YOKING MATTER

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1976

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
Joseph J. La Fauci has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mexican fare : TAMALE
7. Sourpusses : CRABS
12. Formed : SHAPED
18. Titania's mate : OBERON
19. Bandman Phil : HARRIS
21. Dessert : SPUMONE
22. Occasion for the Cana miracle : MARRIAGEFEAST
24. Sound of little feet : PITAPAT
25. Thai or Chinese : ASIAN
26. Like lace : NETTY
27. Marsh birds : RAILS
29. Three, in Naples : TRE
30. Vols' home : TENN
31. Street show : RAREE
32. Hard roll : BAGEL
33. TV comedienne : CHER
34. French king : ODO
35. London landmark : TOWER
36. Diminished : WANED
37. Kind of ball or card : CUE
38. Affected : MOVED
39. Come together : MERGE
40. Easter, in Italy : PASQUA
43. Passed lightly : SKATED
45. Sidestep : DODGE
46. Mountie's action : MANHUNT
47. Would-be thin man : DIETER
48. Afternoon, in Madrid : TARDE
49. Yemen's capital : SANA
50. Tokyo, once : EDO
51. Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
52. Hair-care product : RINSE
53. Seal : SIGIL
54. Montana river : SUN
55. Fiber knots : NEPS
56. Preceded : ANTEDATED
58. Salt tree : ATLE
59. Asian river : ILI
60. Pickling solution : BRINE
62. "___ Devil" (old 3-D film) : BWANA
63. Laurence or Tuck : FRIAR
64. Kind of horn : TIN
65. Informal : EASY
66. Miss Bow : CLARA
67. Prospective TV shows : PILOTS
68. Impress deeply : ENGRAVE
70. Stimulating : BRISK
71. Offenbach's "La Belle ___" : HELENE
72. Make fast : SECURE
73. Potato or whisky : IRISH
74. Iranians' ancestors : MEDES
75. Glory or gold : OLD
76. Salad green : CRESS
77. Jewelry term : CARAT
78. Scientist's place : LAB
81. What the dawn did : CAME
83. Arrange a loan : FLOAT
84. Talk group : PANEL
85. Syrian city : HAMA
86. Elec. unit : AMP
87. James Dean film : GIANT
88. Italian cheese city : PARMA
89. Kind of holiday : ROMAN
90. More sordid : SEAMIER
92. Long-term merger : HOLYMATRIMONY
95. Glorify : ENNOBLE
96. Balanced : EVENED
97. Order of the day : AGENDA
98. Designed : STYLED
99. White poplar : ABELE
100. Kilt ingredient : TARTAN
1. Marinara base : TOMATO
2. Brought low : ABASED
3. Sheep breed : MERINO
4. Scottish island : ARRAN
5. Beef cut : LOIN
6. Spanish queen : ENA
7. Gladdened : CHEERED
8. Feature of an A-frame home : RAFTER
9. Mountain crest : ARETE
10. Barnyard sound : BRAY
11. Little lady : SIS
12. Blab : SPILL
13. Humble homes : HUTS
14. Candlenut tree : AMA
15. Move for a new way of life : POPTHEQUESTION
16. Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
17. Inhibit : DETER
20. Unaccountable : STRANGE
21. Worked with Mata Hari : SPIED
23. Plagued : GNAWED
28. U.S. writer : AGEE
31. Friend of Fido : ROVER
32. ___ in (intrude) : BARGE
33. Son of Ham : CUSH
35. Carved emblem : TOTEM
36. Domestic goal : WEDDEDBLISS
37. De Lesseps achievement : CANAL
38. Companions : MATES
39. Robert or Samuel : MORSE
40. Polish Mrs. : PANI
41. Billow : UNDULATE
42. Former sinners : ATONERS
43. Source of added income : SIDELINE
44. Preparing for 36 Down : KEEPINGCOMPANY
45. Famous Florentine : DANTE
46. Wife in "The Sunken Bell" : MAGDA
47. Samson and others : DANITES
48. Like saloon pianos : TINNY
49. Italian city : SIENA
52. Welcome bid by partner : RAISE
53. Downright : STARK
57. Flooded : AWASH
58. French city : ARLES
60. Face up to : BEARD
61. Opposite of a pan : RAVE
63. Word with mignon : FILET
66. Critic Judith : CRIST
67. Soft ___ (muffle) : PEDAL
69. Slide or as a : RULE
70. Whisper : BREATHE
71. Now : HEREAT
73. Unyielding : IRON
74. Synthetic : MANMADE
76. Irish county : CLARE
77. Calif. city : CARMEL
78. Banker Thomas : LAMONT
79. Peregrine Pickle's wife : AMANDA
80. East Indian tree : BANYAN
81. Instances : CASES
82. Flower spike : AMENT
83. U.S. poet : FIELD
84. Home-song writer : PAYNE
85. Painter Winslow : HOMER
87. Verbal thrust : GIBE
88. Common person : PLEB
89. Northern capital : RIGA
91. Particle: Abbr. : MOL
93. Egg cells : OVA
94. Coiffure piece : RAT

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