PLAINS-SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 1977

Author: J. A. Felker
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 605 (avg 1.40)
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© 1977, The New York Times
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1. Clean : WASHUP
7. Violently : AMAIN
12. Certain mater : ALMA
16. Barbecue need : SPIT
20. Give the cold-shoulder : IGNORE
21. Ship, in Spain : BARCO
22. On a ___ (carousing) : TEAR
23. Part of "La Tosca" : SCENE
24. Connecticut : THEPEANUTMEGSTATE
27. Soviet mountains : URALS
28. Infamous marquis : SADE
29. More curious : NOSIER
30. Kind of TV audience : LIVE
31. French painter : GRANET
32. Turn in a way : UPEND
33. Studied : PORED
34. Good name : REPUTE
35. Miss Lillie et al. : BEAS
39. Knight of TV : TED
40. Mushroom : CEPE
41. ___ out (stayed) : SATIT
42. Merman and Kennedy : ETHELS
44. Slip back : RELAPSE
47. Pronto : ATONCE
49. Attack : LEAPAT
50. Dreary account : LITANY
51. Kind of excuse : LAME
53. Kind of bag : GRAB
55. Western gulch : ARROYO
56. Hokkaido port : OTARU
57. Sick's partner : TIRED
58. Teen or dog's : AGE
59. Auto-race city, for short : INDY
60. Certain vote : YES
62. In a while : LATERON
64. ___ Coeur : SACRE
66. Corded fabric : REP
67. Ski ___ : TOWS
68. Thwarts : SPITES
70. Certain sportsman : HIKER
71. Follow : ENSUE
73. Decrees : ORDAINS
76. Tom : PAINE
78. John : OHARA
80. Easy win : SHOOIN
82. Northern European : LAPP
83. Map abbr. : RTE
86. Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
87. Lamp owner : ALADDIN
90. Suffix for consul or sultan : ATE
91. Old alloy : ASEM
92. Antelope : GNU
93. Heat, to Cicero : CALOR
95. Disagreed loudly : BOOED
97. Promise : ASSURE
99. Indian flour : ATTA
101. Kind of house : OPEN
102. Tropical parrot : CONURE
103. "___ for Sergeants" : NOTIME
104. Shade of character : STRIPE
106. Irritating : GALLING
108. Connecting agent : UNITER
109. Regional bird life : ORNIS
110. Campus org. : ROTC
111. High, in music : ALT
113. Rhode Island denizens : REDS
114. Penny ___ : ARCADE
116. Location : SITUS
118. Spanish paintings : DALIS
120. Did a sewing job : DARNED
121. Waste allowance : TRET
122. Keep after school : PUNISH
123. Malarial ailment : AGUE
127. Semblance : IMAGE
128. The works : FROMSOUPTOPEANUTS
131. Tore around : RACED
132. Skirt style : MINI
133. Court decree : ARRET
134. Songbird : LINNET
135. Fraternal people : ELKS
136. Voices : SAYS
137. Forward : FRESH
138. Leash, in Paris : LAISSE
1. Dim and half : WITS
2. Turkish title : AGHA
3. Trim, in Scotland : SNED
4. Actress Lange : HOPE
5. Actress Mary : URE
6. Insulting words : PEANUTSTOYOU
7. Treated badly : ABUSED
8. Before midi : MATIN
9. Like a payroll guard : ARMED
10. Baked-goods worker : ICER
11. Drink : NOG
12. Clothes : ATTIRES
13. Decamp : LEAVE
14. Joined : MATED
15. Common verb : ARE
16. Working on dirty pans : SCRAPING
17. Christmas favorite : PEANUTCRACKERSUITE
18. Narrow waterway : INLET
19. Experience : TESTE
23. " . . . lamb was ___ go" : SURETO
25. Relative of nah : NOPE
26. Joe, sometimes : SLOPPY
31. Jarred : GRATED
33. Nitty-gritty : PEANUTSANDBOLTS
35. Area of L.A. : BELAIR
36. Always, to poets : ETERNE
37. Tough problem : AHARDPEANUTTOCRACK
38. Indian soldier : SEPOY
40. Barton : CLARA
41. "___ Time, Next Year" : SAME
43. Minstrel's offering : LAY
44. Music abbr. : RIT
45. Relative of etc. : ETAL
46. T.S. and family : ELIOTS
48. Tidal flood : EAGRE
50. Kind of leader : LOSS
52. English composer : ARNE
54. Drink : BEER
57. Triplet : TRIN
61. Sheep : EWES
63. Roof ornament : EPI
64. Lollipop or Pinafore : SHIP
65. Biblical spring : AIN
67. Peter or Ivan : TSAR
69. Quarrel : SPAT
72. New Deal org. : NRA
73. Tea : OOLONG
74. Jungle noise : ROAR
75. Achieved : DID
77. In ___ (succinct) : APEANUTSHELL
78. Miss Korbut : OLGA
79. Leigh and Marsha : HUNTS
81. Sound : HALE
82. Put on cargo : LADE
84. Designated : TERMED
85. Arabian rulers : EMEERS
88. Column order : IONIC
89. Certain word : NOUN
91. Active : ASTIR
93. Cheated on an exam : COPIED
94. Planet inhabitants : APES
96. Work unit : ERG
98. Family member : SON
100. Classifies : ARRANGES
102. Hard hits : CLOUTS
105. Verily : INDEED
107. Moon goddess : ARTEMIS
111. Big Dipper star : ALIOTH
112. Speech trouble : LISP
114. C'est ___ : ADIRE
115. Of a branch : RAMAL
116. Groove : STRIA
117. Literary form : IRONY
118. Barbizon painter : DUPRE
119. Poker moves : ANTES
122. Cat or motor sound : PURR
123. Roman years : ANNI
124. Revs the engine : GUNS
125. U.S. Indians : UTES
126. Italian family : ESTE
128. Some radio stations : FMS
129. Idiot : OAF
130. Org. for Saarinen : AIA

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