NIGHT LIFE

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1981

Author: Nancy A. Wood
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Trifling sum : GROAT
6. Phone attachment : CORD
10. Boundless : VAST
14. To a colleen, he's a spalpeen : SCAMP
19. Actor Meeker : RALPH
20. Opposite of apterous : ALAR
21. Dies ___ : IRAE
22. Terry item : TOWEL
23. Absquatulate : ELOPE
24. Lollygag : LAZE
25. World Series pitcher: 1948 : SAIN
26. Love in Aquila : AMORE
27. Nocturnal howlers : WEREWOLVES
29. One with a midnight curfew : CINDERELLA
31. Buenos ___ : AIRES
32. Housed : SHELTERED
34. Share the billing : COSTAR
36. Pinna : EAR
37. Work unit : ERG
38. Pluto's plaint : YELP
42. Imperfection : DEFECT
43. Dreary : DISMAL
46. Douceur : SOP
48. Hutch dweller : DOE
49. Ouph : ELF
50. Deceive : HOCUS
52. Early church lang. : LLAT
54. What some spirits do : HAUNT
56. Pub offering : ALE
57. Early time : IRONAGE
59. Golfers' considerations : DISTANCES
62. Ponti's wife : LOREN
64. Connect : RELATE
66. Turner, e.g. : PAINTER
67. Greek contest : AGON
69. Della Casa and Kirk : LISAS
71. Whit : MOTE
72. North Carolinian : TARHEEL
75. Paton place : AFRICA
77. Allow : ADMIT
81. Like most monsters : DISTORTED
83. Star in Scorpio : ANTARES
85. Gold, in Genova : ORO
86. A friend of Job : ELIHU
87. Salem, to Essex Co., Mass. : SEAT
89. What ogres cause : ALARM
90. Milne character : ROO
91. Where a herd might be heard : LEA
92. Nocturnal prowler : RAT
95. Pigments for Peale : OCHERS
97. Floating : NATANT
99. One of the Hoppers : EDNA
101. Roulette bet : BAS
103. Hill, to an Arab : TEL
104. With wisdom : SAGELY
105. Pen : INCLOSURE
108. Santander sir : SENOR
109. Deadly nightshade : BELLADONNA
112. Nocturnal flier : VAMPIREBAT
117. Buoyantly : ONAIR
118. Actress Patricia : NEAL
119. Landed : ALIT
120. Architect Jones : INIGO
121. Cat-___-tails : ONINE
122. One below a marquess : EARL
123. Familiar farewell : TATA
124. Histrio : ACTOR
125. Ocean hazards : BERGS
126. Squirrel's nest : DREY
127. Dummkoff : ESEL
128. Rundown : SEEDY
1. Developed : GREW
2. Kin of a wheeze : RALE
3. Smell, in Toledo : OLOR
4. Conciliate : APPEASE
5. Midnight : THEWITCHINGHOUR
6. Barn-dance official : CALLER
7. Norwegian kings : OLAVS
8. Destroy : RAZE
9. Clothes : DRESSES
10. Intuitive : VISCERAL
11. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
12. Jeanne, for one : SAINTE
13. Auxiliary boats : TENDERS
14. Fixed look : STARE
15. Broadway's "Arsenic and Old Lace," e.g. : COMEDY
16. Mil. problem : AWOL
17. European blackbird : MERL
18. Nul tiel record is one : PLEA
28. Henry, e.g. : ORATOR
30. Therefore : ERGO
33. Shakespearean ghost : HAMLETSFATHER
34. One of the strings : CELLO
35. Present : OFFER
39. Infer : EDUCE
40. Misanthrope, perhaps : LONER
41. Household members : PETS
42. "Big ___!" : DEAL
43. Cape Cod sight : DUNE
44. "Manner ___ . . . ": Cowper : ISALL
45. Terhune canine : LAD
47. These may cause screams in dreams : PHANTASMAGORIAS
51. Band instrument : CORNET
53. Gratuity : TIP
55. Staked : ANTED
58. Mother of the Titans : GAIA
60. Maple seed : SAMARA
61. Niña's uncle : TIO
63. A spinner in space : EARTH
65. Merit : EARN
68. Poetic contraction : OER
70. Shankar's instrument : SITAR
72. Tessellated : TILED
73. Meccawee, e.g. : ASIAN
74. "___ Misérables" : LES
76. Dieter's worries: Abbr. : CALS
78. Upright : MORAL
79. Literary device : IRONY
80. Binge : TOOT
81. Strike out : DELE
82. ___ volente : DEO
84. Verdi opera : ERNANI
88. In reality : ACTUALLY
93. Start of a well-known series : ABCD
94. Like a night owl : TALONED
96. Produce levitation : ELEVATE
98. Roman playwright : TERENCE
100. Under the weather : AILING
102. "___ and yet so far" : SONEAR
104. Of a clan : SEPTAL
106. Nostrils : NARES
107. Kind of drum : SNARE
108. Cuff : SMITE
109. Dunce : BOOB
110. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
111. Retreat for Simba : LAIR
113. Word of distress : ALAS
114. Fall for a trick : BITE
115. "Thou art ___ . . . ": Neh. 9:17 : AGOD
116. Loyalist of '76 : TORY

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