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PLAYING THE ANGLES

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1994

Author:
Wayne Robert Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Robert Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The rebus squares below indicate where answers take a right angle turn. The first letter of each pair belongs to the answer that starts from the left and bends down. The second letter is from the answer that starts above and bends to the right. In the print version, those squares are bisected with a diagonal line from the NW to SE corner.

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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 16,371 )
Across
1
Blurred : SMUDGED
8
Straighten, as the legs : UNCROSS
15
Of a minor domain : DUCAL
20
Cassava dish : TAPIOCA
21
Little Warsaw, e.g. : POLONIA
22
Missouri tributary : OSAGE
23
Extra effort : ELBOWGREASE
25
Hereditary factors : GENES
26
Barrels : ALOT
27
Wizened : SERE
28
Prefix with meter or motor : TELE
29
Senior : OLDEST
30
Author profiled in "Shadowlands" : LEWIS
32
River of Amiens : SOMME
34
Botanical suffix : ACEAE
36
Moola : GELT
38
Baths : SPA
39
Dum-dum : KNUCKLEHEAD
44
Like Coast Guard rescues : AIRSEA
46
1953 Ricardo Montalban western : SOMBRERO
48
Country singer Steve : EARLE
49
Excuse : PRETEXT
51
Welcome uncivilly : BOO
52
Show excitement : ENTHUSES
54
_____ Fail (ancient crowning stone) : LIA
55
Medicinal doses : TEASPOONS
59
Gorge : OVEREAT
60
Ex-superpower : USSR
62
Blackthorn : SLOE
63
Easily imposed upon : MEEK
65
South American monkey : SAI
66
Thin layer : SHEET
68
Changing pitch : CURVEBALL
71
Editor's marks : DELES
75
Steve Martin song "King _____" : TUT
77
Not a neatnik : SLOB
78
Cigarette substances : TARS
80
Invitation notation : RSVP
81
Another finisher : ALSORAN
85
Amplify : ELABORATE
88
Osaka O.K. : HAI
89
Funnel-shaped flowers : PETUNIAS
91
Mod ending : ULE
92
Piano composition : BALLADE
94
Perform : ENACT
95
Lacking support : FOOTLESS
99
Laundry stinker : DIAPER
100
Square element : RIGHTANGLE
102
Dance in France : BAL
103
Appropriate : TAKE
104
Playwright Ayckbourn et al. : ALANS
105
Desert lilies : SEGOS
107
Car style : SEDAN
110
Murder, e.g. : FELONY
114
TV host John : TESH
116
Singer James : ETTA
118
Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
119
Cutting out : AXING
120
Monopolize : CORNERTHEMARKET
123
Himalayan kingdom : NEPAL
124
Make unnecessary : OBVIATE
125
"The Doctor in Spite of Himself" dramatist : MOLIERE
126
Tea treat : SCONE
127
Kind of diving : DEEPSEA
128
"The End of the World" singer Davis : SKEETER
Down
1
Unbelievable bargain : STEAL
2
"My Dinner with Andre" director Louis : MALLE
3
1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit : UPBAROUNDTHEBEND
4
Most underhanded : DIRTIEST
5
Sticky stuff : GOO
6
Old French coins : ECUS
7
Gertrude and Ophelia, e.g. : DANES
8
Fast-paced : UPTEMPO
9
Japanese drama : NOH
10
One of baseball's Boyers : CLETE
11
Kimono : ROBE
12
Unusually narrow, in a way : ONELANE
13
No-show job : SINECURE
14
Blue : SAD
15
Fairway description : DOGLEGLEFT
16
Played for a fool : USED
17
Bamboo stalk : CANE
18
Years and years : AGES
19
For fear that : LEST
24
Refuse : DROSS
29
Light-colored wood : OAK
31
Ice fall : SLEET
33
Dance in 4/4 time : MAMBO
35
Bargain model: Prefix : ECONO
37
Takes to the limit : TAXES
39
Danish change : KRONER
40
Former Canadian P.M. Wilfrid : LAURIER
41
Highland tongue : ERSE
42
Dog dogger : FLEA
43
Experiment : TEST
44
Top-notch : APLUS
45
Relative of 41 Down : IRISH
47
Aussie flyer : BOOMERANG
50
Drying powder : TALC
53
Boob tubes : TVS
56
Old French coins : SOUS
57
Celebrated hostess Mesta : PERLE
58
Former Pac. pact : SEATO
61
Prepare tabloid pictures : RETOUCH
64
Trunk bulge : KNAR
67
Petrify : TURNTOSTONE
69
Architectural spiral : VOLUTE
70
Snatch : GRAB
72
Leslie Caron film, with "The" : LSHAPEDROOM
73
Duck : EVADE
74
Peeping Tom : SPIER
76
_____ chi (meditative exercise) : TAI
79
German city : STADT
81
Mimic : APER
82
Film maker Riefenstahl : LENI
83
Unaccompanied : STAG
84
U.S.-Mex.-Can. concordat : NAFTA
86
Wide receiver Don : BEEBE
87
Inventor Howe : ELIAS
90
Coming : SOONTOBE
93
Pelee Island location : LAKEERIE
96
Not down a break, in tennis : ONSERVE
97
Herbal quaff : SAGETEA
98
One of the deadly sins : SLOTH
101
Shifty : SLY
105
Skating gold medalist John et al. : SHEAS
106
Parts of pipes : STEMS
108
"That's _____" : AMORE
109
First to spot a comet, usually : NAMER
110
Strikes out : FANS
111
Head honcho : EXEC
112
Contemporary of Tu Fu : LIPO
113
Son of Judah : ONAN
115
Slight person : SNIP
117
One way to run : AMOK
120
Atlantic food fish : COD
121
66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
122
Staffordshire product : ALE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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