PUN NAMES

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1990

Author: Norma Steinberg
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 16, XRef: 1
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Caesar's partner : COCA
5. Skelton's script-writing spouse : EDNA
9. End of a G. Eliot title : FLOSS
14. Soldat's hat : KEPI
18. Di's spouse : CHAS
19. Dry : ARID
20. Emcee's opening word : LADIES
22. Members of the peerage : BARONS
24. French actress with chutzpah? : CATHERINEDENERVE
27. Jane Wyatt role in "Star Trek IV" : AMANDA
28. Record before showtime : PRETAPE
29. Thwacks : LICKS
30. ___ Gay, W.W. II bomber : ENOLA
32. Potter, in "M*A*S*H" : COL
33. Is human? : ERRS
34. Sinuous : SLINKY
36. Maurois or Malraux : ANDRE
37. "Get lost!" : SHOO
38. ___ standstill : ATA
40. Singles : ONES
41. Little charmer : CUTIE
42. Shaven : SHORN
43. Espionage agent : SPY
45. Prying tool : LEVER
47. "Crimes and Misdemeanors" director : ALLEN
48. Street weapon : SHIV
49. Buddy : PAL
50. ___ seaman : ABLE
51. Base runner's ploy : SLIDE
52. Of G.B.S. : SHAVIAN
55. Lovable evolutionist? : CHARLESDARLIN
59. "But of course!" : NATURALLY
61. Anagram for artisan : SINATRA
62. Roofing of a sort : THATCH
64. Camus essay : LETE
65. Commit perjury : LIE
66. He wrote "John Brown's Body" : BENET
67. What 66 Across was : POET
68. Integrity : HONOR
70. Ghost of Christmas ___ : PAST
71. Fearsome beasts : DRAGONS
73. Strongman in a bar : BOUNCER
76. Actress Lamarr : HEDY
79. Internal obstruction : ILEUS
81. Tidy, in Ayr : SNOD
82. Scandinavian kings : OLAFS
85. Governor of Guam : ADA
86. Palaver : TALK
88. Miss Kitty's business : SALOON
90. Tartness : ACIDITY
92. Turkey Day pie : MINCEMEAT
95. Presidential Twinkle-Toes? : HERBERTHOOFER
97. Matrons, in Madrid : SENORAS
98. A pièce de résistance : ROAST
100. Artificial: Abbr. : IMIT
101. "___ the season . . . " : TIS
102. Caddis or crewel : YARN
103. Ballerina's rail : BARRE
104. Pluto, to Plato : HADES
106. Opposite of ant. : SYN
107. One way to be in love : MADLY
109. Bulwer-Lytton novel : LEILA
110. Author of "The Counterfeiters" : GIDE
111. Clairvoyance, for short : ESP
113. Functions : USES
114. Corneous; cal­lous : HORNY
115. Artist's purchase : CANVAS
117. Dumbo's wings : EARS
120. Novel by Kathleen Coyle : LIV
121. Polite blokes : GENTS
122. "En ___!" : GARDE
123. Schleps : CARRIES
126. Kimbrough and Post : EMILYS
128. Muscular magazine editor? : HELENGURLEYBRAWN
131. Calif. county : SONOMA
132. Lacking a key : ATONAL
133. Mother Hubbard's quest : BONE
134. Neb. Indian : OTOE
135. Asseverates : VOWS
136. Fusty : STALE
137. Brings to court : SUES
138. Diminish : WANE
1. Letters on a U.S.S.R. player's jersey : CCCP
2. Chicago's airport : OHARE
3. Prepare fare for an affair : CATER
4. Obsolescent receptacle? : ASHTRAY
5. O.K. Corral shootout participant : EARP
6. Helps with the dishes : DRIES
7. "Winter of Artifice" writer : NIN
8. Author ___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
9. Speckles : FLECKS
10. Tall and thin : LANKY
11. Parabases : ODES
12. Pinero's title : SIR
13. Tarkington opus : SEVENTEEN
14. ___ Sutra : KAMA
15. Pitcher's stat. : ERA
16. Leader in Mexican outerwear? : PONCHOVILLA
17. Like some sports : INDOOR
21. Sondheim's "___ the Clowns" : SENDIN
22. Bundle of cotton : BALE
23. Arty party : SALON
25. Vane point : EAST
26. Roadside stop : DINER
31. Miner's delight : ORE
35. Adored : LOVED
36. "___ Lang Syne" : AULD
37. God riding a bull called Nandi : SHIVA
39. Red Deer's locale : ALBERTA
41. Assure victory : CLINCH
42. Stock item : SHARE
43. Master, in Madras : SAHIB
44. Kind of geometry : PLANE
46. Joy Adamson's pet : ELSA
47. Got off : ALIT
48. Close : SHUT
49. Pts. of a jigsaw puzzle : PCS
50. Change : ALTER
51. Thin board : SLAT
52. Area for a taffrail : STERN
53. Baba and Pasha : ALIS
54. Gorbachev's refusal : NYET
56. Travis or Quaid : RANDY
57. Expiate : ATONE
58. Indian monkey : RHESUS
60. Not sotto voce : ALOUD
63. Hang out with : HOBNOB
67. Sprightly dance : POLKA
69. Clarinetist Jimmy of jazz fame : NOONE
70. Madrid museum : PRADO
72. "___ Goat-­Boy": Barth : GILES
74. Apache chief : COCHISE
75. Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
76. Easter entrees : HAMS
77. Mrs. Kovacs : EDIE
78. Actor from Asti? : DANNYDEVINO
80. "Beau Geste" locale : SAHARA
81. Kind : SORT
83. Number for Hawaii : FIFTY
84. Toklas's companion : STEIN
86. Ex-quarterback Bradshaw : TERRY
87. T. Mann's "___ and His Dog" : AMAN
89. ___-majesté : LESE
90. "Ma, He's Making Eyes ___," 1921 song : ATME
91. Jan.-to-Jan. periods : YRS
93. Embers : COALS
94. Lionel output : TRAINSETS
96. "___ cockhorse . . . " : RIDEA
99. Parisian airport : ORLY
103. German cannon's name : BERTHA
104. Indian religion : HINDU
105. Duly and truly, e.g. : ADVERBS
106. Nickname Piaf had : SPARROW
107. Slip-ons : MULES
108. Sci-fi master : ASIMOV
109. Nol of Cambodia : LON
110. Mouthwash : GARGLE
112. Montenegrin, e.g. : SERB
114. "For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
115. Sight from Buzzards Bay : CANAL
116. Setting : SCENE
118. Lariat : RIATA
119. Attach, as a button : SEWON
121. Places for workouts : GYMS
122. Actress Rowlands : GENA
124. Yes votes : AYES
125. Koko's weapon : SNEE
127. Moo : LOW
129. Salt pillar's husband : LOT
130. Singer Rawls : LOU

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