ELUSIVE ELEVENS

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1986

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
Bert Rosenfield has 59 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
R
2
A
3
S
4
H
5
A
6
G
7
O
8
R
9
A
10
G
11
A
12
S
13
P
14
A
15
R
16
T
17
A
18
A
T
T
Y
19
D
E
L
20
A
I
N
E
S
21
A
I
R
I
E
R
22
B
R
E
D
23
I
N
D
U
S
T
R
I
24
A
L
G
I
A
N
T
25
S
26
B
I
R
R
27
M
E
L
T
E
R
28
A
M
A
I
D
29
D
I
T
30
L
U
N
A
31
S
32
A
U
R
A
33
T
A
R
N
34
E
S
S
A
35
E
M
E
U
T
36
E
37
C
M
S
38
P
I
T
39
A
L
T
A
R
40
L
A
T
41
E
E
N
42
S
O
C
I
43
A
44
L
L
I
O
N
S
45
S
46
E
47
M
I
N
A
L
48
B
49
E
T
T
50
D
U
G
51
A
V
E
C
52
T
E
53
A
R
L
E
54
O
55
B
E
R
56
P
57
I
58
S
59
A
60
L
I
T
R
61
E
62
E
N
O
L
A
63
V
E
N
E
64
R
A
T
E
D
65
A
T
T
A
R
66
S
67
S
W
A
M
68
P
E
R
69
D
A
N
I
T
E
70
D
A
L
M
A
T
71
I
A
N
72
J
E
R
R
73
Y
74
S
T
O
O
P
75
A
S
E
S
76
R
T
E
S
77
E
N
D
A
S
78
A
79
R
U
S
T
80
L
I
I
81
A
T
T
U
82
E
C
83
D
Y
S
E
S
84
B
85
A
86
C
87
K
P
A
C
88
K
89
E
R
S
90
E
91
E
R
I
E
R
92
A
R
L
E
S
93
A
C
E
94
N
B
A
95
S
P
A
96
H
97
I
98
S
99
S
T
E
W
100
M
101
A
Z
O
102
P
U
I
S
103
S
I
E
N
A
104
T
I
A
105
S
A
L
O
N
106
O
B
L
I
107
G
108
E
109
D
A
M
N
110
S
C
R
111
E
E
N
D
O
O
112
R
O
I
L
E
R
S
113
E
D
A
D
114
L
U
P
I
N
O
115
M
A
N
A
S
S
A
S
116
R
O
T
E
117
E
P
I
N
A
L
118
Y
E
A
S
119
T
S
E
120
S
N
E
D
© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Precipitate : RASH
5. Long, long follower : AGO
8. Music from a subcontinent : RAGA
12. Its lawgiver was Lycurgus : SPARTA
18. P. Mason or C. Darrow : ATTY
19. Wool dress fabrics : DELAINES
21. More lighthearted : AIRIER
22. Born's partner : BRED
23. High-finance football team : INDUSTRIALGIANTS
26. Spinning sound : BIRR
27. Steel-mill employee : MELTER
28. " . . . the way of a man with ___": Proverbs : AMAID
29. On ___ (gossip's morsel) : DIT
30. Hawaiian plantation foremen : LUNAS
32. Sensory stimulus : AURA
33. Swim spot for oreads : TARN
34. Padua pronoun : ESSA
35. Uprising : EMEUTE
37. Mil. trials : CMS
38. Kind of boss or bull : PIT
39. Structure on a predella : ALTAR
40. Triangular sail : LATEEN
42. Party-going football team : SOCIALLIONS
45. Germinative : SEMINAL
48. Zona Gale's Miss Lulu : BETT
50. Got the drift : DUG
51. ___-plaisir (gladly, in Gard) : AVEC
52. Conway of the silents : TEARLE
54. ___ Gabelhorn, Swiss Alpine peak : OBER
56. Galileo's home town : PISA
60. About 1.057 quarts, in Quebec : LITRE
62. Name on a '45 plane : ENOLA
63. Held in awe : VENERATED
65. Floral fragrances : ATTARS
67. Handyman : SWAMPER
69. Member of a Hebrew tribe : DANITE
70. Dog properly named Spot : DALMATIAN
72. Tom's bar partner : JERRY
74. Accipiter's dive : STOOP
75. Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
76. 1 and 95, e.g. : RTES
77. Willingham's "___ Man" : ENDASA
79. "Diamonds and ___," Baez song : RUST
80. Number of cards in a "pons" deck : LII
81. Island occupied in '42, retaken in '43 : ATTU
82. Lobsters' sheddings : ECDYSES
84. Peripatetic football team : BACKPACKERS
90. More spectral : EERIER
92. Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
