COIN TOSS

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1981

Author: Nancy A. Wood
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Canon : LAW
4. Donnybrook : BRAWL
9. Feeling ennui : BORED
14. Party item : FAVOR
19. M.D.'s group : AMA
20. Weird : EERIE
21. A dweller on Parnassus : ERATO
22. Judge : OPINE
23. Tail heads : PIGSWALLOWFANANDBROAD
27. Ready : PREPARED
28. The best policy : HONESTY
29. One-fifth of CCLX : LII
30. Rages : IRES
31. Strong point : FORTE
32. The Black Prince : EDWARD
35. Sniveled : WHINED
38. ___ en scène : MISE
39. Callas or Tallchief : MARIA
41. Dromedary features : HUMPS
42. Cleave : RIVE
43. Golf shot : CHIP
45. Religious council : SYNOD
49. Body of Kaffir warriors : IMPI
50. Prefix for typist : TELE
51. Tones down : COOLS
52. Digression : ASIDE
53. Kind of opera : SOAP
54. Something unique : ONER
55. Dodge : ELUDE
56. Builder's material : STEEL
57. Italian seaport : TRIESTE
59. Pure air : OZONE
60. Dep. : STA
61. Tail and head tails : RACEWINDANDWATERS
66. ___ de plume : NOM
67. Remains : RUINS
68. Indubitable : CERTAIN
71. Slow, musically : TARDO
74. Oligophrenic : MORON
75. Incite : SPUR
77. Likewise : ALSO
78. Heeling : ALIST
79. Succeed : ENSUE
80. Hors d'oeuvre item : PATE
81. "And, will you, ___ you . . . ": Shak. : NILL
82. "Tiger" man of poetry : BLAKE
83. Female ruffs : REES
84. French fabric : SOIE
85. Abbr. on some invoices : ADVAL
86. Bothered : IRKED
88. Wellington's school : ETON
89. "___ upon the midnight . . . " : ITCAME
90. " . . . that worn-out ___ idly spoken": Lytton : WORDSO
93. Soil sci. : AGRON
95. Division word : INTO
96. Corroded : ATE
97. Moor growth : HEATHER
100. Set apart : INSULATE
104. Head heads : CHUCKLEBLOCKEGGANDFAT
108. Esteem : HONOR
109. Barbecue : ROAST
110. "Worn-out" adjective (see 90 Across) : ALONE
111. Prefix with puncture : ACU
112. Rows : TIERS
113. Evicts : OUSTS
114. Soft : MUTED
115. Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
1. Finn's neighbor : LAPP
2. Moslem nobleman : AMIR
3. Pay : WAGE
4. Is on guard : BEWARES
5. Rose like a horse : REARED
6. Van Gogh lived here : ARLES
7. Frenzied : WILD
8. Zodiac sign : LEO
9. Prior to : BEFORE
10. Praying figure : ORANT
11. Rajah's wife : RANEE
12. Japanese outcasts : ETAS
13. Wouk's "___ Stop the Carnival" : DONT
14. Watch chain : FOB
15. Spring mo. : APR
16. Duke Orsino's bride : VIOLA
17. Buoyantly : ONAIR
18. Made over : REDID
24. Tail tails : SPINPIPEANDSKID
25. "___ woods these are . . . ": Frost : WHOSE
26. The vat man : DYER
31. Fin : FIVER
33. Catastrophe : DISASTER
34. Head tails : WAYSTARTANDCOLD
35. Card game : WHIST
36. Thurber forte : HUMOR
37. Damage : IMPAIR
38. Distance for Coe : MILE
39. Common fungus : MILDEW
40. Vaulted projection : APSE
42. Start over : RENEW
43. Punctuation marks : COLONS
44. Hecate's companion : HOUND
46. Never, in Bonn : NIE
47. Epicede, e.g. : ODE
48. Actor Duilio ___ Prete : DEL
50. Carved emblem : TOTEM
51. "Les Baigneurs" creator : CEZANNE
58. Kiddy vehicles : SCOOTERS
59. Hateful : ODIOUS
60. Cordwood measure : STERE
62. Pressed : IRONED
63. Dog's role in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
64. Sharp : ACUTE
65. ___ test, for a race horse : SALIVA
69. Moslem faith : ISLAM
70. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
71. Label : TAB
72. Tennis term : ALL
73. Inlet : RIA
74. Nothing but : MERE
75. Number 3 wood : SPOON
76. Distress : PAIN
84. Openbill : STORK
85. Harmonized : ATTUNED
87. Cairene's eye shadow : KOHL
88. Puts up : ERECTS
89. Maniacal : INSANE
90. German guard : WACHT
91. H.R.E. ruler: 962–73 : OTHOI
92. What alumni do : REUNE
93. Global supporter : ATLAS
94. Shade : GHOST
95. Bar at Fort Knox : INGOT
98. Saarinen : EERO
99. Hassan in "The Arabian Nights" : ABOU
100. Dome-shaped edifice : IGLU
101. Distant : AFAR
102. Mexican fare : TACO
103. Small case : ETUI
105. Heart, to Hadrian : COR
106. Old Ger. coins : KRS
107. Gr. resistance movement : EAM

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