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Tom Underhill
Tom Underhill

TRACE THE TRANSITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1988

Author: T. W. Underhill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,166
Across Down
1. Memorable actor on "The Waltons" : GEER
5. Old Dutch coins : DOITS
10. Mechanical repetition : ROTE
14. Proportion : RATIO
19. Gallimaufry : OLIO
20. Confused : ATSEA
21. Always : EVER
22. Etchers' needs : ACIDS
23. Size of type? : ABNORMALCRAVING
26. Hiawatha's transport : CANOE
27. Sailor's dread : LEESHORE
28. Stowe book : DRED
29. Ride in a roadster : SPIN
31. Theater award : TONY
32. Objectives : AIMS
33. The Little ___ (nursery-tale character) : REDHEN
37. French clerics' titles : ABBES
40. "A House ___ Home": P. Adler : ISNOTA
42. O'Hare tenant : AIRLINE
43. Heraldic fur : VAIR
44. Tiff? : OYSTERSPAWN
47. Most M.I.T. grads : ENGS
48. Kin of a dalmatic : ALB
49. Immature egg : OVULE
50. "___ some other name!": Juliet : OBE
51. Morse symbol : DIT
52. Poivre's partner : SEL
53. Superficial prettiness? : FEMALEPIGLET
58. Roll up : FURL
59. Sterne's "___ Shandy" : TRISTRAM
61. Indian princess : RANEE
62. Layman in a monastery : OBLATE
64. Inc.-tax pros : CPAS
65. Small vessel for oil : CRUSE
66. Afflictions : WOES
67. Galahad's mother : ELAINE
69. Ind. town : PAOLI
70. Freshwater fish : STONECAT
74. Rhythmical cadence : LILT
75. Spread before a strut? : AIRPLANEPART
78. High priest : ELI
79. ___ up (confine) : MEW
80. Sterlet delicacy : ROE
81. "___ Triste": Sibelius : VALSE
82. Scottish bonnet : TAM
83. Casca's time for action : IDES
85. Short laugh? : SUNKENFENCE
89. Mention for military honors : CITE
90. Lands a fish : REELSIN
92. Turns down : SPURNS
93. Spikes the punch : LACES
94. Passionate : ARDENT
95. Decorates a cake : ICES
96. Indifferent : COOL
98. Some antelopes or rabbits : DOES
100. Court celebrity : ASHE
101. European buntings : ORTOLANS
105. Belief : CREDO
108. Pintail duck? : CAPTAINHOOKSMAN
111. Break a Commandment : COVET
112. Testa's cousin : ARIL
113. Dissonance : NOISE
114. Smidgen : IOTA
115. Carbonizes : CHARS
116. Foundation : BASE
117. Unrefined : GROSS
118. De ___ (unwanted) : TROP
1. Objective : GOAL
2. Where Americans met Russians: 1945 : ELBE
3. "___ kleine Nachtmusic": Mozart : EINE
4. Chanticleer : ROOSTER
5. Author Runyon : DAMON
6. Eared seal : OTARY
7. Man, for one : ISLE
8. Gumshoe : TEC
9. Pilchard : SARDINE
10. Gives power back to : REVESTS
11. "Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
12. Half a score : TEN
13. Work units : ERGS
14. More risqué : RACIER
15. Hold ___ to (compare favorably with) : ACANDLE
16. "___ Men," 1987 film : TIN
17. What a benedict has just said : IDO
18. Simple sugar : OSE
24. Greek letters : RHOS
25. Mail : ARMOR
30. School V.I.P. : PRIN
32. Mine ceiling : ASTEL
34. Berra of baseball? : HINDUASCETIC
35. Surrounded : ENGIRT
36. Snuggle : NESTLE
37. Command from Bligh : AVAST
38. Farm machine : BALER
39. Weight allowance? : BIBLICALWEED
40. Moslem faith : ISLAM
41. Zenith : APOGEE
42. Bide ___ (stay awhile) : AWEE
44. Trans-Atlantic : OVERSEA
45. Ariz. city : YUMA
46. Like some seamen : ABLE
49. "Barefoot boy, with cheek ___": Whittier : OFTAN
54. Flynn or Fauntleroy : ERROL
55. Actress Prentiss : PAULA
56. Living ___ (cohabiting illegally) : INSIN
57. From bad ___ : TOWORSE
58. Scram : FLEE
60. Polish's partner : SPIT
63. Henri's kindness : BONTE
65. Czech dramatists Karel and Josef : CAPEKS
67. Mark Twain's burial place : ELMIRA
68. Schubert songs : LIEDER
69. Part of speech: Abbr. : PRON
70. Nine-inch measures : SPANS
71. Baby-powder base : TALC
72. Like a pterodactyl : ALATE
73. "It was the best of ___ . . . " : TIMES
76. Port of entry in N Spain : IRUN
77. Ties : EVENS
84. Santa, e.g. : SLEDDER
85. Locus : SITE
86. Letter by Paul : EPISTLE
87. Nape : NUCHA
88. Warden's activity, at times : FREEING
89. ___ a day (retires) : CALLSIT
91. High-hats : SNOOTS
93. Auden's "___, Stranger!" : LOOK
96. Ankh, for one : CROSS
97. Sioux : OTOES
99. Strikebreaker : SCAB
100. Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
101. Taft's state : OHIO
102. "Omnia vincit ___" : AMOR
103. Defense org. : NATO
104. Kind of bean : SNAP
105. U.S. agency: 1933-43 : CCC
106. S. Korean president: 1988 : ROH
107. Stowe girl : EVA
109. Altar in the sky : ARA
110. Hide ___ hair : NOR

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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