FINAL CHANGES

New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 1991

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hamelin's problem : RATS
5. Mars, to Sophocles : ARES
9. "___ the Sheriff," 1974 tune : ISHOT
14. Galatea, originally : STATUE
20. Remains in a tray : ASHES
22. Security trouble : LEAK
23. Beat the goalie : SCORE
24. Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
25. "Where Babies Come From" : STORKSTORY
27. Tangled stuff : MATTEDMATTER
29. Musical suite : PARTITA
30. Princess perturber : PEA
32. Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
33. York symbol : ROSE
34. Injure severely : MAIM
36. ___ Stevens (TV's Peter Gunn) : CRAIG
38. Assent asea : AYE
39. CBer's licensed cousin : HAM
42. Kin of Micmacs : SACS
46. Fern grouping : BRACKENBRACKET
50. Tax-deferred acct. : IRA
51. It multiplies by dividing : AMOEBA
53. Bridge requirement : CARDS
54. Took command : LED
55. Garden spot : EDEN
56. Perpetrate : COMMIT
57. "___ Lazy River" : UPA
58. Final checks for Karpov : MATES
61. Refrigerant : FREON
62. Character actor Benny : RUBIN
63. Sign on a staff : CLEF
64. Earl ___ Hines, jazz pianist : FATHA
65. Work on pumps : RESOLE
66. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
67. Property talk : CHATTELCHATTER
70. Egyp.-Syr. alliance: 1958-61 : UAR
71. Shrove Tuesday follower : LENT
73. B.A. part : ARTS
74. Not at all : NOHOW
75. Badger : HARASS
77. Chevy's "Foul Play" co-star : GOLDIE
79. Taxi riders : FARES
80. Fashionable : MODISH
81. String beans : SCRAGS
82. Path for Pluto : ORBIT
83. Cupola : DOME
84. Tag-team victories : PINS
87. Ziegfeld : FLO
88. Creative graduate course : SEMINALSEMINAR
91. "Gloria in Excelsis ___" : DEO
92. Skirted the basket : RIMMED
94. Trio of trios : NONET
95. Castor's slayer : IDAS
96. Don ___ de la Vega (Zorro) : DIEGO
98. Grate glower : EMBER
99. They pull in pushers : NARCS
100. Examinee's T or F : ANS
101. Upolu native : SAMOAN
102. Release : EMIT
103. Toy-pistol ammo : CAP
104. Make tracks : SCOOT
106. Ascribe : IMPUTE
107. Meditative discipline : ZEN
108. Customary itinerary : ROUTINEROUTING
113. Road ending : STER
114. Prior to, to Prior : ERE
115. Czech. neighbor : AUS
116. A democrat is one : WAGON
117. Bat Masterson's weapon : CANE
119. Italian bread? : LIRE
120. Personification of reckless ambition : ATE
121. Anvil location : EAR
124. Decorative design : PATTERN
129. Aid an Italian town : ASSISTASSISI
134. Small role in "The Road to Morocco" : CAMELCAMEO
136. Kind of engine : DIESEL
137. Runs amok : RIOTS
138. Frankenstein's flunky : IGOR
139. One of us : HUMAN
140. Unwavering : STEADY
141. One year's record : ANNAL
142. Roric : DEWY
143. Use the VCR : TAPE
1. Speak hoarsely : RASP
2. Hammett canine : ASTA
3. Heyerdahl : THOR
4. Spanish muralist : SERT
5. Star in Aquila : ALTAIR
6. Hudson contemporary : REO
7. Dodge City lawman : EARP
8. Terrier type : SKYE
9. Doctrine : ISM
10. Egyptian amulet : SCARAB
11. Malarkey : HOTAIR
12. Former President of Nicaragua : ORTEGA
13. Start for Ballesteros : TEE
14. Siberian sled dog : SAMOYED
15. Sideboard display : TEASET
16. Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
17. Make doilies : TAT
18. All-purpose trk. : UTE
19. Profit chaser : EER
21. Zip over the surface : SKIM
26. "___ Mater," ancient hymn : STABAT
28. Male mergansers : DRAKES
31. Served perfectly : ACED
35. Stained : MACULATE
37. Hosp. personnel : RNS
39. Dreadful place to hole up : HIDEOUSHIDEOUT
40. Parts of irises : AREOLAS
41. Way : MANNER
42. Of religious rites : SACRAL
43. " . . . a man or ___?" : AMOUSE
44. Hairdresser's union : COMBINGCOMBINE
45. Convoy constituent : SEMI
47. French ruling family of yore : CAPETS
48. Strong brown paper : KRAFT
49. Gripper for the Gipper : CLEAT
52. Coal case : BIN
55. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
58. Cuban blade : MACHETE
59. Comte de la Fère : ATHOS
60. Spring phenomenon : THAW
61. Iron: Comb. form : FERRI
63. Consecrated oil : CHRISM
64. "Little Shop of Horrors" storekeeper : FLORIST
65. Bookworm : READER
67. Mooched : CADGED
68. Gives power to : ENABLES
69. More or Mann : THOMAS
72. Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
76. Nile reptile : ASP
78. Light-amplification device : LASER
79. Nice piece of change : FRANC
80. Monk or monkish : MONASTIC
81. Less stocky : SLIMMER
82. ___ about : ONOR
83. "___ your fathers thus . . . ?": Neh. 13:18 : DIDNOT
85. Undo : NEGATE
86. Squatter in 1889 : SOONER
87. Stand stock-still : FREEZE
89. Unsuitable : INAPT
90. Feline sound : MIAOU
93. Sat in session : MET
96. Weir : DAM
97. Limbs of the Devil : IMPS
99. Sartre novel : NAUSEA
101. Radio transmission : SIGNAL
103. Gallant : COURTLY
104. Hit sign : SRO
105. Strobile : CONE
108. Embossed : RAISED
109. "Den I wish ___ Dixie" : IWASIN
110. Saloonkeeper's nemesis : NATION
111. Sweat and tears, e.g. : EGESTA
112. Table linen : NAPERY
118. Imprint permanently : ETCH
119. Actress Hartman : LISA
122. It turns litmus red : ACID
123. Fad : RAGE
125. Lacking slack : TAUT
126. Educator Willard : EMMA
127. Use a harvester : REAP
128. What the "poor dog" had : NONE
129. Personals : ADS
130. Watch the baby : SIT
131. Visit : SEE
132. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
133. Icel. or Ire. : ISL
135. Heap of hay : MOW

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