SOME TWO-STEPS

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1982

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mess : BOTCH
6. Ark landfall : ARARAT
12. Appoint : NAME
16. Golf club : SPOON
21. Different : OTHER
22. Singer Vic : DAMONE
23. Arabian head cord : AGAL
24. Mexican Indian : HUAVE
25. New York City : THEDELICIOUS
27. North African kingdom : TOPLEATHER
29. Kind of plate : HOME
30. Begins : OPENS
31. Fyodor and Alexis : TSARS
33. Toscanini : ARTURO
34. Broke a Commandment : SWORE
35. House plant : CALLA
36. Sioux : OTOE
37. ___ Mahal : TAJ
40. Plural ending : IES
41. Struck : SMOTE
43. Part of 70 Across : SCENEVI
46. Deduced : INFERRED
49. U.S. Nobelist in Literature: 1938 : ONEDOLLAR
52. D.C. tax collectors : IRS
54. Lofty : NOBLE
55. Vacation : REST
57. Breaks a Commandment : STEALS
58. Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
59. Kind of jaw : GLASS
60. Bassanio's beloved : PORTIA
62. Miss Kett : ETTA
63. Rossetti's "___ Beatrix" : BEATA
64. The old sod : EIRE
65. Demi follower : TASSE
66. Actor Jack : LARUE
68. Safari figure : BEARER
69. Soviet rep. : SSR
70. Shakespearean tragedy : WHISTLESTOP
72. An Argonaut : CASTOR
73. Headliner: Aug. 6, 1926 : EDERLE
75. Faith: Fr. : FOI
76. Emerson, ___ Concord : SAGEOF
77. Genetic offshoots : CLONES
78. Ravel masterpiece : SHORTJACKET
82. Surpass : CAP
85. Out-of-date : DEMODE
86. " . . . ___ passion to tatters" : TEARA
87. Noted Swiss poet: 1821–81 : AMIEL
88. Resort east of Altdorf : CHUR
89. Island group off Ireland : ARANS
90. Beat pounders : COPS
91. Caught : NABBED
93. ___ code : MORSE
94. Hogarth subject : RAKE
95. Mount sacred to the Muses : ELATEA
97. Thug : GOON
98. Originate : ARISE
99. Hot time in Paree : ETE
100. Hit song of 1912, with "My" : SADINFANT
102. F. L. Wright's home in Wis. : TALIESIN
105. "The Praise of Folly" author : ERASMUS
108. Occupied : INUSE
110. Spareable item : ROD
111. French possessive : TES
112. Those born July 23–August 22 : LEOS
113. Hair style : BANGS
115. Canyon mouths : ABRAS
117. Drenched : SODDEN
120. Playwright Tad : MOSEL
121. Erstwhile source of plumes : EGRET
122. Anent : ASTO
126. U.S. anthropologist: 1901–78 : HONEYDRINK
128. Vodka drink : ENGLISHQUEEN
131. Cold period in Spain : ENERO
132. Light a fire under : URGE
133. University board member : REGENT
134. Sam or Toby : UNCLE
135. Island in Taiwan Strait : MATSU
136. Imperative, e.g. : MOOD
137. Talks back : SASSES
138. Paravane : OTTER
1. Anderson's "___ Your Houses" : BOTH
2. Roman emperor : OTHO
3. Oates book : THEM
4. Give up : CEDE
5. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
6. Fatty : ADIPOSE
7. Blacksnake : RACER
8. Chemical compounds : AMINES
9. Wallabies, for short : ROOS
10. Tropical herb : ANU
11. Having left a will : TESTATE
12. Brazilian port : NATAL
13. Money in Israel : AGORA
14. Atlas material : MAPS
15. Building part : ELL
16. Rose of ___ : SHARON
17. Doughboy's leg covering : PUTTEE
18. Koolau Range site : OAHU
19. Done : OVER
20. Notorious uxoricide : NERO
26. Scowl : LOWER
28. The Sprats, e.g. : EATERS
32. Luges : SLEDS
34. Paddock papas : SIRES
35. Italian philosopher: 1822–1905 : CONTI
36. Florida city : OCALA
37. Dyes : TINGES
38. Chameleons : ANOLIS
39. Bumppo's creator : JFBARRELMAKER
42. Zero : MOSTEL
43. Ticket : SLATE
44. "Essay on Man" author : VICAROFCHRIST
45. More incensed : IRATER
47. Besides : ELSE
48. Matelot's wheel-rope : DROSSE
50. County in Colo. : OTERO
51. Cessation : LETUP
53. Excel : STAR
56. Previously, previously : ERST
58. NATO's late cousin : SEATO
60. Containers for liquids : PAILS
61. Tilden in 1876 : ALSORAN
63. Plague : BESET
65. Trio : THREE
67. Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
68. Bialy's relative : BAGEL
70. Goes one's way : WENDS
71. ___ effort : EFOR
72. Encrusted : CAKED
74. Lorna of fiction : DOONE
76. Knowing : SCIENT
77. Pharmacist's waxy preparation : CERATE
78. Seven: Comb. form : SEPTI
79. "Dondi" cartoonist : HASEN
80. Shirt ruffles : JABOTS
81. Large pulpit-desk : AMBO
83. Antipodean : AUSSIE
84. Grooms : PREENS
85. Bell the cat : DARE
86. Frogs' kin : TOADS
88. Essence : CORE
90. Bag man : CLAUS
92. "___ Dei" : AGNUS
93. "Mikado" trio : MAIDS
95. Thackeray's "Henry ___" : ESMOND
96. "___ Romance," 1936 song : AFINE
101. Piscators : ANGLERS
103. Halts : ARRESTS
104. Unwilling : LOATH
106. Kin of birches : ALDERS
107. So long : SEEYOU
109. Holes-in-one, often : EAGLES
113. W. African antelope : BONGO
114. Inquired : ASKED
116. Pickle : BRINE
117. Noah's first-born : SHEM
118. Chaplin's widow : OONA
119. Plankton collector : DNET
120. Spanish Superrealist : MIRO
121. Roe : EGGS
122. Pittypat in "G.W.T.W." : AUNT
123. Conventicle group : SECT
124. Prefix for prompter : TELE
125. Humdinger : ONER
127. Kind of runner : RUM
129. Teachers' org. : NEA
130. Quid pro ___ : QUO

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