IMPISH INFERENCES

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 1981

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J W Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 19, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bridge bonanza : SLAM
5. Wagner heroine : ELSA
9. Lamb Chop's Lewis : SHARI
14. City NE of Dortmund : KAMEN
19. Conte : TALE
20. Cause to descend : VAIL
21. Bouncer, usually : HEMAN
22. "South Pacific" hero : EMILE
23. Gum up the works : RUIN
24. Aerie dweller : ERNE
25. Manliness; valor : ARETE
26. Sycophants' answers : YESES
27. Waiters ___ : ARESERVICEMEN
30. Lares' partners : PENATES
32. Cure-alls : PANACEAS
33. Livy's lang. : LAT
34. Jog : TROT
35. Suffix with Capri : OTE
36. Pt. of a monogram : INIT
38. Cornell's site : ITHACA
42. Highlight : ACCENT
46. A conductor ___ : ISASCOREKEEPER
50. Scandal-sheet info : DIRT
51. Shavers : TOTS
52. Ovine sire : RAM
53. Worker's goal, often : RAISE
54. Ottoman officials : AGAS
55. "Out, damned Spot!" : SHOO
56. Throw a line to an actor : PROMPT
59. Food for thought : DATA
60. Youmans heroine : NANETTE
62. Like a "painted ship" : IDLE
64. Lamb that wrote about a pig : ELIA
66. Editors ___ : AREQUICKCHANGEARTISTS
73. Lily plant : ALOE
74. Suffix with comment : ATOR
75. Stoopnagle : COLONEL
76. Waist hugger : SASH
80. Terrapin : TURTLE
82. Explorer Tasman : ABEL
84. ___ bene : NOTA
85. With 98 Across, forte : CUPOF
87. Barracks bugaboo: Abbr. : NCO
88. Catalufa : SCAD
89. Symbol of strength : IRON
90. Ventriloquists ___ : AREMOUTHPIECES
94. Respectable : DECENT
96. Spuds : TATERS
97. Ely or Wight : ISLE
98. See 85 Across : TEA
99. Contend with : MEET
101. Actor Cariou : LEN
102. Go beyond; excel : OUTRANGE
107. "___ du Printemps": Stravinsky : LESACRE
110. Roofers are ___ : EAVESDROPPERS
112. Honshu metropolis : OSAKA
113. Author Lagerlöf : SELMA
115. Gourmet's concern : MENU
116. One of many in a blind : SLAT
117. Minstrel Mr. : BONES
118. Characteristic : TRAIT
119. Aqueduct of Silvius, e.g. : ITER
120. One of Bjorn's rivals : ILIE
121. Put forth effort : EXERT
122. Whereas : SINCE
123. Rock piles at the peak : TORS
124. Ants.' opposites : SYNS
1. Hogtie : STRAP
2. Author Hobson : LAURA
3. Outlander : ALIEN
4. Altar top : MENSA
5. Man's lounging slipper : EVERETT
6. Caterpillars : LARVAE
7. "The wages of ___ death" : SINIS
8. Actor Clunes : ALEC
9. Indian medicine men : SHAMANS
10. Torquemada victim : HERETIC
11. Sermon finale : AMEN
12. Hamelin horde member : RAT
13. Malapropos : INEPT
14. A pianist is a ___ : KEYNOTER
15. A stockyards owner is ___ : AMEATHEAD
16. Windshield wetter : MIST
17. Robt. ___ : ELEE
18. Famed loch : NESS
28. Univ. course : ECON
29. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
31. Composer Satie : ERIK
37. Corrida attraction : TORO
39. Samoan port : APIA
40. "___ la vie!" : CEST
41. Neighborhood : AREA
42. Turkish city on the Seyhan : ADANA
43. Smoke producer : CIGAR
44. Bustard's relative : CRANE
45. And the following: Lat. : ETSEQ
46. Five score : IOO
47. Zeno follower : STOIC
48. Fiber of the Philippines : RAMEE
49. Allocated : EMPLACED
51. Post-knockdown litany : THECOUNT
55. Wading bird : STILT
56. Piece of china : PLATE
57. Civil War general : RENO
58. Yodeling country : TIROL
61. P.I. tree : TUA
63. Pigeon pea : DHAL
65. Part of NATO : ATL
67. Crimean seaport : KERCH
68. Moore or Kelly : GRACE
69. Column style : IONIC
70. Night noise : SNORE
71. Range of the Rockies : TETON
72. Virgule : SLANT
76. Jazz singer's improvisation : SCAT
77. Scent of roses, e.g. : AURA
78. Small barracuda : SPET
79. A builder is a ___ : HOMEMAKER
81. African antelope : TOPI
83. ___ mitzvah : BAS
86. An angler on the links makes a ___ : FORECAST
88. Family feud, e.g. : SCENE
91. Narc's target, at times : USER
92. Of a certain creed : ISLAMIC
93. Opposite of demote : ELEVATE
94. Balzac's "Le Curé ___" : DETOURS
95. Lawman of the old West : EARP
98. Slave rebellion leader : TURNER
100. Touchstones : TESTS
102. "___ Psyche": Keats : ODETO
103. Orbit point : APSIS
104. "Let not poor ___ starve": Charles II : NELLY
105. Tiny bit : GRAIN
106. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
107. Earring locale : LOBE
108. Pike and pickerel genus : ESOX
109. Compos mentis : SANE
110. Joie de vivre : ELAN
111. Hit, old style : SMIT
114. Assam silkworm : ERI

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