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New York Times, Sunday, August 13, 1989

Author: Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Tiny Tim's problem : LAMENESS
9. Water wheel : NORIA
14. Hornbills : TOCKS
19. Subject to slow disintegration : ERODIBLE
20. Cheddar colorer, sometimes : ANATTO
22. To shine, in Sedan : LUIRE
23. Cross Word Puzzle : COUNTRYRACEPERFECTBOX
26. Filmdom terrier : ASTA
27. ___-de-boeuf : OEIL
28. Like J. Fred Muggs : SIMIAN
29. Hindu's camel : OONT
30. ___ Speedwagon (rock group) : REO
31. Toothed bars : RATCHES
33. Suppresses : STIFLES
35. Encircled : RINGED
39. Stratum : LAYER
40. Cabbage : MOOLA
41. Perfumes : ESSENCES
43. Slice of bacon : RASHER
45. Again and again : OFTEN
49. "Welcome ___," Altman film : TOLA
50. DeSoto or Hudson : CAR
51. Aleutian island : ATTU
53. Divagate : ROVE
54. This covers the world : ATLAS
57. French condiment : SEL
59. Scottish cap : TAM
61. What we "so proudly" did : HAILED
63. Fannie or Ginnie follower : MAE
64. Essay : ATTEMPT
66. Gate-crasher's nemesis : BOUNCER
68. Cross Word Puzzle : EXAMINERFORWORDHEADED
73. To find, to a fra : TROVARE
74. Crusty entrees : POTPIES
75. Had a hero : ATE
76. Dance in 3/4 time : MINUET
77. P.I. : TEC
78. Rating number : TEN
79. Poem's chapter : CANTO
81. Foreshadow : OMEN
82. G.I.'s need : AMMO
85. Lisper's hurdle : ESS
87. Carbon particles : SOOT
89. Anchorage : BERTH
91. In the thick of : AMIDST
93. What to pay, at times : RESPECTS
97. W.W. II hero Murphy : AUDIE
99. "___ and Sane Fourth": Masson : ASAFE
101. Grommet : EYELET
102. Like zebras : STRIPED
105. Writer of ridicule : IRONIST
107. Prior, to Prior : ERE
108. Yak : CHIN
109. Man in the van : LEADER
111. Noah's eldest : SHEM
113. Lagomorph : HARE
114. Cross Word Puzzle : REFERENCESOFHONOROVER
118. Key : ISLET
119. Dispatched to Attica : SENTUP
120. " . . . you are ___": Epictetus : NOTALONE
121. Noblemen : PEERS
122. Young bulls, in Yorkshire : STOTS
123. Woven together : ENTWINED
1. Smiley's creator : LECARRE
2. Middle of a Stein line : AROSEIS
3. Sheepskins : MOUTONS
4. Actress Purviance : EDNA
5. Wit or pick preceder : NIT
6. Mediterranean entrant : EBRO
7. Craftier : SLYER
8. Ongoing entertainment : SERIALS
9. Engine encl. : NAC
10. Cross Word Puzzle : ONESHEARTPROCESSOROUT
11. Weapons for Lafitte : RAPIERS
12. Sundries : ITEMS
13. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
14. What a hosp. should provide : TLC
15. Oscar winner: 1985 : OUTOFAFRICA
16. Welsh onion : CIBOL
17. Dane's dollar : KRONE
18. Fourth canonical hours : SEXTS
21. In some respect : OFASORT
24. Claudia ___ Johnson : ALTA
25. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
32. Author McFadden : CYRA
34. A U.N. arm : ILO
36. Wooden clog : GETA
37. Musician Brian's family : ENOS
38. Deg. for a legal eagle : DCL
40. Lincoln Ctr. attraction : MET
42. Island also called Rapa Nui : EASTER
44. Gammon : HAM
46. El Greco became one : TOLEDAN
47. Orator Edward : EVERETT
48. Whom irate ones raise : NED
50. Indicator of pitch : CLEF
52. No sirrees : UHUHS
54. Spirit, to the Sun King : AME
55. April 15 : TAXTIME
56. Student, hopefully : LEARNER
58. Raison d'___ : ETRE
60. Elem. number : ATWT
62. One, in Ayr : ANE
64. Spaniard's yearly income : ANATA
65. Act listless : MOPE
66. French cheese district : BRIE
67. H. C. Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
69. Sir Edmund P. Hillary, e.g. : MOUNTAINEER
70. "___ Gotta Be Me," 1967 song : IVE
71. Makes a choice : OPTS
72. ___ gratias : DEO
76. Canaille : MOB
77. Hundred-___ shot : TOI
79. Apograph : COPY
80. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
83. Some also-rans at Belmont : MAIDENS
84. Curie title : MME
86. Jazzman Kenton : STAN
88. Suffix with verb or herb : OSE
90. Wagoner's command : HUP
92. "Who ___ call Himself a man": Cummings : DARESTO
93. Glowed anew : RESHONE
94. Cinema's Little : CLEAVON
95. Earthy; worldly : TERRENE
96. Headed the committee : STEERED
98. Mark for removal : DELE
100. Garibaldi, e.g. : FISH
102. Cash substitute : SCRIP
103. "___ Foolish Things . . . ": 1935 song : THESE
104. Winchester, for one : RIFLE
105. Face card? : IDENT
106. Dovetail wedge : TENON
110. Dice throw : ACES
112. Colleague of suffragette Stanton : MOTT
113. Hindu spring festival : HOLI
115. Some coll. linemen : RTS
116. Hearths: Abbr. : FPS
117. Like sushi : RAW

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