QUESTIONABLE ART

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1981

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 2
Bert H. Kruse has 55 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Child saint : AGNES
6. Wampum item : BEAD
10. Professors' world : ACADEME
17. Please : ARRIDE
18. Sore : IRATE
19. Grassy stalks : PEDICELS
21. Painter of "Hebrew With Tablet"? : GRANDMAMOSES
23. Painter of "Potter's Wheel"? : PAULKLEE
24. Hebrew liquid measure : HIN
25. Computer data : INPUTS
26. Painter's need : EASEL
27. Beachhead boat : LCI
28. Skipper's "Stop!" : AVAST
31. Painter of "Fog Over Scotland Yard"? : CONSTABLE
33. German composer: 1840–76 : GOTZ
34. Jewish festival: Var. : SEDAR
35. Legal right : IUS
36. Electrical unit : REL
37. Actress North : SHEREE
39. Tokyo banjo : SAMISEN
41. Choice pork cuts : LOINS
43. Caught, as a dogie : NOOSED
44. ___-doing : UPAND
45. Wordsworth work : ODE
46. Early Irish tenant : SAER
47. Lerner-Loewe hit : CAMELOT
50. Painter of "Fish Market Purchase"? : POLLOCK
53. Obtains : GETS
57. Papal garments : ORALES
58. Harris's Fox or Rabbit : BRER
60. Drug plant : ALOE
61. Level : EVEN
62. Sails nearer the wind : LUFFS
63. Interrogate : QUIZ
64. Give off : EMIT
65. White poplar : ABELE
66. Star in Draco : ADIB
67. Change : TURN
68. Used a hatchet : AXED
69. Gladiatorial loci : ARENAE
70. Stitch : SEAM
71. York portraitist? : SARGENT
73. Have a sauna : SWELTER
74. Informal approval : OKAY
76. Seat, with 77 Across : BAR
77. See 76 Across : STOOL
78. Less fleshy : SPARER
81. Pelota requirement : CESTA
83. Meat slices : COLLOPS
86. Elevates : HOISTS
87. Western athlete : UTE
88. Start of a Butterfly's name : CHO
89. Came to : AWOKE
91. Steak order : RARE
92. He actually painted "Arbor Day" : GRANTWOOD
95. Hudson contemporary : ESSEX
96. Outside: Comb. form : ECT
97. Musical key : EFLAT
99. Transfers a house plant : REPOTS
101. Prefix for light or night : TWI
102. Painter of "Drugstore Cowboy"? : WHISTLER
104. Painter of "Ruth at the Plate"? : WINSLOWHOMER
107. Musical sound : DEMITONE
108. Great range : ANDES
109. End of a Kansan's motto : ASPERA
110. Contends against : REPUGNS
111. Parker of films : FESS
112. A time of your life : TEENS
1. Is successful : ARRIVES
2. The Alhambra's city : GRANADA
3. Author Anaïs : NIN
4. Cousin of a Ph.D. : EDD
5. Big truck, for short : SEMI
6. Journalist Heywood's family : BROUNS
7. Bridge positions : EASTS
8. Bomb trial : ATEST
9. ___ Plaines : DES
10. Dismays : APPALLS
11. Leave off : CEASE
12. Together, in music : ADUE
13. Pickle : DILL
14. Luther's foe : ECK
15. Lady Chatterley's lover : MELLORS
16. November winner : ELECTEE
17. Moslem commanders : AGHAS
18. Confine a canine : IMPOUND
20. Took forcibly : SEIZED
22. Time-honored : ANCIENT
26. Hired-man Holden : EBEN
29. Painter of "Telegraph Poles"? : SAMUELFBMORSE
30. Big hits : TRIPLES
32. Dramatic spirit : ARIEL
33. Painter of "The Village Forge"? : GEORGEBELLOWS
37. Plumber's tool : SNAKE
38. Kind of down : HOE
40. Francisco and Paulo : SAOS
41. Trini or Vincent : LOPEZ
42. What carbon monoxide lacks : ODOR
46. Glaswegian : SCOT
47. Drinks : COLAS
48. "To the mercy/Of ___ stream . . . ": Henry VIII : ARUDE
49. Puzo subject : MAFIA
51. Kind of brain : LAME
52. Rank : OLID
54. Meet unit : EVENT
55. Bodily tissues : TELAE
56. Cynical look : SNEER
58. "Ironside" actor : BURR
59. Call : RING
63. Landing spot : QUAY
64. Newsboy's shout : EXTRA
65. Spaces between veins of leaves : AREOLAE
67. Tyrants : TSARS
68. Med. subject : ANAT
69. Guardhouse candidate : AWOL
72. TV's Jones : EBSEN
73. ___ reason (was logical) : STOODTO
75. U.S.S.R. river : KET
77. Ashcan, etc. : SCHOOLS
78. Cunning : SHREWD
79. Thief of a sort : POACHER
80. Book about CBS, by Gates: 1978 : AIRTIME
81. Poison-producing plants : CURARES
82. State, to Mitterrand : ETAT
84. Workers for William F. Bolger : POSTMEN
85. Barbecue tools : SKEWERS
88. Thickets : COPSES
90. Iowa town : EXIRA
92. Ohio Senator : GLENN
93. Threesome : TRINE
94. Old Slavic group : WENDS
97. Plaintive last words : ETTU
98. Beat : FLOG
100. Get a fly : SWAT
103. Brandy measurement : SIP
104. Air Force member : WAF
105. Div. of Congress : HSE
106. Unclose, to Keats : OPE

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