SHAPING UP

New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 1987

Author:Kathryn Righter
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Kathryn Righter has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind : SORT
5. Sugary : SWEET
10. Ignominy : SHAME
15. He portrayed Dagwood : LAKE
19. Sufficient, to Fitzgerald : ENOW
20. The ___, Netherlands city : HAGUE
21. Fragrant wood : CEDAR
22. Lamb related to a Mary : ELIA
23. Shaped like a sea anemone : ACTINIFORM
25. Alters the configuration : REARRANGES
27. Puts back in original shape : RESTORES
28. Hymn : PSALM
30. Trite : STALE
31. Stratum : TIER
32. Clans : SEPTS
33. Foundation : BASE
35. Nappers : DOZERS
38. Of atmospheric weight : BARIC
39. Sect founded in Alexandria : ARIANISM
43. Con ___ (with love) : AMORE
44. Cup-shaped : CALATHIFORM
46. Scottish negative : NAE
47. Russian news service : TASS
48. Alone : SOLO
49. M. Anderson's "Night Over ___" : TAOS
50. Newts : EFTS
51. Tate treasures : ART
52. Chisel-shaped : SCALPRIFORM
56. Hints : CLUES
57. Tales like "The Pickwick Papers" : SERIALS
59. Israeli airline : ELAL
60. Prefix with form : TRANS
61. Rips apart : RENDS
62. Nine is fine : CLOUD
63. Ten C-notes : GRAND
64. Longfellow's murmurers : PINES
65. Half of zwei : EINS
66. Bash : SHINDIG
68. Examines closely : SIFTS
69. Chain-shaped : CONCATENATE
72. Uncle in "The Gumps" : BIM
74. Medicinal plant : ALOE
75. Tapered tuck : DART
76. Method of learning : ROTE
77. Porous rock : TUFA
78. Neighbor of Fr. : GER
79. Forked shape, as lightning : FURCIFEROUS
83. Bretons or Britons : CELTS
84. Fleet fellows : ADMIRALS
86. Heeling over : ALIST
87. Tan : THRASH
88. ___ contendere : NOLO
89. Viticulturist's item : GRAPE
90. Unbiased : FAIR
91. In conformity with : ALONG
94. Bare: Comb. form : GYMNO
95. City in Mont. : BILLINGS
99. Dome's shape : HEMISPHERE
102. Star-shaped : STELLIFORM
104. Level : EVEN
105. Jon Vickers is one : TENOR
106. Appellation : TITLE
107. Dies ___ : IRAE
108. Chinese dynasty: 1368-1644 : MING
109. Ratifications : AMENS
110. The clear sky : ETHER
111. Arrived : CAME
1. Char the surface : SEAR
2. Fairy-tale beginning : ONCE
3. Decays : ROTS
4. Bird sounds : TWITTERS
5. English counties : SHIRES
6. Thin cracker : WAFER
7. Personalities : EGOS
8. Where Nor. is : EUR
9. Type of water-based paint : TEMPERA
10. Horse withdrawn from a race : SCRATCH
11. "Time wounds all ___" : HEELS
12. Furniture style : ADAM
13. Vandalize : MAR
14. Transgress : ERR
15. Adjective for Ash Wednesday : LENTEN
16. Aquatic plant : ALGA
17. European canal : KIEL
18. Relaxation : EASE
24. Bete ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
26. State of NE India : ASSAM
29. Skewer : SPIT
32. Shropshire : SALOP
33. Besom : BROOM
34. Tunes : AIRS
35. Computer input : DATA
36. Bradley and Khayyám : OMARS
37. Girdle-shaped : ZOSTERIFORM
38. Globe-shaped items : BALLS
39. At a distance : AFAR
40. Funnel-shaped parts : INFUNDIBULA
41. Oversupplies : SATES
42. Untidy condition : MESS
44. Newcastle's surplus : COALS
45. "Have ___ you lately?": 1962 song : ITOLD
48. Oodles : SCADS
50. Duiker's large cousin : ELAND
52. Trig functions : SINES
53. Keepsake from a former era : RELIC
54. Actress Massey : ILONA
55. Gounod opera : FAUST
56. Wading bird : CRANE
58. French income : RENTE
60. Commonplace : TRITE
62. Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
63. Mountain passes in India : GHATS
64. Stacked : PILED
66. Aardvark feature : SNOUT
67. Presents : GIFTS
68. Very long story : SAGA
69. Composer Gian ___ Menotti : CARLO
70. Grampuses : ORCS
71. Notched, as leaves : EROSE
73. Beer ingredient : MASH
75. Double : DUAL
77. Dreadful or admirable : TERRIFIC
79. Ranarium denizens : FROGS
80. Grangers : FARMERS
81. Verve : ELAN
82. Sharp reply : RIPOSTE
83. Variety of pepper : CHILI
85. Six outs : INNING
87. Higher : TALLER
89. Triangular shape in heraldry : GYRON
90. A Parisienne : FILLE
91. Attention-getting word : AHEM
92. Golfer Wayne ___ : LEVI
93. Sign : OMEN
94. Heredity factor : GENE
95. Actress Howland : BETH
96. Ibsen heroine : NORA
97. Metric unit : GRAM
98. Widgeon : SMEE
100. Sch. group : PTA
101. Bottom seam : HEM
103. Small bird : TIT

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