POET-TASTERS

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 1992

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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© 1992, The New York Times
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1. Dangerous shark : MAKO
5. Singer McEntire : REBA
9. Rent gent : LESSOR
15. Clock watcher : EYER
19. Sign that's fine or malign : OMEN
20. Busy times at the I.R.S. : APRS
21. Dull-witted : OBTUSE
22. Ethereal : AERY
23. Alfred's taro treats : NOYESPOIS
25. Hart's cereal source : CRANESGRAIN
27. "A time to serve and ___": Swinburne : TOSIN
28. Comb: Comb. form : CTEN
30. West Coast fort : ORD
31. Used a shuttle : TATTED
32. French fluid : ENCRE
33. First name of the 18th U.S. President : HIRAM
35. Old stone tools : EOLITHS
37. Earth movers : HOES
39. Gertrude's aperitif : STEINSWINE
41. W.W. II medal : DSC
44. L.A.-to-Las Vegas dir. : NNE
46. Like a torte : RICH
48. Usurers' deals : LOANS
49. City in Germany : LAHR
50. Metaphoric word for a close call : EYELASH
52. Key : ISLET
54. Excessive : TOOTOO
56. Good health or wealth, e.g. : ASSET
57. Scamp : RASCAL
59. They put on coats : PAINTERS
61. Rain buckets : TEEM
62. Quai ___, Paris : DORSAY
63. Generous gifts : LARGESSES
64. Light-verse Richard's food supplier : ARMOURSFARMER
66. Overrate : MISPRAISE
70. Agent : FACTOR
71. Card game for three : SKAT
75. Fascinate at the gate? : ENTRANCE
76. With her, it's snip and tuck : FITTER
77. Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
78. "Whither were you ___?": Shak. : AGOING
79. Ancient: Comb. form : PALEO
80. Improve spiritually : ELEVATE
82. Mid-orchestra locale : ROWM
83. Hebrew letter : TSADE
85. Food in red paraffin : EDAM
86. Thrash : TAN
87. Noshed : ATE
88. Walter's ponies of brandy : SCOTTSTOTS
92. Scads of lads? : GOBS
94. Clambake item : STEAMER
96. Ginger chasers : SNAPS
98. Stopwatch : TIMER
101. More eldritch : EERIER
103. Show approval : NOD
105. Sorcery belief: Var. : OBIA
106. Tomato blight : EDEMA
107. Rupert's meal maker : BROOKESCOOK
110. Sometime poet's veggies : LAMBSYAMS
112. Approval word : AMEN
113. Act parsimoniously : STINGE
114. Napoleon's forced retreat : ELBA
115. Natives: Suffix : OTES
116. River in W Canada : NASS
117. Synchro : SELSYN
118. Ruler mixed up in arts : TSAR
119. Tennis org. : USTA
1. Woolley's game? : MONTE
2. "___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
3. Francis' Parmesan : KEYSCHEESE
4. Dream: Comb. form : ONEIRO
5. Ice Cube's music : RAP
6. Period part : EPOCH
7. Blokes from Stoke-on-Trent : BRITISH
8. Maintain : ASSERT
9. ___ cit. (in the place cited) : LOC
10. Spain's "Nile" : EBRO
11. Looks hard upon : STARESAT
12. When light fights night : SUNDOWN
13. Verb attachment : OSE
14. "___ peace" : RESTIN
15. Place in space : EARTH
16. William's fruit-of-the-loam : YEATSDATES
17. Pa. port : ERIE
18. Millstone bar : RYND
24. Make a mockery of : SNEERAT
26. Dam device : GATE
29. Scot's not : NAE
34. Edna's edibles : MILLAYSFILETS
36. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
38. She rhymes with miss : SIS
40. "The First ___" : NOEL
42. Prop (up) : SHORE
43. Constantine's vision : CROSS
44. Bandbox : NEAT
45. Bicentennial assn. : NYSE
47. ___ oxide, used in metallurgy : CHROMIC
49. Many land sales? : LOTS
51. Polish writer of sci-fi fame : LEM
52. Campaign topic : ISSUE
53. Heal mark : SCAR
54. Auburn athlete : TIGER
55. A real original : ONER
58. Rebelled : AROSE
59. Miguel's share : PARTE
60. Like tanks : ARMORED
62. Newfoundlander's narrow lane : DRANG
63. Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
64. Galway Bay's ___ Islands : ARAN
65. Karma : FATE
66. Actress from N.Y.C. : MEARA
67. Gold mold : INGOT
68. Harriet's breakfast eggs? : STOWESROES
69. Oh so proper : PRIM
71. Two or more: Abbr. : SEV
72. Kin of Tennyson's venison : KEATSMEATS
73. Greece's Gulf of ___ : ARTA
74. It can follow six : TEEN
76. Fashion passions : FADS
77. Downgrades : DEMOTES
79. New Netherland landowners : PATROONS
81. Kind of screw : LAG
83. First in a trio : TOM
84. Device for lettering : STENCIL
85. Secret sightings : ESPIALS
88. Look for : SEEK
89. Tender touch : CARESS
90. Golfer from Japan : ONO
91. Pill for a chill : TABLET
93. "Now, knock when I ___ . . . ": Shak. : BIDYOU
95. Endings for opera and idea : TIONS
97. Spirited dance : SAMBA
99. Irish patriot : EMMET
100. Punta ___, Fla. : RASSA
101. Israeli statesman : EBAN
102. Author Bombeck : ERMA
104. Calf gone astray : DOGY
108. Sault ___ Marie : STE
109. Range of understanding : KEN
111. Spot for a shot : BAR

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