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New York Times, Sunday, January 20, 1974

Author: Adelyn Lewis
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 7
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Criticizes : RAPS
5. Part of Vietnam : ANNAM
10. College degrees : BFAS
14. Metrical accent : ICTUS
19. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
20. Tropical vine : LIANE
21. Waterfall, in Scotland : LINN
22. Hard as ___ : NAILS
23. Cynical quote, with 32 and 110 Across : POLITICSIS
25. Italian city : ASTI
26. Suffix for hippo : DROME
27. Kind of highway : TWOLANE
28. ___ Binh, Vietnam : NINH
30. Cleaving tool : FROE
32. See 23 Across : THESCIENCEOFHOWWHO
39. Alas, in Bonn : ACH
42. N.L. player : ASTRO
43. Fencer, at times : PARRIER
44. Charged atom : ION
45. Silvers or Harris : PHIL
47. Suffix in zoology : IDAE
49. Obtain : GET
50. African fox : ASSE
51. Idealistic quote, with 94 Across : POLITICSISTHEART
57. Turns right : GEES
58. Log chute : ROLLWAY
59. Whim : NOTION
60. Physics or chemistry: Abbr. : SCI
62. Theory : ISM
63. Part of a yard : INCH
65. Hard-core films, for short : PORNOS
67. Did cowboy work : ROPED
71. Great amount : SEA
72. Here-I-come state: Abbr. : CALIF
74. Kind of drum : SNARE
76. Go wrong : ERR
77. Ford : ERNIE
79. Water birds : EGRETS
83. R. R. stops : STAS
84. Chemical suffix : ENE
85. Once around : LAP
87. Actor Jack and family : HALEYS
89. Callers of strikes : UMPIRES
91. Swing around : SLUE
94. See 51 Across : OFHUMANHAPPINESS
97. Northern constellation : LYNX
98. Dakota Indian : REE
99. Letters : CEES
100. Italian family : ESTE
101. Swiss canton : URI
102. Hen marking : SCRATCH
105. Blow one's horn : BOAST
109. Papal title: Abbr. : SSD
110. See 23 Across : GETSWHATWHENANDWHY
114. Between hic and hoc : HAEC
115. Lighten : EASE
116. Of a belief : DEISTIC
120. Every 60 minutes : HORAL
123. Certain type: abbr. : ITAL
125. Politics, to Will Rogers : APPLESAUCE
128. Dwelling : ABODE
129. ___ after (look like) : TAKE
130. Bird sound : TWEET
131. Solar or leap : YEAR
132. Bar fruits : LIMES
133. Fielding of football : YOST
134. Glad and Learned : HANDS
135. Old slave : ESNE
1. Absorbed : RAPT
2. Nautical word : ALOW
3. Noted tourist : POLO
4. Wader : STILT
5. Adjusts : ALINES
6. Most fussy : NICEST
7. Pensacola, for one: Abbr. : NAS
8. Cuckoo : ANI
9. Middle, in law : MESNE
10. White, in Spain : BLANCA
11. Author of 51 Across : FISHER
12. Insect : ANT
13. More uppity : SNIFFIER
14. Like Astrodome events : INDOOR
15. English poet : CAREW
16. Uncle, in Madrid : TIO
17. Danube city : ULM
18. Compass point : SSE
24. Weaverbird : TAHA
29. Secretly : INPETTO
31. Butler et al. : RHETTS
33. Shouts, in France : CRIS
34. Antiseptic: Var. : IODIN
35. Instruments of knowledge : ORGANONS
36. Kind of crack : WISE
37. Lawn gear : HOSE
38. On ___ uppers : ONES
39. Inform : APPRISE
40. Beggar's non-role : CHOOSER
41. Author of 23 Across : HILLMAN
46. ___ Abner : LIL
48. Dripping : ASOP
50. Exchange premium : AGIO
52. ___ day (pill dosage) : TWICEA
53. Suffix for a collection : IANA
54. Orbit : CYCLE
55. Old pronoun : HIR
56. Long periods : EONS
61. Italian painter : CRESPI
64. Cooking temperature : HIGHHEAT
66. Showed interest : SATUP
68. Noblewoman : PEERESS
69. Borgnine and Poole : ERNESTS
70. Worked on mannequins : DRESSED
73. German lady : FRAU
75. Boarding ___ : RAMP
78. Holm oak : ILEX
80. Shade tree : ELM
81. Gives lessons : TEACHES
82. Word in New Year song : SYNE
86. Veranda, in France : PORCHE
88. Queen of ___ : SHEBA
90. Feminine suffix : INE
91. Turnstile intruder : SLUG
92. Harp's relative : LYRE
93. Military group : UNIT
95. Fruitfulness : FERACITY
96. " . . . and shall bring forth ___" : ASON
102. Marshes : SWALES
103. Nips gently : TWEAKS
104. Alpine home : CHALET
106. Confused : ADDLED
107. Candies : SWEETS
108. "___ above all . . . " : THIS
111. Ghost : SHADE
112. Below, to poets : NEATH
113. Belgian violinist : YSAYE
117. Day: Abbr. : TUES
118. Words of confidence : ICAN
119. Bird membrane : CERE
120. Prince ___ : HAL
121. Sash : OBI
122. Male gypsy : ROM
124. Chinese truth : TAO
126. New Deal org. : PWA
127. Play or pig : PEN

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