FIRST THE GOOD NEWS . . .

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 1978

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 7, Spans: 6
Tap Osborn has 110 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. David Low's Colonel : BLIMP
6. Moslem judge : CADI
10. Guru : SAGE
14. Daybeds : SOFAS
19. Of the ear or air : AURAL
20. Well-informed : UPON
21. Jabbar's target : HOOP
22. Elèves' milieu : ECOLE
23. FORECAST, with 33 Across : GLOBALTENSIONWILLEASE
27. Sylvan blight : SUNSCALD
28. Sort of port : HAVEN
29. Singer Frankie : AVALON
30. Emulated the Sprats : ATE
31. Infuriation : RAGE
32. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
33. See 23 Across : ATBOTHTHEPOLARREGIONS
43. Awaken : ROUSE
44. Practices : USES
45. Raison ___ : DETRE
46. Placebo : SOP
47. Calvary letters : INRI
48. Suffix with blithe and frolic : SOME
50. United : ONE
51. Playbill heading : ACTI
52. FORECAST, with 75 Across : AIRPOLLUTIONWILLABATE
59. Actor Jack : SOO
60. Short snorts : NIPS
61. Full of regret : RUING
62. Habituated : INURED
63. Comprehensive : WIDE
64. Conglomerate initials : ITT
65. Ringside ringer : GONG
66. Ill will : MALICE
69. Refuse : WASTE
71. Fountain item : CONE
72. Game scores: Abbr. : PTS
75. See 52 Across : ASENERGYSHORTAGESGROW
79. Arena receipts : GATE
80. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
81. Kind of gun or squad : RIOT
82. Libertine : RAKE
83. Courtroom vow : IDO
84. Genetic group : CLONE
86. Just : FAIR
88. Scrambled, in a way : CODED
89. FORECAST, with 107 Across : CONGRESSWILLTOILASONE
94. Communion is one : RITE
95. Retail event : SALE
96. King Cole : NAT
97. Frictionless : SMOOTH
100. Dr. Sabin's target : POLIO
102. Malnourished : UNDERFED
107. See 89 Across : TOVOTEITSELFAPAYRAISE
110. Oil source : OLIVE
111. Shaker contents : SALT
112. Kind of course : MEAT
113. Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
114. Shore bird : WADER
115. Units of conductance : MHOS
116. Gaelic : ERSE
117. Direct attention : REFER
1. Luggage : BAGS
2. Humdinger : LULU
3. Shipment to Bethlehem : IRON
4. Fairy queen and namesakes : MABS
5. Appease : PLACATE
6. Veal ___ : CUTLET
7. Followed exactly : APED
8. Teacher at Oxford : DON
9. Fit as a fiddle : INSHAPE
10. Post-blizzard tool : SHOVEL
11. Top-rated : AONE
12. Halston creation : GOWN
13. Spire ornament : EPI
14. Border : SELVAGE
15. Bodies of water: Lat. : OCEANI
16. Stable newcomer : FOAL
17. Too : ALSO
18. Noticed : SEEN
24. Plaster backing : LATH
25. Shakespearean roles : IAGOS
26. Debussy opus : LAMER
31. Bowling-alley button : RESET
32. Russian craft society : ARTEL
33. Operatic songs : ARIAS
34. "Pagliacci" clown : TONIO
35. Donkey : BURRO
36. Poet Mandelstam : OSIP
37. Organic part of soil : HUMUS
38. "___ the long years": G.B.S. : ADOWN
39. Back down: Var. : RENIG
40. Levant : OSCAR
41. Night, in Roma : NOTTE
42. Descried : SPIED
48. One of Seaver's deceivers : SLIDER
49. Greek flask : OLPE
51. "Snug as ___ . . . " : ABUG
53. Reserved : ONICE
54. Galway citizens : IRISH
55. "___ lunch" : OUTTO
56. Saltpeter : NITER
57. Jungle cub : LIONET
58. Two of Henry VIII's wives : ANNES
63. Sommelier's concern : WINE
65. Kind of dancer : GOGO
66. Thaumaturgy : MAGIC
67. Barbecue : ASADO
68. Admit : LETON
69. Ed and Keenan : WYNNS
70. In ___ (agitated) : ASTEW
71. City of over five million : CAIRO
72. Madrid museum : PRADO
73. Symbol : TOKEN
74. Nobel was one : SWEDE
76. Brant or quink : GOOSE
77. Overused : TRITE
78. Ribbed silk : GROS
84. Hoss, e.g. : CRITTER
85. Oblivion : LETHE
86. Thrash or thresh : FLAIL
87. Hit song of 1931 : ALLOFME
88. Party purveyor : CATERER
90. Channel : GROOVE
91. Keys : ISLETS
92. Congenital : INNATE
93. Chatterley : LADY
97. Pack away : STOW
98. Ocean sunfish : MOLA
99. Roman poet : OVID
100. Egyptian god of creation : PTAH
101. Site of Akershus Castle : OSLO
102. Poisonous plant : UPAS
103. Breathing noise : RALE
104. Feudal estate : FIEF
105. Toiler in 104 Down : ESNE
106. Expensive : DEAR
108. Doctrine : ISM
109. Gas: Prefix : AER

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