93. Football Hall of Famer Parker : ACE
94. Org. for Bird and Birdsong : NBA
95. Algerian horse troopers : SPAHIS
99. Lobscouse : STEW
100. Author de la Roche : MAZO
102. Then, in Rennes : PUIS
103. Where the Ghibellines held forth : SIENA
104. Acapulco aunt : TIA
105. Copland's "El ___ Mexico" : SALON
106. Noblesse chaser : OBLIGE
109. Adm. Farragut's imprecation : DAMN
110. Handy Andy's football team : SCREENDOOROILERS
113. ___ escolar (school age, in Sonora) : EDAD
114. Ida from London : LUPINO
115. Bull Run, to the C.S.A. : MANASSAS
116. Tobin or Kyle of football : ROTE
117. City on the Moselle : EPINAL
118. Favorable expressions : YEAS
119. Taoist Lao-___ : TSE
120. Prune, to Jackie Stewart : SNED
1. Canaille : RABBLE
2. Sitting room : ATRIUM
3. Shandy's creator : STERNE
4. Water-pumping football team : HYDRAULICRAMS
5. Take ___ view (frown on) : ADIM
6. Wilder who's often wild : GENE
7. Companion for arsenic : OLDLACE
8. Flight components : RISERS
9. Sinus cavities : ANTRA
10. Divided Eur. nation : GER
11. His area is about 17,000,000 sq. mi. : ASIATIC
12. Certain Moslem group : SALAR
13. ___ a poke : PIGIN
14. Jejune : ARID
15. Minor waterway : RIA
16. Looks after : TENDSTO
17. Anagram for Sinatra : ARTISAN
20. Fashionable football team : AUTUMNBROWNS
24. Nicola of Cremona : AMATI
25. Merak and Mizar : STARS
31. Freberg of TV commercials : STAN
34. Lilly of pharmaceuticals : ELI
36. Californie, par exemple : ETAT
38. Fishing trap : POT
39. Precursor of trig. : ALG
41. "Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
42. Turbine-operating football team : STEAMJETS
43. Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
44. Attracted to a coachman : LURED
45. Salt-covered plain of the Southwest : SALADA
46. Patti LuPone and her role successors : EVITAS
47. Spirit; courage : METTLE
49. Contemporary of Della and Sarah : ELLA
53. Celestial handles : ANSAE
54. Indigent football team : OVERDUEBILLS
55. Three-time American League M.V.P. : BERRA
56. Overweight football team : PANTRYRAIDERS
57. Advent or fact ending : ITIOUS
58. Like a hedgehog : SETOSE
59. Those with expertise : ADEPTS
61. Proposed Const. amendment : ERA
64. Cousin of a ness : RAS
66. Pilaster fillet : STRIA
68. ___ up (confined) : PENT
71. Follower of Ham or Shem : ITIC
73. W.W. I river of contention : YSER
78. Galatea's unlucky love : ACIS
80. D.J.'s offerings : LPS
81. Modern art : ARE
83. Chester and Festus, for short : DEPS
84. Matting fibers : BASTS
85. Contract component : ARTICLE
86. Make orderly : CLEARUP
87. Long Island's ___ Gardens : KEW
88. Tot's musical instrument : KAZOO
89. Beryl Sprinkel's concern : ECONOMY
91. Least onerous : EASIEST
94. Knitted shoulder scarfs : NUBIAS
96. Frontal : HEADON
97. Beadsman, for one : INMATE
98. Polished, in a way : SANDED
100. Windfall : MANNA
101. Perfume ingredient : ALDOL
102. Where the temple of Parvati is : POONA
105. Being, in Bonn : SEIN
107. Mardi or foie follower : GRAS
108. Start of the N.C. motto : ESSE
111. Roof piece : EPI
112. Mystery writer Foley : RAE

Found bugs or have suggestions?