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RHYME AND REASON

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1981

Author:
Michael Priestley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,485
Across
1. Hegel's forte : LOGIC
6. Tuileries, e.g. : PARC
10. Railroad switch : SHUNT
15. Henry was one : ORATOR
21. Operating : INUSE
22. Mad scientist's aide : IGOR
23. Odin, Thor et al. : AESIR
24. Inundate : DELUGE
25. Airplane glue? : FUSELAGEMUCILAGE
28. Idolized : ADORED
29. Character in "No Exit" : ESTELLE
30. Squama : SCALE
31. Possesses : HAS
33. These make stakes : ANTES
34. Relative of a maguey : ALOE
36. Ferrum : IRON
37. ___ gentle (trained falcon) : TERCEL
39. Aromatic peripatetic? : FRAGRANTVAGRANT
46. Confining grind : RUT
47. Oosphere : EGG
50. Draws water : LADES
51. Hawaiian port : HILO
52. Nimbi : AURAS
54. Loire feeder : CHER
55. Discordant : AJAR
56. Enero, e.g. : MES
57. Snoozes : CATNAPS
59. Albacore : TUNA
60. Zola opus : NANA
61. Plane curves : PARABOLAS
64. Rained, e.g. : SHOWERED
66. Curtails : SHORTENS
68. Taurine complaint : ROAR
69. Mil. school : OCS
70. ___ nous : ENTRE
71. Tennyson poem : DORA
72. Shrill or tubular : PIPY
73. God for Radamès : PTAH
74. Heliacal : SOLAR
75. Tatami : MAT
78. Wear in a nursery rhyme : MITTENS
80. Submerged coral reefs : BOILERS
82. Bx rumblers : ELS
83. On the qui vive : ALERT
85. Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
86. Temple enclosures : ARKS
87. Former president of Chile : RIOS
89. Veranda, in Waikiki : LANAI
90. Direction suffix : ERN
91. Wind-shielded : ALEE
92. Greek patron of drama : DIONYSUS
96. Extra ingredient : ADDITIVE
98. Winter sight : SNOWDRIFT
100. Radio's "Vic and ___" : SADE
101. May 15, e.g. : IDES
102. Onomatopoeic drumbeat : RATATAT
104. Sound from Sandy : ARF
105. "More Pricks ___ Kicks," Beckett book : THAN
106. Beget : SIRE
107. Anoint, old style : ANELE
108. Peer Gynt's mother : AASE
110. Simon and Diamond : NEILS
111. College subj. : ENG
112. Keelbill : ANI
113. Cause of prickly heat? : BRAMBLESCRAMBLE
118. Actors' group : EQUITY
121. Reconcile : HEAL
122. Shipshape : TAUT
123. Cartes before the courses : MENUS
125. Boisterous laugh : YUK
127. Encircled : ORBED
129. Inning in polo : CHUKKER
134. Revise : UPDATE
136. Union vehicle? : MARRIAGECARRIAGE
139. Zetetic person : SEEKER
140. "Halt, salt!" : AVAST
141. Nymph pursued by Pan : ECHO
142. Region of Indochina : ANNAM
143. Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
144. Wall vaults : SAFES
145. Tribune : DAIS
146. Yorkshire city : LEEDS
Down
1. Long sentence : LIFE
2. Burden of proof : ONUS
3. Squall : GUST
4. Caesar's "video" : ISEE
5. Oenologists' storerooms : CELLARS
6. Columbary denizen : PIGEON
7. Iron or Stone : AGE
8. Gypsies : ROMS
9. Acute : CRUCIAL
10. O'Neill was one : SAILOR
11. Shakespearean heroine : HELENA
12. "The Nifty Fifty" : USA
13. In propinquity : NIGH
14. Wine and dine : TREAT
15. Concubine's chamber : ODA
16. What diaskeuasts do : REDACT
17. Unaccompanied : ALONE
18. Chelonian charge? : TURTLEHURTLE
19. S-shaped arch : OGEE
20. Ohio nine : REDS
26. Actress Nazimova : ALLA
27. Something to stow below : CARGO
32. Guardian of angels? : SERAPHSHERIFF
35. Inflammable liquids : ETHERS
38. ___-Japanese War : RUSSO
39. Custard tarts : FLANS
40. Malay ruler : RAJAH
41. Hersey town : ADANO
42. Poet Hopkins : GERARD
43. Border order : VISA
44. Turner and Cole : NATS
45. Cask for amontillado : TUN
48. Mark Clark was one : GENERAL
49. They rate : GRADERS
53. Scaramouch : RASCAL
54. Comb: Comb. form : CTENO
56. Sea cow's conceit? : MANATEEVANITY
57. Kaolin, e.g. : CLAY
58. Rhine tributary : AAR
61. Elfin creature : PERI
62. Saline : BRINY
63. Butterfingers' cry : OOPS
65. Smith's comrade in arms : WESSON
67. Small English bird : TOMTIT
69. Singer Redding : OTIS
72. Keystone State eponym : PENN
73. Elbowed : POKED
75. Discomfort : MALAISE
76. Lamp rubber : ALADDIN
77. Females? : TENDERGENDER
79. Cylindrical : TERETE
80. Cauldron contents : BREW
81. Disturbance : RIOT
84. Bump the bet : RAISE
86. Scads : ALOT
88. Formulated theory : SYSTEM
91. Compilation of information : ANA
92. Most ominous : DIREST
93. Hindu title : SAHIB
94. Stu or Mo : UDALL
95. Import or purport : SENSE
97. Man of Isfahan : IRANI
98. Suffix with fun or pun : STER
99. Flatten a flat : RASE
103. Relative of a dalmatic : ALB
108. Addis ___ : ABABA
109. So-called : ALLEGED
110. Uncultivated : NATURAL
112. "Persuasion" author : AUSTEN
114. "My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
115. Is entitled to : MERITS
116. Chocolate trees : CACAOS
117. Coal region : RUHR
119. Tremble : QUAKE
120. Arizona Indians : YUMAS
123. Rumple : MUSS
124. Sword of a sort : EPEE
126. Australasian pepper : KAVA
128. Ten: Comb. form : DECA
130. Cattle, in poesy : KINE
131. Welles role : KANE
132. "Horrors!" : EGAD
133. Quantities in radiology : REMS
135. Poetic palindrome : ERE
137. London's defenders : RAF
138. Greek X : CHI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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