BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, July 1, 1990

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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1. Rudimentary : BASAL
6. Sacred choral piece : MOTET
11. Scrooge's invectives : BAHS
15. Scalawags : SCAMPS
21. January, in Juárez : ENERO
22. Massenet's forte : OPERA
23. Petroleum-cartel inits. : OPEC
24. Shoulder-to-elbow bones : HUMERI
25. SILVER : LONERANGERSHORSE
28. Rubbed with rubber : ERASED
29. Sinker : DONUT
30. Inn's descendant : MOTEL
31. Robert Burns's one : ANE
33. Leaking radiator's sound : SISS
34. Self-important person : ASS
36. Nipa palm : ATAP
38. Escorted anew : RELED
40. Convert into cipher : ENCODE
42. Ferrigno and Rawls : LOUS
44. Two-toed sloth : UNAU
46. Put down : LAY
47. Vega or Rigel : STAR
48. Preceders of xi's : NUS
51. KRYPTON : SUPERMANSPLANET
56. Discernment : INSIGHT
58. ___ of iniquity : DEN
59. Brewer's need : HOPS
60. Bireme gear : OARS
62. Depend (on) : RELY
63. Collapsed, with "in" : CAVED
66. Oriental units of weight : TAELS
68. Ring up : PHONE
70. Greek goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
71. Petri-dish contents : AGAR
72. Ciro ___, 17th-century Italian painter : FERRI
73. Bagellike roll : BIALY
74. Mortise's partner : TENON
75. Hero of "Giants in the Earth" : PER
76. Classify : SORT
77. Intones : CHANTS
79. Woe : GRIEF
80. Undefiled : PRISTINE
82. Pointillist's prop : EASEL
83. Printing-machine operators : PRESSMEN
86. Simone's school : ECOLE
87. Undeveloped state : EMBRYO
88. Bloody Mary's daughter : LIAT
89. Apt anagram of aye : YEA
90. Swizzles : STIRS
91. La ___, Milano's opera house : SCALA
92. Concede : GRANT
94. Raison d'___ : ETRE
95. Holmes's creator : DOYLE
96. Where Hercules slew the Hydra : LERNA
97. Service club : LIONS
98. Moral nature : ETHOS
99. Mil. truant : AWOL
100. Dish list : MENU
101. Ear: Comb. form : AURI
102. Cariou or Deighton : LEN
103. Maligns : DEFAMES
105. NEON : SIGNILLUMINATOR
113. Celestial sphere : ORB
114. One of Manhattan's rivers : EAST
116. To's companion : FRO
117. Getz or Kenton : STAN
118. Positive : SURE
119. Ef, e.g. : LETTER
121. ___ cum laude : SUMMA
124. Painting and poetry, e.g. : ARTS
126. Oomph : PEP
127. Dutch or French follower : DOOR
128. Catch in the act : NAB
130. University in Oxford, Ohio : MIAMI
132. Civil War general : MEADE
134. Like a solarium : SUNLIT
136. IRON : NUMBEREDGOLFCLUB
141. Mustard-family vegetable : RADISH
142. Cannel : COAL
143. Cove : INLET
144. Take flight to unite : ELOPE
145. One of the Furies : ALECTO
146. Brontë's Jane : EYRE
147. Idyllic spots : EDENS
148. Actress Spacek : SISSY
1. ___ canto : BEL
2. Upward: Comb. form : ANO
3. Sentences : SENDSUP
4. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
5. Doone of fiction : LORNA
6. Super Bowl M.V.P.: 1990 : MONTANA
7. Aperture: Abbr. : OPG
8. Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
9. Boo-boo : ERROR
10. Sapor : TASTE
11. Kind of algebra : BOOLEAN
12. Eliot's cruellest mo. : APR
13. "___ Rebel," 1962 tune : HESA
14. Bergman's "___ From a Marriage" : SCENES
15. TV spy film of 1980 : SHE
16. Computer-display pointers : CURSORS
17. " . . . the way of a man with ___": Proverbs : AMAID
18. MERCURY : MESSENGEROFMYTH
19. Fraternity V.I.P. : PRES
20. Caesar or Luckman : SID
26. "___ in New York," 1935 song : AUTUMN
27. Greece, to Greeks : HELLAS
32. Full : ENTIRE
34. Hirt and Jolson : ALS
35. Trifle : SOU
37. Roast or roaster : PAN
39. Henna, e.g. : DYE
41. Preserves : CANS
43. Passover feast : SEDER
45. End of a Poe title : USHER
49. Prussian cavalryman : UHLAN
50. Eye problem : STYE
52. Rubicund : RED
53. COPPER : POLICEMAN
54. Disks for a deejay : LPS
55. Adz and awl : TOOLS
57. Perfume additives : IRONES
61. Word with body and way : ANY
63. "Li'l Abner" cartoonist : CAPP
64. Ripening device : AGER
65. PLATINUM : VARIETYOFBLONDE
66. Coat with an alloy of tin and lead : TERNE
67. Funnyman Johnson : ARTE
68. Covered with evergreens : PINEY
69. IODINE : HATLOGIRL
70. Knock over a joint : HEIST
72. Discomfits : FOILS
73. Iraqi port : BASRA
74. Doctor : TREAT
76. Squirrel away : STORE
78. "¿___ usted español?" : HABLA
79. Beams : GRINS
81. Herb of the lily family : SCILLA
83. Blueprint : PLAN
84. A first name in architecture : EERO
85. Dundee denials : NAES
87. Oysters' hues : ECRUS
90. Seed planter : SOWER
91. E.M.K. is one : SEN
93. Muddies the waters : ROILS
94. Lab burners : ETNAS
95. Pedestal part : DADO
96. Diminish : LESSEN
97. Sand's "Elle et ___" : LUI
98. "Frae morn to ___ . . . ": Burns : EEN
100. Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
101. Social disintegration : ANOMIE
102. Archway element : LINTEL
104. Maker of verses : METRIST
106. Conditions : IFS
107. Grouse : GRUMBLE
108. Thespian Hagen : UTA
109. Woodchucks : MARMOTS
110. Black gums : TUPELOS
111. Bismuth, e.g. : ORE
112. Corded fabric : REP
115. Hypnotic state : TRANCE
120. Borne by the wind : EOLIC
122. Singer Osmond : MARIE
123. Better : AMEND
125. Strongboxes : SAFES
127. Double : DUAL
129. Keep afloat : BUOY
131. Inactive : IDLE
133. When Yazdegerd III died : DCLI
134. Mme., in Madrid : SRA
135. However, for short : THO
137. Deface : MAR
138. Four-star off. : GEN
139. Periods of prosperity : UPS
140. Turhan ___, 40's film actor : BEY

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