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New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1987

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. John Irving protagonist : GARP
5. To the matter in hand : ADREM
10. Gave kudos : RAVED
15. Legs, to Runyon : GAMS
19. Shielded, in a way : ALEE
20. Urbane : SUAVE
21. An official under Nero : EDILE
22. ___ Islands, off New Guinea : AROE
23. "Minute Waltz" et al.? : TIMEPIECES
25. Support Bacon? : BACKGAMMON
27. Estimate too highly : OVERRATE
28. Courage : SPINE
30. "Lucretia" painter : RIBERA
31. Keeps : RETAINS
32. Regal topper : TIARA
33. Knight's superior : BARONET
34. Chew the rag : GAS
35. Polypheme : GIANT
36. Paradigm : MODEL
37. Foreword : PROEM
40. Equipped for spelunking? : LIGHTHEADED
42. Dandy : FOP
45. Electrical units : RELS
46. Except : SAVE
47. ___ P., Dickens character : AGED
48. Moto matter : CASE
49. Roulette play : ODD
50. Like Old Glory with 48 stars? : UNDERSTATED
54. "Dancin'" director : FOSSE
55. Game for masked players? : DOMINOES
57. Judicial writ : TALES
58. Waikiki acquisition : SUNTAN
59. Tabasco ta-ta : ADIOS
60. Canary's cousin : SERIN
61. Deserve : MERIT
62. Early Greek poet : HESIOD
64. To the point : TERSE
65. Detroit lobby leader? : AUTOCRAT
68. Austen clergyman : ELTON
69. Marjorie at dawn? : MORNINGSTAR
71. Past : AGO
72. Help escapees : ABET
73. Mike Tyson's milieu : RING
74. Matrimony, e.g. : RITE
75. Skim along easily : SCUD
76. Duffer's delight : PAR
77. Sajak and White? : LETTERHEADS
81. Made bread : BAKED
82. Broncobusting medium : RODEO
83. Stretched-out canal? : EERIE
84. Cistern : VAT
85. Bistro for a contesting team? : SIDEBAR
88. Welty's "Music from ___" : SPAIN
89. Jack's heir? : BENISON
93. Dissonant : ATONAL
94. Compassion : HEART
95. Touchdown celebration? : FANDANCE
96. B's for theses? : PAPERGOODS
98. Genuine possessions? : REALESTATE
100. A Cassini : OLEG
101. Facing Darling : ATBAT
102. Top-drawer : ELITE
103. Barely managed, with "out" : EKED
104. "The ___," Midler film : ROSE
105. Starchy collars : ETONS
106. U.S. capitalist : ASTOR
107. Where soaps unfold : SETS
1. Fla.'s ___ Bowl : GATOR
2. Vibrant : ALIVE
3. Sat again : REMET
4. Nobleman grows old? : PEERAGES
5. Tai and Lai : ASIANS
6. La Scala highlights : DUETS
7. Steeplechase : RACE
8. Anne Baxter role : EVE
9. Handel opus : MESSIAH
10. Renaissance : REBIRTH
11. Turkish city on the Seyhan : ADANA
12. Kind of squad : VICE
13. Lodge brother : ELK
14. Lowered the class curve on a test? : DEGRADED
15. Frisk : GAMBOL
16. Singer Kay : ARMEN
17. Clement or Marianne : MOORE
18. French body : SENAT
24. Troy's last king : PRIAM
26. Broadcast : AIRED
29. Fight for breath : PANT
32. Lion's Ivy rival : TIGER
33. Portended : BODED
35. Yields : GIVES
36. Conjurers : MAGES
37. Elbow : PROD
38. Change the décor : REDO
39. Ancient school man? : OLDMASTER
40. Fills the hold : LADES
41. Consumed : EATEN
42. Cheetah's trail? : FASTTRACK
43. Pelion's base in a saying : OSSA
44. Hammer part : PEEN
46. Hair net : SNOOD
48. Like a dunce cap : CONIC
50. Marriage : UNION
51. Boat section : STERN
52. Ankles : TARSI
53. Peregrine : ALIEN
54. This is crazy : FUROR
56. Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
58. Bristlelike parts : SETAE
60. Suit fabric : SERGE
61. Snarleyyows : MUTTS
62. Jalopy : HEAP
63. Napoleon slept here : ELBA
64. Scout's rider : TONTO
65. Coward's "To Step ___" : ASIDE
66. Chills and fever : AGUE
67. "The Seventh Veil" star : TODD
69. Carpenter's joint : MITER
70. Silo contents : GRAIN
73. Soviet seaweed? : REDALGAE
75. Gluts : SATIATES
77. Having rounded projections : LOBAR
78. Concerning reputations? : REPASTS
79. Get wind of : HEAR
80. Sudan neighbor : ERITREA
81. Maniples : BANDS
82. Bridge goof : RENEGE
84. Overlay : VENEER
85. Flavor producer : SAPOR
86. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
87. Saps : DOPES
88. Jampan : SEDAN
89. Serum-toting dog : BALTO
90. Plumbing tool : SNAKE
91. Chamber group : OCTET
92. Essentials : NEEDS
94. Roads scholar : HOBO
95. ___ accompli : FAIT
97. Polo Grounds hero : OTT
99. Sextet in "Little Nellie Kelly" : ELS

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