PERFORMANCE RATINGS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1987

Author:Willemain O. Cable
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Sphere of Phoebus : SUN
4. U.S. port of entry in Tex. : ELPASO
10. Winter Olympic race, introduced in 1964 : LUGE
14. Soothe : LULL
18. Chevet : APSE
19. Any buteo : SOARER
20. Cusp : APEX
21. Hodgepodge : OLIO
22. A for a fisherman; F for a rower : CAUGHTACRAB
24. A for a sorority sister; F for a wrestler : GOTPINNED
26. Magnani, Duse et al. : ITALIANE
27. Scaling aid : PITON
29. Pleistocene glacial period : ICEAGE
30. Gets rid of the fuzz : DELINTS
31. Lugs : TOTES
32. Takes in altogether before costs : GROSSES
33. Golly! : GEE
34. Reef polyp : CORAL
35. Schism : RENT
36. Lots : FATES
39. Horatio's "morn, in russet ___" : MANTLECLAD
42. Bishop's title in many Eastern churches : ABBA
46. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
47. Rani's robe : SARI
48. Crash into : RAM
49. Gaseous refrigerant : FREON
50. Zero : NIL
51. A for Ellery Queen; F for a piano mover : CRACKEDACASE
56. W.W. II amphibious vessel : LST
57. Fun chaser : GADABOUT
60. Separated : ALONE
61. Realities : TRUTHS
63. Then, in Amiens : ALORS
64. Wrangle : ARGUE
65. Discontinue : CEASE
66. Go through a sentence : DOTIME
68. Austen and Flaubert heroines : EMMAS
69. Brought a cutthroat to net : REELEDIN
72. Words with king and mode : ALA
73. A for Pete Rose; F for a disk jockey : BROKEARECORD
76. Shaft lining : ORE
77. Treasure : VALUE
79. Crave : YEN
80. Home of Iowa State U. : AMES
81. Hexagonal crystalline particles : SNOW
82. Balanced : EVEN
83. Verdi roles for sopranos : DESDEMONAS
87. Drained : SPENT
88. Active one : DOER
90. Pep up : LIVEN
91. Org. helpful to pupils : PTA
92. Occludes : ABSORBS
95. Cut back : PARED
96. Start playing for a living : TURNPRO
100. Eliot's Bustopher Jones : TOMCAT
101. Underwater-mine finder, e.g. : SONAR
102. Points in planets' rounds : PERIGEES
103. A for a professor's class; F for a bank teller : TOOKNOTES
105. A for a starlet; F for Greg Louganis : MADEASPLASH
107. Start to make a pot : ANTE
108. Tenuous : RARE
109. Etoile's term for "on the ground" : ATERRE
110. Phillies' manager : ELIA
111. Shepherd's pipe : REED
112. Sought money via Wapner : SUED
113. Adjourn briefly : RECESS
114. Refuge for man or beast : DEN
1. Outburst : SPATE
2. As expected : USUAL
3. Boudoir wear : NEGLIGEE
4. Dumbarton Oaks, e.g. : ESTATE
5. Advances : LOANS
6. Go before and lead : PACE
7. Airport abbr. : ARR
8. Shipping harbor : SEAPORT
9. In revolution : ORBITAL
10. Capital of Nigeria : LAGOS
11. Informed of : UPON
12. Catch : GET
13. Terminated : EXPIRED
14. Tex. logo : LONESTAR
15. Cubiti : ULNAS
16. Vassal : LIEGE
17. Loaded veins : LODES
18. Mordant for Durer or Hogarth : ACID
23. Jerome of the Met : HINES
25. Sacred painting or mosaic : ICON
28. Psychic affinity : TELE
31. Bracer : TONIC
32. Western U.S. pasture grass : GRAMA
34. Factor in gem pricing : CARAT
36. Canine tooth : FANG
37. Inter ___ : ALIA
38. A for Mr. Dickens; F for Pinocchio : TOLDATALE
39. Japanese merchant vessels : MARUS
40. Weight lifter : CRANE
41. Colberteen, e.g. : LACE
43. A for Ethel Merman; F for an inebriate : BELTEDONE
44. Nonsense : BOSH
45. Aardvark's diet : ANTS
47. Point maker : SCORER
49. Savage : FERAL
52. Buddhist principle of causality : KARMA
53. "Pomp and Circumstance" man : ELGAR
54. Quench : DOUSE
55. Old war horses : STEEDS
58. Foreman floorer in 1974 : ALI
59. Parisian's frozen dessert : BOMBE
62. Manipulate : USE
64. Better : AMEND
65. Proserpina's mother : CERES
66. Slugger Winfield : DAVE
67. Royal name in Norway : OLAV
68. Stretches one's wherewithal : EKES
69. Kind of nose : ROMAN
70. Putter, for one : IRON
71. Salamander : NEWT
74. Some criminal trials : OYERS
75. Tanned : CANED
78. Not abridged : UNDOCKED
81. Glittering : SPANGLED
83. Victims of some sharks : DEBTORS
84. Ginger : ELAN
85. City S of Fort Lauderdale : MIRAMAR
86. Risked obesity : OVERATE
87. Husk : STRIP
89. Algerian coastal city : ORAN
91. Puckers : PURSES
92. Rose-petal product : ATTAR
93. Cumberland Gap guide : BOONE
94. Struck : SMOTE
95. Assumed a false identity : POSED
96. Niobe's outflow : TEARS
97. American portrait painter : PEALE
98. Gamboge, for one : RESIN
99. ___ Peak, in N.M. : OSHA
101. Moistureless : SERE
102. Balzac's "Le ___ Goriot" : PERE
104. Initial for Triton : TAU
106. Nov. follower : DEC

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