RHYME SANS REASON

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 1984

Author:Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 1
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© 1984, The New York Times
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1. Very funny comedian : PANIC
6. One of the Van Dorens : MAMIE
11. Beer type : BOCK
15. Scans : READS
20. Kind of alcohol : AMINO
21. Overweight : OBESE
22. Amorous glance : OGLE
23. Leon of films : ERROL
24. A Chan's choppers : TOLERSMOLARS
27. Was Kong Fay's? : WRAYSCRAZE
29. Supplement, with "out" : EKE
30. Of higher rank : NOBLER
31. Hit a home run : POLED
33. Blew the horn : TOOTED
34. Delight : ELATE
35. Greek city-state : POLIS
36. He plays Klinger : FARR
37. Kid : RIB
40. "___ Rheingold" : DAS
41. Seine port : ROUEN
42. Jejune : ARID
43. Furrow : RUT
46. Flat plinth : ORLO
48. Oddballs in Sid's entourage : CAESARSGEEZERS
52. First of the cardinals : ONE
53. Harrison, e.g. : BEATLE
55. " . . . Ruler of the Queen's ___" : NAVEE
56. Mongrels : CURS
57. Matures : AGES
58. Join : UNITE
59. John Lindsay's "The ___" : EDGE
60. Germ : SPORE
62. Dutch ___ : TREAT
63. Tibetan goat : SEROW
64. Sir Robert's monuments : PEELSSTELES
67. Buckskin, e.g. : HORSE
68. Thy, in Toulon : TES
69. North Carolina cape : FEAR
70. Lemon in Detroit : CHET
71. Overtook : PASSED
72. Less important : PUNIER
75. Turtle and oxtail : SOUPS
76. Inclined : LEANED
78. Outer layer : CORTEX
80. A Near Island : ATTU
81. Orange-red chalcedony : SARD
82. Scrap for Spot : ORT
85. Growing out : ENATE
86. Presidential signs of exertion : GRANTSPANTS
90. Word with ground or growth : UNDER
92. Brightened : RAYED
93. Tears : RENDS
94. Cool one's heels : WAIT
95. Millesecond : SIGMA
96. Dyer's apparatus : AGER
97. "Muy ___!" : BIEN
98. Decorate : ADORN
100. Epic in twelve books : AENEID
101. ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
102. Author's pals : BELLOWSFELLOWS
106. Former lightweight champ : ERNE
107. Heraldic gold colors : ORS
108. Conduit bends : ELLS
109. Jot and tittle : IOTAS
110. Brit. battlewagon : HMS
112. Youth org. active in the 60's : SDS
113. Cuckoos : ANIS
114. Mural predecessor : INTER
115. Sound from a ranid : CROAK
117. Shrewd : ASTUTE
120. Zeal : ARDOR
121. Jerez product : SHERRY
122. Pigs' digs : STY
125. British writer's huge hands : WAUGHSPAWS
127. Munro's toadies : SAKISLACKEYS
130. Yellowish: Comb. form : LUTEO
131. Lilylike plant : IRID
132. Kunta of "Roots" : KINTE
133. Vigilant : AWAKE
134. Aspersions : SLURS
135. " . . . ___clock scholar" : TENO
136. Requested : ASKED
137. Not so colorful : PALER
1. Head : PATE
2. In a frenzy : AMOK
3. White or Blue river : NILE
4. Chemical suffix : INE
5. Kind of beef : CORNED
6. Kenya island : MOMBASA
7. ___ from the blue : ABOLT
8. Confused struggle : MELEE
9. Danube feeder : ISAR
10. Poet's "always" : EER
11. Kind of knot : BOWLINE
12. Mean ones : OGRES
13. Iron follower : CLAD
14. Clue : KEY
15. Registers : RECORDS
16. Slip : ERROR
17. "I smell ___" : ARAT
18. Catnap : DOZE
19. Logger's travois : SLED
25. Joplin tango : SOLACE
26. Mate : SPOUSE
28. These make flights : STAIRS
32. Designer Cassini : OLEG
35. Hit the books : PORE
36. Brothers, in Bayonne : FRERES
37. Full-bodied : ROBUST
38. Eleuthère ___ Du Pont : IRENEE
39. Actress Janet's pleas : BLAIRSPRAYERS
41. "Bolero" composer : RAVEL
42. Sky blue : AZURE
43. Team Staubach roots for? : ROGERSDODGERS
44. Disquiet : UNEASE
45. Tried : TESTED
47. Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
49. Make beloved : ENDEAR
50. More Nestorian : SAGER
51. Environment sci. : ECOL
54. Hoad of tennis : LEW
57. Came into being : AROSE
59. Weapon with a three-sided blade : EPEE
60. Increase : STEPUP
61. Cats and dogs : PETS
62. "Easier said ___ . . . " : THAN
65. ___ Bluff National Monument, Neb. : SCOTTS
66. Closes : SHUTS
69. Predicament : FIX
71. Pillion : PAD
73. Say : UTTER
74. Poverty : NEED
75. Grit : SAND
76. Hispano's kin : LATINO
77. Formerly, formerly : ERST
78. Horn: Comb. form : CERATO
79. Medieval catapult : ONAGER
81. Tangle : SNARL
83. Jog the memory : REMIND
84. Topic in the hot stove league : TRADES
86. Applies the third degree : GRILLS
87. Sways : REELS
88. ___ Domini : ANNO
89. GI's at large : AWOLS
90. Employ : USE
91. Number of inches in a span : NINE
97. Contradicts : BELIES
98. Dessert, in Devon : AFTERS
99. Costly : DEAR
100. Capital of Eritrea : ASMARA
102. Sea-bottom : BENTHOS
103. "Rough ___ shake . . . ": Shak. : WINDSDO
104. Hernando de ___ : SOTO
105. Verticillate : WHORLED
111. Logan luggage lugger : SKYCAP
113. Borer : AUGER
114. Novelist Shaw : IRWIN
115. Interstice : CHINK
116. Remainder, in Rheims : RESTE
117. Cousins of 113 Down : AWLS
118. Israel's first king : SAUL
119. Garment for Susan Jaffe : TUTU
120. Swiss river into the Rhine : AARE
121. Vail gear : SKIS
122. Ratify : SEAL
123. Tad : TYKE
124. North Sea feeder : YSER
126. Sump : PIT
128. Alias, for short : AKA
129. Niger-Congo language : KWA

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