FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 1993

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 596 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 20, XRef: 0
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© 1993, The New York Times
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1. "L.A. Law" group : ATTYS
6. African antelope: Var. : PALA
10. Record again : RETAPE
16. Debussy opus : LAMER
21. Pie, in Pisa : TORTA
22. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
23. Son of Daedalus : ICARUS
24. Circus Maximus official : EDILE
25. Wiesel and Abel : ELIES
26. Clear's partner : LOUD
27. Porthos's passes : BOTTES
28. Maniple : FANON
29. "West Side Story" : ABERNSTEINMUSICAL
32. Figure of speech : TROPE
33. Nonpareil : ONER
34. Teeter : SEESAW
35. Nothing alternative : ALL
36. "___ No Business Like . . . " : THERES
37. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
39. Soul : ANIMA
42. Work-safety agcy. : OSHA
44. An ace is one : SERVE
47. Brawl, in Bologna : RISSA
50. Treats : HANDLES
55. Revokes, as a legacy : ADEEMS
57. E. St. Louis, e.g. : ILLCITY
59. Prescribes : ORDAINS
60. Feminist Kate ___ : MILLETT
62. Old car : NASH
63. Fix up the house with new things : REDO
65. Opt : ELECT
66. Over : ATOP
67. Bridge positions : EASTS
69. Año start : ENERO
71. Teases : RIDES
72. Harvest : REAP
73. Pair on an angelus : ALAE
74. Arrow poison : INEE
75. Govt. mediation group : FMCS
78. Egyptian skink : ADDA
79. Mae West : LIFEPRESERVER
82. Byte or hertz preceder : MEGA
86. Spore-case clusters : SORI
87. Kind of therapy : SERO
88. Bolivian tanager : YENI
89. Verve : ELAN
90. Coral island : ATOLL
94. Musical group : OCTET
96. Obscure : BEDIM
97. Defeat : LOSS
98. D.S. Freeman subject : RELEE
99. Indonesian boat : PROA
100. "Play It ___ Lays": Didion : ASIT
102. A feeling of discomfort : MALAISE
104. Like Bogart's falcon : MALTESE
106. Western eggs : STELEMO
108. Mortarboard attachment : TASSEL
109. Price cutter, for one : SLASHER
110. "___ little, there a little" : HEREA
111. Embrace : INARM
112. Twenty quires : REAM
114. Al ___, Algerian earthquake scene: 1980 : ASNAM
117. Honshu city : SETO
119. High-level computer language : PASCAL
123. She-bear, in Sevilla : OSA
126. Invent : CREATE
128. Start of a C. Moore classic : TWAS
132. Tie : ASCOT
133. "East of Eden" : JOHNSTEINBECKSAGA
137. Trite : STALE
138. A basic Buddhist doctrine : ANATTA
139. Whistle chaser : STOP
140. Sanctum preceder : INNER
141. First five Old Testament books : TORAH
142. Facade : VENEER
143. Rowdydow : TODO
144. Libya's Gulf of ___ : SIDRA
145. "___ of traitors!": Shak. : ANEST
146. Start of a carol : ADESTE
147. Ex-Senator Long of Hawaii : OREN
148. Buckler leader : SWASH
1. Imperfect: Comb. form : ATELO
2. An unsaturated hydrocarbon : TOLAN
3. Instant : TRICE
4. Northern Spy : APPLEVARIETY
5. Back talk : SASS
6. Actress Lilli or Betsy : PALMER
7. Make amends : ATONE
8. "I Love ___," 1931 song : LOUISA
9. Lofty : ANDEAN
10. Costae : RIBS
11. Col. subject : ECON
12. ___ Mountains, Carpathian range : TATRA
13. Soviet workers' collective : ARTEL
14. Hopi or Zuni : PUEBLO
15. She, in Siena : ESSA
16. Southpaws : LEFTHANDERS
17. Antarctic cape : ADARE
18. High schooler, e.g. : MINOR
19. Wed on the run : ELOPE
20. Lacoste and Descartes : RENES
30. G.I.'s fun place : USO
31. Spins : TWIRLS
36. "___ she blows" : THAR
38. Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
40. "South Pacific" stories : MICHENERTALES
41. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
43. "Beat it!" : SHOO
44. One-seeded, winged fruit : SAMARA
45. Corrected copy : EDITED
46. Add more bullets to a rifle : RELOAD
48. "Sophie's Choice" star : STREEP
49. Town in Mass. : AYER
51. Surrealist Salvador : DALI
52. Prevaricated : LIED
53. Suffix with persist : ENCE
54. Concordes : SSTS
56. Fat: Comb. form : STEARO
57. National leader : INTER
58. ___ Palmas, Spanish province : LAS
61. Former German coin : TALER
64. Tipped a topper : DOFFED
68. Redeemer : SAVIOR
70. Pianist Peter : NERO
74. What "video" means : ISEE
76. Half note : MINIM
77. French weather pattern : CLIMAT
80. Property : ESTATE
81. With an ___ (considering) : EYETO
82. North Carolina city : WINSTONSALEM
83. "___ to Abelard," Pope poem : ELOISA
84. Very funny wisecrack : GASSER
85. Theologian St. ___: 1033-1109 : ANSELM
86. North Carolina athletes : THETARHEELS
90. "Or to take ___ against a sea . . . ": Hamlet : ARMS
91. River duck : TEAL
92. Texan's stewpot : OLLA
93. Calls at Wimbledon : LETS
95. Soho blackjack : COSH
96. Uncle ___ (one of the Gumps) : BIM
99. Pear, in Pamplona : PERA
101. A spirit raiser? : SEANCE
103. Café au ___ : LAIT
105. Blind a falcon : SEEL
107. Historic period : ERA
113. Behaved abstractedly : MOONED
115. High-ranking person, for short : ARISTO
116. Wise, trusted adviser : MENTOR
117. Trample : STEPON
118. Common Market initials : EEC
119. Macaroni or vermicelli : PASTA
120. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1922 : ASTON
121. Alarm : SCARE
122. Soft drinks : COLAS
124. Classic role for Ladd : SHANE
125. Chips in chips : ANTES
127. Dwelling : ABODE
129. "A Fish Called ___," 1988 film : WANDA
130. Ripening agents : AGERS
131. Bernhardt : SARAH
133. Coffee : JAVA
134. Dele's opposite : STET
135. Biblical weed : TARE
136. Part of S.W.A.K. : KISS

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