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New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1976

Author: Bert Kruse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 110, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 21, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oil country : IRAN
5. Kind of sided : LOP
8. Kind of facts : BARE
12. Bubbling sound : GLUB
16. Mideast desert region : NEGEV
18. Thought : IDEA
20. Baltic land : SWEDEN
22. Bolero man : RAVEL
24. Group of versifiers : PENOFPOETS
26. Overweight group : PODOFDIETERS
28. Function : USE
29. ___ big (prevails easily) : WINSIT
30. Marsupial, for short : ROO
31. Mass. resort : NAHANT
32. British heroine : TESS
34. Intellectual group : NESTOFEGGHEADS
39. One's, in France : SES
40. U.S. electrical genius : TESLA
42. King, in Portugal : REI
43. Saw eye to eye : AGREED
45. Joint part : TENON
48. Shade of green : NILE
51. Glacial ridge : ESKAR
53. ___ vu : DEJA
56. Deli appliance : SLICER
58. Ascend : SOAR
60. Fisherman : EELER
62. Use a fishing stream : WADE
64. Nicotine-using groups : PACKSOFSMOKERS
68. Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
70. Goddess of night : NOX
71. ___ Marie : STE
72. Lacking candor : SLY
73. P.I. native : AETA
75. Fruit lozenge : JUJUBE
77. Pitching stat : ERA
79. On track, mentally : SANE
81. Larry or Kurt : ADLER
82. Things to count : NOSES
83. Traffic groups : DROVESOFMOTORISTS
89. Home : ABODE
92. Brook or brown : TROUT
93. Be without : WANT
94. Royal initials : HSM
97. Talks big : BOASTS
99. Kind of frau : HAUS
100. Greek letter : PSI
101. Conway : TIM
103. Cattle genus : BOS
104. Furniture item : SOFA
107. Groups of rotters : CLIQUESOFHEELS
113. Hts. : ALTS
115. Defame : LIBEL
117. Like a puppy : CUTE
118. Preparing : FIXING
119. Spumante center : ASTI
121. Old fiddle : REBEC
123. TV-reception aids : EARS
125. Batter's clout : LINER
126. Vigorous critic : SNIPER
128. Brew : ALE
130. Bits, in Scotland : HAETS
133. Subject for Winslow Homer : SEA
136. Sailing group : KNOTOFMARINERS
140. Carry : TOTE
144. Loosen, as a garment : UNBELT
146. Bandsman Brown : LES
147. Anak people : GIANTS
149. Conk : ZAP
150. Stuck-up group : PRIDEOFSNOBS
154. Lots ___, housing group : OFREALTORS
156. Strawberry and club : SODAS
157. Western gully : ARROYO
158. Rds. : RTES
159. ___ Domingo : SANTO
160. Moon landers : LEMS
161. Prod : GOAD
162. Grid measures: Abbr. : YDS
163. Judge : DEEM
1. Production component : INPUT
2. Pee Wee : REESE
3. Miss Moorehead : AGNES
4. Latest: Prefix : NEO
5. Barrymore : LIONEL
6. Native of a Black Sea city : ODESSAN
7. Kind of jury or four : PETIT
8. Keep on the trail of : BEDOG
9. Commotion : ADO
10. Kind of book: Abbr. : REF
11. Pass receiver : END
12. Like a contest pig : GREASED
13. Thin board : LATH
14. Eye parts : UVEAS
15. City on the Aare : BERNE
17. Ex-servicemen's org. : VFW
19. Regarding : ASTO
20. Shindig : SPREE
21. Boogie ___ : WOOGIE
23. Attack vessels: Abbr. : LSTS
25. Makes a wrestling score : PINS
27. Shade of blue : INDE
33. Inventory item : STOCK
35. Sideshow star : FREAK
36. Cod's relative : HAKE
37. Alike, in Paris : EGALE
38. Court decree : ARRET
41. Chemical endings : ENES
44. Morning golf problem : DEW
45. Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
46. Gladden : ELATE
47. More refined : NICER
49. Ideology : ISM
50. Card game : LOO
52. Sonnet unit : SESTET
54. God with double vision : JANUS
55. Western home : ADOBE
57. Red, in Rome : ROSSO
59. Study for a recital : READMUSIC
61. Reign, to Mrs. Gandhi : RAJ
63. Cast-off mates : EXES
65. Yellow: Prefix : FLAV
66. Auld lang ___ : SYNE
67. Make new land divisions : RELOT
69. Guardsman portrayer : LUNT
74. Lined up : AROW
76. Producer Logan : JOSH
78. Totals : ADDS
80. Northern European : ESTH
81. In a tangle : AFOUL
84. Soaks : RETS
85. Delphi attraction : ORACLE
86. Door noises : RAPS
87. ___ many words : INSO
88. Like wing collars : STIFF
89. Eastern church title : ABBA
90. Word sung in New Haven : BOOLA
91. Ovens : OASTS
95. Hemingway friend : STEIN
96. Winnie's creator : MILNE
98. Hurok : SOL
102. Clerical title: Abbr. : MSGR
105. Dempsey opponent : FIRPO
106. Red as ___ : ABEET
108. Singular : QUEER
109. Hagen : UTA
110. Always, to poets : EER
111. To the ___ (fully) : HILT
112. Occur : EXIST
114. Main and Elm: Abbr. : STS
116. Spanish river : EBRO
120. Like some pens : INKLESS
122. Dropped in : CAMEBY
124. Clipped : SHEARED
127. Preposition : INTO
129. Ranch gear : LASSO
131. Actor James : ARNESS
132. This, in Spain : ESTA
133. Has a bite : SUPS
134. Matriculate : ENROL
135. Endure : ABIDE
137. Genesis event : FLOOD
138. Russian hero : IGOR
139. Super : NIFTY
141. Clear air : OZONE
142. French dessert : TARTE
143. Derby site : EPSOM
145. Cheese : EDAM
148. Beacons: Abbr. : SLS
151. Tire out : FAG
152. Angel's favorite sign : SRO
153. Depression initials : NRA
155. Young one : TAD

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