AS THE ROMANS DID

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1977

Author: Anthony B. Canning
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Farewells in No. L : ALOHAS
7. Start of a Wolfe title : THEWEB
13. Smoked salmon : LOX
16. Insignificant one : SPRAT
21. Yacht basin : MARINA
22. Ciudad for Castro : HABANA
23. Amin : IDI
24. A thing found : TROVE
25. X-rated language : IVLETTERWORDS
27. Revolver : VISHOOTER
29. X follower : RAY
30. Veil : SCREEN
31. Prone (to) : GIVEN
33. Clinic apprentice : INTERN
34. Stag's mate : HIND
35. Scheherazade's forte : TALES
36. Listener's phrase : ISEE
37. Girl of song : SAL
40. Xth: Prefix : DECI
41. Release : EMIT
42. Grenade filling : TNT
43. Lay off : STOP
47. African port : TRIPOLI
49. Track strips : LANES
51. Missile's home : SILO
52. Exact : TRUE
53. A major crime : ARSON
54. Famed French friends : IIIMUSKETEERS
58. Inquired, in Dogpatch : AST
59. Dubs : TITLES
61. Radar image : BLIP
62. "___ peace" : RESTIN
63. Hagen : UTA
64. Knievel : EVEL
65. The Balearics : ISLAS
67. Cavatina : AIR
68. Mount in Israel : CARMEL
70. Leo's lair : DEN
71. Gardner vehicle of MCMXLVIII : ITOUCHOFVENUS
76. Towers : REARS
77. Tinker's target : EVERS
78. III: Prefix : TRI
79. Appointed : NAMED
81. City on the Ganges : PATNA
84. Curly et al. : THEIIISTOOGES
89. X x XXX : CCC
92. On deck : ATHAND
94. Plat abbrs. : STS
95. Old Greek flasks : OLPES
96. Hokum : BLAH
97. Conjunction : NOR
98. Space laps : ORBITS
101. Ford : WADE
102. Layers : STRATA
104. Chemical suffix : ANE
105. Pride plus VI : VIIDEADLYSINS
109. Less common : RARER
110. Refection : MEAL
112. ___-do-well : NEER
113. Bardot's income : RENTE
114. Eastern name of fame : TSETUNG
116. Sparkling-wine city : ASTI
117. Indian ape : KRA
118. Baez : JOAN
119. Like X-o'clock scholars : LATE
120. Thus, to Burns : SAE
121. Item stolen while a crowd watches : BASE
123. Jupiter's XII : MOONS
124. Caterpillar hair : SETA
125. "___ Need Is Love" : ALLYOU
128. Nobelist Neruda : PABLO
129. Architects' concerns : STAIRS
131. Behan's "Borstal ___" : BOY
134. U.S.S.R. enterprise : VYEARPLAN
136. Fortunate finds : IVLEAFCLOVERS
139. Kind of sale : ICENT
140. Tate treasures : ART
141. Vex : NETTLE
142. May or Stewart : ELAINE
143. Backs : DORSA
144. Sch. affiliate : PTA
145. ___ cheese : GRATED
146. Cloth-drying frame : TENTER
1. Moslem lord : AMIR
2. Destroyer in A.D. LXXIX : LAVA
3. Parisian suburb : ORLY
4. Shake a leg : HIE
5. Formicidae : ANTS
6. Pitcher Paige : SATCHEL
7. Lyrical laments : THRENI
8. Hesitated orally : HAWED
9. Hardwood tree : EBON
10. MDCCCXII event : WAR
11. Finales for Fischer : ENDGAMES
12. Legendary reptile : BASILISK
13. Plutarch title word : LIVES
14. Bor's son : ODIN
15. Numbers or letters : XIS
16. XIV lbs., in England : STONE
17. Object : PROTEST
18. Set system : ROTE
19. Claim : AVER
20. Sea swallow : TERN
26. Danish king called "the Memorable" : ERICII
28. Adjective for an event in MLXVI : HISTORIC
32. D.V.M. : VET
35. X ahead, in golf : TENUP
36. Entrance : INLET
37. Said : STATED
38. Succeed : ARRIVE
39. Attend : LISTEN
40. Consummated : DONE
42. Haberdashery : TIES
44. Wound : TRAUMA
45. Expulsion : OUSTER
46. Peony parts : PETALS
48. Straw vote : POLL
49. Blossom for Whitman : LILAC
50. Followers of Ammann : AMISH
51. Violinist Isaac : STERN
55. "___ for thee, Ben!": Thomas Moore : IBLUSH
56. Dunkirk's lake : ERIE
57. Captures : SNARES
60. Spot : SITE
66. File : SORT
67. Flier, to Ovid : AVIS
69. Rubescent : RED
71. Chekhov's first play : IVANOV
72. Sistrunk of football : OTIS
73. Mon. plus IV : FRI
74. Sealed : UNOPEN
75. Pundit : SAGE
77. Wife of Alfonso XIII : ENA
80. Flattop fare : MESS
81. Jipijapa item : PANAMA
82. Does penance : ATONES
83. Blackmailer's weapon : THREAT
85. Chemical compound : ESTER
86. "___ boy!" : ITSA
87. French or milk : TOAST
88. Joe Miller joke : OLDIE
89. Bright, to Brutus : CLARUS
90. Connected series : CATENA
91. Put on the cuff : CHARGE
93. Chug-a-lugs : DRINKSUP
96. Jackanapes : BRAT
99. Parisian's drink : BIERE
100. Inkling : IDEA
101. Ed and Keenan : WYNNS
103. Joshua, e.g. : TREE
106. Talking foolishly : DROOLING
107. ___ backward : LEANOVER
108. Unchanging : STATIC
111. Natives of XLVII Across : LIBYANS
115. Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
118. Post : JOB
119. Browsed, in a way : LEAFED
122. Corporeal channel : AORTA
123. Colombian cloak : MANTA
124. Unappetizing : STALE
125. Athirst : AVID
126. Wolf: Comb. form : LYCO
127. Lascivious look : LEER
128. Bit or lead : PART
129. Paving stone : SETT
130. Flatfish : SOLE
131. "___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
132. Caen's river : ORNE
133. Nieuport's river : YSER
135. Sitter's creation : LAP
137. Kind of aircraft: Abbr. : LTA
138. Head : VAN

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