OXYMORONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1985

Author:Peter G. Snow
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dramatist Hart : MOSS
5. Fudd or Gantry : ELMER
10. Crop : MAW
13. Patrimony : ESTATE
19. Island in the Taiwan Strait : AMOY
20. Roulette relative : BOULE
21. "Chances ___": Mathis hit : ARE
22. Placed at intervals : SPACED
23. Thunder in the library? : SOUNDOFSILENCE
26. Just missed a birdie : PARRED
27. Winter wear : TOPCOATS
28. Urged (on) : EGGED
29. Highway : ARTERY
30. Elects : OPTS
31. Like some seals : EARED
32. Soprano Petina : IRRA
33. Runs off : ELOPES
36. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
37. Activity in an attic : STORING
41. Motorized bike : MOPED
42. Juliet's phrase for parting : SWEETSORROW
45. Litigation appellation : DOE
46. Don of the P.G.A. : BIES
47. Confidence game : SCAM
48. Victory symbols : VEES
49. Heap : PILE
50. White-tailed eagle : ERN
51. Bird and Hagman : LARRYS
53. Color or novelist : SAND
54. Conspiracies : PLOTS
55. Closed anew : RESEALED
57. Photo finish : MATTE
59. Beard type : GOATEE
60. Use a joint rudely : ELBOW
61. Laissez follower : FAIRE
62. Conduits : MAINS
63. Diacritical mark : MACRON
65. Layer of skin : DERMA
66. Apparatus on some ships : CAPSTANS
69. Transgression : ERROR
70. Stew : FRET
71. Zoroastrian : PARSEE
73. Wine container : VAT
74. Deuce topper : TREY
75. Alum : GRAD
76. Calendar abbr. : TUES
77. Sugar source : CANE
78. Blab to the cops : RAT
79. What days do in fall : GROWSHORTER
83. Gopak or hopak : DANCE
84. Cached grain : ENSILED
86. Of a region : AREAL
87. Enjoyed a siesta : RESTED
88. Aloha, in Milano : CIAO
89. Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
90. Afflicts : AILS
91. Resources : ASSETS
94. "The Saga of King Olaf" composer : ELGAR
95. Hems in : ENCLOSES
99. Design : CREATE
100. Role for a B.Ed. candidate : STUDENTTEACHER
102. Cajoling one : COAXER
103. Half sole : TAP
104. Explosives ingredient : NITER
105. Some kind of nut : KOLA
106. Late bloomers : ASTERS
107. Forage plant : ERS
108. Gary Cooper role : DEEDS
109. Oriental legumes : SOYS
1. Sow chow : MAST
2. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
3. Rubaboo or skink : SOUP
4. Elisions : SYNCOPES
5. British term for foes' vessels : EBOATS
6. Hits a fly : LOFTS
7. Dishevel : MUSS
8. Double this for a Hebrew song : ELI
9. Free : RELEASE
10. Beets, for short : MANGELS
11. Like a rainbow : ARCED
12. Henbit is one : WEED
13. Cordage grasses : ESPARTOS
14. Weaverbird : SPARROW
15. Dental calculus : TARTAR
16. Ten square chains : ACRE
17. Golfer, before driving : TEER
18. MacDonald's co-star : EDDY
24. Stupefied : DOPED
25. Everglades denizen : EGRET
31. Sulla, to Marius : ENEMY
32. " . . . the sky ___": Matt. 16:2 : ISRED
33. Live coal : EMBER
34. River to the Bay of Biscay : LOIRE
35. Things ostensibly, but not actually, hidden : OPENSECRETS
36. Genie or Clio : AWARD
38. Retardate with an area of brilliance : IDIOTSAVANT
39. Actor Nick from Omaha : NOLTE
40. Foolish ones : GEESE
42. Ship's propeller : SCREW
43. Shaped like some leaves : OVATE
44. Poet Sully-Prudhomme : RENE
47. Arty party : SALON
49. Factory : PLANT
51. Kind of grind : LABOR
52. Brisk : SMART
53. Latigo, e.g. : STRAP
54. Composure : POISE
56. Crazylegs Hirsch of football : ELROY
58. Goal : AIM
59. Yawns : GAPES
61. Nourishes : FEEDS
62. Electronic device : MASER
63. Concern of Spender or Spenser : METRE
64. Island in the Firth of Clyde : ARRAN
65. Dogfall, in wrestling : DRAW
66. Heartless : CRUEL
67. John ___ Garner : NANCE
68. Mount : STEED
70. ___ Baggins, a Tolkien hobbit : FRODO
72. Perfume base : ATTAR
75. Lubricators : GREASERS
77. Choristers' garb : CASSOCKS
79. Sparkle : GLITTER
80. Certain phobias : HANGUPS
81. One of Pan's companions : OREAD
82. Type of collision : REAREND
83. Donald Duck's cousin : DELLA
85. Tool for Hillary : ICEAXE
87. Kitchen utensils : RICERS
89. Hitching post : ALTAR
90. Chipped in one's chip : ANTED
91. Medieval silken fabric : ACCA
92. Signs loved by angels : SROS
93. Source : SEAT
94. Boiardo's patron : ESTE
95. Major follower : ETTE
96. Chick chaser : SHOO
97. Hard to hold : EELY
98. Mmes. in Madrid : SRAS
101. Berliner's refusal : NIE

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