CREATURES IN HIDING

New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 1974

Author: John Willig
Editor: Will Weng
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Vast : COSMIC
7. Scratched : RAKED
12. Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
16. Of the kidneys : RENAL
21. Relaxed : ATEASE
22. Grenoble's river : ISERE
23. "___ Make a Deal" : LETS
24. Put forth effort : EXERT
25. Partisan leader : GORILLACHIEF
27. Havoc : OTTERCHAOS
29. Shoe size : EEE
30. One or another : EITHER
31. "___ the Lord . . . " : IPRAY
33. Run off : ELOPE
34. Oom Paul, e.g. : BOER
35. Sluggish one : SNAIL
36. Obscure : BLUR
37. Total : SUM
40. Kitchen gear : PANS
41. Distresses : PAINS
42. Pastime for Lucullus : FEASTING
46. Zoo category : PRIMATE
48. ___ force : BRUTE
49. A votre ___! : SANTE
50. Farm agency: Abbr. : REA
51. Give consent : ACCEDE
52. Induce to join : PROCELOTIZE
54. Stuff into : CRAM
55. Flightless birds : RHEAS
56. Talk nonsense : PRATE
57. Prefix with gram or meter : AERO
58. Ready: Fr. : PRETE
59. Eartha : KITT
60. Color for the 1890's : MAUVE
61. Turkish titles : AGHAS
63. Fisherman, at times : REELER
64. Chemical suffix : YNE
65. Unrestrained uproar : PANDAMONIUM
67. Sculptor, e.g. : SHAPER
68. Do a coat job : RELINE
70. Before H.S.T. : FDR
71. ___ to (be capable of) : FEELUP
72. Suppose : ASSUME
73. Disguises : CAMELFLAGES
77. Pronoun : HIM
80. Eye inflammation : IRITIS
81. Bonding agents : GLUES
82. Small amounts : IOTAS
83. ___ fever : RANA
84. Hindu title : RANEE
85. Open to question : MOOT
86. Essence : ATTAR
87. Hundred: Prefix : CENTI
88. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
89. Resolute : PORPOISEFUL
92. Caribbean export : SUNTAN
93. Holy ___ : SEE
94. Eats : DINES
95. Capers : DIDOS
96. Sets on : ATTACKS
97. Callous : HARDENED
99. Modify : ALTER
100. Athletic rewards: Abbr. : LTRS
101. Still : YET
102. Wait ___ : ABIT
103. Importune : PRESS
104. Amateur: Var. : TIRO
105. Apply oneself : LAYTO
107. Gandhi, for one : HINDU
108. Appalachian range : RAMAPO
110. Blue : SAD
113. Lively exchange : GIBBONTAKE
115. Forbidding : PROHIPPOTORY
118. Winsor heroine : AMBER
119. Light and dark : ALES
120. Old name for Soviet region : OIROT
121. Sharp-edged : ENSATE
122. Exploits : DEEPS
123. Uncle of Lancelot : BORS
124. "Highwayman" author : NOYES
125. Modish : DAPPER
1. Modern U. S. composer : CAGE
2. U. S. Indian : OTOE
3. Browned : SERE
4. Zetterling : MAI
5. Belle ___, Nfld. : ISLE
6. Monk, for one : CELIBATE
7. Abundance : RICHES
8. Son of Jacob : ASHER
9. Dullea : KEIR
10. Poetic word : ERE
11. Clear-cut : DEFINITE
12. Actress Leachman : CLORIS
13. Flower part : PETAL
14. Part of D. A.: Abbr. : ATTY
15. Compass point : SSE
16. Solitary one : RECLUSE
17. Urge strongly : EXHORT
18. Tide : NEAP
19. Indonesian island group : AROE
20. Military ranks: Abbr. : LTS
26. Expiate : ATONE
28. Have reference to : RELATE
32. Comic-strip part : PANEL
35. Gander's due : SAUCE
36. Chemical prefix : BENZO
37. Pitcher Lyle : SPARKY
38. Gamin : URCHIN
39. "Die ___" : MICETERSINGER
40. Some diggings : PADS
41. For the time being : PROTEM
42. State and trade : FAIRS
43. Non-pertinence : IRRELEPHANTCY
44. Trimmer : NEATER
45. More daring : GAMER
47. Essential part : MEAT
48. Cape Verde island : BRAVA
49. Arouse, with "up" : STEAM
52. Bluenose : PRUDE
53. "Five-O's" island base : OAHU
54. Woolly: Fr. : CREPU
56. Velvety cloth : PANNE
58. Resounds : PEALS
60. Disables : MAIMS
61. Where Mt. Aconcagua is : ANDES
62. "___ Crazy" : GIRL
63. Korea's Syngman et al. : RHEES
65. Rain: Fr. : PLUIE
66. "Why not take all ___?" : OFME
67. Popeye's creator : SEGAR
69. Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
71. Ruinous : FATAL
72. Spider: Lat. : ARANEA
73. Former street sounds : CLOPS
74. Self: Prefix : AUTO
75. "___ a king" : FITFOR
76. Water lily : LOTUS
78. Earnings : INTAKE
79. Where the locals gather : MAINST
80. Part of I.R.A. : IRISH
81. Did a job on the matador : GORED
83. Calif. fish : RENA
85. French impressionist : MONET
86. Yellow-fever carrier : AEDES
87. Skips, as classes : CUTS
89. Shackle : PINION
90. Lazed : IDLED
91. Squelches : SITSUPON
92. Honed : STROPPED
94. Early kind of prison : DEBTORS
96. Like a rat in ___ : ATRAP
98. Den piece : DAYBEP
99. "Gunsmoke" lawman : ARNESS
100. Restricts : LIMITS
103. Cheapskate : PIKER
104. Western lake : TAHOE
105. Key-pie ingredient : LIME
106. French cleric : ABBE
107. Aura : HALO
108. Actor Calhoun : RORY
109. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
110. ___ opera : SOAP
111. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
112. Colorist : DYER
113. Mild oath : GAD
114. Stage drop : TAB
116. Dolores Del ___ : RIO
117. Recipe abbr. : TSP

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