Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

TOOLING ALONG

New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 1989

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 589 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Israel's Abba : EBAN
5. Police group : SQUAD
10. Sense by feeling : PALP
14. Norman town : STLO
18. Gambling game : FARO
19. Ecuador's capital : QUITO
20. Cupid : AMOR
21. Brazilian state : BAHIA
22. Carpenter's patriotic lyric? : THEFRUITEDPLANE
25. Court decree : ARRET
26. Gaze intently toward : STAREAT
27. Feed on the lea : GRAZE
28. City of last Lincoln-Douglas debate : ALTON
29. Concerning : INRE
30. "Superman" Christopher : REEVE
31. Permit : ALLOW
32. British P.M.: 1945-52 : ATTLEE
35. Lint-collecting material : SERGE
36. Frost's "In the ___" : CLEARING
39. Redheaded Arlene : DAHL
40. Barber's dinner course? : SCISSORSALAD
43. Palindromic Cambodian Lon ___ : NOL
44. Scold, with "down" : DRESS
46. Cakes' unlikely partner : ALE
47. Parched : ARID
48. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
49. Dos Passos trilogy : USA
50. Gardener's direction? : WESTWARDHOE
55. "Borstal Boy" playwright : BEHAN
56. Coloring substances : PIGMENTS
58. Domain : REALM
59. Negative verbal contraction : WERENT
60. She was a lady, in song : EADIE
61. "Bei ___ Bist Du Schoen," 1937 hit : MIR
62. ___ four (tea cake) : PETIT
63. Condemned : DOOMED
65. Nicholas Gage best seller : ELENI
67. Like some cigarettes : FILTERED
70. Pixyish : ELFIN
71. How a new lumberjack fells a tree? : AXIDENTALLY
73. Kind of process, in chemistry : OXO
74. Northern wind of southern France : BISE
75. "___ baby!" : ATTA
76. Past : AGO
77. "And to Think That I ___ on Mulberry Street" : SAWIT
79. "Yech!" : UGH
80. Leather-worker's dictum? : AWLORNOTHING
85. Take out, editorially : DELE
86. A ___ (sizable amount) : GOODDEAL
88. Hunter in the sky : ORION
89. Dished out the soup : LADLED
91. Field mice : VOLES
92. Alb adjunct : AMICE
93. ___ Sadr, exiled Iranian : BANI
94. John or Bo : DEREK
95. Steak cut : FLANK
96. Blow hot ___ (vacillate) : ANDCOLD
100. Pivotal : POLAR
101. Reapers' span? : BRIDGEOFSCYTHES
104. Droves : HERDS
105. Shankar, the sitar player : RAVI
106. Hackneyed : TRITE
107. "L'___, c'est moi" : ETAT
108. "The Banana Boat Song," familiarly : DAYO
109. Oil-cartel acronym : OPEC
110. Male and female : SEXES
111. Britain's "blonde bombshell" : DORS
1. Newts : EFTS
2. Thai money : BAHT
3. Precinct : AREA
4. Airline's Spartan offering : NOFRILLS
5. "Hollywood ___," TV game show : SQUARES
6. Entirely : QUITE
7. Out, in the Transvaal : UIT
8. Had a bite : ATE
9. Los Angeles nine : DODGERS
10. Long parley : PALAVER
11. Astonish : AMAZE
12. Like a certain Ranger : LONE
13. Grand ___, Evangeline's home : PRE
14. Tailor, facetiously : SARTOR
15. Mason's discouraging advice? : THROWINTHETROWEL
16. Property claim : LIEN
17. Tidbit for Dobbin : OAT
21. "Home, Sweet Home," e.g. : BALLAD
23. Coty or Descartes : RENE
24. Polite Italian word : PREGO
28. Get ___ on (find a clue) : ALEAD
30. Stitch again : RESEW
31. Kate's TV friend : ALLIE
32. Total : ADDUP
33. Anklebones : TARSI
34. Ditchdigger's knightly period? : THEAGEOFSHOVELRY
35. River deposits : SILTS
36. Billiard shot : CAROM
37. Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
38. Flash : GLINT
41. Untouchables, e.g. : CASTE
42. Comedian Mort : SAHL
45. Where the Riksdag meets : SWEDEN
48. Eagle's penthouse suite : AERIE
51. Writer Bagnold : ENID
52. Bristling with weapons : ARMED
53. Marie Antoinette, notably : REINE
54. Memorable "Mack the Knife" singer : DARIN
55. Grable, White and Boop : BETTYS
57. Ike's wife : MAMIE
59. Jack Benny's exclamation : WELL
62. Southwestern lagniappe : PILON
63. Rid of eavesdropping devices : DEBUG
64. Few: Comb. form : OLIGO
65. Sing the praises of : EXTOL
66. Matilda or Ananias : LIAR
67. Twist's wicked tutor : FAGIN
68. Prospero, e.g. : EXILE
69. Loved not wisely, but too well : DOTED
71. Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
72. Western resort : TAHOE
75. "A year, a month, ___ . . . ": Marlowe : AWEEK
78. "Hooked" : ADDICTED
80. Luther, Larry and Polly : ADLERS
81. Wandering : NOMADIC
82. Vital space-shuttle part : ORING
83. Twofers, e.g. : TICKETS
84. Takes a gander : GLANCES
87. El ___, fabulous treasure city : DORADO
90. Gibb or Gump : ANDY
92. Among the quick : ALIVE
93. Tack up : BASTE
94. "___ deer, a female . . . " : DOEA
95. Wrap with ropes, at sea : FRAP
97. "___ be in England . . . ": R. Browning : OHTO
98. Limerick man : LEAR
99. N.Y. times : DSTS
100. Wilson's deg. : PHD
101. Sibling of Sis : BRO
102. Galena or bauxite : ORE
103. Dilemma : FIX

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