Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber 

TWO'S A CROWD

New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1986

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Page number : FOLIO
6. Moslem rulers : CALIFS
12. Puncture : STAB
16. Knicks' org. : NBA
19. What there's "nothin' like" : ADAME
20. A Hebrew name for God : ADONAI
21. Buckeye State : OHIO
22. Smith and Hirt : ALS
23. Cylinder fiLLer : COMPRESEDAIR
25. Adherent : PARTISAN
27. Palindrome part : EREI
28. In medias ___ : RES
29. Genetic materials : DNAS
31. Kind of state : WELFARE
32. Be bad : SIN
34. French aviator Hubert : LATHAM
36. Distributor : DEALER
37. PaSSageway, at times : TIGHTSQUEZE
42. Heathen : PAGAN
44. It's taken in vein : ORE
45. Director Preston : STURGES
46. Picnic staple : COLESLAW
51. Opera singer Lily : PONS
53. Bambi's aunt : ENA
54. PuPPy love : TENAGECRUSH
57. "Lay hold ___ life . . . ": I Tim. 6:12 : ONETERNAL
60. Acquiesce : NOD
61. Tightly curled : KINKY
62. Headgear for going to blazes : FIREHAT
63. A locale in Twain's "Roughing It" : NEVADA
66. What this puZZle has : CONSPICUOUSOMISIONS
74. Growls : SNARLS
75. Undulating : SINUOUS
77. Church-council site: 16th century : TRENT
82. Crimson : RED
83. Census item : STATISTIC
85. YeLLow vegetable : SUMERSQUASH
89. Word with mazel or yom : TOV
90. London art museum : TATE
91. Copies, in a way : EMULATES
92. Loving, to Loren : AMOROSO
96. Helios : SUN
97. Famed tour guide : FODOR
99. Close caLL : NAROWESCAPE
101. Hold in custody : DETAIN
105. Various : SUNDRY
107. Twankay is one : TEA
108. Shows plainly : EVINCES
110. ___ prius (a writ) : NISI
111. Stadium shout : RAH
113. Alaskan city : NOME
117. Young girl's sandal : MARYJANE
119. Novel, aBBreviated : CONDENSEDBOK
122. Poem style : ODE
123. Type of gel : AGAR
124. Come forth : EMERGE
125. Kind of trombone or rule : SLIDE
126. Masefield's "Dead ___" : NED
127. Phone preceder : MEGA
128. Outcome : RESULT
129. Fountain and Rose : PETES
1. Confront : FACE
2. Fragrance : ODOR
3. Type of duck or excuse : LAME
4. Mischievous : IMPISH
5. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
6. Survey the joint : CASE
7. Citrus drinks : ADES
8. Israeli airport : LOD
9. Punch-drunk : INADAZE
10. Most indistinct : FAINTEST
11. Red wine grape : SIRAH
12. Placebo : SOP
13. Melt : THAW
14. Wire-haired dog : AIREDALE
15. FrEEway trouble spot : BOTLENECK
16. Twangy : NASAL
17. Trumpet sound : BLARE
18. Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
24. Director Lubitsch : ERNST
26. "___ man die . . . ": Job 14:14 : IFA
30. Bonehead : SAP
33. "___ Magic," 1948 song : ITS
34. Within the law : LEGAL
35. Type of roadway : MACADAM
37. "On ___ Old Smokey" : TOPOF
38. Like wry humor : IRONIC
39. Sort, in Granada : GENERO
40. "San ___," 1937 Bogart film : QUENTIN
41. Ballot box, in Bologna : URNA
43. A Reubenite : GOG
47. ___ Lanka : SRI
48. Mon., in Metz : LUN
49. Query : ASK
50. One of the five W's : WHY
52. British carbine : STEN
55. Chemical endings : ENES
56. De ___ (anew) : NOVO
58. Exclamations of inquiry : EHS
59. Knocks : RAPS
63. N's in Athens : NUS
64. Wash one's hands of : DISAVOW
65. ___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
67. Tenor Enrico and family : CARUSOS
68. Plastics ingredient : UREA
69. Car maker Ransom E. : OLDS
70. West Saxon king : INI
71. Remove : OUST
72. "___ Stranger," Kramer film : NOTASA
73. Don a uniform : SUITUP
76. Play part : SCENE
77. Half a fly : TSE
78. Pirate's potable : RUM
79. Big bird : EMU
80. "___ Blu, Dipinto di Blu," 1958 song : NEL
81. CoMMuter's problem : TRAFICJAM
83. Tale : STORY
84. Matador's matchup : TORO
86. Early period : STONEAGE
87. Proved, in math. : QED
88. Considerable, as a sum : HANDSOME
93. Combat group : MARINES
94. Fourth man's namesakes : SETHS
95. A sugar, for short : OSE
98. Stocking mishap : RUN
100. Taper : CANDLE
101. Incubus, e.g. : DEMON
102. Dodge : EVADE
103. Exhausted : TIRED
104. Whichever : ANY
106. More pleasant : NICER
109. Hitch : SNAG
111. Pertaining to a mil. division : REGL
112. Memorable French violinist : ANET
114. Newspaper biog. : OBIT
115. Method : MODE
116. Gets by barely : EKES
118. Epoch : ERA
120. Wayne's leading lady in "Red River": 1948 : DRU
121. Clairvoyance, for short : ESP

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