BUFFOON'S BESTIARY

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1985

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Electric unit : FARAD
6. Bo or John : DEREK
11. Musician Miller : MITCH
16. Make effervescent : AERATE
17. Archon's Roman cousin : EDILE
18. Some Nebraskans : OMAHAS
20. Insect always caught? : SACRIFICEFLY
22. Had a main course : MAJORED
24. East, in Essen : OST
25. Single-handedly : ALONE
26. Bike for Daisy : TANDEM
28. King Kong's captive in 1933 : WRAY
29. Bahs' kin : POHS
31. Peculiarity : TRAIT
33. Solicitude, in Savoie : SOINS
34. Biblical place north of Damascus : HOBA
35. Crams for exams : PREPS
37. Inward : ENTAD
39. Material for having a blast : TNT
40. Pulled : TOWED
41. Sharpens : STROPS
43. Emulates Harriet Tubman : ESCAPES
45. Certain Syrians : DRUSES
46. Breather : NOSE
48. "Take ___ leave . . . !" : ITOR
49. Look pleased : GRIN
50. Parasites found on a church mouse? : WIDOWSMITES
54. Food fish that beats time? : TRAPDRUM
58. Kind of discussion : PANEL
59. Term of affection : PET
60. Pays : DEFRAYS
62. Cash's "Ballad of ___ Hayes" : IRA
63. French magazine : ELLE
64. Make : FORCE
66. Monoskis : SLEDS
67. Insult : SLAP
68. Words before king or reine : ALA
69. Arrogant : HAUGHTY
71. Scottish unit : ANE
72. Overwhelms with amusement : KILLS
73. Quadruped that never runs? : SAWHORSE
75. Mammals that dig up seaports? : HARBORMOLES
78. Sailing direction : ALEE
79. Viaud's pen name : LOTI
80. Put out : SORE
81. Dipped out : LADLED
84. Elects again : RESEATS
87. Admiral ___ Inn of "Treasure Island" : BENBOW
91. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
92. Aussie hopper : ROO
93. Power : STEAM
95. Keen : ACUTE
96. Transgressions : SINS
97. Photos : SHOTS
99. Coal city in Iowa : ALBIA
101. Auspices : EGIS
102. Oz dog : TOTO
103. "___ Farewell": Wagner aria : WOTANS
105. This makes Rover no rover : LEASH
107. Gray area: Abbr. : BOT
108. Calmed : STILLED
110. Rays that shine on rinks? : ROLLERSKATES
113. N.Y. silverware center : ONEIDA
114. Laundry component : DRIER
115. Tops of altars : MENSAE
116. Opera's Simon ___ : ESTES
117. Long transports, for short : SEMIS
118. Summer : ADDER
1. ___ boa (lightweight serpent?) : FEATHER
2. Kind of light : ARC
3. ___ avis : RARA
4. Not upright : ATILT
5. Actor in TV's "Hazel" : DEFORE
6. Misrepresentations : DECEITS
7. Dutch commune : EDE
8. Break : RIFT
9. Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
10. Convention bigwig : KEYNOTER
11. Trice : MOMENT
12. Moslem holy men : IMAMS
13. Dervish's cap : TAJ
14. Dog-faced glutton? : CHOWHOUND
15. Farm implements : HARROWS
16. Classify : ASSORT
19. His motto is "Can Do" : SEABEE
21. Vacuous : INANE
23. Couples : DYADS
24. Antonyms: Abbr. : OPPS
27. Tintamarres : DINS
30. Metrical foot : SPONDEE
32. Unspoken : TACIT
36. Reel part : SPOOL
38. Passé : DATED
40. Capers : TRIPS
42. Verona-to-Pisa dir. : SSW
44. Propounds : POSES
45. Squirrels' nests : DRAYS
47. Back : ESPOUSE
49. Teachers, at times : GRADERS
50. Double this for an Indian people : WALLA
51. Patty Duke, to the Astins : INLAW
52. Join : MERGE
53. Yen : ITCH
54. Rapido, e.g. : TRENO
55. Moon feature : RILLE
56. U.S.S.R. high spots : URALS
57. Atlas display : MAPS
58. Thimblerig units : PEAS
61. Diet cause : FLAB
64. Ate : FARED
65. Society's spirit : ETHOS
67. It's golden : SILENCE
69. Doral features : HOLES
70. Eucalyptuses : YATES
72. Land once called the Hermit Kingdom : KOREA
74. Skimpy food fish? : HALFSOLES
76. Cisco Kid's rope : RIATA
77. Kind of rule : MOB
79. Acrobatic wear : LEOTARDS
81. Shoe forms : LASTS
82. Former San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
83. Tooth tissue : DENTINE
84. Source : ROOT
85. People to bank on : TELLERS
86. Kind of saw : SABER
88. Tiny relative of a grizzly? : BUGBEAR
89. Idle : OTIOSE
90. Spengler's "Decline of the ___" : WEST
92. V. Harper role and G. Meredith heroine : RHODAS
94. Noxious influence : MIASMA
97. Hasso, for one : SWEDE
98. Occasional sermon obbligato : SNORE
100. Set a price for : ASKED
104. Pickens of films : SLIM
106. Crewman : HAND
109. Plastered : LIT
111. Garland : LEI
112. Part of Mao's name : TSE

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