A GAGGLE OF GROUPS

New York Times, Sunday, January 14, 1979

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 692 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
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1. Blueprint : PLAN
5. Lusterless finish : MATTE
10. Synthetic : ERSATZ
16. Ottoman chiefs : AGAS
20. Yokel : RUBE
21. Thai, e.g. : ASIAN
22. Dinner party : SOIREE
23. Courage : SPINE
24. Grunting group : ACRUSHOFWRESTLERS
27. Citified : URBAN
28. Humdrum entree : MEATLOAF
29. Clerical group : APECKOFTYPISTS
31. Curmudgeon : CRANK
32. Soul, to Descartes : EGO
33. Wide-shoe letters : EEE
34. Be fatuously fond : DOTE
35. Heated : STEAMY
37. Canon cue sign : PRESA
39. Zoroastrian's god : MAZDA
41. Grandson of Adam : ENOS
42. Poised : COOL
43. Half a gaffe : BOO
44. Lose traction : SKID
46. Avant-gardist : NEO
48. Sandy's alert : ARF
49. Religious group : AMASSOFLAMAS
54. Minor, to a lawyer : INFANT
58. Cover : LID
59. Fashion : MODE
60. ___ fille : JEUNE
61. Serves as a mixologist : TENDSBAR
63. Dessert : PIE
64. Diamonds: Slang : ICE
65. Aug. 23–Sept. 22 person : VIRGO
66. La. name : LONG
67. ___ Pompilius : NUMA
68. Old car : NASH
70. Threadlike structure: Comb. form : FIBRO
71. Mountain pool : TARN
72. United : ONED
73. Stage profession: Abbr. : ACTG
75. Criminal group : ASLEWOFHITMEN
79. A–F connection : BCDE
80. Retreat : LAIR
81. Language of some N.M. Indians : TIWA
82. Ear benders : BORES
83. Window part : SASH
85. ___ facto : IPSO
86. Norman Thomas bloc: Abbr. : SOCS
87. Tremble with fear : COWER
88. Erwin : STU
89. Sphere : ORB
92. Win a debate : OUTSPEAK
94. Book size : SEXTO
95. Effete : WEAK
96. Charge : FEE
97. Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
98. Mendacious group : ALINEOFLIARS
101. Strive in rivalry : VIE
102. Item for a dory : OAR
103. March, to Pompey's men : ITER
104. Kind of wind or omen : ILL
105. Autograph : SIGN
106. Music guide mark : CLEF
109. Confound : ADDLE
112. Pedestal part : SOCLE
115. "Scarlet Letter" name : PRYNNE
117. Mary's follower : LAMB
118. Homophone for neigh : NEE
119. Parking place : LOT
120. Kind of house or ship : COURT
121. Stroking group : APOOLOFOARSMEN
127. Cagliari's locale : SARDINIA
130. Sinclair : UPTON
131. Very strict group : ADROVEOFMARTINETS
133. Vaticinators : SEERS
134. Chitchat, British style : NATTER
135. Pliny ___, U.S. inventor : EARLE
136. Developed : GREW
137. Slips : ERRS
138. Author of "The Potting Shed" : GREENE
139. British golf cup : RYDER
140. Girl in a Salinger tale : ESME
1. Hyde Park vehicle : PRAM
2. Magazine founder : LUCE
3. Pair pulling for each other : ABRACEOFDENTISTS
4. Unallied : NEUTRAL
5. Father Prout, humorist : MAHONY
6. Dripping wet : ASOAK
7. Quarrel : TIFF
8. Shooter for Junior : TAW
9. Craze : ENRAGE
10. Sum, ___, fui . . . : ESSE
11. Campus drill org. : ROTC
12. Paduasoy material : SILK
13. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
14. Desert fruit : TERFEZ
15. Made more savory : ZESTED
16. Hoity-toity group : APRIDEOFSNOBS
17. Henry or Althea : GIBSON
18. Red dyestuff: Var. : ANATTO
19. Sight and taste : SENSES
23. Eat : SUP
25. Ambitious bid : SLAM
26. Poetic masterwork : EPOS
30. Lambing : YEANING
32. Asteroid : EROS
35. Cosmetic transplant area : SCALP
36. Shinto temple gateway : TORII
37. Affectation : POSE
38. Arena gathering : ASLUGOFBOXERS
39. Apery expert : MIME
40. Nabokov heroine : ADA
43. Ordered : BADE
45. City in Nigeria : KANO
47. Pass receiver : END
49. "One Fat Englishman" author : AMIS
50. Coffee blend : MOCHA
51. Algonquian language : OJIBWA
52. Iron: Comb. form : FERRO
53. Attacks : STORMS
55. Oenological group : ABUNCHOFVINTNERS
56. "A Boy ___ Sue" : NAMED
57. Hansa's purpose : TRADE
62. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
65. What belvederes afford : VIEWS
66. Afterward : LATER
69. Rude, clumsy group : AGROSSOFBOORS
70. "My Friend ___" : FLICKA
71. Grow bored with : TIREOF
73. "In like ___ . . . " : ALION
74. Neighbor of Naples : CAPUA
76. Classroom for Zeno : STOA
77. "___ Succeed . . . " : HOWTO
78. Spectral body : NSTAR
84. Penguins' cousins : AUKS
86. Shoshonean : SERRANO
87. Recent: Comb. form : CENE
88. Endangered mammal : SEAL
90. Prevail : REIGN
91. Fashion's Geoffrey : BEENE
93. Kind of jacket : PEA
94. Position : SITE
95. Subterfuge : WILE
99. Small, in Dogpatch : LIL
100. Merry song : LILT
105. Otologist's device : SYRINGE
106. Section of a contract : CLAUSE
107. Kitten, at times : LAPPER
108. Theatrical one : EMOTER
110. Neutralize a cobra : DEFANG
111. East Indian cedar : DEODAR
113. Spread of a sort : OLEO
114. Deliberate : CONFER
115. O. Henry : PORTER
116. Joe ___ of baseball : RUDI
120. Frankie, the pianist : CARLE
122. Rural ways: Abbr. : LNS
123. A Johnson : ARTE
124. Use of memory : ROTE
125. Explorer Hedin : SVEN
126. Simple : MERE
127. Corsican's neighbor : SARD
128. Grist for a list : ITEM
129. "___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
132. Author Sarton : MAY

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