EIGHT EASY PIECES

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1977

Author: Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Alex F. Black has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
T
2
O
3
R
4
E
5
D
6
E
7
T
8
E
9
R
10
C
11
A
12
S
13
S
14
O
15
S
16
A
17
E
R
R
O
L
18
A
M
O
R
E
19
A
L
U
M
20
N
L
F
21
M
I
S
S
I
22
N
G
P
E
R
S
23
O
N
S
B
U
24
R
E
A
U
25
B
O
S
K
Y
26
A
G
E
S
27
P
R
I
O
R
28
U
N
K
S
29
U
T
E
30
A
P
E
R
31
R
I
A
S
32
A
33
G
G
I
E
S
34
S
E
C
35
R
36
E
T
A
R
Y
37
B
I
R
D
38
S
C
R
A
G
39
S
T
E
N
O
40
R
O
E
41
H
E
A
T
H
42
E
43
R
44
P
E
L
45
L
46
S
A
D
47
D
48
O
E
49
N
E
T
T
Y
50
T
51
A
52
C
O
53
L
O
54
U
N
G
E
55
L
I
Z
A
56
R
D
57
S
H
E
58
A
N
A
S
59
S
N
A
G
60
I
L
O
61
A
M
62
A
T
I
63
A
D
M
I
64
R
65
E
66
S
K
I
67
N
U
N
68
P
A
L
A
C
69
E
70
O
P
T
E
D
71
E
E
N
72
E
T
E
73
S
74
G
N
A
R
75
A
R
A
76
F
O
77
R
E
I
G
78
N
D
E
S
K
79
S
80
I
D
L
E
81
F
R
I
82
A
R
83
I
N
N
84
O
R
D
85
Y
O
86
R
E
87
L
A
G
G
A
88
R
D
89
G
P
O
90
A
I
R
91
E
92
D
93
N
A
M
E
S
94
S
N
A
P
95
P
96
Y
97
D
R
E
S
S
E
98
R
99
P
100
A
C
T
E
S
101
O
P
A
L
102
L
O
U
S
103
T
V
A
104
A
C
H
E
105
I
106
N
L
A
W
107
B
A
U
M
108
A
109
W
A
I
T
110
P
R
E
S
111
I
D
E
N
T
I
112
A
L
C
A
B
113
I
N
E
T
S
114
A
E
S
115
S
E
R
E
116
N
A
D
I
R
117
D
O
N
E
E
118
S
S
T
119
T
R
O
Y
120
G
A
R
D
E
121
A
N
T
S
© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rushed : TORE
5. Discourage : DETER
10. Mama or Timberlane : CASS
14. She-bear: Sp. : OSA
17. Leon or Flynn : ERROL
18. Love, Italian style : AMORE
19. Styptic : ALUM
20. Vietcong org. : NLF
21. Seekers of the lost, strayed or stolen : MISSINGPERSONSBUREAU
25. Sylvan : BOSKY
26. Ripens : AGES
27. Antecedent : PRIOR
28. Aunties' mates : UNKS
29. Shoshonean : UTE
30. Mimic : APER
31. Inlets : RIAS
32. Potential farmers : AGGIES
34. Quilled flier : SECRETARYBIRD
38. Scrawny one : SCRAG
39. Shorthand expert : STENO
40. Caviar, e.g. : ROE
41. Scottish bloomer : HEATHER
44. Senator from R.I. : PELL
46. Depressed : SAD
47. Female rabbit : DOE
49. Having meshes : NETTY
50. Mexican sandwich : TACO
53. Gigolo or fop : LOUNGELIZARD
57. Haggard novel : SHE
58. Duck genus : ANAS
59. Obstacle : SNAG
60. U.N. agency : ILO
61. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
63. Esteem : ADMIRE
66. Snow runner : SKI
67. Sister : NUN
68. Vaudevillians' mecca : PALACE
70. Chose : OPTED
71. Poet's word : EEN
72. Summers, in Vichy : ETES
74. Snarl : GNAR
75. Southern constellation : ARA
76. State Dept. divisions : FOREIGNDESKS
80. Lallygag : IDLE
81. Tuck, e.g. : FRIAR
83. Motel predecessor : INN
84. California fort : ORD
85. Auld lang syne : YORE
87. Straggler : LAGGARD
89. Mail ctr. : GPO
90. Exposed : AIRED
93. Appoints : NAMES
94. Beau Brummell : SNAPPYDRESSER
99. Covenants, to Clemenceau : PACTES
101. Milky gem : OPAL
102. Little and Gehrig : LOUS
103. Power-project initials : TVA
104. Molar malady : ACHE
105. Acquired relative : INLAW
107. " . . . Oz" author : BAUM
108. Stand by : AWAIT
110. Washington advisers : PRESIDENTIALCABINETS
114. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
115. Dry : SERE
116. Zenith antonym : NADIR
117. Recipient : DONEE
118. Concorde, e.g. : SST
119. Home, to Paris : TROY
120. Bastille warder : GARDE
121. Picnic pests : ANTS
1. Make thirds : TRISECT
2. Russian city : ORSK
3. Cheerful : ROSY
4. Wallach : ELI
5. Dirk : DAGGER
6. Dominion : EMPERY
7. Digits : TOES
8. Go wrong : ERR
9. Breathe : RESPIRE
10. Fido's genus : CANIS
11. "They ___ serve . . . " : ALSO
12. Minor division of mankind : SUBRACE
13. Rival of T.C.U. : SMU
14. Single performance : ONENIGHTSTAND
15. Relieve : SLAKE
16. Make ___ (complain) : AFUSS
17. Declaims : EMOTES
22. California valley : NAPA
23. Toward the mouth : ORAD
24. Wrinkled : RUGATE
25. "The Wayward ___" : BUS
30. Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
31. ___ Janeiro : RIODE
33. Moses, for one : GRANDMA
35. Store : REPOSIT
36. Wind dir. : ENE
37. Gascon's activity : BRAGGING
38. Mets' home : SHEA
42. Upright : ETHICAL
43. Cover crop : RYE
45. ___ Alamos : LOS
46. ___ the grass : SNAKEIN
47. Watered down : DILUTED
48. Forms of oxygen : OZONES
50. Chinese pagoda : TAA
51. European country : ANDORRA
52. Politico's bankroll : CAMPAIGNCHEST
54. Invisible : UNSEEN
55. Voltage decrease : LINEDROP
56. Medium's signal : RAP
62. City near Oran : ALGIERS
64. Get back into focus : REFRAME
65. Ancient Tokyo : EDO
69. Before, to poets : ERE
73. Henny Penny's phobia : SKY
75. Labor org. : AFL
77. Frees (of) : RIDS
78. Prickly pear : NOPAL
79. Glides aloft : SOARS
82. Marbles : AGATES
86. Meadow barley : RIE
88. Dweller : RESIDER
89. Beaver's activity : GNAWING
91. Heirs' concerns : ESTATES
92. Invent : DEVISE
94. Tiff : SPAT
95. Adirondack lake : PLACID
96. "___ My Sunshine" : YOUARE
97. Waiter or bell : DUMB
98. Hair pad : RAT
99. Greek actress Irene : PAPAS
100. Units of area : ACRES
101. Illinois town : OLNEY
106. Opera by Handel : NERO
107. Constr. man : BLDR
108. Soon : ANON
109. Left : WENT
111. Adherent : IST
112. Shoe size : AAA
113. Cantor's wife : IDA

Found bugs or have suggestions?