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New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1981

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
7. Relative of Armageddon : DOOMSDAY
15. Toward the poop deck : AFT
18. Freight shipment : CARLOT
19. Caustic : CORROSIVE
20. Word of contempt : BAH
21. Thrift-shop book? : THEMOONANDTHREEPENCE
24. Pyramidal conifer : FIR
25. Epitome of rapacity : PIRANHA
26. Master of genre : STEEN
27. Like a famous office : OVAL
29. Index : SIGN
30. Chills : ICES
34. Fauvists' forte : ART
35. Almost baffled? : BEHINDTHEFOURBALL
41. Watch over wee ones : SIT
43. Stole : BOA
44. Qt., e.g. : AMT
45. Zeno's "Painted Porch," e.g. : STOA
46. Marker : IOU
47. Marks for Mark Roth : STRIKES
51. Certain parientas : TIAS
53. Useful abbr. : ETC
54. Wimple wearer, perhaps : NUN
55. Vice President before Curtis : DAWES
56. Furlong sprinter? : EIGHTHHORSE
59. Federal agcy. : GSA
60. Melodramatize : EMOTE
61. Gussets : GORES
62. Sixteen make a pt. : OZS
63. Brynner : YUL
65. Strip of shoe leather : WELT
66. Syria-Egypt acronym: 1958–61 : UAR
67. Tree used for war clubs : TOA
68. Opera by Handel : NERO
71. Orion's beloved : EOS
73. Rather : DAN
74. Warwick is one : SHIRE
76. Krait : ADDER
77. Ex-President of Gabon : MBA
79. Interrupted nap? : TWENTYWINKS
82. Leno or twill : WEAVE
83. Lummox : OAF
84. Robert Burns's birthplace : AYR
85. Pythoness : SEER
86. Church in a 1945 film : STMARYS
88. Parabola : ARC
89. Smart-alecky : FLIP
91. British thank-yous : TAS
92. Symbol of sovereignty : ORB
93. Start of Colo. motto : NIL
94. Mini-mystery? : FIVELITTLEINDIANS
102. One on a trike : TOT
104. Weather satellite : ESSA
105. As far as : UPTO
106. Sturdy cart : DRAY
107. Fresh : NOVEL
109. Of Hindu incantations : MANTRIC
113. Halfway house : INN
114. Unfinished novel? : ONEYEARBEFORETHEMAST
121. Marin's milieu : MER
122. Estranged : ALIENATED
123. Card game for two : ECARTE
124. Sigma : ESS
125. Singing family : SINATRAS
126. Matters ex cathedra : DOGMAS
1. Verbal voice : ACTIVE
2. Full of school spirit : RAHRAH
3. Incensement : IRE
4. One of the wahoos : ELM
5. Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
6. "Don't do that!" : STOPIT
7. Lady of the casa : DONA
8. U.S. Army branch : ORDN
9. Straight: Comb. form : ORTH
10. Angora's pride : MOHAIR
11. Lith. or Ukr. : SSR
12. Casino cube : DIE
13. Angelus prayer : AVE
14. Slangy assents : YEPS
15. Near-great in baseball annals? : ABNERSINGLEDAY
16. Jesting : FACETIOUS
17. There's companion : THEN
19. Judy from Northampton : CARNE
22. Hard by : NIGH
23. Greek letter : ETA
24. Place for a timekeeper : FOB
28. Metastasio creation : LIBRETTO
29. Neighbor of Wyo. : SDAK
31. Paley's org. : CBS
32. Van Gogh's "The Potato ___" : EATERS
33. Journalism positions : SLOTS
36. Racket : NOISE
37. Time or Christmas : FATHER
38. Skips : OMITS
39. Home of the Uintas : UTAH
40. Town in Washington : LACEY
42. Bluefin or yellowfin : TUNA
47. Unchanged : SAME
48. Charms for schlemiels? : TWOLEAFCLOVERS
49. Brain-waves rec. : EEG
50. Omaha, for one : SIOUAN
52. Sure thing : SHOOIN
55. Kind of line : DEW
57. Funds for research : GRANTS
58. Boston Mountains locale : OZARKS
64. Win a business contract : UNDERBID
67. Craving : THIRST
69. Steps on the gas : REVS
70. Tinstone or bauxite : ORE
72. Mace or crosier : STAFF
73. Etymologists' interests: Abbr. : DERIVS
74. Drudgery : SWEAT
75. Part of i.e. : EST
76. Edgar, for one : AWARD
77. Plaint : MOAN
78. Merrill and Milnes : BARITONES
80. Creator of Jennifer Lorn : WYLIE
81. Himalayan mystery : YETI
87. Madeleine ___, cosmetician : MONO
90. Foot, to Fabius : PES
95. Monody or threnody : LAMENT
96. Emulated Lorelei : LURED
97. R.I.P. statement : EPIT
98. Was eager : ITCHED
99. Grain bristle : ARISTA
100. City on the Loire : NANTES
101. Prefix with thesis : SYN
103. Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
107. Alaskan cape : NOME
108. Meads : LEAS
110. On the horizon : AFAR
111. "___ creature was stirring" : NOTA
112. III : TRES
115. Ring name : ALI
116. "Oysters ___ season" : RIN
117. Actress Arthur : BEA
118. Prefix for system or type : ECO
119. Kiosk item, for short : MAG
120. The law's is long : ARM

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