GIRTH CONTROL

New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 1977

Author: Olga Kowals
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Buttons up : FASTENS
8. ___ Bell, Brontë pen name : ELLIS
13. Own up : ADMIT
18. Name : APPOINT
19. Horse-opera command : REACH
20. Bison : AUROCHS
22. Result of a conspirator's diet? : THATLEANANDHUNGRYLOOK
25. Emphasis on yes or no : SIREE
26. He has creed, will travel : MISSIONER
27. Ceremonial Roman chariot : TENSA
28. Poet's vehicle : ODE
29. Loch in Scotland : ETIVE
31. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
32. Caucasian : OSSET
33. Angel ace : TANANA
35. Suffix with Johnson or journal : ESE
36. Prefix with pod or stere : DECA
38. He wrote "I Like It Here" : AMIS
40. Auto race : RALLY
42. ___ the hills : OLDAS
43. Numbers man : CPA
46. Plaid or ship : TARTAN
48. Subside : SETTLE
51. J.F.K. commanded one : PTBOAT
53. Hindmost : AREAR
54. Uses a compactor : CRUSHES
56. Behind schedule : LATE
57. Mitch Miller plays it : OBOE
59. Sluggish, in Sicilia : INERTE
63. "___ homo" : ECCE
64. Eat a calorie-free diet? : PUTWORDSINONESMOUTH
70. "___ Like It Hot" : SOME
71. Madhouse : BEDLAM
72. Timberlane of fiction : CASS
73. Ballerina's knee bend : PLIE
74. Dilettante : AMATEUR
77. Kemper, in K.C. : ARENA
82. Trolley noise : CLANGS
85. These have keys : PIANOS
86. Nicklaus collection : PRIZES
87. Astronaut's "Perfect!" : AOK
88. City that may make you tired : AKRON
90. No-no in some diets : SPICE
93. Dismiss : DROP
94. Stringed instrument : VIOL
95. Marquand's "___ Daughter" : BFS
97. Fleming : RHONDA
99. Billiards shot : MASSE
103. Royal circlet : TIARA
105. Climber in S.A. : LIANE
106. Felt shoe : PAC
109. Japan's greatest port : OSAKA
110. Extreme : UTTERMOST
112. Idolize : ADORE
114. Exercise at a discotheque? : THROWONESWEIGHTAROUND
117. ___ shoulders above : HEADAND
118. Scary : EERIE
119. Tallinn is its capital : ESTONIA
120. Rebellion leader: 1786–87 : SHAYS
121. Upbeat : ARSIS
122. Make a new requisition : REORDER
1. Diet reneger : FATSO
2. Orchard pest : APHID
3. Middle-age bulge : SPARETIRE
4. Lug : TOTE
5. "Wonderful Town" role : EILEEN
6. Helm letters : NNE
7. What rash dieters lose : STAMINA
8. Take off : ERASE
9. Optician's product : LENS
10. Start of a speech : LADIES
11. Kravchenko's "___ Freedom" : ICHOSE
12. Sidetrack : SHUNT
13. Ear: Comb. form : AUR
14. Breakfast fare : DRYTOAST
15. Burrowing animals : MOLES
16. Sacred pictures : ICONS
17. "___ were the days" : THOSE
20. Conceded : AGREED
21. Card game for three : SKAT
23. Snowy : NIVAL
24. Quilter's necessity : NEEDLE
30. Poconos pool : TARN
34. Dog star : ASTA
35. Argus's specialty : EYES
37. Biggin : CAP
38. Alma-___, U.S.S.R. city : ATA
39. Botch : MAR
41. Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
42. Norwegian composer : OLSEN
43. Work in concert : COACT
44. Tract of land : PATCH
45. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
47. Nicely lined up : AROW
49. Hammett dieter? : THINMAN
50. "___ clock scholar" : TENO
52. Cordon ___ (chef) : BLEU
54. Heart of the matter : CORE
55. Foxx : REDD
58. Dock : BOB
60. Receipt : RECU
61. Top authority : TSAR
62. Bad ___, German spa : EMS
64. Chicken, in Calabria : POLLO
65. Eskimo boat : UMIAK
66. Kind of age : TEEN
67. Done in : SLAIN
68. "Today ___ man" : IAMA
69. Glacial ridges : OSAR
70. Humane org. : SPCA
75. Mix a salad : TOSS
76. J. B. Rhine specialty : ESP
78. Lorna Doone's lover : RIDD
79. Man of weighty cantos : EZRAPOUND
80. Avant-gardist : NEO
81. Uraeus symbol : ASP
83. Bestowed : GAVEAWAY
84. Emulate kanonen : SKI
85. Civil : POLITE
86. Rancho worker : PEON
89. Needing a diet : ROTUND
91. Linen or whiskey : IRISH
92. Yak : CHATTER
95. Matthew Vassar, e.g. : BREWER
96. Tourists : FARERS
98. " . . . so very ___ God": Paget : NEARTO
99. Miller : MOTH
100. Lenten symbol : ASHES
101. Isaac's mother : SARAH
102. Czech industrialist : SKODA
104. Bemused : ATSEA
105. Theater seats : LOGES
107. Golfer with an "army" : ARNIE
108. Juniper : CEDAR
111. Year in reign of Ethelred II : MIII
113. Revolver of a sort : DOOR
115. Sides of cricket wickets : ONS
116. Ibsen character : ASE

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