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New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1975

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.81, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.49)
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Walk shakily: Var. : WABBLE
7. Terra ___ : FIRMA
12. Fortune : FATE
16. Thicket : COPSE
21. Dream king : OBERON
22. Specialist: Suffix : ICIAN
23. Bedouin head cord : AGAL
24. Harshly bitter : ACRID
25. "Stella Dallas" and "The Shadow" : RADIOSERIALS
27. Execute a rock blast : CONCERTIZE
29. Kind of hanger : STRAP
30. River to the Baltic : VENTA
31. Moving a bit : BUDGING
32. Counters : MEN
33. Eastern tree : TOON
34. Stage chores : REHEARSALS
36. Gadgets : DOODADS
38. Sign of success : SRO
39. Badger : HARASS
40. Liquid measure : LITER
42. Unplanted plant : WEED
43. Certain Chinese : MAOISTS
45. One making adjustments : ALINER
47. Libretto's partner : SCORE
50. Presents : OFFERS
52. Like a certain tortoise : SPEEDIER
54. Marriage bond : KNOT
55. Panic buyer : HOARDER
57. Neon and oxygen : GASES
58. Fear to : DARENOT
60. ___ pensée (hidden motive) : ARRIERE
61. Cellar or lick : SALT
62. Police concern : CRIMERATE
64. Reward for the swift : RACE
65. Language of Christ's day : ARAMAIC
68. Items for Rosie : RIVETS
69. Vote for : AYE
70. "Sunny" and "Sally" : MUSICALCOMEDIES
73. G.I. : PFC
76. Lease giver : LESSOR
77. Darted, in Scotland : SKEETED
78. Wiggly dance : HULA
79. It opens for a successful fall : PARACHUTE
82. American Indian : CREE
83. Runaway : ESCAPER
86. Collector : AMASSER
87. Time for speed : CLOCK
89. Like a tiger or candy cane : STRIPED
90. Heaters : RODS
91. Sanatorium : RESTHOME
94. Cowboy films : OATERS
95. Chamber groups : TRIOS
97. Struggled : STROVE
98. Sight in Appalachia : COALPIT
101. Mount where Hercules died : OETA
103. Prepared potatoes : RICED
104. Finagles with checks : FORGES
105. Before : ERE
108. Minnie ___ Fiske : MADDERN
111. Multiple-marriage customs : POLYGAMIES
113. Villainous look : LEER
114. Gold: Abbr. : AUR
115. Deviation from the norm : ANOMALY
117. Of certain mountains : ALPEN
118. About : CIRCA
119. Wagner's bag : GRANDOPERA
121. Mabel Normand offerings : SILENTMOVIES
123. Mrs. Ike : MAMIE
124. Body structure: Abbr. : ANAT
125. On guard : ALERT
126. ___ honorable (apology) : AMENDE
127. Finnish island group : ALAND
128. Stratagem : RUSE
129. Units of force : DYNES
130. Radio loner : RANGER
1. Defeats : WORSTS
2. Stopper of a nuisance : ABATOR
3. Import from Paree : BEDROOMFARCE
4. Royal Irish name : BRIAN
5. Chicago district : LOOP
6. Naval off. : ENS
7. Ed Wynn gear : FIREHAT
8. Stand-offish quality : ICINESS
9. Cowboy gear : RIATAS
10. Of the cheek : MALAR
11. Partner of ques. : ANS
12. Natural powers : FACULTIES
13. "___ . . . a benefit received" (Lamb) : AGODSEND
14. Tingly taste : TANG
15. Spanish hero : ELCID
16. Loads : CARGOES
17. Month: Abbr. : OCT
18. Top banana of sorts : PRIMADONNA
19. ___ up (appraised) : SIZED
20. Realms of innocence : EDENS
26. " . . . ___ to Chance" : EVERS
28. Aplenty, in Paradise : ENOW
31. Receiver of security goods : BAILEE
34. Curtain opener : RAISER
35. Mack Sennett offering : SLAPSTICKCOMEDY
37. Double-___ (big sandwiches) : DECKERS
39. Swarm : HORDE
41. Defendants, at law : REI
44. High nest : AERIE
46. Partitions again : REDIVIDES
48. Cheer : ROOT
49. Feminine suffix : ETTE
50. Creator of Pal Joey : OHARA
51. Raid : FORAY
52. Western shrubs : SALALS
53. Fiber plant : RAMEE
56. Heartens : REASSURES
57. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
59. Soaks : RETS
61. "Le ___ du Printemps" : SACRE
62. Greek island : CRETE
63. Fairground fun : RIDE
66. Go wild : RIOT
67. Force compliance : COERCE
70. Auto-race aides, for short : MECS
71. Theater guide : USHER
72. Inheritors of the earth : MEEK
73. Playing with dolls : PUPPETEERING
74. Scared runner : FLEER
75. Funny ones : CARDS
76. Roped : LASSOED
78. Caribbean land : HAITI
79. Work for an actor : PART
80. Cupid : AMOR
81. Welles on Mars, e.g. : RADIODRAMA
84. Fur scarfs : STOLES
85. Shooting game : CRAPS
87. Oscar Straus's soldier : CHOCOLATE
88. Beautiful : LOVELY
92. Ship: Abbr. : STR
93. Women who have had three children : TRIPARAS
96. Availed of : STEADED
98. Emcee, in England : COMPERE
99. Gets one's bearings : ORIENTS
100. Actor's dealer : AGENT
102. Florence's river : ARNO
104. Off the high place : FALLEN
106. Draw back : RECEDE
107. Blank maker : ERASER
108. Molten rock : MAGMA
109. Of hearing : AURAL
110. Words for some stocks : NOPAR
112. In a blithe way : GAILY
113. Pep up : LIVEN
116. Waiter's offering : MENU
118. Stupor : COMA
120. Author Anais : NIN
121. Blue : SAD
122. Flaw : MAR

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