DIABOLICAL DEFINITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1986

Author: D. Jones
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.45)
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Noah's eldest : SHEM
5. Reynolds and Bacharach : BURTS
10. Deride : SCOFF
15. Secured by oblique nailing : TOED
19. Byron work : LARA
20. "Every man will be ___ . . . ": Thoreau : APOET
21. Kitchen device : PARER
22. Thrifty one : SAVER
24. Org. : ASSN
25. Magazine : STORE
26. A dryad : ERATO
27. Introductory text : PRIMER
29. Start of a definition of 66 Down : THEACTOFREPEATING
33. Wrap : STOLE
34. Captured, to Cowper : TAEN
35. Mimic : APE
36. Proven : TESTED
38. Experts : ACES
39. What some maids watch : METERS
42. " . . . Mahagonny" is one : OPERA
44. Asian capital : HANOI
46. Squeal : RAT
47. Cinereous : ASHEN
48. Grating : GRID
49. Archetype : MODEL
52. Broadway musical: 1972 : GREASE
54. Imperial : CAESARIAN
56. Ski lifts : TBARS
57. Illegal voter : FLOATER
58. Paul Newman role: 1963 : HUD
59. Freshwater duck : TEAL
60. Borgnine role : MARTY
61. Timorous : FAINT
62. Lake Geneva spa : EVIAN
64. Where a Venus was found: 1820 : MELOS
65. Sneezer's need, for short : HANKY
66. Geom. term : QEF
69. Deliverer : SAVIOR
71. Code words for k's : KILOS
72. Forty all : DEUCE
73. Ponder : MUSE
74. Lily's relative : ONION
75. Definition: Part II : ERRONEOUSLY
77. Sacred pictures : ICONS
78. Lie at ease : LOLL
79. Peregrine : ALIEN
80. French naval station : BREST
81. Hits hard : SMITES
82. Fr. rebels in the 60's : OAS
83. Glens : DELLS
84. Passageway : AISLE
85. Shinbone : TIBIA
86. Marine polyp : CORAL
87. TV backdrops : OLEOS
88. Carson predecessor : PAAR
89. Singing syllable : TRA
92. Nightwear : PAJAMAS
95. Hear (of) : LEARN
96. Public disorder : COMMOTION
98. Foo yong, e.g. : OMELET
99. Corpsman, for short : MEDIC
100. Normal resiliency : TONE
101. Mortar : GROUT
102. Kareem, formerly : LEW
103. Coup ___ : DETAT
105. Corundum : EMERY
107. Inclines : SLANTS
108. Angers : IRES
110. Artificial fly : DOCTOR
113. Orphan Annie's Oriental friend : ASP
114. Secular : LAIC
115. Mah-jongg counters : TILES
117. End of definition : THEWORDSOFANOTHER
123. Small pastry : ECLAIR
125. Optometric comb. form : IRIDO
126. Expunge : ERASE
127. Othello's ensign : IAGO
128. Vulcan's chimney : AETNA
129. Spanish baby boys : NENES
130. Ball-bearing grooves : RACES
131. Mouthward : ORAD
132. Ruin : DOOM
133. City in SE Greece : ARGOS
134. Vigilant : ALERT
135. Hue, also called boa : NILE
1. Spline : SLAT
2. Mixture : HASH
3. Old tongue : ERSE
4. Dugongs' cousins : MANATEES
5. Sews loosely : BASTES
6. Civil War general : UPTON
7. Gambrel, e.g. : ROOF
8. Freshwater turtle : TERRAPIN
9. Saturated : STEEPED
10. German admiral: 1861–1914 : SPEE
11. Brilliant unit : CARAT
12. Emulate Crassus : ORATE
13. Objects of irrational devotion : FETISHES
14. Altar covering : FRONTAL
15. Recipe meas. : TSP
16. Rows : OARS
17. Broadway hit: 1979 : EVITA
18. Light farm wagon : DEMOCRAT
23. Free : RELEASE
28. One at ease : RESTER
30. Deep red : CARNATION
31. Through : PER
32. O.T. book : GEN
37. Resembling a Basenji or Briard : DOGLIKE
39. Austrian physicist: 1838–1916 : MACH
40. A son-in-law of Elon : ESAU
41. "___ Dictionary," source of definition : THEDEVILS
42. Nuncupative : ORAL
43. Author of 41 Down : AMBROSEBIERCE
45. Ferric : IRONY
48. Heart cherry : GIAN
50. Food staple : OATS
51. Anhydrous : DRY
53. Fall to : EAT
55. Nurture : REAR
56. Ogee molding : TALON
57. Whigmaleerie : FANCY
60. Stockholder's bonanza : MELON
61. Imperfection : FAULT
63. Stringed instrument : VIOL
64. Embogs : MIRES
65. West German state : HESSE
66. See 29 Across : QUOTATION
67. Homager's relative : ESNE
68. Heraldic bar : FESS
69. "Star Wars" captain : SOLO
70. Puzzlers' favorite ox : ANOA
71. Food for whales : KRILL
72. Sworded affairs? : DUELS
73. Year in the papacy of Paschal II : MCII
75. Athenians' homeland : ELLAS
76. Bean from Vt. : ORSON
77. Confused misunderstanding : IMBROGLIO
79. Charged with gas : AERATED
81. Thailand, once : SIAM
83. Cupolated : DOMED
84. Turkish regiment : ALAI
85. Docile : TAME
86. Golfer Peete : CAL
87. Ref. book : OED
88. Tiny chorine : PONY
90. Gouge out : ROUT
91. Some of the hymenopterans : ANTS
92. Refined : POLITE
93. Ernest Bloch symphony : AMERICA
94. Set with stones : JEWELLED
95. Sign painter, at times : LETTERER
96. Communion cloth : CORPORAL
97. The act of drawing : TRACTION
99. Deus ex ___ : MACHINA
100. Mosaic square : TESSERA
104. Londoner's dram : TOT
106. Frantic : MAD
107. Most sound : SANEST
109. Former treaty org. : SEATO
111. Due : OWING
112. Copland composition : RODEO
114. Light amplifier : LASER
116. Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
118. Exterior of bark : ROSS
119. Meet squarely : FACE
120. Mata ___ : HARI
121. Alike, in Arles : EGAL
122. Tormented : RODE
124. Butter of a sort : RAM

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