ON SPEAKING TERMS

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1979

Author: George Rose Smith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Smokes : CIGARS
7. "Gil ___" : BLAS
11. Platter : DISC
15. Soprano Clamma ___ : DALE
19. Historic peak : ARARAT
20. Sorceress : LAMIA
22. Kind of committee : ADHOC
24. Nuncupative : ORAL
25. Thus spake Arthur Guinness : FORTHERECORD
27. Thus spake Edgar Bergen, with "in" : DOUBLETALK
29. Chem. suffix : ENE
30. Porcupine's protection : SPINES
31. Symbolized : MEANT
33. Tomato blights : EDEMAS
34. Heave : PANT
35. Utmost extent : LIMIT
36. Spinnaker : SAIL
37. Sty occupant : SOW
40. Like Maine woodlands : PINY
41. Day or Duke : DORIS
42. Currents caused by cars : AIRFLOWS
46. Poseidon's weapon : TRIDENT
48. Thus spake peace conferees : DISARMINGLY
50. Initials in the 30's : NRA
51. PG or X : RATING
52. City in Canada : SOREL
53. Like Albee's Alice : TINY
54. Land map : PLAT
55. Was nostalgic : ACHED
56. Soph, to a frosh : HAZER
57. Low, moist place : SWALE
59. Nature: Comb. form : PHYSI
60. Pandora's escapees : ILLS
61. Art gallery : TATE
62. Shakespeare contemporary : PEELE
63. Be half-awake : DROWSE
64. Boxer Cruz : TEO
65. Thus spake Cyrano : VERYNASALLY
68. Garden beauties : PEONIES
69. Querimonious child : WHINER
71. Sugar-and-spice group : GIRLS
72. China : TEASET
73. Scholars : SAVANTS
75. Thus spake Thackeray's Becky : MOSTSHARPLY
77. Pinafore, for one : HMS
80. Causes detritus : ERODES
81. Vicious eel : MORAY
82. Shed plumage : MOLT
83. Granny, e.g. : KNOT
84. Reliable : TRIED
85. Dewy, in poetry : RORAL
86. Entertainer Rivera : CHITA
88. Girl in "Twelfth Night" : VIOLA
89. Spasms : TICS
90. Seine tributary : OISE
91. Bishop and Sexton : POETS
92. Man in a box : BATTER
93. Second name : EVE
94. Thus spake Venus de Milo : OFFHANDEDLY
97. Least original : TRITEST
98. Suppress again : RESTIFLE
100. Studio item : EASEL
101. God, to Chinese Protestants : SHEN
102. Aves.' kin : STS
103. Pierre's notion : IDEE
104. Burrows : MOLES
105. Portico for Pericles : STOA
106. Visual : OCULAR
109. Kind of larceny : PETIT
110. Gets a hint of : SCENTS
112. Adage : SAW
115. Thus spake the forgetful one at the grocery : LISTLESSLY
117. Thus spake the umpire : ATAHIGHPITCH
120. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
121. Prevent legally : ESTOP
122. Squelched : SATON
123. Apollo 7 astronaut : EISELE
124. Desideratum : NEED
125. Underling of yore : ESNE
126. Hutches : PENS
127. Floral organ : STAMEN
1. Bistro : CAFE
2. Mashie, for one : IRON
3. ___ du Nord, Paris : GARE
4. Newspaper department : ART
5. Fall calls : RAHS
6. Kind of stone : STEPPING
7. Small, tapering fish : BLENNY
8. Tie on a boot : LACET
9. O.T. book : AMOS
10. Wodehouse title : SIR
11. Tzara's cult : DADAISM
12. "___ Care," 1905 song : IDONT
13. Close : SHUT
14. Male swan : COB
15. Expression of mild disbelief : DOTELL
16. Saroyan hero : ARAM
17. Musical refrain : LALA
18. "Benevolent" ones : ELKS
21. Title Columbus held : ADMIRAL
23. Thus spake the optimistic meteorologist : CLEARLY
26. Bright : RIANT
28. Uplift : EDIFY
32. Turkish V.I.P. : EMIR
35. Schlimazel : LOSER
36. Actress Hasso : SIGNE
37. Narrow passage : STRAIT
38. Wise answer : ORACLE
39. Thus spake Gray's herd : WITHLOWVOICES
40. Hang fire : PEND
41. Fatal : DIRE
42. Like a crone : ANILE
43. Thus spake Beverly Sills : ONLYWITHNOTES
44. Hogfish : WRASSE
45. French composer and kin : SATIES
47. Seeker of subversives: 1938–44 : DIES
48. "Dirty" group of 1967 : DOZEN
49. Where Leghorn is : ITALY
52. Butterfly : SATYR
54. Bell ringer, for short : PHONE
56. Leporine group : HARES
57. Tongue-twister verb : SELLS
58. Cheat the bookie : WELSH
59. Commonplace : PROSY
61. Omar's production : TENTS
62. Stravinsky's "Card ___" : PARTY
63. Did business : DEALT
65. Ivied : VINED
66. Israeli coin : AGORA
67. Fiber for cordage : SISAL
68. Flounces on blouses : PEPLA
70. Pluto, to Plato : HADES
72. Ponies : TROTS
73. Game dog : SETTER
74. Achieve success : ARRIVE
75. Peloponnesus : MOREA
76. Accord : AMITY
78. Ill-treat : MOLEST
79. Fits' partner : STARTS
81. Dayan : MOSHE
83. Eartha : KITT
85. Garand or M-1 : RIFLE
86. Systems of signals : CODES
87. War, to Sherman : HELL
88. Futile : VAIN
90. Recipient of a bid : OFFEREE
91. Money in Madrid : PESETAS
92. Inspires : BREATHES
94. Resembling: Suffix : OIDAL
95. Biological specimen replacing the original : NEOTYPE
96. Salvador from Spain : DALI
97. Strip of leather : THONG
99. Sloped : TILTED
101. Toby's cousins : STEINS
104. Extra dividend : MELON
105. Already, in Anhalt : SCHON
106. Buck heroine : OLAN
107. Bring into court : CITE
108. Beneficiary: Law : USEE
109. Signals for silence : PSTS
110. Satisfy : SATE
111. Patio gear : SPIT
112. Ski turn : STEM
113. Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
114. Reporter's query : WHEN
116. Dir. of L.A. from Reno : SSE
118. Faucet : TAP
119. "The law ___ ass": Dickens : ISA

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