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Warren W. Reich
Warren W. Reich

CRITICS' QUIPS

New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1984

Author: Warren W. Reich
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Warren W. Reich has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,717
Across Down
1. Separated : APART
6. Disgraces : SHAMES
12. ___-majesté : LESE
16. Wyoming's ___ Range : TETON
21. Kind of con : LIFER
22. Barbershop offering : POMADE
23. Like the Gobi : ARID
24. Fatuous : INANE
25. "The Cremation of Sam McGee" : SERVICEWITHASMILE
28. Carol or kolo : DANCE
29. Conquistadores' loot : ORO
30. Word after two or high : TONED
31. Office-wall sign : THINK
32. Like the Witch of the West : WICKED
33. One of a symbiotic pair : HOST
34. Town in Taiwan, now called I-lan : GIRAN
36. Soupçon : HINT
37. Citizen of Muscat : OMANI
39. "The Luck of Roaring Camp" : HARTEWARMING
43. Mrs., in Montréal : MME
46. Chartres sheet : DRAP
47. Treat a cut : IODATE
48. Sound detector : EAR
49. Belle's beau : SWAIN
51. Files : RASPS
53. Unskilled labourer : NAVVY
54. Ball of the thumb : THENAR
57. ___ of Cleves : ANNE
58. Room at the top : ATTIC
59. Half of MXXIV : DXII
60. "Gulliver's Travels" : SWIFTMOVING
62. "Little Boy Blue" : FIELDPIECE
64. Part of a triptych : PANEL
65. Leningrad's river : NEVA
66. Conservative : TORY
67. Burdens : LADES
68. Kostelanetz and Gide : ANDRES
70. "___ Without a Cause," 1955 film : REBEL
73. Nav. officer : ENS
74. Long time : EON
75. Work unit : ERG
76. One ___ time : ATA
78. Wave, to Pedro : OLA
79. Vinegar, in Vienna : ESSIG
81. Not on the level : ASLANT
85. Coast Guard group : SPARS
88. Pas de deux : DUET
89. Step lightly : TRIP
91. Ship of a famed trio : PINTA
92. "The Importance of Being Earnest" : WILDEPITCH
94. "Stopping by Woods . . . " : FROSTBITTEN
96. Pronoun for the Andrea Doria : ESSA
97. Dull finish : MATTE
98. Presently : SOON
99. Postal worker : SORTER
100. Apollyon : SATAN
101. Hunter's clue : SPOOR
102. Rose of W.W. II : TOKYO
104. Half a bray : HEE
105. Hard, protective shell : LORICA
106. Room for jugs and linen : EWRY
107. Breakfasted : ATE
108. "All Quiet on the Western Front" : REMARQUEABLE
112. Sets of three : TERNS
114. Besides : ELSE
115. Having a single component : UNARY
116. Towel word : HERS
117. Haberdashery item : CRAVAT
120. Angler's lure : SPOON
122. Town in a Hersey title : ADANO
124. Kinsman : SIB
127. Woolen cloth : LODEN
128. "The Funerall" : WHATSDONNEISDONNE
132. Modify : AMEND
133. Famous diamond : HOPE
134. Elicitor : EVOKER
135. Emulates Greeley : EDITS
136. Tooth: Comb. form : DENTO
137. Class-ring inscription : YEAR
138. Road junction : ROTARY
139. Storehouse : DEPOT
1. "They ___ serve . . . " : ALSO
2. Waterfront sight : PIER
3. Hair style : AFRO
4. Sun. cynosure : REV
5. A son of Poseidon : TRITON
6. Exhausted : SPENT
7. Victor at Brandywine: 1777 : HOWE
8. During : AMID
9. Tumbler's need : MAT
10. Old English letter : EDH
11. Ocean plant : SEATREE
12. Thin plate : LAMINA
13. Actress Gray : ERIN
14. Insect product : SILK
15. Noted British painter of birds : EDE
16. News : TIDINGS
17. Pass a bill : ENACT
18. Cistern : TANK
19. Grimm opener : ONCE
20. Penury : NEED
26. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
27. "Major Barbara" author : SHAW
32. Mutuel-window sign : WIN
33. " . . . ___ ever after" : HAPPILY
34. Meat sauces : GRAVIES
35. ___-bitty : ITTY
36. Town or college in Ohio : HIRAM
37. Ciceronian products : ORATIONS
38. "Spoon River Anthology" : MASTERSSTROKE
39. Emulated P. T. Barnum : HOAXED
40. Aim of consultation : ADVICE
41. Illicit smoke : REEFER
42. A.L. batting champ: 1956 : MANTLE
43. "Death in Venice" : MANNABOUTTOWN
44. Chinese dynasty : MING
45. Chemical suffix : ENE
46. Conscript : DRAFTEE
47. Jones of filmdom : INDIANA
50. Relinquish : WAIVE
52. Relative of a Ph.D. : SCD
54. Snuffle : TWANG
55. Drake's Golden ___ : HIND
56. Guidry or LeFlore : RON
60. Lacking comfort : SPARTAN
61. Ralston or Miles : VERA
63. Arafat's gp. : PLO
69. Catalonian dance : SARDANA
71. Certain college voters : ELECTORS
72. Foam-covered : LATHERY
74. Sponsorship : EGIS
75. Computer-key word : ENTER
77. Poetic initials : TSE
80. O. Henry's favorite device : IRONY
82. Common flowering shrub : SPIREA
83. Kind of bug or basket : LITTER
84. Poker term : ANTE
85. Stand behind : SWEARBY
86. Flower part : PISTIL
87. ___-Lorraine : ALSACE
88. Newcastle nappies : DIAPERS
90. A TD earns six of these : PTS
93. British V.I.P. group : PMS
94. One end of a class : FOOT
95. German mystic: 1575–1624 : BOHME
98. RR stop : STA
100. Make like a gull : SOAR
103. Florida city : ORLANDO
105. Hero's love : LEANDER
109. Biblical verb ending : EST
110. Stockbroker, at times : QUOTER
111. Spanish ones : UNOS
112. Wallet items : TENS
113. Subjected to ablation : ERODED
114. Blessed ___ : EVENT
116. Like O'Neill's Yank : HAIRY
117. Clothed : CLAD
118. "Pins and Needles" songwriter : ROME
119. Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
120. Balmoral, e.g. : SHOE
121. Hemingway nickname : PAPA
122. Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
123. Bambi et al. : DEER
124. Saucy one : SNIP
125. "And lead us not ___ . . . " : INTO
126. Worst, in a way : BEST
128. Querist's word : WHY
129. Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
130. Decalogue adverb : NOT
131. Pindar product : ODE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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