ACCELERATION

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1980

Author:Bert H. Kruse
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Bert H. Kruse has 43 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Presently : ANON
5. ___ Belt or Sword : ORIONS
11. Actor Parker : FESS
15. Charm piece : AMULET
17. Expedient : TACTICAL
20. Judge's rapper : GAVEL
21. Best seller published in 1936 : GONEWITHTHEGALE
23. Rhone tributary : ISERE
24. Rainbow : ARC
25. Wild plums : SLOES
26. Shoulder movement : SHRUG
27. Narrow ravine : STRID
28. Island garlands : LEIS
30. Campus figure, for short : PROF
32. Piperlike : PIED
34. Kind of work : BEAD
35. Ultra : TOOTOO
38. Usual situations : NORMS
41. Snappy comeback : RIPOSTE
43. Humorist Bennett and family : CERFS
45. Arctic explorer : RAE
46. Kitchen appliance : BEATER
47. Long-run Broadway play, with "The" : VOICEOFTHEHARE
53. A hammerhead : BAT
54. Liabilities' opposites : ASSETS
55. Devil's-bones : YAM
56. Pertaining to grandparents : AVAL
58. Mack or Williams : TED
61. Frighten : SCARE
62. Mates of pas : MAS
64. U.S. or English poet : TATE
65. English county, for short : OXON
67. Skater Babilonia : TAI
68. Dismissal, as from a job : RUNNINGPAPERS
74. Greek letter : PSI
75. Of a historical time : ERAL
77. Shipshape : NEAT
78. Asian holiday : TET
79. Perfect : IDEAL
81. Haggard novel : SHE
82. Philippine island : CEBU
83. Snooze : NAP
85. Come out : EMERGE
86. Australian native : ABO
88. What Roosevelt and Truman were : SPRINTINGMATES
92. Pilgrimage-church site near Naples : POMPEI
95. Novelist Levin : IRA
96. Lost color : PALED
97. Quagga, wou-wou et al. : ANIMALS
99. Emulate Duccio : PAINT
101. What speeders may hear : SIRENS
104. Italian river : RENO
105. Biblical country : SEBA
107. Rackstraw's colleagues : TARS
109. Slangy refusal : NOPE
111. Borders on : ABUTS
113. Guard on a helmet : NASAL
116. Standing rib, e.g. : ROAST
119. Essex contemporary : REO
120. Hymn ascribed to Zoroaster : GATHA
121. "The ___" (Wagner opera) : JETTINGDUTCHMAN
124. Willow : OSIER
125. Showing cessation of growth : ARRESTED
126. Secateurs : SHEARS
127. Close : NEAR
128. Ebullient : YEASTY
129. Fulmars' kin : ERNS
1. Old love token : AMORET
2. Papal representative : NUNCIO
3. Comedian Olsen : OLE
4. Intelligence : NEWS
5. Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
6. Squeals : RATSON
7. "___ bin ein Berliner": J.F.K. : ICH
8. Inhabitants: Suffix : OTES
9. At hand : NIGH
10. Steep declivities : SCARPS
11. "On a ___ China" : FASTBOATTO
12. Scaler's dream : EVEREST
13. Arranged in succession : SERIATE
14. Monoski user : SLEDDER
15. Arab's head cord : AGAL
16. Sesame : TIL
18. His, to Henri : ALUI
19. Influential French artist: 1881–1955 : LEGER
20. Dogfaces : GIS
22. Add frosting : TOPOFF
29. Teamen's forte : SOCCER
31. Shop boss : FOREMAN
33. Transplanting machine : DIBBLER
36. Vacillate : TEETER
37. Gold ornaments, in Spain : OROS
39. Fall call : RAH
40. ___ culpa : MEA
42. Coal size : PEA
44. Hampshire's dwelling : STY
47. Spacious, to Stéphane : VASTE
48. Duo for de Havilland : OSCARS
49. O.T. book : ISAIAH
50. Chew the scenery : HAMITUP
51. Knocking sound : RATATAT
52. Disappear: Abbr. : EVAP
57. Ingested : ATE
59. Authority : EXPERT
60. Medicinal unit : DOSAGE
63. N.C.O. : SGT
66. McKinley's Ohio birthplace : NILES
69. Straightens out a hose : UNCOILS
70. Wedding-news word : NEE
71. Seizes : NABS
72. Burgee : PENNANT
73. Ferment or poach : SIMMER
76. Cinderella's was mean : LEAPMOTHER
80. Blunt or obscure : DEADEN
84. Humdinger : PIP
85. He, in Roma : EGLI
87. Actress Arthur : BEA
89. Inlet : RIA
90. South Korean city : IRI
91. Cruise port : NASSAU
92. Perfect diamond of 100 or more carats : PARAGON
93. Kind of hit : ONEBASE
94. Petty detail : MINUTIA
98. Island off Norway : SENJA
99. Flans and frangipanes : PASTRY
100. Butt : TARGET
102. A modern Lear : NORMAN
103. Leisters : SPEARS
106. Bugs or Max : BAER
108. McDowall : RODDY
110. Mind-boggling ages : EONS
112. D.A.R.'s relative : SAR
114. To ___ (on the mark) : ATEE
115. Soprano Della Casa : LISA
117. Aves. : STS
118. Small Asian tree : TCHE
122. P.M. periods : NTS
123. L.B.J. beagle : HER

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