STATING IT BRIEFLY

New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 1979

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
Tap Osborn has 110 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Suit feature : LAPEL
6. Peaked : SHARP
11. Chassé, e.g. : STEP
15. "Quiet!" : HUSH
19. Actress Massey : ILONA
20. Circus employee : TAMER
21. "Vissi d'___," aria : ARTE
22. Freshwater mussel : UNIO
23. Foster classic : MYOLDKYHOME
25. A 1932 hit song : LAHAYRIDE
27. Charlemagne's doughty dozen : PALADINS
28. TV spoof : SOAP
30. It converts trash to ash : BURNER
31. Communion is one : RITE
32. Court champ: 1963 : OSUNA
34. Afghan city : HERAT
35. Aphorisms : ADAGES
38. War cry in 1898 : REMEMBERTHEME
42. Outdistance : LOSE
43. Clement one : SPARER
45. Tympanum's locale : EAR
46. Zodiac symbol : RAM
47. Bob Burns : ARTRAVELLER
50. On guard : WARY
51. Pack of pachyderms : HERD
52. Port, for short : RIO
53. Ukranian legislatures : RADAS
54. Postprandial offering : MINT
55. The O'Grady girl : ROSIE
56. Taskmaster : MARTINET
58. One of the Feds : TMAN
60. Mollusk or atomic particle : LEPTON
61. Historic painting : WACROSSINGTHEDE
65. Diva Amara : LUCINE
68. Scene of a strike : LANE
69. Japanese emperor : HIROHITO
73. Humble : ABASE
74. Kind of glass : HOUR
76. Wood joint : TENON
77. Droop : SAG
78. ___ Blanc : MONT
79. Gainer, e.g. : DIVE
80. Volunteer from Bristol : TNERNIEFORD
83. Squash implement : BAT
84. Braun or Le Gallienne : EVA
85. Blossom of silents : SEELEY
86. Venerable, of yore : OLDE
87. Song hit of 1934 : STARSFELLONAL
91. Hoopster Bill : WALTON
93. Greek letters : BETAS
94. Vestibule : ENTRY
95. One of the Marxes : KARL
96. City captured by the French in 1859 : SAIGON
98. Great: Comb. form : MEGA
99. Joined securely : MORTISED
103. Fly that falls safely : TXLEAGUER
105. Jolson-De Sylva-Meyer hit: 1924 : CAHEREICOME
108. Danish measure : ALEN
109. Diminutive ending : ETTE
110. Rain-forest plant : LIANA
111. Done in : SLAIN
112. Outdo : BEST
113. Quitclaim, for one : DEED
114. First name of 115 Across : ELLEN
115. Memorable actress : TERRY
1. Flaccid : LIMP
2. Star in The Serpent : ALYA
3. Business combo : POOL
4. Optical projector : ENLARGER
5. Glaswegian boy : LADDIE
6. Songwriter Jule : STYNE
7. Cries of surprise : HAHS
8. Latin I verb : AMO
9. Radiation dosage : REM
10. Impertinent one : PRESUMER
11. Eastern obeisance : SALAAM
12. Light carriage : TRAP
13. Part of Afr. : ETH
14. Coffeebush : PEABERRY
15. "The Last ___" : HURRAH
16. Drab condition : UNINTEREST
17. Join forces with : SIDE
18. Gardener, at times : HOER
24. Little foxes : KITS
26. Mongolian tent : YURT
29. Unique thing : ONER
32. Certain tests : ORALS
33. Parched : SERE
34. Suit card : HEART
35. Storm warning : ALARM
36. Andrea ___ : DORIA
37. Famed fur trader : ASTOR
39. Source of protein : BEAN
40. Andretti or Puzo : MARIO
41. German port : EMDEN
43. Feast day for some : SEDER
44. Socrates pupil : PLATO
48. Corneille tragedy : ARIANE
49. Cyrus or Philo : VANCE
50. Add-on : WING
51. Peking's province : HOPEH
54. Long, thick locks : MANE
55. Having a new décor : REDONE
57. Plot feature : TWIST
58. Autocrat : TSAR
59. Gump's wife : MIN
60. Playwright Jones : LEROI
62. Veer : SLUE
63. Half a comforting phrase : THERE
64. Mule's cousin : HINNY
65. Charles and Mary : LAMBS
66. Lusitania's undoer : UBOAT
67. Melodious passages : CANTABILES
70. Tennyson heroine : ISOLT
71. Slow: Mus. : TARDO
72. City in Utah : OGDEN
74. Garners : HIVES
75. Horse course : OVAL
76. Savalas : TELLY
79. Neutralized an asp : DEFANGED
80. Feeler : TENTACLE
81. ___ miss : NEAR
82. Small cavity : FOLLICLE
85. Sailor's chantey : SONG
88. King's proxy : REGENT
89. Early porch : STOA
90. Ogled like an ogre : LEERED
91. China follower : WARE
92. Lely or Klee : ARTIST
95. Imam's text : KORAN
96. Use a dirk : STAB
97. Spindle on a cart : AXLE
98. Apportion : METE
99. Word on a wall : MENE
100. Go gliding : SOAR
101. Bedouin chief : EMIR
102. Withhold : DENY
104. Shoshonean : UTE
106. Suffer : AIL
107. Linden or March : HAL

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