FUNNY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1981

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Edgar or Obie : AWARD
6. Kennedy visitors : JETS
10. Peacock Throne locale : IRAN
14. Friend's address : THEE
18. Miasma : VAPOR
19. Eye part : UVEA
20. Cantina fare : TACO
21. Regatta sight : SHELL
22. Bouquet : AROMA
23. Italian pyrotechnics factory? : DANTESFIREWORKS
26. Oater role : LAWMAN
28. Wrathful : IRATE
29. Knobbed : TOROSE
30. Biblical clip joint? : DELILAHSBARBERSHOP
34. Makes amends : ATONES
35. Lost a lap : STOOD
36. Tackle or guard : LINEMAN
40. Also-ran : LOSER
41. Credible : LIKELY
43. Larrigans' kin : PACS
44. Cadmus's daughter : INO
45. Bldgs. for bibliophiles : LIBS
46. Chamberlain of N.B.A. fame : WILT
47. Carney and Buchwald : ARTS
48. Capital of Southern Yemen : ADEN
49. Rarebit ingredient : ALE
50. Specialties at Wilhelm's fruit stand? : TELLSAPPLES
54. Upright, e.g. : PIANO
55. Briny residue : SEASALTS
57. Oscar film: 1955 : MARTY
58. Best quality of merchandise : FIRSTS
59. Daltons and farads : UNITS
60. Shinbone : TIBIA
61. Painter's effects : TONES
62. Inserts : SETINS
64. Actress Thomas : MARLO
65. F.B.I. machine : SHREDDER
68. Underground vault : CRYPT
69. Scout's containers for trappers' gear? : CARSONSKITS
71. Compass-card notation : ENE
72. "The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
73. Papilloma : WART
74. Like Albee's Alice : TINY
75. Honeymoon spoiler : SPAT
76. Kind of soil or sail : TOP
77. Like Hubbard's cupboard : BARE
78. Menu items : CAPONS
81. Mouth: Comb. form : STOME
82. Spot for an aerialist : TRAPEZE
84. More rational : SANER
85. Cunning one : WEASEL
86. Cotton Belt saloon? : ELIWHITNEYSGINMILL
90. Leg covering : GAITER
93. Arab warrior and poet : ANTAR
94. Best in long bargaining sessions : OUTSIT
95. Greek remedies for strained shoulders? : ATLASSLINIMENTS
98. Switch words : ONOFF
101. Wattle : GILLS
102. Skipper's order : ALEE
103. Highlander : SCOT
104. Kind of show : RAREE
105. Tarzan's friends : APES
106. Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
107. Hurok et al. : SOLS
108. More crafty : SLYER
1. One of Mickey's exes : AVA
2. Sherman's hell : WAR
3. Olympic cosmetic resort? : APOLLOSBEAUTYSPA
4. Lettuces : ROMAINES
5. Extender of vowel sounds : DRAWLER
6. Jacob's fourth son : JUDAH
7. Dwight of the Red Sox : EVANS
8. Sawbuck : TEN
9. Glut : SATIATE
10. OB's announcement : ITSABOY
11. Used a catamaran : RAFTED
12. Quaker gray : ACIER
13. Fjord land: Abbr. : NOR
14. Carlisle's favorite son : THORPE
15. Sestos priestess : HERO
16. Tooth fanciers : ELKS
17. Word with who or what : ELSE
21. Syncopes : SWOONS
24. Flynn or Fauntleroy : ERROL
25. One of Aristotle's fortes : ETHICS
27. Kettle and Barker : MAS
30. Prouty's Stella : DALLAS
31. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
32. N.B.A. targets : BSKTS
33. Capp character : SLATS
37. Legendary Fort Knox? : MIDASSDEPOSITORY
38. About : ANENT
39. Social taboos : NONOS
41. Sings gayly : LILTS
42. Troubles : ILLS
43. Victim : PREY
46. Shoe parts : WELTS
47. Claudia ___ Taylor Johnson : ALTA
48. Broadcast : AIRED
50. Besmirch : TAINT
51. Moslem princes : AMIRS
52. Picasso : PABLO
53. Dovelike petrel : PRION
54. Some are knotty : PINES
56. Wading bird : SNIPE
58. Life's "beginning" : FORTY
60. Bakery product : TART
61. Waters : THINS
62. Antarctic explorer : SCOTT
63. Misplay : ERROR
64. Lunar sea : MARE
65. Bamboozle : SKIN
66. Smalto is one : ENAMEL
67. Iterate : RETELL
69. One of the Cavalier poets : CAREW
70. Welty product : STORY
73. West Pakistanis : WAZIRS
75. Having endurance : STAMINAL
77. "If he ___, he's nothing": Shak. : BELESS
78. More spiteful : CATTIER
79. Region in Indochina : ANNAM
80. Noblewoman : PEERESS
81. Stimulus-response devices : SENSORS
83. Corolla : PETALS
84. Transgressor : SINNER
85. Comedian : WIT
87. Selassie : HAILE
88. Mexican liquor : SOTOL
89. Winds : GUSTS
90. Dippy or dotty : GAGA
91. Expectant : ATIP
92. Lenard's "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
96. Shropshire individual : LAD
97. He ranks a Pfc. : NCO
99. Payment : FEE
100. ___-de-lance : FER

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