EXPERTISE

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1981

Author:Margaret Rigby
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Kind of mask or main : GAS
4. ___ Moines : DES
7. Humiliated : ABASED
13. Stale : VAPID
18. Luxuriant : OPULENT
20. Self-important : POMPOUS
22. Suffix for a science : OLOGY
23. Open porch : VERANDA
24. Pale color, to an oologist? : ROBINSEGGBLUE
26. Cousin of a via : ITER
27. Hamartiologist's topic : SIN
28. Strained : TAUT
29. Anthropologist's interest : LAR
30. Hedonist, to a lepidopterist? : SOCIALBUTTERFLY
35. Female swans : PENS
36. Box for eggs or milk: Abbr. : CTN
37. Contends : VIES
38. Gazes : STARES
39. Actress Merkel : UNA
40. Lowest level, to a lithologist? : ROCKBOTTOM
44. Composer Rorem : NED
45. Word on a wine label : SEC
46. Key for Grieg : AMINOR
47. Merit ___ : BADGE
50. Laryngologist's interest : THROAT
53. Escorial's country : SPAIN
54. Place of rustic contentment : ARCADIA
57. Having a slightly notched, rounded apex : RETUSE
58. "American Dreams" author : TERKEL
60. Kind of scene or cap : MOB
61. Dorothy and Molly : MALONES
62. Cave salamander : OLM
65. Boys in Barcelona : CHICOS
67. Sell to the consumer : RETAIL
69. Make lace : TAT
70. Deal with in passing : TOUCHON
72. Letters on a TV dial : UHF
74. Waiting room : LOUNGE
76. What fools do : RUSHIN
77. Made a two-base hit : DOUBLED
79. Protozoan : AMEBA
83. Finch or lark, e.g. : OSCINE
84. January, to señor : ENERO
85. Guinness role on TV : SMILEY
86. Meadow : LEA
87. Pierre's friend : AMI
88. Oenologist's stock : WINECELLAR
92. Pershing's men in W.W. I : AEF
93. "___ the origin of his action": Aristotle : AMANIS
96. Father of Enos : SETH
97. Incense : IRE
98. Focal points : HUBS
99. Disappeared, to an anemologist? : GONEWITHTHEWIND
103. Acapulco gold : ORO
104. Fictional plantation : TARA
105. Seraglio room : ODA
106. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
107. Provocative, to a stomatologist : MOUTHWATERING
111. Ethnologist's concern : CULTURE
115. Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
116. Noted 19th-century Peruvian historian : LORENTE
117. Potassium, sodium, etc. : ALKALIS
118. Gaseous element : RADON
119. White House name : REAGAN
120. Brown or Paul : LES
121. Witty remark : MOT
1. Carey of N.Y., for one : GOV
2. Mimic : APE
3. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
4. Tooth: Prefix : DENTI
5. Strive : ENDEAVOR
6. Like a bright night : STARLIT
7. Calendar abbr. : APR
8. Lift : BOOST
9. Circuits : AMBITS
10. Piano type : SPINET
11. Long period of time : EON
12. Clean, as a shelf : DUSTFREE
13. Noted German zoologist: 1817–95 : VOGT
14. Priest's robe : ALB
15. Result of a numerologist's field trip? : POLLENCOUNT
16. Lizard : IGUANA
17. Colorers : DYERS
19. Secular : LAIC
21. Made hermetic : SEALED
25. Dolls' partners : GUYS
30. Jazz dance : STOMP
31. Maltese coin : ONCIA
32. Atlantic City action : BET
33. Servicemen's org. : USO
34. Seemed familiar, to a campanologist? : RANGABELL
35. ___ Rico : PUERTO
36. Tomorrow, to Tacitus : CRAS
41. Purl's partner : KNIT
42. Osteologist's dinnerware? : BONECHINA
43. Grad. degree : MBA
45. Conchologist's swindle? : SHELLGAME
48. Navy V.I.P. : ADM
49. Fashion name : DIOR
50. Retinue : TRAIN
51. Traveling on the QE2 : ASEA
52. Course finale : TEST
54. Cognate : AKIN
55. Kind of room, for short : REC
56. Nephologist's bliss? : CLOUDNINE
59. Avignon's river : RHONE
61. Tennyson poem : MAUD
62. Another, in Córdoba : OTRO
63. Brock and Piniella : LOUS
64. Inflexible, to a myologist? : MUSCLEBOUND
66. Third-rail contact : SHOE
68. Word with hold or nail : TOE
71. Kansas City 11 : CHIEFS
73. Kolinsky, e.g. : FUR
75. Author Ludwig : EMIL
78. Sherwood Forest weapon : BOW
80. Mrs. Irving Berlin : ELLIN
81. Awn : BEARD
82. Isle of Man's northern point : AYRE
84. One that issues forth : EMANATOR
85. Timetable : SCHEDULE
87. Indifferent to right or wrong : AMORAL
89. Ending for self or sheep : ISH
90. Catch by strategem : NET
91. Moral : ETHICAL
92. Dawn goddess : AURORA
93. Ethiopian group : AGAW
94. " . . . ___ big red rose" : IWOREA
95. Short track : SIDING
98. "Maine Coast" painter : HOMER
100. City in Egypt : TANTA
101. Lawrence and kin : WELKS
102. Tittle : IOTA
104. Now's partner : THEN
108. Uncle, to Pedro : TIO
109. Before, to an elegist : ERE
110. Brig. or lt. follower : GEN
112. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
113. Grande, for example : RIO
114. Superlative ending : EST

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