RAZING THE PHRASING

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1984

Author:Edward Marchese
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Suit : BEFIT
6. ___ Islands, off New Guinea : AROE
10. "Moby Dick" protagonist : AHAB
14. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
18. Stand fast : ABIDE
19. Famed N.Z. miler : SNELL
20. Dried up : SERE
21. Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
22. The Culbertson Method? : CALLASPADEASPADE
25. Air-conditioner meas. : BTUS
26. Kind of jerk : KNEE
27. Church calendar : ORDO
28. Ran : SPED
29. "___ homo!" : ECCE
30. Graf ___, German battleship : SPEE
31. Friendly Islands : TONGA
33. Stuck in the mud : MIRED
34. Emulate Zubin Mehta? : FACETHEMUSIC
40. Book mistakes : ERRATA
42. Collins role in "Dynasty" : ALEXIS
43. Kind of list or bay : SICK
44. Maple genus : ACER
45. Mil. rank : CPL
48. Pause : LETUP
49. Baksheesh : ALMS
51. Political pamphlet : TRACT
52. New Zealand parrot : KEA
53. Plumbing operation? : LEADPIPECINCH
57. Forceful : DRIVING
59. Noted journalism name : ALSOP
60. Moon's farthest point from earth : APOGEE
62. Inner: Prefix : ENTO
63. Musical group : SEPTET
66. Seashell pink : TUSSORE
69. Heating fuel : AIRGAS
71. Chill : AGUE
72. Bay State's ___ Mountains : HOOSAC
74. Waterfalls, in Scotland : LINNS
76. Aromatic resins : BALSAMS
78. Forty-niner's dream? : FLASHINTHEPAN
84. Building wing : ELL
85. Rope fiber : SISAL
87. Weems and Husing : TEDS
88. Three-time A.L. batting champion : OLIVA
89. ___ judicata : RES
90. Levant sailboat : SAIC
91. Portico for Plato : STOA
93. ___ Aires : BUENOS
94. Adolescent : TEENER
96. How to handle Nolan Ryan? : PULLAFASTONE
99. Kind of offering : BURNT
101. Word with system or plexus : SOLAR
103. French cheese : BRIE
104. Indigo shrub : ANIL
105. Suffering : PAIN
106. Jimmy, e.g. : TOOL
107. Corn Belt state : IOWA
111. Type of bus or skirt : MINI
112. How a seamstress manages? : ONPINSANDNEEDLES
116. Swamps : BOGS
117. Metric units in verse : FEET
118. Chose : OPTED
119. Contract : LEASE
120. S.M.U. or T.C.U. : INST
121. Thatcher supporter : TORY
122. Fabled monster's lair : NESS
123. Coarse cotton cloth : MANTA
1. O. J. was one : BACK
2. Second Israeli ambassador to the U.S. : EBAN
3. Quannet or rattail : FILE
4. Worthless : IDLE
5. Afternoon gathering : TEA
6. Garland : ANADEM
7. Change the wallpaper : REDO
8. "This ___ House," 1954 song : OLE
9. Resilient : ELASTIC
10. Quiverleaf : ASPEN
11. Cap, helmet, etc. : HEADGEAR
12. Ending for dull : ARD
13. Basketball Hall of Fame coach : BEE
14. Although : ALBEIT
15. Willie Sutton's motto? : GETCRACKING
16. Draw out : EDUCE
17. Facilitated : EASED
19. Overindulgence : SPREE
23. Coll. group : SOPHS
24. Child-care name : SPOCK
30. Dot painting : STIPPLE
32. Shopping area : ARCADE
33. Cuban poet-patriot : MARTI
34. Suffer defeat : FALL
35. Nautical term : ALEE
36. Former Fed. job-training program : CETA
37. Substances that ooze out : EXUDATES
38. Leathernecks' org. : USMC
39. Pedro's "Positively!" : SISI
41. Disloyal : RECREANT
46. Five: Comb. form : PENTA
47. Nigeria's capital : LAGOS
49. Highest Philippine peak : APO
50. Weak: Comb. form : LEPTO
51. Thunder dispenser : THOR
54. Connecting two land masses : ISTHMIAN
55. Town in Peru : NASCA
56. U.S.N. member : CPO
58. Little poem : VERSELET
61. Icy : GELID
63. Type of saw : SABER
64. Parisienne's peer : EGALE
65. Emulate a puppeteer? : PULLSTRINGS
67. N.F.L. rival : USFL
68. Mule "on the Erie Canal" : SAL
70. Originating within a company : INHOUSE
73. Actor Davis and others : OSSIES
75. Office holders : INS
77. Charisma, e.g. : ASSET
79. Aircraft acronym : STOL
80. Cure : HEAL
81. Mexican evergreen : PINO
82. The Bard's river : AVON
83. Hans's beak : NASE
86. Come ___ (fail utterly) : ACROPPER
91. Welty's "Music from ___" : SPAIN
92. Excites : TURNSON
93. ___ Atha Cliath (Dublin, to Gaels) : BAILE
95. Persuade to help : ENLIST
97. Residences : ABODES
98. Fern leaf : FROND
99. Salten tale : BAMBI
100. Alliance : UNION
102. Nonprofessionals : LAITY
106. Explosives : TNTS
107. Conception : IDEA
108. "The Good Earth" mother : OLAN
109. Rebecca or Nathanael : WEST
110. Sailing : ASEA
112. Frequently, to Keats : OFT
113. Prefix for Impressionism : NEO
114. Impersonate : APE
115. One of the wahoos : ELM

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