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Nancy Nicholson Joline
Nancy Nicholson Joline

SIMPLY GRAND

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1993

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Mel Taub
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Nancy Nicholson Joline has 61 pre-Shortz puzzles and 48 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,014
Across Down
1. Straight half of a comedy team : ABBOTT
7. Simulacrum : IMAGE
12. Experts in Jewish law : DAYANS
18. Pupil cover : CORNEA
19. Incendiary jell : NAPALM
21. Part of E. I. du Pont : IRENEE
22. Grandmother of Kaiser Wilhelm II : QUEENVICTORIA
24. Seabiscuit's grandsire : MANOWAR
26. "The Faerie Queene" damsel : UNA
27. Clamor : DIN
28. Newf., e.g. : ISL
29. "___ Boot," 1981 film : DAS
31. Memorable U.S. tennis champ : ASHE
32. F.D R.'s Secretary of the Interior : ICKES
34. Italian composer: 1623-69 : CESTI
36. Toughen : INURE
39. Leibman or Howard : RON
40. "___ Angel," 1959 song : TEEN
41. Olivia Newton-John's grandfather : PHYSICISTMAXBORN
44. Indian prince : RANA
46. Sniggler's prey : EEL
47. ___ -wop (vocal style) : DOO
48. "Deep Purple" composer : DEROSE
49. "Sic transit gloria ___" : MUNDI
51. Flimflammed : CONNED
53. Iowa State's site : AMES
54. Geraldine Chaplin's grandfather : EUGENEONEILL
59. Kan. city : IOLA
61. ___ Sea (a big lake) : ARAL
62. Smooth, musically : LEGATO
63. Nickname of J.F.K.'s grandfather : HONEYFITZ
68. Demeter, to Romans : CERES
70. Active starter : RETRO
72. Like a King novel : EERIE
73. Grandfather-grandson U.S. Presidents : HARRISONS
77. Like junk mail, perhaps : UNREAD
81. Welles role in "The Third Man" : LIME
82. Bartók : BELA
83. "Out for the Christmas Trees" painter : GRANDMAMOSES
85. Humdingers : PIPS
89. "Of Mice and Men" role : LENNIE
91. Copland's "El ___ México" : SALON
92. Slip by : ELAPSE
94. Conrad's "Lord ___" : JIM
95. Palindromic preposition : ERE
97. Muslim title : AMIR
99. Marisa Berenson's grandmother : ELSASCHIAPARELLI
103. "___ Lynne," 1861 novel : EAST
106. W.W. II boats : PTS
107. Undercover operation : STING
108. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
109. Up and about : ASTIR
110. Greek and Roman, e.g. : ERAS
112. Couples's org. : PGA
113. Corp. giant : ITT
114. Emulate Xanthippe : NAG
116. German granny : OMA
117. Joseph's grandmother : REBEKAH
120. Well-known grandmother visitor : REDRIDINGHOOD
124. Swing bandleader Rey : ALVINO
125. Sleuth Lupin : ARSENE
126. Sen. Feinstein of Calif. : DIANNE
127. Placed the white ball : TEEDUP
128. The Lunts' milieu : STAGE
129. Affirmatives : YESSES
1. Exculpate : ACQUIT
2. Resilience : BOUNCE
3. Seashore feature : BREAKER
4. "Murder ___," Lipsky novel : ONE
5. Cultivates : TENDS
6. Kipling's Rikki-tikki- ___ : TAVI
7. Rel. of ltd. : INC
8. "Goldfish" painter : MATISSE
9. Marginal note : APOSTIL
10. Shallot's pungent kin : GARLIC
11. Judge served by Samuel : ELI
12. Chinese dumplings : DIMSUM
13. Altar in the sky : ARA
14. Craving : YEN
15. Endangered species of Celebes : ANOA
16. Reporter's milieu : NEWSROOM
17. Hippocampus of myth : SEAHORSE
20. Dolley or James : MADISON
23. Move slowly : INCH
25. City in NW France : RENNES
30. Shakespeare's merchant : ANTONIO
33. Cloisonné artisan : ENAMELER
35. Observing : EYEING
37. Interweave : RADDLE
38. Exeter's river, appropriately : EXE
41. Group of jurors : PANEL
42. Adored one of groupies : IDOL
43. Bikini part : BRA
45. Narrator of a Chaucer tale : NUN
50. Female goat : DOE
51. Debate-limiting method : CLOTURE
52. Many ages : EON
54. Every partner : EACH
55. Carbamide : UREA
56. Actress Teri ___ : GARR
57. Prominent Gable features : EARS
58. Labor follower : ITE
60. A vote for : AYE
63. Klaxon : HORN
64. Murder, arson, burglary, etc. : FELONIES
65. Rainbow goddess : IRIS
66. Period after a sentence : TIME
67. Zanzibar duo : ZEES
69. Close kinsman : SIB
71. Genetics abbr. : RNA
74. Discriminating : SELECT
75. Novelist Rölvaag : OLE
76. Large city on the Chang Jiang : NANJING
78. Defunct motor vehicles : EDSELS
79. U.S. med. group : AMA
80. ___ Lama : DALAI
83. Ribbonlike, braided fabric : GIMP
84. Grandma's daughter : MOM
85. Keyhole snoop : PEEPER
86. Abuse : ILLTREAT
87. Adequate : PASSABLE
88. Resort near Liège : SPA
90. Monroe film: 1953 : NIAGARA
93. Draftee's initial shock : SSS
95. Nation born May 24, 1993 : ERITREA
96. Quiescent : RESTING
98. Shoots from plant roots : RATOONS
100. Urban youth subculture : HIPHOP
101. Surrounded by : AMIDST
102. Wool: Comb. form : LANI
104. Pop singer Nina _____ : SIMONE
105. Wall Street deals : TRADES
109. Playing marble : AGGIE
111. Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
115. Raggedy one : ANDY
118. Ory of jazz : KID
119. Babylonian deity : ANU
121. Ums' cousins : ERS
122. Actress Wallace : DEE
123. Holds : HAS

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