IMPROVISATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1989

Author:Louis Baron
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dade City's county : PASCO
6. Long time : AGES
10. Plaudit : BRAVO
15. Fence's take : SWAG
19. Certain voices : ALTOS
20. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
21. Pine product : RESIN
22. Strauss's "Die Frau ___ Schatten" : OHNE
23. Landing places : PIERS
24. Berlin product : TUNE
25. Out of the way : ASIDE
26. Pedestal section : DADO
27. "Officious ___" : ACREATUREWITHFINS
31. Actor Danson : TED
32. Prevent a falcon from seeing : SEEL
33. Brachium's locale : ARM
34. Noon has two : ENS
35. Last exit : DEMISE
37. Abner's adjective : LIL
39. Solecist's contraction : AINT
41. Caboodle's mate : KIT
44. N.Y. Phil. output : MUS
45. "Armageddon ___!" : SICKANDTIREDOFITALL
51. Pollen distributor : BEE
53. Tokyo, once : YEDDO
54. Febrero predecessor : ENERO
55. Record the pace : TIME
56. The McCoy : REAL
58. An Arnaz : DESI
59. Contrite ones : ATONERS
61. Cytology inits. : DNA
62. Muezzin's object of worship : ALLAH
64. Knish emporium : DELI
66. Respite of a sort : TRUCE
68. "Humus ___" : STOPSMOKINGSOMUCH
74. One of the Dryads : ERATO
75. Equal, in Metz : EGAL
76. Gunwale pin : THOLE
79. Yard for Johann : HOF
82. Uncharged particle : NEUTRON
84. Nautical raptors : ERNS
88. Cameo's stone : ONYX
89. Family name in baseball : ALOU
91. Au revoir's kin : ADIEU
92. Bright signs : NEONS
94. Aberdeen's river : DEE
95. "Universe ___" : PERSONIVETOLDTHISTO
100. Air: Comb. form : ATM
101. Choo-choo has four : OES
102. Bartlett or Seckel : PEAR
103. Churchill's letter : VEE
104. Islam's second city : MEDINA
107. "Eureka!" : AHA
108. Copy : APE
110. ___ Comeau, Quebec town : BAIE
114. Sideburn's neighbor : EAR
115. "Acoustic ___" : ISUSEDINBILLIARDS
121. Exchange premium : AGIO
123. Baited device : SNARE
124. Trident part : TINE
125. Puff up : BLOAT
126. Leningrad's river : NEVA
127. Just ___ in the bucket : ADROP
128. Concert halls : ODEA
129. Be gaga about : ADORE
130. Migration : TREK
131. Not yet dry : MOIST
132. Lather : SUDS
133. Covers with frost : RIMES
1. Actress from Greece : PAPAS
2. White Rabbit follower : ALICE
3. Cubic meter : STERE
4. Dramatic tenor Franco ___ : CORELLI
5. Tasmania's top peak : OSSA
6. Pianist Schnabel : ARTUR
7. Dom DeLuise et al. : GOURMANDS
8. Theow's cousin : ESNE
9. Dresser's "___ to the City" : SHEWENT
10. Kindergarten pests : BRATS
11. Hebrew R : RESH
12. Book by poet Ciardi : ASIF
13. Word in a Caesar report : VIDI
14. Upright : ONEND
15. Earth layer : SOD
16. "Ament ___!" : WHATISAID
17. Lake Titicaca's milieu : ANDES
18. Crystal-lined stone : GEODE
28. Blabbed : TALKED
29. Incan sun god : INTI
30. Kind of pro : SEMI
36. Dog-show crasher : MUTT
38. Aloof : ICY
40. "The Fourposter" as a 1966 musical : IDOIDO
41. Lottolike game : KENO
42. Trav. papers, e.g. : IDENTS
43. Matador : TORERO
45. Marine mammals : SEALS
46. "The Sultan of Sulu" playwright : ADE
47. Eyeball section : RETINA
48. Tribunal : FORUM
49. K-O hookup : LMN
50. Where cows browse : LEA
51. Lingerie item : BRA
52. Relative of a wrymouth : EEL
57. Off schedule : LATE
59. Make parallel : ALIGN
60. Bambi's tail : SCUT
63. Cape or Trader : HORN
65. Make do with : EKEOUT
67. Say the same : ECHO
69. Joyous hymn : PAEAN
70. Atelier : STUDIO
71. Incentive : MOTIVE
72. Farrell or Jackson : GLENDA
73. Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
77. Cleaning substance : LYE
78. Somersetshire river : EXE
79. Gen. Arnold : HAP
80. Violinist Bull : OLE
81. "Manon Lescaut ___" : FORADRIVE
83. Dakota Indians : REES
85. Worked out for a new bout : RETRAINED
86. Japanese drama : NOH
87. Whine tearfully : SNIVEL
90. ___ nad Labem, Czech city : USTI
93. Reno-to-Las Vegas dir. : SSE
96. Bus or potent preceder : OMNI
97. Snake: Comb. form : OPHI
98. Sloped sheds : LEANTOS
99. Soprano Renata : TEBALDI
104. Intended : MEANT
105. Gung-ho : EAGER
106. Shillong's state : ASSAM
107. Skilled one : ADEPT
109. An anagram for sepal : PLEAS
111. Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
112. "___ do all . . . ": Macbeth : IDARE
113. Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
116. Cancel : UNDO
117. Patola, e.g. : SARI
118. Psyche's love : EROS
119. Singer Sayao : BIDU
120. Construction piece : IBAR
122. Acorn that made it : OAK

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