UNCOMMON COMBOS

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1981

Author:Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
Reginald L. Johnson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Strikebreaker : SCAB
5. Useless stuff : TRASH
10. Item often barked : SHIN
14. Raison d'___ : ETRE
18. Bye-bye : TATA
19. Pierre's income : RENTE
20. Snivel : WHINE
21. Foreordain : DOOM
22. Mannequins posing as divorcées : ARTIFICIALGRASSWIDOWS
26. Thanks giving : GRATEFUL
27. Lustful glances : LEERS
28. Winds : COILS
29. Mideast land: Abbr. : SYR
30. And not : NOR
31. Mt. sometimes identified as Horeb : SINAI
32. Horatian creation : ODE
33. Part of a TV set : SCR
34. Skedaddle : SCOOT
35. "___ Shanter" : TAMO
37. Twice : BIS
40. Trio sharing a guffaw : THREEMENONAHORSELAUGH
46. Ruffle : ROIL
47. Soak, as flax : RET
48. "Agnus ___" : DEI
49. Town in the news: 1944 : STLO
50. Big-city headline after successful antilitter drive : ASCLEANASAWHISTLESTOP
58. Pod occupant : PEA
59. During : AMID
60. "Look here!" in France : TIENS
61. Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
62. Body that sounds scary : ERIE
63. Plumber's joint : ELL
64. Jet-set transportation : SSTS
65. Makes a call : DIALS
67. Washington was his sitter : PEALE
69. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
70. White Sulphur Springs, e.g. : SPA
73. Exciting event at the dock : LONGSHOREMANOVERBOARD
77. Tale starter : ONCE
78. Wire measure : MIL
79. Dull grayish brown : DUN
80. Precinct : AREA
81. Training places run by Vigoda : BOARDINGSCHOOLSOFFISH
89. Marine raptor : ERN
90. Goddess of discord : ERIS
91. Le ___, French port : HAVRE
92. Faiths, to Fidel : FES
93. Latin paradigm : AMO
94. Greek letters : BETAS
95. This has a no. : RTE
96. "Voi, ___ sapete," Cherubino aria : CHE
99. Kind of law : CANON
101. Work in concert : COACT
102. Pigweed : BEETROOT
104. Result of a hot-corner collision : ARUNNERONTHIRDBASEMAN
107. Rajah's mate : RANI
108. Hampton ___ : ROADS
109. Earl Campbell is one : OILER
110. "The wonderful star" : MIRA
111. Suffix for room or kitchen : ETTE
112. Prescribes : SETS
113. Christmases : NOELS
114. Sherbets' kin : ICES
1. Smokers : STAGS
2. Keep in stock : CARRY
3. Perfume : ATTAR
4. Night crawlers, e.g. : BAIT
5. Having three shapes : TRIFORM
6. Happen again : RECUR
7. Indigo source : ANIL
8. G.C. or Penn : STA
9. One up to deviltry : HELLION
10. River to Lake Chad : SHARI
11. Villain's greeting : HISS
12. The electees : INS
13. Thackeray charater : NEWCOME
14. Cantor : EDDIE
15. Burin or dibble : TOOL
16. Brawls : ROWS
17. Printers' measures : EMS
20. Yule decoration : WREATH
23. Fagin, for one : FENCE
24. Jib overlapping a mainsail : GENOA
25. An antiseptic : IODOL
31. Macbeth and Macduff : SCOTS
33. Betray : SELL
34. Sam or Ed of sports : SNEAD
35. Part of a switch : TRESS
36. Didion's "Play It ___ Lays" : ASIT
37. Copper-mining center : BUTTE
38. Arctic sight : IGLOO
39. Boutique : SHOP
40. Sand or mouse follower : TRAP
41. Socks : HOSE
42. Costa ___ : RICA
43. A Ford : ERNIE
44. One-eyed god : ODIN
45. Aides for prins. : ASSTS
51. Viscounts' superiors : EARLS
52. Mennonite group : AMISH
53. Spring-practice nine : ATEAM
54. Novelist Cather : WILLA
55. Moody or Reddy : HELEN
56. Schlimazel : LOSER
57. Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
62. Kind of beaver : EAGER
64. Sandhurst weaponry : STENS
65. Giver : DONOR
66. Early dweller in Peru : INCAN
67. Smug ones : PRIGS
68. Fish dish : EELS
69. Immature seed : OVULE
70. Kálmán operetta : SARI
71. V.I.P. at D.C. : PRES
72. A wife of Esau : ADAH
73. Division of a leaf : LOBE
74. Arena at Atlanta : OMNI
75. Lavender and lilac : ODORS
76. Blockheads : OAFS
82. Evil spirit : DEMON
83. Laundry workers : IRONERS
84. Flimflams : CHEATS
85. Senator from Utah : HATCH
86. Pavarotti's usual reception : OVATION
87. Vale ___ : OFTEARS
88. "Your ___ Too Big," Waller hit : FEETS
93. Broadway girl : ANNIE
94. Certain investments : BONDS
95. Kind of yell : REBEL
96. Martin or Lewis : COMIC
97. Viscount Templewood : HOARE
98. Heaters : ETNAS
99. Partisan: Suffix : CRAT
100. Margaret, to Charles : AUNT
101. Blazer : COAT
102. Pkg. : BDLE
103. Apostle of the Franks : REMI
104. Modern "art" : ARE
105. Lobster coral : ROE
106. Brazilian coffee : RIO

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