PASSING THE BUCK

New York Times, Sunday, November 6, 1977

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 171, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 5
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sandblaster's target : GRIME
6. Circumvent : EVADE
11. Mature : RIPEN
16. Warhol film : TRASH
21. Unwind : RELAX
22. Motorized bike : MOPED
23. Accrue : ENURE
24. Norse chieftain : ROLLO
25. Start of a verse : APOLITICALHACKDIDBEWAIL
29. Political contest : SENATERACE
30. Flock of herons : SIEGE
31. Brought up : REARED
32. Jack's need : PLAY
33. Breathing noise : RALE
34. Hearth : ASTRE
35. Stove parts : BURNERS
36. Sprinkle : WET
37. Suit to ___ : ATEE
38. Ionian gulf : ARTA
39. Second line of verse : HISFATEINSENDINGOUTMAIL
51. Gawking : ASTARE
52. Soggy : MOIST
53. Forbidden things : NONOS
54. Sport fish : CERO
55. Bring together : MARRY
56. Anchovy : SPRAT
57. Brought into harmony : TUNED
58. Group of eight : OCTAD
59. One to distrust : LIAR
60. U.S. painter: 1871–1951 : SLOAN
61. Gun parts : BORES
62. The Green Wave : TULANE
63. Gormandize : EAT
64. Vega, for one : STAR
65. Chimp's cousin : ORANG
66. Egyptian king : SETI
67. Third line of verse : THATCONTAINEDSOMEADVICE
75. Shortage : WANT
76. Kind of season : RAINY
77. Of the soil: Comb. form : AGRO
78. Trim : LOP
79. In a sluggish way : LAZILY
82. "Eye in the sky" : SAMOS
83. Dessert wine : TOKAY
85. As well : ALSO
86. Vituperation : ABUSE
87. Harp on : RUBIN
88. Farm machine : BALER
89. Make wavy : CRIMP
90. Dissolve : MELT
91. Make a quick visit : POPIN
92. Menu choice : SALAD
93. Albatross : GOONIE
94. Fourth line of verse : PLUSSOMECASHTOVOTETWICE
98. School orgs. : PTAS
99. Relative of a b'ar : COON
100. Saison : ETE
101. Big-A laggard : ALSORAN
105. Sing, as a lullaby : CROON
107. Iniquity units : DENS
109. Franklin's flier : KITE
113. ___ a pin : NEATAS
114. N.Z. native : MAORI
115. Of a chemical process : SOLUTIONAL
117. Last line of verse : TODAYHESRUNNINGFROMJAIL
120. Infuriated : IRATE
121. Condition : STATE
122. Lustrous bast fiber : RAMIE
123. Heavy satin : PANNE
124. Supply prepared food : CATER
125. Eton boy's father : PATER
126. Reaches across : SPANS
127. Dagger : SKEEN
1. Comprehension : GRASP
2. Disgust : REPEL
3. Actress Massey : ILONA
4. Native of Penang : MALAY
5. Turnpike sign : EXIT
6. Arab chieftain's domain : EMIRATE
7. Outspoken : VOCAL
8. Swiftly : APACE
9. Remove : DELE
10. Old English letter : EDH
11. Ticked off : RECITED
12. Pressman : INKER
13. Plump one : PUDGE
14. Canal started in 1817 : ERIE
15. "Dead ___," Masefield novel : NED
16. African rodent : TREERAT
17. Martin's pal : ROWAN
18. Nose part : ALARE
19. More furtive : SLIER
20. Owns : HOLDS
26. Almost cylindrical : TERETE
27. Approval : ASSENT
28. "Dear ___" : BRUTUS
34. Nuclear trial : ATEST
35. Coop group : BROOD
36. Suspicious : WARY
37. Mongol, for one : ASIAN
38. Saint of Jan. 21 : AGNES
39. Noble vacillator : HAMLET
40. O. T. book : ISAIAH
41. Layers : STRATA
42. Loser to Louis: Aug. 30, 1937 : FARR
43. Meaning : IMPORT
44. Ephron or Helmer : NORA
45. Entombs : INURNS
46. External world : NONEGO
47. Year in reign of Henry III : MCCLIV
48. Philippine dwarf : AETA
49. CENTO member : IRAN
50. Word with star or stone : LODE
56. Bias : SLANT
57. Sycophant : TOADY
58. Best : OUTDO
60. Unyielding : STONY
61. Machine guns : BRENS
62. Lachrymose : TEARY
64. Proportion : SCALE
65. Bermuda or red : ONION
66. Popeye's creator : SEGAR
68. Plot devices : TWISTS
69. Jordan's tongue : ARABIC
70. "___ conventional dither . . . " : IAMINA
71. Stretch, in a way : MAKEDO
72. Grange's team : ILLINI
73. Grandiose : COSMIC
74. Heroic poem : EPOPEE
79. Nightingale's vessel : LAMP
80. U.S. labor leader : ABEL
81. Natal native : ZULU
82. Met extras, for short : SUPES
83. Hawk's asset : TALON
84. Norwegian king : OLAV
85. Lined up : AROW
87. Type of type : ROMAN
88. Solti's need : BATON
89. Pigeon coop : COTE
91. Dead Sea product : POTASH
92. Cinch : SHOOIN
93. Reaches : GETSTO
95. One with a bug gun : SPRAYER
96. Iconoclast : SCORNER
97. Job securities : TENURES
101. Huxley's "___ Hay" : ANTIC
102. "Arrowsmith" heroine : LEORA
103. Anwar of Egypt : SADAT
104. Mexican basket grass : OTATE
105. Weight : CARAT
106. Highway : ROUTE
107. Rigid belief : DOGMA
108. Mischievous : ELFIN
109. Telly on the telly : KOJAK
110. Witless : INANE
111. Hippolyte of France : TAINE
112. Soprano Shade : ELLEN
114. Feeder of Lake Ilmen : MSTA
115. Go berserk : SNAP
116. Saucy ones : IMPS
118. J.B. Rhine subj. : ESP
119. Revenue org. : IRS

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