PLUS FACTOR

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1990

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Diner staple : HASH
5. Gibe : SCOFF
10. Broadcasts : SOWS
14. Secrete : STASH
19. Caravansary : SERAI
20. Comicality : HUMOR
21. Warhol style : OPART
22. Where St. Paul was shipwrecked : MALTA
23. In company : ALONG
24. Papas or Bordoni : IRENE
25. Water wheel : NORIA
26. Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
27. Like a poor pickpocket? : SLIGHTFINGERED
30. Small icebergs : GROWLERS
32. Mason's burden : HOD
33. Baum dog : TOTO
34. Leo's pride : MANE
35. Cut : HEW
36. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
37. Depend : RELY
38. Type face : AGATE
40. Fleet or Easy : STREET
42. Comfort : SOLACE
45. Thames boats : PUNTS
46. Short queries : EHS
47. ___ Islands, near the Shetlands : FAROE
51. Lancelot's hair-raiser? : KNIGHTMARE
54. Houston pro : ASTRO
56. Took long steps : STRODE
57. Yorkshire river : AIRE
58. Out of bed : ARISEN
60. Act up a storm : EMOTE
62. Asian weight : TAEL
63. Some amphibians : TOADS
65. Culloden Moor wear : KILTS
66. Securities expert : BROKER
67. Ferrara family name : ESTE
68. Nanny threesome : ENS
69. Police-blotter entry : ALIAS
71. Prickle : THORN
73. Post or Balbo : AVIATOR
75. Grain coats : BRANS
76. Elected : CHOSE
77. Throng : SWARM
78. Except for : BARRING
81. Ream unit : SHEET
82. Fraser of tennis : NEALE
83. Rainbow : ARC
86. Tommie of baseball fame : AGEE
87. Loser at Little Bighorn : CUSTER
89. Monkey's uncle? : ORANG
91. Leyte neighbor : SAMAR
93. Wampum item : BEAD
94. Hebrew measures : EPHAS
95. Command at West Point : SNAPTO
96. Completed : DONE
97. Relay finisher : ANCHOR
99. Welles of "Touch of Evil" : ORSON
101. Gentle renters? : BLANDLORDS
104. Critic : RATER
105. Nero's 1105 : MCV
106. Fix loosened laces : RETIE
108. Most exceptional : RAREST
109. Do over : REMAKE
111. Vague and Zorina : VERAS
112. First space travelers : MICE
113. Indonesian island : ALOR
116. Choice words : ORS
117. Label designation : SIZE
118. Suit or chute fabric : SILK
119. Navy noncom : CPO
122. Mischievous : DEVILISH
124. Would-be Duses? : PLEADINGLADIES
128. ___ acids : AMINO
129. Hailey novel : HOTEL
131. Bar-mitzvah reading matter : TORAH
132. Any rich man : DIVES
133. Boxlike sleighs : PUNGS
134. Swiftly : APACE
135. Boot out : EVICT
136. A.L. batting king: 1954 : AVILA
137. Ringlet : TRESS
138. D-day craft : LSTS
139. School furniture : DESKS
140. Shade of blue : YALE
1. Greeting : HELLO
2. Cuckoopint, e.g. : AROID
3. Emulated Kathleen Battle : SANG
4. Utilitarian style of design : HIGHTECH
5. Evasive : SHIFTY
6. Article of virtu : CURIO
7. Indication : OMEN
8. Former Senator from Hawaii : FONG
9. Author of "Lee's Lieutenants" : FREEMAN
10. Fine china : SPODE
11. Trireme tool : OAR
12. Architectural curve? : WRIGHTHOOK
13. Tourists, at times : STARERS
14. Merganser : SMEW
15. Starting five of Chamberlain, Bol, Ewing et al.? : TALLSTARTEAM
16. Kegler's venue : ALLEY
17. Unyielding : STERN
18. Merchant guild : HANSE
19. Cummerbund : SASH
21. Unity : ONENESS
28. Galsworthy novel : TOLET
29. Long-stemmed palm : RATTAN
31. Run up a tab : OWE
37. Hit the ceiling : RAGED
38. " . . . ___ blue surprise": O'Donnell : APRILS
39. Talk-show invitee : GUEST
40. Peale appeal : SERMON
41. Triton : EFT
42. Brinker's blade : SKATE
43. Edible bulb : ONION
44. Turkish coins : LIRAS
48. Barbecue choice : ROAST
49. "___ Psyche": Keats : ODETO
50. Conger chaser : EELER
52. Post-spat activity : MAKINGUP
53. Nobelist after Wiesel : ARIAS
55. Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
56. African wildcat : SERVAL
59. ___ Lederer (Ann Landers) : ESTHER
61. Elevenses cart : TEAWAGON
64. Agra garb : SARI
66. Athens of America : BOSTON
70. Cavalry soldier : LANCER
72. Tool for Mrs. Wiggs : HOE
74. Vexes : IRES
75. Raised unreliable fish? : BREDHERRINGS
76. The mating game : CHESS
77. Actress Berger : SENTA
78. De Brunhoff elephant : BABAR
79. Rocket stage : AGENA
80. Jump away in sudden fear : REACT
81. Antithesis of surfeit : STARVE
82. Italy's third-largest city : NAPLES
83. Song by Tosti : AMORE
84. Shoe strips : RANDS
85. Peak : CREST
88. Places to pawn Stephen King's books? : SHOCKSHOPS
90. A Muslim month : RABIA
92. Venerate : ADORE
95. Allergic response : SNEEZE
98. Bauxite or galena : ORE
100. Kitty Hawk name : ORVILLE
102. Bore : DRILL
103. "Ah, woe!" : LACKADAY
105. Dillon or Earp : MARSHAL
107. Picked up the tab : TREATED
110. Miss Piggy's pronoun : MOI
112. Powers : MIGHTS
113. Modify to suit : ADAPT
114. Maholi or maki : LEMUR
115. Sheeplike : OVINE
117. "Cheaters" : SPECS
118. Nibble : SNACK
119. Kind of servant : CIVIL
120. Shakespeare contemporary : PEELE
121. Pelion's support : OSSA
123. Setback : LOSS
125. Noah's messenger : DOVE
126. Flag : IRIS
127. Flagstad or Gluck : DIVA
130. Make doilies : TAT

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