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New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 1988

Author: June A. Boggs
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0
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1. File's partner : RANK
5. Kimonos : ROBES
10. Water bottle : CARAFE
16. Shady spot : BOWER
21. Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
22. This can be grand : OPERA
23. Deli-menu item : REUBEN
24. Varnish source : ANIME
25. +4 : BEHINDTHEFOURBALL
28. Ala. city : SELMA
29. Couple : UNITE
30. Plantation group : SOWERS
31. ¿Cómo ___ V.? : ESTA
32. Jewish calendar month : IYYAR
33. Spuds : TATERS
35. Outlets for admen : MEDIA
36. Pair of pistols : CASE
38. Subject of a Burns poem : LOUSE
40. Wax-coated cheese : EDAM
43. ___ capita : PER
44. Give ___ on the back (praise) : APAT
48. Aunt, to Maria : TIA
51. Gorcey or Durocher : LEO
52. –2 : NINEHILLSOFROME
56. With regard to : INRE
58. Del. industrialist : DUPONT
60. ___ da capo : ARIA
61. Flat straw hat : SAILOR
62. Soup scoop : LADLE
64. Most confident : SUREST
66. RR systems : ELS
67. Intact : ENTIRE
68. +998 : TWOISLANDS
70. Synthetic : ERSATZ
73. Not freq. : OCCAS
74. Colorful shawl : SERAPE
75. Sound : SANE
77. Plant shoot : CION
79. Tree toad : HYLA
80. Yin kin : YANG
83. Fire residue : EMBER
85. Crotchety one : COOT
87. Pungency : SALT
91. " . . . ___! the lark . . . ": Shak. : HARK
93. Grain sorghum : MILO
94. Peacock-feather spots : OCELLI
99. Look for prey : PROWL
101. Imitate, in a way : PARROT
103. –3 : SEVENHCLUB
107. Radiant : AGLEAM
109. Tse-tung : MAO
110. Hunting dog : SETTER
112. French wine region : RHONE
113. ___ account (reprimand) : CALLTO
114. Fountain offering : MALT
116. Kerry county seat : TRALEE
118. ___ and terminer : OYER
119. –1 : ELEVENGALLONHAT
122. Low island : CAY
124. Summertime in N.Y.C. : DST
125. Ridicule : RIDE
126. Gold: Comb. form : AUR
127. Music halls : ODEA
128. Broadcast : STREW
130. Boggs of baseball : WADE
132. Sly and nasty : SNIDE
135. Cold-weather wear : PARKAS
139. Indian term of respect : SAHIB
142. Eject, as in volcanic action: Var. : SPUE
146. Fashionable : TONISH
148. Diacritical mark : TILDE
149. Novelist Karmer : ILONA
150. +58 : SIXDOLLARQUESTION
153. Con man's targets : MARKS
154. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
155. Sao ___, Brazil : PAULO
156. High-calorie sandwich : HERO
157. "___ porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
158. Snakebird : DARTER
159. European lindens : TEILS
160. The Ohre, to Hans : EGER
1. Contradict : REBUT
2. Pastoral pipe in Palencia : AVENA
3. Like some of Nolan Ryan's games : NOHIT
4. German commander: W.W. II : KEITEL
5. Wand : ROD
6. Makes a choice : OPTS
7. "I'll ___ for Christmas" : BEHOME
8. "Maid of Athens, ___ part . . . ": Byron : EREWE
9. ___ Koh, Afghan range : SAFED
10. Eisenhower's "___ in Europe" : CRUSADE
11. Air: Comb. form : AER
12. Bumpkin : RUBE
13. Arabs' apparel : ABAS
14. Nonwoven fabric : FELT
15. Intertwines : ENLACES
16. Groundwork : BASIS
17. +6 : ONEYEARITCH
18. Artful : WILY
19. Madame Bovary : EMMA
20. Nurture : REAR
26. Perfume ingredient : NEROL
27. Gets one's bearings : ORIENTS
34. Litigated : SUED
37. Sprang up : AROSE
39. The March King : SOUSA
41. Eureka! : AHA
42. Involves in difficulties : MIRES
43. Pliable : PLASTIC
45. Course of action : POLICY
46. Without principles : AMORAL
47. Nobelist Mother : TERESA
48. Controversies : TILTS
49. " . . . which kept the world ___": Hamlet : INAWE
50. Fervency : ARDOR
52. Its capital is Lille : NORD
53. Actually existing: Lat. : INESSE
54. Granite State flower : LILAC
55. Town on the Adriatic : FANO
57. Kazan : ELIA
59. "Canoe row a boat?" is one : PUN
63. Catch sight of : ESPY
65. –8 : TENBITS
69. Jacob's substituted bride : LEAH
71. Virginia follower : REEL
72. Tourist attraction : ZOO
76. Some pineapples : AMMO
78. High point : NOON
81. Cards raise this : NAP
82. Solecist's failing : GRAMMAR
84. Pulpits : ROSTRA
86. Instr. : TCHR
87. Typewriter device : SPACER
88. Wild sheep of Asia : ARGALI
89. Hung loosely : LOLLED
90. +28 : TWELVEWINKS
92. South African enclosure : KRAAL
95. Reverberate : ECHO
96. Oldest of the Bridges : LLOYD
97. Crescent-shaped figures : LUNES
98. French composer: 1890-1962 : IBERT
100. Like George Apley : LATE
102. Chieftain, also called Rolf the Ganger : ROLLO
104. Coup d'___ : ETAT
105. M.P.H. : VEL
106. Found : ERECT
108. Single-celled organism : MONAD
111. Colorless, flammable liquid : ETHANOL
115. Mass of ivy : TOD
117. Noted frontiersman: 1848-1929 : EARP
120. Made an estimate : GUESSED
121. One who cuddles : NESTLER
123. He wrote "The Hour Glass" : YEATS
128. One and a half: Comb. form : SESQUI
129. Bend out of shape : WRITHE
131. Humiliate : ABASE
133. Clumsy : INAPT
134. The Furies of myth : DIRAE
136. Studio floodlight : KLIEG
137. Like very much : ADORE
138. Sir, in Zaragoza : SENOR
139. Meathead : SIMP
140. Pea-plant petals : ALAE
141. Israeli round dance : HORA
143. "Pocket" bread : PITA
144. Calpurnia, to Caesar : UXOR
145. Revise and correct : EDIT
147. Statesman Cordell ___ : HULL
151. Violinist Bull : OLE
152. Orion's beloved : EOS

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