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New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 1975

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 1
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Golden and teddy : BEARS
6. Nom de plume : ALIAS
11. Kind of line : WAIST
16. Bitter : ACRID
21. Person's level best : ALLONECANDO
23. Concordant : AGREEABLETO
25. Early movie : NICKELODEON
26. Ukulele's relative : STEELGUITAR
27. Mil. decoration : DSO
28. Paint the ___ : LILY
29. Aquatic plant genus : NAIAS
31. Bed part : SLAT
32. Popular street name : ELM
33. Jack's need : PLAY
34. Certain sound : BIRR
35. Attacks : STORMS
37. Units of measure: Abbr. : BBLS
39. Western resort : TAOS
41. Pro athlete's escape hatch : OPTION
44. Silver ___ : EELS
47. Peculiar, in Glasgow : ORRA
48. Bosom, in Madrid : SENO
49. Contort : GNARL
50. Imaginary : UNREAL
52. Disagreeable one : MEANIE
54. Item for the Red Baron : IRONCROSS
57. ___ march on : STEALA
58. Bargain area : BASEMENT
60. Kind of days : SALAD
61. Insecticides : TDES
63. Calendar abbr. : DEC
64. Stones: Abbr. : RKS
65. Buffalo's relative : ANOA
66. Start of a well-known poem : TWAS
67. Region: Abbr. : TERR
68. Vaulted recess : APSE
69. Nanook et al. : ESKIMOS
71. Scout's concern : DEED
72. Links cries : FORES
73. Obscures : DIMS
74. Explosives : TNTS
75. Emergency allotments : IRONRATIONS
78. Hemingway : PAPA
79. ___ up (imprison) : SHUT
80. Got the word : HEARD
81. Show or flower : GIRL
82. Flower parts : STAMENS
85. Mexican people : TECO
86. Punta del ___ : ESTE
87. Kind of silver : FREE
88. Indian weights : SERS
89. Kind of nap : CAT
90. Not discovered: Abbr. : UNK
91. Hors d'oeuvre : PATE
92. Looks closely : PEERS
93. Eminence : PRESTIGE
95. Like some garments : BELTED
97. Grade-B era of good times : SILVERAGE
100. Nucleus : KERNEL
101. ___ by (believes in) : SWEARS
102. Blood: Prefix : HAEMA
103. Early TV hero : NESS
105. Medit. port : ACRE
106. Concorde, etc. : SSTS
107. ___ d' : MAITRE
109. Guaranteed : SURE
110. U.S. publisher : OCHS
111. Flower parts : SEPALS
113. Present times : NOWS
115. Palindrome start : ABLE
117. Miss Hogg : IMA
120. Archeologist's find : VASE
121. Part of 74 Across : NITRO
123. Cutter : SLED
124. Dan McGrew's love : LOU
127. Symbol of opulence : SILVERSPOON
130. Certain Civil War figures : COPPERHEADS
133. Defensive back, at times : INTERCEPTOR
134. Tryst : ASSIGNATION
135. Ray : SKATE
136. Lorna : DOONE
137. Climbs in a way : SHINS
138. ___ incognita : TERRA
1. Brass ___ : BAND
2. Region of Greece : ELIS
3. Tropical dog : ALCO
4. Asian soldier : ROK
5. Fish-line parts : SNELLS
6. Altar boy : ACOLYTE
7. Kind of killer : LADY
8. Like: Suffix : INE
9. Handsome one : ADONIS
10. Destroyer equipment : SONAR
11. "Edie ___ lady" : WASA
12. G-men: Abbr. : AGTS
13. Choler : IRE
14. Looks after : SEESTO
15. Snitch : TELLON
16. Arch supports : ABUTMENTS
17. Second-century date : CLI
18. Network : RETE
19. Eur. country : ITAL
20. Living quarters : DORM
22. Familiar pen name : ELIA
24. Seaweed product : AGAR
30. Firm contract : IRONCLADAGREEMENT
33. Carpentry tool : PLANE
34. Churlish one : BOOR
35. Yellow ochers : SILS
36. Dried : SERE
37. Divulges : BREAKSTHENEWS
38. Persuaders of a sort : BRASSKNUCKLES
40. Bryant : ANITA
42. Turkish coins : PARAS
43. Stepped on : TROD
45. Sure thing : LEADPIPECINCH
46. Business executives : SALESMANAGERS
47. Gambling game : OMBRE
48. "___ evil" : SEENO
49. Beaver, for one : GNAWER
50. Addicts : USERS
51. Val et al. : LACES
53. Moslem priests : IMAMS
55. North Sea port : OSTEND
56. Unyielding : STERN
59. Most curious : NOSIEST
62. Bureau : DRESSER
67. Chisel or file : TOOL
68. West : ADAM
70. "Tell ___ the . . . " : ITTO
71. French painter : DORE
72. ___ salute (greets, in a way) : FIRESA
76. Innkeepers' postings : RATES
77. ___ del Fuego : TIERRA
78. Gone out : PASSE
79. Checkbook leftovers : STUBS
80. "Two ___ are better . . . " : HEADS
83. Pilgrimages : TREKS
84. Stone slab : STELE
87. Gold or scarlet : FEVER
88. Albert ___, Nazi architect : SPEER
91. Carry on : PERSEVERE
92. Braid : PLAT
94. Vestige : TRACE
96. Works on edging : TATS
98. Stitchbirds : IHIS
99. Zoo attractions : GNUS
104. Good sailor's asset : SEALEGS
107. Assembled : MASSED
108. Mideast city : ALEPPO
109. Rushing sound : SWOOSH
110. Hackneyed : OLDHAT
112. Paris area : PARC
114. Killer whales : ORCAS
116. European capital : BERN
117. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
118. Fine fur : MINK
119. Can. province : ALTA
121. High ___ : NOON
122. Concerning : INRE
123. Ride : SPIN
124. Retreat : LAIR
125. Redolence : ODOR
126. Annapolis campus : USNA
128. Animal expert : VET
129. Western Indian : OTO
131. Greek letter : PSI
132. After printemps : ETE

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