TIC-TAC-TOE

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1992

Author: S. E. Booker
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 4.96, Missing: { Q }
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 2
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chap trap : VAMP
5. ___-Coeur, basilica in Paris : SACRE
10. Mr. Frost : JACK
14. Magazine contents : AMMO
18. Fragrant wood : CEDAR
19. More competent : ABLER
20. "To Live and Die ___," 1985 film : INLA
21. Secret retreat : LAIR
22. "___ Till Somebody Loves You" : YOURENOBODY
24. Queue cue : NEXT
25. Birthplace of Ceres : ENNA
26. Take off : REMOVE
27. Pitch in : AID
28. Buffalo Bob Smith's co-star : HOWDYDOODY
30. Nile reptile : ASP
31. Begum's spouse : AGA
33. For nothing : FREE
35. Actress Gilbert : SARA
36. They, in Lyon : ILS
37. V.I.P.'s : EXECS
38. Separate differing ingredients : UNMIX
42. Vapid verbiage : GOBBLEDYGOOK
47. Jordan feat : SLAMDUNK
50. Stagger : REEL
51. "City of Victory" : CAIRO
52. Way out : EXIT
53. Kett of the comics : ETTA
54. Bear in the air : URSA
55. Ilk : TYPE
56. In a stubborn way : CONTRARILY
58. Special editions : EXTRAS
60. First king of the English : EGBERT
63. Deutsch one : EIN
64. Hard-luck case : LOSER
65. Zealot : DIEHARD
67. Cosmic principle : KARMA
72. Doctrine : ISM
75. Surgical instrument : XYSTER
76. Attacked : CAMEAT
77. Not essential : EXTRANEOUS
82. With 118 Across, famous name in spydom : MATA
84. Woes : ILLS
85. Summit : APEX
86. "The Haj" author : URIS
87. Father : BEGET
88. Archibald of N.B.A. fame : NATE
89. Maddens : DERANGES
91. Beaut : LALLAPALOOZA
94. Slyly derisive : SNIDE
95. Asian peninsula : MALAY
96. Marshall Plan agcy. : ECA
97. Cab : TAXI
100. Fleming of "Rawhide" : ERIC
101. Second tel. line : EXT
102. ___-C.I.O. : AFL
105. Like virgin territory : UNEXPLORED
109. Large New Zealand parrot : KEA
112. Tot's spot : MEASLE
114. Will of "The Waltons" : GEER
115. "Les Bergeries" author : ANET
116. George Burns sequel: 1980 : OHGODBOOKII
118. See 82 Across : HARI
119. Dog in a Barrie play : NANA
120. Fired up : EAGER
121. Former queen of Italy : ELENA
122. River of Hades : STYX
123. Recolors : DYES
124. Mode : STYLE
125. Spanish muralist : SERT
1. Irks : VEXES
2. "What ___!": Bette Davis line : ADUMP
3. "Das Kapital" author : MARX
4. Reign : PREVAIL
5. Little big horn : SAX
6. Israel's Eban : ABBA
7. Cato's 161 : CLXI
8. He played Fred Sanford : REDDFOXX
9. Trick ending : ERY
10. Brings bad luck to : JINXES
11. Once more : ANEW
12. Loam lumps : CLODS
13. Trevanian's "The Summer of ___" : KATYA
14. Brandy cocktail : ALEXANDER
15. Tailless cat : MANX
16. Look after : MIND
17. Describing Superman's vision : XRAY
18. Author McFadden : CYRA
23. Disregards : NEGLECTS
28. Darn kin : HECK
29. Snare, for one : DRUM
32. As plain ___ : ASDAY
34. Reed or Harrison : REX
37. Flagrant : EGREGIOUS
39. Philadelphia Orchestra conductor : MUTI
40. Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
41. Approve : OKAY
42. Cooked cereal : GRUEL
43. Copy, in a way : XEROX
44. Defeats : BESTS
45. Sound loudly : BLARE
46. Cried out sharply : YIPED
47. Junior : SON
48. Low-cal word : LITE
49. Longfellow town : ATRI
52. Very : EXTREMELY
56. Auto attachment : CRAT
57. "Diana" singer : ANKA
59. Singular performance : ARIA
61. Ottoman governors : BEYS
62. Expressions of inquiry : EHS
66. " . . . ___ greater length of chain": Goldsmith : DRAGA
68. " . . . whether I am ___ or a Sphinx": Dickens : AMINX
69. Hang loose : RELAX
70. "Psycho-Cybernetics" author : MALTZ
71. Bewildered : ATSEA
73. Comfy : SNUG
74. Slight : MERE
76. Underground vault : CATACOMB
77. St. Louis span : EADS
78. Ajar : OPEN
79. Actress Copley : TERI
80. Hope-Crosby movie: 1947 : ROADTORIO
81. Letters from Greece : XIS
83. Cheyenne's home : TEPEE
87. Villain, in oaters : BLACKHAT
90. Lowest high tide : NEAP
91. Fat : LARD
92. Clay, now : ALI
93. Certain paints : LATEXES
95. "Let's ___ little as we can": Shak. : MEETAS
98. Chan portrayer : OLAND
99. Slangy negative : IXNAY
102. Inquisitive one : ASKER
103. Fire starter : FLINT
104. Organa of "Star Wars" : LEIA
105. Cries of repugnance : UGHS
106. Straight up : NEAT
107. Uncanny : EERY
108. Lacoste of tennis : RENE
110. Like custard : EGGY
111. Katarina Witt feat : AXEL
113. Car bar : AXLE
116. Ballot marks : XES
117. One of the rappers : DRE

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