Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe 

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New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1991

Author:Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fellows : LADS
5. African republic : CHAD
9. A machine load floating? : AWASH
14. Dance for Miranda : SAMBA
19. Declare an oath? : AVOW
20. Bear malice : HATE
21. Buccaneers of ___ Bay : TAMPA
22. Arrogate : USURP
23. Kind of bus : MINI
24. Part of a Presley autograph : ARON
25. Crucible : TRIAL
26. Lollobrigida and Manès : GINAS
27. Wicked Arabian port? : ADENOFINIQUITY
30. Loyalty Islands port : TADINE
31. First mate : EVE
32. Grounded Australian : EMU
33. Weed in a garden, e.g. : EYESORE
35. Bacon slices : RASHERS
39. River to the Rhine : AAR
41. Bemoan : DEPLORE
44. Colette's "The ___ One" : OTHER
45. Friable : CRISP
48. Shingles, e.g. : ROOFING
50. Heaths for Heathcliff : MOORS
51. "___ Aweigh" : ANCHORS
54. Where the Crimson Tide rolls : ALABAMA
55. A lump on a battery part? : ANODE
56. Chou En-___ : LAI
57. Paper measure : REAM
59. EIsa or Sylvester : FELID
60. Netherlands city : EDE
62. Timeless : ETERNAL
65. Novel ending : ETTE
66. Wee, in Dundee : SMA
69. Poetically close to a cob? : ANEAROFCORN
72. Dancer Eddie ___ Jr. : FOY
73. Slack part of a sail : SLAB
74. Credos : BELIEFS
75. An NCO : SGT
77. Kind of down : EIDER
79. DL x IV : MMCC
80. San Jose-to-Reno dir. : NNE
82. Freud contemporary : ADLER
87. I.R.S. targets : EVADERS
90. Union or Victoria : STATION
92. Relaxed : LOOSE
93. Ouster : REMOVAL
94. Seventh sign : LIBRA
95. Entertainer Luft : LORNA
96. Elegant : REFINED
98. "Like Niobe, ___ tears": Shak. : ALL
99. More suspicious : LEERIER
101. Most abashed : REDDEST
103. An objective of NOW : ERA
106. Bks. before publication : MSS
107. Sanctions : ALLOWS
110. Bacon's place in a B.L.T. with vegetable? : AHEADOFLETTUCE
116. Chivy : TEASE
117. Swindles : SCAMS
118. Benison : BOON
119. In any way : EVER
120. "Cheyenne," for one : OATER
121. ___ de ballet : CORPS
122. Toward the mouth : ORAD
123. Scribes : PENS
124. Defense on a court : PRESS
125. Skull protuberance : INION
126. Danson and Knight : TEDS
127. Assuage completely : SATE
1. Priest of the East : LAMA
2. Desirous : AVID
3. Cooked : DONE
4. Gurth, in "Ivanhoe" : SWINEHERD
5. Scarabaeid beetle : CHAFER
6. Actor Rhodes of "Daktari" : HARI
7. Do repent? : ATONE
8. Jeans material : DENIM
9. Aleutian island : ATTU
10. More cautious : WARIER
11. Accord : AMITY
12. Homophone for spade : SPAYED
13. Computer in "2001" : HAL
14. Rio's mountain : SUGARLOAF
15. Stage whisper from EIsie? : ASIDEOFBEEF
16. Actor in "The Good Earth" : MUNI
17. Health food : BRAN
18. Cathedral area : APSE
28. Supervise : OVERSEE
29. Suppress : QUASH
30. Tevye portrayer : TOPOL
34. Some wheys : SERA
35. Italia's capital : ROMA
36. Hit like ___ of bricks : ATON
37. Word to a fly : SHOO
38. Kind of triangle : SCALENE
40. To the left of a visit in an itinerary? : APORTOFCALL
42. Broadway area : RIALTO
43. Antagonism : ENMITY
46. Kind of virus : RNA
47. Here, to Pierre : ICI
49. "Jalousie" composer: 1927 : GADE
52. Kin of tombolos : REEFS
53. Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
58. L-P connection : MNO
61. Light stroke : DAB
62. T. S. Eliot's "Sweeney ___" : ERECT
63. Storehouse of a sort : ARSENAL
64. Liq. methane for shipment : LNG
66. Small piece : SLIVER
67. Flaubert's "___ Bovary" : MADAME
68. Sleeping with flowers? : ABEDOFROSES
70. Guernsey or Jersey : ELM
71. Objectives : AIMS
73. Sight follower : SEER
76. An adjective for Sears Tower : TALLEST
78. Ebert and Siskel, e.g. : REVIEWERS
80. Beak : NIB
81. Preceder of easter : NOR
83. Porch adjuncts : DOORSTEPS
84. Actress Singer : LORI
85. Puzzler's favorite Anglo-Saxon : ESNE
86. Kind of admiral : REAR
88. Ayn and Sally : RANDS
89. Coaster : SLED
91. Covered with terra cotta : TILED
97. Cleric : DEACON
98. A beat in a musical direction? : ATEMPO
100. Corrects texts : EMENDS
102. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
104. "R.U.R." protagonist : ROBOT
105. Prior to a golfer's warning? : AFORE
107. Over a toy? : ATOP
108. Regan's father : LEAR
109. Kind of show : LATE
111. Org. : ASSN
112. Gun charge : LOAD
113. Eye layer : UVEA
114. Ten mills : CENT
115. Gaelic : ERSE
117. B.S. part : SCI

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