TROUBLE SPOTS

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1975

Author: Robert Roop
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1975, The New York Times
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1. Amass : PILEUP
7. False appearances : FACADES
14. Greek region : PHOCIS
20. Offering at Delphi : ORACLE
21. " . . . Dumpty sat ___" : ONAWALL
22. Downright : ARRANT
23. Problem for an AWOL : DISHONORABLEDISCHARGE
26. This, in Spain : ESTO
27. Shipping abbr. : DWC
28. "___ a horse!" : GET
29. Gardner : ERLE
30. Liquori and Ryun : MILERS
33. Command : BEHEST
36. Suffix for cash or cloth : IER
37. Divorcee's problem : ALIMONYPAYMENTS
42. Arena cheer : OLE
44. Bearing, as a pine : CONING
45. Spanish men : SENORES
46. Kind of soup : NOODLE
49. Ham-actor's problem : CATCALL
51. Bar mixes : SODAS
52. Sailing craft : CATBOAT
53. Wing: Prefix : PTER
54. Chalice veil : AER
56. Plainclothesman: Abbr. : DET
57. Errant husband's place : DOGHOUSE
58. During, old style : THRO
59. "___ up, Doc?" : WHATS
61. Ogling : EYING
63. Jeanne and Marie: Abbr. : STES
64. Sensible : SANE
65. Old patriarch : NASI
66. Cries of disgust : FOHS
70. Of an eye part : UVEAL
72. Water or musk : MELON
73. Held onto : KEPT
77. Autoist's problem : FLATTIRE
79. ___ carte : ALA
81. At sea: Abbr. : SLG
82. Mex., U.S., etc. : AMER
83. Diversity, in Paris : VARIETE
84. Portents : OMENS
86. State of decline : EBBTIDE
88. Tangles : SNARLS
89. Encircle : WREATHE
91. Blood trunks: Fr. : AORTES
92. Naval title: Abbr. : NSO
93. Rash-people's pursuits : WILDGOOSECHASES
95. Math. branch : ALG
97. Lamp parts : SHADES
99. Goes stealthily : STALKS
100. Beat soundly : ROUT
102. Org. for G.I.'s : USO
103. Pasture : LEA
104. Rate, in Madrid : TASA
108. Spenders' problems : OVERDRAWNBANKACCOUNTS
116. Slightest : MEREST
117. Charm, in London : ENAMOUR
118. Bret et al. : HARTES
119. Valuables : ASSETS
120. One on a pension : RETIREE
121. Worn out : EFFETE
1. Foot: Suffix : PODE
2. Spring bloom : IRIS
3. Word for Uncas : LAST
4. Little Sir ___ : ECHO
5. Eskimo knife : ULO
6. Bankrupt's problems : PENDINGLAWSUITS
7. Surgical tongs : FORCEPS
8. Santa ___ : ANA
9. Taxi : CAB
10. Sharp tool : AWL
11. Perform, in Scotland : DAE
12. Relative of yore : ELD
13. Snubs : SLIGHTS
14. Agreements : PACTS
15. Royal initials : HRH
16. Old English moneys : ORAE
17. Put into execution : CARRIEDOUT
18. Fireplace : INGLE
19. Pilot : STEER
24. Like a certain bird : OWLY
25. Receives : SEES
30. ___ Lisa : MONA
31. Explorer and family : RAES
32. Church councils : SYNODS
33. Scold : BERATE
34. Chem. suffixes : ENES
35. Sweet or wisdom : TOOTH
37. Musical background: Abbr. : ACCPT
38. Unwilling : LOATH
39. ___ alia : INTER
40. Small: Prefix : MICRO
41. Form : MODE
43. Composer Villa-___ : LOBOS
46. Pill-taker's problem : NAGGINGBACKACHE
47. Serve as an optical beam : LASE
48. French seasons : ETES
50. French port : LEHAVRE
52. Comfort : CONSOLE
55. Eastern queen : RANEE
57. Phones : DIALS
60. Repast : TEA
62. Carbon: Suffix : YNE
66. R. E. Lees et al.: Abbr. : FFVS
67. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
68. Bombastic talkers : HARANGUERS
69. Excites : STIRS
71. Hebrew letters : LAMEDS
72. Shawls : MANTOS
73. Town of India : KATRA
74. Issues : EMITS
75. Carolina river : PEDEE
76. Lock of hair : TRESS
78. Ultimate end : TELOS
80. Kelp : LEAG
84. Heraldic border : ORLE
85. Kaput : SHOT
87. Jeering sounds : BOHS
89. Certain man : WIDOWER
90. Exhale: It. : ESALARE
93. "When I ___ lad" : WASA
94. Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
95. Fragrance : AROMA
96. Adores : LOVES
98. Offends : HURTS
101. Ginkgo or ash : TREE
104. Gang territory : TURF
105. Stake : ANTE
106. Proof mark : STET
107. African fox : ASSE
109. Summer time: Abbr. : DST
110. Compass point : NNE
111. Belfry problem : BAT
112. "What ___ doing?" : AMI
113. Conjunction : NOR
114. Letter : KUE
115. Dumbbell : OAF

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