SPORTY SPINOFFS

New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1989

Author: Edward Marchese
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wrongly : AMISS
6. Runs in neutral : IDLES
11. A light: Slang : GLIM
15. Collegian's pad : DORM
19. Saltarello, e.g. : DANCE
20. Nantes's river : LOIRE
21. Reneé's laughter : RIRE
22. Fencing tool : EPEE
23. CONSTITUTIONALS? : INTENTIONALWALKS
26. Enclosed trucks : VANS
27. Hitchcock movie: 1964 : MARNIE
28. Devices for amplifying electromagnetic waves : MASERS
29. Wraps up : ENFOLDS
31. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
32. Heredity factors : GENES
33. O. T. book : DEUT
34. Summits, in Siena : CIME
36. Heretofore, to the Bard : ERENOW
38. Dike : LEVEE
42. Silly person : ASS
45. Watch over : TEND
47. Ranks of nobility : EARLDOMS
50. MORNING SHOWER-SHAVE RITUAL? : DAILYDOUBLE
55. Morocco, to Marcel : MAROC
56. Rim : LIP
57. Spanish river : EBRO
58. Pintail ducks : SMEES
59. Tex. shrine : ALAMO
60. Bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
61. Test photos : PROOFS
64. Backward : ASTERN
66. Plant also called avens : GEUM
68. Explorer for whom a sea was named : TASMAN
69. Univ. in Dallas : SMU
70. J.F.K. abbr. : ETD
72. Asian wild ass : ONAGER
76. Where Rama I ruled : SIAM
78. "Iliad," for one : EPOPEE
80. Ancient Greek geographer : STRABO
81. Jack of clubs in some games : PAM
84. Lasso : RIATA
86. Slatterns : DRABS
88. Dupe : GULL
89. Japanese sash : OBI
90. Limpid : CLEAR
91. BOGART TWIN FEATURE? : DOUBLEBOGIE
94. Lowered in social position : DECLASSE
96. North Korean river : YALU
97. Ar chaser : ESS
98. Driving hazard : SLEET
99. Insect's lower lip : LABIUM
105. Muscovite : MICA
107. Summit : ACME
110. City NE of Rome : TERNI
111. Humorous : JOCOSE
115. Stored away : STASHED
118. Tropical bird : TROGON
120. Zoroastrian sacred writings : AVESTA
121. Whip : LASH
122. HIRED GUN? : DESIGNATEDHITTER
125. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
126. Khayyám : OMAR
127. Like some college buildings : IVIED
128. Former county in Scotland : NAIRN
129. Kern's "Very ___, Eddie" : GOOD
130. Rink feature : CAGE
131. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
132. Bean and Shepard : ALANS
1. ___ a dozen : ADIME
2. ___-arms (soldier) : MANAT
3. Prefix for mission : INTRO
4. Picturesque : SCENIC
5. Old-age infirmity : SENILITY
6. River in western China : ILI
7. Condemn : DOOM
8. Measure of advertising copy : LINAGE
9. Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
10. Moon goddess : SELENE
11. Late governor of Conn. : GRASSO
12. West role : LIL
13. Vexed : IRKED
14. Legal term for middle : MESNE
15. Ardent : DEVOTED
16. Oct.'s gem : OPAL
17. Tear apart : REND
18. Army meal : MESS
24. Poured : TEEMED
25. Church architect : WREN
30. COMPLETE NOBLEMAN? : FULLCOUNT
35. Biblical patriarch : ENOS
37. Welfare of the community : WEAL
39. Short-tailed rodent : VOLE
40. Author Ludwig : EMIL
41. Glimpse : ESPY
42. Skilled : ADEPT
43. Native-born Israeli : SABRA
44. Aegean island : SIROS
46. Dantès's creator : DUMAS
48. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
49. Men's house slippers : ROMEOS
51. Impends ominously : LOOMS
52. Tarnish : BESMEAR
53. Slacken : LETUP
54. Suffix with 76 Across : ESE
55. Loose robe : MANTEAU
62. HONORABLY WON SWEETHEART? : FAIRCATCH
63. Escargots : SNAILS
65. Duplicate, for short : REPRO
67. Actress in "Winterset" : MARGO
71. A singing Boone : DEBBY
73. Measure : GAUGE
74. Muslim Satan : EBLIS
75. Functions : ROLES
77. Murray and Marsh : MAES
79. Peculiar : ODD
81. Seed containers : PODS
82. First name of 68 Across : ABEL
83. Nursery-rhyme trio : MICE
85. Asian weight : TAEL
87. Kind of dunk for Ewing : SLAM
92. Chariot-of-fire prophet : ELIJAH
93. Rumanian region now shared with the Ukraine : BUCOVINA
95. Restrained : LEASHED
100. Garb : ATTIRE
101. "Lulu" composer : BERG
102. "___ the water shall float" (old English saying) : IRONIN
103. Quebec bay : UNGAVA
104. Causing excessive pupil contraction : MIOTIC
106. Alcoholic compound used in perfumes : ACETAL
108. French wine region : MEDOC
109. Watery swelling : EDEMA
112. Port city for Pompey : OSTIA
113. Harsh : STERN
114. Merits : EARNS
115. Metal dross : SLAG
116. Arum plant : TARO
117. Concerning : ASTO
119. Not ever, to Blake : NEER
123. Droop : SAG
124. E.T.O. head : DDE

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