TWINKLE, TWINKLE . . .

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1989

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. " . . . a tall ship and ___ steer her by": Masefield : ASTARTO
5. Actor Hoffman : DUSTIN
11. Little Iodine's creator : HATLO
16. "___ moss-trooping Scott was he": Scott : ASTARK
19. U.S. columnist : ALSOP
20. Like some beds : UNMADE
21. Standoffish : ALOOF
22. Chinese dynasty : TSIN
24. Very meager pay : STARVATIONWAGES
26. Texas : LONESTARSTATE
28. Drain : SAP
29. Lowest points : NADIRS
30. Groups of three : TRINES
32. Piggy-bank contents : CENTS
33. On hand : PRESENT
35. Baseball pitch : SLIDER
36. Dennis and Duncan : SANDYS
37. Fatigue symptom : ACHE
39. Media man Turner : TED
40. Fishing net : SEINE
41. Binds : GIRDS
42. Daylight dimmers : BLINDS
44. Ratifies : AMENS
45. Defaults : FAILS
47. Half a score : TEN
50. Manned a shell : OARED
51. Military bigwig : FIVESTARGENERAL
54. Soft cheese : BRIE
55. Residue : DREGS
56. Oblast and city of the U.S.S.R. : ORELS
57. Host at Valhalla : ODIN
58. Flunky : AIDE
59. Effortlessness : EASE
60. "Le Roi d'Yvetot" composer : IBERT
61. Timber wolves : LOBOS
63. Nagged : CARPED
65. Betray a hood's confidence : RATON
67. Rome's river : TIBER
68. Mount ___, Jordan : HOR
69. Bard's "before" : ERE
70. Share top billing : COSTAR
73. Parish-Perkins tune: 1934 : STARSFELLONALABAMA
77. Ukr., e.g. : SSR
78. Sol. : ANS
79. Ft. soldiers : INF
80. Mosquito : AEDES
81. Became cheerful : LITUP
83. Thusly: Colloq. : LIKESO
85. Tamar's half-brother : AMNON
86. Swap : TRADE
88. Fox terrier of films : ASTA
92. Myrna's kinfolk : LOYS
93. "___ a man with seven wives" : IMET
94. "A Rage to Live" author : OHARA
95. Wan : ASHEN
96. A biol. sci. : ANAT
97. Figurative signs of joy : STARSINONESEYES
100. Of ___ (undistinguished) : ASORT
101. Together: Comb. form : SYN
102. City: Ger. : STADT
103. Nitrous ___ (laughing gas) : OXIDE
104. Melodic : ARIOSE
105. Quotidian : DAILY
107. Black tea : BOHEA
108. Fine, mod style : AOK
110. Natives: Suffix : OTES
111. Be calculating : SCHEME
113. Movable pointer : CURSOR
115. Some Italian singers : SOPRANI
117. Bolivian city : ORURO
118. Sword : RAPIER
119. ___ Sark, a Channel Islands ruler : DAMEOF
120. Glasgow veto : NAE
123. A discarded title for "G.W.T.W." : NOTINOURSTARS
125. "When ___ sang together . . . ": Job 38:7 : THEMORNINGSTARS
128. Ending for an inchoative verb : ESCE
129. Al ___ (chewy) : DENTE
130. Author Welty : EUDORA
131. Activates anew : RESTARTS
132. Sounds seeking silence : SHS
133. ___ down (scold) : DRESS
134. Double dagger, in printing : DIESIS
135. Being, to Brutus : ESSE
1. Edison's middle name : ALVA
2. Blue gems : STARSAPPHIRES
3. Preschooler : TOT
4. Vent one's view : OPINE
5. Seaport in Scotland : DUNDEE
6. Relax : UNWIND
7. Fashionable : SMART
8. Shoelace ends : TAGS
9. Cyprinoid fish : IDE
10. Young bird : NESTLING
11. A binary compound : HALIDE
12. Solo : ALONE
13. Coloring agent : TONER
14. Former Brooklyn pitcher : LOES
15. "A pair ___-cross'd lovers . . . ": Shak. : OFSTAR
16. Accompany : ATTEND
17. G.I. publication : STARSANDSTRIPES
18. Poker pot : KITTY
19. Spectral types : ASTARS
23. Memorable crime fighter : NESS
25. Ovens : OASTS
27. Isolated rocks : SCARS
31. Washer cycle : RINSE
34. One going back on a promise : RENEGER
35. Feel effects of a head blow : SEESTARS
36. Dormer part : SILL
37. Habitat : ABODE
38. Bow or Barton : CLARA
40. Fuse ores : SMELT
41. ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
43. Dentist's deg. : DDS
44. State firmly : AVER
45. Brimmed headgear : FEDORA
46. Doric column edge : ARIS
48. Sea ducks : EIDERS
49. Indigent person : NEEDER
51. Misrepresent as genuine : FOBOFF
52. Actress Cara of "Fame" fame : IRENE
53. Prize eponym : NOBEL
54. Prevent : BAR
60. "___ Use Raising a Shout": Auden : ITSNO
61. Bed sheets, etc. : LINEN
62. Nigerian V.I.P.'s : OBAS
63. French nobleman : COMTE
64. New Guinea people : ARAU
66. "___ Born" : ASTARIS
67. Commotion : TODO
68. Alaskan Indians : HAIDAS
70. Maria of opera : CALLAS
71. Having a certain sharp flavor : ONIONY
72. TV roles for Glaser and Soul : STARSKYANDHUTCH
74. Plaint : LAMENT
75. Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
76. Trumpet : BLARE
82. Fervor : PASSION
84. Part of i.e. : EST
85. In the thick of : AMID
86. Bara of silents : THEDA
87. Comedienne Martha : RAYE
89. Meteors : SHOOTINGSTARS
90. Clipped : TERSE
91. Poker payments : ANTES
93. "Je dis," in English : ISAY
94. Basketry twig : OSIER
95. Swiss river : AAR
97. Take by surprise : STARTLE
98. Lariat loop : NOOSE
99. Urged : EXHORTED
102. Carly or Paul : SIMON
104. City SE of Cleveland : AKRON
106. High hideaways : AERIES
107. Ballet movements : BRISES
108. Honshu seaport : AOMORI
109. Verdi works : OPERAS
111. Loudness unit : SONE
112. Irritable : CROSS
113. Chili con ___ : CARNE
114. Whipper-snappers : UPSTARTS
115. Greek isle : SAMOS
116. Flaming : AFIRE
118. Remorseful one : RUER
119. "___ Dinah," 1958 hit tune : DEDE
121. Phoenician love goddess : ASTARTE
122. Ar successor : ESS
124. Bizarre : ODD
126. Hawaiian syndicate : HUI
127. Vane dirs. : NES

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