BIBLICAL FOOTBALL

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1987

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 699 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 2
Bert Rosenfield has 59 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Alt. : HGT
4. Princess in "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
9. Lee or Dick : TRACY
14. Lady of musical comedy : NANETTE
21. "___, That Kiss" : OOH
22. Pretend : LETON
23. Dewy, old style : RORAL
24. Bikini native, for one : EVACUEE
25. "Fourth and inches": I Sam. 2:29 : WHEREFOREKICKYE
28. With 146 Across, "We'll kick off": John 16:24 : YESHALL
29. Moola : DOREMI
30. Unheeding : DEAF
31. Old U.K. coins : SOVS
33. Capet, e.g. : ROI
34. A toadstool : AMANITA
36. Tactical tennis shot : LOB
38. Discharge : EMIT
40. Shuttle org. : NASA
44. Red pigment : HEME
45. "Oh boy . . . postseason!": Zech. 9:15 : BEFILLEDLIKEBOWLS
51. Jetty's kin : SEAWALL
54. Führer's contemporary : DUCE
55. ___ Road of W.W. II : LEDO
56. Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
57. Harvest goddess : OPS
59. Arranges : SETSUP
61. Vestiges : TRACES
63. Fall worker : RAKER
65. Victor in Zaire: 1974 : ALI
66. "Face mask!'': Ezek. 34:19 : YEHAVEFOULED
68. Where U.S. faces U.S.S.R. : GENEVA
69. Outfielder Lezcano : SIXTO
71. Choler : IRE
72. Cardinal cap insignia : STL
73. Percussionist Hampton : LIONEL
74. Gushed : ENTHUSED
78. Gold, in Genova : ORO
80. Boy's chore : ERRAND
83. ___ terrier : SKYE
84. N.F.L. Central reps: I Sam. 17:34 : ALIONANDABEAR
88. End of access : IBLE
92. Modern Greek vernacular : ROMAIC
94. TV's Danson : TED
95. Nothing to ___ (not trivial) : SNEEZEAT
97. Hot Mediterranean wind : SOLANO
100. Wax: Comb. form : CER
103. Nose part : ALA
105. "___ People Go" : LETMY
106. Highland garb : PLAIDS
107. "Tell him to split out": Lam. 4:18 : OURENDISNEAR
112. Haw partner : HEM
113. QB Bobby : LAYNE
114. Caruso : ENRICO
115. City east of Nogales : BISBEE
116. Mouths : ORA
117. "___ a boy!" : ITS
118. Kind of root : CUBE
120. Inhibit : CURB
122. Uncle Miltie's theme song : NEARYOU
124. "Fix that scoreboard!": Psa. 139:2 : THOUKNOWESTMYDOWN
128. Appoint : NAME
131. Mailed : SENT
132. Center's chore : SNAP
133. First three of five : AEI
134. Football formation : SHOTGUN
137. La-la leader : TRA
139. Asian border river : YALU
142. Arm, in Aix : BRAS
145. Spark : AROUSE
146. See 28 Across : RECEIVE
150. "Forget that sack": Deut. 2:24 : RISEYEUPANDPASS
153. Granted : AWARDED
154. ___ de cassis : CREME
155. Future, e.g. : TENSE
156. ___ hall, at camp : REC
157. Kind of manner : BEDSIDE
158. A brother of Poseidon : HADES
159. Paravane : OTTER
160. U.K. mil. decoration : DSO
1. Elephant rider's seat : HOWDAH
2. Wolfe's "You Can't ___ Again" : GOHOME
3. Partial score from the Coast: Num. 7:88 : THERAMSSIXTY
4. An oleoresin : ELEMI
5. Harmonize with : BEFIT
6. Starter for lith or scope : OTO
7. TV's McGarrett : LORD
8. Arrow poison : INEE
9. Treble : TRIFOLD
10. Guided aerial bomb : ROC
11. Broadhorns : ARKS
12. Islet: Sp. : CAYO
13. Surveyor's instrument : YLEVEL
14. Duc d'Elchingen : NEY
15. Warded off : AVERTED
16. Publius Ovidius ___ : NASO
17. Prickly: Comb. form : ECHINO
18. Thine, to Calpurnia : TUA
19. ___ Aviv : TEL
20. Snipefish : EEL
26. Actress-dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
27. Hindu goddess : KALI
32. Looked happy : SMILED
35. Take ___ (lose heavily) : ABATH
37. Popeye's antagonist : BLUTO
39. D.D.E. et al. : IKES
41. Reanimate : AWAKEN
42. Shirt part : SLEEVE
43. Starry : ASTRAL
46. Lohengrin's lady : ELSA
47. River: Comb. form : FLUVI
48. Beiges : ECRUS
49. Gave out hands : DEALT
50. Encroached, at the track : BOREIN
52. Start of a Shakespearean title : ASYOU
53. Like some hours : WEE
57. Refuges : OASES
58. Banjo sound effect : PLINK
60. Evita or Juan : PERON
62. Show-biz luminary : CELEB
64. Enhance by coating, as metal : ANODIZE
67. Ursa, e.g. : FERA
68. Flashiness : GLARE
70. "___ in Spain" : THERAIN
75. Aegean island : SAMOS
76. Guidonian note : ELA
77. Half of MIV : DII
79. Neighbor of Mich. : ONT
81. Thing, in law : RES
82. Fled : RAN
85. Befall : OCCUR
86. Rock's The Grateful ___ : DEAD
87. Fluff coverer : ADLIB
89. Assignment change: Ezek. 38:7 : BETHOUAGUARD
90. Debussy opus : LAMER
91. Original word forms : ETYMA
93. Up next : ONDECK
96. The king: Sp. : ELREY
97. Half-bottles : SPLITS
98. Kan. city : OLATHE
99. Emulates Macduff : LAYSON
101. Clapton and Dickerson : ERICS
102. Divide the deck again : RECUT
104. Donkey: It. : ASINO
107. Kind of ticket : ONEWAY
108. Bellini opera : NORMA
109. Vane letters : NSEW
110. Noted Israeli family : EBANS
111. Chalice veil : AER
114. Inky : EBON
119. Doomed, in a way : UNSAVED
121. Farewells from a tyke : BYEBYES
123. Successful : ONTOP
125. Articulates : UTTERS
126. A certain bishop : EPARCH
127. Dreadful : DIRE
129. Creates a jumble : MUSSES
130. Menuhin's teacher : ENESCO
135. Old-time merchant guild : HANSE
136. Command : ORDER
138. "___ Pagliaccio . . . " : RIDI
140. Trevi coin : LIRA
141. Exploited : USED
143. Short medieval play : AUTO
144. Barracuda : SPET
146. Jewish teacher : RAB
147. Cote resident : EWE
148. Bounder : CAD
149. Nigerian city : EDE
151. Highland uncle : EME
152. Fire or army chaser : ANT

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