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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

APRIL FOOLERY

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1987

Author: Victoria & Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,683
Across Down
1. Pachyderm driver : MAHOUT
7. Strict precision : RIGOR
12. Flew the coop : BOLTED
18. Underworld entrance, to an Italian : AVERNO
19. Lincoln's co-speaker at Gettysburg : EVERETT
22. Luzon seaport : APARRI
23. Flamboyant financier? : BERNARDBAROQUE
25. London's ___ Garden : COVENT
26. Propelling device : SCREW
27. Hebrides island : IONA
28. Postage for chain letters? : BILKRATES
30. Primes for crimes : ABETS
32. Most competent : ABLEST
33. Nest for Nesselrode : PIECRUST
37. Black : INKY
39. Cheroots' kin : STOGIES
44. Creeps : INCHES
45. Luau locale : LANAI
47. Motorists' org. : AAA
48. ___ the finish : INAT
49. Cliff on Kauai : PALI
50. Jeanette's jumpy partner? : NELSONEDGY
52. Recently deceased : LATE
53. Calm : PLACATE
56. Objective : AIM
57. Trouble : WOE
58. Title for R.C. archbishops : MTREV
59. Underground art site in Spain : ALTAMIRA
61. Disposed : GIVEN
63. Purify : REFINE
64. Provincial ruler in Greece : NOMARCH
66. Famed Spanish archbishop-scholar : ISIDORE
68. Spa attraction : WATERS
71. Lecture material : NOTES
73. Aquatic plane : SEALEVEL
77. Cut short : ABORT
78. Ventilate : AIR
79. Fold over : LAP
81. ___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
82. John or tasse preceder : DEMI
83. Imitation Stone? : MOCKJAGGER
86. "Massa's ___ cold, cold ground" : INDE
87. Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
88. David's right-hand man : IRA
89. Mr. T's associates : ATEAM
90. Bitterness : RANCOR
92. Last course : DESSERT
94. Pompadour and Bovary : MMES
95. Citrus shelter : ORANGERY
97. Turning points : CRISES
99. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
100. Eire symbols : SHAMROCKS
104. Secular : LAIC
105. Zones : AREAS
110. Lift for the Montgolfiers : HOTAIR
111. Masked old master? : ANONYMOUSBOSCH
115. Confine : IMMURE
116. Summit site: 1943 : TEHERAN
117. Taker of SAT's : TESTEE
118. Merged resources : POOLED
119. Melampus and Mopsus : SEERS
120. Practices extortion : BLEEDS
1. Fairy queen et al. : MABS
2. With, in Wassy : AVEC
3. German gentleman : HERR
4. Neighbor of Calvados : ORNE
5. In the dark : UNAWARE
6. Peak : TOR
7. Decant : REBOTTLE
8. Lendl and Pavlov : IVANS
9. City south of Leipzig : GERA
10. Pizarro's pursuit : ORO
11. Off. order : REQ
12. Part of a ship's rigging : BACKSTAY
13. City on the Douro : OPORTO
14. Stromboli flow : LAVA
15. Allowance after tare : TRET
16. Former flyweight champ : ERNE
17. Dahs' running mates : DITS
20. Roly-poly : TUBBY
21. European linden : TEIL
24. Martin ___, U.S. politico : DIES
29. Creator of Gil Blas : LESAGE
31. Strayed Steinbeck vehicle : BUS
32. Related to : AKIN
33. Browning heroine : PIPPA
34. Considering everything : INALL
35. Brilliance : ECLAT
36. Stylish subterfuges? : CHICANERIES
37. Discernment : INSIGHT
38. Ruth's in-law : NAOMI
40. Midas touch? : GILTFEELING
41. Town in N Finland : INARI
42. Worn away : EATEN
43. Actor Guttenberg : STEVE
46. Wing : ALA
47. Aphrodite favorite : ADONIS
50. River in Umbria : NERA
51. Rams' ma'ams : EWES
54. Lifeless, old style : AMORT
55. Conway and Holt : TIMS
58. Country singer Haggard : MERLE
60. Rx for bruises : ARNICA
62. Faces : VISAGES
63. Middle or high follower : ROAD
65. Stopper : CORK
67. Letter opener : DEAR
68. Tramped a swamp : WADED
69. White poplar : ABELE
70. Big bites for bookworms : TOMES
72. Make happy : ELATE
74. Edwards or Lombardi : VINCE
75. Where Saul met a witch : ENDOR
76. Suspicious : LEERY
78. Of a trunk in a trunk : AORTIC
80. Org. playing the Doral : PGA
83. Reflected : MIRRORED
84. Some spreads : JAMS
85. These might be mixed : EMOTIONS
90. Actress Charlotte : RAE
91. Poe's "___ Lee" : ANNABEL
93. To write, to Pierre : ECRIRE
94. Legalese for middle : MESNE
96. Receipt for René : RECU
98. Card game for three : SKAT
99. Philippine island : SAMAR
100. Packet, e.g. : SHIP
101. "Ecce ___" : HOMO
102. Air: Comb. form : ATMO
103. Heavy hammer : MAUL
104. Orpheus's instrument : LYRE
106. Multiflora : ROSE
107. Boiardo's patron : ESTE
108. Made a hole-in-one : ACED
109. "___ more to be pitied . . . " : SHES
112. Cries of surprise : OHS
113. Word in genealogy : NEE
114. Theologian's deg. : STB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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