BROTHER ACT

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1991

Author: Michael A. Rampino
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 509 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Co-author of a 1930 tariff act : SMOOT
6. Helot : SERF
10. Minstrel : BARD
14. One of Oberon's subjects : FAIRY
19. Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
20. Cupid : AMOR
21. Malarial malaise : AGUE
22. Corbin's "L.A. Law" role : ARNIE
23. Dancer Dolin : ANTON
24. Knee : GENU
25. Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
26. Lesions : SORES
27. Subjects of this puzzle : GEORGEANDIRAGERSHWIN
31. Sloth, e.g. : SIN
32. "How ___ the lady?": Shak. : DOTH
33. Thee, in Tours : TOI
34. Panay native : ATI
37. Anguine fish : EELS
39. Type of jet engine : ION
41. "Treasure Girl" song for Gertrude Lawrence: 1928 : OHSONICE
46. Secret society, Italian style : CAMORRA
48. "Funny sheets" : COMICS
50. Catapult : ONAGER
51. Classic introduced by Whiteman: 1924 : RHAPSODYINBLUE
53. Scotch admixture : SODA
54. The old sod : EIRE
55. Sun. homily : SER
56. British customs documents : TRANSIRES
60. Binaural : STEREO
63. Bitter : ACRID
67. Bond rating : AAA
68. Cynical song introduced by John Bubbles: 1935 : ITAINTNECESSARILYSO
75. Avant-gardist : NEO
76. Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
77. "I beg ___ pardon now": R. Wilbur : DEATHS
79. Raised-letter printers : EMBOSSERS
85. Function : USE
87. Mother of Hermes : MAIA
88. Den : LAIR
89. Song introduced by Ginger Rogers in "Girl Crazy": 1930 : EMBRACEABLEYOU
95. Song Al Jolson made famous : SWANEE
98. Playwright lonesco : EUGENE
99. Of the skull : CRANIAL
100. Estimated : ASSESSED
102. Actress Merkel : UNA
103. Mariner's greeting : AHOY
104. Pisa-to-Verona dir. : NNE
105. Monogram of House Speaker Mr. Sam : STR
106. Abba of Israel : EBAN
108. Rabble : MOB
110. Song introduced by Gertrude Lawrence in "Oh, Kay!": 1926 : SOMEONETOWATCHOVERME
120. "A ___ Is a Sometime Thing": 1935 : WOMAN
121. Tied : EVEN
122. Clinton's canal : ERIE
123. Haute-Savoie spa : EVIAN
124. Ancient Greek dialect : IONIC
125. Hawk : SELL
126. Shade of green : NILE
127. Type of musical show : REVUE
128. Malicious and sly : SNIDE
129. Salver : TRAY
130. Mimicked : APED
131. Coasters : SLEDS
1. Scoria : SLAG
2. Song in "Let 'Em Eat Cake": 1933 : MINE
3. Upon : ONTO
4. Fragrances : ODORS
5. Chesapeake Bay island and sound : TANGIERS
6. Grandiose tale : SAGA
7. Edits : EMENDS
8. Musical composition : RONDO
9. Fulfillment : FRUITION
10. Movie vamp : BARA
11. Expectant : AGOG
12. Old Norse poem : RUNE
13. Paucity : DEARTH
14. Vogue : FASHION
15. Successively : AROW
16. Crucifix inscription : INRI
17. Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
18. Start of a reply to Virginia : YES
28. When it's warm in Chile : ENERO
29. An equilateral parallelogram : RHOMB
30. Fair : SOSO
34. Land measures : ACRES
35. Gauguin's island paradise : TAHITI
36. Serai : IMARET
38. Young men : LADS
40. Zilch : NIL
41. To venture, in Versailles : OSER
42. Head of the Sanhedrin : NASI
43. Painter Grabar : IGOR
44. Yield : CEDE
45. Varro and Vulgar : ERAS
47. "Porgy and Bess," e.g. : OPERA
48. Sorceress encountered by Odysseus : CIRCE
49. Order from Delbert Mann : CUT
52. Bear a lamb : YEAN
57. Swiss river : AAR
58. Freshwater worm : NAID
59. Emporium event : SALE
61. Zwei preceder : EINS
62. Wallet fillers : ONES
64. Former N.Y.C. skyline letters : RCA
65. Endings for pant and scant : IES
66. U.S. mil. award : DSC
69. Little corn grower : TOE
70. Soubise, e.g. : SAUCE
71. Chevet : APSE
72. Mandarin's residence : YAMEN
73. "___ Alive," Bee Gees hit : STAYIN
74. Man from Marietta : OHIOAN
78. Willow: Fr. : SAULE
79. Charles Laughton's wife : ELSA
80. Gullets : MAWS
81. Partiality : BIAS
82. Department of NW France : ORNE
83. Marsh growth : REED
84. Inst. at Dallas : SMU
86. Apiece : EACH
90. Former name of Guyana: Abbr. : BGU
91. Extend a subscription : RENEW
92. Alga causing fishy taste in water : ANABAENA
93. Headache remedy : BROMO
94. Temporary stops in journeys : LAYOVERS
96. Huxley's "Ape and ___" : ESSENCE
97. Last word of Mo.'s motto : ESTO
101. Scenarist Lehman : ERNEST
103. Roman's sacred shield : ANCILE
107. Anchor position : ATRIP
109. Chamfer : BEVEL
110. "Strike Up the Band" song: 1930 : SOON
111. Where to watch Hawks : OMNI
112. Bit part : MAID
113. "I loved you ___": Hamlet : EVER
114. Weblike tissue : TELA
115. Sole : ONLY
116. Mind : HEED
117. Split : RIVE
118. Whittier's "___ Muller" : MAUD
119. Chemical suffixes : ENES
120. Minn. neighbor : WIS

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