TOUCHING TWINS FROM A TO Z

New York Times, Sunday, July 16, 1989

Author:Peggy Devlin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ghana's capital : ACCRA
6. Famous reformer Jacob : RIIS
10. Ancient fertility gods : BAALS
15. Increases : ADDS
19. Extensive : BROAD
20. Atlanta arena : OMNI
21. Burros : ASSES
22. Station, in Paris : GARE
23. Ship's stern sail support : MIZZENMAST
25. Display site : SHOWWINDOW
27. Eyelid problem : STYE
28. Sulky : CART
29. Ending for hip or tip : STER
30. Abrades : RASPS
31. Gulf of Lions feeder : RHONE
33. Afrikaner : BOER
34. Redness symbol : BEET
36. World-weary : BLASE
39. Knave of Hearts' loot : TARTS
41. Salt, in St.-Lô : SEL
42. Pitcher : EWER
46. Enfold : LAP
47. "De ___," Seneca essay : IRA
50. Rod : GAT
51. Narrow channel : STRIA
53. Dockers' org. : ILA
54. He calls K's : UMP
55. Did a preliminary survey : RECONNOITERED
58. Douceur : TIP
59. "I do not like thee, Dr. ___" : FELL
61. Real, in Rouen : VRAI
62. Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
63. Muslim Messiah : MAHDI
65. Monasteries : FRIARIES
67. Anglo-Indian "first-rate" : PUKKA
69. Emulated Izaak Walton : FISHED
70. Uncouth : CRASS
71. The person summoned : CITEE
72. Painter Andrea del ___ : SARTO
73. Deli hero : HOAGIE
75. Grinder : MOLAR
76. Nimbi : AUREOLES
79. Commedia dell'___ : ARTES
80. Virginia of the lost colony : DARE
81. S. American wildcat : EYRA
82. Its cap. is Bismarck : NDAK
83. ___ alai : JAI
84. Sophomores at a Columbus col., e.g. : OSUUNDERGRADS
89. Call ___ day : ITA
90. Fourth book of the N.T. : JNO
91. British unskilled laborer : NAVVY
92. Dally : LAG
93. Queen's title: Abbr. : HSM
94. Seine : NET
95. Car starters: Abbr. : IGNS
97. Gosh! : GEE
98. Authority : SAYSO
100. Bore : EAGRE
102. Junior's col.-entrance exam : PSAT
104. Lion's pride : MANE
105. Metal plate : PATEN
108. Cousin of B.M.I. : ASCAP
111. Fairies : FAYS
112. Picket : PALE
113. G.I.'s necessity : AMMO
117. O. Henry product : SHORTSTORY
120. Item on a Binet-Simon test? : IQQUESTION
122. Japanese seaport : KOBE
123. What hell-benders have : MOXIE
124. Tabor : DRUM
125. Metric measure : STERE
126. Weeps convulsively : SOBS
127. Male and female : SEXES
128. Simple sugars : OSES
129. Cosmetic preparation : TONER
1. Certain missiles, for short : ABMS
2. Bk. reviewer : CRIT
3. Snug : COZY
4. They bring down the house : RAZERS
5. Humorist George : ADE
6. Kind of nose or candle : ROMAN
7. Turkish inn : IMARET
8. Sec. : INST
9. Pose : SIT
10. Moistens while roasting : BASTES
11. Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
12. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
13. Actor Ayres : LEW
14. Pisa-to-Leghorn dir. : SSW
15. Related patrilinearly : AGNATE
16. June honorees : DADS
17. Minute amount : DROP
18. Stitches : SEWS
24. Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
26. Petulance : IRE
29. ___ voce : SOTTO
32. Legatee : HEIR
33. Popular diet item : BRAN
34. He hit 358 home runs : BERRA
35. Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
36. Poker ploy : BLUFF
37. More unconvincing : LAMER
38. Use : APPLICATION
40. Hindu fire god : AGNI
41. Stone pillar : STELA
43. Kind of tax : WITHHOLDING
44. Slur over : ELIDE
45. Speedy : RAPID
48. Amend : REVISE
49. Lots and lots of lots : ACRES
51. Feed the furnace : STOKE
52. Esteem : ADMIRE
56. Western Hemisphere acronym : OAS
57. Printer's device : INKER
60. Shirt size : LARGE
64. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1922 : ASTON
66. ___ d'être : RAISON
67. Amassed : PILED
68. Western lizard : UTA
69. Units of capacitance : FARADS
71. Trite : CORNY
72. Twilled fabric : SURAH
73. Mecca pilgrim : HAJJI
74. Borneo ape : ORANG
75. Color of the 1890's : MAUVE
76. Scottish river : AYR
77. Gourmand : EATER
78. Ray : SKATE
80. Comforter : DUVET
81. Roe : EGGS
85. Adventure tale : SAGA
86. Ardors : ELANS
87. Actress Martha : RAYE
88. Widgeon : SMEE
96. Car accessories : SPARES
98. "She Didn't ___," 1931 song : SAYYES
99. Murky : OPAQUE
101. Yellow dye : ANATTO
103. Bost. is one : SPT
104. Actress Dressler : MARIE
106. Astringents : ALUMS
107. Kind of shirt : TEE
108. Inquires : ASKS
109. Begone! : SHOO
110. Baseball's Georgia Peach : COBB
111. Entertainer Redd : FOXX
112. O-T connectors : PQRS
114. Bearing : MIEN
115. "Utopia" author : MORE
116. Ace : ONER
118. College degrees : SMS
119. Dactyl, e.g. : TOE
120. Altar words : IDO
121. Concorde : SST

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