TITLE FLAWS

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 1981

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Silent performers : MIMES
6. Sear in an open pan : SAUTE
11. Humiliate : SHAME
16. Ayn Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
21. Legislate : ENACT
22. Dickinson from N.D. : ANGIE
23. Kupang's island : TIMOR
24. Met soprano : SHANE
25. Cut glass : THROUGHTHELOOKING
28. Seed integument : TESTA
29. Rob follower : ROY
30. "Two by Two" role : NOAH
31. Urbane : SLICK
32. Famed park in Vienna : PRATER
33. Newspaper publisher : OCHS
35. Jaunt : TRIP
37. Episode : SCENE
38. Conflict zone : FRONT
39. Ray : SKATE
41. Hog's want : ALL
42. Director Vidor : KING
43. Sales-chart illustration : PIE
44. Roller's duo : DICE
47. Actress Diana : DORS
49. Rabbit fur : LAPIN
51. Gold novel : SALT
52. D.C. agent : TMAN
53. Speedily : APACE
55. Kickback : COMELITTLESHEBA
59. Mud: Comb. form : PEL
61. Reveling devils : LARKERS
63. Waves, at Málaga : OLAS
64. Sault ___ Marie : STE
65. Stulm : ADIT
67. Hike : RAISE
68. Like chalcedony : AGATY
69. Spill the beans : TATTLE
73. Stone: Comb. form : LITH
74. Part of NATO : ATL
75. Phone-booth item : DIME
76. Neighbor of Nepal : BIHAR
77. Ending for wagon : ETTE
78. Barbell : BOOKANDCANDLE
85. Race: Comb. form : GENO
86. City near Stockholm : SOLNA
88. Groupie's need : IDOL
89. Bar drink : RUM
90. Major Hoople's expletive : EGAD
91. October offerings : TREATS
93. On the mother's side : ENATE
94. Hostile look : GLARE
96. Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
97. ___ Gardens, L.I. : KEW
98. Eye part : LENS
99. More viscous : SLIMIER
101. Roman bronze : AES
102. Outgrows : ATREEINBROOKLYN
107. Suffer Icarus' fate : DROWN
109. Obstreperous : LOUD
110. Farm sounds : MOOS
111. Of an architectural order : IONIC
113. Fashion : SORT
114. Austen novel : EMMA
115. Hawk's cage : MEW
116. Fastener : HASP
118. F.D.R.'s brainchild : NRA
120. Moslem mendicant : FAKIR
123. Figure on Jacob's ladder : ANGEL
125. Flourishing : PALMY
126. Arizona river : GILA
128. State tree of Ark. : PINE
129. Toot : BENDER
131. Manufacturer's spoiled paper : SALLE
132. Louise from N.Y.C. : TINA
134. K–O connection : LMN
135. Upper crust : ELITE
136. Strip poker : THEOUTCASTSOFFLAT
141. Far East nannies : AMAHS
142. Sea duck : EIDER
143. Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
144. Ragged crest : ARETE
145. Gift recipient : DONEE
146. Battery terminal : ANODE
147. Reject : SPURN
148. Street show : RAREE
1. Subways in Milan, Paris, etc. : METROS
2. Pawned : INHOCK
3. Lamb chop : MARYHADALITTLE
4. Household: Comb. form : ECO
5. Stupefy : STUN
6. Tuaregs' milieu : SAHARA
7. Busy, congested community : ANTHILL
8. Sound of distaste : UGH
9. White-collar symbol : TIE
10. Slithery one : EEL
11. Heisted : STOLEN
12. Camp activity : HIKING
13. Clerical neckpiece : AMICE
14. Capuchin, e.g. : MONK
15. Work unit : ERG
16. National Leaguer : ASTRO
17. Lady-in-waiting : THEANDTHETIGER
18. Words in a song about Paris : LASTTIME
19. Word with bellum or date : ANTE
20. Desiccate : SEAR
26. Won : GOT
27. Like a shrike : OSCINE
32. Do market research : PRETEST
34. End : STOP
36. Runs in the money : PLACES
37. Hydroplanes : SKIMS
38. Plug a chink : FILL
40. Of an epoch : ERAL
43. Easy mark : PATSY
45. Calloway : CAB
46. Spanish queen : ENA
48. Egyptian amulet : SCARAB
50. Hit the books : PORE
51. N.Y. island : STATEN
54. Sister of Terpsichore : ERATO
56. One of Aristotle's fortes : LOGIC
57. Southern fruit tree : ILAMA
58. Shaky attempt : STAB
59. Mast washed out : PALEST
60. Ross or Giroux : EDITOR
62. 2.2046 lbs. : KILO
66. Drop dead : THENAKEDANDTHE
68. Confuse : ADDLE
70. Skipjack : THEGIANTKILLER
71. Woolly : LANATE
72. Disintegrates : ERODES
79. Home-run king Ralph and family : KINERS
80. Hersey locale : ADANO
81. Untrue : NOTSO
82. Small drink : DRAM
83. Ghastly : LURID
84. Sultans' cousins : EMEERS
87. Suit to ___ : ATEE
92. Spitz, for one : SWIMMER
93. Rush-hour weapon : ELBOW
94. Novelist Elinor : GLYN
95. Brake part : LINING
99. Inclining : SLOPY
100. Gambrel ___ : ROOF
102. Stout : ALE
103. Thumb : TOM
104. Native of Ploesti : RUMANIAN
105. Coward : NOEL
106. Destiny : KISMET
108. Fur piece : WRAP
112. Cow or horse, to a ranch hand : CRITTER
116. Looking saintly : HALOED
117. Fascination : ALLURE
119. "Miller's Tale" heroine : ALISON
121. Prisoner : INMATE
122. Lease signer : RENTEE
124. Graylags or Embdens : GEESE
125. Child: Comb. form : PAEDO
127. Year, to Pedro : ANO
129. Globule : BEAD
130. Sailor's saint : ELMO
131. Climb, in a way : SHIN
133. Yonder : AFAR
136. Gunpowder, for one : TEA
137. Salad item : COS
138. Cerastes : ASP
139. One of the Udalls : STU
140. Angelica : FRA

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