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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1981

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cordial : WARM
5. Double agent : SPY
8. Bruins' home : UCLA
12. Humane org. : SPCA
16. Belfry occupant : BAT
19. Russian range : ALAI
20. Contains : HAS
21. Scheme : PLAN
22. Landed : ACRED
23. Suffix with indent : URE
24. Wolf's visitor : LITTLEREDRIDINGHOOD
28. Singer Tillis : MEL
29. Before febrero : ENERO
30. Emulate Columbo : CROON
31. Praying woman, in classical art : ORANS
32. Girasol : OPAL
33. Forsake : DESERT
35. Jerry-built : MAKESHIFT
38. Summer quaff : ADE
39. Short necklace : CHOKER
42. Trotsky : LEON
43. Haves : OWNERS
46. Barrette : PIN
49. High-warp tapestry : ARRAS
50. Gladiolus root : CORM
51. Court celebrity : ASHE
52. Secret agcy. : CIA
54. Pierre's girlfriend : AMIE
56. Fall mo. : OCT
57. Propose : SUGGEST
59. Certain tidal waves : EAGRES
61. "Woodman, ___!": Morris : SPARETHATTREE
64. "Black Oxen" author et al. : ATHERTONS
66. Intersecting lines, in geometry : SECANTS
67. Gr. tense : AOR
68. Bailey or Buck : PEARL
69. Young oyster : SPAT
70. Redactor's process : EDITAL
71. Trouser feature : CREASE
74. Quid of tobacco : CHEW
76. Stand for : DENOTE
77. Brainy group : THINKTANK
79. Old fiddles : REBECS
84. Saragossa's river : EBRO
86. Coal-gas ingredient : ETHENE
87. Scopes's attorney : DARROW
88. ___ California : BAJA
92. Tasks, in Taxco : OBRAS
94. Young seal : PUP
95. Abélard's lover : HELOISE
96. Issuance : EMANATION
98. Warning on a 1775 Navy flag : DONTTREADONME
101. Take it all back : RECANT
102. Gamester John and family : SCARNES
104. Kind of painting : OIL
105. Granny or bowline : KNOT
106. Cartoonist's need : INK
107. Nap : DOZE
109. Levy : DUTY
110. Goals of forty-niners : LODES
112. Balaam's mount : ASS
113. Goethe's dreams : TRAUME
115. Noted cosmetician : MONO
116. Withdraw : RETIRE
117. Elec. unit : AMP
118. Barney Google's mount : SPARKPLUG
121. Black bucks : SASINS
126. Pamper : BABY
128. Cache : STORE
129. "___ unattractive old thing . . . ": W. S. Gilbert : AMOST
132. "___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
133. Flow's partner : EBB
134. Henry VIII and Victoria : DEFENDERSOFTHEFAITH
138. Former ring king : ALI
139. Shrewd : ACUTE
140. Change : VEER
141. Work unit : ERG
142. Nobelist in Medicine: 1947 : CORI
143. Shea player : MET
144. Gaucho's cattle-catcher : BOLA
145. Corn units : EARS
146. Stein : MUG
147. Door part : KNOB
1. Ridged : WALED
2. Skirt style : ALINE
3. Appraises : RATES
4. British bishop's headdress : MITRE
5. Haggard novel : SHE
6. Parisian oasis : PARC
7. North Sea feeder : YSER
8. Din : UPROAR
9. Toast sound : CLINK
10. Youth : LAD
11. Cuckoo : ANI
12. Bavarian sheep : SCHAF
13. Sudden impulses, in Madrid : PRONTOS
14. Simonides' birthplace : CEOS
15. Append : ADD
16. Farmer's delight : BUMPERCROP
17. Space : AREA
18. Have an effect : TELL
22. Smiling broadly : AGRIN
25. He wrote "Yerma": 1934 : LORCA
26. Crowns of furnaces : DOMES
27. " . . . there warn't ___ like a raft": Twain : NOHOME
32. Verse form : ODE
34. "Of Thee I Sing" role : THROTTLEBOTTOM
36. Funeral oration : ELOGE
37. Suit material : SERGE
38. Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
40. Mus. groups : ORCHS
41. Set of judo exercises : KATA
44. Some used-car salesmen : WHEELERDEALERS
45. Tuscan city : SIENA
46. Went by : PASSED
47. Hinder : IMPEDE
48. Member of the vitamin-B complex : NIACIN
50. Now in progress : CURRENT
51. Censure : ATTACK
53. Kind of prof. : ASST
55. Muse for Marceau : ERATO
57. Kipling's "Just So ___" : STORIES
58. Thus, to Burns : SAE
60. Wts. of 2,240 lbs. : GTS
62. Growing out : ENATE
63. Buckle clasp : TACH
65. Initials for Elizabeth II : HRH
68. Schulz strip : PEANUTS
72. Egyptian spirit : AKH
73. London borough : STEPNEY
75. Wooded country : WEALD
77. Muscular : TOROSE
78. Rel. of Jupiter : NEPT
80. Put up with : BROOK
81. Author of "Distaff" : ERINNA
82. Carl Sagan's TV program : COSMOS
83. Nougat and caramel : SWEETS
85. Baseball stat. : RBI
88. Sudanese native : BERI
89. Idiot : AMENT
90. Western hare : JACKRABBIT
91. Library treasure : ANA
93. Aged: Abbr. : ANC
95. Spyri opus : HEIDI
97. Sale-sign words : ANDUP
98. Squiffed : DRUNK
99. Successful : ONTOP
100. John Wellborn or Elihu : ROOT
103. Idolized : ADORED
108. Piquant : ZESTFUL
110. ___-mutton sleeve : LEGOF
111. ___ Marmara : SEAOF
114. Locksley Hall girl : AMY
115. Epernay's river : MARNE
116. Grapevine growths : RUMORS
119. Ovid was one : POETA
120. Light-amplification device : LASER
122. Slap : SMACK
123. Cranial bump : INION
124. Part of TNT : NITRO
125. Hindu's word for Clive : SAHIB
126. Show delight : BEAM
127. Qualified : ABLE
128. Dry, as an arroyo : SECO
130. Stanch : STEM
131. Done, for short : THRU
134. Small flounder : DAB
135. Massenet oratorio : EVE
136. Cartoonist Gardner : REA
137. Dominique's donation : EGG

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