WELL, I DECLARE!

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1993

Author: Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 18, XRef: 2
Nancy S. Ross has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fast-talking : GLIB
5. Grand follower : SLAM
9. Prove deficient : FAIL
13. Bring up the rear : LAG
16. Viscous substance : SLIME
17. Colonial philosopher : PAINE
18. "Winnie ___ Pu": Lenard : ILLE
19. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
20. British refresher, informally : CUPPA
21. Maestro Lombard : ALAIN
22. Cistern's catch : RAINWATER
24. Statement in a confessional? : IMPENITENT
26. Madonna's motto? : IMMATERIAL
27. Speed rate, for short : RPS
28. Seed covering : ARIL
30. Very large quantity : OCEAN
31. Basso Ruggero ___ : RAIMONDI
36. Author Lieblich : AMIA
38. Intertwined: Var. : INLACED
42. Mr. T's outfit : THEATEAM
43. Nine inches : SPAN
44. Debonair : SUAVE
45. Deserve : EARN
46. Units of elec. current : AMPS
48. Whirlpools : EDDIES
52. Fedora feature : BRIM
53. Dimension : SIZE
54. Dizzy one : REELER
56. Fickle fellow's admission? : IMMUTABLE
58. Part of r.b.i : RUNS
60. Present purpose : NONCE
62. Unsullied : PURE
63. C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
64. Brew in 20 Across : TEA
66. International easing of tensions : DETENTE
68. "___ tu," baritone aria : ERI
70. Lily in Lille : LIS
73. Italian wine-producing commune : ASTI
75. Animal track : SPOOR
76. MMM - CD : MMDC
79. Job's observation? : IMPATIENT
82. "___ the show" : TWOFOR
85. Some legumes : PEAS
87. Hershfield cartoon character : ABIE
88. Asian wild sheep : ARGALI
90. Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
91. Bombast : RANT
92. Home of the Golden Hurricane : TULSA
94. Notebook flaps : TABS
96. Crested parrot : COCKATOO
98. Pays up : SETTLES
101. Word before Baker : ABLE
102. He had the title role in "Thank You, Jeeves" : TREACHER
103. Waste maker : HASTE
105. Poetic sundowns : EENS
107. Score dir. : RIT
108. Statement by a certain advertiser? : IMPERSONAL
112. Anything's belief? : IMPOSSIBLE
118. Bridge supports : ABUTMENTS
119. To drink, in Dijon : BOIRE
120. Grayish yellows : ECRUS
121. Thick, long locks : MANE
122. Bianchi opponents : NERI
123. Pianist Rubinstein : ARTUR
124. Worker's reward : RAISE
125. Invite : ASK
126. First place? : EDEN
127. Memorable court star : ASHE
128. Machine preceder : SLOT
1. Saturnine : GLUM
2. Soprano Wilma ___ : LIPP
3. Styrofoam's boast? : IMPERMANENT
4. Slow-cooking utensil : BEANPOT
5. Shopper's magnet : SALE
6. Tropical climber : LIANA
7. "___ Dance," Grieg composition : ANITRAS
8. Chess pieces : MEN
9. "The ___," Tom Cruise film : FIRM
10. Cradle of Texas liberty : ALAMO
11. Thigh-flexing muscles : ILIACI
12. Somber or meager : LENTEN
13. "Matelot" author : LOTI
14. On the Ligurian : ASEA
15. Chorus or flower follower : GIRL
16. Chem. or biol. : SCI
17. Way to stand : PAT
19. Wax source : CARNAUBA
23. Results of a flogging : WEALS
25. "For better is a neighbor that ___ . . . ": Proverbs : ISNEAR
26. Tale of Troy : ILIAD
29. Flea's alarmed discovery? : IMPERCEPTIBLE
31. P.O. decisions : RTES
32. Not turn ___ (stay calm) : AHAIR
33. Town in E Sardinia : IERZU
34. Singer Janet Baker's title : DAME
35. Patent pronouncement? : IMPENDING
37. "The Breeze ___," 1940 song : ANDI
39. Bernie ___, former Red Sox slugger : CARBO
40. Ponerology topics : EVILS
41. Administrative divisions of ancient Attica : DEMES
47. Kind of gin : SLOE
49. Person's post-practice announcement? : IMPERFECT
50. Ostrich's relative : EMU
51. Singer Al B. ___ : SURE
55. Tolkien's tree people : ENTS
57. Time served : TERM
59. Bergère, e.g. : SEAT
61. Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
65. Where Sikkim is : ASIA
67. Useful item : TOOL
69. What 67 Down might say? : IMPRACTICAL
70. "Younger Than Springtime" girl et al. : LIATS
71. Permeate : IMBUE
72. Overpoured the milk : SPILT
74. Gerard ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
77. One of the Four Horsemen : DEATH
78. Bungo, e.g. : CANOE
80. Art appreciator : AESTHETE
81. Ciao cousin : TATA
83. Repute : ODOR
84. Meet participants : RACERS
86. Warehouse fee: Abbr. : STOR
89. Record company : LABEL
93. An eye opener : ALARM
95. Campus V.I.P.'s : SENIORS
97. Pre-1918 German rulers : KAISERS
99. Member of a second-century ascetic sect : ESSENE
100. Squiffed : STONED
104. ___ nous (confidentially) : ENTRE
106. Farrier : SMITH
108. Van Druten's "___ Camera" : IAMA
109. C.E.O.'s degrees : MBAS
110. Kind of rock : PUNK
111. "Pleasure's ___ . . . ": Byron : ASIN
113. "___ and I": G.W. Curtis : PRUE
114. Done, to Donne : OER
115. Vivacity : BRIO
116. Third deadly sin : LUST
117. Suffix akin to "ite" : ESE
119. Fold sound : BAA

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