WILD WORDPLAY

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1991

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 1
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Drive, near Salerno : AMALFI
7. Pure ___ driven snow : ASTHE
12. Frenzied : MANIC
17. Lots of sailors? : GOBS
21. Get back : REGAIN
22. Purplish red : MUREX
23. Mennonite group : AMISH
24. Director Kazan : ELIA
25. Batman? : COUNTDRACULA
27. Book that's full of meaning? : DICTIONARY
29. Loot : SWAG
30. "And the mome ___ outgrabe": Carroll : RATHS
31. "My Ántonia" character : MAREK
33. Pays out : SPENDS
34. Lennon's widow : ONO
35. ___ a rail : THINAS
37. Sting operators? : BEES
38. Comic Gilliam : STU
41. Lesser of two ___ : EVILS
43. Fin units : ONES
44. Tin men? : SOLDIERS
48. Some guards : LINEMEN
50. ___ dive (throw a fight) : TAKEA
52. Hereditary factor : GENE
53. Go cruising, in a way : SAIL
54. Pluto, to Cleo : OSIRIS
55. Poetry buff? : METERREADER
57. This may be a little Scottish : SMA
58. HIJKLMNO? : WATER
59. Correspond : TALLY
60. Word to a refusenik : NYET
61. He wrote "The Chosen" : POTOK
63. Epic finishes? : ENES
64. Playwright Howe : TINA
65. Style of pinafore : TIER
66. Author of "A Serendipiter's Journey" : TALESE
67. Word after see and before Sea : RED
68. Canines on the Concorde? : JETSETTERS
72. Chose chow : ORDERED
73. It has an eye, but it sees not : NEEDLE
75. Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
76. Meager : SPARSE
77. Pretense : CHARADE
79. Material for mending a broken heart? : TICKERTAPE
81. Family drs. : GPS
84. Ceremonial prayer : LITANY
85. Baum barker : TOTO
87. Seafood choice : EELS
88. "The Morning Watch" writer : AGEE
89. Makes emends? : EDITS
90. "If I ___," Beatles song : FELL
91. Roman ruins site in France : ARLES
93. ___ Public (average person) : JOHNQ
94. Touse or towse : ADO
95. Rogers's rye? : GINGERBREAD
98. Bush's chief of staff : SUNUNU
99. ___ cava (cor part) : VENA
101. Former Met diva : ALDA
102. Sphere to fear when pooling? : EIGHT
103. He has estrange feeling? : ALIENEE
104. Tangles up : ENSNARLS
106. Maine river : SACO
107. Decide against the diner : EATIN
109. Oregon or Santa Fe: Abbr. : TRL
110. Broadway musical: 1982 : NINE
111. Snips once more : RECUTS
113. It's all in Rhine's mind : ESP
114. Pac-Man's home : ARCADE
117. Sharpens : WHETS
118. Goddess who knew her oats : CERES
120. Lone Star sch. : UTEP
124. Clip joint? : BARBERSHOP
126. Work of a biased composer? : PARTIALSCORE
129. S. Grant beat him : ELEE
130. Pass over : ELIDE
131. This is silly! : INANE
132. Taiwan brew : OOLONG
133. Close the eyes, in falconry : SEEL
134. Stunned : DAZED
135. Hilaire Germain Edgar ___ : DEGAS
136. Hutch items : PLATES
1. Rainbows for Noah? : ARCS
2. And now, a word from Morris : MEOW
3. Pedro's 58 Across : AGUA
4. K.D. of country music : LANG
5. Healthy : FIT
6. How herds of cattle arrive? : INDROVES
7. Explosive mixture : AMATOL
8. Of the kind mentioned : SUCH
9. Reliable fund? : TRUST
10. Loki raised her : HEL
11. Testy person? : EXAMINER
12. Curtain material : MADRAS
13. Pierre's girlfriends : AMIES
14. He comes in time : NICK
15. Blue ribbon : IST
16. Deceitful sculptor? : CHISELER
17. Leader of 66 : GENESIS
18. Buck character : OLAN
19. Celtics' "33" : BIRD
20. Simon does it : SAYS
26. Pinched : RANIN
28. Certain newspaper page : OPED
32. Have ___ to the ground : ANEAR
36. Mawkish : HOKEY
37. TV's Denise Huxtable : BONET
38. More dilatory : SLOWER
39. Aromatic tea : TISANE
40. Country club? : UNITEDNATIONS
41. Mideast bigwig : EMIR
42. Commemorative stones : STELAE
44. Passover repast : SEDER
45. Search party near the Oval Office? : EASTEREGGHUNT
46. Cracked : RIMOSE
47. Appeased thirst : SLAKED
49. "___ Tu," 1932 song : ERES
51. Pac. counterpart : ATL
52. Memorable, melodic Marvin : GAYE
55. Parson's place : MANSE
56. Place apart : ENISLE
59. Lord, for one : TITLE
61. G.I.'s devil-dodger : PADRE
62. Music to Manolete's ears : OLES
64. Woman's one-piece undergarment : TEDDY
65. Kirk's journey? : TREK
66. Rich gear? : TRAPS
68. Garb for a Stapleton? : JEANS
69. Snitch : TATTLE
70. Kingston group : TRIO
71. Ref. book : ENC
72. Lustrous gems : OPALS
74. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
76. Mount : STEED
77. Chop chops : CLEAVE
78. Occult : HIDDEN
80. Tell about being tardy? : RELATE
82. He does the write thing : PENNER
83. Hollywood P.S.? : SEQUEL
85. Sees to : TENDS
86. First name of a star on the bars : OLGA
88. Par excellence : AONE
90. Maid, in France : FILLE
91. Jargon : ARGOT
92. Ruhr roe : REH
93. Member of a French dozen : JUIN
95. Collected, as votes : GARNERED
96. Do a double take : REACT
97. Canine's neighbor : BICUSPID
98. Twaddle : SLIPSLOP
100. Poe maiden : ANNABEL
103. Befuddled : ATSEA
105. Helper bringing a drink? : AIDE
106. Leaked through : SEEPED
108. Penthouses on peaks : AERIES
111. ___ Island : RHODE
112. Rawboned person : SCRAG
114. Vigoda and Burrows : ABES
115. Chest sound : RALE
116. Native Canadian : CREE
117. Crackerjack : WHIZ
119. Mount ___, Colo. : ETNA
120. Calif. campus : UCLA
121. Bender : TOOT
122. Bonebreaker's cousin : ERNE
123. Certain board members? : PEGS
125. Abductors of the 70's: Abbr. : SLA
127. One, in Ayr : ANE
128. Ball of fire? : SOL

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