Crossword (Spring 2004)

by Michael J. Parris

Note to solvers: In addition to the theme limerick, this puzzle contains an extra challenge. The eight clues marked with * are not ordinary clues but are anagrams of the desired answers which are 19th and 20th century coins (singular and plural).

Across
1. Paté de foie ___
5. Boris or Peter, e.g.
9. Word to a noisy child
14. Popular Japanese soup
18.* Veal
19. Mother of Apollo
20. Ornamental wall bracket
21. High on the draft
22. Start of a limerick
26. Hotel option
27. Pretty little thing
28. MDs neighbor
29.* Poses
30. Actress Elaine
32. Type of bean
34. Ouster
36. Hold onto
38. Australian State; abbr.
40. Incessant complainer
41. Line 2 of the limerick
52. Buckeye state
53. Honolulu’s island
54. Winning combo in tic-tac-toe
55. Type of tent
56. Bad cars
59. Tattler
62. Boisterous play
63. Polite title; abbr.
64. Shell propeller
66. In the manner of
67. ___ Angelico
69. Sheepshank, e.g.
70. Line 3 of the limerick
75.* A nob
78. Winnie the Pooh character
79. Radio City corp.
80. ___ Cone
81. Poetic twilight time
84. Spanish plain phenomenon?
85. Theodolites
89. How baddies act
91. Passenger ships
94. 6 on the phone
95. NJ cagers
97. Cut of meat
98. Line 4 of limerick
103. Buddy
104. That thing in Spain
105. Supplicate
106. Type of auction
110. O.T. son of Seth
113.* Sea pest
118. American territory
119. 480 makes a tr. Oz.
121. Aromatic chemical
123. Nonsensical
124. Last line of the limerick
128. Half of CVI
129. Chargers
130. Attar of ___
131. Part of Q.E.D.
132. Cap. of Yemen
133. These come before tees
134. Leg joint
135. ___ Sea of Antartica
Down
1. Lens
2. Made a stencil over
3. French 1 verb
4. Early arms pact
5. It opens la porte
6.* Chic zone
7. Aleutian island
8. Haley opus
9. M.I.T. or N.Y.U.
10. Cowl
11. Like some mothers
12. Type of triangle
13. Men
14. Desponds
15. Running or occupied
16. Merida mister
17. Trees of the genus Quercus
20. Early Danish king called Forkbeard
23. Fire
24. Carnival locale
25. Perigree’s counterpart
31. Dernier ___
33. Highfalutin tie
35. Role
37. Junior’s exam
39. Word to dobbin
41. Actress Celeste
42. “Attention, please!”
43.* Demi
44. Bill’s partner
45. Toast choice
46. Slangy greeting
47. Bolts down a meal
48. Dried meat
49. Atop
50. Verne captain
51. Retained
57. Figures; abbr.
58. German wine region
60. Comedian Bert and family
61. Cupid
65. Calamitous outbreak
68. Q.E. II’s daughter
70. Type of tube or ear
71. Campus quarters
72. Sweet decoration
73. Tar’s 103 Across
74. Election time; abbr.
75. Paris airport
76. TV and film actor Scott
77. Japanese aborigine
81. O.T. son of Zebulun
82. Author Wiesel
83. Part of ANS address
87. Type of pollution
88. Word with gap or light
90. World labor agency; abbr.
92. Umpire’s decision aid
93. Clean a deck
96. Gasp cause sometimes
99. Lands gently
100. Certain chamber works
101. Norma ___
102. Lanvin perfume intro ca. 1925
106. Craze
107. Forcefully; arch.
108. Where Miletos and Ephesos were
109. Desiccates
111. Kirghiz oblast and town
112. Desolate, sever
114. Enroll
115. Bull; comb. form
116.* Nanas
117. Religious groups
118.* Loss
120. Dirk’s relative
122. Harrow’s rival
125. Mao’s “middle” name
126. Mdse.
127. Ecclesiastical seat of jurisdiction