LETTER-PERFECT

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1979

Author: David J. Pohl and John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.55)
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mil. award : DSC
4. Menelaus' wife : HELEN
9. Savoy dance : STOMP
14. Lombard city : MILAN
19. Wash : BATHE
21. Glide along : SKATE
22. Marine painter : HOMER
23. "Pal Joey" author : OHARA
24. i : EYEOFTHEHURRICANE
27. Where Shillong is : ASSAM
28. Bring ___ (animate) : TOLIFE
29. Twaddle : DRIVEL
30. Lustrous black : RAVEN
32. ___-la-la : TRA
33. Card position : FACEUP
35. Slaughter : ENOS
37. Turner's org. : CIA
38. PT or U- : BOAT
39. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
40. h : BEETHOVENSFIFTH
44. Crew member : OAR
47. Acme : TOP
48. Particular : OWN
49. ___ Palmas : LAS
50. Cardinal point : EAST
51. Locale : SPOT
53. Invalidated : NULLED
55. Swab : MOP
56. Excited : FLUSHED
59. ___ Coeur, Parisian landmark : SACRE
61. Den : LAIR
62. Skipjack : BONITO
64. Impoverished : NEEDY
65. Actor Alan : ARKIN
66. Pt. of speech : ADV
67. ___ es Salaam : DAR
68. Smear : DAUB
70. Govt. agents : TMEN
71. Adman's come-on : TEASER
73. Antipathetic : AVERSE
76. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
78. Undivided : ONE
79. Blunder : FLUFF
80. Quell : REPRESS
82. Refuse : TRASH
84. Primate : APE
86. Being, in Brest : ETRE
88. Grooming : TOILET
89. Tumultuous : HECTIC
91. Quiet : LULL
93. Alone : SOLO
95. Its: Fr. : SES
96. Past : AGO
98. Implicit : TACIT
100. Deck : ORLOP
102. Crab's claw : NIPPER
104. Campus V.I.P. : PROF
105. Austrian neighbor : ITALY
106. Practice quiz : PRETEST
108. Son of Odin : TYR
109. Arizona native : NAVAJO
111. Scissors sound : SNIP
112. Russian hemp : RINE
113. Painting : OIL
114. Ram's dam : EWE
115. ___ affaire flambée : UNE
117. ___ Paulo : SAO
118. o : SECONDINCOMMAND
123. Minus : LESS
125. Small songbird : WREN
126. Red Baron, e.g. : ACE
127. At no time: Poet. : NEER
128. Barked, in a way : YIPPED
131. Mass. cape : ANN
132. Pico de ___ : ANETO
134. Take down a peg : DEMOTE
138. Memorable actress from Canada : LILLIE
140. Type of maid : METER
142. c : CIVILRIGHTSLEADER
145. Grenoble's river : ISERE
146. Organic compound : AMINE
147. Bias : SLANT
148. Words on proofs : STETS
149. Narrow groove : STRIA
150. Annoying : PESKY
151. Bristles : SETAE
152. June grads : SRS
1. ___ Judgment : DAYOF
2. Stone monument : STELA
3. Selection : CHOICE
4. Royal letters : HSH
5. ___ out (got by) : EKED
6. City in Germany : LAHR
7. Sewing case : ETUI
8. e : NERVEEND
9. Civil War battle site: 1862 : SHILOH
10. Couperin's "Tic-___-choc" : TOC
11. Jerusalem's Mosque of ___ : OMAR
12. Imperils : MENACES
13. Conductor/composer : PREVIN
14. Lament : MOAN
15. Letters on a chasuble : IHS
16. s : LASTOFTHEMOHICANS
17. Turkey's highest point : ARARAT
18. Athlete/actor : NAMATH
19. Stake : BET
20. Result : EFFECT
25. Münster man : TEUTON
26. Tear : RENT
31. Canvas support : EASEL
34. p : POPULARFRONT
36. Lawgiver : SOLON
38. Actress Jacqueline : BISSET
40. "El Libertador" : BOLIVAR
41. Oenochoe : EWER
42. Tasteless : VAPID
43. Rural Roman god : FAUN
44. Greek peak : OSSA
45. Aside : APART
46. f : ROCKEFELLERCENTER
52. Examination : TRIAL
54. Youth : LAD
55. Tasty tidbits : MORSELS
56. y : FOURTHOFJULY
57. First place : EDEN
58. Unit of force : DYNE
60. Result : ENSUE
62. Fence : BARRIER
63. Flap : TAB
67. Trial witness, of a sort : DEPOSER
69. Expose : BARE
72. Tritons : EFTS
74. Legionnaire, e.g. : VET
75. Stengel follower : ESE
77. Cholla and opuntia : CACTI
81. Famished : STARVED
83. Photocopies : STATS
84. Askew : ALOP
85. Engine sound : PURR
87. Hebrew judge : ELI
90. Eyelashes : CILIA
92. Emollient : LOTION
94. Of vision : OPTIC
97. Tibetan gazelle : GOA
99. Steno's slip : TYPO
101. Robert ___ Warren : PENN
103. Power tower : PYLON
104. Pledge or risk : PAWN
107. Portable chair : SEDAN
109. Almost a direct hit : NEARMISS
110. "Anna Christie" playwright : ONEILL
113. Former : ONETIME
116. Discerns : ESPIES
118. Pundits : SWAMIS
119. Composer Bloch : ERNEST
120. Glacial mass : ICECAP
121. Jumble : MEDLEY
122. Seemann's milieu : MEER
124. Slapping sounds : SPLATS
129. Doyen : ELDER
130. Fares : DIETS
132. Range : AREA
133. Genus of 114 Across : OVIS
135. Stare amorously : OGLE
136. "Take ___!" : THAT
137. "Vulcan's chimney" : ETNA
139. Forage plant : ERS
141. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
143. Squid's defense : INK
144. ___ Anne de Beaupré : STE

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