NOTA BENE: SCALE BACK

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 1989

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.44)
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dress trimming : RUCHE
6. Receded : EBBED
11. Chest wood : CEDAR
16. Rambouillets : SHEEP
21. Pompeiian cover-up : ASHES
22. Veiling : TULLE
23. Genetic enzyme : RNASE
24. Señor feature : TILDE
25. [Image of a quarter note] : SHORTFOROLIVEDRAB
28. Lazzarone : IDLER
29. Durango dough : PESO
30. Swiss unit for watches : LIGNE
31. Org. : ASSN
32. Young pilchard : SARDINE
34. "We ___ the World" : ARE
35. Caught a bug : AILED
36. Debauchee : ROUE
37. Spit curl : TRESS
38. [Image of a quarter note] : IMPERSONALPRONOUN
43. Type of brandy : CASSIS
46. Writer Macdonald : ROSS
47. Cavort : ROMP
48. Foot, to Fabius : PES
51. Uzbek, for one : ASIAN
52. Goalie's place : CAGE
54. Muscovite : MICA
56. Singer Vaughan : SARAH
58. [Image of a quarter note] : SYMBOLFORALUMINUM
63. Memorable Yugoslav leader : TITO
64. Cast lead-in : TELE
65. Lake near Novgorod : ILMEN
66. Sniffs out : NOSES
67. ___ State (Oklahoma) : BOOMER
69. Standoff : STALEMATE
71. Galatea's love : ACIS
72. Baltimore's Friendship, e.g. : AIRPORT
73. [Image of a quarter note] : ANGELESORALAMOS
77. Tries very hard : STRIVES
81. Get around : ROVE
82. Handel's forte : ORATORIOS
87. Asked for earnestly : CRAVED
88. "A linen stock ___ leg . . . ": Shak. : ONONE
90. Singer Lopez : TRINI
91. Whilom : ERST
92. Roster : ROTA
93. [Image of a quarter note] : USASERVICEACADEMY
96. Equalizes : EVENS
98. Write a ticket : CITE
99. "Play ___ It Lays," 1972 film : ITAS
100. Jeans material : DENIM
101. Say "I do" : WED
102. Grimace : MOUE
104. A Yemeni capital : SANA
106. Like cumulus clouds : FLEECY
107. [Image of a quarter note] : CONTRACTIONFORIAM
113. Menu : CARTE
115. Dover domestic : CHAR
116. Convex moldings : OVOLI
117. Light touch : TAP
120. Song from "South Pacific" : BALIHAI
122. Insincerity : CANT
123. Extended family : TRIBE
124. Monterrey Ms. : SRTA
125. Liqueur flavoring : ANISE
126. [Image of a quarter note] : SOUNDOFHESITATION
130. No way! : NEVER
131. Classical ennead : MUSES
132. Bob Crane TV role : HOGAN
133. Metaphysical poet : DONNE
134. Sheath, for one : DRESS
135. Inscribed pillar : STELA
136. Gators' kin : CROCS
137. Highway hazard : SPEED
1. Mexican dance : RASPA
2. Bridesmaid's escort : USHER
3. Was selective : CHOSE
4. Hoagie : HERO
5. "Dulce et decorum ___ . . . " : EST
6. Savoie star : ETOILE
7. He succeeded Warren : BURGER
8. Fair-haired chaps : BLONDS
9. Sand's "___ et lui" : ELLE
10. "Agnus ___" : DEI
11. Coal-tar distillates : CRESOLS
12. Attains a goal : ENDSUP
13. Dragonfly : DARNER
14. ___ rule (generally) : ASA
15. The Gray : REBS
16. Saddle features : STIRRUPS
17. Out of sight : HIDDEN
18. Island off Manhattan : ELLIS
19. "Lest we lose our ___": Browning : EDENS
20. Goriot, par exemple : PERE
26. Somersaults : FLIPS
27. Spanish measures : VARAS
33. Molecule member : ATOM
35. ___ acid : AMINO
38. Actress Sanford : ISABEL
39. Cathedral fixture : ORGAN
40. A Coward : NOEL
41. The lower world : ORCUS
42. Linguistics expert Chomsky : NOAM
43. Assigns parts : CASTS
44. To this point : ASYET
45. Summer capital of the Raj : SIMLA
48. Carnera of boxing : PRIMO
49. Gourmand : EATER
50. Two-reel movie : SHORT
52. French blueblood : COMTE
53. Dizzy : AREEL
54. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
55. Medic chaser : INE
57. Surmounting : ATOP
59. Depicted : LIMNED
60. Wearies : FLAGS
61. Bare : UNCOVER
62. Watered silk : MOIRE
67. Relating to life : BIOTIC
68. Thereabouts : ORSO
70. Chalet feature : EAVE
71. Unanimously : ASONE
72. "___ plan, a canal . . . " : AMANA
74. Uneven : EROSE
75. Playwright Garcia ___ : LORCA
76. Where Hamal twinkles : ARIES
77. "The Turn of the ___": James : SCREW
78. Treasure follower : TROVE
79. Appraised : RATED
80. Netman Lendl : IVAN
83. Make good : REDEEM
84. Actress Dunne : IRENE
85. Of an element important in electricity : OSMIC
86. Frustrate, alternatively : STYMY
88. Willow : OSIER
89. Turner or Cole : NAT
90. Mighty one : TITAN
93. Like some pockets : UCUT
94. Chianti or Soave : VINO
95. He lost to Dwight : ADLAI
97. Comedic brothers : SMOTHERS
103. Draft status : ONEA
104. ___ chance (may succeed) : STANDSA
105. "As the ___ a bird . . . ": Blake : AIRTO
106. Choice beef cut : FILET
107. Stressful times : CRISES
108. Point the finger at : ACCUSE
109. Big name in perfumery : CHANEL
110. Pass up : FOREGO
111. Ootheca : OVISAC
112. Signs of spring : ROBINS
113. Rattan worker : CANER
114. Extant : ALIVE
117. Threefold : TRINE
118. Expiate : ATONE
119. Like many windows : PANED
120. Troupe : BAND
121. Beliefs : ISMS
123. Author Heyerdahl : THOR
124. Street sign : STOP
127. Passé : OUT
128. Inst. in Henderson, Tenn. : FHC
129. Sales pitches : ADS

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