QUESTION BOX

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1983

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of squad : VICE
5. " . . . you'll be ___, my son!": Kipling : AMAN
9. Cumulus : MASS
13. Slough : BOG
16. Violinist Stern : ISAAC
18. Dugout : CANOE
20. Perfume : ATTAR
22. Biblical high priest : ELI
23. Sure thing : CINCH
24. Foster father of King Arthur : ECTOR
25. Fret : CHAFE
26. Infant's garb : BIB
27. "What ___?" (query of 1929) : ISTHISTHINGCALLEDLOVE
31. Chase away : SHOO
32. City in Georgia : ADEL
33. Dealt successfully : COPED
34. Asian food source : SOYBEAN
38. Pretend not to see : WINKAT
41. Jockey Turcotte : RON
42. "When ___?" (query of early 1600's) : SHALLWETHREEMEETAGAIN
48. Lose interest : TIRE
49. Raise : HIKE
50. Clear : NET
51. Backward : FRO
52. Faro card : SODA
53. Badgers : BAITS
55. Punts : BOATS
58. Butt or butter : GOAT
59. Sponge : CADGE
61. Hoofed animal : TAPIR
62. Yahoo : BRUTE
63. "Where ___?" (query of 1948) : ISTHELIFETHATLATEILED
69. Bull, at times : GORER
70. Sweet wine : TOKAY
71. Wound up : ENDED
72. Stigma : ONUS
73. A symbol of thinness : WAFER
74. Out of ___ (vexed) : SORTS
76. Crucifix letters : INRI
80. Dactyl or hallux : TOE
81. Suffer : LET
82. Baritone Gobbi : TITO
83. This may be over your head : ROOF
84. "Who's ___?" (query of 1962) : AFRAIDOFVIRGINIAWOOLF
92. Dieter's abbr. : LBS
93. French historian and family : RENANS
94. Puckered : WRINKLY
95. Bluenose : PRUDE
98. "Virumque" follower : CANO
99. Checkmate : FOIL
100. "Why ___?" (query of 1638) : SOPALEANDWANFONDLOVER
109. Elec. current unit : AMP
110. Bring out : EDUCE
111. Scottish landowner : LAIRD
112. "Schwanda the Bagpiper," e.g. : OPERA
113. The quiet side : LEE
114. The O'Grady lass : ROSIE
115. Bat : BINGE
116. Oases : WADIS
117. Mary Quant's style : MOD
118. Swab's supper : MESS
119. Look of a rake on the make : LEER
120. Where a padlock goes : HASP
1. One of a trio by Caesar : VICI
2. Fertility goddess : ISIS
3. Lean : CANT
4. Anagram for ache : EACH
5. Paint remover : ACETONE
6. Virile : MACHO
7. Prefix with body : ANTI
8. When both hands are straight up : NOON
9. Road surface : MACADAM
10. Olympian : ATHLETE
11. Horse house : STALL
12. Under lock and key : SAFE
13. Jazz style : BEBOP
14. Oil producer : OLIVE
15. Heckled : GIBED
17. Flimflam : CHISEL
19. Unit of work : ERG
21. Who obeyed Howe? : REDCOAT
28. He played the mark in "The Sting" : SHAW
29. Kind of walk : CAKE
30. Hanker : LONG
34. Fleet fliers, for short : SSTS
35. Where the Miami flows : OHIO
36. Almost a meter : YARD
37. Lightens : BLEACHES
38. Least bit : WHIT
39. Bothers : IRKS
40. Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
41. Tpks. : RTES
43. "Procrastination is the ___ time": Young : THIEFOF
44. Starter : ENTRANT
45. In a tangle : AFOUL
46. In high dudgeon : IRATE
47. Celebrated : NOTED
53. Pkg. : BDL
54. Fast and stirring, musically : AGITATO
55. Nursery-rhyme opener : BAA
56. Make a choice : OPT
57. Airplane part : AILERON
58. Spot for a flea-flicker : GRIDIRON
60. Gas: Comb. form : AER
61. " . . . this ___ golden time": Shak. : THY
62. Dorcas Society meeting : BEE
63. "___ One Track Mind," 1945 song : IGOTA
64. What ibn means : SONOF
65. More faithful : TRUER
66. Monogram of the "Mood Indigo" man : EKE
67. Feather's partner : TAR
68. QB's objectives : TDS
73. Joins : WEDS
74. Leo is one : SIGN
75. Outfielder Amos : OTIS
77. Recess : NOOK
78. Brioche : ROLL
79. Full of uncertainties : IFFY
81. Candidate for a suit : LIBELER
82. Musical sound : TRA
85. Alan or Robert : ALDA
86. Dancer in a 1921 song : FRANCIS
87. Buyers : VENDEES
88. "___ pronounce you . . . " : INOW
89. "___ What's Become of Sally," 1924 song : IWONDER
90. Saharan : ARID
91. Cricket-bat wood : WILLOW
95. Sacred song : PSALM
96. Benvolio's friend : ROMEO
97. Increased : UPPED
98. Mainspring : CAUSE
99. Shape : FORGE
101. Land of Esau's descendants : EDOM
102. Liturgical tunic : ALB
103. Kingdom loser in a refrain : NAIL
104. Minute : FINE
105. Red-fleshed fish : OPAH
106. Hindu writings : VEDA
107. Mother of Ate : ERIS
108. Speak harshly : RASP

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