ALTAR-ATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 1985

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Avoid formal nuptials : ELOPE
6. Château story : ETAGE
11. Embarrass : ABASH
16. Poke : JAB
19. Unit of capacitance : FARAD
20. Ancient stringed instrument : NEBEL
21. Malory's "___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
22. Gone by : AGO
23. J. M. Barrie opus : THELITTLEMINISTER
26. Mover's need : VAN
27. Incipient grads : SRS
28. Groups in coops : BROODS
29. Old English letter : EDH
30. He abdicated for love : EDWARD
32. A rival of Babylonia : ELAM
33. Musical syllables : TRAS
35. Where cows browse : LEA
36. Carson McCullers opus : THEMEMBEROFTHEWEDDING
46. Hound's sound : YELP
47. Golden or Walden : POND
48. Suffix with Brooklyn or Israel : ITE
49. Excessive sentimentality : GOO
50. " . . . Shrew" musical : KISSMEKATE
54. Place : PUT
55. Lugged a thug to the jug : RANIN
57. Baseball stat. : ERA
58. International aid org.: 1943–47 : UNRRA
59. Rumanian city : IASI
61. Traveler's need : VALISE
62. Pusher's activity : ADDICTING
64. Self-defense system : KARATE
65. Evelyn Waugh opus : BRIDESHEADREVISITED
69. Vampires : LAMIAS
70. Tend to move (toward) : GRAVITATE
71. Furniture wheel : CASTER
72. Mine, in Metz : AMOI
74. "Ad ___ per aspera," Kansas motto : ASTRA
75. Handle clumsily : PAW
78. Tequila, e.g. : LICOR
79. Japanese woman diver : AMA
80. Rarity, to J. R. Lowell : ADAYINJUNE
82. Bambi's aunt : ENA
83. Hippie's home : PAD
84. "___ your pardon!" : IBEG
85. Thessalian mountain : OSSA
86. Poe opus, with "The" : FALLOFTHEHOUSEOFUSHER
94. Altar on high : ARA
95. "Middletown" co-author : LYND
96. Climbing, twining stem : BINE
97. Australian marsupial : WOMBAT
100. Opp. of masculine : FEM
101. Cozy; familiar : HOMISH
104. Woolf's "___ Dalloway" : MRS
107. Nest-egg acct. : IRA
108. Browning opus : THERINGANDTHEBOOK
112. Where to find cattails : FEN
113. Rose-colored dye : EOSIN
114. Humiliate : ABASE
115. Lout : LOOBY
116. England's Isle of ___ : ELY
117. Hit hard : SMOTE
118. Daisy cutter's relative : LINER
119. Prenuptial events : DATES
1. Newts : EFTS
2. Bert of "leonine" fame : LAHR
3. Pyrite and galena : ORES
4. Chum : PAL
5. Safe, as some mushrooms : EDIBLE
6. Inter, as a Pharaoh : ENTOMB
7. End: Comb. form : TELO
8. Retired : ABED
9. Engagement gift : GEMSTONE
10. A descendant of Aaron : ELI
11. Halfway between bow and stern : AMIDSHIPS
12. Nonsense! : BOSH
13. Skill : ART
14. Addison's partner : STEELE
15. Kept control over : HERDED
16. Sumatran neighbor : JAVA
17. Chinese gelatin : AGAR
18. Uniting force : BOND
24. Mine vehicle : TRAM
25. Spruce : NEAT
31. Handful of cotton : WAD
32. Napoleons I and III: Abbr. : EMPS
34. Country address: Abbr. : RFD
36. Tad : TYKE
37. "Next of skin" : HEIR
38. Lohengrin's love : ELSA
39. Eastern Church bishop : EPARCH
40. Take turns : ROTATE
41. Needle case : ETUI
42. Rainy : WET
43. Light : IGNITE
44. Bruited : NOISED
45. Part of "G.W.T.W." : GONE
51. Less clear : MUDDIER
52. Make beloved : ENDEAR
53. ___ Kringle : KRISS
55. N.J. river or bay : RARITAN
56. Winged ant : ALATE
59. Madagascan lemur : INDRI
60. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
61. Biographer of artists: 1511–74 : VASARI
62. "We ___ please" : AIMTO
63. Othello's betrayer : IAGO
64. "Gunsmoke" role : KITTY
65. Nantyglo and ___, Wales : BLAINA
66. Scaramouch : RASCAL
67. Gets around : EVADES
68. Appearance : VISAGE
71. Music symbol : CLEF
72. Eastern nurse : AMAH
73. Small, rich cupcake : MADELEINE
75. Door sign : PUSH
76. Handle, to Henri : ANSE
77. Tear's partner : WEAR
79. Fitting : APT
80. Largest Arab emirate : ABUDHABI
81. He loved Carmen : JOSE
84. Charged atom : ION
87. Sci. room : LAB
88. Emulates Bryan : ORATES
89. Understand thoroughly : FATHOM
90. Song of praise : HYMN
91. ___ dictum : OBITER
92. Dace or plaice : FISH
93. Not in anyone's possession : UNHELD
97. Man and ___ : WIFE
98. Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
99. "___ happy returns!" : MANY
100. Glass material : FRIT
102. Judah's second son : ONAN
103. Gds. : MDSE
104. Debatable : MOOT
105. Peignoir : ROBE
106. ""The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
109. That, in Toledo : ESO
110. "For Me and My ___," 1917 song : GAL
111. Scarf : BOA

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