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New York Times, Sunday, January 18, 1976

Author: Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Uncle Vanya" author : CHEKHOV
8. Holy city : MECCA
13. Word with legs or cuffs : TROUSER
20. Dramatist of the absurd : IONESCO
21. One of a French trio : ATHOS
22. Great joy : RAPTURE
23. Potters : CLAYMEN
24. Hotel-desk postings : CHECKOUTTIMES
26. Intends : AIMS
27. Aardvark food : ANTS
29. Contents of certain books : CHECKS
30. Milk: Prefix : LACT
31. ___ volente : DEO
32. Recent: Prefix : NEO
33. Bypass closely : SKIRT
34. Factions : SECTS
35. Irish cry : ARRA
37. Arthur's nephew : GAWAIN
39. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
42. Geste or Nash : BEAU
45. Sea flier : ERN
46. Sing loudly, with "out" : BELT
47. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
50. English game pebble : CHECKSTONE
54. Makes inquiries : CHECKSUPON
57. Humperdinck boy : HANSEL
58. Base runner, at times : STEALER
60. Treatment : USAGE
61. Common abbr. : ETC
62. ___ code : AREA
64. Ground defense: Abbr. : LAA
65. African native : SOMALI
67. Stopovers for game pieces : CHECKERBOARDSQUARES
72. Whistle stop : HAMLET
73. Gold tinctures : ORS
74. Plaster item : CAST
75. Rockefeller's oil: Abbr. : STD
77. Miss Adoree : RENEE
78. Contract's predecessor : AUCTION
80. Coin : SPECIE
83. Realists : ACTUALISTS
86. Full go-ahead : BLANKCHECK
88. Estes and Menlo: Abbr. : PKS
89. Bird plumage : RUFF
90. Owned : HAD
91. Creil's river : OISE
92. Elbe tributary : EGER
93. Object of perception : SENSUM
95. "What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
99. Samantha : EGGAR
103. Miss Kett et al. : ETTAS
105. Roman way : VIA
107. Relative: Abbr. : BRO
108. Skin : DERM
109. Sleigh puller : DASHER
111. Show surprise : GASP
112. Small herring : BRIT
113. Accurate one : DOUBLECHECKER
116. Most trim : TIDIEST
118. Harmonizers' girl : ADELINE
119. Type of song : THEME
120. Set apart : ISOLATE
121. Picks : SELECTS
122. As good ___ : ASNEW
123. Early stringed instrument : CHEKKER
1. Large insect : CICADA
2. "___ than thou" : HOLIER
3. Charm : ENAMOR
4. Florida sights : KEYS
5. Royal initials : HSM
6. Kind of ography : OCEAN
7. Author Kurt : VONNEGUT
8. Raincoats, for short : MACS
9. Moral: Abbr. : ETH
10. Begin a hotel visit : CHECKIN
11. Chinese fowl : COCHIN
12. Suppliant : ASKER
13. Japanese bastion of W.W. II : TRUK
14. Zounds! : RATS
15. Decide : OPT
16. Practical : UTILE
17. Common field plant : SUMAC
18. Establish : ERECT
19. Shelters or hostels : RESTS
25. 1905 manifesto : OCTOBER
28. ___ tee : TOA
33. Hindu garment : SAREE
34. Japanese orange : SATSUMA
36. Fundamentals : ABCS
38. Traveled widely : WENTABOUT
40. Flatfoot's relative : TEC
41. Social-club member : ELK
43. Squeeze out : EKE
44. Abate, old style : ASLAKE
47. Give out iridescence : OPALESCE
48. Of a military science : LOGISTIC
49. Carbon: Suffix : ANE
50. Guevara : CHE
51. Kind of girl : HATCHECK
52. Delights : ENCHANTS
53. Dare: Fr. : OSER
54. Goodman's instr. : CLAR
55. Sniffles : HEADCOLDS
56. Asian grass : USAR
59. As ___ resort : ALAST
63. Soak : RET
65. Trafalgar and Times: Abbr. : SQS
66. Excel in the slalom : OUTSKI
68. Tall bird : EMEU
69. Less smoggy : CLEARER
70. Grampuses : ORCS
71. Arabian capital : SANA
76. Ten: Prefix : DEK
77. Door sound : RAP
78. ___ as a daisy : ASFRESH
79. Borneo natives : IBANS
81. Portions: Abbr. : PCS
82. Querying sounds : EHEH
84. Haul : LUG
85. Bowstring hemp : IFE
87. Based on moral law : NOMISTIC
90. Listen carefully : HEARKEN
93. Crams, in Scotland : STECHS
94. Grape : UVA
96. Take ___ (rest) : ABREAK
97. Sad, in Dijon : TRISTE
98. More biting : HOTTER
99. Norse tales : EDDAS
100. Hollow stone : GEODE
101. Thin cereal : GRUEL
102. Stroll along : AMBLE
104. Greek letter : THETA
106. Clownlike : APISH
109. Parking-lot hazard : DENT
110. Honor cards : ACES
111. Expanded : GREW
112. Swindle : BILK
114. Auto plate: Abbr. : LIC
115. Uncle, in Perth : EME
117. Deer : DOE

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