor—turns down lights : JULIETTELOWBEAME
117. The horror of Gomorrah : VICE
118. Auguries : OMENS
119. Bows out : EXITS
120. Tug's tow : SCOW
121. Broadhorns : ARKS
122. Rib : TEASE
123. Apple or pear : POME
124. When the French fry? : ETE
1. Noted ecdysiast : LEE
2. "Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
3. Kabuki costume adornment : OBI
4. One cause of trysts : AMOUR
5. Bonnie bairn : LASS
6. Six-time N.L. home-run leader : OTT
7. Cold wind from the Andes : PAMPERO
8. Places for matériel : ARSENALS
9. Kind of dollars : PETRO
10. She knows roses : STEIN
11. Wilson and Hines : EARLS
12. Jrs.' elders : SRS
13. Taste in general : FLAVOR
14. She elopes with explorer—smooth running assured : LUCILLEBALLBERING
15. Swamp stalker : EGRET
16. G. Cooper role : DEEDS
18. Everything, in Emden : ALLES
19. These go to a higher court : APPEALS
23. Desert, in Diamante : YERMO
24. Unc's mate : AUNTY
28. Relative of 15 Down : IBIS
29. Dry cleaners' problems : SPOTS
30. N.Y. city : OLEAN
31. She weds actor—develops odd typing technique : BARBARAHUTTONPECK
32. Yeats and Keats : POETS
35. Conn. town : AVON
36. Small sphere : GLOBULE
39. Troy, to Homer : ILION
40. Pallid : WASHY
41. Singer John : ELTON
42. Dirigible description: Abbr. : LTA
44. Group of three : TRIAD
45. Pine fruit : CONES
47. George's collaborator : IRA
50. Shield for Jeanne d'Arc : ECU
52. Dutch treat : EDAM
54. FitzGerald's rhyme for "thou" : ENOW
55. Scheherazade's stock in trade : TALES
59. Narrow-minded : INSULAR
61. Tara native : CELT
63. French oenophiles' delights : VINS
64. Tarkington's "In the ___" : ARENA
65. Dud : LEMON
67. Scipio, to Hannibal : ENEMY
68. Visorless cap : BERET
69. Gland: Comb. form : ADENO
72. Suffix for Canton : ESE
75. Letter from Greece : ETA
78. Novelist Haggard's title : SIR
80. "___ moi le déluge" : APRES
81. Coins in Tirana : LEKS
83. Trace : TINGE
84. Bacchus attendant : SATYR
87. Khartoum residents : SUDANESE
89. Absentees at airports : NOSHOWS
92. Say Hey Willie : MAYS
93. Boot camp's cousin : DEPOT
94. Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
95. Kind of line : PLUMB
98. Monks, in Metz : MOINES
101. Critic James and family : AGEES
102. Wash. cape : ALAVA
103. Lowest point : NADIR
104. Froth : SPUME
105. "Adriana Lecouvreur" composer : CILEA
106. Belasco portrayer: 1940 : RAINS
107. Runyon's $100 : CNOTE
110. Brief gander : GLIM
112. Little bit : JOT
113. Outside: Comb. form : EXO
114. Top gun : ACE
115. Pithy saying : MOT
116. Ram's dam : EWE

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