BRIEF ENCOUNTER

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1988

Author: Betty Jorgensen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Town SW of Padua : ESTE
5. Scrub : CLEAN
10. Moroccan capital : RABAT
15. Hangars : SHEDS
20. Square columns : ANTAE
21. Creator of Truthful James : HARTE
22. ___ Levant, French island : ILEDU
23. Divided country : KOREA
24. WHAT HE WAS DOING : STROLLINGTHROUGHTHEPARK
28. Three: Prefix : TRI
29. San ___, W. R. Hearst's castle : SIMEON
30. Sopranos Calvé and Eames : EMMAS
31. Items thrown by Eris : APPLES
32. Carry on : RAVE
34. "___ we forget . . . " : LEST
35. Crisp topping : CRUST
36. Ritual : RITE
37. Kind of market : OPENAIR
39. Lament : MOAN
40. An act of suppression : ELIDING
44. WHAT HE SAW : DREAMWALKING
49. Shamus : TEC
50. Stag's mate : DOE
51. Railroad stations : DEPOTS
54. Home on a tor : AERIE
55. "Singing Cowboy" of movies : AUTRY
57. Bridle part : REIN
58. H. Clay, to A. Jackson : ENEMY
59. Italian city on the Po : TURIN
60. Dispatch boat : AVISO
61. Desist : CEASE
62. Mère's man : PERE
63. U.S. voters since 1920 : WOMEN
64. Haze-smoke mixture : SMAZE
65. Pastors' homes : MANSES
66. ___ shrew : ERD
67. Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
68. Basso Italo ___ : TAJO
69. Filly's father : SIRE
70. WHAT HE ASKED : WOULDYOULIKETOTAKEAWALK
79. Fixes the squeaks : OILS
80. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
81. Dark-suit nemesis : LINT
82. Me, to Miss Piggy : MOI
83. "Oft in the ___ Night": T. Moore : STILLY
86. Plied with potions : DOSED
87. With 76 Down, Dino's big hit : THATS
89. Part of h.c.l. : COST
90. Entire : WHOLE
91. Small nightclub : BOITE
92. Emblem on a Greek flag : CROSS
93. Street show : RAREE
94. Nose-bag contents : OATS
95. Liquidated Russian: 1953 : BERIA
96. Prepare oysters : SHUCK
97. Apt. managers : SUPERS
98. Kind of virus : RNA
99. Forbid : BAN
100. WHAT SHE REPLIED : ILLWALKALONE
103. Ancestry : DESCENT
105. Unsubstantial : AIRY
106. Bloch symphony : AMERICA
110. Seraglio rooms : ODAS
111. Opium source : POPPY
113. Great: Comb. form : MEGA
115. European tree : SORB
116. Like some idols : FALLEN
119. Bridal path : AISLE
120. Cleanse the throat : GARGLE
122. Bonaparte's marshal : NEY
123. WHAT HE SIGHED : IMALWAYSCHASINGRAINBOWS
127. Lustrous fiber : RAMIE
128. A.L. home-run leader: 1944 : ETTEN
129. Landed estate : MANOR
130. Units of force : DYNES
131. Ancient chariot : ESSED
132. "Sing ___ songs for me": C. Rossetti : NOSAD
133. Oscar, e.g. : AWARD
134. Germ : SEED
1. Snare : ENTRAP
2. Try hard : STRIVE
3. Chinese truth : TAO
4. They're often smoked : EELS
5. Impossible fancy : CHIMERA
6. Bowling alleys : LANES
7. Rye disease : ERGOT
8. Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
9. O.T. book : NEH
10. Equatorial Guinea's Mbini, formerly : RIOMUNI
11. Grads : ALUMS
12. Procreated, biblical style : BEGAT
13. Sticky substances: Abbr. : ADHS
14. Famed mummy : TUT
15. Doubting Thomas : SKEPTIC
16. Emulated Bugs Bunny : HOPPED
17. Of an epoch : ERAL
18. Streeter's "___ Mable" : DERE
19. He directed "The Odd Couple" : SAKS
20. One of the Reds' rivals : ASTRO
25. Easter blossoms : LILIES
26. Pile up the leaves again : RERAKE
27. "Hotel" author : HAILEY
33. Cover with a rounded roof : ENDOME
35. Bobwhite : COLIN
36. Kind of rocket : RETRO
38. Bohemian : ARTY
39. Calif. county : MARIN
41. Notions : IDEAS
42. Racket : NOISE
43. Hereditary factors : GENES
45. Member of a Kenyan secret society : MAUMAU
46. "The Way We ___," Streisand movie : WERE
47. Member of largest Indian group in U.S. : NAVAJO
48. French Prime Minister: 1847-48 : GUIZOT
51. Chauncey from N.Y.: 1834-1928 : DEPEW
52. January, in Avila : ENERO
53. Hidden : PERDU
56. Half an African fly : TSE
57. Continue a subscription : RENEW
59. Commotions : TODOS
60. One of a Latin I trio : AMAT
61. Jeweler's weight unit : CARAT
63. In a distorted way : WRYLY
64. Charger : STEED
65. Bearings : MIENS
67. Caesar's early post : EDILE
69. Vaudeville acts : SKITS
71. Lazes : LOLLS
72. Pope: 795-816 : LEOIII
73. Put in place (second spelling) : INSTAL
74. Kind of brace or bend : KNEE
75. "Seward's Folly" : ALASKA
76. See 87 Across : AMORE
77. Also-ran : LOSER
78. Buzzards' cousins : KITES
83. Side arm : SWORD
84. Macbeth's earned title : THANE
85. Tiny amounts : IOTAS
86. June bug : DOR
87. For real : TRULY
88. Pawn : HOCK
89. Pranks : CAPERS
91. Inclinations : BENTS
92. Circumspect : CHARY
93. Mystical poem : RUNE
95. Potassium supplier : BANANA
96. Heists : SWIPES
97. An East African : SOMALI
99. Covered with morning moisture : BEDEWED
101. Region of N Europe : LAPLAND
102. Ten o'clock scholar, e.g. : LAGGARD
104. A sheep dog : COLLIE
107. Liquid used in perfumery : IONONE
108. Worked on a ship : CREWED
109. Chasm : ABYSS
111. Ancient people of Great Britain : PICTS
112. Tessie ___, music-hall star : OSHEA
113. ___ Carta : MAGNA
114. Mistake : ERROR
116. Discharge : FIRE
117. Japanese female divers : AMAS
118. Mobsters' exits : LAMS
119. Concerning : ASTO
120. Bite like beavers : GNAW
121. Finishes : ENDS
124. Longing : YEN
125. One of the Hoggs : IMA
126. One of twins at farewell : BYE

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