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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

NAME GIVERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 1990

Author: Victoria Black and Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Victoria Black and Alex F. Black have 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,719
Across Down
1. Who or which : THAT
5. November exhortation : VOTE
9. "Major ___," TV sitcom : DAD
12. Record spinner : DEEJAY
18. TV host Philbin : REGIS
20. Burr role : IRONSIDE
22. Bring about : INDUCE
23. Sweaterman? : EARLOFCARDIGAN
25. Posts for harbor houses : STILTS
26. Banished Olympian : ATE
27. Soviet range : URALS
28. Like foo yong : EGGY
29. Seine sights : ILES
30. Weaver role on "Gunsmoke" : CHESTER
32. He wrote "The Morning Watch": 1951 : AGEE
33. Surfeits : SATES
35. Arcade in ancient Athens : LESCHE
36. Pistil packin' papa? : ANDERSDAHL
39. Platters for 12 Across : LPS
42. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
43. "___ Onion," Beatles song : GLASS
44. "Leave all ___ to the gods" : ELSE
45. "___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
46. Trifle : SOU
47. Algerian seaport : ORAN
48. Sheltered at sea : ALEE
50. Places : LOCI
51. Minnow man? : REGINALDGUPPY
56. At the apex : ATOP
57. The Dark Cont. : AFR
60. Cav. units : TRPS
61. Aix-les-Bains attraction : EAUX
62. Paternally related : AGNATE
64. Eddy in "Rose Marie" : MOUNTIE
66. Actress Van Doren : MAMIE
67. Oath taker : SWEARER
68. One of the Huxleys : ALDOUS
69. Limnite and hematite : ORES
70. Tiny margin : HAIR
71. ___ Moines : DES
72. Celebrity : LION
73. Man of war? : HENRYSHRAPNEL
78. River in Corsica : GOLO
79. Charged atoms : IONS
80. Antonym of c.c. : ORIG
81. Greek underground: W.W. II : EAM
84. Popular sitcom : ALF
85. Showy lily : SEGO
87. Apportioned : METED
89. Mimic : APER
91. Less than lg. : MED
92. Highwayman? : JOHNMCADAM
95. Tether : HOPPLE
97. "___ Sleep," Odets play : ICANT
99. Pitchers' handles : EARS
100. Poacher's pitfall : MANTRAP
101. H.S. subject : GEOM
102. Pisa's river : ARNO
103. Hellkite : BEAST
105. Stem: Suffix : OME
106. Winter melon : CASABA
108. Porky patriot? : NICOLASCHAUVIN
111. Two thousand pounds : ONETON
112. Toothless : EDENTATE
113. Confederate in an audience : PLANT
114. Dissimilar : UNLIKE
115. Former chess champ : TAL
116. Monoski : SLED
117. City in S France : ALES
1. Unrestrained sentimentality : TREACLE
2. Pagans : HEATHENS
3. Consents concerning : AGREESTO
4. Sesame : TIL
5. Wakefield's clergyman : VICAR
6. Nuncupative : ORAL
7. Rocky peaks : TORS
8. Terminate : END
9. N.Z. or Aussie W.W. I soldier : DIGGER
10. Saws : ADAGES
11. Impugn : DENY
12. Underworld god : DIS
13. Dub : ENTITLE
14. Quaestor's cousin : EDILE
15. Superman's outfitter? : JULESLEOTARD
16. Book of the Bible : ACTS
17. Aye : YES
19. One of the Carolinas : SOUTH
21. Bouts : SIEGES
24. Manumit : FREE
31. Clean energetically : SCOUR
32. Sellers' notices : ADS
33. Food from orchids : SALEP
34. Cries of surprise : AHS
36. Bates and Badel : ALANS
37. Zola heroine : NANA
38. Profound : DEEP
40. Carnation variety : PICOTEE
41. Bush-whackers of a sort : SNIPERS
43. Complain : GRIPE
47. Like Grendel : OGRISH
48. Shaking : AGUISH
49. Elegance : LUXE
50. ___ Lang, Superboy's friend : LANA
52. Some penultimate words : ETTU
53. Timothy and family : LEARYS
54. J. Baker and M. Hess : DAMES
55. Deviating, as a storm-swept ship : YAWING
57. Mixture : AMALGAM
58. Leaflet, to a botanist : FOLIOLE
59. Motorman? : RUDOLFDIESEL
63. Actor Richard from Philadelphia : GERE
65. Advice to Nanette : NONO
66. "And day's at the ___": Browning : MORN
67. Tasty : SAPID
70. Male seal's surrounders : HAREM
74. Bad-news ball : EIGHT
75. Midday : NOON
76. Port near Cádiz : ROTA
77. Jumped : LEAPT
82. Sanction : APPROVAL
83. Resin ingredient : MELAMINE
85. African whip : SJAMBOK
86. Many, many eras : EON
87. Leave high and dry : MAROON
88. Wynn and Sullivan : EDS
90. Is contrite : REPENTS
93. Yucatán's capital : MERIDA
94. Annul : CANCEL
95. Leftover dish : HASH
96. Ready for use : ONTAP
98. Raccoon's relative : COATI
100. Repelled a mugger : MACED
101. Author of "The High and the Mighty" : GANN
102. French violinist: 18th century : ANET
103. Jezebel's god : BAAL
104. City near Padua : ESTE
106. Alouette's neck : COU
107. Chemical suffix : ANE
109. Superiors of sgts. : LTS
110. Diminutive suffix : ULA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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